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LOSS for the 2016-17 Jumps Season = £40.87

from wagers on 55 individual races (6 winners, 12 placed)

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Friday, 3 February 2012

No jump racing again and weekend is doubtful

The 430th edition of the Wayward Lad blog.

No jump racing yesterday (and so, no blog) and there is no jump racing today either. The prospects for the weekend are not good. When I left home this morning at 6:20am, the temperature gauge on my car recorded minus-9 degrees Celsius. Pretty darn cold!

The Sandown card on Saturday has already been abandoned, and it is most unlikely that the Ffos Las meeting tomorrow will go ahead. As for Wetherby, the prospects are slim.

In the past, at times like these, I have been tempted to stray towards the All-Weather racing, but no more. Sure, I will take a look over it and yesterday I came close to a decent winning wager when STEELCUT was beaten just a head into 2nd in the 2:20 at Wolverhampton. I thought he was more like a 7/2 chance on my cursory glance thru' the runners for this "claimer" over 6-furlongs, yet he was being offered at 12.0 (that's 11/1 in "old money") on Betfair. I had problems getting an internet connection yesterday morning (my site office is less than 400 yards from the City Airport in London, yet my 3G signal is pathetically weak) hence another reason for no blog. But, when I managed to get a reasonable signal, I read Glenn's blog at G-Star Frankel (see adjacent link) and he agreed with me about STEELCUT. I posted my thoughts on twitter (my moniker is @wayward_lad) so if you are reading this then do take advantage of the twitter feed. The race was also appraised by Jerry Banks of Jerry's Best Bet's (see adjacent blog link) who specialises in AW Claiming races with great success. Anyway, no winner in STEELCUT, but I didn't lose out.

My Cheltenham Festival Bulletin for 2012 is now well & truly underway, and I am confident that the hard work I've put in (I've done private bulletins for myself and a few close friends for the past few years) will prove invaluable. Here's a taster: if you'd followed one particular formline-come-trend in 2011, then you would have finished the 2011 Festival in profit by over 11pts to a 1pt level stake on all qualifiers. Yet, when I posted the fact on twitter last March on the morning of Day 1 it was met with general derision from some quarters. Some people never learn – perhaps they don't want to!

I've already sent out my 1st antepost email for the Festival (went out on 14th January) and one of the two named horses has been cut from 16/1 to 7/1 for his targeted race; not only that, but he also won his Festival "trial" as I suggested he would in the email. I'm hoping that the Festival Bulletin will be ready to go out on Wednesday 15th February, and it will be sent out free of charge to all those who have made a donation to my blog during the past 12 months. If you want to secure a copy, send me a donation (at least £5 please) and I will send you the bulletin, plus all further email updates regarding the Festival. Last year, I sent out my blog postings to supporters of the blog the evening before racing, and I intend to be doing that again this March.

So, if you want the Festival Bulletin, if you want the antepost advice's, and if you want to read the blog the day before racing during the Cheltenham Festival, you know what to do.

No selections for today's racing.

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