Sudden rain last weekend put paid to the best laid plans for myself, Ron, and most trainers up and down the Country as non-runners looked to outnumber those still engaged by race time and those contests left turned in to a farce thanks to slow tactics and no pace in …Read More »
Just two places from my Ascot suggestions last week but I walk away head held high – it is never the easiest meeting to find winners (unless you are Ron), but sits right next to Cheltenham for me – a challenge that has to be taken on year after year! …Read More »
My Singapore debacle, the good and the bad of a Tote style monopoly, and a drop in trip for a star filly.
A great trip to Singapore was soon ruined with both my selections running more like Steptoe’s cart horses than the class acts I thought they were last Sunday, though I did see both the good and the bad of a Tote style monopoly first hand, so I can pass the …Read More »
Why racing abroad is the way forward, including a couple of possibles for Singapore Sunday, one at 40/1 or bigger (oops).
As I promised Ron (or was that insisted?), my article this week will unsurprisingly centre on “foreign” racing, the pros and cons, and why I get so angry that we see ourselves as the centre of the racing universe – when we clearly aren’t! I acknowledge way in advance that …Read More »
A winner and a non runner in my last article so all to fight for this week, but before that there has been so much going on in the world of racing that I have resorted to making notes to make sure I keep on top of things! Last Sunday …Read More »
Welcome to what looks like one of the poorest and uninteresting weekend’s racing of the year so far, but we can but deal with what is put in front of us (Easter Eggs hopefully), and I have found a couple to at least seriously consider. Before that, we have had …Read More »
All-Weather interest (?), Newbury hot shots – and the first of our flat horses to follow heads to the track
Not a lot to say about last weeks selection apart from the big question (or excuse depending on how you look at things) – why did they not make even a vain attempt at reorganising all five runners after two broke through the stalls as opposed to a three horse …Read More »
One winner one loser at Meydan last week for a profit at the end of the day (which can only be seen as a bonus), but with some stamina sapping handicap awaiting us this week at Aintree I will be amazed if we stage a repeat of that miracle! Before …Read More »
Arena cough up at last, and why I love the Dubai World Cup – even if I am in the minority (apparently)
Not a great deal to talk about this week I am sort of glad to say with bad news often the order of the day in the racing press, with the inking of the ARC (Arena Racing Company) deal number one as far as good news is concerned. Everyone seems …Read More »
It has certainly been a strange old week in the big wide world of horse racing though not every bit of news I can report is good I am sorry to say. Jockey injuries, unusual riding tactics (in case any lawyers are reading), alleged gambles and so on – what …Read More »