Whistlin’ Trixie, Monday, August 20

Whistlin’ Trixie, Monday, August 20  In the British Stallions EBF Fillies’ Nursery Handicap (2.20) at Leicester on Monday, Quiet Waters is on a retrieval mission after finishing last of 14 on her handicap debut at Newmarket earlier this month. However, she was fractious in the stalls and heavily eased by jockey Edward Greatrex once it became clear she wasn’t going to be involved in the finish; she’s better judged on her previous form, in novice median auction races, which suggested her opening handicap mark was fair enough.

In the Nelson Fillies’ Handicap (2.50), Point In Time failed to trouble the judge in three starts on synthetic surfaces as a juvenile but, switched to turf, has made steady progress this season, culminating with a win, in this grade, at Newmarket 17 days ago. The daughter of Champs Elysees has been raised 4lb for that effort, but wasn’t beaten far in a 0-85 fillies’ handicap over course and distance on her penultimate start and can continue on an upward curve.

In the Coalville Yellow Cab and Underwood Equine Handicap (3.20), Welliesinthewater rallied well in the closing stages to only be beaten a head and a neck in a similar contest, over course and distance, last month. The testing 7 furlongs at Leicester appears to play to his strengths and, with a 1lb rise in the weights unlikely to make much difference, he can finally strike for Paddy Mathers, who’s ridden him seven times without success.

Selections: Quiet Waters, Point In Time, Welliesinthewater, 1-point Win Trixie

How to Build a Multiple Bet

How to Build a Multiple Bet  Multiple bets – that is, doubles, trebles, accumulators – are popular with betting shop and stay-at-home punters alike, mainly because they offer the prospect of high returns for small outlay when compared with single win bets. Essentially, the winnings from each successful leg of a multiple bet, including the stake, become the stake for the next leg and so on; the bettor is, in effect, combining a series of single bets into one bet, at the combined odds.


The allure of multiple bets is plain to see but, while there’s a great deal of satisfaction in relieving your bookmaker of tens, hundreds or even thousands of pounds for a stake that’s a fraction of that size, there are one or two things to remember when building your multiple bet.


Each leg of a multiple bet is, by definition, a separate bet requiring a separate stake. The multiple bet known as a “Yankee”, for example, combines four selections in six doubles, four trebles and an accumulator, making 11 bets in total. The total number of bets for five and six selections, in a “Canadian” or “Heinz”, remains fairly manageable, at 26 and 57, respectively, but beyond that starts to become a little unwieldy. The so-called “Super Heinz”, which combines seven selections, requires 120 bets, while the “Goliath”, which combines eight, requires 247 bets. Remember, too, that you’re betting at combined odds, so expect long losing runs and loss of control of your betting bank, in terms of how frequently it is turned over.


You can, of course, build a multiple bet with as many selections (within reason) and to whatever stake you like, but it’s probably best to make your selections first and then choose the most appropriate multiple bet. You’re betting at combined odds, after all, so it’s wise to include only selections that you feel confident about. If you’re a stay-at-home punter, you may be tempted to include selections in all the races shown on terrestrial television on a Saturday; this not only serves to increase the number of bets, but may lead to wishy-washy, indecisive selections that actually reduce your chances of winning.

Ascot Will Start Publishing Timing Data at the Queen’s Track

Ascot Will Start Publishing Timing Data at the Queen’s Track  The long-overdue decision about recording the timing data and publishing it is finally here. Ascot will start publishing the data of the time a certain horse has covered a certain ground and the precise route. This way discussions about whether a horse was unlucky or it is a matter of other factors will end and there will be enough evidence to counter or confirm a debate.

This data will represent the horse while it is in progress and show a breakdown of the time the horses run. The thing is, Ascot has had the technology and some of the data for a while now but didn’t have enough data and partners in order to improve it. Now, they hope to start working with different partners in order to see what to do with the data and how useful it will be. Ascot along with their business partner Longines made an effort of two years with the goal to present the world with the furlong in each race, and attract a bigger audience of both racegoers and bettors.

The reason why it will display King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes is obvious, being the most prestigious and most visited one in Great Britain. It will make other audiences throughout the world see all the furlong times on TV, and hopefully convince other stakeholders and racecourses to join in. But most importantly, the Ascot team wants to deepen understanding of the race and stimulate the interest of more TV audiences and consequently bettors and betting partners.

Speaking about betting partners, they hope that the information they will display will be useful for them to make a betting turnover with it. Punters’ interests shift constantly. Casino betting is most popular in Britain at present, but learning roulette, poker, baccarat and blackjack strategy and rules, as well as odds, is a long done activity. Plus, as of 2018, the government’s regulatory rules are becoming stricter, this is the right time for the horse betting to flourish. After all, it has the Queen’s support, right?

So, Ascot’s main goal is to make the available data useful for betting partners by representing sectional times on the screens in real-time, and then, so that with that record detailed analysis can be made and put into context.

In all, although it is a big step to make, this initiative sounds promising and will most definitely arouse interest in both audiences and bettors. So far, it is one of the most frequented events in Britain, providing visitors with many activities to do in between races, like places for a picnic, cinema, shops, festivals, fireworks etc. This could definitely become a more internationalized event and gather people from all around the world, inform them about this years-long race and get to know the history behind it. This could do well to the country’s economy and tourism as well, meaning what Ascot hoped for can become so much more.

Five winners Result in a £60,000 Win from a £1 Bet

Five winners Result in a £60,000 Win from a £1 Bet  A retired accountant from Royton put his numbers skills to good use when he turned a paltry £1 bet into a sizable £60,000 return.

Peter Titman, 62, had picked 5 horses in races taking place at York as part of a ‘Lucky 31’ accumulator bet (A lucky 31 bet bet consists of 5 single bets, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-folds and 1 five-fold bet – 31 bets in total). The ecstastic Titman (oh my!) thanked his old uncle George for getting him interested in numbers at a very young age.

Peter, a lifelong Oldham fan, went on to rib the founder of BetFred Fred Done, who is a Manchester United fan. He said: “I’m an Oldham fan and we were relegated after failing to match Rochdale’s result on the last day of the season, so taking £58,000 off a big United fan like Fred has cheered me up.”

The Betfred owner jokingly replied: “Thanks Peter you really are trying to rub it in aren’t you. You empty my pockets then mock my waning allegiance to mighty Manchester United.”

His race winnings were in fact £38,901, but BetFred customers receive bonus if they are able to pick five winners and so that also factored into his windfall. So yet another reason to celebrate.

After picking up his winnings at his local bookmaker, Peter kept it pretty lowkey, with a pint at the pub with his mates and then a chinese. He plans to take a well deserved holiday with family.