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Oaks Day

November 4th, 2010 4 comments

There’s an icy-cold southeasterly blowing, so not much business at the frozen cocktail stall. We’re already frozen. In fact, we’re all a bit tired of the cold and wet. The most common fashion accessory? Not hats or tatts – goosebumps. The track is rated a Heavy 8, but I would describe it as a Shifty Slow 6. Too shifty to bet.

 The Oaks winner, Brazilian Pulse, was the most relaxed looking horse in the race, just lobbing around in the parade ring and mounting yard, interested, nicely pricked ears. It’s frustrating. I’m saving my money for Stakes Day. The weather must pick up soon, mustn’t it?

4 Responses to “ Oaks Day ”

  1. Apprentice Punter says:

    Geoffrey, love your book, I flick through and re-read it every now and then, in fact I dragged it out the other day.

    What I want to know is when is Watching Racehorses 2 coming out?

    Surely an update is in order. Love your work.

  2. geoffrey says:

    I’m working on watching racehorses rides again, but I’ve been saying that for a couple of years now, so don’t hold your breath! It’s half-written. The blog has got me in the mood for writing again. Betfair and laying horses has changed everything as well – so I’m waiting until I’ve totally mastered mobile laying in the last minute.

  3. apprentice punter says:

    Sounds great. A great iPhone app for Betfair is iBet Mate. It’s free and very user friendly in case you weren’t aware.

  4. geoffrey says:

    yes ibetmate is excellent. I’ll write about it soon.

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