Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Worst day of the year

That was a shocker of a day, the worst of the year so far, with a selection of poor performances.

Funny how just yesterday we were talking about how we were expecting things to get busier, and then the very next day we have six runners (although one ended up a NR).

So we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.40 Ripon Antoniola 2pt 12/1 Lads 11/1 Bet365 10/1others
3.40 Ripon Ginger Jack 2pt 16/1 generally (BOG)
3.50 Chepstow Vertueux 1pt 11/2 generally (BOG) 6/1 Coral
7.15 Huntingdon Murfreesboro 1pt 7/1 Bet365/Boylesports 13/2 others
8.30 Hexham Frankie Anson 1pt 5/1 Lads Coral 9/2 others
8.45 Huntingdon Filimoss 1pt 7/1 generally (BOG) 8/1 Bet365

Not a lot to say about any of these.

Antoniola went off at 11/1 and was travelling just off the pace and weakened out of things just over a furlong from home.

Ginger Jack was just trying to get into contention when he blocked for a run which blew what little chance he had at that stag after starting at 14/1.

Vertueux put in a distinctly below par performance over a C&D he'd previously won over after going off at 6/1.

Murfreesboro was a non-runner (maybe that's the one that got away!) so we had to wait until just after 8.30 for our next, Frankie Anson, who despite a decent level of support throughout the day put in a very flat performance, after starting at 4/1.

So it was left to Filimoss to salvage things for the day but it wasn't to be, with Charlie Morlock's 6yo finishing tailed off, after drifting to 9/1 at the off.

A poor day.

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

Antoniola, 6th/14, 12/1 --- 11/1
Ginger Jack, 8th/11, 16/1 --- 14/1
Vertueux, 6th/12, 6/1 --- 6/1
Murfreesboro NR
Frankie Anson, 6th/10, 5/1 --- 4/1
Filimoss, 8th/10, 8/1 --- 9/1

We've had days like this before, and will have them again, it's always particularly disappointing when we don't even get close to a winner, but that's what having a sturdy betting bank is all about, soaking days like this up (-7pts) and moving on. So that's what we'll do!

We are definitely due a really good day, so we'll look forward to that happening soon!

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