Sunday 20th. Saturdays free tip we were told exactly what was going to be attempted and sure enough everything was going to plan until BOLD CHIEF really clouts 3 out and coupled with the 8lb rise he had incurred for the last win, it took its toll after the last and we just got ran out of a place. If we keep getting on live horses which are 100% tryers ultimately we will continue to win.
Richard Hannons ZURIGHA has a 3lb penalty for a listed win in France and I am told that this will not stop him and Ryan Moore winning today. I have been shouting and writing about a nap “good thing” running at Nottingham since I was told at Newmarket on Wednesday, so I hope he runs a huge race or I am going to be left with a lot of egg on my face. ZAEEMAH runs for the boys in blue in the 7-15 at Nottingham tonight and is ridden by SDS, he is trading at 13/8 and true to my word, I put this up as a 10point MAXIMUM bet. I also put these three up as an ew Trixie.
Bank holiday racing tomorrow and I am not the greatest of fans to be honest, there is so much, I find it very difficult to concentrate and get my teeth into it. Also I question the planning aspects as in the East we have Fakenham, Huntingdon, Market Rasin and Great Yarmouth, which in itself is crazy, because all they are doing is diluting their attendance’s.
ZURIGHA and Ryan Moore is always up with the pace and kicks for home two out and never looks like getting caught, so now a long wait until our MAXIMUM bet ZAEEMAH.
I am at my fathers for a fish and chip supper comes race time and I am twitchy, as personally I have had a right swing at this, watching on the machine pre-race, I find it rather concerning and alarming at the huge drift, as at one point it’s 2/1, which doesn’t normally bode well.
In a very slowly ran race, we win with a bit in hand and we have had a right result a 10 point max win for ANDY BELL and all his clients and personally I have also cleared up, Oi Oi.
Monday 21st. First day of the two day meet at Yarmouth and as I said yesterday there is so much racing, I just concentrate on three meetings, Gt Yarmouth, Fakenham and Huntingdon. It’s going to be difficult at Yarmouth today not seeing Kens smiling and jovial face around the place and I bet the Guinness sales are down as well.
All my bets done and emailed out then I pick up my Father and Mr Jolly and we head for the coast. It’s quite busy and on entering the owners and trainers bar, I think it’s a nice touch that a pint of Guinness is up in the corner with Kens funeral programme. I am also part of sorting a permanent picture of him in there.
We back two losers and thankfully the local lad, Louis Steward rides a cool race on PIAZON and can be called the winner two out, which lessens the blow. Whilst there I get a call saying that the Nick Skelton stable really fancies WOOD BANK at Huntingdon. I can see he is trading at 13/8 and taking on an odds on favourite, which doesn’t perturb me as the information I get from this stable is brilliant. I bet this on Betfair and email out on my mobile advising the late service clients does likewise.
I have a meeting with one of my/our very important tipsters/advisors set up for this afternoon and I am very encouraged and excited by what he is telling me with regards to what we will be betting during the course of the flat season. He has already given us two MAXIMUM bets and two winners. I am told we have another for the weekend and also one for Friday at Sandown, which surprised me and should be a good price.
THE LATE BETTING SERVICE does it again as WOOD BANK does exactly as I am told and leads all the way and bolts up by 7 uncontested lengths, with the odds on favourite never in contention.
That should bang us over the 100 points profit for the month again.
Although some of the lads are going out in the town tonight I don’t fancy it and head for home, like a good boy.
Tuesday 22nd. Up nice and early this morning and without the normal Yarmouth after effects, ok hangover. My first call of the day is Steve raving about SIR ABBOTT is going to win at Ballinrobe, as this is short I sit on it for a while as its a shade odds on, in hope that something else will come through. Sure enough GLOBAL LEADER is next and the owner is very excited that he has been told he has in excess of 20lbs in hand as its been working like a dream at home. I can see that he is trading at 2/1 and with what I am told this shouldn’t last long, so I decide to email this out as a near maximum bet as I’m not the greatest lover of the AW circuits.
As Yarmouth is bewilderingly an evening meeting we all have plenty of time to get ready and watch a couple of the earlier races. One of my very best contacts is told that the Brian Ellison trained DREAM WALKER, who is down in class quite considerably is expected to give Ryan Moore a Yarmouth winner. I bet this and email him out as a decent bet. With the three selections at hand my final decision for the ANDY BELL clients is to put them in an ew trixie.
