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. 

Friday, 21 December 2018

December's Tip Comp - Week 4

The fourth week of the tips comp. We saw a couple of smart tips last week and Betmanmike bolstered his lead with another 16pts and sits at the top of the table with 38pts. Yvonnew found a nice winner and sits in second place with 20pts. These two have set the competition alight. In third place is Rawnsley with 10pts, Longbow 7.5pts. Other scorers include Shukman 4.75pts, Mickishi 3.75pts and Racing Mama 3.25pts. Still two weeks to get into the frame but it's looking a task to beat Betmanmike. Get the tips I nice and early with an 11:30 deadline. 

Going out at 12:30 - so update results later.  

Tipster selection: 

11:40 Newcastle - Fiosrach 2pt w (Gazmachine)3rd
11:40 Newcastle - Hellavashock 2pt w (Longbow)7th
12:00 Lingfield - Ask The Guru 2pt w (Eric Winner)8th 
12:00 Lingfield - Ask The Guru 2pt w (HCE) 8th
12:35 Lingfield - Impart 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)6th
2:15  Lingfield - Part Exchange 2pt w (Winter)7th
2:25  Ascot     - West Approach 1pt ew (Racing Mama) 2nd (9pts)  
2:25  Ascot     - Top Notch 2pt w (Shukman)3rd 
2:40  Haydock   - Kimberlite Candy 2pt w (Betmanmike) 9th
2:40  Haydock   - Houblon Des Obeaux 2pt w (Jodonovan) 6th
3:00  Ascot     - Gold Present 2pt w (Rawnsley) 9th
3:00  Ascot     - Valtor 2pt w (Lindybops)1st (68pts)
3:25  Lingfield - Rainbow Jazz (Yvonnew)4th
3:35  Ascot     - Lord Napier 2pt w (Mark J)6th
3:35  Ascot     - Court Royal 1pt ew (Bird)9th 
3:35  Ascot     - Fidux 2pt w (Mickishi)Unp
3:35  Ascot     - Chatez 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)Unp 
3:35  Ascot     - Grand Sancy 2pt w (Dantheman) 4th 

Good luck to all

Friday, 14 December 2018

December's Tip Comp - Week 3

Well, we had a decent comp last week as Betmanmike latched onto a nice 10/1 winner and put 22pts in his pocket. He has probably set a fair challenge for the field but there is still time to fight back if you can find a winner. Rawnsley sits in second place with 10pts, while Longbow has 7.5pts in third. Other points scorers include Shukman 4.75pts, Mickishi 3.75pts & Racing Mama with 3.25pts. Who will WIN this Christmas bonanza? Our biggest prize for £180. Get those tips in nice and early with an 11:30am deadline. Good luck to all. Thanks for your support. 

Tipster selections:   

12:25 Doncaster     - Emma Lamb 2pt w (Mickishi)PU
12:55 Newcastle     - Stargazer 2pt w (Yvonnew) 1st (20pts)
12:55 Newcastle     - Festival Of Age 2pt w (Dantheman) 2nd 
1:55  Cheltenham    - Catamaran Du Seuil 2pt w (Mark J)8th
1:55  Cheltenham    - Frodon 2pt w (Betmanmike) 1st (16pts)  
1:55  Cheltenham    - Casablanca Mix 1pt ew (Racing Mama)9th
1:55  Cheltenham    - Guitar Pete 2pt w (Shukman)3rd
1:55  Cheltenham    - Guitar Pete 2pt w (Jodonovan)3rd
4:20  Newcastle     - Star Cracker 2pt w (Eric Winner)8th
4:20  Newcastle     - Windforpower 1pt ew (Rawnsley) 4th
5:45  Wolverhampton - Compton Prince 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)4th 
6:15  Wolverhampton - Mickey 2pt w (Lindybops)4th
7:45  Wolverhampton - Papa Stour 2pt w (Winter) 8th 
7:45  Wolverhampton - Baltic Prince 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)2nd 
8:45  Wolverhampton - Chillon Castle 2pt w (HCE) 6th
8:45  Wolverhampton - Jungle Secret 2pt w (Longbow)2nd 
8:45  Wolverhampton - Thegreyvtrain 2pt w (Gazmachine)7th
8:45  Wolverhampton - Thegreyvtrain 2pt w (Bird) 7th 

Good luck to all

Friday, 7 December 2018

December's Tip - Week 2

The second week of our superb tipping competition. To be fair, there wasn't too much going on last week with only two points scorers. Shukman leads the way with 4.75pts, while last month's winner, Mickishi, sits in second with 3.75pts. This is a relatively long month with five Saturday's so it should be a decent winning score. However, you can never quite tell. Get those tips in nice and early as we have an 11:30am deadline. Good luck to all those who take part. Pleased to say we have an old player come back for this month's competition OneEyeEnos. Great to have him back in the fold.  

