Bellie Boy is smiling again “He’s Back.”
Saturday 31st. Friday nights two bets PENSAX LAD 4/1 and MONSIEUR CHEVALIER 13/8 both duly obliged and dare I say it the drought and the constant hard luck stories may be a thing of the past.
A very nice profit on both services yesterday and now it’s the dreaded Saturdays racing.
Today I have three to put up on my ANDY BELLs service and let’s hope we can continue where we left off last night and yesterday. Today I like the look of BRISTOL DE MAI who puts his Cheltenham credentials on show, a big priced LIL ROCKERFELLER at 14/1 to nick us a place in the first and finally and by no means least MONBEG THEATRE who at 11/2 must be the ew bet of the year at the very least.
I am not racing today and have a really busy week away ahead of me so there’s only one thing for it a few bevys. As it’s been a poor month it’s got to be Weatherspoon’s for me today lol, I meet Paul and Tony is conspicuous by his absence, so it’s the two of us, never mind we can drink and make enough noise for three.
The noise level does just rise above a normal chatter as jumping two out our 14/1 ew shot LIL ROCKERFELLER comes with a very strong run to challenge the very short priced favourite, unfortunately he doesn’t jump the last well and finishes third. BRISTOL DE MAI doesn’t run any sort of race and maybe his Cheltenham entries need looking at again. A long wait until the last now when we have our MONBEG THEATRE running. We move up a notch and hit the top shelf well Paul does I’m on my head messing spritzers. We do have a giggle tho as most modern pubs nowadays the gents loos are now up stairs and the disabled are obviously down and how many of us can’t be bothered to walk the flights after a few beers and sneak into the disabled, which in here is at the end of the bar and in full view, but fortunately I haven’t encountered an elderly lady merrily sitting on the Thomas with her Marks and Spencer’s around her ankles with a look of pure fright on her face as today’s very embarrassed punter did. Far from being a meek little old lady when she did disembark she hit her stick on the counter and demanded to see her imposter luckily he was not present.
Three out how far is MONBEG THEATRE going to win by until he clouts the second last, even after that he is still going to win, but when he does the same at the last our fate is sealed and we are just beaten on the run in and well clear of the third. How annoying is that an 11/2 winner wouldn’t of rescued our month but would of helped a great deal.
Sunday 1st. I was disappointed that MONBEG THEATRE fluffed his lines at the last two fences which cost him the race, us a valuable winner and 15 points as he just got caught on the run in and finished a clear second at 11/2. I am glad to have got an awful January out of the way and now be able to totally focus on a new month. I am hoping that we have got a maximum bet coming through today on our favored Hunter Chase circuit to kick our month off.
My Main Newmarket connection has told me to ignore the fact that WANTING is carrying the second colours for the boys in blue today as his work at home has been sparkling and he is the one to be on, so I email this information out to my ANDY BELLs clients, suggesting we take the 6/4 and also putting him in a first race double with the JP owned QUANTITATIVEEASING at 8/11 across the water.
In the last half of an hour the mobile hasn’t stopped ringing and once again we fancy getting Nicky Hendersons favourite BIRCH HILL beaten, as we have the last twice, today with SHANROE SANDS who on point form has the beating of him, at 10/3 he is our second bet of the day. Steve has also delivered the information I have most been waiting for, our maximum bet on the Hunter Chaser at Mussleburgh. He runs in the penultimate race and is trading at 15/8, CURRENT EVENT won a point last time in a sparkling time and is very well fancied to follow up today. As this is such a strong maximum bet I personally punt him with Smudger and Tom and also text him out to all my private odds2 clients to help us get all our monies on.
Not content with just a single on CURRENT EVENT as he is not to be missed I advise my clients to put him in an ew double with SHANROE SANDS.
No going out today as we are having my Father, Pauline and my daughter Georgia and her new boyfriend to be vetted over for a Sunday Roast tea.
