I had a busy day planned Friday. Firstly I had to top and tail my newsletter with a free tip despite getting good vibes about Aayamzamodel I decided that Fivestar Clipper was the more likely winner, though he’d lost his trapping boots lately. Sent out to subscribers and quickly followed by the newsletter emailed to Betfan towers. I had decided to take my father in law out to my local for a few celebratory drinks for his 75th birthday. So I wasn’t making my usual pilgrimage to Romford. It wasn’t the best of cards anyway. Got home in time to watch the match between Clipper and Model. Neither were quickly away but Model tucked in on the rails and was chasing the early leader. Clipper after another tardy break had a mountain to climb but he showed the best pace down the back straight to challenge Model on the run in. She held on by a diminishing 1/2 a length to deny my free tip.
Saturday saw some very good racing with the Newcastle Festival and the Kent St Leger Final at Crayford. I went up to Newcastle and stuck to my guns that the penny would drop with Heather Dimmock’s Likeitalot would trap and win. I backed him accordingly at 7/2 with B365 before sending him out to my subscribers to do likewise. There were lots of short ones around but I was very happy with my one large bet. I had heard that Sidaz Dippy was expected to win the Kent St Leger. She’s a lovely bitch and the owners are great guys but she’s not one to rely on. Had a small bet and didn’t send it out. Likeitalot did trap and won very impressively landing us a lovely 7/2 winner and he must go close to landing my 25/1 ew ante post voucher with a similar break from trap 1 in Wednesday’s Sky covered final. Though his litter brother Kneejerkreaction was as impressive tonight. Two to follow.
Dippy broke well but couldn’t clear the bunching at the bend and she never got in a blow as I watched her on my phone via RPGTV.
Sunday I was tired so I swerved visiting my retired dogs or paying my racing dogs a visit. I went to watch my son play football. Angus the dog was working but I had spoken to him earlier in the week about his fancies. Thought long and hard about my selections choose two from three to send out and left out Sidaz Jack. Backed My Real Muttley at Sittingbourne and Corner Crash at Henlow. I was deliberating going to Henlow as my dog Blackstone Marco was running and it was a very good card. Decided to go for a late Sunday lunch with my family and after a few beers watching in my office seemed the best option. Muttley didn’t get a medal and Crash crashed at the first bend after a good start. To complete my night of misery Marco who wasn’t particularly well drawn in trap four with a fast starting railer in trap 5, couldn’t clear that dog who hampered him and he had to give second best to Blackrose Cloud.
Monday usual review of the weeks videos before a trip to my accountant to sort out my tax return. I picked up a copy of the Racing Post and was more interested in the bags track championship at Monmore than the open race card at Nottingham. I put up an upcoming stayer from Angie Kibble called Wiki Waki Woo I missed the 11/8 but thought he was still worth a bet at 5/4. Got stuck in and sent him out to subscribers. I trudged through the heavy rain to the bookies and the weather at Monmore was worse than home. Anyway if anyone saw the race, the dog conspired to do his utmost to lose the race! He broke well but checked at the first bend and again at the third bend, he then checked at the sough and was five lengths down before putting in a power packed finish only beaten 3/4 of a length before going well clear at the drop. He’s a stayer to keep an eye on and he’s running at Wimbledon on Sat night.
Tuesday saw the only open racing at Sheffield and I had already decided not to bother with that track unless I received a hot piece of info or it was a Sky night! I took my in laws back for there train home from Kings Cross to bonny Scotland then used the afternoon set about looking at the Newcastle Sky card for tomorrow. Later looking at the Sheffield results my decision to swerve it was vindicated with a large number of favourites yet again turned over.
Wednesday up early took a stroll to my local newsagent to get the bible and see what the RP hacks thought of the Newcastle card. I had a quick look before going to visit one of mates Gary who recently had a massive heart attack. I did my best to cheer him up and offered him my services for free. He was in good spirits but you could see his confidence was shaken up. I’m sure a winner or two will soon perk him up. Back home to set about the Newcastle form and videos, then sent out my thoughts on the whole Tv covered card along with my two main selections. Now my newsletter readers will be aware of one of my red circled notebook dogs Likeitalot who I have been a big fan of was favourite to win the Northern Puppy Derby. But looking at the videos and the draw I was drawn to his litter brother Kneejerkreaction who went slightly quicker in the semis and was a massive 5/1 more down to the fact he was trained by a unknown trainer rather than his ability. The dog didn’t let me or my subscribers down trapping well and leading from pillar to post, landing them a very nice pay day! Could I land the double? I thought Pinpoint Maxi could scoot clear in the All England Cup and with any trouble behind he could win @ 7/2. He flashed the lids but Newinn Yolo also trapped quickly and took up a position behind Maxi. Maxi kept pulling but Yolo flew home up the straight and nailed Maxi by 1/2 length right on the jam stick to deny us all a very nice double whammy. But I was happy with my evenings work and I do love the big sky nights.
Thursday I was disappointed with the Hove card with even less opens than last week and Henlow offered up an all graded card. I was waiting until all the races had been priced up before deciding if I was playing today. The day flew by with a visit from my favourite girl Poppy-Rose my lovely grand daughter. Had a another look at the Hove card and one dogs price was too big IMO so I helped myself to a small bet before sending him out to my subscribers to do likewise. Thatchers Champ was the hound in question, he had great form over c&d and I’m horses for courses guy. Some dogs just particularly like certain tracks and trips.
He didn’t let me, the owners or my punters down landing us another nice price winner 4/1. He went off the well backed 2/1f and won comfortably to name it 3-3 at the Sussex track.
Friday same routine up early to root out a free tip for the readers and my subscribers alike. It’s not the best of Romford cards but ‘the winners are out there’ you just have to find them.
One of the flying four races looks to have a solid bet in it and Ernie Gaskin’s Bishops Wood who was surprisingly picked up last week close home albeit in a better race.
An early lead looks his for the taking providing he gets away on level terms at worst and he really should not have anything to fear from tonight’s rivals if that does prove the case.
Romford 8.50 Trap 3
Win bet @ 7/4 B365
Back next Friday
Greyhound Master Tipster