One small account bet for us today on a very wet day.
Mishtaag, 1pt e/w @ 11/1 was fancied to show a good deal of improvement after a long time away from the track. Clive Brittain's runners are now starting to run a bit better after a very quiet spell.
Stakes were kept very small as there is plenty of rain around.
Mishtaag was very well supported, down to a tight 6/1 at the off.
Seb bounced him out in front and he bagged a nice rails spot. He led until about 3 furlongs out and then found very little and faded from there.
The feedback from the yard was that he hated the ground and was never travelling well on it.
He is a much nicer horse than this and may yet run again this season if the ground is suitable.
As we mentioned earlier, there is lots of rain around.
Tomorrow is forecast to be drier but Friday looks set to be very wet and we will be playing very carefully until things settle down.
There is every likelyhood there won't be a bet until Saturday at the earliest if the ground does turn out as expected.
If there is no bet tomorrow we will finish September 16 points in profit.
However, its been a very difficult month and not a very enjoyable one.
We had a fantastic treble early on in the month. Since then, more selections have run poorly than well but it is a very difficult time of the year.
To have a run like we have had recently but still be profitable at the end of the month is pleasing though.
The most important thing is profit and September will be our 7th profitable month from the 9 so far in 2010.
2008 showed 10 winning month from 12 and 2009 showed 9 winning months from 12.
We aren't quite at the level of overall profits of previous years but are still well in front with 98 points profit so far in 2010.
Many of the 'major services' have struggled this year for some reason.
Given what they charge and the lack of transparency from many of them we are still extremely proud of what we offer and our performance so far.
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