Well today I want to focus on losing runs and how the majority of punters deal with them. Now all of us experience losing spells at sometime during the year. I know myself I have had a sequence of losing bets totalling 13 this year and most tipsters would have had bad runs of even more if they wanted to be honest.
I can tell you that Tom Segal who is Pricewise of the Racing Post once had a losing run of 43 and Hugh Taylor the number one tipster on Attheraces told me the longest losing run he ever encountered was 51.
Now these two guys are the biggest influence on horses prices shortening and are recognised by the betting industry as possibly the most knowledgeable guys in racing outside of Betfan but if any of you reading this column had been following them during their baron period you would have thrown the towel in.
Big mistake as they come up with big price winners time and time again. Hugh Taylor actually confided this info to me last week about his run of 51 but added it’s all relative to the price of the selections you are tipping. If you are putting up short priced favourites and having long negative runs you’re in trouble but if they are big juicy prices you can afford plenty of losers and still make good profits.
What I am trying to impress on the average punter is that you should never give up the ghost when the tipster you subscribe to is having a bad period as sure as eggs are eggs they will put you back in profit.
This philosophy applies to all forms of betting including horses, sports, greyhounds etc so think twice before you fall out of your tipsters tree next time.
We have had a decent week at Bankers Bonus with Capellas song winning at 12/1 and nearly landed a 100/1 double when Orpsies Boy went down by a short head.
Ayr today has been abandoned so for Howies Hottie I’m off to Kemptons 6.40. This is a handicap for 2 year olds and the selection is Never To Be from John Gosdens yard.
Never To Be beat last weeks hottie Man Amongst Men into 2nd place and I think that form looks good. I know the selection is up in the weights but he could still be improving and ahead of the handicapper.
Eduard trainer N.Richards – Made his chasing debut last week and was in process of running a big race when slipping at the last before staying on for 2nd place.
Orpsie Boy trainer Ruth Carr – The one that let me down for a 100/1 double but still stayed on from the back for 2nd. He is well handicapped and can find compensation.
Its My Time trainer R.Fahey – Another who is well handicapped and has been knocking on the door.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.