Thursday, 5 January 2012

Cracking day

Really good day today, with two winners from our three selections, a nice 9.5pts of profit, and good value had too.

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
1.20 Lingfield Whitcombe Spirit 1pt 6/1+generally inc. 7/1 Lads/VC/Skybet/Boylesports
2.20 Lingfield Rosoff 1pt 11/2 generally
3.50 Lingfield Grafite 1pt 5/1 generally

First of all, Whitcombe Spirit was disappointing. Backed all the way into an SP of 3/1, his jumping left a fair bit to be desired, and when he tried to make his move he didn't have enough left in the tank to properly challenge.

Much better was had with our next two.

First of all, Rosoff, who started at 4/1, was given a cracking ride by his ten pound claimer Nathan Adams. Always there, he was asked for an effort as they turned for home and came to take it up just as they went over the final fence. Laura Mongan's ten year old was tired in the heavy ground but Adams rode him out well for a relatively easy win in the end, by more than four lengths. 6/1 was available at SportingBet about this one but we don't count that bookie for settlement purposes.

Grafite's win was similar to Rosoff's in a way, albeit more comfortable. Always up there throughout, he was asked to go and win his race by Brendan Powell jr from two out and despite a pretty bad error at the last, he always had more than enough and won by more than ten lengths. He started a very well backed 2/1.

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

Whitcombe Spirit, 4th/6, 6/1 --- 3/1
Rosoff, 1st/7, 11/2 --- 4/1
Grafite, 1st/5, 5/1 --- 2/1

A good day all round, and pushes January nicely into profit. Let's hope we can find our third profitable day in a row tomorrow to really keep things kicking on!


  1. Well done. Good to see the new year off to a superb start.

    Kind regards,

  2. Thanks very much for the comment Jason, all the best for 2012.