Sunday 3rd. Saturday was a disaster, which wasn’t helped by Marmite Spencer’s poor ride on WAKEA, who I went up to Doncaster with great hopes and a pocket full of money for. I was full of confidence after a great run of seven winning days on the trot.
Mark Johnson also had what we thought, or rather was told a hotspot at Newmarket, ENLACE and the boys in blue had GOLDEN TOWN that they thought was unbeatable.
It’s a lovely day, the sun is brightly shining, the trains are on time and we have had an amazing seven winning days on the trot.
ENLACE is our first runner at Newmarket and two furlongs out we are two lengths clear and are looking like the winner, I can’t believe it when one emerges from the pack and nuts on bang on the line, another second.
WAKEA is smashed up in the betting from our early price of 5/2 into 11/10. During the race Spencer takes a pull twice and when we cruise to the front, I think oi oi this fantastic, why oh why, in his wisdom did Spencer take a pull, if he had of gone a length clear there and than, we would of won by half a length. I am devastated as we are unbelievably beaten in to, yes, another second.
We have taken 4/5 on GOLDEN TOWN and he goes off at 1/3 and again is second, a script I couldn’t write three bets three seconds, or if I could I certainly wouldn’t.
No beers or out in Doncaster tonight.
Sunday morning I wake, not to as it should of been, to heaps of notes on the hotel room floor and a hangover , but a sore pocket and a pile of shrapnel, which is hardly enough for my train journey home.
It’s a long journey with lots of time to think and I still can’t quite get over WAKEA losing.
We have a busy week with two days at Great Yarmouth and two days at Newmarket, hopefully I can bang in a few winners, but don’t forget if it does take longer than ideal, as it did last month, don’t be to keen to look for grasses greener and jump ship in case you miss our winning spree, because it will happen AGAIN, we’re too good for it not to.
My fathers picking me up from the station and then on to mine for a Sunday evening BBQ, where we should have a decent crew in attendance, which will include the Great Alfonze.
The BBQ is in full swing, Alfonze is well on the way to emptying his case of Tiger beers, my father is grateful of his very late Father’s Day bottle of malt as we have no scotch left and Geoffrey the Gardner is happy drinking our last years potent homemade cider.
Although it’s a great end to the week, I just can’t stop thinking about WAKEA, please don’t think I’m a bad loser, because I’m not, although I must admit, it’s not my favourite pass time, but I hate a winner escaping our clutches.
It’s not a late end to the night, but plenty late enough for me after a busy week and another busy one approaching.
Monday 4th. All went well last night, Alfonze stayed in the guest room and crept out like a rat at 6am this morning and Geoffrey the Gardner looks like a mixy rabbit, oh he didn’t stay with Alfonze, nobody does with his camel grinding teeth, I learnt that at Cheltenham, he lives in our converted double garage.
I need to move on and what a better way than with a winner. I am told that CRYSTAL LAKE is back to herself and is fully expected to win, I advise all my clients to have a large win bet on her at 13/8 and ask Keith, Tom and Smudger to do likewise for myself.
Just as I have finished emailing and punting, I get Fred from Newmarket on the mobile telling me ANOTHER WISE KID is an absolute must ew bet at 11/1, because his homework has been really good, once again, I text my three amigos to punt him for me and email out advising all to take the 11/1, also I advise an ew double.
Mondays are normally a boys day out, however today they will have to get plastered without my help, as I have promised to meet a contact in Newmarket. We meet in the Kings club on the High Street and over a lunchtime beer we discuss a possible way forward, whereas I can have his best and sharpest info and be able to put it out without anybody getting their collars felt.
Can you believe it ANOTHER WISE KID loses by a short head and racks up another second for us, the info and form reading are still very good, we just are not getting the rub of the green, it will happen, I’m sure.
Good old CRYSTAL lifts my spirits by bolting up and giving us a really nice winning day to start the week, if only ANOTHER WISE KID had of got there, what a lovely ew double, 11/1 and 13/8, but a winning day.
