The Hennessy Meeting where Newbury Racecourse becomes the centre of the Racing World and it was a successful week for the Dons customers and those who bought the special where I linked up with the Colonel and Andrew Bell.
Big profits made and a good week. Though I didn’t back it sadly as I had stamina doubts it was great to see the scenes in the paddock as Many Clouds won the big race. I’ve spent a lot of time in Lambourn and no one in Racing is more popular than Oliver Sherwood. Once one of the top Trainers he has had to endure some lean times in recent years but has never lost his sense of humour.
Both he and Merry King the third yesterday will line up in the National I would think and have big chances too but the real star was Houblon des obeux who if you are ever at the races when he runs you will be startled how small he is. To carry top weight and just fail was extraordinary and a Gold Cup contender run. I will be fascinated and watching closely where Venetia goes with this horse as this is the Chasing performance of the season so far.
I will be watching Fairyhouse very closely today as there are Cheltenham pointers everywhere and the first three in every race should be noted by you closely. Willie Mullins is starting to get into fearsome form and runs the recent winner Zaidpour in the 1.30 the Hattons Grace Hurdle. He is a class act but we are taking him on with our bet today with Lieutenant Colonel. The Colonel is back over hurdles after a poor attempt at jumping fences. That was odd as he is a smooth hurdler and has some top class form at this course. 9/2 with Ladbrokes is available and that’s massive so back him to win!
From the Don’s Notebook
My members were on a max bet at 11/4 first thing yesterday, as he can now jump properly after extensive schooling this is a serious handicapper. The Nicholls team thought they would win yesterday and the first two were clear. Monetaire will go up in the weights for this BUT there is more to come and I think we will see him at the big days, Notebook him!
Its been a good week and a 498 point profit for the year so far.
You need a long time proven genuine service so always Trust in the Don this week has reminded everyone why!!
Back next Sunday.
The Gambling Don