Bellie Boy Inflicts the Greatest Defeat On Scotland’s Tartan Tipster since Flodden 1513.
Sunday 7th. A great days racing yesterday, with a top class card at Ascot and the Betfred Sprint at Haydock, also with meetings at Kempton, Thirsk, Stratford and Naven. The new kiddie on the northern circuit, David O’Meara once again had a super day, culminating with the Betfred sprint winner, G FORCE, William Haggis had a couple of nice winners SQUATS and TADPOLE, I think the Sir Mark trained winner CELESTIAL PATH is defiantly one to follow next year in pattern races and we may have seen next years Ebor winner in the shape of the Luca Cumani trained MIZZOU.
On a personal level my ANDY BELL’s clients had two winners and two thirds in their advised Yankee, but the LATE SERVICE took the biscuit, with an near maximum win only bet on MIZZOU at 4/1, although we backed a 10/1 ew loser, the LATE SERVICE made 26 points clear profit on the day.
Sunday morning and thankfully both my services are in profit and I feel in great form which is good as we have a big week ahead of us and I already have two very strong bets at Doncaster lined up.
Today we have loads of information in and with Steve’s help we formulate a Fontwell Trixie with VOSNE ROMANEE 6/4, LADFROMHIGHWORTH 6/4 and finally the AP ridden CONDUCTING 7/4.
I also add the Jamie Osborne trained LA CUESTA which was a really good fifth at Royal Ascot, as a win single bet.
We have a crew descending upon Jafeica House today, Dad, Pauline, Daughter Georgia and the Great Alfonze. The older daughter, Lauren, has a better offer and its easier letting us down than her friends, lets see if her friends are so accommodating next time things are tight.
The roast pork is in, potatoes, carrots and beans are harvested from the garden, the eggs from the chooks for the Yorkshire puddings.
I just have time to read the Grumblings Dons next episode of pathetic moans, as if Hughsey jumped of HAVANNA at the start and how can you slate him for holding up a horse, SOLE POWER, who has never won over 6f, what is he meant to do, bowl along in front, no wonder he needs my book to read in bed, as I’m sure nobody wants to listen to him all night.
Just in time, so I can give the LATE BETTING service clients a hours grace, INVINCIBLE GOLD comes through in the first at York, as a cracking ew bet. I quickly punt him with Keith and Tom and also advise my clients to do likewise and take the 14/1 on offer.
We nearly have a full compliment to watch and cheer INVINCIBLE GOLD home under a super ride from George Baker, with only the Great Alfonze missing, good, he would of probably put the mockers on a super start to the day and a 35 point profit.
Immediately afterwards young Twiston-Davies gives the good Doctors VOSNE ROMANEE a cracking ride and a very exciting start to our ANDY BELL’s clients Trixie with a 6/4 winner. It’s certainly a day for great rides and Smiley ( Nick Scofield ) is not going to be left out, as he gives LADFROMHIGHWORTH an incredible ride to win the next and give us two out of two in our Trixie. Once again we are very dependent on the champ himself AP, who hasn’t done us any favours of late, to complete our Sunday Trixie. It certainly wasn’t for the want of trying as AP pushes, shoves, hits and squeezes for what seems like forever and just fails to lift him over the line and finishes a clear second. Once again we have been scuppered at the final hurdle, although our Trixie returns us a profit, but nothing like it would of done with three winners.
Monday 8th. Pre festival racing is often very poor and today is no exception, for once and for the first time that I can remember for a long while, we are having a no bet day.
I decide to look through the Doncaster ledger cards in the hope that the Greedy 1s don’t get into the clerks ribs and tempt him into watering.
Tuesday 9th. Thankfully Steve saves another blank day as he is on the phone with the ex pointer I C GOLD under the guidance of Dicky Johnson, who is expected to win tonight. I make sure Keith and Tom back this for me and I email him out.
I have to pick up my suits from the cleaners and make sure I hide from the boys if they are lurking, as they will try and entice me in for a quick one, a beer I mean, lol and as we know a quicky, when it comes to beer is virtually impossible. Luckily my suits and I escape undetected and head for the safety of home.
I C GOLD and Dicky gives us the perfect tonic for our task ahead and wins just as he is expected to and coupled with a loser we still make a nice profit on the day.
Wednesday 10th. The waiting is nearly over now as I get on the 10-12 train and head up north. I am booked in the Premier inn and I am meeting Mr Holden at Doncaster station.
I have the battle of the tipsters challenge starting today against the Jolly Jock and I am hoping I can send him back into his glens a broken and humiliated little man.
