Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Record gets closer

We had no selections yesterday, and today was disappointing, with yet another second placed finish and a couple which despite being well backed ran shockers.

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.10 Musselburgh Knight In Purple 1pt 6/1 generally
3.30 Hereford Gainsboroughs Art 1pt 9/1+ generally 10/1 Hills/Bet365/Totesport&others 11/1 StanJames
4.00 Hereford Bringewood Fox 1pt 6/1+ generally inc. 13/2 Bet365/Coral

Knight In Purple went off at 11/2 and put in a decent effort, chasing home the winner by just over three lengths, well clear of third. We were probably beaten by the inspired riding from Kyle James who asked Dontpaytheferryman to stretch on as they turned for home, taking five or six lengths out of the field, and then he wasn't quite for catching. It's our 13th second place finish of the month, which is getting annoying now. That's the second highest total since the start of 2010 (14 the record - June 2011, but that was from 85 bets, and we've only had 48 selections so far this month!).

Nothing to report from our next two apart from the fact they were both nicely backed, but ran very poorly.

Gainsborough's Art went off at 5/1 and was leading before three out but then dropped like a stone, maybe something amiss as certainly more was expected.

Then the money just kept coming for Bringewood Fox, who went off 2/1fav on his return after nearly a year, But he just never travelled a yard and was pulled up.

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

Knight In Purple, 2nd/8, 6/1 --- 11/2
Gainsborough's Art, 8th/11, 9/1 --- 5/1
Bringewood Fox, PU/5, 6/1 --- 2/1

On to tomorrow then and let's see if we can turn some of these 2nds into winners!

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