Saturday, 28 February 2009

Losing day to end the month

Saturday 28 February



An eventful day to round off a tough month, dropped another £381 today but still ahead on the year despite an awful recent run.

I was on New Little Bric last week in the Racing Post Chase, never travelled a yard then, but wouldn't you know it today blinkers back on, ridden positively and not unbacked, he wins at 14/1.

Plenty of ups and downs today, Darkness was in a battle with Irish Raptor when the latter ducked out and crashed into the running rails after the cross fence. The course had been dolled out from the inside rail, but they had left a gap between the two rails which a loose horse ran down and Irish Raptor looked to try and follow.

Next up I was on Leac An Scail, and he was brought down when Arrayou came down in front of him approaching the 4th last. Had nowhere to go but he lives to fight another day, unlike Arrayou who was fatally injured.

Nom De Guerre's race turned into a farce when all the fences in the home straight were omitted due to the low sun, meaning there were only 10 fences in the race instead of 18. Exactly the same thing happened in this race last year. Why they ran the bumper as the race before and not this one is beyond me, but nothing should every come as a surprise with the way racing is run in this country.

Finally The Bishops Baby ran a fine race to finish third, considering his saddle slipped somewhere in the back straight. Came there challenging in the straight but flattened out in the last furlong.

Bit of a pain getting some of the bets on this afternoon. All part and parcel of what I have to do of course, but more difficult than I would have imagined on a Saturday - the £100 bet on Stan had to be spread across 5 different bookmakers.

Leaking a bit of cash on the football recently - had a few winners on my shortlist, but when it came to putting my bet together, it was somewhat lacking !


Bets Advised


SLH Private

Leac An Scail 1pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)


SLH Exchange

Nom De Guerre 4pt back at min 2.8 - LOST
Nom De Guerre 4pt lay in running at min 1.8 - UNMATCHED


Optimum

Open De Lisle 4pts win @ 11/4 - 3RD (SP 9/4)


Tipping Legends

Dev 1pt win @ 3/1 - LOST (SP 5/2)
Darkness 1pt win @ 10/3 - WON (SP 9/4)
Hobbs Hill 0.5 pts e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Stan 0.5 pts e/w @ 28/1 - 4TH (SP 16/1)
Apeeyes 2pts win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)


The Form Analyst

Darkness 2pts win @ 7/2 - WON (SP 9/4)
Too Forward 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Gungadu 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Tom's Toybox 1pt win @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)


Mathematician

The Bishops Baby win bet at 7/2 - 9/2 - 3RD (SP 5/1)


Maths (Bad Horses)

Lay Ballinderry Park - LOST


Bets Placed

Leac An Scail £62.50 win @ 10/1............(62)
Leac An Scail £22 win @ 9/1................(22)
Leac An Scail £15.50 win @ 8/1.............(16)
Nom De Guerre £200 back at 2.8............(200)
Nom De Guerre £200 lay i/r at 1.8............0
Open De Lisle £100 win @ 11/4.............(100)
Dev £100 win @ 3/1........................(100)
Darkness £100 win @ 10/3...................333
Hobbs Hill £100 win @ 10/1................(100)
Stan £44 win @ 28/1........................(44)
Stan £56 win @ 25/1........................(56)
Apeeyes £100 win @ 8/1....................(100)
Darkness £100 win @ 7/2....................350
Too Forward £50 back @ 21 (b/fair).........(50)
Gungadu £50 win @ 9/1......................(50)
Tom's Toybox £50 win @ 12/1................(50)
The Bishops Baby £100 win @ 4/1...........(100)
Ballinderry Park £91 lay @ 2.1..............86
Football Bet..............................(100)

Loss on day £381

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