Friday, September 05, 2014

Back in training...

Having been sent out to grass over the summer, I've only recently 'come back in' and as result will need  a few more weeks before coming to hand...

At a Warwick midweek meeting last March Nicky Henderson's mare Polly Peachum caught my eye while King's Tempest claimed the concluding bumper for the Twiston-Davies operation; both will be of interest when they re-appear.

Since then Warwick has held its final Flat meeting (Bank Holiday Monday, August 25th) as the course pursues its aim of becoming 'a top quality small jumps course.'

A few miles down the road Towcester has sold off seven of its NH fixtures deeming the decision  to diversify into greyhound racing a commercial necessity.

And Peddlers Cross, the 2011 Champion Hurdle runner-up, has been retired.

At Stratford tomorrow I'm tempted to chance David Pipe's Purple 'n Gold in the 3.55 provided the tissue price of 5/1 is available on the day. This one was beaten by Roman Flight over course and distance in May but held every chance before making a mess of the last. Although racing from out of the handicap here, at the weights he holds a chance of reversing the form and jockey Kieron Edgar claims five.

That said, having just returned from the summer vacation, I'm racing some way off the pace.


GeeDee said...

A reasonable effort from selection Purple 'n Gold (5/1) who pressed 11/8 favourite Ittirad hard after the last but went down by a head with Roman Flight (7/1) a length away third.

Sandracer said...

We;come back pg.. 2nd to start with ;)

Been there before myself..

GeeDee said...

Cheers Sandracer.

The older I get, the harder this game gets...

Not waving, drowning ;)