Doncaster Sunday Free Betting Tips

Cross bar hit yesterday with Stormy Atlantic just touched off and Gabriel places at odds of 20/1 in The Lincoln. We are back for Day Two at Doncaster, here are Sunday’s Free Horseracing Tips…

Some decent price bets today and Todays Tips are as follows for Sunday 2 April…

320 George Bowen, 1pt Win
355 Chemical Charge, 1pt Win
505 Khalidi, 2 pt Win

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The Flat is Back- Free Tips For Doncaster Saturday

The Flat turf season returns and so do we from our winter hibernation…

Play the above short video clip for our Saturday bets at Doncaster, designed to be quick and easy! We do all the hard work so you don’t have to. It looks a competitive card as it always is at Doncaster, our bets are graded 1 to 5 points.

Our bets are…

150 Birchwood- 1pt Win

225 Holiday magic 1pt ew

300 Stormy Atlantic 3pt ew

335 Gabriel 1pt ew

Good luck and lets make some money!

Betting Diary Launches Today

Betting Diary kicks off today at Doncaster with the highlight being the Group One Racing Post Trophy. Despite last Saturday being billed as the official end of the flat season, today is pretty darn good, perhaps this is the start of the new flat season? A bizarre situation.

The whole flat season and jockey championship needs a rethink. There is a good card at Newbury too today so not quite the end of the flat season then!

View the First Edition of Betting Diary HERE>>>>


The Road to Cheltenham Starts Now!

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Summer is over! Last Saturday at Newmarket it was the official end of the flat season, less than a week later it is what for many, including myself marks the start of the Jumps Season Proper, THE CHELTENHAM OPEN MEETING!

This is traditionally the curtain raiser to the winter and the NATIONAL HUNT SEASON in the UK. Where jumps racing is concerned it simply does not get better than CHELTENHAM, there is no finer jumps racing venue anywhere in the world than Cheltenham!

Of course the Cheltenham Festival is the culmination and the highlight of the season and takes place 14th to 17th March 2017. Four days of outstanding National Hunt jumps racing. Flat, Fences and Hurdles.

There will be some new names and stars of the future on show plus some of the big names of the jumping scene, there are some mouth watering novice hurdles, chases and of course competitive handicaps. The schedule at Cheltenham for 2016 and 2017 is as exciting as ever;

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October 2016.
Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November 2016.
Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December 2016.
Friday 1 January 2017.
Saturday 28 January 2017.

Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 March 2017.

Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April 2017.
Friday 5 May 2017.

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Olympic Cycling Betting Special

I just love Olympic cycling it is the best event at the games bar none. I am a huge fan of cycling and this is the only time I can bet on it seriously, bookies price up the events and they are being generous in some areas. Here are my bets for the 2016 RIO games.

Track World Championships 2016


I am betting LIZZIE ARMISTEAD, the World Champion at 9/2
You can look at this two ways, firstly her head is a mess and she will ride a poor race, not in my view, she will be back on a bike doing what she does best and she can focus on winning GOLD. The course could suit her, my only worry is the strength of the team plays a big part, she will lead it but will she have the support needed, I think she can do it on her own imo and at great value bet this at 9/2. Don’t pile in, but have a bet!

this is the Bradley Wiggins show, it boils down to GB v AUS. At the World Championships the Aussie team won, but the GB team target was always the Olympics. It is between just these two teams, the rest are not in the same league. I have had £25 on New Zealand to get a top 3 finish at Evens as best of the rest.
I have had a sizable bet on team GB who are now 8/13, I think this will be a glorious end to the career of Sir Bradley Wiggins. If you can get a bet on WORLD RECORD being broken, take that, they have been training at World Record pace. The crucial thing here is CAVENDISH, the MAX MISSILE is in the team with Wiggins.

