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Am I alone in feeling very cynical regarding the motives behind late withdraws?

An SP of 7-2 for our selection Diamonds A Dancing didn’t do justice to the day’s events and being on at the opening show of between 7-1 and 13-2 was the days saving grace.

Am I alone in feeling very cynical regarding the motives behind late withdraws of horses? Instinct told me that the late withdraw of the favourite Ar Colleen Aine from the Kempton Park opener was significant and immediately conjured an image in my mind of Trainers (or connections) rubbing shoulders at the course discussing the possible outcomes of the days races. I had expected after the withdraw that either one of the two un-raced horses on the surface (so often the case on the All Weather): Giannizzero or Just The Tip were likely performer above the level that they had previously pertained too. The facile victory of the latter did nothing to dispel this notion.

As equally disappointing as the results up until this stage was the turnout for the Class 3 £9k pot where the smallest field of the day was further reduced to 5 runners, including the lay of the day on my figures Hasopop who had shown nothing on two previous C&D runs and dutifully finished last!

With reasonable runs from earlier selections, trading at lows of 2.0, 1.91 and 2.52 respectively, it was disappointing that it wasn’t until Diamonds A Dancing’s 13-2 victory that we put some money in the bank. I am sure Franny Norton found waiting around for his only ride till 9:25 equally rewarding and will welcome the early night tonight ;)

Horse Racing Tips: 14-1 or 13-2?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Am I alone in feeling very cynical regarding the motives behind late withdraws?

An SP of 7-2 for our selection Diamonds A Dancing didn’t do justice to the day’s events and being on at the opening show of between 7-1 and 13-2 was the days saving grace.

Am I alone in feeling very cynical regarding the motives behind late withdraws of horses? Instinct told me that the late withdraw of the favourite Ar Colleen Aine from the Kempton Park opener was significant and immediately conjured an image in my mind of Trainers (or connections) rubbing shoulders at the course discussing the possible outcomes of the days races. I had expected after the withdraw that either one of the two un-raced horses on the surface (so often the case on the All Weather): Giannizzero or Just The Tip were likely performer above the level that they had previously pertained too. The facile victory of the latter did nothing to dispel this notion.

As equally disappointing as the results up until this stage was the turnout for the Class 3 £9k pot where the smallest field of the day was further reduced to 5 runners, including the lay of the day on my figures Hasopop who had shown nothing on two previous C&D runs and dutifully finished last!

With reasonable runs from earlier selections, trading at lows of 2.0, 1.91 and 2.52 respectively, it was disappointing that it wasn’t until Diamonds A Dancing’s 13-2 victory that we put some money in the bank. I am sure Franny Norton found waiting around for his only ride till 9:25 equally rewarding and will welcome the early night tonight ;)