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Mad Marty’s Wildcard - By Mad Marty Wilson

by Martin de Knijff |  Published: Dec 01, 2010


Spotting an Advantage In May of 1986 we had a terrible month of incredibly heavy rain. It was an unbelievably miserable time for most people, but certainly not for me. You see, as a young man I could spot a mouse moving from half a mile away and, on this occasion, I spotted an advantage. I could see the ground conditions at Newmarket were far worse than heavy. They were what I would call sloppy and I knew that would give the horses with low numbered draws a big advantage in the sprint races. So when I permed the horses drawn one to five, having extra on the horses drawn one to three, I wasn’t surprised when they crossed the line one, two, and three, in that order. But what I was surprised about was how much the tricast paid. For a stake of just £1 it paid £5,000. The ...

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