Regular readers of this site may recall that I followed Dermot Weld trained horses at the Galway Festival in July to see if it is possible to beat the market. This year was the third time we tested the hypothesis and it was our least successful to date. Assuming a €2 per horse per race, a total of €66 was punted which resulted in a return of just €32.33.
Galway has it usual mini-Festival in September, which started last Monday for three evenings. On Monday night Weld sent his only five runners of the three days to post in four races (two lined up against each other).
He saddled the winner in all four races and had a one-two in the 6.35pm. Returns as follows applying our normal rules:
Stake: €12.00 Return: €33.75. A €1 rolling bet on all four winners was a massive 636-1.