Sunday 18th. Saturday I am sorry to admit after a great run the infamous greed got the better of me. As I was not satisfied with a winner in the form of OLYMPIC GLORY, I had to add MAN OF HARLECH and also a double. If I had stuck to just two win bets, we would have secured our 6th winning day on the trot.
Well I would rather five winning days than losing ones I suppose, but still most annoying.
During a call this morning, I get the distinct inkling that the David Lanigan trained REMBRANDT VAN RIJN is no back number at home and shouldn’t be trading at 50/1, so I decide to back and put this out as a small ew bet to my LATE CALLING clients.
Although ANDY BELL has punted and put up OLYMPIC GLORY it just have to go out as a LATE CALL as well due to the number of late calls I get regarding this Hannon charge.
NOTE BOOK; REMBRANDT VAN RIJN, Dave Lanigan, Ted Durcan. This will win races as it cruised up into contention and when its winning chance had gone Ted was very easy on him.
OLYMPIC GLORY makes a very easy reappearance win and continues our very good form.
Today is bright and sunny and we have no excuses regarding the ground at the moment, if any of your preferred tipsters are not performing and making you money at the moment or in the next few weeks, I think you need to be looking at your personal portfolios and other services within the BETFAN network, as it’s going to be an awful struggle for them come September ish onwards when the form books are once again turned upside down.
I did mention that I didn’t see Penny at York with The Don and when he started talking about Northern pro’s in his Sunday column, I did wonder for a moment where was this going, but true to form he only meant the trainers.
JERSEY BULL is Sundays first selection as I think Ripon will be ideal for this front runner and the 11/2 looks cracking ew value.
I also like the look and profile of the Richard Fahy trained NEW STREET, who also looks a great ew bet at 13/2. With both these emailed out to my clients, I can now get ready for the Sunday lunch trip out.
We decide on the Hoxne Swan, which used to be one of my old haunts and the trouble I used to get into there was mind blowing. We once put so many chairs on the huge open fire it set light to the chimney. The landlady found her husband shagging one of the barmaids in the loos and the next thing we saw was her come whizzing past the bar window, as she had jumped out from an upstairs window onto the road, only to hurt her pride heheheh.
Jim’s bike was also tampered with on many occasions, but the best one was when we tied it up and hung it from the chandeliers. Simon who had a habit of sneaking off half way through the night in an attempt to escape the pokey dice box, so we cured that by removing his shoes at 9pm ish. During an unsavory brawl between us and the Eye boys, the now deceased Teddy Garnham at the ripe old age of 80, clambered of his chair so he could clock one of them with it, only to miss and hit our own Paul Potter. I was not the most popular punter they had when I rode Alec Jolly’s horse through the pub and packed restaurant. Good job it is a sleepy little village, as one morning I awoke to go to work and my car was still running with the drivers door wide open and the lights on. My mother was worried about my state one night as I had passed out in the outside toilet blocking the door and attempted to wake me with the yard broom by prodding me through the window and when that was unsuccessful she had the bright idea of throwing water through the window to awaken me, when that didn’t wake me she was than panic stricken that I was not only going to be outside all night, but was now soaking wet. After a cold night in the privy and finally awoke to a find I had a black eye. Shit what had I done as I had no recollection of my previous nights exploits and after a sheepish couple of days, Mum realised and told me it was her broom antics. Luckily as a few say, I survived to tell the story. Those were the days.
JERSEY BULL kicks our Sundays betting off in the best possible way, as he does in fact lead all the way at 11/2 as expected and wins very easily despite young Willie dropping his whip a furlong out.
My information seems spot on as NEW STREET is smashed up in the betting and as the gates open its showing at 7/2 making our 13/2 look a steal. Unfortunately we have found a sleeper as both are five lengths clear of the third and we are beaten into second, so a small profit.
In all a very satisfactory days betting as we have made 14 points profit and made up for yesterdays small loss.
Monday 19th. A nice winner yesterday that has taken ANDY BELL over the 100 points profit for the month and also surpassed the 500 points profit milestone in less than a year, which pleases me immensely and more importantly hopefully all my clients.
THE DARLING BOY at 15/2 looks a huge price and a great ew bet for the Pipe and Scudamore team.
Also I am told that SAM SPADE has been galloping very nicely at home and is beating the older horses nicely and at 9/2 I also bet and email him out.
