I will name and shame poor each-way terms at York
15 August 2012
6.00 Beverley Barren Brook
6.05 Kempton Silver Lace
A huge sigh of relief for the bookmakers as the deal over pitch positions seems all but resolved. But, and it is a big but, I note there are a few little bits and pieces to be ironed out and finalised. I wonder if that includes negotiations regarding on-course each-way terms?
This will be the last opportunity for the racecourses to impress upon those that stand up to offer their customers a bit of value and not 1/6 or worse terms a place! Alas, I don’t think it will be to the fore. I shall be on the lookout on the Knavesmire for any offering hideous terms and they will be named and shamed.
It will be near-on my 35th year of attending York’s Ebor meeting and I’ve been lucky enough to be reviewing some of those years in the office this week. Great memories, Kneller winning the Ebor, Terimon winning the International and I was on! Lyric Fantasy in the Nunthorpe. I would love to be standing as a bookmaker there once again. It was such a terrific time in the period between the late seventies to early nineties when I was involved on that side of the fence; the camaraderie in the enclosures then was certainly different. It’s a different scenario now though as most wouldn’t know what to do if their laptops had a power cut!
Just a couple of small speculative thoughts today as I start to warm up ahead of a very busy next week. I will return with my blog on Friday and let’s hope South Africa win the toss and chose to bat tomorrow.
There has been a welcome return for my favourite radio station, the Oakland Raider Network! There is so much to look forward to and only a few weeks and counting to the start to the NFL – 9th September happy days!
Add to that next year all the cricket nations will descend on Britain courtesy of the ICC Champions’ Trophy. Wall to wall cricket coverage throughout the year on television what more does a girl want?!
Roger Varian continues in tremendous form with seven winners, two seconds and two thirds from his last 16 runners
Roger Charlton has had 5 winners, a second and a third from his last 13 runners
Tom Dascombe has had five winners from his last 13 runners
Richard Johnson and Tim Vaughan have teamed up for four winners from their last eight runners
Michael J M Murphy has had five winners from his last ten rides and when he has teamed up with trainer Alan Jarvis he has had five winners from his last nine rides
Richard Hannon has won Salisbury’s 2.30 four times in the last ten years