A New Contributor Approaches...
I've increased the pressure on him to come on board over recent weeks - and my persistence has finally paid off. After protracted negotiations, he's agreed to give us the benefits of his expertise on this very blog.
From 1st February, he will be posting here daily. I'm giving him pretty much free rein as to what he writes about but he has intimated to me that he will be identifying a couple of each way value bets each day for use in a single and a double. From following him over recent years, I can attest that this is one of the most profitable areas of his betting so I'm particularly pleased that he will be sharing those with us.
Watch this space!
As my last couple of posts have dealt exclusively with staking matters, I thought it would be remiss of me to move on without pointing readers towards an excellent piece of software that I've found invaluable in tweaking my own staking.
It's called The Staking Machine and if you're not using it already, you should be. From comments on previous posts I'm aware that a lot of readers are already using it - and if that's the case for you, please ignore me.
It allows users to load up results from their methods/systems/tipsters and compare them when filtered through a wide variety of staking plans.
I won't go into too much detail here as it is fully explained on their website
Lastly today, a quick mention of a couple of horses I have small share in.
We won't be seeing them out for a while because they are flat horses but I'm pretty keen on both of them.
The first is named Douglas Pasha and, in my eyes at least, is a very exciting prospect. He's being trained by Richard Hannon, the best two year old trainer by some distance, and will be reaching the track some time in the spring. He's very well thought of at the stable and I'm convinced I'll be accompanying him to some high class meetings over the summer - he's already entered for the DBS Yearling Stakes at the Ebor meeting, a race won last year by Bogart and the year before by Wootton Bassett
The second, trained by Ben Haslam in Yorkshire, is called Dreaming of Rubies. He has only seen a racecourse once, when running a very promising second in a 5f maiden at Beverley last September. That race is working out fairly well with a couple of subsequent winners in behind. Another exciting one, in my eyes, and I'm expecting "Rubies" to reappear fairly early in the spring.
I'm really excited by both of them and can't wait to see them run!
PS I hope some of you managed to follow me in on Somersby last Saturday - I suspected that 2m1f at Ascot represented absolutely ideal conditions after he ran Masterminded so close last year - and the prize was landed in some style!