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Rhodes to Paris

Sporting Judgement

They say that a month can be a long time in sport, and it certainly seems that way with my last blog being posted on the 20th July.

That was just a day or two before Alcala was due to run in the Summer Plate, a Listed handicap at Market Rasen. Arguably one of the hottest races in the summer jumps calendar.

A lot has happened between now and then, but none more memorable than my recent engagement to my childhood sweetheart Beth.

We have been together since midway through high school, and I finally decided to get down on one need under the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Friday 11th August, just as it sparkled at 11pm.

img_3537 Minutes after proposing to Beth under the Eiffel Tower. Friday 11th August 2017. It’s been a long time coming since asking her Dad Geoff, for permission in May. But I’m glad to…

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An evening with Olly Murs live at Haydock Park Racecourse

Think of Olly Murs and think “X Factor” but I have to admit he’s awesome live even in the pouring rain!

He is a proper showman has the audience eating out of his hands of all ages, cheeky and very funny but not in an offensive way to be honest I wasn’t really that keen on going summer racing (I don’t usually) I will say  that the vast majority of the very well behaved crowd were there for Olly…………

It was the first time I’d done an outdoor pop concert the atmosphere was fabulous and  I would go back again my only complaint was the filthy state of the radar loo (you need a special key) to access  this disabled toilet in the enclosure I was in due to the door not been locked I’ve since voiced my concern with the racecourse management and the issues were quickly dealt with 🙂

An excellent evening out ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Alcala Up For The Plate

Sporting Judgement

Jump racing fans are in sleep mode at this time of year, with the festivals at Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown something of a distant dream.

Not even the boldest of punters have started filling up the ante-post notebook just yet.

However, there’s the odd big race to prick the ears up in between all the action on the flat and one comes this Saturday at Market Rasen in the shape of the Summer Plate.


It’s a Listed Handicap with £50k in prize money for the winner. So as you’d expect, runners trained by Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls, Nigel Twiston-Davies and Jonjo O’Neill have all be entered.

One of those is Alcala. The legend you will have heard plenty about if you are a regular reader of my blog.

He’s in the form of his life at the minute, and like the most of us, seems to be relishing his…

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