Saturday, 21 January 2012

2nd 2nd 2nd

Time for a deep breath!

If you were able to skim over our next 1000 bets, we'll have plenty of runs where we have a high volume of winners, we'll have some poor runs too of course, and we'll have runs where we just keep hitting the post.

If you could just skip through each result, day by day, hitting the "next button", and look at all the results in the space of, say, ten minutes, you will see it all end with (we're sure) continued strong profits.

But when you're playing out these 1000 bets day by day my word can there be some frustrations thrown in along the way!

Of course it means we can enjoy the good times too (for they will come again - and how - at some point soon) - and we'll look forward to that.

Anyway, a good day today for members who did an each-way trixie or treble (not us by the way), as our three selections all ran really well but each ran into one too good. To not get one of them to finish in front's a bit of a kick in the teeth, but that's the game we're in, it can be tough sometimes!

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.20 Haydock Stow 1pt 11/2+generally 6/1 in most places
2.45 Wincanton The Rainbow Hunter 1pt 8/1+generally 9/1 Lads/PaddyPower 10/1 Bet365/Totesport/VC&others
3.20 Wincanton Not So Sure Dick 1pt 7/1+ generally 15/2 Totesport 8/1 Bet365/PaddyPower/SportingBet

Stow went off at 9/2 and ran really well, leading approaching the last, but wasn't able to repel the challenge of Donald McCain runner Reindeer Dippin, who's stable is just flying right now.

The Rainbow Hunter also ran well, but like Stow ran into one, with the well handicapped Shuil Royale skipping clear from two out. Kim Bailey's 8yo put in a very good showing though, well clear of third, after going off an easy to back 10/1.

So would we complete the hat-trick of seconds, oh yes, with Not So Sure Dick going down by four lengths to Hunt Ball, eleven lengths clear of the third. Again we had a good run for our money, with George Baker's gelding making smooth progress and staying on well, but just couldn't match the winner for toe, after going off at 15/2.

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

Stow, 2nd/10, 6/1 --- 9/2
The Rainbow Hunter, 2nd, 9/1 --- 10/1
Not So Sure Dick, 2nd, 7/1 --- 15/2

In fairness it wasn't as if any of our three today were mugged late, or were in any way unlucky. They all just ran well but ran into another a bit too good on the day. Going forward we'll have days when it doesn't go like that, and we rattle up a sequence of wins rather than 2nds. Roll on that day!

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