I am just about to go and have a look on Newmarket Heath, I was on Bury side of the Heath yesterday mainly. A lot of horses training, majority using Warren Hill, which is a short canter/gallop of just over 4 and a half furlongs, very stiff over the latter couple of furlongs, it makes horses blow !
I will try and update later.
A late blog post today. Busy myself today at Newmarket Sales and then I was racing. The sales are for a lot of horses that are not too sound, or bigger yards clearing out stock as the yearling sales in USA are starting soon. The bigger yards need to clear out a few, as you can only train so many horses. New horses every year from mid July right up until the late Autumn happen every year for the majority of flat trainers. I believe more than 60/75 horses in training, and you get a lot of average horses, And a lot of headaches !
A few meetings on today. Ground that’s been watered can sometimes be a bit false, a good grounsman is a must at this time of year !
Wolverhampton has no firm ground worries. I backed Theatre Of War 2.15 last time, he did not really progress from his first run that day, he was only 4th, possibly due to fastish ground. Hopefully he can run a much better race today on his first try on the all weather surface.
Late blog today. Looking forward to going to Newmarket for a few days this week. The July meeting is always good, usually good weather, plus really good horses running at the meeting all week. It will be good to catch up with family and friends.
Rain is needed at many of the racecourses. Looking at the forecast, it does not seem to be coming any time soon. A lot of tracks are watering, safe ground is essential, obviously the ground is fast, small fields do not look good, and in a sport that is an entertainment business, racegoers want to see plenty of runners on show, as do the bookmakers !
Just back from Sark , a very small Island near Guernsey. Had a good overnight stay, camping !!
The Sark summer music festival was good. But the festival had a 90 plus minute break for lots of people who wanted to watch the England match. I saw the game, a great result in beating Sweden.
I did not see any racing yesterday. So will catch up later watching the recordings from all meeetings.
Just saw the massive error by the judge at Sandown in the first race. He announced Rio Ronaldo the winner, and 5 minutes later corrected his mistake !
Barry Dennis( bookmaker) was interviewed on RUK, he explained that he had paid out over two grand on Rio Ronaldo. And has to pay out on the now official winner, Vibrant Chourds. I am not a judge, but a mistake like today’s judge has made, is poor at best. We all make mistakes, who I feel sorry for, are the owners of Rio Ronaldo, they had a few moments of win elation, and then find out they were second.
I trying give followers a odd winner, normally on the horses. But I did advise followers that Uruguay were value to beat Russia in an earlier group match.
Today they face France, I think that they are a bit of value again at around 17/5- 7/2 !
Late post today. Busy day, but good day !
Marnie James 4.30 Haydock who I advised at 11/10 (without fav) bet, WON very easily. I have had 2 WINNERS from 3 horses advised in July for my subscribers. Pleased he won for Iain Jardine, his horses are running well. He is pleased with Linganno Felice, currently on schedule for his intended race at Market Rasen on 21st July. It will be a step up in class, first time in a handicap. But if you are not in it, you can’t win it !
Some nice racing currently on at two flat meeting in the UK. Hopefully I can find another winner.
Late blog post today. I fancied one earlier today, who under performed. Talking about underperforming, it was great to see England perform last night !
Columbia are a typical ‘bend ‘ the rules as much as possible South American team. I thought the referee was moderate at best, he did not control the game, how the game ended with 22 players on the pitch is beyond me.
A fair bit of racing still to come today. Hopefully I can find a winner later !
Smaller fields at many of the race track’s today. When the ground is on the fast side a lot of trainers will try and avoid running when the word ‘Firm’ is described on the going report. Brighton today is ‘Firm’ (Good to firm in places). It does get rattling fast at the south coast racecourse, hence the largest field today is 9 !
Matchmaking 4:00 will be short odds favourite. He has two rivals to beat, and his shrewd trainer looks to have found an ideal opportunity for Matchmaking today, he can follow up under his 6lb penalty, having won at Yarmouth 4 days ago.
Late blog post today. Sky Tv problems all day ! I have not seen any racing, not sure what the issue is.
Really pleased to get my subscribers off to a good start to July. I advised them to back Construct 3:30 Pontefract, advised at evens, although you had to search for that this morning ! Won well by 3 Lengths.
I have looked at the card at Hamilton tonight. I think the 6:45 race could be very competitive, 2 of the 5 runners are already winners. I am not having a bet in it, the betting suggests the Karl Burke horse is nice in it as well. Race to watch closely, I hope Iain Jardine’s horse can win again, his horses are running well, he is a good man and deserves plenty of success, he works very hard at his job.