Whistlejacket’s Betting Diary – the quest for £5,000
Whistlejacket aims to raise his current betting bank from £1,200 as of 7 December to £2,000 by the New Year and £5,000 by the end of Cheltenham. The aim is steady accumulation rather than big bang. But he will do the Scoop 6 sometimes and throw in the odd bet on snooker and darts.
He hopes you will enjoy this journey which is likely to be a rollercoaster. Prices are best odds unless stated.
I hit the depths last weekend losing £180 in six bets, And none of them were even close! The betting balance now is £1165.
But I got £145 back during the week, mostly through Ebony Gale for Philip Hobbs on Tuesday and Al Dancer (Twiston-Davies) and Knock House (Donald McCain) today. It is worth following trainers in form, the trick is to know when to jump on and off those band wagons.
Tomorrow Cepage is a good price for Venetia Williams in the 1.55 at Cheltenham. Her horses are running well and as almost always the case with this stable, more rain would help . I am going in at £15 E/W (11/1 first four). Baron Alco’s day in the sun was three weeks ago and Rather Be is just too short currently.
I also like Ok Corral in the 12.45 at Cheltenham . His course form ties in well with Santini who is favourite for the RSA Chase and he runs well fresh. At 9/4 he is a good bet . I will have £40 to win.
Other bets are:
Ozzie the Oscar: £20 win at 7-1 (Cheltenham 1.20). Likes to front run and Richard Johnson will be able to dictate.
Festival of Ages £30 win at 5/2 (Newcastle 12.55). Longer trip will suit and this horse could end up at Lingfield for Charlie Appleby on AW Finals Day.
Daryl Gurney £15 Each Way at 33/1 in the World Darts Championship. I won this last year with Rob Cross so am looking for the double!