With the weather affecting the racing in a big way at the moment we have plenty of time to catch up on the past few days action.
There were two bets on Friday and two bets on Saturday.
First up on Friday was Noble Citizen, 1pt e/w @ 14/1.
This horse has been running well recently without winning and continues to work well at home. He didn't get a clear run last time out and was fancied to run a decent race despite his wide draw.
He was held up and travelled wide throughout and ran ok without ever looking like winning.
He will win a race at some point but might need a slight drop in the weights before doing so.
Second up was another disappointing run.
Mavalenta, 3pt win @ 4/1 is going to the sales on Thursday and connections were desperate to get a win into her to boost her value.
She travelled well enough but when push came to shove with a couple of furlongs to go found little. A poor run.
On to Saturday which was much better.
First up was Sarde, 3pt win @ 9/2.
Kim Bailey has his horses in superb form right now and connections were pleased with the 5lb rise in the weights after her earlier win.
She travelled well throughout, racing on the inside. She made steady ground on the leaders and went into 3rd place with three to jump. She stayed on well under a good ride to lead on the run in. A brave and much needed win.
Secondly we had another runner from the Kim Bailey yard.
Regal Approach, 1.5pt e/w @ 11/1 desperately needed his first run of the season. An improved run was expected today.
This one travelled well throughout and always looked to be going best in running.
He led with a couple to jump and traded very short in running as the rest of the field started to all look like the race was in slow motion in the desperate ground!
In The Zone made up a bit of ground though and jumped into the lead over the last.
Under another great ride though, Regal Approach rallied and regained the lead inside the last half furlong.
Two great rides from brave horses giving us a superb Saturday.
We are now back to 17 points or so in profit and look certain to end November in profit after a very poor October.
We have a few to look forward to this week, including a couple from Saturday's hero Kim Bailey.
This weeks racing does look like it will be seriously affected by the weather though but we are also waiting for news of a 'Christmas money plot horse' on the all weather.
Here's hoping the improved run of form continues to keep us all warm in what looks like being an Arctic feeling week or two!
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