Friday 14 March
So how do you follow a day like yesterday....well no idea, I'm updating this blog race by race through the afternoon - see how it goes.
Just one ante-post bet from Paul Jones, with a win bet on Theatre Girl. One other horse to get a positive mention was Gaspara, so had two running for me here. In the end a cracking finish and a 1.01 gubbing as they say, but neither of mine were there when it mattered altough Gaspara showed up well for a long way.
The ante-post bet was Forpadydeplasterer and the other selections were Aigle D'Or (Henry Rix), Lightening Strike e/w (SLH), Group Captain, Venalmar, Breedsbreeze and Trafford Lad. Got half the field covered but still couldn't get the winner, although I got the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th !!! So 0/2 so far.
Don't have an ante-post interest here and just going with the three from Paul Jones overnight e-mails - Naiad Du Misselot, Song of Songs and Kicks for Free.
Well what a thriller, Naiad Du Misselot beats Kicks For Free by a nose and gets me up and running for the day. Still behind, but back in the hunt.
Ante-post bet here is Silverhand at 16/1 each way. Other ones I'm with are Personal Column and Serabad each way 1st 4 with Bet 365 despite only 15 runners. Hopefully get a Brucie if one of them fills the 4th spot. I do like Franchoek here to be honest and he featured in an ante-post treble with Sizing Europe and Inglis Drever. That bet is already blown out of the water, and I'm not going in at 11/10. Will lose £200 here if I don't get anything.....
Loss of £200 as I didn't get anywhere near the frame.
Ante-post bets each way bets on Nenuphar Collonges and Siegemaster. Also got Hills of Aran from Henry Rix and also backing Gone To Lunch and The Tother One in the win market....
Well thats another great call by Paul Jones, on Nenuphar Collonges each way at 16/1, Siegemaster given out at 25/1 finishes 4th but only three places paid.
The big clash, and a superb performance from Denman who steamrollered the opposition with a fantastic display of galloping and jumping. Backed Denman at 5/1 before the Hennessy last December on the advice of Optimum and so another winning race for me. Also on Neptune Collonges each way, from Isiris.
Disappointed here though because Paul Jones gave out another great ante-post bet here which I couldn't get on. He advised Neptune Collonges each way at 9/1 with the Tote without the front three in the market. The Tote were the only firm to offer this bet, was at work the day it was given out and when I read the e-mail in the evening the price had been smashed. However yet another winner for the service.
The two ante-post selections were Bon Accord (win) at 16/1 and Man of Highworth (e/w) at 16/1. Also on Agus A Vic and Alert The Earth here.
In the end Bon Accord stayed on well to finish second at 15/2, although well beaten by the 33/1 winner. None of the others featured at the business end of the race.
Would you believe it, another 25/1 winner from Paul's ante-post service. I really am stunned by how good this has been. Bought the festival guide for a good few years now, but this is the first time I've subscribed to the ante-post e-mails. Amazing performance. Tiger Cry advised each way at 25/1, the other ante-post pick from him was a win bet at 8/1 on My Petra which finished second at 3/1. Other horses backed here were Enlightenment (Math & H Rix), Tramantano (Math), Mister Quasimodo (SLH) and Maralan (HR)
Had seven running for me in the last, but couldn't get anything in the frame here as the 50/1 shot Silver Jaro beat the favourite Psycho who got a terrible ride from Paul Carberry to leave the bookies happy.
As a footnote to the day, SLH's all weather pick, Josh You Are finished second at Lingfield.
Profit on day £814
So another fantastic day, and the kind of week you dream about. Over £5300 up since Monday, hard to believe really. Not sure how much action I will see tomorrow, but I will give reflect on this weeks events on Sunday when I have updated all my records and gathered my thoughts.