On your marks (or mask?), get set, go … hopefully on Monday, provided racing gets the green light from the powers that be. It’s fair to say they’ll be plenty of racing to enjoy in the coming weeks, as it comes thick and fast. Plenty of it top class, especially next next weekend. (what a feast that is!)
Before racing returns I thought I’d take one final opportunity to highlight reports and poststhat you may have missed. There’s a list of them near the bottom of this email.
The excitement really is starting to build. Really Super (pictured, putting them to the sword at Kempton, her 4th win for us) returns on Tuesday for my fellow shareholders and I, provided she gets in. The plan is to start her on the AW at Kempton over 1m4f to blow the cobwebs away, as a prep for a return to jumps sometime in July. I suspect she will sharpen up for the run and she’ll find that trip plenty short enough on the level. But, maybe she’ll surprise us! Hmm.
I’d also like to say thank-you to those of you who still open these emails and read the blog from time to time. 1500 of you regularly open my emails and the blog’s had 2500 or so unique visitors in the last 6 weeks or so, which isn’t too bad and something to build on. That spurs me on to try and keep providing useful & informative content.
In truth i’ve had a lacklustre 12-14 months (mentally if nothing else) where at times I’ve struggled to muster up enthusiasm, energy and focus. There’re a few reasons for that but it’s resulted in some rubbish content including over-complicating my approach. Less can be more.
I’ve lacked drive and i’ve been drifting, to nowhere in particular. In part that’s because I’ve lacked some purpose, goals and a vision for the future – both on the blog and probably more generally. (shock horror when you lack those things, you drift). I’ve been on the ‘hamster wheel’ of racing, going day to day, and i’ve been thankful for the break – it’s allowed me to stop and just think about what i’m doing and why.
You’ll pleased to hear I’ve spent ‘lockdown’ deep in thought and have re-lit the internal fire, and doused some petrol on to boot. After 13 wonderful, transformative years in Liverpool i’ve also relocated back down to Suffolk, which i’ve been pondering for 18 months or so, but doing little about.
Whether this internal/mental re-programming leads to sunnier racing uplands in the months ahead, time will tell. But that’s the aim, and i’m excited to find out.
On Sunday, i’ll set out the plan for content moving forwards. Everything will be ‘free to air’ for a while (at least 3 months, maybe 4) while I get my blogging house in order. And obviously when the ‘members club’ returns proper, they’ll still be plenty of quality free content to indulge in. I may even spend some of that time re-designing the website (well, paying someone, but it looks a bit tired/dated)
With that said, below i’ve listed various reports/posts you may wish to read…
- Trainer Profiles 2020: The Flat : READ HERE>>>
- Newcastle All-Weather: Sires To Follow: READ HERE>>>
- Three ‘Hot Form’ Flat Horses to follow : READ HERE>>>
Note: ‘Qualifiers’ from all those reports will be posted on the blog
(some of the most popular in recent weeks)
- Nick Mordin ‘Winning Without Thinking’ : My Notes – READ HERE>>>
- Are Trainer Track Stats Useless? My Thoughts HERE>>>
- Top 10 Alternative Horses To Follow (Jumps): READ HERE>>>
Those, plus many more, can be found in the ‘Free Reports & Systems’ tab HERE>>
Right, I think that’s enough for one day! But a few things of interest there to muse on over the weekend 🙂
All the best