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Opportunity Knocks… with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Opportunity Knocks…. Just been reading this week that Cheltenham are struggling to get a sponsor for this year’s Gold Cup, I don’t know about anyone else, but I think the Hope Eden Gold Cup has a certain ring to it! Get moving sponsorship department and strike whilst the opportunity is hot…. just an idea. This…

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The French Connection… with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

The French Connection Not a lot of peripheral news this week to bang on about this week unless you count the petition against Tony being knighted but that’s not for this space to discuss so moving swiftly on… I thought it was interesting in the week that sees the final of the Veteran’s chase series…

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No Fallers Please… with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

No Fallers Please… How perceptive were these words last week? “…but if Willie Mullins thinks his lad is up to this grade, who am I to disagree” Err right sentiment wrong horse, what a kick in the selection box watching Tornado Flyer keep on doggedly to win the King George at 28/1 whilst our great…

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Not Long Now with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Not Long Now. I am sure you all have enough to do at the moment, so have kept the waffle to a minimum this week. to allow full concentration on the main event. So, the wait for the big day is almost over. Yep, Boxing Day racing is on the horizon and like most years…

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Which way to go? with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Which way to go? As you will all no doubt be aware, this week the Ashes have got under way Down Under, which leads to an interesting thought for this weekend’s punting. Do we still try to hit boundaries or attempt to steady the ship by taking a few safe singles? Mock if you must…

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Must Do Better with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Must Do Better I don’t think we can blame Storm Arwen for blowing last week’s selections off course tempting as it may be. We only really had some sort of run from Elusive Belle and even she was back tracking before the turn into the Newbury straight. Kitty’s Light was squeezed jumping the first and…

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One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

One of Us Cannot be Wrong… Not a lot to write about this week so best not to wander off on a flight of fancy about old guys in pubs wittering ad nauseam, as I am sure you will agree. So much for my great race reading skills last week when I thought A Plus…

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Hallelujah… a winner with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Hallelujah… a winner… see final paragraph. And now a word from our Sponsors… I thought this might be an opportune time to mention two National Hunt horses in the Hope Eden stable. Firstly, Em Meme Temps who made his long-awaited debut in a Novices’ Limited Handicap chase at Ayr last Tuesday, and what a cracking…

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A Funny Old World with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Funny Old World… It crossed my mind at the weekend, not for the first time, when I was in the pub chewing the fat with the lads, average age 73 average IQ substantially less, how few people are interested in racing. Our conversation ranged leisurely from Macron to Boris from sleaze to covid a detour…

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Here We Go Again with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

As the stars of National Hunt slowly start to appear for the new season perhaps it is a good time to kick start these musings into life. I don’t have to write them you don’t have to read them so what’s not to like. Interesting that two of the guys we mentioned last season seem…

read more
Opportunity Knocks… with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog 1024 701 Dave T.

Opportunity Knocks… with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Opportunity Knocks…. Just been reading this week that Cheltenham are struggling to get a sponsor for this year’s Gold Cup, I don’t know about anyone else, but I think the Hope Eden Gold Cup has a certain ring to it! Get moving sponsorship department and strike whilst the opportunity is hot…. just an idea. This…

read more
The French Connection… with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog 1170 649 Dave T.

The French Connection… with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

The French Connection Not a lot of peripheral news this week to bang on about this week unless you count the petition against Tony being knighted but that’s not for this space to discuss so moving swiftly on… I thought it was interesting in the week that sees the final of the Veteran’s chase series…

read more
No Fallers Please… with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog 1600 1200 Dave T.

No Fallers Please… with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

No Fallers Please… How perceptive were these words last week? “…but if Willie Mullins thinks his lad is up to this grade, who am I to disagree” Err right sentiment wrong horse, what a kick in the selection box watching Tornado Flyer keep on doggedly to win the King George at 28/1 whilst our great…

read more
Not Long Now with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog 720 960 Dave T.

Not Long Now with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Not Long Now. I am sure you all have enough to do at the moment, so have kept the waffle to a minimum this week. to allow full concentration on the main event. So, the wait for the big day is almost over. Yep, Boxing Day racing is on the horizon and like most years…

read more
Which way to go? with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog 1733 2222 Dave T.

Which way to go? with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Which way to go? As you will all no doubt be aware, this week the Ashes have got under way Down Under, which leads to an interesting thought for this weekend’s punting. Do we still try to hit boundaries or attempt to steady the ship by taking a few safe singles? Mock if you must…

read more
Must Do Better with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog 1600 1200 Dave T.

Must Do Better with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Must Do Better I don’t think we can blame Storm Arwen for blowing last week’s selections off course tempting as it may be. We only really had some sort of run from Elusive Belle and even she was back tracking before the turn into the Newbury straight. Kitty’s Light was squeezed jumping the first and…

read more
One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog 1440 1178 Dave T.

One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

One of Us Cannot be Wrong… Not a lot to write about this week so best not to wander off on a flight of fancy about old guys in pubs wittering ad nauseam, as I am sure you will agree. So much for my great race reading skills last week when I thought A Plus…

read more
Hallelujah… a winner with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog 720 960 Dave T.

Hallelujah… a winner with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Hallelujah… a winner… see final paragraph. And now a word from our Sponsors… I thought this might be an opportune time to mention two National Hunt horses in the Hope Eden stable. Firstly, Em Meme Temps who made his long-awaited debut in a Novices’ Limited Handicap chase at Ayr last Tuesday, and what a cracking…

read more
A Funny Old World with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog 1600 1066 Dave T.

A Funny Old World with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

Funny Old World… It crossed my mind at the weekend, not for the first time, when I was in the pub chewing the fat with the lads, average age 73 average IQ substantially less, how few people are interested in racing. Our conversation ranged leisurely from Macron to Boris from sleaze to covid a detour…

read more
Here We Go Again with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog 1024 681 Dave T.

Here We Go Again with The Northern Soul – Tommo’s Racing Blog

As the stars of National Hunt slowly start to appear for the new season perhaps it is a good time to kick start these musings into life. I don’t have to write them you don’t have to read them so what’s not to like. Interesting that two of the guys we mentioned last season seem…

read more