Summer loving had me a blast. Summer loving happened so fast. I met a girl crazy for me. Met a boy cute as can be. Summer days drifting away to oh oh the summer nights.
As a very young’un back in the late summer of 1978 I had a bit of a schoolboy crush on Olivia Newton-John as Sandy in Grease. What is he rattling on about I hear you ask, bear with me, all will be revealed, a very tenuous link coming-up…………...
I have talked of the Godolphin filly Summer Romance (there it is) before and it should be said I fell out of love with her somewhat last time when beaten at Ascot as I was on at Evens! She tries to get her season back on track in the Group Three Shadwell Dick Poole Fillies' Stakes over 6f at Salisbury due off at 3.40. As I have said previously she created a good impression when readily winning a three-runner contest over 6f on soft ground at Yarmouth in June and confirmed that by winning a 6f Listed contest at Newmarket by six lengths on her next outing before getting turned over at Ascot. William Buick takes over in the saddle for the Charlie Appleby trained grey filly and at 7-4 I am happy to give her another chance.
Later, and much nearer to Triple G Towers, they race again at Chelmsford City and I will be having a punt in the mile Bet toteexacta At totesport.com Nursery at 6.10. Luna Wish appears to like it in Essex, second on her first start here 9th August caught close home over the trip she returned on the 24th and won over the eight furlongs with what appeared a bit left in the tank. She is up 9lb in the ratings but looks very much on the up and should get a fairly undisputed lead in this field. She is worth a bet to follow-up and I have the 2-1 on her.
I won’t be having the bet but Gordon Lord Byron will no doubt be popular with many for the seven-furlong Gordon Lord Byron EBF Conditions Stakes at Haydock due off at 3.50. Can the old boy win the race named after him?