Back to struggling in running midweek! Hopefully Newmarket will bring a bit of spark tomorrow, was well off the pace today, even though both my losers finished 3rd which is sort of unlucky but still its 3 places so not really unlucky but bad calling. I'd rather them win or finish second though, the way it is too I probably did well to finish level, normally these days its call one race wrong and its goodnight.
Horse Racing: -€1.61 Total P&L: -€1.61
Level day for the blog, but a real kick in the stones elsewhere with Rocky Elsom getting beaten in Limerick. I've already labeled Encompassing a dog here ages ago, and so it looking a match on paper, I backed the other one. He had around 20L+ in hand on form lines through Bold Quest and Captainofthefleet too. Fantastic ride by Johnny though I thought, pretty much perfect. He even sweated up at the start, which confidently I would of said was a sure sign he was beaten.. then he won.
Unlucky start to the flat season though, Bold Quest 8/1 E/W Sunday done a short head for 3rd returning 9/4. And today getting 6/4 in a match only to finish second returning evens. I'm doing something right, just its not quite on the money.
Also just to say, the main reason I'm not backing for the blog when I do them is I'm having fierce trouble getting on with the accounts for here. The cricket goosed my Bet365 account, PP wont lay me more than a tonne or so, Go Native busted my Bluesq one, I've big antepost bets with Ladbrokes which have shortened so theyre a bit 50/50 depending where it is. I waited for PP to price up this morning, oddschecker says 6/4, get my keys, double check the price before I leave, (literally walk in and out of the room just to make sure), and its 11/10! VC went 6/4 too but the closest shop to me is around two hours away, William Hill laid me on the phone, fair played to them. Betfair is probably the worse of them though in the mornings.. there was €7 at 2.5 this morning, €7!
Was too busy to do the cricket today too. I've also a list of what AP, word for word himself, thinks of each horses target..
AGE OF AQUARIUS is well, he had a little hold up with a bruised foot but everything going well he might start back in the Boodles Ormonde Stakes at Chester.
ALFRED NOBEL will probably have his next run in the Weatherbys Greenlands stakes at the Curragh.
BEETHOVEN is working well, he will probably start in the stanjames.com 2000 guineas in Newmarket. He also holds an entry in the Kentucky Derby but is unlikely to travel there.
CAPE BLANCO is in good form, he is possible to start back in the totesport.com Dante Stakes at York.
FAME AND GLORY came out of his race well, he might go to the High Chaparral Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh next as the Prix Ganay might just come a little bit too soon for him.
FENCING MASTER is working nicely,we are looking at the stanjames.com 2000 guineas in Newmarket for him.
JAN VERMEER is well, he also had a little hold up but is back in work again now, he is a possible runner in either the French guineas or the Abu Dhabi Irish 2000 guineas.
MIKHAIL GLINKA is in good form, he will probably have his first run in the P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax at Leopardstown.
RIP VAN WINKLE is well, he will either start in the Juddmonte Lockinge at Newbury or could go straight to the Prince of Wales Stakes or the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
STARSPANGLEDBANNER did his first canter on the grass this morning and we were very happy with him. We are hoping to have him ready for a run in the Duke of York Blue Square Stakes at York.
ST NICHOLAS ABBEY is in good form, at the moment we are looking at the stanjames.com 2000 guineas.
STEINBECK is working really well, he will probably start off in the Abu Dhabi 2000 guineas at the Curragh.
VISCOUNT NELSON is also very well, he will possibly run next in the stanjames.com 2000 guineas in Newmarket.
CABARET is back cantering after a little break, she might start back in the Tattersalls Musidora stakes in York.
DEVOTED TO YOU is in good form and she will possibly run in the stanjames.com 1000 guineas in Newmarket.
FAMOUS is also well, she got a little bit tired at Leopardstown the last day but she could also run in the stanjames.com 1000 guineas at Newmarket.
LILLIE LANGTRY is well again after her injury in Santa Anita last year, she will hopefully be ready for the Etihad Airways 1000 guineas at the Curragh.
YOU'LL BE MINE is in good from, she is also possible to go to the stanjames.com 1000 guineas in Newmarket.
As they say on the Betfair forum.. hope this helps! I'm glad he likes Viscount Nelson at the moment though because I'm on him at 100s for the Guineas, also pretty interesting he says hes looking at the Guineas for St Nic too.
If I did learn one thing today its that I should really stop backing against them, can never get 'em right when I go against them, and it makes it ten times worse when they beat me then having backed the other. I'll get plenty of stick on Friday after saying Encompassing "will never win a race." I'm growing a beard to go unnoticed..
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