Tipster selections: 

12:15 Sandown       - Zanza 2pt w (Dan The Man) 8th 
12:20 Chepstow      - Oxwich Bay 2pt w (Bird) Fell
1:00  Aintree       - Midnight Shadow 2pt w (Rawnsley) 1st (10pts) 
1:30  Aintree       - Noble Endeavour 2pt w (Mark J)9th
1:30  Aintree       - Walk In The Mill 2pt w (Betmanmike)1st (22pts)
1:40  Wetherby      - Lough Salt 2pt w (Jodonovan)5th
1:50  Sandown       - Ornua 1pt ew (Racing Mama)2nd (3.25pts)
2:05  Aintree       - One For Arthur 2pt w (Mickishi) UR
2:30  Chepstow      - Houblon Des Obeaux 1pt ew (Shukman)6th
2:30  Chepstow      - Wild Wild West 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)Unp
2:40  Aintree       - Travel Lightly 2pt w (Winter)5th 
3:00  Sandown       - Sceau Royal 2pt w (Lindybops)4th
6:15  Wolverhampton - Nabbeyl 2pt w (HCE)2nd
6:15  Wolverhampton - Sucellius 2pt w (Longbow)1st (7.5pts)
6:15  Wolverhampton - Capla Crusader 2pt w (Gazmachine)5th
7:15  Wolverhampton - Monumental Man 2pt w (Eric Winner)4th 
7:15  Wolverhampton - Monumental Man 2pt w (OneEyeEnos) 4th 
7:15  Wolverhampton - It's All A Joke 2pt w (Yvonnew)Unp

Good luck to all

Saturday, 1 December 2018

December's Tip Comp - Week 1

A great start for one of our newest players winning last month's competition. Mickishi has made a dream start to proceedings and must be hopeful of going close this month too. He took the spoils with 22 points, with Gazmachine and Rawnsley not a million miles behind. It was an intriguing competition. A new month to get your teeth into and another new player with Lindbops going for glory. Great to have had a string of new players of late adding to the fun and prize. I can see us being up to £200 a month soon and that is definitely worth playing for. So, if you fancy a tip comp that is worthy of your time then ask friends or take a second entry to make your luck go a little further. Please get those entry fees in nice and early. Another 11:30am deadline, so please get the tips in as early as possible. Good luck to all who take part.

Tipster selections: 

1:55 Fairyhouse    - Diamond Hill 2pt w (Rawnsley) PU
2:05 Newcastle     - Vision De Flos 1pt ew (Racing Mama)3rd
2:05 Newcastle     - Summerville Boy 2pt w (Dan The Man)4th 
2:05 Newcastle     - Buveur D'air 2pt w (Shukman)1st (4.75pts)
3:00 Newbury       - Black Corton 2pt w (Mark J) PU
3:00 Newbury       - Thomas Patrick 2pt w (Jodonovan) PU
3:00 Newbury       - Thomas Patrick 2pt w (Betmanmike) PU
3:10 Banger        - So Sorry Sarah 2pt w (Lindybops) 5th 
3:20 Newcastle     - Otago Trail 1pt ew (Mickishi) 3rd (3.75pts)
3:35 Newbury       - Bigmartre 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)PU  
5:45 Wolverhampton - Vindolanda 2pt w (Gazmachine)4th 
6:15 Wolverhampton - Kodiac Pride 2pt w (HCE)5th
6:15 Wolverhampton - Fortissimo 2pt w (Longbow) 3rd
6:45 Wolverhampton - Madam Mojo 2pt w (Yvonnew) 9th
7:15 Wolverhampton - Documenting 2pt w (Eric Winner)6th
7:15 Wolverhampton - Sea Fox 1pt ew (Bird) 5th 
7:45 Wolverhampton - Steel Train 1pt ew (Winter) 8th

Good luck to all 


Friday, 23 November 2018

November's Tip Comp - Week 4

The final week of this month's tipping competition. So what happened last week? Rawnsley was just one of two points scorers bagging 14pts and taking the lead. The only other player to score was Gazmachine who netted 3.666pts. Only two other scorers this month with Mickishi on 7pts and HCE with 4.2pts. Please get those tips in nice and early (the evening before if possible) as we have an 11:30am deadline. Good luck to all who take part. 

