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Weekly Update 31-07-18

By On 31st July 2018

I am only one month out from leaving my day job and I have loads to finish and handover in the next five weeks.  This is meaning not as much time free to work on BG Racing as I would like at the moment, but from mid September things should kick into a new gear as I get the chance to fully focus on BG Racing and taking things forward.  Hopefully this will give me the time to develop a couple of ideas I have had to improve the service to you existing shareholders as well as spending some time bringing more shareholders into the group.

It is a big week of racing with the Goodwood Festival and the Galway Festival both taking centre stage.  I am sharing my bets with shareholders via my daily “From The Stables” email.  Whilst I am hardly in top betting form going into the week, I am hoping to fire myself back into the big profit figures with the better racing available to work on and my antepost Super Yankee on Whats The Story (Galway today), Calino Dairy (Galway Plate), Battash (Goodwood), Pilaster (Goodwood) and Without Parole (Goodwood) will pay about 4000-1 so that will be me sorted!

At one point, I half entertained the idea of trying to persuade Neil to send My Brother to Galway as they always have good ground there.  We might have targeted yesterday’s novice hurdle though where Alan Flemings nice novice hurdler, Devil’s Glen was trounced yesterday.  The Willie Mullins favourite “Easy Game” made it look that way and probably beat some other nice novices, so maybe staying home was the right call for My Brother!

The Way You Dance

No issues to report with The Way You Dance and at the moment everything is progressing to plan following his recent knock.  He is walking every day and hopefully, all being well, he will be back cantering early next week and we can start building him back to fitness.

In the short term, I am holding the share price at £280.50 per 1%, reducing to £275 per 1% if you buy 5% and £270 per 1% if you buy 10%.  As a special offer, if you buy 5% or more, I will credit you with all prize money won so far this season – which is payable at the year end – this will mean that you already have about £250 of prize money in the bank, with nothing else to pay before renewal in October.  Contact me for details.

Justice Super

I spoke to Johnny on Friday and Justice Super is absolutely fine.  Johnny is trying to sort out someone to take him on for the future.

My Brother

My Brother is going really well and he is pretty much ready to run.  Harry Reed (one of Neil’s stable jockeys) was riding on Saturday morning and was very positive about him.  If you see the photos from the visit that I posted on Facebook (link here), you may notice that My Brother looks like he is bandaged in front.  I was interested to learn from Neil that this is a clay which the stable uses to keep the front tendons cool on horses which have shown any signs of stiffness or soreness in the past.

We have made entries for My Brother at Bangor this Friday (3rd August) and at Market Rasen this Sunday (5th August).  Neil is also going to look at a race at Newton Abbot on Monday (6th) as a third option and will make the entry today if he likes the look of the race.  All three have issues though.  The ground at Bangor is only good, but Neil says that they have good grass cover there.  It looks a pretty hot race at the entry stage though!  The race at Market Rasen is a maiden and looks much easier, but the ground may be firmer than Bangor as the race is two days later.  Finally Newton Abbot is good to soft, soft in places at the moment which would be perfect.  Sadly however the race is not until next Monday and it can and probably will firm fight up by then based upon the weather forecast!

Shares in My Brother remain £450 for 1%, but I will discount these to £430 per 1% for 5% purchase and £410 per 1% for 10% purchases.  This is an all in cost to 31st October 2018 and at renewal shares will be less than £200 per 1% share to cover training fees should you decide to stay involved for another year.  Please contact me for more information.

From The Stables

On Sunday 22nd, Neil’s runners struggled, Rosseti fell, Cor Wot An Apple and Tell the Tale were unplaced, as were Moliana, Master Burbidge and Highbury High.  For Johnny, Lake Shore Drive was just outside the places, but Billy Two Tongues was well beaten.  Just non runners for Johnny on Monday and Tuesday, so we returned to action on Wednesday the 25th with one runner & one winner as American Patrol did the business for Neil with the race panning out well for him.

There were plenty of runners on Thursday though, where Johnny’s Winter Spice was 3rd and his other runner Courtlands Prince was unplaced.  Neil had a winner for the second consecutive day when The Twisler won at long odds on.  Great Fairy, On Alberts Head, Goodgirlteresa, Mrs Burbidge and Dites Rien did not fair so well!

No success for Neil at Uttoxeter on Friday as Kristal Hart, The Wicket Chicken and The Detainee were all losers and it was the same story on Saturday when our only runner was Paraphenalia for Johnny who was well beaten.  On Sunday, Penny Poet ran well at Wolverhampton for Neil, but unfortunately was only third and yesterday was another blank day as Sleep Easy and County Peckham were unplaced for Neil, Mr Lando was unplaced for Johnny and Devils Glen was unplaced for Alan!

Get Involved

Buying a share in one or both of the horses 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:

Have a great week.



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