A superb week of sport awaits us with the Open golf and the second Ashes Test both starting this Thursday. I wouldn’t like to predict the Test Match but my tip for the golf is bet with Paddy Power as they are paying out on the first 7 places on each way betting.
Now my main expertise is on horse racing but something I have noticed in particular with greyhound racing is track and draw bias. I am a frequent visitor to my local track at Hove and it is very noticeable that inside runners and railers have a decided advantage. I would say over 60% of races have been won by the 1, 2 and 3 traps. In fact I know a few local guys who have made a good living this year dutching these traps. I’m sure Kevin, Betfan’s top greyhound expert might have some interesting views on this subject.
It’s been a great week for Bankers Bonus with a brilliant days tipping at Newmarket last Saturday. Our old friend Lethal Force winning again advised at 5/1 and we also put up Field of Dream 14/1 s/p. The icing on the cake is as I mentioned many times before we advised the double paying 90/1.
The interesting fact here is that “BB” were the top Betfan tipster for June but got off to an awful start in July until last Saturdays bonanza and clients start to drop off the tree daily which is crazy because you must understand even the best of tipsters have losing spells and if you subscribe to a service that you know has had good profits in the past you must stick with it or you are wasting your time.
The point I am making is it doesnt matter if it’s a shop, factory, office or betting it’s your business opportunity to make money and it’s not what happens over a week or two but over the long term period.
News on Lethal Force is that he has now proved himself to be the best sprinter in Europe as you were told in my Eyecatchers a few months ago when I had an in depth conversation with John Francome regarding the horse. Lethal horse as he has now been nicknamed is owned by father and son Alan and Robin Cradock the owners of a bathroom shop in Tewkesbury. They have received an invitation to run Lethal in the Patinak Farm Classic at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Festival.
With Black Caviar having been retired this would be a great opportunity to win millions of Aussie dollars. Trainer Clive Cox said he will sit on it and make a decision later in the season.
Last weeks Howies Hottie was unlucky not to hit the frame coming home 5th of the 23 runners. Today I’m playing in the 8.15 Sandown on Mount Tiger from the James Tate yard. The trainer thinks this is a very good horse in the making and in his words not mine he stated he will be very disappointed if he is beaten.
Zero Money trainer H.Palmer – Ran very well at Ascot when after leading most of the way he managed to hold on to 3rd place. On an easier course he could be difficult to peg back if getting an early lead.
Joe Packet trainer J.Portman – I have put this one forward in the past but to me they have been running him over the shorter trip but he needs 6 furlongs to be seen at his best.
Cafe Society trainer D.Simcock – Not Jamie Spencers finest hour when he was given to much to do inside the furlong marker. I’m not one to criticise jockeys and I’m sure Jamie will win on him before long.
Es Que Love M.Johnston – 2nd behind Field of Dream when trying to make all up the rail. A very good horse but hides no secrets from the handicapper. However with his front running style he could be one for a big Goodwood handicap where there can be plenty of traffic problems behind.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.