30th June 2016
April wasn't a great month for us and after making +56 points across February and March we handed 19 pts back in April. May started well for us, though, with No Heretic (16/1) winning the Chester Cup and Moonlight Magic (9/1) winning the Derrinstown Derby Trial at Leopardstown last weekend.
We didn't managed to find the Ascot Gold Cup winner this year but we were on Diamond Jubilee winner Twilight Son (4/1) and smacked the crossbar with two gambles in the handicaps - Librisa Breeze (12/1) was second in the Royal Hunt Cup and our 3 pt MAX bet Brando, who we were on at prices up to 16/1 ante post, as well as in some on-the-day doubles, was a head second in the Wokingham.
We collected a place return, but had Brando won, we would have copped a total profit of between 48 to 57 pts (lowest vs highest odds available at the time of bet issue. The lowest figure goes on my records). We were so close!!