Saturday, 22 October 2016

Saturday's Racing Tip (22nd Oct)

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A number of two-year-old races today. The Racing Post Trophy being the headline act although, is it just me, but does it look a poor renewal? I have written about this race for 10Bet bookmakers on their blog. I will be watching the race with interest. I very rarely bet in pattern races or even stakes races for that matter.  No doubt if I took the time to analyse these events I could narrow it down to the great and the good but I find maidens but much interesting. 

Nothing much to talk about on Friday and I don't feel inspired by today's offering. I will have a quick look and note anything worthy of your time. However, I very much doubt you will be that interested.

I can't see anything worth half a bet let alone a whole one. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday's Racing Tips (21st Oct)

So much for having an easy day - it turns into a busy evening. Plenty of two-year-old races with big fields. I can't say these giant numbers fill me with inspiration but I will take a look and see what catches the eye. 

1:20 Newbury - 

Frankel offspring have outperformed everyone's expectation as a super sire. UAE King is held in high regard by Roger Varian, whose stable form was poor until these last few weeks. Should go well. 

2:00 Doncaster - 

Interweave has been fancied in the betting on both starts to date. Although beaten ten lengths by Sobetsu at Newmarket Sir Michael Stoute does rate this daughter of Dutch Art. 

I may add a few more notes once the betting settles although I can't see any standout bets at the moment. 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Who is the Best Gambler in the World?

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Just a couple of two-year-old races today. Nothing too inspiring. So what shall I do? Have a rest day. It can be tiring juggling racing and all these websites I run. I'm like a headless chicken.

Interesting question: Who is the best gambler in the world? 

In many ways, it is a stupid question as we are unlikely to know the existence of this person. I have this thought of a man dressed as a woman living somewhere in Sheffield and to distract normal folk from appreciating any discernable facts, they pull a rocking horse behind them by a length of orange, plastic rope and sitting in the saddle is a replica of Bagpus. 

I never said it made any sense but I do know of one pro gambler who actually wears a disguise and a regular at Yarmouth racecourse. So keep a look out. 

In always it makes me smile when a stockbroker is seen as something amazing and someone who bets on the horses is a mug punter. Yeah....right. Most people can see no further than the end of their rather short nose. In fact, I don't think some people even have a nose by the way they lack logic or objectivity.I know I'm not perfect. I say too much on websites when I'm in a contemplative mood. Please, don't take my words to heart. In truth, as you know, I do my best for our readers and ask nothing in return. 

Gambling. Who are these people? Let's consider something as an analogy. Chickens. They flap their wings, lay eggs, peck things and strut their stuff. However, one chicken doesn't count for every chicken, hey. This will fascinate you! The American Poultry Asociation recognises 65 different breeds of chicken. How many different forms of gambling? Probably more than chickens. And then all those gamblers who have their own niche. That could equate to millions of variants. 


They say you should never sell the goose which lays the golden egg. I'm sure that goes for chickens and especially for gamblers selling their information. Luckily for me, I can detail my knowledge in the form of racing tips and you are very unlikely to appreciate how I do this. That's good news for me. It's my goose which lays the golden eggs and while I may sell the eggs my goose is mine to keep.

I do ramble on. Pointless rambling, perhaps. (Don't say yes.) I've helped you make some money. Well, if you have been listening closely you will know by now that I am not your average racing tipster.  

I class myself as a very good gambler. Yes, I know I'm modest, too. I am confident in my ability to forward information at a consistent level which is a rarity these days. Many of our readers have signed up to our mailing list at Professional Gamblers.If you haven't visited this website then you are missing out on the best motivational video on planet Earth. Also, it will mean you can hear about all the stuff which, basically, makes your gambling pay. 

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wednesday's 2YO Racing Tips (19th Oct)

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Very busy today with one thing and another so this will be straight to the point. 

1:30 Newmarket - White Chocolate ran well on debut when second over one mile. Interesting to see how this drop back in distance suits. Jamie Spencer has been in fine form when riding for David Simcock's two-year-old with nearly a 30% strike rate. From a statistical point of view, this grey filly has very good win and place claims. Rae Guest's Nostalgia placed on debut at huge odds and owned and bred by Miss K. Rausing. Has each-way claims.   

3:05 Newmarket - A large field and plenty of high-profile stables represented. Rummani is held in some regard by Charlie Appleby. Not sure if 5/4 is a value bet with form horses in opposition, but connections will be disappointed if this well bred son of Dubawi can't chalk up his first win.  

