The market spoke volumes for my selection Alfie Flits yesterday. Having opened at 5/1 on course he drifted out to 9/1 a clear indication that something wasn’t right and then Racing UK confirmed that he looked very much in need of the run and ran accordingly and finished last. Looking back at my records very few of the selections I recommend drift to a bigger price than I recommend and when they do they run like yesterday, therefore if this happens in future an option may be to consider laying the horse on Betfair to recover your stake. Two meetings today at Hexham and Fontwell and I have one selection at the later meeting.
P&L at advised prices since 24/8 +8.97
Fontwell 2.10 1PT WIN Cresswell Crusaders @3/1Various 1st (6/4F)
Cresswell Crusader is the winner of a bumper and a horse that should have already won a novice hurdle, but for a very rare poor ride by his jockey Rachael Green at Lingfield in February. Lack of a win last season means he starts the season on a very attractive handicap mark. Trainer Anthony Honeyball is a trainer to watch this National Hunt season and is in really good form at the moment and this horse represents the first runner for the Anthony Honeyball Racing Club, so is likely to be spot on for this event. Since starting to draft the Blog the 10/3 has already disappeared and I expect it to shortern up further during the day. All out in the end but a welcome winner