Tuesday began where Monday left off. Salacres Karma finishing second in a race I originally thought he should have won , though when looking at the winning time he's probably just about done his running. Regular readers of the blog will long have been aware of Salacres Tango's preference for finishing second. He filled this position yet again , and with him at 9/2 and the favourite winning at 5/2 , it was a £16.92 forecast that was far from unattainable. The day was getting on and the Cheltenham Festival fast approaching but we looked like going home empty handed. Then however and a little like buses three winners came along in quick succession. Salacres Kitty was a little fortunate when winning her race , our Cookie also filled the runners up spot but it was sad to see the 11/10 favourite for the event going lame at an early stage. Next up was James Bon Junior , he's a dog who enjoys being on the front end of things but he took advantage of crowding at the third bend and swooped wide to claim the honours by a comfortable 3 lengths. Our third and final winner of the day came via Salacres Oyster. Now this bitch had gone a little bit stale lately i'd have to admit and her sp of 12/1 showed what kind of chance she appeared on paper to have. She ran a storming race though to come through with a strong challenge to win going away in a personal best time of 3129 calculated. Hopefully she's turned a corner and continues to progress.
Onto Friday and it was obvious from as early as the trial session that the track would be favouring the outside runners. With 9 winners coming from trap 6 on the night and a further 2 finishing runner up , that assumption proved correct. We'd managed 3 runner up spots early in the night courtesy of Salacres Magic , Khan and Dream On Peggy but had to wait until Salacres Rachel lined up from trap 6 in her 9.22pm A6 race for our first winner. Rachel hadn't ran too badly on her previous outing and after turning in a promising second position she came through with a late run to win by an ever increasing 1 3/4 lengths. Next up was a pup that we've real high hopes for. Salacres Roberto (Crash x Lisacahane Frisky , Sept 12) isn't massively big in size but he's a pup who is professional in attitude and so far has done everything that has been asked of him. We don't have him down as an out and out sprinter but a D2 race seemed a nice enough introduction for him. He didn't break in front but he got a nice run to the bend , showing good pace in the process and after running a good bend he soon put this race to bed. As previously stated he's a nice pup but on the small side so we'll be careful to ensure he's not knocked about too much.
Onto Saturday night and we hadn't gone very well at all with our first 9 runners but anybody with half an eye back to Monday will have been hanging around for Salacres Anna. She'd gone well in second on Monday and with a chance to lead on Saturday she soon got her head in front and strode on for a 7 3/4 length victory. Her chance was there for all to see , hence her starting price of even money. Still , it was nice to end the week with a winner.
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