Snaefell - a classy ageing grey
Earlier on in the day my massive bet in the Prix De Gheest at Deauville failed to materialise and the selection Alverta looked well below par. It is likely that the best horse in the race ended up the winner as Sprint Cup winner Regal Parade showed his love for the 6 1/2 furlong trip. Often seen losing over six furlong if the ground is not soft, the added trip here proved perfect. I did not see it as a wrongly priced up selection though at just 5-1 and so I decided to swerve it on this occasion with 13-2 chance Alverta. An uninspired decision!
I also had a tiddler of a bet on Zoffany (not mentioned on here as a last minute decision) because I could not see for the life of me how the Richard Hannon 4-9F Strong Suit could possibly be a good bet. This was only intended as a bet to pay for my 5.15 Snaefell selection and so with both of them winning it proved to be a very profitable day despite the early horrid experience over at Deauville.