Well after a great week away skiing in Italy it was good to be back in the UK and down to business. After the coldest December in 100 years you could have been forgiven for thinking that consistancy had totally gone from betting and particularly backing horses. If you read through the Racing Post blogs there are alot of bettors counting the cost for a poor December betting and the inconsistancy shown. So it was nice to take a proper break and come back refreshed today.
We had 2 back bet selections for our email subscribers today:
1:45 – Taunton – Dona – had clashed with todays odds on favourite Secret World at Newbury back in November and stood out as clear value at 9/2 this morning, compared to the favourite, the yard had reported that he had improved on this run and they were confident of a big run and so it proved with him doing the business and winning for us giving a nice + 11 pts profit.
3:45 Taunton – Sona Sasta – from the bang in form Pipe yard he had been performing well in Handicap hurdles, winning at Ffos Lass and Huntingdon before struggling with the ground in a Class 3 at Cheltenham, making his debut today over fences – the yard clearly had confidence by avoiding the Beginner Novice Chase route and going straight into handicaps and on ground to suit – he was the standout – although the market reflected this and was advised at 5/4 this morning only to be backed in to odds on through the day – still a nice +5 pts profit.
So a nice start to January and hopefully the back of the disruption we saw to December.