Well done Thursday winners Gaz and Rob J. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Wow, Bleecker Street (a generous 9/4) came from last to first in the final furlong to claim the prize. As the commentator described it, "she takes off in deep stretch". Oh yes indeed.
The unbeaten Bleecker Street runs tonight at Belmont, going for her seventh win on the bounce. She is one of four Peter Brant /Chad Brown runners in the Grade 1 affair. She could be anything. And Hollie Doyle rides one for Archie Watson earlier on the card. Hambleton Racing are living the dream. She will be able to match her skills against the likes of Flavian Prat, Irad Ortiz and Dylan Davis.
Gemma Tutty has racked up seven winners already in the couple of months she has had the licence after taking over from her mum Karen. Today for the first time she ventured south from north Yorkshire and landed the staying handicap at Sandown with Mostly Cloudy, who bolted up. A recent winner at Redcar, he loves fast ground and could run up a sequence if Gemma can find the races for him. She is a name to watch.
Mark Johnston has had winners at three separate meetings so far today, and he has chances this evening at a fourth, Goodwood. It's not often that there is so much racing on an ordinary Friday. To send horses to four meetings all over the country, three of which are in the far south and south-west, the logistics involved in terms of staff and transport is enormous. Few yards are set up on a scale that can cope with those demands. Johnston himself admits that to lose 300 races - which he has called for - would be disadvantageous to his business which is highly efficient because of the economies of scale that he can find. For Johnston to make the case for a reduction in the calendar, therefore, shows the validity of the argument for almost every training establishment that operates on a smaller scale than his. Some years ago he had a spell as a nominated 'horseman' on the BHA board. They soon realised he is not a yes man and I don't think he enjoyed the experience either.
Reelemin won 5/1 EW nap......only EW cos it was 12s last night..Ouch
Brunch then a cracking nap (3.30)
Explicit won evens.
San Andreas 18.30. Fairyhouse. At least if it loses it will be my fault..
Woodlands Charm in the18:59 at Goodwood.
I'm turning into my grandad. I looked through the cards and thought, cracking
Nap York 1530 Brunch
I'll back that. Zero form consideration, just a cliff horse
4.25 - Moonlit Warrior
Morning Joe, I napped a rare winner yesterday: Dr Zemp - 6.15 Leopardstown 13/8f.
Cet Horizon Sandown 2.50
Rogue Star 2.20 Sandown is todays nap,well done yesterdays winners.
One nation (nap) 13:45 sandown.
Brunch - 15.30 York
16.05 York - Wizzard D'Amour
Mohaafeth York 15.30.
Reelemin 15:55 Sand EW Nap