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  1. 8.40 Stratford
    John Ferneley Standard NH Flat Race (Conditional Jockeys And Amateur Riders)

    Selection: Inisheer Boy

    Irish trainer Ron O’Leary brings over this six year old bought for £43.000gbp and he has a decent strike rate in these races (4/13) although his PTP run was disappointing (7th) he is related to winning hurdlers and flat horses, trainer is a shrewd handler so take note if the money comes, the danger to my selection could be Crazy Chester, Mick Easterby rarely has a runner here so it cannot be dismissed that this PTP winner may be fancied by his connections also.

  2. Worcester 5.50 novice hurdle 2m 7f
    Selection, LETBESO

    This looks decent novice race for the time of year with my selection being from the red hot yard of peter bowen. The selection ran 2nd over course and distance last time out and faces the winner again (my lucky flame) here but I’m confident Peter Bowens inmate will turn that bit of form around as he did himself no favours by not settling till well into the race,the big danger looks to be AS I AM, who looked a nice prospect when winning over 2m 4f here lto, but I’m not sure he’ll stay this extra distance,and the other main challenger GARRYLEIGH jumping may not be up to him winning this, so at the prices I’m backing the selection and hope that the yards red hot form continues

  3. Thursday 4th july
    perth 5.30 n h flat race

    selection MUTANAWWER

    my selection is from the small yard of andy crook, and is not known for bumper winners, but this flat breds debut 2nd at market rasen was a fine effort and he can only come on for that..taking the race up 2 out he looked all over the winner but went down a neck to a steve gollings inmate with McCoy in the plate, if the selection can settle better then i’m hopeful he’ll get his head in front, the dangers are the likely favourite DEFINITE ROW trained by the shrewd g,elliott won well lto in a weak race at hexham for mares only and theres no doubt her trainer expects her to go well again here as the booking of the champ looks significant.
    the other danger is the Donald McCain owned and trained MR SATCO his debut win at kelso was gutsy he made all that day and was expected to run well again lto at uttoxeter but was disappointing, carrying a penalty in these races is always difficult and now the trainer puts up a decent conditional who takes 7lb off, and that can only help this one’s chances

  4. MARKET RASEN
    3.45 handicap chase 2m 6 furlongs

    SELECTION , BRUNSWICK GOLD

    steve gollings 8yr old has a fine record at his local track , a c.d winner and good runs at other distances, the ground is not a problem and the trainer puts Richard Johnson in the plate for todays ride, i’m confident that with a clear round my selection will be bang there.the dangers to my selection are the jonjo o’neill and tony mccoy trained and ridden LOST LEGEND who arguably
    comes here in the best form of any of the field after winning at Worcester and stratford,but I think he is a better horse going right handed were here we are left handed, the other danger could be PADDY THE HARE who,s win lto at uttoxeter puts him in the mix and I have a healthy respect for his trainer dr r dp newland

  5. 8.25 ROSCOMMON
    Boyle mares (ladies) flat race 2m

    SELECTION: SUE AND ISI (NAP)

    My selection is trained by noel meade and Katie walsh takes the ride, this 4yr old daughter of kalanisi is related to hurdle winners (claragh native) and comes here after a decent debut at wexford (3rd) where she was unlucky after being bumped in the straight she lost 2nd place yards from the line and I expect her to have come on a bundle for that and with trip and ground in her favour she,s a strong bet for me tonight, the meade yard are not in great form but they have not had lots of runners lately although the yards record in bumpers is still to be respected 2 winners from 24 runners and 10 placed runners .the main danger to my selection is the k Prendergast likely favourite KATIE T who has arguably better form than my selection coming into this race after a 2nd on debut at wexford she has the assistance of jane mangan in the saddle and I doubt there will be much between them

  6. DONCASTER 3.40
    1m fillies handicap

    SELECTION ,ODDYSEY

    Michael dods 4yr old has won on varying ground ,and won well lto @thirsk she has also won at redcar this season ,
    top weight will be a tough ask ,but the form of her lto win has been franked with the 4th winning nto the dods yard are in decent form and now eased in grade i’m hoping her winning run will continue. the main danger looks to be the r.fahey trained SIMPLY SHINING who was only beaten a nose lto at Hamilton.

  7. STRATFORD
    2M 1F HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION DINEUR @11/4

    peter bowen,s string are in fine form at present and he is a trainer to follow at this time of year my selection is a 7yr old carrying 10/6
    in what is a competitive race, won well lto at Aintree and would be a nap only the firmish ground is a worry..,but it looks that most of this field may be better on less harsh conditions..also a winner at ffos las stable jockey donal devereux has chosen to come here rather than southwell or perth and that my be a tip in itself?..the main threat to the selection looks to be the champion trainers ANQUETTER, a winner at newton abbot and Worcester and the 5lb his jockey takes off may be a deciding factor on who comes out in front.

  8. KILLARNEY 7.10
    (Q.R.) RACE 4YR OLDS PLUS 1M 6F

    SELECTION FLAXEN FLARE

    the ex Andrew balding flat winner has made a fine transition to the jumping ranks with a win at the Cheltenham festival (fred winter) and a fine 4th in a grade 1 at Aintree, his new trainer the shrewd GORDON ELLIOTT has found the key to this son of windsor knot, now back on the flat tonights race has the look of a prep for galway but if he handles the ground I fancy him to take this, the main dangers look to be the champion trainers MIDNIGHT OIL, AND DIGANTA, who both have strong chances on the form book with the favourite (midnight oil winning over cd,

  9. SANDOWN 7.30

    1M HANDICAP

    SELECTION CRUISER

    this 5yr old son of oasis dream comes here in fine form after a lto win at ffos las..the booking of .R MOORE is a tip in itself but i’ve also been told that WILLIE MUIR expects his horse to go very well here tonight and @7/2 I think he,s a bet for me,the ground is in his favour so there should no excuses,..the main danger looks to be EHTEDAAM the godolphin 4yr old ran poorly lto at Newmarket and they go for the cheek pieces to see if they have the desired effect

  10. KILLARNEY 5.25

    2M 1 FURLONG, N.H. FLAT RACE 4YR OLD.

    SELECTION ,EGYPTIAN WARRIOR

    my selection today is trained by A O’BRIEN and comes here after a good 3rd lto to a highly thought of MADE IN GERMANY at the curragh where he was only beat 5 lengths a repeat of that will see him right on the premises,the trainers daughter takes the ride and she knows this horse that can only help, the main danger could be the champion trainers TIROLI who was a good 2nd on debut at wexford and will have come on a bundle for that .the other one to check is QUEEN ALPHABET of the red hot fahey team if the market speaks in favour of this debutant then you must take notice.

  11. SATURDAY 20TH

    MARKET RASEN 4.40 2M 6F NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, ROGER BEANTOWN

    this paul nicholls trained ,graham wylie owned 8yr old has been a disappointment , the ex champion trainer never thought he’d be contesting summer races when he went to ditcheat. but he won with plenty in the locker at Worcester lto and although this race is of a decent standard for the time of year with a clear round he must go close. the ground and trip all in his favour.the likely danger is the McCoy ridden MY MATE VINNIE who comes here in form, the nicky Henderson GENERAL MILLER would also be in the mix if returning to form.

  12. CARTMEL 5.00

    2M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, FIFTYONEFIFTYONE

    oliver sherwoods 9 yr old has had a good season ..winning twice in may, his form tailed off and he was beaten when u/r lto at newton abbot.but if this son of Oscar can regain his form he,ll be right in this, small fields suit him the ground is in his favour, and at the prices(4/1) he is a value bet imo his trainer won’t be wasting the transport costs up here for nothing so he must be showing something at home? the other 3 runners have chances on the form book with the main challenger BYGONES OF BRID looking the best alternative to me selection

  13. WORCESTER 4.20

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, ROSIE PROBERT

    my selection has done well since changing codes, she won on debut at ffos las and was only beat a neck nto at southwell were her jumping let her down at vital times..(she has since won on the flat) the champion trainer does not run many in the summer but he must feel she has more wins in her and he took this race last season.if she can hold her form shes the won to beat and gets weight off her main rivals
    the alternative must be jonjos PORTOFINO WASP who won lto at stratford the yard are red hot atm and this one cannot be dismissed lightly

  14. LIMERICK 8.40

    2M N.H FLAT RACE (4YR-7YR OLD)

    SELECTION, MASTEROFDECEPTION

    this is a very trappy contest but ive gone for the JESSICA HARRINGTON trained and ridden by her daughter MASTEROFDECEPTION who has decent form after 3 runs in good bumpers last season ,the last of which was at galway .there are not many bad galway bumpers so we can take it that this 5yr old son of darsi has some talent,the ground should be in his favour and i’m expecting his experience to be the deciding factor in this race.the main danger looks to come from the debutantes of which I like the look of HONKYTONKTENNESSEE whose trainer C.SWAN has a fine record in these races and the pilot is very good, also if the market speaks in this ones favour that could be significant.

  15. UTTOXETER 5.50

    2M N.H FLAT RACE (4-6YR)

    SELECTION, MINELLA HERO.

    I can’t remember backing a SARAH HUMPHREY runner before, but at this time of year she is well up to winning these races if she has the right ammo, the selection has had one run in Ireland @gowren where he finished a fine 2nd on debut .sold out of the nallen yard for £50.000! i’m surprised he commanded such a price but sarah must believe he,s worth it and in such a weak contest I,d imagine they fully expect him to get some of that back?this 5yr old son of old vic will have no problems with conditions and with already having had a run there should be a lot of improvement to come.the only danger to my selection is the B.POWELL trained BEAR ISLAND FLINT and its very noticeable that the trainer gets McCoy to take the ride, im hoping that will get us a better price on my selection?

  16. GALWAY 8.15

    2M FLAT RACE (4-7YR OLD)

    SELECTION ,MARTY’S MAGIC

    the selection is a 4yr old son of tale of the cat and makes its debut for the top trainer at this meeting DERMOT WELD, this week is the high point for a lot of the irish training ranks and Dermot has made it his own,i fully expect this horse to be ready to do itself justice with the best amateur in the game in the plate ROBBIE MCNAMARA, this race looks a touch weak for this festival and I think the price of my selection may be short but I’ll be getting on asap as I think the money will come for it especially if weld has a winner or two already on the card, the danger could be the o’brien runner EGYPTIAN WARRIOR,who let me down 2 wks ago ..but the ground may now be in that ones favour and I expect a far better showing this time around.

  17. UTTOXETER 8.50

    2M N.H FLAT RACE (4-6YR OLD)

    SELECTION ,BALMUSETTE

    my selection is 4yr old from the yard of KEITH REVELEY, he ran a decent debut @ bangor and was a 12l 3rd to a highly thought of winner who had won a stronger race at Cheltenham,this daughter of flat bred halling has a weight advantage and if she has come on for that debut she,ll be bang there at the finish, the main danger could be MUTANAWWER, who I backed here 2wks ago and ran a creditable 3rd..this son of red ransom could be the e/w bet to nothing.

  18. WORCESTER, 8.20

    2M 7FURLONGS NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, SCOTER FONTAINE

    this rebecca curtis 7yr old won lto with plenty in the tank..(16 lengths) at this course, his brother won over further so it’s likely he’ll enjoy going up in trip,he,s won twice over hurdles and a bumper so the talent is there the ground is in his favour also, the main worry is he has to give his main danger BENEFIT OF YOUTH, 14lb! which is a lot ..and is why he is not the favourite, but i’m willing to chance the extra distance will bring about more improvement in mccoys mount and that will be enough to take this.

  19. GALWAY 4.45

    1M 4F MAIDEN (Q R)

    SELECTION, UNION DUES NAP

    my pick comes from the all conquering father and son combination of willie and Patrick mullins, he has won 2 bumpers and then finished a respectable 8th in the festival bumper,the 5yr old son of malinas has the best bumper form on offer and should prove hard to beat..the distance may be his only negative?the danger could be could be the d.weld trained AKALI who has the impressive jane mangan on board

  20. NOTTINGHAM, 6.00PM

    2M HANDICAP (3YR-OLD)

    SELECTION, MAN FROM SEVILLE

    this sir mark Prescott inmate won lto on his 5th start over i’m 6, he now go,s up in trip which should suit and looks just the type his trainer runs a sequence up with?the ground is in his favour and he deserves to be a strong favourite imo, the likely danger comes from the inform EASTERBY YARD with TOBACCO.

  21. GALWAY ,8.20

    (Q.R) 2M 2 FURLONG, HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, DANCERS DILEMMA

    ran well here on the flat on Monday (2nd) his shrewd handler has no problem with letting him jump into handicap company,his lto over hurdles was a respectable 4th @leopardstown 9 lengths behind born to fire..also ran pique sous close in a bumper,i’ll be taking a early price as i’ve no doubt punters will latch on to this one in the hope the master of rosewell will work his magic again?..the main danger could be TREACYS HOTEL BOY who comes here after a win lto

  22. NEWBURY 3.15

    7 FURLONG NURSERY (2YR-OLD)

    SELECTION, NEZAR

    this son of master craftsman made a decent debut when winning a touch cosey @ Windsor ,WILLIE HAGGIS horse, under todays rider didn’t need to be pushed hard when winning by a head,the 2nd has sinced franked the form by winning nto @redcar, this race looks to be a strong one as the hannon pair have strong form with CRICKLEWOOD GREEN being the main danger imo, but it was noted that haggis took his horse out of a weaker looking contest earlier in the week to run here which could show he has high hopes for his horse.

  23. CARLISLE 7.15

    5F HANDICAP (PRO-AM LADY RIDERS)

    SELECTION, PLANETEX

    JJ QUINNS 4yr old ran well lto in a seller @Nottingham, the winner has since gone on to win a handicap and run well in a good race..if you take that form then planetex is the one to beat, he has won on varying ground the distance is not a problem and he has the very good lucy alexander in the plate,the danger could be R CARRS ,BECKERMET…but the value@5/2 is PLANETEX IMO

  24. ROSCOMMON ,7.20

    2M 5F HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, WESTHAVEN

    noel meade’s, 5yr old son of alhaarth finally got off the mark lto over hurdles @killbeggan.the trip was 2m that day but his trainer now up,s him to 2m5f over fences in the hope this fast ground lover will enjoy it and improve,he’ll need to as the favourite TALES OF MILAN is a worthy favourite, and a big danger, but my pick @13/2 is a decent e/w shout and i’m sure he’ll be there at the finnish.

  25. KEMPTON 7.30

    1M 3 FURLONG HANDICAP (3YR-OLD)

    SELECTION, NEARLY CAUGHT

    Hughie morrison’s son of new approach won his maiden @ Windsor in decent fashion beating a well touted runner from the gosden yard, he then went to deaville in a conditions event which was a strong affair and ran with credit (3rd) only 10 days ago over 1m4f, his maiden win was over 1m2f..so now dropped back to 1m 3f his trainer must hope it’ll help he has top weight to carry tonight but he,s a big horse who I think will be able to carry it.the worry is will he act on the surface?..the danger looks to be the hannon hughes combo on STIFF UPPER LIP.

  26. HAYDOCK 6.20

    1M 4FURLONGS HANDICAP

    SELECTION, HAWK HIGH @7/4 NAP

    tim easterby’s 3yr old son of high chaparral has done the yard proud this season a course winner over 1m 6 furlongs and also a distance winner in may @catterick ground is not a problem for this tough sort who again will have the dependable d.allan in the plate,the easterby horses have been in good form over recent weeks and i’m sweet on this trevor hemmings owned horse will bring home the money for us..i’m told this horse will run over hurdles some time this winter and I’ll be watching out for him as I think he could be a novice to follow in the winter game up north?..the danger imo is TOM TATE,S GOOD SPEECH.

  27. LINGFIELD 8.15

    1M 2 FURLONG, MAIDEN STAKES (AWT)

    SELECTION, AL GHUWAIR

    lady cecil,s 3yr old was a well backed 9/4 fav on debut here in june but was green as grass and didn’t have a clue what to do till the race was over.i backed him that day as I’d been told the son of shirocco was showing up well at home and I wasn’t alone as there was a ton of money for him at the off,he’ll be a lot better tonight and I expect him to have too much for the favourite (PLAYBILL) of stoutes who is starting to look exposed as this will be his 7th run looking for a win.dettori takes the ride on the cecil horse and we can only hope he,s on his form for his boss.

  28. AYR 5.00

    1 M 2 FURLONG HANDICAP

    SELECTION, KASHMIR PEAK NAP @2/1

    this 4yr old has a fine record on the flat and over the sticks, ran well lto @chester when just going down a length,that race would’ve brought j.quinns runner on a bundle and he’ll be a strong favourite to take this ive took the price, and I expect it to be shorter come the off..the danger is the mark Johnson runner DESERT REVOLUTION,with his stable bang in form

  29. STRATFORD 8.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SNAPCHAT

    SEAMUS DURACKS 6yr old son of Shantou, made a fine debut @uttoxeter(2nd) 15 lengths ahead of the 3rd, the new trainer has proved he can do the job if he has the tools, after 2-3 of his debutants have won when being well backed, the bumper winner (man of steel) is a decent sort so a 3 length defeat was a fair effort fto..and although this is also a good bumper i’m hopeful he,ll get his head in front..the danger looks to be the McCain debutant who has won a ptp

  30. TRAMORE 8.10

    2M BEGINNERS CHASE

    SELECTION, PASSAGE VENDOME

    willie mullins has taken his time with my selection before he now sends him over fences..2nd lto in a grade 3 hurdle he is a decent sort who will win races if taking to this new discipline,the trainer has said good to firm will help this one so as long as the rain stays away tomorrow my selection has a lot in his favour fto over fences..the danger could THE BOAT PEOPLE, who has run over fences and run ok back over hurdles lto.

  31. RIPON 5.10

    1 M 2 FURLONGS, FILLIES HANDICAP

    SELECTION, I SAY NAP @2/1

    this willie haggis 3yr old daughter of oratorio is highly regarded by her trainer, haggis runs his better sorts fto @ newbury as was the case with the selection who went down on debut to a nice sort who has since gone on to finish 2nd in a grade 1,after that debut haggis sent her to Carlisle where she won showing a touch of greenness but she showed she could tough it out and the hill @Carlisle has beat many a good horse on only their 2nd race..now comes here and tbh I,ll be disappointed if she can’t take this race with a bit to spare..2/1 looks a fair price to me and i’m on .

  32. for those that have followed my picks for the last couple of weeks my apologies, my personal punting is ok but what ever im posting on here is getting beat!..i can only hope I find a bit of form and luck..as you can see Ive had a lot of placed runners, i will turn it around!

  33. WORCESTER 3.15

    2M,N.H. HUNT FLAT RACE

    SELECTION. OVILIA

    this looks a decent bumper for this time of year,my pick is a 4 yr old filly from the d.mccain yard that makes its debut here with the stable conditional on board who claims 7lb,these our new owners to the yard and i’m thinking the trainer will have this one ready for today ,the main danger imo is DORKAS,who went down to the favourite MISS SASSY PANTS to @stratford but now has 7 LB pull in the weights and its hard to win a bumper with a penalty so i’m against the favourite.

  34. BELLEWSTOWN 6.20

    5 FURLONG HANDICAP

    SELECTION, SIGN FROM HEAVEN

    david wachmans 2 yr old won lto @naas when leading from pillar to post not a easy feat for for this daughter of ravens pass, with the in form connor king keeping the ride ,she has come on for each race and should be up to winning again here with ground conditions in her favour,the danger looks to be CANDY APPLES

  35. BELLEWSTOWN, 7.55

    2 M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CLOSE ONE

    this looks a 2 horse race with the danger to my pick being ALTON BAY who has decent runs to his name,but the selection is a 4yr old son of presenting who ran a good race on debut going down by 8lengths to some officer who has since come out on won over hurdles this week..this is a weak race even for the time of year but jp,s horse has Katie walsh on board and will have come on for his debut and ground conditions in his favour.

  36. NEWCASTLE 8.00PM

    7 FURLONG, MAIDEN STAKES

    SELECTION, YARN @5/2

    this 3yr old daughter of dutch art was a touch disappointing on debut when well backed 3rd (beat a length) @Hamilton 3 weeks ago, she is sure to have come on for that and her shrewd trainer will no doubt be hoping this extra furlong will also help her get her head in front, the ground is also in her favour so there should not be any excuses tonight

  37. CARTMEL 3.40

    2M 5 FURLONG BEGINNERS CHASE

    SELECTION, FOUNDRY SQUARE

    nigel twiston davies starts his 7yr old over fences here he has form in ptp and will be well schooled for this debut,although he disappointed @Exeter lto he had won a novice hurdle here last season and his trainer has said he expects him to be a chaser more than a hurdler the ground is not a problem and with a clear round his trainer will be hoping he’ll take this before going on to better things..the danger is the McCain runner DANNANCEYS HILL,who has a string of 2nds to his name..he won a bumper and was a expensive purchase and his trainer will be expecting him to start winning his share before long!

  38. CORK 5.35

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MARTY’S MAGIC

    the selection was a max bet for me @the galway festival when well backed but beaten a neck, he is held in some regard by dermot weld and he made no secret on the day that he expected his horse to go close,he travelled like the winner for most of the race but just got touched off by a mullins runner ..I was a bit disappointed that he was beat by that horse ..but it was still a good run and it was a far stronger contest than this so i’m going to try to recoup some of my losses( which atm are plenty)

  39. GOODWOOD 4.30

    7F GROUP 3 ,(3 YR OLD-PLUS)

    SELECTION, PROFFESOR

    this hannon runner has had a fine season and ran well when 3rd lto in a decent group 3 @salsbury beaten lengths by AFSARE who came out and won again today at this track if this horse can retain that level of form he,ll go close he has form on soft, so the ground is more of a worry for the rest of this field, with PENITENT from the red hot o’meara yard being the subject of good home reports I hope we’ll get a decent price for hannons runner.

  40. i’ve never had a run like this without a winner, as i’ve said before my general punting is ok but this blog is just not happening for me atm..if you check all my picks they have been well backed?..and lots of 2nds and placed runners but winners is what counts..i can only hope this turns soon..?

  41. CARTMEL 5.50

    2M 1 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION , COOL SKY

    £42.000 buy out of the w.knight yard. flat form is decent with a lto win @sandown, trainer is not in form atm and that is a worry but this is a weak race and if he jumps ok on debut while receiving weight from some of these i’m sure they’ll be disappointed if this one doesn’t win,the danger could be A MANS WORLD with a lad taking 10lb off.

