Lets start by saying a big well done to the England Football team and management for getting us qualified for next years World Cup. However it could have been very different with the chances the Poles missed.
Welbeck and Sturridge let easy chances go begging and that could have been crucial if Lewandowski had put his shooting boots on. We could have found ourselves in the playoffs.
Townsend was superb and Rooney is back to his best for us. What I would like to see is the two Dannies replaced by a fit Andy Carrol and Theo Walcott playing on the opposite side to Andros Townsend. I think this forward line looks bloody good on paper but I want to see them perform on grass. Does anyone agree with me?
On the tipping front the best advice I can offer is that historically October is about the worse month in the year for making profits. The reason being the flat is coming to an end and the jumps only just getting into swing.
Take todays racing there are far too many 2 year old maiden races all run on soft ground with unraced types who could be anything. In my opinion I would rather play the lottery than get involved in those events.
What I would say if you subscribe to a tipping service and they are showing a profit big or small at the moment you should stick with them as most tipsters and punters do their cobblers during this period.
Well we had a great run from Howies Hottie last week when New Decade was 2nd at an advised price of 20/1 so lets see if I can do even better this week.
I’m sticking to the artificial surface at Kempton in the 8.20. This is a 2 year old race but it’s a handicap so we have a line on form. The selection is top weight Man Amongst Men From the Meehan yard.
The colts last two runs were poor but go back to his debut he was 2nd and he had the very classy Berkshire behind in 3rd. I am always prepared to forgive any horse a couple of bad runs and anything like his opening run would see him bang there in this company.
Also he is well drawn and is owned by Qatar Racing who are the Qatar Royal Family. In fact Sheikh Joann Al Thani the brains behind the operation is also the owner of Toronado and Olympic Glory and lets hope a little of that luck comes our way today.
Another top winner for this column with Olympic Glory romping home at Ascot.
I have only 3 eyecatchers to pass on this week as I won’t put horses up for the sake of it. I think these could be three little gems.
Basset Road trainer K.Dalgleish – Only found one too good at Redcar last week and his astute trainer can certainly find an opportunity for this very well handicapped horse either on turf or polytrack.
Zafisio trainer Jo Hughes – Led most of the way over 10 furlongs last week and a drop to slightly shorter on soft ground could reap dividends.
New Decade trainer M.Bradley – Last weeks Howies Hottie who ran a brave race to finish 2nd. The gelding loves soft ground and could be primed for a win before long.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.