Saturday, 10 March 2012

Dover's delight

A good winner today, as the racing world prepares for Cheltenham.

Not so good yesterday, and that's where we'll start with our latest round-up.

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.10 Wincanton Might As Well 0.5pt 8/1+generally
4.20 Wincanton Yellow Printer 1pt 10/1+generally inc. 11/1 Hills 12/1 Totesport
5.40 Ayr Desertmore Star 1pt 8/1+generally inc. 10/1 Lads/Bet365/Totesport

Might as Well ran pretty well for a long time, and was still bang there as they turned for home, but a mistake at the last didn't help and he had to make do with third, after starting at 13/2.

Yellow Printer (SP 6/1) was another who ran ok, after being heavily supported earlier in the day. He still held every chance with two left to jump but couldn't quite see the race out and had to make do with third.

Desertmore Star waved the white flag all too early, after starting at 8/1, and blundered his way out of contention in the end.

Today we had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 0.5pt/1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.40 Sandown Dover's Hill 0.5pt 7/1 generally 8/1 Skybet/SportingBet
2.50 Ayr Crop Walker 1pt 6/1+generally inc. 13/2 Hills/Bet365BetVictor 7/1 Boylesports

Dover's Hill was a very gutsy winner. He led, jumping really well and surged clear after the second last fence but looked to be there for the taking as Ballyfoy came with a strong challenge. But Mary Hambro's 10yo battled all the way to the line and got there by a neck, after going off at 8/1.

Crop Walker (13/2) ultimately was disappointing after travelling well enough for a while.

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

Friday March 9th 2012

Might As Well, 3rd/6, 8/1 --- 13/2
Yellow Printer, 3rd/8, 10/1 --- 6/1
Desertmore Star, 7th/11, 10/1 --- 8/1

Saturday March 10th 2012

Dover's Hill, 1st/10, 7/1 --- 8/1
Crop Walker, 6th/7, 13/2 --- 13/2

Nice to have a good day today, and we'll hopefully follow up tomorrow as we build up to that roar at 1.30 on Tuesday..!

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