THE LATE BETTING CLIENTS get a short priced double, the first at Yarmouth, CHARLIES STAR trained by David Evans and an ex pointer which is a good thing in the Hunter Chase FRUIT FAYRE.
We set off for the evening meeting, with hotel rooms booked and Wednesday mornings Ibuprofen packed in our overnight bags.
On arrival it’s apparent that Yarmouth is much quieter than yesterday and the owners bar is certainly more sparse, but good old Kens new pint of guiness has pride of place on the bar again.
The David Evans trained CHARLIES STAR wins like an odds on favourite should and FRUIT FAYRE bolts in under a super confident ride from Mr Gearety. THE LATE BETTING SERVICE has netted a good double and made 11ish points profit.
Frankie nicks the race as Ryan Moore is stuck in a pocket at the back on DREAM WALKER and is a fast finishing second, I think that’s one that got away and more upsetting it has robbed us of a very good trixie, although we make a small profit because of the ew aspect.
Winning days for both my services, although I need to shape up on ANDY BELL as the end of the month nears.
The pub on the Prom is the first port of call and for a Tuesday night it’s relatively busy, I am not quite in the mood yet, for obvious reasons but we have a few beers and than head to see the charming Ruth in the Colonal H, once in there I know it’s a point of no return.
As we arrive the bubbly is already flowing as Ruth is in fine fettle and already three parts to the wind, Nat who is a new recruit isn’t far behind. It’s not long before we are all joining her in the jovialities and as Mick the Fish slips off his chair the night is still relatively young, but he is a lightweight. I am in a proper drinking mood now, as I know tomorrow is relatively quiet, until I get ready for my Sandown Friday and Saturday trips.
The Fish isn’t long in leaving as he staggers in the hotels general direction. The night is still relatively young and we decide to have a look on the pier, it’s very quiet and for once I think the Fish was right in slooping off. Ruth invites us back to the “H” where the juke box is at full throttle and we have some weird and wonderful sights jigging around the juke box. Nothing else to really report apart from more alcohol intake and as usual making a fool of myself on the dance floor.
Wednesday 23rd. Another tip/prediction has come right as the Ibuprofen are the first port of call this morning.
I have a spanker for the Bet 365 chase at Sandown on Saturday that will be for all my private clients, as I dare not put it out as a free tip.
The Mark Johnson stable is really confident that HARTNELL has trained on and is expected to run a big race in the Epson Derby trial. Young Hurricane from the Dr Newland stable is also an ew proposition.
Mid afternoon ITSUPTOYOU comes through very strongly, Smiley rides this and the plan is to sit in behind and get a lead for as long as he can. I punt this with William Hill and email this out to to THE LATE BETTING SERVICE as a big win bet.
When Steve comes on the phone we do have a giggle as he tells me our Hunter Chase jockey, Dave “Nigel” Mansell is not riding today because of a bad back, I ask was it his fall at the first last time and in fits of laughter, Steve tells me that he was cutting the grass and fell off his ride on mower, to the great amusement of his wife, but please, we have been asked to keep this quiet and I’m sure you 30.000 BETFAN readers can keep it stoom hehehe.
HARTNELL seems to have regressed during the close season and the head carriage suggests he is carrying a small injury or he has gone the other way. By Dr Newlands own admission he went to the well once to often with three runs in 11 days and YOUNG HURRICANE just didn’t perform.
They have done it again, as the LATE BETTING clients bag another winner. Smiley just couldn’t hold on to ITSUPTOYOU any longer as he kept jumping to the front and goes on and wins easily at 15/8.
Thursday 24th. The late betting clients are enjoying an amazing month at the moment with great figures of 124 points profit a brilliant 118% ROI and an incredible 58% strike rate.
Henry Candy has been hiding up APRICOT SKY and keeping him wrapped in cotton wool since his last run. I am told that he is not fully wound up for today, but is expected to win and at 7/2 I bet and email this out.
John Ryan has hit the flat season running and his PLUCKY DIP is expected to run better than his form figures suggests, so I email a small win bet at 12/1 and pop him in an ew double with APRICOT SKY.
Tomorrow as I was told at Yarmouth on Monday, we have a good bet at Sandown in the second race, so all clients be on your toes.
