12/1 winner (EW) from Alan on Sunday, and a winner too for Gaz. Well done, gents.If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Brazen bolt won 7/2.
Shouldvebeenaring won at 3s and the 2nd went into the tracker
Just read Jim Wilson has passed away. Amateur in name only ,brilliant rider and judge and very quick at working out his " present " when he won on one .
I had been getting one handicapped and Kev Mooney did to good a job finishing 4th at Cheltenham in a hurdle at the meeting after the festival which Jim didnt miss and suggested a nice amateurs race in 3 weeks time at Plumpton and he would ride him.
I went into the weighing room at Plumpton to get the saddle from him ,there he is sat on the bench puffing away on his pipe and he said I dont want cash when this one wins ,pop a cheque in the post because carrying a lot of cash is not to be advised around here .
Rural Sussex ? hardly bandit country. .
I said ffs Jim it's only a 3k race so your on 10% ok, hardly a Dick Turpin job on the way home is it.
Ah ,you've forgotten about the odds to a ton then. Hes 12s you know. I'm not going to win to far, as we can have him again at Newton A in a fortnight .
I said just win ,I've backed him and I've got all my punters on as well.
So have I, so dont worry Jim said .
He gave me a heart attack almost by dropping the horses head in front on the line after sitting there looking pretty from 2 out. Then Gardie Grissell on the 2nd objected saying Jim was under elbowing him to stop him riding a finish. ( which he was ) Jim was to smart for the stewards though and out he came smiling away. How he got away with it I'll never know .
I had the last laugh though as the horse was hammered into 6/4 fav so the odds to the ton didnt hurt me but the owner saw him ok as well.
Always helpful ,very funny.
Off topic but i enjoyed Adrian Dunbar singing last night on TV on a cop show Ridley - it brightened it up no end- he crooned a Richard Hawley song ( Coles Corner) beautifully. Apparently he sings at the end each week - i recommend the singing- the cop bit is by the numbers to be be taken or left.
NAP Ask Charlie 3.35 Downpatrick.
Brazen bolt 5.35E.
I will follow Leo in with Lord Rapscallion 3.15 Epsom,well done yesterdays winners,a good 12/1 shot Alan.
Small stakes today. I fancy Eternal Class but its a bit short so I'll
Nap Ripon 1541 Shouldvebeenaring
who seems quite long odds. Had a few traffic problems when winning which, with famous last words, shouldn't happen in this small field.
Cosmos Raj in the 16:16 at Ripon.
My tracker threw up a nap today at cartmel and its about only Non Runner on card - sigh. It had a chance too...usually my tracker throws up ones that havent won in 2 or 3 year. One day i'll clean it up...
Anyway, I like watching Cartmelraces - it looks a real fun day out so i'll stay there
Ange Endormi in the 5.10 at cartmel.
All About Joe 3.24C nap (been trying and failing to find a decent priced one for end of month!)
Sarvan 15:50 Epsom EW
Milltown Star - 17.00 Epsom
Wisper 16.25 - Epsom
3.15 Epsom - Lord Rapscallion