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I've been betting for about 25 years and have worked for bookmakers and in sports admin so I've had close connections with sport and gambling for quite a long time. I've tried punting in various sports and found that I have most success on National Hunt horseracing (particularly handicap chases of 2 and half miles or over), snooker and golf. I've come to realise that I should keep betting on football and flat racing (with the possible exception of 2 mile handicaps) down to a minimum.

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Galway Festival Trainers' Records

Jul 29th, 2018 at 19:15 Horse Racing 1 comments

Selected Trainers' Records at the Galway Festival 2008-2017 Trainer Runners Winnners Strike Rate LSP Dermot Weld 334 88 26% -20.35 Willie Mullins 217 43 20% -46.58 Tony Martin 173 27 16% -13.32 Aidan O'Brien 128 24 19% -51.13 Jessica Harrington 184 12 7% -50.5 Henry De Bromhead 77 12 16% 21.88 Thomas Mullins 46 9 20% 34.75 …

Honeyball and Skelton to continue fine form at Chepstow

Oct 8th, 2015 at 17:42 Horse Racing 2 comments

Chepstow Silver Trophy Meeting 10th and 11th October For many National Hunt fans the Silver Trophy meeting at Chepstow is the sign that the new jumps season is truly underway. The management at the racecourse appears to making an attempt to further enhance the importance of this fixture by extending the meeting to two days. In effect this is an amalgamation of the two individual Saturday meetings that were held at …

Grand National 2015 Horses To Follow: Godsmejudge

Jun 11th, 2014 at 13:07 Horse Racing 0 comments

Horses To Watch For The Grand National 2015 Alan King's Godsmejudge Whilst Royal Ascot may prove fascinating to flat race fans for those of us who prefer our fancies to jump a fence, the Summer is the time to get some research done on the horses we want to watch out for in the new National Hunt season. In particular it often pays dividends to start having some horses in mind for specific …

World Snooker Championship 2015: Early Thoughts

May 30th, 2014 at 21:23 Snooker 1 comments

World Snooker Championship 2015 Do the early prices for Sheffield offer any ante post value? The Top Five Contenders Ronnie O'Sullivan For the first time in his career Ronnie O'Sullivan lost in a final at the World Championships so is the game's finest talent becoming vulnerable again? On his five previous final appearances at The Crucible O'Sullivan had won on every occasion but despite having a 10-5 lead against Mark Selby, O'Sullivan capitulated and finished …

World Snooker Championship Semi Finals 2014

May 1st, 2014 at 10:55 Snooker 0 comments

World Snooker Championship Semi Finals 2014 Ronnie O'Sullivan 1/8 v Barry Hawkins 6/1 A repeat of last year's final where O'Sullivan ran out the 18-12 winner and with the head to head between the two players showing a 7-1 history in favour of O'Sullivan this is surely the penalty kick that the bookies are suggesting? I'm not so sure. It may seem strange to say this after he has demolished Shaun Murphy …

World Snooker Championship 2014 Quarter Finals

Apr 29th, 2014 at 00:23 Snooker 0 comments

World Snooker Championship Quarter Finals 2014 Mark Selby 1/7 v Alan McManus 5/1 Alan McManus has had quite a resurgence in form in recent months but I think it's fair to say not many people would have thought he would have made it to the quarter-finals at The Crucible. Drawing long time friend and practice partner John Higgins in the first round was probably a blessing to McManus as he would have …

Tuesday and Wednesday's Match Ups At The Crucible

Apr 22nd, 2014 at 00:37 Snooker 0 comments

First Round Matches Tues and Wed 22nd 23rd April Michael Wasley gave the selections so far a great win last night at 11 on the exchanges together with other wins at 4/6, 8/13, EVS and 6/5 from seven selections so far. Marco Fu 4/7 v Martin Gould 8/5 Match starts 10.00am Tuesday 22nd Martin Gould has played seven matches at The Crucible, losing five matches and winning just two. Both of those wins however …

