Another quiet week for the blog, with very few betting opportunities in non handicap All Weather races this week .However with turf season starting next Saturday there should be plenty betting opportunities over the next few weeks .
Going back to Saturday it turned into frustrating day with the weeks only bet LADIES ARE FOREVER only managing fifth in five furlong listed race at Lingfield after being well supported in the market 9-2 into 3-1 .She did look slightly unlucky there, getting hampered on the bend with two furlongs to run and losing her place, before finishing strongly in closing stages for never nearer fifth .Would certainly finished second with trouble free run,though doubtful she would beat easy winner Stepper Point.
LADIES ARE FOREVER looks one to keep an eye on next time ,especially if returning to 6 furlongs, looks more than capable of picking up another listed or group three race in next few weeks .
The big race on Saturday on was G3 Winter Derby .The short price favorite Grandeur looked the one to beat on form ,though had very poor draw in stall 14 .
Grandeur was rushed up by Ryan Moore from his wide draw ,though was still stuck out four wide and looked in trouble when the race developed .Robins Hood Bay came with strong run down outside to win the race by half a lengh .
Again this was frustrating result as Robins Hood Bay had been each-way bet for the blog last time ,when finishing fourth behind Grandeur in Winter Derby trial back in February.Though he had good place chance in the race. I must admit just didn't think he would be quite good enough to win the Winter Derby . Nevermind goes down as losing week with £100.00 loss ,though the blog is still showing small profit in March going into final week .
THE RESULTS :
ON THE WEEK :
1 BET ) 1 UNPLACED ) LOSS £100.00 )
OVERALL AFTER WEEK 12 :
18 BETS ) 6 WINNERS ) 4 SECONDS ) 8 UNPLACED)
PROFIT £515.00) STRIKE RATE 33%
RETURN ON INVESTMENT 2014:
STAKED £1800.00) RETURN £2315.00) ROI 28.70 % )