Sunday 12th. Another winning day for all my clients on the ANDY BELL side, that’s now four on the trot and it could of been so, so much better. We had a maximum ew bet on ALBASHARAH 5/1 at Newmarket as his last run suggested he was nearing a 115 rated horse and if people had of recognised this fact he would of been an even money shot and he won like a odds on shot. We than went with the Noel Quinlan trained NABULLA ew at York, who was trading at 50/1 and we were only beaten by a Sir Michael Stoute hot pot and were a clear second, if only hey.
Dear old sober October Holden is a right pain all day stomping around like a storm trooper and as for the man from George, the Grumbling Don he had a face like a wet weekend, together they were just like the chuckle brothers. At least Mr Sober October has only got another fortnight of miserableness the old Grumbler has another decade or two. I never thought I would say this but thank god for the two jolly jocks, Steve and Jim at least they were a laugh, well until they missed their last train hehehe, nothing to do with Bellie Boy, honest miss.
Anyway forget them, not the Jolly’s, them other two, it’s us that matters and in all a 33 point profit day, I did say we were coming to the boil nicely.
That’s it now for York this year and my jolly jaunts, but I am sure we can and will find another place to have a few fun and games.
Sunday Morning. leaving York until 2015, it is sad because it’s a great track, with a great atmosphere, a wonderful night life and more importantly we have won a pot of money here this year.
My 9-58 train is cancelled and the 10-28 is running late, which is not ideal because if I miss my Peterborough connection on a Sunday it’s a right pain.
The 10-28 is seventeen minutes late, which gives me four minutes to complete my connection. Luckily I had decided to travel back first class as it was only £1 dearer on the pre booking site, because the normal carriages are chockablock due to two trains being squeezed into one.
I ask the ticket inspector if we will be there by 11-50 as that’s my connection time and he says we need to hurry as that was five minutes ago.
Dam, drat and blast is something like I say and I have to now wait until 14-50. I ask at the desk if it’s quicker to go via Norwich and I am stunned when he offers to get me a taxi at their cost due to their mishap.
While I am waiting for my taxi, I email out MARCHESE MARCONI at the curragh, who is trading at 14-1 and RAWNAQ at 20-1 in the same race.
It’s a right result because as we pass Cambridge in the taxi I roughly work out I am only going to be ten minutes later than if everything had of ran to plan. My father picks me up and I just make it to see the end of the Grand Prix and a good old British win and then head home in hope the family recognises me.
RAWNAQ leads and never looks like winning, but the well backed MARCHESE MARCONI threatens to come up the rail, only to flatten out and not quite stay, although he nicks us a place and a small profit.
Monday 13th. We have had some horrendous weather overnight with 25mm of rain in places and unfortunately Salisbury has copped 12mm overnight and with another 10mm forecast today they gave no option but to cancel the meeting.
On Saturday afternoon I was told that ISABELLA BIRD was expected to run a huge race at Windsor this afternoon and she is trading at 6-1 so I punt her with Smudger, Tom and Chatterbox and email her out to my ANDY BELLs clients as a good ew bet.
The Donald McCain new inmate SINDARBAN has been catching the eye at home and I am told it wouldn’t be the greatest of surprises if he upsets the long odds on favourite, so I finish my day by emailing him out to my LATE BETTING service at 5/2.
ISABELLA BIRD is jumped out and leads, thank goodness as coming round the Windsor turn there is Malay behind as four horses come down, very unfortunate but making our job much easier and she runs away with the race by eight lengths and wins at 7-1. A super result and an amazing sp. I don’t think the fallers would of got to her, something we will never know and don’t ever wish to.
SINDARBAN is pulling a cart rounding the final bend with the odds on favourite tolling away ten lengths behind, we are trading at 1/10 in running between the last two, only to get tired and fall at the last, in all honesty we were beaten at the time, by what I think is a Cheltenham horse.
Tuesday 14th. A super 25 point profit day for all my ANDY BELLs clients yesterday and we are moving up the table quietly and very nicely.
With the ground riding very soft today and most probably heavy, I have decided to keep my stakes to the minimum and certainly on horses that are proven in these conditions.
CAPE FACTOR ticked all the boxes for his new yard and they are confident of a big run, keeping stakes to a minimum I email him out as a win bet.
With nothing else of interest coming through, as I think everybody has the same opinion as me, leave alone today I settle down to watch what we have.
CAPE FACTOR in all honesty runs as if he hated the ground or something was wrong.
SENOR GEORGE comes through last knockings and at 5/1 I email him out as a small ew bet on the LATE service.
The weather coupled with the transitional period between jumps proper and flat proper is always a tedious time and the way SENOR GEORGE runs doesn’t alter my opinion at all as he plugs on for a most annoying fourth, looking as if further is needed. A small losing day on both services, not disastrous and far from ideal.
Wednesday 15th. Absolutely no rocket science today and as I have said before when putting up short priced favourites, I have nothing to gain and everything to lose, hopefully we can make a profit on a very poor days racing. On the LATE service, I have just been given TRIPLE DIP and been told this will not be out of the three, he is trading at 10/1 against a very short odds on shot, so I email him out as a big ew bet.
I have some time to kill, so I decide to start work on Newmarket’s Friday card, forgetting about Ascots Saturday swimming gala. After an hour or so I am convinced I have found a sleeper, the only line of form I have to go on is very impressive time wise. I would of thought that he will be trading at around 10-1 for Fridays sprint race.
Our three short priced favourites show us a profit of fourish points with two out of the three winning and our 10/1 shot on the LATE service is only beaten by the 1/3 favourite and again shows us a small profit. On a difficult and very ordinary looking day, I think it’s job done as both my services make profits.
