Wednesday, 1 February 2012

January 2012 Results

I have updated the January results on a new page in the blog. The main purpose of the blog is to add further discipline to my betting and in summary I only had 13 bets in January with 4 winners and after a poor start to the year things picked up second half of the month to leave me with a profit of 5.70pts and a return on investment of 42%.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Conditions Spot On For Sammy?

No bet yesterday. Two meetings today at Ayr and Plumpton and there is one selection at Ayr after it survives a morning inspection.
P&L at advised prices since 24/8 = +25.08 2012 = +3.2

Ayr  2.55 Sammy Spiderman 1PT WIN @2/1 Various 1ST (5/2F)
Sammy Spiderman was a selection two weeks ago when finishing second at this course after which I wrote “Sammy Spiderman finished 2nd yesterday and was beaten by a well handicapped horse in Allanard, although looking back greed got the better of me in having the bet as I did put in the write up that I was worried that the ground may not be soft enough for my selection, which was reflected with the market drift. From the way he jumped and ran I think Sammy Spiderman is at peak fitness and if he turns up again at Ayr in two weeks time and the ground has gone heavy then he would be worth another consideration”. Since then Allanard has run again in a much better race at Newcastle and looked the winner until falling two out. Sammy Spiderman drops back to two miles and five furlongs today which is a slight concern but given he has his favoured heavy ground and that fact he is in receipt of weight from all his rivals I expect him to record win number five at the course. Its great when a plan comes to fruition but watching I was never comfortable he would catch all the way leader Something Silver until halfway up the run in when Sammy Spiderman's stamina came into play.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Nothing Today

I was disappointed with Hinterland yesterday as and after travelling well to the home turn was outpaced as the tempo quickened, before staying on up the hill to take third. Two meetings today at Ffos Las and Sedgefield but the quality on offer is very poor so there is no bet. 
P&L at advised prices since 24/8 = +25.08 2012 = +3.2