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on 13 April 2014
Thought i would try this method out ,so bought the book.
After rating 23 races over a period of 2 weeks using the larkspur method exactly as written i ended up with a 30% strike rate with 7 winners from the top rated horse and a reasonable profit ( the 2nd rated horse in each race produced 2 winners ).My selections were either backed each way or win depending on the race conditions.
I trialed various races from AW claimers to NH Hunter chases to normal handicaps and the book threw up winning prices of 2/1,14/1,8/13,4/1,5/2,7/4 & 1/2 so a fair mixture.
If you are looking to rate every race and win you will be disapointed,you would need to search out the races and the conditions to find a suitable field to rate,Non handicap races tended to throw up the forecast aswell so that was usefull.
The author stresses that you need to be disciplined and i tend to agree,the method in the book does have a lot going for it but the punter would need to be a) Race selective & b) patient,i will continue to use the method to rate 9 or 10 selected races per week and im confident at the end of the season i can make a small profit.
Review update: original review was posted on 13/4/14 and today(14/4/14) i selected
2 races to rate and had a second at 9/2 Bop along 2.30 Hexam and in the 6.35 Tranmore a 5/1 winner (Preswell lad - top rated) the 2nd rated was Lord Alfie which finished 2nd at 6/4 in a 16 runner race