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Stott the nemesis, Kirby and Godolphin

Don’t tell the wife but I woke up this morning thinking about Kevin Stott! No not in that way ;) It was more a mental note to investigate how a little known jockey (to me at least) had risen to such prominence. A jockey obviously held in high esteem by Saeed bin Suroor and of late my nemesis!

Disappointed with his ride on Tayma a couple of days ago at Wolverhampton his name came to my attention twice last night. First on our selection Evening Rain and perhaps the writing was on the wall after Adam Kirby in the Godolphin (C. Appleby) white cap rode Fey (11-1) to victory in the 5:10, rode Victory Megastar (5-2) to victory in the 6:10: a race that Hanagan and Stott rode two Godolphin entries (both Saeed bin Suroor) and then Four Season (13-8) for Godolphin (C. Appelby) white cap to beat our selection.

The 7:10 saw Martin Harley at his best on our selection Grendisar (10-3) sat motionless at the back of the field until weaving through runners with nothing more than a shake of the reigns until hitting the front. Expectant of Martin Harley putting distance between him and his rivals as he went in to the drive, I was reminded that Grendisar is a horse that just does enough!

To our detriment, just doing enough in the 7:40 was Kevin Stott on Godolphin’s Musaddas as he repelled the late challenge of our final selection on the card: Khatiba (3-1) under Graham Lee. Khatiba was gobbling up the ground after sitting mid division throughout the trip and narrowly failed to get its head in front at the line. In such circumstances you usually question why the jockey hadn't taken a more prominent position or made an earlier effort. In the case of Khatiba it was noticeable that Graham Lee had to ride the selection along just to keep his position throughout the race.


We have some familiar names as selections tonight at Wolverhampton. In particular the 7:10 where I am warmed by the withdraw of Stonefields Flyer and fully expect our selection in the race to make amends.  

  

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Stott the nemesis, Kirby and Godolphin

Don’t tell the wife but I woke up this morning thinking about Kevin Stott! No not in that way ;) It was more a mental note to investigate how a little known jockey (to me at least) had risen to such prominence. A jockey obviously held in high esteem by Saeed bin Suroor and of late my nemesis!

Disappointed with his ride on Tayma a couple of days ago at Wolverhampton his name came to my attention twice last night. First on our selection Evening Rain and perhaps the writing was on the wall after Adam Kirby in the Godolphin (C. Appleby) white cap rode Fey (11-1) to victory in the 5:10, rode Victory Megastar (5-2) to victory in the 6:10: a race that Hanagan and Stott rode two Godolphin entries (both Saeed bin Suroor) and then Four Season (13-8) for Godolphin (C. Appelby) white cap to beat our selection.

The 7:10 saw Martin Harley at his best on our selection Grendisar (10-3) sat motionless at the back of the field until weaving through runners with nothing more than a shake of the reigns until hitting the front. Expectant of Martin Harley putting distance between him and his rivals as he went in to the drive, I was reminded that Grendisar is a horse that just does enough!

To our detriment, just doing enough in the 7:40 was Kevin Stott on Godolphin’s Musaddas as he repelled the late challenge of our final selection on the card: Khatiba (3-1) under Graham Lee. Khatiba was gobbling up the ground after sitting mid division throughout the trip and narrowly failed to get its head in front at the line. In such circumstances you usually question why the jockey hadn't taken a more prominent position or made an earlier effort. In the case of Khatiba it was noticeable that Graham Lee had to ride the selection along just to keep his position throughout the race.


We have some familiar names as selections tonight at Wolverhampton. In particular the 7:10 where I am warmed by the withdraw of Stonefields Flyer and fully expect our selection in the race to make amends.