Do you know what makes me Really bloody angry?
Tipsters, that's what. "Sounds like the pot calling
the Kettle Black" I hear you say - Wrong - although Ivor
Donkey is a tipster, there is one major difference, I do not not demand
any recompense for my service.
Which is more than can be said for all of the other tipping services that advertise every week. We've all seen the adverts, littered with superlatives like "Steering Job" or "Good Thing", or the old chestnut "My Secret Contact is having his biggest ever bet".
What an absolute load of Bullshit, they don't know any more than the rest of us. For a start, you can't trust these gallop watchers (see the Garbage from the Gallops page for proof of this statement), they don't know their arses from their elbows, a herd of camels could run across Newmarket Heath and they wouldn't notice the difference.
If I had a pound for every time one of these morons has written to me I could give up work tomorrow. For instance, I recently received a leaflet telling me that if a certain horse didn't win a race at Newmarket the following Saturday, that I could have a years worth of his monthly newsletter for £10. Needless to say, the horse in question was beaten out of sight, and I'm expected to pay £10 for a years worth of crap information like that - do me a favour !
Another "offer" that I often receive is the one where
I'm required to invest a certain amount of money (usually £25),
on the tipster's behalf and send him the winnings as payment, and naturally
I can invest as much of my own money as I see fit. The reason given
for this "arrangement" is usually that "I've won so much money in the past
that my bookmaker will no longer accommodate my bets and has closed
my account" - Bullshit ! - the real reason is that these people
are such inept tipsters that they are scared to show their faces in their
local betting shop due to embarrassment, as they've backed so many donkeys
in the past and lost a fortune.
The adverts for these "services" always make out that the tipster has access to inside information. It's always an ex-jockey, ex-trainer or an ex-stable lad, when in fact all they are is ex-pensive.
I'm always highly sceptical about this so called inside information, it's all very well saying that a horse has been "laid out" for a particular race, but who's to say that any number of other stables in the race don't have the same idea for their representative, they can't all win can they?
I'll bet that if you rang half a dozen of these jokers
on a Saturday morning you'd get at least two or three different selections
in the same race, all supposedly "laid out" for it. That may well
be the case, but which one do you back? None of them would be my
advice, because the horse doesn't know that it's been laid out, and how
many times have these huge gambles come unstuck.
In conclusion, I'm sure that there are some tipsters out there who make consistent profits, but they are in the minority, in the main I think you'll find that most of them are w*****s.