As I mentioned yesterday, today's posts are going to be short. I'm doing the racing update now and the football one later as I have a bet on a game in Europe that doesn't kick off until 9.00.
4PA (again!) was the Star of the Day, selecting just the one race to play in and finding the winner, Silver By Nature (10/1). The day had got off to a great start with the first bet also a 10/1 winner (Iconoclast - Ascot) from On The Nose. Watching the race, all I can say is that Paul Moloney performed miracles for a) staying on the horse when it really clouted a fence half way around, and b) performing a masterful ride to allow the horse to get back into the race in it's own time and then drive him ahead approaching the finish. I can pay no greater compliment than to say it was McCoy-like! The Sportsman Racing's sole selection was also a winner (Riverside Theatre - Ascot - 7/4). PJA NH managed to find a placed horse from two selections but posted a loss and Northern Monkey Punter and ProBandit, two services that just cannot get going this month, drew blanks. Chasemaster and Winning Racing Tips did likewise. Don't like to think where I'd be this year without 4PA and On The Nose.
4PA: Staked 1.5pts, +6.75pts.
On The Nose: Staked 2pts, +4.625pts.
PJA NH: Staked 2pts, -1.05pts.
Northern Monkey Punter: Staked 2pts, -2pts.
Winning Racing Tips: Staked 0.9pts, -0.9pts.
ProBandit: Staked 0.75pts, -0.75pts.
The Sportsman Racing: Staked 0.5pts, +0.875pts.
Chasemaster: Staked 0.5pts, -0.5pts.
Financial profit on the racing of £307.50.
Back later with the footie.