TEAM SPRINT TEAM GB a good bet for a top 3 finish at 13/8 NEW ZEALAND will win this have no doubt about it and I have piled in at 8/15 SKYBET 

TEAM GB mens pursuit and NEW ZEALAND mens Sprint SKY BET

He has previously won three gold medals, two in the London games in 2012 and one in the Beijing in 2008, where he also won a silver medal. WHAT A PRICE in SPRINT 7/4, pile in here

MARK CAVENDISH, Omnium top 3 finish
Sir Dave Brailsford believes Mark Cavendish deserves an Olympic medal at this summer’s Rio Games, which begin on Friday. Cavendish has famously missed out on medals in the last two Olympics; he placed ninth Madison alongside Sir Bradley Wiggins eight years ago in Beijing, and then 29th in the London 2012 road race around the capital and Surrey. The 31-year-old is seeking to win gold in the omnium, which begins with the scratch race inside the Velódromo Municipal do Rio on Sunday, 14 August, and British Cycling’s former performance director feels he is worthy of a podium finish.

FROOME is the best time trialler in the world, event he was third in London, Wiggins won it, he will win here
Best odds

LAURA TROTT 5/6 PADDY POWER- have what you want on
TRACK OMNIUM, Laura trot is brilliant, google her record, she will win this, 5/6 is value.

Should be a great games for team GB cyclists

Next Labour Leader- Lay The Challengers

The Conservative leadership is now settled, without an actual contest, and now the circus shifts to Labour. Carl Harris says lay the challengers Corbyn wins again.

political betting from Carl Harris X22 bet

Jeremy Corbyn has such strong support amongst Labour

So the circus shifts to the Labour party. Some might say enter the clowns! It has to be said the goings on in the Labour Party have been noting short of madness. Let’s recap the story so far….

Following a leadership race 10 months ago, or so, Jeremy Corbyn, a no hoper and 200-1 outsider won with the dominance of Frankel in the 2000 guineas. Since then the Labour membership has surged and the rise of the left has grown in momentum.

Following the EU referendum the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) staged a coup. This followed the sacking of Hillary Benn by Mr Corbyn. 80+ shadow cabinet members resigned. Labour were in open mutiny. Corbyn insisted he would not stand down saying he had a mandate from the membership of the party. Corbyn also crucially has the full support of the trade unions and key figures such as Len McLuskey.

Earlier this week Angela Eagle got the required 51 names to trigger a leadership contest and launched her leadership bid. Ironically it was completely overshadowed by Andrea Leadsom pulling out of the Conservative contest which resulted in Theresa May becoming PM.

The Labour Party were then split. The key issue was would Corbyn as Labour leader be automatically be added to the ballot. There are rules but it seems both parties interpreted them in different ways.

Sky News reported..

I commented on my Twitter account that both sides paid for legal opinion and both sides got exactly the advice they were looking for. Funny that! I think that reflects more on lawyers than anything else. However Corbyn in on the ballot. There are some key rule changes though.

Rules and Timetable
The Labour National Executive (NEC) imposed a freeze date of 12 Jan 2016 for members to vote. Effectively only members of 6 months plus duration can vote. Also the cost of being a voting member is now £25, so the £3 members who joined for Corbyn will have to pay £25 to vote. Here is the official rules from the Labour NEC…

freeze date

This means that those who came in for £3 just 12 months ago will now have to pay £25 to vote. I commented on twitter that it is almost like Dell Boy was on the committee and has spotted an earner. Indeed those who paid £3 may have a case to feel aggrieved given that this messaged accompanied their £3 payment made on the Labour website when they joined;


So we may yet see a legal challenge, clearly there is a case given the laws about advertising. However as things stand it will cost the £3 members who are effectively Corbyn members £25 to vote. I have no doubt they will pay and Labour will make a big amount of money. Some (like me) might say that’s Socialism for you! So what now?

Nominations will close 15th August and on 21st September the result announced at the Labour Conference in Liverpool. What happens after that is anyone’s guess but we are talking betting here in the Next Labour Leader market.

Corby Will Win Again
You can not get odds on Corby winning. The market is for the NEXT Labour Leader. Here are the best odds from Oddschecker. I think the approach to make money is to LAY the field, I think Corbyn is a good thing to win. Here is why I say that.

