A week of highs and lows aside from the betting aspect. The highs were performances like Sprinter Sacre and Our Conor for sheer class, and Bobs Worth for sheer guts. The lows have to be with the awful fall of JT MacNamara and the desperately unluck loss of Oscar Delta in the Foxhunters.
Just a quick run through of the blog recommendations over the week.
Stakes 47 pts – returns 43.62 pts (assuming all price criteria were met)
This doesn’t include Champagne Fever in the first race on Tuesday which although recommended I neglected to add a staking plan ( I generally looked to recommend something to win approx 10pts). Adding him in would have shown a small win on the week (and Double Ross also mentioned favourably yesterday on Twitter)
Thursday was the low spot for punting. I just could have done without the whole day taking place! The situation could have been a lot better still with some near misses for places – Reve De Sivola touched off by a whisker for third, Totalize was a little unlucky I thought not to be placed (after meeting some interference when starting his effort – one to keep an eye on for big handicaps next season I think ), and let’s just say that the ride on Ifandbytwhynot yesterday was ‘interesting’!
Hope I’ve given some inspiration over the course of the week despite this one day of woe.
I am a big advocate of using each way betting over these big meetings. Place odds get enhanced to 1/4 from 1/5 and extra places are often added. It gives us a great chance to exploit these not just in singles but by careful use of multiple bets.
A quiet time now approaching for jump racing so we wait now for Aintree in 3 weeks time for some similar opportunities. I’ll do a piece on the Grand National in the run up to that. Flat racing doesnt really start to interest me as a betting medium until Royal Ascot.
In the meantime I have to start my studying for that much underrated betting event the Eurovision Song Contest :), and I always have an eye on tennis throughout the year.