Chester is here, stall one please……


46.6pts profit so far in May

It was nice to get a confident selection over the line yesterday. The only real shock was the SP of 2/1. She travelled like the best horse in the race and the decisive kick coming down the hill meant that her rivals had all but been fended off by the furlong pole. This did look a very weak race on paper and to be fair she didn’t smack this time round like a horse that is crying out for 7 or 8 furlongs. We will keep her on side and look closely at her entries. Brighton suits her well. As for Paradise Child I think we can confidently cross her off the list as she doesn’t look to have trained on.

Twenty minutes later and the joy turned to anguish with Glanely. As mentioned in yesterdays notes he is a lazy sod with one long burst rather than a turn of foot. For him he travelled really well under Hughesy and I thought he was the winner turning for home. He got held up ever so slightly in the ruck as they quickened and he had to switch to the inside. Horrible to be beaten a neck. Still another 5 pts profit on the day so we shouldn’t grumble.

Today is the start of Chester’s May meeting with more classic clues about to be dished out. Funny news this morning that StanJames are in trouble with the local council for putting advertising on the pavement. Naughty, but funny all the same.

Here are today’s Proform stats:

Trainers with entries today who’s win & place strike rate is over 50% in the last 14 days (min 10 runners):

Karl Burke 60% (25 runners)

Chris Gordon 60% (10 runners)

John Jenkins 57.89% (19 runners)

William Haggas 55% (20 runners)

Nicky Henderson 52.94% (34 Runners)

Karl Burke, William Haggas, Roger Varian and Chris Gordon all have exceptional winning strike rates too.

First interesting one of the day today is SHWAIMAN (2.45 Chester) in the Chester Cup for James Fanshawe. He has for sometime looked like a colt that would appreciate a real test of stamina. The Gold Cup at Ascot might end up being his ultimate target this season and if that is the case you would like to think he could be competitive off a mark of 97. There are some obvious pitfalls with him in that he is not always foot perfect from the stalls and he generally races in rear, which at Chester can be almost impossible at times. Both of those negatives though are factored into his price and at a general 16/1, you could certainly throw an each way dart at him in the hope that we get some luck in running.


It was just about last chance saloon today for LAMBERT PEN at Brighton but he is now a non runner.

I do really like the chances of TOP BOY (3.15 Chester) this afternoon. We were on when he won very convincingly three starts back and he arguably should have won his next two starts too. Of the horses in this that have already had runs this year he has got the good end of the draw in stall 2 which is a huge bonus. Whilst he doesn’t want to be gunned from the front, he will want to just sit in the two path and pounce late. He is up another 4lbs for his consistency to 86 but he was rated 101 not too long ago so is very much capable and fitness/draw could be key!

TOP BOY 2 PTS @ 8/1

One that has been in the book for 196 days is STYBBA (6.15 Kemp). Given three runs as a two-year old it was obvious after the first two that it was just about getting a handicap mark and a low one at that! Stybba starts life in handicaps off a mark of 56 tonight that could easily underestimate his ability. There has been an early trickle of money for him so I expect he is a very well handicapped horse tonight.


The last one of the day is OGARITMO (9.15 Kempton) who again has been followed for some time. He has been tried over various distances of late and because he travels strongly through his races it seems he can be going better than he actually is. I am convinced that a strongly run 12 furlongs around Kempton suits him perfectly and whilst there is no out-and-out front-runner in this field there are four of them that do like to go forward so we should get a solid pace. If we do and Dane can get him settled towards the rear of the field and pounce as late as possible then he is definitely a big each way player.


Enjoy day one of Chester. I’m off on the road for a couple of days!

All the best,




Another super day! More of the same?


Running Total +41.6 pts so far in May 2014

Well we continue to roll in cracking form after Money Team was backed into 8/1 from 16’s and won nicely yesterday at Beverley. Real Tigress also won on a track that clearly suits well. The first two however were just as interesting and eye-catching. Let’s start with HAYEK who was again slowly away (by design) and again tanked through the early part of the race. He was then steered right around the outside of the field with plenty of elbow movement but not much else from Rachel Richardson. Clearly he is being lined up for a punt somewhere. His last win came off 71, after yesterday he has been dropped to 50. WATCH THIS SPACE!

Next up was Magical Rose who also was given very little assistance in the saddle. This was her first start for Conrad Allen so this may have been a fact-finding mission of sorts. I think we might see her over seven furlongs very soon with a strong jockey on a more conventional track. Then we will open the shoulders.

