Tag Archives: Lay the field

Rain rain go away

I had planned for Friday to be a  big day of Ryder Cup betting but the awful welsh weather (Predicted by Nick Faldo in his closing speech two years ago) saw play postponed for a long time and meant any opportunites were few and fair between. The plan had been to get involved in both the main Irish bookies offers and  see if the matches would throw up the situations that they were going against. Of the two it seemed more likley to me that a player/pairing could be behing at nine but come back to win it. For the Paddys refund to come in it would mean that a game […]

“massive gamble landed”

The above is phrase that you here from time to time on various commentaries and gets the racing pundits giddy with excitement as it normally means that a massive amount of money has been put on a horse forcing the odds. When it comes home you hear all sorts of racing talk about “connections in the know” etc etc but they don’t tend to go on about it so much when it comes nowhere. Why do I mention this ? Well today this bit me in the arse somewhat during my laying trial as Pocketwood had been backed in from 30-16 and I laid it. At one point it was 100 […]

Panning for gold

An interesting day today and again one where I dug a lot but didn’t find anything conclusive hence the title. First off I carried on with the trail of laying the field at 1.5.  13 races and 5 winning trades left me down £7.04. I’m really not sure about this but will carry on so I have a better body of evidence to make my conclusions. I could spend a bit of time just trawling through the Internet but would rather see the evidence for myself. Ap McCoy also had three rides today so I carried on with the trial of laying him. 2 out of3 won (the third was […]

Testing testing…

Well so much for all my talk in previous posts about sticking with a controlled rigid test for the theory about laying the the field in sprints. I decided to “up” the race distance to a 1m6f max (no real reason apart from that was the next race) and bingo!- I had a winning day. 12 races 7 winning 5 losing gave a £17.41 return and although it was pleasing it still feels a bit too much like a “coin toss” to have any sort of long term future. Tomorrow I will be be laying every under this distance and we will then see what happens although it will probably just confuse […]

Crazy Scores

Bookmakers up and down the country must have been laughing their socks off today as Premiership scores were all over the place. the wildest result was Arsenal losing at home 3-2 to lowly West Brom who at one stage were 3-0 up. Chelsea lost their first game of the season away to man City and Liverpool were held to 2-2 draw by Sunderland who are normally very poor away from home. Of course typically I choose today to have a little dabble on some football trading with the main game being Arsenal with goals expected. Combine that with a recommended trade on the Birmingham game that finished goalless and it […]

Keep the faith

Came back from yesterdays course full of ideas about various strategies. One was laying the field at 1.5 in sprints with the rationale being that in a close race you only need two to get matched and you had a profit. I did this for £10 stakes for 11 races and so far the results have been disappointing in that only 3 races returned a win and I’m therefore £27 down. If I learnt anything useful from today it was that you always should try out new ideas with very small stakes . I’m not sure what a good size sample would be but at a potential £5 loss per race its […]