Click below for a debut article from a very close friend of mine. Whether you like your football, and football betting or not, I think you will enjoy the read…
A blank Saturday, the first for a while and we were due one! Sadly Harry The Viking ran no sort of race but am happy enough with the selection. Isaacs ran ok and got up for third but the 12yo 33/1 winner had flown by then. ‘Conti’ did what he was always going to do if bouncing back to his best and that was fun to watch. One of those ‘hindsight’ winners – why didnt I ‘lump on’ at 3s! A big price in context of how he won.
The only reflective point is on Bishops Road. Maybe one that got away. In the trends shortlist of 3, a micro system qualifier – I was rather quick to dismiss him. Saying straight up I want one with proven stamina. But, all those with proven stamina did have questions also. He was 8/1, a price where you can overlook something. He was also entered in the Grand National, which says everything about what the Lee’s thought to his stamina. My good racing friend Ben Aitken did put him up at Narrowingthefield, the methods he uses leaving him in no doubt he would probably stay. So, maybe a bit too quick there to dismiss him simply because I had no idea about stamina. But, he had yet to prove he wouldn’t stay – hadnt tried – and in that context, the trends,the micro, the price of 8/1 – Clearly I should have considered him more seriously. Always trying to improve in these parts!
Still, a +8 point week so I won’t complain too much.
Nothing tomorrow. I am going to have a day off and give the brain/eyes a rest.
Bashford Ben runs in the 5pm Market Raisen – I dont know what price he will be. There is some pace in this race on paper and I said I wont back him until he runs at Carlisle again. He keeps going off too quickly. So, do with that info as you please. Maybe this is his race, but he may want more of a test than at this track. Unsure!
2.45 MR – Donnas Pride – (12/1 or shorter)
I think I have something a bit different for you to read tomorrow, from a good friend of mine. Something for you football fans. It will be posted up on the blog and I will email out also if/when it is up here.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.