An evening of All Weather racing.
It probably leaves quite a few questions hanging over my current existence that i’m spending a Monday evening by one’s self in merely my Star Wars boxers and a Motherwell shirt from the 2010-2011 season with only a Microwave Lasagne for company and betting on horses that haven’t won a race since 2014, but that’s exactly the predicament I find myself in this evening with many bets placed for a rollercoaster of a night in store at Wolverhampton Racecourse! We start off proceedings with a hopeful at best each way punt on a Chris Dwyer maiden Precious Plum ridden by champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa. After a bit of a barging round the back straight they seemed to be travelling pretty well in the straight and low and behold, the champ gets him up to bang us in a 5/1 winner, a dream start! Trying to regain some composure after such a start we go into the second race of the evening with two chances, and the start of the night’s Lucky 15 bet. Harbour Lightening and the Joey Barton owned Wearethepeople, as the race developed we looked to be in all kinds of trouble as the brilliant Josephine Gordon steals a lead on Prancelina, but just when im about to leave the room to get rid of what could only be described as a shocking attempt of a Lasagne, Harbour Lightening comes flying down the straight only to be denied by a flared nostril in the photo, absolute devastation. The third race of the evening is now upon us and i’m entering this one shrouded by mixed emotions, again with two chances, Highland Lotus ridden again by Silvestre De Sousa and Three Duchesses ridden by William Carson, to keep the Lucky 15 alive we need a Highland Lotus win and that’s exactly what we got, SDS needed that win nearly as much as I need to stop eating microwave based meals, Jim Crowley it’s not over yet pal! The 4th race we have a 12/1 outsider ridden by the king of the sand himself, the man that legend says Metallica wrote ‘Enter Sandman’ about, Luke Morris. It finished 6th, 16 lenghts off 5th place, but a galiant effort nevertheless. We’re on the sandman in the 5th aswell, as he’s on the 11/8 favourite. It looked as though we could be on the path to the 3rd winner of the evening until the second favourite nearly barges our man into West Bromwich leaving the path for Andrea Atzeni to win on a 5/1 shot. Will we be able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the last few races of the evening? Probably not no.