Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Just the one

A nice 13-2 winner yesterday and today we have just one runner:

Here 5.10 Ajzal, part 9-2 VC Bet, part 4-1 Totesport

A brave performance from Ajzal who had them well stretched out at one point. Was looking tired when he crashed out at the last fence though when sharing the lead, although you never know, he may have rallied. Got the value again though and that's the main thing in the long run!

Confirmation of result:

Ajzal, F, 10/3sp

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Back in business

Back in business today with four selections for you, one of them a double:

M R 2.40 Isaquah 13-2 W Hill

Font 3.00 Tanktastic 4-1 Skybet DOUBLE STAKER

Font 3.30 Quarrymount 9-2 W Hill

M R 4.10 Baron de Doc 4-1 Betfred

Good luck to them all...

Profitable day today though of course there's always the sense things could have gone better when the first one rattles in at the biggest price of the day.. Isaquah did a great front running display to win well.

Tanktastic went off half the odds got this morning which is always great, almost regardless of result, but put in a bit of a stinker. Quarrymount unseated when close up and Baron de Doc was always finding it a bit tough.

Anyway a nice 2.5 profit on the day, I'd take that every day of the week if it could be guaranteed!

Results with sps:

Isaquah, 1st, 5/1s

Tanktastic, 6th, 2/1

Quarrymount, UR, 9/2

Baron de Doc, 3rd, 9/2

Monday, 29 March 2010

Sunday, 28 March 2010

One today, double stake

Oncle Kid, 4.35 winc. 11-2 double stake will hill. 6s available elsewhere

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Oncle Kid ran pretty well, beaten just over a couple of lengths over the course of 2m5furlongs, but no returns sadly over the weekend, frustrating!

Result with sp:

Oncle Kid, 2nd, 4/1sp

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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Four with two Doubles

A potentially big day with four runners, two of the doubles:

Don 3.40 Diamond Geezah 10-1 Betfred

Strat 4.05 Temple Place 5-1 Bet365 DOUBLE STAKER

Ban 4.20 Thetwincamdrift Coral 5-1

Don 4.50 Aspro Mavro 4-1 B365 DOUBLE STAKER

Good luck to them all!

Had a great day at my brother-in-law's wedding, now back in our room on baby duty while the party continues! How times change..

Anyway was lots of fun but sadly nothing doing with the selections, although a couple weren't beaten far. Didn't see the racing but Diamond Geezah in the Brocklesby sounded like he was flying at the death but couldn't make up the ground lost at the start.

Diamond Geezah, 4th, 11/2

Temple Place, 5th, 7/1

Thetwincamdrift, 15th, 6/1

Aspro Mavro, 3rd, 7/2

Friday, 26 March 2010

Just one for Friday

The return of rain in places is once more causing havoc with the ground and sudden changes in the going is always bad news for punting. As it is there is only one runner for us today:

New 4.05 Buffalo Stampede 12-1 Lads

Well Buffalo looked to be going nicely three from home but then emptied out to finish a fair bit behind the principles. Big drift on him isn't the idea, although would have paid nicely with BOG!

Buffalo Stampede, 8th, 20/1

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Thursday pair

After yesterday's frustrations we have two for you today and hope for better:

Ayr 3.50 Phone In 17-2 VCBet

Chep 4.35 Timetoring B365 7-1

Good luck to them both...

Nope, not happening today.

Phone In went on an extraordinarily massive drift before racing and ran to suit, while Timetoring was there are thereabouts before being touched off for third, but well beaten by the favourite.

Confirmation of results with sps:

Phone In, 7th, 18/1

Timetoring, 3rd, 4/1

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Wednesday two

A superb day yesterday with a double stake winner backed at 9-1 and 8-1 and today we press on with two more selections for you:

Here 3.05 Skip the Present 9-1 B365

Hay 4.25 Nevetika 4-1 Lads

Good luck to them both...

Well what a farce that was today, Nevetika running a full circuit after bolting and then, incredibly, not being withdrawn. He'd been 3/1 at that moment after being well backed all day and went off at 7s, and promptly pulled up early. The other a non runner, will hope for better tomorrow.

Skip the Present NON RUNNER

Nevetika, PU, 7/1

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Tuesday two, one double stake

After yesterday's 5-1 winner kept the ball rolling we move on with two for today:

Kemp 4.50 Zafrangar 9-1 B365 DOUBLE STAKER* also 8-1 Betfred

Exe 5.00 Osokenda 9-1 Lads

Good luck to both..

*Updated at 12.09 This is now a double staker, apologies for any confusion

This really is a cracking run at the moment, Zafrangar being given a cracking ride to win by a neck at Kempton! Osokenda was up there for much of his race but eventually faded.

