Cheltenham 2:25, CAPE TRIBULATION, ½pt eachway @ 9/1 (Ladbrokes – 5th odds 1,2,3)
Cheltenham 3:35, KAUTO STONE, 1pt win @ 15/2 (Stan James, BOG)
Order was restored in the big handicap chase of the day when CAPE TRIBULATION stayed-on best of all to capture the Argento Chase. Readers will know that I pointed Cape Tribulation out in my blog on Friday when he was 14/1. I had my money on at those odds but, with no Tidal Bay, he was still great value at 9/1 on Saturday morning with doubtful stayers and outclassed opposition in Grands Crus, Weird Al, and Hunt Ball. Can we finally put the Grands Crus enigma back in its box now? The horse does not stay 3-mile as a chaser.
You can't win them all, and Kauto Stone ran well enough for a long way to merit an interest in the Cleeve Hurdle. All-in-all, a great day for the blog - yet another very profitable Saturday - and 8.40pts profit posted. I wager to £40 a point and I ended the day up £336.