Wednesday, 21 March 2012

We've had better days!

A large contrast from yesterday, where we were 1 for 1, today we were 0/6. Ironically 1/7 is about what we expect (around 15% s/r) so these things will happen, but still, not pretty!

We had:

TIME COURSE SELECTION 0.5pt/1pt/2pt win Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)

2.10 Haydock Springfield Raki 0.5pt 7/1+generally inc. 8/1 Lads/Hills&others
3.30 Warwick Septos 1pt 11/2+generally inc. 6/1 Coral/Totesport&others
4.05 Warwick Ripoff 1pt 15/2+generally inc. 8/1 Bet365/Totesport&others
4.15 Hereford Take Of Shoc's 1pt 5/1+ generally inc. 11/2 BetVictor
4.25 Haydock You Know Yourself 0.5pt 7/1+ generally inc. 8/1 Bet365/Hills&others
5.15 Hereford Bathwick Junior 1pt 10/1+generally inc. 11/1 Coral/Totesport 12/1 Lads/Hills

Springfield Raki went off at 15/2 and ran well for a long way, and was bang there as they turned for home, but faded out of things into fourth.

Septos was well backed into 3/1jf but put in a very flat performance; staying on at the end but long after the winner had got away from them.

Ripoff started at 8/1 and travelled ok for a decent portion of the race but ran out of steam and was well beaten.

Take Of Shoc's went off at 9/2 and had a lot of his opponents on the stretch as he set a strong pace. The tactics worked to a large degree, with just one opponent able to grit it out with him, with Cruise In Style, stealing a few possibly crucial yards on the inside as they turned for home. Despite rallying close home, Rebecca Curtis' 8yo went down by less than a length.

You Know Yourself started at 5/1 and was up there and mixing it with them until fading some way from home.

So it was left to Bathwick Junior to see if our day could be rescued, after going off a well supported 4/1 (although the price also brought down by by two non-runners during the day), and again we watched as a selection raced prominently before tiring near the end, although John Flint's 5yo did stay on into third.

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

Springfield Raki, 4th/7, 8/1 --- 15/2
Septos, 3rd/6, 6/1 --- 3/1
Ripoff, 7th/9, 8/1 --- 8/1
Take Of Shoc's, 2nd/8, 5/1 --- 9/2
You Know Yourself, 6th/8, 8/1 --- 5/1
Bathwick Junior, 3rd/10, 12/1 --- 4/1

So we brush ourselves off and look forward to tomorrow!

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