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Weekly Update 13-08-18

By On 13th August 2018

It is a bit of a quieter update this week.  Neil was away all week and neither of the two horses were being prepared for a run.  The week still seemed to race by and there always seems to be plenty to do!

I did manage to get the race diary for My Brother’s run at Bangor completed.  This is on the website here and contains links to photos I took at Bangor, the Facebook live videos that I put together and a video of the race itself along with my “match” report of the day.

The Way You Dance

I spoke to Neil this morning and The Way You Dance is doing fine, but needs time to recover from his knock.  The hope now is that we get him back for the Grassroots Stayers Series final at Nottingham at the start of October.  This is a valuable prize.  The break he has had now should mean that we can keep him going into the winter for a bit longer.

With the success that The Way You Dance has had this year, I will be increasing his value at renewal.  For the current year I am holding the share price at £280.50 per 1%, reducing to £275 per 1% if you buy 5% and £270 per 1% if you buy 10%.  As a special offer, if you buy 5% or more, I will credit you with all prize money won so far this season – which is payable at the year end – this will mean that you already have about £250 of prize money in the bank, with nothing else to pay before renewal in October.  Contact me for details.

Justice Super

The year of “ownership” of Justice Super ends on 31st August.  I appreciate how disappointing it was for shareholders that we did not see him race due to injury.  I am still working hard to find him a new home and I am going down to chat things through with Johnny.  I hope to set up something for the Justice Super owners in due course.

My Brother

As mentioned above, the race diary is now on the website.  My Brother is doing fine and was out on the gallops this morning.  In what was a bit of a surprise, he was given a handicap mark last week!  Normally the handicapper waits three runs before allocating a mark, but he will sometimes do so after two runs if the races were competitive and he has some good yardsticks to measure against.  He obviously thought that he did, as he allocated My Brother a mark of 110 over hurdles.

This puts him on the same mark as The Way You Dance, but he should have more upside than TWYD from there and we expect him to get better in his upcoming races as he gains experience.  Neil is keen to stick to novice and maiden hurdles for now to let him get that experience, outside of the hustle and bustle of handicaps.

Shares in My Brother remain £450 for 1%, but I will discount these to £430 per 1% for 5% purchase and £410 per 1% for 10% purchases.  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.  Please contact me for more information.

From The Stables

Last Sunday, Neil sent Kalondra to Galway and he was going well when unfortunately he fell three out.  Monday saw ups and downs from our yards.  Neil had a winner through Chantecler, but he had Free Bounty unseat and Willygolassiego pulled up, whilst Johnny’s Western Sunrise was a faller in the same race and later in the card, he had another loser through Bermeo.  Over in Ireland, Alan Fleming ran Clever as a Fox who went well and took 3rd place.

There was just one from our stables on Tuesday, Alan’s Great Cleni who was unplaced.  Wednesday saw Neil’s More Harry and Moayadd unplaced.  Appointment Only did manage a place, but the star of the show for Neil was Vis A Vis who won at Kempton.

We had no runners on Thursday and on Friday just two on the all weather where Neil’s County Peckham and The Detainee were beaten.  Johnny had a couple of non runners on Saturday whilst Alan had two third places through Templemore Dream and Scotsmans Bay.

There was nothing on Sunday although Neil took five over to Jersey and came back with two winners and two second place finishes, Mrs Burbidge and Masquerade Bling providing the wins.

Get Involved

Buying a share in one or both of the horses 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 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:

Have a great week.



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