Just one bet for us on Saturday, ARCTIC LYNX ( 4pts win @ 7/2 returned 13/8) We had backed him when winning in January and thought he was still well ahead of the handicapper. The bet was sent out on Friday evening as I knew he would be well backed, he went off 13/8 and was punted all day so I was well happy to see we had 7/2.
He broke ok and travelled up well just behind the leaders, with around 2f to go he made his move and briefly looked threatening before not really picking up and he just stayed on at the one pace to finish 5th. It was a pretty disappointing run as I thought he would win? And so did a lot of other good judges. I have lost count of the bets we have had recently that have been hammered in the market and not done their job!! The good thing is though, if we are backing 13/8 shots at 7/2 and 7/2 shots at 8/1 we are on a long term winner.
It didn’t get any better as I was close to having a small ew bet on Waveband!! Members will remember that she was an account bet for us when finishing 2nd at Southwell last time out. This was a step up in class and looked to be the stable 2nd string, I also thought she would run well without winning and maybe had place claims? I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw her win well from a positive ride.
So a disappointing end to the month with a loss of 12pts for the month, we won 40pts in January so that puts us +28.92 pts up on the year which i’m ok with. We have Cheltenham to look forward to in March and I have some nice bets lined up for that, so Hopefully heres to another 40pt month.