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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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Monday, 21 February 2011
Some answers to some questions
To answer some of the comments (see previous blog post):-
To Anthony at Nose Ahead (http://noseahead.blogspot.com), the reason I didn’t go for Skippers Brig on Saturday (and believe me, he was the first horse I was drawn to in the race) was due to what I wrote about him on my Alert List narrative (see adjacent column). "Altho’ he has won at 3-miles, it was only a 4-horse race on heavy (which he handles) and SKIPPERS BRIG was top-rated in the race and merely had to complete to win. Personally, I don’t think he stays 3-mile as in his other 3 attempts at the trip he’s been well beaten. Returned to 20f NTO, he easily put the race to bed, winning comfortably.” Clearly, I got that wrong. The horse did run a brilliant race in the Boylesports last season (came 3rd), but generally Nicky Richards has an awful record when he travels more than 100 miles with his horses, so I won’t expect it to follow-up at the Festival.
To The Laird at Sprinterstogo (see adjacent blog link), my opinion of the National fences is that they are not as fearsome as they appear and those that fall are usually running into the fences too quickly and tip-over. Even so, a heavy going specialist like Silver By Nature is a slugger not a speed merchant, and I feel he will be tailed-off by midway.
To James at Gift Horse Investments, I have added a link to your blog (and I’ve done the same for Nose Ahead). As you asked for the link James, I expect a reciprocal arrangement with a link to this blog on your site. I do review my blogs-list every week, and I do read them – I don’t just “collect” them. If you stop blogging, or if the content ceases to be your own independent opinion, then I will delete the link from my blog-list.
Lastly, Westhill Lad; thanks for the compliments. My form study revolves around use of the RP website mainly, with use of the ATR and Sportinglife video’s (Sportinglife provide RUK videos for free). I only buy the Weekender, and I trawl thru’ the results section noting decent performances. Generally, I look for younger horses on the way up the handicap. I make notes of performances, and I review races I’ve had a wager in whether I win or lose. I am not sentimental about horses, so I will not follow any horse on a long losing run. I try and find out as much information as possible using every available source, the internet, twitter, racing papers, betfair forums. For instance, I learned today that last week DENMAN had a breathing op. Don’t know about you, but that may not be good news. Paul Nicholls gives many of his horses breathing op’s and they are not all successful. I also use a horse-alert reminder system provided by www.easyodds.com as it is free.
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