Friday 3 May 2019

The Element of Fickledom

People make me smile. 

You know, they say women are fickle. I am not sure who ''they'' are and I'm sure men are as fickle as f*** at times.

We send out a mailing detailing a talented horse in Firepower, trained by Clive Cox, winning the 4:55 Salisbury. 

Guess what? 

Seven people unsubscribe. You have to laugh, hey. I'm sure all of those people have their reasons but if that's what success does then perhaps I'm in the wrong job. Yes, people can believe that. I know exactly what I'm doing and I don't need anyone's plus or minus to appreciate that fact. Perhaps I should just talk about horse racing in the United States and consider the Belmont Race odds for a change of tune.


I was pleased with the performance of Firepower. They had the annoying split screen on the race which makes assessing the horses and race problematic. However, the colt is a decent looker and won ''readily'' as far as the Racing Post is concerned. I had more information about why this juvenile would be hard to beat but I couldn't detail that as it isn't in my interests. 

Thank the Lord I do all these things to please myself because this is a thankless world where the takers take in abundance. 

Sorry, if that offends anyone but for a few people that's the score. As my good friend Eric Winner says: ''There are too many takers...'' 

The number 7 means completion. So I'm taking a positive from those lesser disciples. 

I really couldn't care if 700 people disappeared because I don't make a brass farthing out of the 1000 subscribers on my list.  

Thanks for those who appreciate. Your interest is my motivation.

Let's take a look at tomorrow's two juvenile races:

1:55 Musselburgh - 

No significant entrant. 

2:35 Lingfield - 

This looks more interesting. Well, there are a few entrants who register on the Richter scale. 

Strong Power ran well in the Brocklesby Stakes when runner-up to Show Me Show Me. George Scott is one of those trainers I struggle to get to grips with on the stat front. Certainly, he has plenty of two-year-olds who disappoint at relatively short odds when making their debut. I must admit I like this son of Kodiac. He did nothing wrong at Newmarket if not going a fraction too fast but he was simply trying to make his experience count and it was nearly the case. Touching big odds-on in running, few would have believed he would have been out of the frame. It looked a decent race. I can imagine connections trying to lead all the way here. I thought at first glance this was on the all-weather, which, in my opinion, would have been a very good move. The horse to beat but there's always the worry someone will spoil the party. 

Archie Watson's Illusionist doesn't have any significant entries at present but is in a betting guide which suggests this Irish-bred son of Hot Streak could be a live opponent. 

Interesting to see how John Ryan's Sea Of Cool goes here. Silvestre De Silva has been booked and it is noteworthy this son of Sea The Stars was given a class 2 stakes entry. Most of his entered juvenile go on to win at two, which brings some interest. The downside is that very few of his two-year-olds win on debut. Could be a horse to keep an eye on the next two starts.