A few days to catch up on, from Friday to today, and a mixture of results.
On Friday, we had four running for us.
In the 12.40 at Huntingdon we had Giollacca (1pt), advised at 17/2, with an SP of 11/2. This was a dramatic race with a load of runners disqualified for taking the wrong course. Fortunately our jockey did go the right way, what was slightly less fortunate was that he could only finish second.
Next up in the 1.50 at Musselbrough was Nelliedonethat (1pt), which we advised at 11/2 (6/1 with Stan James). After going off at 4/1, the 11yo absolutely cruised home to win in a canter, very nice.
In the 2.40 at Huntingdon we had Aboukar Boy (1pt), at 16/1. We got the value on SP, just about, with the John Cornwall's 7yo starting at 14/1 but he didn't do anything, getting pulled up.
Then in the 3.20 back at Musslebrough, we had Ballabrook (1pt) at 5/1, which started the same price and was well beaten.
On to Saturday and a couple of runners for us, away from the drama of Kempton.
First of all, our umpteenth second place of recent weeks in the shape of Mayolynn (1pt), in the 12.40 at Warwick. Advised at 9/1 she went off at 15/2, and ran well for a long time. She couldn't live with the front two though, and was seemingly set for third when one of the leaders fell at the last. She was miles clear of the eventual third but a fair way behind the winner.
Deuteronomy (1pt) was next, in the 2.35 at Wetherby, advised at 5/1. Nicely backed into 7/2 he ran a bit of a stinker but was staying on again when he was quite badly hampered four out which finished him off. Got the value again which is the idea, but not the result.
On to Sunday and just the one selection at Ffos Las, Winterwood(1pt) , put up at 15/2. Not good here, with the horse drifting to 10/1 and ending well beaten.
Then today, we had yet another second place finish at big odds, and a 2pt pick as well. Cloudy Wager (2pts) was the one, put up at 12/1 in the 2.40 at Plumpton. Pleased to see Ladbrokes pricing up this race relatively early for them this morning. In recent weeks they've been really avoiding pricing up most of days racing until the market well and truly settles down, poor show IMO. Anyway Lads was one of the 12/1 bookies we suggested, and Anna Newton-Smith's 6yo started at 9/1 so we locked in the value pre-off, and ran well, but sadly she ran into one too good, finishing behind the comfortable winner Rith Bob. Would have been a cracking return but not to be.
An hour later, in the 3.40 at Plumpton we had Commanche Dawn (1pt), at 13/2. She continued to be backed and was 5/1 at the off, but jumped really poorly and eventually unseated.
Confirmation of results with prices (advised --- sp)
Friday January 14th
Giollacca, 2nd/11, 17/2 --- 11/2
Nelliedonethat, 1st/9, 11/2 --- 4/1
Aboukar Boy, PU/5, 16/1 --- 14/1
Ballabrook, 7th/9, 5/1, 5/1 --- 5/1
Saturday January 15th
Mayolynn, 2nd/9, 9/1 --- 15/2
Deuteronomy, 5th/7, 5/1 --- 7/1
Sunday January 16th
Winterwood, 5th/7, 15/2 --- 10/1
Monday January 17th
Cloudy Wager, 2nd/9 14/1 --- 9/1
Commanche Dawn, UR/9, 13/2 --- 5/1
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