The Almost God of Thirsk smiled briefly in our collective direction when I wrote,
DUBAI LOVE is getting first-time cheekpieces from S Bin S and while he’s a perfectly nice horse the issue is his ability rather than his focus. PISANELLO’s Beverley victory LTO came in spite of major traffic problems in the last furlong and he’s good at any price down to 7s as an e/w bet. I also had a whisper for REDARNA, but I cannot remember from whom or why.
Dubai Love ran as predicted and had no excuses. PISANELLO, also as predicted ran better than his win at a lower grade LTO and came third. REDARNA who we didn’t back, won at 66/1. A simple error, but a costly one. Without that oversight, we would have straightened our books out for the month. Apart from that, Epatante ran with the switch in the off position and otherwise, the train crash continued.
It gets a little depressing when you’ve done the work and the results slip you by, but we have to accept the rough with the smooth, and bat on.
That aside I had the jolliest dinner last night. Unusually for the area, someone arrived sober and managed to hit the house with their car. The house was large enough, one would have thought, not to hit but sometimes things move without warning, and the house had patently jumped a couple of feet into their path.
I wish some of my recent selections had similar abilities to move so quickly.
1:50 NEWMARKET Betfair Daily Rewards Hcap Cl2 (4yo+) 1m6f 10 run
CEMHAAN 3 pts Win – GOLDEN FLAME 2 pts e/w
2:25 NEWMARKET Betfair Pretty Polly Stakes (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m2f 7 run
CRENELLE 4 pts Win
2:35 HAMILTON Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation EBF Tangerine Trees Conditions Stakes Cl2 (3yo) 5f 4 run
MITBAAHY 4 pts Win
2:40 SALISBURY AJN Steelstock ‘Michael O’Brien Memorial’ City Bowl Hcap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 1m6f 4 run
OMAN 3 pts Win
3:00 NEWMARKET Betfair Exchange Dahlia Stakes (G2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m1f 7 run
VILLE DE GRACE – LILAC ROAD 5 pts Dutch Win
3:40 NEWMARKET Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes (G1) (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m 14 run
WILD BEAUTY 2 pts e/w – AMEYNAH 3 pts e/w