Do you know who uttered those legendary words? Of course, as I put the name in the title...
Ras Prince Monolulu. You can read about the famous horse racing tipster here.
Time flies when you are having fun!
I often chat with Craig who runs the excellent Craig's Betting Blog. He had one of those weekends he'd probably rather forget. It's not the case of doing anything wrong, just that winners and loser often follow peaks and troughs. When things are going south or north (whichever position of the planet you are looking at your compass) it doesn't matter. Because, as Sunday displayed, when the well-backed Convict stumbles and the jockey loses his irons you know it's not your day. I've had so many days like this you wouldn't believe it. If I was a hypochondriac I'd be visiting the GP for a suitcase full of Beta Blockers. A fine malt whisky and a chaser of Nadolo, followed by an expensive Cuban cigar. I'd use it as a fuse to detonate a wizened brain. Sometimes everything goes wrong even though - longterm - you are as balanced as the bubble in a spirit level.
Anyway, being part of this gambling world can be like sitting on a roller-coaster, through a field, with horses, bookmakers and sickbag between your knees.
We live and learn. In ways, every winner or loser is trying to help you if you listen. Every loser showing you may have pushed your luck too far. Every winner a pat on the back. Sometimes a loser isn't wrong when it loses by a small margin or something unusual happens. Another day... I know it sounds like a cliche but by golly it is true.
So we start a new week.
It looks a pretty average Monday.
As far a significantly entered two-year-olds go these are thin on the ground. These are part of the jigsaw puzzle.
6:00 Wolverhampton -
Sir Oliver, trained by Richard Hughes, has been relatively fancied on both starts to date. A nice-looking horse who has come unstuck by being a touch too keen. Interesting to see if this son of Dark Angel can show more today. A prime draw may be positive. These potential speculative bets can be a pain as they can erode the betting bank if they lose but at the same time drive you to the edge of despair if you don't bet and they win.
6:30 Wolverhampton -
A very restricted race type which often goes to form horse. Interesting to see that Daniel Kubler has Secret Acquisition racing in the ownership of loyal patrons Mr & Mrs G Middlebrook. This daughter of Sea The Stars is out of a limited mare who was placed once. The stable have very few juveniles but they can run well on debut. An entry for the bet365 Fillies' Mile (Group 1) could be an exceptional sign or, conversely, a red herring even though its a horse!
Time will tell.