Thursday, 28 May 2009

A day off!

As I've got today off, I thought I'd have a look at going racing. Frustratingly, both meetings in the North are evening meetings, which means I've no way of getting back should I go, as I'm reliant on public transport. Why do they do that ffs, surely it's common sense to have an afternoon and an evening meeting? Sigh. Looks like I won't be going racing for a while then.

Anyway, I've had a productive day so far, getting a much needed haircut and winning the 2,000 Guineas on G1 Jockey (love this game so much, into my 7th season now and am scooping more than AP McCoy and Ryan Moore put together). I've also had a few little bets to amuse me during the day:

Value nibbles:

Alarazi - 16:00 Lingfield- 1/4pt e/w
Lord Theo - 17:00 Lingfield - 1/2pt e/w
Suailce - 20:00 Leopardstown - 1/4pt e/w
Clopf - 21:00 Leopardstown - 1/4pt e/w

Stronger fancies:

Royal Executioner - 16:30 Lingfield - 2pts win
Desperate Dan - 16:40 Yarmouth - 1.5pts win
Mizen Raven - 19:25 Wetherby - 2pts win
Cadre - 20:50 Sandown - 1pt win

I think Scott's been busy of late, but I hope he gets chance to properly preview the Blue Square Greyhound Derby final, which is to be held at 22:12 on Saturday, as I've thoroughly enjoyed reading his stuff on this particular event and I've had great fun following it. We've got one of Charlie Lister's two in the final, Farloe Reason (T3), available at 7/1 from Ladbrokes. It should be an interesting final, as ours has already beaten the favourite (Ballymac Ruso) in one of the heats and although that form has since been reversed, I think I'm right in saying that ours found a bit of trouble in that race. As I know diddly about the dogs, I'll leave the previews to Campbell.

The least said about the Play-Off final, the better. Our fans were there in number and we had great fun in the lead up. You can tell Burnley aren't used to big matches are their fans didn't have a clue about how things worked. They were all rocking up late and trying to get in the pubs we'd laid claim to. Retards. Anyway, once in the ground, we couldn't get any atmosphere going as all the usual Kop nutters were split up and there seemed to be a lot of folk just happy to sit in silence. Very frustrating, as the one song wonders in claret and blue constantly outsang us.

As for the side, standard Sheffield United freezing on the big occassion. Craig Beattie is appalling, I just can't believe how bad he is. We definitely missed Henderson and we still need a genuine left winger and a creative midfielder. With the parachute payments now finished, I can see a big sale (possibly Naughton) and general tightening of belts and barring some sort of miracle, we'll probably be flirting with the play-offs and finish around 8th.

Will and Kenny - I've only just realised, Hamilton is a bloody evening meeting. I'd still be up for going, but I dunno how it would affect your plans. Last race is at 21.10 and there are no trains from back Hamilton West to Dundee. We could however get a train to Glasgow (20 minutes) then the Megabus at 23.00, but we'd not be getting to Dundee until 00:45. I'm totally okay with that (casino!) but I dunno what plans you'd have with work and stuff. Let me know.

Take it easy folks.

1 comment:

moDtheGod said...

Only one winner out of those bets, Clopf at 18/1. I did a bit of race by race and in running betting to kill some time (in between G1 jockey and looking at flats) and I made a small profit - most fo that from a big lump on Esoterica, which I backed at York last year.