Monday, 31 August 2009

Eight today - one double

Good luck to:

Kerchak Epsom 14:00 8/1 bet365

Carnaval Court Chepstow 14:05 £35.40 5/1 paddy power £129.76 9/2 vcbet DOUBLE

Livingonaknifedge Cartmel 15:30 7/1 ladbrokes

Goodwood Starlight Epsom 16:20 £25 12/1 will hill £16.50 12/1 betfred £18 11/1 stan james £30.08 10/1 bet365

Wyatt Earp Newcastle 16:35 £25.45 stan james 13/2 £57.13 6/1 coral

Transfered Warwick 16:50 10/1 ladbrokes

The Which Doctor Epsom 16:55 £49 4/1 stan james 33.58 4/1 totesport

Weather Front Huntingdon 17:05 6/1 bet365

Well at least August ended with a winner, with best odds guaranteed playing as well so even better. Weather Front's victory salvaged another up-to-that-point awful day. It meant just the one point lost on the day.

The winner ended a run of 37 bets without a win (with a double stake couting as two bets). This is by far the worst run since this attempt to "win a fortune" began last November. According to my staking plan programme, my longest expected run without a win should be 39, according to my strike rate, so that's hopefully the worst it can get. It means my bank's been very hard hit, 45% or so down from peak. Hideous.

But we're still well up since all this began, and if the stats gods are watching down there should be a good spell around the corner.

Here's confirmation of today's results with sps:

Kerchak, 6th, 17/2

Carnaval Court, 7th, 9/4

Livingonaknifedge, 3rd, 6/1

Goodwood Starlight, 6th, 8/1

Wyatt Earp, 5th, 9/2

Transfered, 8th, 8/1

The Which Doctor, 6th, 3/1

Weather Front, 1st, 7/1

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Three today

Back in action, on a relatively quiet day in the markets.

Good luck to:

Atacama Sunrise Yarmouth 14:55 £60 5/1 will hil £22.58 5/1 betfred

Mabuya Goodwood 16:30 4/1 bet365

Dinner Date Yarmouth 17:50 £30 10/1 will hill £52.58 9/1 Ladbrokes

The poor run continues, although Dinner Date led until the final 100 yds and Atacama Sunrise was also beaten less than a length. The pendulum will swing back again some point soon, I'm sure.

Confirmation of results with sps:

Atacama Sunrise, 3rd, 9/2

Mabuya, 8th, 3/1

Dinner Date, 3rd, 12/1

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Nine today - three doubles

Another very busy day.

Good luck to:

Nuit Sombre Beverley 14:30 £28 14/1 betfred £54.58 12/1 bet365

Pinewood Legend Cartmel 15:15 4/1 will hill

Tamagin Newmarket 15:25 5/1 bet365

Ilston Lord Goodwood 16:20 11/2 totesport DOUBLE

Hadaf Newmarket 16:35 9/1 Ladbrokes

Mesbaah Beverley 17:15 £12 16/1 betfred £70.58 14/1 totesport

Theologist Goodwood 17:30 £125.16 9/2 vcbet £40 4/1 bet365 DOUBLE

Truism Windsor 19:10 £60 5/1 Will Hill £22.58 9/2 coral

Dr Wintringham Windsor 19:40 9/2 £108.16 totesport £57 4/1 coral DOUBLE

Wow, another absolutely hideous day, probably back to back the worst couple of days for several months, horrible.

August absolutely certain to end down now, after a valiant fight back up until a couple of days ago.

Hope for better tomorrow.

Here's confirmation of results with sps:

Nuit Sombre, 3rd, 8/1

Pinewood Legend, 3rd, 7/2

Tamagin, 4th, 11/2

Ilston Lord, 9th, 11/2

Hadaf, 12th, 8/1

Mesbaah, 9th, 10/1

Theologist, 3rd, 3/1

Truism, 2nd, 5/1

Dr Wintringham, 4th, 4/1

Friday, 28 August 2009

Nine today - two doubles

Absolutely loads going on, with prices crashing, not helped by being busy at work, bookies rejecting stakes, and my damn mobile internet being slow!

Despite all that, very best of luck to:

Miss Miracle Newmarket 13:20 15/2 coral DOUBLE

Lucky Dan Thirsk 13:30 4/1 ladbrokes

O Crotaigh Ffos Las 14:10 8/1 will hill, 7/1 bet365

Apollo Shark Thirsk 15:45 8/1 ladbrokes

To Be Or Not To Be Thirsk 15:45 16/1 ladbrokes

Kashimin Newmarket 17:10 6/1 bet365 DOUBLE

Its A Mans World Newcastle 17:20 4/1 vcbet

Any Given Moment Bath 18:40 11/2 ladbrokes

Rose Cheval Bath 19:40 12/1 vcbet

Carnage today, with no winners from eight efforts, probably not helped by what sounded like abysmal weather all over the place. Four of them finished placed though, and a couple were quite badly hampered in running (Kashimin in particular), but we look for better tomorrow.

