Just a recap of Sunday's bets below, as the blog prepares to take a short break, though will continue to do updates for Jebel Ali and Dundalk.

The end of a fabulous flat season, despite the dreadful weather. Given that this is the blog's first full season, overall delighted with how it went. From March till about June the blog was almost unstoppable. The second half of the season was an inevitable come-uppance, but the last few weeks have seen a gradual return to form.
Frankel was needless to say the highlight, and congrats to connections for their handling of the wonder colt. Hughesie waltzed away with the title (could 80+ winners Graham Lee be interesting next season?) as put up by the blog, but the downside is the threat of course closures as economic reality hits home.

I will be taking a break until late November, the blog has almost been nonstop since January, and a chance to gather my thoughts and select some jumpers to follow through the winter will mean the time is hopefuly well spent. i'll continue to tweet out selections meantime and Dundalk/Meydan/All Weather means the flat is far from dead.

It was a particular honour to be asked to substitute for a top tipster against professionals and i think i held my own, less than one point down over a 17 day period when the pressure was on with 'my man' leading. Managed to see it through and his win was confirmed today, so that was lovely.
I don't mind admitting to a few anxious moments, especially with four seconds in six days, and it was a culture shock but would like to think i handled it ok! I loved it in truth!


Highlight of the day will be the reappearance of Voler La Vedette in Ireland on Sunday, but I'll be betting in more modest races. Edit: Last Time D'Albain a non-runner so TARQUINIUS (Naval 2.20), in good form recently over fences, is fancied to just get the better of Cool Oscar. The selection has won off higher marks in the past.

The two maiden hurdles at Limerick can go the way of GENTLEMAN DUKE (Limerick 1.05) a solid performer on the level rated in the 80s, after a decent third last time, and THE CRAFTY BUTCHER (Limerick 2.10). Some decent bumper runs and a fair effort in a similar event last time, while this looks weaker.

See you all soon in about three or four weeks and thanks for your fantastic support. Without the hits you have provided there would be no blog and hopefully you will keep an eye for my 'tips' on twitter, especially when meydan or Dundalk are on!