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Postby ejanbow » Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:38 pm

ONE A DAY JANUARY 2022 RACE 1 (1st to 15th)

Hello and welcome to the One A Day competition for January. Regular runners will have a good idea of how this works already but for maiden runners and for those with plenty of experience please read on as there are a couple of subtle changes this month.

How It Works

Nothing has changed in terms of how we run the race. They'll be two races each month. The first will run from the 1st day of the month to the 15th with the second running from the 16th of the month to the last day of the month. Each day a race will be nominated and you are asked to provide a selection for this race. You must also give reasons for your selection but please note the following as this is crucial:

Anyone who doesn't put in the effort and writes something like "I fancy X to win because he is white and they are faster", "I like his name", "my friend told me so" etc. etc. won't be considered nor will any copy + pasting from other sites. YOU MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST 4 SEPARATE POINTS ON WHY YOU FANCY THE HORSE.

You need to make this reasoning at least 30 words but feel free to be as detailed as you like.

Please also note the following information:
- Do not edit your post once made.
- If your selection is a non-runner you can select again but please do this in a separate post.
- You can post a backup selection in case your first selection is a non-runner and you don't believe you'll be able to update your selection in the case of a non-runner. However, if your first selection runs then that is the one that will be scored.
- Failing to post a selection will see you not scored for that race. You can PM myself or another member to post on your behalf but again, the selection must be posted before the race starts.
- On the last race day if the competition is tight those in contention can PM me their selections and I'll hold them until the race starts. If I'm involved then I'll ask for a neutral to step forward and hold the selections until the off. This is so copying a fellow runners selection to assure the win/place is avoided.
- If a day's nominated race is on a card that is abandoned we will have two races the following day. If this occurs on the last day of the race we'll run an extra race the following day whilst also starting a new competition.

Selecting Races - Back to one thread (for each race)

After discussions with regular runners in our races via PM it's clear that the thread a day isn't too popular and that you would all like some input in picking races so we'll revert back to one thread for picks and you can all have input in picking races. I've started the new thread (we'll do a thread for race 1 then a new thread for race 2 so it's easier for me to trace back for selections as I score up the races). I will usually pick the first race and the Saturday races but feel free to offer a race up if I seem to be taking my time.

I reserve the right to void a race if circumstances significantly change the dynamics of the race - ie, multiple late withdrawn horses significantly reducing the field (below 6 runners).

Hope that makes sense, any questions ask here or PM me.

Please note, when selecting races, please refrain from MAIDENS/NOVICE events including BEGINNER CHASES as these can be difficult in placing a reasoning to. Handicaps and higher class races (listed, graded or group) are preferred but please try to find a race with a competitive sized field.


We score as in previous months:
1st = 30pts + 5x SP
2nd = 20pts + 3x SP
3rd = 10pts + 2x SP
4th = 4pts + 1 x SP
5th = 1pts + 1 x SP

To encourage people to look away from favourites as well there will be bonus points for the price of the horse as shown above. This means that if someone picks a 2/1 horse that wins they will get 40pts (30 for winning and then 5 times 2/1 is 10 -> 30+10=40) while if someone picks a 10/1 shot that comes second they will get 50pts (20+30=50).

Please note, scores will be rounded up to one decimal place from January's second race!

Dead heats - the points of the places are added together and divided by the number that dead heated. i.e. if 1st place is a dead heat then both 1st placed will get 25 pts (30+20pts) and x4 SP (5+3/2 = 4).

Results and leaderboard
I will update this thread with race results and they'll be contained in the post directly after this one and an updated leaderboard. I hope to do this every three days and daily towards the end of the race but please be patient as occasionally life will get in the way of me doing this promptly.

In the event of any ties for prizes, the tied runners will be split by their highest scoring selection for the month, regardless of actual finishing position (ie, a 1st place scoring 100 pts does not outrank a 2nd place scoring 120 pts).

Please also check your scores. Mistakes do happen, I am only human. I keep the scores on a Excel spreadsheet (which I can access from my home and work so it's easy for me to keep it updated). Any scoring queries please PM myself rather than posting in either this thread or one of the daily selection threads.


