Horses for Sale

          Fit, ready to run &        
               entered up!              

                 Just Midas (IRE)                
This handsome three year old son of Shantou
is froman excellent family being a half brother
to useful winners Court Red Handed
and Clontarf
He is fit and ready to run.  50% remaining

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Cheltenham Festival 2018

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Entries & Recent Form

The stable enjoyed a good day yesterday with an across the card double at Ludlow and Haydock courtesy of Red Square Revival and Eamon An Cnoic.  Red Square Revival (above) won with plenty in hand under a good, positive ride from David Noonan, jumping well and looking the likeliest winner from some way out.  Hopefully the handicapper will not be too nasty to him.  Over at Haydock, Eamon An Cnoic (below) was the brave winner of the 2m4f novices' chase.  He was sent off a massive 18/1 chance and our six year old has now won two out of two at Haydock.  The Haydock fences are very stiff, so this was a very good performance under Tom Scu.  Furthermore, the prize money was very good with over £13,000 to the winner and there is a nice picture of him in today's Racing Post.

There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Wincanton, Leicester and Market Rasen as well an all-weather flat fixture from Chelmsford City.  David has one runner today as Daklondike contests the 3m1f handicap chase at Wincanton at 1.35pm.  He was a facile winner at Wetherby on his penultimate start, winning by 16 lengths from a mark of 114.  He disappointed next time at Chepstow when only fourth under a penalty but that may well have come too soon and while this will be tougher from a mark of 126, he still looks to hold solid claims.

I see that Hayley Turner is in the hot seat having opened a betting account while still a licenced jockey.  She had announced her retirement from race riding at the time but had forgotten she still held a licence.  It is okay if you are completely retired, but the trouble is that she was competing in invitational events and was also taking the odd warm-up ride here and there.  An unfortunate oversight as racing does not need any unnecessary negative publicity.

When you think about all of the money that the government wastes, you would think that they would do more to support some of the wonderful charities about.  I recently went to visit the rehabilitation centre in Lambourn (there is another in Malton) - not many people know that it is not just jockeys that they help.  There was a window cleaner who had fallen from a ladder when I visited - these charities do such a great job and deserve more funding.

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It would appear that England cricket captain Joe Root has been hit around the head by a short ball.  He said, "We're still massively in this Ashes series".  I must be watching the wrong games as England are 2-0 down after only a couple of games.

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Thought for the day...The trouble with an all-day breakfast is that you have to eat it very slowly!

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