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Monday, 23 January 2012

Antepost joy

The 424th edition of the Wayward Lad blog.

My blog on Saturday was met with mixed success. My advised wagers both lost, but if you had read the complete narrative then hopefully you'd have been on a winner (or two). I know of one other blogger who did and told me of his success, and that was Glenn at gstarfrankels.blogspot.com who was on VIOLIN DAVIS (advised at 11/2) who won the mares hurdle at Ascot, and ALDERTUNE (SP of 8/1, tho' was at 12/1 for most of the morning) who was 2nd at Wincanton. I narrowed that race down to 3 horses, and 2 of those 3 filled the 1st two places with Zarrafakt winning at 4/1. I also narrowed the feature race at Ascot, the Victor Chandler Chase, down to 2 but plumped for the wrong one in Al Ferof, as Somersby won well at an SP of 9/2.

However, that result was great news for those who received my antepost advice which I sent out  ONLY to those readers who had paid a donation to the blog from profits made from my advice. As I say at the bottom of each blog, those who contribute will be rewarded with occasional supplementary information sent out free of charge. In the first supplementary posting sent out on Saturday 14th January I wrote "SOMERSBY is entered for the Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot on 21st January, and he was 2nd (beaten a short-head) in that race last year. I reckon he has an excellent chance of winning the race next week and, if he does, then his odds for the Ryanair will shorten considerably". On the basis of that, I advised a 1pt eachway wager on SOMERSBY at 16/1 for the Ryanair. Well, win he did and as of this morning SOMERSBY is 7/1 for the Ryanair – job done. Followers now have the choice of holding-on to the wager and letting it run, or laying-off for a risk free wager.

I also advised another antepost wager in my email of 14th January and I am quietly confident it could be a rock solid wager based on results over weekend. Depending on the weather forecast for this week, there could be a further antepost email to be sent out this evening concerning this Saturday's racing.

There is no horseracing selection today.

As an aside, I made a decision, call it a New Year's Resolution, not to wager using Betfair in 2012. All my wagers are now being placed thru' traditional bookmakers and so far I am making more profit that I would have done if using Betfair. Why? Well, I have a habit of laying-off in-running to protect my stake when using Betfair and that policy seriously affects my profit margins from winning wagers. It is a safety first strategy as I tend to have more individual wagers when using Betfair, however the increase in turnover does not result in an increase in profit. That's the way I'm doing things at the moment, and its working for me.

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