Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Is it Spring?

No account bet again today unfortunately as the weather still disrupts racing.
Is it really Spring or has Winter just been extended for a while?!

We had one free bet, Carrig An Uisce in the 2.10 which turned out to be an easy winner.
They have been trying to win with this one for a couple of runs now but there was also a good word in the same race for Tifernati who was said to be over a few niggling injuries.
Tifernati was a fairly late non runner, making the race somewhat easier.
Carrig An Uisce looked to be struggling 2 out but picked up quite well and went on to win by 12 lengths.

Elsewhere there is a fairly good word for Free Tussy in the 8.00 tonight but we don't like Kempton at the best of times and with the non runners it is no value at 13/8 or so.

The weather is showing little signs of settling down.
Wincanton is abandoned already for tomorrow and Newton Abbot has been called off for Saturday.

There is a possibility of an account bet tomorrow but Saturday is looking more likely.

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Darn non runners!

We were close to an account bet today but a non runner ruined the plans.

Last night we had a good word for Issaquah in the 2.40. The message was "A good run is expected and we can't see it out of the first 3 at around 10/1"
Unfortunately Knight In Purple was pulled out at 8.30 meaning we were looking at a 7 runner race so two places as well as a shorter price than expected.

Rather than an account bet we put it on Twitter as a free bet and it hosed up at 5/1. Typical!

Its always a fine line when asked the question, whats worse, missing a winner or backing a loser?
If we were a service that backed 60 or 70 horses a month we would possibly have still made Issaquah an account bet but the reduction to two places left us feeling we didn't have an edge so no bet.

The weather looks to be set to impact the racing fixtures over the next week or so with some horrendous weather forecast for Scotland and Northern Ireland tonight.
Exeter is abandoned already for tomorrow and Newton Abbot are inspecting tomorrow for Saturday.

Hopefully though we should still have a bet or two before the weekend, all being well.

Thanks for reading

Monday, 29 March 2010

Una loser

One account bet today, the very disappointing Una Pelota. 3pt win @ 5/2.
There was a good word for this Michael Owen owned runner who had switched yards and was said to be working well.
He was well backed in the morning but failed to show a lot on the track.

You could be kind to the horse and say that he pulled quite hard early on when there was no pace on but that would be very kind for what was essentially a poor run.

Other than that there was very little going on today.

Tomorrow there are precautionary inspections at both Newcastle and Exeter as heavy rain and snow look like they could have an impact on the racing in the next few days.

We have a couple of decent bets lined up for the weekend, weather permitting.
There are a few nice unraced 2yo's we are waiting for and they should be running pretty soon.

Aintree is also just around the corner and we are almost certain to have a decent bet in the Bumper.

Thats all for now, thanks for reading.

Sunday, 28 March 2010


No bet today which was a good thing.

We had fairly good words for three horses and none won so we made the right decision.

In the 2.10 King O The Gypsies was fancied but too short for us. He could only manage second, beaten a head.
Still at Hexham, in the 4.55 we had a good word for two runners in the same race. Fightstar and Sunnyside were both fancied by their yards. We put Fightstar up as a free bet.
Sunnyside finished second with Fightstar never getting competitive in ground that was looking pretty desperate by now.

Elsewhere, the email situation seems to be slowly getting resolved.
We are still blocked (again) by Microsoft meaning no Hotmail, Live or MSN emails get accepted but we sent some test emails to GMail today and they were fine.
They are looking into what happened and apparently the emails were held up at their end by "between 1 and 15 hours" - Strange.

We have joined Microsoft's Junk Mail Reporting Partner Program (MJMRPP?) and apparently should be all ok again within a week or so.
On the form we have to complete it asks if we send over a million emails a month. Are they kidding?!
Its all exciting stuff, not...

Pretty poor stuff tomorrow, as is the norm for a Monday but we have our eye on one.
We will wait for a call or two tomorrow to see if there is a bet or not.

Thanks for reading

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Flat in with a profit!

A good if slightly frustrating day for us today on the first day of the flat season.

