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Between March 2010 and April 2017, this blog 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 - this is equivalent to a Return On Investment of 26.60%.
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Monday, 14 March 2011
Henderson & McCoy ride again!
First, the disappointing news that BINOCULAR is not running in the Champion Hurdle despite being the 5/2 fav for the race. There has been a very embarrassing “cock-up” at the Henderson stables with some sort of medication administered to Binocular a couple of weeks back (steroids?) to treat an allergy that has not cleared the horses system in time for the race. Had it run tomorrow, then it would almost certainly have produced a positive result if tested for “drugs”. Despite this putting my blog selection PEDDLERS CROSS in a better position in the betting market, I am disappointed as I want the next Champion Hurdler to be champion on merit, and not because the reigning champion did not take part in the race.
This week, I’ll be watching the Festival from home on Tuesday and Wednesday, and will be at the races on Thursday and Friday. Hopefully, I will be able to “tweet” while at the races (my twitter id is @wayward_lad).
However, back to today, there are 3 jump meetings at Plumpton (my local track), Stratford and Taunton. Last week I told you about the remarkable strike rate of AP McCoy when riding hurdlers for Nicky Henderson - McCoy has 26 wins from 56 rides in hurdles this season alone. At Stratford, Henderson has had 7 wins from 28 hurdlers runners, and that makes REMEMBER NOW his only runner there today high on the list for a wager. Currently best-priced at 3/1, I’d be more inclined to take the 11/4 with Vic Chandler (best odds guaranteed) as we may see this one starting at 100/30 or longer on his handicap debut.
To Plumpton, Venetia Williams sends just the one runner – RILEYEV for the 3:30. This looks a very good opportunity for the horse as this field looks fairly weak. Odds of 9/4 (Will Hill, best odds guaranteed) look generous as he could well start at 7/4 for this.
Plumpton 3:30, RILEYEV, ½pt win @ 9/4 (William Hill, best odds guaranteed)
Stratford 4:10, REMEMBER NOW, ½pt win @ 11/4 (Vic Chandler, best odds guaranteed)
Total = 1pt staked
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