Worcester (Wednesday)


No such scenes like the one above at Worcester races today, on what is another barmy hot day.

Today’s Worcester fancies:

2.20 Worc- Mission Complete & Papradon (e/w).

2.50 Worc- Goldie Horn (e/w).

3.20 Worc- Joe Farrell (win).

3.50 Worc- Over The Air (e/w).

4.20 Worc- Towering (win).

4.50 Worc- Dynamic Idol (e/w).

5.20 Worc- Westerly Breeze (e/w).

5.50 Worc- Spring Steel (e/w).

Ohhhh, the towering feeling! ;-)

Ode to Kauto Star


You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him only that he is gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what he’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go.

Stratford (Tuesday)


Buckets and hoses will be on hand today on this blistering hot June day. The welfare of the horses is paramount on days like this and all racecourses will be well equipped with the necessary tools.

Today’s Stratford fancies:

6.30 Strat- El Massivo (win).

7.00 Strat- Call Me Vic (win).

7.30 Strat- Kings Bayonet (e/w).

8.00 Strat- Lucky Landing (e/w).

8.30 Strat- Bus Named Desire & Bay Fortuna (e/w).

9.00 Strat- Bare Necessities (e/w).

Forget about your worries and your strife! ;-)

Wolverhampton (Monday)

Apparently we’re on the verge of a heatwave this week so let’s get stuck into a sizzling hot Wolverhampton card today.

Today’s Wolverhampton fancies:

2.15 Wolv- Presto Boy (e/w).

2.45 Wolv- Koptoon (win).

3.15 Wolv- Barabau (e/w).

3.45 Wolv- Pool House (e/w).

4.15 Wolv- Ataman (win).

4.45 Wolv- Christmas Hamper (e/w).

5.15 Wolv- Born To Be Bad (e/w).

5.45 Wolv- Weld Arab (win).

Born to be…. ;-)


Cartmel (Sunday)

Cartmel Rainy Day

It’s Cartmel’s first ever Sunday fixture today so let’s make the most of the Cumbrian National Hunt action.

Today’s Cartmel fancies:

2.10 Cart- Sendiym (e/w).

2.40 Cart- Chilly Miss (e/w).

3.10 Cart- High Kite (e/w).

3.45 Cart- Toledo Gold (e/w).

4.20 Cart- Presenting Junior (win).

4.55 Cart- Roman Flight & Brave Spartacus (e/w).

5.25 Cart- Baraboy (win).

presenting Junior Reid! ;-)

Northumberland Plate 2015 (Newcastle)

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The race was established in 1833 but today will see the very last “Pitman’s Derby” run on the turf. It’s a sad day for traditionalists but on the flip side it’s a great day for futurists. Only time will tell what will become of Newcastle Racecourse.

Today’s Newcastle fancies:

1.25 Newc- Geno (win).

2.00 Newc- Mattmu (e/w).

2.35 Newc- Shore Step & Demora (e/w).

3.10 Newc- Shared Equity & Bertiewhistle (e/w).

3.45 Newc- Gabrial’s King & Blue Surf (e/w).

4.20 Newc- Memory Cloth (e/w).

4.55 Newc- Woofie (win).

Oh Geno! ;-)


Cartmel (Friday)


I was totally made up with my picking at Newcastle yesterday. Three nice priced winners and four placed horses, out of eight races in total, made for a very nice afternoon indeed.

Today’s Cartmel fancies:

2.10 Cart- Spicy Fruity (e/w).

2.40 Cart- Triumph Davis (e/w).

3.10 Cart- Stags Leap & Maller Tree (e/w).

3.45 Cart- Morning Royalty (win).

4.20 Cart- Pistol Basc & Pindar (e/w).

4.55 Cart- Call Me Mulligan & Solway Bay (e/w).

5.30 Cart- Jubulani & Mad For Road (e/w).

Three years today. Never forgotten.