Another new All-Weather course opens this week, Chelmsford City, formerly known as Great Leighs which closed in 2009. The first meeting takes place on 12th January 2015 and it will stage a total of 58 meetings this year, so if you don’t like racing on synthetics and avoid betting on it you need to start learning as the majority of UK racing is going to take place on it, especially as national hunt racing seems to be dying apart from the spring festivals.
Located only 50 miles from flat racing’s headquarters, the course will be popular with trainers and jockeys alike and many leading Newmarket trainers have worked their horses on Chelmsford City’s polytrack surface and been very praise worthy of it. Lingfield and Kempton also race on the polytrack so form should translate between these tracks.
The course is an eight-furlong, left-handed oval with large sweeping bends and a two-furlong straight.
Only two new AW hotlist entries this week: SINGULAR QUEST & HARWOODS STAR.
Andy Bell made an interesting point in his column at the weekend regarding clients who desert proven tipsters. Everyone has a bad run but if you’re serious about winning in the long term you need to have a BETTING BANK & STAKING PLAN. Before placing a bet set aside a sum of money, which you can afford and is separate from the remainder of you assets and create a BANK ACCOUNT solely for betting purposes. I use a current account. As an example, the account could be £1,000 and you bet win only singles staking £50 each time or £10 per point. If you double your betting bank, then double your stake. If and hopefully not, you half your bank account then half your stake. Following this method will allow you to sustain any long losing run, however if you follow my advice and are solely betting my tips then this should never happen.
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12:50 Southwell – Hussar Ballad – Win Bet 7/2 (bet365)
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