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Since March 2010, this blog has recommended wagers on 520 individual races on Jump Racing in the UK, resulting in a PROFIT of £1,525.39 on cumulative stakes of £5,726 - equivalent to a Return On Investment of 26.60%.
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from wagers on 55 individual races (6 winners, 12 placed)
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Friday, 14 May 2010
Too firm at York
There were no winners from the 2 selections yesterday, but there were some good things to draw from the races. WORKFORCE looked very uncomfortable and unbalanced for the majority of the race, staying on over the final quarter-mile to be 2nd to the Aidan O’Brien horse Cape Blanco. My initial reaction was that the horse ran green and perhaps didn’t like the track. But, apparently the horse had pulled its bit through its mouth, which explains him hanging, so all-in-all this wasn´t a bad effort. He could prove to be much better over 12f NTO.
In the Hambleton Handicap, the ground was too quick for MULL OF KILLOUGH and it was withdrawn. As I expected, there was a market move for ACROSTIC who having opened at 5/1 started the 7/2fav. For those traders who make their money on the exchanges from market moves prior to the “off”, this was manna from heaven [£1,000 placed @ 6.10 and meant that it was possible to “lay-off” at 4.90 and secure a £245 profit – less commission – before the stalls opened]. ACROSTIC was held just off the pace, as expected, but could not reel in the all-the-way winner Fareer nor hold off the finishing burst of runner-up Rainbow Peak. With both those two entered in Group 1’s at Royal Ascot, this result could suggest that ACROSTIC’s effort was a fair one come mid-June.