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by Roy Brindley |  Published: Jun 01, 2010

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Sometimes you can do everything right and yet seem to do everything wrong. It matters little. The key to it is doing things that are right at the time. Here are some examples. I backed Binocular for the Cheltenham Festival Champion Hurdle antepost at an array of prices ranging from 5/1 to 3/1. When he won he went off at 9/1. I had him doubled up in a few bets with Big Zeb at 4/1 for the Champion Chase — he won at a starting price of 10/1. One of my bets, a cheeky €200 double at 4/1 and 4/1, gave me €5,000. At the starting price (SP) returns of 9/1 and 10/1 the double would have paid €22,000! Talk about not getting the value. Timing is key. In truth, come the Festival, I made their respective SP’s short at the prices they were and believed my own portfolio to ...


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