Online Gambling Versus Traditional Gambling

There are many different forms of gambling from betting at the horse races or for your favourite sports teams or trying your chance at a casino game. And with today’s age of the computer you can gamble online at any of the many online sporting or casino websites. So how does online gambling compare to traditional gambling.

For starters, online gambling can be done in the comfort of your own home providing you have a computer with an active internet connection and use of a credit or debit card. And so there is little or no travel involved. Traditional gambling requires travel to the gambling site. And many people have enjoyed a gambling opportunity at Las Vegas or Atlantic City or just at their local casino or race track.

Secondly, you have to join up with the gambling website you are interested which means filling in a form and is usually free. You do not have to join or fill in any of your details with traditional gambling.

Thirdly, you can concentrate completely on your online game because there are no noisy people, no cigarette smoke and no drunken people which could annoy you. You have the peace and quiet of your own home if you desire. However with traditional gambling you are around like minded people doing the same thing and this creates atmosphere. It is a chance to get out and socialise with friends and have an enjoyable outing.

Fourthly, as each online website is competing against each other then they offer bonuses in order to entice people to join their website. And the bonuses can be large depending on the amount of money you bid eg large amounts of money or free holiday somewhere.

Do you get bonuses at traditional gambling locations? No

Fifthly, with online gambling websites, you are not obliged to tip employees. In real casinos for example, you will be obliged to tip waiters, dealers and other employees for a better service. This however could vary between different countries.

Sixthly, the online casino gambling experience may even surpass the physical casino experience as they have very strict rules and regulations.

Lastly, on online gambling websites your money is safe in the account you set up as they have high security. This is as long as you have taken your own safety precautions with antispyware and antivirus protection installed on your computer and that you have joined a licensed and regulated online gambling website. With traditional gambling you could run the risk of your money being stolen, so you just need to look after your money carefully.

These are the seven points comparing online gambling with traditional gambling. They each have a place depending on whether you want to go out for the night with friends or gamble quietly in your own home for as little or long as you like.

Whatever you choose, just remember to be careful and have fun.



How to Get an ‘A’ in Anatomy and Physiology

An undergraduate course in human anatomy and physiology is required for entrance into many health-related schools. If you intend to go into nursing, for example, you will probably need to take this course and do well in it. If you are applying to a competitive program, you’ll need to get the best grade that you can in anatomy and physiology. So what do you need to do to get the very best grade? What does it take to get an “A?”

This is a good question to ask yourself before you register for the class. Anatomy and physiology (A&P) is not an easy class–but it’s not impossible. It is really just an exercise in memorization, but on a scale much greater than you have probably encountered before. You will need to memorize, and memorize, and then memorize some more. Even the best students can stumble over such a mountain of memorization. It’s helpful, then, to have a plan of action in place before you begin the class. It’s helpful to know what to expect, and then approach the problem in a systematic way.

You’ll need to develop a set of skills before you begin. The most important skill is memorization. You should develop your own set of tools which will enable you to memorize as efficiently as possible. Next, you’ll want to review your method of note-taking. If you have never really been serious about developing a good way to take notes, now is the time to get on-line and do some research in order to determine the best method for you. Personally, I use an outline format to take notes (using a pen) during lecture– and then type out the notes later using MS Word. It’s easy to let Word automatically create the outline format. This is a good way to review the lecture as well giving me a chance to correct any errors I made in the notes I took during class.

You should also consider improving your ability to draw. To be able to create a good, simple sketch is a skill that anyone can learn, and if you can’t draw at all you should do some research on-line or at the library, and study the basics of drawing so that a) you won’t be intimidated when you’re asked to draw in class, and b) you will be able to use your own drawings as study aids.

One thing that will help you tremendously in getting that “A” is to go in and talk to your instructor as soon as possible after the start of the semester. Just walk in during office hours and introduce yourself and tell your instructor why you are taking the course and that you want to do well. Then ask him or her for some advice on how to do that. This is a conversation that every instructor expects to have (but seldom encounters). If you show real enthusiasm for the subject and ask the instructor for advice, then you will begin to build a relationship with your instructor, and that relationship will pay dividends.

