Saturday, 8 June 2013


Get well soon Prince Philip we miss you.

Excitment mounts as our own Queen Elizabeth and her Royal Ascot Flat Turf Meeting gathers pace. Yes, yes, yes what treats we have in store.
Tuesday June 18th to Saturday June 22nd 2013.

Videos from Royal Ascot 2013




Join-up French Champion Hurdle Auteuil 3.10 Card 

David Ashforth at the Derby Awards 6.12.10
David Ashforth:
Twice voted journalist of the year
PICTURE: Dan Abraham
08. 06. 2013

Bosch! This game’s easy when you get on a roll

Pic: Hayley Turner: successful partner of Harry Bosch

“AFTER actually getting the Derby right, it’s tempting to sit on my laurels and wollow in self-satisfaction. I suppose I must have some laurels somewhere, although I don’t know what or where they are. Google will know but we shouldn’t run to Google every time we want to know something, so I’ll just sit on my bottom, in ignorance, instead.


“If You’re like me (I don’t recommend it), then every now and again you’ll think you’ve cracked it. A short run of success, a string of winning selections, a fit of being right, the warm glow of a new system working.


“Like a jockey on a winning streak, your confidence rises, your step becomes springier your smile readier and broader. Not so much a smile, more a superior smirk. You can’t wait for the next day’s racing, nor for the horse you’ve been waiting for.


“As a matter of fact (what a pointless expression that is), I have been waiting for one. Well, a few.


“I’ve been putting them in Horse Tracker. First, there was Tenhoo . The waiting started after things didn’t work out for Eric Alston’s seven-year-old at Leicester on April 27, and stopped after Tenhoo was beaten fair and square into third place in a lady amateur riders’ race at Haydock on May 24.


“Then there was Sirvino, who, but for a troubled run, would have appeared in the film of the finish at York on May 15 and won over the same course and distance ten days later, at 8-1. Yippee!


“What else? Well, as long as you promise not to back them and ruin the price, nor laugh out loud, my Horse Tracker also contains Dundee, Factor Fifty, Ginger Jack, Madame Vestris and Upswing.


“I’m thinking of adding Commend, who wasn’t suited by a steady pace at Sandown on Thursday night, but I think I’ll wait and see if trainer Sir Michael Stoute gets in touch to tell me what he thinks.


“Dundee is a good - looking novice hurdler with Alan King, who I think will improve a lot (Dundee, not Alan King. King probably hasn’t got much scope for improvement) Upswing is a good-looking JP McManus jumps horse with Jonjo O’Neill who won his first handicap hurdle off a mark 108 and I think will prove much better than his subsequent rating of 114.


“Factor Fifty ran well but green when runner-up on his debut in a bumper at Market Rasen last month and could run at Southwell on Monday  (personally, I don’t think it is a good idea to bet on bumpers).


“Ginger Jack, a decent handicapper with Geoffrey Harker, was poorly placed and ran into trouble on his seasonal reappearance at Ripon on April 27. He can do better, and might do at Haydock on Wednesday, if he runs.


“But the one I’m really waiting for is Madam Vestris. Stoute’s attractively bred three-year-old filly was given a sympathetic ride by Richard Hughes on her debut at Salisbury on May 16 and will improve markedly. At least, that’s what I think.


“Of course, the feeling that you’ve cracked it never lasts long. Soon, you can’t pick a winner or win a photo-finish for a) All the tea in China or b) all the coffee in Brazil. If a horse falls at the last, it’s yours. Instead of a confident smile, you revert to a grumpy scowl. Life returns to normal.


“Oh, there is (yet) another one I am waiting for. If you were at Windsor on Monday, you will have seen Hayley Turner step out with Harry Bosch.


“Bosch is the hero of many of Michael Connelly’s hugely successful detective novels. Usually, he wins in Los Angeles, working for the police department, but he won at Windsor and I wonder if Michael Buckley and Brian Meehan, Harry Bosch’s owner and trainer, have invited Connelly to come over to watch his equine representative?


“I hope so. It would be great. Royal Ascot might be out of Harry Bosch’s league but how about a Harry Bosch Solves It Handicap at Royal Windsor on a sunny Monday evening? Hayley Turner would ride, while Connelly, flown in from Florida, would be asked to present the prizes –from The Black Echo (1992) to his latest work, The Black Box.


“Compared with today’s unsolved mysteries, at Newmarket and Haydock and elsewhere, solving murders in Los Angeles is easy. Could Bosch solve the riddle of the Betfair Supporting The Animal Health Trust Handicap at Newmarket, or the less teasing Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock?


“He’d probably concentrate on Pastoral Player in the latter, on the grounds that Hughie Morrison’s runner has form, having won the same race last year, and will probably murder the rest of them. Harry Bosch is used to that.”


