NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Sun May 27
Fontwell, Kelso, Uttoxeter
Mon May 28
Cartmel, Huntingdon
Wed May 30
Cartmel, Warwick

Entries & Recent Form

There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with all of the action once again coming on the flat from Ayr, Ffos Las, Windsor and Wolverhampton on the all-weather.  Juste Pour Nous finished third yesterday at Southwell - he does have the ability to win races over timber.  Meanwhile stable jockey Tom Scudamore made the long trip north to Perth worthwhile when he rode four winners - it was the first four timer of his career and at least it would have paid for his petrol so well done to him.  The eight hour trip to Perth would not have seemed anything like as bad on the way back - well done indeed!

I see that the Racing Post's South West correspondent Andrew King has clearly been reading my column judged on his latest comments about last week's action.  He says, "three jumps meetings followed the craziness of Super Saturday in the middle of July.  This surely is an unsatisfactory state of affairs and in desperate need of being sorted out".  Andrew is clearly one of only a handful of people that agree with me.


What a fantastic performance from Roger Federer to land a record eighth Wimbledon men's title yesterday.  The man could almost be English - the crowd adore him and he seems like such a nice chap to boot.  He won in straight sets and never appeared to be in any trouble against Marin Cilic - the phrase is used far too much, but in Federer's case, he is a true legend.

Lewis Hamilton was the winner of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.  He is a great driver but has an uncanny knack of upsetting people.  He is only one point behind Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' championship and it certainly helps that he has a car that is significantly faster than anybody else.

I will be doing a rain dance for the cricket at Trent Bridge as that appears to be the only chance England have of getting a result.  They have to bat for two days or score a record 474 to avoid defeat.  It's at times like these that we could do with a Boycott or Bailey.

I was watching the Scottish Open Golf over the weekend and Callum Shinkwin completely bottled it.  Needing just a par at the last, he ended up taking a six and lost in the play-off.  He was only 20 feet away and to four putts to sink the ball.  You have to feel for him, nerves completely took over and they certainly won't be any better the next time he is in this position.


I had an argument with one of the seven dwarfs the other day...he wasn't happy!  Have a nice day...

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