There will be many that adhere to the saying that a good horse will win on anything. That might well be true but, how many “good” horses do we deal with on a daily basis?
The fact is “good” horses are very, very thin on the ground and in addition to the winter throwing up so many last minute going changes and, changes in the going as racing during the day progresses, it’s often difficult extracting a profit.
However, take a look at the performance of the Ratings in the last four days:
35% strike rate, 36 points profit in the last four days, playing just the top rated horses.
There is no coincidence that the improving conditions are having a good effect on what is being provided to the members each day!
This only tells half the story though.
Five of those top rated came home 2nd @ 20/1, 10/1, 13/2, 6/1 and 3/1
That means 50% of all top rated horses have finished 1st or 2nd over the last four days.
For the first time in a while I felt confident of posting up the Post Racing Double today:
MISTER WISEMAN – WON 8/1 > 10/3
UNTIL WINNING – WON 7/4 > 11/8
Those figures are outstanding and yesterday was off the scale.
To say I am looking forward to the new flat racing season would be understatement personified. Give me a dry summer and I’m very positive that we’ll see another like that we enjoyed in 2013….and that was ridiculously successful.
I was so close to posting up Mister Wiseman as the first bet of the day in what seems like years! Some of you latched on to that and got the 8/1 early doors about that 10/3 winner and with the first e.w. double posted up in yonks also going in, the day has been officially filed in the “cracker” folder.
Two meetings at Towcester and Taunton, six rated races and again, hopefully, we enjoy another good day.
I have to prepare for my meeting on Wednesday that will determine the start date of the Sensory Garden. I will have the framework of the website that will work for them in terms of fund raising and something that has now been over a year on the NHS back burners will be having the heat turned up.
I have already agreed to do a 15 mile fund raising walk and I will be looking to do more myself.
If anyone reading wants to do something then I will have a section on the website relating to fund raising ideas….some will be your usual basic things and some will be off the wall.
The intention is to have a lot of fun with this whilst keeping a very strong focus on the reason it is being done.
Taunton / Mon 23 Mar
Updated @ Sun 22 Mar
Good (GoingStick: 7.8 on Sunday at 07:00)
Rails: All bends moved out by couple of meters.
Cloudy with sunny intervals, dry until weekend, 10c. Some light showers possible Monday afternoon, likely to be after racing.
Towcester / Mon 23 Mar
Updated @ Sun 22 Mar
GOOD,GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES (GoingStick: 8.2 on Sunday at 10:00)
Rails: Chase & Hurdle Courses on shared bends. Hurdle Course on inner most line.
Watering: Watering to maintain conditions
Dry Overnight Forecast to be dry, overcast with sunny spells Today and Tomorrow, Temp +9c.
* – Indicates their having won previously on the going as currently described
T – Indicates a horse having made a round trip of 300 miles or more
H – Indicates horses sporting headgear for the first time (blinkers, hood, cheekpieces, tongue-tie etc)
* – SWAMPFIRE….-24
SHOT IN THE DARK….-28
T* – NOZIC….-35
VODKA ‘N TONIC….-40
T – HARTSIDE….-40
MY PLAY – Horrible stuff. A small 20/80 my top one perhaps.
T – JOHN’S GEM….-40
MY PLAY – Nothing here has won previously on the ground we have this afternoon. I have one well up on the numbers and a play similar to that one above.
* – TARA TAVEY….+11
A SHADE OF BAY….+10
T – MADAM LILIBET….-40
MY PLAY – This rated like a decent race. Top three to my usual play and with my top rated so far clear on my numbers, a half decent 20/80.
* – GRAND ARTICLE….+9
* – BERTENBAR….+2
* – LORD LANDEN….-3
* – TOP BENEFIT….-5
MY PLAY – Rated horses 1, 3 and 4….to the dutch, a 20/80 GRAND ARTICLE…exotics.
* – MIGHTY MAMBO….-20
LOST IN NEW YORK….-32
* – LYSSIO….-35
FRANK N FAIR….-40
MY PLAY – This doesn’t look good. The way the figures have been performing though, I’d be mad not to work with it. October Rules only rated horses 1, 2 and 5.
* – MONTY’S REVENGE….+13
* – RED ROUBLE….+10
* – JOLLY BOYS OUTING….+3
* – TINELYRA….-8
MY PLAY – I do like my top rated here. I’m going with a dutch rated horses 1, 3 and 4, having a good 20/80 my top one and, exotics.
Have a great day and the best of luck if you get involved.