Saturday, May 29, 2010

Races 29th May

Doomben R4 n13, Ringa Ringa Rosie, 1 unit to win
Gets a good run, races well here and on the up.

Doomben r8 n8 Mr Unforgettable, 1.5 units to win
Last few clearly better than the rest of these and goes well this track and distance.

Both placed.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Golf - Crowne Plaza Invitational

Cursed last week. Jason Day would you believe was my 4th selection (at 180s) but decided to go skinny and left him out. Then backed him prior to the 4th round for a chop out however it should have been so much better.

In a rush so no time for explanations. Going very wide on the win only market.

By the way, I will update the P&L here after this weekend. At the moment I just don't want to look at it......

All wagers on Betfair.

Ben Crane, o.8 units @ 30
Matt Kuchar, 0.8 units @ 36
Jim Furyk 0.8 units @ 17
Bo Van Pelt, 0.6 units @ 50
Steve Marino, 0.6 units @ 55
Tim Clark, 0.5 units @ 23
Brian Gay, 0.5 units @ 42
Corey Pavin, 0.5 units @ 340
Fredrik Jacobsen, 0.2 units @ 85
Henrik Stenson, 0.2 units @ 140

5.5 units all together.

No collect

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Golf - Byron Nelson Champ

Fairly ordinary field played on a course that has undergone a lot of changes so keeping the selections to a minimum.

Ben Crane - 1 unit to win @ $26 (Flem Sports Bet)
Very consistent, straight hitter who will be suited to this thinking type of course.

Scott Verplank - 0.5 units to win @ $48 (betfair)
Generally plays well in Texas and his experience will be beneficial here. Plays well in the wind and coming off a last start T13 in the Players Championshp

Kris Blanks - 2 units @ $5, Top 25 (Sportsbet)
Playing well but just seems to throw a bad round in now and then. If he can get some consistency will break through for a win soon.

No collect

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Golf - Texas Open

Played at a new course this year so field is wide open. It looks to be a long course with plenty of sand and local players tend to play well in Texas. I'm going very wide this week.

Win
Bobby Gates, 1 unit @ $170 (betfair)
Profiles well. Big hitter from Texas who is dominating on Nationwide Tour. Played well on windy courses in Australia and NZ earlier this year.

Graeme Deleat, 0.5 unit @ $100 (betfair)
Big hitting Canadian in his first season on the Tour. Finished 3rd in his only appearance in Texas (Houston Open) earlier this year.

Jason Gore, 0.25 @ $370 (betfair)
Is 6th in GIR and hits it long but his putting is terrible. Over the odds if the putts drop.

Kris Blanks, 0.25 @ $180 (betfair)
Having a decent season and whilst not a long hitter is a good putter and very accurate. If it wasn't for a 3rd round 75 would have finished much higher than 45th in The Players last week.

Top 25
Bobby Gates, 2 units @ $5.50 (Sportsbet)
Jason Gore, 1 unit @ $8.00 (Sportsbet)
Kris Blanks, 0.75 units @ $5.50 (Sportsbet)
All as per the above

Jeff Gove, 0.5 units @ $9.00 (Sportsbet)
Form terrible but has good GIR stats. Like Gore, if a few putts drop might be over the odds.

Arjan Atwal, 0.5 units @ $7.00 (Centrebet)
Reasonably consistent across all the key categories for this course.

Mark Hensby, 0.5 units @ $8.00 (Sportsbet)
Maybe slowly getting back to his best and best performances this year came in Australian and NZ on courses apparantly similar to this one.

Arjan Atwal a small result

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Golf - The Players Championship

Henrik Stenson, 1 unit to win @ $70 (betfair)
Always plays well here and even though he looks to be in poor form its noteworthy that in his last three apppearances here he was in similar 'bad' form. $70 is big odds.

Luke Donald, 0.5 units to win @ $60 (betfair)
In pretty good form and his reasonably accurate hitting should stand him in good stead. Bit of a non winner but has to break through sooner or later.

Alex Cejka, 0.25 units to win @ $360 (betfair)
This course suits and finished 4th here last year. Only needs to start holing a few putts to be in contention.

Top 25
Alex Cejka, 1 unit @ $8 (sportsbet)
As above

Graham McDowell, 1 unit @ $5 (sportsbet)
Straight hitter who seems to play well on the difficult courses.

No collect

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Races 1st May

Caulfield r5 n3 Morgan Dollar, 2 units to win
Gets the gun run here and with the claim comes in reallly well. Has a class edge ona lot of these and looks hard to beat.
2nd @ $2.80. Sat outside the leader and just beaten. A stronger jockey would definitely have gotten it over the line as young Mallyon has about as much vigor as a 5yo girl....

Caulfield r7 n5 Cinecitta, 1 unit to win
Great ratings last start, in good stable with gun jockey on board. Drawn to get a good site here.
Unplaced @ $6.00
Simply never in the race.