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Highlight of the week
It had to be the win of Diedre in the Nassau Stakes at the unbelivable price of 40/1. Time and time again British punters and bookmakers ignore strong overseas form and this time we made them pay dearly!
Low point of the week
It feel a bit churlish to complain about anything but Saturady's complete blowout provided us with a clear reality check...
Well, it is very nice to finally have a terrific Glorious Goodwood week. To be honest I'm not at all keen on the wee as a betting medium. Although it's a very beautiful course and hosts some terrific racing, it's a week that is characterised by hard-luck stories and a draw that can kill you on the round track if you are drawn high or if even when you're drawn low if you miss the break. it's a meeting that has not always been that kind to us in the past and Saturday's wipeout was a stark reminder of how tough it can really be.
But this week the Betting Gods smiled on us, however it didn't start off that way as heavy rain on the first day further complicated things... our first selection of the week Johnny Drama fell out of the stalls and his race was over. We again took on Stradivarius with Cross Counter and once again were made to pay for our folly, and Lord Riddiford's run taught us that the draw bias on the straight track was with the low numbers.
We only had the one selection on Wednesday but were hit by the curse of the non-runner yet again. On Thursday things started with a familiar look as Guildsman reared leaving the stalls... and yes you know it... game over! Then Spanish Moon found all sorts of trouble in running to finish an unlucky 3rd. Mind you I sometimes believe that Jamie Spencer could finish an unlucky second in a walk-over! Things looked a bit grim as we came to the Nassau Stakes but our Japanese darling, Deirdre did the business and there looked to be no fluke about it. Oisin Murphy became an instant hero in Japan (and with Cleeve members) as he travelled sweetly and picked up the leaders comfortably then stayed on to win going away.at an SP of 20/1 although she was advised the night before and we know plenty of you got on at that price as we had nearly a hundred emails from delighted members!
Friday started where Thursday left off, with last season's 1,000 Guineas heroine Billesdon Brook recapturing her best form to win the opener under a fine ride from Sean Levey at 14/1. Art du Val was very badly interfered with and nearly came down, 'The Doyler' doing well to keep the partnership intact. Seniority was short of room at a vital stage and looked a bit unlucky, but managed to finish 3rd landing the ew part of our bets. Dylan du Vega finished an honourable second bumped into one of Mark Johnston's who got the run of the race with a favourable draw and at 14/1 again delivered a small profit.
With that set of results, we broke a 100 points profit for the season to date which is some going in just 3 months. Saturday brought us down to earth with a bang as none of our 6 selections managed to get even a place, but with over £1,000 profit on the week (to £20 stakes) and almost £2,000 profit on the season, we are not complaining.
The Week Ahead
A quieter week in store for us... we will be looking at the following races this week:
Friday - 19.10 Newmarket
Saturday - Ascot 13.05, 13,40, 14.50 & 16.00. Haydock 14.30 & 15.05. Newmarket 15.10, 1.40, 16.20 & 16.55
As always we will be emailing you the night before with analysis, ratings and any selections.
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