Today's win means my bank is at a renewed high (or was after Zafrangar's win), and sets things up very nicely for the weeks and months to come. Particularly looking forward to the start of the flat season. No doubt any number of stables have a few tricks up their sleeve.

Results with sps:

Zafrangar, 1st, 8/1
Osokenda, 5th, 12/1

Monday, 22 March 2010

Purple Betting Day

Personally I don't use Betfair that much, mainly because I can almost always secure better prices in the morning using regular bookies, with the added comfort of BOG on the rare occassions it comes into play.

But that's not to say I'm not aware of the chronic virtual monopoly the exchange has on the UK market, and how they appear to be acting with a certain amount of a "because we can" attitude with things like premium charging. The lack of liquidity in the morning seems to be something they're not at all bothered about as well, I'm sure they could think of something if they had to, some sort of carrot to the early layers.

So good luck to these boys at Purple Betting Day, anything which may shake things up a bit will get my vote!

Monday Three

Back in action with three selections today:

Kel 4.10 Humbie 5-1 Lads

Plu 4.30 Pete the Feat 8-1 B365 DOUBLE STAKER

Kel 4.40 Putitawayforayear B365 10-1

Good luck to them all..

Another profitable day, with Humbie doing the business in decent style to secure a two point profit on the day, although Pete the Feat's run was a bit disappointing. Putitawayforayear ran a good race and would have rewarded each way support but it's win only here.

Results with sps:

Humbie, 1st, 7/2

Pete the Feat, 6th, 11/2

Putitawayforayear, 3rd, 10/1

Sunday, 21 March 2010

A great week but nothing today

Well it's been a great week of profit, and would have been cracking to get stuck into another two or three today. But there's nothing about strong enough so a relaxing Sunday ahead.

Good luck if you're getting involved.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Two today

A couple today to hopefully continue the winning week. Because I was trying to get my bets on Sparkling Zola on my phone I missed 10/1 and then 9/1, so 8/1 the best available at the moment, though Sporting Bet still offering 9/1 for all those who've not had their accounts restricted.

Good luck to:

National Trust Ffos Las 15:40 9/2 betfred

Sparkling Zola Newcastle 17:45 8/1 bet365

Well a really good week continues, with National Trust doing the business by half a length. It's funny how these runs can come, and I've learnt not to get too carried away with success (i.e loosen criteria and try to keep the momentum) as I have not to get too despondent with a run of defeats. Treat those two imposters just the same, as someone once said.

It is though, lovely, and sees my personal bank climb to back above £1000 for the first time in a while.

Confirmation of results with sps:

National Trust, 1st, 4/1sp

Sparkling Zola, PU, 9/1sp

Friday, 19 March 2010

Two today, one double

Off we go to Fakenham today with a couple of selections. The first is being very well backed and the price is coming down quickly, but 10/1 is still available at Sporting Bet (they allow me about 10p bets so don't bother with them at all)

Good luck to:

Bromhead Fakenham 14:20 9/1 bet365 double stake

Prize Fighter Fakenham 16:55 11/2 bet365

Another excellent day, with Bromhead winning incredibly easily after landing a very big punt. No such luck with Prize Fighter, but still a 17 point profit on the day.

Bromhead, 1st, 10/3sp

Prize Fighter, 8th, 6/1

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Cheltenham Friday selections

Ok, here goes it then, my picks for Cheltenham on Friday (non account bets obviously!), apart from a couple of races which I really can't work out and will just have to go with instinct on the day!*

13:30 Alaivan; Soldatino
14:05 Bellvano; Tito Bustillo
14:40 Silver Kate; Capa Bleu
15:20 Cooldine
16:00 Trust Fund; Take The Stand
16:40 Fairyland; Always Bold
17:15 French Opera; Oiseau De Nuit; Tataniano

Not sure how many of these I'll do each way, will see how it goes.

Good luck to everyone getting involved, hope we all can end on some sort of high!

* Have now filled in the gaps in the 14:40 and 16:40!

Jan / Feb update

Just a brief update looking back at January and February.

January: 43 bets; 9 wins; average win price - 5.8/1 (three double stake wins); 20.9% strike rate

February: 52 bets; 7 wins; average win price - 6.85/1 (one double stake win); 13.5% strike rate

New layout

Hope you like the new layout, just thought the blog could do with a bit of a makeover!

My baby daughter's taken up so much of my time over the last few months, I've not been able to update things like weekly or monthly running totals as much as I'd like, but I do intend to pick this up again from now on. Am staying at my Dad's at the moment for Cheltenham, so have some free time so will try to do some recent monthly analysis tonight.

My Cheltenham picks

For what it's worth here we go with my bets today!

