Hello everyone, welcome back to racing after the festivities. I hope that you got everything you wanted. Before I start with todays facts and figures, James has sent me further e-mails over the last few days, with regard to last Tuesdays race at Fontwell, the 12:45.

I am trying to stick to the rules that are in the book as closely as possible, but there is a loophole in the book with regard to when prices should be taken. I have been taking prices at two minutes before the stated off time, although the first race could be placed at any time. However, I want to take prices at the same time every day to be consistent. You may of course get slightly different results to mine.

James told me that the horse to be included in the 12:45 made the race meet the criteria at both five and three minutes before start time, but not when I took the prices at two minutes. Therefore as usual with these things, different results will be obtained depending on when prices are taken.

Of course there will be time when races don’t meet criteria at various different times, and do at others. You will need to make your own judgement as to what to do with this. Anyway on to todays results.

Version A:

12:25 Catterick
Profit on race: £4.94

Bank Brought Forward: £538.15
Profit / Loss: £4.94
Current Bank: £543.09
Overall Loss to date: £56.91

Version B:

12:25 Catterick
Profit on race: £4.94

Bank Brought Forward: £572.90
Profit / Loss: £4.94
Current Bank: £577.84
Overall Loss to date: £22.16.

Just the way you want things after Christmas, one race and done. Both versions heading in the right direction, hopefully in credit by the end of the test….we will see.