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Busy weekend ahead with entries for our 3 horses

Busy weekend ahead with entries for our 3 horses

FILL THE POWER Will run in Saturdays Scottish National, which as most of you will know, is a race in which he ran a blinder last year, when, whilst still a Novice Chaser, he finished in the money in 5th place. FTP has not had a hard season, and with the ground at Ayr looking like being a combination of Soft / Good to Soft, together with the likelihood of him being ridden more prominently than Dougie Costello`s waiting tactics last year, plus the benefit of his wind operation, there is much to like about the chances of an even bigger run on Saturday. For most peoples sake though, I just hope Paul Nicholls will not decide to play silly buggers by running Tidal Wave in the race, which, apart from maybe four or five others, (including his own ante post jt fav Sam Winner !!!) would mean most of the runners would be out of the handicap proper, leaving many top jockeys present forced to watch the race in the Weighing Room, and Trainers scuttling around for jockeys who are able to ride at 10 stone. For the sake of the Ayr race, I just hope, if connections wish […]

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Mister Jones Disappoints in bid to make it 4 from 4

Mister Jones Disappoints in bid to make it 4 from 4

It was perhaps a dream too far to expect Mister Jones to become our fourth winner from our last four runners, and he never even began to look like he was going to do it. In fact, apart from Sues horse Hit the Top, who ran a decent race, neither Mr Moonshine, Dartford Warbler or Mister Jones ran to expectations, and the reason was simply because of the state of the ground. Advertised as Good to Soft, Soft in places, most jockeys riding would have disagreed with the Clerk of the Course and her assessment, preferring to use words such as, “dead” “bloody hard work” ” heavy” and “sticky” as their descriptions. Sue and Harvey also were not happy people. Maybe MJ wasn`t feeling at his best, maybe a sixteen runner cavalry charge was a shock to his system, maybe the ground was not he best for his longest race to date (2ml 6f) but, disappointing as the day was for all concerned, especially those who made the long journey to Scotland, I believe its best to write off the events at Kelso, put it behind us, and believe in our jockey who is adamant MJ is a nice young […]

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Pinerolo Wins a Thriller at Newcastle

Pinerolo Wins a Thriller at Newcastle

HELLS BELLS !!!! Three wins from three races in less than a fortnight….how many Racing syndicates can match that statistic !!! I suspect NONE, and what a hell of an achievement …. for which my syndicate members will wholeheartedly agree to thank Sue, Harvey, Ryan Mania, Ryan Clavin, and all the staff at Craiglands Farm responsible for making possible this amazing three on the trot stat. It is too soon to go into detail, because my head hasn`t properly cleared yet from the resultant celebrations after yesterdays “ride of the month” from Ryan Mania….quote from a professional horseracing journalist…not from me, but who would argue. It was a brilliant ride given to a willing, genuine horse, who won an extended battle over the last two fences and up to the winning post. I can assure everyone that the Pipe horse was expected to do the business, because Edmund Kean was sent here on a mission to win, and by doing so, get his handicap mark raised to a level which would ensure his participation in one of the many Cheltenham Festival options for which he had been entered. But it didn`t work out for him, and fair play to jockey […]

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Fill the Power wins at Wetherby

Fill the Power wins at Wetherby

Having just returned from Sedgefield, it was great to see Sue Smith train two of the winners on the card, Whiskey Ridge and Bennys Well, thus rubber stamping the rich vein of form the yard is having this season. The McGoldrick syndicate was also the benefactor of this rich vein of form when, 8 days after Pinerolo romped home at Catterick, good old Fill the Power at last showed us what he is capable of by winning nicely at Wetherby, and in doing so, “bullied the others into submission” …Peter Naughtons words on RUK, not mine. Apart from the thrill of having two winners on the trot within eight days, it was particularly pleasing that with FTP`s latest performance, there was no sign of the customary flat spot in the middle of his races which we had come to expect, and which was especially frustrating as he was always doing his best work at the finish without getting his nose in front where it mattered. It`s true to say that all of FTP`s three career wins have come by making most of the running, and staying on from the front, thus running the finish out of the opposition, whereas, even […]

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