I’ve compiled from David Massey’s aka @chutneydave Eyecatchers and Ones to follow July – September lists, a compilation of them on one page, plus when known ,their next run out – 7 are due out within the next few days.
Retained Eyecatchers from July and August
Blackstone Vegas Last run 3/10 Uttoxeter 23/9/13. Next run 6/10/13 Uttoxeter
Gavi Last run 7/12 Uttoxeter 22/9/13.
Golanova Last run 1/12 Plumpton 22/9/13
Hallings Comet Last run 1/6 Worcester 10/9/13
Lovey Dovey 1/15 Uttoxeter 22/9/13.
Man of Steel 1/8 Uttoxeter 13/7/13
Marmas 1/8 Market Rasen 28/9/13
Oneofapear 3/8 Market Rasen 17/8/13
Presenting Junior Last run 1/8 Cartmel 24/8/13. Next run 6/10/13 Kelso
Private Malone Last run 2/11 Worcester 10/7/13
Quayside Court Last run PU/12 Worcester 10/9/13
Quinsman Last run 3/12 Bangor 26/8/13. Next run 6/10/13 Huntingdon
Uppingham Last run 4/9 Uttoxeter 13/6/13
West Brit Last run 1/6 Huntingdon 9/9/13. Next run 4/10/13, Fontwell 3.15
Whispering Boy Last run 8/15 Worcester 19/8/13.
September Eyecatchers and Ones to Follow
Vinnie The Fish – Brendan Powell (Southwell, 4th Sept)
Has improved enormously for a step up in trip on his last two runs and showed his Worcester run was no fluke with a decisive win here, looking the likely winner from a long way out. Travelled very well and the further they went, the better he looked. Well worth a go in better company next time out (note – has two engagements this weekend, at Fontwell and Hexham)
Moon Trip – John Ferguson (Huntingdon, 9th Sept) Next run 4/10/13, Hexham 4.40
Looked quality in the paddock and showed he’s going the right way, jumping better as the contest went on, and travelled up to the more experienced winner Koultas King very easily before fading late on. This was a major improvement from his Market Rasen run and further improvement will see him winning a novice hurdle in the next month.
Western Way – Don Cantillon (Huntingdon, 9th Sept)
Had shown promise despite running very green on more than one occasion previously, but was transformed by headgear here, travelling well and disposing of previous good winner Handmaid with ease. Will be very difficult to beat in early season novice hurdles on this showing, but remember, the headgear is key.
Germany Calling – Charlie Longsden (Worcester, 27th Sept)
Looked very well in the paddock but the race never panned out for him. Held up off a slow pace he was then caught out as the pace lifted at the 2f pole. Stayed on very well all the way to the line and will be better suited by a quicker run race and quite possibly a step up in trip. More than capable of taking a NH Flat race on this showing regardless.
Wings Of Smoke – Tim Vaughan (Worcester, 27th Sept)
Didn’t look 100% fit in the paddock, looked like a run would bring him on, and that was reflected in the race. Travelled nicely behind the pace but got tired when asked for his effort at the last. Had a good blow post-race, and will strip fitter next time out.
Kyle’s Faith – Martin Keighley (Worcester, 27th Sept)
He looked like a horse with a future in the paddock and a chaser in the making, but this run wasn’t without promise. Held up off the pace, he made a bit of ground turning for home but then got outpaced before staying on again late in the day. Had already shown promise in bumpers and could pop up at a decent price.
I noticed when I was updating my own online notebooks some of the Irish horses weren’t on some of the UK based sites databases, so for details on Irish horses I find http://www.irishracing.com to be an excellent source of information, and they have their own online notebook Horse Tracker which I’ve just registered with.
While on online notebooks, I’m with three UK based, NagMe www.nagme.com, GG www.gg.com and ATR Tracker www.attheraces.com – of the three I prefer GG.com as they are the first out with their alerts, normally around 5pm the day before racing, so you can get some early prices. ATR normally send out their email alerts around 7pm, and NagMe around 9pm, plus they send an email update with prices the following day, as well as the result of the race your notebook was in. The others may do this, it may be I just didn’t tick all the options when registering.
Do you have a favourite online all singing notebook provider? If so let us know below.