Oscara Dara won the William Hill sponsored Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton Park. And members who got on my BEST BET of the day and NAP at odds of 6-1 were very happy with their returns.
Sometimes during my many years of punting, a horse just flies out at me. I study form for copious hours daily, but once in a while it is almost as though a horse is speaking to me from the list of runners. My eyes keep coming back to the same one. And Oscara Dara was such a horse when, on Friday, I began studying form for today’s racing.
It wasn’t just that the Nicky Henderson horse was to be ridden by a jockey I have lots of time for, Barry Geraghty.
This is what I told members who have exclusive access to their own enclosure of this site for just £10 a month.
“Although he steps up in distance I fancy the Nicky Henderson trained Oscara Dara to prove that his defeat of subsequent winner Malt Master (a winner for us in a higher class of race today, Friday) and second place behind Cantlow (a winner for us in a higher grade race on Jan 7th), shows this gelding to be a type likely to improve further – just like those two other horses mentioned. This is a very competitive race so Oscara Dara will have to prove he is up to this standard (Class 1, Listed) but in jockey Barry Geraghty he has one of the best in the business.”
Oscara Dara was an all out a winner but left our hearts in our mouths when stumbling over the last fence. But Geraghty rallied the horse to drive on and win quite comfortably in the end, and at a shorter SP price than the 6-1 on offer last night and at some stages of Saturday. That is why I suggest to members that they take the early price.
It is pleasing when a bet you feel very confident about delivers. If I had only one bet on Saturday January 12th it would have been Oscara Dara to win at 6-1.
But we also had three other winners at the races. Cloudy Copper was labelled by me as the next best bet at odds of 7-4 and promptly won. As did Up and Go at 2-1 and L’Unique at 9-10.
So another day of profitable punting at the website for winners.
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