Today we are in for a treat with a fab Premier League set of games and the start of the 2nd Ashes Test in Australia.
As far as the test match goes I expect this to be a much closer run affair than the opening Test. The pitch in Aderlaide is flat and easy to get runs on so I expect good scores from both outfits. This leads me to believe with the batting on top the likely outcome will be a draw which is available at 17/10 with Bet365.
The matches this evening in the Premier League could be very important in defining top and bottom of the table but for me they are for enjoying and not for betting.
It was interesting to see that some Conference players were arrested last week regarding match fixing and this does not surprise me when they see players in the higher divisions being turned into multi millionaires when they earn an insulting few hundred quid a week. Also what do some bookmakers expect when they allow punters to bet on stupid outcomes such as corners and throw ins. It leaves the game in the same position as in cricket when being allowed to bet on no balls.
I see that Dancing Rain winner of the Oaks has been sold to Sheik Mohammed for 4.2 million. The Mare is in foal and the sire is none other than Frankel. The birth will not be until next Spring and then we will have to wait to see if another magical race horse hits the turf.
Many people ask me what should they look for in a tipster? Well I have to say it’s not quite that simple to answer. I know most punters think well I should go for the guy who makes the biggest profits which is totally wrong in my opinion.
The tipster who makes 20 points profit in a month could in reality be far better than the guy who shows a 100 points in the same period. The reason being return on investment. One tipster could be staking at 10 points per bet while the other is only staking 1 point.
I look at other tipsters on a regular basis as we are all in competition and try to think if I was a punter who would I join. The simple solution is divide their monthly points profit by the monthly amount staked as a guide on R.O.I. then check on there selections making sure they don’t just put up first or second favourites.
I stress these are just my opinions and others might have different ideas but I know if you use my guide lines you won’t go far wrong.
Over at Bankers Bonus we had losing bets on the first two days of December but yesterday knocked in Oratorios Joy at an advised 11/2. So although I do get bored with tipsters going on how brilliant they are if you want a tipster who meets the rules I have just mentioned join or re join Bankers Bonus and hopefully we will knock you in some juicy winners too.
Howies Hottie today is going at Lingfield in the 2.30 a handicap over 7 furlongs. I am actually tipping what I believe could be the outsider of the entire field Princess Patsky. She is from the Michael Bell stable and will be ridden by stylish 7lb claimer Louis Steward who seems to ride with his bum higher in the air than the great Lester Piggott.
The filly had decent placed form earlier in the year then went off the boil as many fillies do. Ding Dong has given her time to mature and off bottom weight plus the 7lb claim we can reap some just rewards.
No flat horses so today’s are all jumpers
Devon Drum trainer P.Webber – Ran below expectations last week but I know the gelding has lots of ability so keep the faith.
Cotton Mill trainer J.Ferguson – Ran a decent race behind My Tent Or Yours in the Fighting Fifth when noted staying on again after cutting out the running. I believe he will be better over a longer trip.
Invictus trainer A.King – I’m sure you could all pick this one out your selves as he ran very well before fading when lack of fitness told in the closing stages of the Hennessy. However will still need to brush up his jumping if taking on the big boys.
Baile Anrai trainer D.Skelton – Set the field a merry dance at Newcastle but didn’t have much left in the tank at the finish. With a more measured ride next time he could be a betting proposition as he is very well handicapped.
Maxim Gorky trainer N.Meade – Irish hurdler who ran very well on ground faster than ideal at Fairyhouse. When the muds flying he will be difficult to beat.
Cause Of Causes trainer G.Elliot – Young Irish chaser who would have won last week end but for a couple of errors. With a better round of jumping the gold medal awaits.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.