Firstly let me say I’m a huge fan of Sky Sports and like many have been known to watch Sky Sports News for what could be deemed unhealthy blocks of time but this week I’ve had to switch for the off button.
I refer to the Gareth Bale transfer from Tottenham to Real Madrid which has received shall we say extensive coverage. At one point the words Breaking News ran across the bottom of the screen which made me think right this is going to be good. The breaking news in question was actually that that Mr Bale had wait for it drumroll…… been spotted in the street.
We were then endlessly shown Bale wearing a pink outfit walking into what looked like a shop, I can’t tell you what he bought as I could take no more and reached for the off button. It will go on again when the transfer window is over and not before.
Racing has that post Festival look to it this week and many Trainers won’t be seen at the races this week as they will be attending the sales buying yearlings who will begin their careers next spring. Racing is a show that never stops and as this years two year olds run next years are being planned. My own horse Disko ran at York last Saturday but didn’t like the ground and finished very very tired. She’s fine and there will be other days for her back on faster ground but my Trainer Daniel Kubbler is busy buying next years Disko’s. I can’t stress the enjoyment of racehorse ownership for anyone there’s a range of options to suit all budgets so give it a go would be my advice to anyone. Imagine waving to your pals from the parade ring or even better waving at people you know don’t like you!
Stratford which is a cracking little course stage a decent Summer Jumps card as this wonderful Summer of weather continues and I think I may have found us a winner. The 3.20 is a class 3 handicap chase and contains a horse who after a period of poor form looked to be back to his best last time. The horse is Temple Lord trained by Jonjo O’Neil and ridden not by A.P but by R.P Mclernon. Obviously for Jonjo to give you rides you can’t be known by a normal first name just initials but old R.P is a very good jockey so never worry if he rides not A.P. Lets hope it’s a good SP (thats short for starting price it’s not Jonjo’s latest Jockey. 888sport go 9/4 which looks fair value for a horse back to form.
Lets hope it wins and if you do know what Gareth Bale bought in that shop please don’t write in!
Back next Thursday,