Archers Road came third. I had a mighty £3 each way at 16-1!
Have brought home an astonishingly wonderful £11 from Urban Poet, I got £12.60 back from Archers Road.
It doesn't sound like much but it's exactly what he would have done (see below). It's a bizarre tribute but it's my tribute.
Right, I can now put a couple of quid on the other Johnston horse in the next!
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Posted by Jed Barltlet at 3:03 pm
My dad was incredibly canny although he tried hard to hide it sometimes.
Glorious Goodwood always saw him at his most canny. Despite not following racing closely, he always managed to come away with a profit. My brother and I, who paid considerably more interest, managed infrequent wins. I used to rely on getting the short priced winner of a two year-old maiden late in the day to get back somewhere close to breaking even.
His strategy was:
- Back anything trained by Mark Johnston or Mick Channon, preferably each way
- Any two year-old horse trained by Channon
- Any horse trained by Johnston, running in a handicap
In addition, he would also back any horse trained by Dandy Nicholls running over five furlongs.
On the way I went last year, the first since dad died, this strategy yielded winners at 11/4 and 8/1.
So, I'm going to do it all over again this year. Annoyingly Mark Johnston has a lot of runners.
- 1st race
- 2nd race
- 3rd race
There are a further four races left today:
- 4th race
- 5th race
- 6th race
- 7th race
Come on the canny man!
Posted by Jed Barltlet at 2:39 pm