Weekly Update 11-03-19
By BG Racing Syndicates On 11th March 2019
It promises to be a busy week. I am already in the Cotswolds for the week at Cheltenham races, but in a couple of hours, I will be driving back to Kempton for The Way You Dance’s run tonight. Then it is back here tonight and racing from tomorrow!
I had a great response to my Cheltenham Preview which I advertised on FaceBook and which has generated about 125 new members of my mailing list. Now all I need is for the selections to make a nice profit. It would be great to be able to email everyone and be able to run through a list of winners after Cheltenham. Fingers and everything else firmly crossed.
I have had a great couple of days betting ahead of the Festival, so now the challenge is to not lose a fortune this week! I have a few antepost bets at big prices compared to current odds, so hopefully one or two of them can deliver me a big payout.
If you have not got your Cheltenham preview and tips pdf yet, then you still can. My tips may not be worth following but I have had some good Cheltenham Festivals in the past so there may be some nuggets in there and you can download a copy here.
The Way You Dance
There are 10 runners declared and The Way You Dance will carry 9 stone 3 lbs and be ridden by Shane Kelly. The ground, conditions and course are all fine as he has been at least placed under similar conditions in the past. On last season’s form, he would have a very good chance and the current odds of 25-1 would look very big, but the doubt is that he was poor at Ascot last time and we do not really know why although we think it was the class of the race.
I will post some FaceBook live video from the course before and after the race, so check out the FaceBook page for that.
Shares in The Way You Dance are only £360 per 1%, with 5% will be discounted to £1750 and 10% to £3400. I only charge 10% to cover my time running the syndicates and this is further reduced for the 5% and 10% rates which really are excellent value. Quoted costs are “all in” costs to 31st October 2019 and you will receive your share of prize money, plus full owners benefits and the sale proceeds from your share should you decide not to renew or if we sell the horse.
If you are interested in taking a share, please contact me and I will provide you with further information and the relevant paperwork.
We had some disappointing news last week in terms of My Brother. Whilst he is looking very well and happy, he has some tendon damage in his foreleg. On a positive note, the vet does not think that the damage is serious and has recommended that we do not need to take any action to have the injury treated, but it will need time.
We will review in six months, and obviously we do not want this to develop into a recurring problem but both Neil Mulholland and his vet think that this is not a bad injury and whilst there is always the risk of recurrence, this is not as big a risk as it would be with worse tendon injuries. Neil thinks that My Brother is a nice horse who could still have a very good future ahead of him and we have therefore decided to give him the time he needs to recover.
With a summer break anyway, My Brother may only be missing four or five runs against a best case scenario and probably fewer than that, so hopefully we will look back on this as just a minor inconvenience in career terms.
He is still a horse full of promise for the future and his value was enhanced with a great second place in a good race at Cheltenham before Christmas. With him being out for a period, now is the time to snap up a bargain in terms of shareholding. If you are interested in taking a shareholding, please contact me and I will provide some details for you.
From The Stables
Neil Mulholland opened the week on Monday with two runners at Fakenham and two more winners. Molliana was well supported before winning the 3.45 and Niblawi won later on the card for a double for the second consecutive day for Neil! The same day saw Tournois unplaced for Alan Fleming at Leopardstown.
We only had unplaced runners on Tuesday for Neil and Johnny Farrelly, Lough Ryn for Neil and Lady Makfi for Johnny and on Wednesday, we only had one runner, Just For The Craic, who finished 4th for Neil at Kempton.
Thursday was busier, but not successful as Neil’s Molly Carew and Vis A Vis both failed to win and his longer priced runners Penny Poet and Moonlight Camp were unplaced. Johnny’s Sandford Castle was disappointing as well.
After no runners on Friday, Neil was back in action on Saturday with Great Fairy who unfortunately took a heavy fall at Hereford, but on Sunday, Alan was in the winners as whilst his Air Gold and King Alex were well beaten at Naas, his other two runners Espanito Bello and Mount Pellier both won well for a nice double on the day.
Fees for both horses are all inclusive to 31st October 2019 and buying a share in a BG Racing horse is a decision that you will not regret. 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 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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