Thursday 16th. Both ANDY BELL and the LATE SERVICE are now on the BETFAN leader board and showing combined profits of over 50 points already this month.
Steve thinks that WHAT A GOOD NIGHT looks well in at Uttoxeter and at 6/4, I have a big personal bet on him and advise all my ANDY BELLs clients to do likewise. On the same email I also advise an ew double with WHIFFY CHATSBY at 6/1.
Big day for us at Newmarket tomorrow and I know that we will be having a very big bet at a price. I have decided to Stay in Newmarket tomorrow night and than head down to Ascot, goggles and flippers in tow, for the Champions day meet Saturday.
I get a call from Wincanton advising me to back THESPIS OF ICARA ew at 13/2, which I do and also advise the LATE service to do likewise. Just as I’m settling down for the afternoons racing, Fred from Newmarket calls me to say DUTCH ART DEALER has come out of his last race, which he won, very well and has come on since and has another win in him. We all jump on at the 15/8 and hopefully all my LATE betting clients that I advise have done likewise.
WHAT A GOOD NIGHT is jumped off in front and never sees another horse, trades at long odds on all race, in running and wins very easily as we expected. The perfect start to the day.
THESPIS OF ICARA never looks like winning, but seals us a small profit by getting a place. We now need WHIFFY CHATSBY to oblige as we have a nice few quid going onto him in our ew double. He is going very nicely and is certainly booked for a place at least until he unseats at the 11th. Well again all my ANDY BELL clients have made a small profit, but a profit is a profit and that’s now five winning days out of the last six. Our last bet which is on the LATE SERVICE doesn’t run until 7-30 at Wolverhampton tonight, so it’s a time for a couple of late afternoon beers with Cabbage and the Machine in Weatherspoon’s.
I make sure I escape their clutches in good time to get home and watch our race, also I am conscious that I now have two busy days away racing at Newmarket and Ascot.
DUTCH ART DEALER looks to be struggling two furlongs out, until, Luke Morris sees daylight and flies down the outside as wins by a cosy neck, oi oi job done and again job done and both my services and clients have triumphed.
Friday 17th. Yesterday cemented our positions on the BETFAN who’s who table and now both my services are showing a combined monthly profit of over 70 points.
I’m setting off to Newmarket nice and early this morning as I just want to pop into one of the stables on my way through and hopefully check something out for next week.
The way the gallops have been kicked up I can tell that every bit of stamina is going to be required to win any of the races today.
HRH will be telling me off over Sunday lunch tomorrow because my patriotism is out of the window this morning, as I am pinning my colours to the Swedish raider at 12/1. I have emailed out on my ANDY BELLs service, VOLATILE who set the juvenile track record back home with a farcical win and it’s only been bettered three times this year and that’s by older horses. I am told the this 2yo gelding will be kicked in the bellie from the stalls and attempt to make all. I am unable to get all my monies on at the 12/1 so when Smudger says he can get me 11/1 with bet365 I finish of my ew wager.
BRETON ROCK is thought to love the conditions today and is expected to run a huge race and at 9-2 he is a bet to nothing ew. With BRETON and VOLATILE both emailed out as ew bets, I can now settle down to watch an excellent days racing.
I have arranged to meet two boys from the Nottingham area in the top bar, via my ANDY BELL RACING Facebook page, one of which is an ANDY BELL client.
This Facebook isn’t always good is it? Because, Cor did a feisty new recruit Fiona bend my ear via my Facebook page last week for putting up three short priced selections, bless her, I wonder if today’s selection was named after her hehehe. Fiona kindly joined after our Mick Quinlan 50-1 second and thought I had a plethora of them up my sleeve waiting to run. Glad it’s not her I’m meeting today, as I may get beaten in a photo finish lol lol. (Good on yer gal).
As we expected VOLATILE is jumped out and is always going to place and is only just ran out of second in the last strides, personally I’m not so sure about his attitude, but he did run on again after being headed, so maybe hold up tactics may well be employed if he returns as a 3yo, a nice ew profit to start the day.
The Nottingham boys are happy and consuming their Peroni’s at a good rate of knots, so after three quick pints of the black nectar, I am pleased I need to retire to the paddock and the more sedate owners and trainers bar.
Personally I’m not surprised when IVAWOOD gets beaten although I would never of picked his victor.
It sickens me to say this, but the Greedy 1s are smiling all the way to their mattresses tonight with 16/1, 16/1, 22/1, 7/1 and 10/1 winners so far, which doesn’t bode well for our 9/2 second fav BRETON ROCK in the next. Another satchel filler, as we are beaten by an 8/1 shot after looking the most likely winner a furlong out, but we do get a place and a very small profit if you were lucky enough to get a 1/4 of the odds, I wasn’t so personally a very small loss.
Another winning day, I’m not going to knock these small profitable days as this is a very difficult time, with the ever altering ground conditions, the horses now going in their coats after a long hard season.
I do just stop in the Wagon for a couple on my way back to the hotel and smuggle and Chicken donar back to my room and that me for the day.
Saturday 18th. Up early and bumming a lift to Ascot with Mr ??????? Dare not tell (not with the old Grumbling himself, I hasten to add) I saw him yesterday limping around the ring, I did wonder whether Simon Holden’s wallet had fallen on his foot because by the way he was dressed it wasn’t gout from good living, as times seem to be pretty lean for him at the moment.
2:00 Cheltenham – VIVALDI COLLONGES – Win Bet 11/8 (william hill)
4:05 Ascot – SHEIKZAYEDROAD – Each Way Bet 33/1 (bet365)
Just for feisty Fiona;
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill
Right, after another profitable week on both services, let’s not sit back.
Back next Saturday.