2005 – an ante post double paying 146/1 on Hardy Eustace at 6 in the Champion Hurdle and Footstepsinthesand at 20 in the 2000G. Thought I was done when Harchibald cruised up but somehow still felt Hardy would do it. Backed both singly as well, so pretty happy with the outcome.
A few years later I’d been following an ex Irish fast horse called Hardstone after a promising run in a Royal Ascot handicap. Took a few losses on him after that but I got on him at 120 on the Exchange for a race at Ayr which he won in the final stride, heart pounding stuff.
Like Gingertiptser my best win probably came in the Greatwood a few years ago,however backing INTERCEPTION @ 25/1 for the 2015 Wokingham gave me greater satisfaction.It came soon after I had completed and posted my research on RaceCaller and on the Thursday afternoon,two days before the race.I suggested on the forerunner of Tails from the blackcountry thread that readers considered a e/way bet as I believed the mare was overpriced and all looked right for a good run.On the morning of the race to my surprise prices up to 33/1 were still available.Opened up on course at around 16/1 a very late plunge took the price down to 10’s and watched her romp to victory.
good luck to all