Oh my sorry to hear that Noel.
My Irish racing and Gordon Elliott/de Bromhead strategy is working out so far, to an extent. Kicked myself for picking the wrong Gigginstown horse in the Ryanair with Sub Lieutenant instead of Balko Des Flos, and I usually back Balko as well. Arggh. Honestly though I thought Un De Sceaux was a sure thing so didn’t get too involved in the race.
I started off well though. Had Shattered Love with the skybet offer.
Then a single on Delta Work. 2/2 I was riding the crest of a wave. Then I remembered I had them in a lucky 15 with Bacardys in the 3.30 and a non-runner Tully East … and I’m watching the race and Bacardys is flying and … and … it lands on its belly going over the last hurdle! I think it would have gone close as well but not to be. But that returned £52.
Back to Gordon Elliott and he obliges with The Storyteller where I had a £2 e/w free bet on. Remarkably my other pick Splash of Ginge obliges each way in 2nd.
But that’s where it ends for me. My pick in the 4.50 falls and I have £10 win on Mall Dini heading into the last with the Betway offer and he can’t quite get home.
I’m going into the final day hoping for 5 Irish winners. Have a bet of ‘20 or more Irish winners’ @ 20/1. I understand they’re on 15 as things stand. Now that would be the icing on the cake.
So for me tomorrow I’m cheering on the Irish!