Could money be spent more wisely than trialling metric?
25 July 2012
7.30 Sandown Johnno
8.05 Sandown Pendragon (each-way)
The NFL survives on imperial measurements, can you imagine what an American Football pitch would look like if not! Things have to be tried and we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact the metric measurements are being posted alongside the imperial ones at Sandown tonight, yet I do think any money being poured into this venture could have been invested into other deserved projects.
The most concerning matter which I mentioned in the blog yesterday is the potential for more FOBTs to be allowed in betting shops. The racing industry should be keeping a close eye on how this pans out as the money meant to be heading to racing’s coffers is about to take a massive diversion to the treasury!
Such is our barmy weather while Scotland suffers with isolated downpours, is that the word 'watering' is creeping into going descriptions as temperatures reach 30C in some places.
Form is once again about to be turned upside down. So the incentive to put up too many selections ahead of Glorious Goodwood next week is waning.
Plus with so much prep going on ahead of the Sussex spectacular it’s hard to concentrate 100% on all the races. As I do the selections in Sandown’s racecards I have posted a couple of those today.
It may be hotting up this week but so too are the NFL training camps! The shots on the Carolina Panthers’ website are superb. Quarterback Cam Newton has toned up considerably. Last year was his breakthrough year, and checking out the look in his eyes it is one of total concentration and focus. There’ll be no allowances and the Panthers can roar into the playoffs this year. Miami Dolphins are making themselves busy at the moment and they are under more pressure as in recent years they have been particularly woeful.
Sir Michael Stoute has had five winners, two seconds and two thirds from his last 14 runners
Saeed Bin Suroor has had four winners from his last seven runners
Henry Candy has had four winners from his last six runners
Richard Hannon has had five winners from his last 12 runners
Eight of the last ten winners of Catterick’s 2.00pm came from the first two in the betting
David Nicholls has had five of the last ten winners of Catterick’s 4.30