Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Green for go again

It was great to have our first selections today in more than a week. It's great also that the forecast looks much milder and hopefully we've seen the last of NH abandonments.

What wasn't so great was how both our selections flattered to deceive in their respective efforts today. Both travelled kindly for a long while, but didn't follow through with their efforts.

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
1.20 Ayr Top Brass 1pt 12/1+generally inc. 14/1 Hills/Totesport/VC/SportingBet
4.00 Ayr Quinder Spring 1pt 15/2+generally inc. 8/1 Lads/Hills/VC&others

Top Brass, coming over from Ireland, went off at 12/1 and made smooth progress after being held up in the early stages, going as well as any at one stage and trading just over 3/1 in running. But sadly the run couldn't be followed through and he ended up finishing seventh.

Similarly, Quinder Spring came with looked a promising effort after starting at 10/1, but it wasn't to be and Lucinda Russell's 8yo finished well behind. It was intriguing to see the way the layers had got stuck into this one on Betfair before opening show on course (14/1) and how he was backed in again to 10/1. There was plenty of optimism about this gelding and it ultimately has to go down as a disappointing effort.

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

Top Brass, 7th/10, 12/1 --- 12/1
Quinder Spring, 7th/13, 8/1 --- 10/1

So a frustrating return to action for us but at least we're back in the game and we look forward to the coming days and gaining compensation!

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