World Snooker Championship - Monday's 1st Round Matches

Apr 20th, 2014 at 13:15 Snooker 0 comments

First Round Matches Monday 21st April Mark Selby 1/4 v Michael White 10/3 Match starts 10.00am Monday 21st There has only been one previous meeting between these two players when Selby won 6-3 in the UK Championship in 2012. Understandably Selby is a warm favourite for this game and should go through but White had a great run at The Crucible last year getting to the Quarter-Final. If White was to have a boost …

Early 1st Round Matches At The Crucible

Apr 18th, 2014 at 21:12 Snooker 0 comments

1st Round Selections for Saturday and Sunday's games Ronnie O'Sullivan 1/25 v Robin Hull 18/1 Match starts 10.00am Saturday 19th Robin Hull has been a professional for over twenty years but as far as I can see has only made it The Crucible once before (lost 10-6 to Graeme Dott in 2006) so he has done really well to make it to Sheffield once again. Hull won four qualifiers to make it this …

World Snooker Championship - Analysis of bottom half of the draw

Apr 18th, 2014 at 13:41 Snooker 0 comments

World Snooker Championship 2014 Bottom Half Of The Draw Analysis Mark Selby Current Season Record: 21 events (won 1) 107 matches (w 77, L30) Frames played: 717 Five Year World Championship Results: 2R, 1R, QF, SF, QF For a player of Mark Selby's undoubted ability I would imagine this has been a disappointing season as from twenty-one events played he has managed just one minor event win. For a player challenging to be number one …

World Snooker Championship - Analysis of top half of the draw

Apr 15th, 2014 at 14:03 Snooker 0 comments

World Snooker Championship 2014 Top Half Of The Draw Analysis Ronnie O'Sullivan Current Season Record: 13 events (won 4) 54 matches (w 45, L9) Frames played: 358 Five Year World Championship Results: W, W, QF, QF, 2R Following last year's World Championship Ronnie O'Sullivan was available at prices as big as 5/1. At the time that seemed a very big price but all that early value looks to be well and truly gone with The Rocket available …

Cheltenham Festival Preview at Exeter Racecourse

Feb 24th, 2014 at 14:23 Cheltenham 4 comments

I was lucky enough to go to Exeter on Friday for a Festival Preview. I've tried my best to get down all the points from the evening from the main members of the panel. Hopefully there might be a few things in here which could help OLBG members back a few winners at Cheltenham. Cheltenham Festival Preview Exeter Racecourse 21st February Panel: David Pipe (DP), Paul Nicholls (PN), Philip Hobbs (PH) and Nick …

Back Mouse Each Way At The Cheltenham Festival

Feb 12th, 2014 at 11:11 Horse Racing 0 comments

Mouse Morris has 38% win or placed record at last ten Cheltenham Festivals Mouse Morris is probably best known for winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2006 with War Of Attrition but a closer look at his ten year record at the Festival makes interesting reading. Morris has brought over thirty-two runners to the Festival between 2004 and 2013 and has had three winners. A pretty good return by any standards but …

Ante Post Ryanair Chase Preview 2014

Feb 6th, 2014 at 14:04 Horse Racing 0 comments

Ante-post betting is getting harder? 2014 Ryanair Chase I've heard and read lots of opinions that suggest that trying to find a decent bet for Cheltenham at ante-post prices is getting more and more difficult. There are many reasons for this such as greater diversity in the championship races and certain trainers becoming more and more dominant and therefore able to spread their runners around more easily. All valid points but sometimes doubts …

EPTC Snooker Poland Preview

Feb 5th, 2014 at 12:59 Snooker 1 comments

Gdynia Open EPTC 8 Bet in a PTC event? You must be joking? Snooker punters seem to be wary of betting on PTC events due to the short frame format (all rounds best of seven), the huge fields and the questionable attitude of some of the top players for these smaller events. These are all valid points but the results don't seem to back up the need for caution. This week we have …

