Firstly, before my daily missive on what could happen today, lets’ just hark back to yesterday when yet another sudden ‘bounce’ yielded about THIRTY POINTS PROFIT from 10/1 winner, Spirit Of Aghuru, and ‘safe anchor’ Wonder Elmossman (1/2) which combined to supplement early gains virtue of a 15/1 double; of course placings in the trixie/patent bets mount up considerably and this represented a tremendous finale to November.

As mentioned so often JR modus operandi objective is monthly profit and when William Haggas’ charge hit the line under redoubtable stable jockey Tom Marquand my imagination stretched to thousands in betting offices rejoicing; I’ve been in Caribbean shops which carried this column and the locals are often excited, and verbal!

It’s really satisfying and a relief to know what my sterling efforts have meant and are still achieving, albeit to a  reduced aurience,  on a consistent basis.

Anyway that’s end of ‘trumpet blowing’ and now a day day dawns!

Unilateralism is clear ‘best-in for a fiercely-competitive division two of the Novice Stakes over a mile of Lingfield polytrack today when Newcastle also stages an eight-race all-weather fixture on Tapeta which is also laid on Wolverhampton and recently Southwell.

Exciting times ahead for those, like myself, who specialise with racing on artificial surfaces because the alternative, ‘guessing’ on turf, is indeed a waste of time.

It’s become a ‘no-brainer’ for so many reasons, which have constantly been chronicled in this column, and though some probably see my obsession for making a monthly profit tedious and boring I’m firmly convinced a racing writer should always consider readership and success; AWR is the way forward throughout the year and will remain so due to the consistency I’m able to achieve by computing race-times up to and including one mile for the most part.

There are losing runs, as you well know but sudden ‘bounces’ of unbelievable returns wipe them out and my life is all about exploiting the good ‘times!’

Finally on this subject; if you follow my ramblings it’s necessary to appreciate the ups and downs; negotiating ‘minefields’ is all about experience and I’m one of the oldest journalists on this planet with colossal experience. Don’t fight shy when results go against me, just stick rigidly to the three daily trixie/patent selections otherwise you’ll be on when it’s cloudy, and I’m losing, but miss out when there are lovely blue skies.

In those long gone serious footballing days mine was all about patience, waiting for chances of a ricochet in the penalty area for tap-in goals which were simple but products of experience.

To think one seasonal tally, in a championship-winning side, was more than twenty whereas my inside left, Lineker, bagged only three!

Unilateralism, fresh from a ‘career-best’ over a similar distance on Kempton polytrack seven weeks ago, is no ‘penalty-kick’ by any means but Hugo Palmer’s charge rates a solid each-way bet under Cieren Fallon who’s rise to the top has been most impressive; I wonder how many ‘kicks up the backside’ he was given by his famous father, Kieren, six times champion jockey, who found his son disinterested for a long time before ‘getting the bug!’

Division one looks too difficult but a Nursery Handicap over five furlongs represents a gilt-edged opportunity for leniently-weighted Fair And Square to get off the mark at the ninth attempt; don’t oppose!

At Gosforth Park, in a Novice Stakes over six furlongs, what beats Graham Lee’s mount Canzone will win!    

Selections, Lingfield, 12.10 Fair And Square (e.w); 1.10 Unilateralism; Newcastle, 4.15 Canzone (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