FIRST CHELTENHAM BET IS PLACED
Sunday 4th. We read the big race, The Tolworth Hurdle perfectly yesterday as I suggested that SHELFORD would be jumped out and lead and he did, although JOLLYS CRACKED IT jumped better than I expected, I even predicted as the times suggested that our maximum bet L’AMI SERGE would win by around 15 lengths, having a maximum bet on L’AMI SERGE itself wasn’t rocket science, it was the fact that I advised you all to have our first anti-post bet of the year on him pre race, in the Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham in March and suggested snapping up the 12/1 on offer, I hope you all heeded my advice as we are now sitting on 12/1 anti-post vouchers on a 5/1 shot. For any punter who prefer to lay off their bet to recoup their stake, you are now in a perfect trading position with a 7 point advantage, personally I never do. Other positives are the fact that he will probably be Henderson’s only representative in the race as he feels confident enough in L’AMIs ability not to enter any 4 year olds and he is not going to run again and is heading straight there. I have another three anti-post bets for the festival up my sleeve which I will be advising during the course of this month.
After our less than ideal month in December to say the least now really is the time to join my service as we WILL make a good profit again this year.
With my first festival anti-post bet already up the tingles down the spine have already begun in anticipation of what this year holds. I hope all my clients are in it for the long haul because I certainly am and I am already looking forward to The Don challenge at Cheltenham in March where we made over 50 points profit. I well and truly kicked the Grumbling Dons arse on the Epsom Downs at the Derby meeting and apart from the bragging rights, the prize was the Royal Ascot special and I really enjoyed that and in the process I hit a dozen winning bets and not forgetting when I sent the Jolly Jock packing and slipping back into his glen a well beaten man after his Doncaster St Ledger massacre. Although these specials were hard work I really enjoyed them and the main winner believe it or not wasn’t my ego, which took no harm in the process, lol, it was ultimately you clients with the foresight to join and rely on me when the pressure was firmly on.
Sunday Morning. Things very quickly get back to normality and it’s back to work for most people tomorrow. I wonder if any of the new years resolutions have been broken yet, I bet some have crashed and fell by the wayside already.
We backed PAIN AU CHOCOLAT in a double last time, with the other one winning he owes us big time today and as I say in my email he is fully expected to get off the mark today. I also add PERCYS PRINCESS to my email at Southwell.
Believe it or not I am going to go some early homework for the Cheltenham festival to see if I can find us another sleeper or two and wade into the anti-post market again.
PAIN AU CHOCOLAT wins nicely and gets us off to the perfect start. PERCYS PRINCESS is very disappointing a trails in near the rear of the field. So in all a small winning day.
Monday 5th. I bet the alarm clocks were a shock to the system this morning, not for me as I had to be in Newmarket at 6am to watch an old boy gallop who is 7 years young and hopefully we will be backing him at Lingfield later in the week.
THOMAS BLOSSOM is trading at 11/8 this morning so I suggest in my mornings email to snap this up as he is going to be very well backed during the course of the day.
On the LATE SERVICE I email out a National Hunt Flat race double ONE MORE GO and DRACOS CODE. With both services done I have a look at Kelsos Hunter Chase race which is ran on Sunday in which we should be having a good bet in.
A cracking start as THOMAS BLOSSOM looks as if he has joined the race at the 2f post and wins firmly held at a very well backed odds on. The first one of our LATE SERVICE double wins very easily, but unfortunately DRACOS CODE is well clear of the field and just gets done on the line and finishes second.
Another winner on both services unfortunately the LATE SERVICE was only in a double so a small listing day, but our maximum ANDY BELL bet nets us a nice profit on the day. Although we have hit a winner everyday this month so far and we are hovering around the level mark for the month.
Tuesday 6th. Very poor day and also the first day this month we didn’t hit a winner.
Wednesday 7th. We should have a maximum bet today, but I’ve just been told to hang fire and make sure he arrives at Lingfield safe and sound. Hopefully it does come through as I am meeting Paul today to have a few beers and catch up as we haven’t seen each other since before the festive period.
