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I’m a celebrity returns

By | November 16, 2014

Well it’s that time of year again when I’m a celebrity returns to our ITV screens. In my house it signals the start of the Christmas countdown, as when it ends there are always only weeks to Christmas day so bring it on! So what do we make of this years celebs (I’ll use that term loosely). Well… Read More »

Encore, Encore

By | November 15, 2014

Encore, Encore I hear you all cry as three days of top quality action comes to an end at Cheltenham. Well I’m here to tell you that your wish is my command and I’m expecting us to end with a bang and suggest we back Regal Encore to win the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle! Encore, Encore. Here we have… Read More »

An early Christmas Present

By | November 15, 2014

It’s only 6 weeks to Christmas, and I suggest that we give ourselves an early Christmas Present by backing Present View to win the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham. In recent years, this contest has been won by improving, young, classy chasers with previous good form at Cheltenham, who are in the first 4 in the betting.… Read More »

On the wings of an Angel

By | September 26, 2014

It’s the Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket, 35 runners in the race over the unusual distance of 9 furlongs. As I eluded to in mid week I’m expecting the prize to be brought home on the wings of an Angel. And just to make sure I’ve got it right, I’m adding another two to my bow today. With 35… Read More »

More O’Meara Magic

By | September 23, 2014

It’s the Cambridgeshire Handicap this weekend and I think we shall see a case of more O’Meara magic! David O’Meara is a man rapidly moving up the trainer ranks as his recent big race wins with Out Do, G Force and Louis The Pious, have shown. This guy can prepare them for the big day, down to every… Read More »

Ayr Gold Cup – Be my Guest

By | September 19, 2014

It’s the second biggest day of racing North of the Border, with the Ayr Gold Cup taking place. I’m all over this race and have got us an absolute beauty. The clue is in the title of today’s post and the horse is Heaven’s Guest, so I’ll say again, in the Ayr Gold Cup, be my guest and… Read More »

Baccarat the Sprint Ace

By | September 5, 2014

Baccarat, or Punto/Banco as it’s also known, is a card game were the Punter (Punto) tries to beat the Banker (Banco). Today I suggest a twist on that as we play Punto/Bookie wherein we punters (Punto) try to alleviate as much money as possible from the Bookies (Bookie!) by backing Baccarat – the Sprint Ace – to win… Read More »

Van Percy Scores

By | August 23, 2014

Van Percy Scores! Now calm down all you Manchester Utd fans, the Van Percy I’m referring to is the 4yo, trained by A. Balding  who goes in the Tote Ebor at 15.50. Sorry little Mancs. Oh yes it’s the Tote Ebor today, a race full of history, heritage and some heartache. Last year’s race still lives in the… Read More »

Great St Wilfred – A winner’s profile

By | August 15, 2014

It’s the Great St Wifred today and it’s yet another of those imponderable 6f handicaps with a host of runners. So I thought we should  look at previous winners and create the Great St Wilfred – A winner’s profile. So what does a typical winner of the Great St. Wilfred look like? Age wise the winner won’t be… Read More »

Number 4 – The 32Red Cup (Stewards Cup)

By | August 1, 2014

Last but not least this week is the most exciting race on the list of big 4 handicaps, The 32Red Cup (Stewards Cup) at 3.50pm. A 6f whirlwind down the straight but undulating rollercoaster that is Goodwood. I must apologise for my absence yesterday which was due to family reasons. Nonetheless, I’m back, refreshed and firing on all… Read More »