Friday I was going out on a secret mission early doors so it was even more of a rush to send out the newsletter and free tip. Just about managed it before my lift arrived. Back late afternoon to sort out my subscribers tip Sizzling Bolt. Then off to Romford to meet Carpo Nick C and my son Ryan who all came to support my evergreen dog Head iton Tom. We were trying out the chase restaurant this week after visiting the Pavilion last week.
The food was ok but could be improved on I’m sure and there were empty seats around, a sure sign that more could be done.
Bolt fell from the traps that was that, Tommy flew and held on in a photo and free tip Quincy destroyed his opponents. So we all went home happy with a nice few quid in our pockets. I even paid for the meal!
Saturday morning I was entertaining as my 12 day old grand daughter came round to be shown to some of our friends. Poppy-Rose always puts a smile on my face. Though a bigger smile was put on my face later, as my one bet on the horses on Sire De Grugy. I just couldn’t see it getting beat and thought 11/8 was more than fair. I helped myself to a decent bet!
Now I’m not a fan of Crayford but as the Golden Jacket is just round the corner I’m taking more of an interest. Two trial stakes saw two selections resulting in a 2nd and winner. I was very taken with Romantic Rambo our winner but we have missed the boat ante post now. He’s a player for sure in the competition.
Sunday usual kennel visit dogs looked well, all walked and duly rewarded with hot dogs. I was attracted to an early price at Henlow, took a chance to post it first thing as my selection as I knew the RP were all over it and it would be backed. It was all about putting my Henlow theory to the test. The dog in question was Thinking Big was advised at 15/8 and on track went off 5/4f. He missed the break and finished stone last some 12 lengths behind the winner. Theory proved – Enough said!
Monday is always catch up day – race videos and phone calls. Some domestic chores were also required. Blue Monday they call it the most depressing day of the year just exactly how I felt today. I was half interested in a dog at Nottingham but in the end didn’t tip it and and worse didn’t backing it either – won @ 7/2. Annoyed with myself I went to bed.
Tuesday saw opens at Sheffield and b365 tested my resolve as they priced up the races but on closer inspection I decided to pass up the opportunity to bet. Instead I was busy with the Prestige heats at Hall Green looking for ante post selections. The heats were taking place unusually on tomorrow’s morning bags service.
Up early Wednesday to post out my ante post selections, then set off to take my place in the local bookies with the FOBT punters who are generally frequenting the betting shop morning noon and night! All the machines were in operation and there was one other punter like me betting on the dogs. Both my selections Scala Dromin 14/1 who was second and Senior Cup 12/1 who won his heat qualified for next weeks Sky covered Final. Something for my subscribers to look forward too.
Thursday is always about Hove’s open rather than the graded Henlow card for me. The seaside track has proved most fruitful of late. When the advance card came out my eye featured on one hound only. I like when that happens and posted it to subscribers accordingly. Aero Twizzle did exactly what I thought he would and landed us the money at 9/4 advised early price.
The end of another fun packed week for the GMT and time for another free tip for those who want winners but for whatever reason don’t have the conviction to join my service. I was the third best tipster in 2013 winning ten months out of twelve. We’re well on the way to another good month of profit…..what’s not to like…..come join me….if you want to win on the dogs!
The best is saved to the last at the Essex track with Maxine Locke’s Drumna Finch in fine form over the eight bend trip and I expect him to take all the beating again.
Romford 10.40 Trap 5
Win Bet @ 2/1 Coral
Back next Friday.
Greyhound Master Tipster