While all eyes were on the final day of Glorious Goodwood, Ahead On The Flat had a productive day at Doncaster. John Gosden's First In Line, who is featured in the Unraced Three Year Olds section of AOTF, made it two wins from three starts in the ten furlongs novice stakes. A winner at Lingfield last time, he made all the running under his penalty winning by six lengths. He is a progressive type and an interesting prospect.
Thirty five minutes later on Town Moor, Top 40 entry Spanish Archer returned to form with a last gasp victory in the ten furlongs handicap. Disappointing on his reappearance at Chelmsford last time, James Fanshawe's four year old was back to form staying on strongly late on under Daniel Muscutt to prevail by a head from Everything From You off a mark of 94. Refitted with a hood, he looks well worth a try over twelve furlongs and the son of Lope De Vega will hopefully enjoy a productive Autumn.
I have spent the majority of Saturday typing up my interview with champion trainer Paul Nicholls. There are 101 horses featured in his interview and they range from established Grade 1 winners to new recruits from Ireland and France, plus some ex-Flat racers and a number of potentially exciting unraced bumper horses. Owner Andy Stewart has been associated with some top-class horses at Ditcheat over the years, including the likes of Big Buck's, Cenkos and Le Roi Miguel amongst others. Following a few lean years, Paul informed me on Friday that Andy has bought eight new horses, including an exciting recruit from France who has run well in two starts at Auteuil. It is a terrific interview which readers are sure to find informative and profitable.
“Thank you for a very successful and profitable email service. My personal highlight was the win of Aloomomo whose romp round Uttoxeter was a joy. Keep up the good work with all your services, the books and updates, they are simply the best by a very long way.”
“Just want to say thanks for running the service again this year, I have ended up with a nice £756 profit from it so I'm obviously very happy with that so thanks a lot!”
“Thanks for your email Mark would just like to say your selections and insight has been awesome. Keep up the good work sir your service is the best.”
“Thank you for an excellent tipping service throughout the three months. It has been a pleasure and profitable to be a member of your service. Your indepth knowledge and analysis of the race has been excellent. I honestly rate your service as one of the best and most profitable.”
“Thanks very much for the fantastic service you have supplied, I have been involved with racing tipsters for over 30 years and never had as good a strike rate as yourself, out of this world.”
“The email service as usual has been brilliant and this season's OJA seems to continue to unearth amazing insight if you have the time to trust and follow it in detail over a period. Thanks as always for your outstanding value for money publications.”
“Superb information again Mark, I managed to get some 11/4, will certainly pay for Xmas. Different class.”
“Awesome result the magicman strikes again. Won with plenty in hand and not a moments worry great write up spot on again and results speak for themselves best service I've tried, keep up the fantastic work sir. Very happy customer!”
Mark Howard Publications Ltd.
69 Fairgarth Drive