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Sunday 10 November 2013

Internet issues resolved

Yesterday (Saturday 9th) was a very frustrating day for me due to internet issues. For most of the day I thought it was the lack of bandwidth from my provider (Talk-Talk) but it turned out that it was actually my laptop that was at fault. I had to close the thing right down and then re-boot (rather than just closing the lid). A simple solution but infuriating none the less.

As such, I missed advising a superlative wager via the blog on the winner of the "Badger" chase at Wincanton - STANDING OVATION. I did advise a wager at about 1:00pm via twitter on the horse when he was trading at 4/1 (eventually started at 5/2) and he won the race very easily. I did think that there was too much use made of him as he took up the lead before 3-out and was quickly pushed clear. He started to look like he was wandering on the run-in and I (briefly) thought he may be caught by the runner-up. A such, I don't think he'll take much of a rise in the handicap from his OR120 rating.

There were a couple of other horse alert runners that were on my shortlist for wagers yesterday, but there is no point in going over them. Time to put yesterday behind me and to move on. The heavy ground brought out some specialists, the most lucrative one being the win at Sandown by heavy going specialist Fine Parchment @ 14/1. He gave his rivals a right run-around and had them all struggling from 4-out as he relished the ground and jumped like a stag. One from my alert list who also loves heavy ground runs at Ffos Las today, FIREBIRD FLYER in the 3-mile hurdle at 2:30. He won on similar ground on Boxing Day last December and, if you can get longer than 7/2, he's worth a small wager. He's currently at 3/1 across the board and those odds are too skinny.

Another from my alert list running today is BALBRIGGAN at Market Rasen in the 2:15. I'm not sure he a true 3-mile chaser even tho' he was just pipped on the post over 3m2f &110yards LTO at Newton Abbott. This race over 3m1f may leave him exposed to a horse with a better turn-of-foot on the run-in.

No selections advised today, but keep an eye on the odds about FIREBIRD FLYER.

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