Sometimes things just fall for you, and yesterday it was Samcro, presenting us with a full house and a c20/1 return.
After a stellar Saturday in which three good priced winners in the yankee ensured a 30/1 return, and the 2pt nap delivered, we turned our attention to the sole Sunday action – a top class Fairyhouse card.
The impressive Envoi Allen (5/6 early 8/11 SP) got our Sunday Yankee rolling with an all-the-way win in the Grade 1 Royal Bond.
Later, nap Honeysuckle (2/1 early, 9/10 SP), was an easy winner of the Grade 1 Hattons Grace, whilst the Willie Mullins trained Janidil (4/1 early, 3/1 SP) was a gutsy winner for our anchor leg.
That’s 3 from 3, and the elusive full house was really determined by leg 2, the Grade 1 Drinmore Chase, where we backed youngster Fakir D’Oudaries (7/4 early, 6/4 SP) to win a duel with hype horse Samcro. Both ran crackers, but we looked likely to be narrowly denied the full yankee until Samcro’s late fall gifted the prize to Fakir.
We’ll take it, and the over 20 times return of total staked, making for a superb bumper weekend and early Christmas present for blog followers. Ho Ho Ho….
Stay tuned, the action today steps down in quality, but today’s yankee at Plumpton can hopefully keep the show on the road.