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Wednesday 27 February 2013

Patience: the punters secret weapon

When horseracing gets a bit scrappy mid-week with cards consisting of small fields in lower-grade handicaps and 12+ runner maiden hurdle races, it is time to take a back step and refrain from having a wager. Patience is the punters secret weapon and it is very easy to fitter away hard-won profits on silly ill-thought-out wagers just because the money is burning a hole in your pocket and the thrill of your latest winner is starting to wane.
Yesterday, I thought I had found a value wager and, in fact, I had. My selection THE MUSICAL GUY had an SP of 3/1 for the novice chase, but readers of the blog were able to take the 11/2 available in the morning. As I wrote yesterday, in my opinion the front-3 in the betting (Howard's Legacy, The Musical Guy and Volador) should have been about 5/2 for the race and, as it happened, the market basically agreed. Howard's Legacy was sent-off the 2/1 joint-fav (from 11/8 in the morning) having drifted to 11/4 at one stage, and the other 2/1 joint-fav was Volador (from 11/4). Unfortunately for my selection, eventual winner Howard's Legacy had too much tactical speed approaching 3-out and gained a winning advantage. He needed it though, as on the uphill run-in at Leicester he virtually emptied-out and he probably would have lost the race within another 100 yards.
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No selections today. I've been looking thru' the entries in today's Weekender and there appear to be some interesting opportunities coming up in the next few days, and a couple on Saturday look likely candidates for a wager. Patience is the punters secret weapon!
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