Weekly Update 08-03-20
By BG Racing Syndicates On 8th March 2020
I hope you had a good week. This time last week, I thought I would be heading down to Cheltenham about now, but as we have ended up running Mount Oliver at Plumpton tomorrow, I have decided to stay home to go there and I will head down to the Cotswolds tomorrow night.
My Cheltenham preview has been completed, a lot of my bets are on and I am looking forward to the week. It would be absolutely brilliant if we could kick things off by have a BG Racing winner tomorrow!
If you have not seen the Cheltenham Preview and would like to do so, then you download a copy here.
We could not gallop Silver Imperial at Lingfield on Thursday, as they were not allowing horses to work on the track, so we have decided to enter her into the Barrier Trials at Lingfield on 16th March. Barrier Trials are staged races allowing horses to experience the stalls and a simulated race.
We still then intend for Silver Imperial to make her racing debut race at Lingfield on Thursday 26th March and so now is the time to get involved if you might want to join us. I still have some shareholding left and fees for her cover the period to 31st December 2020 and start at £240 (1% share) for the year with discounts for larger purchases – £1,100 for 5% and £2000 for 10%. She should provide us with plenty of fun and if she proves to be decent then maybe a good level of prize money as well!
My Brother is fine and he has started to do a bit more at home. Once Cheltenham is out of the way, I will sit down with Neil Mulholland and make a plan for him, with the intention of him running at the end of the season and all being well, staying in training into the summer. At his current share price, I am hoping that he will end up being cracking value if he bounces back to the form he showed pre-injury.
New shareholding can be purchased at £65 per 1% share (£300 for 5% and £550 for 10%) and the training fee to October 2020 is £250 per 1% share (£1150 for 5% and £2100 for 10%). You can pay monthly if you prefer.
Fr Humphrey / Mount Oliver
As mentioned above, Mount Oliver runs tomorrow at Plumpton. We decided earlier in the week to bypass Exeter for what looked to be easier options at Leicester and Plumpton and then Leicester was abandoned and Plumpton was looking dodgy. There was a fair amount of second-guessing going on, but unless we get an unforecast deluge, the race should go ahead and on paper at least Mount Oliver has a great chance.
Philip Donovan will ride for us and claim seven pounds which will help. Our race is at 4.20 pm and will be televised on Sky Sports Racing. Mount Oliver should have a decent chance if he jumps around and shows similar form to his last couple of starts.
Fr Humphrey is going well and Neil sent me a video of him schooling over three fences earlier this week, which he did well. He is all on track with his training and hopefully will get some better ground for his race on 21st March.
Shareholding in Fr Humphrey and Mount Oliver was available on a “two horses for one share price” option until 30th April 2020. The period runs to the end of April 2020 and much of this already behind us, but there are further races including the valuable veteran’s final for Fr Humphrey, so if you are interested in getting involved, please let me know.
Neil is very happy with Dynamic Kate. She remains on track for a debut in April and she continues to progress well.
Whilst she may only run three or four times before renewal on 31st October, we have her for at least two or three seasons and she could be exciting, so you may need to get involved now to be sure of securing a shareholding. She really could be anything and it is conceivable that she could be a top-level performer able to contest big races. She is currently just £250 per 1% share (£1150 for 5% and £2100 for 10%) covering the period to 31st October 2020.
From The Stables
Last Monday, Scardura was 3rd over at Leopardstown for Neil Mulholland and his other runner, Lyrical Ballad ran well at Wolverhampton but was 5th. On Tuesday, Neil’s Molly Carew was unplaced at Newcastle, whilst Michael Attwater had Daniel Dravot at Southwell who was a good 2nd at 25-1 beaten only by the short-priced favourite. Wednesday was probably not the day Michael was hoping for as Sea Bright, Ihearalotofstories, Mr Fox, Ezzrah and Fujaira King were all unplaced. On Thursday, Neil’s Hygrove Percy ran his usual decent race at Wincanton, but he was just outside the places.
On Friday, Neil ran Miss Jeanne Moon and Frau Georgia who were both unplaced at Ffos Las, but Michael had a winner when Solar Park recorded a victory at Wolverhampton. Unfortunately, Something Lucky was unable to repeat the result when he was unplaced at the same track the following day.
If you are interested in finding out more about what is involved, then please do get in touch as I would be delighted to discuss things with you.
I also have an e-book entitled “Racehorse Ownership – Everything You Might Have Wanted To Know But Would Not Have Known Who To Ask“. This is free and the download page can be accessed here.
Have a great week.
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