It hasn't quite pulled July back into profit, but the month ends just 4.8pts down, which we certainly would have taken on Friday night.
We had just the one selection on Saturday:
General Elliott was a very ready winner of his race at Market Rasen, and gave us the perfect start for the day. The win was soured greatly however by the sad demise of the favourite A Stones Throw who was just trying to lay down a challenge to ours when he went wrong. It's been a tough week or so in the racing world for this sort of incident, and it's never nice to see, obviously our condolences go to connections.
With 8pts in the bag for the 8/1 winner we were encouraged to see King in Waiting continue to be supported into 3/1 for the 3.40, and he didn't disappoint, always travelling really nicely he cruised into the lead and won by an eased down ten lengths. We're marking him down as a 5/1 winner although hopefully many of our members would have got the 6/1 which was available for a few minutes.
Confirmation of results with prices (advised --- SP):
Saturday 30th July 2011:
Zero Money, 1st/15, 4.75/1(after r4)--- 2/1
Sunday 31st July 2011:
General Elliott, 1st/13, 8/1 --- 8/1
King in Waiting, 1st/8, 5/1 --- 3/1
So with three winners in a row, can we make it four to get August off to a flying start, let's hope so!
We'll be conducting our review of July in the next couple of days.