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The Bumper King – Mato’s Racing Selections

The Bumper King Is Back!

A new season of jumps racing means a fresh new look and a new page for Mato and his horse racing selections! Specialising in Bumper Races but very often he will cover most National Hunt races.

What Is A Bumper Race?

National Hunt Flat races, informally known as Bumper races, are flat races run under National Hunt racing rules in Britain and Ireland.

The main idea is for jump horses to gain racing experience on flat conditions of equal length, before beginning a career hurdling or chasing. Because of the lack of fences and hurdles, the horses sometimes run faster; however the low quality of many of these races, and that horses are only taking part to gain experience, often results in a slow pace. Bumpers are typically put at the end of a race meeting and such races are notorious for being difficult to predict the winner. The vast majority of National Hunt meetings in Ireland include a bumper. They are run much less frequently in Britain.

The term ‘bumper’ arose because in the past, only amateur riders were allowed to compete and had an ungainly bumping style in comparison to the professionals.

Followers of his blog last season would have benefitted from multiple winners over the season at some cracking prices so we are keeping our fingers crossed for much of the same for this season.

Mato will as he did in the old blog page add his selections in the comments area so keep an eye out for those and if you were subscribed to the old page then make sure you also subscribe to this one to get alerts.

Feel more than free to join in with Mato in the comments area because interaction is a vital part of this blog and if you would like to contact Mato on Twitter give him a follow!


299 Comments

  1. Plus I’d like to say you have been in top form during the summer.
    Would definitely recommend anyone to follow this fella

  2. great to see you back mato,thanks to your tips i have some money still in my pp account,top tipster and great guy, mato and aiden are the two guys i look for for great tips,am also a big fan of jumping prospects cant wait for it to arrive next month.

  3. SOUTHWELL

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELEC TION, PAOLOZZI @3/1

    the selection comes here on the back of some decent form for a yard I recommend to you this season , the durack yard will become well known in the next 18mths of that I can assure you, but this 6yr old has done the young trainer proud and will like this extra trip now handicapping for the first time..this is a decent contest for the track and time of year and has 2 or 3 good types for the time of year with jonjos costing a packet.

  4. I have been following Mato now for over a year with great success. He has a great knowledge of horses and is a bumper ledge.
    Top man and great to see him back.

  5. i have to honest wouldn’t of found the winner..ground went against my pick with all the rain..but that’s the problem with posting the night before sometimes your a hostage to the ground. lets hope it gets better from here..thanks for all the posts lads..

    • Is the ground not one of the most crucial variables that one must take account of before making a selection?

      It is very easy to check ground conditions and the weather for the next 24 hours online?

  6. CLONMEL

    2M INH FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SIMIEL

    ran a decent debut @limerick when beat 4 lengths by a mullins runner that has since won again over hurdles..this de bromhead 6 yr old is by a bumper winner and was pulled out 2weeks ago @tramor because of the ground so watch the weather forcast..but according to clonmel the ground is good atm..the danger looks to be the two mullins runners with mags runner having the better form but as we know we can never write a willie mullins runner off in a bumper..but this means will will also get a bigger price…

  7. Simiel is 8/13 with the only firm that has the race priced so we are not getting a “bigger price”?

    How do you make value selections without any reference to price?

    I presume from your reference to a bigger price that you didn’t expect him to be long odds on?

    Should we all lump on King or is he still a value selection?

  8. i did expect a bigger price..that is far to short so people will make there own judgements..they are not robots..the lads who follow this page know me well enough to understand i didn’t think it would be as short..as i said before its a down side to posting the night before..to answer your other question ..it rained all day ..i backed the horse first thing, they still let it run so maybe they thought it would handle the ground ..with the aid of cash out people can make their own decisions

    now why don’t you post in a real name instead of hiding?lets see who you are? the other lads who post on here all use there own e mail address.

  9. MATO :”this de bromhead 6 yr old is by a bumper winner”

    This is factually incorrect, Simiel is by Stowaway who was a Group 2 winner (Great Voltigeur) on the flat and obviously never even raced in a bumper. He is out of an unraced dam.

  10. according to the site ive used says its a full brother to trickaway who won a bumper? instead of by i should of wrote is the brother off? are you happy?

  11. “now why don’t you post in a real name instead of hiding?lets see who you are? the other lads who post on here all use there own e mail address.”

    I don’t see why you are being so aggressive KIng, I thought all viewpoints on the highlighted races were welcome.

    There is a fairly big difference in being the son of a bumper winner and the bother of a bumper winner so was just to trying to help you out but maybe it was a typo.

  12. you seem to let the name bother you..its meant as a piss take? this page has been going 3 years..i know your off a site i post on its a pity you don’t have the confidence to show yourself?but anyway welcome to sbbcolumns..we do welcome constructive criticisme and would appreciate all your imput on nh racing..

  13. I think Thebumperking is a fantastic name MATO and best of luck with your selections.

    One bit of constructive advice would be to apply an in running total with each selection as it would help the casual observer in terms of transparency and would garner more attention when in profit.

    EG. Simiel @ 8/13 (IR Total = Minus 1 point, ROI = Minus 100%)

    • One bit of constructive advice from me bluff is you try and post a winner, been following mato for over two years now and he will get more winners than most,why should mato post stats,i for one dont need them.

      • The majority of punter’s primary objective is to be profitable. All punters should keep detailed accounts of all bets to ensure that they’re not being unrealistic in regards to their profitability but also allows them to data mine their historical bets and identify trends or weaknesses.

        I am not sure why keeping an IR total offends you Jackie as Mato has welcomed the proposal and will be posting his IR total going forward.

  14. yes that’s a good advice and i will take it on board for this season..as the regulars on here will know the lads who run the site normally post my stats when asked,

  15. thanks Jackie..jesus is over 2years? your a gluten for punishment!!lol..as you know Jackie I have good and bad runs..i imagine the bad runs will be highlighted more than normal with “scousebluffer” interest but I now know who he is..someone off the betfair forum I post on..weve had a lot of run ins shall we say..but as has always been this sites policy constructive criticism is fine when warrented .

    • I don’t post on the BF forum or have never had a run in with you MATO that I am aware off.
      I don’ think I have posted anything inappropriate on here, I just corrected you on some factual errors and proposed keeping an IR ROI total for your selections.

      Everyone seems to be hypersensitive on here.

  16. Mato I don’t seem to be getting your emails. I have entered my email and I have never had a issue before. I have always received them but unfortunately not these two tips you have sent out recently.

  17. im sorry scousebluffer if you are not the person I thought you were..
    cragstar go to the old page and theres a link that should sort it..if not get back to me and I,ll try and sort it !..great to hear from you cragstar been a while.

    Jackie I know you and the others are not worried about the IR total..we all have our own way of doing it…but I,ll start from the next pick..

    • Thanks Mato I think I’ve sorted it as I have received your email but I will not know until your next tip. Great to have you back here’s to a a great jumps season and many winning tips.

      • thanks for letting me know crags, yes really looking forward to this NH season..im hoping to have a couple of trainers come on during the season and have a 30 min question and answer exchange with them.so you and the regular lads and new posters can quiz them on what you want to know..something new eh? a few tec things need sorting to make it happen but 2 trainers ive asked are up for it..plus john morris @jumpingprospects is willing to come on the site and answer questions about his 24th year writing the book..so heres hoping.

  18. I think it would help bluffer if you posted your real e mail ..by not being upfront ..I think Jackie is suspicious of your motives ..as everyone else posts there real address..but its your choice.

  19. I am not sure how you do that MATO. To be honest the level of animosity shown by you for correcting you on some of your errors has put me off this site.

    I don’t know you from the BF forum but we do share a mutual “acquaintance”

    NEVER QUESTION THE KING!

  20. the market seems to be coming to its senses regarding the price for SIMIEL @10/11 its backable now I had it at 5/4 ish..I admit its still too short but its backable..were as before it was far too short.

  21. indeed Jackie,
    thought the horse fell in a hole..as for drifting like a barge personally I thought the market had the horses price all wrong and it ended as I thought it should of been about 5/4 ..so the price was only right imo.

  22. Why did you put up a selection @ 8/13 that you thought should be a longer price??

    I thought the idea was to take odds that were better than the chance you gave it?

    Ye professionals sure have some strange methods.

