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Between March 2010 and April 2017, this blog recommended wagers on 520 individual races on Jump Racing in the UK, resulting in a PROFIT of £1,525.39 on cumulative stakes of £5,726 - this is equivalent to a Return On Investment of 26.60%.


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Wednesday 30 October 2013

Could have done better

No winners from the couple of selections on Wednesday but it could have been a lot different had CHAC DU CADRAN not over-reached at the 10th fence and crumpled on landing. Up until that point, apart from meeting the 1st fence wrong, he'd jumped admirably and his jockey Tom Messenger was winding-up the pace and had them all, including the eventual winner Papamoa, working hard to stay in the race.
I'm sure that, had he not fallen, he'd have been able to draw away from this field and win comfortably as only the eventual winner and runner-up My Boy Paddy truly lasted the trip on this testing ground.
As such, CHAC DU CADRAN goes down as an unlucky loser in my book and hopefully he's come out of the race unscathed and should make amends NTO. 
I'm not so sure about SWALEDALE LAD. He also jumped fairly well, but the ground was too testing for him and when he started to get tired with about 6-furlongs to go he started making mistakes. That did for his chance and he was soon trailing the field. As such, I'm dropping him from the alert list as if he can't stay 2-mile on soft ground then he's not going to be visiting the winners enclosure much this season.
I'm making the long drive to Falmouth on Thursday, so no selections for me for that day but, hopefully, I'll have a blog out on Friday.
As such, we go forward with a profit for the season of £214.10 from 15 wagers on a total stake of £185.
I've just realised that Monday's blog was my 600th and the milestone passed without me making any fanfare. I really enjoy writing the blog, and I consider that it holds a mountain of information, which I refer to myself via the blog search facility.
Here's to cracking the 1000th page which (with a fair wind) we should breach some time in 2017.


  1. Congrats on the milestone. Your blog is a great read regardless of the results. Keep up the good work!

  2. Keep on going ! Not sure I would be too quick to get rid of Swaledale Lad, he was tapped for toe going downhill and then he was too far behind to make up ground up the stiff finish and jockey seemed to accept his fate and rode accordingly - maybe different track next time.