** Hugh recorded a +282pts profit for 2017 with a return on investment of 1.46, his highest ROI ever. **
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TIDE OF TIME appeals as the type to make a better 3yo than 2yo and he’s a tentative suggestion to take advantage of a lowly opeining mark on his seasonal reappearance at Navan today (3.45).
He showed signs of ability on his first two starts last year, but it was on his third start that he really caught the eye, despite the distance beaten.
Drawn wide, he raced keenly during the early stages and soon found himself disputing the lead, and approaching the 2f pole he was the only horse still on the bridle. He weakened quickly thereafter, perhaps stretched at the trip on the ground, but showed enough raw ability to suggest he would come into his own off a lowly mark at some stage.
He runs for the same connections as his useful sprinting half-brother Magic Bear, who seems at his bets away from testing ground, and on what is likely to be the least testing surface he has faced to date, Tide Of Time might be able to take a significant step forward on this handicap debut.
Hugh's Best Bets (scale 1-5 points):
1pt win TIDE OF TIME ( 11-1 Skybet, Ladbrokes, Coral, Betvictor, 10-1 general )
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Hugh recorded a +281pts profit for 2016 with a return on investment of 1.44, his highest ROI ever. You can view his monthly figures by clicking the links below:
2017 results ROI 1.46 +282pts
2016 results ROI 1.44 +281pts
2015 results ROI 1.34 +207pts
2014 results ROI 1.32 +199.79pts
2013 results ROI 1.32 +210pts
2012 results ROI 1.31 +222.65pts
2011 results ROI 1.28 +302.64 pts
2010 results ROI 1.23 +324.79 pts
2009 results ROI 1.26 +500.36 pts