We had a bet on Thursday for the Lincoln, Penitent, 4pt win @ 7/2.
In truth we expected this to start around 9/4 or 5/2 today and the SP of 3/1 (much bigger on Betfair) was a surprise.
Much of the drift was probably due to the confusion over the draw but it didn't matter much as the results was never in too much doubt.

Second up we though we were on two from two in running. Squires Gate, 3pt win @ 11/2 was given a slightly strange start to the race as he was pulled in behind to take a middle course.
He was absolutely cruising with around 300 yards to run and trading at long odds on in running but didn't find anything like it looked he would and he could only manage 3rd.
A very promising horse all the same and one to keep on the right side of.

Finally we had Presvis, 2pt win @ 5/2.
Where possible we try not to blame jockeys as its a hard job and it makes us sound like bad losers. However, Christophe had an absolute nightmare on this today!
He looked to have a ton of horse under him with 500 metres to run only to manage to run in behind a wall of horses with no possible way out. From 6/4 to 50/1 on Betfair in around 3 seconds.

A nice profit on the day though and we will show around 35 points in profit for March when our web guys update the website after the weekend.

Finally, we seemed to have all kinds of problems with members receiving our emails today for some reason.
Last week we had our emails to Hotmail accounts blocked by them as they saw it as spam. After 10 or so emails back and forth to them they saw we don't send spam in any way and allowed our messages through.
They seem to have blocked them again today. Messages to Googlemail, BT Internet and some yahoo accounts also seemed to fail to get through. Some others with yahoo accounts got our messages 3 times.

We never send unwanted emails and this is particularly frustrating as we get around 10 spam messages a day, much of it racing related.

We will be looking into what we can do about this and will probably have to sent 2 emails for the time being to ensure one gets through. - one from our server and one from Hotmail.
In the mean time can we ask all members who don't currently get the bets sent by SMS to send us your mobile numbers if possible so we can add you to the SMS list.
Its always good to have that as a back up, just in case.

Its unlikely there will be a bet tomorrow but we are interested in the Bumper at Hexham (4.55).
However, we need to have a close look at the ground.
If there is a bet it will go out later than usual but before 3.30.

Thanks for reading

Friday, 26 March 2010

Here comes the flat!

Another no bet day today as we gear up for the start of the flat season in England tomorrow.

We were close to an account bet on The Bay Bandit in the last race of the night at Wolverhampton. We made the right decision, just, as he was nabbed on the line and beaten a short head.

Elsewhere there was an interesting race lined up in the 7.40 at Wolves.
The Tim Vaughan trained Contradiktive was the subject of a huge plunge from 10/1 down to 2/1 (as low as 6/4 in a place) before being withdrawn.
Did word get out too early? Certainly one to keep an eye on for the next run or so whatever...

The flat starts tomorrow and we should have at least one more bet to go with our bet already placed on the Lincoln.
We have interesting information in both England and Ireland over the weekend as well as the possibility of a bet at Meydan.

Thanks for reading

Thursday, 25 March 2010

No bet Thursday

Quiet stuff today and we weren't even close to an account bet.

Chepstow going was pretty awful and the going in Ireland wasn't much better either.
There was a good word for Lambro in the bumper at Thurles (5.45.) He travelled well and looked the winner but found little.

There was also a good word for Goolagong at Kempton (about to run as we type...)
Didn't seem great value at evens though, especially as we try to avoid betting at Kempton on the all weather where possible. In hindsight we should have remembered that last night!

The draw for the Lincoln has now been made and perhaps just as important the weather forecast has suggested a fair amount of rain.
We have already sent our bet out to members as we expect if to shorten up dramatically between now and race time.

We are really looking forward to the start of the flat. Lots and lots to look forward to with a huge list of unraced two year olds we will be backing.

Thanks for reading

p.s. Goolagong has just finished second, beaten fairly easily. Lots of money lost there by the looks of the SP!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

No, No Wigmo

Brief blog tonight as we have to be a bit careful about what we say.

