Sunday, 14 August 2011


Well if we continue to back 4/1 shots at 6/1, and 3/1 shots at 10/1 and 5/1 respectively we'll do very well going forward. There'll be ups and downs but that getting that value will see us through.

Sadly though this weekend we didn't see any of our three hit the target, although we had a decent second this afternoon.

Let's start yesterday where we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
1.40 Newmarket Rawaafed 1pt 5/1+generally inc. 11/2 Bet365/Paddy Power 6/1 VC/Skybet
5.45 Ripon Saqil 1pt 6/1+generally inc. 7/1 lads/Coral/Boylesports 15/2Totesp/Betfred
7.50 Market Rasen Seven Stars 1pt 10/1+generally inc. 11/1 Lads/Tote/Betfred

Rawaafed was supported down to 4/1 at the offer for his maiden at Newmarket, and he ran a promising race, always there or thereabouts he showed a good deal of speed but didn't have the finishing kick we needed, and he came a fairly close up fourth.

Saqil was a non-runner.

Seven Stars was the subject of a great deal of support on his return to hurdles after more than a year out. There would have been a small r4 on any returns, but we had some cracking value with the selection going off at 3/1. Sadly though things didn't go to plan. A but outpaced early on, he didn't jump fluently and soon found himself well off the pace.

Today we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.00 Pontefract Simple Jim 1pt 5/1 generally

Simple Jim ran well, after going off at 3/1. Held a little way of the pace he came with a rattling late run but the winner, well ridden by Jimmy Fortune, had flown and we never really going to get there.

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

Saturday 13th August 2011

Rawaafed, 4th/7, 6/1 --- 4/1
Saqil NR
Seven Stars, 11th/11, 10/1 --- 3/1

Sunday 14th August 2011

Simple Jim, 2nd/16, 5/1 --- 3/1

So, at least the consolation of value (yes that word again) was had this weekend, but the fact remains that August hasn't been kind to us so far in terms of results. Let's hope we get our rewards sooner rather than later.

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