Thoughts on today’s runners

August 17, 2017

Mutineer 2.20 Salisbury, Eddie Greatrex We have three runners today and start proceedings at Salisbury with Mutineer who is seeking his hat-trick after a quick fire double last week. He takes a very slight climb in grade and switches back to turf for the mile handicap. Turf should be no trouble and he can be […]

What’s going on with all these non-runners?

With the BHA today introducing a raft of proposals aimed at reducing non-runners there is a lot of discussion of the issue and no doubt will be for the next few days, as it will be the hot topic in the bubble world of racing – its not impending nuclear war or the rise of […]

Thoughts on Today’s runners

August 15, 2017

Flooded, Ffos Las 3:45 – Paddy Bradley Flooded is quite highly strung and had a couple of issues on his first two visits to the races but a lot of hard work saw him at least get a couple of runs into him. He was then mowed down by a loose horse on the way […]

Thoughts on Silently

August 14, 2017

Silently runs in the 8.10 at Windsor this evening. George Downing rides in the five furlong maiden. The filly was withdrawn at the start a week ago after a nasty incident when her jockey was injured in the stalls by a panicked horse in the adjacent stall. Hopefully that won’t have left too much of […]

Double Up – what a difference a week makes…

August 12, 2017

A great day for the team here yesterday. Av A Word put in yet another game performance at Brighton to pick up his third win of the season there. A slow learner he has gradually improved throughout his fifteen race career and is still seemingly going forward physically as well as as mentally. Time well […]

Thoughts on today’s runners

August 11, 2017

Av A Word 3:10 Brighton – Silvestre De Sousa A dual course and distance winner this season we have aimed at this race since his last run. Silvestre should really suit the horse who is well in himself and can hopefully cope with the small raise in grade. Free Forum looked a horse who was […]

Thoughts on Permanent

August 10, 2017

Permanent goes to Newcastle for the 5.50 today. Jordan Uys rides in the ten furlong apprentice handicap. Permanent ran better than it looks last time out when he was placed quite far back in what turned out to be quite a slowly run race and he couldn’t ever get involved. He has been well at […]

Mutineer Wins

Mutineer ran out a ready winner of the 6.05 at Kempton last night under Harry Bentley. Mutineer jumped well from the stalls and was always travelling comfortably tucked in behind the front runner, he took it up in the straight and finished the race strongly to record his first victory. A very good looking horse […]

Thoughts on Mutineer

August 9, 2017

Mutineer goes in the 6.05 at Kempton this evening. With George Downing unavailable Adam Kirby steps in for the ride in the mile handicap. Mutineer has come forward in his last couple of races and was beaten just a neck last time out and takes a very slight drop in grade here from the same […]

Thoughts on todays runners

August 7, 2017

Two runners to start the week. Socrates, Salisbury 4:30, – Rob Hornby Struggled this year, however he goes better at home than he has shown on the track. The ground might be against him, we will make a decision on his participation once we have taken a look at the track this afternoon. Captain Sedgewick […]