Firstly he has a huge membership behind him. The passion he has engendered will work in his favour. The members supporting Corbyn are much more likely to pay £25 to support him, much more so than those who would be against him. The £3 members will pay. I have no doubt he will win.

Despite the one member one vote system the process now boasts the trade unions are vital and Corbyn has their unanimous support. They usually get their way.

This morning Owen Smith (who? look him up) has announced he will also run, along with Angela Eagle. The fact that there is now a split anti-Corbyn vote almost, in my view guarantees that Corbyn will win again. They didn’t have much of a chance with Eagle v Corbyn but Owen Smith clearly putting his own ambitions ahead of those of the PLP has clipped the Eagle’s wings and split the Anti-Corbyn Vote. There is no way either of them can win against the momentum (literally the Momentum movement) of Corbyn.

So the way to play this is to LAY LAY LAY, anyone against Corbyn lay them, the market is settled based on the announcement of the Labour Leader at the party conference in September.

Corbyn will not quit, he has shown so much resolve, we are onto a winner with Jeremy!

Theresa May Wins a Walk Over

andrea leadsom

Breaking News is that Andrea Leadsom is pulling out of the Leadership race. if so May may be crowned without a contest, or will there be a rerun? Who knows. Could Boris be back!

What a mess! Watch the NEWS!

Andrea Leadsom- Why the Market is WRONG!

Carl Harris thinks Andrea Leadsom is a great bet to be the next Tory Leader at 10/3…

andrea leadsom

Will Andrea Leadsom be the next UK Prime Minister?

I am going to declare that I truly hope Andrea Leadsom wins the vote of the membership of the Conservative party and becomes leader and Prime Minister. However, this is a betting blog and when it comes to betting, there is no room for sentiment. I bet, as should everyone, based on logic and not emotion. I think that she will win and the betting market is badly wrong. This is my objective look why I am recommending Andrea Leadsom as a MAX BET for the next Conservative leader and UK Prime Minister. 

Lets look at the current market odds, oddschecker show the best prices, with Theresa May as short as 1/5 and Andrea Leadsom BEST PRICE 10/3, generally available. BEST ODDS HERE

The market would suggest that Theresa May is home and hosed. Remember BREXIT? The bookies got it BADLY WRONG, and the market had a similar look to it. The opinion polls never showed that the UK would vote leave but they did. That was a whole of the UK vote, this is far more focused and in my view easier to predict.

The process now is that the membership of the Conservative party will pick a new leader, from Theresa May or Andrea Leadsom. Membership numbers are a closely guarded secret but it is somewhere between 125 and 150 thousand, best guess. It is the Conservative Party membership who will determine the next Prime Minister of the UK. You may argue that is wrong, but in terms of a bet on who it will be is irrelevant!

By the way; don’t worry about a Labour style surge in membership to affect the result, the rules for the Conservative Party are you have to have been a member for at least three months to vote in leadership elections.

Favourites simply DO NOT win Tory leadership elections. David Davis was the runaway fav last time, much like May here, but David Cameron won. There is a long list of beaten favourites. The odds in my view are skewed because the parliamentary party overwhelmingly backed Theresa May. However we know that Westminster is detached from the rest of the country and certainly in the Conservative membership, they will vote differently to the Conservative MP’s.

Whilst the MP’s and senior Conservatives are saying the term leaver and remainer are now defunct, we are all leavers now, nothing could be further from the truth. This will boil down to two things in my view. Firstly May was a remainer, but really didn’t get involved in the most important decision of our lifetime, many will think, and Leadsom was a prominent leave campaigner. Indeed the leave campaign made her, many had never heard of her before the referendum.

In My View Andrea Leadsom Is The Conservative’s Conservative! 

Two thirds of the Conservative Party membership voted to LEAVE the EU, this is an issue that has divided the party and the strength of feeling over this issue could be decisive. Leadsom as a leaver is in pole position. However the typical Conservative member is also conservative with a small C and they like what Mrs Leadsom stands for, May is very liberal, very politically correct. Andrea Leadsom may have got negative coverage in the media with her views on such issues as Fox Hunting, Gay Marriage and Political Correctness (positive discrimination) but let me tell you know she is preaching to the choir and she will hit the right note.

