Archive for January, 2011

Black Coffee makes 4 wins out of 5 races today for Smart Markets

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Smart Markets, our selection service based on analysis of betting markets, scored with 4 out of 5 races today. The full table, as seen by subscribers, is reprinted below. All minimum prices were available at 1 pm, when we post selections each day.

Date Course Time Name Min Price*
2011-01-10 Taunton 14:15:00 Shakalakaboomboom 2.6
2011-01-10 Towcester 14:25:00 Bottman 6.2
2011-01-10 Wolverhampton 15:35:00 Midnight Strider 2.5
2011-01-10 Towcester 15:55:00 Call It On 7.4
2011-01-10 Towcester 15:55:00 Niceonefrankie 6.2
2011-01-10 Wolverhampton 17:05:00 Black Coffee 6.2

Welsh National Thoughts

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Thoughts on the rescheduled Welsh National at Chepstow today:

1. Fiendishly tricky.

2. If playing, use minimal stakes.

3. Anything winning this will have to have stamina in buckets.  Looking down the list of contenders, there are a number of doubts about stamina.

4.  Trainer form may be important – lots of recent interruptions in the racing schedule and poor conditions at home mean we want a trainer who has proven that they are currently preparing their horses better than others.


Arbor Supreme fits the bill as a horse that has won over the extreme distance and is from a yard in great form.  At 16/1 + he also represents enough value to warrant a small play to each way stakes.

Leaders and laggers for Lingfield tomorrow

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The Betwise guide to pace in the race is now up for free access in the Betwise members’ area.