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Weekly Update 21-01-19

By On 21st January 2019

Back onto a regular schedule this week.  The racing is coming along thick and fast at the moment and there is another run to review, despite it only being four days since the last update.  Great to have the horses racing though even if it does leave me with some work to do to keep the race diaries on the website up to date!

The Way You Dance

The Way You Dance made his reappearance at Wolverhampton on Saturday night and he seems to have come out of the race well.  We became aware that there was unlikely to be much pace in the race and decided to sit alongside the leader to force a stronger pace if necessary.  That was going fine as he settled on the outside of the leader but he was left in front with a circuit to go when the leader ran wide and then pulled up.  As they turned for him, he tired and he was overtaken by horses on his outside dropping to 5th in the straight, but there was nothing amiss and jockey Shane Kelly was full of praise for the horse and how he had travelled in the race and we were expecting that he might lack a bot of race fitness which proved to be the case.  With this under his belt, we can start looking for some options for his next run where he should be sharper.  A race diary will be uploaded soon.

With this run behind him, The Way You Dance should now be competitive again both on the flat and over hurdles and he should be racing 10 or more subsequent races in the next 6-8 months if he stays sound.  He will give shareholders loads of fun and hopefully a decent prize money return in that period.  Shares are available at £360 per 1%.  5% will be discounted to £1750 and 10% to £3400.  These are “all in” costs to 31st October 2019 with your share of prize money, 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.

My Brother

I will also produce a race diary for My Brother‘s Fontwell run soon, but as mentioned last week, we have made an entry in a class 2 handicap hurdle at Cheltenham this Saturday.  There are 23 entries in the race and as there is a maximum field size of 15, it is likely that My Brother would get a run if we wanted to.

Chti Bello is top rated amongst the entries at 146 and if he ran, My Brother would be carrying the minimum weight of 10 stone which would be 9lb more than he should.  Chti Bello is however also entered for a handicap at Uttoxeter the same day.  Apples Shakira from Nicky Henderson’s yard is next at 140 and she would leave My Brother 3lb worse off than he should be if she ran, but after those two, there is nothing that would leave My Brother out of the handicap.

We will monitor this as the week progresses, but there is a novice handicap hurdle at Sandown at the start of February that could be considered if the Cheltenham race does not come to fruition and I can also look at some other smaller race options if we decide not to run on Saturday.

If you have been thinking about taking a shareholding of My Brother, then you really should do so ahead of the race if he goes to Cheltenham as that would be an amount of prize money that you would not want to miss!  Shares are £450 per 1% and I reduce my admin fee for larger share purchases, so 5% is £2,200 and 10% is £4,250.  These are all in costs to 31st October 2019 with your share of prize money, 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 shareholding, please contact me for further information.

From The Stables

Last Thursday Vinnie Roe was unplaced for Neil at Wincanton, but it was great to see The Twisler finally got the win he deserved.  Neil’s charge did it well, pulling clear for a decisive victory.  On Friday, Neil had three runners with Moving in Style at Chepstow hitting the frame, but Harbour Force and With Pride not faring so well at Kempton.  Johnny also had two runners at Chepstow, but both Ali The Hunter and Zero Grand finished out of the frame.

Saturday was busy but unsuccessful.  Johnny’s Mr Lando was unplaced at Taunton where Neil also had Master Burbidge, Rainy Day Dylan, Caviciana and Viking Ruby all unplaced.  Finally, at Wolverhampton, The Way You Dance ran out of steam and faded out of the places.  On Sunday, Neil had Carolines Charm unplaced at Exeter, whilst Alan’s Gwencily Berbas unseated at the last when in contention in the hunter chase at Thurles.

Getting Involved

Fees for both horses are all inclusive to 31st October 2019.

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.

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 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 here.

Have a great week.



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