Friday saw my usual pilgrimage to Romford. I sent two subscriber tips along with my Puppy Cup ante post advice. My first tip ran well coming 2nd but my other selection landed the lolly for my punters at a huge 6/1. My free tip also landed making it four winners from my last six selections. Head iton Tom did it again beating a classy 575 field in the lucky last at a very juicy 7/2. I’m hoping he is nominated for RPGTV greyhound of the year as he deserves it. All in all a good day at the office as all three ante post Puppy Cup selections made it safely through to next weeks semi.
Saturday as usual never excites me with the RPGTV graded combo of Crayford or Newcastle but this Saturday we had the East Anglian Derby heats at Yarmouth where I put up two selections against the field. I went to Wimbledon with my trainer Ernie Gaskin to give Blackstone Marco a trial before racing. Despite an arduous journey through London! Marco went very well and we’re looking forward to entering him in the Puppy Derby which starts in November.
After my usual Sunday visit to Winston Farm, Ernie Gaskin’s kennels to take my dogs out for a walk and give them some well earned treats. It’s a very sociable morning with lots of owners doing likewise. If you are interested in becoming a greyhound owner drop me an email, my trainer has just started the Winston Farm Racing Club and syndicated a dog called Shaneboy Iniesta. Syndicates are a great way to get involved in greyhound racing, all the enjoyment for a fraction of the cost. 10 shares at £210 and £20 a month to cover his kennel bill. I’m sure there will be more dogs to be syndicated very soon.
Usual Monday with phone calls to my contacts around the tracks to catch up with all the news and then watch all the RPGTV recordings. There were no opens again at Romford and though I fancied Jameriah Dubai I wasn’t prepared to take SP, he duly hosed up at 4/5f. No bets were advised.
Tuesday I had intended to go to watch Shaneboy Iniesta trial at Romford, but my builder was sending his troops over to do some work on my office we are building. They came and went, I finished off a few other bits with my son. Glad it was a very quiet day with only four Swindon opens again nothing priced up. No bets advised.
Wednesday was a completely different day with the Sky covered card at Sheffield with Pay Freeze our ante post selection was now favourite to land the honours in the feature Steel Cup Final.
Also the 2nd round of the Yarmouth Derby was taking place along with the two graded RPGTV cards at Romford & Coventry.
Now factor in taking my son into hospital for his knee operation and you can see it was a very busy morning. One selection at each venue was sent out before 10am in order for us all to get on at the best prices available. 5 point max bet on Droopys Quincy who duly hosed up, all the subscribers got the 3/1. Shaneboy Spencer was ko’d but the best was saved until last with Pay Freeze who absolutely destroyed them for early pace, landing us the ante post lolly for yet another competition.
Thursday saw me studying the Hove card for ages before taking a look at the Henlow card for the best bet of the night in a matter of minutes. Why didn’t I look at Henlow first? Racy Thunder did the business for us all and keeping me in fourth place in the Betfan Top Ten with just under 40 points profit.
Off again to Romford tonight for the Puppy Cup Semi Finals and also to watch my dog Shaneboy Allen run in a S1. Now while the three dogs I advised my subscribers to back are all through to the Semi Finals – the performance of Ballymac Marine stood out and he is the most likely winner of the Puppy Cup in my opinion. He has a relatively easy semi final and if he wins in good style he will be a skinny price in the Final, so he is my free tip.
Romford Puppy Cup Ante Post (Final 20/9)
Win bet @ 3/1 generally