Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sunday catch up

Unfortunately we haven't been able to build on a nice winner last Thursday, tough going this month that's for sure, but there's still more than enough time to end August well.

Let's start on Friday where we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
4.15 York Strictly Silver 2pt 16/1 generally and 20/1 Lads/Totesport/Betfred 22/1SportingBet
4.40 Bangor Cullahill 1pt 6/1 generally 13/2 Skybet/StanJames
5.00 Sandown Blue Destination 1pt 5/1+generally inc. 11/2 Lads/Totesport/Betfred

Strictly Silver was nicely backed down to around 12/1 in most places but drifted on course and started at 20/1. Slightly slowly away, he stumbled around the bend, and looked a bit green too, he tried to pick up but was never getting anywhere near the principles, with his stable mate finishing second. There was a lot of early support for this colt around and he might just be one to keep an eye on.

At Bangor, Cullahill ran well for a long time, after starting at 6/1, trading at odds on at one stage, but his challenge flattened out a bit and he could only finish third, decent effort though.

Then we went mighty close to a return with Blue Destination, who battled on really gamely in the final furlong after looking outpaced for a few strides, he would likely have got there in another 25yds, but it wasn't to be and we lost out by a head.

So onto this weekend, and pretty quiet for us with just a couple of selections.

Yesterday we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
4.45 Chester Viva Ronaldo 1pt 6/1 generally 13/2 Coral

Viva Ronaldo met a little trouble in running which didn't help, but was never really looking like continuing his good Chester record, after going off at 6/1.

And then today we had

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.00 Newton Abbot Mamlook 1pt 5/1 bet365/Totesport/Boyle/Betfred/Bluesq 11/2 Stan James

Mamlook was well supported for Newton Abbot's feature race, and like Cullahill ran well for a long time, trading at around 6/4 at one point, after going off at 3/1. But he didn't seem to stay the trip and disappointingly faded before the end to finish out of the places.

Confirmation of results with prices:

Friday 19th August 2011:

Strictly Silver, 11th/17, 20/1 --- 20/1
Cullahill, 3rd/9, 6/1 --- 6/1
Blue Destination 2nd/11, 11/2 --- 7/2

Saturday 20th August 2011:

Viva Ronaldo, 10th/15, 6/1 --- 6/1

Sunday 21st August 2011:

Mamlook, 6th/14, 5/1 --- 3/1

So here's to the new week, looking forward to seeing what it brings. We ended August 2010 very strongly, and it would be lovely if it could happen again this year!

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