PJA All Weather snatch victory in dramatic three-way photo-finish
After a pulsating battle, PJA All Weather won the 2010 Besttipping challenge, beating Bookies Enemy by less than one point, with PJA National Hunt finishing a close third. At the death, just 8.6 points separated the front three.
The last day of the year dawned with Bookies Enemy, on 172.60 points, holding a 6.6 point lead over PJA National Hunt, with PJA All Weather sitting in third place with 163.50. Bookies Enemy struck first with 11/8 advice Tornado Bob winning at Uttoxeter. This extended the lead to more than ten points, but the drama was about to unfold as PJA All Weather hit back with two winners from just three selections at Lingfield: 13/2 Sarah’s Art and 14/1 Nubar’s Boy. A 15.2 point profit on the day was just enough to snatch a last gasp success. PJA National Hunt scored a last day victory with Mr Big (5/1), but the defeat of Lady Ashcott put paid to any dreams of winning the title.
The final figures for the year are as follows:
1st PJA All Weather 178.7 points
2nd Bookies Enemy 178.0 points
3rd PJA National Hunt 170.0 points
What makes PJA All Weather’s success all the more remarkable is that at the time of the last review (27 November) they trailed the leaders by more than 85 points. But, with racing on the artificial surfaces suffering less from the dreadful December weather than jumping, PJA All Weather made stealthy progress with a sequence of big priced successes. These included 11/1 Blue Moon (Lingfield, 6 December); 15/2 High On A Hill (Kempton, 9 December); 15/2 Lovers Causeway (Wolverhampton, 10 December) and 9/1 El Dececy (Southwell, 27 December).
Although finding their fair share of winners, Bookies Enemy were unable to maintain the momentum gained in the previous few months, particularly as jumping was hit so badly by snow and frost. This lack of action also hampered PJA National Hunt’s challenge. Nevertheless 11/2 Rey Nacarado (Plumpton, 13 December) and 7/1 Heavenly Chorus (Catterick, 14 December) both helped the cause.
Insideoutracing and Gamblers Reunited both ended the year on a high. In each case 2010 was a year of healthy profits. Gamblers Reunited ended the year with a haul of 79.8 points. The last month’s results emphasised the consistency of this service: four wins from eight selections, with the other four all finishing second or third.
A 55 point profit in 2010 for Insideoutracing was another outstanding result for this ultra-reliable service, who posted a similar profit in 2009. Highlight of this month’s returns were a brace of winning 10/1 selections, High On A Hill (Kempton, 9 December) and Pilgreen (Ffos Las, 28 December).
For the 32nd time in the last 38 months, Personal Info ended the month with a profit. This month’s eight selections resulted in five winners, which means that since 19 October there has been 19 wins from just 26 selections. This translates to a whopping 73% strike-rate and a 68 point profit for the last eleven weeks of the year.
Small gains this month were also posted by Gorrie UK and Steve Jones’ Daily Bargain. Gorrie, who ended 2010 with two wins from two on 31 December, had previously advised 9/2 Breathless Kiss (22 December, Kempton) and 4/1 Inside Dealer (16 December, Exeter). Meanwhile Steve Jones triumphed with 9/1 Kempton victor, Ray of Joy, as well as with two Southwell winners Sir Geoffrey (5/1) and Nightjar (4/1).
So, congratulations to PJA for winning the 2010 title and also for claiming third and fourth spots. Well done, also, to Bookies Enemy for making the race so close. Good luck to all our tipsters in 2011 and to all Besttipping subscribers. A Happy New Year to you all.
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