The Summer transfer window has finally closed with Sky Sports treating deadline Day like it was the World Cup and Olympics all rolled into one. If you are a regular viewer of Sky Sports you might assume that the transfers were more important than playing the game.
In fact many of us are starting to think that football is essentially a large version of Supermarket Sweep, in which the objective is to fill your trolley before time runs out. It wouldn’t surprise me if come the January window they get Dale Winton to replace Jim White.
It seems to me that some fans celebrate new signings more than trophies. Anybody remember Fernando Torres? Chelsea paid £50 million in 2011 when he was hailed as a major statement of intent. His departure for nothing a few days ago passing relatively unnoticed.
Torres has gone now Chelsea have Costa however it’s not just Chelsea as nearly all Premiership clubs follow this scheme of trying to buy bigger and better to consume their lust for success.
New players are paraded and celebrated like victories while frugal managers are derided and abused by fans shouting spend some fxxxxxx money.
I know it’s a sign of the times with everyone in all walks of life always looking for something better or over the fence to see if the grass is greener.
Moving on this also applies to the racing scene in particular with tipping services where many clients chop and change services and can’t wait to try new tipsters rather than stay with those proven and established over time.
Wednesdays racing provides some average cards but there is one I like in the lucky last at Kempton tonight which is the 8.40. The Howies Hottie tip is Mercury Magic from a stable you might not of heard of yet. This gelding is trained by a guy called David Menuisier.
David is French and started out as assistant to Christiane Head before being sent to work for top American trainer Richard Mandella for a couple of years. He returned to England where he was assistant to John Dunlop until his retirement.
David now trains in the beautiful West Sussex area and sent out his very first winner last week with Slunovrat which gave me a very nice pay day. I have to say this winner was late info but was available FREE on my Bankers Bonus Twitter page.
Now Mercury Magic ran a decent race last time at Leicester but was impeded and never got a clear run. The gelding needs to be held up as he has got a turn of finishing speed so hopefully Robert Tart will find the gaps when they are needed. I expect him to be a good price and would advise an each way investment in a competitive low grade handicap.
However whatever happens to today’s tip remember the name David Menuisier as he is going to be a very successful trainer and you heard it here first. Also it is the trainers birthday later this month and he is planning a coup on that day but to know more you will have to join my service.
Were you on Green Howard last week? He romped in for the eyecatcher column!
Tarando trainer M.Bell – Ran well in defeat but might need an extra furlong and better ground.
Green Howard trainer R.Bastiman – As I said romped in and my clients were on at 13/2. The gelding is in top form and can win again when there is a bit of juice in the ground.
Jamaican Bolt trainer G.Oldroyd – Had the worst of the draw at Sandown yet still finished strongly down the wide outside.
Canary Row trainer P.Prendergast – Led a furlong out in a big Irish handicap which says a drop back to 7 furlongs might be the answer.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.