Those generous powers that be at OLBG are offering up cash prizes for the runners and riders:
1st place overall - £10
2nd place overall - £5

***Player with the highest combined score over both races in a month who has not already won a prize £5 ***

If you know anyone interested in taking part or you've been a long time viewer of the forum who hasn't been inclined - for whatever reasons - to post much before please come and have a go, it is great fun, costs nothing and you can win real cash!! Take a look through previous competitions


Well it has been three days of extremes with two players scoring in the 100's and the other half scoring nothing but don't panic it is early days yet. I started off with a 28/1 winner giving me 170 points but I was surpassed on the third day by WillTeasel who got a 33/1 winner, nice pick :win: , putting him into 1st place and I am in 2nd place. Also in the 100's is Underdogslover who got two scores in the 60's to put him in the 100's as well. Low scoring overall with 3 scoring on day 1, 4 on day 2 and 7 on day three so climbing up slowly. Nobody scored on all three days. The zero points scorers are in the order that they put up their first post as it didn't seem fair to do it alphabetical.

Good luck all :win:


WillTeasel maintains his lead courtesy of a very good 125/1 5th place on the second day. I am still in 2nd place after two small scores. Nobody scored on all three days and we missed the biggest score but WillTeasel got the second best. Heavy ground playing havoc with the races with a few big outsiders coming in the frame.

Good luck all :win:


WillTeasel is still in the lead after scoring on two days but Flitty has overtaken me in to 2nd place after selecting the 18/1 winner of the Veteran Chase on the second day giving him 120 points which was the top score of the three days and was one of two to score on all three days with the other being Pumpdaball who had a win and two 2nds which boosted him up from one of the zero pointers to 7th place.

Good luck all :win:


Flitty was starting to reel WillTeasel in after two good scores but WillTeasel put his foot down and shot off again courtesy of the third days winner. Attitude Adjuster got the biggest scorer of the three days with Innishbiggle on the second day and nobody scored on all three days but several scored on two days with Steel Wave being a popular choice on the last day scoring 50 points. Only three days to go.

Good luck all :win:


WillTeasel has gone another step towards securing the win in this race by selecting today's 2nd place and Flitty and I drew a blank and he is also heading towards the magical 500 points mark. Two players got today's highes points namely Dicky and Scratville to put Dicky into 4th place five points behind me :phew:

Good luck all :win:


Flitty is creeping up on WillTeasel after scoring today making it an exciting race which could end up with a photo finish. Very close scores today with the top three places varying by a 2.5 points.

Good luck all :win:


Congratulations and well done to WillTeasel on winning this race after being in the lead from the outset with a 33/1 winner on the 3rd day and a 125/1 5th on the fifth day and scored on six days of the race. Congratulations and well done to Flitty for coming 2nd after scoring on eight days including an 18/1 winner on the eighth day and finished 41.12 points adrift. Top score of the month also goes to WillTeasel with 195 points on the third day.

Thank you all for taking part and good luck for the next race :win:
Last edited by ejanbow on Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:03 pm, edited 12 times in total.

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Postby ejanbow » Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:43 pm

For our first outing of the new year we shall go to:-

2:35 Cheltenham
(New) Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) (Class 2)
14 runners

Good luck all :win:

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Postby jammat001 » Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:10 pm


This P J Hobbs trained gelding is the winner of three hurdle races over two miles four furlongs and three miles from good to soft to heavy ground the latest 29 days ago at Sandown when showing a fine turn of foot after the last to beat the Ben Pauling trained The Cob by five lengths so with Ben Jones keeping the ride he can follow up today with conditions in his favour

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Postby UnderdogsLover » Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:17 pm

Today going for Kansas City Chief..

Going with CD Winner.
Been out three times this term, and placed
in all.
Course loves place 3 times since Oct.
Jockey been on be for.
Will like going, got a nice weight.
Hopes runs well and gets placed... :)

Happy New year Everyone... :)

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Postby Finding Winners » Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:19 pm

2:35 Cheltenham

The Mighty Don

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race, and a chase so he has loads of ability but can be incredibly frustrating to know when he is in the mood for winning.
Despite his advancing years, he produced a decent effort in December last year when running 7th of 10 behind Highland Hunter in a chase at Sandown.
Today he seems treated well enough now racing back over the smaller obstacles.
Nick Gifford has James Davies in the saddle.