    DOWNPATRICK 5.55

    2M 2 FURLONG LADIES FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, OLD CASTLETOWN

    a weak race with the selection running well here lto and won’t get a better chance of winning one of these,that race was a lot stronger than this ..ground and trip are fine, the danger could be WAYLANDER who ran better than his finishing position looks.

  42. BALLINROBE 5.00

    1 M 6 FURLONG MAIDEN

    SELECTION, SHIELD

    the champion trainers runner was good enough to contest the festival bumper after winning a fair race beating a well regarded sort of d.welds, his festival run was disappointing but it was a grade 1, this maiden is a big drop in class and as long as he is fit enough to do himself justice he’ll take all the beating..the danger could be BACK OFF MATE who ran a decent race lto

  43. WORCESTER 3.20

    2M N. H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, COLE HARDEN

    the pick is from the yard of warren greatrex who has a decent s/r in bumpers he won on debut @Sedgefield for w.story, so now his new trainer will try to keep the the winning run going..he won on heavy today the ground is good to firm but his trainer must be sure he’ll go on it and he has a good kid in the plate, the danger looks to be ANGER MANAGEMENT who won here easy lto but that was a bad race.

  44. NEWTON ABBOT

    2M 5 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE (LISTED)

    SELECTION, KIAN’S DELIGHT

    peter bowens 5yr old has been a fine servant for the yard with 7 wins over hurdles and fences..his lto easy win@perth shows he is unexposed over fences and should be able to take this step up in class in his stride ground and trip are all in his favour and @5/1 he,s a e/w bet to nothing with a clear round he’ll be bang there imo..the danger could be THE DISENGAGER who went to Ireland lto for the galway plate.

  45. NEWTON ABBOT

    2M 1 FURLONG, N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SEBASTIANS CHARM,

    the selection was a 20/1 disappointment on debut @uttoxeter, but the ground was soft and its pedigree suggests this ground today will suit better and also the yard have a fine record in these races..this is a poor contest with the worthy favourite REST AND BE winning lto over cd..but now he has to carry a 7lb penalty which will make it difficult to win again..so i’m willing to chance warren greatrex 5yr old,..if the market speaks in its favour I’d be more confident

  46. KEMPTON 7.00 PM

    1M CLAIMING STAKES (3YR-OLDS)

    SELECTION, MANDYS BOY NAP

    ran well lto when just touched off in a handicap @thirsk, has won in this grade before @redcar but ian Williams 3yr old has held his form well all summer in handicaps,he should be tough to beat here now dropped into this grade again,there should be no problems with the surface, and the trip, the danger could be FOUR WINDS

  47. SEDGEFIELD 5.30

    2M 4 FURLONG,HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, TAROM

    a winner of 2 races, tony carroll,s 6yr old, ran a cracker lto when pushing a improver all the way @stratford lto, won 3 days before ‘huntingdon so now carries a 7lb penalty for that win, although yards claimer takes the ride and takes 5lb off so he is still weighted to run well,and will take all the beating if running to his present form.BEN CEEPEE M looks to be the danger

  48. HAYDOCK 5.00PM

    1M LISTED,STAKES (2YR-OLDS)

    SELECTION, CHIEF BARKER

    smart hannon inmate with an unbeaten record to date with impressive wins on debut @sandown and lto@ Newmarket in a decent nursery,trainer rates him one of there best and the champion jockey comes here to ride him when the yard have chances all over the place..take the hint they like this son of azamure,ground conditions are a worry as the rain has arrived here and haydock will be soft to heavy, but i’m willing to chance this one will repay my confidence, the main danger could be STARS OVER THE SEA

  49. HUNTINGDON 5.10

    2M N.H.FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, HANDMAID

    peter bowens tough little 4 yr old won well lto @Worcester beating a horse of r.lee dardanella who has since won so her form is solid..she also ran a cracker on debut @banger so im confident she,ll be in the mix having to concede a penalty which is hard for bumper winners..the danger is WESTERN WAY who should of won a bumper by now was a well backed on 2 of her runs and she ran well to go close lto..I just think bowens horse will have too much hart for him

  50. GALWAY 5.PM

    2M 4 FURLONG HURDLE

    SELECTION, CAPTAIN ARCEUS

    beaten 3/4 length by giants quest lto when 2nd @bellewstown over this distance that form looks good in the contex of this race likes a bit of cut in the ground but handles most types, dessy hughes horse has won twice over hurdles and if maintaining his lto run should be bang there ..the danger could be HIDDEN CYCLONE, who is a better chaser than hurdler but will still be tough to beat

  51. DONCASTER 3.50

    7 FURLONGS ,LISTED (2YR-OLDS)

    SELECTION, BARLEY MOW NAP

    rated highly by his trainer who knows a 2yr old! won on debut @newbury heavily backed into fav@6/4 looked green till last furlong and got up to beat a nice sort who is also rated by his trainer (w.haggis) I think that was a strong race and a few winners will come out of it..the selection has not gone on this ground tomorrow that’s my only worry but he,s a confident pick..the danger is BE READY IMO

  52. ive decided to now concentrate on the n.h racing and will not be tipping any more flat..(some may say I don’t anyway?ha) but if there is no jump racing there will be no picks..thanks for following me and I hope I can find the winners this coming jumps season

  53. LISTOWEL 3.35

    2 M HURDLE

    SELECTION, CURLEY BILL

    noel meade’s progressive 5yr old won lto @cork @1/3 but has also won a decent race on the flat @galway so comes here in fine fettle and hopes must be high that he’ll go very close in what is a tight little heat.he go,s on any ground which is a bonus and trip is ideal the danger looks to be the mullins fav, UN BEAU ROMAN who won in a canter lto @downpatrick

  54. LISTOWEL 6.45

    2M FLAT RACE (4 YR-OLD)

    SELECTION, CASEY RYBACK @4/1

    ran a cracker on debut when getting run out of it @Killarney (2nd) went from the front and looked the winner 2 out that was over 2m 1f the ground was good, today is soft and that will suit this big horse..he has KATIE WALSH in the plate as on debut so I expect the same tactics the only worry is the form of the yard tom taaffe yard is not what it was, the danger looks to be NO CASH FLOW

  55. LISTOWEL 6.10

    2M 4 FURLONGS, FLAT RACE, (5YR-7YR)

    SELECTION, CHUTE HALL

    ran 4th in a decent race @punchestown in april when beaten 6l by lots of memories T. COOPERS 5 yr old goes on this ground has also won a ptp,this contest looks weaker than his debut race although he carries more weight as they don’t claim off him, trainer has said he will be a 2 1/2 miles horse so this trip looks ideal? the danger could be COURT FRONTIER

  56. hi jeff, thanks for the post..atm no..but to be honest I don’t think I’d be in profit..but over the last 2-3 n h seasons i’ve had a 40% s/r..and last season I was in profit..not a big one, but profit..when the jumps season kicks off if you check in on a regular basis you will see how I work,..but i’m honest mate..i have good and bad runs….(like most) if you check my picks to date I try to give any followers my views on the race..so if they don’t fancy my pick..they may fancy my danger pick?..and I think when my selections have been beat ..most of the time the danger pick has beat me..so I try to give you a overall view in a small paragraph..and I try to post the night before which is fraught with danger as the ground could change ..or it drifts like a barge?..i’m sure you have noticed that my picks are all backed?..very rare mine drift..but results are what matter jeff,..one thing I guarantee mate is I back all my selections..so I sink or swim with you!ha..please don’t hesitate to pass comment good or bad,..criticism is fine by me(as long as its justified) I hope this has answered any queries you might have jeff?
    please enjoy our site..there are a lot of horseracing tipsters here ..plus other sports.i hope you enjoy it
    all the best
    mato

  57. LISTOWEL 6.05

    2 M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, STOLBERG

    this race revolves around the favourite WICKLOW BRAVE and if he handles the ground? if the mullins horse goes on this then he’ll be tough to beat after a good win @galway lto beating a well backed weld debutant who has since let that form down a bit,the selection loves this ground and has won on heavy..he has the best jockey in the race imo with Robbie McNamara, who rode him lto when 2nd @limerick, that was not a strong race but all of these has some questions to answer and at the prices im chancing this one @4/1..the fav is the danger..and you can get 15/8 in a place atm..and I could,nt put anyone off, but the doubts over the ground are what swings it for me

  58. LISTOWEL 3.35

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE (4YR-OLD)

    SELECTION, SHAMSI KHAN

    willie mullins bought this as a 3yr old in france and has gave it plenty of time and schooling to get used to his new yard and jumping, the champion trainer likes these ex alan royal de dupre horses and has had a lot of success with them word is he has showed he is above average and as long as his jumping holds then he be the one to beat on this ground, the main danger could be SANDY JANE getting 7lb off my pick

  59. BALLINROBE 5.15

    2M 1 FURLONG BEGINNERS CHASE

    SELECTION, ART OF LOGISTICS

    theres always a risk in these races as the likely favourite NEAREST THE PIN has had 9 runs over fences ..yet the selection is fto over these obstacles but dessie hughes 5yr old son of exit to nowhere has some decent hurdle form including a better than it looks run in a grade 1..but the win over midnight oil reads well in the context of this race and im confident that with a clear round he’ll have too much for this field ,he prefers soft to heavy, so if the rain comes I,ll be happy as i’ve said the likely favourite is the tony martin trained NEAREST THE PIN,but he has not won for a while and I think the money will come for my pick so if you follow me I,d get on asab

  60. PERTH 6.05

    2M N.H.FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MUCKLE ROE

    this is a very tricky bumper with 4 lto winners the likely fav is SECRETE STEAM, I remember the race he won @kelso well, as I backed the horse that was challenging him when its saddle slipped! but he won and won well at the end,i don’t fancy. bellgrove or the irish raider its all a act, the race the irish horse won was dreadful, and bellgrove was all out to hold on with his win..penalties are hard to win with in bumpers..thats why its rare that you see a horse win more than one bumper…but my selection is from the yard of n.t.davies, who have a fine record at this track when they bring a few up for the 2 day meetings..MUCKLE ROE is related to bumper winners..that and the trainers record swings it for me,..with the danger the favourite.

  61. DOWNPATRICK 3.20

    2M 2FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION,SIZING INDIA

    a winner of a bumper when trained over here by nicky Henderson,won with a lot to spare that day @Ludlow but was soon on his way to Ireland to the dreaper yard, he sustained a injury and never made it to the track last season but ran with credit on his comeback in july @limerick he,ll not get a better chance to get off the mark than this race, it looks a match between my pick and the mullins horse GREAT JONES who has been a disappointment since winning a bumper on debut.my only worry is the dreaded bounce factor..i will get on sizing as soon as they price up.

  62. NEWTON ABBOT 3.50

    2M NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, VALCO DE TOUZAINE

    a French import that ran ok last season over hurdles for paul nicholls the trainer has said he is a chaser in the making so it must be hoped he’ll be better in this code than hurdles his last run was decent 3rd @sandown, but what’s in his favour is the age allowance nicholls like his 4 yr olds to go chasing to utilize the 5lb he gets for being a 4yr old..the likely danger is ZARZAL who has run in listed company so will be no forlorn hope chasing..

  63. SEDGEFIELD 2.20

    2M 1FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, SAINT THOMAS

    john Mackie makes the long trip up to Yorkshire with his 6yr old after winning @bangor lto ..the selection has decent flat form but looked very green on debut in a 3 runner event fto ..it seemed he learnt plenty when winning with plenty in hand in what must be said was not a strong affair, but he did it well this looks to be a 2 horse race with the favourite WAKANDA now in the hands of sue smith after winning @Sligo..there is always a chance of a big price winner with ex flat horses running fto over hurdles but im playing the Mackie horse.

    CHEPSTOW 5.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION. TAKE A BOW

    a decent race for the time of year with the big talking point the daughter of ex champion paul nicholls having her first ride for the yard, her mount SOUTHFIELD VIC will be tough to beat after impressing on debut @Exeter for another yard..my worry is megan nicholls is no doubt a fine rider and in time her 7lb claim will be invaluable but im just not sure I want to back her fto ?..the nicholls horse has a penalty for that win ..but the selection gets weight off the likely fav, and the jockey takes another 3lb off the trainer has a 35%s/r fto in bumpers to date and in these colours there are not many that are not ready fto?..so im chancing the Henderson debutant co,s of the weight..

  64. BANGOR 3.50

    3M HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, LAMBRO LAD

    peter bowens 8yr old was unlucky on his last vist to this track as his was upsides 2 out when he fell..he does not have the best jumping stats but when he gets a clear round he is bang there and im hoping he,s ready tomorrow with ground conditions in his favour after we have had rain up here today..the danger looks to be LUCKY LANDING in what is a decent race..HAZY TOMS jumping went to pot last season if its back on song he,ll be in the mix also.

    im going tomorrow mainly to see the Rebecca cutis debutant in the bumper 4.50 CLOUD BROOK reports are that he is held in some regard by his trainer and if I can get any odds against I,ll have a max bet on the roger Geffen owned 5yr old

  65. HEXHAM 5.15

    3M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, SIMARTHUR

    related to SIMONSIG (half brother same owner) I backed this when it won its bumper over c.d last season..i thought then that it,s a chaser ..but he could easily make up into a nice novice in the north, and now the rain has come I can see him loving this ground..my only worry is stable form?..the horse may also need its run fto..but im sure he,s going to be there abouts in a decent race although we only have 4 runners..each will have their backers and I understand some like me may worry as to my picks fitness.. the danger as ive said could be any of the other 3 but i’ve had to go with one it,ll be..INDIGO ROCK

  66. ART OF LOGISTICS
    theres always a risk in these races as the likely favourite NEAREST THE PIN has had 9 runs over fences ..yet the selection is fto over these obstacles but dessie hughes 5yr old son of exit to nowhere has some decent hurdle form including a better than it looks run in a grade 1..but the win over midnight oil reads well in the context of this race and im confident that with a clear round he’ll have too much for this field ,he prefers soft to heavy, so if the rain comes I,ll be happy as i’ve said the likely favourite is the tony martin trained NEAREST THE PIN,but he has not won for a while and I think the money will come for my pick so if you follow me I,d get on asab

    This which was a non runner in midweek is running today in the 5.40 at Gowran Park and Mato will be backing it today.

  67. UTTOXETER 2.55

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, DAKAR RUN NAP

    top bumper performer in the north last season,was expected to do better in the champion bumper @Aintree but 5th was a fair effort, ex trainer r.fahey said he has a great engine, now sold to jp mcmanus, and trained by jonjo o’neill ,if he can jump then this race should be his I know he,s short but i’m hoping for 5/4 ish..I’ll get on asap..the danger is the CHARLIE LONGSDON NO NO MAC.

  68. TIPPERARY 4.50

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, PINK COAT

    this is a tough race to sort out but my pick is from a stable in form, he won lto with plenty in the locker and I think he’ll be bang there ground and trip are ideal,the likely danger is BRIDGE QUARTER GIRL who also come here in form but encounters different ground that is the reason I overlooked her for my pick

  69. LUDLOW 3.10

    3M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, SAVANT BLEU

    a 7 yr old son of agent bleu trained by kim bailey who has started this season with a winner or two, lto the selection won @wetherby and despite being off 4 mths I fancy his trainer will have him ready to go well here,he is a consistent sort for his yard and if he jumps like he did lto he’ll be bang there in what is a tricky handicap with 3-4 you could argue have decent chances the danger imo is INSIDE DEALER

  70. EXETER 2.20

    2M 3 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, TWELVE ROSES

    KIM BAILEY has a yard full of good handicappers and this is certainly one of them a winner of a bumper and hurdle, @towcester, won a decent bumper @Chepstow, so theres no doubt he,s descent his trainer feels he can carry this weight and im hopeful he’ll be ready fto,he has finished in front of likely danger STAIGUE FORT,so as long as he go,s on this ground then he’ll be tough to beat imo

  71. NEWTON ABBOT 2.20

    2M 1 FURLONG

    SELECTION , MAN OF STEEL

    I have to say before I start that im having a poor run atm..2nditis,..happens to us all but its for you to decide wether to put your money down on my pick..we all need a bit of luck im not getting that atm..I can only hope that changes..
    this peter bowen inmate won 3 bumpers!not many horses will win 3 bumpers so theres no doubt he has a engine, this ground will suit as he seems better on good to firm,and he,ll be a worthy favourite ..the likely danger could be nick Williams BEAU DE TABEL

  72. Gl Mato, pretty surprised you didnt think Skyfarmer was a player, 2nd to Red Sherlock, 3rd to West Wizard and then won at his 3rd go.

    MOS won 3 realtively poor bumpers by comparison. Have a good day, Jeff

  73. hi jeff,
    fair point jeff I just thought he was too short?..i can’t win sometimes jeff..if I put up a fav..some say oh that’s all you do?..and sometimes like what you just said(which is fair comment) I got it wrong looking for value..the point you make about the mos bumpers is also true..but its still decent form to win one with a double pen! thanks for your input jeff its appreciated..
    take care..he,s hoping the winners start to flow?

    • Thanks for your reply Mato, I wasn’t questioning the selection.

      Moreover the fact you thought Man of Steel would be ‘worthy fav’
      But now you say you went for value?
      Some say you can’t eat value eh!

      Markets on novice races don’t really take shape until 10am and then some delve in. Others wait. You may find it easier to make your selection slightly later than the night before on these type of races.

      I must reiterate I’m not criticising just an interested observer & a fan of NH racing

      Regards

      Jeff

  74. CHEPSTOW 5.15

    2M 4 FURLONGS HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, FOX RUN

    tomorrows meeting is the traditional lauchpad into the core of the jumps season for PAUL NICHOLLS, and my selection has some appeal in this race, the 5yr old finished last season with a good 2nd to karinga dancer, the word from his trainer is he has come on this summer and they expect him to be a better horse this season, I think tomorrow is the time to back this one fresh…the danger could be FIGHTER JET who I backed lto .

  75. CHEPSTOW 6.10

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, THOMAS BROWN,

    this is a cracker of a race with 5 -6 of these will win races its definitely a race to sky + my pick was in the care of r.barber when winning 2 ptp, now with the up and coming harry fry who introduced another nice sort in a bumper @newton abbot today when finishing 2nd to a jonjo o,neill runner they paid a lot of doe for, the trainer has made no secret of how highly he holds this horse..but it must be said this is a tough ask with OSCARTEEA, being another well thought of individual,COMET D,ANJOU beat a well touted nicholls runner in a decent race @exeter last season and is another to follow, im just having a small bet on my pick and will enjoy this one either way

  76. Just wanted to let you know that Mato is out of action for the time being!

    There will not be any selections from him until further notice.

  77. CHEPSTOW 1.40

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, REGAL DIAMOND

    the selection is highly regarded by his trainer PETER BOWEN,who has said “he,s the best we have got” this 5yr old son of Vinnie roe has fine bumper form ..the win @Aintree being impressive, but lto giving weight to a decent field he was a touch disappointing, but if he can maintain his bumper form to hurdles then he,ll be tough to beat here..you have to respect his trainers opinion..and im sure he,ll be well schooled for his hurdle debut. henry dalys VINCE ET VERTU is the danger..

  78. TOWCESTER 3.40

    2M MARES N.H. MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, DOWN ACE.

    the selections bumper form is a stand out in this race..the form of her lto win @bangor has a solid look to it with the 2nd coming out and winning, the win @Cheltenham also shows she is a decent mare who should win her share of races..@6/4 shes a fair price imo,with AMAZING D,AZY @12/1 the e/w bet in the race..

    @ THURLES today WRATH OF TITANS runs in the bumper, he can’t be backed today co,s his price is prohibitive but dessie hughes 4yr old is a horse for your tracker or notbook..rated highly by his owners and trainer he was only beat by 3/4l by MOYLE PARK.

  79. WINCANTON 2.05

    2M ELITE HURDLE GRADE 2 LTD HANDICAP

    SELECTION, MELODIC RENDEZVOUS NAP

    J.SCOTT 7yr old had to have 4mths of last year off with a couple of niggling problems..but his trainer says he is back to his best but may just need this run..i believe him to be superior to this field and im hoping if he is 70% fit that will do as I rate this animal..it cost me a anti post bet @chelts..but i’m convinced I,ll get it back tomorrow..the danger is KARINGA DANCER who won like a good horse lto

    SANDOWN 4.10

    2M N.H FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, JOSSES HILL

    ran 2nd on debut to a highly rated mullins inmate..now with Henderson and is expected to win this on debut,..REBBECA CURTIS TARA ROAD could be the fly in the ointment

  80. CARLISLE 3.00

    2M 1 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, MILO MAN

    won his bumper @taunton with plenty in hand on heavy, but the champion bumper passed him bye,..but his trainer rates him highly and im hoping we will get a backable price..the danger could be GREENSALT..

  81. UTTOXETER 3.25

    2M 6FURLONGS HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, DANCING ART

    has a good record chasing,ran well over cd last season also ran well @haydock..been off nearly a year but yard normally have them ready ..ground is in his favour and this looks the weakest race he,s run in for a while so im backing the reveley inmate,

    @Cheltenham tomorrow a horse for your notebooks or trackers is PORT MELON3.35, of paul nicholls,..they love this animal @ditcheat..but he’ll need to be very good to take this on debut but he is one to follow..

  82. PUNCHESTOWN 1.40

    2M 6 FURLONGS, GRADE 2 NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, MORNING ASSEMBLY

    impressed with his jumping on debut round here 2wks ago..ruby got off him and sung his praises but he’s up against don Cossack here who also impressed on debut over fences but at the prices i’m with the fahy runner

    CHELTENHAM 3.50

    2M N.H FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CARNINGLI

    cd winner and looked impressive..from a yard that excels in these types of contests won also @ffos las on debut ,this is a tougher race but theres no doubt the Curtis runner should go close, the danger could be CHAMPAGNE AT TARA..whose form has been franked by the 2nd to him winning @taunton this week

  83. WARWICK 1.50

    2M 5 FURLONG MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, MOLLYS A DIVA

    lovely mare who ran some decent races in bumpers last season including a fine performance in a listed race @sandown, kim bailey deserves some nice horses and as long as she can jump then I expect her to hold her own against her sex this season KESHI PEARL could make it tough for her.

    2.50,

    2M N.H. NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, GARDE DE VICTOIRE NAP

    I really rate this hobbs inmate and I know they think he is the best novice in the yard..he beat regal encore no problem @Aintree and he won in a canter @plumton yesterday,the ground will be in his favour and he is not short on speed as his win in a 1m6 bumper @Exeter showed..he may be short price but ..he will be tough to beat, with GONE TOO FAR the only danger

  84. MARKET RASEN 2.05

    3M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, DRUM VALLEY

    ran well in defeat lto @Aintree going down a neck to a decent sort..oliver sherwoods team are in form and if this 5yr old can run up to some of his form of last season he’ll be tough to beat..he has a claimer on board taking 5lb off which is a big help ,his 2nd to uxizandre @newbury last season shows he is a decent tool on his day and should be up to winning again in this grade.ACT OF KALANISI could be the danger..

