Sunday, 7 August 2011

Solid start to August

Just 3 bets so far this month and only 2 points profit so far but we feel its been a solid and slightly unlucky start to the month.

First bet was Mahadee, 1.5pt e/w @ 16/1.
Connections were on this one early so it was no surprise to see him drift out to 25/1 at the off.
We knew we could ignore his last 2 runs and an improved performance was expected this time.

He ran a cracker, even looking a likely winner inside the final furlong. Just getting run out of it close home he finished 4th. Hate it when each way bets finish 4th!

We have also backed Present Danger, 4pt win @ 11/4.
This was strongly fancied by the yard as they thought she was on a very good mark.

She ran a strange race, running in snatches and looked very green.
Not sure it was the best ride in the world but she may be a difficult horse currently so wouldn't want to moan too much about that.
She traded long odds on in running but could only manage 2nd.

One for the notebook though.

Yesterday we had to wait until 8.20 for our only account bet but it was worthwhile.

O Ma Lad, 3pt win @ 3/1 was fancied in a poor race now back on his favourite surface.
We were a bit concerned before the off when the favourite was backed off the boards (13/8 into odds on)
Annoyingly, as often happens with these evening markets where there are few on course punters our selection didn't drift from 3/1!

He was given a great ride to get up close home even though he had to switch round the pack in the home straight.

So 2 points in front for the month but with a 25/1 e/w finishing 4th and a win bet trading longs odds on and coming second we feel in decent form.

Unlikely there is a bet today although Dream Ahead looks a good thing over in France on going that will suit.
Too short for us at 11/10 or so though.

Quite a bit to look forward to this week providing the weather settles down and we get some stable going.

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