I'm edging towards admitting Royal Ascot defeat! You can spend hours and hours on the races, yet get everything so wrong. It's great fun! Akmaam was useless and I don't think it's a lack of ability, more so he has figured out how to avoid going through the pain barrier. He looks to have no interest in racing. Siskany ran a cracking race and I felt he got a poor ride from Buick, who gave up getting a proper racing position

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June 18, 2021
James Boyle
Illustrating showed good early pace but couldn't keep it going for long enough and wasn't on the best ground anyway. I thought she kept trying nicely and maybe another furlong will make her life easier. She's still a mighty prospect and not just a juvenile type, so hopefully gets back on track again soon. Onassis absolutely cruised along and seemed to be one of the main contenders coming into the closing stages, at which

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June 17, 2021
James Boyle
No joy on day one. Sir Busker ran a cracker and it's just a pity they didn't go quicker up top. He finished third overall, second without the favourite, but came up a length short for my bet. Keep Busy also performed well in the King's Stand but was brutally outpaced early doors and got going too late. It was a good ride from Moore and I wouldn't be surprised if she pops up in a Group 1 sometime in the next season or

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June 15, 2021
James Boyle
Saturday was fantastic thanks to two winners, 7/1 and 13/2, and any each-way punters who shopped around got 16/1, 14/1 & 12/1 places to go with them. Baashir was the first winner and although he nearly got beaten, I think he's much the best horse in the race, he's just quirky so find it hard to show his true dominance! I'd like to see him over 6f in a big field, he certainly moves like it could suit. First Folio

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June 15, 2021
James Boyle
I was certain that Home Before Dusk would get a race run to suit and perform accordingly. Of course, neither happened! He missed the break, didn't get the fast pace he needed and blew up when asked to make inroads towards the leaders. I'd imagine something else was wrong given the complete lack of any finishing effort. Hopefully he'll be back on track soon and proving this to be all wrong. Firmament did get a race

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June 12, 2021
James Boyle
We got a Derby day winner courtesy of Parent's Prayer and it was a super performance. I had a feeling she was better than last year after that run over 7f last time and she confirmed that, controlling things from the front before kicking clear to win easily. Hopefully an even bigger race could come her way before too long and it helps that she's a simple ride. The only negative was a 25p Rule 4 on the 7/1 price! Son

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June 10, 2021
James Boyle
The rain sure came at Epsom and while it helped Plantadream to a degree, it also contributed to those up top not coming back to him! He ran a cracking race for a 33/1 poke, placing third in the end, and was the only one to make proper inroads from the rear. Although he never looked like winning, it half feels like one that got away given the price and how he closed out the last couple of furlongs. A more favourable scenario

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June 05, 2021
James Boyle
May ended with a whimper, a miserable whimper. Sadly, them's the joys of punting at Haydock sometimes as despite having some nice winners there over the years, I've also had some horrific losing runs at the track. None of the three bets managed to raise a gallop, Labeebb at least tried his best but looks like he's screaming for a longer trip. Musicality was terrible, Tipperary Tiger was as bad, and Toronto performed

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June 04, 2021
James Boyle