12th September 2016
August was a steady away month in which we broke even.
We started slowly but finished well with winners such as Sors (8/1) at the Curragh, El Astronaute (5/1) at Epsom and a double on two Richard Whitaker sprinters at Ripon - Pipers Note and Love Island. The double paid +12.31 pts profit at SP but members yielded greater returns than that in reality if they took morning prices - if taking BOG it is impossible not to beat the SP returns even if horses shorten over the course of the day!
September started well when we banged in 33/1 shot Just Glamorous in the Prix du Petit Couvert on Arc Trials Day at Chantilly (pictured left, (c) Edward Whitaker/Racing Post). He hacked up with a fine front running ride, returning odds of 20.70 on the PMU (French Tote) and never looked like getting caught - even by solid sprint yardstick Goldream.
We were narrowly denied another whopping ante post return with Growl finishing second in the Ayr Gold Cup, though we did take consolation from Penglai Pavilion dotting up in the Cesarewitch Trial at odds of 10/1 for us five minutes later.
Another notable day was Sunday 4th September in which I sent out three sprint selections and all won. Tithonus (13/2), Nameitwhatyoulike (9/2) and Dark Defender (7/1) went in at Dundalk and York, with members staking as little as £4 EW and £2 win bets on these selections in multiples (off their own back and in addition to the profit from the singles I had advised) reporting four figure returns on the day!
Ardad (11/1), Sheikhzayedroad (6/1) and Captain Colby (10/1) all winning big races at Doncaster's St Leger meeting have proven additional positives in September so far.