Saturday, 6 August 2011

Waiting game

Things stuttering on rather as we wait our turn for a nice bank boost.

But we've had good value in three of our last four picks, and we'll get our rewards soon.

Let's start with a look at yesterday where we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
4.20 Worcester Mayor of Kilcock 2pt 9/1+generally inc. 12/1 Lads/Sporting Bet
7.10 Haydock Tortoni 1pt 11/2+generally inc. 6/1 Hills/Bet365 13/2 Skybet/StanJames

A decent move on Mayor of Kilcock, who we're marking up at 10/1 although the 12/1 with Ladbrokes held for a good few minutes after the email delivered. He was very well supported down to 9/2 in places though settled at 6/1 at SP. I just wonder if the horse didn't give his true running, as he was going along nicely, just moving up on the outside taking a share of second, when he just almost instantly began to slip through the field, and was well beaten when he fell. Certainly it appears more was expected.

Tortoni was backed into 7/2 and travelled nicely for a good part of the race, trading at around 6/4 at one point. He was short of room at one stage and carried his head awkwardly as if something was up, and ended up well back. According to his jockey he got upset before the race.

So tonight we had a couple at Ayr.

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
7.10 Ayr Bubber 1pt 9/1+generally inc. 10/1 Bet365/Hills/PP/Totesport/Betfred
8.40 Ayr Hardrock Diamond 1pt 6/1 Lads/Bet365/Stan James 13/2 Skybet/Betfred

Well Bubber didn't go to plan. Drifting to 14/1 he was never in the race and was well beaten.

Much better from Hardrock Diamond, who was backed all the way down to an SP of 5/2. He was held up out the back and stayed on strongly towards the finish, to finish third, beaten a nose and a neck.

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

Friday 5th August 2011:

Mayor of Kilcock, F/13, 10/1 --- 6/1
Tortoni, 6th/7 11/2 --- 7/2

Saturday 6th August 2011:

Bubber, 10th/12, 10/1 --- 14/1
Hardrock Diamond, 3rd/7, 6/1 --- 5/2

So, good value had with three of these last four selections, and while it isn't much consolation when dealing with defeats, it is certainly should be some. It is, after all, the reason we should be profitable over the next 12 months and beyond. In the short term, a nice winner or two would be nice tomorrow!

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