Nine years without a winner I’m sure you will agree that’s a hell of a losing run and then at Wembley last Saturday it comes up roses when Arsenal beat Hull in what was one of the most exciting Cup Finals ever.
I congratulate Arsene Wenger on his principals of never parking the bus, stopping other teams from playing or trying to play on the counter and always wanting to win playing the beautiful game.
Perhaps now with the footy season over for three weeks before the World Cup starts we can concentrate on a bit of cricket. Although one has to say the sport is going through muddy waters at present with the fixing revelations of Lew Vincent.
I have met Lew during his time at Sussex and he seemed a most likeable guy. What I would say about fixing in sport is that when players are not earning what they are worth in cricket or any sport and see the film star money being thrown at footballers who are not that gifted they become targets of the crime syndicates and open to big bribes.
Moving on I have to say last week at York was one of my worst weeks tipping or betting for many a year and in the words of strictly judge Craig Revil Horword it was a disaster darling.
Anyway as an old mate of mine always says onwards and upwards. Mind you last week it was bit like when one door closes another slams in your face. However taking a quote from Arsene Wenger who said You can never quit as winners never quit and quitters never win.
He was proven right at Wembley and so was I at Leicester on Monday when Bankers Bonus landed a nap bet with Extemity romping home.
We have some nice racing today and I do like the look of this evenings card at Kempton for Howies Hottie. I’m going to play in the 8.20 which is a 7 furlong handicap with the tip being Conor Dores Greensward.
The gelding was rated as high a 91 and now is down to a mark of 64. This is mainly due to the gelding running over a mile plus which I feel is a shade too far for him. Back to his optimum trip and with the super Hailey Turner in the saddle he should have strong each way claims.
The first batch of eyecatchers are from York that will win in due course and get all York losses back and put us all into profit.
Es Que Love trainer C.Cox – Did well to come 3rd in a big sprint on ground that was far too tacky for him. On a quicker surface he is primed to go close.
Amralah trainer M.Channon – Willie Buick told the trainer he did not stay and if Channon takes the advice and drops him in trip he is a guaranteed winner.
Bunker trainer R.Hannon – Ran down the field in the Dante but it was his first run of the year. He will improve and leave this form behind. The colt is still in the Derby if the owner wants to run.
Tiger Cliff trainer A.King – Noted staying on strongly in the Yorkshire Cup. This gelding will go to Royal Ascot and will be a very live outsider in the Gold Cup.
Tenbridge trainer D.Hayden Jones – Last weeks hottie who was backed off the boards. The mare finished 4th but I’m certain a return to 7 furlongs will suit better.
Granell trainer B.Meehan – Ran in same race as Tenbridge finishing 3rd and can build on this next time out.
First Mohican trainer A.King – Ran well at Newbury on ground too fast when he gets softer conditions he is a force to be reckoned with.
Parbold trainer R.Fahey – 4th at Newmarket on Saturday when denied a clear run. Perhaps not as good as I expected but desert him at your peril.
Extemity trainer H.Palmer – As mentioned above a ready winner on Monday. The trainer says he could be listed or group material so stick with him in higher grade.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.