Friday, 6 July 2012

Red Hot Diggity!

A cracking result today with Hot Diggity doing the business for us in good style at Sandown at a nice price.

We had:

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

3.25         Sandown               Hot Diggity                   1pt                         10/1+generally inc. 12/1 Bet365/StanJames 14/1 Hills/Totesport/Boyles

Tracking the leaders, Peter Chapple-Hyam's 2yo, on his second start, took things up just over a furlong from home and then stayed on all the way to the line, repelling his nearest challenger by half a length, with the pair more than two lengths clear of third. A fine performance and another Friday winner to go into the weekend! Great stuff.
Hopefully quite a few members will have got the 14s with Hills, but we won't use that price as it was only around a few minutes. 12/1 should have been obtained by most with b.o.g in play. BSP players will have seen a very tasty 18.36 return, very nice!

We've had just the one other runner since Tuesday, which ran yesterday:

TIME     COURSE            SELECTION              0.5pt/1pt/2pt win    Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
3.40         Yarmouth              Temple Road               1pt                            5/1+generally, inc. 11/2 Hills/Lads 6/1 Bluesq

Temple Road was up with the pace for a while after being pushed out in the market to 9/1 at SP, but faded out of things to finish well out of the frame. It didn't help seeing Irish Girl's Spirit land the spoils in the race (our selection on Sunday just gone, which went so close for us finishing 2nd at 12/1) , but we can be pretty certain that her connections would also rather have had her win on Sunday than yestoday, with the level of morning support behind her back then! Well done to them anyway, nice to see a stable know when they've got one well handicapped and make a few quid. The unbacked 50/1 shots scooting up on handicap debuts are the ones which really gets to us!

Summary of Results:

Thursday 5th July 2012:

Temple Road, 12th/14, 11/2 --- 9/1

Friday 6th July:

Hot Diggity, 1st/10, 10/1 --- 12/1

Racing's already decimated tomorrow by abandonments and Haydock and Beverley also have early morning inspections, but hopefully there'll be an opportunity or two for us to keep things going. Absolutely ridiculous weather at the moment, surely it has to be brighten up soon!