One of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt whilst betting this past year is to not get too carried when your winning and likewise not get too downbeat when you’re losing. It’s bloody hard to do mind as currently the losers seem to be coming thick and fast again, having a mindset though to deal with the losers is in my opinion incredibly important. Tuesday I had plenty of losers from bets I’d analysed pre racing from using the Formbet data and then after seeing they were going pear shaped I decided to venture onto the summer jumping scene, bad move without anywhere near as much background work. Yesterday a similar fate befell me whereby I woke about 5 having placed the bets early in the morning and checked the results again in negative equity, however I didn’t chase and ultimately was happy that although it wasn’t a great day – did improve slightly in the evening – I didn’t end up putting on bets that I’d not planned to. I think we all have a desire to try and get somewhere as quickly as possible and in a way betting is like that if you want to bet in every race each day then chances are you’ll get caught speeding. You’ve just got to remain patient and disciplined – take the daily hit reduce the percentage on the bank etc. As it goes every day I start with a 100pt bank and from the cash spread around in my accounts 1pt tends to vary from day to day. It’s by no means a big sum neither but I think ensuring you’re not playing with scared money helps to deal with the endless flow of losers! I will say though if Granston had a longer neck then I’d have been looking at a 25/1 winner and the past three or four days would have been very nicely profitable.
Did take a look at a few races today and mulled over a few bets, the 3.05 at Newbury for instance looks a competitive little heat and Rumh who finished behind Dancing Rain and Izzi Top last time out could go well at 3/1, there are though a number of other unknown quantities in the race so have left it alone. Additionally I may be tempted to give Rainbow Springs another chance in the 3.40 Maiden as she has some excellent two year old form behind Frankel in a fast time and then behind Misty For Me in the Prix Marcel Boussac. Does look a tough maiden mind with a number of other very likeable fillies, looks a good race. Worth noting Sir Mark Prescott has a terrific record at Yarmouth and he sends a couple today.
System Bets –
Couple today from the actual system bets.
- 4.15 Newbury – Amhran – B Meehan (4) (10%)
- 8.50 Haydock – May Be Some Time – S Kittow (5) (33%)
Plenty of test bets, which returned 7 losers from 7 selections. An inauspicious start. There’s another 7 today so I wonder if we will get a repeat! Will review whether it’s worth continuing with this after the weekend. As next week at Ascot I’ll try and put up a few personal bets so won’t spend all my time trying to speed up the system bets.
- 2.30 Newbury – Levitate – Sir M Stoute (5) (17%)
- 5.00 Yarmouth – Memory Lane – Sir M Prescott (5) (31%)
- 6.20 Haydock – Lord Lansing – Mrs K Burke (5) (30%)
- 6.20 Haydock – Raktiman – T Dascombe (5) (19%)
- 7.20 Haydock – Atlantic Cycle – Mrs K Burke (4) (30%)
- 8.20 Haydock – Elusivity – B Meehan (4) (14%)
- 8.50 Haydock – Red Inca – B Meehan (5) (14%)