Archive | October, 2017

The secret art of getting on

A follow up to the last post about Hugh Taylor and the difficulty of  obtaining the prices that are quoted in the column. On Saturday 14th April a selection was posted at 10am (Secret Art)- the advised odds were 22/1 . By 10.02 Ladbrokes and Hills  had cut their prices to 12/1. Stan James had gone to SP while they panicked. If anyone had got on in that 120 seconds then fairplay to them but your account would surely have been marked. This is an extreme example but again is posted as a warning to anyone who thinks that blindly following Hughs selections without considering what the implications of the […]

Hugh(e) Variance

Im not entirely sure that that post title works but lets stick with it for the time being. Heres a question for my thousands of avid readers. If you read the following write up would you get involved?: There’s not much that I’d get excited about today, but RAASHDY might have a bit better chance than his odds suggest in the second division of the 1m2f handicap at Chelmsford this evening (8.45) and he’s the each-way suggestion for small stakes. It’s not hard to find the negatives to his chance, as you’d expect of one at his price, as his recent form has mirrored that of his stable, which hasn’t had a […]