I was bored yesterday afternoon so decided to pick six horses and place them in an each-way Lucky 63.
As I didn't have the Racing & Football Outlook to guide me, I picked the horses out by name.
If anything stood out as special to me, it was on the shortlist.
Once I had selected the six racers, I put them I bet the £1.26 and looked at the potential winnings. I was shocked to see it in the £170,000 range so figured the chances of me get all six correct was slim and none.
And slim was just walking out of the door.
As I was babysitting, I wasn't at the computer during any of the races so kept logging into my betting account to check whether I was having any luck.
Horse one - Winner.
Horse two - Winner.
Horse three - Winner.
The other races had yet to take place at this point and I was shocked. I was fifty percent on my way to making something at least. I looked at the other names on the list and noticed that some had long odds so I wasn't holding out hope of them winning their races.
And I was right.
The fourth horse on the list lost.
The two horses with the longer odds (100/1 and 16/1 respectively) didn't win their races but they came either second or third so were 'placed' in the each-way betting so their odds were quartered.
I logged back in when all was done and had a little over £38 waiting for me.
Yeah, it could have been a lot more but I suppose - as usual - I rode my luck a little further than maybe I should have.
I never have this success when I back horses that the tipsters have given out so it just shows how useless stats and trends are in the grand scheme of things.
It's all in a name, folks. All in a name.