Last week we saw the Grand National and Gazmachine found the 10/1 winner and has 22pts. Betmanmike still leads the way with 26pts, while the only other point scorer is HCE with 8.66pts. Still plenty to play for so make sure you get your tipping hats on and find plenty of winners. As you all know, we have an additional £25 to the winner of this month's competition and some lucky person is going to be taking the money and putting it in their pocket unless you know better. We have 1PM deadline but please get those tips in as early as you can. Good luck to all. Tipster selections: 1:55 Thirsk - Juals Spirit 2pt w (Longbow) Unp 1:55 Thirsk - Wasntexpectingthat 2pt w (Gazmachine)2nd 1:55 Thirsk - Connaught Court 2pt w (HCE)7th 2:55 Ayr - The Unit 1pt ew (Racing Mama)7th 3:45 Newbury - Afaak 2pt w (Betmanmike) Unp 3:45 Newbury - Graphite Storm 2pt w (Jodonovan) Unp 3:45 Newbury - Lord Of The Rock 2pt w (Rawnsley) Unp 4:05 Ayr - Benbens 2pt w (Mark J)PU 6:30 Wolverhampton - Powerful Dream 2pt w (Bird)3rd 6:30 Wolverhampton - Red Stripes 2pt w (Eric Winner)5th 7:45 Nottingham - The Golden Cue 2pt w (Shukman)2nd Good luck to all
The second week of this month's tip comp. Not too much in the way of winners but a couple of point scorers. HCE have 8.66pts. However, Betmanmike has made his presence felt with a big priced winner and has 26pts. With the Grand National the highlight of Saturday's racing, there might be a surprise or two. Heavy ground should see very few finishers. Look out for the horse with hooves the size of dinner plates or wellington boot. Get those tips in nice and early with a 1pm deadline. Good luck to all. Tipster selections: 2:15 Chepstow - Babytaggle 1pt ew (Bird) 5th 4:40 Chepstow - Grams And Ounces 2pt w (Shukman) 6th 5:15 Aintree - Baies Des Iles 2pt w (HCE)Unp 5:15 Aintree - Tiger Roll 2pt w (Gazmachine)1st (22pts) 5:15 Aintree - Blaklion 2pt w (Dan The Man) BD 5:15 Aintree - Gas Line Boy 2pt w (Poo)7th 5:15 Aintree - Saint Are 1pt ew (Jodonovan) BD 5:15 Aintree - Milansbar 1pt ew (Racing Mama)6th 5:15 Aintree - I Just Know 1pt ew (Betmanmike) Fell 5:15 Aintree - Maggio 2pt w (Mark J) PU 7:30 Wolverhampton - Deia Glory 2pt w (Longbow)3rd 9:00 Wolverhampton - Peashooter 2pt w (Rawnsley) 6th 9:00 Wolverhampton - Invincible Spirit 2pt w (Eric Winner) 5th
It has been a long time since the last tip competition but we are resuming this month. I'm not sure if everyone will be back to play but we will soon find out. Gazmachine won last month and looking to show some form this time round. Anyway, the time for talking is done for now and all we need to do is done our tipping caps and think winning thoughts. As a thank you for your support, I will add £25 to the tip comp prize out of my own pocket. Please make your £10 competition entry via Paypal to email@example.com (friends and family so it doesn't cost me commission). Get those tips in nice an early as we have a 1pm deadline.
Good luck to all. Tipster selections: 1:30 Kempton - Disruptor 1pt ew (Bird) 5th 1:30 Kempton - John Betjeman 2pt w (Longbow)3rd 1:30 Kempton - Lihou 2pt w (HCE) 1st (8.66pts) 1:30 Kempton - Dixieland 2pt w (Gazmachine) Unp 1:30 Kempton - Gingerdunthelot 1ptew (Shukman) Unp 2:05 Kempton - Tomily 2pt w (Eric Winner)3rd 2:05 Kempton - Tomily 2pts w (Jodonovan) 3rd 2:25 Kelso - Mirsaale 2pt w (Mark J)Unp 2:25 Kelso - Mirsaale 2pt w(Poo) Unp 3:00 Kelso - Yala Enki 2pt w (Dan The Man) 6th 5:00 Kempton - First Mohican 1pt ew (Racing Mama)7th 7:15 Wolverhampton - Fire Diamond 2pt w (Betmanmike)1st (26pts) 7:15 Wolverhampton - Rock Warbler 1pt ew (Rawnsley)7th Good luck to all
is having a fantastic season yet again and just weeks after his many
Cheltenham Festival winners, he is looking towards the Aintree Grand
National. Elliott will fire many darts at the world’s most famous
steeplechase, but the one that looks his best chance is Tiger Roll.
Elliott himself, Tiger Roll also had a great Cheltenham Festival,
cruising to success in the Cross Country Chase to warm up nicely for
the National. After a victory in the Triumph Hurdle as a youngster,
and a win in the four-mile novice chase last season, Tiger Roll made
it three Cheltenham Festival victories with his Cross Country win. He
clearly loves the course, but also seems to come to life at this time
of year, something which his trainer will be hoping he can keep up
going into the Aintree meeting.
eight-year-old, the bay gelding is in his prime right now, and is
clearly a well-handicapped horse based on what we saw at Cheltenham.
He hasn’t been moved in the weights for that race, as the Festival
takes place after the cut-off. His victory
in the Cross Country Chase looks even better when you consider
that one of his main Aintree rivals was behind him. That horse was
The Last Samuri, who was backed into favouritism before finishing in
third place, 13 lengths behind Tiger Roll. It was the Elliott trained
Tiger Roll that proved to be the better jumper and stayer that day,
around the quirky course, and based on that evidence there is no
reason to think that Kim Bailey’s horse can turn the tables on his
rival at Aintree.
to fancy Tiger Roll is the path that he has taken to the National,
which is similar to another horse of Gordon Elliott’s who will not
make Aintree this year, Cause Of Causes. He was pulled up at
Cheltenham but looking back to last year, he was in a very similar
position to where Tiger Roll was before Cheltenham. Cause Of Causes
was last year’s talking horse in the Cross Country race, and he
went on to win the race. He then went to Aintree where he ran a
brilliant race to finish second
behind One For Arthur, who won the 2017 Grand National.
While Tiger Roll
is strongly fancied in this year’s race, as ever with the Grand
National, the race looks to be wide open. He wasn’t the only horse
to show up well at Cheltenham either; Total Recall, another strong
National fancy also ran a great race at the festival. That may be
surprising to say about a horse that fell at the festival, but he was
travelling very nicely in the Gold Cup, and would have probably
finished third if standing up, form that would give him a huge chance
in the National. The tips
at Timeform show that this race is wide open, with many different
fancies. That is the beauty of the Grand National; there are many
different horses that look interesting from a betting point of view,
and the hardest part of the race is narrowing your selections down.
proving themselves to be in good recent form, Tiger Roll and Total
Recall have also proven that they can act on very soft ground,
something that looks likely to be a factor at Aintree based on the
recent rain in the area. With over four miles to negotiate and the
possibility of very soft, or even heavy ground, you will certainly
need to find a horse that will stay the distance in the National.
wins over four miles, good recent form and signs that the ground will
be no problem, there is a lot going for Tiger Roll in the race this
season. He will have a whole host of challengers trying to beat him,
including Total Recall, who put himself in a great position in the
Cheltenham Gold Cup before falling when making his move. There are
sure to be many more opinions on the race, but Tiger Roll ticks a lot
of boxes and will certainly be a popular choice on the day for