Ok let’s look at some trainer form stats for the day from Profrom.

This report is trainers (that have runners today) win and place strike rate who have had more than 10 runners in the last 14 days:

Amanda Perrett 60% (10 runners)

Ralph Beckett 57.14% (28 runners)

Karl Burke 55.56% (27 runners)

Nicky Henderson 55.26% (38 runners)

Michael Dods 54.55% (22 runners)

Chris Gordon 53.33% (15 runners)

William Haggas 52.38% (21 runners)

John Jenkins 52.17% (23 runners)

Jessie Harrington 52.17% (23 runners)

Those with exceptional winning strike rates are as follows:

(Today’s entries in brackets)

William Haggas 38.10% (Lily Junior, Wojha 4.10 Kemp)

Karl Burke 37.04% (Millar Rose 6.00 Catt, Reve De Nuit 6.30 Catt)

So we move on to today’s eye catchers. We start with the second race on the card at Brighton where we should be going for just about a maximum.

CRYSTALIZED (2.50 Brighton) has been in the note-book just about longer than any other horse. She is by Rock Of Gibralter and there is plenty of stamina on the dam side too yet she has raced exclusively so far over six furlongs. With almost every run she has shaped really nicely, got out paced and stayed on. She surely wants a mile plus in my opinion. What this does give us is what looks to be a very well handicapped filly (currently rated 52). If this were a handicap again I would be reluctant to play as she clearly needs further than the six again however, this is a classified race and she comes out much the best of these on ratings. She also should relish the stiff uphill finish here at Brighton and the ground will be fine. I honestly expected her to be about even money this morning and she is as big as 15/8 with SportingBet. That is big bet material in my eyes. There is another runner of the list in the same race but you cannot have any confidence at all and that is PARADISE CHILD for Bill Turner. She started off with some promise last year but her form tailed off badly towards the back-end. She did shape with considerable promise on her third last start before getting hampered and Jimmy Quinn gave up. If she has trained on then she is certainly better than her rating of 45, although ultimately handicaps on the all-weather may see her in a better light. In such a weak race I would be tempted to have the smallest saver on her just in case but do keep an eye on her for the future.


We move on to Kempton Park for our only other eye catcher and strong fancy in the form of GLANELY (3.10 Kemp). He went into the book on the back of an interesting run at Kempton back in October when being backed into favouritism. He looked a bit lazy if truth be told but also looked as if there was still plenty to work with, giving the impression that he may well be a well handicapped horse. It is very interesting therefore that for his return to action this afternoon that they have booked the services of Richard Hughes. There is plenty of 3/1 available and he is likely to be the best handicapped horse in the race.


Hope you have a cracking afternoon’s action.

All the best,



Yeeooowwwwzers. So Close…


A really enjoyable day yesterday. A convincing win on the cricket pitch in our final friendly before the real stuff starts next week and a really good day for the blog results. Although we came close to being an amazing day.

Miss France won the 1000 Guineas holding on gamely up the hill from Lightening Thunder and Ihtimal. Tapestry ending up being sent off favourite and ran no race at all finishing last. Rizeena simply wasn’t good enough and Lucky Kristale clearly didn’t stay the mile and I would expect to see her dropped back to six furlong contests going forward.

Economic Crisis got the blog off to a flying start going in at 8/1. He really loves it around Hamilton Park. Yeeoow and Ninjago painfully finished 2nd and 3rd so failed to pick off the main prize. I know some of you had done them in multiples, so this was a bit frustrating. They both started much shorter than the morning price. Sirvino won easily and in hindsight I was frustrated that he wasn’t included as maximum bet material. Still a winner is a winner and I hope you all won a few quid!

Time for some Proform stats ahead of this afternoon’s action. If there are any particular stats that you would like to see, feel free to ask at anytime, happy to have a look through.

Trainer win & place strike rate over the last 14 days with over ten runners:

A P O’Brien 65% (20 runners)

Ralph Beckett 63.64% (22 runners)

Dan Skelton 60% (10 runners)

Dermot Weld 57.14% (14 runners)

John Bridger 53.85% (13 runners)

Roger Charlton 53.85% (13 runners)

Andrew Balding 53.33% (30 runners)

Nicky Henderson 52.94% (34 runners)

Karl Burke 52% (25 runners)

Gary Moore 51.52% (33 runners)

Of the above DERMOT WELD, ROGER CHARLTON and KARL BURKE have exceptional winning strike rates.

