I've two form study bets for today - here's Timeform's comments:
3.25 Sandown - Rock God
Shirocco half-brother to French 9f/1¼m winner Faraway Run. Showed plenty when a promising second in 7f maiden at Goodwood early this month, quickening to lead briefly. Sets the standard here.
4.50 Killarney - Everything Zain
Modest maiden on Flat who fit from that sphere took well to hurdling when second to ready winner Top Man Michael in a 2m maiden at Roscommon earlier this month. Looks good to go one better here.
With regard to the financial trading, I woke up to see some beautiful blue screens today:
It's always an amazing feeling when each of your trades are in the black (or blue in this case!) so I'm enjoying it while it lasts. Fair enough, it's only €70 and there's no guarantee that the markets won't reverse - but if you add that to the €35 banked on oil already this week, plus a couple of ton in profit from the horses, it's been a nice week overall. The stakes are small on each trade (just 20c) but it just goes to show how you can get good leverage from your money.
Lot's of Americans in town this weekend for the Notre Dame v Navy game, including some nice cheerleaders! I don't know much about American Football but there's a good atmosphere and I'd be concious of the great rivalry, and of course, the strong Irish Notre Dame links. A mate of mine actually has the Fighting Irish leprechaun tattooed on his arm which looks pretty cool. My brother, who runs an Irish bagpiper for hire webiste, has been asked to play a few tunes for a group of them on the way down Lansdowne Road which could be a bit of craic.
Off now to finish off tomorrow's Irish Independent article. Best of luck with your trading and betting.