Monday, 5 March 2012

One of those days

One of those days today! Two selections, and once the first one was beaten a short-head we just kind of knew it wasn't going to go for us.

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 0.5pt/1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.45 Hereford Presented 0.5pt 6/1+generally inc. 13/2 Totesport 7/1 Coral/PaddyPower 8/1 Boylesports


3.45 Hereford Romanesco 1pt 11/1+generally inc. 12/1 Lads/Bet365&others 16/1 Totesport/SkyBet

Presented was well backed into 4/1 and ran well. Always prominent he was coaxed a long for a while, but kept responding and was still going pretty well when he was headed going over the last hurdle. He stayed on all the way to the line and just failed, going down in a photo, well clear of third.

Romanesco was backed into around 8/1 but went on an alarming drift in the hour before the race, at one point more than doubling in price in the space of a few minutes. We have had drifters like this run ok before, but normally it's a bad sign, and so it proved today with Alison Thorpe's 7yo prominent for a while and seemingly running well enough before suddenly toiling and allowed to coast home in his own time. He started at 28/1.

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

Presented, 2nd/12, 13/2 --- 4/1
Romanesco, 10th/12, 12/1 --- 28/1

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