Sometimes we can all study form too long and too hard.
Sunday's racing was one such day.
Safe in the knowledge that trainer Venetia Williams had her string in form, my first inclination this morning was to bet on her Ballyoliver and Otage Trail, racing at Carlisle on Sunday. Had I not done what I spend so much time doing, going deep into the form book, I would have been celebrating a 14/1 winner with Ballyoliver. Had I simply settled for gut instinct, I would have been on that one each way (see my e-mail notes re . . .
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