Friday morning while being up in gods country was lovely it did however present a problem as my mother in law has no wifi. It never used to be a problem as her neighbour had no protection on her wifi until now. So the newsletter and free tip was delayed a tad as I made my way to my mums house. Once there I decided to get stuck in to the St Leger Semi Finals at Wimbledon than wait for the whole Romford card to be priced up. After last weeks track record demolition job I thought the 11/8 Paddy Power were offering was a standout on Racenight Jenny. Though I couldn’t get on with them one of the many bookmakers who closed my accounts for being too successful – they only want mug punters! I smashed as much of the 5/4 that Hills would give me. Sent it out to subscribers but decided that at that price it wasn’t a value free bet for my newsletter readers. So I went to the other semi final for the FFT and I took on the favourite Roxholme Dream with our ante post selection Millwards Teddy who represented better value at 9/4. Popped over to my brother in laws to watch all the action from Wimbledon & Romford. First my bitch Laura appeared to have a chance of leading up and winning her maiden at Romford. I backed her but the bookies were cautious and to compound matters there was a dreaded non runner in the race. She fell out missing the break and in the circumstances ran well to finish third. She will win a maiden soon when she traps like we know she can! Then my night got worse when Racenight Jenny ran terribly, was never a factor and I think she must have injured herself during the race.
Then more misery for me when Roxholme Dream just cleared the inside runners at the first corner to lead but Teddy was in hot pursuit, at several points I thought he was sure to win but Dream just did enough to hold on. The only plus side of the evening was that both our remaining St Leger ante post vouchers both Teddy 8/1 and King Kane 14/1 who took full advantage of Jenny under performing when winning his Semi, have live chances in Tuesdays Sky Final
Saturday probably just as well after last nights events that there was no worthwhile open races on for us to get involved in. So when I went up to my mums after a lovely pub lunch I quickly set about sending out a no bets email.
I read that my fears that Racenight Jenny had injured herself in her race and faced a lengthy lay off. We just have to take this on the chin as punters, it’s just unfortunate that we have had it happen twice in a week!
I decided I needed to have a night out with my family and have a night off the dogs completely to refresh my batteries. It was a good night and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Sunday saw some good racing at Henlow and Sittingbourne. I was a tad slow to go as I was feeling the after effects of last night! I was excited as both Patch and Marco were running, both appeared to have chances of winning. Though Marco was saddled with a poor trap draw my hope was he would smash out. Patch had his trap but had a worthy opponent in Brother Gerard to deal with. Popped up my mums for lunch and avail myself of the wifi. Over at Henlow I decided that Our Little Mix 5/2 was the one to get us back on track this month after our run of bad luck. Francis Lenton’s bitch was four from six over course & distance and I was keen that she could make it five from seven. I backed her before sending her out.
I went with my brother in law John down to the local Corals to watch all the action. I could watch both Sittingbourne and Henlow there. There were no punters on the FOBT’s just a handful of dog punters, that was refreshing!
Patch was first up and I decided to avail myself of the 5/4 in bangers & mash at the bookies. Interestingly they took the bet no problem and immediately said would I like tea or coffee and a biscuit! Patch bolted out and the danger caused his own trouble by moving off at the first bend, he quickly went six clear and the coral girls were getting it ready! However he started treading water off the last bend and to be fair the winner ran a massive race to pick him up right on the lollipop. Our little mix cheered me up a short time later trapping out and making all as I expected her too! I then set about getting my money back from the Coral girls – I decided on a risk free double to achieve this goal – Blackrose Vic and Putdownyourfoot – a short while later this goal was achieved with no dramas. Marco was up next and I had a small bet as the trap draw tapered enthusiasm. He didn’t trap and was crowded, finishing fourth. Better to come when he’s drawn closer to the rails.
