Friday morning I felt a bit rough on waking up, but had no time to feel sorry for myself as I had lots to do. Newsletter & free tip Boom Boom Dani 2/1 sorted & sent off. I’m on RPGTV as the guest presenter so spent the rest of the day sorting out my selections, in between answering lots of phone calls from friends and family wishing me well. Just before I left I put up my nap and next best from Romford, both eye catchers from last week, Melodys Gamble 2/1 and Hedsor Lola 9/4. The Romford card was the trickiest for a while and graded at Sunderland can be hard anytime and all my bets were kept to a minimum.
Later I made my way to Canary Wharf and the Racing Post HQ, a tad bigger than Betfan Towers, well a lot bigger actually. There were people rushing around everywhere, so I had bite to eat and checked the prices using the free wifi. It was my fourth time on the show and I loved every minute of it. Remarkably I managed to tip up more winners at Sunderland than Romford. My nap next best and free tip all went down. All three selections trapped out with lead boots on and you can’t do that at Romford. So a lovely evening appearing on live TV was dampened somewhat by the results of my more fancied runners.
I wish that Saturday nights were used more for decent open racing but the tracks get the crowds & diners coming out anyway and they have no need to put anything else on than the graded fare. Saturdays are boring as a result but I did venture over to Newcastle for a subscriber bet. There is an A1 track championship competition on at present, it’s reached the semi final stage. Jimmy Wright’s Magical Reid took my eye when beating my own Wotnofizz and these Newcastle A1 runners are all open class. So I sent out a small interest bet on Magical Reid. I just about kept my eyes open long enough to see him trap out – game over I thought but Valentia Frosty was having none of it and took it up of the second bend, after checking at the third bend, Reid try as he might couldn’t quite reel Frosty in going down by 1/2 length.
Sunday I paid another visit to my retired champ Head iton Tom with my friend Andy. Did the usual walk and sausages followed by cuddles. Still hoping he’s homed soon. Angus my Henlow expert seemed keener on the graded card than I did. But as there was a lot of shorties at Sittingbourne added to the fact I saw nothing much I like at tomorrow’s Notingham card, forced my hand into putting up a selection. I had been impressed by Pam Dolby’s pup Perry’s Bid and he looked a solid enough investment at 7/4 to send out to my subscribers. I thought both my own two dogs Fizz & Patch at Sittingbourne had winnable races but both would be short prices. Bet 365 had them evens & 4/6. I had intended to go and watch them but I had family round for Sunday dinner so the bookies was my only option. They both cracked out and led all the way. Got back home to watch Perry’s in the lucky last but he fluffed his lines and was never a factor in the race.
Monday was quiet just a catch up day really. Caught up on my recordings of races. Nottingham threw up nothing of note even after Bet 365 had priced up. So it was a no bets email that was sent.
Tuesday I was going over to Romford for the Sky covered meeting where the Coronation Cup Final is the feature. My subscribers are holding Adageo Bob 5/2 ante post vouchers, he’s the best dog in the Final and just needs a modicum of luck. I thought the card this evening was extremely competitive. As a result I only put up one bet to subscribers on Millwards Katy 4/1. She can take advantage of the fact Aaymzaone may have traffic problems getting past the other two wide runners. Arrived at Romford full of optimism but after the first three races saw no favourites obliging, I just thought it was going to be one of these Romford nights! Katy trapped okay but was out speeded to the corner by Kokocha Blue who took a flier. One moved off and hampered Katy who could only manage third behind the all the way winner. Soon it was final time and could Bob save the night, well when he turned second to the early leader Soviet Kenny round the first two bends, many including myself thought he was a good thing to go past and win, but Kenny wasn’t stopping, try as he might Bob couldn’t find a way past until after the winning line. The bookies were the only ones leaving the London Road circuit with smiles on their faces and satchels heavy with cash.
Wednesday saw no opens throughout the UK just the usual graded fare on RPGTV at Romford and Peterborough. No bets advised today.
Thursday there were opens at Hove and Towcester with a graded card at Henlow. Looked at all the cards, thought I would play safe and try to finish the week on the winning note. There were a few runners I considered Steve’s Dream entered my notebook with his run last week, but I decided like many others that Borna Cheyne 11/8 was the best drawn dog of the night and sent out a max bet to subscribers. Steve’s Dream bolted out and he cut off Borna Cheyne when he challenged at the third bend, thud ending his challenge and Dream then held the late rally of Thatchers Champ by a head. That compounded a miserable week and month so far all of us, but it’s all about securing long term profit for my subscribers. My records show just that ability.
Let’s see if I can start a new week with a free tip winner for my newsletter readers. As usual after a bumper midweek Sky Romford open card, the Friday card always suffers. I thought Maxine Locke’s Swift Murt has come back really well from some injury problems, making it three wins in four last week clocking a fast 35.31. We will stick with him to make it four from five tonight with another decent break.
Romford 9.24 Trap 4
Win Bet @ 11/4 Bet365
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