Monday 9th. “Trust me I’m a doctor” I said in yesterdays column/diary that December was warming to the task and ready to explode and it certainly did that, mainly thanks to the Twiston-Davies family, with 2 bets and 2 winners. ROYALE KNIGHT bolting up in the 4miler under an expert ride from the young Sam Twiston-Davies at an advised 9/1(this was also my FREE bet) and for my members the icing was put firmly on the cake by his fathers trained horse MINI MUCK under another super ride by the 7lb claimer Ryan Hatch at an advised 10/3. In all these 2 super winners netted us over 40 points profit and has mounted another assault on the greedy 1s profits, that we all crave for in this very important month.
I am still on a high after our exceptional weekend winning spree and just looking at the racing post this morning it just seems to make everything look so easy and winners pop off the page at you.
The Yarmouth contingent are backing their up and coming star this morning “Louis Steward” who rides the William Stone trained CLOCK OPERA. Louis rode an exceptional race on this last time after being rather bullied to the back of the field at the unusual flip start by his more experience counterparts and then having the last laugh by nutting them all on the line and winning.
Today from his inside draw, I assume he will be bang up with the pace and nick it with his good turn of foot. Trading at 5/1 this is surely a bet to nothing ew as I cant see him out of the 3 and looks one of the more very likely winners.
I also get Smudger and Chippy Pete (a new recruit from the ranks) to back heavily ew for me the very shrewd John Jenkins trained KARAM ALBAARI who ran his best race for a while when 2nd last time. Just a couple of years ago he was competing in the likes of the Champagne stakes, the racing post trophy and rubbing shoulders in group 2 and 3 company, so if what I am told and he is getting back to somewhere near anything like his best at 7/1 this is well within his scope and a spanking bet, so I advise all my clients to also back him ew at the 7/1.
KARAM ALBAARI is popped out of the stalls and never sees another runner and we have netted another big priced winner at 7/1 oi oi. I thought young Louis would have CLOCK OPERA bang up there today and we nearly made it 2 winners on the day, only getting beaten a nose and a nose into 3rd, no harm done as 5/1 ew is a bet to nothing.
Another spanking day to start the week and a fantastic profit of over 25 points, that’s over 70 points profit in 3 days.
Tuesday 10th. We awake this morning to see that we are once again way out in front at the top of the BETFAN tree, closely followed by my old mate the banned bookie BETOWEN, which just shows how well things are going from our neck of the woods.
Today as I said in my daily e-mail that MUTHARIS is schooling and jumping brilliantly at home and is expected to be backed into favouritism and win today on his debut. At 15/8 I get on and advise all my merry followers to do so as well. Nothing else worthy of our hard earned today.
Not a great start as the 12-07 train is cancelled and we have to wait for the next in 30 minutes. I listen to MUTHARIS on my mobile and although he seems to fluff the first two fences after that it sounds as if Denis O Regan is very confident of his mounts ability and wins quite nicely. So another winner and I expect we increase our lead at the top of the table.
Once again this month we are hitting an amazing 52% ROI and just over 33% of winners and are already nearing the 50 points profit for the month.
So another really nice winning day, that’s four real good winning days on the trot.
I meet Smudger at Liverpool Street and we go for a coffee just to sort our strategy for our coming meeting. We meet our contact opp the Bank of England in the mile and head towards Harrys Bar, rather posh and priced to suit, I hasten to add thank goodness its the greedy 1s dosh I am spending.
With the meeting complete with just a few Is to dot a Ts to cross we hit the town.
My 6 o clock train home is long gone and I eventually stagger onto the 8-30 and before we are out of the tunnel I am gracefully snoring and probably annoying the shit out of everyone within earshot. No it didn’t happen, I didn’t oversleep my stop, only because my lift home is constantly ringing my mobile and it’s not awaking me from my slumber, but it has apparently awoken everyone else, this is put to rights by sharp dig in the ribs by my now totally pissed of neighbour and he alerts me to the fact. Its my lift awaiting at the station inquiring to my whereabouts and I am not even in Colchester yet heheheh. Bang in trouble again as per usual.
Wednesday 11th. Ouch !!!!! I’m not sure what is more sore my head or my empty pockets, little between them, luckily we have been flying at the moment so the blow is lessened slightly.
I get a very interesting call this morning concerning ZALGARRY ridden by our very own Josh Wall at Leicester today. I can see 3 bookmakers showing 10/1 and I back this ew myself and advise that we need to snap this up as the vibes are very strong indeed. My only concern is it has had 10 weeks off, but I’m sure this will be at the very least placed.
SEEK THE FAIR LAND I think is on a very good mark and in my opinion it has been running well without much luck. Although the ex owner tells me he has dodgy knees and if they hold out it should go very close. At 13/2 we must back this ew.
I am off to Huntingdon tomorrow and meeting Smudger, Steve “biggles” and possibly our very own Simon and than onto Cheltenham for Friday and Saturday, which will be a hoot and a scoot, I hope.
Coming round the top bend at Leicester ZALGARRY is under the Josh pump and is going nowhere, he’s trading at 25/1 in running and I’m thinking I’ve done my money, but Josh’s perseverance pays off and ZALGARRY grabs the bit and goes to the front and is all of a sudden trading at 2/1 on coming to the 2nd last, he flattens 2 out and we are head to head with the fav and we just get ran out of it after the last and finishes a clear 2nd.
Lingfield is called off as the judges can’t see if there’s any skulduggery in the back straight due to the thick fog.
Not such a large winning day as we have been experiencing, but hey, its 5 on the bounce and is another under our belt and it takes us over the 50 points profit barrier for the month so far.
