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Bristle boy

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  1. Great stuff Tom. Big thanks from me, to add to others' comments. All eyes to the Grand National. Off to Fuerteventura for a week next Wednesday, back on 3rd April, so just in time for Aintree. I planned that well. Tiger Roll looks a worthy favourite after he completely bolted up last week. One at a big price who i think could run into a place, and who ran at Cheltenham, is Noble Endeavour, currently 50/1 with Bet365. See you all for Aintree.
  2. Sky Sports will be making a play for full coverage of British horse racing i reck - ITV will be in a battle soon when next contract comes up. Interestingly the Attheraces channel that was rebranded Sky Sports racing this year used to have rights to Ascot a few years ago. Hopefully Sky will HD the channel soon, as in SD Sky Sports racing gives poor pictures.
  3. 33s....just before Xmas. Just seemed like a FA Cup team this season, if u get what i mean? Cliche i know. On their day Wolves can match most teams (the current squad).
  4. Chortle! Chortle! My Wolves FA Cup win bet remains alive.
  5. England were pathetic. Once Scotland scored their first try England should've closed game down and revert to their forwards dictating, like a Johnston team would've done. Instead England thought they were playing in a Barbarians exhibition match. And tackling!! Since when have modern day RU players not been taught to tackle correctly by tackling around ankles/lower leg? Basic first taught way to tackle an opponent as learnt at age of 12 at my grammar school. On the last Scotland try Daly didnt even try a basic tackle as i described above. Pathetic really.
  6. My post was 5 hours after the victory. You usually post straight away after an 'event', as evidenced in your post today. Clickbait. You obviously have a negative agenda with regards horse racing.
  7. Yep. In running. Could've happened on the gallops or just walking around the stable yard. How come you've only posted negative news on the racing this week? Why no posts from yesterday about the fact that Bryony was first female winner of a Grade 1 steeplechase at Cheltenham or the fact a guy who has been blind from birth owns the winner of the Stayers hurdle?
  8. Hmm....UEFA 'secure' Barcelona v Juve final
  9. Hi Tom It is 3 winners by Lady jockeys - Bryony on Frodon
  10. I've been itching to add a post but resisted. As it's Cheltenham week my focus has been on money making issues. Might add a post tomorrow
  11. Interesting 2nd place selection for the Gold Cup by Lassie; with Venetia having a great 2nd in the Ryanair at a big price (i was v tempted to have an e/w bet this morn but didnt - slightly annoyed with myself) - she is a canny trainer for getting one ready to upset the odds, especially if the going is soft or worse and at Cheltenham. Couldnt resist a few bob e/w on Yala Enki in the GC at odds of 150/1.
  12. Evening all. Well, i've laid off the relaxing at-home evening beers this week, but this eve i will sink a few guinesses (A Morrisons buy this morning at a bargain of £10 for 15 cans). I need a tipple following another exciting day watching the Festival this afternoon. I've been following horse racing for over 30 years of my 57. Cheltenham week became an important week of my life 20+ years ago when i used to go on a Jolly Boys' outing on Gold Cup day. And for last 20 years, when i was working, Cheltenham week was booked off well in advance (thankfully, due to a fortunate early retirement, no need to ask anyone's permission anymore). And i can honestly say i've never enjoyed or experienced such a great day as today with Bryony being first lady jockey to win a Grade 1 steeplchase race. I was all over Frodon the last couple of weeks and her ride was coolness, professionalism personified. Her relationship with Frodon just shows how a human and horse can be the greatest of buddies. Having a niece who has been in racing for last 10 years, pony racing, jockey school at Doncaster, riding out at a number of yards since Doncaster, one can fully understand the bond the stable lads, girls and jockeys have with the horses. Following Bryony's success was the brilliant Paisley Park owned by Andrew Gemmell, blind from birth, and an inspirational guy ( PP trained by Emma Lavelle). With Lizzie Kelly winning the 4.10 today was Ladies Day, for sure, even though, officially on course, that was yesterday. Your truly had another decent day with a double of Sire du Berlais and Paisley Park; numerous pick ups on Frodon, incl 2 free bets payouts on Frodon (ta to Bet365 and Betfred). So, tomorrow's selections: 1.30 Sir Erec 2.10 Eclair de Beaufeu 2nd Whiskey Sour 2.50 Commander of Fleet ( NAP) 3.30 Native River 4.10 Pacha du Polder 4.50 Magic Saint 5.30 Mr Antolini Best of luck to all Thanks to Tom for this week. Top guy.
