Sunday, 1 May 2011

HCE: May's Newsletter

May’s Newsletter

Dear Reader,

The season is quickly gathering pace.

Firstly, we would like to thank loyal readers of our newsletter & blog for their continued support in making High Class Equine a success.

Well, it’s been quite a month of preparation and advertising HCE to a larger audience. The response from April’s article submission to Racing Ahead Magazine regarding the Brocklesby Conditions Stakes titled: Tomorrow’s Stars: Brocklesby Pointers has been a huge success. We highlighted Bill Turner’s He’s So Cool as one of the major fancies but just as significant imparted our logic for follow all juveniles entered at the first declaration stage because many go on to win. This knowledge has proven valuable as Silverheels, Snowed In and Mousie have since found success. Other juveniles from the first entry stage of the Brocklesby worth noting are Crowning Star, Tyre Giant Dot Com, Idler, Bubbly Ballerina, while debutantes Farang Kondiew & Prince Gabriel are likely to have ability. I am quite keen on Paul Green’s Beau Mistral who ran well when second at Ripon as she was given a particularly nurturing ride, which gave the impression connections think something of this youngster. The form of that race has been boosted with the easy success of Sweet Chillie. At first sight it didn’t look much of a race being a restricted auction. However, I can see the form working out well. Beau Mistral was a cheap purchase but must go close next time, especially if sneaking into auction class.

We are hoping our second article will be published in this month’s edition of Racing Ahead. It has been given the provisional title: A Mixed Bag of Two-Year-Old Prospects. It features seven juveniles ranging from debutantes to proven form horses with a few dark horses that may go well at speculative odds. One of those noted has already raced: Latte, trained by Linda Stubbs. This attractive gelding was heavily backed but finished just outside the frame in 5th, losing by a couple of lengths. On balance, that was a disappointing performance. We are hopeful the other six will find a success or two.

The first month or so of the two-year-old Flat season can seem too quiet at times but that is par for the course. In our experience, tipping selections are few and far between early season – they are either effortless victories or disasters waiting to happen. With May just around the corner, there will be more opportunities. To find good betting selections it is important to have competition and many of the races so far have featured small fields, which hasn’t been helped by the dry spell we are encountering at present. We have been assessing each and every race, noting the strengths of individual horses so there has been plenty of work going on behind the scenes. This year’s tips for HCE Regular & Elite are going to be very selective as we have come to the conclusion readers want good, strong & confident bets. We intend to deliver just that. In addition, we will have our select few speculative-priced juveniles to add to the mix.

Many of you may have noticed HCE Stat Bets featured on our blog. This is worked in association with the Online Betting Guide, which is a great website. It is important to note they are more daily fun bets, which highlights the best statistical pointer of a given two-year-old race. They do have merit – but they are not in the same league as HCE Regular or Elite. We would advice those who want the best of the best selections to stick with HCE Regular & Elite. It will be interesting to see how HCE Stat Bets fair over the season. I feel they are of interest and, as always, we are determined to make a profit. For more information about our daily blog & two-year-old racing news, please take a tour of HCE contents clicking topics on the righthand side of the page.

Our readership is on the up with about 18,000 page views this month, which has risen from a lowly 3,000 just four months ago. We are proud our little blog is part of a very welcoming blogging community. Why not take a look at our blog links (Walking The Blogs) because there is something for everyone. These dedicated authors have proven time after time they know their field. One website which has caught our attention is the impressive Patient Speculation ( which is recommended on HCE Blog. The founder, Mark, has certainly found his feet since starting his online adventure and in just a few months has shown Level Stakes Running Total P/L: +34.68 pts. Not only that, he has an interest in gambling psychology & learning from the many and varied blogs he reads which can often be found in his Blog Quotation/Post of the Week. Of particular interest is Portfolio Lite, which follows a selected number of horse racing tipping services with his own money. Mark explains it more comprehensively on his blog and it is certainly worth a read.

HCE is looking forward to the month of May – it’s the starting point of our season. Good luck to all our subscribers. If you have a few moments spare, take a look at High Class Equine Blog for daily race reviews & superb blogging community.

We are always interested in finding new ways to promote HCE and respect your insightful feedback.



The HCE Team