Gremlins In Orbit, And A Week of Freebies…

Many thanks, dear reader, to the number of you who emailed me about yesterday's tardy email regarding the chances of Night Orbit, the beast co-owned by me. I had said he was fancied and indeed he duly romped home at a tidy enough 5/2.

Alas, in order to communicate with you I'm required to use something called an autoresponder: this is simply an email sending contraption, and I have to say it is a very good one at that. But... occasionally, presumably due to the number of other people who also use the device, my notes to you get jammed in the pipe and can sometimes take up to two hours to arrive. They normally get to you within ten minutes.

The truth is I didn't send yesterday's email until 1pm, as I'd been out enjoying my Sunday morning (as I hope many of you were too). I thought it only fair to mention that the horse was running, seeing as I know many of you look out for the old mule and are almost as invested in him as me!

Well, the note arrived - depending on which email I pick from the virtual postbag - somewhere between 2.08 and 2.17pm. The race of course was at 2pm. As you mostly correctly identified, this was as useful as a chocolate teapot or a beach hut in the Arctic.

My favourite of over fifty emails was from 'Mooner', who was indeed very cheeky! He replied at 4.45pm, saying,

" Thanks for the tip, I have a horse running in the 3.20 Fakenham called Rackalackey and the trainer said he should win, the danger might be Leopold so do a reverse forecast as well - just in case.

Good luck


Haha, very funny mate!

Seriously, I was gutted that the note didn't get to you in time. Orbit actually fair bolted up, with the slightly stiffer track, tackier going, and longer trip all playing to his strengths (i.e. stamina over speed!). The horse in 2nd was Dinarius, beaten eight lengths, and he was rated 122, with a well backed McCoy ridden debutante (strong flat form) back another four lengths in third. It was 30 lengths and more back to the rest.

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The proximity of the highest rated jumps horse and the best backed horse gives the form a solid look, and it's possible that Orbit might be rated around 120 in due course over hurdles. He's definitely found his metier, having struggled to catch slightly quicker animals over inadequate flat race trips, and - as a novice, and if the tracks stay soggy - he'd be capable of winning a couple more novice hurdles and perhaps a handicap or two in due course.

Whether you got on yesterday or not, there look to be further races to be won by 'mighty' Night Orbit!


Now, partially by way of apology, and partly because I was going to it anyway... ok, mostly because I was going to do it anyway, but it's turned out to be timed rather well... I've got a week of freebies for you.

As well as the The Insider sports betting magazine that you can trial for free here, I've got a load of trainers to follow in the next few weeks, and two interesting systems that work especially well in low grade races (of which there are many!).

Today though, I wanted to tell you the names of five trainers you ought to keep on your side over the next few weeks. Their horses are in form currently, and their records in May for the last two years have been equally impressive. Clearly they are early season flyers and worth tracking:

Trainer May 07&08 May 09 To Date
Strike Rate P/L Strike Rate P/L
C F Wall 13-68 +29.96 3-15 +13.25
Sir M Prescott 10-47 +17.08 2-9 +4.50
H Candy 9-55 +14.39 2-14 -2.00 (8 of last 9 runners 2nd-5th)
P W Hiatt 6-42 +9.25 1-9 -4.50 (less winners, bigger prices)
D R C Elsworth 12-97 +21.45 4-23 -8.00 (watch for 'Elsy' at Newmarket)

Now I know the last three are currently in negative equity for this month, and that - consequently - a leap of faith is required. However, Henry Candy's runners are all performing creditably and, with a modicum more fortune, he would be nicely in front again. His string are clearly well.

Peter Hiatt is something of a speculative inclusion, and one might be a tad more circumspect with one's staking with this chap's runners. When they win, they are bigger prices. But they don't win so often.

Finally, my old mate David Elsworth will be banging them in again soon. His record at Newmarket is particularly impressive and, along with John Gosden, I always look for his runners there.

Tomorrow, I'll bring you a little system that's done very nicely over the last few seasons; Wednesday we'll take five more trainers; Thursday another system; and, Friday, a further five handlers to follow.

Don't forget to keep an eye out for the daily system trials - remember you can most easily find them by clicking the 'Current System Trials' button in the top bar:

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Ciao pronto,


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11 replies
  1. DAveS says:

    How harsh to castigate you over Night Orbit- more relevant why is the blog appearing so far down the page?

  2. Rage says:

    Excellent to hear Night Orbit was yours Matt…Got the late mail but was already celebrating the win having had him in my daily selection already….

    Congrads on an excellent win and many many thanks for your useful and invaluable information, it is greatly appreciated!

  3. dave says:

    this mr x business is not very good imo
    i followed for a few month and have lost money
    just to let people know and adirect debit service does not suit
    as you can have difficulty cancelling

  4. Matt Bisogno says:

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for your comment on Mr X.

    Not sure what difficulty you can have in canceling a direct debit, though. I manage mine online through online banking. If you prefer to go into a branch, you just go in and say, please cancel.

    Or am I missing something? 😉


  5. ken griffiths says:

    Hi Matt,
    I had trouble cancelling a payment I”d allowed to be taken from my debit card,when I rang up the bank told me the only person that could cancel it was the supplier of the service,could be this is the trouble,

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Ken

      There is a difference between direct debit and standing order. Standing orders may be changed by either party, so far as I am aware. However, direct debits are solely in the control of the payee (i.e. the customer). The direct debit guarantee, which is honoured by all banks and is part of any direct debit agreement, states the following:


      * This guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that take part in the Direct Debit scheme. The efficiency and security of the scheme is monitored and protected by your own Bank or Building Society.
      * If the amount to be paid or the payment dates change, we will notify you at least 14 days in advance of your amount being debited, or as otherwise agreed.
      * If an error is made by us or your Bank or Building Society, you are guaranteed a full and immediate refund by your branch.
      * You can cancel this direct debit at any time by writing to your Bank or Building Society Please also send a copy to us.

      I know this is confusing – I never know which of my monthly payments are standing orders, and which are direct debits – but this is clearly within the control of you, the consumer.


  6. nikibarton says:

    alot of movement on knapp bridge boy in the 4.20 at newton abbot,alot of people tipping him to…….got on at 45/1 this morning with a small twenty e/w……..not sure if anything in it but take alook…….pricewise from racing post tipped at 10/1 down to 8/1 now……………oh and to cancel a direct debit you just go in he branch and cancel…they print out a form and you sign it………then the company will try to collect and it will reject….cant do it over the phone as you need to sign out of the agreement…..

  7. steve says:

    hi Matt..I got your email at 2.20.not to worry.

    At least your emails arrive quicker than Gavins.Sometimes I have got them in the early hours of the morning giving tips for the previous days racing.Not calling Gavin though as he made me £500 in first weeks tipping..whoohoo

    keep up the good work both of you

  8. patrick says:

    hi i had all ready back the horse so by the time i got your e-mail i had all ready won

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