Thursday Horseracing Tips and Blog


Well I have to say well done to Value Man Matt who was on big on Chookie Royale and landed the spoils! I was all over this too, 11/8 early doors was value in the context of the SP which was returned odds on! I was concerned that Tom Eaves, who has ridden for me in the past, and Won, went too early but he got the job done. That is what matters, they pay the same whether it is a nose or a distance.

Chookie Royale 2

Frustrating night to say the least. We had a dog winner, but it wasn’t a great night and one of our picks, Droopys Sarafina broke down, which was awful. This week we are 5 Max Bet winners from 8 Bets, so we are ahead on the dogs.

Footy Dog was dreadfully unfortunate. Arsenal were 3-2 up and Liverpool got a last minute equalizer. That is why the draw no bet is a great option. I took that option and got out level. Chelsea are now officially rubbish, according to Footy Dog. More tips will be posted on the blog. What a ridiculous sport Football. The ridiculous things football fans come out with. Talk about bias and unbalanced thinking. Someone actually said to me that Leeds are the best team ever and Manchester United are crap. Clearly neither statement is true, but he was prepared to defend this view, probably to the death. I don’t have the time of the motivation to be involved in such a ridiculous pass time. Football can turn normal people in to idiots. I’m quite happy being an idiot without football.


The weather isn’t getting any better but the biggest turn up of the day is the going report at Catterick…

Soft! I would sound the HANG ON Klaxon with this one! Catterick has got form for shall we politely say not getting the going quite as accurate as it ought to be! When we had horses we would turn up at Catterick on days like today, thinking soft going will be fine, after two races going change to heavy! It happens all the time, Haydock is traditionally the worst for this, but Catterick has form! I am, shall we say, skeptical, to the point I would put money on a going change at some stage today. Probably after all the horses have arrived and declared, certainly after the first couple of races. That is my NAP of the day!

If it wasn’t tipping down I would be tempted to go to Catterick and see for myself, but I could jump in the shower fully clothed and then drink tea in my wet clothes all afternoon watching Racing UK, for the same effect!

AGAIN, Keep your bets to a minimum, if indeed you are betting at all today. 


I have been told to look out for a horse which actually runs here today, given what I have said above it is a shame, because I won’t be betting it, despite waiting for it to run!

14.20 Catterick Satellite 

This cost £105k, formerly with William Haggas. A decent flat horse I was told that it is going to be a star over hurdles. I am not sure I would be running it here today in these conditions. Oh hang on it’s soft, yeah right! Joking aside it is supposed to be a decent type. I am also concerned about the yard’s form. They have had a shocking couple of years. They used to be a potent force, clearly they can do the job. This could be one for the future rather than today.


14.50 Catterick PETE THE FETE (MAX EW BET 8/1)

The bet today is PETE THE FETE. You may recall a couple of years ago it ran up a sequence of wins and the handicapper put this one out of business for a while. However he is back to a workable mark. The ten pond yard claimer takes off a lump of weight. Down to a mark of 132 with 10 off that this means that the old boy is well treated and can go in here. The ground will be no problem and he is one for the slog in a bog! Great EW bet at 8/1.


15.05 Southwell BRING ON A SPINNER 6/4 Stan James

Looks decent, won well on AW debut here and a mark of 65 in lenient. Over CD and should be a point and shoot job! I think this is another like yesterday that will be well punted and returned a shorter price.

We should make a few quid with Matt today!


Sunday Horseracing Tips

For punters this is a very difficult time, the mild start to the winter has given way to rain, and lots of it! You don’t need me to tell you that! They should introduce a new going description, which is when heavy turns to “desperate”.

There is only one meeting in the UK today, which is at Southwell. Low grade flat racing on fibre sand. Do not get me wrong, I like Southwell, but it is not quality racing, by any stretch on the imagination, although Thommo can make it sound like the Epsom Derby when he commentates!

I was at Towcester last night and Matt Chapman was commentating on the greyhounds. What a brilliant greyhound track, but sadly it was a washout and our dogs hated the wet. That said Jack trialed back well, he is sound and that is the main thing we were looking for….

He needs a couple more trials to be race ready, but Jack is Back! He is a superstar, no question. Driving Champ has now retired, he sustained a small injury, but he will be fine. He has done his time and now we will find him a home. If you would like a lovely pet, let me know! He is a lovely dog !

Personally I am not betting and if so to anything other than minimum stakes, riding out this wet period! If you want a bet this Sunday, here are the best bets on the card…

13.10 Southwell  AGUEROOO 

Handicapper has put this one up 10 pounds, but the horse is improving and went well over course and distance last time, under Hollie Doyle confortably beating Modest who is well named and lines up again today. The main danger is Kingsley Klarion who has no form on this unique surface, though the yards horses do well here. Looks a solid bet, but that is reflected in the price.

13.40 Southwell PLAY NICELY

One you probably will want to add to doubles, it is a short price, but looks well in, a point and shoot job. If you are betting, add this as a double for a 50% winnings uplift!

14.40 Southwell CAPTAIN LARS EW

Each way price and one for the value seekers. I bet this when winning here last time, for Michael Bell in a claimer and goes today for the new yard, of Derek Shaw. has not been there long enough to have had any impact, so the switch is irrelevant. This is a handicap, not a claimer, but the manner of victory suggests the horse is well and could run a big race here, certainly at the price he is worth an each way investment.

Greyhound Bets
We will have some bets for you this afternoon for Henlow, on RPGTV this evening.




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