Ok, some people reading may think I’m pulling their leg but it has been a very strange last hour.
After I posted up my post-race analysis, I got a note from my virtual mate Andrew who said I was being too hard on myself and that I was trying too hard for the purposes of the blog. He said spending 2 hours to analyse a race was too long as I was thinking about it too much.
He said there was a race at Yarmouth tonight at 5.30 that was even more difficult to work out than the race at Thirsk but I should give it a go. However, he said to limit the time I spend on it.
Therefore, I spent 15 minutes tops on the race. I narrowed it down to 2 horses who jumped off the page at me as being well handicapped. I then checked on Betfair and the horses were trading at 11.5 and 16. I backed both and dropped Andrew a note to say I had backed them so he could follow me in if he wanted.
Before the off, both horses were very well backed and I traded both in for riskfree bets. Since I was very confident both would run well, I left in a couple lays at low prices.
To cut a long story short, the horses finished clear of the field in first and second and all of my lays were matched. I won a substantial amount on the race and Andrew also made a nice profit.
I feel a bit of a fraud considering I didn’t post up the selections on the blog and after doing so bad this afternoon. Therefore, I’ve decided to not count these winnings as part of The Experiment and to just withdraw the winnings from my Betfair account tonight. A nice bonus for the weekend!
Therefore, my current Betfair balance matches my blog again.
It’s safe to say I’ve got my confidence back again and I’m looking forward to my next race next week.