Tag Archives: laying AP McCoy

Corner turned for Football Analyst?

A lack of posts recently which hasn’t because of a sulk at bad results, just a lot of renovating work going on at Blogger Towers which senior management (i.e. Mrs Blogger) gave priority to. The main point of interest for me has been the performance of the Football Analyst service which regular readers of the blog will know that I follow. Graeme who runs the service is brilliantly honest with his emails to subscribers and sent out an excellent email after the recent run of bad results. One of the things that was discussed was people’s attitude to bad runs- it appeared three subscribers took umbrage at the system not […]

Back with a bang

I realise fully that the featured picture here will mean nothing (probably) unless your one of the UK readership however it just made me laugh in a  “terrible sterotype but still amusing kind of way”.  The Champions League final should be a cracking occasion and with two very good teams will be one to watch (unless that is your wife has booked you to go out for dinner with the “inlaws !”) 🙁 Now I’ve thought about it I realise that the title of this blog could be misread by some people as being connected with the Germans but that not the case (if you didn’t even think about it […]

Wiesberger the king for Steve Palmer

Wow. How about that for a contrived and corny headline? Perhaps my late bid to be the oldest ever sports editor of a tabloid is not yet over! To be honest though I don’t really care as the weekend delivered a very nice return to form for the Racing Posts resident golf expert Steve Palmer as he tipped Austrian Bernd Wiesberger for success in the Indonesian masters golf. In a tournament largely ignored by the big names Palmer’s write up in the Post was almost an afterthought at the bottom of the page which I almost missed, but  was glad I didn’t as the berger king just squeezed home by […]


If anything summed up how out of touch Betfair have become it was surely the tweet that they sent out around 3pm on Saturday afternoon said it all. The site had crashed again (according to Bet Angel this was the third year in a row this has happened just before Cheltenham) and here they were telling us that their newly launched sportsbook was still working! You’ve got to hand it to Ladbrokes for being able to buy Betdaq and at the same time manage to infiltrate the betunfair helpdesk at the same time, as surely no one in their right mind from Betfair would surely think that anyone gives a […]


showing reluctance, especially when insincere or affected, to reveal one’s plans or opinions, make a commitment, or take a stand: With no posts for over a week you could argue that I was being coy about McCoy and you wouldn’t be far wrong. In the last post I mentioned that he had gone on a bit of run with 4 winners in 5 rides. If that wasn’t painful enough he carried on the run with 9 winners from 17 to wipe out the previous good start that I had made. I didn’t personally watch all the races he was involved in winning/losing although I know that in one of them […]

Critical test (Of nerve?)

Ouch indeed!! There’s no way of dressing up in a positive the news that the Champion Jockey has decided to get his own back on me  by winning 4 out of his last 5 rides that Ive laid. The post here showed AP with a bloodied nose and it’s now me who has been left reeling. Well I say “left reeling” but perhaps I need a sense of perspective here . The fact is that those winners have halved the profit I made in the first couple of weeks of the project – that’s halved the profit (thought i would repeat it so i don’t forget). He is always going […]

Movember Round up

I’m ashamed to say I bottled out of the Movember action after giving myself a great opportunity to take part with five days off work in Portugal- I shaved it off after getting the feeling that Mrs Blogger wasn’t to keen on it so hats off to Micheal Owen for this momentous effort.  As one of my friend said “he looks like a 15 year kid who has grown a moustache so he can get served in his local pub” I’m sure he will have pulled a hamstring growing it but all for a great cause so fair play. So the end of the month and despite saying this in […]

Snake eyes a twirling magnet

Odd title for a post. Although perhaps not too strange if you have read the previous post and are anxiously tuning in to see where I am  with my “laying AP McCoy ” project (I really do need to think of a snappy name for it) . Today was belter with AP on Snake Eyes at Kempton in the 1pm race which was sent off at 1.22 and traded at 1.01 for what seemed like an eternity before gettingbeaten .  Next off was “Twirling magnet” in the 2.35 and although this wasn’t quite as well fancied (sp of 5) it was  quite soundly beaten to make for a very profitable  […]

Laying AP

As regular readers of the blog may recall I’m not really one for betting on horses as its not something that I have really had any real passion for and I also don’t really understand it to be honest. In fact its probably  only in the last year or so since attending a few race meets with the good people from Hambet that Ive even begun to understand what it meant by “he’s’ got handfuls there” (I’ve only ever heard that previously  in relation to my ever increasing “love handles”). I will never understand why people who go racing insist on wearing various shades  of green/brown tweed and yellow ties […]