21st September 2015
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A busy few weeks on the open race front continued on Wednesday with the Totepool East Anglian Derby final at Yarmouth. It was quiet ironic that Calco Flyer made the final as it was the day of the syndicate's annual trip to Portugal for the Calco Cup, a golf event that 24 of the members of Calco Flyer including myself and our kennel 'hand Kevin Ulla are part of. We made our way to the City Bar, one of the lad's friend's bar, just outside Albufeira and watched the race on one of his sport screens. For a couple of seconds we got very excited as Calco Flyer trapped well and looked like he was just in front on the run up but a great burst of pace from Southfield Jock on his outside and eventual winner Do It For Twiggy on his inside saw him crucially crowded out at the first bend. He commendably battled on to only be beaten by 2 1/2 lengths in third and most certainly would have gone close if he had been drawn in trap 1. That was the third Category 1 final he has been in and he has given the syndicate some fabulous fun over the last year. Unfortunately my golf the next two days didn't match Calco Flyer's performance and I played awful!
Having just got back I will have to keep this newsletter brief. Despite some reasonable runs on the supporting card at Yarmouth we had no winners and our other main action of the week at Romford also proved fruitless. Adageo Djongo took a crashing fall in the Puppy Cup semi finals but thankfully seems ok while Libertine Louis was also eliminated.
At Towcester on Saturday Newross Johhny and Ilewin Sleepy made it through to the semi finals of the Towcester Puppy Stakes while Deanridge Angel was just touched off by Blackstone Marco in a good open when trying to land a three timer.
On the graded front at Towcester we had a few good performances on Friday and Saturday. Swift Slaney (28.99) is a future staying star judged on his debut win on Friday. Ribble Aon continues to rise in the grades and took an A2 in 28.41. Ferryforth Fran ran a career best 39.39 but was still beaten a neck and Ballymac Shirley looks a star of the future with a graded win in A5 in a very good 28.52. On Saturday Oldfield Lynda followed up last week's sprint victory with another top grade win. Saffrons Anna was back on the scoresheet in an A3 and veteran Fairest Royal also followed up last week's victory with another excellent win in 28.44.
Another reminder for all the entries in the 5 To Follow competition that you only have until October 1st to change your teams.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK
Today the Bags Championship for Towcester kicks off with the away leg at Sheffield, Alice My Angel runs for us in the bitches leg. My plans for the rest of the week will be finalised later today.
WEBSITE RECOMMENDED BETS
Calco Flyer gave us a small win when third in the East Anglian Derby last Wednesday. We will be back with some more bets next week.
ADVISED LAST WEEK
CALCO FLYER - 1.5 pts e.w ante post 16/1 - East Anglian Derby - Yarmouth - 3rd 16/1 (6pt profit)
RIBBLE ATOM - 3 pts win - Yarmouth - Wednesday - lost