  85. FFOS LAS 4.00

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, FLYING EAGLE

    this is a cracker of a bumper I advise you to sky+ as plenty of winners will come from it and my selection therefore is not a strong one if i’m honest but as I will explain the form of his 2nd lto @sandown reads well as the winner has ran well in a better race and against what could be top bumper horses such as OSCAR TEEA of antony honeyballs who has fine form..this race has rebecca Curtis runner IMAGINE THE CHAT who is a jp newcomer who will attract plenty of interest and support, as will the tracks owners runner..THOMAS JNR, who is a lovely sort as I was at the track and backed him last year when he was 2nd on debut,my selection was run out of it lto and beat a well touted Curtis runner ROAD TO TARA who I know she rates as one of her best..that one looked all over the winner but tired on the run in..so i’ve made my bed but this is a race to record and enjoy..good luck

    ASCOT 2.05

    2M HURDLE

    SELECTION, TRADEWINDS

    this Henderson inmate has always been highly rated @severn barrows but was green as grass on debut and and took 2 races too know what to do..won well @Kempton but was a bf @the end of season ayr meeting which his trainer blamed on the travel and immaturity is ready to go and has matured over the summer he is up against a very impressive nicholls runner who won @taunton only a week ago and his jockey called him a aeroplane?..i think he may have a bit on his plate giving my selection 5lbs and only a week after his debut..i hope so anyway?..

  86. ASCOT 3.50

    2M N.H FLAT RACE,

    SELECTION. JOSSES HILL

    the form of his 2nd on debut @punchestown to FAUGHEEN now with mullins has been franked lots of times..the Henderson team had winners today but there overall form has been patchy for such a strong yard..but I backed there runner @haydock (2nd) and it ran well enough so im sure the selection will win..but take a price asap..

    HUNTINGDON 12.00

    2M 4FURLONGS MARES HURDLE

    SELECTION, LUCI DI MEZZANOTTE

    a fine mare who won a hurdle race3 and ran with credit last season for the oliver Sherwood yard.in bumpers.she,ll like the ground and the trip should suit..the danger is the HENRY DALY KAYFLEUR the yard are red hot..

    in Ireland 3.05 willie mullins runs DOGORA in a beginners chase and as we all know his horses are always short but this is one to put in your tracker..its home work is good and its schooling has gone well

  87. SEDGEFIELD 12.50

    2M 1 FURLONG JUVENILE HURDLE

    SELECTION, HAWK HIGH

    won as he liked on debut over hurdles ‘Aintree..impressive for a debut but his trainer has always held him in high regard when racing on the flat ..I put him up as one to follow a while back on this page..the ground and trip will be fine..his jumping fto was impeccable..has a expensive French import to beat from the in form pipe yard who thought enough of him to send him to a listed event @wetherby fto where he was disappointing!..but it says a lot that his trainer thought him good enough to run there fto..so im hoping we’ll get a price for the selection?

  88. NEWBURY 3.15

    2M LISTED HURDLE

    SELECTION, CHATTERBOX NAP

    I have to admit I have a soft spot for this horse and I believe he is very good..the way he beat my tent or yours shows that on his day he can trouble the best 2 milers in the country, I followed him at the festival but he was 4th to the NEW ONE and Henderson said later he thought the festival may have come a year too early?..but this is a tough ask fto and the race is full of potential..the main one for me if he returns to form is PUFFIN BILLY who had problems after his defeat by the excellent MELODIC RENDEZVOUS..but oliver Sherwood is confident he is fine and he could be a big player on his return IRISH SAINT is also one to look at,but as long as the selection does not( need) this, (as was the excuse with WEST WIZARD) I think he’ll take this one,on the way to grade 1 success this season

  89. NEWBURY 1.OOPM

    2M 2 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, DEFINITE DREAM

    won well lto @Carlisle over 2m (soft) the 2nd has come out and won so the form is solid even Williams string are not in great form but he is having winners and with this extra 2 furlongs likely to suit the selection should be bang there with a clear round

    DONCASTER 3.35

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, BLACK CROW

    has had 2 bumper runs , lto was a decent effort @wincanton and this is an easier race it looks to me as nicholls has picked this to give his daughter a chance of breaking her duck in the amuter ranks and if this one runs up to its lto form she won’t get a better chance, the ground up here is in its favour..the danger looks to be POWERSTON DREAMS

  90. NEWCASTLE 2.05

    2M FIGHTING FIFTH GRADE 1 HURDLE

    SELECTION, MELODIC RENDEZVOUS

    if you check on this page on the 8th I say what I think of this horse I said fto it was only 70% fit yet it still won!..in this race it,ll be spot on and it,ll take mtoy to be a better horse than last season to beat him imo, GRUMETI is another I respect, but I,ll be having my biggest bet of the season so far on j.scotts 7yr old..and I think he’ll be too good for them again.

  91. BANGOR 2.35

    3M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION ,WESTERN JOE @9/4

    the pick is a 5yr old son of westerner who has been highly thought off by his trainer Philip hobbs..won a bumper @ffos las and then won on debut over hurdles @Chepstow..bangor should suit this progressive sort and fto in a handicap im sure his trainer will have him ready..as they think he is on a decent mark..

  92. LEICESTER 3.40

    2M 4 FURLONGS NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, ROYAL REGATTA

    the form of his win on debut @Aintree was well and truly franked when the 2nd came out and won a listed contest @haydock last week beating URBAN HYMN..stayed this distance well ground will also be in the hobbs novices favour…this is a tough race and a decent one for the track with hendersons TAKE A BOW fto over hurdles after winning a bumper on debut @Chepstow..also ntd PURE SCIENCE is no forlorn hope..

    FAIRYHOUSE 3.20

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, VALUE AT RISK

    as with this meeting this looks a decent bumper and the mullins runner is fancied strongly but I like the selection who ran a cracker to the highly thought of VERY WOOD (who runs earlier on the card) and at the prices I think the Philip fenton 4yr old could put it up to the favourite.

  93. SOUTHWELL 3.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, DELTA FORTY

    its rare I back a bumper winner with a penalty, but I was impressed with this ones win @ uttoxeter and also ran 2nd on debut to a listed winner..yard have a fine record here in these races and at track generally I expect he may be short but its looks his for the taking with BALLYBOLLY the likely danger

  94. CATTERICK 1.20

    2M JUVENILE HURDLE

    SELECTION, FORCED FAMILY FUN

    won @hexham on debut in a weak race but looked greed and had brian hughes on board..now has dean pratt a 7lb claimer who has had rave reviews up north..this will be no easy task as there are some decent types off the flat but the selections yard are very adept at handling these types of races

    LUDLOW 3.40

    2M N. H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SIDESTEP

    hendersons yard are not yet firing on all cylinders..but his record here ‘Ludlow is a near 50% s/r in bumpers and this well bred sort will be tough to beat on debut ..the likely danger is the daly TARA MIST who also have a decent track record although not in bumpers..

  95. WINCANTON 2.10

    3M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, ALLTHEKINGSHORSES

    sustained a bad cut on his leg when falling @newbury in January, trainer says his jumping needs to improve but he stays well..this looks an ideal opportunity to lose his novice status in what looks winnable race..i,d get on early as I fancy money will come..danger could be GORING ONE a cd winner

  96. EXETER 3.45

    1M 5 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, ALTO DES MOTTES

    won on his debut in a French bumper and then went down by a head under a penalty in his next race..trainer thinks he is a decent type who will go hurdling asap..but they fancy him to win a bumper here first and with ground conditions likely to play to his strengths also the 5lb the claimer takes off..ADEUPAS, D,YCY of Henderson will be a big danger as his trainer gave him a decent write in the stable tour.

  97. CHEPSTOW 12.25

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, GUNNER FIFTEEN NAP

    made a really impessive debut @uttoxeter in a bumper..never coming off the bridle the ground and trip look fine and this is a decent race with MORITO DU BERLAIS, and one to note for the future is EXMOOR MIST a lovely sort who will come into his own in time and handicaps

    1.25

    3M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION. PAMPLONA RUN

    rated highly by his trainer also the subject of whispers around the west country that he could be special..a winner of his 2 ptp..will be short but is banker material

    NAVAN 3.30

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, LORD SCOUNDREL

    ran a cracker on debut to a well thought of mullins bumper runner and will have come on a ton for that likely danger is CASINO MARKETS who comes from a yard on fire

  98. KELSO 1.25

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, RAVENS TOWER

    ben pauling travels a long way with his 3yr old that was his debut winner since taking out a licence..i’m sure he would not be coming here if they didn’t think the race was right for the horse, getting in off a low weight..he wont be produced till the last minute..

    CORK 2.50

    2M 1 FURLONG MARES NOVICE CHASE GRADE 3

    SELECTION, DRESSEDTOTHENINES

    was the best of these over hurdles..DON COSSACK was far too good for her last time out but that turned out to be good form with a clear round she should go close

  99. UTTOXETER 3.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, ONENIGHTINVIENNA

    yard are in red hot form this one won his 2nd ptp and has only just found a owner in the yard i’m told he’s worked well and with the form of the yard and this son of Oscar should go on this ground he’ll be at the top of the market..but the McCain and o’neill yards both have debutants if either attract money then have a look.

  100. NEWCASTLE 3.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, REDKALANI e/w

    the reveley yard have a fine record in bumpers..not so great here but 2-10 is ok..and if the selection attracts support take the hint..the selection is related to a bumper winner and the sire go,s on this ground..the other one to look out for is wolf sword who ran well on debut @haydock

    TRAMORE 12.35

    2M MARES MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, SUPREME BAILARINA NAP

    won twice in bumpers fto impressively..has been the subject of a lot of whispers from the yard was sent to Cheltenham for a listed bumper and was expected to win.(.backed) was disappointing jockey said she was never going..found later to be in season..expected to win this fto over hurdles..

  101. BANGOR 1.50

    3M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, LIENOSUS

    ran a touch disappointing lto @Chepstow in a grade 2 trainer rates him but theres no doubt he has not showed on the track what he has at home..the danger is henry dalys CYRIEN STAR who won a decent race lto @haydock

    2.20

    2M 1 FURLONG NOVICE

    SELECTION, DIAMOND KING NAP

    has to give a lot of weight away after a bloodless win lto @wetherby..rated as the best novice in the north (who have run) by a lot of shrewd judges..ground and track also in his favour trainer loves him.

  102. FAIRYHOUSE 2.50

    3M BEGINNERS CHASE

    SELECTION, SUNTIEP

    backing a mullins debutant is never a easy thing as we know they are over bet and far to short..but in this race it may be worth following this ungaro gelding is unbeaten in 3 runs on heavy, the yard are targeting the 4m chase @the festival..but hes not slow as he won his bumper..if he jumps he should win

    3.25 2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, KLINNSMAN

    ran a cracker on debut when going down a nose to a gigginstown debutant..im hoping we get a price as were up against a mullins debutant..katy walsh takes the ride on the selection and that is always in our favour in these races..ground is no problem..depending on the betting I’ll be going in heavy on this..

  103. FAKENHAM 2.20

    2M 7 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, BONNETS VINO

    pam sly does well with her n.h. runners and this ones form is the best on offer in this race..her win lto @catterick reads well as the 2nd is a solid sort who has good form in the north but her 2nd to a future listed winner @Cheltenham, THE GOVERNESS is well ahead of this field..she has to be backed here..

    CATTERICK 3.10

    2M N. H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, I GOT POWER

    this is not a strong contest but the selection did run well on debut and this yard are always respected in bumpers the debut run @kelso is nothing to get excited about but it should be good enough to go close in this race..the McCain debutant is the danger ..

  104. TOWCESTER 12.40

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, VOLT FACE

    won a cd bumper which is always a positive ,also ran well in a ascot bumper (4th) to josses hill (who won today @newbury) yard are in decent form and have a good record here the selection will love the ground and will have come on for the ascot run, CALL THE COPS looks the danger

    EXETER 3.20

    2M 7 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, TAGRITA

    highly thought off at ditcheat ran ok on debut when 3rd to a decent mare (carols spirit) would of found that trip to short and will enjoy this 3m..and ground really should be up to going close here.

  105. ASCOT 1.00

    2M 6 FURLONG N.H. MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, TARA ROAD.

    should of won on debut in a decent bumper @sandown but faded on the runnin..made no mistake nto @Chepstow in a weaker contest but looks like a jumper and will love this extra distance he is highly thought of @the rebecca Curtis yard and he is one to follow although this is a decent race.

    3.10 HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, JOANNE ONE

    a winner of 2 mares races one lto @Exeter she comes down in trip but her trainer thinks that is not a problem also thinks ascot will suit..this race should be well within her compass

    UTTOXETER 3.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, PADGE NAP

    bought for a lot of money and been given time to adapt trainer has made no secret of how well he has worked at home will be short but is banker material fto imo..beat a well thought of gigginstown horse (very wood) in ptp

  106. NAVAN 2.10

    2M 1 FURLONG BEGINNERS CHASE

    SELECTION, MOSCOW MANNION

    has a fine record over hurdles on this ground..i’m taking a chance on fitness as the fav has the edge..but i’m hoping this fella may just put it up to the meade runner who ran ok lto..but I was a touch disappointed he never won.

  107. BANGOR 2.10

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION. CLASSIC MOVE

    I was at haydock when he ran lto..that form id solid enough but he did pull and you have to hope they get him to settle better if he does then he,ll be the one to beat, McCain likes his better novices to run here to that is a positive also

  108. DOWN ROYAL 2.30

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, MISTER NIBBLES

    Winner of 2 bumpers, was a fine 2nd lto to a mullins hot pot that is looks decent,only went down by 7lenths, the selections has the scope to improve and should be a decent price.

    SEDGEFIELD 12.10

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, MILO MAN NAP

    evan Williams is not in great form atm but this 5yr old son of Milan is expected to take high rank among the stables novices this season..a winner of a bumper on debut @taunton then found the festival too much ..but made a good debut @Carlisle fto over hurdles..has a decent pipe inmate to beat but i’m expecting he will,

  109. KEMPTON 3,40

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, VIBRATO VALTAT @7/2

    looked all over the winner lto @sandown but found zilch on the last 50 yards to be beat by a decent Henderson novice who ran well today vaniteux (4th) tongue tie is put on in the hope that makes the difference no ground worries and the yard are in fine form

  110. LIMERICK 3.50

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, FULTON

    cost 36.000 and and is related to a bumper winner yard has a decent s/r here and word is that they expect her to go well after showing up well at home,..as with most bumpers it,ll hard to get on early but the value will be as early as possible as this will
    be backed

    CHEPSTOW 3.45

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, BAR A MINE

    ran well over cd last season going down to a nick Williams inmate who has come out and give the form a boost..was enterd to run@wincanton on boxing day ..but has made the detour here, ground is no problem and yard like him a lot

  111. LEOPARDSTOWN 3.05

    3M GRADE 1 NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION MORNING ASSEMBLY

    i’ve put this up on here its 2 runs to date and I won’t desert him now but this is his toughest race to date with BRIGHT NEW DAWN a big danger..but his win over DON COSSACK shows hes well up to grade 1 races

    3.35

    2m n.h. flat race

    SELECTION, VALUE AT RISK

    P.FENTON has his string in fine form, and this ones win lto @fairyhouse was a good performance as the 2nd has since come out and ran well again.

  112. WARWICK 3.50

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MONBEG THEATRE

    form of his debut 3rd is solid enough as the winner is highly regarded and the 2nd came out and was placed in a decent bumper @ascot..cost £60.000 with a young trainer who knows the time of day and I expect him to be well backed against the favourite, the ground will suit..

  113. CHELTENHAM 1.55

    3M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, RETURN SPRING NAP

    winner here in a listed hurdle over 3m 1f beating salubrious and southfield theatre both very decent horses..but went down to sunnyhillboy lto which surprised me..but it was still a good run but has now gone up 4lb for getting beat.WHISPERING GALLERY is the danger imo..but if john ferguson thought this one had a big shout why is the stable jockey riding @ Musselburgh?..i can’t have the giant bolster..he has gone downhill since his gold cup 2nd

  114. HUNTINGDON 3.40

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, RIVER DEEP

    his debut 3rd to Zulu Oscar is ok in the context of this race which is a weak one to say the least..the hobbs yard are in good form and the selection should go on the ground..the only danger should be BROUGHTONS WARRIOR whose yard can ready one on debut..

    the first bumper looks to be a good race with BITOFAPUZZLEand TARA MIST likely to fight out the finnish..its because I can’t separate them that i’ve not put the race up for selection.

  115. MUSSELBURGH 3.40

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, COUSIN GUILLAUME

    has the best form on offer here and if backing this one I advise getting on early..the likely favourite will be the the lucida Russell trained ELFEGO BACA.who has a 2nd in a ptp and cost £30.000, his pedigree says he’ll be better over a trip but he may need this run..so the 2nd fav is the bet ..only finding the decent fly harry home too good lto @Sedgefield..there does not look to be anything as good as him in here?..ground will suit and 4wks since his last run is ideal.

  116. NEWCASTLE 3.25

    N.H FLAT RACE

    SELECTION,OLEOHNEH

    Yard had a bumper winner yesterday (drifted) that won easy..this one is related to 2 nice sorts and its a family the trainer knows..they have gave it good reports from the yard

  117. SOUTHWELL 2.30

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, WANDSWICK COURT

    has won twice@huntingdon this season, is highly rated by his trainer who said he will up him in class after his last win..but its back into novice company carrying weight in the hope he can settle better..he has a tendency to pull and his jockey was trying to settle him lto and its a credit to the horse than he won when pulling so hard…if he settles better hes a good thing with a clear round imo..but we all know racing can make fools of us all EARTH AMBER of henderson is the main danger..he could be anything over hurdles..i expect the selection will be short..but theres not much else that takes my eye running tomorrow.

  118. DONCASTER 3.20

    2M 3 FURLONG MARES HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION,DARDANELLA

    the selection drops into a handicap for the first time after a good win in a mares novice @towcester..I have a worry about towcester form ..but this 7yr old daughter of alflora won with plenty in hand ive also backed her when she won a bumper so she is a decent mare and this looks well within her sights..and @4/1 shes a e/w bet to nothing imo..the danger is the henry daly trained favourite QUEEN SPUD

  119. CATTERICK 3.35

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION,RONS DREAM

    THE bowen yard are not in the best of form , but the selection ran well enough @ffos las when 2nd to a highly regarded jp owned horse who is trained by rebecca Curtis..but young Stephen bowen also takes 7lb of the selection and that will help//the ground is just what she likes…i’m expecting her to go close..the danger is GONE FOREVER who ran a good 2nd to a nice sort who has since gone on to win again…so the Ellison 4yr old form has been franked..but im sure the weight the bowen mare gets will be the deciding factor

  120. KEMPTON 2.10

    2M 4 FURLONGS LISTED CHASE

    SELECTION, TWINLIGHT

    the champion irish trainer wouldn’t be coming over if he didn’t fancy his chances , has won a grade 2 chase @cork so theres no doubt about his class..has won with a plenty to spar @naas also..also won ‘2m 1f @listowel..but the only try at this distance didn’t seem to get home @galway but travelled well till the last but found little on the run in..but that’s a while ago now and his trainer must think hes ready for the step up in trip

  121. WARWICK 3.35

    3M 5 FURLONG GRADE 3 HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, SHOTGUN PADDY e/w @8/1

    Lovely big chaser who gallops for fun and will love this ground and should love this extra trip..has shown he is a good jumper,but this is a step up for him but I think hes up to it..the danger could be LOCH BA

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  123. PLUMPTON 1.00

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, RAVENS TOWER

    CD winner who ran a cracker lto @Kempton up in class when a 21l 3rd to the triumph favorite VICENCIO MIO, repeat will see ben pauling runner go close..i put him up the time before when his trainer sent him up to kelso in a handicap..he came there to challenge at the last and fell…i’m convinced he would of go close..but back now in novice company he has UHLAN BUTE to beat

  124. NEWBURY 3.35

    1M 4 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, PALERMO DON

    trainer would not be coming here if this half brother to OVERTURN was not showing up well at home..£50.000 may seen a cheap buy after this debut, the danger could be PITTER PATTER

  125. LUDLOW 1.10

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, MOUNTAIN KING

    making its debut over hurdles after a decent win in a warwick bumper last month, yard are flying and trip and ground are fine,theres a few debutants in the race but the selection with a clear round should be there abouts

  126. MUSSELBURGH 2.15

    2M MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, CLOUDANTE

    the listed bumper she contested @huntingdon was as strong as you will find outside the top tracks and although 19l behind BITOFAPUZZLE mccains mare will be a far better hurdler and chaser this track is a slight worry as she may find it a bit sharp but she has talent and I fancy she,ll gallop to the line and she,ll go close fto over hurdles

  127. TAUNTON 12.30

    2M 3 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION KAYFLEUR NAP

    I think its worth noting henry daly runs his mare against the boys here and with her getting the weight advantage he must fancy her chances?she won well lto @Ludlow on soft and she won @warwick on good to soft, taunton is heavy tomorrow but it never gets really bad say like a Chepstow?..and I think shes had a month since her win and the favourite has only had a 2 week break and carries top weight..its a match..

  128. WETHERBY 2.30

    2M N.H. NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, TIQRIS

    this is a decent novice hurdle for the track ,the selection was bought for a lot of money and ran in a decent Chepstow bumper, his trainer has always thought a bit of him and he ran well lto in a hot race @newbury ..he was not well the beginning of the season so may have needed his runs this year when 3rd to wild blue yonder, and josses hill, he gets weight off some good novices here but I expect him to win and with yard still red hot he should go very close..the danger for me is SECRETE STREAM

  129. SOUTHWELL 3.25

    2M 4 FURLONG N.H. MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, SEEDLING NAP

    the form of his lto run @newbury received a boost when the 2nd won today, the winner would of won nto but fell @the last..so the form is rock solid, ground is fine and although up in trip he has won over 2m 2f so if handling the extra 2 f he’ll be tough to beat the danger is PARADISE VALLEY

  130. FAIRYHOUSE 4.10

    2M MARES FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CARRIGMOOMA ROCK

    winner of a ptp but the main reason im sideingwith the horse is the trainer, his record is decent he had a bumper winner 2wks ago and it was backed,..so if the market speaks in this ones favour take notice..will go in the ground.