  13. Really windy here in BS34 this morning with much worse gusts than yday. Hope racing goes ahead.
  14. Well, that was pure class. Beautiful piece of skill.
  15. Exhausting work is Cheltenham week In my real bets today a lovely winner in the 1st, followed by Topofthegame in the 2nd and then semi-agony in the Coral Cup as Wicklow Brave was caught on the line; a horse i'd bet last week at 33s but luckily e/w, so a place pick up. My £5 free bet from Bet365 today was placed e/w at 25s on Politilogue in the Champ Chase. Agony followed in the 4.50 as my 2 bets, both win only, finished 2nd and 3rd. All in all a decent day though. So, on to tomorrow: 1.30 Defi Du Seuil 2.10 Aaron Lad 2.50 Frodon (NAP) 3.30 Supasundae 1st), Paisley Park (2nd) 4.10 Eamon An Cnoic 4.50 Posh Trish 5.30 Measureofmydreams Best of luck to all.
  16. Really gusty here late last night, but winds seem less so, right now. Hopefully doesnt get worse. Bets to be placed over next couple of hours. Here we go again!
  17. Two actual betting pickups today, for me, at Cheltenham; Silver Streak e/w at 100/1 in the Champ Hurdle and in the 4.10 a win on Roksana. Interestingly i got those as tips off the SportingLife website Mon eve, tipster Simon Holt, who used to be one of main commentators on racing on Ch4. French-bred horses had a decent day today; worth noting with ground remaining very testing. For tomorrow (if goes ahead): 1.30 City Island 2.10 Topofthegame 2.50 Vision Des Flos (NAP) 3.30 1st Altior, 2nd Politologue 4.10 Auvergnat 4.50 Ciel de Neige 5.30 Ask for Glory Best of luck to all
  18. I suspect, privately, the racing authorities and Cheltenham racecourse wouldnt be unduly concerned if it is called off tomorrow. The course today will really cut up and be in bad nick by end of today. A dry day tomorrow will enable them to repair the turf damage. Just a thought from me.
  19. Well the rain is v heavy and relentless here in BS34 as i type. Expect late withdrawals today i reck. Some horses today, after running on decent ground all Winter (UK and in Ireland) will wonder what is going on with today's ground. Expect shock results today.
  20. Chucking it down here in BS34 and it's blowing a hoolie!
  21. Yep Tom very very windy down here in BS34. Only 40 mins or so from Cheltenham so i'd imagine it is quite 'rough' right now, up there. I hope Claisse's views the other day about the wind are borne out, otherwise even today (let alone tomorrow) could be in danger. ITV4 9.30 for Cheltenham preview programme.
  22. Tomorrow's selections 1.30 Grand Sancy 2.10 Glen Forsa 2.50 Up for Review 3.30 Apples Jade 4.10 Roksana 4.50 Roaring Bull 5.30 Impulsive Star NAP: Grand Sancy
  23. Here you go Tom: TUES CHAMPION HURDLE 3.30 1st Apples Jade 2nd Melon WEDS QUEEN MOTHER 3.30 1ST ALTIOR 2nd Min THURS STAYERS HURDLE 3.30 1ST Supasundae 2nd Faugheen FRI GOLD CUP 3.30 1ST Native River 2nd Clan Des Obeaux Tomorrow's selections to follow in a mo.
  24. Re the wind issue, Tom, Simon Claisse is confident all will be ok as wind direction is forecast to come from a direction where The Malverns give some protection to the course and its structures. Let's hope so as i've been getting into an increasingly excited mode over last few days. In 2008 my wife and I had tickets to go on the Wednesday with her bro and sis-in-law. To say we were all disappointed when it was called off would be a gross understatement. I've already had a few early bets over last two weeks, all NRNB. I've already had a nice wager on tomorrow's Supreme, where i think Nichols can lay down an early 'marker' on The Festival in the form of Grand Sancey. Best of luck to all.
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