Astonishing how a few winners bucks up the soul

Capt. Kneesup

Capt. Kneesup

Capt. Kneesup was the former Racing Correspondent of various BBC regional radio stations and was the gossip columnist on the now-defunct Odds On magazine. He now runs Nick Boyd's large, privately owned reputation, which is widely regarded as a sporting, not-for-profit endeavour.
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Well, that actually went pretty well. We saw a couple of decent maidens and marked some notebook performances; we had a couple of decent results and – thanks entirely to Alex “But-er” Hammond, we discovered after the first that they had harrowed the Tapeta very deep and the ground was running soft. Sadly I didn’t have the ability to instantly text you, but horses that had performed well on ground with cut, were going to spring a few surprises – and did.

Meanwhile, in France it was simply a case of Sacre Bleu! On Sunday, I discovered about £10 in an old Betfair account and simply did my selections in a £1e/w Trixie. That added some £85 in and I also backed WAY TO PARIS by telephone. Today was just as good and the Pouliches almost made me a lot of money!

Let us, therefore, start as we mean to go on.  You know the way it works: 2pts a win 1pt e/w. THE TOP HORSE IS IN BOLD CAPS and THE SECONDARY HORSES (LIKELY TO BE e/w SELECTIONS) ARE IN CAPS ITALIC BOLD unless I specifically say it is e/w…. use as BJ says, “your common sense.”

DEAUVILLE SUNDAY

  • 15:25 BIONIC WOMAN -2 MISS EXTRA Won 15/2 +9pts = +7
  • 16:00 WAY TO PARIS (Left Ziyad alone) Won 4/1 +8pts = +15
  • 16:35 KEN COLT 1pt e/w PLACE 3rd 11/2. +0.1pts Batwan to bt Ken Colt 1pt SFC Lost -1  = +14.1 .

DEAUVILLE MONDAY

  • 14:50 THE SUMMIT 1pt e/w 2nd 10/1 +3 plus 1pt RFC with Victor Ludorum (Won) +14.05pts = +17.5pts
  • 15:25 SIMEEN 2 pts win Lost -2. SPEAK OF THE DEVIL 1pt e/w 2nd by a nostril 16/1 +4.2 = +21.6pts

TOTAL P&L Deauville +35.7

NEWCASTLE MONDAY

  • 13:00 MY BOY LEWIS 1pt e/w -2pts. GHADBBAAN 1pt e/w -2. TIERCEL 2pts win -2. =-6pts
  • 13:35 GEIZY TEIZY 1pt e/w -2 ts COTE D’AZUR 1pt e/w – 2pts 1pt RFC -2 = -12pts
  • 14:10 BOND’S BOY 2pts win (3rd) -2 = -14pts
  • 14:45 ART POWER 2pts win WON 5/4 +2.50 = -11.5pts
  • 15:20 BRIAN THE SNAIL 2pts win Won 13/2 +13pts – TATHMEEN 2pts win Lost -2 =-0.5pts
  • 15:55 WHAT A BUSINESS 2pts win Lost -2 = -2.5pts
  • 16:30 BHANGRA 2pts win Lost -2 EXCESSABLE 2pts win Lost -2 =-6.5pts
  • 17:05 ALIGNAK 2pts win WON 5/2 +5pts – ICE PYRAMID 2pts win Lost -2 = -3.5pts
  • 17:40 FLAMES OF YORK 1pt e/w Lost -2 =-5.5pts
  • 18:15 VALYRIAN STEEL 2pts win Won 11/4 +7.5pts =+2

So the total result for the first day back and some weekend tips was +37.7pts Next week …….. Walking on Water

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