  23. STRATFORD

    3.50 2M 6 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, CARRIGMORNA KING @11/4

    has had problems jumping at times but is a course winner for a yard bang in form..dickie Johnson back in the plate which is a big plus imo, lto proved a step too far in the listed summer plate, back down in grade here and has every chance if his jumping holds up..the likely danger looks to be the favourite mont royale who comes here in good form with 2 2nds in a row…but the selection should go close at the prices ground holds no fears as hes won on good to soft and good to firm..and has been given plenty of time to recover.

    in the novice chase before hand keep a eye on the fry debutant over fences..was a touch disappointing last season but the trainer said he hopes him to be a chaser..VOIX D, EAU could be one for the note book after this run.

  24. My Irish spies tell me that Fort del Oro has already gone by in the listed race at York tomorrow.

    Dropping in class from a Group 3 to a listed race,this daughter of Lope de Vega is still open to significant improvement on only her 4th start.

    The Irish sprint King expects her to oblige and 2/1 is money for Jam.

  25. PERTH 7.10

    2 M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, ENCHANTED GARDEN @3/1

    been a star for his yard and owners winning on the flat over hurdles and fences..i backed him lto were he put up a fine performance against a inform mare giving her a stone, has since ran on the flat finishing 2nd to a decent Prescott 3yr old who has been running well..the selection has a fair break ,so now his trainer sends him back over fences ..my worry is he has to give 10lb to the danger horse imo of pipes who,s 3 rd lto @Worcester is not as bad as it seems..make no mistake this is a trappy affair but the selection is in fine form and with a clear round should be bang there.

  26. doesn’t be,I’ve it still going well three out when the others were getting niggled at when the sod came down. GUTTED!!!
    Always another day Mato

  27. GALWAY

    7.35 2M 2 FURLONG FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, THUMB STONE BLUES @9/4

    the form of the pick stands out in this race after a fine 2nd lto in a better race on the track looking at his 2 races I think this extra 2F will help him, he beat the mullins horse on debut but that horse has since found form but I dont see it reversing,this 5yr old kiely horse really should take the beating and I,ll be having a decent bet on this one.

  28. Gutted Mato got 2/1 with Betfair I was debating to cash out but bottled it and let it run never mind. Always another day to get back our monies.

  29. LISTOWEL 5.05

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, ROGUE ANGEL @5/1

    decent contest with a few that could win this, the selection won lto over 2m 6f @galway, at a big price im hoping his jockey will make use of his stamina over this shorter trip, should have no problem with the ground ,has not won of this mark before so needs to be at his best,with the danger looking to be the favourite of o,briens

  30. Did not see the race Mato been out all day backed it last night was well supported but 2nd again. Fingers x for next time won’t be long before you hit the winners enclosure then they will be like buses.

  31. I hope your right crags..lol..
    Jackie, should of won when the winner hit the last? but not to be, im trying not to rush into selections so I wont be chasing…but there will be plenty of bets over the coming winter..

  32. KELSO 4.40

    2M 4 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, FINGERONTHESWITCH

    won as easy as you like @towcester with McCoy in the plate, was well backed for the race and is held in some regard by his trainer..im surprised they come this far to find a race this early but it must be (in their mind ) to win well then find tougher races..will be short but the way he won his bumper shows the horse is ok..he faces only summer horses here so there should no excuses..im getting on asap..(as I write this the horse is @6/5)

  33. KELSO 7.10

    2 M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MEET THE LEGEND @6/1 E/W

    nice pedigree and the sire has a decent record cost a 65.000 for this yard that can ready one,this owner has lots of horses with the trainer mostly on the flat , this is a decent contest for the time of year with the favourite looking tough to beat, the other one I coudnt put you off is DUBAI ANGEL another yard that have a decent record in these races..

    • hope some of you took the 6/1 when I put the bumper winner up..sorry its only the first winner..but as you have seen ive been unlucky..but as in most cases I find the horses that will be backed.(doesent mean they win)..but some of you can still make money that way trading out..

  34. fingerontheswitch pulled to hard on the first circuit and it cost us..i had a substantial bet on the horse but was worried 3 out..he paid the price..i still think hes the best horse in the race the money came..went1/10 in running..

  35. NEWTON ABBOT 3.30

    2M HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, SERGEANT THUNDER @5/4 NAP

    has been looking for better ground for a few weeks now as the champion trainer has had him entered up on a regular basis lately but with the rain hes been pulled out , a winner @Worcester lto on good to firm, if the rain stays away and a clear round he should have too much for the rest of the field with easeily pleased the one who should make a race of it he loves the course, and on the ratings they are close but im sweet on the favourite.

    • I’ll be honest Mato I did not back it today and reading up on its form it had not worked out well and it is a quirky sod. So I left it alone.

      • it turned out you did right crags, as I always say my view is only a opinion..you and yours are just as relevant, your gut is always something to go by also..and you should always say what you think and why..

  36. LISTOWEL 5.45

    1M 6 FURLONG (Q R) RACE

    SELECTION, SEA PRIDE

    sir mark Prescott has a fine record with his irish raiders..this mare has plenty to like about her, she ran with credit in a listed bumper @Aintree (3rd) she has since won as she liked @Kempton over 1m4f 2 weeks ago..shes a big mare who could be sold to go jumping but theres no doubt her trainer thinks shes capable of wining races on the flat..she has rebel fitz to beat who won this race last season

  37. Got 9/4 Mato
    Jockey confident kept looking under her legs to see were fav was I think she thought that the fav was the only horse she had to beat. But must have for got about Ted Vale who stayed on the stronger I thought.

  38. PERTH 2.20

    2M 4 FURLONG MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, CARINENA @3/1

    winner of her bumper here lto she will like going up in trip according to her trainer and gets a stone off the favourite! for this reason I have to be with her fto over hurdles , if the rain stays away it will aid here cause , the Richards debutants are normally well schooled so im hoping she,ll put it up to the Elliott runner.

  39. WORCESTER 4.05

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, BEGGERS WISHES

    this is a decent bumper for the time of year with 3 to consentrate on ..the selection,is a full brother to Williams wishes who won eight races for evan Williams, peter bowen has said “we like what we have seen at home, hes shown a fair bit on the gallops” im taking the hint..and will get on asap…the dangers to the selection are Charlie longsdone western miller..who was a decent 2nd on debut @warwick and attracted support so is sure to be in the mix..the other one is KANTUK BANK of rebbecca Curtis..won his ptp well ..I was told this one would go over hurdles..but it seems his trainer thinks he can win a bumper..the betting may tell the story..but im willing to go in early on the bowen debutant.

    • I,ll be surprised if its not shorter come tomorrow crags, tbh I thought it would be half the price..so ive just got on e/w 6/1 its a really good race for the time of year bowen really likes this one. the favourite deserves to be after a good debut..need a change of luck badly tbh..backed sharp rise @perth today..fell 2 out cruising..sick.

  40. CHEPSTOW 2.00PM

    2M 3 FURLONG MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, POTTERS CORNER @11/2

    The selection is a lovely looking animal who I saw @Aintree last season he ran a very credible 3rd in the bumper ..barters hill the winner will take high order imo among hurdlers this season..his trainer has only a small string but he can ready one ..im chancing his schooling has gone ok..im sure this extra 3 furlongs will be right up his street..the danger could be the favourite ..although the snowden debutant could surprise us..

  41. for anyone looking in..i took 11/2 with ladbrokes @5.16 pm..they were the only bookie priced up..now the selection is 3/1..i don’t know wether it was a error or money moving the horse.

  42. Gutted Mato missed the price as on holiday on the west coast of Scotlang a place called Inverie (Knoydart) the remotest place in Scotland. Got down from a Munro finally got internet @ 18:30 but price had gone.. Hope it wins for you and anybody else who has followed you. Back in the land of Internet on Friday night . But will keep a eye out on Tmails

  43. CLONMEL 3.05

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, HIGH IN THE CLOUDS NAP @5/2

    won well lto over cd after threatning to win the time before if he runs to form he,ll take the beating now going handicapping,i,ll be disappointed if this 6 yr old carnt beat this field on these terms.the likely danger looks to be sam king.

  44. HUNTINGDON 5.10

    1M 5 FURLONG JUNIOR BUMPER

    SELECTION, PASSMORE

    the selection is by a sire I love midnight legend and out of the yards CALL ME A STAR who was a decent bumper performer, yard normally have their horses ready and this filly could be useful..the market may be the best guide to her chances I,ll get on asap..but this is a decent contest for this time of year I respect the nick Williams mare and the pitman runner..

