Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Can Skitter Scatter Justify Her Favouritism in the Group 1?

The UK flat season may have only just got underway earlier this month, but many punters are already beginning to scour the ante-post markets in a bid to unearth some value. With a number of top-class fillies already entered into the race, the 1,000 Guineas looks set to be another suitable competitive affair, and John Oxx's Skitter Skatter has been installed as the early market leader. The three-year-old, sired by Scat Daddy, is certainly an outstanding prospect, but many pundits have begun to speculate about whether she will be able to justify a single-figure price in such a red-hot event.

John Oxx has recently joined forces with his neighbour Patrick Prendergast, and pair look set to form a formidable partnership this summer. Their stable star Skitter Skatter enjoyed a highly successful juvenile campaign and also holds an entry to the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Having won three of her first five outings on the flat, big things are expected of the three-year-old. Scat Daddy has a tremendous record with his two-year-olds, with the likes of Beatboxer and Legends of War also picking up notable victories in recent weeks. 

Skitter Skatter was successful in the Moyglare Stud Stakes, comfortably beating Lady Kaya by two lengths. She was subsequently installed as the 7/1 favourite for the 1,000 Guineas. The Newmarket Group 1, which is contested on the Rowley Mile has attracted a plethora of high-quality entrants with the likes of Just Wonderful, Dancing Vega and the aforementioned Lady Kaya all prominent in the betting. Former Cheveley Park runner-up The Mackem Bullet may also return to the UK for trainer Wesley Ward, and she is currently 20/1 in the latest horse racing betting to spring a surprise. Having been previously trained by Brian Ellison, the impressive filly moved to the US and has made a winning start for her new yard. She was victorious in the Grade 2 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland at the beginning of April, seeing off a late challenge from Catch A Thrill. 

John Oxx claimed that his star-filly was "underrated" last season, and suggests that there is still plenty of improvement to come. He also praised her temperament, before suggesting that they won't be testing her beyond a mile anytime soon. 
It's been a tough couple of years for the trainer, who has found winners hard to come by, but his newly-formed partnership with Prendergast looks promising, and the pair will be targetting a number of lucrative contests this summer. They currently have over 70 horses in training, including a number of promising two-year-olds.  Aidan O'Brien has dominated the 1,000 Guineas in recent years, with Winter, Minding and Homecoming Queen all landing the spoils for the County Tipperary-based trainer, and he is likely to be targetting the race once again. Richard Hannon's Billesdon Brook was successful in the 2018 staging of the classic under the ride of Sean Levy. 

There are plenty of high-quality contests to come over the next couple of months, but the 1,000 Guineas is one of the standout events on the racing calendar, and some value-hunting punters are already beginning to place their ante-post bets on the second of the British classics. Skitter Skatter will arrive in Suffolk amid plenty of hype, and she does look to be in unstoppable form. Despite stiff competition, she should be able to further enhance her burgeoning reputation on the Rowley Mile at the beginning of May.

Friday, 12 April 2019

April Tip Comp - Week 2

The first week has come and gone. Three tipsters put points on the board. Gazmachine found the Grand National winner and put 10pts in his pocket. Tiger Roll winning like a champion. Jodonovan and Betmanmike found place efforts and have 7.25pts each. Fourth places are worth as much as a winner, almost.  Plenty to play for in this relatively short month. Please get your tips in nice and early. Also, make your entry fees if still outstanding. We have a 1pm deadline. 

Tipster selections: 

2:10 Newbury       - Iconic Choice 1pt ew (Racing Mama)2nd (2.4pts) 
2:15 Bangor        - Carrick Roads 2pt w (Dan The Man) 1st (24pts)
2:30 Thirsk        - Bailey's Freedom 1pt ew (Gazmachine)7th
2:30 Thirsk        - Bailey's Freedom 2pt w (HCE) 7th
2:30 Thirsk        - Sparkling Breeze 1pt ew (Longbow) 9th
2:45 Bangor        - Flight To Milan 2pt w (Bird)7th
3:15 Newbury       - Circus Couture 1pt ew (Shuckman) Unp
3:15 Newbury       - Gulf Of Poets 2pt w (OneEyeEnos) Unp  
3:35 Ayr           - Blue Flight 2pt w (Mickishi)4th
3:35 Ayr           - Geronimo 2pt w (Betmanmike) PU
3:35 Ayr           - *Mysteree 1pt ew (Winter) 6th 
3:35 Ayr           - Chic Name 2pt w (Mark J)8th
4:30 Bangor        - Cloone Lady 2pt w (Derek T)PU
4:50 Thirsk        - So Beloved 2pt w (Jodonovan) 3rd
5:55 Thirsk        - Lucky Beggar 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr) 1st (14pts)
6:30 Wolverhampton - Lexington Place 2pt w (Eric Winner) 2nd

Good luck to all 

* NR placed on lowest number favourite 

Saturday, 6 April 2019

April Tip Comp - Week 1

The first week of this months tipping competition. Last month went to the wire and Dan The Man had no luck when his winning tip was backed to a point where he lost the prize by a minimal 0.25pts. It just goes to show the thin line between winning and losing. Jodonovan took the spoils and will be coming back this month to make it two in a row. Unless you can prove the best tipster of the month. I'm sure many tipsters will be looking to the Grand National for their winner. A decent price could have the field in trouble from the start. Plenty of cards to make your tip. Get those tips in nice and early with a 1pm deadline. Please make entree fee payments sooner rather than later. Good luck to all who take part. 

