Saturday, 17 December 2011

Poor couple of days

Running Total Since January 1st 2010: +276.07pts

We've missed the target these last couple of days, all a bit frustrating, and we've had a couple more big priced 2pt efforts go awry. We've still got a cracking record with these in 2011, but it's been a while since one came home and we're certainly looking forward to when one or two roll in, as variance begins to right itself again.

Anyway let's start our latest look back with yesterday's two picks:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)

1.45 Uttoxeter Desert Nova 2pt 12/1+generally inc. 14/1 Lads/Bet365/VC/Boyles/Stan James/SportingBet
2.55 Uttoxeter Captain Tidds 1pt 10/1+generally inc. 12/1 Bet365/Lads/Stan James

Desert Nova went on a bit of a walk in the market pre-race, but ran with credit despite that, looking a threat for much of the contest, travelling nicely, but not being able to have the finishing kick when needed. He started at 18/1.

Captain Tidds looked beaten when unseating four out.

Then today we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
1.25 Ascot Fix The Rib 2pt 12/1+generally inc. 14/1 Totesport/Paddy Power&others 16/1 Lads/SkyBet
1.35 Newcastle La Pantera Rosa 1pt 11/2+ generally inc. maybe some 6/1 Boylesports

Pretty poor from both these today really. Fix The Rib led as he likes to do, but his run flattened out a fair way from home. He started at 12/1.

La Pantera Rosa went on a huge pre-race drift, doubling in odds in the space of a few minutes, which we've found to be unusual for backed Micky Hammond runners. After leading for a good while, he faded before four out to finish well beaten, after going off at 10/1.

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

Friday 16th December 2011:

Desert Nova, 4th/13, 14/1 --- 18/1
Captain Tidds, UR/8, 10/1 --- 12/1

Saturday 17th December 2011:

Fix The Rib, 7th/10, 16/1 --- 12/1
La Pantera Rosa, 7th/9, 11/2 --- 10/1

So, a frustrating couple of days, and hopefully Carlisle will be on tomorrow so we can get a chance to spin the weekend around into profit.

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