We have had another decent week of action, which was topped off with some absolutely superb performances yesterday in some of the big races. Venetia Williams’ charge Rigadin De Beauchene did exceptionally well in the Betfred Classic, and having proved himself over that trip connections have plenty of options available now as I’m sure he will likely improve over further.
It’s not been a bad week at MBR headquarters either, after our winner Well Refreshed last week in the Sussex National we again followed that up in the Yorkshire National with Chac Du Cadran who made all to win well in the end. The latter went off a warm order at 11/2, but my members were on at a much higher price of 12/1 which proves early price value really can make a difference in this game.
Anyway onto the eye-catchers for this week where I have two who need putting in the notebook for future purposes, then I will try and find you a winner at Wolverhampton for today’s racing.
Brick Red (Trainer – Venetia Williams)
This fella absolutely bolted up at Ludlow on Wednesday, and the manner he did it in suggested he could well have another race or two in him before the season is out. He was a decent enough yardstick on the flat is still relatively unexposed over hurdles, and could easily be competitive over 2m 2f – 2m 4f.
Brockwell Park (Trainer – Jeremy Scott)
The form of her race on Friday at Huntingdon may not be the best in terms of just what kind of field she finished in front of. She managed to finish in third a full 12 lengths off the winner Glorious Twelfth, but the manner in which she ate the ground up in the final few furlongs suggested she was simply outpaced and will no doubt relish a sterner test of stamina. Three miles will almost certainly bring about improvement in this mare, and I think she will be winning a contest or two soon enough over that trip.
Now with those runners in the book, it’s onto today’s tip.
16:00 Wolverhampton – Turjuman – 14/1 (Bet365) – Each Way Bet
We are dragging our heels at the bottom end of affairs here with this contest, which can sometimes be a potential minefield. However what draws me to this fella is the fact he has dropped to a lowly mark of just 55 after a rather barron spell of lacklustre displays. That being said there was a bit to like about his LTO run in a seller race a week ago, where he finished a plugging on second to the odds on sure thing of the contest Activate. The latter horse was entitled to win that and was probably value for plenty more than the eventual three length margin would suggest, but our runner still produced a decent run to land the place money behind him. He has ran around this venue plenty of times and managed to clock up some good form without actually getting his head in front, but I just feel off this mark against this field he may well have the opportunity to finally get in the winners enclosure for Alan Bailey. There are few runners who are likely to set a decent pace, so I’m hoping our fella may be set up to come off that pace in the final few furlongs to mount a challenge. As is usually the case with a race of this nature plenty come with risks attached including our runner, but at the prices he is a decent enough e/w bet for small stakes and could easily run a big race for us here.
December was a disappointing month for my service, and as such a few members decided to drop out. But as I always explain to subscribers this is a long term plan, and over the long term I have proven to consistently make a profit from horse racing for myself and my members. I am not in the habit of tipping up lots of short priced runners, but instead look for value in a race as this is where I believe the real money is. So if this idea appeals to you and you have a long term goal in mind then consider signing up with MBR, I’m sure you will not regret it.
I have two solid looking bets today which I’m hoping will add to this month’s profit tally, so with the empty places needing to be filled there’s no better time to join.
That’s all for this week and I wish you well in your betting ventures.