4:15 Newmarket - An EBF Maiden Stakes over 1 mile. John Gosden has a wealth of two-year-olds this season. Stradivarius comes from a good family and cost 330,000G at the yearling sales. He started his career at Nottingham over 1 mile and half a furlong finishing a respectable fifth behind Contrapposto. That looked a decent race and the fact this chestnut colt was priced 3/1 suggests connection expected a bold show. I'd keep an eye on the betting, but if priced 13/2 & less SP has each-way claims.   

6:20 Kempton - Looks out of the three if the betting is anything to go by. Archer's Row is odds-on for Saeed bin Suroor. It might give each-way backers a chance to pounce with Pivoine. This bay colt was well backed on debut but disappointed in third place some lengths behind Via Egnatia. I will keep an eye on the betting and wait for the market to settle before concluding my thoughts.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

2:50 Yarmouth 2YO Racing Tips (18th Oct) BREEDERS BACKING RACING EBF MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (Plus 10 Race) (CLASS 4) (2yo)

Neshmeya, Charlie Hills, Yarmouth,
An EBF Maiden Fillies Stakes (Plus 10) over 1m 3y on good to soft going. Fifteen two-year-olds take part. 

Very rushed for time this evening so I will just write a few lines regarding the major protagonists although this could well be a competitive heat. 

Neshmeya and God Given catch the eye. 

Charles Hills trains Neshmeya who is a daughter of Lawman out of a very talented mare who won three times in her career when trained by John Gosden for George Strawbridge. She achieved an official rating of 115, winning at Group 3 & placed in the Epsom Oaks Group 1. 

Neshmeya cost 425,000G as a foal and runs in the silks of Hamdan Al Maktoum. She was made favourite for her debut at Newmarket over 7f but put in her place by Talaayeb who raced in the Hamdan second colours. The winner, trained by Owen Burrows, was substantially backed from 25/1 - 10/1. It was a comfortable victory from a filly who will contest pattern class next season. 

There is no disgrace finishing runner-up to a talented juvenile although I imagine Hills was bemused because I have little doubt connections fancied both horses and probably favoured this bay filly. With almost one month on the sidelines, connections will be hoping for a bold display. This extra furlong looks ideal. From our analysis, we can identify this filly is one of the better juveniles in the stable. She should take a lot of beating and this will be seen as a stepping stone to loftier plans next year.

Interesting to see Luca Cumani sending God Given to Yarmouth for her second start as it is a course he often targets with his better juveniles. This daughter of Nathaniel is owned and bred by St Albans Bloodstock. The mare has produced some talents including Postponed [sired by Dubawi]. This bay filly was fancied to go well on her debut at Newmarket when racing over one mile. She was trounced by Sobetsu after looking very much in need of the run, plugging on in the closing stages to take third place. Sobetsu did little when competing at the highest level next start - unplaced in the Fillies' Mile Group 1. In truth, the Newmarket maiden may not have been the strongest. God Given should improve for that initial first start but will need to do just that to threaten Neshmeya. Cumani holds this juvenile is high order so if fancied in the betting has respectable each-way claims. 

It is always difficult to assess debutantes at this time of year. Many have the ability but the key [if not difficulty] is assessing their fitness. There are plenty of top-class trainers fielding two-year-olds at this meeting and it could be the case one or two are pushed out to value odds with the favourites taking so much of the market. 

That in itself brings problems as most of these juveniles are best assessed by the betting, specifically when they are shorter odds. 

Shutter Speed would hold fair each-way claims if priced 13/2 & less SP. 

Song Maker has shown ability on two starts to date. 

Conclusion: A big field, lots of debutantes, a smattering of form horses including the two favourites who may well test these to the limit. Neshmeya is a costly horse who is held in high regard by connections. They were most likely shocked to lose on debut and this looks an ideal opportunity to lose her maiden tag. The price is short for a multitude of reasons and why this youngster will start favourite if not odds on. Definitely, the one to beat. As with all short priced horses - they have to perform to win. God Given has to improve to beat the jolly but I suspect Cumani has seen a marked change in this filly since her first start. From a statistical point of view, she holds decent each-way claims if fancied in the betting. A few form horses/debutantes come here with some chance. However, I would stick with the two major hopes and have a point win on both. 

Monday, 17 October 2016


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A Maiden Auction Stakes over 6f on soft going. Quite a restricted race type. A mix of colts, fillies & geldings. Not far from an egg and spoon race!

Ten two-year-olds take part. A couple of the more fancied juveniles have ample race experience if not fully exposed. 

The betting suggests this is a four-horse race with the next best priced 20/1. 

Owners and trainers will breathe a sigh of relief if victory comes their way. 

Certainly, three of the four look exposed with one horse, perhaps, the ace in the hand.