I have got to book my hotel for Yarmouth tomorrow night and if it is anything like the last meeting the only late night muggings will be done by the hotel owners as it was deadly quiet.
The LATE BETTING service also gets a Pipe, Scudamore bet, this time from Steve, who says TOP WOOD has been schooling brilliantly and is expected to lead all the way and win nicely.
The good old Indian ran Waverley gets my services for the night, although there is always an underlying smell of curry aroma, it’s spotlessly clean, which suits me.
SAM SPADE gets our day off to a great start when winning at 9/2 quite cosily.
THE DARLING BOY bombs out badly and although he moves up quite easily at halfway, he flatters to deceive as he falls away badly and is unplaced.
So once again ANDY BELL and his clients have secured another 10 point winning day.
What a difference half an hour makes as we are soon over the disappointment of Pipe trained DARLING BOY as TOP WOOD wins as we expected him to and put the LATE BETTING service on the board for the day with another winner and profit.
Tuesday 20th. I am very happy with our form at the moment as ANDY BELL and his clients have had seven winning days from the last eight.
We have two bets today for ANDY BELL, SPECTATOR and BAYNUHAH with nothing yet for the LATE service.
I set off for Yarmouth at lunchtime so I arrive in time to watch all the races in town.
My opening sentence today certainly put the kiss of death on todays selections as they both lose and what ever was Hayley Turner doing on BAYNUNAH????
Although I didn’t bet it what an amazing price ROYAL SEAL was for the Sir Michael and Ryan Moore team at 4/1 in the first.
Thank goodness the Waverley isn’t £100 a night hotel as Yarmouth seems to have died a death as the town was so quiet. At least it wasn’t a problem getting a table in Othello’s and Michael was his normal charming self.
As I wandered to the hotel I did pop in the Pub On The Prom, but I’m not a great drinker after I have eaten so after just a couple I head back to the Hotel.
Wednesday 21st. Up and home with the lark this morning, as Steve has warned me today is going to be a busy one, with two hunter chases and we are also going to be doing an odds2 bet.
I am told that the owners and stable money is going to come for LOOK FOR LOVE, which is trading at 10/1, I must admit either Steve or myself can see this on all known form, but I have to put it out ew as my contact is very good and bullish.
Not my cup of tea the AW, so when RED DRAGON comes through I am very sceptical indeed, but at 5/1 he does actually have the form to win or at the very least get a place.
I hope we can have a winning day today as I have been told we have a really big day looming tomorrow with a bet in Ireland and one out of Newmarket which Ryan Moore rides.
LOOK FOR LOVE plugs on and gets us a 10/1 place to secure a small profit.
I so do dislike the AW and todays ride typifies that fact, as in my eyes Graham Gibbons was very easy on RED DRAGON and I have watched the race five more times and when his winning chance had gone, he only than gave him a token push, defiantly for RED DRAGON today was not the day.
I sit tight on our Hunter Chaser until the betting settles down and advise the LATE BETTING clients to bet LAKE LEGEND as a MAXIMUM bet.
With a levelish day betting wise on ANDY BELL, all eyes are now on LAKE LEGEND, who I have had a huge bet on, done it as an odds2 and also all my clients are on as a MAXIMUM bet.
We are taking on the very short priced and well backed SHOREACRES with our MAXIMUM bet LAKE LEGEND and turning for home we drop away into a distant third and are trading at 12/1 on the machine, but thankfully young Leo Mahon doesn’t panic as he knows our charges main strength is his stamina and slowly but surely gets us back into the race and jumps the last in front, he does just make the heart miss a beat as he idles in front. Job done, a huge bet personally landed and a MAXIMUM bet secured for all my LATE CALLING clients making a great winning day all round.
Thursday 22nd. Breakfast in Newmarket this morning is on the cards this morning after I have watched a couple of lots work on the racecourse side, as we could have one of great interest for Saturday.
The gallop went very well and it seems all systems go for Saturdays punt. I, by chance meet up with the fixer as I enter The White Lion for my heart attack awaits refill.
The Fixers tipping is going very well since he joined us at BETFAN and he is having a great month again. We say our goodbyes and head our separate ways. I decide to stay in Newmarket to do my BETFAN tipping from The Bedford Lodge as I can bum their free Wifi.
