October, 2009

Half Term

I’m on holiday in Cornwall with the wife and kids at the moment. We’ve been quite lucky with the weather and with no internet access it’s a proper escape.
I was happy with Morana’s run. He was beaten fair and square but it was a top class race and he’ll progress plenty from 2 [...]

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Big Day

A big day today as Morana takes his chance at G1 level.
I’ve spoken to Pete throughout the week, and had another chat this morning. He’s as well as he’s ever been and he should relish the conditions. I don’t see any reason why he won’t run extremely well - there are some big [...]

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Nosey

A good run from Marine Boy yesterday, looking for a moment as if he might win.  He eventually finished fifth, but the form in these Newmarket handicaps generally stands up and with luck we may win one with him sooner rather than later.
No runners today but an excellent days racing.  I’ll be siding with Jeremy [...]

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Assured performance

An amazing day Saturday when I had my first group winner in my own colours.
I’ve had shares of several group winners in the past.  Many years ago I had a piece of a horse called Glide Path with John Hills.  He was a top grade handicapper who was just shy of group class - his most notable [...]

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Secret squirrels

Saturday turned out to be a good day for me financially as I backed Supaseus, the winner of the Cambridgeshire.  Supaseus is owned by Sir Martyn and Ben Arbib - Sir Martyn is one of my co-investors at Swindon Town.  The icing on the cake came a little later when Swindon held on to win [...]

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Big Ask

After a morning meeting on Thursday I hurried down to Goodwood to catch Morana’s run in the first. I arrived in the ring at the same time as Alan Munro - Mick was there with a couple of friends but Pete hadn’t made it.
Alan was very positive about Morana - he said he hadn’t [...]

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Seconditis

Lots going on at the moment, both in business and with the horses.
Last Tuesday was a Swindon Town strategy day.  We wanted an outsider to chair it and we got Roger Munby, ex chairman and CEO of Norwich, to do the honours.   He made a big impression on me - a committed and hard working man who [...]

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