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Weekend Racing Tips

Cunning plans heaped upon cunning plans.

The torrid arguments about the future of racing continued apace this week. Various pointless assurances about its future have been uttered, and all of them

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Up the Amazon without a stamp

A little shout-out to Amazon, from whom I bought some stamps last June in bulk. What can go wrong with that transaction, I thought. Nothing

Weekend Racing Tips

Through a glass darkly.

Since we were last together, it is accurate to say that the world has changed, and the impact of those changes is primarily unseen and

July Festival

Newmarket July Festival Day 3

A dreadful day at Newmarket for readers of this column where we lost two selections in a horrific on-track accident. Both TRIBAL ART and SUMMER’S

Newmarket Guineas Meeting

1000 Guineas

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

Newmarket Guineas Meeting

I almost made 2000 Guineas today

A day of almosts… we almost had a wonderful set of fourfold accumulators come off; we almost got it right on Ricci Rich having the

Newmarket Guineas Meeting

The Guineas Meeting Day 1

It isn’t every day that we pull a 25/1 winner out of the hat, but that is what we did in the Bumper yesterday at

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Welcome to The Twilight Zone

I have this vision of hundreds of people around the country, wandering around in their Jim Jams and dressing gowns, shuffling from fridge to kettle

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Sunny side up – at last

What a weekend for sunshine and sunny moments. Sam Waley-Cohen being hugged by Marcus Armytage – a rare and precious mantle now shared. Scottie Scheffler

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Warning: Work can kill you

What I have always suspected, has now been proven in a study, undertaken by that august body the Chinese-run WHO and the  International Labour Organisation

Golf Tips

I’m too lethargic for ennui

Something is amiss in the life of Kneesup. I have been trying to become enthused by The Ryder Cup, and the probable massacre by the

Weekend Racing Tips

Who Cares – Cha Cha Cha

Yesterday I went to London. It was exactly 77 weeks to the Friday in March 2020, and once again I was lunching in a London

July Festival

Newmarket Day 3 and the ITV races.

Not the most sparkling Friday, and I apologise. I think there are days when one is simply trying to over-deliver – certainly I overthought it.

July Festival

Newmarket July Meeting Day 2

Yesterday’s Raceweb advisory was a tale of two halves. On the real and considered side of the equation, we were +4pts with a win and

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Up the Amazon, without a cooker.

All in all a pretty good week, certainly in terms of my sitting for a few moments of respite on The Moral High Ground. This

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Chips with everything. Huzzah!

This diet malarkey is doing my head in. I am obsessed with the numbers of Kcals (what was wrong with Cals?), and the difference between

It never rains, but it pours

A frighteningly quick post today, as once again we face more midweek racing as attention turns to The July meeting at Newmarket and the Dante

Sunday, bloody Sunday

Well stap me vitals, and call me Greta – nine TV races on a drizzly, blowy Sunday afternoon and 56 runners between them. Just goes

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We need some Guineas

It was a real delight to see the resurrection of The Pharoah of Galway, Peter O’Tool and his wise insights into the 2000 Guineas. On

Qipco 2,000 Guineas Analysis

If Pinatubo has ‘trained on’ he may be a once in a generation horse with the ability to turn this into a procession. There is,

Saturday Racing 12th Oct

G’Morning All As I hunker down in the Cyclone-proof sub-terranean HQ of Raceweb, you will be delighted to hear that The Pharoah of Galway is

Friday September 27th

Yesterday the five selections produced a winner, three seconds and a fourth. So very nearly a good day and I was particularly peeved that Paul

Racing Tips for Saturday

I am sadly unable to go to Newbury and see Tom Jones post-racing today. I just feel as though TJ’s voice is now better-heard in