Foxy Jacks is a cheesy pub in Dingle with the faux premis they have always sold essentials other than Beer.
It is a rip off of Dick Macks in the same town where I buy made to measure waist belts over their homemade beers as that Pub has always done that since ever I remember.
For some reason I keep backing him but not today when he got placed at 40/1.
Roll on Arc Weekend when I might find my true colours again.
Watch KEENELAND LIVE FEED its better than betting .
American understand their auctioneers..
Dandy's Angel won at 9/2
Andromeda's Kingdom starred at 5s
as did Mick A's team teaching an old dog a new trick
As did the jockey as I thought she was going to decide she'd done enought a couple of times
Fall in love, ew nap 3.45 Yarmouth.
Some of her form in France last season, would make that 100/1 look very big.
Ran well to finish 4th. 66/1 4 places was available in places. Went for the 100s 3 places. Aw well.
Lived up to his name?
Tamilla Yar 16.55
NAP Sir Busker 3.40 Sandown.
3.40 Sandown purplepay ew
Eastern charm 4.15S.
Authorized Art 4.25 Listowel Nap
oh well, got paid on my EW bet. :)
Geromino - 16.05 Kelso
Two of my sort of horses out today ie got a bit of 'character'. In 1505, The Line was given a sympathetic hands and heels ride on debut. So much so he clearly saw racing as an option and has refused to enter the stalls the last twice. Nuts off for this behaviour he has been backed a bit. Russell Brand seems to have been misbehaving so perhaps we could consider this option for him.
Nap Bev 1350 Andromeda's Kingdom
Dangerous relying on such a lowly rated beast but my tracker has it that she should have a chance if kept to low grade and IF they can teach her to set off. At 5 this is questionable.
My other was Al Asifah at Yarmouth, not for the horse, poor Ribblesdale at group 2 now down to a listed but for the jockey. I really rate him and his last winner was on 12th Aug, which despite his ban seems an eternity ago. That last winning day - 2 for Haggass'- included a super ride on Al Aasy. I'll back it if I can get the odds out a bit, I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
Mr Mojito 14:20 Bev EW Nap
Gevrey. 16.25. Listowel
Sandown 3.40 - Breege
apologies in advance to Jake. I intended to select Novus after her storming finish in a grp3 over C&D - but she's a NR. Breege receives a stone from Chindit on what could end up very testing ground. That poor run at Haydock came only 10days after her unlucky 2nd in a Goodwood Grp3 so she's worth another chance.
Not sure we should be making grade1s handicaps, but it might be an idea to make all NH grade2s limited handicaps or make other allowances; previous seasons novices to get 5lb before Jan 1st.
Dandy's Angel - 17.10 Beverley
Breege 3.40 Sandown is the nap,well done yesterday Pebbles.
I would vote no for the graded races being handicaps,who wants to watch horses having quiet runs so they can run off a low weight in the Gold Cup ect?
I would not . Weight ruins horses ,especially in truly run races ran in a fast time. It can takes months to get over ,some never do get over it ,mentally or physically.
Why break a horses heart.
He's a freak ,enjoy him and thank God he's with a brilliant trainer who won't be pushed into daft decisions by some idiot journos and media pressure.
I wouldn't be in favour. There's something compelling about watching a great athlete win against their contemporaries on a level playing field. Were Usain Bolts achievements tarnished because he was so much better than anyone else at the time he was running?
Top horses wouldn’t carry any more weight than they carry now; you'd just end up with more out of the handicap.
A nice profit yesterday for Pebbles - well done. And Bacciodilupo (thanks) prompted me about a 6/1 winner from EGS that was not on the sheet. Just a reminder that I only check reported winners; i do not go through every post seeking a winner that might not have been reported. Having said that, if you are having posting problems again, please let me know. It could be the fault of Wix, who host the blog, that some posts are not registering.
We must decide soon about the new site. There seemed to be little love for it when we tried for a day or two at the start of this month. I propose we use the new site throughout October, after which we can have a vote about where to settle.
Plenty of opinions about Constitution Hill in the last 24 hours. I'm with Harry in keeping him hurdling, though have no strong feelings either way. What would have made the decision much more interesting is the Champion Hurdle as a handicap. Why can't we overcome the sniffy pearl-clutching in this country about graded races/level weights? Beyond the established events for young horses/novices, why shouldn't everything else be a handicap? The grades can be retained, as can the prize money. We might have to wave goodbye to the Pattern, but it would be some shot in the arm for UK racing.
My main problem with this Joe, is if you want to see the best horse winning, don't they need to meet on level terms?
A handicap system can be manipulated, and also some top class horses will not perform to their best if burdened with big weights.
I enjoy it when there's a great weight carrying performance, and fine for some top class races to be handicaps, but I certainly wouldn't want to get rid of a system where the best horses meet on level terms.