J Margaret Clarke Turfcall

Upcoming races at Royal Ascot 2013
Tuesday June 18th to Saturday June 22nd Live on CH4 ever day from 1.40pm - 6.00pm
 CH4 Morning Line every day 7.55am to 8.55am

 Latest news from Royal Ascot 2013   

Guide to Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot jargon buster

DAVID'S HUMOUR threads through his gambling plots. “This game’s easy when you get on a role.” He tells us. His Derby Day plots so successful, still fresh in his mind. Wondering where he stashes his cash under the mattress? Or in the Bank?

The ups and downs experienced by punters. The reality of what it feels like, the highs and the lows. The high’s sometimes over whelming , “not so much a smile, more of a superior smirk”  David tells us !!!!!!
Did you notice Dane O’Neill’s Beverley score yesterday?
DANE a great little rider, in tune, gentle, kind, accurate, responsive, especially good with two year olds just starting out. And with horses who have lost their confidence.
2.00 Win:  ANJALL 2 9-5 DANE O’NEILL trainer Richard Hannon 5f.  Evens fav
3.10 Win: LANGAVAT 2 8-12 DANE O’NEILL trainer Richard Hannon 5f.  5-4f
3.45 Win :JALAA 3 9-1 DANE O’NEILL trainer Richard Hannon 1m+.  9-4
5.30 Win: CHRISTMAS LIGHT 6 9-2 DANE O’NEILL trainer Brian Ellison 1m2f. 4-1
6.00 Win: MUSICAL MOLLY 2 9-0  DANE O’NEILL trainer Brian Ellison 5f. 5-4f
 Dane's five winning rides yesterday, very nearly six. Second just beaten a head at 20-1


Some thoughts about choosing your own betting strategy?
Ask yourself the following questions.
Do I follow one trainers team?

Best when first starting out on your own horseracing adventure to follow a Top Trainer Team. You will learn more this way. By rights a Trainers Team needs to be made up of true top  professional handler rider horsemen and paid according to skills achieved. As in Football Division 1, 2, 3.  But noted in horseracing, both British governments Horseracing and Political are Bloodhorse Illiterate, placing a heavy  inacurate burden upon all licensed British trainers, who are told by goverrnment to make up their Teams, by employing  superstore shelf stackers to come in part time to ride out owners horses placed in training, to be paid the minimum wage. One of the most dangerous orders any government can possibly give. Both governments show that they are completely out of touch, and completely out of tune with any sort of true reality, regarding the sport of horseracing. Bar cashing in financially big time for themselves, off other peoples backs to include the horses. A corrupt practice. When does the British Legal Justice System intend to pass a Law to prevent anyone from trashing someone elses career, life and times behind their backs?

eg; Flat Turf Team O'Brien (IRE) Flat Turf Team Hannon (GB)
eg; Jumps Turf Team Henderson (GB) and Jumps Turf Team Mullins (IRE)

Flat Turf Team Aidan O’Brien (IRE)'Brien

Flat Turf Team Richard Hannon (GB)  

Jumps Turf Team Nicky Henderson (GB)

 Jumps Turf Team Willie Mullins (IRE)
Do I just pick out the name of a horse?
Do I follow just one horse?
Do I follow a rider-jockey?
Do I follow a trainer?
Do I follow an owner?
Do I consider who the handler rider is who cares for the horse every day?
Do I consider the breeding?
Do I consider the breeder?

Am I most interested in Jump Turf Racing?
Am I most interested in Flat Turf Racing?
Am I most interested in All Weather Flat Racing?
Am I interested in Evening Racing?
Am I interested in Saturday Racing?
Am I interested in Weekend Racing?
Am I interested in going racing at my local racecourse?
Am I interested in going racing to meetings like Royal Ascot?
Am I interested in the top Classic Racemeetings around the World?
Am I more interested in going to the smaller racetracks?

Harry Bosch the horse and Harry Bosch the man
Harry Bosch the man, novels

 Harry Bosch the racehorse 


RULER OF THE WORLD Winner of British Derby Saturday June 1st 2013
British Investec Epsom Derby winner RULER OF THE WORLD to challenge for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh (IRE) on Saturday June 29th  6.30pm.

BATTLE OF MARENGO (4th in British Derby 01.06.13)
To challenge Royal Ascot  3.05. King Edward VII Stakes 1m4f.  on Friday June 21st

MARS  (6th in British Derby unlucky in running 01.06.13)

MAGICIAN (Winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas Curragh 25.05.13)
To challenge Royal Ascot 3.45. St James’s Palace Stakes 1m .on Tuesday June 18th

GALE FORCE TEN (Second to MAGICIAN in the Irish 2000 Guineas 25. 05. 13.)
To Royal Ascot to challenge for Jersey Stakes 7f 2.30 .Wednesday June 19th

To Royal Ascot to challenge for the 5.00. Queens Vase 2m. (In Memory of Sir Henry Cecil)

To Royal Ascot challenge for 3.45 Prince of Wales Stakes 1m2f. on Wednesday June 19th
To Royal Ascot to challenge for the 2.30 Queen Anne Stakes Tuesday  June 18th
COACH HOUSE Heading to Royal Ascot

Two- year- olds
SIR JOHN HAWKINS  both could challenge for the Coventry at Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot 2 year-old-races: 4.25.  Coventry Stakes 6f. Tuesday June 18th.
5.00. Queen Mary Stakes 5f. fillies Wednesday June 19th.

