Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Gathering momentum

Another profitable day today, and a winning start for our "early-bird" selection process.

This is where we think a move has the right characteristics early on to warrant being made a selection around a couple of hours earlier than our usual selections are made.

We strongly believe this will add to our profits over the coming year.

In total we had three today:

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

3.10 Ayr See The Legend 1pt 5/1+generally inc. 11/2 Lads/Hills/Coral
4.00 Folkestone Alder Mairi 1pt 13/2+generally inc. 7/1 Lads/VC


3.30 Folkestone Malin Head 1pt 9/2 Bet365/Hills

First up See The Legend was a little weak on course at Ayr, and went off at 7/1, She ran well for a good while but was a bit outpaced at the business end.

Then we had Malin Head, who landed quite a touch for connections at Folkestone. It was funny watching the exchanges with this one today, you sensed that layers were desperate to push him out and get stuck in but the money kept coming, in the end going off a well backed 9/4. Ridden to lead from the off, he put in a really gutsy performance, fending off all comers to win by nearly two lengths in the end.

Last up was Alder Mairi (SP 8/1), running in the bumper at Folkestone, and she put in a decent performance, coming with what looked like a promising run towards the finish only to run a little green and not find as much as hoped. She wasn't beaten far, but finished 5th.

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

See The Legend, 5th/10, 5/1 --- 7/1
Malin Head, 1st/8, 9/2 --- 9/4
Alder Mairi, 5th/8, 7/1 --- 8/1

It sounds like officials at Southwell are optimistic about racing tomorrow, which will be good as there's some decent fields due to go as we look to make it three winning days in a row!

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