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Angus McNae

Captain's Blog - 7th January 2012

I am a little late on parade today as it is my daughter's first birthday today and we have been busy opening presents and cards. She has been spoilt rotten and her day will continue with a trip to the London Aquarium this afternoon. From my point of view it is quite simply astonishing how quickly a year has gone and no doubt 2012 will fly by just as quickly. Sometimes we need to take stock and reflect as well as just enjoy whatever particular moment we happen to be in at the time and that is what we plan to do today.

The Racing at Sandown today is excellent and I am looking forward to seeing Prospect Wells again. He runs in the Tolworth Hurdle and to my eye is just about the best Novice we have seen all season. He was beaten in the Ladbroke at Ascot, but that can easily be explained in terms of the slow pace. Like all good horses he needs a decent gallop to give of his best and with a reasonable pace assured today he will be hard to keep out of the winners enclosure. Ruby Walsh will be on board and you can hear exactly how he rates the chances of Prospect Wells by tuning into Mark Your Card today where he will be our guest.

Racing on your favourite channel not only comes from Sandown today, but also from Wincanton and it should be a nicely balanced afternoon. It is always ideal when we just have two meetings that dovetail nicely together it makes life easier for everybody involved at the nerve centre in Teddington.

My selection yesterday ran like a drain and I must apologise for such a rubbish tip. The horse was Royal Bajan who probably bounced after running a career best figure last time up. No excuses from me though as I should of seen that coming. School boy error I am afraid. Will I never learn?

Right it only remains for me to wish my daughter a very happy birthday and to bid you all farewell for another week.

All the best.


Today's Selection

3.20 Lingfield – Titan Triumph (11/4 various firms)



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