Whilst travelling up I get all my selections sorted for the battle of the tipsters and also both my services done. I have advised my ANDY BELL’s clients to back DEADLY STING at 11/10 in the first at Uttoxeter, also advising all that are able to back this old rogue in running as he is a bit naughty to say the least. STEPS at 7/1 ew at Doncaster in the big sprint, CHILL FACTOR at 6/4 also at Uttoxeter and finally DANGEROUS AGE in the last at Doncaster ew at 10/1.
On my LATE SERVICE I also put up DEADLY STING as a maximum win bet as I get another call saying that he is fully expected to win
For a change Holden is actually on time and for once he isn’t wearing one of his now famous Pink shirts.
I get off to a right flyer in my first days challenge in the battle of the tipsters ledger special against the Jolly Jock, with the first winner SALATEEN at 3/1 and in the same race GORING 2nd ew at 16/1, I then bang in the next winner as well ANGELIC LORD at 4/5, followed by STEPS making us a small ew profit finishing third and finally DANSILI DUTCH also finishing third and again making us another small ew profit. We didn’t trouble the scorers any more, but that was enough to show me a profit of 5 points on the first day and kick me into an early lead.
ANDY BELLs service has made 20 points profit and the LATE BETTING service has landed a maximum bet and made 11 points profit, so in all a very satisfactory days work all round.
It’s our first night out in Doncaster and Simon and I head towards the centre. The Walkabout bar is our first port of call, we don’t last in there long and we head down the high street and call in the Regent, where the music is blaring out. We meet up with one of the local Greedy 1s and allow him to buy us a beer. We are well on the way and having a mini celebration to a super start to the festival, theres a few women lurking with one in a wheel chair, things are still relatively quiet until YMCA blasts out into the room and I think it’s a good idea to strut my stuff to it, I know Bellie Boys had a good start and can pick the odd winner or three, but I was unaware that I had healing powers, because as I’m doing the “Y” in YMCA, I notice the once wheel chair bound girlie is now strutting her stuff and much better than me. Holden is on the periphery, but cant quite summon up the energy or inclination to drag himself from the bar and Graham the Greedy 1 is in fits of laughter at my antics. We finally leave or get asked to and Simon is unable to pass the Kebab shop next door and gets himself a meal for four. As we enter Weatherspoon’s I spot the man from George, the Grumbling Don sipping a half in a corner on his own. He didn’t look very happy, so either Penny has not come or he is on a poor run, we didn’t bother to ask.
We finally get a taxi back to the hotel and are point blankly refused any further beer at the bar and quickly ushered towards our rooms.
Thursday 11th. Up bright and early with a spring in my step after a super start to the festival, Simon is, yes, you’ve guessed it having a huge fry up and I wander across the estate to get a paper, not a good start as they are all sold. No problem I can phone a taxi to get me one, impossible, from six different firms not one of the tight wads will pick me up a racing post and bring it to the hotel, thank goodness for the local boy Graham as he agrees to pick me one up and brings it as long as I promise not to bet with him and mark his card.
I get a very good word for MARY MACPHEE in the first trading at 20-1 and couple her with, what I am told is Luca Cumani’s “good thing” of the day, BLUE WALTZ at 3/1. With both of these backed and emailed out, we can get ready for day 2. Once again the taxis are giving us a right headache as we can’t get one, luckily for us, ultimately for them, we smooth our way into a very nice couples taxi, Ray and American Krista. I mark Rays card as thanks and promise to meet them later for a beer, as we are going up the escalator a yankee yelp and yes it’s them, so we head for the bar, with the first bottle of bubbly popped, things are going very well, Ray is a millionaire, I think, with houses in Australia and a ranch in Texas.
My first two runners go slower than the first two bottles and then thankfully things perk up. I get a call telling me I must back KIYOSHI and take the 12/1 on offer, I get Keith, Tom and Smudger to do this for me and email him out as a LATE bet. Jamie Spencer rides a peach of a race and seems to be a new man, since he announced his retirement and wins very nicely. Oi oi over 50 points profit for the LATE boys and girls and the third and fourth bottles soon follow. Things get even better as BONDS GIRL wins for us at a very tasty 14/1, followed by BLUE WALTZ AT 4/1 bolting up giving the impression he is going to be a very good horse. Our new found friends are in seventh heaven and even Holden is smiling as the wads keep going into that bottomless wallet. When RUN WITH PRIDE very nearly wins at 20-1 (3rd), Ray is so happy we get an invite to his sixtieth birthday bash in Perth, Australia, staying at his mansion for two to three weeks during February, next year with his chauffeur picking us up from the airport, it takes us all of two seconds to consider this super offer and accept. Wow, what a quirk of fate and super luck.
