Nothing from me today.
I was due a poor day yesterday and got it – both on the selection front and on the analysis. It’s always irritating when a 10/1-16/1 shot goes in that I didn’t really consider. I have no problems with the Seldom Inn bet and would do it again if looking at that race. He just didn’t run his race and it was clear from about 2 fences in I wouldn’t have anything to cheer. (possibly just hated whatever the ground was!) Maybe I was a tad too blinkered on him and should have stuck to my 1 point win instincts, not least as I may have been more willing to throw another into mix, although I wasn’t close to the winner so not sure it would have been him! I was a bit too dismissive of the Sue Smith form, 0/27,3p or so in the 30 days prior to yesterday and I thought they’d gone off the boil a tad. Clearly not! He was unproven on heavy,(although from limited tries), on a career high mark, and was 0/8,2p in C2 going into the race – I think all of that combined swayed me, and the fact he was rather poor when last seen. Thinking back now… I suppose you can excuse any horse a poor run in a race like the Eider and in the race before that he’d hacked up, a career best. You could also make a case through a process of elimination – I was bullish enough in taking on the 5 that were shorter than Seldom Inn, and clearly should have given him some more thought, but that’s said with hindsight and these winners always make more sense after the event. I know I didn’t consider the horse in much depth, (an error) certainly swayed by the trainer form. But with any horse that’s a double figure price maybe I should be more forgiving. I can live with that one, just about, esp as he was 10s when looking, but a few things I could have done better there/thought about differently. But, I was due a dud and there will be plenty more 🙂