Week three of this month's tip comp. Winter and Shukman both found winners last week to put 15pts in their pockets. They now sit at the top of the table with Jodonovan on 11pts in third, while Mark J is a point behind with 10pts in fourth. Still a pretty open contest at the moment. A couple of Saturday's to sort out the winner(s) so time will tell. Get those tips in nice and early for a 1pm deadline. Good luck to all. Tipster selections: 2:10 Thirsk - Antico Lady 1pt ew (Dan The Man)7th 2:45 Thirsk - Oxygenic 1pt ew (HCE)4th 2:45 Thirsk - Red Hut Red 2pt w (Longbow)3rd 2:45 Thirsk - *Lady Kinsale 2pt w (Gamachine)2nd 2:45 Thirsk - Luchadore 2pt w (Betmanmike) 1st (7.4pts)# 3:00 Newbury - Dukhan 2pt w (Winter)6th 3:15 Newmarket - Showmethedough 2pt w (Mark J)Unp 3:40 Newbury - Limato 2pt w (Jodnovan)Unp 4:25 Newmarket - Peak Princess 1pt ew (Rawnsley) 5th 6:50 Doncaster - Extra Mile 2pt w (Shukman)3rd (4.5pts) 8:05 Uttoxeter - Newquay Cards 1pt ew (Bird) 3rd (4.5pts) 8:50 Doncaster - Buxted Dream 2pt w (Eric Winner)Unp * NR - Lowest number fav # Rule 4 - 10p in £ One more to come...
The second week of the Saturday Tipping Competition. Last week saw the first two tips winning. Jodonovan has 11pts, while Mark J is on his heels with 10pts. Still plenty to play for in this relatively short month with just four Saturdays. Who will find a winner? (Yes, please!). Get those tips in nice and early so we can be ready fro action at 1pm deadline. I had my head in the clouds last week but just got the tips up in time. Good luck to all. Tipster Selections: 3:10 Haydock - Silver Streak 2pt w (Shukman)1st (15pts) 3:10 Haydock - John Constable 2pt w (Bird)7th 3:10 Haydock - John Constable 1pt ew (Jodonovan) 7th 3:10 Haydock - Silver Streak 2pt w (Winter)1st (15pts) 4:00 Ascot - Spanish City 2pt w (Mark J)6th 4:00 Ascot - Brilliant Vanguard 1pt ew (Racing Mama)Unp 4:00 Ascot - Escobar 2pt w (Betmanmike)Unp 4:35 Ascot - Sir Ox 2pt w (HCE)6th 4:35 Ascot - Dave Dexter 2pt w (Gazmachine) 3rd 4:35 Ascot - Dark Shadow 2pt w (Longbow)7th 5:10 Ascot - Field Of Vision 2pt w (Eric Winner)Unp 5:10 Ascot - Muscika 1pt ew (Rawnsley)7th Good luck to all
Well, last week saw changing fortunes in the tip competition with Rawnsley stunning the field with an easy 20/1 winner. A big 42 points concluded proceedings. Gazmachine found a winner to sneak second place, while Betmanmike finished third after looking difficult to catch. A new month so all to play for. Plenty of meeting to choose from so get those tips in nice and early with a 1pm deadline. Good luck to all. Tipster selections: 1:35 Goodwood - Chivers 2pt w (Jodonovan)1st (11pts) 1:50 Newmarket - Oasis Charm 2pt w (Mark J) 1st (10pts) 1:50 Newamrket - Brorocco 2pt w (Betmanmike) 7th 2:20 Newmarket - Alpha Delphini 2pt w (Eric Winner) 3rd 2:20 Newmarket - Encore Door 2pt w (Danny)6th 3:35 Newmarket - Elarqam 2pt w (Winter)4th 3:35 Newmarket - Roaring Lion 1pt ew (Shukman)5th 3:35 Newmarket - Raid 1pt ew (Racing Mama)8th 3:55 Uttoxeter - On Tour 1pt ew (Bird)6th 5:15 Doncaster - Toofi 1pt ew (Rawnsley)Unp 5:50 Doncaster - Murqaab 2pt w (Longbow)2nd 5:50 Doncaster - Dixieland 2pt w (HCE)4th 5:50 Doncaster - Broken Spear 2pt w (Gazmachine) 3rd Good luck to all
Top-class racing. The second Classics of the year: 1000 Guineas. The Rowley Mile comes alive. Three-year-old fillies at the ready. History dating back to 1814. Charlotte won for trainer Tom Perren. Did you know the 1000 Guineas is part of the Triple Crown? However, we have to go back to 1985 and Oh So Sharp and other horses, trained by Henry Cecil, to revel in such a glorious achievement.
Aidan O'Brien made this race his own. No stranger to success, he sent out Minding to win in 2016, while Winter finished strongly to deprive Rhododendron in 2017, who many punters classed a hotpot. 3:35 Newmarket 1000 Guineas (6th May, 2018) Who will prove victorious.
There are 64 entrants at the time of writing. How many for Aidan O'Brien? Quite astounding – 16 fillies! Obviously, this will be reduced come the big day. Most punters will be hoping one horse remains. The perils of ante-post betting.
So which horse are we looking at here? Clemmie. She is fancied to start favourite at 3/1 with bookmakers, feel free to check that and other offers on BettingTop10. A daughter of Galileo. He needs no introduction as a super sire. In fact, he is such a sought after stallion that you get a price on application. I'm not lying. Phone up and ask if you don't believe me.
No wonder Frankel's fee when up this year! How many times did Clemmie race at two? The quick answer: 5.
The partnership of Ryan Moore and Clemmie didn't get off to the best start when placed third at the Curragh, Ireland. Second start: Royal Ascot. The Albany Stakes (Group 3). Where did she finish? A disappointing 7th. The good news!!! Beaten less than five lengths. It gave a glimmer of hope. Who owns Clemmie?
No surprise, hey. Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier.
Clemmie returned to the Curragh to taste victory. Decisive, scoring at 6/4f. She loves Newmarket. How come? Two absolutely stunning victories to propel her to a Classic favourite.
Taking the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2) (formerly the Cherry Hinton).
Mark Johnston's Nyaleti couldn't hold this filly from powering ahead. But, pardon the pun, this wasn't the cherry on the cake.
It was the Juddmonte Cheveley park Stakes (Group 1). Starting at 15/8f, bookmakers were running scared. Still! In the closing stages - in familiar fashion – shot clear to win by one-and-three-quarter lengths. Did you know the Cheveley Park Stakes is often a pointer to winner the 1000 Guineas?
You have to go back to 1903 – 04 to find the first to do the double. It was Pretty Polly. A superstar who won fifteen consecutive races and one of five horses to win the Triple Crown. The most recent? Special Duty in 2009-10. Will Clemmie be the next? The combination of Clemmie, Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore is enough to make punters put their hand in their pocket to place a bet. A Brief History of the 1000 Guineas
Inaugurated by 1814
Founded by Sir Charles Bunbury
Takes place at the Rowley Mile, Newmarket
The first part of the Triple Crown (1000 Guineas, St Leger & Oaks)
Last filly to achieve the Triple Crown: Oh So Sharp 1985, trained by Henry Cecil