In a classic mixed bag today, dear reader, I've got a review of Horse Profiles by David Peat, some further thoughts on the Scottish National, and aÂ freebie system for you from David, whether you're interested in his 'premium' stuff or not (he really should have charged for this!).
First up, I want to tell you about a betting service that has hit the ground running. Actually, it's fair sprinting away currently. And I'm not in the slightest bit surprised. The reason I'm not surprised is because it's produced by the excellent David Peat - a man whose dedication to horse racing research is monumental.
The service, Horse Profiles, consists of several component parts, as follows:
- The Horse Profiles manual itself, this season containing a literal A-Z of horses to follow (from Akmal to Zomerlust, to be precise!)
- A Flat Trainers manual, which is a kind of Trainer Flat Stats. As you know, I haven't produced that for the past two seasons, and this guide takes my old concept one step further by identifying both trainers to follow at each track AND trainers to avoid. Very handy for layers or just narrowing the field.
- A daily update service throughout the entire flat season (i.e. to mid-November) where the day's positive and negative runners (and trainers) are highlighted along with some commentary as to why.
- A weekly review which aims to identify additional horses that are developing a specific winning profile, based on what they did that week allied to their existing past performances.
- Full results analysis.
- And some additional 'goodness' in the 'Freebies' section.
Phew! That's a lot of stuff! And, although I'm slightly biased, I think Horse Profiles is both excellent and excellent value. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
First, let me tell you why I think it's excellent... I think Horse Profiles is excellent because it was the core element of Flat Racing Profiles last season. That little manual (which had a torrid month of March, hence why David sensibly launched in April this year!) still made 45 points from barely as many bets last season. Without March, it would have been nearer 55.
In other words, if you'd stuck twenty quid on each selection, you'd have made Â£900 or so, from just a handful of bets.
It will come as no surprise that David's at it again with, as I write, five bets struck and winners at 8/1 (very first bet!) and 7/2. The Betfair SP's were 9/1 and 4.61/1, which was nice. 😉
Oh, and he also managed to find an 18/1 3rd in that quintet as well!
Now I want to say a few words on why this is excellent value.
The manuals alone are waaaay better than the 'silver bullet' dross out there (obviously!). In fact, comparing them is mildly offensive to David's efforts in pulling together this research in an extremely user-friendly format.
Last season, he and I sold that same service (less the trainer element) as Flat Racing Profiles, for Â£97 for the season, which was in itself the best value to be had.
The inclusion of the daily updates is something that most people would charge a monthly subscription for - probably somewhere between Â£20 and Â£30 - and reasonably so, given the legwork associated with going through the books and finding the day's players (actually, it's more akin to fingerwork, or eyework, but there don't seem to be words in the dictionary for that - I like making words up!)
Anyway, I slightly digress and definitely am using too many words to say that, at Â£57 for the whole season all in, David's guides and daily selection service are the real deal, and a real steal.
It's one of the very few services in my flat betting portfolio (after last season, how could it not be?!), and in my opinion it should be in yours too.
Oh yeah, I forgot to say, David is also an absolutely top man, living the dream in France - cutting grass by day (occasionally, the slacker!) and poring over the horses by night. I've been to his place and I've got to tell you, he's got this 'life' mallarkey sewn up!
Bottom line: I know this is the second service I've promoted in a week, and you know that's rare for me.
The only reason I've done that is because I'm using both (Bet Catalyst hugely unlucky yesterday when done on the line with their 28/1 each way pick), and I think that both constitute first class value (and service), and give you a full season or year for your one off investment.
So you can enjoy them for ages without having to shell out again (and again... and again).
If that wasn't reason enough to get you charging over to his website, the sneaky blighter has added a freebie for you. And it's not just any old freebie. It's only a 57 page systems and angles monster!
With the weekend coming up, if you've got some free time, take my advice and at least grab the freebie (you will have to provide your email address, so David knows where to send it), if not the full season's offering.
At Â£57, he could have charged that for the 'freebie' and had few complaints - a quid a page for a veritable statsfest? [Note, I know I'm sad like that, but I reckon he's done a stellar job here in 'moving the free line'. If you don't know what that means, just grab the free one and you'll see...]
Now then, tomorrow is the Scottish Grand National, a race over four miles (and a smidjun - how do you spell that word?!), and consisting of 31 runners bidding for the prize. Curious then that so many of us 'pundits' should be following the same horses in.
I hope these esteemed gentlemen don't mind me 'blowing their cover' somewhat, but essentially me, Gavin and his formidable Festival Trends, Ben Aitken and his excellent Narrowing The Field dosage pointers, and Paul Whelan over at the Sky Blue Kangaroo blog, are ALL on at least two of these three horses:
Gone To Lunch
Now, you could call that a coincidence. You might see it as some huge confluence of the finest racing minds known to man (OK, you probably won't see it as that!). You might just want to give that trio the almighty swerve as a result of learning this info.
Whichever way you want to play it, I just thought you should know! 😉
Finally, did I mention David Peat has released a fantastic betting service for the flat...? I did?
Have a superb weekend! Weather looks set fair for most of us in these marvelous isles.