Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Not a lot to report

Not a great deal to report with just a couple of runners over the last two days.

It feels like it, generally speaking, has been a slow run recently with few selections. Funny how it just happens sometimes like this, things could just as easily burst into life tomorrow and we suddenly have a flood of runners.

Yesterday we were left a tad frustrated with a non-runner, and then a very below par performance by our only other selection:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
4.45 Thirsk Uncle Bryn 2pt 10/1+generally inc. 12/1 VC/Betfred/Totesports 14/1 Lads
7.10 Windsor Cloud Illusions 1pt 13/2+generally inc. 7/1 Bet365/Boyles 8/1 Lads

Ladbrokes held Uncle Bryn's price at 14/1 for a good amount of time but cut to 10/1 just before we take our settled prices ten minutes after selections are put out, so we would have marked him down as 10/1. He was around a 9/2 shot when he was declared a non runner.

So it was all on Cloud Illusions. He was a bit awkward for Fallon leaving the stalls and in the early stages of the race, being snatched up as he was held up out the back. He then dropped well away, tailed off, not good. He went off at 7/1.

Today just the one for us:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
5.15 Musselburgh Here Now and Why 1pt 9/2+generally inc. 5/1 Hills/Boyles/SportingBet

Hills held up at 5/1, and then layers got stuck on on the exchanges, pushing Here Now And Why's price out to open on course at 6/1. Again he was backed though, into 9/2 at SP. He came with a strong looking run on this step up to 7furlongs, but whether it was the soft ground, or the extra furlong, the run petered out and he was well beaten.

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

Monday 15th August 2011

Uncle Bryn NR
Cloud Iluisions, 9th/9, 7/1---7/1

Tuesday 16th August 2011

Here Now And Why, 7th/10, 5/1 --- 9/2

Just over half the month gone, a frustrating August so far for sure, but plenty of time left to spin things around.

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