St Leger Final at Wimbledon- Live on Sky Sports

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Tonight on Sky Sports from Wimbledon…

Live Greyhound Racing returns to Sky Sports on Tuesday with the St Leger final card at Wimbledon and the Puppy Derby. We have four good bets on the card, including a 40-1 shock bet in the big race…

Hurdler extraordinaire, just keeps on winning, be tough to beat, looks rock solid!

Big price, been waiting for this to step up in trip! Marathon trip well worth being part of!

This is the bet of the night!

Have I gone mad? Maybe, but Charie Lister’s dog is the WRONG PRICE! 40-1 is simply too big!

Thanks, enjoy!

X22 bet.

Leading Light and Australia Given Poor Rides

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Motor Mouth is not happy with the ride given to Leading Light in the Irish St Leger. He pulls no punches as he revs up the motor mouth…

I have been in this game for more years than I care to remember. I take it on the chin when I lose. I had a really good bet on COTAI GLORY at Doncaster on Friday, 6/1 and the jockey fell off yards fro the line. Sure I was gutted, but annoyed, no, Jesus he didn’t jump off it or do it on purpose. I was just happy George Baker was OK. If you can’t take things like that then this is the wrong game, it is part and parcel of racing and betting. It cost me big time, but the only blame lays with Lady Luck.

The Irish Leger, in contrast is a race I had NO INTEREST IN, financially. So before the usual pocket talk emails come in, I had NO BET in the race and I had no bet in the Irish Champion Stakes either. I am calling it as I see it, and this post is not motivated by losses.

I am going to make a statement now that may come over as harsh on the face of it, but it has to be said and I will qualify it now by accepting 100% that it is nothing to do with me and the connections can do what they want! So here is comes….

“I don’t think Joseph O’Brien is Ready for The Top Job at Balllydoyle- YET”

Notice I am not using inflammatory terminology, I am trying to be objective here. He will be a great jockey, he has so much potential, but he lacks experience. For me he needs to get experience and work his way up, he has been thrown in at the deep end and is showing his lack of experience and in my view losing races that should have been won, simply through lack of experience.

Ryan Moore wins on The Grey Gatsby

Ryan Moore wins on The Grey Gatsby

On Saturday the Irish Champion Stakes saw Australia beaten, the Grey Gatsby overturning the York form. It is my view that Ryan Moore made the difference. Moore is a master horseman who has worked his way to the top. He has natural ability, but that only goes so far. In races like the Champion Stakes the margins between winning and losing are minute. The value to an operation like Coolmore is worth millions!

There are plenty of idiots who trot out the insults, I am trying to be sensible about it. Aidan O’Brien is a trainer and a Father. I have a son, no one can say anything against my son, I won’t allow it. I can understand Aidan O’Brien 100%. There is no doubt in time Joseph will be a great jockey. Yes he has won classics, the jockey’s title, but he is in a position where that is not in any way surprising, in fact it would be more so had he not! I am talking about the difference between being very good and being the best! In my view Ryan Moore is the best there is right now, the difference in my book is he has worked his way to the top and riding those 55 rated horses round Brighton one day and Catterick the next has shaped him, complementing raw talent with experience. The difference may be 1% but that was enough to make the difference on the Grey Gatsby.

If it was me, and I will say yet again, it isn’t it won’t ever be, and my view means diddly squat, other than I have the right to voice it, I would have signed up Ryan Moore and made sure Joseph learned as much over the subsequent 2 or 3 years. This is not a small family business, this is a multimillion pound operation.

Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United was realistic about his son Darren. I think it is the same here, but the difference is Joseph is good enough, he just needs more experience. Bringing in Ryan Moore for the big ones would also take the pressure off. Coolmore are in the fortunate position that they can sign whoever they want. It is not just money, they have horses any jockey in the world would want to ride!

The Grey Gatsby race is open to much debate, my view is Moore made the difference, others may have a different view. Fair enough.


However, the performance on LEADING LIGHT on Sunday can not be open to any debate, well not reasonable debate anyway. Kingscote should have worn a Dick Turpin mask such was the daylight robbery he perpetrated at The Curragh! The irony is the Ballydoyle pacemaker set it up for Brown Panther.

I have no idea what they were thinking in behind. Brown Panther was always going to stay, the time wasn’t world record pace, the rest of them badly misjudged the pace and gifted the race to the winner. Full marks to Richard Kingscote. He won, but Leading Light is the better horse every day of the week and the form book tells you that, no debate.

There can be no debate that Joseph O’Brien showed lack of experience there. Leading Light was never put in the race. The Pacemaker was there but made the pace for the winner, what was the purpose of all that? It looked bad, it was bad, the race was falsely run.

I would hope that Jospeh O’Brien gets the experience to make him fulfil his potential, but there is a danger that he could be adversely affected with so much pressure and criticism that will follow such a high profile team!