One account bet tonight, Jessica Wigmo, 2pt e/w Take 8/1.
Good word for this runner who was said to be working much better after some niggling injuries.
A few members struggled to get on at the advised price and 6/1 was soon the best price available. The money continued to come until around 5pm when she started to drift. And drift. And drift...
By off time she was out to 18 to back on Betfair and 5.8 in the place market. Our fate was sealed before the gates had opened unfortunately.
Not surprisingly, she missed the break and finished last. Returned at 12/1.

It happens, unfortunately. This time we just need to swallow it and move on.
Sure she will win soon but she won't be carrying any of our cash when  she does.

Unlikely there will be an account bet tomorrow but the weekend is still looking promising.

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

No Galaxy Rocking

One bet for us today, Galaxy Rock, 3pt win @11/4
There was a good word for this runner today and we were aware that AP had gone to Kempton just for this ride.
He ran a good race and was beaten by a fine front running ride by Liam Treadwell on the winner, Alderluck. Alderluck quickened well 3 out and put a gap between himself and the field. AP was slightly caught on heels and couldn't make up the ground, despite a bad jump by the winner at the last.

Elsewhere the Hobbs yard ran a very smart type with Captain Chris in the first at Kempton. Much too short for a bet but a very impressive performance all the same.

All being well there should be at least one account bet tomorrow, probably late on at Kempton.

On a seperate note we have heard that Tell Massini, one of our account bets at Cheltenham was suffering with a bacterial infection when he ran.
Doesn't get our money back but does at least explain the disappointing run!

Until tomorrow, thanks for reading.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Bet or no bet?

When is a bet not a bet?
For us as a service its when the horse is odds on.

Today we were looking forward to Srda in the 3.50.
We blogged last night that we were looking at a bet depending on the price and at that stage Srda was around 13/8 on Betfair.
Unfortunately she was no longer odds against when the bookies priced up this morning so no account bet for us.

She ended up going off at evens and winning by an easy 7 lengths.

It can be frustrating missing what turned out to be an easy winner but in the long run its all about value. Today it could be argued that Srda was great value at evens (as she won so easily) but in the long term we are adamant odds on isn't the way to play as a general rule.

Elsewhere there was very little we were interested in. Pretty poor racing, as is usual on a Monday unfortunately.

Hopefully there should be an account bet tomorrow and the end of the week is still looking pretty interesting.

Thanks for reading

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Quiet Sunday

Nothing doing today with no account bets.

We had info that two horses were fancied today but unfortunately they were both in the same race.
Alan's yard fancied Nuts N Bolts and J Howard Johnsons yard fancied theirs, Jago River.
We put Nuts N Bolts up as a free bet. He drifted to 6/1 while Jago River was well supported into 2/1 favourite.
Jago travelled well and looked the likely winner 3 furlongs out but Nuts N Bolts stayed on well to get up inside the last furlong. Tiger Maguire ran a fine race to split the pair and is one to keep an eye on as the winner and third were well fancied.

Tomorrow at Wolverhampton looks interesting and we are looking at one account bet, minimum, although that will depend on the price.
The runner in question is already shorter than we expected though which is unfortunate.

The end of the week looks as though it could be quite busy with the flat season in the UK starting on Saturday.

Thanks for reading

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Top Tiger

Racing was very much back to normality today after a whirlwind four days.

We had just one account bet and it landed a huge gamble. Tranquil Tiger, 3pt win @ 5/2 was available at 10/3 very early on and was backed right into 11/8 before winning in some style.

We knew Tranquil Tiger had been working very well with Twice Over and the money would be down. It may have even gone off odds on had it not been for the sustained support for Stotsford who was backed from 7/1 into 9/2.
The result was never in much doubt although he did idle slightly in front.

We are now just over 32 points in profit for March.

Elsewhere there was very little to report.
We didn't even put anything up on Twitter as a free bet, which is rare for a Saturday.

The flat season is just a week away now and and we have lots to look forward to. We are hoping for another very good season and already have a list of very nice prospects for April and May.

