Talking Horses Sunday September 19th 2021

A skeleton blog today as I am away. I’ll catch up for the Hitlist tomorrow.

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  1. Morning all,

    More than a bit of feast and famine, with not a lot to look at today after the wall to wall meetings on Saturday. So just sticking with a couple at Hamilton and see what Monday brings:

    Hamilton 3.50 Mews House, 4.20 Edgar Allan Poe (e/w)

    Good luck to everyone with your bets


  2. Surely one of yesterday’s cards could have been done today instead?
    Today really is a bit poor.
    I see the BHA have agreed more Saturday fixtures for next year. Seems mad to me. From a punting point of view it’s a mare as there is just too many races to try and digest.

    Anyways moans over! No bets for me today. Better to keep the powder dry than risk some losses.

    Good luck to those having a bet!


  3. I’ll go with Mark Johnstons only runner of day Quital in the opener at Hamilton. I agree it’s a very odd distribution of races, yesterday they were in 5 minute intervals today a bit low key
    Still fun to be had no doubt.


      1. An expert use always say 22/1 or 18/1 shots are hated by booky i got Johnny Cigar at 22/1 and returned 18/1.
        JP.Ryan really good these days.
        I never back him as he let me down so often.
        B gud


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