Monday 4th August 2014
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Many people underrated the performance of Aayamzamodel in the heats of the Coral Ladies Trophy at Hove when she defeated our own Evanta Evita and she was sent off a generous 6/1 in Tuesday's final. She duly came out and won showing how versatile and what a class act she is recording a decent 29.93 after being held up a couple of times. Aayamzamodel is having a great year and the question is whether we aim her for the bitches only Brighton Belle or step her back up in trip for the Champion Stakes over 575m later in the month.(Poor race planning in my opinion from the GBGB allowing these two events to clash) Getting back to the meeting back at Hove last Tuesday a big well done to Exocet and his trainer Chris Allsop for winning the Sussex Cup. Chris and his team have had a tough year but this win should propel him back into the reckoning for getting into the top six trainers where he belongs.
It was good to see our Derby semi finalist Aero Nemesis trial well at Yarmouth on Saturday night when recording 27.79. He struggled at Sunderland and has not got back to his best since he bolted up on Derby final night but he is now looking back in the groove and will line up in the heats of the East Anglian Challenge this coming Saturday. This event is always a good warm up to the East Anglian Derby starting in September and I'm sure Aero Nemesis will be our best chance of landing the event at our home track.
Aayamzabella was just run out of a place in the heats of the Roto Roof Windows TV Trophy and will have to settle for trying to win a supporting race on Wednesday's card at Sheffield. King Kane for Diane Henry was most impressive but has a tricky draw in trap 4 to contend with. We are hopeful of pinching a couple of winners on the card with the likes of Blonde Razor who returns in a 500m race, Aayamzamodel should go well in the bitches race and Benkaat Nero drops back in trip after an easy win at Henlow last week. Snappers Lad can be a bit hit or miss out the traps but he is a puppy with plenty of talent and could also go well.
Everyone knows how much I like competitive sports and golf is one of my passions. As well as playing (not that well most times) I like watching and betting on the weekly tournaments. This week the USPGA is the last major in the calendar and it is always interesting but often throws up a winner who never looks like winning another major, Y E Yang, Shaun Micheel and a Rich Beem spring to mind in recent years. I'm not saying I can tell you this year's winner as I think it's very open but Rory Mcilroy is playing on another level to most other players and must be in the shake up. G Mac (Graeme McDowell) has a good chance, for a big outsider I like the look of Kevin Na. Thankfully since Tiger Woods has lost that fear factor and is now injured and out of the Championship we don't have to see half the American coverage focussed on him which always annoys me!
Anyway back to the dogs and it has to be said the politics of the sport is still making headlines this week as prominent owner Steve Fluin has said he would chair an independent working party to act as a go between for the GTA and GBGB. I have very little hope that this will materialise as the GBGB has no interest in engaging with anyone else but their current practitioner for owners and trainers John Haynes. Rightly or wrongly he is the only voice we seem to have in the GBGB and I suggest a private meeting between the GTA and John Haynes is the only way forward with someone like Steve Fluin acting as a referee in the middle. Sadly I think this will never happen as there has been far too much bad mouthing gone on between both parties over the years.
On Tuesday at Sheffield Aayamzabella was 3rd in her heat of the Roto Roof Windows TV Trophy but better news at Hove where Aayamzamodel landed the Coral a Ladies Trophy.
At Romford on Friday we had three nice winners from our seven runners. Toosey Snapper defied his 10/1 odds when landing a 400m Maiden in a decent 24.19, Huggies Buck is improving all the time and was a convincing winner over 400m in a good 24.13, Aero Babooshka was again unlucky from trap 4 when 3rd in a bitches 400m while Adageo Bob again never let us down and won the top 575m contest from behind in a sparkling 35.01 to complete a seven timer over track and trip.
At Wimbledon on Saturday in the heats of the Bitches 480m Evanta Evita got back to winning ways though she had to work hard after a missed break scoring in 28.75 while on Sunday all four of our Henlow runners ran well but were all 2nd with Vanfrenchie (promising debut for the kennel) and Evanta Fantasy beaten by the minimum margin.
On Wednesday Swift Sandra ran well when running on to be 2nd in an A3 and there was a nice win for Benkaat Dolly in top grade in a good 28.15.
On Saturday a busy night got underway with new Racing Club purchase Airforce Anna landing an A1 in all the way fashion in a smart 28.14. Crown Jewel is very raw but showed excellent pace to win an A2 in 28.45 and looks hugely promising. Benkaat Boomer looking for a 5 timer at the track in a top A1 was held up in running and was an unlucky 3rd with Sidaz Dippy running on strong to take 2nd and Toosey Parker won well in an A3 by nearly 5 lENgths in 28.53.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK
On Wednesday at Sheffield six runners are on in the supporting opens to the TV Trophy final.
Other plans are to be made but we will definitely be at Romford Friday and Henlow on Sunday while the night before at Wimbledon Evanta Evita bids to land the Bitches 480m Trophy and Cornamaddy Jumbo returns to the jumping game in the 480m Hurdle heats.
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Unfortunately Aayamzabella just missed out in the heats of the TV Trophy but at Hove Aayamzamodel scored for us at a juicy 6/1.
The Sheffield card on Wednesday is decent but we will should have a small interest on Blonde Razor who always goes well fresh.
BLONDE RAZOR - 3 pts win - Sheffield - Wednesday
ADVISED LAST WEEK
AAYAMZAMODEL - 3 pts win - Hove - WON 6/1
AAYAMZAMZABELLA - 2.5 pts e.w ante post 16/1 - TV Trophy - Sheffield - lost