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.