Ray Thompson

Last year at York on day 2 Queen Of Ice won the 4.20 at 20/1, the year before the 3.05 produced Mont Ros at 25/1 (50 BSP). In 2011 the going, as today, was Good to Soft and Navajo Chief slid in at 25/1. Slow but steady profits are definitely possible – or should I say probable – at this excellent annual meeting.

Caspian Prince won at 20/1, early BSP was 40+, I got 36 and with my other 13 selections losing that was enough for a decent day’s work. Glad to see it was one of Matt’s selections too!

Only two handicaps today, I’ve got five possibles at each, including one shared by Matt’s selections today. My Betfair asks are in brackets with the BSP option at the off (a bit like BOG, except you choose the top price)

3.05 Penitent 25/1 (50)
One Word More 33/1 (70)
Russian Realm 16/1 (25)
Extremity 16/1 (25)
Melvin The Great 22/1 (34)

4.55 Azagal 33/1 (70)
Alexandrakollontai 33/1 (70) (collar and tie, geddit?! – simples!)
Risen Sun 20/1 (32)
Margaret’s Mission 18/1 (28)
Subtle Knife 18/1 (28)

All winners/close-ups on GS-S except one never raced on GS or softer but won on Good, so unproven on this surface.


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