Jumpers Bumpers Meeting Kempton 30th Jan

Jan 30th, 2014 at 19:49 Horse Racing 7 comments

A Jumpers Bumper card has been added to Friday's racing due the number of abandoned meetings there have been due to the bad weather. There have been eleven previous meetings where Jumpers Bumpers have been run and sixty races in total. Number of Jumpers Bumpers races at each track Southwell 22 Kempton 22 Lingfield 10 Wolverhampton 6 Trainers with two or more winners in Jumpers Bumpers Warren Greatrex 7 Alan Swinbank 6 Nicky Henderson 6 Paul Nicholls 4 Charlie Longsdon 3 Brian Ellison …

German Masters Preview

Jan 27th, 2014 at 15:21 Snooker 0 comments

German Masters The qualifying round of the German Masters took place in Barnsley in December and the big names that failed to make it through were Ronnie O'Sullivan, Ricky Walden and Robert Milkins. Sixty-four players are in the competition proper with rounds one to three played over nine frames, the semi-finals played over eleven frames and the final played over seventeen frames. Ali Carter is the defending champion with Ronnie O'Sullivan winning the …

Masters Snooker Preview

Jan 8th, 2014 at 12:29 Snooker 5 comments

2014 Masters Preview Mark Selby Mark Selby comes into this event as the reigning champion and this an event that Selby seems to do well in with three wins in the last six years. He also made the Final on one other occasion in that time so this must go down as one of Selby's best events. Currently available at 13/2, this seems a decent price given that he opens up against Mark …

Is Rubi Ball overpriced for the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

Dec 31st, 2013 at 16:53 Cheltenham 4 comments

Bobs The Most Likely Winner But Is He Ante-Post Value? The Lexus chase at Leopardstown saw reigning champion Bobs Worth re-affirm his place at the head of the betting for the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup and with less than three months to go to the Festival he makes plenty of appeal as the horse most likely to win this March. Only one bookmaker is prepared to go as big as 3/1 about …

Boxing Day Trainers To Note

Dec 22nd, 2013 at 11:15 Horse Racing 3 comments

Can We Highlight A Boxing Day Gamble? Having previously looked at which trainers target the Summer Bank Holidays it seems sensible to see if there are any patterns for perhaps the biggest day's racing of the year on a Bank Holiday; Boxing Day. The Top Yards Win Record Over The Last Five Years The high profile yards usually have massed ranks out for Boxing Day with the last five years when racing took …

Can Champion Hurdlers Jump Fences?

Dec 17th, 2013 at 10:24 Cheltenham 4 comments

Rock On Ruby Takes A New Challenge 2012 Champion Hurdler Rock On Ruby recorded a facile victory over fences yesterday at Plumpton and in doing so became the first former winner of the Champion Hurdle to win over the larger obstacles since 2005. Harry Fry has rightly decided that staying over hurdles any longer with Rock On Ruby is probably a futile exercise given the way his charge was so easily dismissed …

UK Championship Round-up: Positives and Negatives

Dec 9th, 2013 at 17:08 Snooker 0 comments

UK Championship Round Up Who Did Not Impress? Mark Selby In some ways Selby did remarkably well to make the final of the UK Championship considering he didn't play well for most of the week. That may seem an unlikely theory given that he won six matches and made a 147 break but Selby himself admitted as much after losing to Neil Robertson. Selby did quite well with the draw in York, playing three …

UK Championship - The OLBG View

Nov 28th, 2013 at 14:59 Snooker 0 comments

Use OLBG to help you find the winner of the UK Championship The UK Championship is underway in York and the OLBG members have been hard at work assessing the players' form and analysing all the statistics and have come up with some great bets to win this event. Here are just a few: Tubes 180 Outright Selection: Mark Selby I see great value in the 9/1 available on Mark Selby. Mark won this event …

Cue Card - The Real Deal Or Overrated?

