Friday saw the usual routine of newsletter & free tip sent out out early. I was due to go to Romford to watch my own dog Head iton Tom but the weather outside was horrendous so I stayed at home to watch all the action on RPGTV. Bubbly Rocket didn’t let my subscribers or the free tip followers down actually winning against a track bias suiting the outside runners at Romford 9/13 winners were in trap 5 or 6. By the last race which Tom was running the going was -120 and worse than that for inside runners, he made a gallant attempt to lead all the way until the wide running form dog Hometown Day nailed him close to home.
I’m liking the inception of Betfan TV channel not so sure about the first presenter though! Seriously though it’s a another great idea by the company and will prove a great medium for moving us all further forward.
Saturday was another early start due to the bumper open race bags card at Crayford which featured the Golden Jacket Semi Finals. I sent out two ante post selections for the Peter Bussey Memorial Trophy. Aayamzamodel duly won her heat in good fashion. My other selection Bridge Bandit was lying second challenging the leader when the hare was stopped in the interests of safety. Our two remaining runners in the Golden Jacket both won their respective semi finals Hometown Honey and Lenson Pele. So were in very good shape for next weeks Finals.
Sunday was all about the return to action of my dog Blackstone Marco at Henlow. Carpo Nick C and I were keen to see him back and it looked a winnable opportunity for him to kick of his 2014 campaign, we backed him accordingly. I got a bit of info on one that was trying and Angus the Dog passed one on that he was very strong on. Both were duly passed onto subscribers, both got beat as did Marco who was too fresh after his winter break and we all knew we had done our dough on parade! He fell out and was faced with a wall of dogs – somehow he got round in second after putting the brakes on to avoid 1st bend carnage but couldn’t reel in the winner who had flown. The only bright light on a disastrous night was the very good sprint trial of our other dog before racing! But as a punter and tipster you have to dust yourself down and get back to business.
Monday saw me off up London to support ‘the show of passion’ in support of Paschal Taggert’s plans to develop Wimbledon into a world class facility. It was well worth the effort to see around 600 – 700 people turn up at City Hall to show the mayor we really care about greyhound racing. It was attended by a whose who from the greyhound world from the UK and Ireland. The festivities went on long into the night in the local pub. I just hope the mayor does really support us and makes our plans a reality.
Tuesday I went to meet a contact at the Romford trials and to watch some very nice pups go round. Notebook was at the ready for some future winners. On my return I went to the betting shop to watch Bridge Bandit win the re-run of the Peter Bussey Memorial Trophy which sees both our ante post selections in Saturdays Final. I then posted a selection to subscribers from the Sheffield card – Lagganmore Milan who appeared to me to have an excellent chance and at 2/1 was a bet. He went off a even money shot but missed the break and only led at the third bend was a spent force by the last turn. Another disappointing night. But as I said you get spells like this, class will always out in the end!
Wednesday saw graded action from Romford & Peterborough that didn’t interest me in the slightest – a very quick decision to send a no bet out. Had a good look at the Hove card in preparation for tomorrow.
Thursday I went back to basics studying videos and going through the card very thoroughly. I could have just pitched in with a couple of favourites but that’s not what I’m about I always look for the value in the race tied in with form good enough to win the race. If I had been a lay service I would have got both the favourites beat and thereby landing the lays. As it turned out I picked the wrong one to beat Jazz Tilly but I found the 4/1 winner for subscribers in Lightning Speed who turned over Sidaz Dippy & co. This got us nicely back in the black for the month.
Today I’m off up to Canary Wharf to Racing Post HQ as I’m appearing as a guest tipster on the Racing Post Greyhound TV which is my second appearance on the show.
So if you want all my tips and not just the free tip, best you tune into Sky channel 212 and Freesat channel 402.
The show runs from 7.15 until 10.45pm.
I don’t see Racing UK or Attheraces inviting Betfan’s Andy Bell or Simon Holden & co to be guest tipsters on their channel! I must be doing something right!
Last weeks free tip landed and I’m trying my best to land the newsletter readers another one this week. It’s very hard to win every Friday night at Romford as each race is like a mini final. But I feel you have to follow the dogs with momentum until they get beat. Hometown Day is on a five timer and can put his rivals to the sword again tonight!
Win Bet @ 11/4 Betfred
Back next Friday.
Greyhound Master Tipster