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Weekly Update 30-05-19

By On 30th May 2019

Apologies for the lack of an update last week.  I spent last Friday down at the yard where I saw both The Way You Dance and Fr Humphrey.  It was a lovely morning in terms of the weather and both Sam Twiston-Davies and Tom Scudamore were down at the yard to ride work.  We had a very enjoyable half an hour around the table in Neil’s kitchen drinking coffee, eating toast and chatting about racing.  It is a tough job, but I am happy to do it!

Both The Way You Dance and Fr Humphrey went out to the gallops in the same lot.  The Way You Dance did a bit of faster paced work whilst Fr Humphrey was just cantering to build up his fitness.  I have put reports in the horse sections below, but in summary, I was really pleased with Fr Humphrey and I think he will give us loads of fun this summer.

Fr Humphrey – An Affordable New Opportunity to Own a Share With BG Racing

Fr Humphrey is an 11-year-old chaser who likes good ground and who has joined us on a free lease for the Summer.  He ran in November and December, winning a handicap chase at Fairyhouse before finishing a close 5th in a similar race at Thurles and is an ideal sort to have as a summer jumper.  He should be well up to winning in the UK and hopefully will give us a summer of fun at the races.  The agreement is to bring him in on a lease until the end of October when he will be returned to his owner.  As there is no purchase, fees are for training, transport and race entries, with net prize money distributed to shareholders as I normally do.

I saw Fr Humphrey last week and he looked good.  He needs some work to get some weight off, but is otherwise in good order and I would envisage that he will be ready to run about this time next month and then the intention would be to run him every three or four weeks until October.  This should give us a minimum of five runs during the lease period and hopefully at least a couple more than that.

Tom Scudamore rode him for his canter and we had a chat afterwards.  Tom reported that Fr Humphrey had done everything nicely although he was only at slower paces and it is not possible to draw too many conclusions from that.  Tom did say that he had moved very well and that if he had been told that Fr Humphrey was an eight-year-old, he would have found that completely believable and he certainly did not ride like a horse of eleven.  I think he will be a really good value ownership option and I am working hard now to get the shares sold in the next few weeks before he runs.

Shares are being sold at only £125 per 1% share for the summer (to 31st October).  5% will be discounted to £600 and 9% to £1000.  Please contact me if you might be interested and I will provide you with further information.

The Way You Dance

The Way You Dance looked in fantastic condition on Friday and if his race form was on a par with how well he looks then we would all be very happy.  He is working well though and we are on track to run at Bangor next Tuesday and he has been entered there.  The ground at Bangor is currently good and conditions should be perfect for him and hopefully, this will spark him back to form.

My Brother

My Brother is doing well and should be back in training later in the year.  Now is the time to let me “do you a deal” on a shareholding.  If you are interested, please contact me and I will provide some details for you.

From The Stables

On Monday 13th May, Neil Mulholland’s Viking Ruby was beaten at Kempton and his Last Enchantment failed to make the frame at Windsor.  Alan Fleming’s Champayne Lady was unplaced at Killarney as were Johnny Farrelly’s Wolverhampton runners, Fool to Cry and Black Noah.  The following day, Neil had a couple go close at Ffos Las where Dream Machine was 2nd, Peltwell was 3rd and Dead Right was 2nd.  He also had Code of Law unplaced at Southwell.  Johnny also had a placed horse when Ali The Hunter was third, but Winter Spice was unplaced, as was Alan’s Great Cleni who ran at Tramore.

Wednesday saw a winner for Neil when Inaminna won at Newton Abbot.  Another of his runners, Lake Baikal was 2nd in his race, but White Lilac was unplaced.  Johnny’s Ormskirk was third at Newton Abbot, so it was a good day of results for our stables.  On Thursday, Halo Moon was third for Neil at Perth.

We were next in action on Saturday when Neil’s Global Rhapsody and Soupy Soups were both placed, but his Caviciana failed to make the frame.  Johnny also had two placed through Dpinesflyer and Kalaskadesmilley, with Sehayli unplaced.  Mrs Burbidge was 2nd for Neil on Sunday and there were no Monday runners.

On Tuesday 21st, Last Enchantment was unplaced for Neil at Huntingdon, but another winner arrived on Wednesday when Dandolo Du Gite won for Neil.  His other runner, The Wicket Chicken was unplaced as were both Johnny’s runners, Havana River and Love The Leader.  Last Thursday And The New was unplaced for Johnny but The Detainee ran a nice race for Neil and finished 2nd and on Friday Dieg Man was third for Neil at Worcester, where No Hidden Charges recorded another win for the yard.  For Johnny, Captains Run, Outlaw Jack and Western Sunrise were all unplaced.

On Saturday, Neil’s runner Moayadd failed to place at Salisbury but Johnny’s fared better at Ffos Las, where Mr Lando was 2nd and Twilight War was third. Neither of Neil’s Sunday runners,  Harbour Force and Green or Black were able to place and Doing Fine was unplaced yesterday.

Getting Involved

Fees for horses are all inclusive (to renewal 31st October 2019 for The Way You Dance and My Brother) and buying a share in a BG Racing horse is a decision that you will not regret.  Quoted prices (except for Fr Humphrey) 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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