Friday I thought I had sorted out a value bet from Romford’s flying four priced up races for all my subscribers and newsletter readers. I was all over Marmalady at a whopping 11/2 and had backed her accordingly. Sent off the Newsletter and took my cocker spaniel out for a walk. While I was out I got a text telling me that Marmalady was a non runner!
Not what I wanted to hear and despite looking hard for a replacement, nothing caught my eye. Subscribers had to wait until the late afternoon once the ‘enemy’ had priced up all the races on the Romford card. I sent out two selections Opus Star 9/2 in the sprint and Benkaat Panther 4/1 in the 575 maiden. I unusually decided to pass on my regular Friday night pilgrimage to Romford and settled down on my office sofa to watch the action with a few beers! Opus Star disappointed in the sprint and just reminded me why I shouldn’t bet/tip in sprint races. However Mark Wallis Benkaat Panther duly bolted out and led trap to line to land us another night of profit.
Saturday saw me finishing the new front garden fence with the assistance of my son in the morning. Then it was time to sort out a selection from St Leger heats. I’m never too keen to get heavily involved in the first round when I have played ante post, as I like to watch all the runners over the c&d. However there was a bitch I liked in the last heat called Racenight Jenny 5/2 and that was my selection for the subscribers. Settled down in the office to watch all the action once again with a couple of cold ones. All my ante post runners apart from the 33/1 long shot Rearguard Bond safely made it through to round two. Jenny was worth waiting for in the last heat when wearing down the leader on the run in to land us another winner and a further 10 points profit!
Sunday I had a busy day went to watch my son play football before coming home and sending out one strong selection Cash Game 6/4 in the Henlow sprint to subscribers before shooting out to my friend Jills b’day lunch which did go on a bit longer than I anticipated. However I made Henlow just in time to watch Cash Game hose up. I have never seen the Henlow car park so busy. I was hopeful that my own dog Goes Hot could win his race and backed him to do so, but it appears he got a bit stirred up in the kennels as they are very close to the track. So he may have lost his race before it started. He flew out and led to the third bend finishing third. I bumped into ‘the colonel’ aka Kevan Minter Betfan’s newest recruit. It was buzzing track side and the main event the £10,000 to the winner RPGTV Henlow Derby Final was won by Charlie Listers Southern Mesut a dog who I have a lot of time for and put up in the Yarmouth derby ante post where he was unlucky. I should have kept the faith!
Monday I woke up to a lovely autumnal sunny day but there were only two opens on in the UK two heats of a hurdle comp at Romford, where both odds jollys looked good. So a no bets day was advised. I did a few chores before settling down to look at tomorrow’s Sky covered Nottingham card for a winner or two to continue my fine run.
Tuesday saw another lovely bright sunny morning greet me as I walked the dog and picked up a Racing Post. Sorted out a Sky TV selection for subscribers and backed it. Watched the videos from last week. Settled down in my office to watch all the action was very disappointed with selection Moss Lane Sue 13/8 who ran no race at all. But I was looking forward to the main event the British breeders stakes as I had watched all the heats and semi finals. I had sent out a selection to my subscribers as soon as the prices came out for the Final. Golden Apple was a massive 9/2 with Coral after the fastest semi final win. Too big and my idea of the winner. He tracked the hot fav & early leader King Dec round to the third bend before taking it up and I was cheering him home when Swansalona Diva came out of the clouds and nailed Apple right on the jam stick! I was gutted – not for my bet but my pride in being the only tipster who picked Apple to win! Went to bed in a right mood 22.5 points profit down the drain by a very short head.
Wednesday I was still smarting from last nights events. At last some open racing from Peterborough to have a look at on RPGTV – 3 heats of a sprint, 4&6 bend comps but the finals are on Saturday not next Wednesday.
My grand daughter Poppy came round to visit in the afternoon and she quickly cheered me up.
Put forward two selections at Peterborough with the same result as last night at Nottingham really. The first selection Thinking Big 4/1 never broke, was crowded at the first bend and never a factor after. Perhaps in hindsight I was asking a bit much after such a long lay off with injury.
The second selection Urban Road 9/4 bolted out and led pretty much all of the way until (déjà Vu) he was also nailed on the line by a head. That’s just the way it goes. I’m sure we will get our selections home in a photo soon enough. These things have a habit of levelling out over the piece.
Thursday saw Hove with a few opens on the card to choose from along with two 428 maidens at Henlow. There was nothing that appealed to me at Hove and you all should know I never bet for the sake of it! So I sent out a no bets email after spotting one or two interesting runners at Romford tomorrow night. Took a longer look at the Romford card in preparation for the Friday Free Tip. Though I put out no bets I still watched the action in my office, it was an interesting programme where Kevin Ackerman was the guest, he’s the chief executive at Towcester, where the newest greyhound track opens on December 6th and the following week 13th there’s a live Sky programme from the track. Exciting times!
Friday mornings are always an early start, with my newsletter to send out along with the accompanying free tip. The Free Tip has to come from one of the flying four races. I’m going back to a dog whose already done this column a favour. Maxine Locke’s Hometown Day who has recently been plying his trade, with some success in top grade Romford contests. This open doesn’t appear any harder than those graded contests. He’s a dog that needs to lead to win and he seems to have a good opportunity to do just that tonight.
Whatever happens tonight it’s been another profitable month that’s 22 now from 27 since going live with Betfan. Long term consistent profit.
Who would have thought that possible from greyhound racing?
Romford 8.50 Trap 4
Win bet @ 7/2 B365
Back next Friday.
Greyhound Master Tipster