The herd instinct is very powerful, and when we tip a horse we love to see it well backed as if we need the confirmation of safety in numbers.
This assumes those numbers know something, Well today we were left well and truly on our own as selection Syrian Pearl (“Wednesday Races: Pearl’s a winner…”) drifted from an opening 5/1 all the way to 10/1.
Thankfully Syrian Pearl herself paid no attention to the market and maintained her amazing record in this race by adding another win to a previous win and runner-up placing.
As so often in betting, it pays to stay away from the crowd. October is starting to look rosy.