I added another to the string recently as the CSH bought a Mizzen Mast filly at Keeneland. The filly is a full sister to Mystery Sail, who beat Lord Peter Flint in her only start at Newbury - that race was only a couple of hours before the Keeneland auction. She was cheap, partly because [...]
I added another horse to my string today - Max One Two Three, who won so well at York last time. I’ve been eyeing her up for a while I was intending to try and buy her before the York race but I didn’t get around to it - I had a decent bet on [...]
It’s a great day’s racing today, with the afternoon highlight for me the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. This race has thrown up the Derby winner three times in recent years - in a hot contest I’ll go with City Leader of Brian’s, who is a half brother to a previous winner of this race [...]
A debutante from a new trainer for me today as Bet Noir comes out in the 2:20 at Donny. She is owned by a syndicate made up of members of the Betfair senior management - I have 1/4 of her. Walter has said from the start that she is a backward type and is unlikely to win [...]
Lilac Moon ran well enough in third last night. She handled the surface well and was running on again at the finish - she was drawn 13 of 13 which is a tough place to be at Wolver and she may just have needed it.
In the Dewhurst today I can’t see past New Approach. He’ll [...]
Lilac Moon runs for me in the 8:55 at Wolver tonight. We claimed her from a mile claimer at Carlisle and sent her to Nicky Vaughan - Mick liked the look of her profile beforehand and she won well enough. From breeding and running we think she should get a little further and she runs [...]
I visited Nick Gifford€™s yard in Findon on Wednesday morning to catch up with news of the four horses owned by the Core Strength syndicate of which Bert forms a third. The horses are all five year old geldings who were selected with a long term perspective and there has been little racecourse action from [...]
Quite a few old favourites running today, and I’ll be having a few bets.
I spent a fair bit of time with Pete C-H last week, and he runs Spirit of Sharjah in the first at Ascot. From what I’ve heard of the horse I give him a small edge over his principal opponent Captain Gerrard, another favourite [...]
A week away and a lot to report.
Effingham came nowhere - the vet has found a small fracture which could be the problem. He’ll be gelded now - should be ok next season.
We’ve had a decent offer for Lord Peter Flint which is subject to a vet’s exam - if he passes he’ll be sold. [...]
A good day Saturday. Not so good on Sunday - I’m sad that Authorized’s racing career ended on a low note.
Effingham goes today in the first at Windsor. I had a good chat to Barry this morning - having originally thought him to be a sprint type (on the basis of appearance) he now thinks he [...]