Friday, 17 June 2011

Back with a bang!

A very good day today with two winners from our four selections, and 12 points of profit - although we were half a length away from making that 44 points of profit, with our big priced selection just going down at Goodwood.

We had no selections at all yesterday, Thursday, 16th June, the first day without a pick for quite a while.

Then today we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.20 Redcar Media Stars 1pt 9/2 generally 5/1 Bet365 6/1 Lads
6.20 Goodwood Alices Dancer 2pt 14/1 Bet365/Lads 12/1 elsewhere
7.15 Ayr Military Call 1pt 10/1 Lads/VC/Betfred/Coral
9.00 Goodwood Da Ponte 1pt 10/1 Lads/Bet365/Totesport/Betfred/Stan James

Ladbrokes stood the 6/1 up for a long time about Media Stars, who put in a fine performance to win by more than a length at Redcar, at an SP of 5/1.

Alices Dancer was our main pick of the day, and it wasn't a great sign to see her drift to around 25 or so on Betfair near the off. But she ran an absolute stormer, leading with just a couple of hundred yards left, she was just pipped by the favourite in the closing stages, despite staying on again at the end. A fine effort and on another day we would have been celebrating. She went off at 16/1 SP.

Military Call didn't do a lot at Ayr after starting at 10/1. Although he didn't exactly run badly he was never going to get close to the winner.

And then tonight, while we were already sure of a profitable day, we waited to see if Da Ponte could give us a really nice boost going into the weekend. And so he did, with Walter Swinburn's 3yo quickening clear when it mattered after going off at 13/2. For a moment he looked a bit green (despite it being his sixth start) and he edged right for a moment or two, but he straightened up and stayed on nicely to win by a comfortable half a length. We got a 10p R4 deduction unfortunately from our morning 10/1, but still a nice 9pts of profit from the race.

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

Media Stars, 1st/6, 6/1 --- 5/1
Alice's Dancer, 2nd/7, 14/1 --- 16/1
Military Call, 4th/5, 10/1 --- 10/1
Da Ponte, 1st/11, 10/1 --- 13/2

So a nice way to end the working week, and it's good to get back firing after a couple of quiet days. Let's hope we can kick on again this weekend!

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