Apologies for failing to update the Diary for a few days but I have been busy researching for the forthcoming edition of One Jump Ahead. The plan is to start interviewing for the Talking Trainers section shortly in between trips to Hamilton, Haydock and Cartmel in the next seven days. I can't wait to get started.
Ten Sovereigns showed in the July Cup on Saturday that he is a top-class sprinter having failed to shine in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot on his previous start. Aidan O'Brien's colt had won the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket last Autumn but was then trained with the 2000 Guineas in mind. A non stayer over a mile on the Rowley Mile in early May, he has always shown a tremendous amount of speed and it would be no surprise to see him drop back to five furlongs in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York next month. Former stablemates Stravinsky and Mozart managed it and there is no reason why the son of No Nay Never can't follow suit.
It was pleasing to see Top 40 entry Ummalnar (7/2) put her below par effort at Ripon last month behind her when winning decisively at Ascot on Saturday. Reverting back to a mile, the daughter of Shamardal quickened up smartly to win going away by four lengths. Racing off a mark of 90, William Haggas considers her a black type filly in the making and it will be a surprise if she doesn't make an impact in Listed company at some stage this summer/autumn.
“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