Three Tuesday winners - well done. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Where are the BHA? There is much rejoicing on twitter as Nick Luck has agreed to join Stand Up For Racing, a twitter group formed last week. Two of the group, Richard Hoiles and Kevin Blake, have already been on broadcast media to offer balance to the spokesperson for Animal Rising - in both cases doing a grand job. These guys are journalists. From what I can see the BHA has no PR dept. They have one named communications, with Robin Mounsey in charge, but nothing else.
BHA CEO Julie Harrington issued a statement with liberal use of meaningless management speak used by every bloody organisation in the world these days - 'Painstaking detail', 'Working tirelessly', reacting 'robustly' - expressions that no longer have any currency through hyperbole. They have utterly lost the plot and are no longer fit for purpose. Look at the nonsense fine on Robyn Brisland for the psychological and physical damage he did to his staff - eight grand fine and business as usual. I'm told the decision was not fully in their hands due to an independent committee looking at it, but the first thing they should have done after imposing the fine was take the guy's licence away for life. We can only hope they do not renew it when it comes up.
This game makes my blood boil at times.
Mammas Girl looked impressive at the end of the Nell Gwynn, unfortunately, I backed the only other CD winner in the race, Karsavina, who put up a good show.
Canberra Legend won 15/2
As I wrote the other day, those BHA lunch buffets don't organize themselves.
Some ingrate on Twitter bitched about Joe's winning bet saying that Joe was only 66 pounds up during the previous week. I dream about being the dollar equivalent of being 66 pounds up every week.
Coppice in the 15:35 at Newmarket.
My nap is Max Dynamo in the 2.40. Good luck all
NAP 3.15 Cheltenham – Chasing Fire
I didn’t know the European Free Handicap had been scrapped? I’m sure I would’ve backed the winner…
No Cruise Yet - 14.40 Cheltenham
Yesterday we also had folks disrupting the snooker - though that was re Oil i think , other sport will doubtless follow.
Anything on TV - disrupt it. I'm not wishing these people dead but if they are setting up a team with guns to shoot them in the leg now and then to discourage the others i'll put my name up!
The very sad thing is i agree that the fuss at the start did no good at all to poor Hill Sixteen and several other horses were over hyped too.
More mundanely....My nap today is Regal Honour EW Newmarket 3pm. Sure to be a few good priced winers at Chetenham today but finding them wont be easy!
Dream Pirate 1.50N is today's nap.
Agree Joe, BHA has been pathetic in its GN response - I'd have said it wasn't fit for purpose some time ago!!
Stand Up For Racing has some good people to put forward the case, which is sorely needed with BHA sending out trite crap from their bunker. (I hope Ed Chamberlin doesn't join though :P)
Mysterious Love - 16.45 Newmarket is today’s selection.
Sometimes football supporters will chant “You don’t know what you’re doing” at the manager. In the case of the BHA it would be entirely appropriate and deserved.
If Didero Vallis could repeat his run in the Kim Muir at last seasons festival, he’d be winning this.
I’ll make him the nap.
Very well said, Joe. Dreadful and weak response from the BHA.
NAP Rock My Way 3.15 Cheltenham
Jojo Rabbit 🐇 14:50 Bev EW
We'll put Joe.
Nap 1500 Canberra Legend
Made a note recently back Team Ferguson and hope this ain't too ambitious.
Scarface 2.05 Cheltenham is the nap,well done yesterdays winners.
2.50 Bev nelson gay ew
Docklands. 18.00. Kempton. Trained by Hardy Eustace.
Who says Horses are Dumb?