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Thursday, 04 August 2016

"Whose indomitable spirit changed the face of the earth for us."

Edmund Arthur Helps.

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First lot on Hamilton Hill

It’s one of those perfect Newmarket mornings today, clear, dry and with a nice breeze. This makes it’s a great working environment. We have plenty of staff in, which makes a change, and we have had a great morning so far. We have been using mainly Hamilton Hill and two canters with everything and so far I have not heard one coughing, which is music to my ears.

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Topalova

We have two runners today, both at Yarmouth where I will be going later on. Our first runner is Mr Turner in the 2.40. I am running him over one mile one furlong today and this is the first run since he has been gelded. He is a very attractive looking horse with plenty of scope. He has always shown me ability at home, but as yet not done it on the racecourse. He has been a little bit keen in most of his races and I think holding him up will suit today. It is a long straight at Yarmouth and he could run well if all goes to plan.

Our other runner is Dot Green in the 4.40. She didn’t like the soft ground last time at Sandown and I can see her running much better on this faster surface. You have got to think that the top weight might be a very nice horse, but I think we have a sound chance of not being very far away.

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Velvet Voice

The headlines in the Racing Post today are the bookmakers claiming that the coup in Ireland this week has damaged the sports image. I think the complete opposite. It has given it more interest in a brilliantly executed plan. It is very hard to get three horses to peak at the same time and the trainer did a great job. I am sure the bookmakers won’t have lost as much money as they are saying and they should just stop moaning. Good luck to all concerned I say. Do the bookmakers just want everybody to lose all the time? Yes of course they do, but if you can’t get a bit back every now and again, you would soon stop betting and the world would be a much more boring place.