Course Specialists for 2011-07-31

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

16:05 Chest - Glenridding

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-30

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

17:35 Good - Truism
19:10 Ham - Mandarin Spirit

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-29

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

20:15 Muss - Nufoudh

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-27

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

20:20 Leic - Mata Hari Blue

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-26

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

15:55 Bev - Select Committee
16:50 Good - Truism
18:05 Bev - Rowan Lodge
18:05 Bev - Kheskianto

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-24

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

17:30 Ponte - Mr Wolf

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-23

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

14:15 Newm - Classic Punch
14:30 York - Dazzling Light

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-19

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

20:30 Sthl - Bookiesindex Boy
20:30 Sthl - Spic n Span
20:30 Sthl - Eastern Hills

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-18

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

21:00 Bev - Select Committee

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-14

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

16:50 Ham - Mandarin Spirit
18:50 Bath - Kyllachy Storm

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-13

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

15:20 Catt - Eijaaz

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-12

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

15:00 Bev - Shadowtime
16:10 Brig - Inquisitress
16:40 Brig - Fire King
17:00 Bev - Kheskianto
20:40 Sthl - Eastern Hills

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-11

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

21:20 Wolv - Pie Poudre

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New Chat Room Software

Just a quick announcement to introduce the new chat room software. The old one had started to play up. Cut/copy/paste had stopped working for many users and it kept crashing the flash plugin on the Chromium browser - despite it being Java based! It's replacement has been operational for nearly a week and it seems a lot more stable. Like the last one, you do not need to download any separate software other than standard Flash browser plugins.

It has some nice features over the previous one which was getting a little long in the tooth:

1. If opening the room via the popup button, it is no longer necessary to keep the chat room page on the blog open.
2. You can use the popup URL to create an 'application' in Chromium/Chrome browser which saves having to go into the blog chat room page at all.
3. URLs for images can be pasted into the chat room and a thumbnail of the image will appear with it. Clicking on it lets you see a larger image.
4. Much longer messages can be typed than the previous chat room.
5. You can use your Facebook or Twitter account to log in to the chat room, as well as logging in as a guest or a Chatroll account (the chat room services are provided by Chatroll)

Course Specialists for 2011-07-08

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

15:10 York - Dazzling Light

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-06

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

15:20 Catt - Danceintothelight
18:20 Kemp - Foxtrot Alpha
19:50 Kemp - Kavaloti
20:20 Kemp - Beat Route

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-05

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

20:40 Sthl - Steel City Boy
20:40 Sthl - Clear Ice
20:40 Sthl - Takajan

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Course Specialists for 2011-07-04

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

16:30 Brig - Inquisitress
16:30 Brig - Fire King

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Having Fun With The Conmen, Scammers and Cold Call Tossers

Nothing to do with trading, but worth flagging up in case readers haven't heard of this particular wheeze.

Last night I received a phone call from someone with a broad Indian accent, claiming to be from Microsoft support. She was trying to tell me that all the computers in my village had been targeted by a new virus. Just from that statement alone, there's things you should be aware of:

1. Microsoft support will never cold call you, so you know immediately that this call is bogus.
2. The idea that a virus would select to target all the computers in a town is laughable.

Given that I use Linux and don't go near Microsoft with a bargepole, her claims made me smile, even more so when she kept insisting that I was indeed using Windows :)

If you get a call like this, please hang up. More importantly, please tell those that are less computer savvy, that this is a scam.

However, me being me, I like to try and keep these cold call tossers on the phone as long as I can, if for no other reason than to run up their phone bill. The one last night was poor in that she was clearly reading from a check sheet, and if I asked her something she didn't understand simply repeated what she'd already said. I had hope she would direct me to imaginary Windows commands on my Linux box. Unfortunately, after repeating her opening gambit for a third time, she hung up.

My record for keeping someone on the line was 35 mins, when a salesman from an advertising firm tried to sell me business advertising and refused to believe that I neither wanted it or believed it would work for me. In the end he resorted to insults and eventually hung up.

He probably thought that was the end of it, but the next day I sent an email to their complaints department and later that day, I received a phone call from his boss apologising for his worker's behaviour. Better still, he put the tosser on the phone and made him apologise to me himself. LOL!

So, by all means have fun with these goons if you feel up to it, but on a serious note, please make sure your family and friends are aware of these calls so that they do not get scared into doing something they'll regret.

Course Specialists for 2011-07-01

Here's the course specialists for today. These are expected to run well and may be used for in-play trading. However, I am looking for them to win. Where there are more than one selection in a race, I'd consider dutching them.

21:00 Bev - General Tufto

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