Saturday 27/06/15

Well yesterday was good fun. 7/1 winner for OMeara and Makin at Chester who continue in blinding form and the easiest winner I have backed for some time at Cartmel at 15/2. There were of course a fair smattering of losers too but the majority of horses (bar Winter Alchemy) ran well. So, that was […]

Friday: Stats Galore!

Exclusive Waters ran well in second yesterday at 12/1 and for a brief moment looked like winning. Sadly he bumped into a slightly more progressive rival who improved for the step up. But, a small profit on anyone who backed him each way. It was slightly ironic as there was rain which wouldn’t have helped […]

Can Exclusive Waters win again?

While trawling through my usual tools one stats caught my eye today and that was the form of Tracy Waggot and Robert Winston when they team up in handicaps at Newcastle. Indeed since 2009 they are 14 bets / 5 wins / 8 places / +24 SP.  Therefore my eye was drawn to their one […]

Some learning points from last week…

I don’t like to dwell on the past for too long but it is always worth reflecting on an event such as Royal Ascot to see what you can learn for next time, and whether there are any horses worth keeping an eye on. The blog was -9 points for the week and clearly I […]

Wokingham Stakes

A fairly quiet week for me at Ascot and I think I am about 12 points down, technically the blog is 8 points down. It has been great entertainment and if you have had a profitable week to date well done. Thankfully the blog had made a few points before this week to soften the […]

Royal Ascot: Day 4

Just some quick thoughts on the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes. I will get stuck into a couple of the races on Saturday but for now there are some thoughts on the 5pm tomorrow. I am going to have a go at Watersmeet (12/1) and Igider (7/1). Not official ‘tips’ as I am trying to stick […]

Royal Ascot: Day 3

The Royal Hunt Cup was a disaster and I am still picking the egg off my face. I still can’t believe that serial hold up/mid div performers Serius Prospect and Bronze Angel were setting a pace that the near side couldn’t match. There were no form/profile shocks in the top 5 (if ignoring race set up) […]

Royal Ascot: Day 2

UPDATE: Oh dear, well that couldn’t have gone any worse could it! I appear to have got that spectacularly wrong as the far side dominated. That is the nature of the beast in races such as that but I am in slight shock. As they passed halfway the big group on the near side was […]

Royal Ascot: Day 1

UPDATE Well no run for our money from the 50/1 poke which was disappointing. I thought he would be ridden much closer but clearly was just not very good on the day. It is always easy after the event but with hindsight Gold Dream wasn’t the biggest surprise and it was a shame I didn’t […]

Saturday No Bets

There will be no preview today, I will save myself for Royal Ascot (and I am in a rush – and I never pick winners/do very well when rushing) Good Luck with your Saturday wagers