I had lunch yesterday in Farnham with Peter O’Tool, The Oracle of Galway, who seemed terribly pleased to inform me, thirty seconds before the off, that Mums Tipple could not be beaten. An 11-length victory confirmed his summary pretty well. POT had also bought Magical on the spread, and his York was all light. In fact, his world shone with the delights of righteousness that all oracles must occasionally benefit from. For my part, we had a second, a fourth, a disastrous Clipper, a winning favourite and a fourth. Even from my seat with The Oracle, the silence that greeted some of the winners was deafening. However, ENABLE’s performance was superb and made a grown man cry, something I have never seen Frankie do before.
Having had lunch and heard the word Japan fourteen times, I drove back and ran straight into about six hours of bits and bobs, so here are the Tips, but no reasoning, as I am truly up against it.
13:55 Sky Bet Handicap (3yo+, Class 2, 1m 3f 188y)
CORELLI – EPAULEMENT – SCARLET DRAGON
14:25 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+, Class 1, 2m 56y)
DEE EX BEE (That 3lb allowance makes all the difference for a length and a neck beating to date.)
15:00 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) (2yo, Class 1, 6f)
REPARTEE – DUBAI STATION
15:35 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1) (2yo+, Class 1, 5f,)
MAB’S CROSS – GARRUS – EL ASTRONAUTE
16:15 British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) (2yo, Class 2, 7f,)
CELTIC ART e/w – FOX DUTY FREE
16:50 Nationwide Accident Repair Services Handicap (3yo, Class 2, 7f 192y,)
DARK VISION – IRV