Well what a great day for everyone following the selections.
2:00 Southwell – Fuzzy Cat – was initially a Lay selection but it shortened from 4.1 down to 3.05 in the last 15 mins – so became a non-lay.
N.B Indeed when a horse shortens like that in Handicap races, my rule of thumb is 25% or more shortening of the price, then I place a 2 pt back bet to Win. He came in well today. We had two like this last week aswell on the All Weather. I have a 60% strike rate over the past 5 years backing horses like this – but the most important thing as you are learning is to notice the money coming for the horse and to not Lay it. As you gain more experience you will know when to back them – keep your own statistics on this and you will see exactly what I mean – it is a profitable market. +4pt profit.
2:10 Newcastle – Tail of the Bank – 2pts e/w at 4/1 – I had heard that he was expected to run well and connections expected a place but he went on to win which was great for us following on from Fuzzy Cat. A +10 point profit.
2:40 Newcastle – Catleen – 4 pts to Win at 11/8 – Well what a disaster this was – the horse was running really well until the jockey took it down the wrong course – unbelievable !! lol – oh well as we keep saying – that is racing. – 4pt loss.
3:10 Newcastle – Luksar – A classic drift out from 5.3 to around 7.8. A good Lay who never got into the race and was Pulled Up. +1pt profit
So a good day showing a +11 point profit on the day. Remember – that was without Folkestone where we had two further selections, weather again.