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    mowgli77 got a reaction from Cairnhill Diamond in 3 x free tickets for Ascot 17th October   
    I have 3 spare tickets for Ascot next Saturday for any PL member that is in the Qipco mini league and wants to go. I am at footy and a concert so I've given my ticket to Whoneedsrio. As it's such short notice (I only received them on Thursday)  I'll give all 4 tickets to Whoneedsrio (John) and make arrangements for the other 3 to meet him and collect tickets. These were given as complimentary tickets for being chairman of the PL mini league and having over 20 entrants. 
    Please let me know if you'd like one of the free tickets by Tuesday at the latest. If there are more than 3 people wanting them I'll do a random draw and post the winners up. 
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    mowgli77 got a reaction from Sheerluck Holmes in RussP's Flat Handicappers   
    Afternoon Russ, good to see you back posting and back in the winners. I've been gradually improving with the handicaps but I still can see a 20 runner sprint and run a mile. There are some bloody big priced winners to be had in these handicaps and you seem to have a knack of finding them and it seems you have a smiliar approach in finding a weak favourite to oppose or weak 2-3 at the head of a market but wondered how you narrow down your selections and if you work backwards from what can't win until you are left with half a dozen to focus on. Also wanted to ask if there are certain types you oppose, back or certain rules you follow. I usually try avoid those coming from maidens for their handicap debut (especially if they're short priced) but recently I've fancied a few with that profile and some have won well. I've pretty much stopped backing each way now and choose to back 2-3 in a race instead with a very limited amount of EW bets these days. Do you have a price in mind when you make your picks and if the horse goes under that price do you leave it, back it to win, change stakes etc? Example would be Mon Brav, I backed this Friday night, about 11pm and got 20-1, small each way bet with Bet365. Got up morning after and saw 8-1 but I wouldn't have backed at that price, what would you have done if expecting 20's but presented with 8's? I enjoy reading your reasoning as it's so much more useful than just names of selections. I saw you'd picked Donny Rover the other day and I was at York at the time. I didn't fancy it at all but thought headgear might see some improvement so was interested to read your reasoning when I got back home. (Well done with that one) :) Keep up the good work and good luck, look forward to your answers.
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