In a packed programme tonight, dear reader, as the Two Ronnies might have said, I've got news from Beverley, some amusing and - I think - amazing Thursday fun, plus opportunities that might (or might not) be of interest to you.
So let's get to it: first up, they race at Beverley today and, whilst I couldn't find anything I fancied enough to recommend to FRP subscribers, there are a couple that might go well.
In the opening race, of the high drawn runners, La Capriosa's ability to handle fast turf must be taken on trust, as she's raced almost exclusively on all weather surfaces, and she is easily passed over (though she might still win!). Pressed For Time has run second on the turf, but that was on soft ground, and she ran a stinker the only time she raced on the hard stuff.
Which leaves us with Red Cell, in the 8 box. He's by Kheleyf, a sire who seems to be doing very well at the moment, and has won on the turf. He's normally a front runner, and looks a fair each way option to me.
In the 5.00 race, Rossini's Dancer has the best of the draw, but all his best form is on a softer surface, including a win here. I'll look elsewhere amongst the high draws for my pick, and the 15 drawn Cheery Cat has sound each way potential.
He's won off 60, 4lbs higher than he has here, and after an eye-catching run last time, should be spot on for today's third run of the season. His stalking the pace style should be ideally suited to today's race, and I'm hopeful of a robust performance this afternoon. He very nearly made the FRP cut.
King's Icon is the 2nd favourite, but for the life of me, I can't see why. He looks to prefer more juice in the ground and, while I won't be laying him, I don't think he'll win.
Now, a couple of opportunities that some of you may be interested in... Firstly, I'm looking for a couple of people to help me with this site. Specifically, I'd like help with racing system reviews.
This would entail me sending you a free copy of a racing system, and you committing to understanding the system, and identifying and tracking the results for a month. It will also involve you publishing the daily selections to the blog, although I haven't yet worked out how to do this.
If you have a decent level of horse racing knowledge, and can commit to a daily time investment of half an hour or so, then I'd like to hear from you. In the first instance, please leave a comment to this post, stating your level of experience, and whether you prefer backing or laying systems. Please be honest, because I won't necessarily pick those with the most experience: I am interested in matching products with the right person, and some systems are easier to follow / understand than others.
Secondly, I'm thinking very seriously about offering some training on how to start your own horse racing systems website business. This will likely take the form of spending a day with me going over what I do, and how I do it. There will then follow an action plan, and a series of further personal tuition sessions to help you get up and running.
Now, it probably goes without saying that this will not be cheap. Equally, it won't be for everyone, or even for many people. After all, I'm asking you to contribute a serious investment of both time and money here.
However, for those that qualify (and yes, I'm afraid you will need to complete an application form), it will be a potentially life-changing event. I've worked with a handful of people on this to date, and they're all now making at least five figures from something they do in their 'spare' time.
Enough for now - if this appeals to you, please click here and register your interest. There's no obligation at this stage, but if you're not registered, you'll not get the further info to help you decide if this is something you can do, and something you WANT to do.
More in due course -- get registered if this tickles your fancy. Having worked with the likes of David and Gavin, I'm very excited at the possibilities for more people out there in our little community!
Finally, time for some Thursday Fun. I received this the other day, and thought it was a work of creative genius. It's perhaps not the funniest thing I've ever put up for Thursday Fun, but it might be the coolest. The Japanese guy who created it must have laboured for months on this project - brilliant!
Have a great day, and remember to let me know if you're interested in either of the above 'vacancies'.