Jones pushes PJA Flat all the way
For the fifth time in the last seven months, PJA’s Flat service finished top of the Besttipping list. This month’s gain was 26.5 points, which was enough to secure a narrow victory over Steve Jones’ Daily Bargain. Jones hit a hot spell during the warmest October for years, finishing with a 26 point yield.
The strong showing by PJA Flat means that, with just two months to go, they have a huge 100 point advantage over PJA All Weather in the 2011 Besttipping challenge, with Personal Info in third place.
As we have come to expect from the PJA services, monster-sized winners were in abundance. Pride of place belongs to the Halling filly, Blazing Field, a 16/1 recommendation before her victory at Bath on 17 October. Clockmaker was advised at 14/1 prior to his Catterick success on 25 October, while Brigadoon (12/1, 17 October, Pontefract), Croeso Mawr (12/1, 18 October, Yarmouth), Funky Munky (10/1, 29 October, Ayr) and Area Fifty One (9/1, 5 October, Nottingham) all received the PJA Flat seal of approval.
Despite the majority of Steve Jones’ selections starting at 8/1 or greater, he boasted a near 22% strike-rate for the four-week period ending on Saturday 30 October. His five winners during this time ranged in price from 8/1 to 11/1. A further six selections finished second (at prices ranging from 5/1 to 12/1) suggesting that, with a little good fortune, what was a very strong month, could easily have become a truly spectacular one.
Gamblers Reunited enjoyed a profitable day on 15 October, with Ascot victor Deacon Blues (3/1) supplementing the earlier Cheltenham success of 5/1 shot Ongenstown Lad. These wins helped secure an 8 point profit, and third place in this month’s list.
The October sun also shone on Insideoutracing whose successes included 9/1 Uppercut (24 October, Leicester). Ireland proved a happy hunting ground with Tugboat (5/1, 5 October, Navan), Point The Toes (5/1, 6 October, Tramore) and Kakagh (7/1, 27 October, Clonmel) all helping to swell the coffers.
The highlight of yet another profitable month by Personal Info was the victory of Style And Panache in a Nottingham sprint under Silvestre De Sousa. The filly was advised at a juicy 16/1. Over the last four years (48 months), Personal Info have posted a profit on a staggering 40 occasions.
The Ostler’s Racing Club were also in the black this month with Sirius Prospect bringing home the bacon following his 8/1 Coral Sprint Trophy victory at York.
With the Flat season now drawing to a close, there is little opportunity for PJA Flat to add to their already impressive 2011 tally. So, can PJA All Weather and Personal Info make inroads into the leader’s seemingly impregnable position in the last weeks of the year? We will soon find out.
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