John Quinn's two-year-old string has not hit the headlines this season. Of late, he has achieved a win or two so the yard may be bullish about the chances of the once-raced Benjamin Thomas. This bay colt is a son of Mayson who finished runner-up on debut over course and distance. He drifted in the betting but was pretty well found in the market at 10/1. In many respects, that didn't look the strongest heat. Father McKenzie had a string of placed efforts but powered home to win with ease. The third horse hadn't shown much ability and disappointed since. This 25,000G breeze-up purchase should improve for that debut. Most of the opposition look like fighters trapped on the ropes, while this chap may be seen as a budding, Mohammed Ali. I fear he will offer little value if becoming the punters' fixation with exposed horses to beat.

Henry Spiller is a new trainer to the ranks and knows a decent horse when he sees one. Broughton's Story is a bay colt who has run three times and went well enough on his second start at Wolverhampton over 6f. This son of Royal Applause finished fourth at odds of 50/1. He finished three lengths behind the third which does bring slight concerns he may have been flattered. This February foal stepped up in distance next time out when made favourite but clipped heels and unseated his rider. A relatively cheap yearling purchase, he was struggling for pace and didn't look the fastest horse on four legs before stumbling. A tricky juvenile to assess but one I would watch after his last misdemeanor. 

Nigel Tinkler doesn't have many two-year-olds in training and the majority are of limited ability. Sheepscar Lad looked a prime candidate for the wooden spoon after finishing last on his debut at Thirsk. However, this Irish-bred gelding, a son of Arcano, nearly made the bookmaker's day when he cast aside his calipers when stepping back to the minimum trip at Beverley losing by a head at odds of 40/1. He cost £30,000 at the breeze-up sales. His mother [Picadilly Filly] was a talent winning at Listed class and placed up to Group 1 for trainer Edward Creighton [the best horse Ed had in his career]. Sheepscar Lad ran well at this course over 5f when runner-up but he does seem rather in and out of form. It is most likely that he isn't the greatest standard with an official rating of just 68 and that is the issue rather than having good 'n' bad days. He wasn't disgraced at York when stepping up to five and a half furlong, running on, so perhaps this extra yardage may help. He is a tricky customer but you wouldn't say he can't win because a couple of efforts have been less than one length away.

Lucky Mistake has been runner-up on no less than four of his six races. This Irish-bred son of Fast Company, trained by Richard Fahey, has been a model of consistency and perhaps should have been called Unlucky Mistake. A relatively cheap yearling purchase at just 10,000G he must have had a few punters close to tears with losses at 1/2f, 4/9f & 1/1f. If you have been on each of those you deserve a medal as well as a decent return. Once again, (Un)Lucky Mistake is strong in the betting second-favourite at 15/8 behind John Quinn's charge (whose doing the Ali Shuffle). Will this February foal be second again? If you have bet on each of those losses it would be rude not to poke your hand in your pocket for a conciliatory tenner. God forbid if Benjamin Thomas drifts in the betting and ''Lucky'' starts favourite! 

Conclusion: I often refer to lowly auction maidens as egg and spoon races. Unflattering. This isn't quite that standard because Benjamin Thomas may bring light to the occasion. This will probably be as good chance as he finds. I'm not sure if I would jump in at short odds. Lucky Mistake has the ability but those second places don't inspire his victims to return with hot cash. Sheepscar Lad is a law unto himself. He does like Pontefract. I think. Broughton's Story has something to prove in my book but he did unseat his rider last time which may have hidden those Pegasus wings. Not a betting race for me. But, in its own way, a fascinating little contest. Whoever wins, it will make connections day. Good luck. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

2:15 Newcastle 2YO Racing Tips (16th Oct) EQUINEPRODUCTS-UKLTD.COM/EBF MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (Plus 10 Race) (CLASS 4) (2yo)

Lordship Stud, Lord Lloyd Webber, Moondust,
An EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10) over 6f on standard going. A large field of two-year-olds all raced bar a debutante. 

Moondust makes some appeal. This bay filly is a daughter of Exceed And Excell and expensive yearling purchase at 180,000G. Racing in the familiar silks of Lordship Stud & Lord Lloyd Webber, this April foal has been short odds on both starts to date. She had no luck in running on debut when hampered and subsequently eased. John Gosden stepped her up in distance next start when racing over 7f at Leicester. There was good money for this youngster that day and she traveled well but tired in the closing stages and looked to need this lesser trip. Connections will be feeling they have a big shot here and if available at each-way prices would be high on the shortlist. 

