Sunday, 17 April 2011

Injuries cap a poor day

Not a good day with five points lost and injuries to two of our jockeys.

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.00 Wetherby Archies Wish 1pt 6/1 Bet365/VC/Boylesports
4.10 Wetherby Raining Horse 1pt 5/1 Bet365/Hills
4.40 Wetherby Railway Park 1pt 15/2 VC/Boylesports
4.40 Wetherby Solway Dornal 2pt 16/1 Bet365 (some 20/1 may be possible at Stan James)

Archies Wish ran poorly, just never jumping with any fluidity, despite being backed right into 7/2.

Harry Haynes was bumped off Raining Horse at the second fence and picked up a nasty concussion for his troubles. It was his injury which led to the bypassed fence drama on the next circuit. He's been stepped down for 7 days, obviously we wish him all the best.

Paul Gallagher had a really awful day, getting a ten day ban for making the unfortunate mistake in the 4.10, and then falling at the first in the next with Railway Park, picking up neck and shoulder injuries apparently. Not good and we wish him the best too.

Solway Dornal ran reasonably but didn't have much of an answer when things got serious, though stayed on into 4th.

Confirmation of results with prices (advised --- SP):

Archies Wish, 6th/6, 6/1 --- 7/2
Raining Horse, UR/6, 5/1 --- 5/1
Railway Park, F/12, 15/2 --- 7/2
Solway Dornal, 4th/12, 16/1 --- 12/1

There've been quite a few serious injuries to jockeys in the course of the last week or so. We can all have a moan at times if we think things haven't gone to plan, but there's no question they are a terrifically brave bunch, and we owe them a lot.

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