Tuesday 5th. Thankfully CRYSTAL LAKE got her nose in front, actually very nicely in front by over four lengths. I am still annoyed at our so close ew double and missing out on another 60ish points.
I am going to visit Stu again this morning and I have bit of lingering CRYSTAL LAKE night before after effects to contend with.
Stu is his normal jovial self and why shouldn’t he be, he can’t eat lots of food, he’s not allowed alcohol, he craps every three days and is blowing up like a barrage ballon because he can’t piss, he should get in the real world and try to cope with all these seconds I’m getting at the moment, oh yes, I’m texting him daily, so he is doing that as well and please don’t be the first person to email in asking if he’s paying his monthly subs.
I have emailed out two bets today SWAN LAKES 5/2 and an ew shot LONG AWAITED at 7s.
LONG AWAITED is halved in price to 7/2 and than is mysteriously withdrawn and as for SWAN LAKES, Stu would have beaten it, seriously it must have gone wrong to be beaten by over 50 lengths.
Not a good day at the office although we have top grade racing from Yarmouth to look forward to tomorrow,
Wednesday 6th. Sorry Yarmouth for my last nights moody jib at you. Not the best of starts to the month, but I am not deterred from having a maximum bet on CHILDSPLAY. He has by best the form on show, after his 100/1 second on debut and my main contacts are going to have a huge bet on him. BOXING SHADOWS has a good draw at Pontefract and is an ew steal at 7/1. Although BISHOP OF RUSHCOMBE has been off for a while, I am assured he is fit and ready to run, with these three all emailed out and bet, I can now, start packing for my two days at Yarmouth.
Just before leaving I am very excited to receive another call, regarding a bet tonight. Once again it’s a greyhound in the 9-19 at Sheffield, Trap 4 KING KANE. Unfortunately BETFAN refuse or are unable to accredit me for any of these Greyhound winners, as mine is a horse racing service, but to be honest, I don’t care as most of my clients appreciate the fact I bother to put them up and I’m sure most of you don’t need them added to my figures, to know we are winners and winning, just look at them as a nice little Brucey bonus, there won’t be many of them and hopefully it will help our long term relationship.
Yarmouth is again relatively quiet, but at least the weather is holding, so we can watch the after racing fireworks along the sea front.
Once again I am not overly impressed with a jockeys ride. Adam Kirby was far to over confident on CHILDSPLAY, we all knew he was good, but letting Amy Scott on HALF WAY steal a six length march on him and expecting them to come back is and was unforgivable. We finished a flying and clear second and was by far the best horse in the race, as they say look in tomorrow’s papers and see who drew the monies and won, not us.
BOXING SHADOWS is backed into 7/2, half the price we got and runs a gallant race to finish third, without ever really looking like winning and secures us a small ew profit.
We have the normal culprits running at Yarmouth tonight, Johnny Skull trying to lead all the way as usual and just failing, the new Micky Quinn inmate REFUSE COLETTE who’s now won three and keeps his flag flying and a couple of unfancied ones for the bookies.
BISHOP OF RUSHCOMBE moves up on the bridle and looks set to run a huge race, but to my eye blew up, although i was told he was race fit, one to pop in the note book for the future.
Deja vu, once again our day depends on a dog tonight, I used that “crack” last week, as I have bet and tipped up KING KANE in the 9-19 as Sheffield.
I am told he will ping the traps and lead all the way, so you can imagine how I feel as he misses the break and has to muscle his way round the first, but his class tells as he takes it up and wins very easily by six lengths, once again saved by a dog and a nice winning day, which should have been so much better. Maybe our Greyhound Master should take a leaf out of my book for all his clients and actually put a horse winner up before it’s won. Lol.
The fireworks along the front were good, although the rain did dampen ones enthusiasm a shade.
