Galway Summer Festival 2014 (Mon)


It’s the start of the Galway Festival today and there are plenty of opportunities all week to get a winner or two. A word of caution however. This is a meeting I traditionally consider a bookies benefit meeting. Factor in some of the horses running twice over the week it pays to be a little bit careful.

Today’s Galway fancies:

5.10 Gal- The Plan Man (e/w).

5.40 Gal- Roman Numeral & Sports Line (e/w).

6.10 Gal- Jamaica (win).

6.45 Gal- Swnymor & Kalann (e/w).

7.15 Gal- Bobby’s Heart (win).

7.45 Gal- Intense Debate (e/w).

8.15 Gal- Crown Theatre (e/w).



Wonderful Worcester Weather


I’m pretty pushed for time today so my thoughts on morphine, The Queen, feed and Estimate will have to wait for another day.

Today’s fancies are at Worcester:

2.10 Worc- Quinsman (win).

2.40 Worc- Jayo (e/w).

3.10 Worc- Nathan’s Pride (win).

3.40 Worc- Paloma’s Prince (win).

4.10 Worc- Lemon Drop Red & Gud Day (e/w).

4.40 Worc- Walter De La Mare (e/w).

5.10 Worc- Bold Tara & Handsome Buddy (e/w).

So who put that stuff in the feed then?

Cartmel (Monday)


A couple of nice winners for this here blog on Saturday with Come On Sunshine (R Johnson, 4/1) & Parlour Games (A P McCoy, 10/11 fav).

Today’s fancies are at Cartmel:

2.00 Cart- Autun (win).

2.30 Cart- Monita Bonita (e/w).

3.05 Cart- Foot The Bill & Pete (e/w).

3.35 Cart- Fantasy King (win).

4.10 Cart- You Know Yourself (e/w).

4.45 Cart- Sergeant Pink (win).

5.15 Cart- De Chissler & Regal Ramirez (e/w).

sergpinkLucy to make the boys wink? ;-)

Summer Plate Lovin’


So on which runners will you be parking your hard earned cashed today at Market Rasen? Will last nights thunder storms have made any significant changes to the going? These will be the thoughts of many a resident in Mamers today.

Today’s Market Rasen fancies:

1.45 MR- Come On Sunshine (win).

2.20 MR- Rumble Of Thunder & Australia Day (e/w).

2.55 MR- Montbazon & Stephen Hero (e/w).

3.30 MR- The Nephew & Dursey Sound (e/w).

4.05 MR- Parlour Games (win).

4.45 MR- Hollow Penny (win).

5.15 MR- Lemon Drop Red (e/w).

Come on sunshine, come back! ;-)


Record Breakers!

AP McCoy equalled former boss Martin Pipe’s career tally of 4,191 winners as he rode On the Record (Evs fav) to victory at Uttoxeter yesterday.

Earlier in the afternoon Nathan’s Pride (R Johnson, 8/15 fav) was a comprehensive 17 lengths winner for readers of this blog.

Today’s fancies are at Killarney:

2.00 Kill- Ebadani (win).

2.30 Kill- Maal (e/w).

3.00 Kill- Birzali & Sharjah (e/w).

3.40 Kill- Shield (win).

4.10 Kill- Patrolman & Silver Chief (e/w).

4.40 Kill- Pivot Bridge (e/w).

5.10 Kill- Roconga (e/w).

On patrol! ;-)



Uttoxeter Utopia for McCoy?


Aidan O’Brien’s El Salvador (4/7 fav) found plenty in the closing stages to justify favouritism in the Race at Killarney last night.

The durable son of Galileo got a fine drive from Aidan’s daughter, Ana, who continues to improve and impress.

The five-year-old moved smoothly through the contest, but Ana then had to get deadly serious with him from the two furlong pole.

She had a willing partner, however, and El Salvador battled on powerfully to hold Fire Fighter and Gambling Girl by three parts of a length and a neck.

Commented Aidan: “He’s a grand horse, he seems to be best when busy and will be kept busy.” (Pat Keane).

Another winner on the Killarney card last night for this blog was Stay De Night (P J Smullen, 6/4 fav).

Today’s Uttoxeter fancies:

2.20 Uttox- Lucky Cody (e/w).

2.50 Uttox- Nathan’s Pride (win).

3.20 Uttox- Yasir (win).

3.50 Uttox- Sir Lynx & Johnny’s Legacy (e/w).

4.20 Uttox- On The Record (win).

4.50 Uttox- Lemon’s Gent (e/w).

5.20 Uttox- Royal Craftsman (win).

Johnny- bring your legacy home! ;-)

Killarney (Tues Evening)

Tom Scudamore

There was a major upset in the opening At The Races Virgin 534 Novices’ Hurdle, as red-hot 30-100 favourite Supreme Present, a winner of her last four races, was headed before the second-last flight and could find nothing extra as the finish was fought out by hurdles debutants Collodi and My Direction.

The German-bred victor, Collodi (8/1), who had won over a mile at Windsor for Lambourn trainer Roger Curtis, has only been in the care of his current handler David Bridgwater for a week. He was always travelling well on the inside in the hands of Tom Scudamore, and could make into a useful recruit to the jumping game. (from the Western Morning News).

Another winner for the blog was Porter’s War (Nick Scholfield, 7/1) who just nabbed the idling Falcarragh by a head at the line.

Today’s Killarney fancies:

6.00 Kill- Intense Debate (win).

6.30 Kill- Stay De Night (win).

7.00 Kill- Gold Focus (e/w).

7.30 Kill- El Salvador (win).

8.00 Kill- Klepht & Boxer Beat (e/w).

8.30 Kill- The Lady Granuaile & Prosperity Square (e/w).

9.00 Kill- Cailin Annamh (e/w).

Doin’ the boxer beat! ;-)