Let’s face the music and dance ….
It’s that time of year when we’re faced with abandonments, a LOT of non-runners and rule 4’s a plenty! There have been two meetings cancelled today and we even saw the All-Weather abandoned earlier this week. I spent an hour analysing a race on Monday at Fontwell only to be up against five non-runners by mid-morning. It’s a real pain and sometimes it’s almost worth packing in and waiting for the spring!
As punters, we can be up against at this time of year. We start the jumps and All-Weather season in October/November with horses running fresh. If that’s not a challenge, a month later were then faced with fields being cut in half and meetings getting cancelled.
However, despite all of this, we can, with a little determination, find some winning angles. I always start my analysis the night before but at this time of the year, I wait until the morning. This generally allows for non-runners to be declared, conditions to be confirmed and the markets to react to all of this.
Going through all of the form, we need to be looking for horses that have performed well in smaller fields and on the temperamental going. I also tend to focus on the top end of the market and favour horses that are being punted on. I’d usually avoid this and look for value at the bottom of the market, but at this time of year, we need to be relying on weight of money.
Relying on tipsters to do the hard work for you is always the way and even I look at the top performing tipsters, at this time of the year.
Looking at that chart, you can then watch this video I did last month, showing you how to determine if a tipster is right for you.
So, there may be trouble ahead with more abandonments and non-runners but to quote the legendary Nat King Cole “But while there’s top performing tipsters and Betfan and love and romance, Let’s face the music and dance.” Not quite but you get the idea!!
There are three qualifiers for the Turbo Winning System –
15:15 Taunton – Dream Bolt
19:15 Chelmsford – Pactolus
19:45 Chelmsford – Union Rose