Weighed In

Episode 41 | Footsteps To The Festival

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Hugh extends all our congratulations to Kevin and the, ultra-tolerant Dee, on their recent marriage and it’s straight into the action!

We kick-off our new weekly ‘Footsteps To The Festival’ segment with this week’s focus being Day One of the four day extravaganza and an Ante-Post deep-dive into The Supreme Novices Hurdle, The Arkle and The Champion Hurdle. Tony likes a pricey one in the Supreme and, with the safety net of ‘None Runner, No Bet’ on the Betfair Sportsbook, is taking on Shishkin in the Arkle. While Hugh is still sweet on Epatante in The Champion Hurdle.

The guys also review Envoi Allen, all the weekend action and chat about Khalid Abdullah, Levy Reform, Colm O’Donoghue plus all your Twitter questions answered.

The Weighed-In team of Hugh Cahill, Tony Calvin and Kevin Blake take a retrospective look at all the weekends action and discuss the hot topics in Racing. Covid testing among participants, Adam Wedge and his clumsy turn of phrase, sponsors representatives attending tracks during T5 lockdown are among some of the topics and all your Twitter questions answered. Oh, and they are all looking forward to the Rick Astley concert in Newbury this summer.

It’s another busy week for the boys on Weighed-In. They discuss the reappearance of Al Boum Photo in Tramore, chat about the impressive Monkfish in Leopardstown and all are agreed that Bravemansgame looks the real deal. Covid and the continued implications for Racing. Ayr and their late cancellation, Cheltenham without the Irish. All of this and Twitter questions answered.

It’s been a fantastic couple of days on the Racing front and the guys give a full review and analysis of all the action. How good was the Savills Chase and King George? The boys aren’t giving up on Santini just yet. Henry de Bromhead’s agony and ecstasy in Leopardstown and David Mullins's disappointment. Chepstow falls foul to the weather, again, but should they consider changing the fixtures dates. All this and your Twitter questions.

Hugh Cahill, Tony Calvin and Kevin Blake are joined by special guest, Dr Jennifer Pugh, Senior Medical Officer of the Irish Horse Regulatory Board, to discuss current protocols around concussion and head injury assessments. 

It’s a fascinating interview with unique insight from Ireland’s top Racing doc. Paisley Park and Thyme Hill served up a cracker on Saturday and Kevin was suitably impressed by the prospect of them clashing again this season. Hugh on Hollie Doyle, steroids in Racing, centralised stewarding and much more all discussed.

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