January, 2008

I made my first move in a new direction over the Christmas period when I effectively took a piece of Swindon Town FC.  Jeremy Wray (Ed€™s brother) is a long time friend, and he was working on the deal alongside his business partner, Andrew Fitton.  Andrew takes the lead (and is chairman) with Jeremy playing a strong [...]

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Update

A better day today but I should have been a little more selective instead of padding out my post with half fancies.  I’m glad I substituted in my ten to follow as both of my substitutes (Nickname and Inglis Drever) have won now.
I had a runner today that I forgot to mention - King’s Head [...]

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King of the swingers

No good with Hope Road.  Tom thought something was wrong at first, but he’s come away from the race fine and eaten up well.  I think he just got bogged down in the ground - he’d run well on heavy on the flat but NH heavy can be a totally different proposition (or so I’m told).
Decent racing [...]

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Here’s hoping

I’m slowly settling in to my new home life.  The diet isn’t going that well (lost another 1lb) as Jane wants to wait until we move before we go full tilt, but I’ve really stepped up my excercise at the gym.
One feature of life at home is the regular visits we get from one of [...]

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Ramblers anonymous

A poor post yesterday, I think largely failing to appreciate quite how desperate the ground was at Ascot.  The main thing that’s absent from my analysis at the moment is quality research, largely because I don’t have the time to do it.  Anyway onward and upward - a day off racing as Wolver didn’t inspire me [...]

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Saturday round up

Haydock is off, which is a real blow as we lose a few really nice races.  Ascot goes ahead.
Binocular runs in the first against Metaphoric - he’s is rumoured to be Henderson’s Triumph horse.  He would be the best of these on the flat on the soft/heavy ground that we have today and he’s been [...]

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I’ve been very busy this week and I’ve had no time for blogging.  It’s all a bit odd - I’m not working any more but all of the time I’ve freed up has been filled and more.  By the time I’ve fed and dropped of the children (leave at 7:30, hour round trip), been to [...]

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Regular readers may recall Bert posting that I would be making periodic contributions to his blog. I€™m writing now with an update regarding a filly called Etoile Argentee who Bert claimed out of a race at St Cloud as a three year old last May. Sadly, it will be the last update as she is [...]

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Go Steve Go

Just one bet for me today - Silver Jaro in the Pierse Hurdle.  I don’t follow Irish form and know nothing about the horse, but Steve from BF, a NH freak, is keen on him.  Steve tipped up Carruthers and D’Argent yesterday so he’s in very good form - unfortunately I didn’t listen to him.

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Update

Russian let me down - jumped very badly, which may have been down to the ground or the “bounce factor”.
Jamie Moore rides a couple for his dad at Kempton and I’m backing both of them.

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