Monday, 2 January 2012

Knocking at the door

Well today could have been a cracker, but just not quite to be, with three selections finishing second at big prices and another placed having traded odds on in running. A big pay day's surely just around the corner.

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
1.55 Ayr Et Maintenant 2pt 11/1+ generally 12/1 Hills/Lads/Coral/VC/PaddyPower&others
2.25 Ayr Kempski 1pt 7/1+generally 15/2 Hills 8/1 Lads/Skybet
2.35 Folkestone Spaceman 1pt 14/1+generally 16/1 Lads/Hills/Bet365/Totesport&others
3.00 Ayr Bunratty 2pt 11/1+generally 12/1 Lads/Skybet/Boylesports/SportingBet
3.20 Plumpton Goring Two 1pt 5/1+generally 11/2 Hills/Bet365&others 6/1 Lads/Coral

Et Maintenant went off at 10/1 and was out-gunned by the winner who was given a really positive ride. Lucinda Russell's 10yo was staying on well at the end but just wasn't going to get there, finishing second, well clear of third.

Kempski was our only unplaced effort of the day, a bit weak before hand, starting at 10/1, the old boy was just never really travelling and ended up getting pulled up.

Like Et Maintenant, Spaceman had offered precious little recent form to speak of but ran well, finishing second, just running into one too good, after starting at 16/1.

Next up was Bunratty, our second 2pt selection of the day, and was another to run well, trading at shorter than 6/4 as he quickened clear turning for home. Sadly he couldn't keep it up, making a mistake three out as he was joined, but he rallied well again to finish second, after starting at 8/1.

So could Goring Two offer some compensation? Well he looked the likeliest winner as they went for home, trading odds on he was travelling comfortably before clattering the third last, almost coming down, which seemed to knock the stuffing out of him a bit, and he finished third, after starting at 4/1.

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

Et Maintenant, 2nd/7, 12/1 --- 10/1
Kempski, PU/6, 7/1 --- 10/1
Spaceman, 2nd/9, 16/1 --- 14/1
Bunratty, 2nd/7, 11/1 --- 8/1
Goring Two, 3rd/10, 6/1 --- 4/1

So four out of our first seven selections of 2012 have finished second at an average price (available ten mins after email delivery) of 11.5/1, that's a pretty frustrating way to start the new year! But at least the horses are running well, and we look forward to getting our rewards soon.

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