I suppose we were due a bad year after a silly couple of years the last 2 in particular.
In the whole week there was only 1 big priced winner and that was in the last race. Almost every race was fought out by horses near the top of the market which is never going to suit our style here.
Some of our ante-post bets which looked great at the off, in particular John Spirit which we backed at 25/1 and went of at 11/2 and Giant Bolster at 16/1 EW which went of at 7/1 just didn’t run at all to their form
We were a touch unlucky with one of my main bets of the festival My Tent or Yours , as when I put it up I expected Faugheen to be running and our main bet was in the W/o market. He beat everything else but the Supplemented Annie Power.
There was just too many horses running for us that pulled up or fell and that left us with little chances at the business end.
The only thing we can be sure of is a festival like that is very unlikely to happen again as I don’t think there ever have been such a run of fancied horses winning.
Hopefully we can redress the balance at Aintree and Punchestown, where I have my eye on 1 or 2 prospects at a big price.
Ill be putting up all the stats later on but we lost about 28 points at the festival, which is only the 2nd in the last 10 that I’ve lost in. Nothing really went our way all week and I’m sure that will level out over the next few weeks at the remaining big festivals.