Thursday, 19 January 2012

Ticking along nicely

Things ticking along quite nicely at the moment, with another winner today, in the feature chase at Taunton.

Yesterday we had a decent effort from our one selection:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
12.40 Southwell Kinkeel 1pt 7/1+ generally inc. 8/1 Lads/Coral

And it was a good showing from the 13yo, after starting at 6/1. Up there throughout, he was just a bit flat-footed as the pace quickened but then stayed on strongly into second, finishing four lengths behind the winner.

Today we had our second early selection since we introduced it, and two "conventional" selections.

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.10 Ludlow Eldred 1pt 5/1 generally
3.50 Taunton Michael Flips 1pt 5/1 generally 11/2 SportingBet


3.20 Taunton Third Intention 1pt 5/1 generally 11/2 Lads/Skybet/StanJames/Boylesports

Nicky Henderson's Eldred was a little weak in the betting, going off at 13/2 but was going ok until finding nothing when asked for an effort.

Our next two ran in the cracking back to back handicaps at Taunton, the first the hurdles contest. We had a good showing Third Intention who was backed into 7/2 and ran a cracker, just not finding quite enough close to home. The County Hurdle will probably be next for him at Cheltenham.

It'll likely be the Festival next too for our winner today - Michael Flips, who we also got the right price about, with Nick Scholfield's 8yo going off at 4/1. He jumped really well throughout, except perhaps for being a bit hesitant at the last, and kept on really well to win by 3/4 length, with, like the previous race, the front two well clear.

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

Wednesday 18th January 2011

Kinkeel, 2nd/10, 7/1 --- 6/1

Thursday 19th January 2011

Eldred, 9th/13, 5/1 -- 13/2
Third Intention, 2nd/12, 5/1 --- 7/2
Michael Flips, 1st/11, 5/1 --- 4/1

So another couple of points added since the last update, and we look forward to tomorrow!

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