Desperate times. Just about gathered my senses but I did infact wake up just in time to watch the disaster of Mondays bet unfold at Ripon. You know when you wake up and you are greeted by the news that Tony Culhane has replaced Frankie Dettori as the jockey on board that the bet is not going to be landed. Very very frustrating. The fact that Webbow meanwhile ran an abysmal race surely means that horse may well retire come the season end as it has nothing more to give and appears very unlikely now to ever win again.
It was a big hit to lose out betting so big on one horse but it is only the equivalent of losing three times in succession with smaller bets and I have full confidence I correct my latest mini losing streak with another tempting winner come the weekend.
Importantly the weather across the country looks like it will be dry for the forthcoming week which means that most tracks could be riding better than Good come Saturday. This could make the Haydock Sprint Cup a lot more appealing from a betting perspective and also the supporting card.
I would have liked to have gone to Haydock to watch the big stars in action on Saturday but I have another Christening to attend. There is still a chance that I may be able to attend both but I will only be interested in visiting Haydock should I be able to find a horse I believe to be ultra value and with an exceptional chance of winning.