Cheek Pieces consists mainly of myself but with a back-up team of competent, committed and experienced advisors.
My background is as an accountant and that has meant I've have developed an analytical approach to betting. I hate losing money and if I thought I would lose in the mid to long term I would stop betting tomorrow.
Of course I have losing runs the same as everyone else but over a sustained period I know from past experience that I usually come out on top.
I keep records of all my betting, I have a separate bank account to back-up my records with 'cashflow' control.
I developed my methodical approach having spent many years recording 'paper profit' and reading numerous books by experienced punters (including Tom Segal, Dave Nevison, Clive Holt, Steve Palmer). I'm always happy to share advice and to learn new ideas and approaches. You have to be able to change and adapt. My racing life seen many changes: all weather racing, introduction of exchanges, abolition of 'betting tax', each-way rules...to name just a few.
I worked for one of the leading betting exchange customers for a while and that was an education in itself on how not to lose too much!
I'm now in a position to share my knowledge to help fellow punters and to receive feedback to help myself.
"Hydraenga offers a bit of each-way value at 15/2; she boasts top-class form up to 10f and her pedigree suggests 1m 4f will bring about further improvement." WON 4/1
"KEW GARDENS has solid Group race form and can capture this listed event; as a son of Frankel (aligned with stamina on the dam’s side) he should relish the extra two furlongs and looks a good thing. 2 points win @ 7/4" WON 13/8
"WITHHOLD has been laid out for the race...but I think he could be chucked in here off of 87. After finishing second to Blakeney Point (now rated 23lbs higher) he then beat London Prize giving it 8lbs and that too is now 23lbs higher (and has places claims here) 2nd 16/1. Given a prep for this over and inadequate 12f - Withhold should be spot on for this and has to be a knocking each-way punt at 12/1" WON 5/1
"The winner will certainly need to stay this 10f in soft with a stiff finish and that should benefit Austrian School being a half-brother to NH Chase winner Tiger Roll. The selection didn’t look at home on testing ground last time out and should go close" WON 100/30
"Motown Mick has a really progressive profile and the form of his previous races is solid. A 5lb rise for his win last time out isn’t harsh" WON 7/1
"Raheen House carries a Group 3 penalty for this listed event it doesn't leave him exposed on ratings and he will find this easier than the St Leger. He can be backed at 5/1" WON 9/2
"I've missed bigger prices on Shady McCoy in the opener but the gelding can still be backed at 5/1.Back on a winning mark, he's run over C/D in the Gigaset International entitles him to go close with a step down in class here" WON 13/2
"Rastrelli really caught the eye as a Nursery type when winning at Brighton and can continue his improvement by upholding Appleby's record in the race." WON 7/2
"Decent racing in Ireland on Sunday and I expect to have some advice for Naas. Already among the early prices I think Ellthea is a bit of value at 20/1" WON 10/1
"Aclaim ... his run in the Diamond Jubilee when, despite a troubled passage he finished just behind some of the top sprinters over an inadequate 6f, is the outstanding piece of form on offer. Ignore his Goodwood run as the race was a farce and since then he was just touched off in a Group 1." WON 3/1
(16/1) could be a bit of each-way value against some exposed rivals..." WON 11/1
"Graphite Storm - slightly unlucky when runner-up at Newbury, he's only been raised 2lbs for that. Off the back of that he has a great chance of going one better today in an arguably weaker race. It wouldn't take much easing in the market to suggest getting involved (c 9/4 - 5/2)." WON 9/4
"The Wagon Wheel had excuses for the last two runs and if you forgive those two efforts has a live e/w chance at a big price.." 3rd 22/1
"Oh It’s Saucepot
will take a good deal of beating, she's improving with racing and can defy a 6lbs increase.” WON 3/1
"Hyde Park has ability but is clearly quirky and temperamental but with the drop in grade he's worth a punt at 12/1" WON 8/1
"I am really keen on the each-way chance of Secret Advisor at 11/1; throw out his run last time out on testing ground at Goodwood, his penultimate start was second to Stradivarius and returning to 1m 6f here he has a live chance at a decent price." WON 5/1
"I'm all over Mustashry, beaten 1/2 length by Firmament at the corresponding meeting, he's proven on the course. Last time out he won a decent race at Chelmsford beating Masham Star and leaving the impression that a step-up would bring further improvement. A must bet at 3/1" WON 5/2
Fidaawy - advised at 14/1 (R4) - WON 11/1
Flaming Spear - WON 10/1
Important Mission - WON 7/1
Mazyoun - WON 100/30 (adv 9/2)
Selections are proofed to RACING INDEX not all Twitter bets are recorded and each-way bets are rarely proofed as each-way. Note the results are reported at SP/BSP not at the prices advised.