I’m always busy on Friday mornings but I quickly sorted my newsletter free tip with Droopys Odell looking like the safest bet on the card and I think he will take some stopping in the upcoming Coronation Cup.
Had a bit of other tipping work to do but I just couldn’t find anything in the flying four races to satisfy me or my subscribers. So we had to endure a lengthy wait until all the bookmakers had priced up. Billy Hills are always the slowest on a Friday and I could wait no more, so at 5.10 pm I sent out my advice without Hills having priced up the RPGTV cards. I plumped for Ali’s Avenger which was last weeks advice I thought she could take revenge on Allen Buttercup but the Buttercup won even easier this week!
But Droopys Odell landed the free tip with consummate ease!
Saturday saw the usual drivel on RPGTV so no bets advised. However I had a little dabble on the horses in the afternoon – landed a nice treble which pleased me, move over Andy Bell & co, which Mrs D pounced on that fact when I disclosed my winnings, so I paid for a slap up meal at my local Indian.
Kennel visit first thing on Sunday morning to walk the hounds and I passed on a little Christmas cheer to thank the hardworking kennel staff at Winston Farm. Again the afternoon was spent surveying the betting markets. I went for a spot of value after watching the videos from last week again. Bodell Lizzie was the strong fancy to lead all the way. She didn’t break cleanly and it was the track owner Kevin Boothby’s dog won his own event, something that he seems to make a habit of!
The bookmakers won again at Henlow for the second week in a row with only four jollys winning out of the 12 races – winners appeared hard to find. Just have to take nights like that on the chin. Onwards & upwards 🙂
Forgot to mention I was most disappointed that my dog Head iton Tom failed to make RPGTV dog of the year at Romford. He ran in 30 open races at the track in 2013 winning 10 races and he was second 9 times. A great record for a dog in his twilight of his career, whose now well over 4 years old! He’s still a star in my eyes and I’m really looking forward to watching him run again on Boxing Day!
Monday saw the bags track championship finals at Sheffield, so with no horse racing – the dogs took centre stage – there were a few shorties I liked – but I’m always looking for the value. I found it in Blackrose Heidi who was over priced at 3/1 on his form but had to overcome a poor draw. We got stuck in and she went off 5/4f but a slow start and her penchant to only pass on the rails caused her problems – but once she saw daylight she took off but the winner had flown. Another unlucky loser. I’m having a spell of that at present.
No racing on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – so time to reflect on 2013 my first full year with Betfan and to be the No 1 tipster in 2013 at Christmas is fantastic. Something to be very proud of, with the quality of tipsters working at Betfan. I intend to carry on in the same fashion in 2014 for my subscribers.
Boxing Day arrives with Andy Bell, Simon Holden and the Don all chomping at the bit to bang in some winners after a three day absence of horse racing. I can’t let them hog the spotlight, so I had a good look at the Boxing Day cards to find us a winner. Nothing from the dogs was priced up so I decide to keep the powder dry for tomorrow night at Romford.
Speaking of the Essex track I went to the daytime meeting as my dog Head iton Tom was running in a top grade 575 on his return from 7 week absence. The track was full to overflowing and begged the question why can’t it be like that more often!! Tommy duly cracked out led at the first bend and landed all my family & friends a nice Christmas present, as the festive bookmakers offered us juicy odds of 7/2.
Looking at the Romford flying four prices I’m only interested in the last race for my free tip selection. Now Smiler Jack has led in his last two races but not quite got home. He has a battle for the lead however tonight with Ernie Gaskin’s Steves Dream, who has shown the best form round Romford recently with a couple of good wins in fast times. He wasn’t disgraced at Sheffield in the Bags Championship Final and will appreciate being back on his home track. He’s the bet for me to lead round the first bend and stay there at 4/1.
Win bet @ 4/1 Corals
Back Next Friday.
Greyhound Master Tipster