I'm currently up in Scotland for the 40th Ryder Cup and cannot wait for the action to start though I will, as always, be keeping an eye on the racing from afar, primarily because one of my favourite fillies in training runs at Kempton in the colours of Biddestone Racing.
The horse in question is Pixeleen who won for the team at Windsor in the summer, showing super speed over six furlongs, before two respectable fourth placings at Warwick and Bath. It was on that latter outing that she really endeared herself to me, as after flashing her early pace from the stalls she displayed a genuinely game attitude to fight on once she had been joined in battle late on.
Oisin Murphy, who rode Pixie to her sole victory so far, is back on board and that's clearly a positive, though she has a wide draw which is a significant negative. The other slight question I have and this is a hugely personal point of view, is that I would love to see her blast away over five furlongs and think she may better over the minimum trip.
In any case I wish her and the Biddestone team all the best at the Sunbury-on-Thames venue.
I hope to be able to watch it all unfold on my IPad at the end of work today. It's the final day before the Ryder Cup starts and it'll involve walking the course, making notes of which holes may be talking points during the event, trying to chat to as many of the players as possible and trying to memorise as much information as I can which may or may not be called upon by the end of Sunday.
Team USA have been trying to play the 'low expectations' cards all week but there seems to be a steely determination to exact revenge for being on the receiving end of the Miracle at Medinah two years ago.
However Team Europe possess four of the top five ranked players set to take part in Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, add stalwarts Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter to the mix and it's a formidable team.
I think they'll be too strong for the visitors and expect them to make it three wins on the bounce for the Europeans.
Rishi is a sports broadcaster who has covered some of the greatest events across many sports including the last three Olympic Games in Athens, Beijing and London for the BBC. He has also presented or reported on golf, snooker, cricket, eventing plus many more and in the last few years I have covered the Ryder Cup, US Masters, The Open, The Cricket World Cup, Snooker World Championship and Eventing at Badminton and Burleigh.
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