Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas cheer returns! And a tweak to the service.

A cracking winner today to lift December back into profit after a sticky spell. It just goes to show how things can turn quickly with a nice priced pick coming in. Sadly we couldn't follow it up, but eight point profits on the day will do nicely.

Yesterday we got the price again but sadly the cash stayed with the layers this time.

We had:

TIME     COURSE            SELECTION              0.5pt/1pt/2pt win    Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
1.00         Carlisle                 Man Of Principles          1pt                          8/1 PP/Totesport/Coral 9/1 Boyles

Man Of Principles went off at 6/1 but was under pressure all too early and the 9yo was eventually pulled up. 

Today we had:

TIME     COURSE            SELECTION              0.5pt/1pt/2pt win    Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)

2.05         Plumpton             Ballinhassig                     1pt                          8/1 generally 9/1 Coral/SportingBet/Stan James
3.35         Plumpton             Gaelic Silver                   1pt                          5/1 generally 11/2 VC 6/1 Boyles/Totesport/Stan James

Ballinhassig was nicely backed to win this slog, returning to the C&D he won at back in January, going off at 6/1 in the end and he drew clear to win easily for Sarah Wall, a cracking effort and a big well done to connections.

Gaelic Silver was all the rage this morning but a bit weak on course, going off at 6/1. He hung right throughout and never looked entirely comfortable, finishing well beaten in the end.

Summary of Results

16th December 2012

Man Of Principles, PU/9, 8/1 --- 6/1

17th December 2012

Ballinhassig, 1/5, 9/1 --- 6/1
Gaelic Silver, 5/7, 11/2 --- 6/1

It leaves December 1.5pts in front. Nothing to get too carried away by but nice all the same considering we've had a couple of second placed finishes and another falling when looking the likely winner. 

From tomorrow, we're going to be providing an extra service for our subscribers. After listening to feedback from our subscription base, we're going to start listing horses whose odds we've been tracking and we're interested in, but for whatever reason aren't quite a selection for us. These "of interest" horses will we hope add extra value to a Market Examiner subscription, particularly on days when there is nothing for us to put up as a selection. While we would like to think they will turn a profit over the course of time, we won't be backing them ourselves. Ours is a system based on numbers and filters without emotion and only the most fine-tuned selections will be put up as actual picks, but our members have suggested this would be a popular addition to what we do.

It could be said that listing these mentions is a no win strategy for us. Plenty of them win and the question will be why weren't they "proper" picks, and if plenty of them lose, it'll be a case of why give mention to horses that seem to be running badly. Well, that's as may be. Plenty of other respected services out there mention horses which are not actual selections and we feel that our membership base are mature enough to decide what to do with these "of interest" horses for themselves. Either way, we think it's going to be a good move for our subscribers and we'll see how it goes. 

1 comment:

  1. Well done, guys. Good to see you with a good winner leading up to Christmas. Good luck for the New Year.

    Kind regards,