Nothing in the pipeline yet for tomorrow or Monday but we will be waiting on a few calls so there may well be a bet.
We have a couple of strong bets lined up for the later in the week though, all being well.

Thanks for reading

Friday, 19 March 2010

Final day @ Chelts

Well, for many this Cheltenham meeting will go down as a bloodbath for many punters who have lost 4-0 to the bookies. Thats with three impossible races yet to be run!

We had one account bet today, Tell Massini 2pt e/w @ 9/2.
There was a very big word for this runner today and reading some of the other blogs it seems he was tipped up in many places.
He travelled very well, looking like the winner 4 out and traded as low as 7/4 in running. Unfortunately from there he appeared to go lame and was pulled up before the last.

Elsewhere we had an ante post bet on Kauto Star and we all know what happened there. Fair play to the winner though, very impressive.

Overall we managed to finish slightly in profit on our day of the race bets, thanks to Peddlers cross winning at 7/1 and could have been luckier with two each way bets finishing 4th.

Three races left to run but we will be leaving early to avoid the traffic. The ground has changed with all the rain so anything could happen from now!

Staying over in South Wales tonight and then back to base early tomorrow morning.

There will probably be an account bet tomorrow but not certainly.

The flat season is just around the corner now and we have lots lined up already. Aintree is only three weeks away as well!

If you are betting on the last 3 races, be lucky.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Day 3 @ Chelts

Close, but no cigar today.

On the day we had Deep Purple, 1pt e/w @ 22/1 and he ran a massive race but could only manage 4th.
The ground was perfect and he was supported right down to 11/1 at the off. He travelled really well out in front and was going better than the winner with just over half a mile to go.
Unfortunately he made a mistake 4 out and was crowded in the final bend losing some momentum.
Not too much damage done with only a point each way but a place at least would have been nice.

We also had an ante post runner, Karabak, 2pt e/w @ 10/1 and suffered the same fate!
He never had a chance with the winner or the second but he flew home up the hill and was just beaten for 3rd place by around a neck.

An each way bet finishing 4th when they pay 3 places is always annoying, especially when it happens twice in one day!

The last 2 races of today at Cheltenham don't interest us from a betting point of view.

There is a good word for Raptor in the 6.45 at Wolverhampton and if there were 8 runners or more we would be playing but as its down to 7, no bet.

On a seperate note, it seems a few members didn't receive todays email - mainly Hotmail accounts.
Don't forget that we can also send account bets by SMS at no charge just in case the email fails for some reason.

At least one account bet tomorrow along with our ante post bet on Kauto Star to run.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Day 2 @ Chelts

A much better day today at a more sudbued Cheltenham than yesterday.

We had two account bets today.
1.55 Marius Maximus, 2pt win @ 9/2 who was very disappointing. This horse works well at home but just fails to put it in on the track. He was backed right into 10/3 and traded 5/4 after just two furlongs but pretty much faded from then on!
He is much better than this and it will click at some point but we won't be on until he has won at least one race.

2.05 Peddlers Cross, 2pt e/w at 7/1 was a nice, welcome winner.
He always travelled well and was surprisingly easy to back in running - available at 6/1 with 5 furlongs to run, going easily - and turned out a decent winner.
Our message was that he was yet to be stretched and improving all the time and it was spot on.

Elsewhere, we thought we had landed a nice ante post bet in the RSA with Long Run (2pt e/w @ 6/1)
He looked to be going best 3 out but we can't argue with the winner , Weapons Amnesty, who was impressive. Long Run held on for 3rd to get the each way money though.

Most impressive performance of the day by far was in the last though.
Cue Card looked an absolute class act winning with ease even though he was pretty keen early. There was some trouble in the race but the winner was absolute different class.
We were close to an account bet on Tavern Times and he was possibly unlucky to finish only 4th.
Cue Card must be favourite for the Supreme Novices next year surely?

All in all, a nice profit on the day.
We are now just over 30 points in profit for March.

