It's been a frustrating week, dear reader, and not just on the weather front. As well as the snow and ice continuing to stimy all turf racing in UK, it has also contributed to my faltering progress in bringing you more content on the new Geegeez website.
However, despite the slower than hoped content creation, I have managed to get permission from the fine chaps at betrescue.com to use their clever little horse racing results applet.
So now, if you click the 'Horse Racing Results' link, you'll eventually be pointed at... yes, you guessed it, horse racing results! I say "eventually", because - believe it or not - I'm not very technically minded, and I'm struggling to come to terms with the nuances of 'posts' and 'pages' within Word Press, this very clever but currently baffling website platform. So you might have to click the title 'Horse Racing Results' to actually get horse racing results... (sorry).
Rest assured that as time passes, I'll fathom the various little 'bugs' that currently reside here. I guess that's one of the other elements of moving into a new home, especially a big airy place like this. So please bear with me - I'm on the case!
I hope to have the first of the race courses completed by the end of the week and, once I've done that, I'll be able to get some help with the rest of them, so it won't be a case of a year passing by before all the tracks are there. At least, I hope it won't...
I'm also in discussions about what is and is not possible in terms of providing an area where you, dear reader, can share your own views and experiences on horse racing, horse racing systems, and betting in general. It will not be a forum, due to the problems with those, but it will be a similarly communal setup. More in a couple of weeks.
As well as all that, I'm already starting work on the flat season research, and there are changes aplenty for this Spring and Summer. Again, I don't want to say too much right now. But I can tell you I'll be in France next week working with a guy whose own research and ideas will, I believe, be of great interest to many of you.
Finally, I've been playing with some new 'toys' to see whether they're helpful or not, in terms of promoting my Laying System service. Take a look at this page and leave a comment here to let me know what you think!
Incidentally, after a second Saturday horribilus in the last three weeks, Laying System recovered all its lost ground with nine points in the satchel yesterday. It is the nature of the beast that there will be runs like that, and this is exactly why I spend so much time preaching 'the sermon of the betting bank', allied to our dear friend, Discipline.
There is racing today at Lingfield and Kempton, both AW tracks having beaten the freeze.
At Leafy this afternoon, triple course and distance winner, Can Can Star, ought to give us a run for the shekels in the 1.30. I can, however, tell you there's been serious money for the top one, Sign of the Cross, from the shrewd Gary Moore stable. George Baker is an excellent 'job' jockey, and it will be no kind of shock if this one obliges.
In the 3.35, Five Star Junior bids for the four-timer, after three successive narrow victories over the trip. He's hard to oppose for me, although the market speaks in favour of Satwa Street. I like sprinters who keep finding a bit more, and this boy has won in the grade, over the trip, and at the track and, although shouldering the most weight today, he's still the one to beat.
As for one to oppose, Dollar Express has been backed on the exchanges from 7/2 into 11/10, and a win is clearly expected by connections. But the horse will need to improve significantly from his debut run to today, and he emanates from a stable that normally has them fit enough first time out. True, he missed the break that day. But there's not really a guarantee he won't do likewise again here.
At not much better than even money, I'll be taking him on.
That's all for today - I'm off to do some draw research!