Monday, 30 August 2010

Perfect Plaisterer

One account bet for us today, another nice winner.

Plaisterer, 3pt win @ 4/1 was sent out early as we expected quite a big gamble on her today.
The 4/1 went at around 9.15 (20 minutes after our message) but as it was quite early on a Bank Holiday we have recorded the price as 7/2 in our results.  Its totally reasonable that some members weren't up in time to get the price! - She returned 10/3

Connections kept her in training this year with the hope of getting some black type. That is now looking unlikely but with the drop in the weights and ground that suits she was well fancied today.
There was a good word for Resurge in the same race but our Chris Wall info is usually second to none so we stuck with what we know.

Come race time Plaisterer was kicked out in front from the start and never really looked like getting beaten in all honesty.
She was given a great ride by Alan Munro, who gave her a breather with around 4 furlongs to go before kicking on again and winning by a comfortable length.

We are now just over 37 points in profit for August which is nice, especially considering all the rain we have had.

There is a fair chance of a bet tomorrow but we will know more in the morning.

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Almost, Bill.

One account bet for us today where we looked to have landed the money until close home.

Belgian Bill, 4pt win @ 11/4 was well fancied by The George Baker yard.
He had been off the track for a couple of months and continued to improve at home with that time. He is thought of as a group race performer in time and was expected to take this race on the way to better things.

In the race he was always up with the pace and looked the winner approaching the final furlong when he forged into a hard earned length lead.
Unfortunately for us though the winner, Glen's Diamond came with a great late run to assert inside the final 50 yards.
Glen's Diamond landed a bit of a touch, being backed in from 5/1 into 7/2 so we may well have run into one there. He also didn't get the clearest of runs so would have been an unlucky loser.
Belgian Bill traded long odds on in running and ran a great race so we can't really complain.

There is a good chance of a bet tomorrow and the weather looks much more set now, which is good news.

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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Nice little winner

One small bet for us today, a nice winner.
Wake Up Call, 2pt win @ 7/4 was strongly fancied by the yard but we kept stakes very sensible because of the ground.
This filly loves Yarmouth and continues to improve at home. She was strongly fancied to land a season hat trick today.
In truth, we are a bit gutted we staked so sensibly but that is often the case with a winner!

Come race time she was always travelling well on the outside and when asked to pick up and put the race to bed she did so nicely.
She won by a length and a half and will probably still be well handicapped when she runs next.

Elsewhere its been another day of big price winners with a 66/1 chance going in at Sedgefield.
A 22/1 chance has just win the first at Leicester as well so there may well be some more shock results to come while the ground is tricky.

There is some more heavy rain forecast in the South tomorrow so we will continue to play sensible.

We are still looking at a large bet at Tipperary on Thursday but the weather will decide over the next 24 hours.

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

No good Saturday

Two small account bets for us today on a very tricky looking Saturday.

First up was Jedi, 2pt win @ 9/2.
This horse loves to get his toe in and is a course winner round Chester which always helps.
The stable form is still a slight concern so stakes were kept sensible for this horse who was well fancied today.
He was supported down to 10/3 by the off and could be considered an unlucky loser.
Travelling fairly well throughout on the inside, Shane Kelly waited as long as he could for a gap to appear but it didn't. He had to switch round the pack, a manouvre which probably made the difference between winning and losing.
He finished 3rd, beaten just under 2 lengths.

Then we had Red Cape, 1pt e/w @ 25/1.
This horse loves it round Ripon and was a very unlucky loser last time out.
He had come out of that race well and we couldn't let him run at 25/1 without a small investment today.
In truth he was very disappointing come race time.
He broke well but was never really in a position to challenge and faded to finish close to last.

Two losers today but fortunately we staked small so not too much damage done overall.

There is a chance of a bet tomorrow and we have a maximum bet lined up over in Ireland towards the end of next week.

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Thursday, 19 August 2010

Brilliant Bassett

Another decent day for us today with a profit from both our account bets.
First up was Wootton Bassett, 4pt win @ 7/4.
2/1 was available with Paddy Power but as they were a standout price only a few would have been able to get on so it wouldn't be right to record that price in our results.
Wootton Bassett has continued to improve and was fancied to keep his unbeaten run today on the way to much better things next season.
There was a huge gamble right into 5/4 at the off. 11/4 was available for small bets in a place last night.

Come race time he bounced out well and was always well up there. He was pushed into the lead around halfway and although joined by the very impressive runner up, Galtymore Lad, he went away to win by almost 2 lengths.
The runner up, Galtymore Lad should be kept in the notebook as this was a very good performance to get so close to Wootton Bassett who is a serious racehourse.

Our second bet was in the very next race.
Rimth, 1pt e/w @ 10/1 had only had one race which she won and suffered some minor setbacks since that win. She took a while to get the hang of things in that race and had tons of improvement to come.
She was finally back to her best at home and it was thought she may be able to spring a surprise today in a race that had a great each way look about it.

