The profit for May was a fraction under £500. It would have been much more had I tipped Kingsgate Native on Saturday, as originally planned. But there’s nothing to be gained by looking back. What might have beens are part and parcel of being a punter. Getting used to them is not easy, but that goes with the territory.
May is always a good month for me. It has long been that way. I’m not totally sure why. I like the early part of the flat season, I like the challenge of trying to find a winning newcomer at a good price and I am partial to the May meetings at York, Chester and Newmarket.
Now it’s June and racing hots up. If the weartheman is right, it will be very hot at Epsom at the end of the week when the Derby meeting at Epsom begins. I think I’ll be looking for runners that like rattling fast ground. I hope they do not water the course too much. Let’s have top class races run on true ground.
Richard Hughes wrote of how too much of the good racing is now organised for the end of the week, especially so on Saturday. It is supposedly meant to attract new people to the sport. But I think it simply attracts lads and lassies who want to get dressed up and get drunk at a racecourse (makes a change from their local town/city). Hughes said racing was in danger of alienating those who had supported the sport for decades. And he’s right.
The next racing selections from me will be for racing on Wednesday. They will be available Tuesday night.