The 349th edition of the Wayward Lad blog.
What a cracking result for the blog yesterday!
I looked at just 2 races from which I made just 2 selections and both won – BOLD PERK made all to win at an SP of 14/1 and then MARKED MAN followed -up winning at 9/2.
BOLD PERK, as expected, made the pace in his race and considering he had virtually all his rivals off-the-bridle 5-out I am surprised he was trading so generously till that point at between 8.0 – 12.0 on the exchanges. He does have an awkward head carriage and seems to flinch constantly, but he is game horse, of that there is no doubt. As I expected CALYPSO BAY was the best of the rest, but he did not seem to enjoy Ludlow and, despite being well-placed, he hit a flat-spot about 5-out when he lost some ground on the leaders before rallying late on. The Tote Exacta paid an enormous £57.80 to a £1 stake and, considering I only thought these two were in the race, that was a missed opportunity.
As for MARKED MAN, what a race from the 15yo. He took it up at 7-out and quickly had them all struggling to keep up. It was only because he took a wide line into the home straight that Overton Lad came up-sides him again. But, MARKED MAN had been jumping clean & true and an another enormous jump at the 2nd last sealed the race. How this one started at odds of 9/2 is beyond me, as I had him clear fav and even the Racing Post had him at 2/1 in their betting forecast.
These 2 winning selections will NOT be included in the results list for this blog because, as I wrote yesterday “No recommended wagers for me but, if you want an interest in the afternoon to warrant some attention, then BOLD PERK and MARKED MAN should give you some entertainment.” However, as I wrote on the blog all last jumps season, there is plenty of info on here to help you find winning wagers – all you have to do is visit the blog every day, read it, and take note.
A couple of meetings at Exeter and Worcester over the jumps, but neither provides me with the sort of opportunities we had yesterday on first glance. One off my private alert list GOLAN GUY runs in Ireland at Tramore in the 3:15 for AJ Martin, and Ruby Walsh rides. When Ruby is in the saddle on a Martin runner, take note; but you won’t get much value with this one.
Lastly, to answer the comment from RSS: no, I can't give you 5 - 7 eachway selections for today. It's not my style, never has been. However, keep reading the blog and you may learn why I don't play the horses like that!
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