Goodwood Day Two and the bookmakers could be heard cheering miles down the road as Maid In Rio failed to get home in the opener after cruising up to take the lead. Backed down to a frankly ridiculous 11/8 at the off, Mark Johnston’s three year old filled the bookies …Read More »
Why are punters so shunned, will the youngsters see off their elders – and an addition to the Horses To Follow List
This week I feel in the mood for a little moan and to my surprise I am (sort of) turning on one of my favourite trainers in the excellent Roger Charlton, a true gentleman of the turf, trainer par excellence and all round nice guy, even talking to the media …Read More »
Ron’s question answered, the dreaded Shergar Cup, and have I found a handicap good thing (I doubt it)?
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 »
On my way home but we have the good and the bad of Durban racing plus two each way steals for Saturday
At the risk of boring you to tears I need to at least start my weekly input with a final summing up of my South African experience both good and bad – after all, I travelled this far on a learning mission in part for Post Racing, so its the …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 »
Pauper punter so far at Ascot, Is Treve simply not as good as we thought – and the Lord Mayor on Saturday?
One 4/1 winner and a stone cold last on Saturday gone just about sums up the world of racing in my book, but a profit was made to level stakes yet again, and not too many services can claim that without their fingers crossed behind their backs I assure you! …Read More »
Channel 4 advert cancelled (?), possible Dubai decision fall out, the tail wags the dog yet again, – and two with chances for Saturday
Even I didn’t realise I had that much influence! Last week I write a small ticking off for the Channel 4 racing team, this week they announce the smallest television audience for the Epsom Derby in history – who would have guessed lol? Seriously though, we all have our own …Read More »
A winner and a runner up (at a price) last week keeps us ticking over at the very least though with the dreaded Epsom this weekend I can hardly guarantee that will continue. Before then, a little bit of a ticking off for Channel 4 racing from truly with yet …Read More »
First things first and for those (if any) who read my articles and possibly gloss over the odd e-mail, my condolences to Ron, Karen and family for their recent loss – most of us know how earth shattering these events can be and although Ron is battling on a lot …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 »