Our usual little reminder about our Saturday Day Pass option at

Guy said to full members today

"Tomorrow is the Warwick Classic Chase
I am going to dissect that race into little pieces
I plan for an account bet in it
If like on many previous occasions
It gets abandoned I will have a diva fit"

I guess to your average betting shop mug punter
meeting abandonment mean little.

They are much more so a pain in the behind
to those who research in depth in advance as Guy does.

Hours of nitty gritty research work can end up
as wasted effort if a meeting gets called off late on.

It's the nature of the beast however.
There is a lot of benefit to advance research work
and preparation to position yourself ahead of the curve.

The odd bit of frustration at wasted effort just needs to be accepted.
Perhaps the smart move is just being the client and not the researcher.

Fingers crossed for Guy that Warwick runs tomorrow as planned.

He will of course be hedging his bets a bit with advance research
into several other meetings as well.

More Diva Fit Inducing Material

I am normally reasonably calm and stable.
Whilst hardly a "Diva fit" one bit of news
that shifted me a small notch up the scale
was the Racing Post's reporting of Fred
Done's suggestion that reducing FOBT's
from betting shops would have
"disastrous repercussions for racing"

My own tuppence worth may be that
"disastrous repercussions for racing"
could arise from selling the Tote to
a person who main business was in
pretty much direct competition with it.
To someone who may even want to identify
key Tote clients and shift them over to
his own original business.

Perhaps to someone who wants to kill
the aspirational side of racing
by limiting stakes on horse racing
for many punters to mere pence.

Perhaps to someone who values FOBTs
much more so that horse racing.

Hows about such a person instead taking
on a duty of care to the Tote
and replacing all FOBT's in his shops with
automated TOTE terminals instead?

The Earliest Cheltenham NRNB Ever?

I picked this up from our own full member forums today.
PaddyPower are apparently already offering Non Runner No Bet
on four key Cheltenham Races.

Stan James Champion Hurdle,
Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase,
Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle
Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Paddy Power spokesman Paul Binfield said:

"We've decided to become the first bookie to introduce the
popular non-runner, no bet concession on the four championship races.

"This should help inject some valuable momentum into these Cheltenham markets
with punters able to back popular jumping stars such as Faugheen, Annie Power
and Vroum Vroum Mag with no fear of losing their cash if unfortunately
they don't show or are targeted at another contest."

Best of luck


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