It had to end(*) After a remarkable fourteen straight winners, Legendary Daily Bet Banker today picked out a loser, with Tour d’Argent finishing second in the 2.10 at Warwick, a single length behind Themilanhorse.
(*Later note – Or did it? – see comment below dated 5th Dec!)
Tellingly, Tour d’Argent’s BSP was 2.64, which was, by some distance, longer than any of the fourteen winners that had preceded it. A win today would have put Legendary Daily Banker back into profit for the first time in months. Instead, the loss, at a stake of £28, sends the system balance tumbling back down to £449.64.
As Fate would have it, the jockey who let us down was A. P. McCoy. Regular readers will know that I am destined always to lose to this man. When I lay his mounts, they win; and when I back them, they lose. It’s quite uncanny, and of course it had to be he who spoiled the party once again.
So near, and yet so very far. :-(