Friday from now on for my weekly article as it gives me a chance to see what is running over the jumps on Saturday afternoon but firstly, a little trumpet blowing never goes amiss however rarely I may deserve it! Three each way bets at Santa Anita last weekend saw …Read More »
Patriotic stupidity ahead of the Breeders Cup plus two horses to follow – what more can a punter want?
Those of you who listened to our podcast last week will have noted how fearful we were about the going at the weekend, and we were sadly proved correct as I swear all the winners were doing the front crawl while those I backed settled for doggy paddle? Not a …Read More »
Where is Noah, a better than expected race at Doncaster, and some Champagne on ice – until next March?
Forty days and forty nights of rain may sound like an exaggeration (because it is!), but I freely admit to sitting there open mouth watching Champions Day from Ascot and instantly identifying the ground as a lot softer than I had calculated for and, worse still, softer once again than …Read More »
The boss man is back soon I am (sort of) glad to say, as the thought of a refreshed “all systems go” Ron is pretty scary for those of us he left behind in blighty! The racing week failed to bring about too much excitement to be honest, though it …Read More »
My chance to trumpet the all-weather, the Irish are coming, and Ron and I actually agree on something!
When the cat is away the mice will play and as Ron soaks up the rays in Greece I can add a little hot off the press all-weather news (Ron hates it) to my weekly article in peace and quiet (hopefully)? As you may have read elsewhere, ARC held a …Read More »
A little something while Ron is on a sunbed somewhere (and why you really need to listen to the podcast)…
With Ron away sunning himself (or is he secretly filming a new Southern Comfort advert I wonder?), I thought I ought to give you something to skim over at the very least after the weekend. Although far from perfect, those who listened to the podcast were given plenty of winners …Read More »
One out of two last week for me and bragging rights (all be it short term) with Sky Lantern back to her very best to destroy her field as written here and shouted from the rooftops via last weeks podcast. If you didn’t know by now (he keeps reminding me), …Read More »
This week I actually obtained permission to switch my mumblings to a Thursday (and every week from now on) after picking a couple of non-runners last week and wasting everybody’s time (especially mine)! Thursday sees the 48-hour declarations on the flat (if only the jumps folk were quite so accommodating), …Read More »
It’s been a bit of a hectic week for yours truly (not looking for sympathy, don’t worry!), hence a day off schedule and a smacked wrist from Ron, but life goes on? With the Podcast also due I have to watch how much I let out of the bag but …Read More »
Thursday 12 September 13 After recording another podcast with Ron this afternoon I thought I really ought to write a quick catch up with Doncaster a much better meeting than they are given credit for – if it wasn’t for the St Leger which I swear gets worse every year? …Read More »