We have at least one account bet tomorrow.

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Day 1 @ Chelts

Well, day one turned out to be a tricky one for us.

First up was one of our ante post bets from December, Dunguib.
There will be many blaming the jockey and maybe he should have kept him closer to the pace but he wanted to have a clear sight of the hurdles. A good race to watch and we don't think Dunguib would have won with a different jockey on board. We will never know.

We also had a small account bet in the 1.30, Oscar Whiskey, 1pt e/w @ 9/1 with Sky Bet who were paying first 4 home.
Fortunately they were, as we managed to finish 4th with a slight profit on the race.

In the Arkle we were on Captain Cee Bee, 3pt win @ 3/1. We knew he would be well backed and he was but unfortunately he left his jumping boots at home and wasn't fluent throughout.

Our final account bet of the day lost all chance with a bad jump as well. Garde Champetre, 3pt win @ 9/4. He travelled well but a bad mistake about 5 out cost him all chance and although he rallied he was never going to make up for that bad mistake.

Elsewhere, Binocular was an impressive winner of the big one. Hope those that layed this at 1000 managed to negate losses...
Khyber Kim ran a great race to finish second and lost nothing in defeat.

There will be an account bet tomorrow but possibly only one. There may be a bet away from Cheltenham as well.
We also have two ante post bets running tomorrow and are hoping for a better day!

We are currently just over 11 points in profit for March and almost 50 points in profit for 2010.

Thanks for reading

Monday, 15 March 2010

One day to go!

Not surprisingly there were no account bets today with the poor racing on show with Cheltenham just one day away!

We are in Cheltenham already and the atmosphere is amazing. Many people really looking forward to the start tomorrow and a few that will be nursing hangovers by the looks of things!

We caught most of the racing today and were very impressed by Alan's Priceless Art. He is by no means his best bumper horse and he has something special that will be aimed at the Aintree bumper in April.

Obviously lots to look forward to over the next four days, in particular. We are still hoping for a plot away from the main action as well on Wednesday.

Bets will be sent out around 12 noon for the next 4 days and we will also be covering the majority of races in a 'bits and bobs' section that will mention horses not quite strong enough for an account bet.

Thanks for reading, roll on tomorrow!


Sunday, 14 March 2010

A little Fawlty

We were expecting no account bets today but had a strong message for Mrs Fawlty, 2pt win @ 9/2.
She was expected to step up on her last run now she was back at Towcester but pretty much hit every hurdle. She was still in with a shout with 3 to jump but faded from there to finish 5th. Even with a good round of jumping it would have taken a good one to have beaten the winner today though.

That puts us 16.2 points in profit for March and just over 50 points up for 2010.

We have lots lined up for Cheltenham and with some decent ante post bets to look forward to we are hoping March will see a nice profit.

There will be some great bookmaker offers during the week ahead so do shop around for value.

Possibly the best offer is Victor Chandler offering to match the best price of either Ladbrokes, William Hill, Bet 365, Coral, Paddy Power, Totesport & Betfred and give you best odds guaranteed.

If you haven't got a Victor Chandler account, you can open one on our website and get two weeks membership for doing so.

Thanks for reading

Saturday, 13 March 2010

No Nikos Extra

A tricky Saturday with both our account bets getting beaten.

There was a good word for Niran, 1pt e/w @ 9/1 who was supposed to have come on a bundle for his latest win. That wasn't to be and he ran a very flat race, never looking like getting placed.

Alan King's yard fancied Nikos Extra, 3pt win @ 11/4 and he looked all over the winner with 4 furlongs to run, trading odds on in running. He couldn't pull back the two leaders though so we lose 5 points on the day.

We are now just over 18 points in profit for March and just over 55 points in profit for 2010.

Elsewhere we put up two free bets.
Larks Lad, e/w at 10/1 who ran very well for a long way in the 2.00 but faded out of contention in the final couple of furlongs.
Qaspal who was a very game winner of the Imperial Cup at a well supported 11/4.