Thursday 12th. Its all rush, rush this morning as we are leaving at 10ish for Huntingdon as it’s a 12-30 start. It’s Huntingdon’s biggest day of the year as it’s the annual running of the Peterborough Chase, which looks impossible as a betting proposition, but should be a good race.
Happy days the Quinny lot are on the blower with another “good thing” of theirs running at Newcastle today in the 12-20 RACING PULSE a shade odds on, but for once I am not overly concerned because we have had 4 out of 4 so far this year. I pop this on my e mail and also have a real swing at this at 5/6 via my merry band of putter onners and I even invest real cash early doors at Corals.
The troops have all rallied around and we are bombing up the A14 because all of a sudden the 12-20 at Newcastle has just become more important than the Peterborough Chase. We arrive at 12-10, Mr Jolly’s whizzed up trolley is literally thrown together and we head into the owners and trainers to watch our so called flyer. The money is well and truly down as its been smashed into 4-6, so 5/6 doesn’t look so bad now, coming round the top bend I wish I could get some more 5/6 or even 4-6 or even 1-5 as its absolutely pulling the old proverbial fish cart and wins with its head firmly in its chest by 17 totally untroubled lengths.
Cabbage Paul has smashed it in the on course Betfred and got his days Xs and more, Biggles Steve has cleaned up from wherever he cleans up from, Chippy Pete has smashed his mobile to pieces as he called just as they were jumping the 1st and we have all had another amazing winner and racked up more points and more importantly eased some more folding out of the greedy 1s.
Tinned Guinness isn’t so bad after the first 4 or 5, honest, it tastes ok ish.
Hats off to Barry Geraghty for never giving up in the Peterborough Chase aboard Riverside Theatre as he was out with the washing coming round the top bend and he pushed and shoved and never gave up and got up bang on the line, surely must be up for ride of the week.
Another brilliant day and that’s an amazing 6 winning days on the trot.
Friday 13th. I like it, waking up in Cheltenham with a clear head, I must try it more often. The sun is shining the birds are singing and all is rosey in the camp, although its Friday the 13th. No green to be worn today, left sock on 1st etc etc.
Cheltenham is buzzing this morning and I love this Christmas meeting and really look forward to the Champion Hurdle trial tomorrow.
HARPOR is running at Downpatrick today and we have been getting really good vibes about this for 2 weeks now. At 5/1 this is a really good bet ew all going well this wont be unplaced and the connections are all backing this to win.
The rather unreliable APPYJACK is running at Wolverhampton tonight and this is also trading at 5/1 and I again advise backing this ew.
OSCAR WHISKEY gets another masterclass ride from the very inform Barry Geraghty, who is riding as well as I can ever remember. MOONBEG DUDE wins very nicely and warms up for the Welsh National and Paul Nicholls wins the cross country race with the grey horse SIRE COLLONGES who will surely now go to the Grand National.
HARPOR has caught the Friday the 13th syndrome after travelling like a dream and suddenly dropping away, there must of been something gone a miss because after the jockey looked down he just goes out like a light.
APPYJACK either chucks in a moody or they have another day in mind.
Our first losing day which breaks our great run of 6 winning ones on the trot.
Saturday 14th. Although I wasn’t in the best frame of minds I did drag myself out last night and pop in the Montpelier wine bar and meet up with a couple of contacts. We pop across the road to O Neils and thankfully it’s so crowded, is it the Gambling or Grumbling Don and Penny, poor girl, remain over the other side.
Simon Holding nudges me and we slip out and go into the Queens hotel and get the stunning flame hair concierge to get us a nice table in the corner. Not a bad meal, but the 2 bottles of the old Chablis is much better.
We go into town and as we are creatures of habit we end up in the piano bar until far to late.
Incidentally just a little feed back on HARPOR yesterday, I am informed that he unfortunately pulled a tendon, another day awaits him.
We are going to steam into 3 horses today and hopefully get over the shock of a losing day yesterday.
Barry Geraghty gets beaten a head on our 1st bet by the total outsider of the field and I am fearing that maybe our fantastic form has turned. AP pushes and shoves our COLOUR SQUADRON into a place at 13/2, so a small win, with a maximum bet on THE NEW ONE, although this is 8/15 I have this tissued up at 1/3. As I have said before you can get better odds on shots than others and to me this looks a good thing to turn the form round with ZARKANDER.
Our Maximum bet duly obliges, but not without a small fright when he clouts the last, but ultimately he wins nicely and firms up at the head of the Champion Hurdle market, I wouldn’t be rushing to take the 3/1, with the likes of Hurricane Fly, Our Conor and My Tent or Yours all still in the running.
A long drive home now and thankfully we are back to what we do best and counting the greedy 1s money with another nice profit on the day.
Sunday 15th. A little bit tired and jaded after a 4 hour drive home last night, but at least it’s a lovely morning and especially considering its mid December.
I see that we are still leading the BETFAN tipsters table after a great week in which we only had one losing day, the dreaded Friday the 13th. I hope that I can come up with the goods again today on the FREE tip front, but in all honesty, I think I will struggle to better last weeks 9/1 winner.
I will be travelling again this week as we have Fakenham on Tuesday and than I shall be blessing Leicester with my presence on Thursday and I will be a big brave boy and stay, so I can frequent Dom Paddys and see what I can stir up between the feuding girlies and hopefully bring some worth while printable stories to the table and finally Ascot on Saturday for the long walk hurdle.
I know that we are going to have a BIG bet on Wednesday on the AW and that the next biggy that I know of is our MAXIMUM on the 27th, this will be a decent price and all being well will go VERY VERY close.
TODAYS FREE TIP IS 3-05 Southwell HAMBLE 6/4, this ex Marko Botti recruit has schooled really well at home and is expected to run a big race on his hurdling debut.
Until next week, be good.
Back next Sunday.
Andy Bell Racing