SAT 12 OCT 2013. PLUS 33. HEARTBREAK.
I am plus 33 for this our third season. I hope to improve that today.
Last Tuesday was a day I want to forget forever. Things happen in our everyday life that really makes us realize how important our family and friends are and we should never take things for granted and in a different way our connection with horses is also from the heart.
It was horrendous to see SANTARIUS being put down by the vet in front of the stand at Tipperary. I walked with his trainer and owner to the spot where it happened and to be with the horse in his final seconds. Barry Connell is a formidable and brave man the way he held his charge as he was being euthanized. The whole episode was heartbraking. Santarius was a gentleman of a horse and a serious talent who was being aimed at the Supreme Novice at Cheltenham and the way he flew the first three hurdles was breathtaking.
I want to say to Tony , Barry, Danny, Brendan and all the team how sorry I am for all of them.
Newmarket 2 05. William Hill and Bet Victor are 10/1 about the German raider AMARILLO and that is some value. 1 pt win.
Newmarket 2 35. I really fancy GREAT WHITE EAGLE to win this well for Aidan O Brien and he rates a nap. 2 pts win at a general 9/4.
Newmarket 3 50. Another ex German , ORIENTAL FOX, just might land the big marathon event off joint top weight and that would be some feat. 1 pt win at general 9/1.
Newmarket 5 25. This is some race and it might be between two Germans again. The ex Kassiano might have to give best to FEUERBLITZ who is way overpriced at 12/1 with Corals. 1 pt win.
York 2 20. EXCELLENT RESULT is worth chancing that he will handle the ground. He is 11/2 with Bet Victor so a 1 pt win.
York 4 40. I said I would give up on CALEDONIA if he lost the last day, he did, but here I am tipping him again. I just want to give him one final chance on the basis that he has his ground and trip. 1 pt win at 16/1 with PP, Coral and BetVictor.