Saturday 29/08/15

Just a quick note to say I am away for the weekend, albeit with wifi and my lap-top – but I don’t intend looking at much racing – having a couple of ‘days off’ is never bad for the mind.  I had a quick look tomorrow and saw that Tangerine Trees is running in the […]

September Trainers to Keep Onside

Come the end of August I will have a  look back through and see how the August trainers performed this year. As I write they are approx 9/41, +16 points BFSP. Dore is 1/5 +12 ISP, Makin 0/7, -7 ISP, Gosden 1/7, -4 SP , and Wall 7/22, +10 ISP. So, they have done ok, […]

Tip of the Day: 28/08/15

Letting Al Alfa (9/4, 25p R4, 13/8 SP) go was not so annoying as letting a 6/1 winner, Cusheen Bridge, slip through the net yesterday. My doubts were unfounded as he was simply the best horse in the race and the steady gallop didn’t cause him any problems at all, he is clearly just versatile […]

Tip of the Day 27/08/15

No complaints with Titus Bolt yesterday. He got the run of the race and was able to dictate and for a moment looked to have them all at it. It was at that point I thought he may kick on but there wasn’t much there when asked. From the 4 micro system selections there were […]

Tip of the Day: 26/08/15

Running Total (trial) : 38 bets / 10 wins / 19 places (inc wins) / +19.5 SP  *** 4.30 Musselburgh Titus Bolt – 1 point win – 6/1 (general)  The way in… Well a mixture really, but mainly Pace and his geegeez speed rating. I like finding front runners in general that I think may […]

Losing Control, and How to Get it Back…

There is one area of this game I really need to improve on. And that is discipline. Well, it is more about how to keep control, in the context that I know I will always bet on horses that I shouldn’t….   ***   We have all been there. Sat in front of the TV […]

Tip of the Day: 25/08/15

No Bet again today as I am struggling to find anything of note, so another day off. What with bog like conditions, small fields, poor quality racing and no meaningful ‘ways in’ that I can find, it is best to sit this one out I think. There is also the possibility of numerous non runner […]

Tip of the Day: 24/08/15

No bets today although some notes of interest below.  The two selections on Saturday didn’t run very well, simple as that really. The horse at the Curragh faded suggesting the run came too soon – you have to trust the trainer with such runners and until they run on the track it is hard to […]

Tips of the Day 22/08/15 + York Notes

Well, a superb day for the ‘shortlist’ yesterday and nearly a treble for the post as the main Tip of The Day went down by a nose. It was agonising as she was caught on the line. But, that is racing and it is best not to dwell on these things. I/we will benefit from […]

York Day 3: Notes

The 3.40 looks a cracker of a race but one I am struggling to work out if truth be told. You could make a case for many in here and I cannot see how anyone can be too dogmatic over any of the market principles, with every horse in the race having a question to […]