Just a few bets to catch up on. A couple from before Christmas and 2 bets on Boxing Day.
2 bets for us today but unfortunately 2 losers also. First up was Mabait 1pt ew @ 6/1 who was officially rated the best of these and having moved to David Simcock from Luca Cumani I was expecting a big run. He fluffed the start however and was always behind although he made eye-catching headway in the last 2 furlongs and is definitely one to keep an eye on in the future.
Next up was Suits Me 1pt ew @ 7/1 also at Lingfield, he is a horse that loves it out in-front and even though Lingfield is a tricky place to try those tactics, I felt he might be able to get his own way and nick a couple of lengths at the turn? things didn’t pan out though and he set the race up for horses with a bit of kick and got ran out of the placing close home.
2 bets for us today with 1 winner and a 2nd. First up was the mightily impressive induvidual Grand Crus 3pts win @ 11/8 who we’ve backed many times in the past. This was a hot race and he travelled supremely well throughout, taking up the running way out as he was just going so well, soon all of his rivals were flat to the boards and he had the race well won some 3 fences from home. He did idle in the last few 100 yards but was well above these today.
We then had Long Run 4pts win @ 5/4 who I really fancied to turn the Haydock tables with the mighty Kauto Star. He didn’t jump as fluently as ideal and when kauto poured on the pressure jumping well, we just got a little tapped for toe and made another blunder which gifted Kauto a good lead. He did plug on and made up a lot of ground between the last 2 fences but in all honesty he never looked like getting there and we just have to salute a great champion. I would be all over Long Run if they meet at Cheltenham but that’s a long way off yet!!
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