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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sad day at Ascot

This is the 317th edition of the Wayward Lad blog.

No selections were posted-up by me on Betting League yesterday (Saturday), but it was not for want of me not having an opinion on the day’s racing.

As events went on the day, I was called upon by my partner to drive her into town for an eye-test at 10am, and fully expected being back at my computer by 11:30 and able to post-up my blog at about noon. I never got home till 2:30pm in the afternoon and, by that time, I felt that had I posted-up any selections so late in the day that nobody (but me) would have been able to take advantage. I was asked on twitter what my selections were, and I gave 2 selections: KARAKA KACK who won at an SP of 5/1 (having been 9/1 all morning), and Wake Up Call who ran unplaced at 14/1. For those who are interested, this can be confirmed by reading my tweets on my twitter account @wayward_lad. This was on top of my positive words about NATHANIEL written on Thursday (see previous blog below) who won the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at 11/2 (advised at 9/1).

I’ll not take credit for NATHANIEL as (as I wrote on Thursday) in recent weeks I’ve become a bit of a fan of “The Prophet” (Billy Wallace) who writes in the Weekender, and he tipped NATHANIEL (as well as a couple of other winners) in his column in that paper. I did write tho’ that I thought NATHANIEL ran as good a performance as any Derby winner at Royal Ascot and that a 3yo “Derby winner” would be the 6/4 fav in this race whatever the opposition. Combined with the fact that NATHANIEL had been supplemented at a fee of £75,000 into the race the mid-week odds of 9/1 were very generous, and even the SP of 11/2 was unrealistic given the opposition.

What was desperate about that race was the injury (which was horrific viewing) suffered by Rewilding. Unfortunately, horses are but flesh and bone and this accident could have happened anywhere. However, it happened on the BBC (of all channels) and the only possible grain of consolation to be drawn from the event is that it should (hopefully) speed-up the demise of horse-racing on that channel.

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