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Thursday, 19 January 2012
Problems with internet
The 422nd edition of the Wayward Lad blog.
I've not been able to post blogs this week as I'm having problems getting onto the internet.
Unfortunately for regular readers of the blog, this is not going to be a short-term problem unless O2 erect a new mast within a hundred yards of my workplace. I cannot seem to work it out as there are 2 masts (both O2) within a quarter of a mile of me, but reception is sporadic. I still have my old phone (which is T-Mobile/Orange) and that has even worse reception here. What really makes me frustrated is that phone can send emails from my email account, but the new O2 phone wont (or can't).
As such, it looks as tho' I am going to have to revert to a weekend blog (probably Thursday evening, Saturday morning and Sunday evening) until I can get something sorted out.
The syndicate horse Chilworth Lass ran on Monday and I'm not sure what to make of the run. Should I be disappointed? Possibly. Altho' she ran prominently (as she did on her hurdling debut) for much of the race, she dropped-out quicker this time (when the challenge came) after the 3rd last flight. As for the factors that caused may that, the going was in my opinion a lot worse than the official Good-to-Soft. In noted Chilworth Lass was changing her legs almost from the off so she was clearly not enjoying the ground. Even so, not lacking fitness, I did expect her to finish not far behind Specialagent Alfie who she met LTO, but that one left her for dead when he went on with the leading pair from the 3rd-last flight. We need another run in the "Lass" to gain a handicap mark and, at this rate, it won't be much above OR70 which will be something Sheena (the trainer) can work with especially when we find better going.
No selections today.
However, there are a few off my alert list running notably POOLE MASTER in the 1:00 at Lingfield for David Pipe who could be a bit special. At Ludlow, in the 2:10 there is FIDDLEDEDEE who made all when winning LTO and looks very interesting at 7/2 for Jonjo O'Neill as finding proper 3-mile hurdlers can prove lucrative. Finally, at Taunton in the 3:20 we have BALLY LEGEND. Trainer Caroline Keevil has a lot of my respect and she has the ability to keep her horses fit and well and improving. BALLY LEGEND could be called the winner a long way out when he won LTO and altho' up 8lb for that win to OR139, he won't be far away and odds of 15/2 look workable.
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