Nov 27th, 2013 at 13:40 Horse Racing 3 comments

CUE CARD Great Performance At Haydock I have to admit to being more than a little surprised at how well Cue Card won the recent Betfair Chase at Haydock. The day after the race I began wondering if Colin Tizzard's horse does not get the attention he deserves due to the fact that he does not hail from one of the ultra fashionable yards of Henderson or Nicholls? It may be that …

UK Championship Preview

Nov 24th, 2013 at 14:21 Snooker 2 comments

The UK Championship gets underway on Tuesday and, incredibly, will be the twentieth tournament of the 2013/14 season so far. The UK Championship 128 players will be in action over the thirteen days of the event and the only notable name not taking part is Steve Davis who is otherwise engaged in the Australian jungle. Up to 2010 all matches in the UK Championship were played over a minimum of seventeen frames but …

Should we avoid Gigginstown House runners in the UK?

Nov 15th, 2013 at 10:30 Horse Racing 0 comments

Surprising record Of Gigginstown House horses in the UK Anyone thinking of backing Gift Of Dgab in Saturday's Paddy Power Gold Cup might want to reconsider after looking at the following statistics. Gift Of Dgab is owned by one of the dominant forces in Irish racing; Gigginstown House Stud. The famous purple and white colours have won countless big races with the likes of War Of Attrition, Sir Des Champs and Weapons …

Dan Skelton: NH Trainer To Follow

Nov 14th, 2013 at 15:58 Horse Racing 1 comments

Bright Start From Dan Skelton Dan Skelton has experienced winning at the highest level of National Hunt racing as Assistant Trainer to Paul Nicholls for nine years. During that time some of the horses to have passed through the Nicholls' yard included Kauto Star, Denman and Big Bucks so Skelton certainly knows what is required to train winners. Dan is the son of Olympic gold medal winning showjumper Nick Skelton so he …

Why Emma Lavelle is the National Hunt trainer to follow during October and November

Oct 8th, 2013 at 16:39 Horse Racing 7 comments

Emma Lavelle had a troubled time with her horses during the 2012/13 National Hunt Season managing just twelve winners from 175 runners. Compare this to her record of 2011/12 where Lavelle managed forty-two winners from just over 200 runners. A combination of her horses struggling to maintain their condition throughout the year and an extremely wet winter transpired to see the Hampshire based trainer have her worst season for a number …

I Bet You Can Dance

Sep 5th, 2013 at 12:55 Specials 6 comments

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2013 Attempting to select the winner of Strictly Come Dancing before the contestants have even stepped on to the dance floor may seem doomed to failure but there are plenty of clues from previous years that may help us find a big priced winner. The bookies tend to overreact once it's shown that a contestant can actually dance so the time to get involved may be before the …

Can Dynaste Develop Into A Contender For The 2014 Gold Cup?

Aug 29th, 2013 at 15:00 Horse Racing 0 comments

In the third part of my ante-post study of the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup I have a close look at one of the second season novices who could develop into a major rival for Bobs Worth's crown. 2014 Gold Cup Contenders DYNASTE Dynaste failed to win at the last Cheltenham Festival but enters the 2013/14 season on a higher mark than his victor in the Jewson, Benefficient, and also seven pounds higher than …

August Bank Holiday Trainers To Follow

Aug 22nd, 2013 at 12:30 Horse Racing 6 comments

Back in May I had a look at if there were any trainers who appear to target the Bank Holiday meetings for a potential gamble. The May Bank Holiday threw up repeat winners for Richard Fahey, Tim Easterby and David Barron and it may be worth keeping an eye on the upcoming Bank Holiday to see if there are any other trainers who could also be worth following. Richard Guest has managed …

Cheltenham Focus: The Gold Cup (2)

Aug 18th, 2013 at 23:10 Horse Racing 0 comments

In my last blog I started looking at the ante-post contenders for the Gold Cup and continue here with Sprinter Sacre, Silviniaco Conti and First Lieutenant. 2014 Gold Cup Contenders SPRINTER SACRE Seemingly invincible at two and two and a half miles would Sprinter Sacre's connections consider pushing their horse up to three miles and, possibly, beyond? Only two bookmakers are offering prices for the Gold Cup for the current Champion Chaser and …

