THIS WEEKS ALL WEATHER FIXTURES - 26th March KEMPTON PARK- 27th March WOLVERHAMPTON- 29th March WOLVERHAMPTON - 30th March LINGFIELD PARK, KEMPTON PARK & SOUTHWELL - 31st March WOLVERHAMPTON & CHELMSFORD CITY - 1ST aPRIL LINGFIELD PARK & WOLVERHAMPTON - 2nd April KEMPTON PARK -

Farewell to October and the All Weather gets Going at Pace

October ended with a luckless couple of days with its only saving grace being a 21.13 point profit. Although disappointing when compared with September I am reminded that in 2012 it was our worst month. 

As I view October as almost a transitional period as the turf flat season splutters to its end and trainers start to consider which of their horses will be campaigned through the Winter on the All Weather. In hindsight, perhaps our small profit should be seen in a more positive light.  

Psychologically, the end of a month, or the start of a new one always gives me fresh impetus which I feel you continually need in this game. In the same way I didn't want September to end, I am glad October has come to a close.

Work has carried on through October regarding ‘Pace and Going’ ratings and they are starting to take on a life of their own and I can’t remember being more excited by what they are producing, day in, day out in all my years of Speed Handicapping.

Whereas previously I would look at some race results with skepticism when the first three home are filled with high priced horses I am now getting an understanding (in most cases) of why. In fact the more I think about this mode of analysis the more aware I become of the number of imponderables it resolves.

Some examples from yesterday that need little explanation:

 Modernism 3-1
 Sonnetation 9-2 
 Killing Time 5-2
 Forest Edge 20-1
 One Last Dream 16-1
Sweet Vintage 12-1


Wolverhampton’s figures for tonight will be posted to the member area shortly.   

Horse Racing Tips: 14-1 or 13-2?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Farewell to October and the All Weather gets Going at Pace

October ended with a luckless couple of days with its only saving grace being a 21.13 point profit. Although disappointing when compared with September I am reminded that in 2012 it was our worst month. 

As I view October as almost a transitional period as the turf flat season splutters to its end and trainers start to consider which of their horses will be campaigned through the Winter on the All Weather. In hindsight, perhaps our small profit should be seen in a more positive light.  

Psychologically, the end of a month, or the start of a new one always gives me fresh impetus which I feel you continually need in this game. In the same way I didn't want September to end, I am glad October has come to a close.

Work has carried on through October regarding ‘Pace and Going’ ratings and they are starting to take on a life of their own and I can’t remember being more excited by what they are producing, day in, day out in all my years of Speed Handicapping.

Whereas previously I would look at some race results with skepticism when the first three home are filled with high priced horses I am now getting an understanding (in most cases) of why. In fact the more I think about this mode of analysis the more aware I become of the number of imponderables it resolves.

Some examples from yesterday that need little explanation:

 Modernism 3-1
 Sonnetation 9-2 
 Killing Time 5-2
 Forest Edge 20-1
 One Last Dream 16-1
Sweet Vintage 12-1


Wolverhampton’s figures for tonight will be posted to the member area shortly.