July, 2011

Sad Day

It’s a strange and sad day for me as I write my blog today. There’s been a regular feature of my Saturday mornings for as long as I can remember - my Uncle Terry calls at around ten thirty and we go through the card. Two weeks ago he died of cancer - [...]

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Lively rag

A quick one today;
Wolf Slayer runs in the 5:00 at Lingfield. She is up against an odds on fav trained by Ralph Beckett - he may well be too good for us, but Wolfie should run a good race today and is a price - I’ll be backing her.
Sunday Bess runs in a maiden [...]

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Privilege

I’ve had a fair few 2yo runners this year, but all of them have been horses that Tom D bought intending to sell on and I ended up keeping a piece, or in the case of Van Go Go a home bred. I bought three yearlings at the sales last year - two fillies [...]

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Not quite right

Nothing is quite going right at the moment. Tom didn’t go to Sandown for Bear Behind’s race, but he instructed Ryan Moore to go steady until the 3f pole and wind him up from there. Moore broke perfectly and rode to instruction - unfortunately by the time the 3f pole came he was [...]

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Staying handicapper

AAARGH !! Yet again one of my horses is beaten after trading extremely short in-running. Electric Qatar, the great brown hope of the stables 2yos folded dramatically in the final yards having pulled hard early in his race. He’ll get 6 furlongs when he learns to settle, but for now it probably [...]

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