Tipster selections: 

1:45 Aintree       - Burbank 1pt ew (Jodonovan) 4th 7.25pts
2:25 Aintree       - Kateson 2pt w (Racing Mama) 7th
3:20 Newcastle     - Very First Time 2pt w (OneEyeEnos) 6th
4:20 Aintree       - Some Buckle 1pt ew (Derek T)7th
4:20 Aintree       - On Tour 2pt w (Bird) 5th
4:25 Leopardstown  - Third World 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)3rd 
4:30 Newcastle     - *Tiquer 2pt w (Dan The Man) 2nd
4:55 Leopardstown  - Downtown Diva 2pt w (Mickishi)Unp 
5:15 Aintree       - Walk In The Mill 1pt ew (Betmanmike) 4th 7.25pts)
5:15 Aintree       - Dounikos 2pt w (Mark J) PU
5:15 Aintree       - Rock The Kasbah 1pt ew (Shukman) BD
5:15 Aintree       - Tiger Roll 2pt w (Gazmachine) 1st (10pts)
5:15 Aintree       - Go Conquor 1pt ew (Winter) PU
6:00 Wolverhampton - Another Approach 2pt w (Longbow)4th
7:00 Wolverhampton - Swendab 2pt w (Eric Winner) Unp
8:30 Wolverhampton - Wise Words 2pt w (HCE)3rd 

* NR - placed on lowest number favourite

Good luck to all 

Friday, 29 March 2019

March Tip Comp - Week 5

The final week of this month's competition. Exciting, close, on the edge of your seat? Perhaps. Chances are you will by the end of the day because someone will have a nice wedge of cash in their wallet or purse. 

So, let's take a look at the tipster standing. Shukman found a nice winner last week to head the field and has 18pts. Dantheman found a great win to nudge into second place and a fraction behind with 16.25pts, while early leader Jodonovan sits in third with 14pts. Other players within striking distance are HCE 10pts, Longbow 8pts & Bird 6pts. Our newest tipster, Derek T, is next best with 4pts. 

Added interest this week with the new Flat turf season and Lincoln [Heritage Handicap]. Get those tips in nice and early with a 1pm deadline. 

Tipster selections:

2:05 Kempton   - Matterhorn 2pt w (Shukman) 7th
2:40 Kempton   - Udontdodou 2pt w (Eric Winner) Unp
3:00 Doncaster - Givinitsum 2pt w (Winter)9th
3:35 Doncaster - Zwayyan 2pt w (Betmanmike) 7th
3:35 Doncaster - Aquarium 2pt w (Mark J) Unp
3:35 Doncaster - Ventura Knight 1pt w (Racing Mama) Unp
3:35 Doncaster - Auxerre 2pt w (Jodonovan) 1st 7pts
3:35 Doncaster - Saltonstall 2pt w (OneEyeEnos) Unp
3:55 Uttoxeter - Doesyourdogbite 2pt w (Derek T)9th
4:10 Doncaster - Dorchester Dom 1pt ew (Bird)4th
4:10 Doncaster - Show Me Show Me 2pt w (HCE) 1st 7.5pts
4:10 Doncaster - Hell Of A Joker 2pt w (Longbow) Unp
4:10 Doncaster - Zulu Zander 2pt w (Gazmachine) 3rd
7:30 Southwell - Tynescastle Park 2pt w (Dan The Man)1st 4.5pts  

Good luck to all

Congratulations to Jodonovan winning this month's competition with 21pts, from Dan The Man 20.75pts and Shukman in 3rd with 18pts. Next best HCE win 17.5pts. 

Friday, 22 March 2019

March Tip Comp - Week 4

Another week under our belts. A trio of tipsters put points in their pocket last Saturday. The biggest win being Dantheman who put 11pts in his satchel. Next best was Longbow who found an impressive debut winner trained by Clive Cox and put 8pts under his mattress. The other scorer was Bird who found a big priced which hit the frame for 6pts. Jodonovan still holds the lead with 14pts. It's a competitive heat so the whole field could make this their month (with a bit of luck). Get those tips in nice and early with a 1pm deadline. Plenty of cards to choose from so here's to a good Saturday. 

