Friday, 12 August 2011


Well I can think of times when I've had more fun writing these updates on results that's for sure!

But that's the way it goes sometimes, we just keep going and look forward to things turning.

Nothing doing from our last three selections over the last couple of days, and August continues to stutter along.

Let's start yesterday where we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.40 Salisbury Amistress 1pt 4/1+generally inc. 9/2 Bet365/Betfred/Tote/PaddyPower/Bluesq

Amistress was nicely supported into 7/2 at the off, although for much of the race it seemed she wasn't really travelling. Eventually though she began to pick up and from the rear was staying on quite nicely when she was checked once, and then quite severely hampered as she tried to get there. While she would have gone closer, it's probably unlikely she would have got near the winner.

Today we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.20 Newcastle Desert Creek 1pt 9/2+generally inc. 5/1 Lads/Hills/Bluesq
4.30 Newcastle Big Slick 1pt 5/1 generally

Desert Creek was very well backed this morning but drifted on course to 11/2 after opening at 7/2. He had a troubled time of it in the stalls, throwing his head around with a blindfold on, and then Adrian Nicholls was slow to remove it once the gates opened. So he dwelt, lost a fair bit of ground at the start and was never really in the race thereafter.

No such obvious excuse for Big Slick, who went off a solid 4/1 shot, but just never travelled at all, weakening a fair way from home and then eased to a virtual canter for the last furlong. Surely a lot better was expected.

Confirmation of results with prices:

Thursday 11th August 2011:

Amistress, 6th/11, 9/2 --- 7/2

Friday 12th August 2011:

Desert Creek, 6th/8, 5/1 --- 11/2
Big Slick, 9th/9, 5/1 --- 4/1

On to tomorrow!

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