This is now my second month live with betfan and I think the feed back from my clients confirms the fact that we have hit the ground running. Our first month proper yielded a very healthy profit of over 58 points with a very impressive 44% strike rate.
Our second month has also started very well and we have hit over 37% winners already and also been in profit all month so far.
I have been travelling up and down the country a great deal at the moment to ensure I am always in the right place at the right time and my information stays top notch and live.
This week consists of a trip to Nottingham dogs on Monday, Huntingdon on Tuesday and then at least two days at Cheltenham over the weekend. I have some very hot information coming up and the start of the jumps is when you need to be in the know and at the tracks as you need to see if these early types are fit and ready to run and often the racecourse gossip is invaluable.
A total of 20 entries were revealed last week for the £200,000 Grade One Betfair Chase, the highlight of a superb seven-race card boasting £500,000 in prize money at Haydock Park on Saturday, November 22.
The past two winners of the Betfair Chase are the Colin Tizzard-trained Cue Card (2013, 4/1 favourite with Betfair Sportsbook) and Silviniaco Conti (2012, 6/1), trained by Paul Nicholls, and they could clash on November 22.
Cue Card made his reappearance at Exeter this week, finishing fourth in the Grade Two Vix Technology Haldon Gold Cup Chase. He was beaten in the same race last year prior to his Betfair Chase victory.
Silviniaco Conti reappeared at Wetherby on November 4th, finishing fifth to Menorah (Philip Hobbs, 11/2) in the Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase.
In the same contest, Taquin Du Seuil (Jonjo O’Neill, 8/1) finished second with Double Ross (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 25/1) third and Medermit (Alan King, 20/1) fourth.
Menorah’s trainer Philip Hobbs revealed that he could be heading to Haydock Park for the Betfair Chase, providing the conditions are suitable.
He revealed: “It is still a little way off to say definitely where Menorah will go next, but the Betfair Chase is a possible target for him.”
“It is pretty much ground dependent where he will go as he doesn’t want soft ground.”
“If it is too soft at Haydock or at Kempton for the King George, then he wouldn’t run.”
It Must Be Faith landed a big punt for us (13/8 from 4/1) at Nottingham last week for the pin-up girl Hayley Turner and Michael Appleby and will now have a break with a view of running on the all-weather after Christmas.
Lady Tiana won on the bit at Doncaster last Saturday on the last day of the flat for Lucy Wadham who told me afterwards that she stays in training and they are looking forward to next season with her.
Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes were crowned Flat champions at Town Moor on Saturday giving Hughes his third jockeys title in a row, he is a great jockey with nerves of steel and plays a mean round of golf in his spare time on the Salisbury golf course.
The highly regarded Vaniteux has been the subject of good support with Paddy Power this week (4/1 from 5/1) for the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham this Sunday a huge run is expected by connections at Prestbury Park this weekend.
The big news story this week in the world of racing is that the boys in blue (Godolphin) have signed up James Doyle and William Buick, two of the brightest young stars of the weighing room to be stable jockeys for next season. Charlie Appleby told the Racing Post on Monday ”We want to take on the Coolmores and John Gosdens and Sir Michael Stoutes at the top of the table – that is the ultimate goal.”
Present View at around 7/1 is worth a E/W in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Back next Thursday.
Yours In Sport
Kevan Minter- The Colonel