Sir Michael Stoute is a law unto himself with his two-year-olds. The classic good, bad but never ugly (such is the cost of these well-bred specimens). Panova is owned and bred by Cheveley Park Stud. This daughter of Invincible Spirit started her career at Chelmsford over 6f. This bay filly was slow away and inexperienced on this turning course and done well in the closing stages but could not reach the leaders. Backers fancied their chances next start at Kempton knowing there would be a marked improvement. She ran on well but couldn't catch Dubai One who is held in high regard by Godolphin. Panova is a progressive filly who is likely to benefit from the straight course and will be primed. If she can stick with the lead, she will most definitely run to the line. 

Dandy Bird and Ocean Princess are closely matched on their latest performance over course and distance. It is questionable whether that was a very strong race. The former trained by James Givens improved for the step up in distance and showed good pace belying her 40/1 odds. Dandy Bird is likely to set a brisk pace, while Ocean Princess may need a fast run race and try to pick up the pieces in the final furlong. I would favour the favourites. 

The only debutante hails from Roger Varian's stable who is firing in a few winners after a dismal early season. The Dealer's Choice is an American-bred daughter of Exchange Rate who cost just 33,000G when purchased at the yearling sales by Hetland Hill Farm. Now owned by J. Shack, this grey will need to be pretty smart to deny the leading contenders. Kremlin House Stables can ready a newcomer and if priced 13/2 & less SP deserves respect.

Bearag is the only other horse to figure in the market. She was behind Dandy Bird & Ocean Princess when finishing fourth and couple of lengths away. 

The betting suggests the rest have little chance.

Conclusion: Not much to choose between Dandy Bird, Ocean Princess, and Bearag. I don't think the form of that race is anything special and, hence, this should revolve between the two major hopes and debutante. Panova is progressive and will go well. I just wonder at the short odds if there is a may be more value elsewhere. Moondust will appreciate this trip after struggling to get home last time at Leicester. I can imagine connection fancied their chances that day, as I did, and they will be looking for a win. She traveled very well before petering out in the closing stages. This drop in trip will take away some of her pace but if available at each-way odds must hit the frame. I often split my stake rather than go for an each-way bet. I would have a point win on both Panova and Moondust and hope Gosden's charge hits the line first. The Dealer's Choice could be a danger, especially so if strong in the market, but, on balance, I would take her on. 

Friday, 14 October 2016

2:00 Haydock 2YO Racing Tips (14th Oct) DAVID SMITH TRAVEL MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (Plus 10 Race) (CLASS 5) (2yo)

A long day so I will try to keep this to the basics. Never happens. I'm  running on fumes. Petrol. Whisky. Absinthe.... A lethal concoction if I every tasted one. Please don't take this stuff with paracetamol!  

So what's of interest? You night ask. A big old field but we will focus on the major contenders to the point where my energy gives out.

A field of thirteen fillies. Six furlongs. Plus 10. Good going. 

Queen Of Time is interesting. Henry Candy has been quiet this season with his two-year-olds, which slightly tempers my enthusiasm. However, there is always a very good reason why I say everything. This Irish-bred daughter of Harbour Watch has fair each-way claims unless she is exceptionally weak in the betting. 

Eartha Kitt is definitely one to fear. Tom Dascombe holds this home-bred daughter of Pivotal in some regard and she comes from a talented mare. Ceiling Kitty won at Royal Ascot. Chasemore Farm owns and bred this February foal. She was well backed on debut over course and distance when just half a length behind Moonlit Show who has since won again at Listed class in Ireland. She was praised by her trainer, Charlie Fellow, and quoted as a horse going places. Eartha Kitt is a tough nut to crack. If available at each-way prices, I'd be surprised if she didn't go very well indeed. 

As the season comes to a close, John Gosden has been sending out lots of debutantes. Cashla Bay is a daughter of Fastnet Rock. A costly yearling purchase at 220,000G. She is out of a Group 3 winning sprint mare who wasn't disgraced when competing at Group 1. The stable have respectable win and place claims with debutantes priced 13/2 & less SP. Interesting.

Bombay Dream ran well enough on debut when unfancied in the betting. If backed to 13/2 & less SP would figure. Best watched if outside this betting guide.

Peter Chapple-Hyam fields Classical Times, which races in the familiar silks of Alan Belshaw. This daughter of Lawman is out of a talented mare who was similarly owned and trained. Sunday Times finished runner-up in the Cheveley Park Stakes Group 1 at odds of 33/1 and proved victorious at Group 3 with the highest official rating of 109. If this filly has the ability, no trainer can ready a debutant like Chapple-Hyam. The betting is key. If priced 13/2 & less SP would hold fair each-way claims. 

