Another cold one out there. Looks like Kempton, Lingfield and Limerick will go ahead but Ayr is still subject to an inspection. Just one bet today on the favourites strategy and it comes from Ayr. That strategy is around 19pts in profit at the moment. Unfortunately, it's another odds-on horse though. Here's Timeform's comment:
1.10 Ayr - Veloce
Fairly useful up to 1¾m on Flat and highly promising hurdles debut in 2m
Newbury contest. Faltered late next time at Musselburgh when odds on,
but looks to have been found a good opening here.
Yesterday's selection, Irish Heartbeat, traded as low as 10/1 on in-running but ended up finishing last. That's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes but it was certainly disappointing to see a horse that short get turned over.
On the financials, there's a gap forming on the S&P which could end up being a decent trade (that is, the price is a few points lower than last night's close). I'll see how the gap develops and if it's 5pts or more at around 11.30am, I'll buy it.
Enjoy the day,
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