Hamish Mcgonagall won as expected at York on Saturday, he was well handicapped on his best form and he was at the head of affairs throughout, he will now contest a race at Musselburgh in which he came 4th last season. One I liked the look of behind was Rasaman who I thought was unlucky, he was stopped in his run at a vital time and he could have finished closer for his canny tainer Jim Goldie. The other one to run well was Ziggy Lee, to be honest I didnt rate this one's chances much pre race but I was proved wrong as he came with a stong run up the near rail which isnt the best place to challenge in a sprint at York and provided the handicapper doesnt take a dim view you could see this one progressing further as the season goes on.
I have been a follower of racing from an early age with my first memory being trying to pick the winner of the Derby in 1965. This interest has moved on to having shares in horses which has resulted in wins at the Dubai Festival, with Turn on the Style, and more recently with Tatlisu in the Ayr Silver Cup.
This blog is primarily about sprinters which I have always had an interest in and it will cover most 5f and 6f races throughout the season.