Royal Ascot

Written on Monday, 29th June 2015

Royal Ascot has become the biggest Race Meeting in Europe – the attendance and media coverage reflects this though it is noticeable the BBC no longer show much interest other than a reference or two on the weather forecast!  Given the BBC’s lack of interest in our sport, and their endless biased and inaccurate news reports I am looking for a discount on the five TV Licences I pay for!

Anyway, we had an excellent Ascot – ARAB DAWN’s win was a great triumph, whilst both FUN MAC (second) and CHIL THE KITE (third) would have won their races on level weights.  

ARAB DAWN may go for the John Smith’s Cup at York on the 11th July – failing that we may try him over 14 furlongs in the Ebor.

FUN MAC may also wait for the Ebor as there is only one suitable race in the middle of July and that is in France.

VENT DE FORCE failed to cope with a third run in quick succession on very fast ground – he will probably go to France for a Group 2 at Deauville.

NEARLY CAUGHT yet again ran a superb race in defeat in the final “Pitman’s Derby” on ground too quick for him.  We will probably try and wait for his ultimate conditions (softish!)

The demise of the Newcastle (Flat) Turf Course reflects two aspects of our Industry:-

1)                The B.H.A. are powerless, which makes a joke of their future grand plans for the industry as they will be unable to implement them.

 

2)                ARC are not interested in the long term health of our sport – nothing new!  Their arguments to create an AW course at Newcastle are an insult to all our intelligence.  In the long-term it will do very little for the area and nothing for the sport.

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