I’ve seen some nonsense in my time but this takes the biscuit

By on March 1, 2020

Newsletter reader John alerted me to this book…

…and wanted to know my opinion.

First let me explain the premise behind the book.

It’s basically a way of picking selections by rating a horse’s blood count.

The reasoning seems sound enough…

“The higher the blood count THE MORE OXYGEN the horse has in its muscles to run faster for longer.”

So far so good. I’m not a vet or a doctor but that makes sense to me.

The author, James Conway, goes on to say the book is…

“A WORLD 1ST that took me 33 years of science research into horse fitness and over 60 years in racing.”

Interesting you might think.

But when you reader the blurb further (and I’ve checked out his website as well) it seems this scientific method boils down to…

Back the horse with the shiniest coat in the parade ring.

Now this is hardly revolutionary. Paddock watchers have been doing that for decades.

But does a shiny coat really signify a high blood count?

I highly doubt it. But as I said I’m not a vet.

I also have bought and read the book so maybe I’m doing James a disservice.

If any reader knows more that me on this subject and wants to put me right, be my guest. I’m always happy to admit when I am wrong.

There’s nothing wrong with finding an edge but I don’t think this is it.

Much better to find an edge by studying form, crunching the stats and using ratings.

This is why I’m following Cleeve Racing at Cheltenham, as this is their selection finding methodology in a nutshell.

And it’s proven very profitable at the past 5 festivals pulling in £3,284.60 in that time.

If you’d like to join me and bet their selections they will cost you a tenner here.

Right I’m off to the mirror to test my blood count.

Take care,
Kris Jackman | Founder Tipster Supermarket