Friday, 31 December 2010

2010 ends on a high

A good finish to the year for our members with one account bet today.

Mallusk, 3pt win @ 7/2 has been waiting to run for a while now with the weather causing the delay.
Kim Bailey's yard continue to be in fine form and our connection there has done us proud over the last couple of months.

Mallusk raced in second position for the first part of the race and was always travelling well.
He joined the leader with a couple to jump and stayed on in impressive fashion to go away and win by 10 lengths.

That ended December in profit, our 9th profitable month from the 12.
Although we only ended the year just over 80 points in front compared to 300 points in the previous two years we feel its still an excellent performance.

Many tipping services have really struggled this year for various reasons and we have had a couple of bad runs in the year.
However, we have come through as we always will and its been a decent year overall.

Happy New Year to all who read this.
May the year ahead bring you peace, health and wealth.

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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Results catch up

4 bets since we last blogged so a quick catch up.

On Tuesday we backed Secret Asset, 3pt win @ 5/2.
An impressive winner for us recently as an account bet this one fancied to follow up.
Unfortunately the rise in weights seemed too much for him as he didn't pick up as expected and could only finish 4th.

On Wednesday we had a bet in Ireland.
Skippers Brig, 2pt e/w @ 10/1 was expected to love the heavy going but never really travelled in the ground and was mid division throughout.
A disappointing run.

Today we had two account bets. Both ran well without winning.
Douryna, 3pt win @ 5/2 (B.O.G paid 3/1) was a faller for us when looking the likely winner last time out.
She had been given some time off the track to regain her confidence.
She was running a big race and looking a comfortable leader until a bad mistake with about 4 to jump. That seemed to affect her and she didn't jump well from there, fading back to finish 3rd.

Dream Esteem, 2pt win @ 13/2 (B.O.G paid 7/1) ran far too freely last time out but had come on a ton for the experience.
She was much too free again for the early part of the race and was under pressure with about half a mile to run. She stayed on very well close home but could only manage 2nd, beaten just under 2 lengths.

A disappointing few days since Christmas with 2 of our 4 bets running poorly and 2 running well but not managing to win.

The weather seems to be more settled now and hopefully it will stay that way as we head into the new year.
There should be a bet tomorrow but nothing certain at this stage.

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Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

Just a quick one to say we wish all that read our blog a happy, healthy and wealthy Christmas.

We really appreciate all who read this blog regularly and wish you all the best.

We feel we are in a great place currently as a service and have many excellent long term members.
We lost a few in October when we had an awful run but are now close to filling our quota and will consider operating a waiting list for new members again at some point in the New Year if things continue in the same vein.

Happy holidays to all.

Thanks again for all your support

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Nice easy winner

One account bet today, our first bet of the week because of the weather.

Dubai Hills, 2pt win @ 3/1 came with a pretty straightforward message this morning. "If he stays, he wins"
On normal Southwell ground we would have staked much larger but with the ground certain to run slow because of the ground we were very sensible.

We shouldn't have worried!

Dubai Hills was soon in the lead and always travelled comfortably.
When asked to put the race to bed he did so easily and drew away to win by 13 lengths.

We are hopeful there will be a bet tomorrow but, as with today, we won't force a bet just for the sake of it.

Weather permitting we have at least one strong bet lined up for Boxing Day and one to look forward to on New Years Eve.

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Thursday, 16 December 2010

No good Thursday

Two account bets today but no winners.

First up was Gordy Bee, 2pt win @ 4/1.
He ran poorly last time but there were excuses for thst run and he was expected to put that showing behind him today.

He played up in the stalls and missed the break slightly.
If he damaged himself slightly in the stalls or if the experience made him sulk is unknown but he didn't run his race at all.
He was under pressure with half a mile to run and finished tailed off, eased home.
We will find out if he went lame tomorrow and report back here.

Second up was Baile Anrai, 2pt win @ 6/1. B.O.G. paid 7/1.
This one was bought after winning a point to point in Ireland and looks a nice prospect on his homework.
His trainer had the favourite in the same race, Upthemsteps, but our runner has been working at least as good as that one and we were twice the price.

Baile Anrai travelled very well throughout but was badly hampered when Be True fell in front of him. That possibly affected his confidence as he made a mistake with 3 out, effectively ruining his chance.
He stayed on quite well to finish 4th behind the winner which annoyingly for us was Upthemsteps.

Baile Anrai is another one for the notebook though as he will be winning very soon.

Lots of snow around where we are based and it looks set to have its affect on racing over the next few days.
Hopefully we will get a few meetings on though as we have lots to look forward to.

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Poor draw = no luck in running

One account bet for us today and fortunately we held back on our staking.

Brave Prospector, 2pt e/w @ 7/1 (B.O.G. paid 10/1) has been working supremely well at home and is a winner waiting to happen.
Unfortunately he had the worst of the draw today and needed to find a way through.