Let’s move on to today’s action. The usual bank holiday Monday fare. Plenty of action and some off the interesting list too.

The 1.55 Warwick looks a pretty good race for the grade with Specialty, George Benjamin and Glasgon all likely to have live chances. The one I like the look of is HAYEK for Tim Easterby. It is only a small note as his recent runs have been too bad to be true but he is now seriously well handicapped and he was given a very quiet ride by Rachel Richardson on his re-appearance on ground that he wouldn’t have liked. If and it is quite a big if, he is fully tuned up for today (they like a punt) he is likely to run a big race at around 8/1.

HAYEK 1 pt win @ 8/1

MAGICAL ROSE (2.25 Windsor) has been on the interesting list for a while. Having been campaigned largely on the all-weather at the back-end of last year her last two turf runs came at Yarmouth in August where she was well backed off handicap marks of 72 and 70. She runs off a mark of just 61 today having switched stables to Conrad Allen. IF she has been perked up for the switch and is ready to go she looks an enormous price today at around 8/1


Another yard switcher that catches the eye is the now David Barron trained MONEY TEAM (2.40 Beverley). Two victories last year both on similar speed tracks to today’s. He was given suspect rides over the wrong trips on his final few starts last year. Switched now from Phil Kirby to the Barron team he looks overpriced this afternoon switched back to five furlongs on a speed track off a falling mark. There is plenty of 16/1 available and he may well out run those odds.

MONEY TEAM 1pt each way @ 16/1

Other runners to note are REAL TIGRESS (5.00 Bev) and FREDERIC CHOPIN (5.55 Warwick) but they are a little bit too short to be followed in.

Have fun today,

All the best,



Thunder sends shivers through the King…….


A thrilling 2000 Guineas was the highlight of the action on Saturday with 40/1 shot Night Of Thunder taking first prize despite drifting across half the track. The runners split into two groups which have led some reports to believe the race has thrown up an odd result, I personally don’t really buy into this. Kingman ran a blinder to finish 2nd. Probably in front early enough on the far side. Australia is now a short price favourite on the back of his 3rd for the Derby, which is good news as I will be keen to take him on at Epsom.

Today is the turn of the ladies in the 1000. As per usual my ante-post position on My Titania has gone with the wind! 17 fillies are set to go to post at 3.50 and I am really keen now on the chances of MISS FRANCE. Andre Fabre’s filly was most impressive when winning the Oh So Sharp back in September when winning with quite a bit in hand. She can be forgiven being beaten on her re-appearance as the race was a mess from the start. It will at the very least have put her cherry ripe for this afternoon.

A quick look back at some of the results yesterday. Absolutely So won really well as did Fort Bastian. Waseem Farris ran a blinder at a huge price and was actually maybe unfortunate not to win. Fingers crossed plenty of you backed them all.

Time for some Proform stats for trainers that have runners this afternoon:

Trainers win and place strike rate with more than 10 runners in the last 14 days:

A P O’Brien 68.18% (22 runners)

Ralph Beckett 61.54% (26 runners)

Saeed Bin Suroor 60% (10 runners)

John Bridger 53.85% (13 runners)

Michael Dods 52.38% (21 runners)

Clive Cox 52.38% (21 runners)

Andrew Balding 51.52% (33 Runners)

I should also note from these figures that Karl Burke currently has a 35.71% winning strike rate as 10 of his last 28 runners have won. He sends out Odeliz and Yeeoow today.

On to today’s eye catchers. First up we have ECONOMIC CRISIS (1.55 Ham) who has been in the book since an interesting run back in October.  He is now a well handicapped horse as he is 5lbs below his last winning mark. His two runs this year will have made him cherry ripe for this afternoon and he absolutely loves it here (all three career wins at Hamilton). He is as big as 8/1 in places in a race that looks very winnable indeed.

YEEOOW (3.10 Newmarket) looks to be coming to the boil really nicely and he is on a winning mark. The yard is absolutely bouncing as we have already mentioned sending out 10 winners from their last 28 runners. This is really competitive but it should be run to suit and if you shop around then you can get some 14/1 with the first five places being paid by some of the big firms if you like the each way angle. I would almost insist on a saver or maybe split stakes on NINJAGO in the same race. He was potentially unlucky not to have won a couple of big prizes last year and from a handicapping point of view is surely capable off 101. He goes very well fresh and Hughesy is up which is a positive. Play the two against the field at 14/1 and 11/1 respectively.


