De Velera. 7/2. Naas. 18.10 won.
Oscular won 15/8.
Unfortunately have had to find a pub in The Lake District with decent Wi-Fi so I could post this…
Jackhammer won 11/1. Ew Nap
The Kirkstile Inn near Loweswater certainly used to be very good, if you are in that area of The Lakes...
Nibras gold won at 11/10
Global Spirit EW 2.55 Carlisle
Hail Mary time. Midheaven in the 15:55 at Carlisle
Radiyka - 18.40 Naas
Tikkinthebox 1.35 Worcester is the nap, well done yesterdays winners.
That carlise 3.25 is a tricky race, i was looking at a few in it for a nap at an ok price. i'll prob regret passing on the one i landed on. Nibras gold worc 3.05 gets nap instead - i went off a shorty yesterday for a bigger price one with predictable results!
Croeso Cymraeg. Carlisle 3.25.
As @David below says this race is a tricky one. I have always enjoyed this meeting, the summer highlight at Carlisle with its feature races the Cumberland Plate and Carlisle Bell (2.55). They are always much sought after prizes by northern handlers and this each race offers £16k to the winning connections. You have to have a horse that likes good fast ground and stays well as they are always run at a good clip. In the Plate I keep coming back to two, Detective and Strawman. Dianne Sayers' horse is in rare form and posted an amazing time the last day when second to Zoffee. I think that was a bit of a fluke time, however, as one horse set a suicidal pace and then folded like a pacemaker, with the ex-Hobbs chaser getting up to beat Detective. (Hugo Palmer seems to have seen a flat career for Zoffee that few others could even imagine!) Nevertheless, there's nothing wrong with the form of his two wins prior to that, one of which was over 7 and a bit furlongs, so he's got speed as well as stamina. He will give a good account. Having said all that, I do like the chances of STRAWMAN, the top weight. Again this horse put in a good show on the clock in his last outing (beating yesterday's winner Myristica in a hot race for the grade at Redcar) and has been put up only 3lb for that. He has been raised a stone in 11 months having won four from seven, and I don't think he is badly handicapped even now. Gemma Tutty has her string in great nick in this her first season since taking over her mother's yard, and this would be a nice pot to add to her recent successes. It's a race to look forward to.
The Carlisle Bell is even trickier perhaps, with the in-form Cassy O carrying top weight of 10st. His run will give a pointer to the chances of his recent conqueror Detective in the Plate. He will have to improve again to win this, and I prefer PISANELLO in the place market. He's dropping back in trip again having shown improvement last time over a mile at York. He is very consistent so gets little relief from the handicapper, but will be running on at the death today. Pisanello is one for you, @el gran senor?
@Harrytheactor These historic races are great - every course has them but unless you're reasonably local you dont, i think, always know. i'm with Strawman too but it was a toss of a few coins.
@Harrytheactor somehow Sue Magnier missed this name which is absent minded considering she named a Horse Pistolleto.
Hi Luke...maybe 3 times lucky...in the Lake District and dodgy mobile signal... anything posted takes ages to appear hence the multiple posts... should only be the one now
Well done Alan - winner at 11/1 - better odds than this morning. Hope things are lovely in The Lake District, and yes only one post now 😛
Despite Alan posting Jackhammer 3 times (can be removed). I'm going for Tangled 2.25C for the win....
Jackhammer 14:25 Carl EW Nap
Tom Segal has written a very good article in the RP about the fact we are breeding for speed rather than stamina,its well worth a read as its something I've been banging on about for years . I've always bought horses that will improve with age and stay . Hence the 2 syndicate horses are in that category.
Sixfiveseven has been gelded as he was getting a bit uppity and heavy ,hes now cantering strongly upsides and concentrating, hes bred to want 8f/10f minimum as a young horse with the potential to get 2 miles . Tim has been told to treat the horse as his own and is under no pressure, at this stage hes looking to run him at the back end.
As I said a couple of days ago Northern Symphonie is now being broken in at Martin Jones and will then go into training around September time having had the same pre training prep as Six had .
There will be a full members update with video of Six cantering upsides at Tim's, unfortunately Paul's not to good at present so I cant say when this will be sent . If anyone has any questions fire away at me at email@example.com or on here .
A couple of 2 yos worth following for you , Achilea and Opportunity Knocks ,both had quiet runs on debut and will be switched on next time.
@David will do ,hes getting better every day he told me this morning.
@Dilton best wishes to Paul. thanks for the update.
Sorry to hear about Paul (Loose Buttons)
Vision Des Flos - 14.05 Worcester
7.10 Naas - Suwayra (each way)
De Velara. 18.10.Naas.