So, back to work for many of us today, dear reader, after what will hopefully have been a refreshing and perhaps even a profitable Easter weekend.
Although my Night Orbit could only manage 2nd behind odds on Sam Lord at Plumpton, he was 7/1 and rewarded each way support comfortably. I had an email from Julia Feilden this morning telling me the plan. Basically, he may be stepped up in trip for his next hurdles run (he finished full of running), but that will not be until after May in order to protect his novice status. He'll probably run on the flat before then.
Up at Musselburgh, the draw selection Rothesay Dancer, sent off 10/1, managed to find trouble in running and finished 4th, just out of the each way places, and beaten just a length and three quarters (never nearer).
But of course, as many of you know, the real 'juice' over the weekend was in Ireland, where Niche Market stayed on resolutely for Dorset trainer Bob Buckler, and regular pilot Harry Skelton, to land the Irish Grand National at fat odds of 33/1.
It was heart warming for both Gavin and me to read about so many of you having tenners, fivers, two quids, whatever... some money on the Niche. And, better yet, most of you had availed yourselves of two or three times the SP using the betting exchanges. The comments from yesterday's post are well worth a read if you haven't already - click the link back to the post at the bottom of this one.
I won't tempt fate by trying to find a winner today (nothing floats my boat), but suffice it to say that for FRP members, there will almost certainly be some draw action tomorrow.
For those of you who don't read Gavin's blog at Nag Nag Nag, WHY NOT?!!!! Haha, only joking. What I meant was that if you don't read his blog, you may not know about the brilliant freebie he's giving away, with more of the trends action for this week's Newmarket meeting.
The races at Newmarket feature the European Free Handicap, the Craven Stakes, and the Nell Gwyn Stakes, all of which are traditional trial races for the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas.
To get your copy (I've had a look and it's the same great stuff he produced for Cheltenham and Aintree, but for the flat), just pop over to this page and grab it.
Finally, and I know this won't appeal to all, I wanted to quickly mention the only other service (aside from FRP) that I run, called Laying System. It's actually a members' service, where you log in to the members' area each day to get the selections. And, as the name suggests, we're looking at horses to lay, not back.
You can have a look at the results here. If you like what you see, and would like a gratis 7 day trial to see if its for you, then just click this Laying System link. Remember, as with all trial periods, it's important to 'paper trade' (i.e. see what would have happened without investing any cash) before taking the plunge.
Bye for now,
p.s. Comments regarding Niche Market are at the link below... 🙂