Before we go into the Friday piece I’ll plug/profile our 13/2 winner, El Bedegon, at Sandown Wednesday evening when the rainstorm fixture was abandoned a few minutes later because of horrendous ravaging weather conditions; James Ferguson’s charge continued our revival and the each-way ‘trixie’ also came up with two other selections placed.
For those who prefer to bet singles never punt less than 2/1 because in the long run it’s necessary to invest on solid value opportunities and I’m obsessed with unearthing good-priced specials. No one ever made profit in the long run with ‘shorties’ but of course they can provide reward when coupled as doubles/trebles, the reason why I’ve long ‘chanced’ the daily patent/trixie wagers. It’s all a matter of choice but for readers I’m aware of the need to keep betting simple, enjoyable and affordable. Money is on the table, I’m in it, to win it!
El Bedegon was a real ‘beaut’ and I was delighted because he showed 10/1 on Betfair betting exchange, my dedicated platform.
Secret of punting successfully is belief, in a strategy; pursuing a routine, business-like approach is key to success and ploughing through losing runs which are inevitable, in life.
My record this month has been appalling but I’m aware from long experience ‘all’s well that ends well’ by concentrating on time-handicap analysis/ computation; a theory ‘this is the first day of the rest of my life’ always gives rise to optimism and confidence.
Goodwood’s fourth day beckons on a ‘soft’ surface and i was just about to ‘scrub’ the card when noticing a ‘rick’ (mistake!) by the handicapper in a thirteen-runner Nursery over six furlongs; the BHA assessor has been lenient with Wrought Iron!
Jamie Osborne’s charge finished a creditable third over a similar distance at Newbury eight days ago, to our selection Burning Bush, which represented encouragement for the owners who consented to Wrought Iron being gelded following four fruitless attempts.
Wrought Iron can do much better and with Jamie’s talented daughter, Saffie, claiming 5lbs apprentice allowance this Dark Angel ‘gelding’ is definitely worth chancing at monster odds; ‘faint heart never won fair lady’ and such a courageous stance is necessary, as aforementioned.
Realistically, for obvious reasons, I’m much happier with of analysis all-weather form on pristine surfaces; none is better than Wolverhampton tapeta on which AWR champion jockey Richard Kingscote will, hopefully, steer thrice-raced consistent Brown Owl to success in a class 6 Restricted Maiden Stakes over six furlongs. Can’t get any lower in grade!
Keep the faith in my stategy readers and note Goodwood is ‘swerved’ because yet another downpour hit the course earlier this morning; I’ll be a layer today, of everything!
Selections, Wolverhampton, 2.00 Brown Owl; Goodwood, 4.45 Wrought Iron (e.w); Musselburgh, 6.15 Tinkerstar (e.w).
Jeffrey Ross, horse-racing correspondent for WMN since 1983 when winning the most prestigious racing journalist award, Sporting Life Naps Table, before winning it a record number of six times collectively in the Racing Post, the current ‘trade’ paper, including 2019