Income has been taxing but should prove rewarding!

Manchester United 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 was unbelievable to the masses but my first ‘kill’ of 2022; to think a club which landed the Premier League title thirteen times (since its inception in 1991!) when managed by Sir Alex Ferguson has become my favourite ‘go to’ football team for winnings, as losers!

It’s nine years since ‘Fergie’ finally retired and several managers have failed to reignite the spark of Old Trafford; this latest recruit (a German!) seems hopelessly out of touch with what’s required despite inheriting a squad of ‘super-stars’ which aren’t gelling to any degree whatsoever.

My betting has never been about systems, more a systematic approach and Man Utd, ironically, consistently yields profit because I lay them in every match on Betfair betting exchange.

Readers/punters are never left in doubt, this ‘blog’ is all about spotting potential winners, non-triers,and losers!

Actually my modus operandi is very much ‘bookmaker orientated’ and odds-related; it’s an absolute joke how the major firms continue to suck in the mugs still prepared to support the reputation of Manchester United. SENTIMENT PLAYS NO PART IN SERIOUS PUNTING!

You need to have that ingrained into your betting psyche, 100%.

First three days of racing was poor, only two winners but constant profit and characteristics of the pitfalls and pleasures, honed from vast experience, give me confidence to withstand disappointment; hopefully readers don’t become impatient!

Finally on the sporting theme I’m loath to bet/lay on any other sport bar Grand Slam tennis tournaments, which involve having to win SEVEN MATCHES! coupling the ‘first two’ makes for an impossible situation where punting is concerned and how often have Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal failed as time takes its toll.

Onto my real first love, horse-racing, which will be staged on a pristine tapeta surface at Wolverhampton where Income is nigh guaranteed in the eight-runner Novice Stakes over five furlongs.

Consistent, hitherto luckless Income gets all allowances, maiden and apprentice because George Rooke, attached to trainer Richard Hughes, claims 3lbs allowance; this 74-rated Profitable filly needs only to replicate her recent time-handicap mark to make it fifth time lucky. I’ll bet she does.

‘Serial loser’ Between The Sheets contests the 13-runner 3-y-o handicap over seven furlongs of Kempton polytrack; Michael Bell’s charge is ‘thrown in’ and will never get a better opportunity. Shaped very well in a nursery last time.

In the opening Novice Stakes over two miles of ‘heavy’ Ffos Las look no further for the winner than Mayhem Mya!    

Selections, Ffos Las, 12.40 Mayhem Mya; Wolverhampton, 2.00 Income (e.w); Kempton, 4.30 Between The Sheets (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