Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Gamble Landed

A monster gamble landed today with Son Of Flicka doing the business in grand style in the Coral Cup, our only selection today.

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 0.5pt/1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
4.00 Cheltenham Son Of Flicka 0.25pt EW (total stake 0.5pt) 20/1+generally inc. 22/1 Hills 25/1 Bet365 (pays five places)

Going off a 16/1 chance, Donald McCain's 8yo was always in touch and when asked to go and win his race approaching the last had plenty left in the tank to power up the hill and win by more than three lengths, a fabulous sight. He was as big as 66/1 in a place or two this morning and there's no question that serious amounts of money was down to move the price so much in such a competitive market. From our point of view it was frustrating that we didn't stake more aggressively, but we felt in a 28 runner race it was prudent, on this rare occasion, to go each-way. Hindsight is a wonderful and thing of course, and we mustn't grumble too much, still a great result, and the 25/1 with Bet365 also held for ten minutes too (just) so we can settle at that price, for a decent 7.81pts of profit. Well done to all connections and to Jason Maguire for a great ride.

Our condolences too of course to those involved with Featherbed Lane, who won for us last November, and Abergavenny. A result tinged with sadness.

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

Son Of Flicka, 1st/28, 25/1 --- 16/1

A good couple of days and we'll be doing our best to keep it going tomorrow.

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