Malc Smith

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  • in reply to: Colic – What Exactly Is It? #42737

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    Owls do vomit because, as we know, they bring up pellets.  Also some birds regurgitate their food for their young to eat in a sort of reheating cum MagiMix sort of way.

    Whales are reputed to have swallowed, and later vomited, biblical characters but this could just be a tall tale or a mistranslation when Jonah said he’d been to Wales for three days.

    in reply to: gamblers #41334

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    Drone

    I remember that line from "Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell" who was, of course, a betting man.

    Who can forget O’Toole’s portrayal of the cat racing in Battersea?

    in reply to: gamblers #41309

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    I believe that Pascal, the famous French mathematician, who came up with Pascal’s Triangle was a keen roulette player and that this discovery was part of his research into the game.

    Sadly, Lord Sandwich didn’t invent the sandwich at all.  Though the tale evokes a wonderful image there’s evidence to suggest otherwise.

    One of the reasons for gambling to have a bad name?  The religious vocal moral minority.

    in reply to: Horse Posting Position #39587

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    For flat and all-weather races the horse’s posting position is given as the stall number.   On the race card that’s usually in brackets and is given in all the newspapers and on the Racing Post site.

    National Hunt races, of course, has none of this.

    in reply to: Tote at the festival #29398

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    I wonder if this is done to build up the pools.

    When I was there for the Open last year I noted that even the outsiders were getting better prices with the bookmakers.

    in reply to: Tote at the festival #39062

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    I wonder if this is done to build up the pools.

    When I was there for the Open last year I noted that even the outsiders were getting better prices with the bookmakers.

    in reply to: Sandown Handicap Hurdle #27902

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    Each week I confess to a spot of gambling; I do a one line Scoop-6.  This morning I was doing quite well selecting the sure-fire winners (oh, deluded soul) until I came across this bugger.

    The 3.15 is horrendous to try to find anything from and if it weren’t for the fact that it falls on the Scoop-6 coupon then, unless I were there in Esher, I would ignore this race.

    Anyway, I’ve got it all down to two selections at the end of the day.  

    The first is the second possibility, which FSL has dumped quickly enough; MIKADO.  There’s two reasons why I like this one; the first is that the trainer is regarded as running better than form in my book and the the second that this horse has a nice combination of speed rating and low weight.

    This, therefore, makes it a contender in my book.  

    The other one which looks like which will get the nod is VERASI.  Won twice here at Sandown so it’s a course winner and isn’t likely to get lost around the Pond Fence area.  Has good positive figures for the going and the distance.

    I’ll be mulling over these as I pedal into town to the bookies (I can’t seem to get onto the ToteSport site this morning) to put my £2 bet on, or I could even splash out for a whopping two line entry.

    There you go, Verasi or Mikado for me.

    in reply to: Sandown Handicap Hurdle #37566

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    Each week I confess to a spot of gambling; I do a one line Scoop-6.  This morning I was doing quite well selecting the sure-fire winners (oh, deluded soul) until I came across this bugger.

    The 3.15 is horrendous to try to find anything from and if it weren’t for the fact that it falls on the Scoop-6 coupon then, unless I were there in Esher, I would ignore this race.

    Anyway, I’ve got it all down to two selections at the end of the day.  

    The first is the second possibility, which FSL has dumped quickly enough; MIKADO.  There’s two reasons why I like this one; the first is that the trainer is regarded as running better than form in my book and the the second that this horse has a nice combination of speed rating and low weight.

    This, therefore, makes it a contender in my book.  

    The other one which looks like which will get the nod is VERASI.  Won twice here at Sandown so it’s a course winner and isn’t likely to get lost around the Pond Fence area.  Has good positive figures for the going and the distance.

    I’ll be mulling over these as I pedal into town to the bookies (I can’t seem to get onto the ToteSport site this morning) to put my £2 bet on, or I could even splash out for a whopping two line entry.

    There you go, Verasi or Mikado for me.

    in reply to: Derby Day Out #37436

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    I’ll be on The Hill as usual.  If it’s good weather then it’s drinks and picnic at about the 10 furlong start before wandering off later in the afternoon to end up buying a five foot tall porcelain greyhound as the wine kicks in.

    I love The Hill on Derby Day. Admittedly one can’t see much racing other than the starts but it’s a fun day out.

    in reply to: Derby Day Out #27772

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    I’ll be on The Hill as usual.  If it’s good weather then it’s drinks and picnic at about the 10 furlong start before wandering off later in the afternoon to end up buying a five foot tall porcelain greyhound as the wine kicks in.

    I love The Hill on Derby Day. Admittedly one can’t see much racing other than the starts but it’s a fun day out.

    in reply to: Cheltenham 3.55 #37018

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    On the Racing UK channel the on-air pundits/experts came up with the suggestion that something had happened over the past few years, obviously alluding to global warming, and as a consequence the sun has been setting in an unforcastable manner.

    Sometimes the mind boggles.

    in reply to: Problems With a Bet – Advice Needed #37044

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    FSL.  That I will accept.  However, the great thing about the BF markets is that one is able to load the place side of things if required.

    Often I will have one point to win and two to place.  With bookies one isn’t able to have this option.

    And, of course, one can often match a bookie’s SP win price with the place price on BetFair if we’re looking outside the sharp end of the market.

    in reply to: Problems With a Bet – Advice Needed #37041

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    But all I ever want is £10ew and I can’t even get that on the exchange because I get ripped off over the place price.

    As soon as I read this then, I have to admit, I lost any sympathy for the poster.

    No-one is ripping anyone off one the exchanges.   There’s two separate markets; the win and the place.   The price available in the market is just that — the price available in the market.

    No-one is ripping off anyone.

    – Malc

    in reply to: What horse will you always remember? #33739

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    Best Mate

    in reply to: Racing "Inside Information" and how it is secretly #32599

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    I pity the poor sod who works in the Office For Fair Trading who has to deal with this ‘evidence’.

    (Edited by Malc Smith at 8:50 pm on Dec. 14, 2006)

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