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Reserves in Irish Horse Racing, their effect on Punters, and How the Bookmakers Deal With Them

I concentrate mostly on UK racing so I don't normally bet much on Irish Flat Racing, but I was doing a Goodwood and Galway tips package last week, so was faced with plenty of races with reserves, and the associate problems that brings in trying to find value bets. That, [...]

By |2018-09-11T13:35:58+00:00August 11th, 2017|Horse Racing|Comments Off on Reserves in Irish Horse Racing, their effect on Punters, and How the Bookmakers Deal With Them

Punters help fund Irish Horse Racing, how about some respect?

Punters help fund Irish Horse Racing, without them it's unlikely there would even be any racing. You would presume then, that the powers that be, would treat such an important group with the respect they deserve. You might even think that they would go out of their way to keep [...]

By |2018-09-11T13:36:08+00:00September 4th, 2013|Horse Racing|10 Comments

Has the Coventry form worked out well, or badly?

This years Coventry stakes seems to be the cause of quite a bit of debate over the worth of the form. One camp is using the lack of winners to come out of it, as justification for saying it's worked out poorly, while others led by Timeform's David Johnson, and [...]

By |2018-09-11T13:36:12+00:00August 13th, 2013|Horse Racing|Comments Off on Has the Coventry form worked out well, or badly?

Aidan Ruled the World but he needed a Good Flop

Last Saturday’s Epsom Derby was a fascinating race, but the result has led to claims of tactical genius from Aidan O’Brien. Was it really a stroke of genius to go slow, to get the favourite Dawn Approach pulling, or did they get lucky? To credit Aidan as the brains behind [...]

By |2013-06-03T11:01:20+00:00June 3rd, 2013|Horse Racing|Comments Off on Aidan Ruled the World but he needed a Good Flop

Cheltenham Festival Review – The Stars, Flops, And A Horse To Note

This years eagerly awaited Cheltenham Festival kicked off on March 15th, and the first point of note was the ground. We were assured it was going to be soft, by the clerk of the course, some local trainers went further, suggesting it would be heavy. Imagine most people's surprise then, [...]

By |2018-09-11T13:36:44+00:00March 21st, 2013|Horse Racing|Comments Off on Cheltenham Festival Review – The Stars, Flops, And A Horse To Note

Frankel is the greatest, Camelot not so much. Flat season review

The World Thoroughbred Rankings for the 2012 Flat Season are out, and no surprise that Frankel is on top of the pile. His rating of 140, which he achieved twice, in the Queen Ann at Royal Ascot, and also in the Juddmonte International at York, is the subject of some debate [...]

By |2018-09-11T13:36:53+00:00January 16th, 2013|Horse Racing|Comments Off on Frankel is the greatest, Camelot not so much. Flat season review

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I intend to discuss the latest topical Horse Racing topics as well as previewing big races and providing tips to be placed with both Bookmakers and Exchanges.

By |2013-01-03T00:31:27+00:00December 13th, 2012|Horse Racing|Comments Off on Blog