Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

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Today’s tips – update

Rather angry with myself – decided against backing Sevenna in the 4.00, after seeing it drift in the market. Of course, it’s now gone and won. I could have cleared a fair bit of losses right there. Now, in future I’ll be even more inclined to bet on hunches ‘just in case’ to avoid this very situation (as I did on the first two days), only to lose even more in the long run. I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that I just can’t win. Betting is a mug’s game etc etc.

But without these tips, I’ll have to actually generate some content…

Today’s tips

The horror continues…just one winner this week would be lovely. I would genuinely suggest laying these, with my current (lack of) tipping skills. Luckily for me (and I’m letting you in on a little secret here), for this particular run of bets I’ve been staking the princely sum of 20p per point. So, I’ll not be filing for bankruptcy just yet.

Today I’ve veered away from studying form, trainer form, draw bias, the going or anything else. I’ve basically gone with what I’ve seen tipped elsewhere, and with Dazed and Amazed, a horse that actually won for me once. So, even if these come in I can’t really take any credit. “Today’s tips” as a blog post title is probably over-egging this particular pudding.

All Goodwood:

2.10 Hyades 2pts
2.45 Sugar Free 2pts
3.25 Schiaparelli 2pts
5.45 Dazed and Amazed 1pt ew
5.45 Piscean 1pt ew

Today’s tips

A shocking day yesterday, and now the project is down about 10 points overall. While probably focusing on a couple of races would be more sensible, the scattergun approach has won out again today. Another day like yesterday (one place finish) and maybe I’ll rethink. I really need two or three of these to come in.

Anyway, today’s losers…

2.10 Swingkeel (7.50) 2pts
2.45 Chapeno (7.00) 2pts
3.25 Paco Boy (4.33) 1pt and Forgotten Voice (29.00) 0.5pts ew
4.00 Highland Glen (7.50) 1pt and Akmal (11.00) 1pt
4.35 Damietta (7.00) 2pts
5.45 Something (13.00) 1pt and Purissima (5.50) 1pt

12 points staked.

Today’s tips

First day of Goodwood and a big push here to get back into profit.

2.10 Lang Shining (11.00) 1pt ew
2.45 Tactic (13.00) 1 pt ew
3.25 Ouqba (6.00) 2pts to win
4.00 Mister Manannan (10.00) 1pt ew
4.35 Sugar Ray (12.00) 1pt ew
5.45 George Benjamin (5.50) 2pts to win

12 points staked. I’ve gone with some in-form trainers (both at the track and generally) and tried to avoid the low draw. Hopefully the each-way bets are a safer means to a return – shame they are only for the first three places…

Today’s tips

No joy yesterday, hopefully some better choices today.

1.25 Ascot – King’s Point (21.00) 0.5pt ew
4.25 Golden Sword (5.00) 1pt to win