Another nice winner on the board thanks to Fresh at Ascot, plus he drifted to 9/1! It took a photo to show that he just about got up in a head-bobbing finish and if he lost out, he would've been very unlucky not to come up trumps. The way he moved in the race and quickened up would suggest that he can win again off a revised mark, and this C&D on deeper ground suits him ideally. Hopefully he'll continue to progress. Of

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May 08, 2021
James Boyle
Theotherside couldn't get properly involved at Chester but ran a good race and even traded as low as 5/2 at one point. Sadly, I don't think she was best suited to where she had to be positioned and when asked for her full effort in the straight, she hung fire. Maybe the ground wasn't completely to her liking and a quicker surface next time might see even more improvement. This run definitely signaled that she's on the

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May 07, 2021
James Boyle
Nothing doing on Sunday. Sound Of Iona ran a much better race to finish third and things didn't pan out completely to suit, so there can be plenty of encouragement taken from the spin. She should be edging closer to another win and can be monitored. Freyja almost halved in price but that's about as exciting as it got. She had an easy time up top but when pressure was applied, she was going backwards! I'm presuming she

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May 05, 2021
James Boyle
It's a funny ol' game. Three terrible selections and then boom, you've backed the 2000 Guineas winner (for the first time I think!!!) and it has drifted out to 16/1! Poetic Flare returned to the scene of his sole defeat but thankfully it played out that a mile was exactly what he wanted in order to thrive and he put on a fine display. I thought he had been chinned as well but the line came at the right time. Of the others,

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May 02, 2021
James Boyle
Primo's Comet drifted like a barge, going off at 14/1 in the end, but thankfully that didn't matter as he won a shade cosily under James Sullivan. I had a feeling the rider would suit this fellow down to the ground and he got a great tune to coax him into the lead, and an even better tune to keep him there. The race panned out perfectly and it's nice to end April with a good winner after an annoying amount of seconds! Of

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May 01, 2021
James Boyle
Neither of Sunday's two selections troubled the judge in the end. Harbour Vision was much more at it compared to his seasonal return and had a chance of getting heavily involved before flattening out. He should be popping up again at some stage in the near future and this was an encouraging effort. My other bet was on Abate in the sprint handicap and he got a good position but seemed to find it all happening a bit quick.

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April 30, 2021
James Boyle
Be happy that the selections are running well or rage that potentially lucrative winners are slipping through the net? I'm edging towards the rage side of things to be honest! Dulas, who was backed at 22/1, ran a cracker on his return and finally put in the performance I always had a feeling he was capable of. Sadly it yielded a second placed finish behind his stablemate and whilst beaten on merit, it's still annoying! Soul

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April 25, 2021
James Boyle
I don't mind backing losers, it's part and parcel of the game, but Adayar felt like a nice 10/1 winner that got away. The costly aspect was being slow to stride, as he ended up with a position further back than was ideal and at various stages, got lit up in behind horses. He finished fast into second but the prominently ridden winner wasn't stopping and the line came too soon. Fairly frustrating, to put it lightly. Dingle

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April 24, 2021
James Boyle