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Postby pumpdaball » Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:24 pm

New Year's resolution time again, never change my mind after making a selection, don't let odds influnce my choices. and of course dont drink any more and dont drink any less either.. bottoms up! Happy New Year to everyone and thank you ejanbow for your time and help in this competition, Congrats to the winners of Decembers race 2. :)


Tamar Bridge

He completed his hattrick of wins on the bounce when making his handicap debut at Aintree on his last outing, but has been penalised 6lb's for his trouble. May still be on a winning mark here and looks worth taking the chance with him.

He's asked to run over a longer trip in this event but no reason to suggest he won't stay although it is quite a bit extra for him. Going conditions are fine with no concerns. Jockey today is A.P.Heskin for trainer Olly Murphy. Tamar Bridge looks one of the main bunch on the shortlist and he has a good chance to make it four in a row here.
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Postby meoldmate » Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:52 pm

Stoney Mountain

Stoney Mountain may not be well handicapped but he is very capable of putting in around of good hurdling that can see him express himself well.

He did run in the 2018 Champion bumper and that form has rung well numerous times since then.

Jamie Snowden could have him spot on for a tilt at this race,

With a big price to figure with.

Started out with Henry Daly and has now raced five times for Jamie Snowden and has yet to win, could be starting the new year on the right foot for a big run appearing.
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Postby bowhillbear » Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:24 pm

Thanks again Jan, and well done winners last time. All the best to everyone for the New Year too.

2.35 Cheltenham - Tamar Bridge

Looks a nice prospect, lightly raced, he has won 3 on the bounce and has an ever present regular jockey on board. In 4 starts over hurdles he has finished in the first three three every time, winning 3, and a Bumper winner, over distances up to 2 miles 4 furlongs. This is longer than he has raced so far, but he has run well on heavy ground, and today is only soft - hopefully he will get 3 miles.

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Postby Delboy980 » Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:17 am

2.35 Cheltenham


Trainer Fergal O'Brien ....... ...... ..... ....... ..... ..... ..> Jockey Liam Harrison ( 3lbs)

A Fergal O'Brien trained 9 yeat old who has had 16 races over the hurdles winning 3 times and has finished in the frame 6 times. His last win came in April this year here at Cheltenham over c/d in a class 2 handicap hurdle on good going ridden by today's jockey Liam Harrison claiming 7lbs when winning by 1 3/4 lengths. He is in a class 2 handicap over 3 miles on soft going and jockey in claiming 3 lbs. This gelding finished 3rd last time out here at Cheltenham over c/d to the oldest runner in this race Kanas City Cheif beaten 5 3/4 lengths. He is a c/d winner and has won on heavy going in point to points and has won over the hurdles on soft going. Has a good e/w shout in this race today.

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Postby Dicky » Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:46 am

Thanks Jan for your dedication in running everything that goes to make the comp enjoyable.
Happy new year to yourself and everybody who takes part.
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Course winner who ran here last time out in a class 3 over 2m 5f on good (good to soft in places)
under 11st 2lb staying on well after the last so extra furlongs today may suit. Has won on various
goings so i think todays ground not a worry as he also has a light 10st 9lb weight under jockey who
has won on him before. AQ 50 day break since that last run will see him fresh.

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Postby flitty » Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:18 am

235 Cheltenham


A top horse on his day he has won over course and distance and soft going twice last year . Has had two runs to bring him up to fitness but did jump none too well at aintree . Must have a good chance with the class he has.

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Postby attitude adjuster » Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:29 am


Pileon was placed in the Martin Pipe at the festival a couple of years ago and off a higher mark than this so has to be considered a danger to all here.This selection got back to form with a win at Sandown last time and will love the ground on offer here today.He has placed at this trip in the past and we know he looks to be on a great mark and has run well here before.A big run is expected here.

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