Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Royal Ascot day two

Terrible results today, particularly Nadal going out so early at Queen's. Maybe it's time to take stock.  Have been running the blog for over five years now and it's currently showing a profit close to 1,500 points in that time. However you know what Leonard Cohen sang:

"The ponies run, the girls are young, the odds are there to beat. You win a while, and then it's done - your little winning streak". 

I've not operated a full horse racing service this year as it would prove too time consuming. Instead I've tried to pick out the best race (or two) when I'm keen on a particular meeting. With mixed results. For now I'll carry on with Royal Ascot but if this proves unprofitable I may well throw in the towel...

Royal Hunt Cup tomorrow. Last year there I had one selection in the race - Field Of Dream - and it won at 20/1 having backed it at @ 28/1. It's only run once since that victory and I can see it running a big race again tomorrow. Horses returning to Ascot (following a win) often go well. The best horse in the race though (which unfortunately Pricewise told everyone earlier this evening) is Ayaar the favourite at around 10 or 11/1. You might get 12/1 tomorrow when bookmakers revert to their original prices. I've had my bets at the prices available now though: 

17:00RA 5pts win 2pts place Ayaar @ 10/1 Paddy Power BOG (1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5,6)
17:00RA 1pt ew Field Of Dream @ 20/1 Betfred BOG (1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5)

6 x 0.5pts combination SP forecast above two with Bronze Angel (3pts) 

Total 12 points. 

Watch PP prices in the morning in case they go 20/1 FOD. They are the only bookmaker offering six places ew. They may go bigger than 10/1 Ayaar too.

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  1. Don't throw in the towel...we all have bad runs! I for one appreciate the blog.

  2. Blog appreciated and followed....just a blip!

  3. Yes totally agree. We all have losing runs. Not that long ago you had a 25/1 winner. Keep the faith!

  4. Yeah I'm still up from your advice, keep at it man, form is temporary class is forever

  5. certainly no need to give up. youve an incredible track record and are still significantly beating sp a enough of the time to prove you just going through an unlucky patch.

  6. Mike,

    Another vote of thanks for the blog and hope you keep it up regardless of today's result.
    You are going to struggle to have another '2013' on the horses or a 2010 set of tennis results, but that doesn't undermine the rationale behind what you put up.


    Ken - a fellow moderate Tennis player.