SILLY season arrived at Windsor on Monday.
There have been lumpy bets flying around the ring all night time and three probably lads who work as merchants within the Metropolis managed to get £12,000 forward early on the cardboard.
Our boys proceeded to provide the dough again with curiosity over the subsequent hour earlier than trotting out to have a lash on the novice occasion.
They should have drunk one over the eight by this time and for some unfathomable purpose felt an urge to whack £1,000 on 100-1 shot Chicago Socks.
I ought to level out that the horse was an unraced nine-year-old skilled by William de Finest-Turner who hasn’t sniffed a winner for the reason that outdated king died.
Anyway, our three `sensible’ males managed to get £250 of their grand matched. That was a outcome as Chicago Socks couldn’t run quick sufficient to maintain heat and wanted ropes, pulleys and a piggyback to clamber over the road.
Mr de Finest-Turner’s flying machine was retired pronto – not earlier than the stewards fined the coach for altering the horse’s vaccination data and getting his intercourse fallacious – and is now off to take the dressage world by storm.
Clive Cox landed a contact with newcomer Dance Fever (7-1 to 9-2) within the two-year-old warmth, which was a good effort contemplating the colt was greener than Alan Titchmarsh’s fingers for many of the race.
By the best way, the homeowners of Clive’s stylish sprinter Tis Marvellous have nonetheless obtained the raging hump about his unfortunate run within the Beverley Bullet final weekend.
Their speedball by no means obtained an opportunity to stretch his legs after being boxed-in tighter than a John West sardine and he’s heading over to France on a restoration mission subsequent weekend.
Freddie Meade is a Windsor common and gave us an upbeat bulletin on his dad Martyn’s St Leger runner Technician.
Recent-faced Freddie reckons the large gray will love the journey and monitor at Donny and says he’s been zinging at house. Dependable Rob Hornby has been pencilled in for the journey and he’s properly price a couple of shekels each-way.
Oliver Sherwood is aware of his onions and had it proper off with Spice Battle (10-1 to 5-1) at Kempton Park on Tuesday.
Hold your peepers on young-gun Thomas Greatrex who steered this one house. The child is on fireplace and appears blinding worth for this 5lbs declare.
BEST SOLUTION (2.05, Kempton) couldn’t cease successful Group 1s on the continent final autumn and might be a minimize above this subject.
By the best way, I overheard a comical little bit of banter when a happy-go-lucky punter went as much as have a wager and the stunning girl serving him remarked that he was at all times smiling.
“Sure,” the fella replied “but it surely value me a job as soon as……I used to be a funeral director!”
This week’s `golden raspberry’ award goes to the Lingfield stewards who didn’t have a gander at Cotton Golf equipment’ dismal present within the 2-miler on Thursday night time.
This horse received by the size of Southend Pier at Tub final week however drifted from 10-11 to 11-Four right here and seemed about as vigorous as England’s bowling assault as he trudged house fourth.
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There’s no suggestion of skulduggery on the part of his trainer or jockey but the betting was sniffy and someone somewhere knew the horse wouldn’t win.
Every proper punter on the track picked up on the message but the stewards still need a satnav to negotiate betting exchanges and seemed oblivious. Now that just isn’t good enough.
Now there’s a cracking card at Kempton today where HEXAGON is weighted to win the Follow Sun Racing On Twitter Nursery (3.50) for red-hot claimer Thomas Greatrex.
Don’t miss KASBAAN either. He landed a tickle for Michael Appleby here on Tuesday and can complete the old one-two by nicking the £70,000 Sun Racing London Mile Handicap (3.15).