Conclusion: I would consider both Ertha Kitt and Queen Of Time will run big races. Tom Dascombe's horse looks a hard nut to crack. In fact, the more I think about this filly the more I fear her in opposition to the above mentioned. If Eartha Kitt drifts to an each-way price, I wouldn't knock anyone betting. She should hit the frame if not win. Henry Candy's filly has decent each-way claims, although may have something to prove on form. Statistically, she looks a fair type. Cashla Bay is an expensive buy. She could be a thorn in my side if a talent. As detailed, the betting should be the key to her chances. Classical Times is another who if backed should make her presence felt.

Thursday, 13 October 2016


Nijinsky, Lester Piggott,
A Maiden Auction Stakes over 1 mile on standard going. Quite a restricted race type for this six-runner race. As far as the betting is concerned, this is a three-horse race and most likely a dual. Charlie McBride is a superb trainer and deserving of more patrons to bolster his string of juveniles. Claire's Secret sticks in my mind as I actually tipped her to win the last start on our very successful website This daughter of Sakhee's Secret was backed all day long and started 11/4f. It looked a great bet and all seemed fine and dandy until James Tate's Ocean Air flew home and won by a head. The winner drifted markedly in the betting and that was very much to do with his inexperience. However, Clair'es Secret lost little in defeat (I wasn't happy though) and a real battling girl. Definitely the sort of girl who would swing a handbag at you if you so much as looked in her direction. She is priced the second favourite at 15/8. I'm slightly surprised she isn't favourite. [Note: One bookie had this priced at 15/8 but in general it seems 6/4.]

That honour goes to Masonic. If you see someone placing a bet with one trouser leg hitched halfway up their calf you know the horse they fancy. I saw this colt when he made his debut at Great Yarmouth. He was backed from much bigger prices and turned out to be the only horse to challenge the odds-on favourite, Marilyn, who wasn't pressed to win. The form of Robyn Brisland's charge has been rather up and down. Uncertainty has ruled with this horse. Which Masonic will turn up is the question and betting at even money does look a touch short. I wouldn't bet on those odds myself but each to their own. 

Winning Bid has been battling away and has the visor applied for the first time. Harry Dunlop's horse has an element of ability but it does seem a struggle.

Conclusion: I have a slight phobia about betting straight wins and unless a horse touches each-way odds I am a little reserved. Claire's Secret and Masonic. It sounds like a male chauvinist pig (joke) meets Clair Balding. In an intellectual debate or arm wrestle, I would vote for the girl with the full head of hair. Claire's Secret has a very good chance to win and at the odds (even though I have a phobia) she is worth a small win bet. 

Monday, 10 October 2016

1:30 Windsor Racing Tips (10th Oct) BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (2yo)

Cheveley Park Stud,
A number of two-year-old races today. 

I will try to keep this as concise as possible, which is a word I often struggle with. 

1:30 Windsor - An open race. Definitely need to let the betting settle before taking the plunge as it could well remove one or two out of the frame. Star Stream ran a stormer on debut. He was highly testing in the Convivial at York but disappointed. Punters will be banking on a return to form but whether you want to take 6/4 is a matter of opinion. This son of Acclamation could drift in the betting. 

From a statistical point of view, Vibes has each-way claims. This son of Helmet was relatively fancied on debut at Salisbury and finished a respectable third. 

Another juvenile with claims is Trump's Magic. David Evans should go well is priced 13/2 & less SP. If weak in the betting I would take a watching brief. 

Henry Candy hasn't had a vintage year with his two-year-olds and Rebecca Rocks was priced 7/2 when making her debut at Lingfield.  This daughter of Exceed And Excel ran no race and hasn't been seen since early June, which suggests she may have suffered an injury that day or in the meantime. This bay filly has a wide draw which isn't ideal but if back to her best should go well. I can detail that whatever the price of this juvenile she has a fighting chance of a place and if backed to 13/2 & less SP would be one of the leading lights. 

Founding Father hails from a trainer I hold in high esteem. James Tate knows a decent horse and combined with Saeed Manana make a potent force. This bay colt is a son of Sir Percy was a 40,000G breeze-up buy. Worthy of respect. 

Conclusion: A tricky race. The favourite looked to run an exceptional race on debut and even though disappointing in the Convivial at York, that entry does detail some confidence from Marcus Tregoning. I feel this horse will drift in the betting and that may be needed to tempt punters because the early prices look short. Vibes, Trump's Magic & Rebecca Rocks have chances. The two former will go well if priced 13/2 & less SP. If outside this betting guide I would take a watching brief. Rebecca Rocks is definitely one of the major hopes and even at big prices could hit the frame and if significantly backed. Founding Father is worthy of respect. The betting is key.