Tipster selections: 

2:05 Newbury   - Strong Pursuit 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)PU
2:25 Kelso     - Get Out The Gate 1pt ew (Racing Mama)4th
2:35 Lingfield - Metatron 2pt w (Longbow)4th
2:35 Lingfield - Moftris 2pt w (Gazmachine) 5th
2:35 Lingfield - Metatron 1pt ew (HCE) 4th
3:15 Newbury   - Our Dot's Baby 2pt w (Betmanmike)3rd 
3:15 Newbury   - Oscar Rose 2pt w (Mak J)5th
3:15 Newbury   - A Little Chaos 2pt w (Winter)6th
3:35 Kelso     - Burrows Park 2pt w (Shukman)1st (12pts)
3:45 Lingfield - Gracious John 2pt w (Bird)4th
3:50 Newbury   - Gala Ball 2pt w (Dantheman)1st (5.25pts)
4:45 Kelso     - Benny's Secret 2pt w (Jodonovan)2nd
5:35 Newbury   - Rock On Baby 2pt w (Derek T)5th
8:00 Kempton   - Lightning Charlie 2pt w (Eric Winner)4th

Good luck to all

Sorry for slow results update 

Thursday, 14 March 2019

March Tip Comp - Week 3

Not too much happened last Saturday. Well, Derek T (is it the ''Big Fella'' man) got 4pts, when his horse was a non-runner and the jolly old favourite ''levels you devils'' sauntered in to put some points on the board. Just shows how Lady Luck can help at times. 

One of the tipsters contacted me convinced Shukman's One For Rosie had won and I had made a mistake saying it had finished second. I checked a few times because I have been known to make mistakes. However, it was correct, although I understand the BBC gave it as the winner or made the assumption the horse had won. It was all happening. 

So, the leaderboard looks pretty much the same apart from Derek T moving into fourth place. Jodonovan leads with 14pts, HCE second with 10pts, Shukman with 6pts in third and Derek T in fourth with 4pts. Still, plenty to place for so get those tips in nice and early with a 1pm deadline. Good luck to all. 

Tipster selections: 

1:50 Uttoxeter     - Digger Daudaie 2pt w (Dan The Man)1st (11pts)
3:00 Uttoxeter     - Jolly's Cracked It 2pt w (Winter) PU 
3:10 Newcastle     - Melody Of Scotland 1pt ew (Racing Mama) PU
3:35 Uttoxeter     - Back To the Thatch 2pt w (Mark J)Fell
3:35 Uttoxeter     - Back To The Thatch 2pt w (Jodonovan) Fell
3:35 Uttoxeter     - Dell' Arca 2pt w (OneEyeEno) PU
3:35 Uttoxeter     - Kilkishen 2pt w (Betmanmike) PU
3:35 Uttoxetter    - Prime Venture 1pt ew (Bird) 4th (6pts)
5:40 Wolverhampton - Classic Charm 2pt w (Derek T)9th
5:40 Wolverhampton - Blessed To Impress 2pt w (Eric Winner)6th
5:40 Wolverhampton - Blessed To Impress 2pt w (Shukman) 6th
8:15 Wolverhampton - Wise Words 2pt w (HCE) 4th
8:15 Wolverhampton - Bannockburn 2pt w (Gazmachine)Unp
8:15 Wolverhampton - Global Prospector 2pt w (Longbow) 1st (8pts)

Good luck to all

Friday, 8 March 2019

March Tip Comp - Week 2

A fair start to proceedings with three point scorers. Jodonovan heads the field with 14pts, while HCE sits in second with 10pts. The only other points came from Shukman on 6pts. We have five Saturdays this month so still plenty to play for. There's slightly less in the pot this month with Mickishi and family heading to Cheltenham. Wishing them a good few days and plenty of winners. Derek T, our newest tipster, put in a decent show with a third place last week and will be putting some points on the board in the next couple of weeks. Please get those tips in nice and early as we have a 1pm deadline. Good luck to all. 

Tipster selections:  

1:50 Sandown       - Garrettstown 2pt w (Betmanmike) PU  
1:50 Sandown       - Russian Hawk 2pt w (Jodonovan) Unp
1:50 Sandown       - Golden Whisky 2pt w (Bird) Unp
1:50 Sandown       - One For Rosie 2pt w (Shukman) 2nd
2:05 Wolverhampton - Patctolus 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)Unp
2:25 Sandown       - Rising Storm 2pt w (Mark J)4th 
2:25 Sandown       - Speredek 1pt ew (Racing Mama) 6th
2:25 Sandown       - Our Merlin 1pt ew (Winter) 9th
3:00 Sandown       - Whitehotchilifili 2pt w (Dan The Man) 4th
4:00 Hereford      - *Misty Ma 2pt w (Derek T)1st (4pts)
6:00 Kemptom       - Derry Boy 2pt w (HCE) 2nd
6:00 Kempton       - Azets 2pt w (Longbow) 3rd
6:00 Kempton       - Velvet Moon 2pt w (Gazmachine) 4th
8:00 Kempton       - Doc Spotello 2pt w (Eric Winner) Unp