  131. GOWRAN, 3.45

    3M BEGINNERS CHASE

    SELECTION, DOGORA

    this mullins inmate ran well lto when just touched off be bright new dawn who ran well in a grade 1 lto, ruby does 11-2 to make this weight, has won @the track and the trip is spot on if following my selection get on asap as I expect him to be short but to be backed.

    have a look @the mullins runner in the bumper BLACK HERCULES, a winner of his bumper but if winning again here will seal his place @the festival.

  132. WARWICK 4.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, POINT GUARD

    don cantillon knows how to train a bumper winner and its great to see such a hands on guy getting some success, the dogs have been barking this one on the gallops in Newmarket and the trainers s/r is good, ground won’t be a problem being by westerner the BIG DANGER IS FAVORITE BATTLE BORN, I may have a saver on charlie’s son of kayf tara I was @haydock when he ran well (backed) and the form of the race could not have worked out much better so I really couldn’t put anyone off him..but at the prices i’m with cantillons runner

  133. HUNTINGDON 2.55

    3M 2 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, CAROLES DESTRIER

    WON here over 2m 5f lto loves this ground jumped well that day in a maiden hurdle, down now into handicap company for a trainer on the up, also ran well @Chepstow when 2nd to a horse that has come out and won a decent novice race @Cheltenham form is all there.

  134. CHELTENHAM 4.10

    2M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION,AMORE ALATO @7/2

    won a decent novice lto @Kempton also won @wincanton with McCoy onboard as he is here ground and trip are no problem and I think nick Williams runner could be well in here on his handicap debut.

  135. DONCASTER 3.50

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION SIDESTEP

    well thought of @severn barrows, but his debut was a touch disappointing although it has since been shown to be a good run as the winner has since run well in a listed bumper, the Henderson yard have not got the same numbers for bumpers this season although im told there are still some nice sorts to run..i think this will have come on a ton for its debut and expect it to win

  136. SEDGFIELD 1.10

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, GREAT CHOICE

    came 2nd in a decent bumper on debut for the pipe yard before xmas, I know the 3rd is highly thought of by evan Williams and the winner comes from a in form yard so in time I think it will look like a fair run, will enjoy this extra trip and ground will be in his favour,the other thing to notice is tom scudamore comes up for the one ride?

  137. TAUNTON 4.40

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, IVORS QUEEN

    debut run over cd was a fine effort for the tizzard mare and there should be a fair bit of an improvement in what looks to be a match on paper?..the 2nd to assam black,(who harry fry thinks good enough to run in listed class) is the best form on offer imo the 2 pipe runners will take a hand with MAKADAMIA needing to put a disappointing run behind her lto @wetherby but that is a distinct possibility, and the other WESTERN DIVA whose run on debut was in a weak race but there no doubt her yard will have her right for this ,but the form pick has to be the selection.

  138. WINCANTON 4.40

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION DASHAWAY

    half brother to festival champion BRIAR HILL was well backed favourite on debut @ffos las when beat 6 l by a a rebecca Curtis debutant owned by jp who was rated highly by his yard and duly went in , the selection was green and will have learnt plenty there’ll be no excuses on that score this time ground will also be in his favour ..this is a good race with the likely favourite already a bumper winner BROTHER TED that race he won was weak..but he did it well the other main danger is the pipe debutant owned by roger brookhouse

  139. CATTERICK 2.10

    2M HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION EASYDOESIT

    winner of a novice handicap last week and had plenty left in the tank now has a decent conditional taking 5lb off, trainer is having a good spell and this is a very interesting debutante over fences..if his jumping holds up then he,ll be there abouts

  140. FAIRYHOUSE 12.55

    2M 4 FURLONG RATED HURDLE

    SELECTION ROLL IT OUT

    won well on debut @down royal beating mister nibbles who has since come out on won a better race @leopardstown, the POUNDS and MAN WITH A VAN are big dangers ..if g. elliott youngster enjoys this extra 4 furlongs then he’ll be tough to beat.

  141. FFOS LAS 4.50

    2M N.H FLAT RACE

    SELECTION,FORYOURINFORMATION NAP

    ran well on debut @bangor ,when just beat by a nice sort who was receiving weight, rebecca Curtis thinks a lot of this one and he was big in the paddock and will have come on a for that, ground will be in his favour ,my only problem is the form of the yard ?..but i’m confident this 5yr old will take some stopping

  142. PUNCHESTOWN 2.10

    2M NOVICE LISTED HURDLE

    SELECTION, LIEUTENANT COLONEL

    Winner of a cd bumper, easy winner of a maiden hurdle @fairyhouse lto on heavy, his yard are in hot form and although he’ll be short he wont be favourite ,i’m hopeful he’ll beat the mullins runner

    • I went against you today mato something I never usually do. I went for a double something else i dont usually do with Wicklow brave & Arvika legeonniere & it worked. So im a little pleased with myself today.

  143. well done ian..I have to say I was surprised at how easy Wicklow won.. I really fancied the giggy runner and I was told they rate the horse..but as we all know ian..its all about opinions..and im just delighted you went with your gut…I try to put over why i’m backing a selection..in a few sentences..its not easy..but once again well done mate..thanks for posting..

    • Yes your opinions are allways good & I love reading them mate. To me sbb are still the best on the web & i look forward to all the posts on here or by email as all of you have the best knowledge on sport i know . SBB BRILLIANT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

  144. LUDLOW 4.50

    2M 5 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, TARA ROAD.

    trainers form is a worry as , the selections lto run 5th to ROYAL BOY was disappointing, the yard horses have not been firing but they had winners in the last 2wks and fishers cross ran well in the cleeve so im hoping they may be coming back to some form?tara road has always been well thought off I backed him on debut when came there cruising 2 out in a decent bumper @sandown and tired badly to finish 3rd..then won a bumper @Chepstow..to be fair he was expected to win that one..and so to his debut over hurdles lto ‘ascot..ground and the trip tomorrow are fine..if the yard are back to normal then he should win..

  145. HUNTINGDON 4.30

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, PROMANCO

    winner on debut of her ptp hails from a yard that has there bumper runners ready to go fto and if money arrives take the hint..the danger is the alan king mare AVISPA who ran well in what looks a fair race @warwick, but im happy to side with the selection on debut.

  146. NEWBURY 4.40

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, THOMAS BROWN NAP

    cd winner by 11l and held in some regard by his trainer who has his runners primed for these races..the plan is to win here then on to Aintree, this is his toughest test to date with SEVEN NATION ARMY, and AS DE MEE the main dangers for me, but the selection will love this ground and I expect him to be up with the pace and say come catch me..im having a big bet on the horse,so if it goes wrong you’ll find me in the glum house..i expect him to be well backed so if you are following me in get on asap.

  147. im sorry to say that another well backed horse ive picked was beat today..the last 3 tara road 15/8-11/10, promanco 5/2 – 5/4 and Thomas brown, 3/1- 5/4, like most I put up are shorter @the off than when ive put them up the night before unfortunately its no guarantee to success, but ive found if you doubt yourself you wont find winners and tbh im holding my own , but ofcourse I could do with more winners,lets hope I can get the bank up before the festival?

    • You have been very very unlucky at the moment mato. Very good choices .Im 100% sure things will turn around for you. A winner is never to far away with you. Good write ups . Keep them up great reading them . Top man.

  148. LEOPARDSTOWN 1.15

    2M JUVENILE HURDLE GRADE 1

    SELECTION, PLINTH @9/4

    the o,brien 4yr old won over cd and showed a good attitude to beat the likely favourite (who he beat on debut) since that run the mullins runner has come out and won impressively, this race last year was won by OUR CONNOR so im sure whatever wins will take high order @the festival,im hoping the selection can confirm the form with McCoy in the plate.

    I wont answer anonymous posts, its sbb policy that we ask posters to leave there name and e mail.
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  149. CATTERICK 4.20

    2M N.H. MARES FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, STAR LILY @11/8

    the selection won on debut @wetherby that looked a decent race, the yard are known for having their mares ready on debut for bumpers but its hard to carry a penalty and win again, but this race looks the favorites for the taking imo, the others look weak, with the Kirby runner with a good conditional on board the danger, ive had a decent bet on my pick in the hope she will have too much (even with the pen) for this field, the ground is not to her strengths but she did win on good to soft so im hoping she,ll handle heavy, but the penalty in this ground will be hard to win with, the other horse to concentrate on is BUCKBORO,ran a lot better than expected lto @taunton (100/1).heavy is what she seems to love.

  150. MUSSELBURGH 3.50

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION FORCED FAMILY FUN

    showed a nice turn of foot when winning lto in a what looked a good race @Doncaster, trainer is a master with getting the best out of his dual purpose horses and this one is decent and has every chance of winning again here,ground and trip are no problem, but this is a decent race and there are others with chances the main one being from the same yard FISHER, who has the stable conditional on board, also TOWN MOUSE should be in the money.

  151. KELSO 4.55

    2 M N. H MARES FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, KNOCK LADY EXPRESS

    debutant from a yard that have winners in bumpers, yard had a fto winner @ayr in the week, I’ll be more confident if the money arrives, but this looks a open affair with mccains and hendersons the likely favorites, the pick is a 5yr old by scorpion, and i’m chancing the Crawford mare.

  152. ASCOT 4.50

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, A VOS GARDES

    winner of a small race @bangor on debut, I was there that day and spoke to her trainer who told me she was a nice horse..she beat a well fancied rebecca Curtis horse who has since come out and won a better race..she only got up by a nose but she was receiving weight, now she has a claimer on taking her penalty off, but she’s up against the boys,if this was a mares only race I,d be very sweet on her..but with it being a normal bumper she has it all to do ..the danger for me is the twice winner DEVENISH ISLAND, whose yard know how to win these races and wouldn’t be coming down here for nothing even with the weight..the other one to concentrate on is the pipe newcomer.

  153. WINCANTON 3.35

    2M KINGWELL HURDLE (GRADE 2)

    SELECTION, MELODIC RENDEZVOUS NAP

    the selection is a fine horse who should win here before going to the festival for the champion, unless (like Newcastle) he fails to run to form..he’ll love the ground which the others won’t and that just makes him a good thing in my book, he came back to form lto @haydock and he really should be too good for them..ZARKANDAR is a decent sort who will make a race of it, but.GRUMETI is the one to follow him home imo.

  154. yes happy melodic won again and has repaid the faith I have in him. also had a fair bet on charlies bumper winner..nice horse, I met ant today @haydock, and watto had a 25/1 winner!ha,

  155. MARKET RASEN 3.20

    2M 1 FURLONG, NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, KILCOOLEY

    won a bumper over cd that has worked out well, trainer has made no secret of how highly he rates this 5yrold son of stowaway, ground wont be a problem and yard are back among the winners..this race is a match with the danger being CERTIFICATION, who won in a canter lto @wetherby, ive no doubt this one will be well backed and is a big danger to the selection

  156. TAUNTON, 3.10

    2M 3 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION,CEASAR MILAN @2/1

    double bumper winner with previous trainer , has been a disappointment since his debut for paul nicholls as a lot better was expected of him, nicholls had him ready @Chepstow for the grade 2 Persian war but he bombed out bigtime..but it shows that he is highly thought off and he is now fto in a handicap with the yards conditional taking 5lb off if he can’t win this then i’m not sure they’ll win a hurdle race with him ..chasing my be his only option, and there’s no doubt he has the scope to be one..but theres no excuses tomorrow as ground and trip are in his favour.WOLLY BULLY could be the danger.

  157. LUDLOW 5.15

    3M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, REGAL DIAMOND

    peter bowen is a trainer who makes the best of what hes got..mainly end of season summer trainer who targets big handicaps or bumpers with his string..he has won a lot of the top races..so he knows a good horse..when he says the selection is the best horse he has ever had you sit up and take notice..his run lto in a decent grade 2 was poor ,but his run in a novice the race before showed he is a decent sort..now back at his level, he should be the one to beat and i’m sweet on him with a clear round.MASTER BUTCHER looks to be the danger.

  158. CLONMEL 2.15

    2M 4 FURLONG HURDLE

    SELECTION, INDIAN FILE @11/4

    on the face of it the roach 6yr old may have a lot to find here..but he looked impressive over 2 m @limerick and his trainer has said the extra trip will be in his favour,he has the scope needed to imprve so im chacing the selection..the danger could be the RUBI LIGHT.

  159. WARWICK 5.10

    2M MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MEATMEETTHEMOON

    ran well on debut over cd in January, ground will suit as pedigree screams a hurdler,so should not lack for speed, yard are firing in the winners,so she has positives, likely danger is western diva of pipes,..if you are backing the selection get on asap.

  160. KEMPTON 2.05

    2M JUVENILE HURDLE

    SELECTION, ACTIVAL

    harry fry has always said this is his triumph horse and he showed on his debut when 2nd to the favourite CALIPTO @newbury that he is a decent sort who fry has held in some regard, he has come ona ton for that race in November and he is expected to win here then try to get revenge @the festival over the nicholls horse..ground is in his favour ..but this is a tough race with some nice young horses..the likely danger is debutant ALCALA.

  161. PLUMPTON 5.10

    2 M 2 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, LITTLE LOUIE

    a decent debut in a a/w bumper when 4th..to the highly thought of bringithomeminty, kept out the back and steadily brought into the race gary moores 5yr old kept on well and would of got 3rd in a few more yards,should’ve learnt plenty there and this is not a strong contest with pipes the likely favourite and one to beat..if money comes for the o.sherwood EXITAS take note..

  162. LINGFIELD 4.40

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE A/W

    SELECTION, INNER DRIVE

    ran a cracker on debut for don cantillon, when 2nd to ZULU OSCAR who has come out on won again since..showed a good attitude that day and speed , im chancing he,ll go on the poly but i’m sure that wont be a problem..alan kings string are showing some form and he’ll be disappointed if this one is not a winner here the price will be short but i’m hoping with a Henderson runner..that the price won’t be too short also the Williams runner looks dangerous with McCoy booked.

  163. TAUNTON 2.10

    2M 3 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, FAYETTE COUNTY

    Won his bumper when trained in Ireland @down royal, ran well on debut for this yard (2nd) @Carlisle, when beat by Milan bound, now bought by jp McManus,and the form of his debut makes him a strong contender in what looks like a weakfish race except for likely favourite VINCENTE.

  164. NEWBURY 5.00

    1M 4 FURLONG JUNIOR N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MAY HAY NAP

    the selection has decent form after 3 bumpers and now has the excellent nico boinville in the plate with 5lb claim which imo makes this mare the nap of the day..the 2nd lto ‘wetherby to molly cat is good form but the 2nd over cd in December is even better..the danger is the favourite HURRICANE HOLLOW, who has shown he is a nice horse for a shrewd operation but its tough to carry a penalty in bumpers and with the jockey on the selection helping with 5 off I think that will be the telling issue.

  165. NEWBURY 3.15

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, TIGRIS N.B

    found a nicholls improver to good lto @Exeter but gets in his handicap debut off 129 which could be a little lenient and his form bar lto is very good this looks a winnable opportunity for this progressive hobbs inmate.

  166. LEOPARDSTOWN 3.50

    2M 1 FURLONG NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, MOSCOW MANNON @2/1

    impeccable jumping display on debut when trouncing abby lane @naas, ground and trip are all in his favour trainer has stated he is one for the future but well up to beating this field, with a clear round he’ll win.

    we had no luck today with TIQRIS, would of won but for being brought down..as we know that’s racing..i was pleased with the naps run MAY HAY 3rd @9/1 was a fair e/w bet..i hope some of you went e/w..

  167. SOUTHWELL 5.05

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, LESS TIME

    ran a lot better than finishing position (5th) in a decent race @Kempton. lost 3rd on the run in..has a decent lad on taking 5lb off and in a weaker race against a likely favourite with a penalty.

  168. hi doug,
    trainers record in bumpers is bad tbf, although you can never discount a mick easterby horse..but on debut?..

  169. CATTERICK 5.15

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MOLLY CAT

    the selection is the stand out bet here on form..her win on debut @wetherby was impressive and she has excuses for her defeat on the a/w lto , back on the turf now she has to carry a penalty but has a good kid taking that off..i’ll be very disappointed if she can’t beat this field..her stable mate looks the danger,,after a cd win..with this yard you just won’t know until the race begins which one is fancied..

  170. CLONMEL 3.10

    2M HURDLE

    SELECTION, BONZO BING

    has been placed in all his races ptp bumper and hurdle with the best yet lto (3rd) @punchestown..this looks to be its best chance to break its duck in a weak race..a lot of dead wood in here I expect the money will come as a result..goes in the ground,

  171. SANDOWN 3.50

    2M LISTED N.H MARES FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, TARA MIST

    the selections defeat to a highly regarded mare of harry frys lto is the best form on offer here, henry dalys mare has already beaten ballyhollow and side glance this season I can’t see any reason for them to reverse the form..the danger is PITTER PATTER who won a decent junior bumper @newbury(they are no bad bumpers @newbury)and looked impressive doing it..but I think she,ll be out stayed by the selection..

  172. MARKET RASEN 4.10

    3M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION FIVE IN A ROW @5/2

    won a jumpers bumper @Kempton lto but has also won bumpers and a novice hurdle a talented son of blueprint and could not be with a better yard..the form of his bumper win has a solid look as the 2nd has come out and won..if you are backing this one get on asap as I expect him to go off well backed.

  173. STRATFORD 5.10

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, COLINS BROTHER

    Beat a nose by a highly thought of john ferguson inmate @Kempton ..also just ahead of a well regarded Henderson runner so form looks solid, this race looks weaker..and if this ntd inmate runs to his form he,ll take some beating.

  174. CHELTENHAM 4.40

    4M NATIONAL HUNT CHASE

    SELECTION, SHOTGUN PADDY

    done this page a favour lto @warwick and jumps like a buck..will love the hussel and bussel and should stay the 4m the yard have got the best jockey in the race which tells me they fancy him..i think he’d like it soft..but good should be ok, but FOXROCK is the BIG DANGER

  175. HUNTINGDON 5.25

    2M N.H FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, RIVER DEEP

    I put this up when it won over cd lto when beating a horse that runs in the champion bumper 10 mins before..decent kid takes the penalty off so that’s why i’m sticking with the hobbs inmate.should go on this ground , as ran ok on it on debut.

  176. FAKENHAM 3.35

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, PASS MUSTER

    won a/w bumper lto @Kempton, and it looked a decent race..good lad takes 5lb off and the trainer comes a long way ,and he knows the time of day so I chance this , ground and trip are fine.has won on tight track (Musselburgh) so this place should suit.

  177. KEMPTON 4.40

    2M 5 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, NED STARK

    ran well when 2nd on debut in a decent race @Exeter the winner has since gone on to win twice and the 5th has won so the form looks solid, yard have had a ok festival and their runners are doing well..this looks a winnable opportunity for this 6yr old..and it is held in some regard at king yard..has to win this to show its up to that standard..

  178. CARLISE 4.40

    3M HUNTER CHASE

    SELECTION, WALDEN

    has bumped into some decent types and has been a touch unlucky..was well backed time before last in a decent race in Ireland when 2nd (I backed it) and I didn’t fancy him lto @Musselburgh over a course I thought would not suit this is more like it and is due a bit of luck..trainer is well up to placing his runners

  179. FOS LAS 5.25

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, VODKAONTHEROCKS

    £53 grade buy son of Oscar, trainer is adept at getting his bumper horses ready on debut especially when this owner has his runners @his own track..fitness is not a worry ..and if the money comes take the hint..the dangers our DASHAWAY who I backed lto @wincanton and has a bumper in him..also p.bowens runner will not be far away.

  180. very disappointed with the picks today, both were wellbacked..I had a bit of info for the hobbs runner and I did fancy the bowen horse in the race (e/w) as I said in my piece, but I left it as the hobbs horse was so well backed..i also took 5/6 for walden..which went off 4/6..we been here before..and results improve..but atm I feel like im swimming against the tide..after CALIPTO @Cheltenham..im hoping my luck will turn,

  181. SOUTHWELL 5.10

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MIGHTY MINNIE

    I was @bangor the day she made her debut 2nd she was beat by a very good mare although she will need further in time she is up to winning a bumper as a sister to mighty man.

  182. EXETER 3.35

    2M 3 FURLONG NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, SEBRIGHT

    was the best of these over hurdles will have been well schooled for this,dartnall known for his chasers and this looks a weak race so im sure they will be disappointed if he can’t get his head in front fto.

  183. HAYDOCK 5.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, PALERMO DON

    made debut in a decent junior bumper @’newbury (backed) went down to a decent winner who has since ran in a listed bumper @sandown..yard are having winners but had a poor Cheltenham..this half brother to overturn is well regarded and with McCoy in the plate they expect it to go close.

  184. CHEPSTOW 2.00PM

    2M MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    CHURCHTOWN LOVE NAP

    rebecca Curtis 6yr old mare done it easy on debut @bangor..I saw her in the paddock and shes a fair size and was ready for her debut, the penalty is taken care of with the stable conditional 5lb helping..the 2nd has come out and won a weak race @towcester but this does not look a good race and I’ll be disappointed if the selection can’t win again ..she,ll be short so get on asap.

  185. NEWBURY 4.20

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, VOLNEY DE THAIX @7/4

    6l 2nd in a grade 2 to irving is the best form on offer, was not suited to the race that day and I know the Henderson were disappointed the horse was beat so easy, better ground will suit..and the nicholls runner is the only danger imo..ive had a decent bet on this…..

    I was mad about CHURCHTOWN LOVE being allowed to run today after dumping his jockey and breaking the tape..it was obvious the horse was too het up, as it just never got home after running with the choke out..connections should have pulled it..

    • Yes I agree with you Mato, Churchtown Love should not have run. I was going to back this horse at the last minute then incident happened. I still had time to put bet on but horse did not look right so I changed my mind. Sometimes I do wait till last minute on phone app as it does have its advantages. Disadvantages of this though is prices do shorten .Good luck for future bets I think their will be a good run coming from you. Keep up the good write ups as I like reading them.

  186. thanks ian, you have been a loyal friend ..I appreciate your posts..but your only as good as your last winner..i think I should have had 3 on the bounce now,,but that’s racing..at least after a bad run im starting to get a win or two..

  187. BANGOR 4.30

    3M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, WARDEN HILL

    fine 2nd lto in a grade 2 @Doncaster to urban hymn..a repeat of that will see him hard to beat..has always been held in some regard by hen knight,and will like this drying ground ,the win @Doncaster when beating, drop out joe.shows that he can go on a variety of ground..i expect him to attract money..

