Had a change of luck this weekend. Two or three winners at reasonable prices, picked by myself. Hugh Taylor had a winner too, which I had a small bet on. He tipped it up at 8/1, and I managed to get on at 11/2. Maybe the tide has turned.
Post by Assassin of Silence on Nov 25, 2019 19:33:57 GMT
I was never into horse racing much but I did get to know a bloke who was an owner as part of a syndicate. I politely asked about the horse in conversation and he told me about it and mentioned to back it at the weekend.
I didn’t take his advice and it won. Next time we met a week or so later he asked if I’d backed it. ‘No’ I said, ‘ I forgot, but I see it’s running next weekend so I’ll be certainly backing it then ‘
He then told me not to bother, it won’t win. Despite being fav it came nowhere. Each time we met he’d say yes or no as to whether it was worth a punt and each time he was bang on. It either won easily or came nowhere, usually the latter, but when he gave me the nod I always won a few quid.
Made me think there was a bit more to racing than the average punter knows that’s for sure.