Sunday, 19 June 2011

Profitable weekend

It's not been the greatest weekend for our selections, with a few of them running a bit flat, but we still ended up in profit thanks to Another Kate's impressive win today at Hereford.

So yesterday we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.45 Redcar Ferney Boy 1pt 10/1 Bet365/Hills/Skybet 12/1Stan James
3.55 Redcar Johnny Hancocks 1pt 6/1 Bet365/Betfred/Stan James 13/2 Bluesq 7/1 Boylesports
4.05 Ayr Tight Lipped 1pt 6/1 generally inc. Lads 13/2 Hills/Boylesports

Ferney Boy ran a bit of a stormer at Redcar, leading pretty much the whole way, most of the time by at least four or five lengths, and trading as low as 1.67 in running, but he was just reeled in close to home as he tired, after starting at 8/1. Would have been a cracking start to the day but it wasn't to be.

Johnny Hancocks led to just over a furlong from home in his sprint but he never really looked like staying there, after going off at 7/1.

Tight Lipped (13/2sp) veered off course a little in his maiden at Ayr, which can't have helped, but he was fairly well beaten in third.

And then today we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.50 Hereford Another Kate 1pt 9/1 Lads/PaddyPower/Tote 10/1 Bet365/Betfred
4.00 Hexham Humbie 1pt 8/1 Lads/VC 9/1 Stan James/Totesport
4.50 Hereford Award Winner 2pt 16/1+generally BOG 20/1 Coral/VC/Stan James
5.10 Pontefract Run Rabbit Run 1pt 5/1 generally BOG

Another Kate put in a terrific performance on her return to the track after a reasonable absence at Hereford. Always travelling strongly, she put the race to bed when asked to go on and win pretty conclusively. The 10/1 wasn't around for too long after the email was sent, so we'll chalk her up at the Ladbrokes price of 9/1 which was available until well past midday. Unfortunately they stuck a 10p R4 on her because of the withdrawal of Verde Goodwood, so we'll mark her as an 8.1/1 winner.

Humbie was disappointing. Going off at 8/1 he clattered the first and never got competitive.

Award Winner was nicely backed and Tony McCoy was his substitute rider. He was up there for a while but dropped tamely away, clearly more was expected and he may be one to look out for.

Then we had Run Rabbit Run at Pontefract, who was supported into 7/2 at the off. The suggestion on RUK was that he didn't stay the trip, although it could possibly be argued he was a bit outpaced when things heated up, and the fact he stayed on again reasonably towards the end might mean he actually needs a furlong or two longer. Anyway the important thing for us is today wasn't his day, although we got the price nicely enough.

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

Saturday 18th June 2011

Ferney Boy, 4th/9, 10/1 --- 8/1
Johnny Hancocks, 4th/6, 6/1 --- 7/1
Tight Lipped, 3rd/6, 6/1 --- 13/2

Sunday 19th June 2011

Another Kate, 1st/8, 8.1/1 --- 5/1
Humbie, 10th/11, 8/1 --- 8/1
Award Winner, 11th/11, 16/1 --- 13/2
Run Rabbit Run, 5th/10, 5/1 --- 7/2

So a marginal profit over the weekend, and we look forward to seeing what the week brings!

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