It's a bit of a catch our breath day today, dear reader, as I summarise recent events, and look forward to my favourite race of the year: The Grand National. In today's post, I've got the image of that amazing betting slip that copped Â£30,906 for a Â£3 treble; I've another question for you; and I'm going to tell you what's coming next...
First up, you read about Geegeez reader Peter's stupendous Saturday punt earlier in the week. Well, he's been kind enough to send me a copy of both the original receipt, and Coral's settlement receipt (with the magic numbers on it!).
It turns out that Peter had made a 1 x 2 x 3 permutation on the three races (i.e. he had one horse running for him in race 1, two in race 2, and three in race 3). What is incredible - to me at least - is that the 100/1 winner was the BANKER in the first leg!!!
Anyway, enough bluster from me - here's that mega-slip:
And the payout slip...
I want a ticket that says, "Slip Returns 30,906"!
I'm delighted that it happened at all, and more so that it happened to one of us: a Geegeez reader. And, one last time, many thanks to Peter for gloating sharing this with us all. 🙂
My thanks also to the 339 of you who offered your thoughts on the preferred frequency of my ramblings. Amazingly (for me at least), the top preference was daily, which is truly gratifying and a little humbling actually. Getting over myself momentarily, I should point out that very close in second preference was twice weekly, and next in was every other day.
There was surprisingly (again, for me at least) few who requested just a weekly email, and a single person who wanted to read my bluster fortnightly... you know who you are! 😉
So, what does this mean? Well, I think I'll continue as we are. Which is to say, some weeks I'll send you an email every day, some weeks it'll only be twice weekly, and some weeks every other day. Rest assured, I'll not be emailing fortnightly, sir (or madam).
I've got another poll question coming up, and it's about something that I've been planning for ages, and hope will be the catalyst to really change a few people's lives. It certainly won't be for everyone, and I totally understand that. That's fine. In fact, it's absolutely necessary.
But for those who are truly seeking a step change in their life this year, from a business / working / lifestyle / work-life balance perspective, this will be a VERY exciting opportunity.
More in the next day or two...
One of the pages on Geegeez that doesn't see a lot of visits, which I think is a pity, is the Polls Archive. This page tells me what you're thinking, and is one of the most important for me on the whole site. It gives me an insight which enables me to shape Geegeez content specifically to what you ask for. Good, eh?
If you've not pootled over there, feel free to have a leisurely peruse from this conveniently located link: Geegeez Polls Archive.
And finally, the initial entry stage for the Grand National was today. It's my favourite race of the year, as I've said, and - last season being a horrible exception - I've got a pretty impressive track record in locating the winners (though I say so myself).
The weights are published on 16th February, at which time there is frantic activity in the betting markets as trainers whinge and flounce about the pounds allotted to their horses. Interestingly, you don't very often hear the handicapper whingeing about the trainers running their National hopes over hurdles or inadequate trips. (Sorry, had a bit of a soapbox moment there..!)
So, prior to the weight publication, and probably early next week, I'll share my preliminary thoughts, based on what the weights might be, and which horses might run. As you can tell, there are caveats aplenty at this stage. But there will also be some of those lovely big fat juicy odds on offer, should our early speculatives line up come April 3rd...
Stay tuned for that.