Mon 14 Feb

2 bets for us today. First up was School For Scandal (3pts win @ 15/8). Typical improving sort having his first run in a handicap. He was fancied to win and was very strong in the market eventually going off 6/4, Urban Kode set far too strong a pace and we sat too close to it which completely played into the hands of Geordie Iris. Our selection did well to keep on as he did and was only beaten a length and a half in a race that was run too strongly.

We then had Elijah Pepper (2pts ew @ 4/1r4) I fancied him today over this extra distance but this was a complete contrast to the previous race. The pace was sedate and unfortunatley for us Elijah Pepper is better running into a good pace and picking them up late, he can’t sprint. He was given every chance and was kept in a good position towards the head of the field, which is ideal for races with no pace. I thought we may be in trouble however as he is more of staying on galloper than an electric turn of foot runner.

Things just aren’t falling for us at the moment but we are backing the right horses as they are proving to be strong in the market and we are consistently beating the sp. I tend not to get too caught up with short term results and if we keep doing the right things and backing the right horses we will come out ahead.



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