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 makes more sense to drop him back to 5f. Ho hum.
Bear Behind has a great chance at Sandown today – he a lovely horse with a great attitude. Later on I have a piece of Cape Moss, who runs in a fairly hot race. He has a lot of speed and should run very well – I’m not sure if he’s good enough to win this as some of the oppo look classy but he should emerge with credit.
Brown Panther heads off to Germany from Liverpool airport tomorrow – Michael has chartered a plane and he will head out with Tom and most of clan Owen on Sunday morning. It’s very exciting for the stable and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed. He’s an exceptionally good looking horse and he could have it all.
Of course this is a massive step up in class for Brown Panther after Ascot – it’s a rare thing when a staying handicapper gets priced at 2-1 to triumph at the top level. Step up then David O’Reilly, 2/1 on the Bodog ‘next Betfair CEO’ market. This company long termer and former legal eagle was recently promoted to head up the operations in Gibraltar. CFO Steve Morana drops to 4-1 having stated publicly that he does not intend to stand for CEO. It takes balls to aim for the top, and Morana is lacking in that department – I refer of course to Morana the horse, who went under the knife this week.