    GOWRAN PARK 5.45

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, FINE ARTICLE NAP

    ran a cracker on debut to WESTHORPE of willie mullins and they were taking him to Cheltenham so paul nolans 5yr old will be tough to beat imo with the help of Robbie mac in the plate i will be getting stuck in to him asap..this is a decent race tho and CAPITAL PURSUIT AND SUB LIEUTENANT will have their supporters..

  188. WINCANTON,5.15

    2M 6 FURLONGS NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, SOUTHFIELD VIC

    ran in the same race my own horse ran in lto a/w bumper ..2m does not suit so now upped in distance I expect this nicholls inmate to be too good for this field..and with good ground also in its favour, FOURTH ACT is the danger..

  189. TOWCESTER 5.00

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, THEDRINKYMIESTER

    Winner of a ptp lto and yard are well up to winning on debut the booking of McCoy takes my eye as I know the yard would not put him up unless they fancied it,ground won’t be a problem, its never easy to back one on debut but, it looks a weakish race with the 2 winners having a penalty I think that is enough to stop them so it looks between the selection and pipes..

  190. CHEPSTOW 2.30

    2M N.H. MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, BLUE HERON @11/4

    Wona weak junior bumper on debut @Ludlow and then ran well under a penalty nto @huntingdon..fto over hurdles is the chance were taking but sure to have been well schooled yard no back among the winners after a quiet spell..ground should be fine and now has skelton back in the plate..this is a tricky contest with a couple of others worth a look el macca, mrs jordan could give the selection most to do

  191. FFOS LAS

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, BENNACHIE

    won a summer bumper on debut and ran a good enough race in a a/w bumper @Kempton lto when 3rd the 2nd has since come out and won another a/w bumper beating a a/w winner (if you still with me)lol,the form is solid..the worry is the penalty for his win..but the stable kid takes 10lb off so really he is well in here, I have seen this kid ride before he is ok..but it is a worry..im chancing it and hope this race is as weak as I think it is..and with the vaughan yard now back in some form..i expect this one to go close.the danger looks to be the pipe runner..

  192. NEWCASTLE 4.15

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION,SATANIC BEAT @4/1

    from a yard that not known for its jumpers but seems to have found a decent one here has decent flat form and the win over cd 2 weeks ago was impressive and 9lb rise won’t stop him imo..ground is not a problem the danger looks to be the favourite who ran to bad to be true @Cheltenham.

  193. UTTOXETER 5.05

    2M N.H. MARES FLAT RACE

    SELECTION,MOLO

    related to good bumper winners and decent horses right threw the pedigree..trainer said he has been looking forward to her debut..yard have a good s/r at the track 25% and usually send their decent debutants here fto..the danger is the king debutant gabriella rose who has also a fine pedigree and yard had a bumper winner last week..i couldn’t put anyone off her..

  194. LIMERICK 5.35

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, OFF THE MARK

    won well on debut @leopardstown beating aminabad easily.this jp owned 4yr old , will have it tougher here tho with 2-3 decent looking debutants in the field, but before the leopardstown race there was a lot of talk for the roach horse and i’m confident the selection will take a lot of beating.

  195. NEWTON ABBOT 2.10

    2M 1 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION,REMILUC @11/4

    debutant for the nicholls yard and put in at a low level, with what looks like the favourite to beat..2nd lto in france when bought by the yard..at the prices is worth a small bet.

  196. WINCANTON 4.15

    2M 6 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, V NECK

    ran well lto when beaten by a stable mate who has won @listed leval..looks all over a chaser for next season but is well up to winning off this mark 120, and i’m sure the would be some disappointed faces if he can’t win this..definitely the weakest race he has run in to date..HENRYVILLE looks a danger but couldn’t win lto and this will come to soon imo.

  197. TAUNTON 5.35

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, DAYS OF HEAVEN

    the favourite won a average bumper on debut and will need to be decent to carry a penalty here although bar for the selection it looks a weakfish affair for the track. a French bred 4yr old that has been a store @severn barrows for a while, not one of the yards stars but according to reports is up to taking a bumper.trainers record has had a bit of a lull lately in bumpers but still the best around.

  198. SEDGEFIELD 3.55

    2M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, WINTERED WELL NAP

    has been a revelation this year also won a bumper, has had to 2nd also gets a penalty for lto @uttoxeter but good kid takes 7lb off will take the beating with a clear round will be backed so if following this one get on asap

    the picks have been a touch unlucky the last few days..v neck should of won but cocked its jaw and theres no doubt has issues..and hendersons today just needed it imo.

  199. AINTREE 5.45

    2M CHAMPION N.H. FLAT RACE GRADE 2

    SELECTION, BRINGITHOMEMINTY

    won a a/w race @Kempton with ease, after a disappointing debut @ffos las, dogs were barking this one all last season as a horse to follow ..on homework was up there with west wizard .(same ownership) but as we have not seen west wizard since a defeat @Kempton ..this fella was given time after the debut and was then put away for this..if hes as good as they think he,ll go very close.ben pauling (who was hendersons assistant) told me this fella showed he is a decent sort.

  200. MARKET RASEN 5.30

    2M 1 FURLONG MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, PRETTYASAPICTURE

    was clearly thought off to be a lot better than she showed on her debut on a/w bumper @lingfield as she was a well backed favourite, trainers mares always come on for a run and this looks very winnable although there is one to fear imo ..CHILY MISS, but the king yard will be scratching their heads if this mare does not go very close indeed in this weakfish contest.

  201. CARLISLE 5.25

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, BRYDEN BOY

    beat a length lto by a well thought of inmate of McCain,and the time before went down the same length to the winner of the grade 2 ‘Aintree Saturday..if he runs to that form he will take the beating?..good kid takes 7lb off which will only help..i,ll be having a decent bet..McCain runs a debutant that cost a packet ..who might be the danger..GO CONQUER

  202. TOWCESTER 5.45

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, HEL TARA

    debutant from the Henderson yard that is related to a fto bumper winner she gets weight here and also the kids 3lb will be a help and for this reason in what looks a poor affair I think she,ll win imo she,ll be short and backed so as soon as the race is priced up I,ll be on..im sure if she can’t win this on debut she won’t be at seven barrows long/

  203. FONTWELL 1.20

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, SPYDER

    won lto @towcester 2nd has since come out and won some form is solid now upped in trip which should suit well,ground won’t be a problem, yard are in form but there is a big danger..in LONG LUNCH but I,ll be playing the selection.

  204. AYR 4.25

    2M 5 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, FINE RIGHTLY NAP

    won easy lto @wetherby yard are shrewd outfit who place their horses well and now put this one fto in a handicap has decent form in Ireland, including a 2nd in a grade 2 bumper to a highly thought of inmate of mullins..ground and trip are fine. the horse has a hood on for the first time and imo is unexposed and will go very close

    BANGOR 4.50

    3M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, GOLD INGOT

    ran a respectable race under this conditional lto @wincanton but was a well beat 2nd..i fancy he will improve with the trip now fto over 3m..the track has had some rain so the ground will suit and with the extra 4lb coming off with the jockey that will only help in what looks a weak contest, the danger imo is MIDNIGHT OSCAR.

  205. WINCANTON 1.50

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, THIRD ACT

    ran in the champion bumper after a impressive win @Kempton..surprising that the trainer runs him this season over hurdles..but is well up to making a winning debut in a weakfish contest..ive no doubt he’ll be short but with a clear round he is banker material..

  206. TRAMORE 7.05

    2M 6 FURLONG HUNTER CHASE

    SELECTION, EASYONTHEEYE

    I backed this lto and it won with plenty in hand @ Downpatrick, best jockey in the race is on board, and ground and trip are fine..he travelled well in that race..and I fancy he,ll have to much for these with a clear round.

  207. CHELTENHAM 4.55

    2M 5 FURLONG NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, KARINGA DANCER

    was a decent hurdler, and bumper winner..won a chase and was well fancied to continue his good form lto but was well beat @odds on lto @Doncaster..has been given time to freshen up..the defeat was by the arkle winner ..but he ran flat that day ..with ground and trip in his favour he must have a favorites chance here.

  208. CHELTENHAM 5.30

    2M MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MISS ESTELA

    won with plenty to spare on debut @taunton, beating 2 of the field that opperse again here..i carnt see them reversing the form even tho im loath to back her carrying a penalty but she was so in control I,d be surprised if she couldn’t beat them..the danger could be the Henderson runner

  209. that will be the last pick for a few weeks as the jumps season comes to an end..i,ll be back in a few weeks..but its a good time to take a break..i’m only sorry its ending on a few losers..as im sure you’ll agree its been ok since the turn of the year…I hope to have all of you back looking at the page in a few weeks time..thanks for your time..and encouragement.

    • Thank you Mato for the information on the horses I for one have really enjoyed putting the picks on. A few lost near the end so what mate. This time of the year is always very difficult to pick winners. Im sure after the little break the bookies will be cursing you. Top man.

  210. thanks ian..you’re a gentleman..hope you got on the last one?..we go out with a 9/2 winner..i’ll be back in a few weeks…take care..and good luck..

  211. PERTH 5.25

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, GHOST RIVER

    peter bowens 4yr old is the bet here as he is a trainer to be respected at this time of year , he has a decent s/r @perth and also targets bumpers, the favourite has to carry a penalty and although gordon elliott’s charge is a worthy fav, its hard to win even a weak race like this with a penalty, the other danger is VAYLAND but he won easy last night @hexham and I’d be surprised if the crawfords would run him again here but if they do I would give him the respect he deserves as he won easy last night and even with his penalty would be my choice over the favourite! but the selection has the weight advantage..and as we have seen so many times before…that makes a big difference..atm..bowens horse can be backed @10/30…value imo

  212. NEWTON ABBOT 3.45

    2M NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, MAKARI

    won on debut in a decent race @uttoxeter but this will be tougher his jumping was impressive and with normal improvement should be able to go close to winning again although as ive said the opposition look stronger here than on debut with HALLINGS COMET being the danger imo ..he looked impressive on debut @Worcester..i don’t like mccoys ride but he has decent hurdle form but his debut over fences was dreadfull..he,ll need to imprve markedly to beat the selection imo…

  213. FONTWELL 3.10

    2M 4 FURLONGS NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, DISCAY

    dr Richard newland is a fine trainer and he got a win out of this horse on debut @huntingdon and this race looks tougher and he has a penalty to carry but the way he won tells me hes well up to winning again here..he’ll be short but I,ll be disappointed if he can’t beat these…

  214. UTTOXETER 9.00

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION , CARACCI APACHE

    was well backed 2wks ago on debut @stratford and didn’t get 2 furlongs when pu?..nothing come to light and i’m willing to put a line threw that as the money came and I know a lot of people fancied the horse especially with geraghty up! this is a weaker contest and the Henderson team will be upset if this fella carnt go close in this the only danger could be the ntd CELESTA

  215. Interesting big move in that 9.00 Uttox’ for Tyn Y Wern from 25’s in to 5/1 , flat bred by Dylan Thomas out of a Machieavelian mare.

  216. hi doug,
    yes the money suggests i’m on the wrong one?..but his debut run ‘wetherby was poor..they expect a lot better tonight..and the trainer knows how to ready one..but even with the money I’d still stay with my selection as this is a weak affair and won’t take a lot of winning!

  217. AINTREE 6.25

    2M 1 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, SWEET DEAL

    another decent looking ex flat inmate of Henderson that was well backed in a better race than this on debut @sandown in December..the ground was against him but tonight will be more to his liking as we have had good weather here the last few days and I expect Aintree to be good to firm..this 4yr old won twice on the flat and won over 1m 3f so this distance should not be a problem..i’ll be getting on asap..as I expect the money to arrive tomorrow morning….I,ll be there tomorrow and I’ll be paying attention to him in the paddock.

  218. HEXHAM 2.45

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, VYTA DU ROC

    I hate to put another Henderson runner up put the meeting does not give much of a choice as its poor racing, but the selections win on debut was a fine effort fto for the yard and with improve ment he should take some stopping..the danger could be the top weight MISTER SPRINGSPRONG..but I,ll be disappointed if mr Henderson is not celebrating again tomorrow

  219. Downpatrick 5.40

    2M 1 FURLONG FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, ITCHYMEI,MSCATCH

    Gordon Elliott has has string in fine form and i’m jumping on the bandwagon for his debutant here..this race is dreadful but the card is poor with only one other bet I could even consider tbf..but with nina in the plate and a weak race..i’ll chance this 6yr old mare on debut…

    • You will laugh again because i missed this one also.Busy day then fell asleep woke up when the race just started. Glad you picked it mind. Things looking good now. Well done to all at SBB . GREAT SITE.

  220. STRATFORD 5.40

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTON, TWNKLNG LIGHT

    peter bowen has 2 here but it looks to me that the selection is the main one with stable jockey devereux on the 4yr old filly, by robin des pres, receiving weight here from all in the field, there a 2 dangers imo HARTS HORN, whose yard have a good s/r in bumpers and the favourite for McCoy..tbh this is not a strong pick..so if hes a e/w price..then that’s the way I,d play.

  221. WEXFORD 9.00

    2 M MARES FLAT RACE

    SELECTION,DAMEFIRTH

    ran a ok race on debut over cd , that was a weak race just as this is but she was backed in that race so someone expected here to run ok..de bromheads runners always come on for a run so im hoping she,ll go close.

  222. FFOS LAS 7.15

    2M 5 FURLONG HANDICAP NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, TOUGH TALKING MAN

    the bowen yard have not been in the form they normally are at this time of year but they are still having winners, lto this fella won over cd with sean bowen in the plate and I fancy he,ll go in again in what looks a good race..the danger is MISSED THE BOAT.but the selection had plenty in hand lto and he should be able to win again

  223. MARKET RASEN 5.40

    2 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SOUTHFIELD ROYALE 3/1

    when neil mulholland books McCoy then you take notice, this well bred debutant is from a yard who can ready one fto in a bumper , the selection is related to a bumper winner and won’t lack for fitness from this yard,..the BIG DANGER IS FAV, CHILLY MISS, who has won 2 bumpers which is rare and she deserves the utmost respect and she,ll go close again in what I think is a match?..but at the prices..ive gone for the newcomer..

  224. WORCESTER 4.50

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, AS I AM, NAP

    very likeable mare who has a prolific winning habit..now back in handicap company after a fine win in a listed race @Cheltenham..if she right fto she,ll take all the beating with the only danger being VULCANITE,who comes here in decent form..

  225. KILLBEGGAN 7.30

    3M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, KING LEON

    won well under pressure lto @balinrobe, over 2m 4f, the worry is the trip..but I think he’ll be better for it..and if so then should be too good for the mullins runner..but if he does not get the trip then were in trouble, but i’m willing to chance it.

  226. WORCESTER 3.20

    2M MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SHELLBEWHATSHELLBE

    4yr old daughter of Oscar from a yard that has been very quiet of late but can ready one and takes my eye with the jockey booking in what is a poor contest..she,ll be a e/w price but i’m confident she,ll be bang there as I know the trainer has some nice young horses to run and she could be one of them

  227. UTTOXETER 2.20

    2M 4 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, NO SUBSTITUTE

    alan kings horse was unlucky lto @Aintree and won’t get a better chance to make up for it than this with only one likely to be good enough to stop him?BOOK OF EXCUSES has just joined the McCain yard after winning a ptp, but the selection has his lto run to give us confidence plus his yard are in for with the few they have over the summer..i’ll be taking a price asap.

  228. STRATFORD 8.30

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, GOING FOR GOLD.

    no form to go on only breeding and whispers..and im told the selection is good enough to win fto for a yard that excel in bumpers this season, the breeding is nothing special out of a unraced mare but a sister to a decent hurdler, so im chancing the greatrex debutant, the danger looks to be CHALK FARM.

  229. WORCESTER 3.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, DAWNIERIVER

    won a ptp in Ireland and now fto for a yard that can ready one in a bumper,takes my eye as she gets weight from the field as well as being a lto winner in what looks a weak contest..she may be a e/w price?

  230. really frustrating to have the pick withdrawn at the start as I know the scudamores fancied her to go close ..

  231. PERTH 5.30

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, FAGAN

    although theres on 5 runners its a decent race imo with 2 to concentrate on the selection comes from a yard that you have to respect in bumpers especially when booking the champ and I,ll be getting on as soon as its priced up , the 2nd in a ptp and 38 grade price tag takes the eye, the big danger is the Elliott debutant with the excellent sean bowen in the plate.

  232. WEXFORD 7.40

    2M 1 FURLONG CHASE

    SELECTION, LORD BEN

    has won on varying grounds and trips and won well lto @listowel over 2m 3f, in a 10 runner handicap,this looks a tricky contest with anyone of the field capable of winning on there day so its only a small bet for me.

  233. UTTOXETER 8.30

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, BONNE FEE

    looks like a perennial loser?but has been a touch unlucky and won’t get a better chance now in a handicap with the champ taking the ride again,and @2/1 I think shes a fair bet, the danger is PRETTYASAPICTURE who is better than she has shown.

  234. WORCESTER 7.10

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, PROPERLY SORRY

    has run twice both times @market rasen, were lto he ran a cracker when 2nd to decent debutant, but was also ahead of a duel bumper winner in 3rd so it looks like a strong bumper …we’ll know more after tonight but tony coyles 5yr old should go very close on a track which may suit more than market rasen?..the dangers look to be ARTIC CHIEF..and the ferguson newcomer.

  235. CORK 9.00

    2M 3 FURLONG FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MACBRIDE

    won lto @limerick over 2m and i’m hoping that he’ll like this extra 3 f and can win again,the 2nd in that race has since won on the flat so form looks ok..the danger obviously looks to be the mullins runner.

  236. SOUTHWELL 5.15

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, ETHELWYN

    4yr old daughter of alflora, also a sister to attaglance, yard can ready one fto and tbh this wont take a lot of winning word is ,she has showed up well in her work and she should go close on debut ..I’ll be getting on asap, as to dangers that’s a tough one..probably ROXY MADAME, but I,ll be disappointed if the Jefferson horse can’t win this on debut.

  237. WORCESTER 6.55

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, GOING FOR GOLD NAP

    i’m backing this debutant from the greatrex yard as im told its from a yard that target these races ,I backed it 2 weeks ago but it was n/r I do expect it to be well punted and favourite so get on as soon as the race is priced up. the danger is the bowen horse who has ran ok in 2 races and will give the selection a race.

  238. WORCESTER 6.55

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CASEY RYBACK

    after my nap is now a n/r ive decided to jump ship to the tony carroll 5yr old debutant , ran in 2 bumpers for tom taaffe in Ireland, a decent run fto (2nd) but lto was poor and he’ll need to return to his debut to collect here but this is such a poor contest he has every chance..

  239. KILLARNEY 3.40

    2M 1 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, POLISHED ROCK

    after the bad luck we had yesterday with casey ryback falling on the flat in a race imo he would of won easily, it is hoped all our bad luck has been used up for a while..as the selection is this competitive novice race is from the Harrington yard who have had a good festival, polished rock won well over hurdles @gowren and likes this ground, although his run on the flat was disappointing im hopeful his hurle form will hold up..there are dangers everywhere in what ive said is a competitive race..with MUMBO BAY being my main danger

  240. CARTMEL 5.05

    2M 6 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, PLAYHARA

    I was @Aintree the night she won a decent race and I spoke to her trainer who told me she would go close (I backed the 2nd) she has gone up in the weights another 10lb which will be tough to win with, but the way she did it lto tells me she is bouncing and loves the ground..she wont mind a bit of rain, but this is a tough race for good money and they have kept her back for this.

  241. TIPPERARY 5.05

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, ON THE WAY OUT @5/1

    won well lto @limerick when beating one of the field today , goes up 8lb for that but now has jj burke in the saddle with 5lb claim so that will help, the 11yr old will need to be at his best but should be in the mix and if we go e/w im sure he’ll be in the 3 so our doe will come back at least, the danger looks to be PLAN A but he still is looking for his first win over fences…….

    the picks have had no luck lately..PLAYHARA yesterday would of won imo..was well in contention when falling,and poor CASEY RYBACK broke its leg in the bumper @Worcester in a race he would of won..so lets hope our luck changes today..at least lets get a clear round!!!

  242. BALLINROBE 7.20

    2M 4 FURLONG HURDLE

    SELECTION, GRAND PARTNER

    won with a bit to spare lto @cork over 2m, trainer thinks this extra 4f will suit ,no problem with the ground , this is a decent race with 4 lto winners, but i’m confident ive found the winner with the trip being in his favour.the danger could be RIVERSIDE CITY.

  243. LIMERICK 8.50

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SHEAMUS

    ran 3rd on debut , the winner has since come out and won again, so the form has a solid look to it, fitness told on debut, so no excuses tonight and the 5yr old should go close has a mags mullins favourite to beat, but @6/1 i’m confident the selection is a e/w bet to nothing!

  244. UTTOXETER 4.40

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, CHEBSEY BEAU

    won a average race lto @towcester but has since had a run on the flat to keep him sharp..yard are always respected and the fact he now goes in a handicap after the maiden hurdle win is also in his favour as he could be well handicapped?..the danger as always is McCoy on MR SHANTU.

    GOING FOR GOLD is down to run in todays bumper, if he runs my advice is to back him..ive took evens..i’m sure he,ll go of shorter if connections decide to run.

  245. GALWAY 8.15

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CALL VINNIE NAP

    d.k. weld only bumper runner of the week ?take the hint, this 5yr old by Vinnie roe wont lack for fitness, and has the excellent Robbie mc in the plate, will be well backed of that there is no doubt so get on as soon as its priced up..

  246. GALWAY 1.50

    2M 6 FURLONG BEGINNERS CHASE

    SELECTION, ELEGANT STATESMAN

    jumps well in a race that won’t take a lot of winning, touch disappointing lto when 2nd but still worth a bet now with McCoy in the plate..trainer is bang in form and his horses are well schooled..i think it,ll go off favourite so if you follow get on asap…

  247. MARKET RASEN 2.50

    2M 5 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION HANDMAID NAP

    this 5yr old kings theatre mare has always been held in some regard by her trainer and she has won enough to repay his faith, won easy lto @perth and go,s up 7lb for that and now trainers son takes the ride to claim 7lb off..with a clear round shes a good thing imo…

    GALWAY 6.00

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION. WINDSOR PARK N.B.

    won lto last season @leopardstown in January, showed a turn of foot and won a decent race was at the top of the champion bumper betting after that but yard went with the eventual winner..silver concorde..the weld team will have this one ready and he has that touch of class that the others don’t.