Without doubt the horse on the day that is probably most over-priced is the Linda Perratt trained ROYAL STRAIGHT (4.10 Hamilton). The negatives are that he can take a run or two to get race ready some times and that he may well be better now over 10 furlongs but both of these negatives are out weighed by the price. He is a general 28/1 chance but there is much bigger available on Betfair. His last two wins were off marks of 64 and 67. Today Royal Straight will race off 63. He is very capable and if he is race fit he could just run a massive race at a big price. If today is not the day, keep an eye on him for next time.

The dilemma of what to do when three of your horses to follow all end up in the same race. Hamiton’s 4.45 has thrown up SIRVINO, O Ma Lad and Pixie Cut. Of the three (who I think will all win soon) I do favour Sirvino. He ran an absolute blinder at Musselburgh last time on a track that was suiting front-runners. He missed the break and had to come from a long way back. The 2lb rise will not stop him from winning. O Ma Lad was given a very interesting ride back on his re-appearance and I would expect him to go close too. I am also convinced that Pixie Cut is a well handicapped horse but she might struggle against the top two. I would strongly suggest backing Sirvino and O Ma Lad for a profit and have a saver on Pixie Cut.

I hope the above digs out the odd winner. Another day of cricket for me this afternoon. Should just leave on the note of how enjoyable beating Spurs three times in a season was. Epic. they spent 108 million pounds on new players. We bought a crocked number 9 who has played about 8 games……. funny old game eh? COYI

What a comeback too by the Boston Bruins last night in the 3rd period. Their skating speed and fore-check late in the game has really set the tone for the rest of the series.

Enjoy today,

All the best


Saturday’s don’t come much better…..


If you are a fan of sport then weekends don’t really get much better than what the next 48 hours will throw up. A massive day for thousands of football fans who will be trawling the nation hoping for that vital win or draw that may secure promotion, the playoffs or to see off relegation. I must send a special note to all of my home town pals that have headed up to Forest today to cheer on the Albion. I give them a hard time but for the record, I hope the seagulls will fly today (and if Burnley aren’t too hungover maybe they could beat Reading too).

Racing for me though must take centre stage today with the first classic of the season the highlight as we get to see what could be the strongest renewal of the 2000 Guineas for several years. Without any financial ante-post involvement I thought it would just be a race to enjoy but I have to say that the 2/1 plus that you can get about Kingman this morning does look incredibly tempting. Whilst I respect the chances of several of his main rivals he is surely over priced. I’m hoping we may be treated to something special this afternoon. Whilst talking about the Guineas and being over priced, I do think that Outstrip will do just that to his price this afternoon. Yes he has plenty to find on paper but I’ve no doubt he will be better than what we have seen. My main worry with him is the yard form. They are just not firing yet. Still he should not be 28/1 and might shock a few each way.

OK time for some stats for the day from Proform. These are the trainers with runners today that have a win and place strike rate of over 50% that have had more than 10 runners in the last 14 days….

A P O’Brien 68.42% (19 runners)

Ralph Beckett 62.50% (24 runners)

William Haggas 61.11 (18 runners)

Michael Dods 60% (15 runners)

Nicky Henderson 57.14%   (28 runners)

Andrew Balding 56.25% (32 runners)

Clive Cox 55.56% (18 runners)

Dermot Weld 52.63% (19 runners)

The standout stat that today’s report offers is that William Haggas has sent out 18 runners in the last 14 days…… 9 of them have won. A 50% strike rate and a yard that are in scintillating form. Today he sends out Rock Choir (2.05), Ertijaal (3.50), Mutakayyef (5.00), Yenhaab (5.35), Scrutiny (6.45).

The list of eye-catchers running today seems to be endless so we will spin through them quickly.

First up we have STAND MY GROUND (2.05 Newm) who was a real eye catcher on his re-appearance when traveling very well through the spring mile, just failing to get to Brae Hill. He has gone up 5lbs for that effort but that potentially still leaves him on a nice mark for this and the 16/1 is much too big imo. He stayed this trip well in France and Jamie Spencer takes over in the saddle. In the same race I am excited to see BIG BAZ on turf. He is, I am sure, well treated off 85 and may well improve for the switch to turf. I would be luke warm on both of their chances this afternoon.