  45. Took 4/1 with B365 Mato
    I thought no pace in the race and come the backend just did not have the pace of the winner. Still ran well all the same. One to be on next time when over a longer distance IMO.

    • agree with all you said, im still a touch disappointed as I know the yard were talking up the horse for the race..but winner did it well, and over the year I,ll find more like this hopfully more win than loose..

  46. TOWCESTER 5.10

    1M 6 FURLONG N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SAMSON @9/4

    Hughie Morrison is a trainer to notice in these races..the pedirgree of the selection makes him stand out in this contest which to be honest is a weak affair..the only danger to my selection imo is the NTD runner ballyandrew the yard won a bumper in the trainers colours @Worcester last week..lots of people ask how can you have a punt in these races with no form to go on…
    I answer that by saying studying bumpers as I have done for a while now..95% of the time you can knock out most of the field as the trainers don’t have their horses ready on debut..plus as ive said the pedigree and trainers record is enough imo to back one I like with no form to go on..i understand its not for everyone…but ive a decent record with or without form and you do what works for you…

      • thanks Jackie..yes really looking forward to Chepstow..nicholls might run one in the novice on Saturday that won @newton abbot they think a bit of it…im not sure if im going yet..maybe sunday..waiting on a lift!lol

  47. CHEPSTOW 6.00

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MASTER ALLY

    a big strong grey for rebbecca Curtis who has a decent record with her bumper runners here, the first runner from my DARK HORSES TO FOLLOW..im a little surprised he is out this early but he must be ready ,my only worry is I know the trainer says he,ll want genuine soft ground to be seen to best effect so if the rain arrives it,ll help my confidence..the selection won his ptp on his only start..trainer does like him a lot…the danger could be the champion trainers runner who ran 5th in a warwick bumper on debut last season.

    • He was impressive but it was a weak field and the time was very average in his point? Did you see the performance? Mathias did not ride him despite owning him and he rode another one in the race which was a bit strange.

  48. WETHERBY 2.40

    2M 3 FURLONG NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION SOUTHFIELD ROYALE NAP

    lovely big 5yr old son of presenting that won his b bumpers in decent fashion and won novice hurdles in similar style, beat a nice horses lto @huntingdon at odds on..over 2m 4f, his trainer has always stated wait till he jumps a fence..and although this is a decent novice chase I expect him to win with a clear round, im sure he,ll be short (but hopefully backable) but he looks a chaser allover so the bookies wont take chances I suspect

    • I did not post my name for some reason on the last comment, and I see I did not get any feedback anyway. Southfield looks promising but The Grey Taylor looks an exciting chaser in the making, should love the trip and has excellent form at Wetherby. He should be hard to beat but good look with your pick.

      • hi sabrehill,
        firstly im sorry I didn’t reply to you , but I don’t reply to anonymous posts..welcome to the site im grateful you have taken the time to get involved and pass comment…your were proved right to be cautious about master ally..i hope you continue to stay involved.

  49. got the tatics all wrong with the horse imo..to sit so far off the pace..to be beat 1/4Length is frustrating..but fair play to the winner..

  50. UTTOXETER 2.55

    2M N.H. NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, BOARD OF TRADE @5/2

    alan king thinks the world of fella..won his 2 bumpers last season..fto @Exeter and then he got injured in that race and had to have a emergency op..came back to win @haydock..he beat a decent horse of hobbs called WISHFUL DREAMING that won the other day ..kings said “hes a lovely horse..i like him a lot”..lots of people I speak too have this fella down in their trackers..bags of scope..he has the jonjo horse to beat

  51. so disappointing to be N/R..wayne Hutchinson rode in race before..ground is the excuse..smashed in the betting only hope we get some sort of price nto.

  52. MARKET RASEN 5.35

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, DUBAI ANGEL @2/1

    the kelso race he ran in on debut was won by a horse that looked very impressive and is highly thought of..the selections yard have a decent record in bumpers and this race looks a match ..the hobbs horse is a obvious BIG DANGER..but I advise you to watch both their last races..and you carnt help but like the selections run..he cruised round till 2 out were the winner started to put him under the collar..that was a fine debut..

  53. FONTWELL 2.25

    2M 1 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION BOARD OF TRADE

    if you look at the last page I put up this one when it was meant to run last week..he was taken out 10 mins before the race, wayne Hutchinson came back and said the ground was not right so im weary that with no rain fontwell will be the same..so im putting up another horse ..just in case.

  54. FONTWELL 5.05

    1M 4 FURLONG JUNIOR BUMPER

    SELECTION MISS CRICK NAP

    won a hot race on debut @newbury ..she ran no race in the listed bumper @Aintree her trainer says” forget that run as she must have been wrong shes a lot better than that” indeed he plans to go for a listed bumper @Cheltenham after this? so theres no doubt her trainer still holds her in some regard..this is a decent race for the track..and for me the danger is the honeyball debutant who the trainer says” I like her a lot..shes showed plenty at home”..but im hopeful the experience the selection has will be the key.

  55. CARLISLE 5.30

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MONBEG CHARMER @7/4

    winner of his ptp by 12 lengths in april looked very good doing it and trainer has said he isa athletic sort who in his opinion should be up to winning a bumper cost 120k and trainer travels to find the best opportunitys for his inmates , the danger looks to be GULLYS EDGE,who has ran 2nd in 2 bumpers to date

  56. CHELTENHAM 4.30

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, DRUMLEE SUNSET @2/1
    won readerly in a decent bumper @Exeter last february beating a nice Henderson horse that ran in the champion bumper, the selections trainer has made no secret of his hopes for this one and hobbs is not the type to over hype one..the race is a decent one with Henderson running NEWSWORTHY who Henderson holds in some regard..also the skeltons run a nice sort who won 2 bumpers..but im sweet on the selection

  57. sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and say welldone to the winner..i didn’t fancy it ..hobbs horse did all you could ask..just not good enough on the day..i do think it,ll be a better horse over further..but no joy today.

  58. KELSO 2.30

    2M 7 FURLONG NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, RACING EUROPE @9/2

    this brian elision 6 yr old..is a lovely big strapping individual..fences will be the making of him and as he has already had a pipe opener @wetherby I fancy this fella to go real close in a decent contest, the selection will enjoy this extra trip he has won a bumper and a hurdle race..but fences should be were he,ll excel..the likely danger could be ONE FOR ARTHUR

  59. CHELTENHAM 5.40

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, HIGH BRIDGE

    john fergusons inmate made a fine start in a bumper won by a well thought of Henderson horse (ok corral) the trainer has said after that race they gave him a break and he has grown over the summer and has improved no end..considering he was strong in the market on debut im not surprised he,ll be popular for this race..the one to chase him home is proberly AIR HORSE ONE at a decent price (well worth a e/w bet)

  60. gave high bridge too much to do..imo..but air horse one ..made sure I didn’t lose much on the race..racing Europe was a bitter disappointment..backed like defeat was not a option,

    • high bridge let me down for a great bet,maybe its too early in jump season,most are not running too their potential.too many 2nd with my tracker.may wait until paddy power before i start to back.

      • I understand your disappointment Jackie..but I was talking to a mate who was @Cheltenham yesterday and after the last race ..to a man lots of people were blaming coleman for giving the horse too much to do..the market was solid for him also..but your point about early season is right..

  61. GALWAY 3.05

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, THINKITPLANITDOIT @11/8

    looks a weak race for the track and a gilt edged opportunity for this bumper winner to get a win fto over hurdles, the doyle yard have started the season well and this has the look of a the trainer spotting a maiden that’s there for the taking..the danger looks to be the culloty runner but the way his horses have ran ..the selection wont get a better chance..

    im off to Aintree..were im looking forward to seeing the first and the bumper…the bumper looks a cracker with 3 -4 with big shouts..

  62. AYR 4.35

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, MEET THE LEGEND @7/4

    this race is a match between the selection and the Elliot horse who has also won his bumper..the Elliot inmate has won ptps and won @perth on debut were as the dalglish horse run @kelso on debut ..I put him up when he won I think he will win again tomorrow.

