Had a feeling Mulrennan had not travelled to Windsor for anything but a winner last night. When I was trawling through the form of LE CHAT D’OR and noted that the horse only tends to win when he is on board, I scribbled a note to self, to check where he was riding.
He and Dods have been getting along fine and dandy recently and it looked significant they had made that journey. Hope you got on MABS CROSS.
I have another juvenile going up in that section on the website tonight. I do not expect to see him make debut until next month but he can be put into your trackers because he holds a Derby entry for next year and so can be “found”.
He’s a “CAMELOT” and it seems to me big things are expected of that one as a sire. They had already bumped up his stud fees by £10k before one of his have raced this season. I might even have a couple for that section….just need to do a little more research first.
With the ground so easy right now I’m not doing much of anything up north. Pennies as opposed to £’s being bet and more or less treading water. Ayr yesterday was certainly slower than soft, the times of the races told you that much and if you didn’t have at least soft ground winning form in the book, you were wasting your time running.
Even those with winning form on soft found it hard enough and JAY KAY, who was just 1-7 on soft (all bar that one win coming on good to soft of good), found the deeper ground sucking him under a long way from home.
The weather in this part of Scotland we are staying in is changeable, to say the least. Yesterday we had dressed for it being overcast, potentially wet at times and it was the complete opposite….we were baking in Pitlochry, as you can see from the shadows cast in that picture.
We had just walked down from the dam, heading for that suspension bridge just above the fly fisherman in the river and I was damning the fact I was not wearing shorts.
I have to go back there before we leave as we found a shop selling Edradour “from the cask” and that will be my little treat to me for doing all this driving.
We have very little by way of racing today and only three Rated races and a summer NH “sighter from Southwell…..and they are poor ones. I’ll not touch them myself.
It’s a bit like the lull before the storm that will be Royal Ascot but I will sort through the chaff we’ll get in this last week before the Festival kicks off and see if we cannot add a few shillings to the banks.
I will produce a Preview of Yarmouth as they have a really interesting juvenile event to kick it all off. Most definitely a “notebook” race as several of those look like they will be winning races before the season ends.
There is one running in the 4-15pm race that is interesting me and I’ll explain why on the website.
I’m usually pretty damning of racing at that track but it looks really good stuff today and the Preview will hopefully throw up a winner or two.
Best of luck this afternoon.
TODAYS RATINGS AND ADVICE
SALISBURY 4-30 – CLASS 5
* – ONORINA….-1
* – LOVING YOUR WORK….-12
* – COTTON CLUB….-40
GARCON DE SOLEIL….-40
LINGFIELD 6-20 – CLASS 5
* – BECCA CAMPBELL….-13
PACK IT IN….-17
* – MEGALALA….-17
C’EST NO MOUR….-37
INN THE BULL….-40
* – GHINIA….-40
LINGFIELD 6-50 – CLASS 4
H – TOULUMNE MEADOWS….+16
* – SAUMUR….+11
* – ROSIE ROYALE….-8
ALL MY LOVE….-40
SUMMER NH SIGHTER
SOUTHWELL 7-30 – CLASS 3
T* – LILLIAN….-15
* – CAPTAINOFINDUSTRY….-18
T* – ACCORDING TO HARRY….-23
* – SHIMLA DAWN….-27