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Stat of the Day, 30th August 2014

Stat of the Day, 30th August 2014 Ouch! Hot (or not so hot, really!) on the heels of Thursday’s last of ten, came Friday’s runner who finished last of 12! Time to panic? Of course not, it has admittedly been a difficult month and the last two days haven’t been very good at all, But as […]

Stat of the Day, 29th August 2014 A poor show from Taqneen at Ffos Las yesterday indeed, as he folded quite tamely to finish stone last of 10 runners. We backed him at 5′s, he opened at 4′s and ran at 5′s, so even nothing there to shout about. Last August was one of only two […]

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Stat of the Day, 28th August 2014 It’s A Yes From Me failed to display the X-Factor (I can almost hear your groans!) at Kempton on Wednesday evening, despite being well backed into 4/1 favouritism from our advised 8/1 odds. So, value was on our side, but the result wasn’t. In truth, even a placed finish never […]

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Double Dutch, 27th August 2014 More crossbar rattling yesterday, I’m afraid as Mighty Missile’s half-length defeat to top weighted Kodicil was the difference between success and failure for us, meaning that Echo Brava’s good win at Wolverhampton counted for nothing but my pride. At the other extreme, the other two runners we selected ran poorly and both […]

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Hi again and welcome to your Wednesday roundup on what has been going on here in the System Trials section of the site. We recently completed three reviews that neither passed not failed the Geegeez test and so had to be given the neutral verdict. As you’ll see very shortly, all three had reasonable strike […]

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Stat of the Day, 27th August 2014 Danby’s Legend took a crashing fall at the first open ditch at Sedgefield and his/our race was over before it had began. This was a blow to both ourselves and the many punters who had backed the horse down to 5/4 from our 9/4 advised odds. He wasn’t running […]

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Focus Ratings Overview Here’s an overview of Focus Ratings Focus Ratings is not a tipping service, nor does it claim to be. What it does do, however, is analyse every UK & Irish race each day and then compiles set of ratings for each race. The standard benchmark per race is that the 2nd highest […]

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Double Dutch, 26th August 2014 A better day for us yesterday, despite it being eventually fruitless. We did, however, manage to get ourselves back among the the winners and only missed the double in a defeat by a length and a half that was tinged with irony. In our first race, Authorship took to hurdling as well […]

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Stat of the Day, 26th August 2014 Osteopathic Remedy gave us yet another gutsy battling effort over the Ripon mile yesterday as he stayed on to finish third to take his record in that particular race to four wins and two places in the last seven years. The ground was probably a little too quick for […]

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Double Dutch, 25th August 2014 Saturday went the way that most of last week went (ie disappointingly poor) and a slight tinkering in strategy might just be required from today with a more back to basics approach. It might seem as I’ve been chasing the payout a little, but that it isn’t the case, I assure you. […]

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Stat of the Day, 25th August 2014 We backed Certificate at 7/2 on Saturday and a 25p Rule 4 deduction reduced our bet down to 21/8 BOG, which again proved substantially better than the 15/8 starting price. And had we had a bit more luck in running, we might well have been celebrating at the finish. […]

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Stat of the Day Update: 18/08/14 to 23/08/14 I found the last week very frustrating / difficult if truth be told, finding just one winner from my selections, despite only one runner not finishing in the frame. Thankfully the winner was returned at 3/1, which helped with some damage limitation and with a bit more […]

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Double Dutch, 23rd August 2014 I’m afraid to report that my recent mini-slump in form continued yesterday, with Wordismybond’s two length defeat being the “highlight” of another disappointing day. Not that I’m too concerned just now. We’re all aware of the cyclical nature of racing and like the horses themselves, those of us who write about the […]

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Stat of the Day, 23rd August 2014 After a few disappointing / frustrating days where I’ve been scratching around for a bit of form both here and on DD, I was very happy / relieved to see Jim Crowley give such a good ride to Arethusa yesterday evening at Goodwood. He kept her handy, but not […]

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Double Dutch, 22nd August 2014 A dismal fifteen minutes at tea-time yesterday represented a bad day at the office for the Double Dutch, I’m afraid. Firstly Jaja de Jau and City Line could only finish 4th and 5th respectively in a 6 -horse race with neither really showing much for us and then this was compounded shortly […]

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