It's Day 3, dear reader, in the big W2L trial. And it seems all is not well with the world of 'live' system trials. Let me explain...
Unfortunately, some folks who read this 'ere blog and also had already availed themselves of W2L are unhappy that the product they've paid for is being freely promoted.
I've been asked to not mention the names of the horses ahead of the races, which I've agreed to, as it's not my place to disagree.
However, if you are one of the complainants, and I appreciate I may lose a reader or two here, then I'm sorry you've taken this stance. After all, if I was reviewing a system you didn't own, would you not be interested in how it progressed? Would you not consider it a more reliable test if you could see the selections ahead of time?
The reasons put forward simply don't hold water:
1. It's not fair that people get it for nothing - people get to see what's happening for a period of no more than TWO WEEKS out of a product with a current history stretching back to January 2005!
2. If Geegeez readers start laying the horses, the liquidity will disappear - firstly, my recommended way is to paper trade only on systems in review; and secondly, I don't presume to have many 'big' punters who would move the market materially anyway. In fact, I know from a survey I did at Nag3 that most people bet in twenty's or less.
If anyone who complained would like to comment at the bottom of this post, then do please feel free so to do.
OK, so I have that off my chest. I'm very disappointed at what I consider to be a myopic stance, and I will instead tell you the races in which the qualifiers abide and then I'll share with you the results tomorrow.
So, we're three from three so far, with all three out of the frame as follows:
17th Sept Grand Vizier 9th 7/2
18th Sept Wicked Wilma 10th 5/1 (saddle slipped, in fairness)
18th Sept Jagger 5th 14/1
Now personally I wouldn't be laying at 14/1 or indeed any double figure odds, and this type of price I'm assured is a rarity. Nevertheless, the horse qualified and was duly beaten.
Today, there are three selections, two running in the same race at Ayr (2.55) and one in the 7.50 Wolverhampton.
Again, personally, I'm always wary of laying two in the same race, so I'd be swerving the 2.55. But, again, the system makes them qualifiers and they'll be reported on that basis.
If you'd like to find out what these horses are, you'll need to get hold of the system, which you can do here... I'd recommend continuing to track this for now.
Onto today's Ayr card, where it's heavy going in more ways than one.
Using the draw to solve the Ayr Silver Cup is something of a conundrum, as the evidence is somewhat contradictory. Perceived wisdom is that high numbers have it, and yet the results yesterday (albeit in smallish fields) seem to suggest that low may be favoured.
Moreover, despite the trainers of seven of the first eight horses drawn out for the Gold Cup choosing high stalls, its worth noting that the extremely cunning and wily Jim Goldie elected to take boxes 2 and 8 for his pair.
I think the universally agreed stance is that it is not a good thing to have a middle draw. However, over the last ten years, the winners of the Silver Cup have been drawn high four times, middle three times and low three times!
Some other trends may help us better today:
9/10 were 3, 4 or 5 year olds. Five are not, leaves 22
8/10 carried 8-12 or higher. Two don't, leaves 20
7/10 were 4th or better last time out. Eleven weren't, leaves nine.
Interestingly, 6 out of 10 had won in their last three starts. Only seven of the 27 lining up today can boast that and, of those seven, only Green Park, Bel Cantor, Harrison George, and Mullein satisfy the other three criteria.
Mullein is too short for me - only two winners shorter than 12/1 in the last ten years. Green Park may just be in 'no man's land' from stall 11 but will love the ground, so it's Green Park, Bel Cantor and Harrison George for me.
And, as an interesting stat, I'll throw in Michael Dods' Marvellous Value, who is just that, given that two of the last ten won at big odds, having shown nothing last time out but won their penultimate start.
That's my FOUR against the field, win only. Good luck! Given that they're drawn 1, 3, 4 and 11, I'm siding with the low's, quite literally...
A reminder if you haven't already, you can get a month's free subscription to TAPS betting advisory service by clicking here. It's got an impressive track record and, as it's free, you can paper trade and make your own mind up.
Almost the weekend...!
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