I drop the proverbial bollock on the LATE BETTING SERVICE after being told that all connected with SPEED SOCIETY can not and will not hear of defeat as I suggest a MAXIMUM bet at Warwick in the 5-15.
APRICOT SKY has definitely been worth hiding up during the winter as he wins very nicely and to the eye looks a good horse.
PLUCKY DIP’s outside draw doesn’t help him, but ultimately he isn’t good enough and finishes in midfield.
SPEED SOCIETY chucks in a stinker and finishes 4th at a very well backed 2/1, the jury’s out on this one at the moment.
Friday 25th. ANDY BELL makes a profit on the day, all be it not life changing and the LATE clients endure a rare loser, so mixed feelings on the day.
I am just about to email my early selections through, when we are hit with a power cut, after checking my bills are up to date and the neighbours house, I realise it’s nothing to do with me. Frantically thinking have we had a pre-warning of a day with out electricity and finding nothing, I realise it must just be to many starlings sitting on our crappy back of nowhere supply lines. We just don’t realise how dependent we are on electricity, until we have none, no house phone, no heating, no shower and god forbid no internet.
Nothing else for it, I have to head towards our local greasy spoon cafe, as we all now know, survival without internet is impossible, what if Simon Holden wants to Skype me and can’t get me for his daily tips heheheh.
On arrival at the spoon the entrance fee, I feel that is appropriate is three poached eggs on toast and a cup of the local Darjeeling (PG). I manage to email out SKY HUNTER which has been working like a dream at home and advise taking the 13/8.
Richard Hannon thinks he has got MONTRIDGE spot on for his seasonal reappearance and at 5/2 he looks another good bet. Also TRUTH OR DARE looks a great ew bet at 8/1, so I bet all three and email out to all my clients.
Tony the Machine is also at a loose end as he says his clients tend to get a tad annoyed if he attempts to paint outside in the rain. Personally I think and say, I don’t know why, because surely if you start at the top the rain does the rest, after a glance from the Machine, I realise he is not on a lookout for a labourer.
As I am now running grossly late and I have been unable to shower, Sandown is now a non runner and I cry off to the Machines delight. With all my selections made and just waiting for the go ahead on Smileys mount for Paul Nichols tonight, I now have two choices a home with no 20th century pleasures or shooting a few games of pool in the Bear pre-racing. The decision is as easy as my BET365 selection tomorrow as I am now about to break.
Whipping The Machines arse at pool is no consolation whatsoever as SKY HUNTER runs appallingly in a terribly slow time of 2m 15secs and that’s by the winner and we are 20ish lengths behind that, that’s not the true running of a horse that’s only been beaten once and that was the French Derby. When MONTRIDGE is also beaten in another slow time after looking like winning when not picking up in the final furlong, I just wonder how much the rain has really effected the ground. When TRUTH OR DARE completely blows out, I think it’s either the ground or I have totally lost the plot. My only consolation is that when Hughsey wins the last on a Hannon trained horse he confirms his mount relishes soft ground. Paul Nichols decides to pull out our possible LATE BET in the last at Warwick, because of the rain softened ground an awful day all round and back to the drawing board, but at least I now know what conditions I am up against tomorrow.
Saturday 26th. I think I need a few more Ibuprofan this morning as I have an awful Sandown hangover after yesterdays abysmal performance.
I did manage to stay awake long enough to read the Greyhound chaps column yesterday and I am very pleased he reads my “comic.” That poor poor lady Mrs D my heart goes out to you madam, having to be at home with the GMT all day everyday, I’m staggered after all his amazing horse wins, he writes about you have to work at all, if I had enough Ibuprofan left, I would send them first class. lol.
“Mrs D” take solace, as said by the great man himself: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
On a serious note now, ONWARDS AND UPWARDS as we have a huge members bet in the Bet365 Gold Cup today and at 12/1ish wouldn’t that be nice if we can cop it.
TODAYS FREE BET: 4:00 Haydock – Spirit Raiser – 14/1 Each Way (Coral)
Don’t forget a massive weekend is approaching as we have the 1000 and 2000 guineas at Newmarket nearly upon us. I shall be there for the two days and hopefully we can continue from where we left off after a cracking Craven meeting.
Chin up, keep smiling and be safe.
Back next Saturday.