Thursday 7th. It’s breakfast in La Continental this morning and with no Greyhounds to rescue us today it’s back to the drawing board. I know this is a very dangerous long term strategy, trying to out guess “the legend” Barney Curley, but I have a whisper this morning that one of his band of merry men, Des Donovan is letting BANG IN TROUBLE, who is working really well at home, or as he says, like a trooper, have a “go,” although we have missed the very early price, from what I have heard, I think 8/1 is a value ew bet, so I email him out.
It’s nice being in Yarmouth as it takes out rush factor and wow wee the sun is shining.
Personally I don’t know if BANG IN TROUBLE was off or not, the early morning betting suggested it was, although the on course market told a different tale, I honestly don’t know and never will.
Straight home tonight and all systems go for a two day stint at HQ.
Friday 8th. Already this week we have had to endure a very frustrating and annoying seven second places, what have I done, ran over a black cat, broke a mirror, for once I am left wishing a Yarmouth seagull had crapped on my head for luck.
Captain Baileys, last weeks Yarmouth winner TO FAR runs in the last at Newmarket tonight and if he is still in the same frame of mind and the forecast rain stays away, it will take more than today’s 6lb extra to stop him following up and at 5/1 and stall 1, he looks a cracking ew bet.
For once I am giving Newmarket a swerve tonight, we have forecast rain and a din coming from the stage in the shape of Dizzy Rascal or someone. I want to meet up with Paul Cabbage and Tony the machine and find out how their Holland fishing trip went, Mmmmm fishing or window shopping I wonder?
With all my bets complete we meet in Weatherspoon’s at 3ish. The machine is already funding Joe Corals next holiday as I get into Cabbages ribs for all the Dutch holiday juicy bits. If he is telling me the truth, there were two or three window shopping trips but no goods purchased, personally I’m not sure, I think it’s a case of what goes on holiday stays on holiday, which i totally agree with, fair play.
I get a call saying that if it does rain as forecast to get on AZRAFF in the first, this puts my mind in a spin as my contact is very good and I want to pile in, but it then ruins my already placed and emailed bet TO FAR in the last.
4-45pm and Cabbage is chomping at the bit, so he calls Bet365 to find out a weather report, I can’t trust a Greedy 1, so I call Mick the fish, who I know is there and asks him, “it’s pouring and soft going” well it’s pile in time, I text Smudger, Keith, Tom and a new recruit Welsh Brian to get me on and also quickly email out to the LATE BETTING service. I am not flush with cash, but rustle up £200 to put on across the road and hopefully spoil old Joe’s day. Cabbage has £402 on it with bet365 and cash in Corals as well, £402, I know it’s a weird amount, but he thinks it goes under her in doors radar if it’s not an exact amount.
We can all see AZRAFF is the winner two out and the whole of the town certainly knows Cabbage is on a winner, as the roof lifts. A nice evenings work, but now back to reality and TO FAR, to my relief I am told he is a non runner, oi oi a perfect days work and back to the waist forgiving spritzers.
We head closer to home and finish up in the Swan, what an absolutely stunning barmaid Chalky has working in there, mine and everyone’s dream girl, tanned, dark haired, white teeth, fantastic boobs, pokey out bum and then, oh no a bump has been hidden by the bar, never mind she was out of our leagues anyway.
Saturday 9th. Well we didn’t back a loser yesterday or rather a second, as both our bets were scuppered by the rain, although the LATE BETTING SERVICE did have a winner with Marco Botti’s AZRAFF in the first at Newmarket.
Today’s free tip comes from Newmarket, but has travelled up to Haydock and runs in the 5-05 and it’s the very well regarded SATELLITE. 10/3 Stan James.
“Churchill was in the lavatory in the House of Commons and his secretary knocked on the door and said: Excuse me Prime Minister, but the Lord Privy Seal wishes to speak to you. After a pause Churchill replied: Tell His Lordship: I’m sealed on The Privy and can only deal with one shit at a time” Winston Churchill
Here’s to a successful weeks punting and never, never, never getting caught.
Back next Saturday.