Monday writing the newsletter weekends events while on the train travelling back home to the smoke! Just about to have lunch then decide on a selection from the Nottingham and Romford open cards. After much deliberation were going to Romford for our selection Millwards Master impressed me greatly on Friday with his turn of middle pace. He seems in good form and a repeat should win his heat of the Terry Jago Memorial. I thought the 7/4 offered by track owners was more than fair but I can’t get a bean on with them. So I had to go to my loyal bookies at Bet 365 and take their 6/4. Still I reckon he’s an even money shot on my tissue! We soon arrived at Kings X and made our way home. Time to have a takeaway tea before making it down to my local bookies to meet Andy to watch the action. There was not one moments worry with Master he tracked early leader Buoy Johnny before unleashing hid middle pace to take it up in the back straight! Job done. Watched all the other heats from Romford and the Eclipse semi finals from Nottingham. Homework is never ending!
Tuesday up early Sky cameras are over at Wimbledon for the St Leger & Puppy Derby Finals. You have to be on the ball sharpish on these nights as the sharks are hoovering up the prices early doors. Sorted out three decent price selections for subscribers who are hoping that one of our two ante post runners in the St Leger Finals can land us the money!
I thought the Hills quote of 13/2 on Forest Sara was far too big, the 5/1 Sidarian Blitz was also on the big side and Likeitalot looked very well drawn inside the two Irish runners the Puppy Final and told subscribers to take the 10/3 having missed the 4/1 earlier in the week.
I was going to go over to Wimbledon but I have a long day tomorrow as I’m going to watch the Tennis at the O2. So it’s my office for me watching it all on Sky Sports 2. The evening got off to a flyer with Forest Sara winning in fine style returned 3/1 which was the price she should have been not the 13/2 we all got about her thanks to Billy Hills traders! I banged in the best bet on the card Fizzypop Magic 11/8 advised for my Bet Kudos service when she led all the way in the marathon returned the 4/5f. We weren’t done yet with Heather Dimmock’s Sidarian Blitz smashing from the traps to lead all the landing us a 5/1 winner alongside the 13/2 winner earlier. Likeitalot my third and final selection was unable to name it a clean sweep, our Leger ante post runners Millwards Teddy got in early trouble but try as he might he couldn’t reel in a worthy winner in Roxholme Dream unbeaten throughout the event! King Kane ran as though something was amiss! This didn’t dampen my spirits however as we still finished the night a decent 15 points up.
Wednesday was a no bets day as already stated which was handy as I went to the O2 as Mrs D is an massive tennis fan. It’s nice to have a day away from the dogs. Had a long lovely full day despite me following the bookies and backing Cillic to beat Berdych in a double with Djokovic who by the way was simply awesome. He is made of rubber and can bend like a gymnast, he returns shots that are un-returnable. There other top players must wonder how they can beat him when he’s in such form!
Thursday I caught up with my 10 month grand daughter Poppy who brightens up even the darkest of days with her infectious smile. There were only two opens at Hove alongside the three heats of a 428 metre competition at Henlow. So not a lot to get my teeth stuck into from a tipping perspective, I decided to go with a small win trixie with Betfred on the three 428 metre heats at Henlow. Backed and sent out accordingly. I went for Our Little Mix 1/1 Any Brindle 2/1 and Westmead Roberto 9/4. Had to do some tidying up before retreating into my office to watch the action. Couldn’t get too excited about the action on show – anyway Little Mix couldn’t cope with Brannew Rock, Any Brindle hosed up but Roberto couldn’t cope with A New Venture. So a winner but two seconds let the trixie down.
Looking forward to Romford tomorrow.
Waking up to a very wet Friday morning in Essex but having looked at the weather forecast the rain should clear away by lunch time. Why have I become Michael Fish I hear you ask? Just like the racing chaps the weather can play havoc with any selections especially any potential track bias, the way that tracks are designed the inside of the track is heavier and slower than the outside with prolonged wet weather!
The feature event at Romford is the £1000 Terry Jago Memorial Final where the prolific Adageo Bob is looking to land yet another victory. His heat victory in picking up Fivestar Clipper was awesome. However his draw in trap four tapers enthusiasm slightly as does four wide runners and he has big Blue Freedom on his inner. The superstar that Bob is he may still win but Fivestar Clipper looks right back to his best in his recent runs and has trap six to aid him. He’s my each way selection to win the Final at a whopping 6/1.
Romford 9.24 Trap 6
Each Way bet @ 6/1 Bet 365
Back next Friday.
Greyhound Master Tipster