I’m pretty sure Nick Mordin has always been a punctual kind of man.
When he phoned my brother he was both punctual and courteous. That was a long time ago back in 1994 when he called about using some data my brother had gathered about two-year-old horse racing, specifically group-entered juveniles. Mordin was fascinated by the five year study which was the largest in the world. They chatted about the research which concluded with him asking for permission to write an article or two. I think Mordin was excited but surprised that my brother allowed him to use the information as most people would keep it close to their chest.
A month later, an article appeared in the Sporting Life’s Weekender, which came out every Wednesday, a double-page spread titled: In A Class of their Own: How to Spot Top-Notch Two-year-olds. I am sure the article was well received, and Mordin followed up a week later with another article how to improve the use of this groundbreaking data. People still remember the article and I like to think it was one of the best articles he ever produced.
Nick Mordin was always a consummate professional. He wrote four publication full of wisdom.
My brother and I purchased three of the four.
The only one I haven’t purchased (which I intend to) is Winning Without Thinking: A Guide to Horse Racing Betting Systems, published by Aesculus Press Limited 2003.
At this time, I’m reading Mordin On Time was published by Aesculus Press Limited 1996.
The blurb says: ‘I have made thousands of pounds from betting on horses. And most of that money has come from using the speed ratings you’ll find explained in this book.’
The book has 18 chapters and 128 pages.
The basis of the book follows the maxim: ‘Why time is the best measure of a horse, and how to use it.’
I will be reading this book in the next few days and looking forward to it.
I noticed the book is something of a rarity for horse racing fans and I have seen it on sale for £80.
My brother had been writing notes all over the pages so I think any value has disappeared. But, thankfully, the words are still as insightful as ever.
Always a good read.