Like all my subscribers and Betfan executives I was in need of a break. Mrs D had arranged a family week away in the sun. She didn’t tell me we needed a 3am alarm call on Friday morning. Newsletter free tip Loyal Diva was sent out the night before with instructions to take the best morning price which was 5/1. Arrived on the isle of Fernando’s safely and got to the apartment complex to find the wifi was intermittent at best. Things didn’t seem so bad after a few cocktails though! Just about managed to post out a late selection to subscribers Mark Wallis kennel was very keen on Aayamzaone (sneaky name change from Airforce Grace who had hacked up the previous week) and I was surprised with the 5/2 available.
Whilst having dinner at Rossini’s (good wifi) watched RPGTV to see Aaymzaone make a horrlicks of the start – game over but then watched Loyal Diva make every bend a winning one in the marathon, landing another free tip for my Friday readers.
However I’m now competing with Simon Holden’s Betfan TV which goes out on a Friday afternoon. Always worth a watch just to see what shirt he’s wearing! Oh and his free tip.
Saturday was Derby day at Epsom thankfully as there was no worthwhile greyhound open racing anywhere in the UK. So I quickly posted a no bets day to my followers.
Had a day by the poolside bar watching the racing and having a flutter. Got two out three in my patent including a 9/1 winner – which ain’t bad as the song goes and made a tidy profit, though a third winner would have seen me book another week at Fernando’s. The Betfan TV free tip was never sighted and the race was won easily by the favourite Australia. Got a text from Angus the dog who was at Epsom saying he would ring me with one in the morning at Henlow.
Another warm sunny morning greeted me on the island as did Angus with a 7am phone call as he was just getting in from his Epsom nightlife. Once my expletives had finished he passed on his information but it was too short for me and my subscribers. Instead I knew there was one I fancied at Sittingbourne. Mark Wallis had Bridge Bandit in fine form at the Kent track winning three of his last five races. 3/1 looked more than fair so out it went after punted it myself. We were scuppered as the traps opened as he was hampered with the three coming across him and then one moving off at the bend. The shortie at Henlow got beat as well. Onwards and upwards.
Monday was busy as the family wanted to go down to the beach and Monmore had the six heats of the stayers Classic taking place live in your betting shops. Took up an early morning position in the poolside bar to get the quickest of the slow wifi and set about my ante post selections over a coffee with Mrs D. Then we were off to the lovely beach club where I was promised excellent wifi. On arrival I was met with the wifi is broken it should be fixed this afternoon. Stuck it out on the beach until it was time to go to Bobbins Bar where there is a bookmaker and a live SIS feed. Watched two out my three ante post selections progress safely through to next Mondays semi finals. Had a nice afternoon and won a few euros to pay for dinner later at Thai Botanico.
Tuesday Sky meeting at Kinsley up early to sort out selections as were still struggling with wifi. Having looked at the card and knowing the form book can be turned upside down at the quirky Yorkshire track, decided caution was the best policy. I put up two big priced selections Any Dak and Diane’s Court who had better chances than there odds suggested. However both failed to hit the target but no major damage done.
Wednesday was another very hot day on the island, only graded fare from Romford and Peterborough. Though the three S1 sweepstakes were of interest, the bookies went 7/2 the field, which told you the openness of the contests. So it was a no bets day. I have always been about quality rather than quantity. My day was spent looking after my grand daughter at the poolside along with the upcoming cards from Hove & Romford.
Thursday saw little of interest at Monmore until Mondays bumper competition card but Hove threw up some betting opportunities, I put up two strong selections in Matt Dartnall’s Brosna King and Kevin Hutton’s Forest Gavin both I thought were solid bets. Last day on the island was spent soaking up some more rays but I will be home in time to go to Romford tomorrow night to watch Tommy. Whilst all eyes were on the opening game of the World Cup I used the restaurants wifi to see Brosna King stumble out of the traps and do the same when challenging at the third bend, Forest Gavin broke well but was thumped at the first bend by Jaytee Lightning this made the race for the favourite Droopys Norris.
Not my best week to write about but that’s how it goes sometimes in this game!
Let’s finish the diary as we started with a free tip winner. I think David Allen’s Loyal Diva can follow up last weeks win with another fast break he won’t be for catching.
Romford 9.24 Trap 6
Win bet @ 5/2 b365
Back next Friday.
Greyhound Master Tipster