Tipster selections:

11:45 Lingfield     - Bint Dandy 2pt w (Shukman)8th 
12:20 Ascot         - The Raven's Return 2pt w (Dan The Man)6th 
12:55 Ascot         - Merry Milan 2ptw (Winter) Fell 
1:45  Gowran Park   - Seapointe 2pt w Mickwalkersnr) Unp 
2:00  Lingfield     - Red Impression 1pt ew (Gazmachine)1st(2.639pt)
2:00  Lingfield     - Journey Of Life (HCE)2nd
2:00  Lingfield     - No Nonsense 2pt w (Longbow)4th
2:25  Haydock       - *Bobo Mac 2pt w (Jodonovan)3rd
2:40  Ascot         - Babbling Stream 1pt ew (Racing Mama)6th
3:00  Haydock       - Bristol De Mai 2pt w (Mickishi)1st (15pts)
3:10  Lingfield     - Classic Charm 2pt w (Yvonnew)5th
3:15  Ascot         - One For Billy 2pt w (Mark J) 8th
3:40  Lingfield     - Rakematiz 2pt w (Betmanmike)2nd 
3:40  Lingfield     - Intermodel 1pt ew (Rawnsley)4th  
5:45  Wolverhampton - Oriental Relation 2pt w (Eric Winner)7th
5:45  Wolverhampton - Union Rose 2pt w (Bird) 4th

Good luck to all

* NR - lowest number favourite

Congratulation to Mickishi winning this month's tip comp with 22pts, from Gazmachine in second with 16.0005pts, Rawnsley in third with 14 pts and HCE in fourth with 4.2pts. Thanks to all who took part. 

Friday, 16 November 2018

November's Tip Comp - Week 3

The month keeps trundling on. Last week saw a pretty lifeless set of results. Gazmachine was the only player to find a winner. He sits at the top of the table with 9.7pts. Mickishi is in second place with 7pts, while HCE is in third with 4.2pts. A few second places were flying around last week. Another early start with an 11:30am Deadline. If players know there selections early can they forward them as soon as possible? Good luck to all who take part. 

Tipster selections:

12:40 Cheltenham    - Cracker Factory 2pt w (Dan The Man)2nd
1:00  Lingfield     - Humanitarian 2pt w (Gazmachine)1st (3.666pts)
1:00  Lingfield     - Sash 2pt w (HCE)2nd
1:00  Lingfield     - Il Capitano 2pt w (Lonbow) 3rd  
1:05  Wetherby      - Lough Salt 2pt w (Jodonovan)4th 
1:35  Lingfield     - Chavelier 2pt w (Yvonnew)7th
1:50  Cheltenham    - Perfect Candidate 2pt w (Mark J) Unp
1:50  Cheltenham    - Mysteree 1pt ew (Racing Mama) Unp
2:20  Punchestown   - Ria D'etel 1pt ew (Mickishi)3rd
2:45  Lingfield     - Big Country 2pt w (Shukman) 2nd 
2:45  Lingfield     - Primero 2pt w (Betmanmike) 7th
2:45  Lingfield     - Master Of The World 2pt w(Rawnsley)1st (14pts)
3:15  Lingfield     - Gracious John 1pt ew (Bird) 9th
3:30  Cheltenham    - Westend Story 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)Unp
3:45  Lingfield     - Luna Magic 2pt w (Winter) 7th
8:15  Wolverhampton - Hollander 2pt w (Eric Winner)9th

Good luck to all

Friday, 9 November 2018

November's Tip Comp - Week 2

Well, the first week of the tips comp has come and gone. And it's one of the new players Mickishi who leads with 7pts. Second best is Gazmachine with 5pts while HCE sits in third with 4.2pts. This is a relatively short month with four weeks to find our winner. Still, plenty to play for. Please get those tips in early as we have a 11:30 AM deadline, which means I'm going to have to get up at some crazy early hour here in Florida. Good luck to all who take part. 

Tipster selections: 

12:20 Doncaster  - Lethal Laura 1pt ew (Racing Mama) Unp
12:20 Doncaster  - Fox Shinji 1pt ew (HCE) 7th
12:20 Doncaster  - Dazzling Dan 1pt ew (Gazmachine) 1st (4.7pts)
12:55 Doncaster  - Deptford Mick 2pt w (Longbow) Unp
1:30  Doncaster  - Fondest 1pt ew (Betmanmike)Unp
2:05  Doncaster  - Rebel Surge 1pt ew (Winter)7th
2:05  Doncaster  - Downforce 1pt ew (Mickwalkersnr)6th
2:30  Kelso      - Mighty Thunder 2pt w (Dan The Man)2nd
2:30  Kelso      - Benny's Secret 2pt w (Jodonovan)3rd
3:00  Wincanton  - John Constable 1pt ew (Bird)6th
3:15  Doncaster  - Wolf Country 2pt w (Yvonnew) Unp
3:15  Doncaster  - Eddystone Rock 1pt ew (Rawnsley) Unp
3:15  Doncaster  - Hochfeld 1pt ew (Mark J) Unp
3:20  Aintree    - Luck Of The Draw 2pt w (Mickishi)8th 
3:50  Doncaster  - Lihou 1pt ew (Shukman) Unp
6:30  Chelmsford - Monumental Man 2pt w (Eric Winner)4th 

