Naps Table Update
Two Friday winners - well done, gents.
Anyone else notice the main 'photo' on the Guardian website this morning? The main picture was meant to be a man escaping a burning building in Ukraine, but I instantly identified it as a still from a computer game (possibly 'Escape from Tarkov') - it was so obviously not a genuine photograph, I really can't understand how their Picture Editor allowed it to be posted.
While People are still posting their naps mine is home and hosed after scooting up by 6 and half lengths in the 13.30 at Kempton at 10/11. Aldous Huxley.
A Brave New World beckons.
Calin's Lad - 18.30 Wolverhampton
Nap Doncaster 3.35 - Salyemm
QDB mentioned sixpence bets yesterday. Folks of my Dads age used to talk of trixie bets covering three horses as 3 dollar doubles and a dollar treble - which staked to a quid and made a dollar 5 shillings in old money. At one time think this must have been reasonable conversion - 4 dollars to a pound so its clearly an old term.
Some of my dollars today will go the way of Son of the Somme with the excellent Brian Hughes up at Kelso in the 1.35. Good luck all
Rae Des Champs 3.15
Although Toy, Ivy League and Mother Earth all look to have good winning chances at The Curragh today I hope they are undercooked.
Ballydoyle Horses should only be competitive come the 1st weekend of May.
I knew it was a bad sign when they had a successful March last year.
Aldous Huxley in the 13.30 at Kempton is my nap.
I had a conversation with my Cousin about 'Brave New World' in the early hours last weekend.
Too much of a coincidence.
Our three sons. Stratford 2.53.
Galahad Quest in the 16:38 at Stratford
NAP Star of Cashel 4.16 Curragh.
Lovely to hear the update on SIXFIVESEVEN, wishing the syndicate the very best with the colt.
I'll try Hortzadar EW in the Lincoln - won't get extra places here, but I'm having a few darts at ones at bigger prices today.
Not impressed with The Opening Show spending so much time on the jockey draft for The Racing League this morning, I feel very little enthusiasm for this 'new initiative'. Are we meant to get excited about 'the personalities'?! The Shergar Cup is my least favourite day of racing the whole year - I think these may fill up the runner-up spots...
Frightened Rabbit 13:35 Kelso EW Nap...currently 18/1
A syndicate update for readers of this blog who do not receive the members emails.
On Monday I found myself in Paris for meetings with the French Ministry of Culture.
However, it was on Tuesday that I saw a real work of art - the excellent training facilities at Chantilly and the home of our colt SIXFIVESEVEN.
SIX was brought out of his box at Tim Donworth’s and was ridden some 15 minutes on a slow walk through the forest to a clearing where the horses circle to continue their warm up.
Then on the gallops (the finest I have seen) the horses first come down in a tight group at a decent canter to get them used to running close together. SIX looked pretty well balanced to me compared to most of the others and this shows the good work that Martin Jones has put in. He’s also got a decent size on him and was probably the second or third largest. He’s got some weight on him as Dilton has had him well fed and Martin has left something for Tim to work with. As Dilton said it’s important that they are well fed and a good size because it’s easier to take weight off, then to put it on.
After the gallop the horses return to the clearing for some further circuits to cool down and so Tim can get feedback from the work riders. Then there was the walk back to the stable and to have their legs washed down.
Tim hasn’t had SIX long, but likes his attitude and his application to work. We’ll know more where we are with the horse in 6 weeks or so. Tim is “old-school” and pure Rouget in his training methods. He’ll give our colt time, but also work him hard when it’s right, so he can see what he’s got. He’s an impressive person and he his working out of his old boss’s Clément’s yard with the fillies kept in a second beautiful ex-Wildenstein yard. The facilities are high standard and the setting peaceful.
I can strongly recommend Chantilly for a visit, as the town, chateau and racecourse are lovely. If there is the ultimate training establishment, this must be it.
All the best
Not entirely sure why I’m napping a runner in the Lincoln but spring is one of the best times of the year and I’m going for Brunch.
Revich EW The Lincoln.
Bella Bluesky 3.15 Kelso
Son of the somme 1.35K
Ahandfullofsummers nap (16:16 curragh)
Arctic Road 2.18 Stratford,well done yesterdays winners,that was a lovely winner Robincheaux7.
I imagine that there will be a lot of tips today for the Lincoln...good luck