  248. SLIGO 7.50

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, ELLIE MIA NAP @7/2

    won lto @Roscommon with plenty in hand makes her handicap debut with a top claimer aboard which will only help, ground and trip in her favour ,so no excuses with a clear round shes the one to beat imo..

  249. KILBEGGAN 8.30

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, DANDRIDGE

    the selection ran well lto @Sligo, im hoping I,ll get my money back it what looks a winnable race for atr moore 5yr old, yard are not known for bumper winners but he must have every chance of going in in what looks a average contest at best..with CALL ME PJ the danger..ive took 11/4..

  250. NEWTON ABBOT 2.40

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, BULLET STREET

    a competitive handicap,the selection has fair form in these type of races and has held his form..the yard are struggling for winners but if he runs up to his lto run then hes the one to beat imo.ground and trip are fine and his jumping has always held up.

  251. FONTWELL 8.10

    1M 6 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, ARCTIC CHIEF

    ran a decent race lto @Worcester fighting all the way to go down a length, I backed the winner , and the selection took my eye as a nto winner..BUMBLE BAY has to carry a penalty and I don’t think hes good enough the others look weak tbh..the only worry is the trip?..the selection didn’t look to need a drop in trip..but r.phillips 4yr old should have too much for these..if you’re following me ..get on first thing in the morning as it,ll be backed..

  252. SOUTHWELL 4.05

    3M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, KING BORU

    emma lavelle string have not had a great time lately but this horse did hold its form in better races, so taking fitness on trust i’m backing the 6yr old to get off to a winning start,the distance and ground are not a problem, and @7/2 is a fair price, the favourite is one I’d take on at this trip..

  253. WORCESTER 5.10

    2M 7 FURLONG NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, LONG WAVE NAP

    should of won lto @southwell but made the effort at the wrong time, good kid takes 7lb off and will be tough to beat with a clear round..jumping and trip are not a problem and is versatile were ground is concerned MONETARY FUND is the danger

  254. NEWTON ABBOT 8.00

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, UPSANDDOWNS

    the form of the selection 2 irish runs are by far superior to the rest of the field and if upholding that form should take some beating..the worry is the stable form..although they are having the odd winner the yards bumper runners are not normally finely tuned..(3-17)..the danger looks to be the McCoy mount

  255. KILLARNEY 7.45

    2M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, QUEEN ALPHABET

    HAS run well all summer and ran a cracker in a novice lto @galway if running to that form fto in a handicap then she should be there abouts in what is a wide open race..she,ll be a e/w price…

    im not having a great couple of weeks..as always the picks are well backed but atm im not getting the winners..we have been here before..and we come back and with the jumps season around the corner im hoping I,ll be back amaong the winners on a regular basis..

  256. KILLARNEY 5.35

    2M 1 FURLONG FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SIZING ITALY

    the potts horse has a decent record and ran 2nd in a grade 2 @Cheltenham last winter,..also was beat a nose on flat debut over 1m 6 @tramore last month..so comes here in form which carnt be said for some of this field although if the mullins horse comes back to form he,ll be tough to beat but at the prices im with the selection @5/1

  257. DOWNPATRICK 6.00

    LADIES FLAT RACE 2M 2 FURLONGS

    SELECTION, YOUNG DILLION NAP

    the race looks to be a match between the selection and the nina carberry ridden ANGUS MILAN, the selection ran a decent race on debut and was well backed that day which means he must be showing plenty at home but angus Milan also ran a decent race over this cd..

  258. SEDGEFIELD 8.00

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, BLAYNEY QUEEN

    ran ok on debut @perth but was nothing special..but yard are among the best in this type of race and with normal improvement will go close, the record at the track is 40%s/r in bumpers?..but this looks a abouve average race for the track with john quinns LUCCOME DOWN worth a look and also the debutant from r.fahey, but with there record and with also already having a run im sticking with the crawfords.

  259. NEWTON ABBOT 2.45

    2M 6 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, HENRYVILLE

    from a yard I have a lot of respect for , is not a stable star but has every chance of getting back in the winners enclosure after a break..the lto @Aintree was good enough to put him bang in the picture here, the trip may be a problem as his 2 wins have come over a furlong shorter..but ground and jumping are not a problem..the danger looks to be VESPERAL DREAM.

  260. HUNTINGDON 5.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, ITS PANDORAMA @9/4

    proberly the worst bumper you,ll see..but theres a bet here in the selection at the price..has to beat KATCHA KOPEC..who ran in a bad race lto the selection is related to a lovely sort who won a grade 1 level and won a bumper..if this one has any ability he wins..

  261. STRATFORD 3.20

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION AUTHORSHIP

    easy winner lto @huntingdon, is a short price but deserves to be ..looks to only have to improve for the run to be too good but has no ground worrys and his jumping improved as the race went on..its the only bet on the card for me..

  262. NEWTON ABBOT 5.10

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, DRY OL, PARTY NAP

    ran well on debut in a stronger race than this @taunton last season, hobbs yard have a decent s/r in bumpers and this 4yr old will have streghthend up over the summer, she gets the weight as a 4yr old mare,and this daughter of tobougg will go close and im sure will be backed so if your following take a early price..i don’t like the Henderson runner who is the likely favourite..hes only small and his form is not great and is favourite cos of trainer and jockey.

  263. GALWAY 6.50

    2M 6 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, BABY WHIZZ

    I backed the selection lto @Killarney when he should of won, now upped in trip which will suit and with stiffer track im confident he,ll go well again, a bit of rain would help, but good ground is also ok, a lot of runners who are dead wood so really only 3 -4 to concentrate on imo..

  264. LISTOWEL 5.00

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, BACK OFF MATE

    won a decent race over fences lto over 2m 1 f staying on so this extra 2 furlong should suit, this looks a better race with a few chances..but Arthur moores 6yr old has also won on the flat this month so is versatile..jumps well and ground is fine..yard have had winners in the last 2wks..after a poor spell so things are looking up..the big danger could be..FALSE ECONARMY

  265. LISTOWEL 5.40

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, EXXARO e/w @11/1

    ran disappointing on debut in a punchestown bumper, @16/1, beat to far out for it to be normal?..this is a lot weaker and the yard do well in bumpers..horse has been given time and had his sights lowerd, @11/1 hes a great e/w bet imo..

  266. KELSO 7.05

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, LUCCOMBE DOWN NAP

    ran a cracker on debut when just touched off @’sedgfield @13/2, was weak in the market but im glad to say I did give him a mention as a possiablw winner and with improvement likely he,ll take all the beating in this bumper..although the the 3rd from that race will be his danger DIVINE PORT, had experience on his side but finished 3rd..and will be thereabouts..but the selection is a strong fancy for me.

  267. LISTOWEL 4.45

    2M 4 FURLONG CHASE

    SELECTION SIZING ITALY

    has been running on the flat lately (disappointing lto) but has a fine record in chases and looks a chaser all over..the race looks to be a match with the likely favourite ART OF LOGISTICS, the debromhead yard are in decent form and with the jockey taking 5lb off I think that may help the selection see off the favs challage come the run in.

  268. LISTOWEL 4.20

    2M 1 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, PYROMANIAC

    won well lto but this is tougher, yard are firing the winners in, ground and trip are not a problem, jockey booking also takes the eye,i can see gereaghty coming late and stealing it,the danger for me is GUTSY ROCKY

  269. BALLINROBE 2.35

    2M 1 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, CREDULAS

    ran a respectable 2nd on debut @listowel beat 1/2 length, coming from this yard will no doubt come on a bundle for that and trip and ground are fine, and @9/4 elliots 3yr old is a strong bet to get off the mark here today! the mullins horse is the favourite and the selection will fight it out with son of sindar.

  270. PERTH 6.00

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, KILRONAN HIGH

    Won lto in a decent race @towcester, winning with plenty to spare..p/u on debut @Cheltenham were obviously something was not right but his trainer has a fine record here and also would not of run a bad one in a Cheltenham bumper?..the ground is a unknowen but any cut will help the selction, and the big danger is the other winner in the race CLONALIG HOUSE, but the extra weight may be too much..im preety sweet on this one..

  271. MARKET RASEN 5.10

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION MIDNIGHT SHOT

    4yr son of midnight legend, has the benefit of a good 7lb claimer on board for this debut and a yard in form..im told this one has shown up well in his work and is expected to go close..the favourite is nothing special imo..and will find it tough to win carrying a penalty

  272. CHEPSTOW 5.55

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION. HANDSOME HORACE

    I was @Exeter for this ones debut as I had a interest in the race I owned the eventual 3rd, the hobbs horse got best turned out on the night and he is a lovely individual..he was well backed (6/5) and was expected to run well..i was delighted with my horses run we were giving weight to the winner and beat Horace by 2lengths..i expect he has come on a ton since the run and with RAINY DAY the 2 will be the ones to concentrate on..im backing the hobbs runner as I think he has the scope to improve

  273. hi doug c.,

    great to see you pass on your opinion, please don’t hesitate to post your own fancy..or tell me why im wrong..its all about opinions..

  274. FONTWELL 2.10

    2M 2 FURLONG JUVINILE HURDLE

    SELECTION, MERCOUER

    has jumping experience after a few runs in france, bought for 35.000 his new trainer is striking while the iron is hot his last run in france in a 3yr old hurdle his was 3rd ,these young French recruits are normally well schooled and that a advantage against this field..if the market speaks in its favour take the hint

  275. FONTWELL 2.15

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, MILE HOUSE

    a decent novice hurdle for the track , with some decent sorts starting the season, the hobbs runner BROTHER TEDD won on debut @wincanton and must be respected fto over hurdles..also LILY WAUGH, who ran with credit last season when her yard where out of form with a virus in the yard..so Im with the selection after backing this 6yr old lto winning with plenty in the tank, this trainer is one to watch ROBERT STEPHENS knows the time of day and will be one to follow..im not sure what price the selection will be but as soon as the race is priced up..i,ll be on.

  276. UTTOXETER 4.00

    2M 4 FURLONG BEGGINERS CHASE

    SELECTION, SERGEANT MATTIE NAP

    twice a winner over hurdles last season before sustaining a injury, so trainer decided to wait till now to start his chasing career this 6yr old is held in some regard by Charlie lonsdon and is expected to contest decent races later in the season..good ground is ideal and with the recent rain that will be what hes got tomorrow..it looks a very winnable race and with a clear round he will be hard to beat.

  277. LUDLOW 5.05

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, VINTAGE VINNIE

    75.000 irish ptp winner bought out of the bowe yard trainer has said “he is a lovely sort who should win a bumper” ground will be in his favour and trainer likes to win bumpers..the champion is booked so it looks like the selection is expected to win this?..fto is always a worry and ive no doubt he,ll be short enough but the only danger is if the horse needs the run..but I,ll be getting on asap.

  278. WORCESTER 3.00

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, GLENWOOD STAR

    6yr old that won a ptp and finished 2nd in his last race..trainer has made no secret of the fact she rates this son of Oscar, and he,ll need to be good to win a cracker of a contest for the track , 5 of the 6 could win the race but im sideing with the selection as the Curtis yard have started well and with the champ taking the ride expect this fella to be bang there

  279. CARLISLE 5.20

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, DEADLY MOVE

    yard are in fine form won the bumper @Worcester today easy..and would have gone close with one later only it was brought down..trainer always looks to start the year well before the big yards start to get into the groove..this 5yr old ran in a ptp and came a fair 2nd, trainer gave him a mention in a recent interview as one to look forward too..

  280. FAIRYHOUSE 2.50

    2M 4 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, SHEAMUS

    won 2 bumpers at this distance looks a chaser in the making but should be up to winning a maiden at this time of the year im hoping he,ll be a fair price as my last 2 picks have been too short in the betting and were beat anyway..his trainer has always said this 5yr old will come into his own when he actually jumps hurdles fences..

  281. FOS LAS 3.20

    2M N.H. MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION , THE GOVANESS NAP

    this is a mare to follow this season take it from me..she won a listed bumper @Cheltenham with plenty to spare then ran well @Aintree, my only worry is the trainers form..but if she jumps well she,ll win this, ground and trip are not a problem…

  282. HUNTINGDON 5.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, KITENEY WOOD

    Winner of his 2nd ptp this son of laymen is highly thought of by his trainer , if he wins today he,ll go to the bumper @Cheltenham at the end of the month..trainer has his bumper horses ready and with the fergusons runner carrying a penalty I fancy this one to win.

  283. WETHERBY 4.35

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION LADY BUTTONS

    a decent novice race for the tracks first meeting of the season with some lovely sorts making there debutants over hurdles..the selection won 2 bumpers @the course and was just touched off in the champion bumper @Aintree, if she jumps ok here on debut getting weight off the boys she should be tough to beat!

  284. CHELTENHAM 5.30

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, HOW ABOUT IT

    5yr old out of kayf tara who has been described by his trainer as her favourite young horse in the yard..won his ptp and was with enda bolger, before going for 130.000, has the excellent geraghty in the saddle and yard will be expecting this one to be in the mix..will no doubt be to the front of the market so get on as soon as its priced up!

  285. KEMPTON 3.20

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, ZULU OSCAR

    fine bumper performer when winning @wincanton twice, beating CHASE THE WIND in the process, trainer sees him as a 2-1/2 mile horse later in the season so a slight worry this track and trip might not suit but he is deffenatly the best horse in the field with a engine to match..one to follow ..

  286. WORCESTER 4.00

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, LADY BUTTONS

    decent bumper performer, I put her up last week but she was a n/r..shes up against her own sex and she should have too much for these if she jumps on her hurdle debut..she will be short but she deserves to be and shes a max bet for me!

  287. SOUTHWELL 3.00

    2M N.H. NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION,MCCABE CREEK

    highly tried last season after a decent bumper debut @newbury, ran no race in the Aintree grade 2 when too free but trainer holds him in some regard has come on a ton this summer and he has schooled well..yard are in form and the one to beat..the danger is MONBERG THREATRE, again highly thought of but I think will need further to be seen to his best.

  288. AINTREE 5.25

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, DAYS OF HEAVEN

    fto over hurdles for the Henderson yard..was backed like defeat was not a option @taunton on debut and looked to be cruising 2 out and took it up but tierd on the run and was beat 3 1/2 lengths I spoke to his trainer the same day @Aintree and he rated the horse highly so I suppose they must of been disappointed he was beat..but coming from this yard he,ll be ready for this..there are 2 dangers in the field.. aJACKS LAST HOPE I saw win @bangor 2 wks ago and he,ll be bang there..and HANDSOME HORACE who is better than hes shown so far!

  289. AYR 1.50

    2M N.H. NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, TRADEWINDS e/w

    bought out of the Henderson yard after running 7lengths 3rd to IRVING @ascot last November..has had problems hence he is with a small yard, but he was highly thought of, and was well backed on all his runs for his former yard, so im backing this fella e/w in the hope he wins anyway but I,ll be disappointed if hes not there abouts..this is a decent race for a northern novice..with some nice horses making there debut..lots of winners will come out of this…

    im interested in CHIDSWELL in 1.20 . I know the Richards yard hold him in some regard..im not sure how short he,ll be so I never put him up..but if hes backable I,ll be on..

  290. FFOS LAS 1.10

    2M 4 FURLONGS MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, FLETCHERS FLYER NAP

    won the punchestown bumper by a neck showing a lot of guts leading all the way trainer thinks the world of him and this is the least he wants to go as 3m is more suitable..but he has a tough race on his hands with the greatrex runner who is a bumper winner and again highly thought of..depending on the price the fry hourse will be a max bet for me.

  291. WORCESTER 4.20

    2M 7 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, MORAL HAZARD

    2nd in the last of his ptp runs..trainer described him as a lovely sort who jumps for fun..has been found a good opotunity here and with the champ up should go close for a yard who are in form!

  292. DOWN ROYAL 2.05

    2M HURDLE GRADE 2

    SELECTION, TIGER ROLL

    won on debut @Cheltenham outstaying CALIPTO when looking in trouble turning in, now runs against a mullins grade 1 winner ARTIC FIRE but the selection is also a grade 1 winner and has the fitness edge..and at the prices im taking elliotts 4yr old to come out on top!

  293. DOWN ROYAL 1.20

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, VELVET MAKER NAP

    winner of a French bumper and 3rd on debut @navan to VAUTOUR, has been a whisper horse ever since and with a shrewd trainer who will have him ready..ground and trip are in his favour ,but this is no give me with the likely favourite officer cadet!

  294. CARLISLE 1.30

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE CHASE HANDICAP

    SELECTION,WARDEN HILL

    taking a chance on a chase debutant but they are normally well schooled from these quarters, with the owner having 2 nice sorts already in the novice chase department..beaten a neck lto @bangor but won twice over 3 m last season..this is a tough race to debut in with 2-3 in with abig shout but @6/1 its worth a shot with this fella ground is fine.

  295. EXETER 1.15

    2M 5 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, THOMAS BROWN NAP

    lovely bumper performer last season highly thought of by harry fry,goes in most grounds and will suit this trip on debut, looks a match with the nicholls runner VAGO COLLANGES
    who was good enough to be 2nd in agrade 2 @Aintree..so im hoping frys horse will be a backable price but itsa max bet for me..the horse that was 2nd to frys runner in the bumper @bangor won @Carlisle on sunday by 15lengths…

  296. WARWICK 4.10

    2M MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, LADY OF LAMANVER

    another runner from the fry yard that has a 40% s/r in bumpers to date..but not the reason im backing this debutant in what is a hot contest..the trainer rarely runs here and this daughter of lucarno.was in training last season but has been given more time and her trainer has said shes a bigger and better horse this season…tough race but the yard are hot atm..and the breeding surgests bumpers will be up her street as she is related to a bumper winner.

  297. FONTWELL 4.10

    2M 2FURLONG NH FLAT RACE

    SELECTION,DETROIT BLUES

    ran ok on debut in what looks a fair bumper @Chepstow..the 2nd came out and won yeaterday..this fella was 8lenghts behind him trainer Jamie snowden holds him in high regard and the yard are not known for fto winners so I think he,ll be primed for this now..a winner of a ptp he cost snowden 100.000, I think he,ll start to repay some of that here…the likely danger is ben pauling debutant..

  298. WINCANTON 3.50

    2M NH FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, PRESENT MAN

    2nd in a irish ptp last summer, related to a decent sort who won at graded level..yard have a fine record here in bumpers with 5 – 11 winning..indeed paul nicholls had 55% s/r at one time..the danger is the Henderson runner who has a win behind him but he has a penalty to carry.

  299. NAVAN 3.30

    2M BEGGINERS CHASE

    SELECTION, GILGAMBOA

    ran 6 lengths off vautor in the supreme novice last season , and won a decent race @leopardstown, is held in some regard by his trainer as a chaser , but I think he,ll be better up in trip but tomorrow is his starting point!

  300. CARLISLE 1.15

    2M 1 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, DIVINE PORT

    has been a fair sort in bumpers running 2nd over cd lto..I was at Sedgefield the day he ran there and hes a nice stamp of a horse, as long as his jumping hold up fto over hurdles I think he,ll take all the beating , this looks a good race with some nice sorts making there debut but with dickie Johnson booked the selection is a strong bet.

  301. SEDGEFIELD 1.50

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, DISTIME NAP

    I was @Aintree when the selection ran 2nd to a horse in the form of its life and has won again since..i herd the jockey say he,ll come on a bundle for that and I expect him to win this with a clear round..he,ll be backed all tomorrow so get on asap.some other decent sorts making there debut over fences in this..and another mattie is a horse who can win races in the north over 2-3 m…greensalt is a chaser in the making.

  302. BANGOR 3.00

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, KENTUCKY HYDEN

    this Henderson 4yr old has proved he has a touch of class after a 2nd in the triumph..lto was his only poor run and he could have been over the top by the time he ran @punchestown, now dropped into a handicap before he goes chasing..@9/4 if hes 75% fit he wins this..

  303. TAUNTON 4.10

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, THE OUTLAW

    made its debut over cd last season, had problems according to the trainer but does not lack talent finished 2nd to a Henderson horse that won 2 bumpers so form is solid..i think if hes fit enough then he,ll win this ..but some of the nicholls runners are needing their fto run?..but im willing to chance it.

  304. CHELTENHAM 2.25

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, CHAMPAGNE WEST

    ran a cracker lto @the festival when 2nd over cd..trainer loves him and has stated he expects him to take high order in the novice chases to come..the worry is fto but if he jumps he wins imo..and @9/2 hes a e/w bet to nothing.the danger for me is URBAN HYMN!

  305. WETHERBY 12.25

    2M MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, LADY BUTTONS NAP

    highly regarded by her trainer after finishing 2nd in a grade 2 bumper..she went to Worcester for her hurdle debut and won with a bit to spare..she will have come on a bundle for that and although she will have a few dangers in this race I expect her to prove to good for her opposition..

  306. FONTWELL 2.55

    2M 2 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, LIGHTENTERTAINMENT

    been in red hot form off late for his small yard (that do very well here) won over cd in October and ran a cracker in a better race lto @ascot..if remaining in the same form then will take all the beating ..trainer has a fair s/r at the course 18%..and this horse likes this track so all in his favour..

  307. DONCASTER 3.50

    2M MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CASSIE

    4yr old refuse to bend filly that has a good home reputation and has not been asked to start in a strong affair, trainer won a bumper last week with a 25/1 shot..im expecting a e/w price for ben pauling runner, he made no secret of how much he likes her she has been in since last summer but was weak , given plenty of time to come to hand and she is showing up well. the dander for me is the Richards debutant..MARDALE

  308. HEXHAM 1.20

    2M N.H. NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, CHIEFTAINS CHOICE

    was 2nd on debut @wetherby to a fair sort and will have come on a bundle for that, tough race with likely favourite ITS HIGH TIME the one to beat, but the selection comes from a yard in form and on debut he jumped well,and was tierd in the final furlong and will be ready imo to get off the mark here..ground is fine.

  309. THURLES 3.35

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, ATTRIBUTION

    ran well on debut @punchestown last season when 3rd his inexperience showed but he stayed on well and would of got 2nd in a few yards his new trainer gave him a favourable mention in his stable tour and this half brother to champion hurdler Punjabi should go very close . the likely favourite is the mullins debutant Bellshill had its ptp form boosted when stable companion bordini won well the other day. but I like the debromhead runner.