Bets done vegetables prepped and Yorkshire pudding mix in the fridge, that’s not cooking it by the way for you non Jamie’s it’s resting, I pop a cheap bubbly and settle down to watch the days racing. A perfect start as Adam Kirby brings WANTING swinging round the top bend looking all over the winner and he does just that and wins with his head in chest and sets up a nice opening day double. For an odds on favourite to my eye QUANTITATIVEEEASING is never travelling and when he is crowded out three out he never picks up again and scuppers our double.
BIRCH HILL the early morning favourite is drifting, maybe others have seen what I have, during the race he never looks a danger at all and SHANROE SANDS jumps the last and wins going away without BIRCH HILL hitting the frame again. SHANROE SANDS gives us our second winner of the day and also sets us up for another nice double, this time with our maximum bet of the day CURRENT EVENT.
Bryony always has CURRENT EVENT nicely placed and jumping the last she smoothly takes it up and wins at a super sp of 5/2, giving us our third winner on the day and in the process landing us a maximum bet and a very nice double.
Well that’s the perfect start to the month with over 30 points profit, thank goodness, I expect my knockers will go back to sleep for a while now and wait for the next wobble, maybe an odd well done but I’m not holding my breath hehehe!!
As the title suggests lets hope we have firmly put January behind us as we have made a spanking start to February and lets really kick on and stamp our authority and class back on the Greedy 1’s again.
Monday 2nd. Oi oi top of tree again with 35 points profit, about time again as it’s been a bit of a drought. Let’s hope the leavers will see the light again and rejoin the LONGTERM winning team.
I have also changed the concept of my LATE BETTING service as I am sick of trying to please everyone ultimately at my detriment, so as I have said on today’s email from now on it’s going to be QUALITY instead of QUANTITY, so if you’re looking for a bet everyday I’m afraid it’s on your bikes time and if you want a very selective service come join us NOW.
I am unable to find anything worth betting on any of our services today.
Tuesday 3rd. Heading up to snowy Southwell today, as all the jump racing is cancelled and I think that we will lose a few more meetings before this cold snap has finished.
No driver today so I have to catch the rattler to Newark and then taxi to the course a hotel in Southwell for tonight another taxi and train up to York in the morning, so I need a winner or two to pay the X’s.
Scott Dixon has his yard at Southwell and does a lot of his galloping around the track which is a major bonus and his MINISTER OF FUN did a very good piece of work around here at the end of last week and at 9/2 he is the first of my emails. John Best has the favourite in the third at Kempton today, but the Charlie Mcbride trained VIRTUAL REALITY was very well fancied and backed accordingly last time, only to get bogged down in the very deep sand at Chelmsford, with Jamie Spencer aboard today instead of last times apprentice I also suggest we take the 13/8 on this second favourite on my ANDY BELLs final email of the day.
I have just arrived at the Course and set my iPad up in the main bar which is on the first floor and very importantly today behind glass and warm, when I get the go ahead on two runners which I had inquired about this morning and decide to put them on the LATE SERVICE.
My LATE BETTING SERVICE hasn’t had a bet yet this month and as I emailed out to my clients and said yesterday we are having a change of tack, just to reiterate I am now NOT prepared to please the masses with a bet most days AS from now on it’s going to be QUALITY over QUANTITY and today I think I have two proper quality bets, HABESHIA is trading at 10/3 and is very well fancied and is going to be very well punted under the steering of Spencer, also as I say on the same email TOTAL DEMOLITION’s price of 5/1 is incredible value as on my tissues he is favourite, so I suggest backing him ew.
As you would expect on a very cold February Tuesday the crowd is very sparse and how a reliable and true SP can be returned that hasn’t been manufactured by the bookmakers on course runners is difficult to envisage.
MINISTER OF FUN is very well backed, but unfortunately nobody told him as he was very awkward at the stalls and his chance and our money was gone within yards, not a good start. Next for the LATE SERVICE our luck doesn’t change as HABESHIA comes on the outside but tamely fades away. Things need to pick up and quickly or the hotel will quickly become the local YMCA and I haven’t even brought my leather trousers here today.
