We put up:
TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.25 Nkt Strategic Bid 1 pt 5-1 B365, VCBet
3.10 Bev Granston 2pt 16-1 Lads, B365, VC
6.55 Sedgfield Snake Rave 1pt 5/1 Hills/Boylesports/Paddy Power
Strategic Bid was very well backed but was a non runner.
Then came Granston, who was dropping back into a class 4 contest for the first time since March 2009, and the 10yo kept up his excellent record first time out with a really taking victory. He looked a tiny bit awkward early on but soon found his stride sitting just off the leaders. For a moment it looked like he may be a bit short of room, but he soon got in the clear and powered ahead in the final furlong to win by 1 1/2 lengths, a cracking result and 32pts of profit.
Then we looked forward to Snake Rave's run at Sedgefield, who was backed into 4/1, but sadly there was no cherry on top of the icing with a pretty flat performance.
Still, April bounces into a very tidy profit as we hit a new high for the year - +131.6pts (+55.06%ROI)).
Confirmation of results with prices (advised - SP):
Strategic Bid NR
Granstone, 1st/10, 16/1 --- 16/1
Snake Rave, 5th/6, 5/1 --- 4/1
Roll on tomorrow!