Ultimately, your grade will depend on how you do on the exams, and this will depend on how well you learn the material. It’s a good idea to get help in this. Make connections with other students in your class. If you’re not interested in joining a study group, you should (at least) prepare for the possibility of missing a class and ending up without the all-important notes for that lecture. In this situation, you’ll need to copy the notes from someone else. If you have offered to help other students (especially in the lab–especially if you offer to draw a sketch for your “art challenged” lab partners) then you will already have friends who can supply those lecture notes that you missed.

Finally, do not underestimate the importance of test-taking skills and techniques. Very often, the difference between an “A” student and a “B” student is not what they know–it’s how well they take the test.



Sun Tzu Art of War – Momentum & Timing in Strategy

Sun Tzu used two analogies to stress the importance of two aspects and they are momentum and timing. With momentum, even water that does not have a solid shape is able to push big boulders and with good timing, the eagle was able to break the body of the prey without much effort. As seen below, or Chapter Five of Sun Tzu Art of War.

When the gushing torrential water tosses stones pushing boulders, it is because of the force of its momentum. When the ferocious strike of an eagle, breaks the body of its prey, it is because of the timing of the strike. Thus the forces and momentum of the adept in warfare are so overwhelming and ferocious and his timing of engagement is precise and swift.

MOMENTUM

So where and how can we use momentum in business? One aspect where we can use momentum is advertising. When you are entering into a new market, the first most important thing you should do is to set up your marketing campaign correctly. Your marketing campaign must build up momentum, having constant and continuous exposure of your products and brand to the new consumers. Repetition help consumers to remember your brand and product better. Ways to make the consumers remember your products and brands are logos, jingles, slogans and many more. Many consumers have preferred senses to learn and absorb things. Logos would appeal to people who are more visual in learning, jingles and slogan would appeal more to people who are more auditory. That is reason why most of the marketing campaigns has both. For examples, NIKE, has “JUST DO IT”, HSBC has “The World’s Local Bank” and many more.

So repetition would create momentum for your advance into a new market. With this momentum, you are able to let yourself be noticed in the new market and consumers, who are currently disappointed with what is currently offered in the market, would be willing to try your products or services. Note here is that, you have to do some research on those competitors who are operating in the new markets you are advancing. You have to know whether you are providing any value proposition to the new market at all. If what you are selling is the same, be it the sales process and products, it is unlikely that you are able to maintain the market share that you initially snatch away from your competitors.

TIMING

So what about timing? Is timing important in business? In an article found in the Business Times, Singapore (23 Feb 2005), many niche restaurants have to close down soon after they opened. This could partly be blamed on the bad timing of the opening of restaurants. They were mostly opened during the bad economics times. So you see, bad timing can kill but good timing can make one prospers. We have seen in investing, if we are able to time our purchase and selling of shares well, we would reap the maximum amount of profits, but this is difficult. In business, the timing of entering a new market is also important, for example, when you enter the new market when the consumers are starting to change taste or bad economics times, you may not be able to gain many sales to sustain your business.

But a note must be made here that, these is good and bad timing to execute business decisions. Bad economic times although results in lower sales, it also means lower costs of expansion as well. SEMBAWANG MUSIC, a listed company in Singapore expanded his branches during the financial crisis because it was only during that time when the six locations that they wanted were cheap and Singapore currency was stable, while regional currencies was tumbling, allowing them to import a lot of Music CDs at a low price. (The Sunday Times, 27 Mar 2005, Page 19). To put it in another perspective, for every time, there is the right thing and the wrong thing to do.

So how are we able to get the correct timing? There are two aspects, one is knowledge and the other is experience. Knowledge allows us to gauge a range of time when opportunities is about to happen as such we can make preparation to take the opportunity. Now, we can gain relevant knowledge on our own but to be able to grasp the timing correctly, it would greatly depend on experience and attitude. Because timing is like shooting an arrow, you can have knowledge of the wind direction, the bow’s strength, the angle to shoot at and many more, but when it comes to practical, which is releasing the arrow, it takes experience. As the common phrase said, “Practice makes perfect” it never says “Knowledge makes perfect”.



