MEMBERS CLUB: Some Ayr Trainer Notes HERE>>> Hopefully they can do as well as Donny.
There is no hiding place when you blog about horse racing and that has to go down as a truly awful afternoon on many levels. I won’t pour salt in my wounds here but it was poor on my part and nothing went right. The two main selections at Listowel were never in it. The outsider planted herself at the start and that was that. The Elliot horse never really travelled either and fell at some stage. That is racing and I didn’t realise one of them had an attitude. Of more concern was how I dismissed the first and second. Unlike a few recent near misses that I have crossed off my list last I wasn’t that close to backing those. That is an issue. The 33/1>16/1 second was the third of three horses on the stats shortlist. Much pondering to do there. Lydia’s Place lost a shoe having looked to be going along fine and that appears to have counted, fading a bit and losing out on fourth on the line. She halved in price and that somewhat summed up the day.
Anyway, I won’t dwell on that much longer on here. Lessons must be learnt. An awful day. Horses/races make you look foolish sometimes and that is as bad as that gets really considering it was a 24f muddy handicap chase. I will be working hard to ensure that is the low point of a miserable few months.
Credit where it is due. JV said in the comments the race was exactly what Wrath Of Titans wanted. How right he was. My good racing buddy Ben Aitken also put up Killer Crow – as well as the 1st and 2nd. Drinks on him!
Heads up and moving on…
After days like that some racing perspective always helps…
Farewell to a Friend… this morning I read an article my Matt B over at Geegeez. It somewhat leaves a lump in your throat and it was written following the life ending injury sustained by one of his syndicate horses, Nonagon. I was in one of his syndicates once and we had a horse who suffered a life threatening, career ending injury. Thankfully he was saved but sadly Nonagon was not. It is hard to explain the emotions you go through when something happens like that but Matt has done it rather well here. You can read this rather moving piece HERE>>>
A quiet day ahead. A ‘day off’ from looking at any horses in depth before Ayr’s three big sprints roll into view. I am unsure if/how I will play those but I need to do some trends/stats research as well as plenty of jumps research stuff to be getting on with.
STATS/ANGLES OF INTEREST
Pam Sly (any odds)
4.25 Yarm – All My Love
TTP: MAIN TRAINER SYSTEM BETS
2.55 – Normandy Knight
3.25 – Modernism
5.40 – Star Drifter
2.00 – Nicholas T
4.15 – Fry
SPRINT HANDICAP TEST ZONE