  63. WEXFORD 1.05

    2M MAIDEN HURDLE

    SELECTION, LAST GOODBYE @11/4

    won his bumper doing it well @rosscommon.were he was well backed, the doyle yard are in fine form and this selection will lack nothing for being schooled for this debut over hurdles..ground and trip are fine..the danger is HOLY WATER…also CRAZYHEART who cost 110k after his ptp win ..but the selection should be up to winning this.

      • welcome to sbbcolumns phil..thanks for posting..its appreciated I do ask everyone to put a name to there post..
        hi cragstar..yes won well..and we got the price..but jesus didn’t meet the legend let me down?..ive just come back from BANGOR..had a good day met a few people got some info I was after..been a good weekend as Aintree and bangor was good for meeting up with people I hadn’t seen in a while ..and the info I got I hope to prove profitable..

  64. FAKENHAM 4.10

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, ICONIC STAR @13/8

    ran a decent debut in a fair Cheltenham bumper having experience could be the decider in this race as the greatrex runner POSTBRIDE is the big danger but its his debut and although I respect the yard in these races..the favourite has to be the selection.

    • I must be honest Mato I have backed POSTBRIDGE @ 5/2. However I do see were you are coming from with your tip having the edge in the experience.

    • Don’t know if you just got my reply as it has not shown up on the post but I have backed POSTBRIDGE @ 5/2. I see were you are coming from with your tip in that it has more experience and has had one run.

      • I couldn’t put you off cragstar..warrens horses are always to be feared..this horse is named after the village his parents live in!! so he,ll be wanting to win…and the value of 5/2 is fair..i understand..it was touch and go for me also..best of luck mate..i,ll have one for Thursday..

  65. I must be honest Mato I have backed POSTBRIDGE @ 5/2. I do see were you are coming from in that your selection does have at least ran once before and the experience.

  66. hobbs horse was all over the place then decided it wanted to run..i can only think it hated the track fakenham is so tight some just don’t act on it..sorry for you lads on warrens she seemed to do too much….not been a good day all round for me ..tbh..that just summed it up.

    • did’nt see the race mato but had a small bet,dont like backing in apprentice jockey racing,as most tend to lose the race on a good horse.but i know the winners will start soon.

  67. UTTOXETER 1.15

    2M 3 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, ONEFITZALL

    won his bumper easy on this course on heavy ground surprised the trainer at how well he went that day as they were not going to run him on that ground..trainer said he never ran again cos the ground dried up..will take high ranking among stables novices this season if the trainer is right and the more rain the better I,ll be getting on asap..as ive no doubt he,ll be backed and short.the danger could be the bangor winner SUIT YOURSELF..i was at bangor and he was backed all day and won only by a head..with a McCoy drive, the contrast to the selection couldn’t be more noticeable…

  68. DOWN ROYAL 4.25

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, TOMBSTONE NAP

    won his bumper last January @naas 3 of the horses behind him have come out and won since so the race has some depth to it..trainer has said this one is one of the better gigginstown intake and I just hope hes a backable price ..the likely one to put it up to him is CHITU who won well @perth lto..CHAIN gang also won last month @listowel and his yard are in form with a good kid taking 7lb off that will only aid his cause..but the selection should prove above these rivals imo..

  69. ASCOT 3.55

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CULTIVATOR

    ran a decent debut in a hot contest @newbury..anything Henderson runs in a newbury bumper must be showing them plenty at home and this one was a touch weak on debut but looked the winner 2 out..according to the assistant trainer the horse has come on a bundle for another summer on its back and that’s good enough for me..BRANDENBURG GATE is the danger …

  70. WETHERBY 1.25

    3M NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, ZEROSHADESOFGREY

    has some decent form over hurdles but anything he did over them was a bonus..this fella is a chaser all over needs soft ground on a flat track..has both here..if his jumping holds up then I expect him and SOUTHFIELD ROYAL to fight out the finnish and both to go on to contest graded races.neil king is a trainer to follow and has now broke into the big time after a few years at the lower end of the training ranks..hes made no secret of how much he adores this horse.

  71. LUDLOW 4.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, TOVIERE @7/2

    ran ok on debut @fontwell when given a bit to do..is with a yard that have a fair record in these races and track and ground will suit..trainer has said the 4yr old son of presenting has come on for the summer on his back and I expect improvement..the danger could be the rebbeca Curtis debutant PICKAMIX..but the yard are very quiet atm…

  72. WARWICK 4.10

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, SECRET DOOR E/W @13/2

    this harry fry filly has shown up well at home according to her trainer “she has come on nicely since we got her last summer and she has filled out” just what you want to here about a horse that was a bit weak when she made her PTP debut (2nd) the yard have a decent s/r in bumpers so at the prices a e/w bet is my opinion..the other 2 to note are the king debutant , and ZARA HOPE who ran 4th on debut to a horse that has franked the form…a mares race to take notice of plenty of winners to come out over the season.

  73. FONTWELL 4.10

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, WILLIAM H BONNY @7/2

    ran a cracker on debut when well backed (5/2 fav) beat a head by one that has gone on to frank the form, trainer said he put the horse away after that debut because it coughed so better safe than sorry and he has come on for another summer on his back..ground will suit and the danger looks to be the OUR REWARD and clondaw cian who both ran placed to a nice mare of the hobbs yard that runs in the listed race @Cheltenham later this month

  74. WINCANTON 12.20

    2M N.H. NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, WISHFULL DREAMING @6/4

    highly regarded hobbs inmate that ran disappointing lto even tho he won..the Worcester debut was expected to be a lot easier than it was, with his trainer saying he was worried he didn’t do it better after all he won a listed bumper ‘@Cheltenham ..trainer looked for excuses and thinks he may have just been idleing in front..and also he had a problem in the lorry on route to the course.the danger is the favourite from the nicholls camp that won over CD 2 weeks ago.

  75. NAAS 2.35

    2M 3 FURLONG BEGINNERS CHASE

    SELECTION , SUB LIEUTENANT @2/1

    last seen in a grade 1 beat a fair way (4th) but that’s the best hurdle form on offer, and this one looks a chaser..his trainer has spoke of how he jumps well at home and she has hopes he,ll be good enough to contest the top races for novices this season in Ireland if that’s going to happen he,ll need to win this..

  76. I was @Aintree today needless to say not great on the punting front..wishfull dreaming was a bitter disappointment beat way out ..something not right there imo..the irish horse also disappointing ..both of them heaveily backed..

  77. 3.00 SANDOWN

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, WINNER MASSAGOT @13/8

    alan king holds this one in some regard and should be up to winning on his handicap debut was unlucky to fall at the last in a grade 1 @Aintree but was beat at the time..but dropped in class he should prove tough to beat and if the trainers confidence is right a clear round should be enough.

  78. SANDOWN 4.05

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CHEF D,OEUVRE NAP @13/8

    warren greatrex targets these races and its agood sign he takes 5lb off with a decent claimer..trainer has made no secret of how highly he rates this one and its home work is very good..but this is a tough debut with Henderson hobbs etc..but its a sign of how highly the greatrex yard has come that he is respected by the bookies and his runner is favourite over night..the danger for me could be MIDNIGHT COWBOY who alan king said was one of his better bumper team last season..he was found to be wrong after his Kempton run so forget that..and @6/1 I couldn’t put anyone off…

  79. CARLISLE 1.45

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT @5/2

    lovely big 7yr old from midnight legend I was @haydock when he won a grade 2 ..from a small yard he has always looked a chaser of the future and the trainer has always said he carnt wait for him to jump a fence..but also another small yard has a decent chance with maximiser..again I saw this fella demolish a vago collonges..and if he takes to fences he,ll be one to follow..I don’t fancy the nicholls horse here as I think one of the others will have to much for him on debut

  80. i’v been waiting for SILSOL to go chasing, Classy hurdler who should make up into a good chaser for top yard. Bound to go well.@ 6/4 i’m on,its short but a winner is a winner.we will fight out the finish mato.

  81. welldone Jackie..fair play..i hold my hands up I got it wrong I thought nicholls runner would need it..and seeyou was disappointing..maximiser..like I said is one to follow up north..
    im not putting one up for tomorrow taking a break..going to bangor Wednesday so will put one up tomorrow night..again welldone Jackie.

  82. EXETER 2.40

    2M 2 FURLONG MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, DRUMVIREDY @3/1

    the selection was well backed on debut last season but was well beat behind tara mist beat 20L..a lot was expected of this one after she her ptp, with her yard now beginning to find its form I expect her to show what she can do tomorrow , the danger could be MRS ROBIN at a fair price for emma lavelle another yard who are starting to find form.

