The football transfer window is now closed until January and Gareth Bale can get on and start spending his 300K a week. Even his agent Jonny Barnet has netted a cool 5 million for brokering the deal. I used to know young Mr Barnet when we were kids and I think he still owes me a fiver.
Even Arsene loosened the purse strings for the Gunners by signing Mesut Ozil which could turn out to be a snip as he is the most skilful player they have had since the days of Henry and Pires. It would actually be nice to see the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs challenge the might of the big three and make our Premiership more exciting before it turns into the bore of a Scottish or Spanish League where only one or two teams ever win the trophy.
A friend of mine went to the doctors this week for a physical examination and the doc asked how he spent a typical day. He said well I go for a 5 hour walk over about 7 miles through very rough terrain.
I then wade along the edge of a lake before pushing through a hedge of brambles. I have sand in my shoes and in my eyes before I climb a rocky hill and avoid standing on a snake. Then I have to take a leak behind the trees.
By this time I’m shattered and have to drink 8 beers. Inspired by this the doctor says great you are one hell of an outdoor person. No replies my friend just a crap golfer!
Now lets get on to the important stuff, today’s racing which is of an average calibre to say the least but a winner is nice wherever you find them.
So for today’s Howies Hottie I’m off to Lingfield in the 2.50 which is a nursery handicap over 6 furlongs. The main point at Lingfield on the straight course is that you need a high draw near the rail. They call it the golden highway and my selection Touch Paper is favoured by the draw today.
Add to this the horse is trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Richard Hughes who have carried all before them this season. Don’t get to excited as this is one of the yards lesser lights and has yet to show her true potential. However the filly has been running over further and showing good pace before fading and the drop in trip should suit.
Despite being from top connections I do think we should get a juicy price on the filly and if Hughsie can bag the golden highway we would be in with a shout.
Carrera trainer J.Hills – Ran well after a break but was given too much to do. When ridden closer to the pace he should be very competitive.
Sir Reginald R.Fahey – Another who was given too much to do but ran on strongly at Chester last week. Can go well at 6 or 7 furlongs.
Macdillon trainer S.Kittow – He was sitting behind the leaders at Sandown but could not find an opening. With more luck in running he should soon go close.
Moes Place trainer K.Stubbs – Led at the furlong marker but did not last home. A drop to 7 furlongs is needed and he does like Southwell.
Mabait trainer D.Simcock – I think he really needs a mile if he is going to win as he ran on strongly over Chesters 7 furlongs last week. He might get away with it over 7 but it must be a very fast pace.
Dungannon trainer A.Balding – Seems to be reaching peak form and can be winning during September.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.