Friday, 13 January 2012

Going close again

If a few more things had fallen our way this month we could really be sitting with a decent profit.

Today though we had three more go close from our four selections, including two more second placed finishes, and our third 2pt selection of the month getting placed but not getting in front. It'll come.

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
1.20 Huntingdon Big Bertie 1pt 9/1+generally inc. 10/1 Totesport/PaddyPower/Betfred
2.40 Musselburgh Auberge 1pt 11/2+generally inc. 6/1 Lads/Bet365/Coral&others
2.50 Huntingdon Unwanted Gift 1pt 7/1+generally inc. 15/2 Hills/VC/Totesport/Betfred maybe some 8/1 Bluesq
3.20 Huntingdon Flora's Pride 2pt 11/1+ generally inc. 12/1 Lads/Bet365&others 14/1 Hills

Big Bertie was the only disappointing performance today really, going off a well backed 6/1 chance, he was up there for a while before dropping tamely away.

Auberge got within a length of giving us a return. Always prominent, she just couldn't get past the winner as much as she tried, and she ended in a dead heat for second, beaten 3/4 length. A good effort, after starting at 4/1.

More value was had with Unwanted Gift, who was held up out the back and given a pretty patient ride. Consequently he had to have a fair old turn of foot to pick up and win, and couldn't manage it, staying on to second but sadly five lengths behind the winner. Rachel Hobbs' 7yo started at 11/2.

Then came the two pointer - would we have our first big return of 2012? Not yet, but Flora's Pride ran well after continuing to be supported into 15/2. She was travelling comfortably and looking a big danger until about two out where she just couldn't quite go with the front two, ending up finishing third, well clear of fourth.

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

Big Bertie, 6th/8, 10/1 --- 6/1
Auberge, 2nd/9, 6/1 --- 4/1
Unwanted Gift, 2nd/7, 15/2 --- 11/2
Flora's Price, 3rd/10, 11/1 --- 15/2

January's been a strange month so far. The vast majority of selections are running well, with 16 of our 25 selections getting placed at an average price of 7.56/1 (incidentally, beating average SP of 6.2/1), but we're yet to motor on. A really big day is just around the corner, we're sure of it.

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