Bookies 1 Punters 0

Cheltenham was somewhat torrid today what with them waiting until the last race before allowing a favourite to win. That horse’s name did begin with a Q, however, which qualified it under one of my emergency backing ‘systems’ a system that is unconnected with the form book- the ‘Q is a lucky letter’ system. I had a winner in the weekend’s big race under this policy.

Now, as the above has proved that form is not the be all and end all, the blog is happy to advise diverting the end of day attention away from Cheltenham tomorrow, making a sidestep to quiter pastures just off the A14 and making a small investment in the last race at Huntingdon on a tip that has come in from proper racing blogee (one who can still find time to study Huntingdon while Cheltenham is on) – makemeadiva. The suggestion has come in on the ‘By Request’ 99 red balloons post below and is for an animal called Theredballoon in the 5.30, a race entitled (to keep the red part going) the ’32red.com Standard Open Nh Flat Race.’ The animal is currently advertised at ‘carpet’ – 33/1 – which is a golden price for longshots.

You know it makes sense.

Nb: if you ever find yourself feeling a bit flat after losing a little during this event, one way of cheering yourself up is to head across to the sportinglife.com website to take a look at the ‘full results’ lists in the racing section (on the sidebar). Here you will find that while you lost £2.50 e/w and ten pound on the nose, some individual (in today’s first) lost 25 grand on third placed hotpot, Dunguib.

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7 Responses to Bookies 1 Punters 0

  1. johnnyneptune says:

    it should be noted that theredballoon has never, ever, run before

    what’s your pick of the day for cheltenham? i am off work sick, i may spend an hour in the bookies later

  2. Daftburger says:

    You never see a bookie on a bike!

  3. Stephen Foster says:

    Poor Johnny Neptune – what is up with you?

    First: Pennek e/w (about 25/1)

    4.40: Notus de la Tour (11/2 fav); Baccaulaureate e/w (33s)

  4. johnnyneptune says:

    my kids aren’t eating tonight. i hope you’re happy

  5. Geraldine says:

    Heavens, 100/1! I hope you followed up on that one, sadly I didn’t.

  6. Stephen Foster says:

    You must follow the advice o0f the main post Johnny, then you would be rich as Creosus. The comments are just extras and in any event Notus was placed.

  7. Stephen Foster says:

    Thanks to the brilliant makemeadiva (led on by Old Stokie’s taste in tunes) I did.

    I am off to Chltenham to shoot those bookies with their own bullets 🙂

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