Monday, 14 November 2011

Results catch up

First of all, many apologies for the lack of regular updates over the last few days. Normal service will now be resumed from now on.

It's been a fairly quiet, yet profitable, last few days.

Let's start last Wednesday, where we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.10 Bangor Incentivise 1pt 4/1+generally inc. 5/1 Lads/Coral

Richard Lee's 8yo went off a 13/2 shot and things happened a bit too quickly for him, and while he stayed on nicely towards the end he was never really going to get close to the front couple, finishing fourth in the end.

We had no selections on Thursday, so onto Friday and we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.20 Newc Raining Horse 1pt 7-1 general (15-2 SportingBet)

Raining Horse was well backed into 9/2 co-favourite and looked a big player for quite a while, going almost 6/4 in running. But the 9yo hit the wall suddenly and dropped away tamely, to finish well beaten.

On to Saturday and we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
1.30 Uttoxeter Mighty Monty 1pt 6/1+generally inc. 13/2 Lads/Coral 7/1 Hills
2.55 Wetherby Douglas Julian 1pt 8/1+generally inc. 9/1 Totesport/Betfred/Boyles
3.15 Uttoxeter Amazing Star 1pt 5/1+generally inc. 11/2 Lads/Coral/Totesport+others

And this was the good day we were confident we had coming, with a couple of nice winners.

Mighty Monty opened on track at 6/1 but drifted to 8s at post time, and put in a really gutsy performance to win by half a length. He travelled well for much of the race, took it up three out, and saw it out gamely from two strong finishers, great stuff. While beating SP is the target, as we've said many times sometimes the early money is very telling even if there is a late drift, and it can give us an extra bit of profit too thanks to best odds guaranteed.

Next up was Douglas Julian, another drifter, this time to 11/1. Not a similar result though, after pressing the front two for plenty of the race he dropped tamely away. This one's possibly getting back close to a winning mark though.

And then we had Amazing Star, who put in a stellar performance for us at Uttoxeter. He was always travelling really nicely and it was one of those where we could be pretty confident about having the winner a fair way from home, although he did make a mistake at the third last. He won by just over three lengths barely extended, after starting a well supported 7/2.

Onto Sunday and we had a couple of big priced picks:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
12.25 Fontwell The Clyda Rover 1pt 10/1+generally inc. 11/1 Bet365 12/1 Hills
12.55 Fontwell Silsula 2pt 12/1+generally inc. 14/1 Lads/VC maybe some 18/1Totesport/Betfred

Both of these were very well backed and both ran respectably for a long time before just fading towards the end.

First up The Clyda Rover, who went off at 5/1, and although he was being cajoled along for a fair while, was up there battling until a couple of flights from home when he faded out of contention. He was certainly trying that's for sure.

Then Silsula, our first 2pt bet for a while and we were pleased to see her continue to be backed right into 7/1. She was trying a big step up in trip for the first time and ran well for a long time, up with the leaders going over the second last fence, trading at around 7/4 in running, but at that point she began to empty out and then she faded on the run in to finish unplaced. Would have been a very good return, but a game effort.

And then today, Monday, we had no selections.

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

Wednesday November 9th 2011:

Incentivise, 4th/11, 5/1 --- 13/2

Thursday November 10th 2011:

No selections

Friday November 11th 2011:

Raining Horse, 7th/9, 7/1 --- 9/2

Saturday November 12th 2011:

Mighty Monty, 1st/13, 13/2 --- 8/1
Douglas Julian, 7th/11, 8/1 --- 11/1
Amazing Star, 1st/11, 11/2 --- 7/2

Sunday November 13th 2011:

The Clyda Rover, 4th/10, 11/1 --- 5/1
Silsula, 5th/6, 14/1 --- 7/1

Monday November 14th 2011:

No selections

So all in all, a 7.5pt profit from our last update, leaving the month just a shade down at -1.5pts. We've picked up 13.5pts of profit in the last seven days, from just nine selections, which shows how quickly things can spin around once we get a result or two. Hopefully we can push on from here and have another profitable week.

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