Here's confirmation with sps:

Miss Miracle, 4th, 10/1

Lucky Dan, 2nd, 4/1

OCrotaigh, 12th, 16/1

Apollo Shark, 12th, 8/1

To Be Or Not To Be, 4th, 16/1

Kashimin, 5th, 5/1

Its A Mans World, 3rd, 10/3

Any Given Moment, 3rd, 3/1

Rose Cheval, NON RUNNER

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Four today

Some nicely backed types at Ayr today.

Good luck to:

Lady Lube Rye Ayr 14:10 4/1 bet365

Pokfulham Ayr 16:10 4/1 bet365

Misphire Ayr 16:40 6/1 bet365

Josephine Malines Ayr 17:10 6/1totesport

Nope not happening today unfortunately, with a blank from the four selections.

Confirmation with sps:

Lady Lube Rye, 6th, 4/1

Pokfulham, 7th, 3/1

Misphire, 8th, 8/1

Josephine Malines, 3rd, 7/2

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Five today

Good luck to:

Arjemis Catterick 14:50 4/1 totesport

Suffolk Punch Warwick 16:00 5/1 bet365

Rosbay Ayr 16:10 £19.50 10/1 betfred 8/1 Ladbrokes

Rosewin Catterick 16:50 8/1 coral

Broad Cairn Warwick 17:00 4/1 skybet

An excellent day today, with three winners from five selections! After a really poor spell earlier in the month (when the blog wasn't being actioned because of the birth!) things are getting back on an even keel. Nice to see the horses continuing to be well backed and then doing the business. Interesting sporting life commentary on Rosbay as well:

tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, hampered, short of room and lost place over 2f out, rallied final furlong, kept on opened 10/1 touched 8/1

Now just got to keep driving forward!

Here's confirmation with sps:

Arjemis, 1st, 9/4

Suffolk Punch, 5th, 4/1

Rosbay, 7th, 9/1

Rosewin, 1st, 4/1

Broad Cairn, 1st, 11/4

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Just one today

Very quiet day's racing, and only one selection.

Good luck to:

Prospectorous Sedgefield 16:15 7/1 ladbrokes

Well Prospectorous was the subject of a huge gamble which only just failed, his jumping seeming to let him down a bit, and was beaten 1 1/2 lengths in the end.

Here's confirmation:

Prospectorous, 2nd, 9/4

Monday, 24 August 2009

Three today

Good luck to:

Ham 4.20 Royal Flynn £40@11-2 W Hill, £42.50@5-1Bet365

Wind 4.30 Special Reserve 6-1 Lads

Ham 5.20 Prospect Court 7-1 Coral

Nice 4 point profit here with Special Reserve landing a nice touch. Will update full sps etc some point tomorrow.

Here's confirmation with sps:

Royal Flynn, 8th, 11/2

Special Reserve, 1st, 10/3

Prospect Court, 8th, 8/1

Delay in posting

Hi all, just in case you're going to be looking out for my selections today, I thought I should point out they're very likely going to be late being put up, because I'm now back at work and due to go into a meeting anytime now which could take quite a while, maybe 2 or 3 hours. Sorry about this, thanks, CD

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Quiet Sunday - one selection

Another quiet Sunday, with not a lot of activity. William Hill back to their old tricks with a measly £10 on offer.

Good luck to:

Stolt Musselburgh 16:20 £10 8/1 Will Hill £72.58 15/2 Skybet

Stolt finishing sixth means no winners this weekend, annoying, but a profitable week overall.

Here's confirmation:

Stolt, 6th, 9/2

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Six today - one double

Another pretty busy day, and bet365 could bear the brunt if it's a good one.

Good luck to:

Riptide Newton Abbot 14:00 8/1 bet365

Rio Sands Ripon 14:50 10/1 bet365

Sabotage Chester 14:55 7/2 bet365

Keepitsecret Newton Abbot 15:05 9/2 vcbet

Dhaular Dhar Chester 15:30 7/1 bet365

Jawaab Sandown 17:25 4/1 DOUBLE bet365

A blank here sadly although again some decent efforts and plenty of value about.

Here's confirmation with sps:

Riptide, 4th, 7/1

Rio Sands, 3rd, 6/1

Sabotage, 3rd, 15/8

Keepitsecret, 12th, 9/2

Dhaular Dhar, 7th, 6/1

Jawaab, 6th, 9/2

Friday, 21 August 2009

Seven today - one double

Busy day today, was holding out for more on betfair for Kings Point but settled for the BOG on offer at Coral in the end.

