Very pleased with how the figures performed yesterday and those punting as I do, that being using the highest rated horses marked * for dutching etc landed a jackpot of a tricast dividend at Ludlow.
*TOP TOTTI….+9 – 2ND 9/1
*LAND OF VIC….+3 – WON 7/1
MIDNIGHT BELLE….-7 – NR
*STILL BELIEVING….-14 – 3RD 33/1
*COME ON ANNIE….-25
The three highest rated horses marked * duly finished as hoped and a tricast dividend of £1942.51 was there for the taking. Unfortunately I was in no position to get involved myself as I had my first outpatient appointment at Arrowe Park and went a little early, so that I could deliver chocolates and Thank you cards to the nurses that looked after me on the AMU ward and Ward 30. One nurse in particular couldn’t believe I was actually standing in front of her and kept apologising for looking at my legs! They had only seen me horizontal in my time there so it was great to be able to keep a promise made.
I enjoyed that hour more than I would scooping that dividend….others will come along anyway so I’ll take it on the chin.
The rest of the afternoon’s figures also produced what I look for but it’s a new day and that’s history now….”yesterday”, as we all know as punters (or should know), means nothing in terms of “tomorrow”.
It is seriously decent racing this afternoon with both tracks putting on races very much of interest. Those having their trackers active will know of a couple running from my list of 20 to follow and hopefully both will be Cheltenham bound. Both races today are competitive but I put those horses in that list for a reason and I’ll be playing.
Six rated races below and Doncaster still offers up good to soft on the BHA website so fingers crossed they do not get a monsoon hitting them between now and the end of racing there….make a change, wouldn’t it!
DONCASTER – Jump (Updated:05/02/2014 at 16:25:16)
Chase Good to Soft
Hurdle Good to Soft, Good in places
(GoingStick: Chase 6.7 Hurdle 7.2 on Tuesday at 08:30)
All hurdles moved to provide fresh take offs and landings.
Friday 31st January 5.6 mm of rainfall
Saturday 1st February 0.4mm of rainfall
Sunday 2nd February Dry
Monday 3rd February Dry
Tuesday 4th February Dry, periods of bright sun
2mm of rainfall overnight.
Wednesday 5th February 0.6mm of rainfall since 08-00 report at
Wednesday 5th – Possible rainfall until 18-00 with strong
gusting winds to continue through the night.
Thursday 6th – Dry, periods of bright sun.
HUNTINGDON – Jump (Updated:05/02/2014 at 07:53:41)
Hurdle: Soft, Heavy in places
Chase: Heavy, Soft in places
(GoingStick: C – 4.8; H – 5.0 on Wednesday at 07:00)
4mm rain so far Wednesday.
Forecast: Strong winds and rain through Thursday (6-10mm)
particularly heavy between 12pm and 6pm. Dry overnight with
further showers developing Thursday afternoon.
PRECAUTIONARY INSPECTION 7AM THURSDAY due to threat of heavy rain
* INDICATES HORSES HAVING WON PREVIOUSLY ON THE GOING AS CURRENTLY DESCRIBED
*HARRY THE VIKING….+12
*KNOCK A HAND….+9
*FILL THE POWER….-27
ADVICE – I’ll be working in my usual way and here it’s simply my top three dutched, 20/80 my top one and exotics.
UNION DU CHENET….+2
STREAMS OF WHISKEY….-24
ADVICE – I will just work with two here….Abnaki and Top Billing. Dutch, 20/80 Abnaki and an exotic.
ADVICE – One clear on my figures and good luck to top rated players. I’ll work myself with Oh Crick, Thunderstorm and Clondaw Knight, my 20/80 going the way of Thunderstorm with no puns or weather references pertinent! Exotics same trio.
FEAST OF FIRE….-40
RING BO REE….-40
I will be making decisions regarding how I play at Huntingdon once I know the state of the ground. In the event it’s “as described”, I’ll play as usual.
Have a brilliant day and the very best of luck if you get involved.