Many members will see her as the new Margaret Thatcher, whist this may cause huge debate in wider society, not in the Conservative Party. Mrs Thatcher is held in the highest regard, almost God like status. Mrs Thatcher would win a leadership contest today in the party with almost 100% of the vote, it wouldn’t actually be a contest because no one would stand against her.  The second factor that will be decisive for Andrea Leadsom is one BORIS JOHNSON!

Andrea Leadsom then, you may argue, is behind Theresa May at this stage, however she has the support of Boris Johnson and if he were standing, he would win with a landslide, there is no question of that. Boris’ political ambitions have not gone away and he has given Leadsom his support. That is significant and more so could be decisive.

If, which he is sure to do, he campaigns actively on her behalf, his golden touch of election victories will have an effect here. He will be rewarded with a top job and be in prime position then to take over from Andrea Leadsom at some stage. Boris Johnson could and in my view probably will win this, for Andrea Leadson. He is an election winner as he showed with the Brexit vote, he can do the same for Andrea Leadsom.

Andrea Leadsom is a very smart cookie. She will milk the Boris factor for all it is worth, this for me will win it. The market is completely wrong. We are talking about a small electorate, a specific type of person, one who has a long track record of defying the odds.

I have NO DOUBT, none at all that the market is wrong, this is far closer than the odds suggest, but I think Leadsom should be the favourite and we should PILE IN at 10-3. I have!

We will know the winner on the 9th September 2016.

Damson Jam 8/1 Sky Max Bet

Damson Jam Photo: STEVE NASH

Damson Jam Photo: STEVE NASH

On Tuesday Live from Nottingham, The Select Stakes and my dog Damson Jam runs and he is 8-1. Bet365 have gone mad, this is a MAX BET, I was expecting 3/1 at best, 8/1 is H U G E !

8-16 Nottingham TRAP 1 DAMSON JAM 8/1 365
This is my dog, I own him BUT he is 8-1 with Bet365, this is a stupid price. He beat the fav 7 days ago over CD and we had a crap draw, now we have the plumb draw and are 8-1 v 7/4. He is a dual cat one finalist and he has beaten Scholari sound the last twice they have met, last week over course and distance he did it the hard way from a bad draw. I genuinely think this is the BEST 8-1 shot I have ever backed! Win or lose this is a value bet. For the record I think he will win!
Monster bet. take 8-1 365- ODDS HERE

No Magic In The Stayers….

8-51 Nottingham TRAP 1 BORNA MINDY 7/2 Paddy power
the fav is unbeatable over MARATHON TRIPS, will be done for speed early and that could be decisive. Get the second fav at 7/2 – this is real value. 7/2 Paddys is a big price. Best Odds HERE


Theresa May A Shoe In After Gove Stunt

In the fast changing world of politics, Carl Harris has a betting update…
GOVE bstard

Well you can not make this stuff up! The New Statesman in the late 80’s or early 90’s looked a far fetched satirical comedy, but no, it appears it was all real!

Mr Gove, probably actually Mrs Gove, decided it was a good opportunity to further his own ambitions and knife Boris Johnson in the back! he claims he is the reluctant candidate but let’s be honest if it was not Boris, then he only had to look to Andrea Leadsom and back her. He has got used to feeding us bull s**t that it just rolls off the tongue.

The popularity of Boris in the party and his act of what will be seen as treachery will not be forgiven and the chances of Gove beating May for the leadership is slim. I would lay him and indeed am doing on betfair. I think it will be a formality, despite the history of Tory leadership races, for Theresa May.

I believe Gove will drop out, he has under estimated the strength of feeling about the B’stard style coupe he pulled. Leadsom has some big bank rollers supporting her but I believe she will do a deal with May for the job of Chancellor or another top cabinet post. Gove will not feature in a May government no prominently anyway. I think May will no doubt be next PM and leader.

She is very small odds, but it looks nailed on. Oh hang on this is politics, nothing is nailed on anymore!

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