Get ‘Ready’ for a Russell ‘special!’

‘There is more than one way to skin a cat’

Auncunrisque 5/2, Calidad, 12/1, Rhebus Road, 14/1 were all placed in the first three on Sunday and with an each-way ‘Trixie’ (three doubles and a treble) yielded more than THIRTY POINTS PROFIT which represented a classic example of why it’s best to play this bet with good-priced selections; so often I’ve mentioned the folly of playing ‘shorties’ and the wisdom of enjoying this column which is determined to unearth ‘biggies’ for big ‘pots!’

Imagine if they’d all won, it would have been financially catastrophic for bookmakers prepared to lay this bet; unfortunately few  private firms will accommodate successful punters which is why my main emphasis is on Betfair betting exchange where far better prices are offered.

Knowing how to get the best out of punting is so important; most hardened professionals in the golden olden days preferred to stick with few ‘investments’ and adopt a level stake approach; others realised a ‘get rich quick’ policy can only be achieved by virtue of successful doubles, trebles and indeed accumulators. Either theory suits my book which has so many chapters.

With punters/readers in mind the ‘Trixie’ makes more sense especially as my time-handicap computation proves irrevocably it can be relied upon with consistency key to my operation; every race is scrutinised to ultimate satisfaction, the aforementioned trio ‘felt good’ and in each race all looked booked for first place and doubtless created excitement for my followers.

Listen I’m in the ‘Sport Of Kings’ to profit, always have been and most importantly, as we ‘bank’ data from results at a wonderful time of year, I’ve no reason to believe there are any clouds hovering.

Typical of what I’m searching for is The Jad Factor, one of twelve ‘decs’ for a Novices’ Hurdle over two miles of ‘good to soft’ Ayr this afternoon; I’ll be surprised if this Michael Smith-trained Arcadio gelding isn’t ‘on the premises’ and challenging in the closing stages; possibly an absence of 195 days will be a ‘turn off’ for other scribes!

An hour or so later Lucinda Russell’s Readysteadybeau ticks plenty of boxes for the thirteen-runner Maiden Hurdle over two and a half miles and comes out clear best-in judged on a sparkling jumping debut last month; must surely be placed.

Stick to the tried and trusted plan!

Selections, Ayr, 12.30 The Jad Factor (e.w); 1.40 Readysteadybeau (e.w); Lingfield, 3.15 Gerico Ville (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