To begin with I have to congratulate Andy Murray on at last winning the Wimbledon Title as I have always been one of his doubters. The only negative part was the diabolical cheek of Cameron and Salmond both trying to make political gain from such a great sporting achievement.
Today we start the first Ashes Test Match and after the super win of the Lions in Australia the force is with us. So come on the Barmy Army lets here you sing.
Crazy really we are now at the height of our cricket programme but it’s only a Month from the start of the new football Season. Mind you over at Arsenal it’s more like silly season with phantom bids for Suarez and Rooney. I think while they are at it why not make bids for Messi and Bale as they won’t get them either and when Arsenal fans wake up they find they have signed some unknown for a bit of petty cash left for the tea lady.
On the racing front we are looking forward to some top racing at the Newmarket July meeting later this week. I have a hot one from Brian Meehans yard ready but that info is for members only.
I have searched high and low for Howies Hottie today and eventually found one over the Irish Sea at Naas. This is the 7.00 which is a 6 furlong handicap of 23 runners. Well you know what they say the bigger the field the bigger the certainty.
The selection is Sujet Bellagio who at one time was trained by my mate Brian Meehan where he has won off of a much higher rating. Current connections have been campaigning the gelding over a longer trip and a return to sprinting could be just what is needed.
Cockney Bob trainer J.S.Moore – Just touched off at Beverley where front running tactics were employed. When ridden with a little more restraint in low grade he will be very competitive.
Mabait trainer D.Simcock – Getting on a bit in years but retains plenty of ability. Could be one for Goodwood later in the Month. Can win over 7 but better a 8 furlongs.
Triple Eight trainer P.Kirby – Ran well at Ripon on Monday but was forced to make his effort on the wide outside. I would upgrade this run and this well handicapped individual should be difficult to beat in Northern handicaps.
Icy Blue trainer R.Whitaker – Ran in the same race as Triple Eight but finished down the field. In my opinion he prefers a softer surface and when he gets his conditions will be winning races.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.