  83. BANGOR 3.00

    2M 3 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, GOLD PRESENT @5/2

    this Henderson inmate has the best form with wins @stratford and market rasen..he was beat into 2nd by the eventual fred winter winner giving him weight (qualando) and if stripping fit enough for his handicap debut should prove tough to beat with the ground and trip being fine.

  84. got it right with drumviredy and all wrong with hendersons..I couldn’t belive how bad hendersons ran it stood out in the paddock..its owner was there ..something will come to show it was beat far to easy…

    the other thing I must mention is the disgraceful way they let the favourite run SKY LINO 3.30..the horse got rid of its jockey and ran the circuit of the track!..and was beat into 2nd?..i am speaking threw my pocket but im right.

  85. CHELTENHAM 4.00

    3M 1 FURLONG AMATUER HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, KNOCK HOUSE @11/2

    progressive type that has won on varying grounds and distances..was a touch disappointing on debut when beat @fakenham but trainer said he needed the race and this has been the target..great jockey booking..and as long as she can settle him into his way of running in this big field he,ll make his jumping count ,does not have a great run to win ratio..but should go close.

  86. CHELTENHAM 4.05

    2M LISTED MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, COPPER KAY @9/2

    won a average race around newton abbot but did it well the 2nd has come out and won to frank the form, I think this hobbs horse will be bang there come the business end (e/w bet to nothing) trainer has always thought she is up to this grade ..but this is a strong contest ..and I couldn’t put off anyone who fancys hendersons..the whispers are this one is rated highly by her trainer.

    UTTOXETER 4.00

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, BACCHANEL E/W @ 8/1

    ran a decent race on debut @wincanton the winner has gone on to win over hurdles on debut this fella is a massive thing the yard didn’t expect much ..but he showed he has a engine and word is he has grown into his frame and although will need this could be good enough on debut so at the prices he,s a strong e/w bet for me….you can do worse than have a e/w double on hobbs 2..

  87. Get in with Copper Kay great shout 9/2 very nice well supported and never looked like getting beat & travelled the best through out the race.

  88. SOUTHWELL 3.35

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, WILLOUGHBY COURT

    ran a decent debut for the tard @ffos las with the yards 10lb claimer on board..the race has a solid look to it with the 4th winning @Cheltenham nto the winner and 2nd are yet to run this season but the pauling yard are now firing and this does not look a great race..with stable jockey now taking over I can see this one being well backed and going close.the danger will be the NTD runner who ran well on debut @chepstow

  89. WINCANTON 1.50

    2M 3 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, MILES TO MEMPHIS

    looked to be decent in his bumper days and won his novice hurdle and the trainer thought he was a Cheltenham horse..then was beat at long odds on @Leicester and then was down the field in a decent novice race @Cheltenham in December..trainer has since gave him time and has lowered his sights starting in handicaps here has been working very well on the gallops and king has said he has re schooled well, and his yard are red hot..the danger is the nicholls runner who was 3rd lto in a listed contest.

  90. ASCOT 3.50

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, WINNER MASSAGOT @5/2

    trainer really rates this horse ran in a top race @Aintree last festival but fell at the last when beat..alan king said he blamed himself for aiming the horse to high to quickly..and in a recent stable tour spoke highly of him..the one worry is the ground ..but ascot never gets real heavy and soft should be ok if not I doubt he,ll run..but if he does he should be up to going close for his in form yard

    except for todays tip..couldn’t understand the race miles to Memphis was given..heavely backed in the market but ran no race..?

  91. ASCOT 3.50

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CRIQ ROCK @3/1

    I was @bangor when she won lto and she bolted up, wayne Hutchinson was full of praise for this horse as she pulled for the first 2 furlongs and wouldn’t settle, I spoke to the ass, trainer before the race and they worry was she just refused to settle she is very head strong on the gallops but shows them plenty at home..so no wonder they were delighted when she left her field in her wake..as the all bumper winners she now has to give a better field weight but she is up to the task imo..if the penalty proves to much I couldn’t put anyone off behind the wire e/w @13/2

  92. Well done mato, superb yet again. Sorry not been posting as often but been busy with family but have been following as usual. Keep up the great work, always a joy to read.

  93. LINGFIELD 2.00

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, WABANAKI @7/2

    the selection ran midfield in the champion bumper @Aintree after winning on heavy @ffos las..that will hold him in good stead on this course as its always heavy this time of the season..the worry is its his debut over hurdles and as long as his jumping holds up I expect him to be bang there..the danger is the skelton runner MASTER JAKE..he won a weak race @hexham lto and with a penalty he has more on his plate here imo

  94. WETHERBY 3.30

    2M MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CANJUN FIDDLE @7/2

    trainer gave this one a very good word in a recent stable tour..debutants are always difficult to back but the yard have a reputation in these races with mares and im happy to take kings word that this is a decent mare..the favourite won a decent race @warwick but it,ll be hard to win this stronger race with a penalty imo

  95. NEWBURY 1.00

    3M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, WUFF @5/2 NAP

    I have to say I don’t remember seeing more attractive looking horse in a long time..i was @haydock and this fella stole the show (didn’t win) he seemed to deteriorate last season for some reason im surprised that tom George has lost him as he did well with all the owners runners but he could not of gone to a better home now and fto is the time to catch this fella..he won 2 novice hurdles ..I was @haydock for his bumper he just got beat..but his last run @punchestown was a disappointment im really surprised he has not won a chase yet but tomorrow could be his day he is well up to beating this field on his day imo.

    • the last 3 losers have all been well backed..wuff was disappointing today but I wont give up on him yet..kings will win a bumper, and wabinaki needed the run more than I thought.

  96. NEWBURY 3.15

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, BALLYHENRY @6/1

    this one won 2 bumpers for ben pauling the trainer admitted the horse surprised him but it was the way he did it ..showing that he has a engine, he,ll be a chaser in the future but no doubt he has a decent hurdle race in him on soft ground..he is by presenting and they normally like good ground but this fella handles soft which is a bonus so theres no excuses on that score..he,ll want further in the future..

  97. DONCASTER 1.20

    2M N.H. HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, ZULU OSCAR @7/4

    winner of 2 bumpers when his trainer went on record stating he was a classy type ..u/r on hurdle debut but won nto at long odds on..been off a while and must of had his problems but comes here in a field that on his day he should put away..with a decent lad taking 7lb off..the only danger with a clear round is the skelton horse imo.

    • Been a choker the few races for me Mato just not getting the rub of the green with there runs. Was counting my money when he loomed up. But hey hurdles/fences are there to be jumped. Fingers crossed for tomorrow if racing gets the go ahead with the weather.

  98. LEICESTER 3.30

    2M 4 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, CATHERINES WELL @3/1

    drops into her first handicap after running well fto this season @plumpton the winner looks a decent filly..the hobbs yard are still having their fare share of winners, ground and trip are fine, would of won her novice race but fell when upsides looking the winner..the danger could be ACES OVER EIGHTS whos yard are in fine form.

    just like to say im having a poor run..but im there or there abouts and they are all backed..Zulu today was a choker..

  99. LUDLOW 1.40

    2M MARES HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, DUSKY LEGEND

    has found one to good in her novice races, after winning on debut in her bumper..ran a cracker in the best mares bumper last season (6th) but its a worry she didn’t get her head in front, trainer has always had faith in her and said in his stable tour shes still excites him..she has TARA MIST to beat a horse a rate but coming from a yard that is bang out of form..although she does have race fitness were the selection is fto..but im willing to chance the king mare has strenghthened up over the summer and dropped into handicap company for the first time.

  100. I,d never back that thing again..she flatters to deceive today was the day as the money came again..i know some in the yard backed her also..she works like a dream but on track finds nothing.

    • Took 11/4 last night with B365 looked all over the winner 2out but when push come to shove found naff all. I think she needs blinkers they could possibly do the trick.

  101. CHEPSTOW 12.20

    2M 7 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION,WILD WEST WIND

    I was @bangor when this lovely looking son of westerner ran a cracker to finnish 2nd to very highly touted jonjo favourite, stayed on to finnish well, trainer told me he shows at home that hes a stayer (which means hes not fast..lol) so this distance should aid him after all he won his PTP impressively..the one worry is fto over hurdles..if he jumps I think hes a great chance ..the big DANGER IS MONT CHOISY..who has the form in the book but must give the selection weight.

