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Weekly Update 10-06-18

By On 10th June 2018

Another busy week for BG Racing and Sunday updates seem to come around pretty quickly at the moment.  Another run this week with The Way You Dance finishing 3rd at Kempton on Wednesday evening although we decided not to run My Brother.

The Way You Dance

The Way You Dance finished 3rd at Kempton on Wednesday; despite looking like he was 2nd both before and after the line, the photograph showed him a short head down at the line.  In the race, The Way You Dance got a great position and travelled well throughout.  In the straight, Silvestre De Sousa, our jockey, went for a gap, but The Way You Dance did not quite have the pace to go through before it closed and needed to be switched inside the leader.  This probably cost him second and maybe even the race as Silvestre reported that The Way You Dance could not quite quicken as he had at Lingfield and he thought that was probably down to the racing surface.  Kempton are describing their going as standard to slow at the moment and it is riding quite “deep”.  Horse are running through it more than bouncing off it and it probably suits horses that like softer ground more than those like The Way You Dance who favour a sounder surface.

Whilst it was disappointing to lose 2nd, we have a happy improving horse who is clearly very well at the moment.  He was rated 59 before Chepstow, raced off 68 on Wednesday and will probably get another small increase.  This means that he has improved by almost a stone since the start of the season and there is no indication that he cannot be competitive at this higher level.

Even better news is that on Thursday morning, Neil reported that The Way You Dance had come out of the race really well and that he was very happy with him.  Despite coming out his races well, having had three runs in three weeks, we do now need to give him a couple of weeks off.  I would still like to look at the Newton Abbot race on the 26th June, but we will see how he is going in the next week or so before we make a final decision.

I have not yet updated the race diary, but hope to do so later today.  You can see photos from the track here, my Facebook updates from the course here and if you want to watch a replay of the race, you can do so here.

Why not buy into The Way You Dance and get involved in his success.  Shares are £280.50 per 1%, reducing to £275 per 1% if you buy 5% and £270 per 1% if you buy 10%. Plenty more chances to come racing this summer and there is nothing else to pay before renewal in October.  Contact me for details.

Justice Super

As mentioned last week, if anyone wants to or knows someone who will take on Justice Super and give him a good home, then please let me know.  He will be fine to hack or perhaps do some dressage or jumping over poles, but he would be unlikely to be able to stand up to the rigours of jumping fences or racing.  There is standard paperwork that contract for him to not be raced again, but after that I am happy for him to be moved on free of charge, as long as he is going somewhere where he will be well cared for.  Please let me know if you know of somewhere.

My Brother

We took a decision on Monday, not to send My Brother to Southwell on Tuesday.  I think in hindsight, not running was probably the right call as the sun was very low.  Several hurdles were omitted and there were a lot of fallers at the second last where the sun seemed to be causing some glare.  We have entered him for a similar race this Tuesday however at the same course.  The ground is a possible issue though.  It was plenty quick enough at Southwell last week despite being watered to a description of good.  We are relying on watering again this week and may choose to wait again.  I want to see him run, but he could be good enough to be worth looking after and that means making sure we are running in the best conditions.

Neil and I did consider the flat again, but arrived a similar conclusion as before.  My Brother has schooled over hurdles and seems to be enjoying them and Neil is keen not to mess him around especially since there is virtually no prospect of softer ground on the flat either.

We will make a final decision on Tuesday, tomorrow morning before declarations, but at the moment I am working on the basis that we are unlikely to run.

I recently recorded video of My Brother on the gallops and schooling over hurdles and if you have not yet seen it, this can he viewed by clicking this link.  My Brother is clever over his hurdles and jumps nicely.

Shares in My Brother are £450 for 1%, but I will discount these to £430 per 1% for 5% purchase and £410 per 1% for 10% purchases.  I am also happy to take instalment payments.  This is an all in cost to 31st October 2018 and at renewal shares will be less than £200 per 1% share to cover training fees should you decide to stay involved for another year.  Buy now and maybe coming racing this week, please contact me for more information.

From The Stables

Last Sunday we had no runners from the stables as Deputys Pass was a non runner for Alan, when Kilbeggan suffered a burst water main and no water at the course.  On Monday, Neil had Morning Sequel well beaten and Admiral Kid did not make the frame.  Ballyantics went well having been very well supported and he finished 2nd, but very sadly Neil’s other runner Baihas broke down on the first circuit, broke a leg and had to be put down.  I sent our condolences to the owners and the team at Neil’s.

Onto Tuesday and Neil’s Lee Side Lady finished two places ahead of his Champagne George, but this was only for 3rd and 5th in a 7 runner field.  Theatre Rouge and Highbury High failed to trouble the judge!  Johnny had Mr Lando and Courtlands Prince beaten at Bangor, but his Retrieve was still right in contention when being brought down at the problematic 2nd last at Southwell.  At 66-1 this one was in the process of running a huge race.  Deputy’s Pass finally got to Kilbeggan and ran a cracker but frustratingly was run out of the places into 4th right on the line after looking like he could win.

Novis Adventus ran poorly at Kempton on Wednesday where Neil’s other runner finished third.  The Way You Dance has had his run analysed above though!  Blue N Yellow ran well for Johnny but finished 2nd to Andrew Thornton’s last winning ride before his retirement.  Just Fred for Neil was the only runner on Thursday and ran a nice race, finishing 4th.  He finished lame, so may have been unlucky and hopefully he is OK.

There was nothing on Friday and only three runners on Saturday.  Collodi did not feature for Neil which was disappointing and his other runner Rossetti faded out of contention as well.  For Johnny, Sporting Boy got all his rivals off the bridle and was probably a very short price in running.  Unfortunately his lack of sharpness kicked in and he was going up and down on the spot when he failed to clamber over the last.

Why Not Join Us?

All quoted prices include the purchase price of the horse and should you decide to renew for a second year, you will only need to pay training fees which are under £200 per 1% share.  If you are interested in discussing 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 by following this link:  https://www.bgracingsyndicates.co.uk/subscribe-for-our-free-guide/

Have a great week.

Phil


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