His Most Famous Painting (The Bonaventure Pine in St Tropez) – Paul Signac

French ‘Neo-Impressionist’ painter Paul Signac or Paul Victor Jules Signac (11 November 1863 – 15 August 1935) was born into a bourgeois family in Paris. Paul aimed architecture as his career, until he dropped the idea at the age of eighteen to start a career in painting. He voyaged near the coasts of Europe, painting the scenery he came across. Later on, Paul also painted the landscapes of cities in France. The turning point of Signac’s painting career was in 1884, when he met Georges Seurat and Claude Monet. The disciplined working techniques of Seurat and his ideas of colors impressed Signac. Inspired by Seurat, Paul abandoned the tiny brushstrokes of ‘Impressionism’ to trail with technically juxtaposed minute dots of pure colors, planned to mixed and blend not only on the canvas, but also in the spectator’s eye, the defining trait of ‘Pointillism.’ Paul’s most famous painting “The Bonaventure Pine in St. Tropez (Le pin de Bonaventura a Saint-Tropez)” is a stunner. His other famous works include ‘Port St. Tropez and,’ ‘Saint Tropez,’ and ‘The Papal Palace.’

Created in 1892, “The Bonaventure Pine in St. Tropez” is an oil on canvas ‘Landscape Painting.’ In his painting, Signac captures a huge Umbrella Pine in St. Tropez, on a canvas of 25″ x 32″. The artist painted the bright light shining off the deep surface of pine needles, sea, and the grass covered land. The painting reflects a perfect blend of sky, earth, and sea. The background of “The Bonaventure Pine in St. Tropez” is an abstraction of green, white, blue, yellow, and orange. The landscape behind the Bonaventure Pine tree, the cloudy sky, the mountain, and the boat sailing in the sea, promise the beauty and the passivity of the painting. Paul repeatedly placed consistently shaped dots of pigments stream and swirls, defining lustrous contours.

The best part of “The Bonaventure Pine in St. Tropez” is the usage of many dots of paint like light pixel. Through ‘Pointillism,’ Paul mixes light from far away into the retina of the eye and lets the brain do the mixing of the color instead of him mixing the color on the canvas. “The Bonaventure Pine in St. Tropez” in fact, is a painting of contemporary movement, which departs from the usual ‘Photo-Realism’ of the time.

By 1900, Paul Signac moved away from ‘Pointillism,’ as he never stopped himself to one medium. He experimented with watercolors, oil paintings, pen-and-ink sketches, etchings, and lithographs. Until his death in 1935, Paul was the president of the annual Salon des Independent (Society of Independent Artists). He was a motivation mainly for André Derain, Henri Matisse and to various other amateur painters, as he inspired them towards the work of ‘Fauves’ and the ‘Cubists,’ thereby also leveraging the growth of ‘Fauvism.’ “The Bonaventure Pine in St. Tropez” is presently displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA.



What Does It Mean If He Says You’re Special to Him? Learn the True Meaning Behind These Words

A Man can leave you in a dilemma when he says something like “you are special”. While it is really nice of him to say that, you can interpret it in a thousand different ways. So here is what this could mean

That now you are exclusive

When a man says that you are special he could mean that now you are an exclusive couple. If you have been casually dating for a while then this could indicate that he wants to be with you and would like to see how the relationship progresses.

That he sees you as a special someone

When he says you are special he could also be trying to tell you that finally he has found the special someone that he has been looking for. Men tend to be a little secretive about their feelings so look out for signs that spell commitment.

That he can see you in his future

When a man says you are special then he could also mean that he can see you in his future. You have been able to find a special place in his life and he just wants to keep you posted on the way he feels.

That he is falling for you but doesn’t want to confess that just yet

Sometimes a man tells a woman that she is special when he begins to feel that he has fallen in love with her. He just doesn’t want to confess that to her and also to himself and hence says that she is a special person.

