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Saturday, 2 April 2011
Them's the breaks!
We've had a poor start to April, with two second placed finishes to our name from our seven picks.
3.50 Musselburgh Eilean Mor 1pt 13/2 Coral 6/1 Skybet/Stan James
4.00 Newcastle Short Supply 1pt 8/1 Bet365/Betfred
5.20 Musselburgh Classic Descent 1pt 12/1 Boylesports/Betfred 11/1 Paddy Power
Only one of these ran with much credit.
Mandurah started at 8/1 but just never got going. If he gets back to anything like his best with Dandy Nicholls he's going to win in a canter one of these days, but perhaps that's a big if.
Eilean Mor put in a really gutsy effort. Leading for much of the way it looked like he'd be swamped by the pack, but only one went past him as he battled on well into second, after going off at 8/1 at SP.
Short Supply went on an almighty drift pre-off, right out to 20/1 at SP and just never travelled a yard, while Classic Descent didn't do a whole lot better, starting at 12/1, he was held up out the back and just never got in it.
Terra Bleu was backed as if defeat was out of the question this morning on his handicap debut, but unfortunately was declared a non-runner at about 12.30. Interesting one to watch out for.
Just Unique was supported into 7/1 at the off, but after a mistake at the second fence was just never in it.
Maucaillou started his contest about 20 lengths behind the field in the 4.25, and the writing was on the wall almost immediately, even though in fairness he has raced well being held up before.
Our Jim, who started at 5/1, was the one that really got away, continually making mistakes, reaching for his fences, and at times jumping left, it is to his eternal credit he was still bang there at the last. One more slight error at that one made his job all the more difficult but he still rallied and was closing as the post came. If he had jumped just a couple of his fences better than he did, I think we'd be sitting with a 3pt profit for April rather than being 7pts down.
Never mind, them's the breaks sometimes, and we'll get it back soon I'm sure!
Confirmation of results with prices (advised --- SP):