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Thoughts on Not After Midnight

October 18, 2017

Not After Midnight runs in the 13.50 at Lingfield this afternoon (Wednesday 18th of October). George Downing takes the ride in the seven furlong nursery. Not After Midnight was too free on her latest start at Goodwood on ground that was far softer than the officially recorded good to soft. Yet another example of how […]

Thoughts on Solent Meads at Kempton

October 17, 2017

Solent Meads runs in the  7.15 at Kempton this evening. George Downing is aboard as the pair bid to repeat their course and distance win two starts back in the mile handicap. They subsequently finished fourth in a course and distance handicap in this grade. That looked a strong race for the grade with winner […]

Thoughts on Disapproval at Kempton

October 13, 2017

Disapproval runs in the 19.15 at Kempton this evening. The filly should appreciate the extra furlong and is far more kind sky drawn than on her handicap debut last time. It’s a bit of a quick turn around but the conditions of the race look ideal. Dark Blue sets the standard and her form looks […]

Thoughts on today’s runners

October 5, 2017

A busy afternoon with three runners on Thursday 5th of October. Nuncio, Tom Queally, Lingfield 16.35 Nuncio has been largely consistent all season in median auction maidens but doesn’t look to have much up his sleeve with the handicapper, so once again may be knocking on the door rather than opening it in this mile […]

Thoughts on Chizz de Biz at Kempton

October 4, 2017

Chizz de Biz makes her second start st a Kempton this evening in the 6.10. George Downing rides in the six furlong maiden. The filly made a promising debut, slow away and green early on in her race, she gradually got the idea and finished off nicely at Goodwood. It’s been a frustrating few weeks […]

Thoughts on Av A Word this evening at Newcastle

September 29, 2017

Av A Word runs in the 5.45 at Newcastle this evening (Friday 29th of September). Tony Hamilton is in the saddle for the mile and a half handicap as the gelding looks for his fifth win of the year. He has progressed all season and was placed over this distance a couple of times earlier […]

Thoughts on Mutineer at Chelmsford this evening

September 28, 2017

Mutineer runs in the 8.45 at Chelmsford this evening (Thursday 28th of September). George Downing rides in the ten furlong handicap. Mutineer had a very busy but on the whole productive spell in August and probably found his final race at Salisbury a case of one too many close together in his bid for a […]

Thoughts on Socrates at Chelmsford

September 26, 2017

Socrates heads to Chelmsford for the 6.10 this evening. William Cox will be on board for the seven furlong apprentice handicap. The three year old gelding put in much his best performance of the year returned to the all weather and sporting blinkers for the first time at Kempton on his latest start. He steps […]

Thoughts on Solent Meads at Kempton today

September 25, 2017

Solent Meads goes to Kempton this afternoon (Monday, 25th of September) for the 5.35. George Downing is on board for the mile handicap as the pair bid to double up on their recent course and distance win. George gave Solent Meads an exceptionally good ride that day but the gelding also showed a willingness to […]

Thoughts on Nuncio at Chelmsford

September 21, 2017

Nuncio runs in the 7.45 at Chelmsford this evening (Thursday, 21st of September). George Downing rides in the mile maiden. Nuncio has been placed in similar races all summer long and really deserves to get a win on the board for his consistency. He is unexposed at this trip and may be open to a […]