Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Tough going

Really tough going this month.

Yesterday we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.10 Warwick Downhill Skier 1pt 8/1 generally 9/1 Stan James
2.35 Huntingdon Ebony Diamond 1pt 9/2 generally 5/1 Bet365/VC
4.50 Epsom Licence To Till 1pt 5/1 generally

Downhill Skier would have had to sprout wings to win from the position he found himself in as he turned for home and while he stayed on he had no chance of getting there, after going off at 7/1.

Ebony Diamond (SP 3/1) was being niggled along in rear before suddenly getting back on the bridle and looking a threat about three out. Once that flight was jumped he immediately lost position again though and ended up well beaten.

Then came License To Till, another we got the price about, with the selection going off at 11/4. It counted for little in this particular instance though with Mark Johnston's 4yo fading most disappointingly out of contention.

Today we were back to Epsom for a couple of selections:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.50 Epsom Bells O Peover 1pt 9-2+ inc 5s Lads, Betfred, Hills
4.55 Epsom Penchesco 1pt 9-2gen, inc 5-1 S James, Sky, B365

The Bells O Peover was backed right into 3/1 at the off and put in a decent performance, trying to win from the front. It was never going to be easy but he battled away well with Wily Fox and won that duel, but was picked off by two who came from behind.

Nothing much to be said for Penchesco who went off at 6/1 and never for a moment like getting competitive.

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

Monday 29th August 2011:

Downhill Skier, 6th/12, 8/1 --- 7/1
Ebony Diamond, 8th/8, 5/1 --- 3/1
License To Till, 8th/9, 5/1 --- 11/4

Tuesday 30th August 2011:

The Bells O Peover, 3rd/9, 5/1 --- 3/1
Penchesco, 6th/7, 5/1 --- 6/1

So not a lot to be said really, at least without sounding like a stuck record! One more day to go in August and then our two month break begins, which I think might do us all a bit of good in terms of recharging the batteries!

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