The least said about the Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on Sunday the better from me, four tips and four losers! Pyledriver was as close as I got finishing second in the Hong Kong Vase Glory Vase coming late and wide to beat him.
It was pleasing to read this morning that British horse racing is set to receive a much-needed financial boost in 2022 with the news that prize-money at the Jockey Club's fifteen racecourses is set to exceed £58 million next year. It's an increase on 2021 at Jockey Club Racecourses and actually even higher than 2019 the pre-pandemic prize-money pot being £53.4m in 2019.There is some decent racing to look forward to this week with the meeting at Ascot on Friday and Saturday the main event. There is also a decent card at Lingfield on Saturday on the All-Weather with the Quebec Stakes the main event there. Earlier in the week on Thursday there is a meeting at Naas in which a few Irish stars could be out, including Gaillard Du Mesnil, so keep your eyes on the entries out there.
No bets for me on Monday.