Fortunately, all 8 runners went to post. Rimth was very well backed into 4/1 at the off.
She ran pretty green throughout and was covered up early. She stayed on well inside the final furlong to take 3rd place, never looking likely to catch the winner, Hooray.
A small profit on the race and 8 points profit on the day.

We are now just over 30 points in profit for August.

We were close to a bet in the big race of the day and if so we would have backed Sariska.
Anyone who watched the race will know she refused to race as soon as the stalls opened. She just stood there.
Some days we pick the right ones for account bets, some days we don't. Today was definately the former!

There is a good word for Head Waiter in the 7.40 at Killarney tonight. Not strong enough for an account bet but worth a mention for anyone who reads this.

There will probably be an account bet tomorrow but not for certain at this stage.

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

No double Diva

One account bet for us today, Boogie Diva, 4pt win @ 3/1. - best odds guaranteed returned 6/1.
She did us a big favour, winning at 16/1 early in the month so owed us nothing.
She had come on for the run and the extra furlong was expected to suit. Stakes were kept sensible as there were a few unexposed types in the race.

Money came for pretty much every other horse in the race, hence the drift out to 6/1.
She ran a decent race but failed to show a turn of foot to put the race to bed inside the final furlong and could only manage 4th, beaten around a length and a half.

More decent racing tomorrow and there should be at least one account bet.

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Monday, 16 August 2010


One small account bet for us today, one of our favourites.
Excellerator, 1pt win @ 12/1 did us a massive favour when landing a huge touch for us first time out. We put her up at 13/2 and she was backed right in to 11/8 or so before winning on the bit.
That day we had 5 members emailing to say they their account had been closed by the same bookmaker!

She was kept in training this year to try to earn some black type and connections would love to get another win into her before she retires to breed.
Today they were going to try different plans and drop her in behind and come with  late run.

Indeed, she was dropped in behind the pack and in last place for much of the race.
She was brought through on the inside with a good late run inside the final furlong but was never going to catch the winner, Arabian Mirage.
She finished 3rd, beaten a short head for second. A small profit on the day for us.
The winner landed a nice touch, being backed from 11/2 into 7/2 so we kind of ran into one there.

Great racing tomorrow with the start of York's Ebor meeting.

There is a lot of rain forecast but there should be one account bet, price depending.

We have one lined up for Wednesday evening, all being well.

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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Wet Saturday

A very wet day and we had just one small account bet.
Zaidan, 2pt win @ 7/4 was expected to win again en route to the Curragh in September.
Another day when stakes were kept deliberately low because of the rain which pretty much surrounded the country.
It was fortunate we did keep stakes low as Zaidan seemed to dislike the softer ground and ran no sort of race.
He was well up with the pace throughout but when asked to quicked 2 furlongs out, simply didn't respond.

We mentioned 4 other horses as some members like more than one bet on a Saturday.
Signs In The Sand, Kite Wood, Bated Breath and Tajneed were all fancied but nothing strong enough to be an account bet.
Signs In The Sand won and Tajneed ran a decent race but the other two were disappointing.

Overall, not too much harm done on a day where picking winners was very tricky.

Its possible there will be an account bet tomorrow but again we will be watching the skies as much as waiting on calls in the morning.

Some great racing to look forward to this week. Hopefully the weather will start to setle down soon.

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Fabulous Frankel!

Our second bet of Friday ran in the evening meeting at Newmarket in a very decent looking maiden race.
Frankel, 3pt win @ 6/4 (Best odds guaranteed paid 7/4)
We have been waiting for this one to run for a long time and flagged up in our message to members that he is a potential stable star.
We were slightly circumspect in our staking because of the heavy rain that had fallen and were slightly concerned with how soft the ground might become.

He always travelled well in behind the leaders and although slightly niggled along with half a mile to run he came through to win the race pretty easily, without being shown the whip at all.

The second horse home, Nathaniel, is also a horse held in very high regard at home. This was shown by the market support for him from 7/1 in to 3/1.
These two were 5 lengths clear of the 3rd home in what was a very hot race.

Keep an eye out for Frankel, this is a serious racehorse. He will only improve further once stepped up in trip and on a faster surface.

We are now just over 27 points in profit for August from just 8 account bets. Considering 3 of these 8 bets have been second, including one at 14/1, we have to be pleased with the month so far.

Lots of rain around again today.
There will probably a small account bet today but again, stakes will be sensible because of the going.

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Friday, 13 August 2010

1.01 beaten!

A desperately unlucky start to the day for us with our first account bet.

Ventura Sands, 2pt win @ 15/8 was one of two account bets for us today.
He is one of the yards better horses and had been waiting for a 7 furlong race to make his debut.
He settled nicely in between the main pack of horses and was brought to the nearside to challenge with a couple of furlongs to run.
He kicked on and went clear inside the furlong and traded at 1.01 on Betfair for over £1,000.
Needless to say he looked all over the winner but was caught in the last stride by Newport Arch, a 50/1 chance.

Pretty unlucky to get one beaten when they trade so short in running but that's racing.

We have another runner tonight which we will update about in our next blog. Fingers crossed we will be luckier with this one.

