Yet again we had a nearly day on Saturday but still came out of it with a small profit, and if we can make a small profit each day we have selections then it soon starts to add up. Saturdays results increased the Flat season profits to over 69 points and July's profits to 24 points so far... all in all a very healthy position for us to be in.
I have just watched the Arcanada race again and still can't believe he didn't win. A furlong out he was 2 lengths to the good and 100 yards out was still in the lead with Paddy Riley throwing the kitchen sink at him, but he just got nailed on the line. We definitely got the value (16/1 advised) as he went off 12/1, so a tidy profit on the EW part of the stake.
It was a similar story in the Hunt Cup where UAE prince hit the front 2 furlongs out but just couldn't hold on for the line and finished 4th less than a length off the winner. The race was ran at a muddling pace early on and UAE Prince didn't really settle which will have him cost a bit of energy and ultimately the chance of winning the race. Again a decent EW price, so another return on the race.
Unfortunately neither of our selections in the Bunbury Cup, Tashweeq and Tabarrak really ran to form and they both finished down the field.
On to tomorrow...
The team at Cleeve
6.45 Yarmouth 1m2f (1m2f23y) Diomed Development Handicap (Class 2) (3yo+ 0-100)
Cleeve Top 3 Rated:
1) Brorocco – 71
2) Basil Berry – 67
3) Good Omen – 66
3) Law And Order – 66
This is the only Class 2 and above race on all of tomorrow’s cards.
Of our top rated runners, Brorocco is probably still suffering from the handicapper hiking him for his Epsom win earlier this season. He was very unlucky no to follow up when he was a selection for us back at Epsom two runs ago, but was disappointing last time in the Old Newton Cup. That was his 5th run of the season and he may need a break.
Basil Berry’s price reflects the fact that most of his runs have been over much shorter and I can’t see him winning this. Good Omen may need to drop a couple of pounds to get back to winning ways.
I was tempted by Law and Order as he gets in on a low mark but he has never run over the trip before. Last time out over a mile at Newmarket it looked like his stamina might be an issue… but that was in a higher class race (Listed) than this, so it may not have been the case, however until I see him cope with the trip it’s no selection.