That he doesn’t want to rush the relationship

Often saying that you are special could indicate that your man wants to take things slow. If he says that you are special for him and nothing more then he might be feeling that things are progressing too fast in the relationship and it’s time to slow down.

That you are special but not special enough

If he says that you are special but doesn’t demonstrate any emotion that makes you feel special then that means that he does find you special but it is for the moment. He doesn’t see you as the final special someone in his life.

That your relationship status is going to change

Lastly, when a guy says that you are special it means that things are going to change between the two of you. Either the relationship is going to become more serious and intense or is an indication that things need to cool off for a bit. Either ways both will be complemented with additional behavior which you need to read and understand.



Why is Smoking Bad For You? – 3 Main Reasons

We all know we shouldn’t smoke, but why is smoking bad for you? Instead of just taking it at face value let’s break down the specific reasons why smoking is bad for you and, if you are a smoker, why you should stop smoking as soon as possible.

Health Reasons

First and foremost, smoking is horrible for your health and leads to numerous diseases and disorders. Smoking leads to cancer, heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD alone kills thousands of smokers yearly. From the first breath of smoke the damage begins and the longer a smoker continues smoking the worse the damage becomes. Eventually the damage is permanent. Worse yet the same damage can occur to the smoker’s loved ones who are continuously subjected to second hand smoke.

Cosmetic Reasons

 

Smoking has many unpleasant cosmetic effects on the smoker. Smoking gives you bad breath. Continuous smoking also leads to yellow teeth. A smoker is three times more likely than a non smoker to lose their teeth. Smoking also has negative effects on the skin. Smokers age prematurely, getting wrinkles and ashen colored skin. If you have seen someone who has smoked for a long time you can see that they look older and unhealthy.

 

Financial Reasons

 

The smoking habit has gotten more and more expensive over recent years. The average smoker spends $30 a week on their habit. That is over $1,500 a year. That is money that could be spent on much more constructive things or money that could go towards bills and life expenses. If a smoker continues to the point they get one of the above mentioned diseases then they will have to spend money to treat these diseases. Also, smokers may have to pay more money for health and life insurance.

 

In Conclusion

Why is smoking bad for you? The three reasons above are a few of the main reasons but there really are many more. If you are a smoker than now is the time to stop smoking before you have severe health problems, suffer cosmetic effects, or spend too much money on the habit.



Table Tennis Rules – 5 Basic Rules of Playing Table Tennis

If you are a keen table tennis player then it is important that you first understand the rules and how to properly play the sport. Generally, most people find the rules quite easy to comprehend as they are similar to other closely related racket sports.

Here are 5 Basic Rules

1. No Hands on The Table
One of the first rules you need to know when playing, is that you should never touch the table with your hands. Doing so results in the loss of a point. A common habit that beginners can get into is using their hands to propel them up from the table so that they can hit the higher bouncing balls. This is not allowed and in a proper game would result in the immediate deduction of 1 point.

2. When serving, the ball must be thrown 15mm
A good habit to get into when you first begin playing table tennis is a correct ball toss. What this means is when you serve the ball must be thrown at least 15mm into the air from the flat palm of your hand before being hit. You are also not allowed to throw the ball in any way which adds spin to it and it must be thrown vertically 15mm.

3. If the ball hits the net on service, then the player can serve again
Commonly when you serve in table tennis there will come a time where you hit the ball on the top of the net and then watch as it falls over onto the other side. This is called a “net” and the serve can then be replayed. There is no limit to how many “nets” a player can have on first serve. If a player serves the ball and it hits the net and does not land on the opponent’s side of the table, then the server loses the point.

Remember, unlike tennis where you have 2 service opportunities, in table tennis you only have one chance to serve the ball over the net.

4. The ball must be held in a flat palm above the table
When preparing for serve you should ensure that you hold the ball flat in the palm of your hand above the table. This ensures your opponent and the umpire can clearly see the ball and where it is being held.

5. Rubber Colors
If you look at a table tennis bat you will notice that one side is often black while the other side is red. The rules states that one side must be red while the other black. This is to ensure the opposing player knows what to expect when they serve with either the black or red rubber and prevents confusion.

