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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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Friday, 1 April 2011
Thank **** it's Friday!
Yesterdays selection AZULADA BAY ran a stinker, despite being supported from an opening price of 11/1 in to 7/1. The horse looked fit beforehand too, but just was not interested in racing, and was pulled-up a long way out. It was made more galling by the fact that the other horse I was considering - Havingotascoobydo - won @ 9/4.
After a delayed start to March (was on holiday for a week) the blog selections got off with a bang with 3 winners on the trot, but then we went into the Cheltenham Festival and it was the worst set of results I’ve had at the Festival in years. I’ll make no excuses, just got it wrong. In many cases it was due to me trying to “beat the book” and looking for long-priced winners when the market leaders were the ones that I should have been focusing on. Not seeing the wood for the trees summed-up my Cheltenham Festival. I even overlooked a horse that I’d already realised was well-handicapped, race-fit and came into the Festival on the back of a win (I’m talking about Holmwood Legend) and it won at 25/1.
The entire March Selections as posted on the blog
[please note: I do not take into account any profit or loss from horses mentioned in the blog narrative. If I mention a horse in the narrative, it is because I consider that it has a good chance of winning the race. If it is not then posted-up as a “firm” selection, then I will provide the reason why. This is usually due to the lack of “value” in the odds (ie. I consider that it is a 3/1 chance, yet with the bookmakers it is at 7/4), or fitness is unconfirmed as the horse has not run in the previous 6-weeks (42 days)]
12th March, HOLMWOOD LEGEND, ½pt ew @ 14/1 WON …+8.40pts
14th March, RILEYEV, ½pt win @ 9/4 WON …+1.125pts
14th March, REMEMBER NOW, ½pt win @ 11/4 …WON …+1.375pts
15th March, WOLF MOON, ½pt eachway @ 12/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
15th March, THE RAINBOW HUNTER, ½pt eachway @ 25/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
15th March, PEDDLERS CROSS, 1pt win @ 9/2 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
15th March, GARDE CHAMPETRE, ½p eachway @ 5/1 placed 2nd …+0.125pts
16th March, MAJOR MALARKEY, ½pt eachway @ 25/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
16th March, TORNADO BOB, ½pt eachway @ 12/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
16th March, WOOLCOMBE FOLLY, ½pt eachway @ 12/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
16th March, AEGEAN DAWN, ½pt eachway @ 6/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
16th March, TIGER O’TOOLE, ½pt eachway : 25/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
17th March, WISHFUL THINKING, 1pt win @ 7/2 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
17th March, KAYF ARAMIS, ½pt eachway @ 20/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
17th March, QUARTZ DE THAIX, ½pt eachway @ 7/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
17th March, FAR MORE SERIOUS, ½pt eachway @ 20/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
18th March, ZANIR, ½pt eachway @ 28/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
18th March, IMPERIAL COMMANDER, 1pt win @ 9/2 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
18th March, GENTLE GEORGE, ½pt eachway @ 50/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
22nd March, BETABOB, ½pt eachway @ 11/2 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
24th March, FREEZE UP, ½pt eachway @ 6/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
24th March, BENE LAD, 1pt win @ 4/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
26th March, SCOTS DRAGOON, ½pt eachway @ 15/2 placed 3rd …+0.4375pts
31st March, AZULADA BAY, ½pt eachway @ 9/1 …Lost …(-1.00pts)
Monthly LOSS = 12.5375pts
The Antepost Selection List which was focused on the Cheltenham Festival, produced a 3.00pts profit (mainly due to Bostons Angel winning at 16/1); and that reduces the overall monthly loss to 9.5375pts.
As the blog went into March with a profit for the winter “jumps” racing (from 1st November 2010) of +6.605pts, that means for the entire jumps season to date – including the antepost book (see adjacent page for advices and results) – the blog is down 2.9325pts.
The task for April is to get the blog back into profit, but that’s not going to happen today. I’m having a day-off trawling thru’ the day’s racing form.
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