Really frustrating morning because of work. Charging around like a blue ar*e fly while trying to get my bets on, and had to rely on Betfair. Greedily looked for a half a point extra on some of these and got my fingers burnt two hours later when a couple hadn't been matched and the price continued to crumble.
Still, lesson learnt, if I'm out and about and have to get on via Betfair, just take whatever back price is available. Liquidity was a problem today as well though, even at the relatively small stakes I'm trying to get on.
Anyway the horses don't know the behind the scenes struggles of course so good luck to:
(Betfair odds except where indicated)
Tank Buster - Newton Abbot 4.00, 7.2
Generous Lad - Folkestone 4.15 4/1 Will Hill
Keelong - Pontefract 7.20 11.5
Pippabrook Gold - Windsor 8.30 6/1 Ladbrokes (double stake)
He's A Humbug - Pontefract 8.50 13.5
Commander Wish - Pontefract 9.20 18
Tank Buster started the day in good style winning the first at 5.84/1 after betfair charges. Following that a bit of close but no cigar sort of day, with Commander Wish running a fine race in the last at 17/1 but could only finish third. Delighted he could only stay on into third actually otherwise I'd be pretty annoyed with the winner "bursting the stalls" in the manner he did. He's a Humbug was a non runner meaning a slight profit on the day.
Tank Buster, 1st, 4/1sp
Generous Lad, 3rd, 100/30
Keelong, 10th, 14/1
Pippabrook Gold, 12th, 11/2
He's A Humbug - NR
Commander Wish, 3rd, 20/1