1.30 Nicanor

2.05 Alfie Sherrin Prince Eric Smokin Aces

2.40 Tranquil Sea

3.20 Tidal Bay ; Powerstation

4:00 From Dawn To Dusk; Song of Songs ; Victorias Groom

4.40 Burren Legend; Ma Yahab; I'moncloudnine ; Hello Bud ; No Strings Attached

Wow pretty hopeless with my Cheltenham selections today! I did Powerstation each way at 40/1 so that was ok, and a few others ran reasonably without me getting returns (did most win only).

Can't believe how poorly Tidal Bay ran as well, very disappointing.

Anyway a great day's racing nonetheless, heading back there tomorrow which I'm really looking forward to.

No selections today

Would have loved to have got stuck in after yesterday's successes, but nothing strong enough today to get involved in.

Will be back later to post my Cheltenham punts!


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Two today

Who needs Cheltenham as it's off to Huntingdon we go for the days big selections!

Good luck to:

Ukrainian Star Huntingdon 14:55 13/2 bet365
Watch Out Huntingdon 15:35 6/1 bet365

Going to the Festival today with my Dad, and meeting up with friends there, can't wait. For what it's worth I've done some trends analysis and these are my picks.

1:30 Mobasher; Poker De Sivola
2:05 Reve de Sivola
2:40 Diamond Harry; Punchestowns
3.20 Forpaddydeplaster; Master Minded; Mahagony Blaze (dubious but huge price)
4:00 Silk Affair; Eleazar; Hampshire Express; Gold Award
4:40 No selection
5:15 Shannon Spirit; Up Ou That

At their prices I particularly like Silk Affair and Shannon Spirit, but I'll be backing all the above! Obviously these aren't "winningafortune" account bets!

Good luck to you if you're getting involved today.

Well an excellent day at Cheltenham, with the perfect start with Poker De Sivola winning at 14/1. Bits and bobs back after that but nothing special, other than just the pleasure of being there. Really good day out.

As for the proper selections, a cracking day. Terrific value and both winning really really easily. Superb stuff and hopefully it'll continue tomorrow!

Ukrainian Star, 1st, 7/2sp
Watch Out, 1st, 10/3sp

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Nothing for us

Good luck to all those getting involved at Cheltenham but there are no selections for us this morning.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Warming up for Cheltenham

It's the last chance to swell the coffers before Cheltenham and we have two runners:

Taun 4.20 Cricket Boy 11-2 Betfred

Strat 4.40 Just Rob 4-1 Lads

Good luck to them both.

Both ran reasonably well but nothing to write home about value wise with one drifting half a point and the other being clipped in half a point. From this blogs perspective, I'm looking forward to April already, it's been a rotten month so far this March.

Can't wait for Cheltenham though! I know we probably can't all be winners over the next four days but lets just hope the bookies take a collective hammering.

Confirmation of results with sps:

Cricket Boy, 5th, 6/1

Just Rob, 3rd, 7/2

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Saturday pair

Just two runners for us today:

San 2.30 Or Jaune 6-1 Lads

Chep 2.55 Decent Lord 6-1 Betfred

Good luck to them both.

Well got the price on these two but sadly off the mark result wise. I didn't see either race, but certainly more was expected of them in particular Decent Lord who'd been well backed all day and then ran a stinker.

Still, hope for better tomorrow.

Or Jaune, 5th, 7/2sp

Decent Lord, 11th, 11/4sp

Friday, 12 March 2010

Two for Friday

We have just two runners out of the hundreds entered on this busy day's racing:

Lei 4.15 Cordier 6-1 Lads

Win 4.20 Gobejolly 13-2 P Power

Good luck to both.

A frustrating two or three weeks in the main, and things continued here. Particularly annoying to see Gobejolly go off a bigger price than backed at.

Cordier, 4th, 11/2sp

Gobejolly, PU, 15/2

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Double and a single

A third place from our only runner yesterday but today we have hopes for two runners, one a double:

Win 2.30 Rudinero 7-1 Lads DOUBLE STAKER

Carl 4.50 More Shenanigans 7-1 Betfred.

Good luck to them both.

Yet another placed effort today, but no returns and a poor day value wise too which makes it all the more frustrating.

Rudinero, 3rd, 8/1sp
More Shenanigans, 8th, 8/1

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Just the one

A bit of a wobble the last couple of days and we take it nice and steady today with just one selection as we seek to get back to winning ways:

Catt 4.20 Another Charmer 6-1 ladbrokes

Not a bad run, but no returns as its win or bust here.

Another Charmer, 3rd, 5/1sp

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

One today

A blank yesterday unfortunately and just the one to look forward to today.

Good luck to:

Not Talking Newcastle 14:50 11/2 betfred

Got the price here in no uncertain terms with the selection backed all day. Unfortunately the jock gave him no chance with a weak ride, even accounting for him being a ten pound claimer.

Not Talking, 3rd, 2/1sp

Monday, 8 March 2010

Three more today

After Saturday's double we had a cracking 13-2 winner yesterday which was backed into 3-1 and trotted up.

