Last week was one I want to forget with two of my three selections being subject to huge gambles only to fail to deliver what was clearly expected of them. Consequently the results for the month look a bit grim showing a loss of 3.38pts on the month taking the yearly loss to 8.45pts. Clearly there is much work to do to get back in profit but with the better horses now starting to appear there will be some good opportunities over the coming month and a change of luck certainly wouldn’t go amiss! One meeting today at Newton Abbot and there is one selection in a good novice chase.
P&L for 2012 -8.44
Newton Abbot 2.30 Double Ross 1PT WIN@11/10(Sporting Bet) (2nd 5/6f)
Double Ross went into my note book after winning a novice hurdle at Folkestone last November and continued to improve throughout the season finishing up with a very creditable 3rd in the Swinton handicap hurdle at Haydock in May. Overall he has a more progressive profile than market rival Jump City who was kept to the smaller tracks last season and has yet to win on any ground worse than good. Available at 13/8 last night Double Ross has already been heavily back today. Tried to make all and didn't travel or jump that smoothly during the race and did well to only be beaten a neck.