Well one of the biggest gambles of the season was landed last Saturday when Withhold landed the Cesarewitch for owner Tony Bloom, trainer Robert Charlton and Jockey Silvestre De Sousa. The horse was purchased over a year ago for £170,000 and then put away until making his seasonal debut at Kempton a few weeks ago for a get fit exercise and then got ready for the big day at Newmarket off an extremely competitive mark.
The coup landed not far short of half a million pounds for connections having been backed at massive prices anti-post. Tony Bloom who we all know is chairman of Brighton and Hove Albion is renowned as the Worlds most successful pro gambler of football betting and runs his operation from offices in London and Exeter where people can actually join one of his syndicates very much like a hedge fund if they have at least 50 grand to become a member.
I can tell you they win a good percentage of the time but still have losing runs from time to time however the long term profits are always achieved. Tony has a philosophy of if members leave his syndicates because of a losing run they are never invited back on the team. Perhaps might be a good idea for some of us successful horse racing tipsters to adopt a similar stance especially those of us who have a long history of profit.
Howie’s Hottie was a non runner last week but the two dangers were out with the washing too. I was a bit upset to not be a party to the Withhold coup as we know Tony Bloom very well and my brother Jack plays golf with his dad Ronnie who never said a word. Mind you I’m not sure he new either.
Anyway moving on this Saturday is Champions day at Ascot and what a feast we have in store with some of the best horses in Europe doing battle. I’m going to put up Caravaggio as Howie’s Hottie in the 6 furlong group one contest at 2pm. The Aiden O’Brien colt takes on Harrys Angel again and although there isn’t much between them over this track with its stiff finish and softer ground he might just come out on top.
Boynton trainer C.Appleby – Pulled very hard yet still made the frame at Chelmsford. The run can be upgraded.
Syphax trainer K.Ryan – Finally starting to get his act together with a good run last time.
Forest Ranger trainer R.Fahey – Ran a shocker last week after running with the choke out. I’m sure we will see him run a lot better in the future.
Chelsea Lad trainer N.Meade – Seems to find 10 furlongs just to far and a drop back to the mile would suit.
Amour De Nuit trainer P.Nicholls – Just found out over 2 miles 4 furlongs could be slightly shorter might help.
Vision Des Fos trainer C.Tizzard – A very expensive purchase he made his hurdling debut at Chepstow running on to be 3rd. He is bound to come on for the experience.