Cheltenham Focus: The Gold Cup (1)

Aug 11th, 2013 at 12:32 Horse Racing 1 comments

The Cheltenham Festival may seem a long way off but for those of us not particularly interested in Flat racing it can be worthwhile to start researching the Festival as early as possible and try and get a few tasty ante-post vouchers before we get to March. The most obvious place to start is with the Gold Cup. Can Bobs Worth win back to back Gold Cups and in doing so …

England’s Top Batsman in their last twenty Test Matches

Jul 8th, 2013 at 23:48 Cricket 0 comments

Having previously looked at the Top Batsman markets for England in ODIs I thought it would be a good idea to look at the last twenty Test Matches England have played and see if there are any Top Batsman patterns. Most bookmakers only offer the Top Batsman market on the first innings of each team in a Test Match so I have concentrated solely on first innings scores for the last …

England Top Batsman in ODIs

Jun 22nd, 2013 at 12:43 Cricket 0 comments

England play India in the ICC Champions Trophy tomorrow but rather than bet on the outcome of the match it may be the best option to focus on who will be England's Top Batsman. I've gone through all of England's fifty over matches since the beginning of 2012 and the figures throw up some interesting reading. England have completed twenty-nine One Day Internationals since the start of 2012 and they have …

O'Sullivan Hat-Trick Looks Overpriced

Jun 11th, 2013 at 16:39 Snooker 6 comments

With just over a month since the end of the 2013 World Championship we have already seen the initial winner of the 2013/14 season when John Higgins took the first European Tour event in Bulgaria. Perhaps surprisingly one player who turned up in Bulgaria was Ronnie O'Sullivan and judging by his Twitter comments the World Champion appears to be enjoying playing snooker again. This has made me wonder if O'Sullivan represents …

Trainers To Note (2) Alan King on the Flat

May 31st, 2013 at 12:19 Horse Racing 0 comments

I noticed that Alan King had a winner on the flat at Nottingham the other day and this reminded me of an interview I had seen previously with the trainer stating he had a nice team for the flat this Summer. On further investigation it could be worth keeping an eye on King's runners on the level over the next few months as his record on the flat over the last …

Bank Holiday Monday Trainers To Note

May 26th, 2013 at 11:54 Horse Racing 3 comments

We all know that many trainers will target certain meetings, courses, races or days where they want to try and have a winner but is there any way of figuring out what the trainers are planning? When I was growing up a gambling mad uncle of mine was convinced that some particular trainers would try and organise a gamble for Boxing Day at one of the smaller meetings in the hope …

Will Tiger Woods break Jack Nicklaus’ record of eighteen Major wins?

May 20th, 2013 at 20:30 Golf 1 comments

Tiger Woods won the last of his fourteen Majors when completing a memorable victory over Rocco Mediate in an eighteen hole play-off for the US Open in 2008. That victory is seen as the highlight of Woods' career to date as he had just returned from two months off with knee surgery and it then transpired that the injury had been worse than he had thought, resulting in him playing the …

Players Championship Ten Year Trends

May 5th, 2013 at 16:43 Golf 0 comments

The Players Championship at Sawgrass starts on the 9th May and is a tournament that tends to divide opinion with players and punters alike. Some see it as an idiosyncratic course, set up with unfair tricks and traps that can ruin a potentially good round in one hole. Alternatively, it is seen as one of the highpoints of the golfing calendar, producing drama like virtually no other event. The main …

Summer Jumps - Trainers To Note (1)

Apr 29th, 2013 at 19:43 Horse Racing 1 comments

The victory of Quentin Collonges in the Bet365 Gold Cup sees the end of the traditional jumps season and now die-hard jumps fans face the prospect of trying to pick their way through the low quality offerings that take place under National Hunt Rules throughout the summer months. Summer Jumping can often produce some very low grade affairs with small fields and lots of short price favourites. In the circumstances, …

Grand National - Are Tongue Ties And Headgear A Negative?

