The weeks seemed to fly by and it’s Friday again FFT sorted. I thought Adageo Bob was a solid bet so I took the 5/4 available and then sent the newsletter out – I had a good look at the card as I was going to Romford to have a punt. I sent out a second strong selection after receiving good information that the dog was going to be seriously punted. I availed myself of the early 13/8 from my friends at B365 on Boom Boom Hero. I also tied up a deal on some new dogs to join my kennel. You will be hearing about them soon. I then set off to Romford to watch the action with Andy we met up with champion trainer Mark Wallis in the bar. He was very confident on Adageo Bob winning so I had to press up after Hero safely landed our first bet. Bob was nearly put on the floor at the first bend did well to stay on his feet – thought I had done my dough but Bob then moved past his rivals smoothly one by one to land us the money. What a run!
Saturday saw some opens at Newcastle I sent out one dog that I fancied before driving with Mrs D to a day out at Newmarket races. I left before the arrival of my favourite newsletter which could have proved costly. I thought all the Betfan racing boys would have been at York or Ascot so I wasn’t looking for Belly & co. Mrs D sorted with a pimms or three in her hand and some cash for betting vouchers, I set about killing the bookie. I had to back Deerfield ew in the first but he was tenderly handled after he was not going to win. The boys in blue looked like they were going to have a good day. Mrs D was very confident on First Flight in the second and her confidence proved well founded. Race three looked tricky but my cover bet on Bragging landed the cash impressively though my main selection Kosika ran poorly. The big race saw me land another winner, where Eastern Impact was called the winner by Mike Cattermole before very quickly a photo was announced and my horse Fast Trick was correctly given 1st place. I strangely seemed to be good at picking the best turned out 5/7. Portmento looked good and the winner but was out battled close home before the my most impressive winner Munasser with Ted Durcan doing a steering job in the penultimate race. Mymatechris was my last race pick but just showed the best tuned out is one thing but market forces told you the Late Shipment was the likeliest winner, so it proved. Despite the blistering hot weather at HQ, I thoroughly enjoyed my day out. Got home to read Belly’s comic and his winning free tips were First Flight & Fast Trick both of whom I backed anyway.
Watched a Classic darts match between Taylor and Anderson whilst watching Molly’s Reggie fall out of the traps still ran well to come a close up third at Newcastle. Shame he forgot his trapping boots!
Sunday up and out early with my mate Andy for a trip up to Lakenheath see my new bitch Laura who came in season shortly after arriving in the UK but is starting trialling next week. Then we moved five minutes down the road to see Marco. Both looked very well. Home to liaise with Angus my Henlow contact, he seemed bullish about two runners in particular. They were both short but both looked good things. I backed both Benkaat Nero and Reel Trickyone before sending them out in a big double and threw in Airforce Dynamo for a small treble.
Nero hosed up, Trickyone was a bit below par could only manage second behind another nemesis dog of mine Savana Nijinsky. So both bets were sunk after Dynamo ran appallingly.
Not the best of nights at the Bedfordshire track. Onwards & Upwards though.
Monday saw a very poor open race card at Nottingham which I swerved sending out a no bet to subscribers. After a busy morning catching up with some chores I set about the Hove Sky card for tomorrow and identified two strong bets! Had them all setup to send first thing in the morning.
Tuesday up early as I was going to watch Marco trial at Romford over six bends for the first time but it’s looked the natural step for him. Set off after I had sent out my bets a maximum bet on Exocet who I thought would win the Sussex Cup Final. I helped myself to as much of the 2/1 that I could get on with Billy Hills and topped up with a bit of 7/4 with Bet 365. My second bet was on Southern Mesut in the sprint final who appeared to me, the greyhound hacks and the bookmakers to have the draw of all draws inside Wee Tiger Tots who moves off. So he was backed at 9/4 generally on offer. No sooner however had the bets been sent out and to my horror Rab McNair pulled out Wee Tiger Tots out of the race off colour. Annoyed but the bets were on so I drove to Romford and was cheered up when Marco glided round Romford in a fast 35.45 in his trial. Let’s hope the step up to 6 bends enables him to show everyone what a fast dog he is when getting to the front.
Returned home for lunch with my Grand daughter, watched the racing from Goodwood.
Settled down to watch the Hove action, to find that ff that wasn’t bad enough one the McNair’s of his two remaining finalists was pulled out by the vet at the track lame. The race make up had completely changed and I wouldn’t have a bet had I known this was going to happen. There was no surprise when the McNair’s remaining runner Leamaneigh Turbo won the race beating Southern Mesut into second. The main event arrived and Exocet didn’t let us down living up to his name with a superb trap to line victory. This saw us land a ten point profit on the night, which could have been a lot more! We’re comfortably up this month but some bad luck stopped us from having a huge month.
Wednesday saw more graded fare from Romford and Peterborough and saw a no bets sent out fairly early on. So took advantage to play a round of golf with some friends and then got home in time to watch the action from Goodwood. The Hove card tomorrow was graded but there are opens to get stuck into at Monmore if anything presents itself!
Thursday found me in lazy mode and in no rush to tip anything up. I had to pop out for a few errands, picked up a Post and set about looking at Monmore. There were two dogs that I thought were worthy of an interest. Backed them and sent them out to subscribers. Spent the afternoon with my grand daughter watching dog videos. She loves it! Settled down to watch the action looking forward to listen to stories from RPGTV guest Barry Silkman. My first selection Lowgate Topaz really impressed me last week and despite taking on one of my favourite dogs Romantic Rambo, who I felt wasn’t really suited to Monmore. I sided with Jimmy Hayton’s dog at 9/2. He gave it his best shot and looked like the winner IMO at the fifth bend but the leader AFew Dollarsmore had other ideas and moved off taking out Topaz and Rambo, this left a barn door open for 12/1 Beatties Wild to win the race. AFew Dollarsmore who had been disqualified before was disqualified again, but that’s no compensation to us! Farley Champ my second selection was easily led up by Razldazl Banjo who I looked at with interest last week, despite late gains Champ never looked like catching Banjo. Shame we couldn’t finish the month with a winner but we still ended in profit.
FFT time again and the priced up flying four races are even more competitive than normal.
I have gone for my nemesis Ali’s Avenger on account of her rails draw in the bitches race at 9.40. If she breaks she can hold the rest of the field into the first bend and go onto victory. Aero Babooshka would have been the selection if she was drawn better she was unable to cheat her trap four draw last week and I think she will struggle again this week. However she is one to keep an eye on as she is coming right out if season.
Romford 9.40 Trap 1
Win bet @ 3/1 generally
Back next Friday.
Greyhound Master Tipster