Monday 5th February
Any thoughts about a very poor weekend in Ireland at Leopardstown will be discussed in the email tomorrow morning, that was always the plan , however it seems insignificant now when we've awoken to hear the details of the tragic death of Keagan Kirkby, a 25 year old working lad from the Paul Nicholls yard who lost his life riding in a POint 2 pOint Meeting in Kent yesterday. We get used to injuries in Sport and thankfully bad injuries are still quite rare, but fatalities really do hit home especially in an amateur scenario and all of our thoughts will be with family and friends and work colleagues and those wonderful paramedics and P2P volunteers who will have witnessed this tragedy.
There is National Hunt at Carlilse and Punchestown today and we'll have a bash at a long distance Chase at Carlisle and there is AW at Lingfield and Southwell and we've got selections in a race at Lingfield.
These are quite speciulative punts in tight markets and selections are ones with quiet confidence in them, given the quality of racing though we'll put them up as "Pointers" as we draw breath and reflect on a poor tipping weekend but far more pertinently a genuine tragedy to hit the Sport.
NO MEMBERS PADDOCK today - we're uploading a batch of results data going back to 1 January 2022 from Racing Index and also doing a server switch to accomodate this data drop and to also give us capacity for monthly drops for the forseeable future. So this e-mail contains everything that would usually be in the Members Paddock