Punchestown Day 3 (not much of interest) + Redcar

Just a quick post to say that there isn’t anything I really fancy on day 3 at Punchestown which is dominated by races that I wouldn’t normally bet in.  Having said that I have had a small interest bet on BOG WAR in the 3.40 at 5/1. For me, with 5 places, this is an […]

A Typical Punting Day (inc a Puchestown bet)

A bit of everything today. Firstly there are some thoughts on Punchestown including an ‘official’ bet. I then outline every other bet I have had today with some reasons why. These have stemmed from the same routine I go through most days.    ***   Punchestown  6.40 Bright New Dawn  UP 16/1 1/2 point EW, + […]

Bet365 Gold Cup Chase

A welcome return to the winner’s enclosure for the blog last week and hopefully I can follow it up in the big race on Saturday…   3.50 Sandown*  Grand Jesture 10/1 1.5 points win Algernon Pazham 25/1 0.5 point each way 5 places Bet365 Vics Canvas 16/1 0.5 point win  (3 points bets in total)  […]

A few for Tuesday 21/04/15

UPDATE: Well sods law would dictate that the day I put up some stats horses of interest they all run appallingly but that is the nature of the beast. These micro angles will tick along in the background and with any luck Fanshawe will make at least 10 points profit or so this year. Aksoun […]

Scottish Grand National Day (+a few others)

 Scottish Grand National Harry The Viking 25/1 1 point EW (Bet365, 5 places) Wayward Prince 33/1 1/2 point EW (Bet365 5 places)   Time has got the better of me this morning however after much deliberation I have come up with these two. There are not too many trends in this. In fact you could […]

Midweek Musings

I have had a look at the 3.50 Cheltenham and also have a couple of ‘Flat Handicap Debut’ trainers that have a couple of runners at Newmarket to keep an eye on.    3.50 Cheltenham  Allez Vic 8/1 – 1 point win  Caid Du Berlais – 0.5 point win 6/1   UPDATE: Disappointing from both. I […]

Could do better…(reflecting on a poor week)

A great week of racing but a rather poor one on the betting front for me personally. That is now two Festivals where the blog has lost money. I personally won at Cheltenham, but at Aintree did my level best to give it all back. But for backing the winner of the last race for […]

Aintree Day 3 bets/preview

One day it will all come together on this blog where instead of mentioning horses as savers I put them up as main bets. It is of course all hindsight but on another day Theinval could have been a main selection at 12s and so could RE in the Topham. I wont show you my […]

Aintree Day 2 Bets/Preview

Well Day 1 was generally disappointing but thankfully On The Fringe rescued the day and at least we had a winner to cheer. We also had a 25/1 third in the last – alas I backed it win only, a mistake I will try and avoid today. A 3.5 point loss on Day 1 was […]

Aintree Day 1 Bets

My day 1 bets are below. As usual I have used a mixture of trends, stats, form, micro profiles, micro systems (trainers) and price to come up with my selections. It looks like a tricky day with some smaller than ideal fields in a couple of the races.  A 1 point win bet indicates a […]