I wrote last week about Ante-post betting and how you can use all of your lose change throughout the season to build up a nice little portfolio. Well worth a read even if I say so myself 😉
It’s been a tough week this week with so many meetings being abandoned and the those that have gone ahead suffering from heavy ground. Not sure it will get any better either with colder climates on the way. MATR manged to pull a few winners out of the hat though and we continue to get ourselves into profit. After Decembers let down I have got rid of two contacts as I constantly sort the wheat from the chaff.
Anyway onto today and I thought I’d write about the gamble that went down last week with Barney Curley at the centre of affairs. There is divided opinion on the merits of this genius and I am in the camp that admires him. He’s a very private man and I’ve not had the pleasure of his company but he is releasing a book at the end of March where he discusses his gambling and the tragic loss of his son. I’ve pre-ordered mine and recommend you do too. Should be a terrific read.
So back to the gamble. It’s tougher and tougher these days to attempt such a coup but Barney still manages to do it. Unlike the one in the 70’s which I know my grandad was involved with where someone was employed to stay on the phone on the course while the money was going down. This stopped the bookies from ringing the shops to alert them of the gamble while armies of people placed their bets. Genius! Of course today that’s not possible and bookies can e-mail, phone, text or whatever at the touch of the button. Rather like last week. As soon as word got out the prices tumbled like something falling out of the sky. Where the SP’s correct? Several had no form. Most had been off the course for over a year. The SP’s where absolutely incorrect.
Now this annoys me slightly and the fact that they won so easily you could argue that maybe they did deserve to be odds on. However nowadays when the markets returning price is supposed to be the most accurate assessment of a horses chance you do get the odd one that is way off. These bookies run scared and smash the SP’s down to protect their own wallets and trade off all monies and of course it sometimes skews the market.
Bit we’ll forgive Barney for effecting the markets in such a way and applaud the master mind for the way he pulled off the coup. Years of planning. Finding the right horses. Entering them into the right races. Making sure all the right conditions where in place. Knowing that the bookies would price them too high. Keeping quiet about it all and then pouncing and taking the bookies for several millions. I’m sorry but that is pure brilliance. Even in my older years I would love to pull something like that off!
I shall instead though be happy with my current operation which has been running for a very long time now and continue to tip as MATR where my subscribers get the best of my inside knowledge every day and turn a profit from 17 out of 18 months. I intend to do the same again and get another if not more 17 months of profit. If your not a member then why not!?!
I’ll be back next week with more insights into the world of the geegeez but until then good luck and have a cracking week.