VIRTUAL REALITY quickly ensures I can at least upgrade my stay to a B&B as the information was spot on as he wins very nicely and gives my ANDY BELL’s clients another winning day. As a London bus never one at a time and TOTAL DEMOLITION makes my tissue price of 2/1 look more in line than the 5/1 we took as he wins very cosily and cheekily and gives my LATE clients the perfect start to the month and ensures I’m again thankfully residing in my hotel.
A good days work and I have personally won a nice few quid and both my services have also nicely prospered.
From my stay last year in Southwell when with Simon Holden I can still remember the lively bar which is my second port of call after dumping my stuff and sure enough it’s buzzing again. With no Simon Holden to scare all the totty off with his gary attire this time I can relax. I’m not having a heavy one, so I’m no threat Simon hehehe I don’t mean a woman, I mean a lot of drink because I have a very busy and important day ahead of me tomorrow.
Wednesday 4th. Last night came and went without any dramas a nice Chinese, a few bottles of tiger in there and back to the hotel, where I had a couple in the bar and up to my room.
I have two that I have backed today and have emailed out. FALCONIZE who had a nice quiet introduction at Leicester when fourth and he looks a good bet ew at 9/2, also another ew bet WALK LIKE A GIANT who has only had the one run for Michael Appleby and is said to have improved immensely since.
I arrive in York at 1.25pm meet Mr Holden who is for once on time and we head to meet Steve my publisher.
I have finished all my form on the train and get confirmation that WENTWORTH FALLS has been going well at home and the 10/3 is overpriced as I had suggested. As time has crept on I advise the LATE SERVICE to back him at the 10/3 also ironically I have had a very good mark for the Newmarket raider from the David Elsworth stable MERDON CASTLE who annoyingly runs in the same race, not everybody’s cup of tea two in the same race, but I don’t care as long as I make a profit so I also put him up as an ew bet at 9/2.
With all the work done a quick couple of pints to settle the nerves and head to the filming offices. With the three interviews filmed and two possible promotors seen it’s job done.
First thing I do is to check the results as I hate not seeing the races live, although I will watch them later it’s never the same, WALK LIKE A GIANT has beaten the favourite but has to settle for second as he is beaten by 1/2 a length at a well backed 11/4 so we return a small profit with our 9/2. I can see that the LATE SERVICE has had a nice winner as MERDON CASTLE has got up bang on the line giving us a nice 9/2 winner with WENTWORTH FALLS not troubling the judges at a very well backed 5/4.
Both service have had another winning day, all be it my ANDY BELLs clients a very small one, but the LATE has had a very nice one.
A quick beer on route to the hotel before a splash and change and see what joys York have in hold for us tonight. Simon is wanting to watch the Liverpool/Bolton game, so lets hope we can find a bar with it on as going home is not an option with a winning Bellie Boy in town.
Simon soon forgets about the football as it’s students night and I’m sure some of the girls are masquerading as students because they have to be over thirty if a day, I know us older generation always say the girls didn’t look like that in our day, but they certainly do now and leave very little to the imagination. I promise it was only the fact that the bottles of Heineken were a pound each that kept us in there until far to late.
Thursday 5th. It was fun last night but eventually although you can look at the menu when your on a diet one does tend to sicken of it after a while, so we called it a day relatively early.
Before leaving York this morning and heading to Huntingdon, I have a huge word for the Daniel Kubler trained monster TRIMOULET, although we have missed the bigger earlier prices on this occasion I don’t mind taking the 5/4 as I’m told he will win. How quickly things can change, as of yet we haven’t had a losing day this month on either of my services ANDY BELL or the LATE SERVICE and lets hope a short priced 5/4 selection doesn’t change things.
I don’t mind the trains now that I have my internet gadget which enables me to get wifi 99% of the time. I have lots of views and information which need turning into bets and hopefully money later today.
Young Lizzy rides in the very first apprentice race and if PINKEYS PRINCEs jumping holds up she should get a place at least.
