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Saturday At Bath, Hexham, York And Sandown.

We have a nice day of racing as we all look forward to the on-coming week at the big meeting – Royal Ascot!

York has a good card today, kicking off with a class 3 Lady’s Amateur Riders race – The Queen Mother´s Cup, which gives the girls a chance to prove their riding skills.

Other races on the race-card are of reasonable class as well, with the Ganton Stakes over a mile, plus two, ‘class two’ handicaps – Bond Tyres Trophy, and the ladbrokes.com Stakes.

This two day meeting has been running since 1971 and has now raised thousands for cancer related charities in York, such as the Macmillan Cancer Support, and other good causes.

Good Work York!

Sandown have a similar set of races, on an Irish race-day that celebrates………….

I dunno!

The main race on the card is the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Scurry Stakes, which is a dash over a distance of 5 furlongs. These are supported with no less than five handicaps ranging in trip and class.

It’s sponsors are Betfred and a Bloodstock Insurance underwriter from The City in Fenchurch Street, so there is no Irish connection there!

Perhaps they are celebrating the increase the amount of Guinness sales, and the profit that makes for the course, as everyone has a good ‘jig’!

All this, on a day where is you are daft/drunk enough to come dressed in Emerald Green clothing and you will receive £5 off a Grandstand ticket!

Other meetings –

Bath hold a Super Saturday, with the nasal vocal chords of Derek ‘Tommo’ Thompson, Lingfield struggle to get above a class 6 race, and only manage to do so once in the card, Hexham hold their Lords Taverners Day, and Leicester have a Blues Brothers Tribute Show

It’s the quiet before the storm today, as the tsunami of Royal Ascot will engulf us all for the rest of the week, and many of the top horses are not going to race with only a few days to go before the Royal meeting.

The 48 hour declarations tomorrow will let you have a look at the first day (Tuesday) of ‘Her Maj’s’ meeting, to give you an idea of the final entries for the card. To see the races, go to re Racing Post website and click on the ‘Cards’ icon.

I shall be working hard preparing plenty of tips and info for you all, and shall have to stock up on more Remy!

It’s all happening this week!

Enjoy!

The Jag.

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