That concludes the 5 basic rules of table tennis. By following these rules you can have a good basic understanding on how to play the sport.



History of Strength and Conditioning Science

Early records of strength training date back to 3600 BC when Chinese emperors made their subjects exercise daily (Webster 1976). During the Chou Dynasty subjects were required to pass weight- lifting tests before entering the military. There is large amount of evidence that indicates weight training was part of life in ancient Greece and India. In fact, the Greeks built numerous sculptures of people lifting stone weights.

Numerous systems of training have been proposed over the years. The accumulation of experience and different philosophies has led us to the current training methods utilized today. Keep in mind; many authorities have varied greatly from the original purpose of strength and conditioning. Hard work and dedication formed the foundation of earlier training methods. Today the opposite has occurred in numerous settings as easy work and quick fixes form the foundation of most people’s regimens.

During the 16th century in Europe books on weight training began to surface. Sir Thomas Elyot’s book on the topic was published in England in 1531. Joachim Camerius, a lecturer at Leipzig University, wrote several books in 1544 recommending that weight training should be a key activity offered in the model school. John Paugh published a book in 1728 titled A Physiological, Theoretic and Practical Treatise on the Utility of Muscular Exercise for Restoring the Power to the limbs, which pointed out the benefits offered by weight training for rehab purposes. In the 1860’s, Archibald Maclaren, devised the first formal system of physical training with dumbbells and barbells for the British Army.

The showmen and strongman entertainers of the 19th Century heavily contributed to methods used today in the fitness and Sports Conditioning industry. From extensive research iron game historian David Webster credits Italian circus and fairground performer, Felice Napoli as the one who popularized strongman performances on an international scale. Disciples of Napoli include Professor Attila (Louis Durlacher) and Eugen Sandow (Frederick Muller). Attila became well known and he attracted some of the world’s most well known physical culturists and many rulers of Europe. His list of students included King George of Greece, King Edward of England, Crown Prince Frederick who became King Haakon of Norway, the six children of King Christian of Denmark, the Queen Mother Alexandra of England, Princess Dagmar (Empress of Russia and mother of Tsar Nicholas), and the Duchess of Cumberland.

At the time training the wealthy was a much respected occupation. We have what we call personal trainers today. The current protocols used by the majority of today’s trainers are a far cry from the original teachings and benefits provided by trainers. The fame and notoriety of trainers of those days was a result of the public displays of extraordinary physical feats. These events were often attended by royalty and were highly acclaimed for their promotion of physical well-being.

Eugen Sandow, born in Koningsberg in East Russia in 1867, was recruited for his teachings by presidents and rulers from around the world. Nine kings and queens and many princes of Europe, as well as US presidents William Taft and Woodrow Wilson endorsed Sandow’s book Life is Movement. Sandow was a successful strongman as well as a promoter of formal fitness and health management. He emphasized that physical education and sport should be an integral part of the school system. He also toured the world lecturing and promoting physical culture as a means of improving the quality of life.

Most authorities recognize Sandow, as one of the most important figures in the history of fitness, with the history of his work revealing that the modern phenomenon of science based fitness training is not a novel invention. Sandow promoted the importance of strength and skill as being the cornerstone of fitness. A half a century later Dr Kenneth Cooper proposed that being fit was primarily dependent on aerobic conditioning. Approximately 25 years later the important role of strength training has once again been recognized by the academia.

In Russia during the same period Vladislav Krayevsky founded the St Petersburg Amateur Weightlifting Society (1885). Many respected scientists, athletes; artists became his students, including famous strongman George Hackenschmidt, who credited Krayevsky for teaching him all he knew. Hackenschmidt mentioned in his book The Way To Live that some of the world’s strongest men of the era, including Sandow were trained using Krayevsky’s system.

Krayevsky’s work and the popularity of his students had a major effect on weightlifting in Russia. Not only was he a renowned teacher, but he also achieved significant numbers in barbell lifts himself. He was the president of the jury at the first world championships in Vienna in 1898.