Today we have three more:

F Las 2.50 Steveys Lad 11-2 VCBet

Strat 3.40 Raincoat 8-1 Bet365

Strat 4.15 She is a cracker 7-1 Coral

Our man who moderates and publishes comments comes back from a trip to Vegas later today and will deal with them upon his return and in the meantime thankyou to the people who have been in touch.


Yep back from Vegas now, what a trip. A highly recommended city! Thanks to my Dad for putting the bets on and updating here, pleased to see a few nice winners after a sticky spell.

Not so good Monday though unfortunately,

Confirmation of results with sps:

Steveys Lad, 3rd, 11/4

Raincoat, 7th, 8/1

She is a cracker, 7th, 8/1

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sunday Three

A most welcome return to form yesterday as two out of three winners saw returns at 9-2 and 6-1. Three more today as we try to continue the winning trend:

Hunt 2.40 Ackertak 5-1 Totesport

Sedg 4.20 Danse Macabre 4-1 Coral

Hunt 4.40 Porta Vogie 13-2 W Hill

Another nice winner here to cap a good weekend.

Confirmation of results with sps:

Ackertak, 2nd, 5/2

Danse Macabre, 7th, 6/1

Porta Vogie, 1st, 3/1

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Three for Saturday

We continue to wait for things to turn round as surely they will and have three running for us today:

Newb 2.05 Henry King 9-2 Coral

Newb 3.45 Arctic Wings 13-2 W Hill

Donc 5.10 De Boitron Lads 6-1

Good luck to them all.

Much better here today!

Henry King, F, 9/2 sp

Arctic Wings, 1st, 13/2

De Boitron, 1st, 4/1

Friday, 5 March 2010

Two at Donny

We contiue in the grip of a poor run but experience tells us things will turn round. Today's two will hopefully get the ball rolling:

Don 2.00 Conquisto 6-1 Betfred

Don 4.20 Je ne sais pas 4-1 Lads

Good luck to both

Results with sps:

Conquisto, 2nd, 7/1

Je ne sais pas, 5th, 5/1

Thursday, 4 March 2010

The Ludlow Three

We look to Ludlow today with three runners:

2.30 Im in the pink 6-1 Totesport

3.30 Vin Rose 17-2 P Power

4.00 Heathcliff 13-2 W Hill

Good luck to them all.

0/3 here, and a couple of drifters too, not good.

Confirmation of results with sps:

Im in the pink, 4th, 13/2

Vin Rose, PU, 12/1

Heathcliff, 8th, 13/2

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Five runners today

A potentially big day with five runners. The very heavy ground has been playing havoc with selections but it must be hoped that things are about to settle down weather wise to give us a chance.

The five are:

Folk 2.10 Kokkokila 13-2 Totesport

Bang 2.50 Lord Larsson 5-1 Betfred

Folk 3.10 Aboukir Bay 6-1 Lads

Bang 3.50 Panama At Once 9-1 Bet365

Folk 4.10 Ya I Know 9-2 Totesport

Good luck to them all.

Really poor day, poor runs all around and not good in terms of getting the price as well. As I've mentioned before horses do drift and win, and with BOG that's always nice, but it's without doubt a less common occurance.

Hope for better tomorrow.

Kokkokila, 4th, 7/1

Lord Larsson, UR, 11/2

Aboukir Bay, 3rd, 4/1

Panama At Once, 7th, 11/1

Ya I Know, 5th, 9/2

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Double double

We have two runners today but both are double stakers:

Catt 2.00 Mt Desert 6-1 Bet365 DOUBLE

Catt 3.00 Carrateau 5-1 Lads DOUBLE

Good luck to them both.

Double trouble today, sadly with both selections going down. Mt Desert wasn't beaten far but the other was well beaten. Since I introduced the double stake method back in March last year, it has been profitable, but its annoying to see the losses add up when things go awry.

Mt Pleasan, 3rd, 5/1sp
Carrateau, 7th, 5/1sp

Monday, 1 March 2010

Two to start the working week

We have two runners for us today, one of them a double staker as we set about starting the working week in style:

Here 2.30 Finmere 10-1 Lads DOUBLE STAKER

Here 4.00 Mister Pous 4-1 Coral

Good luck to both

Well on the face of it Finmere looked to have run a bit of a shocker, but he was actually running a reasonable race before clattering two fences really hard which he never recovered from.

Mister Pous was looking a likely winner close to home, backed down to 1.66 in running before going down by just over a length.

It's been a frustrating run just lately, coinciding with a review of the selections in this blog on, which is just typical. But nearly all the selections are going off at a shorter price at post time which is half the battle. Just need a couple more of them to do what's expected of them!

Confirmation of results with sps:

Finmere, PU, 6/1 sp

Mister Pous, 2nd, 4/1sp