Only a ten minute wait at Peterborough and Huntingdon is only a 17 minute trip down the line. I arrive in plenty of time and just as I do I get the nod on FORTHEFUNOFIT who to me looked well in, but with confirmation I can back him myself and put him out on the LATE SERVICE with more confidence, I think that once again the Greedy 1’s have been more than generous with their price of 15/8 so I suggest snapping it up, finally to the sunshine for my last advice and bet of the day LOCAL TIME at Meydan who is trading at 7/4 and the extra furlong today should play into his hands and he is fully expected to frank the form with the second favourite.
My good friend The Colonel is at Huntingdon and over a coffee he explains that he is enjoying his tipping with us at Betfan, hopefully he can keep turning in the profits for his clients.
PINKEYS PROFITS is going well until she hits three out and after that it’s good night nurse as it knocks the stuffing out of her. I can’t believe the price of FORTHEFUNOFIT on course and I have a very uncommon cash bet on the rails at 9/4, it is a shade concerning when a big betting stable and an even bigger betting owners horse drifts, so I do check to make sure he still has four legs as I have him tissued up at 5/4ish. Whether my views are blinkered I don’t know but I can call him the winner three out and he duly obliges nice and easily and is returned at a nice 2/1. First bet in for the LATE SERVICE.
Next it’s to the sunnier climes of Meydan and if I thought FORTHEFUNOFIT had won easily it was nothing compared to how LOCAL TIME bolted in and picked up the massive prize.
Nothing else to hold me so I catch the train home. Once again the LATE SERVICE have had a blinder with two bets and two winners and keep their winning month rolling. I just make it home in time to watch our final bet of the day TRIMOULET run at Wolverhampton. He not only looks like a monster he runs like one and wins with consummate ease and has at least another win in him before the handicapper finally catches up.
Friday 6th. With ANDY BELL’s clients enduring their first losing day of the month, with only one winner yesterday, although we are hitting 50% winners and sitting second, my LATE SERVICE marches on with two bets and two winners and in the process making a very nice profit and moves us up the table into 5th with 23 points profit so far and we are hitting an amazing 66% strike rate and a brilliant 118% return on investment.
My morning is being held up as I am trashed to put loads of work into the Kempton and Bangor cards for fear of cancellations.
We finally get the go ahead with the Kempton card, so I email out MIDNIGHT COWBOY at 7/1 to take on the very cheaply bought Nicky Henderson 1/2 shot and another ew bet WELL REGARDED at 13/2.
Finally at 11-15am Bangor gets the go ahead, although I already know what our Hunter Chaser bet is going to be, I am going to wait and see how sticky and holding the ground is going to be before I bet or release him to my members.
I advise my LATE SERVICE to back MENDIP EXPRESS who is taking on a dodgy stayer at even money and also tell the boys and girls that if our bet goes at Bangor I will re-advise later after a couple of races.
As it almost certain Newbury is on tomorrow so I have an early look at the races, it will be nice to see one of our last years Cheltenham winners out again SIRE DE GRUGY in the grade 2 chase although he will almost certainly be odds on with the much improved MR MOLE looking to be his biggest danger. MILAN BOUND at 7/2 looks to have a great chance in the 3 miler as he was a good 2nd when John Jo’s horses were woefully out of form and now the stable is flying again.
Back onto today although the ground is very holding we decide to go with SIRO DEMUR ew in the Hunters and I advise taking the 16/1 on offer, as we know the good Doctors horse NEVEROWNUP will make the pace and that will hopefully play into our hands.
Not our best day at the office as things didn’t quite fall for us as we hit both the posts and the cross bar. As all good ew bets WELL REGARDED at 13/2 finishes fourth and MENDIP EXPRESS at evens finishes second, MIDNIGHT COWBOY at 7/1 finishes “yes” second and you’re already guessed it SIRO DEMUR at 16/1 gets done on the line by a 66/1 rag and finishes fourth.
Just not our day, with two seconds and two fourths with three of these being proper working mans prices, but I’m not perturbed by this whatsoever as we have hit the ground running this month and I feel bang in form again so roll on next week.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking MY potential. – Winston Churchill
That was thankfully a better week and more of what we have become accustomed to and I hope we can move onwards and upwards now.
NEVER,NEVER,NEVER get caught please.
Back next Saturday.