Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Which horse racing tipster do you follow?

As we near the calendar year end, here is how some popular tipsters are performing. 

Firstly Pricewise (2015):

Jan FebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Above figures are based on 10 unit stake (10 win or 5 ew as applicable).
Good record eh? Last winning month was April.
Overall the calendar year loss is 121.65 points (to one point unit stake)...(Source:

Raceclear: losing in December, just had a sequence of 23 losers broken by a half point ew on 9/2 winner. Lost in calendar months Sept, Oct and Nov and currently losing overall in 2015. Loss exceeds 57 points since Sept 1st. 

Betting Emporium:  overall position, over 48,000 points staked for accumulative 1.3% win. 
Horses are better with 6.1% win overall but in 2015 they are losing heavily with substantial losses at all four feature meetings: Cheltenham, Aintree, Royal Ascot and Goodwood. These festivals total 17 days racing with a loss of over 300 points. 

As for Ben Linfoot (under the value bet banner) don't have the full figures but I understand he is currently on a 58-selection losing streak..

Figures compiled on 23 December 2015. Tricky old game it seems...

Happy Xmas!

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Do you like Sauvignon Blanc?

Prestige de Calvet Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc

It's my Christmas nap. From Tesco, normally £9.00 a bottle it's on at £5.50 until 29 December:

Well, I'll be having a nap after I've drunk a bottle.......


This wine comes from the Bordeaux region of South West France, the home of some of the world's finest wines. Maison Calvet have been at the forefront of Bordeaux wine production since it was founded almost 200 years ago. 

Regional info

Grapes sourced in the area of Entre deux Mers. The state of the vineyard during the year, and the grape ripeness and the sanitary situation before harvest are followed by our technical team in collaboration with our suppliers. A close technical collaboration also takes place during the vinification and ageing in order to obtain a profile respecting our commercial target.

Tasting Notes

This elegant wine is softly oaked with hints of citrus and vanilla spice.
Perfect on its own or with chicken or seafood dishes.
Storage Instructions

This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to three years.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Faugheen - The Machine?

Some thoughts on the Punchestown meeting 14/15 November. Perhaps more important: two good restaurant recommendations!

Punchestown visit