‘Never bet two-year-olds seriously until after Royal Ascot’ was advice proffered in this column several years ago, after events at the weekend I’m likely to exercise even more patience this year; in the last week or so juvenile form just hasn’t made sense and I’m still bleating on about howContinue Reading

Despite Covid restrictions, Exmouth RNLI have reported a ‘very successful’ RNLI MayDay Mile Campaign for 2021. Exmouth RNLI were pleased to report an incredible response to the annual RNLI MayDay Mile initiative this year. The national campaign run by the lifesaving charity each year in May attracts a large numberContinue Reading

One Ruler is strongly-fancied by trainer Charlie Appleby for the Epsom Derby over twelve furlongs of famous ‘Downs which are expected to ride ‘good to firm’ following a deal of watering which doesn’t make sense; how can watering be equally spread over hills and specific undulations? It’s a misnomer saturatingContinue Reading

Now do you understand why ante-post betting is a ‘no-go’ area for this experienced columnist? Last Monday nineteen were declared for the Epsom Derby on Saturday but in a completely unexpected interview two days later Irish maestro Aidan O’Brien stated Ryan Moore-ridden Bolshoi Ballet would be his only runner fromContinue Reading

‘You’re nearer to heaven in a garden than anywhere else on earth’ and so I’m wondering are these angels, constantly flying into this garden, giving huge entertainment as they feed and squabble (territorially!) over matters of obvious huge concern? highlight of Spring has been nesting and fledging of magpies highContinue Reading

Exmouth RNLI volunteer crew members launched today to rescue a male who suffered a serious injury on board his boat on the River Exe.  At 10:20am today Sunday 30 May 2021 the Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II was tasked by H.M. Coastguard to a report of a male personContinue Reading

Eileendover, sensational, unchallenged winner of three ‘bumpers’ under National Hunt rules last season before losing out in the highly-prestigious National Hunt flat race at the Grand National meeting, was my idea of the major attraction on a six-race programme at Haydock, Saturday evening, when a creditable second to Yesyes overContinue Reading

Hurricane Lane, unbeaten after gaining a dramatic third success in the group two Dante Stakes over an extended ten furlongs of York earlier this month, meets my personal median time-handicap requirement for the Epsom Derby a week today but, surprisingly, he’s showing at double-digit odds despite being Godolphin owned, mountContinue Reading