Newton Abbot (evening card)

Whilst the Ebor meeting rolls on a York there’s a little bit of jumps action to look forward to this evening from Kingsteignton and Teigngrace, Devon.

Today’s Newton Abbot fancies:

5.25 Newt- Miss Fortywinks (e/w).

6.00 Newt- Crannaghmore Boy (win).

6.30 Newt- Hawkhill (e/w).

7.00 Newt- Key To Milan (win).

7.30 Newt- Gorteenwood (win).

8.00 Newt- Rathlin Rose (e/w).

Looking Rosie!  ;-)


Worcester (Evening card)


You can’t beat a free pie! :D

Tonight’s Worcester fancies:

5.10 Worc- Monetary Fund (e/w).

5.40 Worc- Temple Lord (e/w).

6.10 Worc- Mission Complete (win).

6.40 Worc- Midnight Thomas (e/w).

7.10 Worc- On Tour (win).

7.40 Worc- Byron Blue (win).

8.10 Worc- Toe To Toe (e/w).

Impossible mission? ;-)

Market Rasen (Sat Eve)


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Well it was from the sublime to the ridiculous yesterday as I didn’t get a single sniff of a winner at Tramore compared to that wonderful catch at Fontwell on Thursday night.

Today’s fancies are at Market Rasen:

5.40 MR- Yasir (win).

6.10 MR- Lucky Cody (win).

6.45 MR- Ainsi Fideles (win).

7.15 MR- The Nephew (win).

7.45 MR- Master Of The Hall (win).

8.15 MR- Bathwick Man (win).

Everyone’s a winner with Paul’s book! ;-)



Tremendous Tramore

tramoreThere was fantastic news this morning when I switched on the WordPress editor and a banner notice gave me the option to switch back to the classic interface. “Yes please” I shouted and it was instantly clicked. Feel like I’m home again now.

On the subject of fantastic what a great set of Fontwell results I had last night. The blog was once again on fire! My Direction (A P McCoy, 5/6 fav), Hollow Penny (R Johnson, 13/8 fav), Osgood (Mr G Gorman, 10/1) & Jewellery (Denis O’Regan, 9/4 fav) all won whilst Finish The Story (Mr B J Powell, 9/2) & Saver (S Twiston-Davies, 8/1) went down by a shorted head and a ½ length respectively. The only horse that never figured on the evening was Figaro.

Tonight’s fancies are at Tramore:

5.15 Tram- Barnahash Rose (e/w).

5.50 Tram- Moss Street (win).

6.20 Tram- Line View & Roman Numeral (e/w).

6.50 Tram- Razia & Ni Sin E Mo Ainm (e/w).

7.20 Tram- Vaxalco (win).

7.50 Tram- Fast Exit (e/w).

8.20 Tram- Pace & Passion (e/w).

The wheels on the Tramore bus go round and around! ;-)


Fontwell (Thurs)


As Annie Lennox once famously lamented the words to her hit “Why?” I’ve been asking the same myself about the new WordPress set up. I’ve lost all my pre-existing tags over a 5 year period so I have to keep typing those back in on each post and yesterday my post didn’t appear on my other connected social networks. God only knows if subscribers are still getting an email? These changes are going to take on hell of a long time to settle in to. It’s just a shame the previous simplicity has disappeared overnight.

I think these blog changes played on my mind yesterday morning as I drew a complete blank at Newton Abbot. I think I got rather preoccupied in how to post rather than what to post.

Here’s hoping for better at Fontwell this evening:

5.10 Font- My Direction (win).

5.40 Font- Hollow Penny (win).

6.10 Font- Figaro (e/w).

6.40 Font- Osgood (e/w).

7.10 Font- Finish The Story (e/w).

7.40 Font- Jewellery (e/w).

8.10 Font- Saver & Bumble Bay (e/w).

RIP Robin


Newton Abbot (Weds)


It seems quite some time since Squats won the first race at Haydock on Saturday and in the meantime WordPress have bamboozled me with a completely new posting page. It’s certainly taking me some time to get my head around it.

Today’s fancies at Newton Abbot:

2.10 Newt- Zephyr & Arthur’s Melody (e/w).

2.40 Newt- Fairyinthewind (e/w).

3.15 Newt- Stephen Hero (win).

3.45 Newt- Lamb Or Cod (win).

4.20 Newt- Dance (e/w).

4.50 Newt- Lodgician (e/w).

5.20 Newt- Party Palace (e/w).

Take me to the magic of the moment! ;-)

Haydock Holiday Hayfever


With no summer jumps action this week and the flat racing bereft of any actual runners it’s turned into somewhat of a six day hiatus here on the blog. Quite frankly the racing hasn’t been worth blogging about and has been incredibly weak since the Glorious Goodwood fixture.

Shocking news this week that Fergal Lynch has been given the green light to ride again by the BHA. Changed man or not his previous misdemeanors will always bring about a lack of trust with your average punter. To be honest I don’t attend many flat meetings but I certainly wouldn’t attend ANY that involve any formerly disqualified jockeys. Once bitten twice shy for me and Joe Public.

It may have escaped your notice last Sunday that the enigmatic veteran Foster’s Cross won again at his favourite course of Galway. Fortunately for me (and perhaps you) I tipped him up here along with the runner up Pires. I also managed to get a small slice of the exacta. On the back Of Prince Rudi at 20/1 it turned into a fantastic Galway Summer Festival punting wise.

1st Fosters Cross (D N Russell, 12/1) 2nd Pires (Shane Shortall, 8/1) Exacta: €162.5

Today’s Haydock fancies:

1.50 Hay- Squats (win).

2.20 Hay- Tres Coronas & Lahaag (e/w).

2.55 Hay- Nabucco (e/w).

3.25 Hay- Solar Magic (e/w).

4.00 Hay- Provident Spirit (win).

4.35 Hay- Multi Bene & Yourartisonfire (e/w).

5.05 Hay- Satellite (win).

Don’t blame me! ;-)