Well another week goes by and another two Premier League manager bite the dust. This time it’s Steve Clarke from West Brom and Andre Villas-Boas from Tottenham.
The Tottenham sacking is interesting in as much that they sold their best asset Bale and replaced him with players that A,V.B. had no part in the buying process as it was all sanctioned by chairman Daniel Levy.
This is a guy that wants to buy the players and pick the team but I bet if he took a penalty he would miss even if their was no goalie between the posts.
As for Villas-Boas some have called him a clown, idiot, fool and worse but this guy has accumulated over 17 million in payouts from Chelsea and Spurs. I only wish I was that much of a clown.
Congratulations to the Australians for winning back the Ashes so easily and I hope some of you took the 15/8 I advised at the start of the series.
It was wonderful news to hear that Big Bucks was on the comeback trail. Currently on a winning streak of 18, the Paul Nicholls trained 10 year old has been out of action for over a year with injury.
He is likely to make his return in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham in January. Lets hope all goes well as in my humble opinion he is one of the very best hurdlers of all time and if he would have been more proficient with his fencing he could have been the next Arkle.
Last weeks Howies Hottie never got a run with Lingfield having to be abandoned so lets hope the weather is more suitable today. Now I’m sticking with the Surrey track today and playing in the 2.0 which is a race that was on last weeks abandoned card. The selection is Alben Star from the Richard Fahey yard. This is a super race with some hot sprinters in opposition over the 6 furlong trip. Fahey replaces a decent apprentice with stable jockey Tony Hamilton and receiving weight from most of the field the gelding could turn out to be very well handicapped.
It’s been a bumper week for Fold4Gold landing a juicy 38/1 double on Monday. Also they have gone close with a couple of Lucky 15’s. This is the service that looks for life changing wins for very low risk stakes so if that appeals why not join us now.
Cantlow trainer P.Webber – Ran 2nd in the big chase at Cheltenham on Saturday but made a bad error down the back. Without the mistake he would have been a ready winner and might be worth a try at 3 miles.
Neighbourhood trainer J.Evans – Looked all over the winner at Southwell before being caught close home. A return to a shorter trip will see him back in the winners enclosure.
Monzino trainer Chapman – Similar comments apply as he also did not get the trip last time and a return to 10 furlongs looks the logical step.
Parisian Pyramid trainer R.Fahey – Has not won for ages but his shrewd owner has sent him to Fahey and if anyone can get him to win it’s Richard Fahey. Lookout for him in particular when Jamie Spencer rides.
Gogeo trainer A.Swinbank – He ran well at Southwell after a long absence and should improve for the run.He might also be sent hurdling.
Absent Amy trainer Amy Weaver – Noted running on strongly at Southwell yesterday and could go well when next entered.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers and their families a very merry Christmas and I will be back in two weeks time as next Wednesday is Christmas Day.
Enjoy the turkey and be lucky.