    AINTREE 1.05

    2M N.H. NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, FLYING ANGEL

    went down over 2m 4f lto @Aintree fighting..i was there that day and this fella stood out in the paddock against a well backed favourite..tomorrow he drops in trip which is a slight worry but im still sure he,ll be tough to beat..ground is no problem and the jockey knows the horse ..I think he,ll be short but imo hes deserves to be..the likely danger is the hobbs BRAAVOS who ran too bad to be true lto..

    • Wild West Wind Fecking thing if only he could have jumped the last who knows what the result would have been. Drifted in the betting but hey could have been well in the money Mato gutted.

  102. just not going for us mate..worst run ive had in a long while..its not like there running bad?..i just have no luck…I might take a break next week ive got one for tomorrow ..then I,ll have a break.

  103. KELSO 2.45

    2M 4 FURLONG MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, LIBBY MAE @9/4 NAP

    she won a boys race lto at Sedgefield, and she wants to win so being against her own sex here will hold no fears for her..micky Hammond has said she has the potential to be the best mare hes had..and that is good enough..she also won 2 bumpers..sign of a decent horse to win a bumper with a penalty..the only danger imo is MY LITTLE CRACKER..who won a ayr bumper and comes from a shewd yard.

    really looking forward to the listed bumper @huntingdon tomorrow..mullins brings 2 over..but I think the greatrex horse is the one to beat and alan kings horse will go close also..

  104. UTTOXETER 2.40

    2M 4 FURLONG LTD HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, APRIL DUSK @2/1

    won lto with plenty in the tank, now go,s chasing with his trainer red hot and always highly complementary about this son of turtle island, ground and trip are no problem, will have been schooled well for this and should take all the beating with a clear round, the danger is FRIENDLY ROYAL who yard are also hot and is a horse in form.

  105. with many thanks to the lads who run SBBCOLUMNS..here are my stats since I started this season up to yesterday….
    15-57..26%s/r LSP+ £6.38..
    39 have been placed(68%) 17 of the 42 which have not won finished 2nd (40%)

    im very happy with them as as of yesterday I had 7 beat on the bounce!..1-2 more winners out of them would of made these numbers a lot better.

    • You all do a great job on here. Either it be racing or any other sport. Keep up the good write ups. Win or lose we are here Mato. I will be following till the end of the jumps season. So you are stuck with me my friend. BUMPER KING.

  106. PUNCHESTOWN 1.55

    2M 4 FURLONG HURDLE

    SELECTION, JETSTREAM JACK NAP @6/4

    gordon Elliot thinks the world of the selection, and after his easy win @clonmel lto over the trip and ground the yard are confident he can beat the mullins runner..theres no doubt this is a match (if both run to form) but at the prices im sweet on the selection who is in receipt of 3lb on the favourite which will make the difference imo come the end of the race.

  107. DONCASTER 2.40

    3M GRADE 2 NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION,SOUTHFIELD ROYALE @9/4

    won on the snaff lto @wetherby, beat a horse I think a lot of zeroshaesofgrey, beat him by 20l..that horse came out and ran well today for a long way in a decent hurdle race, but for me the way he won impressed me and ITS A CLOSE CALL only won because of the Curtis horse falling @Chepstow..the selections trainer has always held this horse in high regard his jumping is sound..for me its a match..

    • Nice winner Mato well done didn’t back it today I backed the runner up last night @ 13/2. Mine just didn’t stay nor like the ground. But hats off to you.

  108. thank you Philip, as ive said before I want to put up winners ofcourse..but I also try to get the reading of the race right,this is a tough thing to do..but I think even if the nicholls horse stood up..the selection would of out stayed it.

  109. FFOS LAS 3.45

    2M .N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, WESTBROKE WARRIOR @7/4

    the selection is from the pipe yard and is a 4yr old son off fashionable sire of the moment robin des champs. the yard have won this bumper twice in the last 4 yrs..so the bookies are taking no chances with the pipe inmate..the main danger should be the bowen runner but the yard are out of form at the moment and I couldn’t go near them until I see some improvement the pipe favourite is a brother to a bumper winner, the yard had a winner on Saturday..it all points to the favourite as the one to beat.

  110. NEWBURY 2.25

    2M 7 FURLONG GRADUATION CHASE

    SELECTION, SAUSALITO SUNRISE NAP @6/4

    showed his well being with a grade 3 win lto @chealtenham has not been the best of jumpers but a clear round and im sure he,ll be too good for this field, his trainer has said he has been jumping better at home of late after getting over a shoulder injury?the yard have always rated the horse and if that win lto has given him more confidence then his trainers faith will be rewarded…the likely danger is the nicholls horse.

  111. TOWCESTER 3.40

    2M MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CAJUN FIDDLE @2/1

    im willing to give this daughter of robin des champs another chance after she ran well on debut ..I was confident she would win when I put her up @wetherby but the winner got first run on her she was heavily backed on debut and the yard made no secret that she was showing up well at home..with that run under her belt and this track and ground likely to suit she should get off the mark..the danger could be the rebbeca Curtis ptp winner..the yard are just starting to fire after a problem with the horses..SEETLITTLEKITTY, will be popular imo..and always watch for greatrex POSTBRIDGE ran well @fakenham

  112. ASCOT 2.30

    2M 5 FURLONG GRADE 2 NOVICE CHASE

    SELECTION, THOMAS BROWN @9/4

    was impressive jumping to victory over 2m 3 f here early last month..hes was a short price to win that day and he duely obliged..winning well his jumping was spot on for a novice round this grade 1 track and that will see him in good stead now up in grade and up in trip..tough race with a few improvers to note tha danger for me is JUNCTION FOURTEEN

  113. been a bad few days ..just not happening for me atm..

    HAYDOCK 12.55

    2M 2FURLONG MARES LISTED HURDLE

    SELECTION, BRIERY QUEEN @7/2

    the apple of her trainers eye, was without doubt a top bumper mare last season 2nd in a listed mares race ‘sandown to a mullins hot pot..but she has always been a mare for jumping, and she jumped impeccably on debut @Doncaster beating a Henderson horse that won @Ludlow..her trainer is known for taking his time but hes now putting his toe in the water she has a touch of class and if she jumps like her debut she,ll go close here..

  114. FONTWELL 12.55

    2M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, SHOWBOATER @11/8

    won well on chase debut over cd lto and surely must be tough to beat with a clear round here, jockey has ridden the horse before and rides for the yard , the opposition looks weak and trainer has said this one was going to make a better chaser than hurdler, and down in this weak grade the race is made for him if he runs to lto.

  115. HUNTINGDON 3.00

    2M HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, TAKE THE CROWN @2/1 NAP

    went down fighting in a fair race @newbury beginning of the month, the winner has gone on and won again so form is solid, yard are among the winners and were unlucky not to have one last weekend @haydock..the selection has only gone up 2LB for that lto run so must be a strong bet here.

  116. DONCASTER 2.40

    2M 4 FURLONG LISTED CHASE

    SELECTION, KALANE @2/1

    won well lto @huntingdon, her trainer rates her top class, if shes as good as he thinks she must go close in this field, she was well backed the time before and she fell..trainer said she is just built for chasing..ground and trip are in her favour..this is a cracker of a mares chase with chances for a few the danger for me is EMILY GRAY

  117. HAYDOCK 1.25

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, VINTAGE CLOUDS @9/4

    I was at the track when this trevor hemmings 5yr old won on heavy ground and did it well..i was close to brian hughes and herd him say when he came in on how good he thinks this horse is and can be in the future over fences..loves the ground and the trip..he goes back down here to 2 m..but I don’t think it,ll be a problem on heavy..the 2nd went close the other day over the cd..i see BIGMARTE as the danger.

  118. jockeyship won the day ..and a great jump at the last, think the selection needs further I thought it would win anyway..but the winner is a good horse as I said….things not going for me punting wise atm..I may just take a few weeks break..