Its always annoying when a free bet wins and the account bets don't but it happens from time to time.

A disappointing week overall but plenty to look forward to over the next month in particular with Cheltenham, Doncaster's Lincoln meeting and Aintree's Grand National meeting all around the corner.
We have some great information on some very nice unraced 2-y-o's and are expecting a very good start to the flat season.

There may not be a bet now until Cheltenham on Tuesday but you never know...

Thanks for reading

Sandown day

No account bets yesterday where we were at Sandown for a promotional day. We will be back there for the big one today as well.

Great racing all round yesterday with some good finishes even though 3 races were for amateurs.

We had a word for 3 horses in the 4.05. Doctor Foxtrot, Tara Taylor and the winner Dr Hart. Giles gave Dr Hart a great ride to get him up on the line from what looked an impossible position in running.

Elsewhere the was little info at Sandown but a word for a couple elsewhere.
Captain Smoothy was fancied in the 4.50 at Ayr but was too short for us. Returned 6/5 but bumped into a good one in the shape of Hever Road.
There was a word for the big gamble, Drubinca at Wolverhampton but he could only manage 4th.

We had a big account bet planned today but it is now a non runner. There will be at least one account bet though.

Thanks for reading

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Jessica Wig-no!

No luck today with the account bet and in all honesty we didn't get much of a run for our money.
We backed Jessica Wigmo, 2pt e/w @ 8/1 and we knew she would be well backed, which she was into a tight 5/1 at the off.
Word was that she had overcome her niggling injuries and was now back to her normal self. Unfortunately she broke slowly and was bumped within the first 100 yards, then shuffled in behind and bumped again. From there she had no chance in a 6 furlong race and wasn't overly tried.

We won't give up on her though and may well be backing her next time out.

Elsewhere, very little else to report today.

We had a small each way double on Rudinero, 3rd @8/1 and Gaspara, unplaced at 11/2. Gaspara was never travelling and finished tailed off. The stable thought there were signs of a revival from her but possibly retirement beckons after today run.

Tomorrow looks quiet but we should have at least one bet on Saturday.

Cheltenham is just around the corner and for those interested we will be betting as normal. We would expect at least one account bet each day, along with the ante post bets we already have in place.
Along with that we will be giving a general run down of the main races of each day and some bits and bobs in our members email for those that want more insight.

We are on a promotion day at Sandown tomorrow so the blog will probably be updated on Saturday.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

No super 6!

Well, the fantastic run had to end at some point didn't it?

Two bets today and both were pretty disappointing to be honest.
The only upside of today was that we staked very sensibly so not too much damage done overall.

Our first account bet was Stags Leap, 2pt win @ 9/4 in the 2.00 at Lingfield.
We knew he wasn't 100% fit but was thought to be classy enough to win and improve for the run. The plan wasn't to lead but there was little other choice and he traded 1.51 in running but couldn't cope when the pace increased inside the final 300 yards.

Later in the evening we were on Stanley Rigby 1pt e/w @ 8/1 and he ram no sort of race at all.
We knew Sworn Tigress was fancied by George's yard but she was no value at 1/2 and also made a nice each way race for our selection.
He was supported just before the off but never travelled well and was beaten with no chance of a place with 2 furlongs left to run.

Elsewhere there was very little to report.
A couple of eyecatchers in this afternoon's racing which we will be following up as potential account bets but thats for another day.

Our shiny new website is playing up slightly and the results may not be up to date on the day as usual for a few days while the guys work on it.
For the record we are 27.2 points in profit for March to date.

All being well there should be at least one account bet tomorrow.

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

No bet Tuesday

Another quiet day today with nothing quite strong enough for an account bet.

We had a word on 4 horses today.

3.00, Alternator was fancied to run a big race but blundered badly at the 7th and lost all chance from there.

4.40 Mangham, who bled from the nose last time was thought to be in with a decent each way chance. He ran a good race only to lose 3rd place inside the final furlong.

