5 ELIGIBLE MAIDEN SELECTIONS FOR FOUR WINS YESTERDAY.  Sadly, the SMS has hit a minor losing streak, two more placed yesterday for now 5 losers in a row I think? Clos to our worst run of outs of 8. Hard coming back to reality today. We, the Gold Club Members have two runners today at Canberra and then Canterbury tonight. Both are virtually top rated one at $2.80 fav and the other $6.50 in a stronger field. One has $81,000 prizemoney and a great win strike, the other $160,000 with a lower strike rate and both are the same age. Added to the usual challenges will be beating the heat with high temperatures the norm over the next few days. Good luck to all. Oh by the way, only one subscriber reportred the $200 winner at Pinjarra last Sunday. It was Race 4 Debt Power and $204.60 best tote. Amelias method would have picked it up as the other eligible runner was $6.60. Our Powerplay and the old Powerbet staking programs followers would have been laughing but I was on my way to Tassie.


Considering the track was in great condition, the times run at Launceston last night weren’t that great. Tasmanians get a good serve of races with Mowbray being there virtually every week through Spring to Autumn and the Carnival over the January/February period usually brings good consistent racing. It was quite warm last night but Ros and I left in the chill of the morning around 4.30 a.m. and arrived home minus our bags at midday. Our luggage is expected to be delivered home around 7 tonight. Anyhow, we have a Gold Club runner at Canberra tomorrow and another at Canterbury tomorrow night and two runners expected at Hawkesbury next week. Good to see the action. As you can see I got litle sleep last night waiting for the alarm to wake me…didnt nee didnt need it, woke at 2.30 and couldnt get back to sleep anyhow.

Second third and fourth doesn’t get you much.

That.s yesterday’s Daily Feature Race in a nutshell. Ros and I are in Launceston today for what should be a great day as we are in Tasmania’s Summer Carnival and the weather is perfect. Funny thing,everywhere we go, the locals are talking about their heat wave as the daytime temperature hits the mid 20 ,s.  It’ s a great place to drive around although I have to say the traffic is definitely more dense than it has been in the past. We continue to meet people from interstate who are relocating from the major cities. They are buying into areas within minutes from the larger cities and towns and enjoying the less frantic pace. I’m hooping Tony or David will come up with a winning feature today and another winning day from Mr SMS John Furgal. Yesterday three selections for three placed but no 3rd div in one race. Plenty of action Australia  wide today. Have a good winning day.hooe you like today’s pic. Of Cradle Mountain.

tasmania here I am

Ros and I are in Tassie but the bad news last night is the best steakhouse was booked out and nearly everything else was closed. Salvaged the night eventually then watched Chips at the hotel, outrageously has a go at everyone. No political niceness in anyway and definitely cleared our heads. I’m guessing at one out of five as a movie, 10 out of 10 for stunts and grunts. And yes we absolutely laughed at every gory moment. Anyhow our Gold club horse is still a likely runner so something to look forward to at Nowra. As ratings go it is hard to win there, is it the short straight? Or the track layout or the surface? I don’t know. I do know that we spent a very uncomfortable night there some years ago in a ,yes there were, flea ridden resort. We did enjoy the town itself and the museum though. Gidday Andrew! That.s where Andrew C plan lives.

Good day for all!

We won both feature races and the best bet won as well and plenty of other winners along the way. The  SMS service had one win from two, so right on 450 selections for the year and just under 50% winners and 80% placed. The wins made a level stakes profit. Well Ros and I are off to Tassie to see Mat at his farm.   No snow since November. Still nice and cool. We have a Gold Club horse running at Nowra tomorrow so hopefully Members have blackbooked it. A difficult ask but as a last start winner could be alright.

Winning day again!

