CRAIG'S RECENT TRACKER WINNERS:FRANKENSTELLA 3/1, VENTURA DIAMOND 5/2, ALKUMAIT 5/4, TOP CLASS ANGEL 9/2, ICE SPRITE 1/1, DHAHABI 15/8, DARVEL 11/8, COSMIC PRINCESS 6/1, BEECHWOOD DONNA 15/2, YOUTH SPIRIT 9/2, INTERNATIONAL GIRL 12/1, VENTURA TORMENTA 4/6, FINAL VOYAGE 9/1, IMPERIAL YELLOW 11/8, BOMB PROOF 6/4, TOP CLASSANGEL 18/1 3RD, ALWIGHWAR 11/8, MUTAZAWWED 1/1, TACTICAL 7/2, ALTHIQUA 2/1, LORD CAMPARI 100/30, MAN OF PROMISE 6/4, ON GUARD 11/2, MAGICAL MORNING 9/4, INHALER 10/3, FIESTA DE VEGA 5/1, CREATIVE FORCE 7/2, RENAISSANCE QUEEN 3/1, AWEEMAWEH 28/1 (FB), SHELDON 50/1 EW (PLACED), GEROLAMO CARDANO 13/2, FANTASTIC MS FOX 13/2 (FB), SHIMMERING 7/4, ARRIVISTE 3/1, DULAS 6/1, DELTA'S ROYALTY 4/6, PRINCE KAYF 40/1 (FB PAGE), ELEON 15/2, CELESTRAN 9/4, ORIENTAL MYSTIQUE 4/1, BYE BYE LADY 3/1, KING LEONIDA 13/8, DONNYBROOK 4/11, AL RUFAA 11/2, ALL YOU WISH 33/1, ANASTARSIA 3/1, CONVICT 6/4, GRAVITY FORCE 8/1, THEOTHERSIDE 33/1, NIGHT COLOURS 7/1, PLYMOUTH ROCK 11/4, POCKET SQUARE 9/4, PANIC ROOM 5/2, BAND PRACTICE 11/4, CAPE PALACE 4/11, PALACE PIER 11/8, IT'S GOOD TO LAUGH 8/13, ROMAN VISION 5/4, HURAIZ 2/1, ROYAL CRUSADE 5/6, VALKAN STAR 1/3, FESTIVE START 7/2, IMPRESSOR 13/8, SURF DANCER 4/7, MASTER MCGRATH 13/8, ESHAASY 13/8, PERSUASION 16/1, PASSION FOR FASHION 3/1, ANGEL OF DELIGHT 12/1, LAZULI 11/10, TAMMANI 9/2, COBRA EYE 15/8, MORISCO 6/1, ETHIC 4/6, ABSTEMIOUS 11/8, BOOMER 3/1, SEIZE THE TIME 2/1, TREBLE TREBLE 9/2, NASAIYM 6/4, DARK LADY 11/10, FLEETING PRINCE 11/10, WELL OF WISDOM 3/1, DR SIMPSOM 4/5, HOT TOUCH 7/2, MAN OF THE NIGHT 4/6, SO SHARP 11/10, IFFRAAZ 7/4, BILL NEIGH 13/8, DRAMATIC SANDS 6/4, DRAGON COMMAND 5/1, MIA DIVA 8/1, RAAHY 5/6, LINCOLN BLUE 7/2, HOMESPIN 6/4, FRED 10/1, PINATUBO 3/1, KING'S COMMAND 2/1, ETON COLLEGE 11/2, SHAMMAH 2/1, BIG CITY 5/1, THREAT 14/1, GOOD VIBES 11/1, MISTY GREY 14/1, ROSE OF KILDARE 6/5, RAYONG 7/2, LORD OF THE LODGE 8/1, WAR STORM 7/2, IFFRAAZ 4/1, OCASIO CORTEZ 7/4...

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

A Very Personal Betting Checklist

Best betting checklist for 2020
I am starting to limber up. No, not twenty press-ups when I jump out of bed each morning. I really need to get back to some form of fitness as I can't go swimming, although I do go out on the mountain bike each day. 

Living in the pancake-flat Fens a molehill is classed as a mountain. Anyway, I think my eating is in excess of my calorie intake/burn. 

But back to the post...

One thing about planning is that you have some aspect of preparation. That is no bad thing when it comes to horse racing and betting because if you don't and it is all off the top of your head you may be prone to knee-jerk reactions and that is never a good idea. I guess when you don't have an idea you don't have an idea!

Yes, that sounds very Irish (sorry if you are of the Gaelic breed because I love you all). 

Anyway, I have been thinking about the season ahead (when it happens) and switching my brain on. As I am getting older, the brain is less like a wet computer (sounds a horrible term) and more like a chugging one-stroke cylinder engine with a dodgy head gasket. They say as you get older your brain cells are dying at a rate, like lemmings jumping off a cliff into a pond full of acid. 

So I have been working on my Betting Checklist. I never used to be one for checklists and that kind of hippie stuff (joke) but I simply cannot get away from the reasoning that it helps me, you and the old women down the road work efficiently. I was inspired by my brother, Tony, who listens to panpipe music on a loop and wears hand-knitted jumpers. 

The Betting Checklist is about helping appreciate the task at hand by assessing a given race or horse. 

You may be looking at the graphic I added to this post and thinking, wait a minute, I can't even read it. 

If anyone wants a copy of the Betting Checklist you are welcome to contact me at jason@professionalgamblers.co.uk and I will email it to you. The thing about the Betting Checklist is that it is a personal thing. As it should be because we all have our own way of working and a specific approach. 

It's important we have our own way of working. 

If we all bet the same it is a recipe for disaster. To me, winning is about finding your niche. Anyway, my checklist details positives and negatives. I can assure you these aspects of categorisation help narrow down the field. 

The truth is that most horses have very little chance of winning. That's why it is important to have a standardised approach to our thinking and reinforce what works rather than thinking without structure which doesn't sit on a good foundation. 

As they say when sawing a piece of wood: measure twice - cut once.

The Betting Checklist relates to positives, negatives, differing race types (maiden, stakes, listed, group, plating, and nurseries). All the kind of stuff you would think for debutantes and thereafter. 

I will be using this checklist for each and every two-year-old race as a form of assessment. It is a Very Personal Betting Checklist but it might be of interest to you or help you creates a checklist that works for you.

Good luck to all.

Author: Jason Coote



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