Usual Friday morning up with the larks and quickly sorted out the Friday Free Tip. Ernie Gaskin’s Bishops Wood looked to be a solid bet as he was dropped in grade IMO. The 7/4 was value as I had him 5/4 on my tissue. Backed sent out to subs before newsletter sent to Betfan Towers. Later once the turf accountants had priced up all the races I was a tad slow off the mark and missed the 10/3 Coral had amazingly offered on Bubbly Beauty when it looked an even money shot. However they were still offering 5/2 so helped myself and told all my subscribers to do the same. Had no runners but went over Romford with Andy and met up with Mark Wallis for our Friday night catch up. The night flew by helped with both selections winning. First up was Bishops Wood who fairly flew to the corner after a level break and he promptly put the race to bed for the FFT followers. Bubbly Beauty also trapped out well and she led from trap to line to the delight of the massive turnout of the Bubbly Club members who attended the boss Steve Fluin’s 60th birthday celebrations in the Pavillion restaurant.
So nice to land a double whammy and take us flying up the table and over 40 points to the good. A happy chappie on my short drive home!
Saturday saw Wimbledon stage the only open racing in the UK. I had to wait until the afternoon before my friends at B365 priced up the opens. There were a few shorties but my peepers had spotted one that was overpriced. George Andreas is a shrewd cookie his Up to It looked back to his best recently after having a spell of the track injured. He was 5/1 and was backed & sent out. However the best laid plans! He was a non runner – lame. I watched the racing from Wimbledon on the lap top and there was a dog that really impressed me and at 33/1 he’s worth a dabble for the St Leger. Bond…..Rearguard Bond is his name.
Sunday popped up with my mate Andy to see Head iton Tom who is still waiting to be homed, he was in fantastic form and he enjoyed a long walk and his sausage treats to finish. On the way home I checked in with Angus the dog regarding the Henlow card. Sorted out two selections in the Henlow Derby Semi Finals to send out before going to watch my son play in a F.A. National Sunday Cup match. They somehow contrived to lose 2-1 after leading 1-0 with three minutes to go! Then it was off to Sittingbourne to meet the cardinal & cheesey to watch Patch and take up our free table in the restaurant. The evening was a hoot and a good Craic but results just didn’t go our way. Both my selections were turned over at Henlow where there was an inside track bias and Marco put in a bit of a lack lustre performance despite nearly winning. Patch also was poor but that’s dog racing they’re not machines! Maybe time for a little rest for them both to freshen them up. The performance of the night was from Jim Daly’s Touch Tackle who broke the six bend track record. He seems sure to go close in the St Leger but the juice has gone from his price!
Monday saw me catch up with a few chores, then updating the newsletter and watching the videos. Nottingham tonight…….not my favourite track…….there was nothing that interested me at the b365 prices so no bet was sent out. I did go down to my local betting shop where the FOBT’s were annoyingly in full loud swing, to watch the racing. The three semi finals of the British Breeders Stakes were worth watching and I came home happy with my idea of the winner next week live on Sky.
Tuesday saw me up early off to Romford to watch Laura trial after dropping Mrs D at the shops. Laura went well recording the fastest sectional and decent first look at the Essex track. I think we will be returning to plunder a maiden soon! Picked Mrs D up and had a spot of lunch. Popped in for a chat with my mate Gary who had a recent heart attack on my way home. His confidence is still low but he’s getting there. Home to look at the B365 priced up Sheffield card – swerved it. No bets! Instead busied myself with looking at the St Leger heats. However I did send out an email telling subscribers to avail themselves of the ridiculous coral price of the dog I believe will win next weeks Nottingham final. It was just too big IMO.
Wednesday I quickly decided on a no bets day as it was the graded cards from Romford & Peterborough that RPGTV were showing. What’s the point in tipping for the sake of it – not this tipster always quality over quantity. However I did some more looking at the St Leger heats for ante post purposes and in the afternoon I sent out my ante post selections to subscribers.
Thursday I went with the Cardinal to Ivy Farm to see Heather & Mick who train Patch & Fizz. Had a lovely morning out with them and our dogs before taking them out to lunch. Then it was home to check the prices on the Hove card. There was one dog I was strong on Ken Testers Paradise Abbey I thought he had the best of the draw and 4/1 was a good price. Backed it and sent it out to subscribers. Then it was off to White Hart Lane for their Europa League match as my son had been given a couple of tickets. The 4G on my phone was slow but I just about managed to watch Abbey bolt out for a trap to line victory and take us over the 50 point profit mark this month. I’m nearly 700 points up since starting the GMT service and over 200 up this year – real long term profit from greyhound racing – unheard off before my service. Join me!
There is some good greyhound racing this weekend to look forward to with the start of the St Leger on Saturday, then Sunday sees a good card at Henlow including the final of the RPGTV Henlow Derby.
Friday again the week flies by and it would be nice to land a FFT double after last weeks winner. Always looking for a spot of value and I think I found it in the lucky last tonight. Dave Mullins bitch Marmalady is a bitch I like, she’s been trialling & racing well on her travels. She returns to her home track tonight back over the 575 metre trip when last she destroyed a maiden field including Bubbly Beauty and Chicago. If trapping in her best fashion this evening, she can repeat the dose to this field.
Romford 10.40 Trap 5
Win bet @ 11/2 Ladbrokes