GM – 27th May
The first of the Derby Semi Finals saw Droopys Verve win the first semi in very good fashion off the front, trouble for Rising Brandy who roared to the bend after a slow break put him Borna Gin & Saleen Ash out of the Derby. Bombers Bullet & Dorotas Vic the other qualifiers but the winner was in no danger.
The second saw a bingo break from trap five from Whoops Jack to equal the best sectional 5.09 with Crossfield Will, taking the field along, huge pace from Dorotas Wildcat saw him lead of the last bend but Jack came back and nutted him on the line! Bruisers Bullet looked down and out after first bend bumping with Oi Oi Upenalty but he put his head down and he flew home to claim third.
Ante Post Update
So we now have the two Mark Wallis runners left for us in the Final.
Bruisers Bullet 1.5 points ew @ 25/1
Bombers Bullet 0.75 points ew @ 25/1
We have lost nine points in total in Ante Post Bets that have fallen by the wayside.
With the Bullets just making the final we claw back 12 points from the ew money.
Now the sectional market hasn’t been so kind to us with all our contenders out…..and a five point loss!
The Derby Plate looks more promising however with 2/3 selections winning well.
Droopys Expert & Sporting Dave did the business but Magical Bale was very poor unlike his namesake in Madrid! I’m hopeful of a three and half point profit from next week’s Final.
The Derby Final draw takes place on Wednesday at the Derby Lunch and the supporting open race card closes Tuesday noon. I can’t wait!
No bets today.