5.00 Carrig An Uisce, an account bet last time out, was again fancied today. The money was down (5/1 into 2/1, although easily available at 3/1 on Betfair at the off?!) and he travelled well through the race only to fade badly inside the final furlong.

5.40 Fulford was fancied to land a quick double and ran well although never quite looking like he was going to get there. He finished half a length second.

So, fortunately the right decision to have no bet today. The rest of the week looks a little busier and we should have at least one account bet tomorrow.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Mundane Monday

Poor racing on offer today and we had no bet.
This proved to be the right thing to do.

In the first at Lingfield there was a good word for Jawal which ran an awful race finishing last of seven. Fortunately there was a lot of money for the winner, Merrqaad, from a stable where the money must be respected so we swerved the race.
There wasn't a strong word for George's Romantic Queen in the 3.50 although they thought she would run well. If there were 8 runners we would have played each way but 5/1 in a 7 runner race wasn't attractive to us. She ran well enough and managed second.

Tomorrows racing isn't much better than todays but we may have a bet. There are a couple we are waiting for confirmation about.

In other news, our new website is now live @
Hopefully you will notice a huge improvement. There may be a couple of teething problems still which are being worked on but any feedback is very much appreciated.

Just over a week and Cheltenham gets under way, can't wait!

Thanks for reading.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

No bet Sunday

A day with no information whatsoever today therefore there will be no bets.

We did look for a sneaky each way double (second favourites priced around 4/1 against odds on favourites) but there was only one race that fitted that bill.

In fact, we aren't even going to be watching the racing live today as its such poor stuff. A team day out playing golf is in order instead. We will record it and watch tomorrow morning just for pointers though its unlikey there will be many!

Sometimes its good to have a whole day off from betting as seven days a week racing can be a bit much. There is certainly an argument for a few Sunday's with no racing in the few weeks build up to Cheltenham.

In other news we have a new website almost ready and it will be launched in the next week or so. Its a big improvement from our current one which just about does the job!

Mondays racing looks pretty uninspiring but every race has a winner and we will see what the morning phone calls bring.

Thanks for reading and enjoy this sunny Sunday!


Saturday, 6 March 2010

High five!

Another good day today with just one small account bet, King O The Gypsies, 2pt win @ 7/4.
He had to battle hard to win after a less than fluent round of jumping but Denis have him a very strong ride to keep him at it.

That puts us just over 30 points in profit for March now from just 16 points staked with 5 winners from 5 bets. 
With Cheltenham upcoming and some ante post bets to run we are hopeful of a very good month.

There was a good word for three other horses which we put up as free bets on Twitter.
3.10 Pasco, 3.45 Nearby, 5.05 Robin De Cruesse.
All ran well without winning. Nearby looked all over the winner and was just collared close home.
It was a shame none of the free bets actually won but we were pleased we picked the right bet for the members account bet. Its always tricky to measure the strength of information coming in so it was pleasing to get it spot on today.

Very unlikely there will be a bet tomorrow. In fact the week ahead will probably be very quiet as we build towards Cheltenham.
We do have two horses in particular we are looking out for as well as a plot planned away from Cheltenham a week on Wednesday!

Thats all until tomorrow. As always, thanks for reading!


Friday, 5 March 2010

No bet Friday

A quiet day for us today with no bet and it was the right decision.

We had word for a few horses but nothing very strong.
In the 1.50 Vulcanite was fancied but having missed the early 9/4 we weren't interested in the 11/8. It was a good winner though and may well go in again next time.

We put a couple of free bets on Twitter, Flemmingsbond in the 2.00 who was travelling well when falling two out. Was trading second favourite at the time and may have won.
There was also a good word for Oasis Star in the 6.10 at Meydan. This was disappointing.

It's a good discipline not having a bet some days.
It can be very annoying when you don't have a bet and miss a loser but getting the balance right is very important for long term profits.

Selective betting is the way to long term profits in our opinion.

