Entries by TonyKeenan

The Punting Confessional: Horses for Courses

It's an old adage that often rings true and Tony Keenan explains the benefit of following certain horses at certain courses, as this week's Punting Confessional shuns the Epsom spotlight in favour of a trip to Tramore! Tramore, June 2nd There is a certain irony to Tramore staging a flat card on the same day […]

The Punting Confessional: Chiselling out a profit.

Playing the handicaps! Wexford, May 19th It’s been a grinding sort of week since I last wrote with a few reasonable winners like Prince Jock on this card and Elusive In Paris the previous evening at Dundalk peppered with plenty of losers like Catch Light, Ondeafears and Harry Trotter; I think the technical term for […]

The Punting Confessional: Beating the handicapper.

Curragh, May 6th I managed to the get the flat season – or at least the punting part of it – up and running at the Curragh on Bank Holiday Monday with a pair of decent winners in Ondeafears and Wrekin Rock; that the pair came in 50-80 handicaps should come as no surprise to […]

The Punting Confessional: it’s good to talk!

Tipperary, May 3rd Clichés on communication abound: ‘it’s good to talk’, ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’, ‘two heads are better than one.’ Like most clichés, time has eroded much of their meaning but it is important to remember that they have more than a grain of truth to them and the value of […]

The Punting Confessional: the Tote Ten to Follow

Punchestown, April 24th through 28th The national hunt festival at Punchestown was something of a non-event for me this year with only a few piffling bets and all but Alderwood being losing dockets. The five-day break for flat racing was a welcome one however as it gave me plenty of time to have a look […]

The Punting Confessional: Coping with Losing Runs

The Punting Confessional: Losing Runs and how to deal with them...  Dundalk, April 11th Another losing day among many at the start of this  current flat season so now seems a good time to address losing streaks and how to respond to them. This early stage of the year is a time when I tend […]

The Punting Confessional, 4th April 2012

The Punting Confessional  Curragh, March 25th Lincoln day at the Curragh is always decent though I rarely seem to make any money; it is however the start of the flat turf season which means I’m moving up a gear in terms of punting as I’m primarily flat racing. I do some of the bigger jumps […]

The Punting Confessional 28th March 2012

Editor's note: In the first of a brand new series of features, Tony Keenan, Betfair's Irish racing writer, brings his 'punting confessional'. Part diary, part teaching module, I'm really looking forward to this series, as I very much enjoy Tony's frank and generally contrarian outlook. I hope you will too. The Punting Confessional Cheltenham, March […]

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