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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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Thursday, 17 November 2011
A couple to take from yesterday
Yesterday’s selection SIGNALMAN ran well for a long way yesterday, but he met one in Lightening Rod who was a real “rick” in the handicap. The going was indeed soft/heavy at Hexham and that Lightening Rod looked so comfortable on it (despite not having looked to have handled it in the past) shows just how much he had in hand in winning this race. That said, I was on the right lines as SIGNALMAN started at 7/2, and I recommended him at 8/1 in the morning – so followers of the blog had plenty of opportunity to “lay-off” their stake or even take a 100% profit.
Later in the afternoon, I was taken with the gutsy run of DUSKY BOB in winning the class 4 hurdle off OR100. His half-bro has run well in Ireland off OR111 and stays 2m6f+, so I reckon DUSKY BOB should handle a rise in weights. I will also keep KING PENDA on my alert list as he made good headway from halfway until the going told before 2-out. Given it was far too soft for him, he will do a lot better when conditions are in his favour.
At Warwick, LEXICON LAD won on his debut chase race, from off a 202-day break. Always prominent, this was a tremendous display, especially as the race-fit LTO winner Loch Ba came to win the race 2-out but could not cope with the winner and the pair finished well clear of the remainder. LEXICON LAD appreciated going left-handed (previous 3 runs were going RH) and he is an exciting novice chaser who could run again at the weekend.
We have 3 jumps meetings today at Wincanton, Market Rasen and Hereford, and I’m on a personal recovery mission having posted 8 consecutive losers since staring the month well with 3 winners. Unfortunately, having been through all 3 cards looking for a wager that is suitable, I can’t find one. Hereford has what looks to be the best racing, so I shall continue studying the form there. There are also a couple of races at Wincanton that may provide an opportunity. If one comes up between now and noon, I’ll post it on twitter (@wayward_lad) and as a comment, and also with both Betting League (WaywardLad) and Tip Exchange (Quaestor).
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