Apr 2nd, 2013 at 13:33 Horse Racing 0 comments

I've had a look at the last ten Grand Nationals to see if the various bits of equipment worn can be considered a help or hindrance and here are the figures: Blinkers 38 horses have worn blinkers with the following win and placed: 2008 Comply Or Die 7/1JF WIN 2009 Comply Or Die 14/1 2ND Cheekpieces 39 horses have worn blinkers with the following placed: 2007 McKelvey 12/1 2ND 2010 Black Apalachi 14/1 2ND Tongue Ties 53 horses have worn …

Player Form In China Since 2008

Feb 22nd, 2013 at 17:32 Snooker 1 comments

The World Open begins on the 25th February in Haikou, China and as there have been plenty of comments, both positive and negative, in recent months about playing conditions in China I thought it might be worth looking at which players have done well on trips to Asia. Below is a table of the winners, finalists and beaten semi-finalists since 2008. During that time there have been seventeen tournaments in China. …

PP Hogan Cross Country Punchestown

Feb 3rd, 2013 at 13:04 Horse Racing 0 comments

This race has proved an important guide to the Cross Country Chase at the Festival with the winner here going on to victory at Cheltenham on three occasions. Today's race looks a competitive affair on paper, certainly more so than in recent years where there have bee three odds on winners in the last four years. Today's contenders: UNCLE JUNIOR At twelve-years-old he is approaching the end of his fine career but Willie Mullins' …

Jumpers Bumpers Trainers To Note (2)

Jan 24th, 2013 at 20:07 Horse Racing 0 comments

This Friday and Sunday the BHA have added two more ‘Jumpers Bumpers' cards and so it might be a good idea to update the stats highlighted in my original post on this subject from Jan 16th. Total wins in Jumpers Bumpers races: Alan Swinbank five wins Warren Greatrex five wins Nicky Henderson four wins Charlie Longsdon three wins Paul Nicholls two wins Ferdy Murphy two wins Brian Ellison two wins Hugh Morrison two wins Pat Phelan two …

Jumper’s Bumpers Trainers To Note

Jan 16th, 2013 at 23:24 Horse Racing 4 comments

The loss of several traditional jump meetings mean that a meeting of national hunt flat races has been added to try to and make up for some of the lost fixtures. 'Jumper's Bumpers' are provided so that trainers can get a run into horses that may have missed engagements due to the bad weather. The usual rules for bumpers are put to one side and the races are opened to …

Will we get a soft ground Festival?

Jan 10th, 2013 at 21:58 Cheltenham 1 comments

Only twice in the last twenty years has the ground at the start of the Cheltenham Festival been classified as soft. On one of those occasions the going description was changed to good to soft after the third race on the first day (2007) so conditions were obviously not too dissimilar than the ‘good' or ‘good to soft' conditions we have come to expect. A soft ground Festival good for …

Ruby Walsh - Outside Rides Overbacked?

Jan 5th, 2013 at 20:45 Horse Racing 1 comments

Despite being principally based in Ireland, Ruby Walsh has racked up over 900 rides in England over the last five years and enjoys a win percentage rate in that time of nearly 30%. Impressive figures and few can doubt that Walsh is one of the best jockeys currently riding and must therefore be in constant demand from multiple trainers when he visits England. Obviously Walsh is retained by Champion Trainer Paul …

Welsh National UPDATED 5/1/13

Dec 20th, 2012 at 23:52 Horse Racing 2 comments

The re-arranged Welsh national is due to take place this Saturday, 5th January, and eighteen runners are currently declared with seventeen likely to go to post as Alfie Spinner has Chepstow as his second preference. Last year's winner Le Beau Bai will not be amongst the runners due to injury: Across The Bay Trained by Noel Meade until October 2011 this horse has taken his time to find his form for …