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Captain Hurricane died of a heart attack this morning on the gallops.  He had recently been transferred to Tom Dascombe and was doing his first serious piece of work this morning.  He ran a bit flat and the jockey decided to get off and walk him back to the stable - a few minutes later [...]

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There is some decent racing today, and much of it is my sort of stuff -¬†I’ve spent some time looking through it all.¬† I’m a creature of habit and I have a structure to my analysis.
I like to go through the card twice - once the night before (to get the juices flowing) and in [...]

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A poor run yet again from Captain Hurricane, finishing mid division.  Pete showed yet again what a master he is with 2yos.
The ground this week has been very hard, and a lot of horses have struggled with it.  I think that when it is as firm as this it becomes a bit specialist and there [...]

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Captain Hurricane is napped by Tony Lewis in the 3.45 at Haydock today.¬† He is also the spotlight selection, and Emily Weber describes it as “the moment of truth” after a long haul.¬† It may be a fair description - if he can’t show up well today then it may be that he never will.
I’ll [...]

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I had a long chat with Pete today.¬† It’s all systems go for Winker on Sunday week in the Prix Morny, and he’s working extremely well.¬† I don’t see anything beating him - if he wins we may go for an extremely aggressive 2yo campaign with him.
The best news he had concerned Bouguereau.  Pete was [...]

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After yesterday I’m really going to struggle to ignore Ryan Moore’s rides.¬† I watched his face after a couple of his wins - he seems to show no trace of emotion and he reminds me a bit of Lester Piggott.¬† It’s a fairly obvious comment but I¬†think he’ll turn out to be pretty special.
Captain Hurricane [...]

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Shawhill goes up to York to run in a competitive little listed handicap.¬† She’s the outsider of five, and I fancy her to go very well.
There are a lot of imponderables here;

She’s never raced on ground as soft as this
… or over a distance as long as this
Last time she won she was on a [...]

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One I forgot to mention - Captain Hurricane runs on Friday at Newmarket.¬† He’s been pretty useless for a long time now, but I think that there’s a decent chance he’ll come right one day and when he does he’ll be a seriously well handicapped horse.¬† He got to a point where he was so [...]

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I’ve been waiting to write that headline for a long time.¬† Major Eazy’s win at the fifth attempt on Saturday night was long overdue, and at last we have confirmation of something we have believed for a long time - he is a proper racehorse.
Every jockey who has sat on ME has told us that [...]

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…and I’m beginning to get excited.¬† Winker is extremely well and we’ve been arguing the toss with Pete all week as to which race he’ll go for.¬† It’s looking like we’re going for the Norfolk on Thursday.¬† Major Eazy will run in the Windsor Castle on Tuesday, and Frankie is taking the ride.¬† He’s run [...]

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Mon Michel ran second, ridden to sleep by a horse I suspect will turn out to be pretty decent.¬† It was disappointing but not surprising - he’ll always be better value at long odds in a competitive handicap than as a short priced favourite in a little race.
Master of the Race ran another poor race - [...]

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Authorized was stunning today and it’s going to take a very good one to lower his colours in the Derby. In the end I decided to back him, and the result was never in doubt - he could be a very special horse.
No runners today but a couple on Saturday - Adam Eterno and Captain [...]

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