* NR - Placed on lowest number favourite 

Good luck to all 

Friday, 1 March 2019

March Tip Comp - Week 1

Another month. Winter has moved to the first day of spring. However, for the tipsters of our little competition, the north wind has a bite after Winter pocketed a second month running with a brutal victory of 50+ points. Can anyone stop his winning ways? No one has made it three wins in a row but he's in tremendous form. Plenty of players will be limbering up ready for action for this long month of five Saturdays. We have a new player joining the ranks. It's great to have Derek T making his debut. Good luck to him and all those who take part. Please make your entry fees if still outstanding. We have a 1 pm deadline, but get those tips in as early as you can to make my life easier. 

Good luck to all. 

Tipster selections:

2:05 Newbury    - Carol's Destrier 2pt w (Jodonovan)1st (14pts)
2:05 Newbury    - Milansbar 1pt ew (Racing Mama)  4th
2:40 Newbury    - Master Dee 2pt w (Mark J)PU
2:40 Newbury    - Master Dee 2pt w (Betmanmike) PU
2:50 Lingfield  - Corinthia Knight 2pt w (Longbow)2nd
2:50 Lingfield  - Verne Castle 2pt w (Eric Winner) 7th
3:20 Lingfield  - Sea Fox 1pt ew (Bird)6th
3:35 Doncaster  - Brian Boranha 2pt w (Winter)3rd
3:50 Lingfield  - Deep Intrigue 2pt w (Gazmachine)2nd
5:00 Lingfield  - Alabaster 2pt w (Derek T)3rd
5:30 Chelmsford - Mustadun 2pt w (Dan The Man)2nd
6:00 Chelmsford - Solar Heights 2pt w (HCE) 1st (10pts)        
7:00 Chelmsford - Walk On Walter 2pt w (Shukman) 1st (6pts)
7:30 Chelmsford - Agurooo 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)6th

The Mickishi team are going to Cheltenham this month but will be back next month 

*Updated 13:55pm as a couple of mistakes

Good luck to all 

Friday, 22 February 2019

February's Tip Comp - Week 4

Well, what can I say? The tipping competition looked quite open then Alan Winter found a big, juicy, mother-of-all winners and hit the nail on the head. I'm sure Mr Winter bangs home those nails with a mighty sledgehammer. He stuffed 43.25pts in his wallet and unless someone finds a handy riposte he will be pocketing £170 pounds. As it happened, other tipsters showed some form last week, too. Jodonovan pockets 13pts, Dan The Man and Gazmachine latched on to the same horse and 9pt. 

Let's take a look at the leaderboard: Winter 43.25pts (looks hard to beat), Dan The Man 19pts (needs a nice winner), OneEyeEnos 16pts (fighting chance), Gazmachine 14733pts (needs a big priced winner)& Jodonovan 13pts (it can be done). Basically, everyone else needs a 20/1+ winner. 

Considering Mr Winter won last month's competition he is in flying form. Get those tips in by 1pm deadline. 

Good luck to all. 

Tipster selections:    

1:15 Kempton       - Call To Order 2pt w (Lindybops)Unp
1:15 Kempton       - Call To Order 2pt w (Racing Mama)Unp
2:30 Chepstow      - My Story 2pt w (Shukman)9th
2:40 Newcastle     - Potter's Corner 2pt w (Dan The Man)Fell
2:40 Newcastle     - Mysteree 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)2nd
2:40 Newcastle     - Raz De Maree 2pt w (Mark J) 7th
2:40 Newcastle     - Morney Wing 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)3rd
2:40 Newcastle     - Daklondike 2pt w (Gazmachine)RTR
2:40 Newcastle     - Baywing 2pt w (HCE) Fell
2:40 Newcastle     - Harry The Viking 2pt w (Longbow)Unp
3:35 Kempton       - Catamaran Du Seuil 2pt w (Jodonovan) Unp
4:30 Newcastle     - Ascot De Bruyere 2pt w (Winter)1st (7pts)
6:30 Wolverhampton - Maria Magdelena 2pt w (Betmanmike)5th
7:30 Wolverhampton - Archie 2pt w (Yvonnew)8th
8:00 Wolverhampton - Captain Kissinger 2pt w (Eric Winner)8th
8:00 Wolverhampton - Piccothepac 2pt w (Mickishi)Unp  
8:00 Wolverhampton - Isabella Red 2pt w (Bird) 9th

Good luck to all

Congratulations to Winter winning this month's competition with a magnificent 50.25pts. 

