The Wool and How It Is Being Pulled

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Many of you will know my thoughts and approach to racing. I do not tend to hide my contempt for the way many of those within the sport make their living and, to be fair, I would undoubtedly do the same in their position. I acknowledge the way the handicapping

July 17th

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July: +10.55 2:10 Bath There is only one reason for War Of Independence not to be backed here and that is if O’Shea does not intend to try with it. The booking of SDS would hopefully indicate that will not be his intention. 3:30 Beverley Menusier won this last year

July 15th

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July: +1.55 Not a great month but decidedly better than this time last year when June and July were pitiful. A mate of mine is having a great time in the last few weeks due to the “form making sense for once” and there maybe something in that with the

July 14th

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July: +3.55 Very little today which is a shame with some big handicaps being run but nothing really stands out. 3:10 York I’m convinced Third Time Lucky wins this today. It is very well handicapped and was very “unlucky” last time out. If trying it surely wins this. 4:10 Ascot


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July: + 4.55 2:15 Doncaster Sunrize steps up to two miles here although it does go back up to class five. The horse has looked to have quite a bit in hand and has been running good races without getting its head in front this year. 3:40 Dundalk Ragtime Red

July 11th

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July: +3.55 2:00 Lingfield Oakley Mimosa steps up in trip and down in class here after being stopped three times and Harry Bentley takes over in the saddle. 3:20 Yarmouth Hope Is High looks very promising here with SDS back on for Berry as a previous C&D winner off its

July 10th

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July: +5.5 A better day yesterday and I hope none of you are harbouring murderous intentions towards me now the above figure is a positive one. 4:30 Ponte This is a race which has Mearing,, Sir Derrick, The Throstles and Chikoko Trail init but I will have to mention One

July 9th

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July: -5.6 A wondrous thing occurred yesterday with a selection looking highly likely to win throughout the whole race and, amazingly, hanging on to score impressively. I may be about to be abducted by the master race! 1:50 Worcs I think Thoonavolla will go very close to winning this with

July 8th

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July: -12 The Varian horse ran a stinker and Bosham got caught close home, as I fully expected it too for most of the race! Tawdeea was a non runner which is a result these days. 2:00 Ayr Three Dalgleish runners from six entries but Goldie’s Testa Rossa is back

July 7th

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July: -9 It is at this point that I think I ought to pay a visit to gamblers anonymous. I was sure we had a winner with Vera Drake but only the traders amongst us would have been happy with the race. Viceroy Mac was ridden into the ground again


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