Appeared took another step forward in his career when running a cracking race in the Duke Of Edinburgh but bumped into a Godolphin runner who clearly has been primed to the minute despite a year off the track. The way the selection went through the race bodes well for the future and he will win a nice race sooner rather than later. Mister Manduro took a while to get his position in the Queen's Vase and still ran well,

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June 24, 2017
James Boyle
A return to winning ways was provided by Coronet in the Ribblesdale and the more conventional track really did the trick. Huge credit must go to the horse as she was blocked off in the straight when building momentum and, once switched out, still had enough in reserve to pick up again and come with a sustained run to the line. It just about bore fruit and there's no doubting that she would have been an unlucky loser

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June 23, 2017
James Boyle
The second day of Royal Ascot hurt, mainly due to Blair House and his brilliant run in the Royal Hunt Cup, albeit an effort that yielded absolutely zilch in the end as he finished in the runner-up position having been backed at 20/1. He moved brilliantly throughout the race and hit as low as 2/5 in-running when making his move to get into contention, but the front-running winner simply wouldn't stop and held on by a

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June 22, 2017
James Boyle
No cigar on day one. Romanised ran excellently in the Coventry to be beaten just a couple of lengths and would have been closer were it not for missing the break again. The way he travelled and quickened up to get into the argument shows how much latent talent is in the locker and when stepped up to 7f, or even a mile, he'll do better. His pace was just slightly wanting against some nippy, forward sorts who he gave too

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June 21, 2017
James Boyle
Another day, another dollar... lost. Showdaisy drifted to 11/1 but ran a cracking race to finish third at Musselburgh under a good ride and I thought she might be coming through to win it a furlong from home. That was an impossible task as the winner kept galloping but it was a top effort. Thikriyaat ended up in the same position (third) at York but I think Jim Crowley gave him a terrible ride, at least from a positional

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June 20, 2017
James Boyle
0-3 on Friday and nothing was remotely good enough. God Willing moved fine for a long way at York but they hardly chugged along at a mad gallop and over the 7f trip, he is in need of a proper pace. He wasn't beaten that for and, for my sins, I remain interested in the horse. Mysterial went off at the front as hoped but wasn't good enough on the day, attempting to kick clear some way out before falling into a hole. There

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June 17, 2017
James Boyle
Monday was a disappointment. Timeless Art came in for support from 6/1 to 7/2 favouritism but despite moving well for some time, never looked like winning. The ground probably counted against him and fourth was respectable in the circumstances. One Boy was my other bigger fancy and he dropped away altogether, failing to run anywhere near his ability. Slemy fits into a similar camp, although his current well-being is

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June 16, 2017
James Boyle
It was nice to finally get back on track with a couple of winners. Megan Lilly was the first, getting the job done at Chester following a couple of excellent efforts in defeat this season. She was the recipient of a perfect ride from Adam McNamara, sitting behind the pace before committing in the home straight and the response was exactly what was hoped for. It was a decent race and she can win again at some stage this

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June 12, 2017
James Boyle

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