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Weekly Update 20-03-19

By On 20th March 2019

We had a run for The Way You Dance last Monday and then the four days of the Cheltenham Festival last week, but I am back at the laptop now and cracking on with the task list.  Not so many distractions this week as the midweek racing is not quite of the same standard as last week and I only have a few appointments during the week.

Cheltenham Preview

I hope some of you read and enjoyed the Cheltenham Festival preview that I produced.  Considering it was written over a week ahead of the meeting, I thought I did a reasonable job with my selections!

I had a profit of over £111.63 to £10 stakes on the first day with Espoir Dallen and Roksana providing two winners and Thomas Darby and Us and Them two placed horses.  I lost £35 to £10 stakes on Wednesday but made £5 profit on Thursday with Defi Du Seuil winning and Faugheen, Jannika and Kilfilum Cross all placed.  I rounded off the week with £4 profit on Friday thanks to the win of Al Boum Photo.  A total profit of £90 to £10 stakes and the winners of the Champion Hurdle and the Gold Cup.  I will settle for that and I hope one or two of you had a few quid on one or more of the winners.

Advertising the guide through social media also allowed me to increase my mailing list significantly and let’s hope that this will turn into a few share sales in the coming weeks.

The Way You Dance

The Way You Dance ran at Kempton last Monday where he finished 7th.  He travelled really well during the race but jockey Shane Kelly reported that he had really not finished his race well which was disappointing.  Shane felt that he ran like a non-stayer, but he has won twice at the trip before, so it may well be that it is simply a case of him not being able to quicken off of a fast pace.

I have posted a race diary page here.  This contains a full “match report”, a link to some photos and links to my Facebook videos and a replay of the race.

The Way You Dance came out of the race fine except for a cut on one of his hind legs.  This has been bandaged and is not causing any concern.  He did a couple of canters this morning, so it is certainly not holding up his work.  We are hoping that he will run again next week at Lingfield.

This is, therefore, a good time to get involved and 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 and hopefully see you at the races next week!

My Brother

There is nothing further to report in terms of My Brother.  He continues to rehab his injury and he has had no problems.

He will not run now until the end of this year or the start of the next, but as he would have had a summer break anyway, he may only be missing four or five runs as a result of this injury and probably fewer than that.  Hopefully, we will look back on this as just a minor inconvenience in career terms and he is still a horse full of promise for the future.  His value was enhanced with a great second place in a good race at Cheltenham before Christmas and 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

Last Monday, Putting Green was placed for Neil Mulholland at Taunton, but Neil’s other runners on the day, Moayadd and Peltwell at Taunton and our horse, The Way You Dance, at Kempton were all unplaced.  Johnny Farrelly’s two runners, Mr Lando and Valse Au Taillons at Taunton were also unplaced.

At Cheltenham on Tuesday, Shantou Village, Walt and Impulsive Star all ended up being pulled up on what was a disappointing day for Neil.  Johnny’s two at Southwell were last and 2nd to last in the same race and Alan Fleming’s runner, Champayne Lady, fell at the hurdle in the home straight first time round at Cheltenham.

Wednesday was no better in terms of results, but the performances were better.  Neil had two Huntingdon runners with Mind Your Back just out of the places in 4th and Caroline’s Charm unplaced and Alan had Tully East at Cheltenham who he ran well.  He was travelling well down the hill but was squeezed up and despite plugging on gamely he was just behind the placed horses.

Sadly on Thursday, Neil’s Kalondra (who was running a big race at the time) was pulled up lame, but Neil’s other two runners ran great races.  The Young Master ran on really well to finish 3rd in the last race at Cheltenham and then ten minutes later Tango Boy was a well-backed winner on debut at Market Rasen.  Alan ran Speaker Connolly at Cheltenham, but he unseated his rider and Johnny’s Lady Makfi was unplaced on the all-weather.

Just one runner on Friday with Alan’s Timewaitsfornoone another unseated rider, this time in the Foxhunters at Cheltenham.

Saturday saw Neil’s two Fontwell runners, Miss Molly Mae and Viking Ruby, both well beaten.  Kansas City Chief had a nightmare at Kempton and made several blunders which cost him all chance of getting involved in the race.  Neil’s other runners were Carrigmoorna Matt who ran OK but was unplaced at Uttoxeter and Rainy Day Dylan who was tiring when he fell at Newcastle.

A busy week concluded Sunday when Alan’s, King Alex, went OK for a while but faded out of the places at the end of the race.

Getting Involved

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 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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