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Pacafi bolts in with value attached!

The Racing Horse has lots to talk about but we do not have the time and resources to cover it all but we can talk about some things going forward. First, in the feature race at Lingfield there was a clear-cut win for the heavily backed Pacafi. Arcanada justified strong market confidence (11/8 into 4/6). The highest rated of these and a winner of a course and distance handicap off 103 in November, he got a dream split between runners early in the straight and settled matters impressively. He's to be trained with AW Finals Day in mind, and will require just one more run on the artificial surfaces to qualify.

Members and former members will know we are proud of our 57% (average) strike-rate since June 2011 and our intention is to maintain/raise that figure by enforcing stricter criteria. On Thursday we talked in a general sense about our PACAFI STRATEGY

Results for the Pacafi

This winner took us 2-2 for January and a great start to 2018. We have created a 2018 PACAFI RESULTS PAGE here. With just Plumpton racing in the UK tomorrow there is not a qualifier for our bet and we are already looking at the cards for Monday.

What's in a name?

The Racing Horse has been asked many questions about the Pacafi strategy but also about the name itself. We wanted something people would remember but more importantly remind folk the bet/strategy was based on pure and clear racing principles so the letters p and c were foremost in our mind. We also wanted to convey it NOT one of guesswork or randomness but a filtrated investment. So we simply added the pcfi letters together and the Pacafi was born. A bit silly to some perhaps but it suited us at the time. If the name is/was silly the strategy is NOT!

Welsh Grand National Post Mortem

Our selection for the Welsh Grand National was Wild West Wind who was in the process of running well, this dual course winner over 2m7f, was carrying a 4lb penalty for winning back here on his return and was stepping up in trip. He was among the leaders and still travelling well when falling down the back straight on the final circuit. The selection lost but was a sound nomination. Also, Vintage Clouds ran creditably considering he was hampered a couple of times, and he remains one to look out for over a similar trip. Our big price runner Buckhorrn Timothy was reported by the vet to have finished lame on his left fore and had lost his right hind shoe. 

Swerved Gary Moore and that proved a good move!

We did the right thing in ignoring the runners of Gary Moore at Sandown. Mister Chow was second of five at 11/4 but Vino Griego unseated his rider at 14/1 and Clayton was beaten a mile at 7/1. As we said at the outset the figures of the trainer last year gave us a lot of concern so we will tread carefully with his runners at this track this year.

Miss Tynte a no bet

We are not backing the David Pipe runner Miss Tynte 12.30 Plumpton (7/1) because we firmly believe the hot favourite Marley Firth will win if recovering from recent exertions. We are interested in Miss Molly Mae for Neil Mulholland at Fontwell tomorrow with Noel Fehily booked to ride. More about that later today (after 5pm).


  Today's Pacafi: click here

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