And so another Festival is over and it’s time for a tally up
It was looking touch and go to get in front over the first 3 days with a few too many placed horses for comfort – but we finished with a flourish on the final day. On The Fringe 8/1 and Killultagh Vic 14/1 (admiittedly might have been hard to get on at this price) made the week a profitable one – one easy winner and one nail-biting photo finish.
I hope a few had kept the faith by this time!
Day 4 had 10.5 pts staked on day of race bets and returned 33.25 pts. There was a 2pt loss on Ante Post bets from the disappointing Blaklion.
So this is now how the figures stand
The initial bank was 50pts
Current Balance is 71.06 – Profit of 21.06pts (42%)
and we still have 5pts of Ante Post bets to run in the Grand National (Monbeg Dude wasnt given too hard a time on very quick ground on Tuesday and probably had quite a nice prep)
The blog will go into hibernation for a few weeks now and be back for the Grand National at the start of April – a summary of the big race at the 5 day stage and some daily write-ups for the 3 day meeting I would hope.
As for next year the Gold Cup already looks a mouthwatering prospect with Coneygree, Don Poli and Vautour. Other races have a distinct Mullins dominated look already. At least Peace and Co proved himself as a viable challenger for the home side in the Champion Hurdle with a win in what looked a very classy Triumph today.
I dont’t do Ante Post bets this early but I think Arctic Fire’s performance to chase home Faugheen in the Champion was overlooked a little – and he would have benefitted from a stronger gallop still. Whether he’ll be able to get that next season I don’t know but Power’s quote of 16/1 seems very big now he has proved himself at the top level – he isn’t that far behind Faugheen on this week’s evidence
Thanks for reading throughout the week and hope you all had a profitable and above all enjoyable experience!