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WD Mike and Robbo great stuff!
Southern Hills is one of my TTF and I’ve backed him ew to come on for first start this year. Good luck all
July Cup Southern Hills 33-1 0.5pt ew 4pl
Fab week for you VtC
Thanks Jack. My head has been melted with work lately and I handed my notice in on Monday. Normally would be all over the summer jumps but struggling to find enthusiasm and time for bets. Still, the future is bright I hope…we plan to go “home home” to farm now…bit daunting but it was time for a new chapter. We’re down here for the 12th weekend (I cannot be doing with sitting in our wee terraced house listening to lambegs being battered outside the door…I think some ex grand high wizard of the local lodge lives our street and gets duly serenaded for half an hour..dunno what’s happening this year but guaranteed they’ll be rolling out of the Plough and down our street till all hours).
Nice and quiet down home… the small one has passed out on me having stuffed herself with raspberries out of the garden, the bigger one is off shooting rabbits with her daddy. Might even watch a bit of racing tomorrow. Life is good
Thanks, it was a good ride too.July 10, 2020 at 21:44 in reply to: SELECT 3 HORSES to win on Saturday 11th July 2020-Week 6 of the Flat #1493540
3.00 Hudson River
3.35 Southern Hills
Win Wedding Date (Mountain Peak)
Ew Saaheq ( Venturous)
Thanks Neil, enjoy the racing tomorrow
Agree with Jack about the prices being tight but had a go with Moonshine Bay as the stable in form. He kept good company a year or two ago and if they used lockdown to sort out whatever was holding him back earlier this year (he’s better than that) then he might go well. Although may need first run back hence small ew only.
7.25 Kilbeggan Moonshine Bay 16-1 0.5pt ew
I’m sticking with Lynwood Gold but will be watching everything with interest
Need to wind my neck in and just do smaller stakes again for a bit
6.45 Curragh Lynwood Gold 10-1 1pt ew
I kind of get what you mean, but on the other hand, if you own half a dozen very good middle distance 3yo colts that you think will handle the track, what else are you going to do with them? If Coolmore were packing every big handicap with all their horses that didn’t reach group 1 standard (I’m looking at you Gigginstown), that would be unsporting. But the Epsom derby is still the pinnacle in their eyes. Likewise if Gigginstown had half a dozen very good staying chasers each year that were likely to act well round Cheltenham and had the class to feasibly place in the gold cup I wouldn’t have a problem with them all running in it.
Mythical was the worst of the Coolmore horses this year and even he beat a few horses home. He is nicely bred for the job and wasn’t ridiculously out of place. If they had run Arizona and Southern Hills in it and kicked them into a massive lead to act as pacemakers, that would have been unsporting.
Like others have said, it’s up to other outfits to take Coolmore on by trying to breed and race better 12f horses. It’s interesting that Coolmore still haven’t found Galileo Mk II yet and time is running out. Frankel isn’t Coolmore owned; Stradivarius might throw up something interesting if he covers some fast mares as well as NH mares; what will the gorgeous Logician do at stud?. OK the potential opposition is not deep but I like the fact that Coolmore still want to win the English and Irish derbies and the St Leger. If it wasn’t for Coolmore stallions, the St Leger might have dwindled to a group 3 with a tiny handful of entries each year and perhaps even the Epsom Derby would lose its relevance and be just an amusing throwback while everyone else tried to win the latest arms race purse for the Super Desert Everest Platinum Diamond International Flat Track Squillions.
Well done Sir Harry and Mickey