|Posted by Seamus Mullins on February 27, 2017 at 3:45 AM|
Good Morning Bloggers
What a weekend! Can’t really mention the football as one of my biggest owners (who wished to remain anonymous) is a massive Saints fan – took the whole family to Wembley yesterday to see his side get turned over by Manchester United. I’m told by the football scholars in the yard that Saints played superbly, had a goal disallowed and were by far the better team, very unlucky to lose, but again, with 7 minutes to go if you leave Ibrahimovic unmarked in the 6 yard box with the ball coming in from a decent cross, what do you expect?
Even better, although disappointed with the final score, was the England Italy rugby match. Absolutely comical when the Italian tactics completely brainwashed the England players but then again what do you expect with an Australian leading the English team who were completely outfoxed by an Irishman leading an Italian team with a French referee looking on, totally bemused – brilliant.
Mind you, I’ve nearly had enough of walking into the yard on a Monday morning to the sounds of two fatboys singing ‘ Swing low sweet chariot’ – if they could find another they’d be like the Three Tenors!
Right better discuss horse matters. Matthew Fielding had a ride at Badbury Rings yesterday, a quick ride at that as he was unseated at the second fence. His defence was he was lucky to have stayed on at the first so he knew what fate held for him as they steamed towards the second fence. Boom, all over.
Looking forward this week, we have Wincanton members descending upon us Wednesday morning. In the afternoon we have the long and eagerly awaited return of the mighty TRICKY ISSUE at Wincanton – last time out, third at 150/1! Visibly improved since her break and expecting something to surprise us and her loyal owners, CALOONA RACING (Yes, you can guess who is writing this!!!)
Saturday we have CHESTERFIELD entered in the Greatwood Hurdle at Newbury plus over the weekend we have a couple of exciting entries, both first time out in national hunt bumper races, AZBO and SMILEY, both in at Newbury Saturday and Huntingdon Sunday.
Must draw your attention to the Racing Post, specifically their Sunday supplement, even more specifically page 3! Now don’t get too excited gents or else you are in for a big disappointment – it’s not the page 3 you are thinking about but in yesterday’s page 3 of the Racing Post Sunday supplement I was featured in their ‘Question and Answer’ page. Enjoy.