Well Arsene Wengers thousandth game as Arsenal manager was a disaster for him and the ref losing 6-0 to Chelsea. Having said that the guy is still a great manager and his achievement with the invincibles in 2004 going through an entire season unbeaten takes a bit of beating.
When he first joined the Gunners back in 96 any overweight players were put on a diet of water and broccoli and after the first away game coming back home on the coach the players were singing give us our Mars bars back.
Earlier in the year I had promised a big sting anti-post bet to kick off the new flat Season.
Yesterday it was going to be a Spring double on the Lincoln and National but last night I had top info come through regarding a horse for the 2000,gns so I’m going to put up an each way patent which is 14 bets in total.
Bare in mind this a speculative fun bet but it is possible it could change your life for ever. I might add I’m the only tipster in the universe that attempts this type of tipping let alone put some of them out as freebies.
Leg 1, The Lincoln – Sweet Lightning 33/1 skybet is trained by David O’Meara and has won this race a couple of years ago for another stable. He also won the Irish Lincoln last year. He is fit and well having just come back from racing in Dubai.
Leg 2, Grand National – Pineau De Re 20/1 skybet is in the care of Dr Richard Newland and ran a great race at Cheltenham going down in a photo behind Fingal Bay. A lot of winners have warmed up over hurdles in the past as not to effect their weight if they win. He has fallen once in the past over these fences but I have been told he is normally a very good leaper and gets in here with only 10 stone 6lbs.
Leg 3, 2000,gns Newmarket – Parbold 40/1 skybet is with the superb trainer Richard Fahey. I have just been told that the colt has improved leaps and bounds from last year. He was a good 2 year old having been 2nd at Royal Ascot and 3rd in a group race at goodwood behind one of this year favourites for the race. Richard is not quite sure if he will get the mile but I have watched videos of his races and he seems to want that trip.
Now at the odds advised if we hit the target the treble pays about 28,000/1 yes your eyes are not deceiving you twenty eight thousand to one and if all three were only placed it still pays about 600/1. Tilting at windmills perhaps but what fun!
Reading Andy bells column there was a slight hint of ageism so what might be interesting is a race of all the Betfan tipsters over the 12 furlongs of the Epsom Derby course so we can see age is just a number.
Mind you Andy would have to give up his diet of fried Mars bars and Guiness and take up the Wenger regime and I doubt the Gambling Don carrying over weight would negotiate Tattenham Corner very well. Of course they can all come down to the Pilates class I instruct at Hove County ground and I will knock them into shape.
On to today racing which is mediocre but one that catches the eye for Howies Hottie is Red Invader in the 2.30 Lingfield. The Charlie Hills trained horse is ridden by a young apprentice but looked very unlucky in running last time and if the young lad gets a clear run this time he will be hard to beat.
Midnight Oscar trainer K.Bailey – Had a breathing op and might have just needed the out last time. Needs good ground.
Brocklebank trainer S.Dow – Frustrating customer who was unlucky at Lingfield. He comes with a late rattle and when he get the run of the race he should win. Best at a mile.
Van Percy trainer A.Balding – A winner last week but his style of racing means he could still be ahead of the handicapper.
Canary Row trainer P.Prendergast – Placed in the Irish Lincoln this horse has more to offer. He can win over 7 or 8 furlongs before long.
Initial trainer D.Weld – Never got a clear view of the leaders in the first Irish juvenile race of the season. He will be a lot wiser and fitter next time.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.