Friday I woke up with a migraine and my headache became worse when free tip Forest Oscar ran poorly and never looked like repeating his earlier good form. Marco again never came away from trap 1 but he ran on very strong to comfortably qualify for Wednesday’s semi final where we hope he breaks better from trap 3.
Saturday was Grand National day and I took full advantage of the fantastic offer from b365 which saw you get half your stake returned, so I bet all the ones I fancied as soon as I got up on Saturday before any betfan emails were sent out! Included in my selections were the winner Pineau De Re 28/1 and the 4th placed horse Alvardo 40/1. I saw both Andy Bell and the Gambling Don both nailed the winner! Back to the real day job and I thought Jaytee Lightning was a very solid bet in his Scottish Derby and posted it out to subscribers. Lightning did everything that I expected bolted out and led, he looked home & hosed but was nailed on the line by the Irish raider Mind the Net. Next weeks Final looks a cracker.
Sunday saw my usual kennel visit – Tommy’s toe looks sore after he caught the hare at the drop opinion his sprint trial last week and will need another week to heal up properly. But he will be back winning soon. I caught up with Angus the dog for a spot of lunch my Henlow correspondent who was very keen on Bodell Lizzie but the more I looked at the card the more competitive it seemed with lots of short ones that I fancied. So it was a no bet day and elected just to watch the ante post selections in the Henlow Gold Cup. There were a number of shocks but thankfully we had Jazz Tilly put in a very good performance winning her semi final. She must go very close in the Final.
Monday I was up early and dropped off my car for a service before nipping back home to look after my beautiful grand daughter Poppy-Rose. We watched the weeks replays together and I then set about looking at the Nottingham card hoping b365 price up the races tonight.
B365 priced up but there was no value between there pricing up and my tissue, so no bets were advised. However as predicted in last weeks newsletter Blackhouse Heidi won the Stayers Final, after letting us down in the heats!
Tuesday I didn’t bother with the trial session at Romford instead I caught up with some emails and liaised with Betfan over my upcoming Greyhound Derby service.
Looking at the opens at Sheffield the same applied as Monday no value – no bet. I won’t send out tips just for the sake of it!
Wednesday an early post was sent out to subscribers to back Oakfield Lucy who looked thrown in at Romford in an S1 – 11/4 was simply too big. She duly hosed up by 5 lengths in 35.50 returned 5/4f. This cheered me up after Blackstone Marco was eliminated in the Pinpoint Recruitment Arc Semi Final earlier in the evening. Marco just never seemed happy round the Swindon bends. So it’s onwards and upwards to the Derby with a couple of trials before the event starts next month. There are a lot worse 100/1 shots.
Speaking of the £200,000 William Hill Greyhound Derby I am doing another Greyhound Derby Tips – I much prefer separating the Derby from my own Master Tipster Site. There is a lot of dog racing to go round. Last year I made a profit on both sites running them side by side. I intend to do exactly the same again.
So for a one off payment you will get me to guide you through the whole of the Derby from my ante post selections before the action kicks off right through to the Grand Final night action.
Existing subscribers to my GMT service should have all received an email last night from Betfan with an option to join the Greyhound Derby site at a reduced price. We made a very nice profit last year and I intend to do even better this year!
Newsletter readers who want to join my Greyhound Derby service can do so by clicking this link…
Thursday sees the start of the Coral Regency stayers competition for which Greyhound of the Year Farloe Tango is a very short price ante post favourite. I sent out two early selections to subscribers from the heats. I liked the early pace of Sinbad but he unusually slept at lid rise and despite running well he wasn’t able to make any inroads on fast winner Stainless Steel.
However all was not lost when the second selection Watch N Learn weaved her way through the field to win a shade comfortably advised at 2/1 returned 5/4f ensured my clients finished with a small profit on the night.
Friday as there was nothing that wetted the appetite at Romford tonight instead I’m holding the free tip over to Saturday night’s Scottish Derby Final where I was so taken with Pat Buckley’s Mind the Net who picked up my tip Jaytee Lightning in the semi after Paul Young’s dog led. I’m sure there is a ping break in this Irish dog and if he leads nothing will catch him, not even the Spy. The 3/1 and bigger have all disappeared this week with the High Street bookmakers but it’s still available on the Betfair Sportsbook.
Ladbrokes Scottish Derby Final (12/4)
Mind the Net
Win bet @ 3/1 Betfair Sportsbook
Back next Friday.
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