Horses for Sale

         Do Ya Feel Lucky?!       

Do Ya Feel Lucky?...Well, do you?!
Clint Eastwood puns aside, we have
this gorgeous, unexposed mare,
Do Ya Feel Lucky for sale.
A winner over hurdles and easily
bettered that effort over fences last time.
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Entries & Recent Form

There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Doncaster, Chester, Lingfield and Musselburgh as well as a jumps fixture from Fontwell.  It is the final day of Doncaster's St Leger meeting and of course the highlight is the Leger itself, the oldest (and final) Classic on the calendar which takes place at 3.35pm.  Meanwhile, there is also the Group 2 Park Hill on the card as well as a number of competitive handicaps - it is just a shame (although understandable) that the racegoers won't be there to see it.

Pyledriver looks tailor-made for this race judged on his career-best effort in the Great Voltigeur last time - a race that is historically a great trial for the St Leger with fourteen horses completing the double, including last season's victor Logician and my equine hero, Reference Point.  Amazingly, Pyledriver is not even favourite for the race, which clearly has something to do with his connections.  If he hailed from the Ballydoyle operation, he would doubtless be considerably shorter in the market.

Over in Ireland it is Irish Champion Stakes day at Leopardstown and they have a great card with two Group 1's, two Group 2's and a Group 3 contest on the menu.  The Irish Champion Stakes at 4.10pm features Ghaiyyath, officially the world's best horse at present.  He is capable of incredible form over 1m2f when contested an easy lead, but his odds reflect that.

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The Premier League gets underway this afternoon with champions Liverpool taking on newly promoted Leeds.  It hardly seems five minutes ago that the old season ended.  There is never much of a gap at the best of times, but the Covid pandemic meant that last season finished much later than originally intended.

England were comfortably beaten by Australia in the first one day cricket match at Old Trafford yesterday.  The Aussies posted a total of 294 from their 50 overs and England rarely looked like reaching it after losing early wickets.  Bairstow and Billings were the only batsmen to offer any kind of resistance to the Australian bowling attack with Billings making a sensational 118.  The second match takes place tomorrow and Australia will be hoping captain Steve Smith will be fit to play.

The Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello in Italy takes place tomorrow with qualifying today.  It is Ferrari's home track - it is owned by the firm and they do all of their testing and development there so you would expect that to be an advantage.  However, such is the uncompetitive nature of their car they are struggling badly which is a huge embarrassment as this will be their 1,000th race in F1 in their 70th year.

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Did you hear about the man who fell into an upholstery machine?  Fortunately he is fully recovered!

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