Racing Gossip: Trackman is again with the newest paddock speak as he traces up some bets at Newbury and Ayr on Saturday

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GET prepared for a Caledonian cavalry cost.

We aren’t speaking a couple of stampede to the boozer earlier than one in every of Matt Hancock’s early closing curfews.

That is the Ayr Gold Cup and it’s more durable to crack than the Enigma code.

Thoughts you, William Hill report good cash for the jolly Mr Lupton.

Richard Fahey’s flyer made Joe Wicks seem like a coach potato when dotting up in Eire final weekend.

He bounced out of that higher than Zebedee and is an each-way wager to nothing.

And don’t neglect Hills are going six locations within the large race.

Greatest shock of the weekend is that mighty Mark Johnston isn’t represented within the Gold Cup.

However Braveheart’s fan membership actually picked a pocket or two when Mister Allegro (14-1 to 17-2) landed a contact at Kempton Park on Tuesday.

Funnily sufficient ‘selecting pockets’ has been the salvation of this fella.

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You see, he has improved a stone since being gelded.

Anyway, Brazilian bullet Silvestre De Sousa says the horse will win once more so stick him in your tracker.

In the meantime, SDS misses Ayr and schleps all the way down to Newbury this afternoon.

And the phrase is our former champ is anticipating to gather on Sir Michael Stoute’s Aerion Energy within the opener.

Mr Magoo noticed this one operating a cracker on his debut and the Newmarket gallop watchers will probably be pleading poverty if he will get turned over.

There isn’t any probability of Sir Alex Ferguson rattling a begging bowl.

However the nice man should have been distraught after his well-backed Florence Avenue dropped anchor in an all-weather maiden.

Jockey Oisin Murphy seemed baffled by the run. Then once more, he in all probability had a end result.

If the proprietor had turned-up he might need copped the `hairdryer’ therapy.

Fingers crossed, a number of fortunate punters will be capable to attend conferences at Warwick and Newmarket subsequent week.


ATALANTA’S BOY (2.30, Ayr) received properly at Goodwood final time and has a large each-way probability.

However getting right into a racecourse continues to be nearly Mission Unimaginable.

And that jogs my memory of a vibrant character known as Johnny The Slip. Now Johnny had an aversion to opening his pockets.

Consequently, he developed a number of doubtful schemes to swerve the turnstiles.

Probably the most profitable was a easy routine often known as `the bucket’. Our man would wait in his motor with a plastic bucket in hand.

When a horsebox unloaded, he jumped out and adopted the runner into the racecourse stables chatting away as if he was one of many stable-lads. It labored like a allure for years.

Thoughts you, Johnny did find yourself shopping for sufficient buckets to start out a coast-to-coast window cleansing firm.

Lastly, if you would like a jumper to comply with attempt Suzy Smith’s Animal.

This fella raised a number of eyebrows when he bolted-up in a bumper final spring. And it wasn’t lengthy earlier than a `phone quantity’ provide arrived from one in every of leaping’s largest house owners.

However the man with the cash needed to maneuver the horse to Nicky Henderson.

Suzy couldn’t wave adios to the apple of her eye so vetoed the sale.

Consequently, she’s bought an indignant accountant and fashionable hurdler on her books.