Three good Saturday winners - well done. And thank you all for some fine posts this week. Been the best week interest and wisdom-wise since we started.If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Rattle and hum 7,00 roscommon is now 8 stone
I saw him in thurles track and owner said he had too much weight...
Royal Rhyme 5.25 Newmarket won SP 4/1.
Very happy - it was all going wrong today, until Mawj completed my double with Chaldean!
My usual small stakes, so nothing life-changing, but the best bet for a while and never had the Guineas double before, I think.
I did think Tahiyra was going to get her too, so extra exciting...
Surely, Tahiyra is going to be better, given Dermot Weld's caveats beforehand, and not all smooth in the race, so a great performance, I think. She's not grown a lot apparently from 2 to 3, but for a horse only just ready, and not loving the ground, that was solid.
But today was Mawj's day :D
Don’t Look Back EW Nap 10/1 2nd beaten by a head.
Running lion won 10/3.
I backed Tahiyra for the Oaks after her debut at Galway: 33s and 40-1. Imagine my surprise (and dismay) when she didn’t receive an entry – half sister to Tarnawa by Siyouni?
However, I’ve just seen Azazat blitz the field at Leopardstown. Bloody hell she looked good.
Some interesting outsiders at Huge prices in todays Guineas.
I'll row in with Polly Pott at 80s ew.
Haizoom 2.05H nap
Doing it with Berkshire Rocco, who I keep hoping will show class that lurks. (But am a bit nervous of Cemhaan that seems to have been napped by a few 'professionals'.)
The ground did for so many yesterday, of Karl's 3 the best was 9th. Little Big Bear was last though pulling hard didn't help that one. The visual imagery of his Phoenix win was stunning but was it really that strong? At the time I thought it a cracking race but none of the others have managed a win yet. It may be the same with
Nap New 1540 Tahiyra
who won the Moyglare quite easily though 3 of the field have won since and it was soft ground that day. Aside from a blinding 125s second, Kev Ryan's horses generally seem to be running into form so I stuck a speculative few quid ew on Queen Me at 80s last night and a quick scan of the betting shows that a few others have had similar thoughts.
1000 Guineas a bit of a lottery Sure to be a few at a price that pllace but picking one a guess too far today.
New Energy leop. 14.50 looks a more straightforward prospect for nap.
Warning: Off topic.
I think it is generally agreed in this parish that the BHA leaves a lot to be desired as a sport's governing body. But is there a stupider conglomeration of box-ticking, pen-pushing, nest-feathering busybodies than UEFA? Their latest plan is to hold the Champions League final in the USA in the future. Look, I was very good at Geography at school and I'm pretty sure America is not in Europe. The idea is to get Americans in the stadium to watch two European teams play, the vast majority of whose fans will be watching from thousands of miles away. Is this what they call Virtual Reality football?
Sorry to have upset those of a nervous disposition.
Rory - 13.30 Hamilton
Leopardstown 2.50 - You Send Me
Running lion 2.25N.
Firstman - 13.50 Newmarket
Don’t Look Back 15:10 Ham EW Nap
Royal Rhyme 5.25 Newmarket is the nap, well done yesterdays winners.
1.50 newm Single ew
NAP Hidden Dimples 3.00 Newmarket, Andre Fabre, 22/1 as I scrawl.
Well done to yesterday's winners.
Water Nymph. 17.10. Leopardstown. e.w.