A busy Friday on both sides of the Irish Sea, time to lick the wounds of Cheltenham and get back in the van. 16:05 Navan Last Encounter should have enough of a pull to reverse form with Fitzhenry, the latter is an improving horse for in form stable but has gone up from 109 to… Continue reading Last Encounter To Reverse Form
Well this years Cheltenham Festival has certainly delivered. Drama, close finishes, impressive performances. It has had everything. The only shame is that we are now onto the final day. Finally off the board with Missed Approach and as I stated one of the bets of the meeting duly landing. 13:30 Triumph For months I have… Continue reading Cheltenham Day Four
Crossbar hit again on Wednesday with Topofthegame and Min. Couple of horse ran below true form which is disappointing but we were witness to two magnificent performances in Samcro and Altior. Both had questions to answer and in no uncertain terms showed why this game is great. Onto Thursday and seven more races. 13:30 JLT… Continue reading Cheltenham Day Three
Crossbar well and truly rattled on day one. Ms Parfois and Shantou Flyer going down by small margins and Beware The Bear rallying to finish in the money. Ibis Du Rheu and Paloma Blue finished just outside the standard places which is frustrating. Slate House ran a respectable race before falling and the less said… Continue reading Festival Day 2
He is a three-time grade one winner as a novice, twice winning at the Cheltenham festival, won on heavy ground and has shown the class previously to win. The remains of his ability have to be taken on trust as in two runs this year he has shown no resemblance to a race horse but lets look at those two runs over fences.
One winner yesterday and a couple of nice runs in defeat. We go to war again today with Day Two of the Dublin Racing Festival. Half The odds should be just that in the betting. The Flemensfirth filly showed enough in novice races against the boys to suggest there is a handicap in her of… Continue reading Invites Only Please
Here we go! Day one of the Leopardstown Dublin Festival. Cheltenham may be longer but this is going to be special, two days of quality racing and if you can get out to South Dublin, GO! First up is the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle over two mile six furlongs. Laid out as… Continue reading Min The Merciless