Friday, 5 August 2011

Could have been explosive but..

We wrote yesterday morning how yesterday could have been an explosive day, with six selections, in the end all a bit flat, with one winner, a non runner all ending in a very small loss for the day.

The day before we were 0/1.

Let's start there, we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.10 Pontefract Byron Bear 1pt 8/1 generally some 17/2 Hills
4.00 Brighton Heavenly Pursuit 1pt 5/1 generally some 11/2 Totesport/Betfred

Byron Bear was going into the race a CD winner but was readily outgunned in this small field, after starting at 8/1, with the steady pace probably not suiting.

Heavenly Pursuit was being nicely backed but made a non-runner.

And then yesterday we had six selections, the most for a while:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.10 Haydock Sygnature 1pt 13/2+generally
3.10 Haydock Pivot Bridge 1pt 6/1+generally
3.50 Yarmouth Oh So Spicy 1pt 4/1+generally
6.35 Folkestone Billyrayvalentine 1pt 4/1+generally
6.55 Chepstow Armiger 1pt 5/1 generally
7.20 Sandown Star Surprise 1pt 9/2 generally and 5/1 Coral

Sygnature raced a bit keenly and was well beaten, after starting at 8/1.

Pivot Bridge ran well, staying on into second in the soggy conditions but still just over a length behind the winner.

Oh So Spicy was a very easy winner, always going nicely at Yarmouth, she quickened clear and nicely and was pushed out to the line to win by more than four lengths. An annoying 15p rule four reduced our returns, but we still got the price, with Chris Wall's 4yo going off at 11/4.

Billyrayvalentine was a non runner, so we had two in the evening to look to see if we could build on things.

Sadly not, with Armiger proving very disappointing at Chepstow, after starting at 4/1, dropping tamely away. Then came Star Surprise at Sandown, who was one of the first to switch to the stands side to get the better ground, with the lone runner left on the far side ending up winning. A disappointing effort, after being nicely supported, going off 7/2f.

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

Wednesday 3rd May 2011:

Byron Bear, 3rd/4, 8/1 --- 8/1
Heavenly Pursuit, NR

Thursday 4th May 2011:

Sygnature, 6th/8, 7/1 --- 8/1
Pivot Bridge, 2nd/9, 13/2---6/1
Oh So Spicy, 1st/6, 3.825/1(r4) --- 11/4
Billyrayvalentine NR
Armiger, 8th/8, 9/2 --- 4/1
Star Surprise, 8th/8, 5/1 --- 7/2

So since Tuesday we are 1.175pts down from where we were, a bit of a steady start to August but things could fire up any time. It does feel like we're due a big bank boost, these things generally come along every now and then and I think it's approaching our time again.

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