Dawn Approach: Guineas winner set to race at Royal Ascot
 2,000 Guineas winner Dawn Approach (4.5.13) could be back in action in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot after his Derby disappointment. 3.45 Tuesday June 18th  1m. Entire Colts
The beaten Epsom favourite was thought to be an unlikely runner in Tuesday's one-mile race.
But trainer Jim Bolger says the colt, which he co-owns with Godolphin boss Sheikh Mohammed, is set to race.


Scoop6 Results June 8th 2013


2:05 - BetVictor Royal Ascot No Lose Hughes Stakes (Handicap)

2m, Class 2, £16,172.50
1 De Rigueur 11/2
2 Sun Central 4/1F
3 Beyond Conceit 9/1
NR: Lady Kashaan (IRE)
14 ran Distances: 1½l, 4½l, 2¼l
TIME 3m 26.98s (fast by 1.02s)
Jockey: Adam Kirby
Trainer: Marco Botti
toteswingers 1&2 £4.80, 1&3 £5.50, 2&3 £7.40 WIN £6.20 PL £2.20, £1.90, £3.20
Ex £30.30
CSF £25.40
TRICAST £199.03 TRIFECTA £144.20 Pool: £2048.25 - 10.65 winning tickets.
Course record time.

2:20 - Ladbrokes Charitable Trust Handicap

1m2f, Class 3, £9,703.50
1 Niceofyoutotellme 9/2
2 Nabucco 5/1
3 Beaufort Twelve 14/1
9 ran Distances: 1l, 1¾l, ¾l
TIME 2m 5.98s (slow by 4.48s)
Jockey: James Doyle
Trainer: Ralph Beckett
toteswingers 1&2 £3.00, 1&3 £16.40, 2&3 £20.00 WIN £5.00 PL £1.50, £1.80, £4.70
Ex £20.00
CSF £27.34
TRICAST £291.22 TRIFECTA £455.40 Pool: £1914.03 - 3.15 winning tickets.

2:40 - BetVictor Royal Ascot Money Back Pinnacle Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares)

1m4f, Class 1, £34,026.00
1 Moment In Time 8/1
2 Nymphea 6/1
3 Ambivalent 3/1
NR: Saint Hilary
7 ran Distances: hd, 2¼l, nk
TIME 2m 30.87s (slow by 4.37s)
Jockey: Jim Crowley
Trainer: David Simcock
toteswingers 1&2 £4.80, 1&3 £5.10, 2&3 £5.20 WIN £10.30 PL £3.90, £1.90
Ex £49.00
CSF £54.79 TRIFECTA £261.50 Pool: £2054.50 - 5.89 winning tickets.

2:55 - Betfair Supporting The Animal Health Trust Handicap

6f, Class 2, £19,407.00
1 Nocturn 3/1
2 Enrol 2/1F
3 Mezzotint 25/1
NR: Valbchek (IRE)
14 ran Distances: nse, ¾l, nk
TIME 1m 11.86s (slow by 1.66s)
Jockey: William Buick
Trainer: Jeremy Noseda
toteswingers 1&2 £2.90, 1&3 £135.00, 2&3 £58.10 WIN £3.40 PL £1.80, £1.30, £8.60
Ex £8.00
CSF £8.71
TRICAST £132.64 TRIFECTA £270.40 Pool: £88549.11 - 245.59 winning tickets.

3:20 - Crabbie's Strawberry And Lime Handicap

1m2½f, Class 2, £32,345.00
1 Area Fifty One 11/4F
2 Forgotten Hero 7/1
3 Haylaman 6/1
NR: Balducci
12 ran Distances: ¾l, ¾l, ¾l
TIME 2m 9.21s (slow by 1.31s)
Jockey: George Chaloner
Trainer: Richard Fahey
Tote Swingers: 1&2 £11.20, 2&3 £15.60, 1&3 £6.00 WIN £3.10 PL £2.00, £1.50, £2.40
Ex £31.70
CSF £21.84
TRICAST £111.13 TRIFECTA £140.50 Pool: £922.77 - 4.92 winning tickets.

3:30 - John Sunley Memorial Levy Board Handicap

1m4f, Class 2, £32,345.00
1 Highland Castle 12/1
2 Handsome Man 6/1
3 No Heretic 7/2F
NR: Signed Up
10 ran Distances: nk, nk, 2¼l
TIME 2m 32.43s (slow by 5.93s)
Jockey: Liam Keniry
Trainer: David Elsworth
toteswingers 1&2 £27.20, 1&3 £13.30, 2&3 £2.60 WIN £17.40 PL £4.40, £2.50, £1.50
Ex £139.90
CSF £80.98
TRICAST £308.56 TRIFECTA £408.40 Pool: £3463.57 - 6.36 winning tickets.

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