Good luck to:

Classic Vintage York 13:45 11/2 bet365

True Red Sandown 14:05 13/2 will hill £36.38 skybet 6/1

Kings Point Chester 14:30 £61 Coral 14/1 £21 betfair 17/1

Radiohead York 15:25 4/1 Coral

Safebreaker Chester 16:50 8/1 bet365

Theladyinquestion Salisbury 17:20 5/1 vcbet DOUBLE

Whiepa Snappa Salisbury 17:55 13/2 vcbet

Well an excellent day with a couple of winners in Safebreaker and Theladyinquestion, and a close up placed efforts too, leaving a 15pt profit on the day. Whiepa Snappa traded at around 1.5 in running but ended up being run out of it. Anyway, the fightback continues!

Will update sps etc later, and will respond to recent comments - a mad house here at present!

Classic Vintage, 6th, 9/2

True Red, 3rd, 10/3

Kings Point, 7th, 11/1

Radiohead, 3rd, 9/2

Safebreaker,1st, 7/2

Theladyinquestion, 1st, 6/1

Whiepa Snappa, 3rd, 5/1

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Four today - two double stakes

Could be a really good day if one or two of these win.

Good luck to:

Dancing Storm Chepstow 17:30 12/1 bet365, Skybet DOUBLE

Isintshelovely Fontwell 17:40 16/1 coral

Campden Annie Fontwell 18:15 6/1 skybet/Will Hill (£30) 11/2 Coral DOUBLE

Happy Reunion Fontwell 19:50 7/1 bet365

Well Dancing Storm and Campden Annie didn't really get close, but Isintshelovely ran a very good race for a long time, trading at just over evens at one stage, but then dropped like a stone in the last furlong or two. Happy Reunion hacked up to ensure a two point profit on the day, and decent value had.

Confirmation with sps:

Dancing Storm, 6th, 6/1

Isintshelovely, 7th, 14/1

Campden Annie, 5th, 7/2

Happy Reunion, 1st, 7/2

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Six today

Six today, but no double stakers. William Hill are an absolute joke - offered me just £10 on Diddums in the 7.20 at Folkestone, a pathetic amount even by their standards. Funny to think they weren't restricting bets a while ago when all I was backing with them was losers. This is the same bookmaker which claims to lay horses to tens of thousands of pounds every time they're interviewed on bbc1 or c4. Pathetic.

Anyway good luck to:

Rosko Hamilton 15:40 5/1 bet365

Singeur York 16:05 4/1 bet365

Requisite Carlisle 16:25 15/2 coral

Shifting Gold Hamilton 16:50 9/2 ladbrokes

My Best Bet Folkestone 18:50 9/2 ladbrokes

Diddums Folkestone 19:20 £10 9/1 will hill £72.58 skybet 8/1

A blank today although quite a few ran pretty well, with the usual tale of photo finish defeats and horses a bit unlucky in running, as seems to be the way for poor runs,

Here's confirmation with sps:

Rosko, 11th, 9/2

Singeur, 4th, 7/2

Requisite, 4th, 13/2

Shifting Gold, 2nd, 3/1

My Best Bet, 4th, 7/1

Diddums, 3rd, 6/1

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Five today

Good luck to:

Red Horse Brighton 15:10 £20 9/1 will hill £20 paddy power 8/1 totesport 8/1

Sceilin Brighton 15:45 9/2 coral

Millfield Brighton 16:50 7/1 totesport

Green Lagonda Brighton 17:20 4/1 betfred £50 the rest bet365 7/2

Invincible Isle Nottingham 19:30 8/1 bet365

A good day today, although a taste of what might have been with a 16/1 shot this morning perilously close to being a selection winning this afternoon. If the bank had been tanking along I probably would have included him but I was perhaps a tad too cautious and it cost me. Hey ho at least things are beginning to return to form with a couple more winners today.

Here's confirmation with sps:

Red Horse, 7th, 12/1

Sceilin, 1st, 7/2

Millfield, 5th, 13/2

Green Lagonda, 1st, 11/4

Invincible Isle, 3rd, 11/4

Monday, 17 August 2009

Three today one double

Good luck to:

Trumpet Lily Windsor 19:05 8/1 bet365

Kuanyao Yarmouth 19:20 4/1 ladbrokes DOUBLE

Any Given Moment Yarmouth 19:50 7/1 will hill £50 £28 stan james 7/1 £4.58 betfred 7/1

A couple of placed efforts but no returns sadly, at least the value was had again and that's the main thing as I always bang on about!

Here's confirmation with sps

Trumpet Lily, 3rd, 7/1

Kuanyao, 3rd, 2/1

Any Given Moment, NR

Sunday, 16 August 2009

No selections today

A quiet morning punting wise, and no selections. Good luck if you're getting involved.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Seven today - one double

Hopefully a nice priced winner will come out of here somewhere. Beginning to have real trouble putting bets on, will have to do something about it soon.

