Jake setting a roaring July pace - well done all winners.If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
I find your opinion and continuing comments on Gosden equally offensive.
NAP Upward Curve 6.55 Fairyhouse, 12/1 or so as I type.................
Aish. Yarmouth 4.40.
It may be Madness but i'm going to nap One Step Beyond in the Kempton 8.20 tonight
Next Second 18:05 Bath EW Nap
Super start Jake, hope you've made yourself some £s.
Personally avoiding my selections for now and the only tracker suggestion is
Nap 1725 Fairy The Jam Man
who I hoped might be an earner in the Pertemps. Been a few quid for him so who knows? I don't!
Moonlit Warrior - 3.50 Catterick
Joe, I also napped Soft Whsiper to win Sunday's 3.20 at Chelmsford- returned at 13/8f.
Gallopin Des Champs Nap in 15.57 Hyeres.
This race intrigues me, the only conditions my racecard online gives me, is that it is for 6 year olds.
Yet all nine entries begin with the letter 'G'... never seen that before.
Moonlit Cloud (each way) - 20.35 Bath
Jake is of to a flyer - he will be able to declare soon...im going to have to look for some big prices already....
14.50 Catterick- Burning Emotion
My current form is hideous, let's try moonlit warrior 3.40C.
Stranger Things 2.10 Yarmouth is todays nap.
Well, the herd mentality in the press and on social media strikes again. It now looks as though those who sought to usher Frankie Dettori into retirement were a little hasty. And those who were eager to characterise John Gosden as a coward, a bully and worse should eat a little humble pie. For guess who is about to be legged up on the yard's two star fillies Emily Upjohn and Inspiral? None other than Dettori.
Let me do something out of character and indulge in a wee portion of "I told you so". No one on any forum I am aware of - least of all perhaps this one - was prepared to run in the opposite direction from the herd by suggesting a different scenario. But I said here on 24 June that "Frankie will be back. I'll be amazed if he's not riding for Clarehaven after this weekend or very shortly thereafter." Everyone refused to get the measure of the man at the helm at Clarehaven; everyone was all too eager to cut down that very tall poppy in typically British resentment of the most accomplished and successful people in society.
Forget all this rubbish about Gosden's U-turn. It's nothing of the sort. And forget any idea that prominent owners (e.g. Richard Thompson of Cheveley Park) have gone marching in to Gosden's office at Clarehaven to argue the toss with him about bringing Dettori back in from the cold. The reality is that Gosden expresses himself with unusual care and without the cliched generalities of most trainers. He likes drawing analogies with other sports and from his own immense knowledge of and experience in racing. Suggestions that he contradicts himself irritate him as they are without foundation. So he chose the word "sabbatical" very precisely to mean a period of time away from one's daily duties to reflect, refresh and learn. And Frankie is smart enough to drop the braggadocio, pronto, and knuckle down just as the boss ordered. He will come back a chastened man, a fitter man, to ride those good fillies and some of the other smart horses in the yard, until such a time when he can choose to retire on a high, like one of his Group 1-winning victory leaps that never ends.
The Jam Man. 17.25. Fairyhouse. Looks like 4/1 as I post.