  119. HUNTINGDON 1.40

    2M 4 FURLONG MARES NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, ALIZEE JAVILEX @9/4

    the selection was behind a decent sort lto and coming from this yard wont want were schooling is concerned,her pedigree screams distance so will relish this trip,the yard are in fine form, the listed bumper she contested lto at this track looked decent for the time of year..the favourite like the selection is making her debut over hurdles after winning a bumper on debut for another yard..and is respected..but I think the danger is CLEMENCY..shes a fair sort and has experience

  120. TOWCESTER 3.40

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, PRIDE OF LECALE

    ran a credible debut @Chepstow being done for toe in the last furlong, I was on it that day and im going in again to get my money back, trainer has had a year to forget tbh..but hes moved yard and it takes time for it to settle down..i rate the trainer highly and watch for any of his that attract money..the selection has a peter bowen runner to beat..

  121. NEWBURY 4.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, STOWAWAY MAGIC @7/4

    as always newburys bumpers are tough and normally the form of the races hold up, the selection like all of these is a debutant under rules and comes from a yard that has the best record on the track the trainer targets these races at his local track and he had a few entered to run and therefore you can take it that this will be ready fto..his ptp win was decent but a few of these will be backed in this race…

  122. ASCOT 3.35

    2M 5 FURLONG HANDICAP CHASE

    SELECTION, ROYAL REGATTA @ 5/1

    won well lto over cd for a yard that have stayed in form all season,won by 11L and only goes up 4lb although that was a graduation chase the handicapper may have let him off lightly ground wont be a problem..real tough race but has the form there for all to see, the danger could be REVE DE SIVOLA..

  123. TAUNTON 1.35

    2M 3 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, MILES TO MILAN NAP @6/4

    another cd winner for the in form yard of phillip hobbs, this son of Milan won by 6L and showed a good attitude to beat off a challenge to win well on ground he will encounter agin here so he has to be a strong selection in a race were the others have not shown much and the danger gives him weight..i,ll have a max bet on this fella..

    vintage clouds runs in the last @haydock..im hoping he,ll recoup losses from last month..

    • At least we are getting run for our money Mato unlucky lately but the tied will turn and we will forget about the losers.

  124. LEICESTER 3.00

    2M 4 FURLONG NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, BRIERY QUEEN NAP

    the selection is a very talented mare and you may remember I put her up to win a listed race lto @haydock I was there that day and I had my bank on her ..the market spoke in her favour and her trainer had her primed..she has some fine form against her own sex..but her trainer now lets her face the boys getting weight which will suit this fine mare , the trip is perfect as is the ground..as long as there are no ill effects from her fall I think she,ll be too good for the skelton horse getting weight..i know queen was meant to be schooled last week but the ground at the trainers yard was frozen..so I think she may have been reschooled indoors..or been to hen knights place..(trainer sometimes uses her schooling grounds)..this mare was only 4L beat by BITOFAPUZZLE..on her a game she,ll win well, but the skeltons like there horse…

    as I write this the race is not priced up..i,ll be on asap..AS LONG AS SHE IS NOT A SILLY PRICE?..i..e..odds on..

  125. the market spoke..she was not fancied, I think getting round was the be all..but I think that’s a disappointing run..getting weight, shes better off against her own sex.

  126. BANGOR 2.45

    2M HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION,PINK PLAY @9/4

    won comfortably lto @southwell beating a nice horse of harry fry, ground will suit , and she looks a very progressive type for her up and coming trainer,she had decent bumper form finishing 2nd twice, with a clear round she should be the one to beat BELLA came back to form lto at a big price she,ll need to do more to beat the selection imo.

  127. THURLES 2.15

    2M 2 FURLONG LISTED CHASE

    SELECTION, SMASHING @7/4

    Lives up to his name, and is a big strapping individual and a typical debromhead chaser, won easy lto @gowran ..also ran a stormer in a grade 1 @fairyhouse, also has fine form from his hurdle days, I think he,ll jump out in front and say come catch me, the danger is the mullins runner AVANT TOUT

  128. DONCASTER 3.50

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, KAYF GRACE NAP @9/4

    the nap is now with nicky Henderson after running the first two races in the care of a flat yard, the first race was @southwell (3rd) to a lovely mare of sir mark Prescott that has gone on to win in Ireland, the lto run was a decent race @Cheltenham the form of which is fine ,I expect improvement now after being trained by Henderson..the ground will suit and I think the track will play to the selections strength also..the likey danger for me is the king mare..Cajun fiddle..who is better than her form shows.

      • done me for right few bob crag..took 9/4 last night on its own and doubled it up with yanworth..this game just boots you in the balls at times..

  129. im all over YANWORTH Jackie, I was putting him up lto but really liked the bumper horse, I,d love your 8/1 lol..clear round Jackie hes home..he could be special..im not a anti post punter..but ive had 50 e/w on CRIQ ROCK @25/1 in the bumper..ive also herd that hendersons OK CORRAL could go for the bumper as he has not gone over hurdles yet..if that is the case he would be one to follow…I will start a chealtenham thread in a few weeks hopfully you lads will post what you fancy what you have etc….

    • Talikng Cheltenham guys I have backed only one horse AP @ 20/1 Altior for the supremes. I have backed every race this season this is a serious horse. People are talking about Min but I really believe that if Altior wins it will win the champion hurdle the following season. People will think I have lost the plot with this statement. But racing is all about opinions.

      • im with you with hendersons novice crag, has impressed me..the irish will be all over min, but I fancy altior..the way he came off the bridle lto and went away from them was impressive

  130. CHEPSTOW 4.50

    2M NH FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, DESERT RETREAT @5/2

    I backed this one on debut and its run 2 solid races in bumpers here..im thinking dickie Johnson will make all the running with this one as he seemed to get caught for toe lto and then stayed on ..ground is fine..this is a decent race with a horse that I put up here a few weeks ago running also PRIDE OF LECALE.. that horse runs on the bridle and seems the winner but finds less at the finnish..the bowen horse won well but now has a penalty..so im with the favourite.

  131. carnt belive whats going on with me atm..backed like defeat is not a option and runs like a plater..the winner as you see I backed lto and it let me down for a right bet when well punted..i knew it was a danger again today as I said ..but the favourite to run so poor…horses can just make a fool of you.

  132. LEOPARDSTOWN 1.25

    2M 2 FURLONG MARES HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, PRIDE OF THE BRAID @9/2

    won a hurdle race over 2m lto and her trainer and jockey are of the opinion she will love going up in trip as when she won she was staying on..her bumper win was in a mares race @wexford but her shrewd handler has always fancied her to win a big race ..I think she,ll take this on the way to running in abetter races in the spring. ELUSIVE IVY could be the danger

  133. MUSSELBURGH 1.00

    2M NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, BRAIN POWER @5/2

    won as he liked lto and has been kept for better ground, trainer always supports this fixture and I think he,ll have a few winners today, this one has a big reputation and Henderson will be very happy to get a run into him before the festival (I think he,ll run in the supreme if he wins)..the win @Kempton showed he has the pace needed to win at a sharp track which Musselburgh is..and he beat a horse I know is thought highly of TWO TAFFS..for me the danger is in front of him as CHARBEL imo wont like the track..the others I don’t think are good enough if the selection is on his game

  134. HUNTINGDON 4.50

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, BRIGHT EYES @7/4

    the selection is a Henderson debutant, its rare I put up a whisper horse but im told this one is rated highly @the yard and being related to chocca womba the trainer will be anxious to get a bumper win into her for the breeding side later on..the other sister out of this horses dam won on debut and with the yard starting to run some of there horses you can expect the better ones to make a show soon im hoping this one is one of them..

  135. WARWICK 2.05

    2M 5 FURLONG MARES HURDLE

    SELECTION, JESSBERS DREAM NAP @2/1

    the fry yard are not exactly firing yet but this mare is a lovely thing and will be a nice chaser..she ran well lto @taunton 2nd to a well thought off mullins horse myska, over 2m..but back up to this trip will suit more and I think she,ll have more than enough to win here..the mullins horse is far better than she is showing but you couldn’t back her on recent form the other irish horse has fair form JENNIES JEWEL..and will be the danger

  136. DONCASTER 2.30

    2M JUVENILE HURDLE

    SELECTION, OUR THOMAS @3/1

    the selection bumped into a decent sort lto @catterick and brings the best form into the race,his trainer has a fair record with his juveniles and this race looks a amatch between the selection and the nicholls horse who faded away on his debut @taunton his yard are in form now but at the prices the selection has to be the bet.