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Hump day small bet

One small acount bet for us today, Tanfeeth 1pt e/w @ 6/1 adv.
As pointed out by a couple of members the price pretty much disappeared as soon as the email went out so we settled the bet at 5/1 for account purposes.
Not that it mattered in the long run to be honest!

Tanfeeth was highly touted and had really come to himself in recent weeks. The added rain was also expected to help.
Even with the non runners he was very well supported throughout the day and went off around 7/4.
Come race time, unfortunately he hadn't read the script as he missed the break somewhat.
From there he encountered slight traffic problems when looking for a run with a couple of furlongs to go.
He was given a pretty tender ride once it was clear he wasn't going to win and is certainly one to keep an eye on.

Fortunately not too much damage done with small stakes and it may be money lent as he will surely be winning races shortly.

There will probably be an account bet tomorrow but not for sure at this stage.

Great racing to come over the next few days but also lots of rain forecast so we will have to play sensibly.

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Monday, 9 August 2010

Good end to a good week

Still playing catch up with lots of things which is often the case over the weekend, hence the late blog update.

One account bet for us on Sunday, a nice winner.

Ishbelle, 3pt win @ 3/1 was well backed into 9/4 at the off.
She was a winning account bet for us just over three weeks ago and was said to have improved mentally and physically for that win.
The step up in distance along with a decent weight allowance had connections confident of following up that win.
In the race she didn't start too well but showed good pace to reach the leaders with a couple of furlongs to run. She squeezed through a gap inside the final furlong to go on and win impressively.

A very good end to what had been a good week and a great start to the month.

We have a few bets lined up this month so lets hope the good run can continue.

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Sunday, 8 August 2010

Quiet Saturday

One small account bet for us yesterday, Volito 2pt win @ 5/1
A very unlucky loser last time out, connections were hoping that the extra cut in the ground may bring out some further improvement for this horse who likes to be held up.
That was quite the opposite and he seemed to dislike the ground immensely, finishing 8th of 12.
He never travelled and although making some headway with a couple of furlongs to go, never looked a likely winner in all honesty.

We have one account bet today, at Windsor.
We are travelling down there for the meeting so the blog and results page will be next updated on Monday.

We have a bet lined up for tomorrow and quite a busy looking week with at least 3 decent bets lined up.
Hopefully the weather will remain settled as we are looking forward to the week ahead.

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Thursday, 5 August 2010

So close!

Two account bets for us today and both finished second.

First up we had Mymateeric, 1pt e/w @ 14/1.
Unsurprisingly, the 16 runner race became a 15 runner race meaning not only did the places reduce to 1,2,3, but also there was a slight rule 4.
This one was a plot horse trying to land a touch today. Off the course for over 6 months but this race had been plotted up as the meeting was being sponsored by the owners.
He ran a great race and was clearly trying his socks off. He was never travelling fantastically well but battled on inside the final furlong, never quite catching the leader.
He traded 1.5 in running.

A really nice run and almost a nice touch landed but not quite.

Our second bet of the day also finished second.
Miss Firefly, 2pt win @ 3/1 was expected to put in a decent run with the application of the headgear.
She was kicked out in front but if anything, the headgear maybe lit her up a little too much.
She ran a good race but the winner, Dualagi, was always travelling well in behind her and picked her up inside the final furlong.

A very small profit on the day which could have been much better.

Good racing tomorrow but it looks very tricky.

There may well be an account bet but if there isn't we do have at least one lined up for Saturday.

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Monday, 2 August 2010

Great start to August!

A fantastic start to August for us with a nice priced winner at Windsor.

We backed Boogie Diva, 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - best odds guaranteed paid 16/1.
There was a good word for this one a couple of times last season and she didn't get the best of runs. Since then she has changed stables and was said to be working very nicely.
We had her lined up as an account bet last week but she was withdrawn when the rain came.
She had been off the track for over 300 days but we knew she was fit enough to do herself justice tonight.

Before racing she drifted right out on Betfair and we had a few quid extra at 32 - 31/1. Nice!

She missed the break slightly and was settled near the rear of the pack.
Brought to the outside approaching 2 furlongs to run she was always travelling well and hit the front with around a furlong to go.
Despite drifting slightly inside the final furlong she always had matters in control and won by a comfortable length.

The race was also a Bet365 4/1+ offer race, meaning we have a free bet to the same value in their next offer race, the 6.55 at Southwell tomorrow night.
We often have bad experiences with bookies closing winning accounts, limiting stakes etc.
The three bookies we advertise on our website are the only ones we recommend though as they appear to be the best ones by far. In our opinion, anyway.

If you don't have a Bet365, Bet Internet or Victor Chandler account we would recommend you open one. Do so directly from this link and you get two weeks SimpleBet membership as well.
That offer is open to new and existing members.
Its a win, win situation!

After a tricky couple of months where we have only made slight profits lets hope this is a real change in our luck for the better.

Incidentally we were close to a bet on another horse today which was a very unlucky loser but not really picked up by the media after the race.
We won't name the horse on here as it may well be an account bet next time out.

There is a good chance of an account bet tomorrow but not certain at this stage.

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