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Weekly Update 05-11-17

By On 8th November 2017

Double big news this week as we bought a new horse and had a winner!  After a frustrating season for The Way You Dance he finally showed what he is capable of with an impressive win at Fakenham.  This followed 24 hours after I purchased BG Racing’s third horse “My Brother” at the Tattersalls sales.  It certainly was a memorable week!

The Way You Dance

The race diary from Fakenham has been uploaded to the website including photos and all the video from the day.  You can shortcut to it here.

TWYD was stiff after the race but no worse than he has been from the flat and Neil reported that he has been much better this week.  After 10 races, he will now take a well deserved break and he should be back in March.  His handicap mark was reassessed this week and his hurdle mark was bumped up 8lb to 110 which is a couple of pounds more than we were expecting and more irritatingly, the handicapper also decided that the discrepancy between his hurdle and chase mark was now too much and bumped up his chase mark by 6lb to 100!  This is very cheeky, but unfortunately nothing can be done about it and hopefully it is not a major issue, as after last week, hurdles was very much the plan for the foreseeable future.

Justice Super

Nothing to add to last week’s report on “Justice”.

My Brother

A third horse section is required following my purchase of My Brother last week. “Bruv” (I am going with that as a nickname for now!) is staying with Neil and we have agreed that he will have a couple of weeks off and then come into training with a view to getting him out over hurdles in January or early February.  I want to see what we have and do not want to be at the end of the season wishing we had got him out in time to run in more valuable races.  Whilst he may prove to be a summer horse similar to The Way You Dance, I am hopeful that he will be able to hold his own in better company and would like to find out whether this is the case before going down that route.

Website & Social Media

The website will be updated with a horse page for My Brother in due course along with some other content changes that I am trying to find time to implement!  In the meantime, don’t forget to “like” the Facebook page and “follow” the Twitter feed (@bgrsyndicates) to get adhoc updates and notifications.

All the best.

Phil

 


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