Champions Day at Ascot was fantastic to watch, but for me personally the cherry on the cake came in Saturday’s feature race at Auteuil – the Grande Course de Haies (the French Champion Hurdle to me and you!).
Obviously I knew that the mare
However her realistic challengers looked rather thin on the ground I thought. I ruled many of her 10 other challengers out straight away and my own rough tissue prices on Friday evening were 1/4
Imagine my amazement when the liquidity started coming into the market mid-afternoon on the Betfair Exchange and Paul’s Saga was being offered at 70’s!!! So I set the race up so that I was all green pre-off on my four picks. The favourite would return me 0.01 (and my stakes back),
And the rest is history as they say. Kevin Nabet meticulously tracked
Don’t you lot be ringing Aftertime Ansell up ok?
Here is the full race as it unfolded:
Hussard Des Bordes (e/w).
Heclypse Blue & Apaulstar (e/w).
My Maj & Anouma Freedom (e/w).
Heros D’ainay (win).
Feu Follet & Figuero (e/w).
Feux Des Bois & Vimont (e/w).
Bonfou D’airy & Pichelot (e/w).