Friday, 15 February 2019

February's Tip Comp - Week 3

After last week's absence of meeting due to equine flue, we have a selection to choose. We had quite a few point scorers last week. The biggest OneEyeEnos 16pts, Dantheman 10pts & few more smaller shows from Bird 4pts, Gazmachine 2.4pts & HCE 1.9pts. A tally of the leaderboard shows OneEyeEnos with 16pts, while Dantheman is in second with 10pts, in third is Gazmachine 5.733. Still, plenty to play for with this and next week to grab some points. Get those tips in nice and early to make my life easier. A 12:30 Deadline.Good luck to all. 

Tipster selections:

1:00 Ascot     - Air Horse One 2pt w (Shukman)6th
1:55 Haydock   - Shades Of Midnight 2pt w (Jodoovan)1st (13pts)
2:05 Lingfield - I'm Available 2pt w (HCE) 2nd
2:05 Lingfield - Reggae Runner 2pt w (Gazmachine) 1st (9pts)
2:05 Lingfield - Dobrianka 2pt w (Longbow) 3rd
2:05 Lingfield - Reggae Runner 2pt w (Dantheman) 1st (9pts)
2:45 Ascot     - Thomas Patrick 2pt w (Betmanmike)4th
3:20 Ascot     - Nelson's Touch 1pt ew (Racing Mama)Unp
3:35 Haydock   - Vieux Lion Rouge 2pt w (Mickwsnr)PU
3:35 Haydock   - *Impulsive Star 2pt w (Mickishi) 6th
3:35 Haydock   - Red Infantry 2pt w (Mark J)UR
3:35 Haydock   - Pobbles Bay 1pt ew (Bird)UR 
3:35 Haydock   - Royal Vacation 2pt w (Lindybops)4th
5:45 Kempton   - Surrey Blaze 2pt w (Yvonnew) 6th
5:45 Kempton   - Outofthequestion 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)7th
6:15 Kempton   - Little Palaver 2pt w (Eric Winner)6th
7:15 Kempton   - Stamford Raffles 1pt ew (Winter)1st (43.25pts)

*NR - Placed on lowest number favourite 

Good luck to all


Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Evolution of the Grand National

Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the Grand National has changed out of all recognition since it was first run, as the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase, in 1839. Details of the National Course in its early days are sketchy, but when the runners headed ‘out in the country’ they really did, into the open countryside, some of which was ploughed, beyond the confines of Aintree Racecourse. Obstacles include natural banks, brooks, ditches and hedges, a stone wall and two standard hurdles in the home straight. 

Time, and changing attitudes, saw some of those obstacles done away with and the “country” incorporated into the racecourse proper, to create a recognisably modern National Course. Of course, the National has continued to evolve over the years, to protect the welfare of horses and jockeys, without lessening the spectacle of what is, after all, an iconic, unique steeplechase. 

Of all the Grand National obstacles, the one that has achieved most attention in recent years is Becher’s Brook, a 4’ 10” fence on the take-off side which, at one point, had a steep 3’ drop on the landing side. Historically, it was not uncommon for stricken horses to slide back into the infamous ditch, but the ditch was filled in 1989 and the landing side has been modified numerous times, to create a less precipitous drop of between 6” and 10”. 

Similarly, the traditional, timber frames and guard rails of many of the National fences have been replaced with flexible plastic or foam-padded alternatives and guard rails have been raised to provide horses with a clear line of sight. The height of some fences has been reduced, slightly, over the years, but the filling in of ditches and levelling of landing sides at some of the more ‘macabre’ fences, such as Becher’s Brook and The Chair, has had a more profound effect on safety. 

Aside from modifications to the obstacles, the National Course has been widened in parts, so that horses, loose or otherwise, can safely bypass the fences, without causing major interference to the remaining runners in the race. The position of the start has also been moved closer to the first fence, by a half a furlong – resulting in the shortening of the overall distance by the same yardage – in an effort to reduce the speed of approach and, hence, the number of fallers. 

Stricter entry requirements, increased prize money and the compression of the handicap to encourage highly-rated horses to run, coupled with extensive safety changes, has arguably made the Grand National a more competitive, but less hazardous, race than ever before. 

Twenty years ago, the winner of the 1999 Grand National, Bobbyjo, raced from 14lb out of the handicap and although he clearly didn’t have too much weight to retain a winning chance, the same cannot be said for the other 18 runners who raced from out of the handicap, four of whom were at 30lb ‘wrong’ at the weights. By contrast, in the 2018 Grand National, despite the lowest-rated horses to beat the ballot being officially rated 142, as they were in 1999, they all carried their correct weight of 10st 5lb, comfortably inside the handicap proper.

