That was an unbelievably stressful day but by crikey, it kept us on our toes. We knew things would need tweaking and it wasn’t long before a major glitch was uncovered. Fair play to the developers though….it must have been equally as stressful for them, too….they stuck to the task, fixed what needed fixing and by the end of the evening my inbox was full of e-mails advising me that members had visited the site and been able to update their passwords. Great.
Next phase….today we sit and wait for the e-mails to come in from members still having issues, all of which will most likely be related to their own PC’s. The first thing we would ask anyone still having an issue with anything site related is, empty your cache. It may well be you visited the test site when a link was sent to you over a month or so ago, to take a look at ow the new site was coming along. It, when you visit www.postracing.net you see www.webtise.me before the name of postracing, you know you have a problem. That was the development site and is now defunct.
Whilst all of that was going on yesterday I was trying my utmost to work on today’s racing. I’ve been up since 4-00am this morning playing a little “catch up” as we have three meetings to work with but, thankfully, small fields and some very low grade nonsense masquerading as horse racing.
What I will be doing from here on in is posting a review of how things have gone each day, the day after racing, on the site. It will give us content, provide pages for visitors to read and hopefully encourage them to join us. That means, of course, I have to keep picking winners. We had a “moment” yesterday when someone who purchased the daily ratings through the site, posted on Facebook that, after just three races, he was disappointed not to have backed a winner. I responded by saying that the only certainty in racing is, you will lose money somedays. Not 30 minutes after that we had a nice winner in the dutch courtesy of BENBANE HEAD, secured a top two rated success as BISHOPHILL JACK beat SPOT THE BALL, enjoyed a very nice winner in OR DE GRUGY 11/2 > 4/1 and suddenly all was right in the world.
If you are punting racehorses you have to be, in the first instance, realistic. You have to know, for a fact, that some horses you place your money on, will not win. In fact, most of the horses you place your money on, will not win. If that causes anyone a problem, pack up gambling on racehorses would be the best advice I will ever impart to anyone. In fact, pack up gambling full stop….on any sport. If a punter cannot look at investing on races in the same way you would buying stocks and shares, that it has to be viewed long term and not an attempt a quick financial fix, then they need to take up knitting. I myself do not even begin to think about how a single day has gone. i will get to April, look back at the last six months and then decide whether or not it has been a good, or a bad one. If it has been anything but good, I have the next six months to fix it.
THREE TO DUTCH – UNKNOWN REBEL, COOL BARANCA, GOLDEN FUTURE
20/80 – UNKNOWN REBEL
EXOTICS – UNKNOWN REBEL, COOL BARANCA, GOLDEN FUTURE
LAY – NONE
ADVICE – This is probably the best race of the day so, you know what’s coming after! I am simply going to be trusting my figures in every race rated for this afternoon because 99% is chaff.
BLAZIN WHITE FACE….+6
ONE FINE MORNING….-25
THREE TO DUTCH – RED TANBER, RELAX, BLAZIN WHITE FACE
20/80 – RED TANBER
EXOTICS – RED TANBER, RELAX, BLAZIN WHITE FACE
LAY – NONE
ADVICE – The two clear on my figures do look good and I’m confident the numbers are right. you have to take a little on trust that both are fit and firing after absences of 203 days and 191 days respectively but then, that’s the gamble.
ADVICE – All three rated races from here should be treated with extreme caution. Only five of the runners from the three combined, has winning form on soft ground and, the only one in this race is my bottom rated horse. The top pairing head the tissue so, I’ll work with them and hope for the best. Dutch, a 20/80 JIVE MASTER and an exotic, to minimum staking.
DUKE OF ORMOND….-17
DESTINED FOR FAME….-27
ADVICE – When I first looked at this race yesterday I got an image of Eric Idle, handing out the crosses in the crucifixtion scene in Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. First horse came up, “can you run fast?”….HOBBS DREAM, “did once”, Idle, “ok, top weighted…next”….get’s to DUKE OF NORMANDY, “can you run fast?”….”nah, tend to pack in half way round, mate, pulled up in four of me last six!”….Idle, “ok, bottom weight but, you will go off fourth favourite so, do your best”.
ADVICE – Top two again but with no earthly idea which will complete and, which will not.
ADVICE – This contains more “p’s” against the contestants names, than a series of Blockbusters. My top rated is only three vowels and a consonant away from pepper pot in it’s formline and if we have one race today screaming, “don’t play!!”, it’s this one. Bizarre that someone decided to call this a horse race.
ADVICE – The executive at Hexham must have called thoeir counterparts at Fontwell and told them that anything they could do, they could do worser. The tissue favourite is a horse that has never won a race and has been unplaced on both starts on soft. I will have a 20/80 LIVVY INN, who has won on soft….in 2009. I must be desperate!
BRIUSSE EN FEUX….+17
DODGE THE BULLET….-39
ADVICE – I expect my top pair to be head and shoulders above these…but all that’s good for is dandruff. Dutch, 20/80 my top one and an exotic.
CALAF (Musselburgh 1-50) – 20/80
Have a brilliant day and the best of luck!