It was a week that built up to two big days at Cheltenham and we weren’t disappointed but first congratulations to Andrew Bell whose book “My BetFan Year” came out this week.
One of my fellow work watchers at Newmarket offered the opinion that it wasn’t so much released as escaped!
But seriously Andrew despite everything, good luck with it. This job brings its highs and lows and though it’s still been a terrific year for the Don and his followers November wasn’t good but as always long term thinking is the way to win.
Those that stake and play with the right advisor win big long term those that don’t, don’t it really is that
simple. So get with the Don in 2015 and start to join those that win long term.
Cheltenham and a max bet to kick off Friday as my favourite novice Kings Palace was available at just under evens on the morning odds which baffled me so we went in max on the private service.
Regular readers and members will know I have very close ties to this yard and I know exactly how highly they rate him so imagine my surprise as every face I know at the track seems to be laying him and two big rails teams seem keen to lay him offering evens on track.
The Don went in again and I never have a moments worry as he makes all for another faultless display. This was collective madness and got what it deserved. I hope David resists the urge to run this one again before the Festival as he doesn’t need the practice and will make them all go. I’ve rarely seen a novice jump like this at a difficult track.
Saturday and we are going in max on The Twiston Davies novice Blacklion who I thought was given an awful ride by Jamie Moore last time. The day gets off to a slow start with two fallers which is never fun and the jockeys are coming in moaning about low sun except of course for the winning ones, funny that!!
Then news comes through Jamie Moore has been stood down by the doc and stable Claimer Ryan Hatch will ride Blacklion. This leads to a price drift with 9/4 and some 5/2 in the ring. As I thought Moore was awful last time and I know Hatch rides this horse at home I go in again and watch him win by 10 lengths.
The lesson is resist the urge to follow every market move like a lemming and trust your judgement.
Southwell and Carlisle are awful today so lets go to Navan where a very exciting novice runs and Barry Geraghty takes the ride.
12.55 is the race time and we need to be on No More Heroes who is 5/2 with Betbright. He has the Mullins Shaneshill to beat in what looks a match. Shaneshill is a very classy type BUT jumped very sloppily on debut and I’m told this is the case at home since.
No More Heroes is a slick hurdler and should have too much speed today.
From The Dons Notebook
Splash of Ginge Nigel Twiston Davies
He fell here yesterday at the second last and if he had stood up would have caught NiceoneFrankie.
He had jumped well and is dangerously well handicapped.
His Trainer will line up for a Festival Handicap but before that lets keep a very close eye on him.
For all my daily bets join me. My all time profits since teaming up with BetFan are +1,101.48 and the year to date for 2014 are a juicy +496.55!!! As always you can trust in the Don for your long term betting profits.
Back next Sunday.
The Gambling Don