Monday, 9 February 2009

Poor Day

Monday 9 February

Nothing to show from 8 bets this afternoon, with Snow Dancer beaten a neck the closest I came to getting a winner. Maraafeq also ran a good race to be third, beaten less than two lengths in desperate conditions at Plumpton. The ride given to Our Kes was interesting to say the least. Usually held up in her races, she was hard ridden to lead early - led until three out before fading and being eased to finish last. 4/1 was the price I took, the SP was 17/2 and no doubt bigger on Betfair. Hmmmmm...

Fine margins again today, but I seem to be regularly on the wrong side of it at the minute. Nothing to worry about of course, but £800 is a big loss on a non-descript days racing. The month seems to be shaping up like January as far as the horses are concerned. But if the final total comes out the same I won't be complaining - just need to find another 80/1 winner on the golf to keep things on track !!

Bets Advised

The Form Analyst

New Beginning 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - 4TH (SP 11/1)

Optimum Racing

No Supper 6pts win @ 13/8 - LOST (SP 7/4)


Our Kes win bet at 4/1 - LOST (SP 17/2)


Pour Changer 1pt win @ 5/2 - 4TH (SP 9/4)
Maraafeq 1pt win @ 4/1 - 3RD (SP 10/3)
1pt each way double advised on the above

Tipping Legends

Snow Dancer 1pt win @ 9/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)
Maraafeq 1pt win @ 4/1 - 3RD (SP 10/3)

Bets Placed

New Beginning £100 win @ 14/1..............(100)
No Supper £100 win @ 6/4...................(100)
Our Kes £100 win @ 4/1.....................(100)
Pour Changer £100 win @ 5/2................(100)
Maraafeq £100 win @ 4/1....................(100)
£50 each way double on above...............(100)
Snow Dancer £100 win @ 9/1.................(100)
Maraafeq £100 win @ 4/1....................(100)

Loss on day £800


trigster said...

dont mention our kes, i had a very decent bet on it and im more disappointed than gutted. the game we love isnt doing itself any favours is it?

JP said...

Couldn't agree more mate - this is from the Racing Post's analysis of the race....

It was a surprise to see Our Kes driven to lead as her top 14 RPRs have all been achieved with more patient tactics. Indeed, she was held up in rear for her two previous wins over this course and distance. She was in trouble leaving the back straight, having set a strong pace, and was heavily eased before the turn for home, with her riderlooking down in straight. It is notable that she was a pre-race drifter on both the exchanges and on-course.

Paul Howling was interviewed by the Stewards and said the change of running style was as a result of concerns expressed by the owner regardingthe previously used regular waiting tactics. Howling added the mare seemed unsuited by the new tactics, but stated she had also had a restricted preparation due to the adverse weather. The trainer also said the mare appeared slightly lame, although the Vet subsequently found her to be sound.

and from the Betfair forum...

1. unsuited by new tactics
2. restricted preparation due to adverse weather
3. appeared slightly lame

Beaten 37 lengths.

THEY leave nothing to chance.

Quite !