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BlackBook - Sunday, 14 May 2023

Please see below for our #BlackBook runner comments for Sunday, 14 May 2023. All #BlackBook runners come from our weekly reviews and our split into two categories - those that we are betting / playing are summarised in our "BlackBook Runners - Tips Summary" with our confidence and race thoughts, while those we aren't betting / playing are included in our "BlackBook Runners - Watchlist" and are worth keeping in mind if you're playing the race. For information on our staking, see here.


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Ballarat, Race 1

#2 STEPARTY (4) - P Preusker

BlackBook jump out comments:

We mentioned STEPARTY following his Apr 6 win at Horsham and it was the same result in Heat 8 on Apr 21 as he won quite comfortably in the end. It was the manner in which he won this that we liked, travelling wide and midfield throughout before being put under pressure at the top of the straight and being asked to extend, in which he certainly did and the jockey was kind to him late when the job was done. He looks a nice moving 2yo colt.

The 2yo younger brother of the talented Scissor Step, STEPARTY was a nice winner of Heat 1 on Apr 6 after leading throughout and showing a nice kick late to put a margin on the rest of the field and clocking slick time for the morning with those behind him 3yo’s. Nice first jump out from this 2yo son of Artie Schiller.

Last Updated: 9:02am AEDT on Sunday, 14th May 2023.


We know that everyone takes a different approach to their staking, which is why we don't delve into specific staking for each of our runners and we leave how you stake and bet our runners completely up to the individual.

Personally, we have followed different staking systems over the years to fine tune our own punting, but have found that the most profitable approach is to follow a "Collect system".

This system means that the punter (us) bets on the win only (no place bet) to collect 4% of our bank on every BlackBook runner we have. To begin, you need to select a starting bank - as an example, a starting bank of $10,000 will see us betting to collect $400 (4%) on each runner.

If a runner is $2, we will bet $200 @2 to collect $400.

If a runner is $20, we will bet $20 @20 to collect $400.

If a runner is $3.50, we will bet ~$114 @3.50 to collect ~$400.

We highly recommend having a read of the below PDF document from Dan O'Sullivan in regard to the Six Rules to Increase Profit, Staking like a Professional and Punting As An Investment (see here):

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