Weekly Update 19-03-18
By BG Racing Syndicates On 19th March 2018
A really enjoyable week at Cheltenham. It is great to catch up with so many racing friends and the atmosphere and quality of racing is absolutely brilliant.
We saw some great performances this week, including the novices, Footpad, Presenting Percy and Samcro and seasoned campaigners like Buveur D’Air, Altior and Native River.
I hope some of you enjoyed the twitter updates from the Preview Evening last Sunday, the live video updates from the course each day on Facebook and of course the Tipping Competition.
All good with our horses and Justice Super is very close to having an entry made for him, which means that now is the time to purchase a shareholding. I have included details (including a discount) below.
Cheltenham Tipping Competition
The prediction competition proved quite easy to follow through the week and it was a format that kept everyone interested and involved. All the details including the final results posted here. Congratulations to David Smith who won. Dave is by no means an expert punter, but his selections came good this week and he has won a 1% share of The Way You Dance.
In case you are not aware, I recently launched an e-book entitled “Racehorse Ownership – Everything You Might Have Wanted To Know But Would Not Have Known Who To Ask“. This is free to get hold of and if you have not got your copy then the download page can be accessed by clicking this link.
There is an introductory video and a box on the right to enter your name and email address. You will then be taken to a thank you page from which you can open the guide. You will also receive an email with a link direct to the guide.
If you have any friends, colleagues or contacts that you think might like to have a copy, can you send them to the following link: https://www.bgracingsyndicates.co.uk/subscribe-for-our-free-guide/
The Way You Dance
Neil Mulholland’s stable is snowed in again! Neil reported that The Way You Dance has been going really well though and everything is on track. His work is being stepped up as he strengthens and Neil is very happy with his progress. We are probably still 3-4 weeks away from considering an entry for him, but all is going as well as it could at the moment.
He should run regularly for us throughout the summer and autumn and offers plenty of chances to go racing and a pretty low entry cost.
Johnny Farrelly’s yard is also snowed in which is frustrating as he is ready to school Justice Super, but cannot with snow on the ground.
The current plan if all goes well is to let Justice Super take his chance in a novice hurdle possibly a couple of weeks from now all being well. We will not give him a racecourse gallop first, so he is likely to then improve on anything he does in his first run. If he wins and comes out of the race OK, then we would probably then run him again to try to follow up before the end of the season while he remains a novice. If he runs well without winning then we may hold him back for a couple of weeks to keep him as a novice and then run in novice company in May. If it looks like winning non handicaps is likely to be beyond him, then we would probably give him a couple of quick runs so we can crack on in handicap races. All is subject to change of course, but that is the current plan.
This means that you can buy a shareholding and come racing as an owner in the next couple of weeks. The cost is £258.50 per 1% to cover until 31st August and renewal after than will be under £200 per 1% for another year. This includes purchase of the share at a current valuation of the horse. There is a discount for purchases of 5% or more, with 5% available for £1,250. Please contact me if you need any more details.
Neil has reported that My Brother continues to build up in terms of workload and is doing everything asked of him very well. He continues to progress and strengthen and Neil said that he has no concerns in respect of his previous setback. I am really looking forward to seeing what this one can do and whilst shares are more expensive to reflect the higher initial cost of purchase, he could certainly pay his way.
From The Stables
On Saturday 10th March, Alan Fleming’s Wood Emery did not handle conditions in Ireland, but Johnny had a winner at Chelmsford with Stringybark Creek. Neil’s Arden Dennis managed to make the frame although he was well beaten.
There were no runners from our stables on Sunday but Monday was busy. Alan had a winner at Dundalk through Elishpour and Johnny also had a winner when Mr Lando beat Neil’s Lubatic in 2nd. Neil’s other runners were Molly Carew who was unplaced and Ballyantics who was 4th. Johnny’s also ran Western Sunrise who unseated and Black Franks Angel who was pulled up.
On Tuesday, Alan ran Khudha in the Supreme Novices Hurdle where he was 13th at 200-1. Neil’s horses ran well at Cheltenham with Indian Stream finishing 4th in the Mares Race for the second year in a row at a big price and Impulsive Star also 4th.
On Wednesday, Alan had As You Were and Hurricane Darwin at Cheltenham, but both were pulled up. Johnny’s Lady Makfi was third on the all weather while Neil ran Goodgirlteresa who was unplaced at Huntingdon and Willygolassiego who was 4th in an all weather contest where Johnny’s Fool to Cry was well beaten.
Neil’s two Thursday Cheltenham runners Kansas City Chief and The Young Master were both unplaced. Alan decided that the ground was too soft for Tully East so he was a non runner, but Champayne Lady ran a surprise cracker in the Mares Novice finishing 3rd at 80-1!
On Friday, Johnny had a good day away from Cheltenham with two winners from his two runners. Ascendant won at Fakenham and Stringybark Creek won for the 2nd time in a week. Alan’s Foxrock was disappointing in the Foxhunters and was eventually pulled up.
Saturday saw several runners for Neil. Solighoster was disappointing at Uttoxeter and Solemn Grundy did not feature at Kempton, where Minella Present ran a decent race finishing 6th. At Fontwell, Matrows Lady was placed and Duke of Kilcorral he ran a cracker, only going down by a short head. At Wolverhampton Dance Rock finished 2nd whilst Cape Banjo made sure that the good runs were rewarded with one winner when he stuck on well to snatch victory on the line.
Alan also had a winner at Wexford with Speaker Connolly at 5-1 and his Cerealice ran better than his 8th placing might suggest. There were no runners on Sunday as the weather wiped out racing.
Website and Social Media
Most of this week’s updates have been on Facebook and Twitter. If you did not see the video updates from the course at Cheltenham, then these can be viewed from the BG Racing Facebook Page. There will also be a Cheltenham review video posted there in the next couple of days, so look out for that.
Don’t forget to follow the Facebook and Twitter updates and thanks for helping me to spread the word with likes, shares and re-tweets.
Thinking of Joining Us?
I hope you have seen the video on the home page which outlines the benefits and experience of owning a share in a horse? Our three horses all have shares available and hopefully there is something for everyone.
The Way You Dance will be targeting three mile hurdle races and with an exciting winning debut over that distance there is lots to look forward to. Shares are £280.50 per 1% share and if the last two seasons are an indication, then there will be several opportunities to go racing and hopefully this season there will be plenty of prize money as well! Details on the horse page.
Justice Super shares are £258.50 per 1% to 31st August. He is likely to be the first of the three to run and could be capable of a higher level than that The Way You Dance. Shares are good value and details are on the horse page.
My Brother could be the best of the bunch in time. He was well rated on the flat and if he converts that ability to hurdles then he could be a “Saturday horse” capable of running in top races. Shares are £450 per 1% shareholding and this is a chance to get involved with an exciting prospect. Details on the horse page.
I should point out that all of the above include the purchase price of the horse. Should you decide to renew for a second year, you will only need to pay training fees which are under £200 per 1% share.
Contact me if you want any further information and I hope you have a great week.
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