I jinxed you mentioning how well we were doing in May. Just one placed return on Friday. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
shaquille won 11/4.
Entrancement won at 100/30
Northern Express won 11/2
Pisanello, favourite for the Thirsk Hunt Cup, was a great master of drawing animals and birds. He's cleverly named, by Raven's Pass out of a Peintre Celebre mare called Painting.
As I'm away for second part of month, I feel it's already time to take a big swing...
Gis A Sub nap 2.50N
NAP Foniska 3.55 Naas
I have Forte at 9s in todays KY Derby, but was not impressed by his win in the FL Derby last time out. I hope Irad rides him better this time. It looked like 1000's of tonnes of dirt had been added to the track yesterday, and I feel the winner will have to ride up with the pace throughout.
I notice a horse called Mountbatten is the last at Doncaster. On this day in particular the equine reincarnation of his evil namesake had to get his nose in somewhere. Shame a horse called Cuckhold isn't running in the same race.
Maghlaak in the 15:05 at Goodwood.
Entrancement - 17.00 Goodwood
Totally stuck today for some reason, shaquille 5.15N is the guess.
Comforting to see our collective minds were, bar one, as useless as me yesterday.
Like buses sprang to mind. WTF is Karl Burke doing with 3 Guineas entries? For no real reason other than 'this cannot happen' I'd a few quid each way on Flight Plan at 80s last night.
Nap Thirsk 1540 Northern Express
pretty sure that won't happen either.
Autumn festival. Thirsk 3.40. Each way
Thanks also to Harry and Quai for their memories yesterday of great British films, Ice cold in Alex and the Hill etc. The former is one of my favourite films - a great cast and a fine story. Be worth a long desert walk to sip a cold beer or two with John Mills and Sylvia Sims.
The City's Phantom 15;25 New'm EW Nap
Titian - 15.25 Newmarket
Sakheer 4.40 Newmarket is the nap well done yesterdays winners.
NAP: Naas 3.20 - Run Ran Run
2.50 newm popmaster ew
My Bookmaker is begging me to cash out my Xmas AP bets that I have given to all my loved ones on Auguste Rodin in the 2000 Guineas at 14sand Epsom Derby at 10s but I have enough at stake with Auguste Rodin and don't do cash out so must search for alternate napping glory.
Naturally we have to look across the Pond as there is a meeting in Kentucky that I know always coincides with the 2000 Guineas.
The 17.04 is Sponsored by Derby City Football Club which is highly innovative and the 18.56 features Go Bears Go who has been transferred to Wesley Ward.
My nap is in the 13.00 at Naas. Carnegie Hall. First time out and the name resonates Sue Magnier.
Holloway Boy to cause a minor surprise in the Guineas.