Monday, 12 July 2010

Three today - two double stakes

An explosive day to start the week with three in total, and a couple of selections put up as double stakes.

It's good luck to:

Ffos Las 3.20 Fame Is The Spur 7/1 Lads Boylesport Totesport DOUBLE STAKER

Ayr 3.30 Secret Hero 10/1 Totesport and others DOUBLE STAKER

Ayr 5.00 Miereveld 6/1 Bet365 and others

Well today was the worst day for a while. The record for double stake selections in the last couple of months hasn't been good and again they went sideways today. When they're firing the profits can really ramp up but the opposite's true if they fall down. Secret Hero was possibly the most disappointing today. Really well backed this morning, the horse continue to harden to until about 1.30 when suddenly he began to drift on betfair, almost doubling in price in the space of about 15 minutes. The reason for this? Who really knows. Was the gamble put off for another day? Was the horse put up by a laying service? Whatever, something happened. Of course these horses do sometimes go on to win, and it was interesting to note that mentioned a £400 bet at 20/1 to win £8000 quite near the off, but still, the vibes weren't good.

As it was, the horse didn't run that badly, staying on into 6th in a fairly competitive race and looking on a reasonable handicap mark compared to past wins - one to look out for perhaps.

Elsewhere Fame Is The Spur looked a possible winner a couple of furlongs home but didn't find anything, and Miereveld led just over three furlongs home but then ran out of steam completely and was beaten miles.

So not a good day with five points dropped but we look forward to tomorrow for better.

Confirmation of results with sps:

Fame Is The Spur, 5th/8, 15/2

Secret Hero, 6th/14, 14/1

Miereveld, 5th/5, 5/1

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