Tanya's Blog - 20th August 2011
Dreams, hopes, aspirations will soon be fulfilled or dashed in the next few hours. The turnover in the betting offices and on the course could be massive or could it all backfire and will it dissolve into normal Saturday trading, I think not. Yet this morning trading was very quiet, nothing doing except for the Pricewise horses, Fallen Idol, Malthouse, Thubiaan and Mount Athos.
Although being fresh this morning, York warmed up very quickly come 9am. The course looks in tremendous condition considering it has had three days of competitive action.
There are plenty of non-runners at Variety Club day at Sandown including the celebrities. They should be ashamed of themselves. Big names should be queuing up to bring happiness and valuable funds needed for this worthy cause. It’s a great day that now needs a kick up the backside. SILVERHEELS outsider of the four in the Solario, stupid, he was just behind Harbour Watch last time at Glorious Goodwood and that form is working out well
LYRIC STREET was being taken round the paddock prior to The Morning Line and ignoring her last run, she is my selection in the 2.30 at York having seen her I wished I’d tipped her in the Daily Record now instead of Kinryas, so apologies for that.
DANDINO’s big stride will relish the long straight of the Knavesmire I just hope he stays. He is such a lovely horse and one that I always have great allegiance with.
The Betfred Ebor is a three horse race with me Lost In The Moment, Saptapadi and TED SPREAD. The latter has shown a revival in form this season and won’t mind the juice in the ground. Mark Tompkins has had a couple of winners in the last few days and Paul Hanagan is a massive plus in the saddle. If you can get each-way first five places there are plenty offering the concession including the sponsor then backing NANTON won’t go amiss.
The last nine winners of the Ebor were drawn 20, 20, 17, 3, 18, 14, 14, 16, 22, so eight of the last nine were from stall 14 or higher
91 horses aged six and over have tried to win the Betfred Ebor since 1990 only one, Sergeant Cecil has been successful
Michael Bell has had eight winners from his last 20 runners
John Gosden has won the Solario Stakes three times from his last four runners
Arc Bleu in June 2008 was Tony Martin’s last winner in Britain on the flat, his 22 subsequent have all been unsuccessful
Eight of the last ten winners of York’s 2.00 have been aged three or four
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