Showing posts from June, 2014

June roster

With Roy Lasckut top-hatted and tailed, and rapping a silver handled walking stick on my door, it’s time for another stock take on the flat project. I’ve been putting this off since Saturday. Another two defeats for list horses mean I’m reporting a loss since the last update. We do, however, cling with quick-bitten fingers to a slender overall profit. With many entries to come over the next five days, Ascot will be pivotal in the overall context of the project. George Guru has been seen twice since the last update. A decent 2 nd at Goodwood (a track he seems to like) paid a spawny each way return. Rain on the day of the race reduced the field to 7 and thus my e-w bet struck in the morning to two places. Normally I would never consider such terms. The decision was out of my hands this time, so the few quid I picked up can be considered a bonus. On Saturday at Sandown he was a much less convincing in 6 th .   I thought   Queally gave him a poor positional ride. He was trapped

Three blokes at The Oaks

My debut at The Oaks was back in 2002 when the card used to feature the Coronation Cup. That year, the fillies mile-and-a-half classic also coincided with World Cup year. I've been a reasonably well attending regular since then. But that first appearance was a bit special. Here are the ugly highlights in excruciating detail, shamelessly culled from Mug Punting - short tales about long odds .... Three blokes at The Oaks “Seen this?” Steve proffers today's Racing Post. Next to the Daily Naps competition and just below the Ripon Top Draw info (esoteric reading) is an advert for the Punters' Package - The Oaks at Epsom Downs. Nick, Steve and I are toying with the idea of a day at the races, if not a night at the opera. The day has all the hallmarks of a cracking day out. Nevertheless, we are on the horns of a dilemma. The 2002 World Cup is moving into full Japanese swing and England are due to play Argentina at the Sapiro Dome on the very day of the Oaks meeting. The