Saturday, 7 May 2011

Quick catch up

We've still one more to run tonight, but won't be able to update this evening, so thought we'd put up a quick review now of yesterday and today now. Close but no cigar kind of sums things up so far!* Now updated with final result of day.

Yesterday we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
4.40 Chest Sioux Rising 1pt 11-2 W Hill (BOG) S James, Coral
5.20 Ascot She Aint A Saint 1pt 10-1 W Hill, Lads, VC BOG 11-1 Coral
6.45 Ripon Legal Eagle 2pts 16-1 Coral. 14-1 Lads (BOG)
8.00 Aintree Natural Action 1pt 10-1 Lads, Betfred
Sioux Rising got hampered in running after going off at 3/1, which certainly didn't help, and she came fifth in the end.

She Aint A Saint drifted massively to 20/1 and ran accordingly.

Legal Eagle was the one which really got away, leading a stride or two before the line but beaten a head on the post in the end, he possibly hit the run a tad too early but at least put in a cracking performance. He started at 10/1

So it was all eyes on Natural Action to give us a return on the day, but it didn't happen, with Peter Bowen's 7yo weakening out of things approaching two out.

And then on to today we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
1.50 Nottingham Yurituni 1pt 8/1 Paddy Power/Betfred
3.50 Hexham Papa Drew 1pt 8/1 Boylesports/Bluesq
4.05 Nottingham Qushchi 1pt 9/2 Hills/Bet365 (5/1 Betfred)
4.35 Ascot Rock A Doodle Do 1pt 5/1 Bet365
4.55 Lingfield Nezami 2pt 14/1 Hills/Betfred
5.45 Warwick Euroquip Boy 2pt 16/1 Hills/Paddy Power (25/1 BetFred)
8.15 Warwick Valmina 1pt 10/1 Stan James/Skybet

So far today it's been five out of six placed, with one winner.

Yurituni, ran well, a bit outpaced, and a bit short of room near the finish, and was beaten a neck in the end, by the two dead-heat winners, after starting at 13/2.

Papa Drew also came third but was beaten a long way, despite substantial support (going off at 4/1).

Qushchi wasn't beaten far and may be capable of better, but could only finish third in his hot looking handicap at Nottingham, after starting at 7/2.

Then came a winner, a really gutsy performance from Rock A Doodle Do, getting bumped around and then bravely squeezing through a gap before powering home to win quite comfortably in the end, after going off at 9/2.

Then came our two big priced selections and we got decent performances out of both of them, although neither realistically looked like winning tobe fair.

Nezami was 10/1 at the off and came from well off the pace to finish third, while Euroquip Boy was also backed into 10/1 and was up there from the off, but just couldn't find that finishing kick and he also came third (a bit of a theme today!), albeit dead-heated for that position.

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

Friday May 6th 2011

Sioux Rising, 5th/14, 11/2 --- 3/1
She Aint A Saint, 10th/12, 10/1 --- 20/1
Legal Eagle, 2nd/14, 16/1 --- 10/1
Natural Action, 9th/11, 10/1 --- 8/1

Saturday May 7th 2011

Yurituni, 3rd/8 8/1 --- 13/2
Papa Drew, 3rd/8, 8/1 --- 4/1
Qushchi, 3rd/5, 9/2 --- 7/2
Rock A Doodle Do, 1st/12, 5/1 --- 9/2
Nezami, 3rd/12, 14/1 --- 10/1
Euroquip Boy, 3rd(dht)/12, 16/1 --- 10/1
Valmina, 7th/9, 10/1 --- 8/1

So one more left to run tonight, fingers crossed we can end a busy Saturday with a flourish!*

* Sadly it didn't happen!

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