Friday, 8 February 2019

February's Tip Comp - Week 2

They say it is a long week in politics and the same is true for horse racing. With the abandonment of racing due to equine flu we are left with one meeting at Naas to ply our trade. Not ideal, I agree, but that is the fun of the Saturday Tipping Competition. We are all in the same boat. Last week saw a quiet resumption with just two point scorers. The Gazmachine leads the way with 3.333pts, while HCE has just 2.25pts. I'm back in West Palm Beach, Florida, so please get those tips in as early as possible. We have a 12 O'Clock deadline. Please, make sure the tips are in by the deadline. 

Tipster selections: 

12:40 Naas - City Island 2pt w (Gazmachine) 1st (2.4 pts)
12:40 Naas - Chavi Artist 1pt ew (HCE) 3rd (1.9pts)
12:40 Naas - Seeyouinvinnys 1pt ew (Longbow)5th
1:10  Naas - Emily Moon 2pt w (Dan The Man) 1st (10pts)
1:40  Naas - Fauguernon 2pt w (Mickwsnr) 5th
2:10  Naas - Teacher's Pet 2pt w (Yvonnew)3rd
2:10  Naas - Synopsis 2pt w (Shukman) 5th
2:10  Naas - Mrs Lovett 2pt w (Lindybops) 4th
2:10  Naas - Baie Des Iles 2pt w (Winter) 2nd 
3:10  Naas - Peculiar Genius 2pt w (Mark J) PU
3:10  Naas - Bilbo Bagins 2pt w (Eric Winner) 5th
3:10  Naas - Roaring Bull 2pt w (OneEyeEnos) 1st (16pts)
3:40  Naas - Thereisnodoubt 2pt w (Mickishi) 5th
3:40  Naas - Thereisnodoubt 2p w (Betmanmike) 5th
3:40  Naas - Commandment 1pt ew (Bird) 3rd (4pts)
3:40  Naas - *She's Made It 2pt w (Jodonovan) 5th

* NR Placed on lowest number favourite

Friday, 1 February 2019

February's Tip Competition - Week 1

Well, last week's conclusion to January's Tip Competition went to the wire as Betmanmike got caught on the line as Winter found a 20/1 winner and bagged 42pts and put £170 in his pocket. Hopefully, this month will see a similar prize so get those entry fees in and make this month even more impressive. Get those tips in nice and early with a 12 O'Clock deadline. 

Tipster selections:  

1:00 Chelmsford   - J'Ouvert 1pt ew (HCE)2nd (2.25pts)
1:45 Lingfield    - Cenotaph 2pt w (Dan The Man)6th
2:00 Leopardstown - Due Reward 2pt w (Yvonnew)7th
2:20 Lingfield    - Gold Stone 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)7th
2:20 Lingfield    - Little Palaver 2pt w (Eric Winner)4th
2:20 Lingfield    - Little Palaver 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)4th 
2:55 Lingfield    - Abe Lincoln 2pt w (Mickishi)5th
3:00 Sandown      - Keeper Hill 2pt w (Betmanmike)Unp
3:20 Chelmsford   - Foxy Forever 2pt w (Jodonovan)4th 
3:35 Sandown      - No Hassle Hoff 2pt w (Lindybops)9th
3:35 Sandown      - Shanroe Santos 1pt ew (Racing Mama)7th
3:35 Sandown      - Houblon Des Obeaux 2pt w (Mark J)Unp 
3:35 Sandown      - Belami Des Pictons 2pt w (Shukman)Unp
4:45 Kempton      - Satchville Flyer 2pt w (Winter)6th
4:45 Kempton      - Satchville Flyer 2pt w (Bird)6th
5:15 Kempton      - Global Spectrum 2pt w (Gazmachine)1st (3.333pts)
5:15 Kempton      - Fox Happy 2pt w (Longbow)4th

Late arrival: Bird forwarded tip at 12:50 

Friday, 25 January 2019

January Tip Comp - Week 4

The final week of the tip competition.  A relatively short month this fourth Saturday will result in a winner. Nothing happened last week as no one found a winner. Dan The Man and Eric Winner found second places but no points. Betmanmike holds the lead with 34pts, while OneEyeEnos is in second with 24pts and Mickishi sits in third with 22pts. Other points scorers include Gazmachine (15pts), Shukman (13.5pts) and Mark J (10.75ots). We have an early start with an 11:30am Deadline (the first race is 12 O'Clock) so please get your tips in nice and early. Still, a couple of people yet to make their entry fee so please make those. Good luck to all.

