Well the weather might not have been up to scratch in June but it turned out a very hot month for Bankers Bonus as we romped away at the top of the Betfan tipster table with a total of over a 146 points profit on the period.
This put us 26 points clear of our nearest rival and when you consider some tipsters don’t achieve 26 points in a month you must agree it’s a big win.
Even more significant is that most of our staking are just 1 and 2 point bets compared to many tipsters who up the ante with 5 and 10 point wagers. This only goes to show our return on investment is far and away vastly superior to our competitors. Also we are one of the few services that believe in putting up multiple bets on occasions to enhance our profits.
Not that I get it right all the time as in Libertarian who was an eyecatcher in this column and who ran such a poor race in last Saturday’s Irish Derby behind Trading Leather. The Jim Bolger trained winner would have been 20/1 in my book having been well beaten by my fancy in the Dante at York only to turn around the form with ease.
The only person more disappointed than me was Sheik Mohammed who had just forked out millions to buy the colt. As you can see nobody gets it right all the time but we certainly do hit the target more than most.
The good news for Sheik Mohammed is that I can tell him his new horse was totally unsuited by the firm ground and if they can get him right on a soft surface he would still take some beating in either the Leger or Arc. Perhaps Sheik Mo should make me his racing manager.
At the moment we are into the T20 domestic cricket competition and today we have a super match between Surrey and Sussex. I was at hove last Friday to see these two teams play and Surrey were easy victors but today I fancy the Sharks to take their revenge.
Wednesday’s racing is of the bread and butter variety with a mixture of flat and Summer jumping to wet our appetites. I found it hard to find a Howies Hottie that stood off the page but after a study of the form book I have gone in the 8.50 at Kempton for Harvard N Yale.
The colt is trained by Jeremy Noseda and will be ridden by Seb Saunders. The horse was entered to run at Royal Ascot but missed the cut and could strip fresher than some of the opposition. Last time out over a longer trip he set the field a merry dance before fading in the final furlong.
Today’s slightly shorter distance should suit and the trainer has replaced a tongue tie with cheek pieces to make our tip concentrate on proceeding. Hopefully Seb will get him into a good early pitch and if that’s the case he should go well at an each way price.
Producer was another winner last Saturday.
Mister Pagan trainer J.Goldie – Finished well from a poor early position at Newcastle on Saturday. He should go well in staying handicaps.
Wybourne trainer B.Ellison – He was just ahead of Mister Pagan in the same race and similar comments apply.
Makapeh trainer L.Cumani – Ran up against a well handicapped horse when finishing 2nd last week. With soft ground and Fallon on board he will go close in the future.
Trojan Rocket trainer MWigham – Hold up sprinter who never saw daylight last time out but still finished strongly.
Flying Officer trainer J.Gosden – Easy winner at Windsor on Sunday giving Bankers Bonus another winning double. This was his seasonal debut and he will improve even more for the outing.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.