Jul 17, 2020 -- 8:23AM, onlooker wrote:
He used to bet 'The Away Meetings' - jumper3
Then it may well have been him. It was the year of Khayhasi's Derby. 1988. I had won a lot of money for what I was used to, on the first that day. It was the Woodcote. A horse called Snow Surprise. SP was 33/1. Took 20s. Oh dear. A winner's a winner though.
I had another tip, on one of the away meetings but could only find one bookie at Epsom. As far as I was concerned I had my own staking plan which means the bookie had to work out my winnings in his head. He did this while at the same time looking at me as if I was a complete idiot. I never saw him again that day, as I had no need to return to him. The confidence I had about this 4/6 shot at an away meeting, was totally misguided as it lost. Thankfully my betting grew into a more considered and measured activity, the older I became.