Yesterday was a sad day for true racing fans with the closure of Folkestone and earlier in the week Hereford. The Kent course has had racing since 1898 and was the only remaining course in the county since the demise of Wye 37 years ago.
With this closure the Garden of England County has no racecourses and no Premier League football teams but at least it still has the wonderful city of Canterbury and the Channel Tunnel.
However it was satisfying to put up a cracking winning bet on the last days racing at Folkestone in the shape of Lord Of House romping in at 13/2 for clients of Bankers Bonus.
Bankers has had a super week with winners including Temple Road, Roman Order, Cantlow, Chookie Hamilton, etc, etc, and not to mention a 17/1 place double.
Also Fold4Gold chipped in this week with a 22/1 forecast. This particular service can be speculative and goes for big hits with Placepots, multiples, forecasts and even Tri-Casts but remember even yesterday with 2 losing forecasts we still found both winners at 12/1 and 5/1.
What I’m trying to impress on you is it’s not just about following a tipster over a cliff but using the info with a little of your own initiative. If Fold4Gold puts up 3 winners in a losing Placepot they are there for clients to take advantage of if they are so inclined.
It works very much in the same way as when I get info from my stable contacts. For example yesterday I was given a very strong word for Pine Creek but the form book and my knowledge said the winner was Lord Of House which proved correct by using as I said my own initiative.
Before I move onto today’s Howies Hottie a quick thank you to trainer Norah McEllistrim for letting me put up Zodiac Zeus as a tip on Fold4Gold this week. Oh I nearly forgot Zodiac Zeus and Lord of House were both free winning tips on the Bankers Bonus Twitter page.
As for today’s Hottie’s I’m going to put up two tips, one banker and one bonus bet. The banker is Temple Road in the 12.00 Lingfield. This lightly raced gelding was an easy winner for us last week at Kempton. I have been in contact with the owner and Darren thinks he is improving with racing. This gelding was bred in the purple by Sheik Mohamed but picked up cheaply by current connections and can hopefully become a birthday winner for his sporting owner.
The bonus bet is Parigino in the 3.10 Lingfield who is trained down in Sussex by Nick Gifford. This horse was more than useful on the flat in France but was bought with a view to send him jumping.
It seems the the gelding was not keen on a National Hunt career and the trainer has reverted to the flat. After a couple of eyecatching runs the gelding should be spot on and with Joe Fanning on top a positive run is anticipated at each way odds.
Ski Sunday trainer T.Vaughan – 2nd behind Stow at Ffos Las this horse has only one eye and would appreciate better ground and a right hand course.
Cantlow trainer P.Webber – Ready winner at Plumpton this gelding is improving with each race and can win again.
Oscatara trainer D.McCain – This was one of our recent eyecatchers and I hope you were on at 7/2 when he won last week. Another improver who can win again.
Waabel trainer Violet M.Jordan – Went off very quickly last time at Lingfield. If the jockey can save some petrol for the business end of the race he can soon hit the target.
Stepturn trainer M Wigham – Led at good pace yesterday at Lingfield before being headed but came again to take the spoils. This Sir Michael Stoute cast off is one to keep in your note book.
Last King of Scotland trainer C.Dore – Ran in the same race as Stepturn finishing strongly into 2nd place.
Pine Creek trainer J.Ferguson – As mentioned above I was given a strong tip for this one yesterday but knowing he would be better for the introduction and prefer better ground I managed to find the winner. This gelding must be followed next time out.
I wish all Readers and their families a Very Merry Christmas.
Back next Wednesday be lucky!