George Baker is one of the best jockeys at riding this track and connections knew the only option was to drop the horse out at the back and hope for luck in running as he tried to weave his way through.

Unfortunately he had no such luck, getting consistently blocked at he looked for an angle out with 3 furlongs to go.
There is no way of telling where he would have finished with a clear run but he is a lot better than this run. One for the notebook.

We have around 5 bets we are waiting for before Christmas.
Hopefully the forecast cold snap will fail to materialise and racing will go ahead as planned.

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Monday, 13 December 2010

No show stopper

One small account bet today.

Stop The Show, 1pt e/w @ 12/1  had been away from the track for 6 months in the hope it would freshen him up. Reports were that he had been showing a lot more at home and a big run was expected today.

He raced at the rear of the main pack for the majority of the race and was making some good ground to race a couple of lengths from the leader when he hit the second downhill fence on the final circuit. Thats always a difficult fence to jump and it knocked the stuffing out of him.

He rallied and stayed on pretty well but when it was clear he couldn't be placed he was eased down inside the final furlong and finished 6th.

Not a great run but one a horse that will be winning soon when his jumping improves. We will keep him in the notebook.

We have a decent bet lined up on Wednesday, weather permitting.

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Saturday, 11 December 2010

One outta two

Some great racing today at Cheltenham but out two account bets were at Lingfield.

First up was Secret Asset, 3pt win @ 5/2.
This horse has been very consistent all season and is better than ever at home. He had to take the long route round last time and was well fancied to win today.

He went off a well backed 15/8 favourite and the race panned out perfectly.
He was well settled at the back of the pack and came round the outside to win with relative ease. A good race to watch as he looked the winner for much of the race. Not much concern throughout.

Our second bet was Baylini, 4pt win @ 2/1.
This horse has been hard to win with but the drop in grade and step up in trip was expected to work the oracle today.

For much of the race we seemed to be watching a replay of Secret Asset's race as Baylini was settled at the rear of the field and started to make ground with a couple of furlongs to run.
Unfortunately he didn't pick up as well as expected and although he plugged on well, could only manage 3rd, beaten about a neck.

Two good runs and a profit on the day again though so we can't complain.

There is a horse we were interested in tonight but not strong enough to be an account bet.

In the 6.20 at Wolverhampton, Taurakina is well fancied.
The money in the race for Sunset Kitty has to be respected though from this yard and we will leave the race alone.

There is a good chance of an account bet tomorrow but nothing certain just yet.

The week ahead looks promising with a few bets already planned including a Christmas plot horse, weather permitting...!

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Friday, 10 December 2010

All about the jumping

One small account bet for us today. Possibly an unlucky one.

Carrickboy, 1pt e/w @ 7/1 ran a great race last time and has improved a great deal for that run. He was thought to be well weighted today and a place was the minimum that was expected.

He went off a 6/1 chance and was always in the front rank. Going well, he made a mistake with 4 to run and unseated his rider.
There was too much of the race to run when he parted company with his rider to say he would have won but its a fair bet that he would have been placed at least.
That said, its all about the jumping so its not an issue!

More great racing tomorrow and we should have at least one bet.

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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Nice place return

One account bet for us today at a big price.

Edgeworth, 1pt e/w @ 28/1 was fancied to run a big race today with a drop in grade along with a decent draw and the application of cheekpieces.
The price didn't last long and only 25/1 was avaliable shortly after our email was sent out so we have returned the horse at this price.

He was very well backed on course right down to a tight 14/1.

He broke well but was dropped in near the rear of the field on the rails. He was switched to the outside with a couple of furlongs to run and traded under 2/1 in running.
Although he was tapped for toe he stayed on well inside the last 50 yards to grab 3rd place close home.

A decent run at a decent price and another profitable day; our 4th on the trot over the last week and a half.

Things continue to look to be quiet because of the weather but Cheltenham looks set to get the go ahead to race on Friday and we have a potential bet lined up there.
There may be a bet before then, weather permitting.

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Saturday, 4 December 2010

A profit is a profit!

Our first bet of the month today and a very small profit from it.

Imprimis Tagula, 2pt win @ 6/1 (B.O.G paid 13/2) loves it round Southwell and gets on well wth todays jockey. He ran well last time out at Wolverhampton and continues to look well in himself at home.

He went off 13/2 from 6/1, mainly due to good support for Love Delta  who was backed down to 3/1 favourite.
Cape Vale set a decent pace and made all the running. Despite looking to come under pressure a couple of furlongs out and our selection starting to make some ground he stayed on well to win by a length and a quarter.

A small profit of 0.6 points on the day but any profit is better than a loss!

The week ahead still looks to be fairly quiet and we won't force a bet for the sake of it.

Many of our trainers have had trouble working their horses in the current conditions and we will step carefully until things are back to normal.
That said, we are expecting at least two or three bets in the coming week if all goes to plan as we are waiting on quite a few to run when the time is right.

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