  137. THURLES 3.15

    2M 4 FURLONG GRADE 2 NOVICE HURDLE

    SELECTION, ACAPELLA BOURGEOIS @9/4

    the selection ran a cracker lto going down to a well thought of mullins inmate that is festival bound this is a trappy contest with all having a chance but the sandra hughes inmate is a front runner and with ruby up setting the pace im hoping he,ll judge it right and make it count the selection likes the conditions and trip and it looks like our duke is the danger!

    its been a frustrating time for the site as ive just not had the luck lately again today the selection was well backed but was not good enough , i can only carry on in the hope our fortunes turn for the better.

    • Just got in from work Mato & seen the result what can I say backed it today and thank feck being knocking on the door & finally some one has opened it. Just hope they leave the fecker open.

  138. hi crag, sorry i havent been about but ive just tried to get ready for the festival and after the run i was on i m picking and choosing and not putting up as many bets..

    DONCASTER 4.20

    2M MARES HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, UNBUCKLED @9/2

    bumped into a decent sort lto but has won over cd and that is always a bonus at this track the better ground will also be in her favour the yard are not firing atm but they are having the odd winner the selection is getting weight from the others in the race she wont have a better chance to get back in the winners enclosure than this although the race is trappy with 2-3 in with a good chance but with cd form and weight im with the neil king mare and with 8 runners shes a e/w bet to nothing.

  139. NEWBURY 5.10

    2M N.H. CLASS 2 FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CULTIVATOR @4/1

    Won lto in a decent race @ascot made its debut in this race last season were he cames 3rd..looks like he has been kept back for this race as his trainer always has a good one to run here, the 2nd in that race has let the form down over hurdles but runs @doncaster (4.20) this is a tough bumper with the likely danger for me bags grove,but nicky henderson knows what it takes to win this race he has 60 young horses to run..

  140. SANDOWN 3.45

    2M LISTED MARES N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, COPPER KEY @15/8

    always one of the best bumpers of the year and some top mares run here trainers target the race from september with there better bumper horses..the favorite is the selection from the hobbs yard she has the best form after winning well in a hot race @cheltenham in november after which her trainer said shes going to aintree not the festival..so i take it this is a stop on the way, i love this mare, she has a high cruising speed and dickie johnson rides her with the utmost confidence to be fair i think this listed race is stronger than the one she won lto..WOOLSTONE ONE and the irish runner avellino are the ones who will make her go..but it,ll take a real good horse to beat the selection if shes on her game..ive posted this before the race is priced up with most bookies but i noticed shes only 7/4-15/8..but i,ll be on asap.

  141. KEMPTON 3.15

    2M 5 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, A HARES BREATH @6/1

    Ben paulings runner was enterd up at the festival but couldnt get in i know the trainer thinks he would of gone close in any of the handicaps, he comes here will love the ground and track..has the favorite of mullins to beat but the mullins horse ran disappoiting lto and the trainers record in handicaps over here is abysmal..this 8yr old still has improvement in him and i expect him to be backed near the race.

  142. UTTOXETER 5.55

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, STOWAWAY @5/2

    A WHISPER HORSE ON DEBUT FOR THE HENDERSON YARD AND HAD TO DIG IN TO WIN ON DEBUT ‘@kempton but looks to have bags of scope and gets a good kid on taking 5lb off and that may be the deciding factor with the selection and the favorite..the young jockey has rode winners on the flat but this is his first n h ride but henderson would not have a bad jockey thats for sure the danger is the king horse that won at chepstow.

  143. FONTWELL 4.20

    2M 1 FURLONG HANDICAP HURDLE

    SELECTION, BIGMARTRE nap @3/1

    was a big winner for his small yard and went down in a grade 2 lto nothing of that calibre in this race and his up and comming trainer thinks a fair bit of this 5yr old, the run lto @haydock was a tough grade 2..he was beat by 3 good horses 2 have since won again..and the winner ran a cracker in a grade 1 the festival..if he is anywere near his form he,ll win here, and im surprised he is as big as he is..the ground wont be a problem and this one is one to follow over fences next season.

  144. SOUTHWELL 5.20

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE

    SELECTION WATER WILLOW @4/1

    Won @towcester after going down on debut @exeter, the win lto was a good race for the track now has a decent claimer on board taking the penalty off ,this is the reason i think it,ll win again today in what looks a winable race the favorite looks beatable on its runs in its first 2 bumpers..lto @catterick was a weak affair and i,d be disappointed with him that he didnt win there so 4/1 is a fair price for the selection

  145. NEWBURY 3.40

    2M 4 FURLONG LISTED MARES HURDLE

    SELECTION, BRIERY QUEEN @5/1

    the selection is a classy mare with decent form,she won lto @doncaster going away at the line, but she has took a while to come back to form after a fall the last time she run in a listed race @haydock. she was well backed that day, the winner small talk is a decent mare who ran well at the festival, that fall dented the mares confidence and her trainer has taken time to get her back on track which is a trait of the yard there horses are not rushed..she,ll be spot on for this and with geraghty up the yard mean buisness…..
    the likely danger is surtee de berlais,who on her day will put it up to the selection.

    • Cracking race Mato fingers crossed we getting in the stewards room I believe it would have won had it not got carried over to the rail.

  146. your right crags, im surprised she got it tho..tbh i was just sick she didnt get past?, but when jockeys leg came out he was unbalanced so couldnt ride propberly..hence the result..

  147. hi lads, been poor lately tbh, as you know i am, just not been getting the rub, i understand john, thought geraghty should of went for her before the last she jumps so well, but it was his fto on her..she deserved the race, im delighted for the trainer who ive stayed in touch with since the horse i owned with him was sold to epds racing

  148. LIMERICK 5.20

    2M FLAT RACE

    SELECTION, CHALONNIAL @5/2

    harry fry has sent horses over to ireland before with success, this 4 yr old brother to actival won well on debut @wincanton on heavy, the trainer has made no secret of how highly he rates this horse..the race looks a match with the favorite, liz doyles horse showing up well on both runs, but the ground is key , and limerick is soft heavy..the selection will love the ground and is not short of speed..at the prices hes a decent bet.

  149. AINTREE 4.05

    2M 5 FURLONG FOX HUNTERS CHASE

    SELECTION, PACHA DU POLDER @4/1

    We can have a opinion on the ride the selection got at the festival but one thing is for sure with a better jockey on he would of been a lot closer to the winner, on the fringe is a monster in these races, and has done me a few favours over the years, i do think time is now not on this fellas side and the trip imo does not suit as much as 3m these days ? the selection jumps like a stag..has a decent lad on board and wont be off the pace like at cheltenham..

    AINTREE 5.15

    2M N.H. FLAT RACE GRADE 2

    SELECTION, LE BAUGE AU ROI @5/2

    this filly is unbeaten and i know she is the apple of her trainers eye, she is a cd winner, and won a listed race @huntingdon lto..she has been kept for this race, by her shrewd handler, there is no doubt this is her stiffest test to date, with COPPER KEY a big danger, she got stuck in the ground lto and her jockey has said she is the best mare he has rode? the selection tho just oozes class ive been close to her and she is a lovely looking individual ..she has a cruising speed that gets others out of their comfort zone..shes a confident selection..

  150. it was a very well attended night in liverpool considering the weather, were warren greatrex and harry whittington were the trainers on the panel, andy holding(oddschecker) and jerry williams(racecourse bookie)
    the panel thought cheltenham form would be held up for the most part so i wont go into annie power etc..
    harry whittinton has arzal in the first, and he said hes very sweet on its chances..at the prices, hes be kept for this race ,missed the festival, will love the flat track, jockey is confident, so lots of confidence from harry,,regarding his runner, andy holding gave rock the world a good shout..but also fancied harrys horse as did the rest of the panel…jerry said as a bookie he will take on the favorite sizing john as lots of runners at the festival come here and fail to spark!

    the panal thought the favorite in the 2.15 won well at cheltenham..but is too short ..warren put up alan kings horse sceau royal @20/1 e/w says yard form is a worry but horse is better than festival run…others think fav will win..
    on the rest of todays card..the panel all thought cue card would of gone close @the festival but the fall puts them off him today..the 2 trainers thought don poli was the one to be on as he was not given a hard time at cheltenham.
    pacha du poldor was the strong fancy by all the panel including john morris..in the fox hunters..
    the bet of the day..
    warren said his bumper mare has been laid for this “she is all class” and thinks she has the advantage as she didnt go to cheltenham..he also has a line threw the nipper who won at sandown….

    thats todays..racing..i,ll put up tomorrows later ..etc..im off to aintree..good luck all

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