Good luck to all

Friday, 2 November 2018

November's Tip Comp - Week 1

What will this month bring for those who take part in the Tipster Competition? Exciting news! We have three new players to add to the fun. Even more money in the pot. It is getting to the point where people are starting to take it seriously. Very pleased to welcome Mickishi, MickwalkerSNR & Yvonnew. So, if everyone keeps tipping, we have a total prize of £160. (Depending on numbers, of course). Anyway, we will see. Winter won last month with ease. All too easy. Get those tips in at 12 O'clock if not a long time before. Good luck to all. 

Tipster selections: 

12:15 Newmarket - Material Girl 1pt ew (Gazmachine) 2nd (5pts)
12:40 Ascot     - Pym 2pt w (Dan The Man) 2nd   
12:50 Newmarket - Imperial Charm 2pt w(HCE)1st (4.2pts)
1:30  Wetherby  - *Bordeaux Bill 2pt w (Mickishi) 1st (7pts)
2:00  Newmarket - Vive Le Difference 2pt w (Yvonnew)8th
2:00  Newmarket - Fleeting Freedom 1pt ew (Racing Mama)Unp 
2:15  Ayr       - Rollinng Maul 2pt w (Bird)8th
3:00  Ascot     - Sussex Ranger 2pt w (Mark J)9th
3:10  Newmarket - Collide 2pt w (Shukman)7th
3:25  Ayr       - Tonto's Spirit 2pt w (Winter)3rd
3:45  Newmarket - So Beloved 2pt w (Jodonovan)4th
3:45  Newmarket - Robin Of Navan 2pt w (Rawnsley) 3rd 
4:15  Newmarket - London 2pt w (Betmanmike) 2nd
4:30  Newcastle - Sils Maria 2pt w (Longbow)3rd
5:30  Newcastle - Grey Destiny 2pt w (Mickwalkersnr)5th
6:30  Newcastle - Herringswell 2pt w (Eric Winner)3rd  

Good luck to all 

* NR - stake placed on lowest number favourite

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Are You Ready To Win Money?

It's a funny one, hey? 

So many people who love horse racing. But how many want to join our little tipping competition? 

Good news 3 new players. Awesome. 

I would like to thank them kindly for joining our group of regulars. 

If you know someone likes there racing and has a competitive nature then point them in our direction. 


Friday, 26 October 2018

October's Tip Comp - Week 4

The final week of this month's tipster competition. Only four weeks this month so it has zoomed by far too quickly. Winter is enjoying the ride as he sits at the top of the table with a nice lead of 26pts. He is even bigger odds on this week. The only point scorer last Saturday was Mark J with a handy place effort which netted him 6pts. The only other scorer in the comp is HCE with 3.23pts. No one else has scored! Perhaps they have been saving themselves for this moment. Time will tell. Get those tips in early if you can. A 1 PM deadline. Good luck to all who take part. 

Tipster selections:   

2:00 Cheltenham - Above Board 2pt w (Betmanmike)7th
2:00 Cheltenham - *Doomsday Book 1pt ew (Racing Mama)6th
3:25 Doncaster  - Copper Knight 2pt w (Mark J)4th
3:25 Doncaster  - Just Glamorous 2pt w (Bird)Unp
3:25 Doncaster  - Tarboosh 2pt w (Shukman) 1st (18pts)
3:45 Cheltenham - Perfect Man 2pt w (Dan The Man)Unp 
3:55 Newbury    - Iconic Choice 1pt ew (Winter)1st (10.4pts)
4:05 Doncaster  - Raakib Ahhawa 2pt w (HCE) Unp
4:05 Doncaster  - Kick On 2pt w (Gazmachine) 6th
4:25 Galway     - Lilshane 2pt w (Jodonovan) 4th
4:35 Doncaster  - Mister Music 2pt w (Rawnsley) Unp
6:45 Kempton    - Ever Rock 2pt w (Longbow) Unp
8:15 Kempton    - Merhoob 2pt w (Eric Winner)3rd

* NR - Placed on lowest number favourite

Congratulations to Winter winning this month's tip comp with 36.4pts, second was Shukman with 18pts, while Mark J finished third with 6pts. Thanks to all who took part.