We put up today's selection, Sea Saffron, earlier in the month, and he was well out of touch before staying on strongly towards the end to almost snatch third. Today we had him again:
TIME COURSE SELECTION 0.5pt/1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
5.00 Exeter Sea Saffron 1pt 8/1 + generally inc. 9/1 Hills/Totesport 10/1 Bet365/Coral
Today's race was over a furlong and a half further, and Susan Gardner's 11yo was well supported to record his first win over hurdles. Always travelling nicely, he moved up to join the leader with three left to jump and soon had the race in safe keeping. He was heavily eased on the run-in and just for a moment it looked like Matt Griffiths had been a tad too calm, but he got there by half a length, and value for a good deal further.
Confirmation of result with prices (advised --- SP):
Sea Saffron, 1st/8, 8/1 --- 13/2
So a good winner, which leaves us 11.81pts up for the year so far. From our last 77 selections, we are +27.75pts (ROI +42.49%), which is a good upturn and hopefully the start of a long overdue sweep back towards strongly building on earlier profits.