The first race on Wednesday saw Dakota Gold please favourite backers who steamed in on the day and ensured the horse that won at Ripon only last Saturday, won again despite carrying a five pound penalty. I wasn't on but I'm delighted punters on course and off bashed the bookie with that winner.
My 16/1 each way tip Arecibo may well have finished closer than a three quarter length third with an earlier clear run. But I am just as content with placed profit at those odds as I would be had I backed the 4/1 . . .
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