Week three of the tip comp. A trio of scorers last Saturday. Shukman lead with 7.5pts, while Eric Winner and Mark J have 6pts each. The rest of field is gathering pace to, hopefully, show their form. Still, plenty to play for and one half decent winner could bring a different complexion to proceedings. It has been another long week so I will try to keep this short and sweet and put my feet up for a few minutes. 1PM Deadline, so get those tips in nice and early. Good luck to all. Tipster selections: 1:50 Doncaster - Duke Of Firenze 1pt ew (Jodonovan)9th 1:50 Doncaster - Lancelot Du Lac 1pt ew (Winter) Unp 2:05 Chester - Mr Greenlight 2pt w (Longbow) 6th 3:00 Doncaster - Mendelsossohn 2pt w (Dan The Man) Unp 3:35 Doncaster - Count Octave 2pt w (Mark J) 6th 3:35 Doncaster - Venice Beach 1pt ew (Rawnsley) 8th 3:35 Doncaster - Defoe 1pt ew (Shukman)Unp 3:50 Chester - Grasmere 1pt ew (HCE)7th 3:50 Chester - Shaya 2pt w (Gazmachine)1st (5.25pts) 4:25 Chester - Outback Blue 1pt ew (Bird) 6th 4:45 Doncaster - Master Carpenter 1pt ew (Mixerman) 7th 4:45 Doncaster - Master Carpenter 1pt ew (Racing Mama) 7th 5:45 Musselburgh - Twentysvthlancers 2pt w (Eric Winner) 4th Good luck to all
It's been another long day. Still, not even looked at tomorrow's racing and it's 9:35 PM. The wheels have to keep turning and they do. Lucky I enjoy what I do because it would be a thankless task if not. Well, what happened in the first week of our joyous competition? Not a great deal. I think three players came second best but no points chalked on the board. I must admit, I was peeved that my tip [Spud] should have waltzed up like a horse on a waltzer if not finding trouble in running. Not good. Still plenty of time to hit those winning notes. Plenty of meetings to choose so remove that pencil from behind your ear, write out your tip and tell the world: ''I've got a bloody good winner, Jacko.'' Even if you don't know someone of that name, just say it in a brazen manner. Get those tips in by 1 PM. Good luck to all. Tipster selections: 1:35 Ascot - Danteria 2pt w (Gazmachine) 3rd 2:10 Ascot - Arthenia 2pt w (Longbow) Unp 2:25 Haydock - Brando 2pt w (Dan The Man)Unp 2:25 Haydock - Harry Angel 2pt w (Eric Winner) 1st (6pts) 2:25 Haydock - Cougar Mountain 1pt ew (Winter) Unp 2:25 Haydock - Cougar Mountain 1pt ew (Racing Mama) Unp 2:25 Haydock - *Spirit Of Valor 2pt w (Mark J) 1st (6pts) 3:20 Ascot - Black Bess 2pt w (Jodonovan) 6th 3:40 Stratford - Court Minstrel 2pt w (Bird) 4th 3:55 Ascot - Glenys The Menace 2pt w (Mixerman) Unp 4:10 Haydock - Sepal 2pt w (Shukman)1st (7.5pts) 4:40 Thirsk - Money Team 1pt ew (Rawnsley) 8th 7:00 Wolverhampton - Bakht Khan 2pt w (HCE) 3rd Good luck to all * NR - placed on lowest number fav
Last month saw a close call where winning and losing came down to a photo finish. Mixerman tasted victory and put a wad of cash in his bank. Can he do the same this month or will some else enjoy the winnings on other each and every month? Plenty more chances to hit a winning note. I hope. Who will win this month? It could be any number of players including me. I've been growing a garden full of four-leaf clover and a patch of five-leaf just in case the four doesn't work. Get those entry fees in nice and early and your tips by 1 PM. Good luck to all.
Tipster selections: 1:40 Chester - Spud 2pt w (HCE) 2nd 1:40 Chester - Ateem 2pt w (Longbow) 4th 1:40 Chester - Carouse 2pt w (Gazmachine)7th 1:50 Sandwon - Farleigh Mac 1pt ew (Racing Mama)7th 2:10 Chester - The Tartan Spartan 2pt w (Mark J) 7th 2:25 Sandown - Arbalet 2pt w (Mixerman)3rd 3:20 Chester - El Astronaute 2pt w (Shukman) 2nd 3:20 Chester - Gracious John 1pt ew (Bird) 6th 3:35 Sandown - Master Carpenter 2pt w (Winter) Unp 3:50 Beverley - Bosham 2pt w (Eric Winner) Unp 4:25 Beverley - Bond Bomshell 1pt ew (Rawnsley) Unp 4:30 Chester - Impart 2pt w (Jodonovan) 5th 6:50 Chelmsford - Algam 2pt w (Dan The Man) 2nd Good luck to all
It's been a long day and I don't have much in the way of motivation to write this post. However, I don't let tiredness stop me from updating the Saturday Tip Comp. A few players went close last week, which could well have put some pressure on the leaders. But as John McCrirrick says: ''Close, but no cigar.'' Only one player found a winner and that was Shukman who is now in third place with 9pts. I'm pretty sure you know the two people who are doing an Irish Jig to River Dance. Rawnsley sits in pole position with 37.25pts, while Mixerman has 33.25pts in second place. Fourth and fifth positions are held by HCE and Racing Mama. They are so far behind that I won't detail the points. The other players have not one single point between them. Who will win? Is it simply a battle between the two or could someone, somehow, find a big priced winner? Considering most will be looking for a biggie a winner might just scare the leaders. In truth, we have a high wall to scale. Plenty of meetings to choose. 1 PM Deadline. Good luck to all. Tipster selections: 1:55 York - Gabriel 2pt w (Jodonovan) 5th 2:15 Cartmel - Nailer 2pt w (Winter)4th 2:40 Newmarket - Maksaab 2pt w (Mixerman) 1st (8.666pts) 2:45 Goodwood - Easy Tiger 2pt w (Dan The Man)Unp 3:00 York - Frozen Angel 1pt ew (Rawsnley) 8th 3:35 York - Soldier In Action 2pt w (Mark J)Unp 3:35 York - Elidor 1pt ew (Racing Mama) Unp 4:10 York - Looks A Million 2pt w (Gazmachine)9th 4:25 Newmarket - Glass Office 2pt w (Eric Winner)6th 4:40 York - Weekend Offender 2pt w (Shukman)Unp 5:25 Redcar - Sir Derrick 2pt w (HCE)Unp 5:55 Redcar - The Cliff Horse 2pt w (Longbow)6th 7:55 Redcar - Gaelic Wizard 2pt w (Bird)8th Congratulations to Mixerman winning this month's tip competition with 41.916pts, from Rawnsley in second with 37.2pts, Shuckman came third with 9pts. HCE & Racing Mama were other point scorers. Thanks to all who took part. Good luck to all