Fairly decent racing tomorrow and there are a couple we have our eye on.
Until then, thansk for reading!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Good start continues

Well, it was worth waiting for!
Our great start to March continues as Sworn Tigress 3pt win @ 2/1 wins with ease in the last race of the night at Wolverhampton as expected.

We had word from the yard that this horse was fully expected to do the business first time of asking for Sir Alex Ferguson (the owner) and she duly obliged by an easy 6 lengths.
Our stake was slightly tempered by the fact that we had a message that Barodine was trying for its life under new ownership - 3rd at 5/2 - but our Baker information is second to none.

Elsewhere there was very little to report.
We avoided George's other runner, Saddlers Bend in the 8.20 because although it was fancied, 3 races in a week was a potential problem. The early morning price of evens wasn't any value and although she ran a good race we made the right choice.

There was a good word for General Tufto in the 5.10 at Southwell but 7/4 in an amateurs race didn't float our boat. He was given an awful ride and is one to look out for next time out.

Lots of racing tomorrow and we have a couple to look out for. Maybe an account bet or even two.

Until then, thanks again for reading.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

March hat trick!

Another good day today with our advised bet, Desert Recluse 3pt win @ 5/2 winning with ease.
We were told this was a very well handicapped horse after earning its handicap mark by running over inadequate trips. Trading at 1.2 with 3 furlongs to run he was very handicapped indeed!
He went on to win by a comfortable 6 lengths but unfortunately has no imminent engagements or we may well have been playing our winnings up.

That makes it 3 out of 3 so far for March, long may that continue!

We thought it may be a no bet day but by 10am we had news on three horses all expected to run well! Fortunately we read the strength of the messages correctly and backed the right one.

We put Withnail up as a free bet on our website and Twitter as we had heard a very big run was expected on its first run for the new stable. The 8/1 soon disappeared and it went off a very well backed 3/1 favourite but was never near enough to challenge. One to look out for though.

Tonight there is a good word for Helium in the 8.45 at Kempton but with it being our least favourite betting track in the country we will be taking a watching brief.

Not a lot to look forward to tomorrow or Friday, unless there are any calls like todays, but we should have a decent bet on Saturday and Sunday- weather permitting.

Time to settle down for the England game now. No betting involved!

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Super Srda!

A nice winner with our only account bet of the day, 2pts win on Srda at 5/2.

We had news that she was expected to win when she saw a racecourse a while back but there were some concerns that she may run a bit green, hence the small stakes.
There were no signs of greeness and she ran a great race, battling on well to win on the inside rail.

Elsewhere, not much else to report on the horses front today, other than Mille Chief being ruled out of the Triumph. A big shame as we were on at 12/1 each way but that's the nature of ante post betting.

We traded on the cricket once England started to get into trouble and ended up with a decent profit, laying England at a low of 1.17 and backing back at a high of 2.04 as well as playing at all odds in between.
A Bangladesh win would have been more profitable but our patriotic side is pleased with a profit and an England win!

Nothing lined up for tomorrow as yet, so maybe no bet but we will wait on some morning calls.

Thanks for reading!

March 1st, good start

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A good start to March  and to be fair it was needed after a pretty poor February.
Just one bet on the day but it was a fairly big stake with 6pts win on Saddlers Bend at 6/5.

Our contacts at George Baker's rarely let us down and while they didn't here but it was mighty close. Saddlers Bend was full of running as he hit the front with over a furlong to go and quickly traded 1.2 in running but certainly found the extended mile slightly too far and just held on.
The second, King's Icon could be considered an unlucky loser  but after some bad luck last month we deserved some luck coming our way!

Away from the account bet there was a good late word for Edgevine in the last at Plumpton but we steered away from a bet because the ground was pretty desperate by then. He managed 3rd at 10/1 but with only seven runners we were right not to play.

We have one small account bet today and lots to look forward to in March as the weather will hopefully settle down and allow us some steady ground over the coming weeks.

We have lots of ante post bets for Cheltenham and all are looking good value at this stage with the exception of Mille Chief who is now a doubtful runner.

Two weeks and counting until Cheltenham starts...