It’s all over Now as Mick Jagger (I think) said.
Royal Ascot has come and gone and we saw some exceptional performances none more so than that of the mighty Frankel. He is an out and out machine and must now be among the greatest racehorses we have ever seen.I certainly can’t remember any better in my lifetime and Timeform rate him the greatest of all time.
On to the more important matter of the Make Your Betting Pay Royal Ascot tipping competition the final standings of which are below:
|Sir Castleton||Moonlight Cloud||9|
|Devon Donkeys||Moonlight Cloud||6|
|The Major||Moonlight Cloud||0.8|
|Dennis’s Diamonds||Es Que Love||0.8|
|Oakville Stud||Moonlight Cloud||0|
|Turkey Trotters||Society Rock||0|
|Sue’s Donkeys||Society Rock||0|
|Mark from Cark||Restiadargent||0|
|The Wagatollah||Society Rock||0|
|Pit Wood||No Tip||-10|
|Big Ted||No Tip||-30|
|Mondo Ray||No Tip||-30|
|Mr Wonderful||No Tip||-40|
|Rogue Trader||No Tip||-50|
|Angel Shark||No Tip||-50|
Congratulations to Sir Castleton who lead from the gate and refused to be caught. Also well done to wja1966 (who did particularly well considering he mailed me all his tips last weekend before going on holiday on Sunday!) and Devon Donkeys.
I’ll be in touch with all three of you in the next couple of days to get details on where to send the prize money.
I’m typing this just before England take on the mighty Azzurri. To be honest I fear for them this evening – the italians are a very, very tough team to beat in the later stages of these competitions and I can see them nicking it by a single goal.
I hope I’m wrong.
I’m off to get settled!