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Weekly Update 21-11-18

By On 21st November 2018

We had a runner this week and not just any runner, a Cheltenham runner!  It was exciting to see My Brother at HQ and he ran a cracker.  See below for all the details.

I also managed to go back down to Cheltenham for Sunday’s racing and spent the afternoon in the National Hunt Rooms which was a real treat.

Several people have been in touch, before and after Friday’s race expressing interest in the My Brother shares.  I need to review the share price, as Friday’s race will have boosted his value, but until I get round to it, feel free to grab a bargain while you can!

The Way You Dance

All still good with The Way You Dance who has had another good week of cantering.  We are on track and in a couple of weeks time, we might be able to start looking for a mid/late December target for him if he continues to progress.

Now is a good time, therefore, to get involved.  There are shares 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

My Brother put in a great run at Cheltenham last Friday, finishing 2nd in a competitive and valuable 20 runner handicap.

Early in the week, we feared that the ground at Cheltenham might get too quick, but at declaration time it was still good to soft, good in places and we decided to declare My Brother for the race.  We then faced a half hour wait to see if we made the cut.  The last 25 minutes showed that the “last runner in” was the 8th of those below the top twenty who were guaranteed a run.  My Brother was the 8th, so one more declaration from a higher rated horse would have pushed us out of the race, but it never came!

My Brother was the lowest weighted runner and Neil booked Noel Fehily to ride.  In opposition were The Twisler from our stable and Jacbequick, the winner of the Fakenham race last time.

We walked the course ahead of racing and Neil felt that it was soft enough for My Brother to take his chance.  I am not sure who was backing him as he was really well supported into 2nd favourite at the off, but to a large extent, he justified that support with an excellent run.

I have already published the race diary from Friday on the website.  Jamie took some video on his phone and I have stitched that together into a little montage and posted it on to youtube.  There is a link to this on the diary page which also contains the usual links to the result, a video of the race, my facebook videos and photos from the course.  The page also contains a written report of the day.

The following morning, My Brother was found to have a small nick on his right foreleg but otherwise looked to have taken his race very well and the cut was not an issue.  In terms of next options, there is a race at Sandown on December 7th which is similar conditions to the Cheltenham race and that could be a good option for him.  Friday was a great run and I think has justified my stance that I felt that My Brother might be a “Saturday horse” capable of competing at good tracks for decent prize money.  We have loads to look forward to.

Friday’s run has definitely shown that the valuation of My Brother is too low and in the next couple of weeks, I will be getting some input on this and reassessing the share price.  Until I do, however, I am happy to sell shares at the current value of £415 per 1% including training fees for the year.  5% will be discounted to £2000 and 10% shares to £3900.  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 asap to secure these prices.

Justice Super

Justice Super has travelled down to his new home and I have some photos showing that he is settling in well.  I will post these on to FaceBook in the next couple of days.

From The Stables

Last Wednesday, Neil Mulholland’s Minellatillmorning was a late non-runner and whilst Hollywood Dream challenged, it was not enough to make the places.

On Thursday, things did not go well for Neil.  Mrs Burbidge looked like she would win but was run into 2nd in a photo by the rallying favourite, Magical Thomas was disappointing and Full even more so as he fell.  For Johnny Farrelly, Mr Lando was well beaten and Ahead of the Game ran OK but was unplaced.  Johnny did, however, have a winner when Love the Leader managed a second win in a week.

Friday was My Brother day and he obviously ran well to be 2nd.  All Neil’s Cheltenham runners ran well, The Young Master put in a game front-running performance to win the first race and The Twisler would surely also have been placed in our race but for a blunder at the last hurdle.

Saturday was not so good for Neil at Cheltenham though.  Doing Fine plugged on well but was out of the frame and both Kalonda (going well at the top of the hill) and Shantou Village (beaten when hampered at the last) unseated their riders.  Johnny did slightly better at Uttoxeter where Marvellous Monty was unplaced, but Kalakadesmilley managed to run into 3rd.

Alan Fleming had his only runner of the week on Sunday and Hurricane Darwin was busy running a good race when he fell.  Neil’s Walt and Ballyantics both finished outside the place positions at Fontwell, where Johnny’s two went better, And The New finishing 2nd and Gingili, 4th.

On Monday, Johnny had a double of winners and came close to landing a treble!  Love the Leader brought up his hat-trick at Hereford and Winter Spice won at Plumpton.  Only Bermeo failed to win and he was 2nd!  For Neil, Kristal Hart was third and Boy in a Bentley was 2nd at Plumpton.

How to Get Involved

There has never been a better time to get involved as the fees for 12 months to 31st October 2019 have recently been set.

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 by following this link: https://www.bgracingsyndicates.co.uk/subscribe-for-our-free-guide/

Have a great week.

Phil


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