I'm not going to watch any racing live. All bets will be placed early doors and then I'm going to do something else and watch the racing later on Sky plus.
When I was betting full-time, being in the moment was critical. Most races I was involved in I was making a book – often dutching at odds against but nudging Evens – and late changes were important: Changing conditions, the in-meeting form of trainers and jockeys, draw and pace biases, the buzz from the market. But you need time, and total immersion, and a bank and an approach that caters for that.
And right now I don't. I'm a Saturday gambler. So I need to play my cards accordingly. Which means I can't afford any leakage. No mug bets. No fun bets. No chasing. I'm much better off having a couple of decent bets and getting on with life. That's actually how I got to be a full-time gambler in the first place.
Right, roll the dice...