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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Geraghty booked for NORTHERN ALLIANCE

The way my selections have been going lately has made my have a think about where I may be going wrong. I’m sure I’ve said it before but, if not, I’ll say it again; confidence is a major part of being a successful punter. Without confidence, then you are not going to adequately “support” your selections – and that means when the winners come in, then you do not have the stake on to take advantage. My confidence did take a bit of a knock over the Cheltenham Festival, and from then on I seemed to be constantly chasing “value”.
What I have to ask is “am I really doing it right?” I’ve decided to take a step back and think a bit more before putting a selection onto the blog.

This week starts today with the first major handicap of the UK flat racing season – the (William Hill) Lincoln handicap over a mile at Doncaster. It’s not a race I place a wager on usually, and this year is going to be no different.

Neither of the 2 jumps meetings at Chepstow or Uttoxeter get me excited, so it looks like another day without a wager.

There was some great news for the antepost shortlist for the Grand National to be run next Saturday 9th April, and that is that Barry Geraghty has been booked to ride my 1st-choice NORTHERN ALLIANCE. If you look back at the past couple of days blogs, you will see comments advising of the news, and also that I have advised taking the 50/1 on offer to ¼pt eachway. Bluesquare are offering “non-runner, no bet” (NRNB) and also paying 5 places eachway on the National, so if you have not already had a wager, this is the place to go. For odds comparison and terms, visit Oddschecker who detail all the terms on the screen.

The more I look at the formbook, the more excited I am about the chances of NORTHERN ALLIANCE and the booking of Barry Geraghty suggests connections mean business.

Antepost Selection – Grand National 9th April 2011
NORTHERN ALLIANCE, ¼pt eachway @ 50/1 with Bluesquare (NRNB & paying 5 places)
Total = ½pt staked

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Ian,

    You are right about confidence. When I have doubts I find it helpful to take a step back and listen to myself. When a good bet comes along it so often shines like neon. It is often too easy to look for bets or try to hard. I find it best to go with the flow because it gives perspective. You will soon be back to your best.

    Keep up the good work.


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