Despite the efforts of the trainers in getting their horses to the course, jockeys on making the journey also, bookmakers on travelling there to make a market for the betting industry, and owners who very obligingly funded the whole operation – Folkestone was called off with the runners at the post for the 1st race.
The jump meeting at Hereford today has already been lost to the weather, and Wednesday’s meetings at Catterick and Ayr are also lost. There is a meeting at Plumpton planned for tomorrow tho’ the course is currently frozen and an inspection started at 8:00am this morning. There is snow at Leicester and Market Rasen, which puts their meetings on Thursday in doubt. Wincanton on Thursday at the moment seems hopeful of going ahead, and it is considered 80% raceable.
There is AW flat racing at Lingfield and Southwell, but this blog is only concerned with jump racing until the result of the next Grand National is known next April; so I can’t provide advice on the AW racing today.
November blog results
The blog selections for the month of November were as follows:-
1st November: FREE WORLD, 2pts win, 2nd @ 3/1 - 2pts lost
2nd November: VAMIZI, 1pt win, 3nd @ 100/30 - 1pt lost
3rd November: JUSTABOUT, 1pt win, unplaced @ 9/2 – 1pt lost
4th November: GIFTED LEADER, ½pt eachway, 2nd @ 6/1 – 0.10pts profit
10th November: BUFFALO BOB, ½pt eachway, 2nd @ 13/2 – 0.15pts profit
11th November: MIDNIGHT HAZE, 1pt win, WON @ 9/2 – 4.50pts profit
11th November: JUSTABOUT, 1pt win, WON @ 7/2 – 3.50pts profit
13th November: MAD MAX, 1pt eachway, 4th @ 9/1 – 1.25pts profit
13th November: FINGERONTHEPULSE, ½pt eachway, unplaced @ 22/1 – 1pt lost
16th November: PLEIN POUVIOR, 1pt win, unplaced @ 9/2 = 1pt lost
19th November: LE BURF, ½pt win, 3rd @ 6/1 – 0.50pts lost
20th November: IMPERIAL COMMANDER and ZAYNAR, 1pt win double = 1pt lost
24th November: DIAMOND FRONTIER, 1pt win @ 5/2 – 1pt lost
25th November: SOUND STAGE, 1pt eachway, 2nd @ 8/1 – 0.60pts profit
27th November: SILVER BY NATURE, ½pt eachway, unplaced @ 25/1 – 1pt lost
27th November: MINELLA THEATRE, 1pt eachway, unplaced @ 11/1 – 2pts lost
November Balance = lost 1.40pts from 19pts staked.
I’ve also noted the following winners during the month in the narrative which - if you were a bit more speculative - you may have been on; I’m A Legend @ 7/2; FLEMISH INVADER @ 5/2; GHIZAO @ 13/2; and EXTRA BOLD @ 7/2.
I’ve also provided ante-post advice during the month, suggesting taking the odds of 14/1 on PEDDLERS CROSS prior to him winning the Fighting Fifth hurdle – he’s now best-priced @ 6/1 for the Champion Hurdle.
Other antepost advice provided during the month:
IMPERIAL COMMANDER, 2pts win @ 9/2 for the Gold Cup (on 22/11 and again on 28/11)
DENMAN, 1pt eachway @ 8/1 for the Gold Cup (on 28/11)
BURTON PORT ½pt eachway @ 20/1 for the Gold Cup (on 28/11)
GHIZAO 1pt eachway @ 12/1 for the Arkle (on 23/11)
GAUVAIN ½pt eachway @ 25/1 for the QM Champion Chase (on 15/11)
I also suggested on 23rd November not ignoring anything sent out by Nicky Henderson from then on until the end of next February. In the past 7 days, he’s sent out 23 runners and, as luck would have it, only had 3 winners. But he has had a few go close, and he is a man to keep on the right side of.
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