i would never buy my tips. I do this for fun and mostly during the week my methods are really just barrier/jockey based rather than form as i take 5 min in the morning to sort them usually for queensland tracks only unless like a blackbook flags somewhere outside qld. Weekends are where i get wins in. Having said that i've been in the top 10 for a pretty long time now so my luck is either good or my method moderately sound....
real roughie for melbourne Cup is Art Success, won the grafton Cup but aside from that has bad form, still i like this horse and will be keeping an eye on it.
Ha thanks, it's been a while getting there and took a bit of luck with roughies see if i can maintain it through to the weekend. Not confident though.