I’ll have a good day if the Skeltons do well at Warwick or Dickie Johnson thrives at Wetherby.
In the Lanzarote I could back loads and might yet, but feel obliged to keep the two Nick Williams’ runners on-side. Lizzie’s on the first-string at 25/1. Interviewed yesterday, she said how she always chooses the wrong horse when daddy runs two, so I had a look, saw that Harry Cobden has been booked to ride the other one, and dashed to get the 50/1 before all the thieves jumped aboard. Good to see I can still move markets, given he’s now a general 66/1…
A couple of months ago I said to a friend – Saturdays, for the rest of the season we need to keep James Bowen and Bryony Frost onside in the big handicaps. Simple. Or simpleton, given I backed neither yesterday. My friend did, obviously.
I’ve been backing Tom Lacey runners pretty much blind this season. On a busy Saturday, his one runner was lost to me in the rush to apply my other approaches. Until I heard his name called out as Vado Forte won the first at Warwick at 14/1. Bugger-bad start to the day.
In trying to keep the Henderson runners onside at Kempton, I got greedy and included Josses Hill in the accumulators, even though I gave him little to no chance, and had previously decided to focus on the runners in the other three races. That’s a 90/1 treble missed. I always struggle when a trainer has multiple entries in several races.
In better news, I had Dickie Johnson covered in doubles. Had he managed a fifth winner, that would have made all the difference but, even with the three mistakes above, it was an okay day and an okay week in the end. Not profitable, mind…