I have cemented my position as No.1 on the second day in the Battle of the tipsters, with winners that included BONDS GIRL at 14/1, BLUE WALTZ 4/1 and RUN WITH PRIDE ew at 20/1, making an impressive profit of 10 points on the day, leaving the Jolly Jock trailing in my wake.
We can now finish off our superb day with a clear conscience as all my clients and close to me have had a cracking day. We stop at the first watering hole on our way into town and remain right there until we wander across the road to our now favourite Doncaster Chinese. Not a late one for me tonight as its’ only half a job done.
Friday 12th. Yesterdays winners ensured we hit three winnings days on the trot for ANDY BELL as well as smashing the 100 points profit barrier for the LATE betting service already this month and we are leaving the Jolly Jock trailing in our wake.
To me this looks very much a favourites day and I put all my bets out accordingly.
What’s the Greyhound chappy wanting to spice his column up a shade by telling us all about his dogging stories, do you have to flash the interior light once or twice nowadays, let us all know, we will not tell on you, promise.
Simon and I have an invite to a sexy local business women’s box. As I don’t fancy any food, we rock up there at 2-30ish just in time to tip up HRHs, ESTIMATE. We have a nice mix of people ranging from pretty girls, happy go lucky guys, oh and the habitual drunk arsehole.
Feeling a bit down after a poor start as for all intense purposes we had the winner of the flying Childers until George Baker was unseated, or did the saddle slip, the jury’s still out, yards from the line and than Peter Chapple-hyams running very poorly in the next, we needed ESTIMATE to get our day on track again.
Ryan Moore delivers the goods with a super ride and the pressure is off for a while and have we hit form again today, just in time for my nap. In true Bellie boy style I ensure everybody on and around the table are on DANZENO. As he cuts through the pack with consummate ease and hits the front the tingles begin and I’m sure we win, oh no, only for him to drift across the track and allows himself to get beaten by a neck. I’m gutted as I have had a maximum bet on him and also told anyone within a five mile radius to do likewise. Walking back to the table was like the long walk to the hang mans noose, most were ok, but the ginger arsehole did have his ten penith worth “your full of shit” good job he had drunk himself into oblivion as my next two lose.
By far my worst day of the week and the Jolly Jock has closed the gap on me a shade.
Another day tomorrow for me to kick on again, as we all know, well most sensible people anyway, we can’t win everyday.
A quick drink on route pre Chinese as we are full up of gratis free wine curtsy of the steel industry.
Saturday 13th. Final day in my battle of the tipsters against the Jolly Jock, who isn’t quite so Jolly as he is trailing. I need a good day today to stamp my authority on the competition and show him who really is the best.
I really fancy todays card at Doncaster and on ANDY BELLs service to put up two bets RUTHERWICH at 6/1 and BRONZE ANGEL at 9/2 in the last.
In my final day of the Battle of the tipsters , in the first we kick off with ESTIDHKAAD at 11/10, than MUTHMIR at 9/2 ew in the Portland, the Irish challenger ANSGAR ew at 7/1 in the Park stakes, SNOW SKY 5/1 ew in the Ledger, HRHs BOLD SNIPER ew at 7/1, ROTHERWICK ew at 6/1 and in the lucky last BRONZE ANGEL ew at 9/2. With all my selections in, there is nothing more I can do apart from wait now.
It’s sometimes difficult doing these specials as we have to pick a selection in every race, which suits a lot of punters as they like to bet in every race but it does cause others upset if I hit a winner on my special but not to my members. I do try and select where I put wisely, but it doesn’t always work, well not for everybody anyway. If the specials don’t suit your particular style of betting you shouldn’t really moan about the ones it does. Horses for courses I say. Or join the f****r and be part of it, for my percentage of £3 I can take it or leave it, the choice is all yours.
Have a look at www.andybellbetfan.com and think about making some money and signing up, if my service isn’t to your liking there are many more in the BETFAN camp, that may tickle your fancy.
Some smelly bastard has nicked my iPad, so I do apologise for my diary being a day late.
Lets hope that we can send the Jolly Jock, climbing over that wall with a good old English spanking.
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up, get CAUGHT or vote NO.
Thanks for your support, most anyway, lol and let’s be lucky.