Review of the last week’s racing.

Tuesday 9 February

Not a great day for the strategy.

Palmerston North

Broke Bad (Palmerston North R1) looked good place value and I got the weighting wrong – a better bet would have been 1/3.

Big Time Boots (Palmerston North R6) just didn’t get away quick enough although showed up in the initial rush.  Needs to be out in front from those inside draws as he looked to head wider.

Addington

At Addington, Crystal Candy in race 9 proved me wrong although Goldstar Lorenzo did run second (quin 5.40).  Again, I most likely at crazy mgot the wrong strategy – Winsurance would have likely ensured a small return.

Mustang Megan (race 12) was somewhat disappointing to be fair but at the same time was just 2.5L from the winner.

Thursday 11 February

One of those days – five selections, two wins and three seconds.  Could have been a very good night.

Hilton Hope (race 5) looked well placed and was good enough to miss the start but still get up.

Monty Mad Hammer (race 8) opened at crazy money given his credentials but the key was that we was able to get some clear air although he nearly made it hard for himself.  I think there’s an assumption with some punters that all dogs benefit from the inside draw but there are dogs like Monty who prefer to use a bit of the track so inside draws can be troublesome.

Homebush Monkey did what his stats said they would and the quinella looks pretty easy in retrospect yet paid $7.

Black Book

One dog that has kept on featuring in the past few weeks is Hilton Headache.  She’s recently graduated to C4 but she’s been beaten by some very good dogs.  In his last three starts, he’s run second to Monty Mad Hammer, Trousseau and Homebush Glitch.  She’s clearly up to this level but in the right race she looks a good chance to graduate to C5.

Star of the Week

Completely subjective and absolutely talking through our pockets – which of the dogs was the best performer.

We got back 6.9 units off Monty which was the biggest collect albeit across just two days.