2 Bets for the service yesterday, coming away with a 1pt profit for the day.
First up we had our old friend GREYFRIARSCHORISTA 4pts win @ 5/4 Boyles, who I wanted to get a price about as I thought he’d be well supported. He was, eventually being hammered down to 4/6 at the off. Unfortunately though he hadn’t read the script and put in a stinker.
He looked to be travelling OK for most of the race but where as last week on the turn he cruised up and put 10 lengths on them!! Yesterday the spark just wasn’t there and he faded pretty tamely into about 5th. Now I know he was up 6lbs but that is not the reason for defeat in my opinion? Maybe the races have come too quickly and he’s just had an off day? Whatever the reason, he is most definitely better than yesterdays showing.
We then had to wait 4o mins until our next bet VALID REASON 2pts win @ 5/2 VCbet, he had put in a good display at Ascot subsequently beating a next time out Grade 2 winner. I thought 5/2 looked pretty big and so did a few others as he was punted down to 7/4 at the off. I thought he was going to win comfortably 3 out but Castle Conflict would not go away. Valid Reason was maybe a neck up jumping the last but shortly after the flight he was given an almighty bump on the run in and as the passed the post Castle Conflict had won by a nose!! Now I wasn’t worried at this point as the interference had definitely cost us a nose and was certain we would get the race in the stewards room!!? I put this up on Twitter.
I was then amazed to see that Castle Conflict was trading odds on in the stewards on Betfair??? I simply could not believe my luck, so layed accordingly. If you are a member and don’t yet have an account there? I suggest you join now from the link on the right. It’s always useful to have an account for situations like this……..
After around 15 mins they finally reversed the placing and we had our winner on the day giving us a deserved and well earned 1pt profit.
Decent racing today and over the weekend so it may be pretty busy?