ZEYRAN (2.25 Thirsk) has always been well-regarded and would have gone close to winning on his first start for Hugo Palmer but for meeting interference on the run in. That form actually has a nice shape to it and I think he will be better than 82. He is a cracking each way bet at 6/1 with SportingBet. Crowleys Law has been very well backed at the head of the market.

ABSOLUTELY SO (2.55 Good) probably should have won 2 of his last 3 on the all-weather. He is nudged up another 3lbs this afternoon but there could be more progression on the turf and he is definitely interesting. In the same race JACK’S REVENGE is a victim of his own consistency as he continues to climb the ratings without winning. His effort in the Lincoln was eye-catching though and he could be ready to pounce. At 4/1 and 7/1 respectively I would take the two against the field.

WASEEM FARIS (3.30 Good) Should not have run last time having got loose on the way to the start. He is out of the weights this afternoon but with Daniel Cremin claiming 7lbs he will feel like he is running loose again this afternoon. The 12/1 about him is an insult to his actual chance. He is a 5/1 shot in my book.

The Thirsk Hunt Cup at 3.40 looks an absolute belter! There are two in here that I am very keen on and we will go two against the field. The first of them is NORSE BLUES who absolutely loves it around here. He would potentially need a career best to win this today but I think he is capable. His re-appearance run was really eye-catching and I am sure you will get a very solid run for your money. The second dart to throw comes in the form of FORT BASTIAN. Formerly with Richard Hannon the son of Lawman is potentially thrown in here off a mark of 91. Now with Ruth Carr this is just the type of horse she excels with. On his re-appearance run here he showed glimmers of returning to form. He was then given an interesting ride at Haydock next time. I think today has been the plan from the get go. They are 8/1 and 10/1 and should both be bang in the mix.

Excited to see BETWEEN WICKETS (4.40 Good) again after a really taking debut. He is odds on now so no sort of price, hope he wins well.

BUTE HALL (5.45 Donc) is edging up the weights but smacks me of a horse on the upgrade. Today’s step up in trip is an interesting move as he travels really well through his races. The market may have again underestimated his chance this afternoon and the 8/1 is worthy.

Not sure if today will be the day but HALF A BILLION (7.15 Donc) remains on the interesting list. The yard is also in very good form at the moment so he should be taken seriously at double figure odds this evening.

As you can see from the above it is likely to be a very busy day. Unfortunately for me I will be watching everything on catch up and the cricket pitch is calling. Hoping for a cracking day’s sport mind and fingers crossed the Guineas unearths another superstar too.

Two wins already so far this season for the hammers over the spuds. A home win today will put a small shine on what has been yet another tough season to be a die hard West Ham fan. Come on boys……give us those bragging rights! COYI

Enjoy a great day



Friday’s blog and action!


It’s amazing how quickly 2014 is progressing. Feels like only yesterday the Christmas tree was coming down, now we are just 24 hours away from the first classic of the year. Point to note…. there is an awful lot of rubbish being spoken about the ground at Newmarket ahead of the weekend. Just ignore it all and you will be fine! Kingman is 7/4 on the Betfair Sports book. That is surely too big.

Just a quick note on the horses yesterday. Eddiemaurice was a non runner so will stay on the keep an eye on list for now. Of the other two Petergate shaped very nicely and will definitely be winning. He travelled very strongly through the race but in hindsight was beaten by such a well handicapped horse that he would have won with me on his back clutching a barrel of Harvey’s finest ale. NOTED.

Whilst writing this I am still cursing not having a life changer on Ronnie in the snooker. I thought about it for some time beforehand but the price was just too skinny. He is currently taking Hawkins apart similar to the way that I would dismantle a curry.

OK time for some Proform stats for trainers with runners today…..

Top win and place strike rates last 14 days (over 50%)

Warren Greatrex 78.57% (14 runners)

Nicky Henderson 64.29% (28 runners)

Gary Moore 62.50% (24 runners)

Ralph Beckett 61.54% (26 runners)

William Haggas 57.89% (19 runners)

Andrew Balding 54.84 (31 runners)

Win strike rates over 30% last ten days you can add Ben Case to that list….

Ok on to today’s action and we have one or two from the interesting list to throw into the mix.


