The cold sets in and we realise that autumn is indeed finally upon us after conning ourselves this red hot summer will go on forever. I always feel that the Flat ends for me at York’s final two day meeting which is tomorrow and Saturday. I know it staggers on officially till the November Handicap, but one thing to always remember is in the last few weeks of the flat the Bookmakers make unusually high profits which should set off alarm bells in any punter.
There is a variety of reasons for this, dodgy ground, horses being over the top and huge fields of unraced maidens where even the Trainers are not sure how good the horses are. And it is because of this that after York’s final jamboree my services Powernaps and the inside info service Stableline Gold switch over to the jumps unless something very special is going down on the late season flat. History shows we need to take the Bookmakers on when they are at their weakest and most vulnerable even then they are worthy foes, we certainly don’t need to pick an argument with them when they have the better cards!
Very late season flat reminds me of the old adage only the Bookmakers have to bet in every race, watch late season maidens they are hugely important for spotting next years winners but keep your powder dry.
Talking of York its been another great year on the Knavesmire (and I don’t just mean watching the Gambling Don nearly bundled in the Ouse by Andy Bell and his cronies at the Ebor Meeting although for the chuckle factor it was right up there). It doesn’t seem two minutes since the early season Dante meeting blighted by Torrential rain but here we are at close of play. Friday and Saturday look like being run on decent ground and with huge entries we look set for two hugely competitive days racing. If you can get there give it a whirl as there is no finer racecourse.
Stableline Gold has four big gambles planned and ready to go over the two days so join me in ending the season with a bang then lets settle down and smash into a massive jumps season.
Back next Thursday.