Firstly thank you all for your comments, much appreciated. I know the blog is valued etc but it is nice to read such things every now and then! 🙂 The reader whose original email sparked the exchange did email to apologise for mildly blowing a fuse. He has been reading for a very long time and such comments are a timely reminder that while the tips etc are free, and the advice is just that, real people bet with real money and as such certain reactions, in the spare of the moment, can be understandable. (i am also one of those real people – losing 80 odd points at £20 a pop from the high has been just great!) He was polite at least. I mean the tips have been on a shocking losing run, no getting away from that. But, it will turn around at some point and I will find 8/1, 16/1, 33/1 winners again at some point- and they do wipe out losses rather quickly.
With all that in mind have found an old article I wrote for my monthly Betting Insiders Club article, back in 2015. It dealt with my approach to 3m+ handicap chases and you may find it an interesting read. You can read that HERE>>>
I will be travelling back north on Thursday afternoon and Friday’s post will be up later than usual/maybe Friday morning. I am off to Haydock races for the day- courtesy of the free tickets John Hunt gave me after my last visit on Betfair Chase day where I tried the ‘commentary challenge’. I thought I was ok and tried to make it entertaining. You can watch/listed to that effort HERE>>> if you missed it the first time!
none. There are two ok chases,esp one at Donny, but I will continue to give the head a rest/clear out.
Handicap hurdle/chase portfolio – Live Test
2.40 Donc- Ten Sixty
2.40 – Ten Sixty / Ami Desbois
3.00 South – Bold (14/1<)
Southwell Sires – (test/track/use as you please) (from research post few weeks back)
12.45 – Catharina
3.00 – Bold / King Crimson
As I write I have had a fair go at Ami Desbois above at 4s, with a bit less on Ten Sixty as a saver. Both are TTP picks, both ‘ratings pointers’ and Ami is top rated HRB/Geegeez Speed- hopefully a good sign. Only other to tick those boxes so far was Proud Gamble who bolted up at Muss. Hopefully one can go in. I would have though, given his form, Ami may be well punted, but time will tell.
That will be all for this post.