Well the Premier League football season is up and running but the biggest rivalry is not between Chelsea, Man Utd and Man City but the competition for viewing figures between Sky, B.T. and the Beebs Match of the Day.
B.T. Sport have Michael Owen which is like watching paint dry and their coup was getting Tony Pulis as a pundit for the Liverpool v Stoke game. It reminded me of tracking down a man whose house has been repossessed and showing him what the new owners have done with the front room. Not just any new owner but Mark Hughes a man who moves into a new house every year and spends all his time painting it beige.
Then we have Sky with their new signing Jamie Carragher who does seem to talk a lot of sense but for some of us who struggle with the Scouse accent do need subtitles. The Beeb rely on their trusty twin strikers of Lineaker and Shearer but by ten at night we all know the results and if your an Arsenal or Newcastle fan you’re to drunk to care.
Of course we still have the last two weeks of the transfer window to endure and I reckon so far the best bit of business has been done by Harry Redknapp, no not buying a footballer but having secured a share in Moviesta who is a 4/1 shot to win Fridays Nunthorpe at York.
We are in for some super racing for the rest of this week with the York Ebor Festival and I hope we can all enjoy it regardless if we back winners or losers as those of us who genuinely enjoy our sport will always feel more like winners rather than those who only look at things from a punting prospective.
Last Wednesday I put you on Cape Crossing who was backed from a morning price of 9/1 into 9/4 and he got up close home to take the spoils. The race also showed the brilliance of Oisin Murphy as a future champion Jockey.
As for Howies Hottie today I looked long and hard at the York card but have decided to go for the 4.05 Lingfield. This is a low grade affair over just short of 12 furlongs. The selection is Dalliefour trained by Michael Bell and owned by the Queen.
We have another good kid in the plate William Twiston-Davies and this filly has form against horses of higher quality than she is running against today. I have been told she needs to learn to settle to get the trip and young Willie will hopefully get the filly relaxed so she can show us what she has achieved on the gallops. Men Don’t Cry will be a difficult opponent but at the weights I will stick with the Royal runner.
Well another tipster bites the dust as Bankers Bonus wins for the 3rd week running on Battle of the Tipsters. I’m sure Betfan will try to find another tough opponent for me this week so why not sign up for some Saturday winners and fun.
Hyperlink trainer M.Bell – Ran in amateur riders race where he was last and detached before making late progress. As long as he is kept in touch with the field next time he is capable of picking up a low grade handicap.
Gender Agenda trainer M.Bell – 2 year old filly who needs a test of stamina. She ran well over 7 furlongs from a wide draw and an extra furlong would not go amiss.
Authorship trainer C.Appleby – Had to come from last place to make his challenge but was just denied by Mash Potato at Newcastle. Both of these horses need looking out for.
Dance and Dance trainer E.Vaughan – Stuck behind a wall of horses when trying to make his move. He finished strongly but the winner had flown. 8 furlongs is his best trip so keep your eyes peeled when he is next entered.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.