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Hannon and Hughes standing order


British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
6.20pm, ATR


The thinking was right in opposing Westwood – just the deployed strategy of backing Woods and Mahan was wrong.

In the end Mickelson deserved it, playing some superb golf in the final round. If you birdie four of the last six holes on the final day of an Open you REALLY do deserve to win. Incredible looking at the leaderboard going into the final round that he came away from Muirfield with a three shot victory.

As for Woods, I thought he was disappointing yesterday having got himself into such a good position.

The racing was kind to me last week so we’ll head to Windsor tonight in search of another winner by the Thames.

Djinni looks really hard to oppose in the opening maiden fillies race at 6.20. She ran a really good race on debut at Newbury to finish fourth, despite going left at the stalls and should improve on that to take this race.

We’ve got quite a few in the race to hold the price up including the Sir Mark Prescott trained Bewitchment who has been placed in all three starts to date but in nothing like the quality of the Newbury maiden that Djinni was fourth in.

So it’s the Hannon and Hughes standing order being activated again at Windsor tonight.

(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
5 points win Djinni (6.20 Windsor)

(-13 points Sunday)


It was nice while it lasted….

The highest temperature of the year is set to be recorded later today, with parts of Britain expected to bask in 33C sunshine.

The Midlands and the south of England are the likely contenders for the hotspots of the day, before violent thunderstorms bring an end to the heatwave.

The UK has seen its longest prolonged heatwave in seven years, although temperatures dipped slightly over the weekend.

Sky weather presenter Isobel Lang said: “Today could be the hottest day of the year so far with a high of around 33C (91.4F).

“The weather is set to break and violent thunderstorms are forecast over the next 48 hours across many parts of Britain and Ireland.

“These thunderstorms could bring around 50mm (2in) of rain in just a few hours leading to some flash flooding.

“Temperatures will ease down to into the mid-20s but it will continue to feel rather warm and humid.”

The hottest day of the year so far had been last Wednesday at Hampton waterworks, southwest London, with highs of 32.2C (90F).