Today we had a couple go for us:
TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.15 Beverley Crimson Sea 1pt 10/1+generally inc. 11/1 Lads/Boyles/VC
3.25 Yarmouth Strike A Deal 1pt 13/2generally and. 7/1 Lads
It was quite interesting market activity surrounding Crimson Sea after we posted up the selection. Ladbrokes held on to the 11/1 for a good while but eventually he was backed into 8 or 9/1, before drifting on the exchanges to open on course at 12/1. Again the money came for him and he went off at 9/1 SP. All completely academic in the end as Ben Haslam's 2yo shared the lead at the half way point to completely drop out of contention.
A matter of minutes later we were hoping Strike A Deal would get things going. Again Lads held their price well and we got some reasonable value with the selection going off at 5/1. She ran solo up against the stands rail, and for a moment or two it looked like she had the whole field up against it, trading around evens in running. But the complexion of the race soon changed and she was readily passed, before staying on again near the finish to grab third.
Confirmation of results with prices (advised --- SP):
Crimson Sea, 11th/11, 11/1 --- 9/1
Strike A Deal, 3rd/10, 7/1 --- 5/1
So while we got the price today with both of our picks, August continues to frustrate. It must be particularly annoying for those of our newer members without past profits to fall back on, but all we can say is "it'll come" - it always (in our experience) does.
A really busy day tomorrow with six turf meetings, so we'll look forward to doing all we can to get back into the money then!