  310. ASCOT 1.00

    2M 3 FURLONG N.H. MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION,ALISIER D, IRLANDE NAP

    very impressive ptp winner and changed hands for stupid money (300.000) his trainer reports he does everything easy at home , im surprised they have not gone the bumper route fto..but that’s shows me there very confident this 4yr old will win on debut ground and trip are not a problem, but this is no gimme with 2 -3 decent horses who will make him go..but I,ll be on ..max bet.

  311. ASCOT 3.15

    2M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, PARSNIP PETE

    I was @Aintree when the selection won lto and he did it well..he stood out in the paddock a mile ..this looks a winnable oportunity for tom georges progressive 8yr old he jumps well, and travels like a decent sort, my only worry is going this way round all his best form is left handed..but he has won right handed so im willing to chance it at the prices..

  312. NAVAN 3.25

    2M MARES FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, TWENTYTWO,S TAKEN NAP

    lovely mare who won with plenty to spare lto @fairyhouse I was expecting the crawfords to run her @Cheltenham last weekend but they decide to come here, loves the heavy ground (navan soft atm) rain is forcast, looks to be a match with a well fancied mullins mare who will be favourite..my worry is the form of the selections yard 1 winner in 4 wks?..but if this mare is ready I think she,ll take the beating!

  313. LUDLOW 1.20

    2M 4 FURLONG BEGGINERS CHASE

    SELECTION, TISTORY

    very consistant horse who has a touch of class about him, p/u lto in a grade 1, were its thought he had a problem with his breathing, has since had a op, which has hopfully sorted this problem and he looks a chaser all over..but comes up against a very nice sort in PURE OXYGEN,i go for the selection as he has more experience and that could clintch this race for him, ground and trip are fine.

  314. SEDGEFIELD 3.20

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, LEGACY PHOENIX

    related to a listed bumper winner from a yard that target the races..most of the other yards in the race donthave great records in bumpers except chris grant, hillier, the only danger if the favourite does not perform.

  315. fair to say the last week has not been good, 2nd it is..but that’s racing..from having 5 winners on the bounce to not be able to get a winner..ive decided to put up one more then take a break for a few days…

    WETHERBY 2.35

    2M JUVINILE HURDLE

    SELECTION, TOP OF THE GLASS

    I was @bangor 2wks ago when this fella made a encouraging debut ..run a highly thought of alan king horse close ,wetherby will suit a lot better than bangor,ground and trip are fine the likely danger is not up to much imo so a clear round and the selection should be home.

    • I would not be to downhearted about this though it is dissapointing but i think the picks have been very unlucky & sometimes a few days break does you the world of good in this game. I think todays pick will win . Antony you have given us plenty of winners in the past & it wont be long before you are top of the glass again. All faith in the Mato.

      • Well second again in a unlucky run but seconds will turn in to first then we will all be bouncing. Time on our side Antony. Thank you for providing us with the write ups.

  316. hi craig, and ian, first thanks for posting..as you can see ive had a couple of days break as 2nd itus ..has hit me again..but im back ..and hopeful to get back among the winners..

    LEICESTER 12.40

    2M NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, STELLAR NOTION

    if this fella carnt make a chaser then I,ll be amazed..lovely big sort who showed in his hurdling races that anything he did there was a bonus..tom George holds this fella in some regard and im sure he,ll be favourite tomorrow, but im hoping to get on early and get some sort of price..if he gets a clear round then its his race imo.

  317. A big thanks 4 u r reply I will check out Stellar Notion. Just to let you know also follow you on Twitter. Many thanks

  318. hi cragstar,
    I got the 9/4 like yourself..a horse to follow this year in that ground, also tom George other horse ..thanks for following the site..its nice to get peoples thoughts good or bad on the site..im all for people giving their views on my tips…as long as they are fair and constructive…take care..

  319. Hi Mato,
    It’s nice to get a reply and thanks for that, I have followed you and Aidenldrebins tips for a while now. I have been betting on horse racing now for over 40 years now and I know how racing can be trying at times. But my philosophy as all ways been if someone gives you a tip or advise its up to you if wish to back the horse. If they get beat don’t blame there person who gave you the tip and there’s always another day. Once again thanks for your email.

  320. SOUTHWELL 2.20

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, SOME BUCKLE

    another tom George ,roger brookhouse combernation, thought good enough to compete in a grade 1 bumper in Ireland, I remember his debut @Doncaster were (3rd) the winner has turned out to be a fine sort, im surprised hes not shorter in the betting and that might be down to the distance as he,ll want further in time but @5/2 hes a bet for me today, ground should not be a issue.

  321. great way to be craig, your more experienced than me..it should be you giving me some tips?..great to hear from you and were back among the winners.

  322. Thanks for comments Mato I’m properly more experienced in life? but as for your tipping you up there with the best. Great tip today by they way bang on with your comments and many thanks for sending me your email really appreciated by the way. I was on @ 5/2 Two great wins on the trot and long may they continue Mato.

  323. MARKET RASEN 12.50

    2M 3 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, RACING EUROPE

    I was @bangor when this fella won a bumper lto, jesus he stood out in the paddock lovely big strapping sort and ready for that race..the chance we take is can he jump?..according to his trainer hes schooled well(but they always say that) he cost a pretty penny and my guess is he could be very good indeed..this look a fair contest with a nice sort coming up from the Sherwood yard that will be prominant in the betting I think the greatrex horse may have too much weight?

  324. SANDOWN 12.50

    2M 4 FURLONG MARES HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, BLUE BUTTONS

    has good form on this ground for a yard that have a fine record with mares..was beat by a inform mare lto and a repeat of that run off the same mark should be good enough to take this.i,ll take a early price as im sure she,ll be backed tomorrow

  325. NAVAN 3.30

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, DALLAS COWBOY

    ive had a whisper for this horse for a while, was entered last week but was pulled, from a yard that have a fine record for these owners in these races..im hoping we get a price as the mullins horse will likely be favourite but as I always recommend get on asap tomorrow as ive no doubt the selection will be well fancied.

  326. HUNTINGDON 2.05

    2M 4 FURLONG GRADE 2 CHASE

    SELECTION, EDUARD

    went down fighting to hennersy winner MANNY CLOUDS ,the winner had fitness on his side so expect the selection to ripe now and the one to beat in this tough race..nicky Richards loves this horse and has always thought of him highly, tomorrow should be his day with a clear round and improvement from the debut.

  327. MUSSSELBURGH 3.20

    2M N H FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, PALERMO DON

    the selection won a average race @haydock lto has been given plenty of time to strengthen up has the potential to be decent hurdler and should have another bumper in him..its between the winners as the others don’t look up to winning imo..DOUBLE W,S won well @Sedgefield and has the fitness edge on us, but the mc,cain yard are starting to come out of a slump and had a winner today so im chancing the selection

  328. FONTWELL 1.40

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, MEETMEATTHEMOON

    this is a decent race for the track and the selection went down fighting lto over cd and im hoping he,ll get his head in front this time round but he,s up against a real nice mare of the pipes who won well @Newcastle lto but she has to give us weight which I think she,ll struggle to do, the tizzard yard are now bang in form there runner could also enter calculations but im sweet on the hobbs novice theres no doubt he was unlucky lto and will have come on for the debut.

  329. thanks cragstar, yes I called the race right, just glad to stop the rot tbh, thought eduard should of won sunday, bad jump at the last cost it.

  330. WARWICK 3.30

    2M NH FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, LADY OF LAMANVER

    this harry fry mare ran ok on debut over cd when finishing 4 lengths behind a nicholls horse that has since come out and won a listed mares bumper @huntingdon last weekend, she gets nearly a stone off the 2 winners in the field?..thats a lot of weight to give a improveing mare(hopfully) fry said in a stable tour he thought she would improve for experience so im willing to chance her tomorrow, the race looks between the lto winners and my selection.

  331. Never mind Mato you were right you did call the right race there’s always another day to bash these bookie guys. I did back it myself

  332. CHELTENHAM 3.15

    3M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, ULZANAS RAID

    cd winner lto and has not run since as trainer wants his jockey on this well regarded 5yr old, has gone up 7lb for that win but im sure theres a few more pounds improvement will go in the ground and does not lack stamina so lots in this 5yr old son of bach,s favour..the big danger is the favourite BIG EASY..lovely sort from the yard that is bang in form.i couldn’t put anyone off the horse but at the prices im with my selection

  333. CHELTENHAM 12.50

    2M 5 FURLONG NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, CHAMPAGNE WEST NAP @5/4

    ive gone with the short price fav because he impressed me lto and the hobbs yard are still on fire with this fella jumping like a stag this race is tougher but its a max bet for me as I can see him making it from the front and saying come catch me which suits this horse..the danger is VIRAK but I was @haydock and although he won well he didn’t impress me like the selection..so I know its a shortie but with a clear round he,ll win imo.

  334. Nice winner today Mato I was on this on its first run of the season and again today another good shout by you.
    Keep them coming
    Cheers

  335. You are on fire Mato well done. Again I did back this last time out also backed it today but could not get 5/4 tho. Actual got 11/10 although we did have a reduction with the non runner still made a good profit.
    Thanks again for the email.

  336. CATTERICK 1.40

    2M 3 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, CHEIFTAINS CHOICE

    won well lto @hexham looking like a decent horse never coming out of 2nd gear, but this is a tougher race and he has a penalty to carry, ground and trip are not a problem, the danger looks to be JACKS LAST HOPE who won 2 bumpers and a hurdle race..and getting weight off the selection,….racing has been poor the last few days so its been hard to find picks at a fair price..this will be favourite ..and deservedly so but im hoping for a fair price.

    • Just found your blog on a friends recommendation. Good insight to races. The 4/5 best price on today’s selection appears short to me. Just wondered what you would have felt was a fair price.

    • Well done Mato yet another great winner that’s three in a row now. Luv it when the bookies get a bashing. I was on it myself and many thanks keep them coming Mato.

  337. Well done Mato excellent result three in a row now keep them coming I was on it, Luv it when the bookies are getting smashed into.

  338. hi j and welcome to my page on sbbcolumns,tbh, I was surprised how short the Quinn horse was I thought 6/4 was fair??..but the market was right, 4/5 was best anywere.., I think the weakness of the grant runner made the fav even more solid…once again welcome and I hope you find anything I say helpful..please get in touch with opinions ..all the best..

  339. LUDLOW 3.00

    2M 5 FURLONG MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, TARA MIST NAP

    henry dalys mare is a lovely sort who ran with credit in listed company in bumpers,she likes soft ground and im sure the going up in trip will also suit, she broke me last season @sandown when I had a fair bet on her and she got touched off ..but as long as she jumps she,ll be tough to beat imo..and the trainer has a fair record here and holds her in some regard, the danger is BEN PAULINGS SILVER SCOTCH whocomes here from the ptp scene and a yard on fire..and also BALLYHOLLOW who was 2nd lto to a Henderson runner @towcester. difficult to say what price the favourite will be but I,ll be on asap.

  340. EXETER 3.20

    2M 3 FURLONG MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, MISS ESTELA

    lovely mare that won 2 bumpers (one @Cheltenham) so no doubting her ability she was a touch disappointing lto in a strong mares bumper when 5/1 3rd fav, (5th) the winner tho is a very smart mare and theres no disgrace losing to her but its fair to say the yard expected more..she goes hurdling here and if she jumps she should take some beating, this sisno easy debut with a Henderson runner, and a well fancied runner from the flat yard of Andrew balding, but the selection will go on this ground theyard are not in the same form as a few weeks ago but they are still having a winner here and there so I,ll try to get a price asap.

    • Was well backed Mato got 7/4 myself was trading 1.3 IR so I was informed but hey just found one to good today. Always tomorrow bring it on.

  341. yes such is racing im sorry to say, but we have good runs and we have bad runs that’s the game were in..but today was a dreadful day for me punting wise..as you say onwards j!

    ASCOT 1.55

    2m NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, EMERGING TALENT @2/1

    the nicholls 5yr old is reciving weight from these, and that’s my primery reason as to backing him,for me the best horse in the race could be the mullins runner but I carnt back a mullins horse anywere other than Ireland or Cheltenham as his record is dreadfull everywere else..strange as he is proberly the best trainer out there, with the best horses ..and I know killultagh vic is highly regarded and will be a lovely chaser, but as ive said I carnt back a mullins runner outside chelts, the selection was beat lto in a grade 2 which was a fair run, but tbh I was a touch disappointed as he has been the subject of whispers from the yard for a while now..although the champion trainer has said hes a chaser of the future so whatever he does over hurdles maybe a bonus..the fav looks to be the one to beat but at the prices im siding with the selection

  342. don’t think the selection would of beat the winner if he stayed up?..but we don’t know only my opinion..but I WAS right about mullins..

  343. HAYDOCK 1.30

    2M 4FURLONG MARES LISTED NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, BITOFAPUZZLE

    I love this mare, she won a listed bumper @Cheltenham a few weeks ago, and won on debut over hurdles @wincanton, she is without doubt a talented mare, she,ll jump a fence next season , but plenty of hurdle races to be won with her and this trip is ideal as lto I thought 2m 6 just stretched her a bit..but harry fry holds her in the highest regard and I,ll be on her bigtime tomorrow, there are 2 dangers in the race imo BALMUSSETTE, THE PIRATES QUEEN, the king mare is the main danger as she beat reveleys @Doncaster , so I think kings mare could be the one if the selection is beat.

  344. That’s one thing we will never know Mato? unless they meet again. But you are spot on with the Mullins horses. I did back it though @ 15/8 never mind looking forward to tomorrow Ascot & Haydock. I did back ACTIVIAL anti post on Sunday @ 12/1

  345. SEDGEFIELD 3.30

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, VINTAGE CLOUDS

    ran a fair race on debut @catterick in what looks a better race than this ..was not fancied in the betting (14/1) and yard not known for bumper fto winners but he ran well making smooth headway till 2 out were the winner started to get away was given a easy time of it to come home in his own time..should bags of improvement to come.the danger could be the Ellison debutant ZELDINA who is related to a decent hurdler of alan kings ..

  346. LIMERICK 2.05

    2M 3 FURLONG GRADE 2 NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, GILGAMBOA NAP

    Very impressive debut win @navan over 2m, navan takes a bit of jumping for a novice and he done it well, has always been talked up as a chaser even when he won decent races over hurdles and ran a fair race in the supreme last season, will be expected to go close here if the festival is on the agenda.

    • Excellent tip. One of the most impressive winners today. That grade 2 at limerick is usually a good heat. The bumper horse was unlucky to run into Kirbys horse whose yard is on fire lately

  347. LEOPARDSTOWN 2.20

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION,ROCK THE WORLD

    won well lto @punchestown for a yard that are firing in the winners, dropped into handicap company and should be bang there come the finnish in a decent race and therefore im expecting a fair price.ground is a worry after todays rain but won on soft so should go on it.BUSTED TYCOON looks the big danger..but for me hes done his winning on better ground..so the doubt is there.

  348. Your spot on jockey should have gone on the home turn IMO was cruising on the turn if it had jumped the last a lot better it would have won hands down

  349. LIMERICK 2.05

    2M LISTED HURDLE

    SELECTION, KITTEN ROCK

    lovely big chasing type that won a listed hurdle with plenty to spare has been bought by jp since and will make so chaser next season but still plenty to win with over hurdles, needs this ground and jumps for fun..danger looks to be the mullins runner but I,ll be having a max bet on the selection in the hope my luck changes after being robbed today?

  350. thanks cragstar, I think that I show that I can pick out a horse that will be backed..if you notice most of the picks are shorter at the off than when I post?..doesent mean there winners..but its vital if you decide to follow me that you get on asap..todays could of been backed @5/4..short I know!

  351. Since I have been following you I have not seen one that has not been backed which is great to see and that stills confidence in my backing them. I got 11/10 missed the 5/4 possible because I did not check my email quick enough. I always say a 11/10 winner is better than a 10/1 loser keep them coming Mato I will always follow them.

  352. In the short time I’ve been following tour selections mate, the vast majority have shortened. If you can get proper value odds the winners tend to look after themselves

  353. WARWICK 2.50

    2M 5 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, KILRONAN HIGH

    a winner of 2 bumpers and a fine 2nd lto @wincanton to BITOFAPUZZLE, deserves to be a head of the market but this is no easy race, with a nice mare of alan kings and a debutant for kim bailey, but if the selection runs up to his lto run then he,ll collect.

  354. CHELTENHAM 1.20

    2M 5 FURLONG GRADE 2 NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, CHAMPAGNE WEST

    I cannot desert the hobbs horse after he won for us in November although this is his toughest race to date, ive no doubt they will jump out in front and say come catch me as hes a front runner who up to now has jumped like a buck..a cd winner he is a lovely thing and im hoping we,ll get a fair price tomorrow as there are 2 real big challangers in the race from the nicholls yard,PTIT ZIG, and alan kings NED STARK he is the big danger imo….but im confident the selection can win again.

  355. just a quick line for you to sky+ the opening novice hurdle race..its a cracker..you could pick 3 and still be wrong..but deffo a race that will have some bearing on the festival in march imo..and if the ground tomorrow is anywhere heavy..then I,ll go with ZEROSHADESOFGREY who is going to be a monster chaser..but I think is well up to going close in this company from a small yard….

  356. FFOS LAS 3.55

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, HOLLIES PEARL

    the selection has run 2nd twice to a listed winner from a yard that have hit form in the last week or so also have the inform conditional of the moment on board for his father, the other one to concentrate on is the McCoy ridden runner for the Curtis yard that do very well in these races..ive no doubt the selection will be short..but im getting on asap as long as hes not TOO short.

  357. SANDOWN 3.00

    2M HANDICP HURDLE

    SELECTION,AMORE ALATO

    dropped back into handicap company after running a fine 2nd in a listed race over cd lto, only gone up 3lb for that and has form in a grade 2 so really should be up to winning is this company on this ground for a yard that are among the winners ,the danger maybe the nicholls debutant with a decent claimer on board but the selection should take a fair bit of beating in this company.

  358. BANGOR 1.40

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, RELIC ROCK NAP

    I really rate this animal, I was surprised he got beat lto after showing up so well in his bumper runs..but now with the Ellison yard and upped in trip which will suit big time, looks to be between 3 of them but the selection is the one to beat and with a clear round I,ll be surprised if hes not the winner of this.

  359. awful run today, its just amazing how badly a horse can run when you expect a lot better ..his bumper form had him miles ahead..but his jumping was poor today.

  360. LUDLOW 4.00

    2M MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION,SURTEE DU BERLAIS

    the selection ran a cracker on debut to finnish 2nd to a horse that went on to win a listed contest, although going down in trip she didn’t lack for speed so im hoping the Sherwood runner can put her experience to use.the Henderson debutant will make the market as he has such a fine record here. I hope we may get a better price as a result/..I carnt have the jonjo runner the yard are running to bad to be true again today @bangor their runners didn’t get home.(there must be a virus) so im going with the form and the selection has it.

  361. its been very difficult to pick winners this last week..the prices have been short but the racing bar the weekend has been poor imo..so im hoping I,ll get back to bigger priced winners soon…

  362. Your right Mato my money as well on the pick but you know that his has horses had come good at some point u fortunately it was today. But hey shit happens we live to fight another day.

  363. DONCASTER 1.35

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, SOME BUCKLE NAP

    lovely big scopy chaser of the future, won with plenty to spare on debut in a average race @southwell, but I know the trainer rates this animal and anything he does over hurdles is a bonus, but hes well up to winning here, this horse was 9th in the punchestown bumper behind silver concorde shaneshill,value at risk, jollyallan,so the form is there the Henderson horse could be the only danger but I,ll be surprised if the selection carnt win here as long as he jumps?

  364. HUNTINGDON 2.30

    2M 5 FURLONG MARES MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION,MISS ESTELA

    a touch disappointing on hurdle debut when a beaten fav @Exeter,her bumper form made her a good thing but she went down to what looks like a fair horse..the greatrex yard are finding winners hard to come by but im hoping this mares class will see her home, she needs to beat the king mare who will put it up to her ive no doubt.

  365. WETHERBY 12.35

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, ANIKNAM

    won lto beating a decent sort who looked to have it in the bag turning in..but the ground was heavy that day and the selection loved it, and now upped to 2m 4 should suit also, the danger could be NIGHTLINE

  366. Just keep hitting the cross bar Mato I’m sure it will come good shortly I got decent price on these two today. But you will score soon and they will just keep on coming fingers crossed

  367. Yard have ground concerns for today’s pick. Obviously they wanted it softer. They rate him very highly tho at home. Trip is ideal. Ground the negative

  368. think im just on one of them bad runs cragstar,?..as I can go 4-5 winners on the bounce ..I can go the same or more with loosers..but like yesterday beat a nose..you only have to be out a little and its still beat, as you say the money is following us..but as we all know that’s no guarantee

  369. KELSO 1.40

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, VINNIE RED

    won a fair novice race @stratford on debut after a decent bumper run, won with a lot to spare and im hopful the 7lb pen wont stop him, this 6yr old by Vinnie roe has been given a lot of time since that run and I just hope he wont need it but there was a fair gap between his bumper run and his win over hurdles..yard are not in the best of form but they have had a few winners..my only worry is how good is the McCain debutant..winner of his bumper @mussselburgh, we have to give him 7lb , but we have experience and although mccains are running better they are not running well..

  370. Mato I will be honest I never backed it today reason being was the ground. You did state this in your write up yesterday. I live in Newcastle & the weather up here had been attrucious and they ground was always going to be heavy.

  371. im glad for you that you never..as you know I put up the majority of my picks the night before its to help those who follow to try to get the best prices ..as ive proved on here most of the time the picks are shorter at the off than when ive put them up,..but putting up the night before has its drawbacks also..as you have said ..the rain came..and went against the horse..im sorry to those who followed me in..and with the run im currently on..but like ive had 5-6 winners on the bounce…I can have the same or more losers on the bounce..and ive just not had any luck….it,ll turn lads…

  372. LUDLOW 4.00

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CASSIE

    made a encouraging debut in a decent race @Doncaster last year ..the winner went on to run a listed race ,the selection went to bangor last week but got loose and was withdrawn, trainer has put her back against her own sex..and takes 3lb off with the excellent nico de boinville in the plate, trainer has stated that this mare shows him enough at home..and if she runs to her debut and improves a bit sh,ll go close ,the danger is WILDMOOR BOY who ran 3rd in a listed race @Cheltenham @50/1..also the yards claimer rides he takes 10lb off so she really will have no weight to carry..and she,ll be favourite.

  373. MARKET RASEN 1.10

    2M 3 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, NOVIRAK

    debut run over hurdles was a decent run and was 3rd to a horse that has won again since so form has a solid look to it, from a flat yard that have a good record with there hurdlers..and this lovely big grey loves the soft ground and jumped for fun..also has McCoy up.., the race looks a match ..the danger is the Henderson debutant who cost 100.000, but the selection has experience and that could tell in the end.

