Friday, 23 September 2011
Last week was not the best of weeks for our venture with only three places out of the card. Although those who took the advice and backed each way would have made a modest return as the odds of the three were quite high.
This week we’ll return North to Rippon to the “Garden” racecourse as it’s nicknamed because it’s in very picturesque settings.
Now they’ve been racing thoroughbreds in Rippon for well over three hundred years.
It’s a right-handed oval of approximately 1m5f with a 5f finishing straight. Ripon used to be known for the manufacturing of spurs but it is doubtful if these will be on display at the meeting. There are some strange rules nowadays against using them, our nags last Saturday could have benefitted from there use.
Old John Wesley preached in Ripon and built up a minority community there, he might have had better success if he hadn’t preached about the evils of gambling.
This will be the last fixture of the year in Ripon so let’s hope it gives us enough winnings to last us through a long winter.
2.10 Its Mark Anthony or Meandmyshadow as an each way bet. The former gets my money
2.40 Dark Don gets all the tipsters excited but this one is going for Ashken
3.15 Spirit of the Law it looks like the one to beat
3.45 Rio’s Rosanna or Solar Spirit
4.15 Murbeh or Kanaf
4.50 Having spent much of my working life listening to Select Committee I’ll have to go with this
5.25 Tricks of the Trade is the only one that can beat Yasir who is the tipsters favourite6.00 Just crossed the Crimea to Llandudno today and gets my vote