The money poured in for Joshua R, who shortened all the way from 22/1 into an SP of 6/1. Sadly that's about as exciting as it got because he finished well beaten in the end and never really looked like threatening the principles. He must be thought capable of popping up soon given that money from the Barron yard is always a significant indicator but this time but this time around, the horse wasn't informed. Maybe next time...
Latin Five went the opposite way in the market, drifting from 11/2 to 9/1, and ran accordingly. He mightn't be at peak form yet, or they might be getting him handicapped for a 0-75 or something of that ilk. Missing the break again didn't help either and he wasn't able to move into things as well as he did at Wetherby, so maybe the softer ground isn't what he wants to run on. Anyway, there'll be other days for him.
-2.50pts on the day.
Poor racing the last few days, although work has been hectic so I wouldn't have got backing anything regardless. Hopefully all calms down soon! Anyway, moving on to some bets...
Plymouth Rock was well-supported in the betting on this season's reappearance, presumably connections were expecting the first-time blinkers to liven him up. They did, but sadly it only served to ensure his running was done before the race got serious. With the headgear removed, hopefully he'll settle mid-race and the tongue-tie that goes on for the first time may aid him in the closing stages. Mark Crehan removes a valuable 5lbs and the horse returns to the course where he won his sole handicap thus far. That came on testing ground, so conditions won't be the issue, and if he stays this far, things could get interesting. It's definitely a question whether he will get the trip but given the 25/1 quotes, I'll take a punt.
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