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5.15 Sandown.. a note on Jay Kay from the Members’ Post, who I put in ‘bold’- which may be some indication of mild confidence. It worked with yesterday’s notes anyway, 2/3, winners at 5/1 and 11/2 as posted on here…
Jay Kay –
*urgh… why he hasn’t tried to make all I have no idea, winner has got an easy lead and led all the way, that was meant to be him!- but way he responded to pressure suggests he may just be out of form. Or sulks. Halved in price, the only ‘positive’.
I am being disciplined now with my ‘bet of the day’ on the flat, at least until i get that PL fig looking a bit healthier- unexposed/6/1+ the main starting point. This one is far from unexposed but you can make a decent case. He is a strat 2 also- has top geegeez speed figure and I hope they try and make all- all of his wins are when making all, or being so close to pace he takes it up 2/3f out. He wont mind the soft turf and he is well handicapped again. The hood also returns having done far too much the last day without it on. He was an ok second 4 starts back and is now 6lb lower. Every little helps. And that was in a C4. So, the hood and dictating from front could be reasons for improvement. Also, the yard is in better form. Burke is 3/13,4p in the last 7 days. In the 23 days before that he was 2/53,8p. I think they are going better than they were! Maybe that is an excuse for recent poor runs since that decent second. There is enough there for a bet and maybe I will start using bold as an indication of my confidence levels compared to others. That may be useful, it may not. It worked yesterday, a good start.
Betting Shop Characters from years gone by…
I don’t know if you’re on the Daily Punt email list, I think you should be. Or in any case read the blog from time to time. One David Massey (well known in racing circles and a fine judge of a bet) writes regular columns for them and there is always something interesting to read. (same chaps are behind the Betting School/Insiders Club) The last couple of days he’s told a few stories about his days in betting shops and some of the characters he knew/would see. I found them an enjoyable read and you may do too…
First post: READ HERE>>>
Second post: READ HERE>>>
(they are brief) You can access all posts HERE>>>
(none of those are affiliate links etc, just posted as I enjoyed the read and thought you may too…)
Jack Lander... is walking some more…
This kid is one little trooper. He is raising money again for the Injured Jockeys Fund and Racing Welfare, two worthy causes we should all support from time to time. A few months ago on here I promised to make a donation to the IJF around the time of Freddy Ts injury at Kempton. As of yesterday I still hadn’t done so. Poor. And in truth I don’t think I had ever donated to either charity, which in my mind was just plain wrong, given the part racing plays in my life. But, I’ve corrected that now by donating to Jack. He deserves the support. (he’s raised £5 700 or so to date)
He has 80 miles left on this walk and if ,like me, you have never donated to those charities, you can support Jack and do so HERE>>> (if you so wish)
Right, that’s enough for today.
GL with any bets,
ps. oh and the master big priced ‘free tipping king’ Gary Priestley has joined in a convo below, well worth a read….