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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Quiet day at the office

I was kicking myself for overlooking an obvious winning wager from my horse alerts yesterday. Regular followers and readers of the blog will know that on 6th February I put-up BILLY CUCKOO as a ½pt win selection. That day, the horse ran just as I expected, leading from the off and trying to make al but he lost the lead that day with barely 50 yards to run. Next day, I wrote that I thought he'd win a race, but we wouldn't get 5/1 about him next time. Well, he did win his next race when he won yesterday at Carlisle, and he won at an SP of 13/2.

Yesterday, when I was looking at the race, I wrote that he could be found out again by a better handicapped horse, and he very nearly was found as he only just prevailed by a neck having done as much as he could to get beat by idling badly in the run-in. As with his run LTO, I didn't forecast the betting market well enough as I thought he'd start shorter than 5/1 and wouldn't be an eachway proposition, especially as there was market weakness for the disappointing fav Armedanddangerous and for the 2nd-fav Full Of Joy. My selection in the race, ET MAINTENANT did not run well and probably finds this 2m4f trip a bit short nowadays.

My other selection in the earlier race MY BOY PADDY lost his rider at the 1st fence, so we have no idea how he would have fared. I couldn't say he'd have won as the winner, Emperor's Choice the 15/8 fav, and runner-up Sydney Paget pulled well clear of the field in fighting out the finish.
There is nothing running from my personal alert list today, so I'm not making a selection.

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Since releasing the bulletin to pre-purchasers last Saturday morning, sales have been going well and are anticipated to easily top those of last March, which was the first time I'd issued a bulletin via the blog. A good percentage of those who took the bulletin last year have returned again, and new "donators" are outnumbering the regular donators by about 3 to 1.

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