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Weekly Update 20-01-20

By On 20th January 2020

Apologies for the lack of weekly update, last week.  I lost a couple of days sorting out a car breakdown (it is still in the garage being repaired!) and then got backed up trying to catch up!

Mount Oliver is declared to run at Exeter tomorrow, so fingers crossed that the meeting beats the frost!  I would love to increase the number of shareholders involved in BG Racing and have got some great options available that cost less than you might think.  All the details of the current share options and background on each horse can be found in a document on the website here and please contact me, via the website contact page if you want any more information.

Anjaal Filly

The Anjaal filly is going well and we are getting close to sorting out a target for her debut.  I am hoping to get up to see Michael this week and we will discuss this.

We should also get her named soon, so I can stop calling her the Anjaal filly!

I still have some shareholding left and the fees for her cover the period to 31st December 2020.  You can pay monthly and fees start at £20 per month for a 1% share, (£240 for the year with discounts for larger purchases – £1,100 for 5% and £2000 for 10%).

My Brother

Neil has started to work My Brother and has reported that he is very happy with him.  He will need a fair amount of work before we start making racing plans, but all is good so far and I hope to get down to see him soon.

His current valuation will look a bargain by the end of the year if he returns to the racecourse at the expected level.  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

Fr Humphrey is back in training now and Neil is very happy with his progress.  He will not be racing anytime soon, but that was never the intention, it is all about getting him to a peak for March so he can contest the Veterans Chase Series Final.

Mount Oliver has been declared to run in a 3-mile race at Exeter tomorrow (Tuesday 21st January).  There is an inspection for frost, but if the meeting goes ahead, he will run.  There is a similar race at Lingfield on the 28th that we could re-route to if Exeter is off.  Mount Oliver might still need this race to get him spot-on, but he should run well.

Shareholding in Fr Humphrey and Mount Oliver can still be purchased on a “two horses for one share price” option until 30th April 2020, with Fr Humphrey now qualified for the big prize-money veterans chase final and with Mount Oliver running regularly in that period.

Fees to end of April 2020 are £270 for 1% (£1250 for 5% and £2,250 for 10%) and this gets you ownership of both horses and full share of any prize-money won (which will be significant if Fr Humphrey runs well in the veterans chase final).

Dynamic Kate

Our Yeats filly, Dynamic Kate, is back into faster work and building up to a race or two at the back end of the current jumps season.  Neil is happy with how she is going.

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

On Monday 6th January, Exelerator Express was 5th for Neil Mulholland at Chepstow and the following day, Michael Attwater’s runner at Lingfield, Sheila’s Fancy, was unplaced as were Neil’s had Percy Pops, Frau Georgia and Pania.  On Wednesday, Ballymilan was not able to get into the places for Neil at Ludlow and Lady Codee for Michael was unplaced at Kempton.  Thursday saw Last Enchantment unplaced for Neil at Chelmsford but in the same race, Michael’s Mr Fox stayed on well to finish 3rd.  His other runner Sea Bright, was unplaced.  On Friday Michael had Ask The Guru who finished 2nd, but his other runner, Music Major was stuck wide and unplaced.

Saturday saw a great weekend winner for Neil with Fingerontheswitch winning at Kempton under a fine ride by Millie Wonnacott.  Walt made a few mistakes and was unplaced in the same race at Kempton, whilst Neil’s third runner, Impulsive Star was unplaced at Warwick.

There were no runners on Sunday and on Monday, Big Time Maybe was unplaced at Southwell for Michael.  No runners on Tuesday with abandoned races and on Wednesday, Neil’s runner Just Henry was unplaced and for Michael, Daniel Dravot and Solar Park fared no better.

There were no runners on Thursday but on Friday we had two winners from our stables!  Michael kicked the day off in style when Real Estate overcame his wide draw to get up on the line at Lingfield for another win.  Juanito Chico was unplaced in the same race.  Unfortunately, Lady Phyllis and Chromium were also unplaced in later races.

Neil added a second winner though when Runasimi River won at Chepstow.  She battled on gamely to repel challengers to deliver another winner for Millie Wonnacott.

The runners concluded on Saturday with Percy Pops running into 3rd for Neil at Taunton and Molly Carew plugged on really well to snatch 3rd on the line later on the card.  For Michael, Savoy Brown ran well at Lingfield but was run out of the places and his other runner, Ask The Guru was also unplaced at Chelmsford.

Getting Involved

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 issue weekly shareholder updates (which go into more detail than the blog) and frequent updates on social media.  Feel free to like the FaceBook page and follow the Twitter updates.

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.

Phil


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