The blog has not had much time or inclination to entertain, or be entertained, lately but I did manage to watch the Nassau Stakes and the Stewards Cup from Goodwood last Saturday. Aftertiming is a disgusting habit as all punters will know, nonetheless, after not having had a bet for ages I was very much taken with Hoof It’s appearance and was therefore prepared to overlook both his joint favouritism and top-weight of ten stone.
Looking at the horse, with his deep chest and powerful engine, I concluded he would be well able to carry the weight. And he was, and more impressively than I could have hoped. He was a joy to watch, and you should take those when you can in my experience, as they can come few and far between in a gambler’s life.
The horse’s owners are supplementing him for the Nunthorpe @ the Ebor Festival I think. Good.
Posted on August 3, 2011, in Horse racing, Sport, Television, The Sport of Kings and Hobby of Paupers and tagged Chubby Chandler, Goodwood, Hoof It, Kieren Fallon, Lee Westwood, Mick Easterby, Stewards Cup. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.