Tipster selections: 

1:20 Lingfield  - Ample Plenty 2pt w (Dan The Man) 5th

1:20 Lingfield  - Global Acclamation 2pt w (Longbow)7th

1:20 Lingfield  - Rajman 2pt w (Shukman) 1st (12pts) 

1:40 Uttoxeter  - Champagne Mist 2pt w (Mickishi) 9th 

1:40 Uttoxeter  - Free Travel 1pt ew (Racing Mama) Unp

2:10 Fairyhouse - Design Matters 2pt w (Lindybops) 9th

2:30 Lingfield  - Aaliya 2pt w (Eric Winner) Unp

3:15 Doncaster  - Calipto 2pt w (Betmanmike)3rd

3:35 Cheltenham - The Mighty Don 2pt w (Mark J) Unp

3:35 Cheltenham - Agrapart 2pt w (Rawnsley)PU 

3:35 Cheltenham - Lil Rockerfella 2pt w (Jodnovan) 5th

3:40 Lingfield  - Sea Fox 2pt w (Bird)

3:40 Lingfield  - Mr Scaramanga 2pt w (Winter)1st (42pts)

4:10 Cheltenham - Nelson's Mount 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)6th

4:15 Lingfield  - Watch And Learn 2pt w (Gazmachine) 9th

4:15 Lingfield  - Newsflash 2pt w (HCE) Unp

4:15 Lingfield  - Altar Boy 2pt w (Yvonnew) 3rd  

8:15 Chelmsford - Outlaw Torn 2pt w (mickwalkersnr)Unp

Congratulations to Winter winning this month's competition with 42pts, from Betmanmike 34pts with Shukman in third with 25.5pts. 

Friday, 18 January 2019

January Tip Comp - Week 3

Last week saw another sparkling list of tipster selections. Betmanmike shot to the top of the tipster table finding a great winner and put 34pts in his pocket. Shukman found a huge priced place effort and grabbed 13.5pts, while Gazmachine found a winner and a nice 15pts. Other scorers include OneEyeEnos with 6pts. So the table stands: Betmanmike 34pts, OneEyeEnos 24pts, Mickishi 22pts,  Gazmachine 15pts, Shukman 13.5pts & Mark J 10.75pts. Please get those tips in nice and early with a 12 O'Clock deadline (make your entree fees if outstanding) Good luck to all. 

Tipster selections:  

12:50 Lingfield     - New Street 2pt w (Winter) 9th
1:30  Haydock       - Slate House 2pt w (Mickishi)5th
2:05  Haydock       - Muratello 2pt w (Lindybops)3rd
2:25  Ascot         - Boite 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)7th
3:00  Ascot         - San Benedeto 1pt ew (Mark J)Unp
3:00  Ascot         - Flying Angel 1pt ew (Racing Mama)5th
3:00  Ascot         - Flying Angel 2pt w (Yvonnew) 5th
3:00  Ascot         - Do It For The Village 2pt w (Dan The Man) 2nd
3:15  Haydock       - Three Musketeers 2pt w (Jodonovan)8th
3:15  Haydock       - Daklondike 2pt w (Betmanmike)UR
4:40  Wolverhampton - Tuscany 1pt ew (Shukman)Unp
5:45  Wolverhampton - Midnightly 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)5th
6:45  Wolverhampton - Riviera Claire 2pt w (Longbow)7th
6:45  Wolverhampton - Fflur 2pt w (Gazmachine)5th 
6:45  Wolverhampton - Act Of Magic 2pt w (HCE) 4th 
7:45  Wolverhampton - Iley Boy 2pt w (Rawnsley)6th
8:15  Wolverhampton - Fuel Injection 2pt w (Eric Winner)2nd

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Friday, 11 January 2019

January's Tip Comp - Week 2

Well, so many times we are left wanting more. However, last week saw a number if tipster fire surface to air missiles that exploded into huge priced winners. Mickishi started the ball rolling with 22pts, OneEyeEnos proved his worth with 18pts, while Mark J may have regretted going each-way but put 10.75pts in his pocket. Four other tipsters had second places, including Winter who went close with a 33/1 shot. Please, get those tips in early (or on time) as last week was a bit all over the place. We have a 12 O'Clock deadline which should help. Good luck to all. 

Tipster selections:

 12:20 Kempton   - Flamiger 2pt w (Mickishi) 5th
 12:40 Warwick   - Boutan 1pt ew (Shukman)3rd (13.5pts)
 1:25  Lingfield - Merhood 2pt w (Eric Winner) 2nd 
 2:35  Lingfield - *Mickey 2pt w (Lindybops)2nd 
 2:40  Kempton   - Milrow 1pt ew (Racing Mama)  Unp
 2:40  Kempton   - Milrow 2pt w (Winter)Unp
 2:40  Kempton   - Star Of Lanka 2pt w (Mickwsnr)4th 
 2:40  Kempton   - Big Time Dancer 2pt w (Betmanmike) 1st (34pts)
 3:00  Warwick   - *Chase The Spud 1pt ew (Mark J) Unp
 3:00  Warwick   - Ibis Du Rheu 2pt w (Dan The Man)7th
 3:35  Warwick   - Holly Bush Henry 2pt w (Jodonovan) Unp
 3:40  Lingfield - Dove Mountain 2pt w (Yvonnew) 5th
 3:45  Kempton   - John Constable 1pt ew (Bird)6th
 4:30  Newcastle - Highwayman 2pt w (Rawnsley)5th
 6:30  Newcastle - Athollblair Boy 2pt w (OneEyeEnos) 1st (6pts)
 7:00  Newcastle - Klopp 2pt w (Longbow) 6th
 7:00  Newcastle - Oxygenic 2pt w (HCE) Unp
 7:00  Newcastle - Giacomo Casanova 2pt w (Gazmachine) 1st (15pts)

