Handsome Dude takes little explaining as he never travelled a yard, didn't find anything for pressure and finished tailed-off. I'm not really sure what the reason for it was, although surely something went amiss or he has a breathing issue as he's performed much better the last twice. One to be careful with going forward... -1.00pts on the day. Email Sent/Site Updated: 8:30am.   3:20 Goodwood - Withernsea -

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August 27, 2016
James Boyle
Dark Red was yet another runner-up, as he beat all bar one silly and is clearly ahead of his mark. I thought he might win coming down to the final couple of furlongs but a 3yo in receipt of 11lbs was lurking and could not be repelled. Great effort nonetheless and Ed Dunlop's charge can win a nice race sometime soon. Finally managed to get off the mark this month with Heartbreak City (11/1 this morning) bolting up

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August 26, 2016
James Boyle
August is turning out to be a month of places and Moonmeister added yet another, finishing third but beaten little more than a neck. He came there to win the race and traded 1/3, but started to hang off to his right and couldn't hold on. Brilliant effort but frustrating, especially as he drifted to a bonus price of 8/1. Banksea was smashed up on the machine (ISP of 5/1 but 5.6ish on Betfair) and ran a stormer as well,

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August 20, 2016
James Boyle
One Word More was an utterly pointless bet as David Allan couldn't get the hood off in time and that resulted in the horse missing the kick. He had no chance afterwards and didn't get finding his rhythm as a result. It's a pity, as they went a mad gallop and it would have suited him ideally. We got another second with the fast-finishing Jadaayil, who was further back in the field than I hoped for and didn't travel

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August 19, 2016
James Boyle
Two excellent runs on day one of York, but no win. Captain Colby had a question to answer regarding the draw and in the end, it beat him. He was positioned away from the main action but still came through to finish third, doing best of those positioned high, and I think he'd have won if he was towed with the others. Nakeeta ran a storming race to finish second and there's a part of me that thinks the ride he got was

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August 18, 2016
James Boyle
Nothing to shout about again, although plenty ran well. Fendale comfortably won the race on his side but that was only fifth with the others taken into account and it's a case of what might have been if he was drawn high. His turn is edging ever closer and I'll be surprised if he doesn't win soon. Von Blucher is a horse I've loads of time for and he should have won at Newbury, failing by a short-head despite missing

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August 17, 2016
James Boyle
Out Do confirmed that he's properly in-form again with a cracking effort off top weight in the 5f sprint but, sadly, that could only yield a third placed finish. He travelled really well though and looked to have every chance inside the last couple of furlongs, only to find the Irish horse impossible to live with. There was no money behind Off Art but his chance disappeared within a second as the jockey couldn't get

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August 13, 2016
James Boyle
Outback Ruler slightly missed the break but I think he's a grinding sort who needs to be somewhere near the pace these days, so that wasn't ideal. It ensured he had to be held up as the jockey was left with no other option from where they were drawn and failing to get out quickly effectively ruined his chance of winning. He'll drop another couple of lbs and remains of interest in similar contests, particularly those

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August 06, 2016
James Boyle

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