Sat 12 Feb

Disappointing day today, it started off on a bad note with the tragic loss of 2 horses in the paddock at Newbury. We had good bets lined up there and obviously disappointed to lose the remainder of the meeting but the horses safety must come first.

So we were left with Joncol (4pts win @7/4) He is a high class horse and having won this race last year he had been trained for a repeat bid. He jumped poorly early though and even though he made progress with 2 to jump he didn’t look at all straightforward weaving around the course. He finished 3rd but I feel he has to go down as disappointing.

We then had Emerging Artist (1pt ew @ 8/1) I sent the bet on Friday night as I had heard he would be well backed on the day. He was smashed in the market and went off 7/2. He travelled handily and was short of room at a vital stage turning in, he was stuck behind horses and had to squeeze inbetween them in the straight and ran on really well. I thought he had done enough for 3rd as they passed the line?? But the judge had called him finishing 4th to my amazement? I would love to see the print! Tough going at the moment but this is betting and we will have plenty more disappointing days in the future.



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