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Ayr (Thursday)


Today’s Ayr fancies:

1.40 Ayr- Farham (win).

2.10 Ayr- Fullon Clarets (win).

2.40 Ayr- Rise To Glory & Jinky (e/w).

3.10 Ayr- Norse Blues (e/w).

3.40 Ayr- Bachotheque & Kung Hei Fat Choy (e/w).

4.10 Ayr- Derbyshire & Relight My Fire (e/w).

4.40 Ayr- Fire Fighting (e/w).

5.10 Ayr- Choisan & Les Gar Gan (e/w).

Crying at the Bachotheque! ;-)

Kerry National 2014


These “Nationals” don’t half come around quickly and today it’s the turn of the traditional harvest time version at Listowel Races.

There’s an eighteen strong field today and it’s no less of a conundrum than in previous years. If you’d like a few extra pointers then here’s an excellent article by Ben Aitken of “Narrowing The Field”.

NTF Kerry National Analysis: The Dosage & Trends Assault.

And a little more help from Josh Wright:

Today’s Listowel fancies:

2.25 List- Cape Wolfe (win).

3.00 List- Artistic Integrity (e/w).

3.35 List- Vintage Nouveau (e/w).

4.10 List- Gold Focus (e/w).

4.40 List- Klepht & Muirhead (e/w).

5.15 List- Hash Brown (win).

5.45 List- Egyptian Warrior (win).

6.15 List- Thomas Ledger (e/w).

Cape Wolfe, time to worry!  ;-)

Up Monaghan!


Racing lost one of its great characters last night when Oliver Brady passed away in his sleep after a long battle with cancer.

His rousing post-race celebrations and impromptu sing-songs with the totally enthralled paddock will be sorely missed. Irish racing will certainly be a sadder place without his enthusiastic banter.

Farewell to the King Of Shabra and of course… Up Monaghan!

Today’s fancies are at Sedgefield:

4.05 Sedge- Tregaro (win).

4.35 Sedge- Mr Burgees (win).

5.05 Sedge- Sleep In First (win).

5.35 Sedge- Gwili Spar (e/w).

6.05 Sedge- Solway Dornal (e/w).

6.35 Sedge- Turf Trivia (e/w).

7.05 Sedge- Sendiym & Schelm (e/w).


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Wolverhampton (Monday)

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I had the most enjoyable day at the St Leger on Saturday with some good friends and a few winners thrown in for good measure.


Estidhkaar (P Hanagan, 10/11 fav), Dance Of Fire (Oisin Murphy, 7/2) & Championship (R Hughes, 14/1) should have boosted the betting wallets of readers of this blog on Saturday. What’s that? You didn’t look in? You were following a paid subscription site? Tut, tut -you’ll learn the hard way. :D

Today’s fancies are at Wolverhampton:

2.30 Wolv- Rock Band & Supa Seeker (e/w).

3.00 Wolv- One Moment (e/w).

3.30 Wolv- Lord Buffhead & Major Muscari (e/w).

4.00 Wolv- Citizen Kaine (e/w).

4.30 Wolv- Free Code (e/w).

5.00 Wolv- Ruby Rose (win).

5.30 Wolv- Jet Mate (e/w).

6.00 Wolv- Lord Of The Dance (e/w).

Jet! ;-)



Doncaster St Leger Festival (Sat)


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Today is my first ever St Leger as an attendee. I’ve been to Doncaster before in the past, once to the Lincoln Handicap and the other a fixture on Royal Wedding Day for William & Kate. I’m expecting great things and lots of friendly Yorkshire hospitality…love!

Today’s Doncaster fancies:

2.05 Donc- Estidhkaar (win).

2.40 Donc- Out Do & Smoothtalkinrascal (e/w).

3.15 Donc- Gregorian (e/w).

3.50 Donc- Romsdal & Scotland (e/w).

4.25 Donc- Mighty Yar (e/w).

5.00 Donc- Dance Of Fire (e/w).

5.35 Donc- Lahoob (e/w).

6.05 Donc- Yourartisonfire & Championship (e/w).

20 years ago the rank outsider Moonax won the St Leger.


Doncaster St Leger Festival (Fri)

This is my very first blog post attempt traveling on a train using a very small smartphone. Therefore you’ll be getting the bare bones today. No pictures, no promos just short and sweet text.

Just one winner at Doncaster yesterday but what a winner it was. Bond’s Girl (P Mathers, 14/1) with Mattmu (D Allan, 10/1) my other selection in the race back in third.

Today’s Doncaster fancies:

1.40 Donc- Moonraker (e/w).

2.10 Donc- Elidor & Swivel (e/w).

2.40 Donc- Whiplash Willie (e/w).

3.15 Donc- Shagah (e/w).

3.45 Donc- Shropshire (e/w).

4.25 Donc- White Lake (win).

5.00 Donc- Raven Ridge (e/w).

Have a profitable day three! ;-)