With my newsletter and free tip sent out promptly, where I had plumped for Bold Three at Nottingham in the Eclipse heats, sent out to both Betfan readers and subscribers.
I set about studying the Romford card trying to relax before heading off to Wimbledon to watch my puppy Blackstone Marco in the Puppy Derby Semi Final – in truth there were a lot of dogs I fancied to go well at the Essex track. I needed to find the right one for my subscribers. I duly went for Watch N’ Learn who looked made for the eight bend trip round the Essex track. Derek Knight’s dogs are always worth a second look when he ventures to Essex.
Interestingly all three of the races were involved in were within ten minutes of each other. The highs and lows of this wonderful game were oh so apparent during this time. Both my tips duly won in fine fashion but could I land the treble with Marco, sadly it was not to be.
The one dog proving to be more of hazard than I first thought! It was a long trip home from Wimbledon despite my betting account balances telling me a happier story! Still I’m sure we have plenty to look forward to in 2014 with Marco.
There was still a dark depression clouding over me on Saturday morning after last nights events and there was nothing to motivate me looking at the RPGTV cards that evening. So we left it alone hoping for our Peterborough Ante Post bets to uplift me. But alas our win bet finished second and our 33/1 ew bet finished fourth – needed third for place money! So went to bed still feeling rather gloomy hoping Sunday was going to be a better day.
I sprung out of bed Sunday morning, shot off to Winston Farm to see my dogs in a much better frame of mind. The sun was shining and the dogs were in fine fettle and duly wolfed down the sausage on offer. My partner Carpo turned up and we had a constructive chat with our trainer about the future plans of our hounds. After a nice hearty breakfast I returned home to my Sunday Henlow phone call from Angus the dog. He had lots of good words for dogs but I narrowed it down to two selections. One a nice pup (Blackrose Rebel) of Eric ‘I can do no wrong Cantellon’ landed the other selection (Conall) ran poorly so we had to settle for a small profit on the night!
Mondays are normally quiet days where I can catch up but I had arranged to get my office carpeted. Then an old sporting friend popped round for lunch and before I knew it it was late afternoon and no videos had been watched, no phone calls made. There were no opens at Romford or Notts but they were staging the bags championship. I saw three good things put them up in a trixie. But these graders are unreliable – two seconds and a winner – we were four points down. I had a run in with Fred Done and his Betfred who have restricted my account so much now it’s not worth bothering about! Another closed account! However as he was best priced on the Puppy Derby fancy I sent out a maximum bet for tomorrow to smash Betfred as a parting gift!
Up with the larks Tuesday straight on my iPad as the sharks are out early on a Sky night!
Decided upon two selections one stronger fancied than the other. Once my bets were placed I headed off to Wimbledon with my mate Andy. We met Carpo at the Cafe within the dog track grounds. We had just ordered when top Northern trainer Barrie Draper sat down with us. Had a lovely meal and in very good company, Barrie told us that he expected Farloe Warhawk to win which was a blow as I had tipped Lough Messi to my followers in that race. All the greyhound royalty were at the Don, eagerly awaiting the excellent Sky TV card.
The night got off to a flyer when my first selection Castlehill Aris bolted in. The connections were cheering him home with still a lap to go in the marathon. Now that’s confidence for you! My dinner guest wasn’t wrong as Warhawk did put his field to the sword. Doh!
I was all over Chicago in the Puppy Derby Final but puppies can’t get it wrong and for the first time he missed the break – race over last, a disaster for our maximum bet. But wait whose leading and took her chance Bubbly Beauty advised ante post at 10/1 after the first round.
Onto the St Leger Final our remaining ante post hopes were pinned to Fear Emoski who hadn’t been at her best in this comp but I just felt she would run well tonight. She gave it her all in truth finishing second but you really had to be there to witness Farloe Tango scything his way past the top stayers and running away from them by over seven lengths in a new track record time! An awesome performance.
We ended the momentous night after getting off the roller coaster 1/2 a point down and we live to fight another day!
Could have done with a lie in to be honest after yesterday but was up and away to kennels to get top physio Kevin Lewis to check over Head iton Tom as he was lame again after last weeks comeback trial. He needs three weeks off and treatment but it’s nothing major and he should be back winning again at Romford soon. Got Marco checked he was A1, though KL was amazed with his muscle development in the month since he’d last checked him. I unusually put a grader forward as a value tip but it ran poorly. Popped to Romford to watch trials before racing, as my new dog was trialling, he went well it was worth the petrol money.
Thursday saw an all graded card at Henlow swerved unless Angus the dog calls me with a hot one. Hove had some interesting opens with the other half of the card graded. No short ones for me, I put forward small investments on to bigger priced selections who I thought could outrun their odds. They were both shorter on my tissue. There was also a bags championship match at Sittingbourne with Romford in opposition that threw up potential betting opportunities. Some days there can just be too much going on! I was waiting with keen anticipation for the rest of the Hove card to be marked up as I had a strong fancy. My two bigger priced selections flattered but bombed but it was a profitable finish to the evening with my nap selection landing the lolly for subscribers advised at 7/4 early price and was duly returned at 4/5f. You must take advantage of these early prices. Ended nicely in front.
Friday’s as usual are my busiest day, newsletter to be sent out promptly along with a free tip.
We’re sticking with last weeks free tip selection over at Nottingham again this week. Bold Three is expected to come forward for last weeks run. He can trap better and if he does he can be first past the jam stick, and make the Eclipse Final.
Nottingham 8.19 Trap 2
Win bet @ 3/1 Betfred
Back next Friday.
Greyhound Master Tipster