There was a tipster I followed a few years back who, when he experienced an exceptionally profitable day, always referred to it as a day of ‘deep joy’. Sadly for that chap such days were very few and far between and his service wound up some time ago, but that saying has stayed with me.
Last Saturday was a day of ‘deep joy’ for Our Wayne at Northern Monkey. Up until then, he’d found the first days of September pretty tough going, but on Saturday it all turned around…and then some.
First up we had our 10/1 antepost selection Ripp Orf in the big 20 runner handicap at Ascot, which comfortably came home in first place at a starting price of 7s. As if this wasn’t sweet enough in itself, Ripp Orf was the second leg of a win double with a horse we’d backed earlier in the week that had come in at 13/8, so there was a 28/1 winning double right there.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’d also backed early a nag called The Tin Man for the Group 1 sprint up at Haydock at 8s, and in that screamed too! A couple of others that were tipped on the Saturday finding place money it was a fine day for the service. Indeed, a day of ‘deep joy’.
And it’s a good job too, as September has got off to a generally slow and sticky start. Jason James has done well finding a 14/1 winner and hopefully this signals a strong month – he could do with one. Elsewhere though, five services are running at a loss, and MVS (Lite) and the Fake Mug Bets Club are particularly culpable.
Early days in the month yet, though.
AH Edge: Staked 11pts, -0.003pts.
Jason James: Staked 20pts, +14pts.
MVS (Lite): Staked 19pts, -9.5pts.
FMBC: Staked 40pts, -30.5pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 19.5pts, +25.769pts.
Pilelist Racing: Staked 10.05pts, -4.987pts.
Racing Service B: Staked 15pts, -5.5pts.
Racing Service C: Staked 8pts, +0.375pts.