Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Fourth second of the month!

We had a couple of decent performances today, including another second place finish, the fourth of the month so far. It's always frustrating when we get close but run into one too good, but we'd rather that than them trailing in with the also rans!

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
5.15 Redc Goodmanyourself 1pt 11-2 Betfred,VC (BOG) 5s other BOG 6-1 S James
5.30 Salis Eshtyaaq 1pt 5-1 Boyle(BOG), Sky,Tote,SJames, 9-2other BOG

Goodmanyourself ran well in the driving rain, after starting as 4/1 favourite. He led around three out and traded odds on in running before being outstayed by the winner, Pinotage, who came right over and interfered with the selection in running, stopping ours for a moment in his tracks. While there's not much doubt it didn't really affect the result we were a bit surprised the RUK team didn't even think it worth a mention in their post race "analysis".

Fifteen minutes later we looked to make amends with Eshtyaaq, and we got another decent display, always there or thereabouts, he traded evens in running at one stage, after starting at 7/2. But he just couldn't quite quicken well enough, and finished a not-beaten-far fourth.

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

Goodmanyourself, 2nd/12, 5/1 --- 4/1
Eshtyaaq, 4th/11, 5/1 --- 7/2

Plenty of racing to look forward to tomorrow, and some interesting looking fields, so hopefully a few opportunities for us to get back to the winners' enclosure.

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