Friday nights at Romford have been poor by their high standards lately, tonight was no exception with half the card graded races. I looked for a bit of value for my free tip it was to turn out my only selection of the evening. Elaine’s Boy 7/2 looked to be the best drawn dog of the night, though his win record left a lot to be desired. This was a golden opportunity for him to get his head in front. However he had every chance in his race, though results showed the track was not in good shape for the wide runners. But despite that he’s sacked too unreliable.
Saturday for once had better offerings than usual, with Newcastle, Crayford and Wimbledon all hosting open races. I was again on the hunt for value and I unusually ventured over to Crayford for my selection. Clounamon Diva was too big IMO at 8/1 and was sent out to subscribers as a small win sporting selection. I did like one over at a Newcastle as well but decided to put that on my other site. I was unable to watch the action as I was at my mate’s my Henlow contact Angus 50th party. It was a good night and great to catch up with a few of my old Walthamstow mates.
On my return home in the early hours I watched Diva fall out, she was crowded at the first bend and her chance was gone. But Blackjack Django 5/2 landed the lolly on my other site.
Sunday morning I didn’t feel great, probably self inflicted, I didn’t go and see tommy instead watched my sons Essex cup football match. They won 2-0. I then returned home and spoke to Angus who wasn’t keen on the Henlow graded card. I looked at the Sittingbourne card I thought Kevin Hutton would be amongst the winners but the bookies knew and they were all short prices. I decided there was no value about so a no bets email was sent out.
My Sittingbourne two runners looked on paper having decent chances but it doesn’t always turn out that way, open races are hotly contested.
Again I wasn’t going to see the action as I was a guest on the table of Champion Trainer Mark Wallis at the GBGB awards night at the Lancaster London Hotel. Mrs D and I had a fantastic evening, great company, lovely food and drink, with some dodgy dancing to finish.
Later looking at the results I’m glad I swerved Henlow, the Hutton shorties won and both my dogs got beat!
Monday morning at breakfast in the Lancaster, I think there were a few sore heads around after the night before. Ours included as we back home to Essex. Later I took a look at the Nottingham card but it’s not high up on my list of favourite tracks. There was nothing of interest so I don’t bet. Instead I got stuck in to the Hall Green Sky card for tomorrow. I’m going with Cheesey and Carpo to watch Goes Hot in the sprint and were taking up some more hospitality from the sponsors Partex Marking Systems.
Tuesday I was up early and surprised Charlie in the paper shop picking up my Racing Post. The early bird always catches the worm on these Sky nights with the best prices often disappearing faster than groceries off supermarket shelves with a bank holiday approaching!
There was the added interest of a whopping £500,000 jackpot pool to be win if selecting the last six winners on the sky card.
Quickly sorted out two selections for my subscribers and one for my bet kudos site. All backed and sent out in an orderly fashion as I was meeting up with Cheesy who was driving us to Hall Green. Chaotic Dotty 4/1 Express Master 7/2 were the selections along with our 10/1 ante post ticket on Billy’s Bullet in the big final. We had a nice drive up and met Carpo in the York pub 200 yards from the track for a light refreshment before meeting our friend Peter Symonds whose company was sponsoring the whole night in the restaurant. The food, company and banter was first class and the racing wasn’t bad either. Chaotic Dotty 9/4f landed us a touch advised at 4/1 earlier. Express Master disappointed though. Droopys Gooch advised at 2/1 landed my other site a winner. Soon it was onto the £6000 Partex Marking Systems Prestige Final, I popped out onto the terraces to join my trainer Mark Wallis and Billy’s Bullet connections and though he left it very late he got there right on the jam stick to send all of us home very happy.
We had poor start to this month but parity is very nearly restored after last nights winners. Wednesday never features much open racing and RPGTV standard fare is graded action from Romford & Peterborough. This never excites me and I quickly sent out a no bets email and set about looking at the open race action over the next two days.
Thursday up early not for a paper but the arrival of my grand daughter (babysitting duties) not that I mind. Later once we were both tired out and she fell asleep I managed to stay awake long enough to post out my selection. I liked the run of Kelly Macari’s Pinpoint Classic 3/1 when just getting nutted on the jam-stick by Blackjack Django. My info was he would improve massively for the run. He flashed out in the quickest sectional of the heats and if repeating tonight won’t get caught. The Hove card didn’t excite me other than one dog that I put out to my other site. I got lazy as I should have gone to watch my puppy Sharon’s Goddess run at Henlow. The hailstones and sleet showers were enough to make me watch all the action from the comfort of my office, though I did have to pop down my local bookies to watch the Newcastle opens and our selection run. Classic 5/2 missed the break and Valentia Frosty pinged and took his ground early causing him to check on the run up, that was race over! There was one punter in there who was doing his dough and some 5 x £200 bets 2 x £500 bets and a £1000 bet all losers before a winning last ditch £1500 bet on the 6/4f favourite (Ted Durcan’s only ride) reduced his deficit to losing only £750 all this in half an hour of betting. Makes a change from the usual FOBT junkies. Goddess won well in her Kennel Sweepstake Heat and is in Sunday’s Final.
Friday again, it’s a slightly better card this week at Romford, but no less tricky, just hoping for a level playing field with no track bias.
The newsletter tip is Ernie Gaskins Bishops Wood who has been sprinting but isn’t a sprinter but returns to home track Romford this evening and can get back to winning ways with one of his better breaks. He’s well drawn outside four railers with trap four Landed at Last likely to dive for the rails.
Romford 9.56 Trap 5
Win Bet @ 3/1 Bet 365
Back next Friday.
Greyhound Master Tipster