Good luck to all

* NR - Placed on lowest number favourite 

Friday, 4 January 2019

January Tip Comp - Week 1

A New Year. A new tip competition. Last month saw a couple of outstanding performers with Lindybops and Betmanmike flying high with 68pts and 38pts, respectively. 

Who will win this year? Who will win this month? It's a relatively short month with four Saturdays so I doubt we will be seeing such high scores and, perhaps, a more tactical play. Time will tell. Please make your entry fees nice and early. We have an 11am deadline so get those tips in promptly. Good luck to all. 

Tipster selections: 

1:05 Wincanton - Pink Gin 2pt w (Mickishi)1st (22pts)
1:30 Newcastle - Monseiur Bagot 2pt w (Lindybops) 2nd
1:45 Lingfield - Smiley Bagel 2pt w (Shukman) 4th 
2:25 Sandown   - Mercy Mercy Me 1pt ew (Racing Mama)5th
2:40 Wincanton - Magoo 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)4th
2:50 Lingfield - Target Zone 2pt w (HCE)2nd
2:50 Lingfield - Harvey Dent 2pt w (Gazmachine)4th
3:00 Sandown   - Houblon Des Obeaux 1pt ew (Mark J)1st 10.75pts 
3:00 Sandown   - Loose Chips 2pt w (Betmanmike)5th  
3:00 Sandown   - Buywise 1pt ew (Bird)Unp 
3:05 Cork      - Lilshane 2pt w (Jodonovan)RTR
3:25 Lingfield - Kodiline 2pt w (OneEyeEnos) 1st (18pts)
3:35 Sandown   - Our Merlin 2pt w (Dan The Man) 2nd
3:50 Wincanton - Grand Inquisitor 2pt w (Winter) 2nd
4:15 Kempton   - Pacificidora 2pt w (Longbow)3rd
5:15 Kempton   - Sir Jamie 2pt w (Eric Winner)9th
5:15 Kempton   - Voice Of A Leader 2pt w (Rawnsley) 4th 
7:15 Kempton   - Spiritual Man 2pt w (Yvonnew) 5th

Good luck to all 

Friday, 28 December 2018

December Tip Comp - Week 5

Wow! This tip comp tests the ability of all. Betmanmike looked to have the competition in his hand with 38pts then Lindybop finds a huge winner an ''impressive'' 33/1 shot who looks a true star. They put 68pts in their satchel. Other point scorers include Yvonnew 20pts, Racing Mama 12.25pts, Rawnsley 10pts, Longbow 7.5pts, Shukman 4.75pts & Mickishi 3.75pts. Can anyone catch Lindybops? It seems a tall order but you can guarantee there is a big priced winner waiting to be found. We have a 11:20am deadline so please get those tips in as early as you can. Good luck to all who take part. 

Tipster selections: 

12:10 Leopardstown - Barely Legal 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr) PU
12:15 Kelso        - Amilliontimes 2pt w (Lindybops) 4th  
12:35 Southwell    - Signsealedilerved 2pt w (Yvonnew)7th
12:35 Southwell    - Sunbright 2pt w (Winter) 5th
12:40 Newbury      - Champagne Mist 1pt ew (Racing Mama)5th
12:40 Newbury      - The Wolf 2pt w (Shukman) 3rd   
12:40 Newbury      - Howling Milan 2pt w (HCE) 6th
12:40 Newbury      - Hawkerland 2pt w (Longbow)Unp
12:40 Newbury      - Crossley Tender 2pt w (Gazmachine)Unp
12:45 Leopardstown - Factorfiction 2pt w (Mickishi)Unp
1:10  Southwell    - Deadly Accurate 2pt w (Jodonovan) 8th
1:10  Southwell    - Shearian 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)Unp
1:20  Leopardstown - Kingston Girl 2pt w (Mark J)7th
1:45  Southwell    - Pearl Acclaim 2pt w (Eric Winner)7th
1:50  Newbury      - John Constable 2pt w (Bird)8th
2:45  Limerick     - Queen Khaleesi 2pt w (Rawnsley) 8th
3:00  Newbury      - Nestor Park 2pt w (Betmanmike) 7th
3:35  Newbury      - Mount Rushmoore 2pt w (Dantheman) PU

Good luck to all

Congratulations to Lindybops who won this month's competition with 68pts from Betmanmike on 38pts, with Yvonnew 20pts in third.