RUSSIAN REALM was the Newmarket horse I was told yesterday and at 2/1 this is a better price than I had expected, so I advise taking it. My Irish contacts “good thing” runs in the 6-20 at Naven. MOUNT GUNNERY and on first impressions I think 9/4 in a twenty runner race is madness, but on further inspection and with Ruby booked I can certainly see where they are coming from, so this is also made part of my clients bets.
Finally we will have to wait for last knockings as GALVIER runs in the very last at Salisbury and is our final bet and also makes the final leg of our ew Trixie.
Giving Hayley Turner a chance to redeem herself after a very poor ride for us on Tuesday, as she teams up with the very well fancied SECRET PURSUIT and I make him my LATE selection for the day and I advise taking the 6/1.
I am in Corals as RUSSIAN REALM lines up and I spot a special that flicks up on their screen, which I jump on with a very good bet, to win by over 1.25 lengths at an incredible price of 100/30. Ryan Moore is always super confident on the outside and wins with consummate ease by nearly three lengths. A great start to a busy day and also the brucey bonus of copping a nice 100/30 cash bet winner.
I knew that SECRET PURSUIT would get an easy lead, but what ever was she thinking or doing going six lengths clear at a suicidal pace. Somebody hadn’t read the brief (H T) because this had been smashed up in the betting from our 6/1 into 5/2 and as fully expected after what had been asked of him he faded away into 6th.
I shall not rewrite or repeat my exact remarks made just after the race as I would be locked in the tower with the ravens.
NOTE BOOK; SECRET PURSUIT must be entered on the proviso of a DIFFERENT jockey.
Ruby, as normal, gives MOUNT GUNNERY a peach of a ride and wins very nicely for us, setting up a cracking chance of copping our Trixie, ew at the very least. GALVIER never really looks like winning, but at least does get us a place and in turn making sure our ew Trixie was secured and helped us all to a very good winning day of over 20 points profit.
Friday 23rd. Even after yesterdays loser the LATE SERVICE is becoming a force to be reckoned with as they are already over 300 points in profit in a very short time and over 50 points in profit already this month.
KASBHOM runs at Yarmouth and is trading at 7/2, I am told is fully expected to run a huge race, but I am just concerned about the trip over stretching him as he has never won over a mile, so I decide to air on the side of caution and advise an ew bet.
Also at Yarmouth the Mark Johnson trained NOTARISED bumped into a couple of tartars last time and I cant see anything of that calibre in todays race and in what is now a three horse race 11/8 looks incredible value.
I am going home tonight, I can’t endure two nights out in Yarmouth in one week, coupled with the fact I know we have a real busy day tomorrow.
Every dog in England is barking PROTECTOR from the rooftops, which is normally a recipe for disaster. I think surely James Tate hasn’t sent this ex Richard Hannon charge up to Musselburgh for nothing, so I decide to join on the gamble and put PROTECTOR out on the LATE SERVICE.
The track is deathly quiet at Yarmouth today and if I hadn’t of known they are closing in September for important track works, I would of been thinking this little track would of been the next on the casualty list.
KASBHOM will win next time back over 7f, although that didn’t help us today. I decide to get a flyer today and watch NOTARISED from the car park at the furlong post and its sweet viewing as he takes it up there and wins going away.
Unfortunately he doesn’t make it a winning day for us, but lessons the blow into a small loss on the day.
A nice cold Stella from my new American style fridge and I fire up the BBQ. The wayward or green PROTECTOR doesn’t help my digestive system as he is beaten by a 18 time maiden. To me he looks like a morning glory, with problems in the head, maybe the shrewd Hannon’s noticed this early doors, when releasing him from their academies.
Saturday 24th. A busy day today for all my clients and thankfully both the services are preforming very well. ANDY BELL is sitting pretty with well over 100 points and THE LATE service is just under 50 points profit.
TODAYS FREE TIP:
3-40 BEVERLEY NORTHGATE LAD 3/1 VC.
Any of you out there that like shorties, I think KINGMAN is a good thing in the Irish 2000g, now he has his well published cut in the ground and I think even money on the machine is great value.
Be on your toes next week as we will increase our already impressive profits this month as we have a MAXIMUM at Huntingdon and Stratford on the Hunter Chaser circuit already planned.
“You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” Winston Churchill
Be good, be safe and be careful.
Back next Saturday.