well once again today has left me feeling angry and frustrated. as i mentioned at the beginning of this blog, my betting is heavily based on ground conditions. today was the final straw for me. the going at musselburgh today as described this morning by the clerk of the course was soft following overnight rain. after watching the first race i immediately had concerns about that description given the time it was run in. according to some of the jockeys who rode in the first, a number of them described it as no worse than good to soft and nearer good than soft. despite this, the clerk failed to act on this and the official going remained as soft. following the second race which was run in a new course record, i felt sure the clerk would then change the ground. but no. in fact it remained soft all day according to the officials. i made my mind up to trade out of my bets, but once again i was unable to access my blog through my mobile in order to update it.
so with great regret, i feel i have no choice but to bring this to an end as it would be unfair on anyone following this, and to be honest, a waste of my own time, when people who are paid to do a job fail so miserably. this is not the first time that i have thought ground conditions are being falsely reported. in fact in my opinion this seems to be happening fairly regularly and therefore i am finding it increasingly difficult to give an accurate analysis of any race.
to anyone who has been following, thanks for taking the time to read and i wish you all the best of luck with your betting.