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Jockeys Note


Fantastic markfinn markfinn, Mouse Roberts an old favourite, a great bio...thank you.
A great jockey met him at Doncaster nice guy - it being Arc day lets remember it not being his day in Paris and he was blamed -

Bred by John L. Moore, Mtoto was a bay horse with a white blaze. He was sired by the 1967 British Horse of the Year Busted out of the French mare Amazer.

Racing career
He recovered so well from the foot problems which dogged his early career that when he went to stud, he did so as the winner of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and double winner of both the Eclipse Stakes and Prince of Wales's Stakes. He very nearly added the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe to this list too. Mtoto got off to a slow start on the track. By the end of his three-year-old campaign, he had won only once, and that was a small maiden race at Haydock Park. His first important success came as a four-year-old in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown Park. In his final year, 1988, he ended a previously unbeaten season with an unlucky, fast closing neck second to Tony Bin in the Arc. Jockey Michael Roberts was blamed by many for poor positioning in this final race, Mtoto rounding the home turn into a short straight behind a wall of horses, in one of the largest Arc fields ever assembled.
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Frank Boyle

'Act well your part – there all the honour lies...'

What great reading (y)

Sorry chaps I was still counting...

Richard Johnson make it look easy on Linelee King, what a champion he could have been if AP was of a different generation.

Adrian Heskin stayed south for a reason and gave Sirobbie a great ride.

On to tomorrow...

Monday October 5th 2020

Restandbethankful 4yo G. Adrian Heskin Top Rated Stratford 3.45.
Won a NH flat race under Heskin at Perth. Runs under a penalty. Danger One For You.

Dysart Diamond 5yo Mare. Paul Townend 2nd Rated. Killarney 3.35
Won a Maiden Hurdle under Townend LTO at Tramore. Danger Isotope.
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Frank Boyle

Tuesday October 5th 2020

Weather dominates.

My Macho Man 3yo G. Adam Kirby Top Rated Leicester 1.15 Seller.
Kirby replaces Jason Hart who is engaged at Catterick and rides
Virginia Plane, 2yo Filly, for this stable in the 1.30@Catterick.

Frank Boyle

Wednesday October 6th 2020

John Quinn a trainer who certainly knows the time of day landed
some major bets on all the way winner Virginia Plane.

Rosgalme 5yo G. Sean Flanagan Top Rated Galway 4.00 Maiden Hurdle
Won a INH Flat race on debut at Thurles last November.
Faces timber for the first time today.

Snow Ocean 4yo G. Harry Bentley 2nd rated Nottingham 3.10. Hcap.
Won his last three races under Bentley. Carries Top Weight.

Frank Boyle

Both prospects sank today.
Very poor run from Rosgalme.
Snow Ocean owes nobody anything and deserves a break.

Thursday October 7th 2020.

She Do 2yo Filly Callum Shepherd Top Rated Chelmsford 6.00
Won a Fillies Novices race LTO under Shepherd on turf at Doncaster.

Frank Boyle

Another loser, looked good on the bend but outclassed in the finish by the Charlie Hills runner (stable in fine form).

Friday October 8th 2020

Enrilo 6yo G. Harry Cobden Top Rated Chepstow 5.25 Novice Chase.
Comes from the Challow Novice Hurdle race LTO wherein he was well behind The Cashel Man.
Cobden rides again.
Had a wind op' since last seen. Danger Red River

Frank Boyle

Revisiting These.
Top rated horse with jockey who stays loyal or otherwise.

Schnabel 8yo G Bryan Carver(5) 1.50 Chepstow Nov' H'cap Chase (5/1 BF Exchange)
Carver rode when winning race in the stewards room after suffering interference at Fontwell.
Form has been boosted with disqualified winner winning since off 4lbs higher mark.
A late developer just like his sire.

Frank Boyle

Schnabel Non-runner yesterday. Runs today at Taunton in the 4.10.

Gaelik Coast
6yo G. Brian Hughes 3.02 Fakenham Nov' Chase (7/2 BF Exchange)
Hughes has ridden GC in all his races.
French bred is making his Chasing debut here in a small field after winning two Nov' Hurdle races last season.
Underwent a Wind Operation in 2019.

Celestial Force 5yo G. Bryan Carver(5) 2.10 Taunton Nov' Hurdle (10/3 BF Exchange)
Won LTO with Harry Cobden riding in a match race at Wincanton. Cobden engaged at Fakenham today.
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