RUBY RAMBLER is my first bet and email of the day and from what I have just been told the 14/1 looks far to big so I advise an ew bet. I am going to forgive PINKNESS PRINCE his fall last time as it looked more of a slip after landing and a bit soft and apparently he has done lots of schooling at home and is going very well so at 15/8 he is my second and final bet for my ANDY BELLs clients.
We rock up at Weatherspoons at 12-00 clock still with no call regarding our big bet of the day, if he runs and travel’s today like he did on the gallops Monday it should be like taking candy from a baby, famous last words.
We settle down with our drinks Paul has started on his large Gin and slimline tonics and has convinced me to do likewise. The call arrives on our “good thing” and I am told to rush as the 5/1 will soon be gone, I quickly bet and email out MUBTADI and sure enough the 5s has already gone, but I am more than happy to take the 4/1 that Smudger and Tom can get me and across the road at Corals. Because time has slipped on the LATE BETTING SERVICE is advised to do likewise, although I do bottle it a little bit and advise my maximum bet as ew.
With all my days bets placed I can now relax, Corals have had to make three calls to get my bets on, which is ridiculous as the goat feeders (roulette machine players) can’t stuff their money in them quick enough, theres no phone calls or stewards inquiries about them that’s for sure.
The Gins are going down far to sweetly, so I change to Spritzers so I can at least see my race as Paul is drinking like a man on a mission. Although I am confident of what I saw Monday and of my information I always get nervous pre-race and think I have put far too much money on, but as he rounds the top bend and Joe Fanning takes a tug I have a complete mood swing and it’s no where near enough money on as he absolutely bolts up to the cheers and delight of Paul and I and several of the Corals punters who had crept over when they saw me enter and sneakily asked what I was on. I always make a point of telling anybody that asks as I love everybody to win, but if they just moan once about a loser I make a point of never telling them again.
A superb start to the day and I’m thinking it’s now going to get even better as PINKNESS PRINCE comes to win his race and very annoyingly falls three out, McCOY beats us in the last on his rather wayward mount, that cost us second place, even without being impeded I don’t think RUBY RAMBLER would of ever won but gets us a nice 14/1 place and a good profit.
Thursday 8th. I’m on the 9-30am train to Leicester this morning, I really like this little track, maybe it’s because it’s always been lucky and kind to me.
I am going to back the Pipes favourite in the first to pay for my days X’s. I haven’t emailed him out because he is going to be long odds on and there is really no great gain, if he bolts up as I fully expect people will say so what the cat could of picked that and if he does get turned over you look a total prat.
I might stay in Leicester tonight and head straight from here to Huntingdon tomorrow, not sure yet.
Today’s email consists of two bets, the Brian Meehan Trained RED STRIPES who won well over 6f last time and is dropped to 5f today at Southwell and LOST IN NEW YORK ew at Leicester.
At Catterick SNOWED IN looks a cracking ew bet at 9/2 with the main danger looking to be the favourite EMRAL SILK so on the LATE SERVICE I suggest a RFC on the two as well.
On arrival at Leicester race course I am pleased to see the fish cart is in attendance so a quick lunch of whelks and jellied eels and we are ready for action.
I have also decided to stay in Leicester tonight and catch the train to Huntingdon tomorrow. I have booked into the Premier Inn in the town centre.
Tom Scudamore saunters in and wins very easily on the Pipe trained favourite in the first and secures my X’s for the day, I think he is destined for better things, maybe the Triumph Hurdle has been earmarked.
RED STRIPS finishes second to the Newmarket raider of John Butlers, I think he has slipped through this very shrewd betting stables net as he has won at an unbacked 10/1.
LOST IN NEW YORK runs in the last and to me didn’t get the most robust of rides and just missed out on a place finishing a most annoying fourth.
The LATE SERVICE secures a small profit on SNOWED IN as he finishes third, most annoying again as EMRAL SILK wins and a 14/1 rag ruins our RFC by finishing second.
A small losing day on the LATE SERVICE, which is a shame after such a super winning one yesterday.
Just as I have managed to grab a taxi from the course I get a call from Newmarket telling me I must back TRUE STORY in the 5-05 at Meydan, he is trading at 85/40 and I punt him as he won me and us a lot of money last year when he bolted up at Newmarket. I then email the bet out to my LATE SERVICE hoping I can redeem myself and turn a losing day into a winning one.
