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I can't believe that E Street Boy was allowed to go off at odds of 5/6 when winning at Hereford yesterday afternoon.  He couldn't have been any more impressive when landing a conditional jockey's handicap hurdle at Wincanton on Sunday and he was turned out again without a penalty.  The Racing Post forecast he would be a 4/9 shot and he certainly won like one, scoring by a comfortable 2 1/2 lengths, in the process giving Tom Scudamore a much needed winner.  I would imagine that David will have to turn him out again quickly before the handicapper has his say.

E_Street_Boy_Hereford_webE Street Boy and Tom Scudamore in the Winners' Enclosure at Hereford yesterday

I can't believe that E Street Boy was allowed to go off at odds of 5/6 when winning at Hereford yesterday afternoon.  He couldn't have been any more impressive when landing a conditional jockey's handicap hurdle at Wincanton on Sunday and he was turned out again without a penalty.  The Racing Post forecast he would be a 4/9 shot and he certainly won like one, scoring by a comfortable 2 1/2 lengths, in the process giving Tom Scudamore a much needed winner.  I would imagine that David will have to turn him out again quickly before the handicapper has his say.

 

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I really feel for poor Rodi Greene.  He has been ordered to lie flat on his back for the next six weeks to allow his spinal cord time to settle.  Personally I can't sit still for ten minutes - let's all keep our fingers crossed for Rodi.  These jockeys are made of stern stuff and apparently Rodi still wants to come back and ride again - it's his life and he does not want to give up just yet.

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Does my memory fail me or did a former leading owner lay one of his horses to lose a race and then back it to win?  He was told that he had broken the rules, was fined and then eventually sold his horses and got out of racing altogether.  Being a simple fellow, I am sure you can understand that I am struggling to comprehend how a well known trainer can back himself to have no winners at a major meeting.  The BHA described the bet as "ill-judged and inappropriate" and conceded that it breached the spirit if not the letter of the regulations about laying your own horses, and then surprise surprise, did nothing!  I'm sure there is some sort of saying about your face fitting...

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Below I have a couple more pictures from the gallops, this time of Midlands Grand National first and fourth Minella Four Star and Gentle Ranger, as well as Sabre Hongrois.

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Above left: (l-r) Gentle Ranger and Minella Four Star, and right: Sabre Hongrois