Monday, 26 November 2012

News about Light Burst, Eddie Ahern, Sports personality and Beth Tweddle,,....

Light Burst was a big disappointment at Kempton and the consensus was that the race came too soon after his third at Wolverhampton. That is a possibility but I’m not convinced.
There were a few issues before his race at Wolverhampton so there may have been another reason. Ismail now wants to give him a break so he will now be off until mid-January.
Mubtadi has recovered well from his gelding operation and is still on course for Wolverhampton on December 14. He is officially rated 62. I will be devastated if he can’t win of that mark. He is very well handicapped.
The juveniles continue to improve and the wait for the rest to arrive will go on to January. Educate comes back into work after Christmas. He is still on course for a crack at the Lincoln. He looks really well.
Another worth making a note of is Magic Lando. He is an unraced horse by Lando. He is gorgeous and a race at Nottingham in April has been pencilled in for his debut at three. He is still trotting after his injury in July but looks the part.

I’m not going to comment on whether the impeding corruption charge about to be bestowed on Eddie Ahern is warranted or not but surely now the news has broken is it fair on him or the public that he continues to ride?
From Ahern’s point of view he will, no doubt, state that he has done nothing wrong and he should be allowed to ply his trade: innocent until proven guilty. Yet he is in a no win situation. Having booked his rides for six years, I’m aware of the names that he has been labelled with.
Now, as soon as he gets beat on a horse with a favoured chance, the obvious accusations will be slung. This can’t be right. The same happened with Kirsty Milczarek and Jimmy Quinn. It must have been especially galling for Kirsty as, having served part of her ban, she was subsequently exonerated, but the damage was already done.
Trainers and, more importantly, owners lose faith. In this case it was the Bangalore Turf Club that revealed Ahern was about to be charged. The problem for Ahern now is that the BHA Sword of Damocles hangs over him. For how long, who knows?
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The final 12 for the Sports Personality of the Year have just been revealed and you have to say that it is probably the strongest ever assembled. Yet it has not stop one-eyed cycling fans suggesting that Bradley Wiggins is a ‘certainty’
Really?  No doubt Wiggins’ achievement in winning the Tour De France was immense, but so was what Mo Farrah, Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray produced. I wouldn’t want to be taking an average of 4-7 on Wiggins (1.42 on Betfair) for a contest which is decided by the public and not ‘experts’

Beth Tweddle, Beth Tweddle, Beth Tweddle. Dancing on Ice. ITV soon. You have been told.


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