Had a rare trip to a jumps meeting at Ayr the other day, sparse crowd, damp and chilly I defiantly prefer my days out at the flat however my only bet was an 11/4 winner of a 3 runner race so we ate and drank well in the warmth. However it was interesting to meet some on-course in-running players, one guy told me he solely lays horses after they’ve fallen or been pulled-up because of the eight to ten second delay in the TV pictures & add in some users have slow broadband connection it’s a license to print money!
How anyone can bet in-running from home against these guys and hope to beat them I don’t know. Simon & Eddie touched on this in their excellent & entertaining BetFan video newsletter letter on Friday. Some interesting questions particularly the one about should you bet with a traditional bookmaker or an exchange. The problem I find with exchanges is there is no liquidity until near the off, the £50 punter in my opinion should take the best price at about 9am as most online bookies offer guaranteed prices, near to off something that’s been 4/1 early can go off at 7/4.
This week new entries to the All-Weather hotlist:
10/11/2014 Kempton: DARK DEED had bad trip wide and made up a lot of ground of a slow pace, should even improve for step up in trip.
10/11/2014 Kempton: CHINA CLUB was little pace in race was too keen, but eyecatching.
10/11/2014 Kempton: JUSTICE FIRST having third run for handicap mark and first start on ploytrack, travelled well & should win a race or two on the AW soon.
12/11/2014 Kempton: ROYAL SILK loved the way she finished & another furlong would suit.
13/11/2014 Southwell: POYLE VINNIE impressive debut on what I believe the most specialist AW track, should win loads of races here.
1:40 Southwell – MEEBO – Each Way Bet 9/1 (bet365)
Until next Tuesday, Happy Punting!
The Shrewd Tipster