Good luck to:

Dylanesque Newbury 13:30 5/1 betfred 4/1 bet365

Forty Thirty Bangor 14:25 £10.94 paddy power 12/1 skybet 12/1 £71.64

Belanak Bangor 15:00 £25 12/1 will hil, 16.50 betfred 12/1 £23 11/1 boylesports £18.08 11/1 skybet

Bagamoyo Ripon 15:20 9/2 bet365

Chorizo Bangor 16:45 £36 11/2 betfred £40 stan james 5/1 £6.58 bet365 9/2

Funday Newbury 17:25 £40 4/1 will hill; £42.58 7/2 bet365

Oscar Royal Market Rasen 18:40 Totesport £63 Sky bet £62.15 16/1 the rest bet365 14/1 DOUBLE

Well that's a bit more like it! Although at about 14:30 I was wondering if it could be a bonanza day, which it wasn't to be. Forty Thirty paid me 13.63/1 because of best odds guaranteed on the meagre amount paddy power allowed me to have on it, combined with the rest on with skybet (and their lack of BOG). It all amounts to a 6.63pt profit on the day.
I didn't see Oscar Royal's race (I think I was nappy changing at the time), but according to the SL website he had been making progress but then pulled up when in third place, but I don't know if he was genuinely close to having a go and picked up a problem - a shame as it would have been a massive return, still hey ho.

Here's confirmation of results with SPs

Dylanesque, 7th, 7/2

Forty Thirty, 1st, 16/1

Belanak, PU, 8/1

Bagamoyo, 3rd, 4/1

Chorizo, 7th, 9/2

Funday, 4th, 3/1

Oscar Royal, PU, 20/1

Friday, 14 August 2009

Two today, one double

Good luck to:

Chantilly Pearl Newcastle 14:45 11/2 totesport 5/1 bet365 DOUBLE

Pattern Mark Nottingham 16:45 9/2 Stan James / Skybet

Still not happening, another second to boot, punting wise August has been a shocker of a month so far.

Here's confirmation with sps:

Chantilly Pearl, 2nd, 10/3

Pattern Mark, 6th, 9/2

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Back home!! Four today one double

From yesterday afternoon we've had our little girl home! She's fab and it's fantastic to have her here.

To celebrate hopefully a winner or two from one of these:

Mey Blossom Beverley 15:15 13/2 coral

Passkey Sandown 16:00 13/2 will hill £46.20 5/1 skybet 118.96 DOUBLE

Farleigh Sandown 16:35 £18 11/1 betfred 10/1 bet365 £64.58

Milesian King Stratford 18:40 12/1 bet365

Well not a great return unfortunately, without a winner today. Mey Blossom apparently stumbled badly leaving the stalls and in a five furlong race that's never the best start is it!?

Anyway here's confirmation:

Mey Blossom, 8th, 4/1sp

Passkey, 3rd, 6/1

Farleigh, 6th, 7/1

Milesian King, 6th, 12/1

Sunday, 9 August 2009


Hi all,

Things going well here, my wife's now noved back into hospital with our little one, which should be the next step before they can both come home, so hopefully not too long now!

As for here, well my Dad's still being putting the bets on, although it's been a pretty rotten recent run. It's funny, I didn't realise just how bad until the last hour or so when I updated things properly. Shows how my mind's been so much on other things.

Overall level stakes profit now stands at 174.84pts, which is down 23pts from peak. My own bank is now on £2072.88, but still in good shape re. my staking plan.

As is normally the case with poor runs, we've had a load of seconds and quite a thirds, but hopefully the winners will correct things soonish. We've had one winner from the last 22 stakes.

Mostly decent value about as I keep banging on about that's the main thing!

As I've said before, I'll be back properly just as soon as possible.


Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Quick hello

Just to say things are progressing well here with our little girl, she's still in hospital getting some extra help but will hopefully be home in the next week or two!

In the meantime my wife and I are spending near on all day with her, hence no blog updates. The bets are still being placed, and the bank reached a new high, by a very small amount, on monday, but since then 7 or 8 losers have gone in - but with good value on nearly all of them! Will be back here properly just as soon as possible.

Hope things are good where you are - I'm finding fatherhood fantastic so far!
Best wishes,

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Quick update

Hi, sorry for recent lack of updates but I think you'll understand if I tell you my wife and I now have a beautiful baby girl!

She was born yesterday (thursday) afternoon, four weeks early, is a tad on the little side but is doing really really well. She's absolutely fantastic.

It all means regular postings here may not appear for a little while I'm afraid, although bets are still being placed thanks to my Dad.

Yesteday saw a four point profit from three selections with Trotsky doing the business, but today saw five points lost, with a couple of seconds thrown in.

Anyway will be back on here as soon as things settle back down! I should be able to do evening catch up updates more regularly soon, but there's little chance of pre-race selections being put up for a while.

All the best to you,