Krayevsky wrote two of his fundamental works during the period of 1896-1899. The writings were titled The Catechism of Health-Rules for Athletes and The Development of Physical Strength with Kettlebells and without Kettlebells. The Catechism of Health-Rules for Athletes was sent to press December 9th 1899, but was never published and is now preserved in manuscript form. His other book was published in 1900 and reprinted three times (1902, 1909, 1916) after his death (1901).

Krayevsky was well studied on the history of physical culture and all forms of gymnastics. He was knowledgeable about Swedish gymnastics and noted its therapeutic benefits, but his concern with the lack of scientific data of the Swedish system led him to recruit experimentalists to research it.

Many of Krayevsky’s recommendations are still used today. His recommendations include medical control of an athlete’s health, consistent training and varying load patterns, full spectrum physical development, psychological development and avoidance of smoking and alcohol.

The early strength pioneers developed numerous devices in regards to strength training including cable machines, kettlebells, barbells, dumbbells, odd-shaped bars, thick grip bars, weighted boots, isolation machines and various throwing devices. Yet 50 years later there are numerous people who claim to have invented this machinery. In today’s industry there are many systems and people promoting their new systems, which are not really new at all.

The development of different scientific and educational cultures split the West and East as their promotion of physical activity was vaguely different. During the years following the World Wars Russia and Europe still continued to promote various elements of physical strength, power and skill while the West primarily promoted aerobics. Kenneth Cooper’s book Aerobics was popular at the time as well as Swedish endurance exercise research. According to Cooper and the Swedish researchers cardiac and general health depended primarily on prolonged endurance work. Supporters of the endurance doctrine heavily protested strength training. Cooper told the world strength training promoted a beautiful body but did nothing for health.

During the same period that the aerobics craze was running wild in the West Russians and Eastern Europeans accumulated extensive international information on strength and sports training while developing comprehensive educational programs to promote their findings. Most schools offered weightlifting and within a few decades there were approximately 1 million weightlifters in the USSR. Strength training became a key element in all sports training programs in the USSR while the attitude in the West was that weight training would slow athletes down and limit their range of motion. Consequently Russia dominated the Olympic Games, especially in Olympic Weightlifting, at the same time the aerobic doctrine became gospel in the West.

The Russian dominance has often been attributed to the use of anabolic-androgenic drugs, but the sporting use of these drugs was actually introduced in by the West first. It is probably more accurate to say that the Eastern nations dominated due to their special strength science and understanding of comprehensive sports conditioning. On the topic of drug usage no one uses more drugs than Pro bodybuilders, which are predominantly Americans.

In the West today the majority of gyms, trainers, academia and coaches are still ill informed when it comes to fitness and Sports Conditioning. The aerobic endurance crazes still dominates in most cases, yet this makes up a minor portion of fitness. All one needs to do is study the science and abundant evidence that supports the numerous health and fitness benefits of a proper strength-training program to realize its importance.

References

Siff, M.C (2000) Supertraining. Mel Siff.

Copyright 2005 Jamie Hale



Horse Racing Tips – Wolverhampton

Specialising in UK All Weather horse racing has its trials and tribulations, Kempton Park, Lingfield Park and Southwell being the tribulation where I have consistently made a profit using my speed figures. The trial being Wolverhampton which remains an enigma to me and breaking even is greeted as a good meeting.

So what set Wolverhampton (Dunstall Park) apart?

The course is the tightest of the All Weather tracks with the shortest run in off the final bend. My standard times make this the slowest polytrack, Lingfield Park being the fastest, followed by Kempton Park. Wolverhampton also run races over unique distances unlike its counterparts that race over complete furlongs.

Wolverhampton (Dunstall Park) race over 5f 20yds, 5f 216yds, 7f 32yds, 1 mile 141yds, 1 mile 1f 103yds, 1 mile 4f 50yds, 1 mile 5f 194yds, 1mile 6f 166yds and the longest race 2 miles 119yds. For those not aware, there are 220 yards to a furlong and 8 furlongs to a mile.

