Entries by TonyKeenan

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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