Let's start yesterday, where we had:
Silverware started at 4/1, was a bit awkward leaving the stalls, and took a keen hold early on but kept on quite nicely into third, a couple of lengths behind the comfortable winner.
Then came Rolecarr, who ran really well after going of at 10/1. He went into the lead three fences out and jumped the last still in front, but was just collared near the line with Richard Johnson driving the favourite to a narrow victory. Almost another nice winner.
Humbie was a non-runner.
On to today and we had a couple, and after two placed efforts yesterday, neither placed today.
Parc Des Princes was well off the pace and while he was staying on in the closing stages was never going to get there, after starting a nicely backed 13/2.
Illustrious Forest was well backed in the morning but drifted during the day to open on course at 10/1. He was then backed into 8/1 at SP, and ran a decent race for a good while, leading and going ok, but then didn't appear to stay the trip and faded into 8th.
Confirmation of results with prices (advised --- SP):
2nd June 2011
Silverware, 3rd/10, 5/1 --- 4/1
Rolecarr, 2nd/6, 9/1 --- 10/1
3rd June 2011
Parc Des Princes, 7th/10, 10/1 --- 13/2
Illustrious Forest, 8th/10 11/2 --- 8/1
Not a great couple of days but we're sure to have plenty more opportunities to return to winning ways this weekend!