A very good day yesterday highlighted with Megalala winning at 12/1 (I got 14's earlier).
News has filtered through that Milton Bradley's old warhorse, The Tatling will have his final competitive run next Monday. At 14 years of age and a career stretching as far back as May 1999 when, trained by Michael Bell, he came 3rd of 11 in a class 4 maiden at Newmarket. The highlight of his career came at Royal Ascot in 2004 when as a 7 year old he won the King's Stand Stakes when ridden by Darryll Holland.
Talking of retirements, it has also been announced that former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Denman has also been retired. Apparently he was in fine form on Wednesday, getting ready for his seasonal debut, but pulled up sore yesterday morning. After a scan, it was seen that there was a problem with his near fore tendon and upon consultation with his owner , it was decided the time was right for him to call a halt to his racing career.
Let's wish a happy retirement to both old fellas and thanks for the memories.
Today's all-weather racing gets underway very early at 11.10 when Southwell stages an 8 race card through to 3.10. 30 minutes later Wolverhampton takes up the mantle with a further 8 races. Dundalk action gets underway at 6 o'clock until 9.25 giving over 10 hours and 24 AW races during a marathon day.
Along with all of this there are 4 National Hunt races from Cheltenham being shown live on terrestrial TV (Channel 4). Quite busy I think you will agree.
For tipping purposes, I will concentrate only on the meets at Southwell and Wolves.
- 11.10 Point At Issue - 2nd 13/8
- 11.40 Fistful Of Dollars - won 8/11
- 12.15 Sonsie Lass - unplaced
- 12.50 On The Cusp - unplaced
- 1.25 Carnac - won 15/8
- 2.00 Irish Jugger - unplaced
- 2.35 Argentine - non runner
- 3.10 Canadian Danehill - unplaced
- 3.40 Regal Lady - unplaced
- 4.10 Good Timin' - 3rd 10/3
- 4.40 Faraway - won 2/5
- 5.10 Orpens Peach - won 9/1
- 5.40 Garstang - unplaced
- 6.10 Maybeagrey - won evs
- 6.40 Edgware Road - 2nd 15/8
- 7.10 Priors Gold - non runner
Good luck with this lot. Somehow, I think we may just need it!