I get dropped outside Corals in the high street to watch TRUE STORY. A perfect ride by young James Doyle kicked him out kept it simple and won at a very well backed 15/8. That’s a nice end to the day and thanks to Paul we have had another winning day on the LATE SERVICE.
I pop back to the hotel to work on tomorrow’s cards at Huntingdon and Doncaster before popping into the town centre just to see if there is any life around, but a Thursday night early January I wouldn’t bet it’s rockin.
Before I leave I email out two ANDY BELLs selections that I think we need to bet tonight as to my eyes they both look to have great chances and if I’m reading the form correctly when others see them in the morning it should also become very apparent and they will shorten. SABRE ROCK’s price of 2/1 looks far too big for a horse that won so easily last time out and STEEL SUMMIT who is a handicap snip and if entered two days later wouldn’t be legible to run in this lesser grade at 11/8, I also advise putting them in an ew double.
I decide to help the Weatherspoon’s shares in town and there are a few out, but nothing major, I give Steve a call to see if I can prize him out of his comfort zone, but he seems content to puff on his pipe and keep his slippers warm. About the liveliest person tonight is the blonde behind the bar and she certainly makes up for the lack of others. Fearing everywhere will be similar it’s a simple Kebab and back to the digs.
Friday 9th. It’s nice to see the LATE SERVICE is climbing the Betfan who’s who table with 13 odd points profit so far this month.
Up nice and early this morning the racing post purchased and I am catching the train to Huntingdon. With my selections already emailed out last night I can see both are shortening and I think they will continue to shorten even more during the course of the day until race time.
On my arrival at Huntingdon I am very interested to see if the going really is “good” as stated, because if it is Huntingdon must have been in a cocoon and missed all the weather. Luckily for me a trainer and his jockey have just walked the course and when I ask the question, all I get is a wry smile and he says what do you think, “soft” ?? I reply, Yes very. Once again it’s a joke the suggested going report not even close to the actual.
It’s very blustery here today and if my bets are as quick as the trilby that flew past me from the paddock we will all be ok.
After the first racing being over 35 seconds below standard our going fears are confirmed and speaking to the Winning jockey he says it’s very sticky and holding, that’s a punters worst fear. I am now very concerned about the horse that I have came here to punt and also put out on the LATE SERVICE. I decide to watch the second race and gauge how they finish and than make my decision. The next seems very similar to the first very slow and strung out like washing and after the third is nearly 50 seconds under standard I decide not to bet or email out MISS ESTELLA in the next. I am concerned whether I have made the correct decision as she is being smashed up in the betting from 6/4 into odds on and as she is 10 lengths clear in the race I do wonder if I have made the correct call, ultimately our decision is vindicated as she gets stuck in the mud and finishes a very tired third.
As SABRE ROCK comes round the top bend at Lingfield there is only one winner making our 2/1 look a cracking price as she crosses the line three or four lengths in front at a very well backed 5/4. We now need STEEL SUMMIT for two very nice singles and a double, if he does oblige this will kick off our slower than ideal start to the year. Thankfully we don’t even have to get excited as Aiden saunters into the lead and he can be called the winner four hurdles out and wins by twenty lengths hard held. Oi oi two singles and a nice double landed and a twenty fiveish point profit acquired in the process.
The train journey home seems much sweeter tonight as does the bank balance.
Saturday 10th. A cracking day for my ANDY BELLs clients yesterday which has put us nicely in profit for the month and hitting an incredible 42% winners. With both my services already in profit for the year now it’s time to look to see if you have any spare cash and you can form a realistic bank and sign up so we can really kick on together and get the cash out of those Greedy 1s for life’s little extras and treats, so you can work to live, not live to work.
I truly believe with the contacts I have acquired and keep acquiring we are going to have another cracking year, make loads of money, LONG term profits and be one of the top BETFAN services again this year.
Free Tip: 2:40 Kempton HEATH HUNTER ew 10\1 (888)
“Not an hour is lost that is spent in the saddle.” – Winston S. Churchill
Have a good week, actually let’s hope I have a good week and that will ensure we all do.
Back next Saturday.