Today’s nap comes in the form of GIANTSTEPSAHEAD (5.20 Lingfield) for Denis Quinn and Jack Mitchell. I am convinced he is a well handicapped horse on what we have seen so far. The son of Footstepsinthesand comes here on the back of a break of 237 days having last been seen at Wolverhampton over a mile and a half in September. He was very well backed that day (yes we were on) and he got soundly beaten by nine lengths into second. Now on face value that might not be so encouraging but the winner that day was ROYAL ALCOR who was absolutely trotting up off a mark of 65 and is now rated 81 so he had every right to be winning well. Giantstepsahead has had another winter to strengthen up and grow into his frame and he has shaped like this ten furlong trip might just be ideal. He rates as NAP material and if you can get some of the 5/1 or 9/2 about that is lovely.


Today’s NB is the James Fanshawe trained GREEN MONKEY (4.45 Lingfield). Up a total of 18lbs for his three victories at the back-end of last season he looks the type to continue progressing this year. The initial wide draw of nine is no longer a concern as there are now three non runners so he is effectively in six. The market has been made by a gamble on Port Alfred. I can’t have any confidence about any of the horses coming out of Charlie Appleby’s at the moment. Some of them are running too bad to be true. We can get some 5/2 about Green Monkey who is also in the Timeform 50 to follow for the year…….

Noted runners

Just one or two other notes. CHOISAN (4.40 Mussle) looks like he is being lined up for a punt. His form over further than a mile and a half is a concern so I wouldn’t be totally convinced that today is the day but he is worth backing.

NORWEIGAN REWARD (2.05 Lingfield) is thrown in on his old form after a lengthy absence. Fallon has been booked so if the money comes for him that could tell its own story.

Finally I thought I should give a mention to SWAMPFIRE (3.10 Lingfield). Given the form of the yard at present (Gary Moore) and the fact that on his old form he would pick these up and carry them he could just be too big a price. His recent form has not been anywhere near good enough but this is a drop into 0-65 for the first time (was rated 99 early on). The 16’s and 14’s in places this morning could look massive value later on IF he hasn’t given up on the game altogether.

Busy day, hope you enjoy. All usual re-tweets appreciated.

All the best



Flat is back and so are we…….


Greetings good people. I thought it was about time that we got the old blog back into some form of daily entertainment. To be fair I have missed getting the usual daily mumbles out the way so it will give me an avenue to talk about what we all love so much…..the sport of kings.

Cheltenham was a good one for me this year despite leaving the crossbar in pieces several times. I had more 2nd’s at the festival than I care to remember but Champagne Fever, Katgary, Southfield Theatre and Smad Place were the ones that hurt the most. Moving on from that you could not be any more impressed with what we saw from Faugheen at Punchestown the other day. He surely now will be campaigned towards the champion hurdle with all thoughts of chasing firmly on the back burner.

One other note to take from the NH season is that actually SGT Reckless turned out to be a genuine grade one hurdler… this still leaves me with great hope that West Wizard will actually turn out to be very good.

Moving on and more ante-post misery for me this morning as the news that My Titania will miss the 1000 Guineas due to a dirty scope. I really like her and I hope she is back racing maybe in time for the Irish Guineas, but another ante-post voucher has been added to the pile of documents to be shredded.

I’m off to cover the late shift on @Timeformradio this evening so I will be nice and brief today.

Top five trainers from Proform over the last 14 days based on their win and place strike rate….

Warren Greatrex 50% SR and 78.57% win and place SR (14 runners)

Clive Cox 29.41 % SR and 64.71% win & place (17 runners)

Gary Moore 31.82% SR and 59.09 win % place (22 runners)

Michael Dods 33.33% SR and 55.56% win & place (18 runners)

John Bridger 11.11% SR and 55.56% win & place (9 runners)

I have three interesting horses to watch out for today two of which are in the same race. They are WHERE’S TIGER and PETERGATE who go in the 5.05 at Redcar. The formers opening handicap mark of 57 will surely underestimate his ability. Not entirely sure today will be the day as it is an OK race for the grade but he was given an interesting ride on his re-appearance at Newcastle and I would expect him to be winning sooner rather than later. Petergate may also be a longer term project as he has shaped like he wants further than a mile, although the pedigree doesn’t scream ten furlongs. They are both big enough prices to be tempted in again mind you against the field as they are 8/1 and 12/1 respectively.

The other one that is being followed is EDDIEMAURICE (3.55 Redcar). I won’t tell you exactly what my notes say to save a law suit but he is being trained with a punt in mind I have no doubt. Keep an eye on how he is ridden today.

Right I must get to the station!

Good to be back, all re-tweets, comments etc are always welcome and appreciated!

All the best