  374. couldn’t make it up cragstar could you?..never had a run as bad ..but I have to continue as normal..and just hope my luck turns..i appreciate your support and loyalty ..I know the guys who follow me on here know the game….so they can see whats happening…

    • Have not had a bet all month Mato but have been reading&keeping up with comments. A win will just be round the corner with you then after that you usually get a great run.So good luck guys today lets hope its the start of a great run because you deserve it. You have been very unlucky of late but it will turn. Go on the Mato.

  375. MUSSELBURGH 2.10

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, ITS HIGH TIME @3/1

    I backed this Russell horse lto when he led everywere bar the line ..and got outstayed on heavy, this track and ground should be a lot more up his street as he travels like a good horse, he has good form,there are a couple of dangers in the race STREETS OF NEW YORK and TEO VIVO , who both look to be horses on the upgrade but I think the selection may havea bit more than them..and with this flat track suiting im with him.

  376. NAAS 1,20

    2M 3 FURLONG GRADE 3 HURDLE

    SELECTION, KITTEN ROCK

    lovely big scopy horse that will bea top chaser on soft next season should mop up these type of races in Ireland, im sorry he,ll be short but with the run im on ,I,ll be gratefull just to get a winner? lol, but seriously he,ll love the ground glens melody is the danger and im hoping the market may go for her and make the selection a bigger price.

  377. thanks ian, your lucky not having a bet for so long, although tbh im doing ok except on here just a bad run..its got to end soon , the run today was very disappointing, I expected better.

  378. a wins a win..was going to put up bitofapuzzle but bottled it tbf..lol..but did back her as ive put her up everytime shes ran..see you in the week lads..best of luck

  379. Never backed it myself Mato but your Wright a winner is a winner. I also backed BITOFAPUZZLE every time it has ran this season. Last time out it was crying out for 3 miles

  380. WARWICK 3.20

    2M 5 FURLONG MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, BRIERY BELLE

    this mare has got better with racing she ran well lto @catterick over 2m 3f, tomorrow shes goes up 2f which is the reason ive gone for her instead of the favourite who is a lovely mare and will take the beating even with her weight?but the yard of henry daly have not yet got into any kind of rhythem but the selection is held in some regard by her trainer and she has form mixed in with other decent mares so if the extra 2 f brings the improvement I think she,ll go very well.

  381. WARWICK 4.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, ROYAL VACATION NAP

    ran in the champion bumper and ran respectfully, trainer rates him very highly and im surprised they go for another bumper as the trainer stated he,ll go over hurdles @2m5f to start off?if hes as good as they think he,ll win this well, I think any odds against should be taken!

  382. HUNTINGDON 3.05

    3M 2 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, ZEROSHADESOFGRAY

    let me down in a strong contest @Cheltenham lto but it was over 2m 4f, now back up 3m2f, and a stone off ABUBUSSON, who is the one to beat , but that’s a lot of weight, and if the ground is heavy,that will also be in the selections favour.

  383. have to say tizzards was a bitter disappointment but was shorter than I thought as I said take any odds against, but the other fancy had no luck BRIERY BELLE was lucky not to come down but would of won if not being stopped 3 out,the winner was away by then.

    • Backed Briery Belle was gutted when stopped it was just making progress and IMO it would have won. But that’s jump racing will back it next time out.

  384. yes cragstar, will win soon but at what price? been gutted tbh lately just seem to be not getting the rub of the green..but mayb it,ll come at the big meetings..ha..

    CHELTENHAM 1.15

    2M 5 FURLONG NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, STELLOR NOTION

    won showing a fine attuide and jumped for fun on boxing day @Kempton, I think Cheltenham will suit him and if they do the same as lto make the running he,ll put them to the sword with a clear round imo..I know tom George thinks this is his best horse..so if he is anywere near his best he should be tough to beat.CAROLS DESTRIER, would be the danger if the selection runs below par!

  385. ZEROSHADESOFGREY now runs tomorrow @Doncaster over 3m in a race I think looks easier than the one he was meant to run in today..so I,ll be on tomorrow.

  386. LEOPARDSTOWN 3.15

    2M 4FURLONG GRADE 2 NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, WINDSOR PARK @7/2

    very decent duel purpose performer that made hard work of beating royal cavriar but that was his debut over hurdles and hopfully he,ll have learned from that as this is a big step up from a maiden hurdle, but he is held in some regard by his trainer who knows what it takes to win here,the big danger is the favourite.

  387. TOWCESTER 1.50

    2M 3 FURLONG MARES MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, THE GOVERNESS

    she is a real decent mare on her day but has yet to find the winners berth over hurdles..ran well lto but had the king mare a length in front of her that day but she now goes up in trip which I think will make a difference for her, the yard are also not in the best of form were the favorites are,the king yard are firing winners in were fergal o,brian is struggling..but that should be factored in her price and im chancing her.

    3.20 HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, ASSIREM

    rated a decent chaser moved yards now with the excellent ben pauling and I expect improvement from his lto 2nd for his old yard in what looks a winnable race..i think money will come for this one.!

    • Great double Mato and well done however I did only back one of them ASSIREM & took 11/4. I never backed Governess to which Im gutted but reading your comments and you are right with the trainer not in form. But they have to hit form sometime and today was the day.
      Never mind always another day
      Many thanks again

  388. No you have not lost it. you have just been very unlucky but luck changes and you deserve a few winners and the chaps who follow better stay following as you may just be hitting a very good run. Good luck my mate.

  389. FFOS LAS 3.45

    2M 6 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, PRINCESS TARA

    won a bumper here and loves it heavy, but has had problems getting her head in front, yard are in better form now and have a fine record here, the selection looks a mare who loves a trip and here should be right up her street now at this distance, the likely danger is HUGHESIE, who I saw lto @bangor when he was 2nd..the winner has won again since.

  390. MUSSELBUGH 3.30

    3M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, RACING EUROPE NAP

    won a bit of a stop start race over this trip lto @catterick, but the horse he beat is decent, if you go on looks this fella would win hands down hes a lovely thing I loved him when up close @bangor but this is his toughest race to date but as ive napped him I expect him to come threw it and hopfully at a price ground wont be a problem, my only worry is the track as it may be on the sharp side?BIRCH HILL ran a better race lto and has been a morning glory,the work at home on the gallops has not been reciprocated on the course if it is…then he,ll be bang there.

  391. money came lads..but not good enough, as isaid hes a lovely thing commentator even said before race how striking a looker this one is..but I think he,ll be a better chaser (I hope) hes one to keep on the right side of..sorry he wasent good enough..

  392. There was really good money for it Mato got good run for our money he is a big strapping sort and anything he does over hurdles is a bonus. He is defiantly a chaser in the making. Don’t be sorry Mato you don’t make is back them. People follow you because your tips are always give us run for our money.

  393. MUSSELBURGH 2.30

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, FIVE IN A ROW

    same owner trainer as racing Europe , the form of this fellas lto run is very good beat a decent horse of nicky Richards @sedgfield, that had looked a bit classy,if he repeats that run then theres nothing in this field that should beat him? RED SPINNER could be the one who makes him go..the McCain yard are now back in some form and he likes this track..i don’t think the selction will be much of a price..but he should win.

  394. BANGOR 4.20

    2M 1 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SANDYGATE

    the selection ran a race full of promise on debut over a trip to short and a track to sharp imo throw in hanging left on the run in , then any improvement should see this hobbs inmate bang there..the selection will have it all to do to beat the favourite who ran a cracker lto in a listed race @Cheltenham..but I think that form is suspect, I may be wrong and if the fav goes on and wins then ive got it all wrong…but its about opinions..and im willing to back mine..i,ll be there tomorrow so I,ll have the added bonus of a padock inspection..so if anything puts me off I can change my mind..im sorry to say you carnt always have that so have to take your chance…the hobbs yard are still in fine form im hopfull the selection will go close at a price.

  395. well got that wrong!

    NEWBURY 1.15

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, RISK A FINE

    won despite pulling dickie johnsons arms out for most of the race..to be fair it wasent the strongest of maidens for Exeter but if this fella settles he,ll be tough to pass,the obvious danger is the favourite who won with plenty in hand at Doncaster, a decent race with plenty to go in the note book..but I think hobbs will have a good day..with his bumper horse DUKE DES CHAMPS also being one to follow…very diffecult day all round punting wise..but I like the selection especially if he settles..

  396. EXETER 1.25

    2M 3FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, THE EAGLEHASLANDED

    the nicholls novice was green as grass on debut but still won a decent bumper, a ptp winner over 3m this trip of 2m 3 f should pose no problems, im chancing he jumps on hurdles debut but the champion trainers novices are usally schooled well..i expect this one to be wellbacked tomorrow the danger could be MOUNTAIN OF MOURNE

    • True hurdles are there tobp be jumped but I do after say Twiston Davies has done me no favours since he joined P Nichols. Fehily is the one for me to be riding his horses. That IMO

  397. CATTERICK 4.40

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SOUTHERN STRIFE

    top yard in these races bring a good kid up to ride on a very expensive purchase, in what looks a weak affair, ive no doubt this fella will be short but if you follow get on asap I think it,ll be odds on but fto is always a risk and there maybe oppersition to the selection on debut.

  398. CHEPSTOW 2.55

    2M 4 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, SPECIAL AGENT

    Best race of the day with the big danger BULFIN ISLAND from the king yard one to note also, the selection won a bumper @Worcester last summer and I think hes been left to grow up a bit more and also first time up in trip should suit, ground is no worry and the track should be right up this son of invincible spirit street, normally not a worry after a lay off from this yard so im backing the queens hurdle debutant…the king horse is a massive danger and I could not put anyone off the horse…

  399. LEICESTER 3.40

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION CLOUD CREEPER
    ..was unlucky lto over cd looks a chaser, and although the form of the yard is not what it was this son of cloudings wont get many better chances to break his duck,ground is not a worry,the likely danger is Christopher wren.

  400. just like to say to the person who has not got the balls to leave his name..posts that are abusive and have no constructive comment good or bad are deleted..so don’t waste your time.

  401. Good comment Mato. No need for nasty comments. SBB is a good site with lots of sport to choose from. Horse racing section is really good as are all the other sections. People who follow allways remember your not going to win every race but the more winners the better. Mato does well on here and i for one thinks hes a good man dedicated to the column.

  402. ASCOT 4.20

    2M N.H. NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION OTAGO TRAIL NAP

    looks to have a engine and has not come off the bridle in his 2 runs this season, upped in grade here but im happy to follow him as I think hes got a touch of class, ground is in his favour he jumps for fun, now comes up against Henderson and nicholls this will tell us how good he is.

  403. WETHERBY 3.55

    2M 6 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, WATERCLOCK

    ran a decent 2nd lto over cd despite not jumping a twig, im hoping this fella has been reschooled cos if he jumps better then he has a engine and should go very close on better ground, the favourite is the obvious danger but @5/1 the selection is the bet.

  404. SEDGEFIELD 3.40

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, STILO BLUE NATIVE

    ran a cracker lto 2nd to a nice sort this fella looks progressive for a yard that do well here,this race looks very winnable dropped into a handicap now after running in novice hurdles..the handicapper has not been kind but as ive said this is no great race ground and trip are fine..i think this one will be well backed @5/2

  405. WARWICK 5.10

    2M MARES N.H.FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MISS CRICK

    from a yard that have a fine record with mares in bumpers, im told this one has showed all the right signs at home and is expected to go close on her debut, shes only a 4yr old by midnight legend who normally has stayers in his family this looks a match ..with likely favourite from the fry yard being the one to beat as she has ptp experience.

  406. NEWCASTLE 4.05

    2M MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, DELTA FORTY

    had some fair bumper form been a touch disappointing over hurdles to be fair, but no doubt she has one of these races in her, she should be primed now after her run a month ago behind a progressive type, she also should be a fair price..lto was in a novice now shes back against her own sex shes only little but she hurdles well, there looks to be a few dangers tbf..DEBDEBDEB if she shows her flat form then she,ll be very tough to beat. delta could be a e/w price

  407. SUNDAY

    SOUTHWELL 5.00

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, WISHING WIND

    the queens horse has been the subject of some decent gallop reports and with the likely favourite AMIRR from the ferguson yard being by new approach (doubtfull stayer) also the 3lb the brilliant nico de boinville takes off all points to a winner for the Henderson yard.

  408. hi Jackie,
    firstly thanks for the question and looking in on sbb,..firstly can I just say ive not put up anything since the weekend because the racing has been crap..ive just got back from bangor and racing there was not bad..i had 2 bets one won and the other was no where..but I do have a bet for tomorrow in Ireland.

    Jackie,
    this years bumper is a lot harder to figure out as our horses this side of the water don’t look anywere near as good as the irish horses..the one I did like is not running( wishful dreaming ,hobbs) so atm the Jackie im waiting till next week..i,ll be there on the day..but I did find the winner on here last season..and as a e/w play atm..I,d go with vigil of welds..but just a small bet..as im not sure he,ll be my bet on the day..i will put my fancy up on the sunday before…best of luck Jackie..

  409. THURLES 2.15

    2M 2 FURLONG MARES BEGGINERS CHASE

    SELECTION, SHUILMACH

    loves this ground was bang there lto but did,nt stay (2m 6f) now back down 2m 2f, from a yard that school there horses well ,the chance im taking is its her debut over fences but a lot of these are out of form and she is in form,the big danger could be..the byrnes runner.

  410. DONCASTER 3.10

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, HUNTERS HOOF

    I was at Aintree when this one won on his hurdle debut he beat a horse who won 2 bumpers, this race looks his for the taking as long as this long lay off has had no effect but hendersons are usually fit enough..and the way this fella fought to out battle the 2nd at Aintree makes me think he wont mind whatever type of race it turns out to be, I,ll be disappointed if he carnt make this better ground count..although he gives weight he should have enough to win here.

    • I have not had chance today to look or bet on the choice but just checking e mail now and seen this and result. Great pick Mato.

  411. KELSO 4.10

    2M 7FURLONG LISTED CHASE

    SELECTION, UPSILON BLEU @7/2

    highly rated in the north, by his trainer won a decent race in france over 2m 3f, never been this far but trainer thinks he,ll love this trip ground is no problem finished 2nd lto in a grade 2 so has the form in a decent contest for the track also has a good record jumping wise..im pretty sweet on this one! danger could be the favourite carlito brigante!

  412. followers of this page will know that I put up MISS CRICK last week in a mares bumper but she was a n/r..tomorrow she runs against the boys in the bumper @newbury..I can pass on that she is highly thought of, I,ll be on asap.

  413. feel sick upsilon should of won jumped like a stag..got out stayed and the jockey on the winner is diferent gravy..sickner..

  414. thank you..im not one for passing on words..although I do get a bit of info…but this one was very strong…please leave your name..

  415. CATTERICK 3.10

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, DEBDEBDEB

    ran 2nd on debut in a decent contest 2weeks ago when looking the winner 2 out but came unstuck by inexperience and and decent winner who had fine form..no disgrace losing to that horse on debut over hurdles..this ex flat horse jumped well in the main and did come on and off the bridle but as I said it was his debut over hurdles..should come on a ton for that, comes up against same jockey and yard again here who have the favourite ALLEZ ENCORE, but has to give my pick a stone..MOLLASSES also enters calculations..after a fair win at plumpton were the 2nd has won again since..so this is a good race..

  416. AYR 2.45

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, SIR VINSKI

    cd winner, but was a disappointment lto when sent doen to sandown for a strong race..the yard that day had another runner that ran badly after being backed and may just be that the Richards horses are just not the samr away from the north? he could not be in better form with his horses so im forgiving this ones lto run..hes showed he is a decent sort with a bumper win and a good 3rd in a fair novice @Newcastle,..the big danger is ANIKNAM..

  417. thanks cragstar, I will be putting up selections threw Cheltenham week..and I think I have 1-2 good things ..so hopefully we,ll be ahead for the week…

    ive been thinking lately as to wether I will be stopping the page when punchestown is over?..its been 3 yrs since I started and tbh..im not happy with the numbers the site is attracting..i know I have a loyal few who check in regular but the site is only getting a few hundred hits a week..anyway im just letting you know that I may stop the end of this season…thanks.

    • Mato I’m sorry to hear that you are thinking of stopping posting your tips although I have not been on this site very long I have really appreciated your thoughts behind your tips and your tipping. Hope you have second thoughts before then, but if you decide hopefully you would still email me with your tips and comments. Can I say it will be a great loss to the site.

  418. thanks cragstar…and yes I will keep in touch with anyone who gives me there e mail..i would send them my thoughts the night before (when I could)

  419. STRATFORD 5.10

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION,MIDSOMMARKRANSEN e/w @6/1

    a rare e/w bet for me in a race were the favourite should be very tough to beat..but the selection has talent and experience its interesting that this owner bought this kings theartre 6yr old after a disappointing 2nd run in a decent bumper @leopardstown?..if he runs to his debut then 6/1 is a big price imo..but the worry is the form of the yard..jim culloty has only had 1 winner in 6 mths…were as the favorites yard have been in red hot form..so you can understand why he is the favourite..but im chancing the selection as a bet to nothing..

  420. CHELTENHAM 5.15

    2M 4 FURLONG LISTED HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, STELLAR NOTION

    I was disappointed with the selection lto, but he made a bad mistake 3 out and it knocked him back, if you forget that run then he would be well fancied on his Kempton run before? its such a hard race I,ll be playing e/w..and also a little on KNOCK HOUSE who I think will also be there abouts..its so hard to find winners here..but I,ll be waiting till the end of the day for this fella.

  421. CHELTENHAM 2.40

    2M 5FURLONG RYAN AIR CHASE

    SELECTION DON COSSACK

    a different horse this season his jumping is now sound and holds a impressive unbeaten record this season, lto won by 44L?his trainer seems to have found the key and the ground is still on the slow side so no excuses for the likely favourite,..i was there today and a lot of people were talking up MA FILLEULE?..Henderson has had a poor festival so far but I respect this mare.

  422. KEMPTON 4.05

    2M 5 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, PORT MELON NAP

    has only run in graded races so no doubt he is held in some regard first time now in novice company so no excuses comes up against a well thought of bumper winner from the Henderson yard but if the nicholls stable is right then the selection should have too much for the Henderson 5yr old reciving weight?..as soon as I can get on I,ll be piling in..,

    Cheltenham is over..and I had a ok festival a good first 2 days but a bad last 2..hope you did better..?

  423. NAVAN 4.45

    3M NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, HEATHFIELD

    ran a cracker lto @leopardstown when a touch unlucky, won @uttoxeter in November , I was @bangor when he was beat over hurdles in early new year, needs this trip and jumping is solid has the excellent townend in the plate, the worry is the tony martin yard have not been in the best of form but I know this has been the plan for this horse for a while…if you follow me in get on asap..as I expect the doe to arrive..

  424. WEXFORD 5.30

    2M 4 FURLONG MARES FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, TEN TIMES BETTER @3/1

    there can be two schools of thought at the moment when thinking about willie mullins runners..you are brave to take them on?..or stupid?..i want to take there mare on in this race mainly cos of the trip the selection has run over 2m 2 f, and seems like she,ll get this trip no problem..were as the mullins mare has not, ..but she may get this extra trip?..its a chance im prepared to take as I think the mullins runner will be too short for what shes done so the pat fahy mare who has the bonus of Katie walsh in the plate has experience on her side also..what other thing strikes me is they could of claimed off the selection as they did lto ..but prefere Katie..that tells me they fancy there chances…

  425. CHEPSTOW 5.20

    2M MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, AWESOME ROSIE

    ran well when 3rd in a decent bumper on debut @newbury, the 2nd won well yesterday so the form has a solid look to it, yard had another winner today, ground is not a problem, but there are 2 big dangers in the field MRSROBIN who also ran well lto and MIDNIGHT VELVET the hobbs yard are always to be feared in these races..if the selection is bigger than 4/1 I,ll back her e/w..as she wont be out the frame imo..but I know the yard are confident about her.

      • yes cragstar..punted also..winner looked good tho didn’t she?may have come unstuck anyway..but we were getting weight, and the money came..gutted I had a fair bet on her..i backed McCoy in the race before and he p/u! ffs..not my day!

  426. NEWBURY 3.45

    3M NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, WUFF

    I can tell you on looks this fella would win hands down ..a lovely moving individual, made a decent debut lto @haydock would of needed the race as he been off for a year, also well backed that day, theres no doubt in my mind hes better with some cut..so ground could be a issue but if its on the slow side then that’s ok..trainer has always said hes a chaser ..this is a decent race with hendersons a decent favourite.

      • yes cragstar your right, disappointing tbh I expected him to win..and the doe came..yard are not firing and that may be the problem..but you also need a bit of luck..and as you know..we haven’t had that for a while?

  427. NEWBURY 4.55

    2M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION VILLAGE VIC @2/1

    won well over cd lto and jumped like a buck, carries more weight but im happy that his jumping can win this for him ..the hobbs team have burst back into form ..(done me twice today) and this fella always had a touch of class MAJOR MILLBORNE is the danger.

    • Still ran a good race Mato just came up against one to good, well ahead of the rest of the field. This made it 3 seconds today for me but hey always another day.

  428. TOWCESTER 5.00

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MINSTREL ROYAL NAP

    a rare nap by me on a unraced horse but the reputation of this one is that of a very good horse..i,ll take the first price I can get as long as its not odds on,the Henderson yard had one well backed yesterday that came there cruising but fitness told ..I expect this one to do the same only to stay on..they have held this one back for the ground..mccoys mount may be the danger..

    just a note..THE OUTLAW runs fto over hurdles for the nicholls yard tomorrow..i know this horse has been a disappointment to the trainer as they expected him to win a bumper..but hes a hurdler and a chaser…and if his jumping holds up on debut he,ll go close.

  429. UTTOXETER 5.05

    2M MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, BIG BURY BAY

    from a yard that do well in these races..trainer has gave this one a favourable mention in reports, and I expect this daughter of stowaway to be backed ,in what looks a open contest, but as ive said the vibes are good about this mare on debut..and @4/1 shes worth a small bet.

  430. HAYDOCK 1.25

    2M HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, VILLAGE VIC

    is in decent form and seems to jump well, bumped into a well handicapped horse lto , the winner let the form down but the horse was turned out to quick so I can forgive that ,the selection has a touch of class but was off for a long time before coming back this season, the hobbs yard continue in decent form, and im hoping this fella will bounce out in front and stay there.

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