John Furgal’s SMS is on fire with two from three yesterday, $6.6 and $3.8 . So for a $100 bet that’ll be $300 out and $1040 in or $740 profit. For regular winform subscribers our Bet Bet won and paid $3.60 while our 2nd rated horse in the Daily Feature the Tasmanian Guineas ram 2nd @ $8 fixed the place. It was around $38 the win at the jump. The SMS service we admit is not profitable for those without the bank to support at least a $50 Bet so you cover the subscription but we have members betting hundreds per Bet , I personally have $500 on them plus all ups, although I am on holidays at the moment, pity. I could have used the extra cash this week but as most of my betting accounts operate on credit and the government in its wisdom has banned bookies from offering credit I have yet to set up the several cash accounts I need to cover all bases. Anyhow a big day today with the mAgic Millions and one of our subscribers has a runner, I’ll give you a clue, it’s a maiden and $33.00 will wear blinkers for the first time and might just run a very good race. It will be a very good day to watch and this meeting had a $200k quaddie last year.


So John Furgals SMS found the $6.60 winner today.. How dare he! Didn’t he know Ros and I were doing physio today?? Oh well, congrats to all of your subscribers who surely made a motza! Well one kind soul rang to say “tahnks ” to JOhn. hE HAD $300 ON IT.


The Winform weekly mail found three winners from the three races selected yesterday and yes that’s with 5 selections in each race but we need those so we can have a go at the Quinella or Trifecta. The Daily Feature was the $100k Devonport Cup and the winner fitted our strategy perfectly. At Sandown our winner was odds on but at Doomben we found the $54 Quinella so with three possible quinellas  @ $10 each a good result. A normal day coming up today I feel. For those on holidays a good chance to test your theories. I expect to do the form analysis for Gold Coast today and post that plus Sydney and Melbourne by lunchtime. Gosford is still a Good 4 as is Geelong and Rocky. Have a great day.

i’M bAACK!

Well is that a good thing or a bad thing?Hope David Touson has been keeping you interested the past few days. Anyhow, what a great perforance by our Winform Gold Club horses the past couple of weeks! Three very goos winners that I know of and I havent had time to look up all the results yet. One of our runners is a half brother to Under The Louvre and he has now won his maiden and may well win up to 2000 metres as time goes on.  Also, I as told we had a very good reuslt fromHighstrikers Last Minute Mail with over 50% winning races. We had a couple drop their bat after that bad day jst before I left. I did take time to see how we did over the past 12 months, we did introduce Last Minute Mail last January. I’ll be putting together a great package to head into 2018 in the next couple of weeks as the first Group races start at the end of the month leading ito Autumn. And John Furgals SMS selections areright on targe with 9 winners from 18 this year AND the biggest losing run since I took off after Boxing Day is just 4! Let’s go!

Tuesday 9th January 2018

We had a ‘late’ start yesterday, up and ready to go but somehow we had managed a toilet problem that required some attention.   Some people may equate such an issue with my betting but fortunate for me I’m thick skinned.   Anyway, toilet problem remained unresolved………until later in the day.   However, it did cost us a bit of time.   We left around 9:10 and proceeded to meander through the waterways of Hinchinbrook Island.  I made a slight omission yesterday in its description as the largest National park in Queensland.   I should have said the largest ISLAND National Park in Queensland.   If anyone picked up on that, well done, but no prize!…………………………………Finally we broke free of the ISLAND, and then was confronted with the longest jetty come conveyor belt in Australia (my opinion, not fact).   We needed to manouvre close to the shore and the shore access to the ‘jetty’ and then proceed a certain distance along the ‘jetty’ before heading out at a particular heading (designated by twin lights) in case we ran aground in shallow waters!  At some point in time the depth alarms were going crazy, but i guess you know we made it, else you would be hearing about it on the 6pm news….”Idiots run aground blah blah blah”.  We have now anchored at the most peaceful spot so far this trip, Palm Island.   It is reported to be an aboriginal community, but it must be something special.   Within 30 minutes of anchoring, 3 small planes landed and took off at their grass strip.   There are motor vehicles traveling along the coast in what we see as continually.  No matter, we enjoyed a quiet beer or two listening to nothing much except a bit of slapping of the water on the boat…………..John Furgal missed with his only selection yesterday, he will make amends.  Till tomorrow, good luck