When considering a horse’s ability one of the key factors and considerations is how well a horse gets the trip it is competing over today. With some of the race distances run at Wolverhampton it can be difficult to know whether you are looking for a miler or 9 furlongs for the 1 mile 141 yards, or a 9 furlong or 10 furlong horse for 1 mile 1 furlong and 103 yards.

Where are Wolverhampton winners coming from?

Below is data I have collated of where winners at Wolverhampton’s previously raced before their wins. As the longer distances are less frequently run, not enough data can be gathered within a reasonable time frame to reflect a true picture, so for the object of this exercise we will include all distances up to 1m 1 furlong and 103 yards over the last two years. It is important to recognise that where there are infrequent permutations the percentages may be artificially high. As an example, few horses would compete at Wolverhampton over 1 mile 141 yards and then come back to Wolverhampton 5 furlongs 216 yards but 9 have and 4 of the won (44%)

Wolverhampton 5 furlongs 20 yards

Kempton Park 6 furlong 20%, Southwell 14.29%, Wolverhampton 5 furlongs 20 yards 13.11%, Wolverhampton 7 furlong 32 yards 11.11%, Lingfield Park 6 furlongs 10.20%, Wolverhampton 5 furlong 216 yards 10.14%

Wolverhampton 5 furlongs 216 yards

Wolverhampton 1 mile 141 yards 44.44%, Wolverhampton 7 furlongs 32 yards 15.83%, Southwell 1 mile 14.29%, Kempton Park 7 furlong 13.64%, Wolverhampton 5 furlongs 216 yards 12.22%, Kempton Park 5 furlong 12.20%, Kempton Park 6 furlongs 11.30%, Lingfield Park 7 furlong 10.71%,

Wolverhampton 7 furlongs 32 yards

Lingfield Park 5 furlongs 25.00%, Kempton 1 mile 15.73%, Lingfield Park 1 mile 2 furlong 14.29%, Kempton Park 6 furlongs 13.48%, Wolverhampton 1 mile 1 furlong 103 yards 12.50%, Lingfield Park 1 mile 12.00%, Lingfield Park 7 furlongs 11.88%, Kempton 7 furlong 11.86%, Wolverhampton 1 mile 141 yards 11.29%, Wolverhampton 7 furlongs 32 yards 10.64%

Wolverhampton 1 mile 141 yards

Lingfield Park 1 mile 15.89%, Southwell 1 mile 3f 15.38%, Kempton Park 1 mile 3f 15.38%, Kempton 1 mile 2f 14.29%, Wolverhampton 1 mile 4f 50 yds 13.64%, Kempton Park 7f 12.68%, Southwell 7f 12.20%, Wolverhampton 1 mile 141 yds 12.11%, Wolverhampton 1 mile 1f 103 yds 11.88%, Kempton 6f 11.11%, Wolverhampton 5f 216yds 10.53%, Kempton Park 1m 10.40%,

Wolverhampton 1 mile 1 furlong 103 yards

Lingfield Park 6f 25.00%, Wolverhampton 1m 4f 50y 17.39%, Wolverhampton 5f 216y 16.67%, Lingfield Park 1m 15.00%, Wolverhampton 1m 1f 103y 14.72%, Kempton Park 1m 3f 13.33%, Kempton 7f 12.50%, Kempton Park 1m 12.50%, Lingfield Park 1m 2f 11.76%, Wolverhampton 1m 141y 10.93%, Lingfield Park 1m 4f 10.53%,

The overall picture would suggest that Wolverhampton is the stiffest test for horse racing on polytrack. Selection here should be horses that get further at the other polytrack courses. The shorter straight also allows horses that race prominently with little finishing speed a better winning opportunity.

How do these figures stack up?

Taking the last five meetings from Wolverhampton, below are the horse with the highest ‘WTF’ rating (that is, where did they come from) in the races run over distances up to and including 1 mile 1 furlong 103 yards.

23rd September 2010 Wolverhampton

  • 5:30 Never Can Stop 13.48%
  • 6:00 Juarla 15.83%
  • 6:30 Miss Nimbus 15.83%
  • 7:00 Opus Dei 15.83% 2nd 16-1
  • 7:30 Restless Bay 15.83% 1ST 10-1
  • 8:00 Audemar 15.89% 2nd 14-1

24th September 2010 Wolverhampton

  • 5:45 Song Of Praise 13.64%
  • 6:15 Coolree Star 13.64% 2nd 6-1
  • 7:15 Speedy Xaara 13.48%
  • 7:45 Local Diktator 13.48%
  • 8:15 Gentleman Is Back 1st 2-1
  • 8:45 Eastern Hills 3rd 9-4
  • 9:15 Key Breeze 16.67% 1st 8-1

25th September 2010 Wolverhampton

  • 5:35 Abraham Lincoln 20.00%
  • 6:05 Maureen Litlun 20.00%
  • 6:35 Unlimited 15.73%
  • 7:05 Smart Endeavour 15.73% 1st 5-2
  • 7:35 Mazamorro 15.89% 1st 15-2
  • 8:35 Fair Passion 13.11% 3rd 10-1
  • 9:05 Highland Love 17.39% 1st 25-1

1st October 2010 Wolverhampton

  • 5:45 Green Lagonda 13.11%
  • 6:15 Orpenindeed 15.83% 1st 9-2
  • 7:15 High Spice 20.00%
  • 7:45 Key Breeze 12.50%
  • 8:15 Wise Up 15.73%
  • 8:45 Haylaman 15.89% 1st 11-8
  • 9:15 Shifting Gold 17.39%

2nd October 2010 Wolverhampton

  • 5:30 Asterales 17.39%
  • 6:00 Melbury 12.22%
  • 6:30 Nellie Ellis 13.11% 3rd 4-1
  • 7:00 Samarinda 14.29% 1st 9-1
  • 8:00 Miss Whippy 13.33% 1st 9-2
  • 8:30 Spanish Island 12.68% 1st 12-1
  • 9:00 Aviso 14.29% 3-1

Not as sexy as trapping every winner in each race but with 12 winners from 34 (35%) the prices of the winning selection and those making the frame would suggest this is an angle worth exploiting. And when your friends ask where did that one come from! You, will be able to tell them.

Enjoy your racing.



Save Money and Still Have Fun With an Inflatable Pool

An inflatable pool is great for backyards. They offer hours of entertainment for the whole family. It is also a wonderful way to beat the heat. They are easy to assemble and widely utilized. You can find some amazing deals online. Several pool websites offer substantial savings. This is due to overstocked items, and non-seasonal inventory. Since most people swim in the summer, these types of pools lay dormant in the winter. The colder months are the perfect time to purchase these pools. Some inflatable units are equipped with air pumps. Simply connect them to an electrical source. The device then fills the pool to desired results. Other units require manual assistance. No matter the specifications, you are sure to enjoy this wonderful creation.

Inflatable pools can also be found at stores. From sporting goods to hobbies, you can pick up some great deals. Simply let the sales associate know what you need. While most pools differ in size, there are some that have standard features. These features include base design, support and occupancy. A normal inflatable unit can facilitate up to 5 people. Other units are larger and sturdier. Before purchasing a pool, make sure to properly measure your backyard. There must be enough space allocation. In addition, confirm how the water will be poured. Some units require a specialist to fill the pool. Others allow you to do it yourself, with precise details and instructions.

Inflatable pools can even be transported. If you own a summer home, this is a great way to enjoy the season. You must, however, check on loading the pool into a vehicle. With smaller pools, even regular cars can transport them. With larger units, you will surely need a truck or motor home. You can also check with the store. A sales associate should be able to provide you with this information. If purchased online, confirm these details with the store or auction site. The pools are designed in many ways. From colorful to aquatic themes, your kids are sure to love them. They are perfect for adults as well, who wish to lounge around in the heat.

With any summer activity, parents should supervise their children. Inflatable pools must be secured at all costs. This includes ropes, or heavy components at the base. This allows you and your loved ones to safely enjoy the pool. It can also prevent slipping, sliding or common accidents.