My personal view is he needs to learn to judge pace better, I think he gives them too much to do! I hope this article is read as constructive and not the usual disparaging bile posted by many on the internet!

Aidan O’Brien is the best trainer I have seen in my life, after Roger Charlton of course, and I have total respect for him. He is also a Father and I can see where he is coming from. I just think he would be doing right by Joseph to get him to be the best by learning from the best!

John Cooper’s Betting Times, A Week In Donny

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John Cooper has had a great week at Doncaster, here is the Betting Times of John Cooper Pro Punter and Top Tipster…

Leicester last Tuesday seems a long time ago now, but that is where the week started for me, DANCETRACK making a good few quid. Then I drove to Sheffield, up the M1, and had a great night at the dogs. It was an X22 gathering and it was a really good night. The banter was in full flow and that is where the challenge was issued.

You will by now have read all about the head to head with Motor Mouth. I am pleased with my performance, 3 winners from four bets and a winning nap. Estimate was my bet of the week and I had no doubt that this one would win. Sir Michael was at Doncaster, when he is there in person, that really is a tip in itself. I had also been told that it was expected to win, the work at home had been outstanding.

Cotai Glory was a great tip put up by Motor Mouth and I can not believe the bad luck backers had, another 20 yards and it was home for all money, bad luck. No fault of the jockey, George Baker had no chance. I had the lead, Motor Mouth was no at all happy!

On Friday night it was a meet up with Carl and Johnny (The Jockey) who had given me a couple of bets. MAMBO RHYTHM had won at 3/1 and a late bet, PERFECT MUSE followed up at 13/8. Curry, Akbahars, York, fabulous! Truly fabulous meal and highly recommended. Johnny is the skiniest bloke I know and he must have eaten more than Carl and I, who both must be double his weight! The deal was done and X22 had a new tipster.

Johnny knows his stuff. I know he sent out a bet on Saturday night that was second, but there is no 100% success. This job is simply about winning more than you lose. When all is said and done that is what it is, having more in the plus column than the minus one! I have managed to maintain that for a few years and Johnny is also one of the few to manage it over a long time.

I take my hat off to anyone who can make it pay betting for a living, it is a hard, thankless job. You will see pro punters living it up when they are winning, the highs are high, the lows are equally so. Motor Mouth is a great punter, he is also a great bloke and we will be working together with the MMC BETS. The Jockey will be a great addition to the X22 Stable.

Estidhkaar wins for John Cooper

Estidhkaar wins for John Cooper

Saturday, up early, the final day, Leger day! My bet was in the first race, I decided to play it safe. I had two bets, ESTIDHKAAR in the first and SNOW SKY EW in the Leger.

The 2 yo got off to a winning start, I had a max bet on that myself. I was done and I was ahead, only Motor Mouth’s NAP to go. It came down to the wire, MUTHMIR, we got on at 4/1, Motor Mouth was adamant this had a ton in hand. Thus it proved. Stumbled at the start, snatched up in the run and STILL was able to win easily. A clear passage would have been record winning distance. Motor Mouth had won, brilliant stuff. Rather than mope about losing, on the plus side we make a great team and we can do some damage together. We are chalk and cheese, but we get on. We have set up the MMC BETS, where we both sign off on a bet, THE MMC BETS really are DOUBLE MAXIMUM BETS!

Snow Sky ran a great race. Kingston Hill gave him a broadside and put paid to his chances. I was more playing for a place, so happy enough. Motor Mouth was beside himself to see Roger Varian win an English Classic. He holds Roger Charlton in high regard, almost God-Like Status. He says Roger Varian is  the next Roger Charlton. He was over the moon. He didn’t know if Kingston Hill would handle the ground, I thought it wouldn’t run, but it did and it won. I have to agree excellent training performance. Snow Sky is the unluckiest horse in training for me. He has a big win to come, and soon!

I am staying in York for the week. I had a few beers Saturday night, having watched the Irish Champion Stakes. How on earth Australia got beat is beyond me. Ryan Moore is class, the best of the best and I would suggest he was the difference on the day. Credit to Kevin Ryan, he can train. The Grey Gatsby has now won the French Derby and the Irish Champion Stakes. Brilliant horse, and they said the Dante form was no good this year! Err, think again! The Grey Gatsby is a good horse, hope he stays in training next year and stays with Kevin Ryan.

I am having a quiet day on Sunday, spending the day relaxing, catching up on TV and I am having a night with my lady friend tonight. Monday will be a day where I either travel home or look for a place up here in Yorkshire. I have seen a great place suitable for me, and if I sell my place I can buy this outright, downsize and have a few quid in the bank. I spend so much time up here that it makes sense. I love Yorkshire. I just love it!

I will be back on Tuesday night, I am off to Sheffield again, and on Wednesday I am off to Beverley. My pal has a horse running (due to run) so it is another social outing, again in this neck of the woods!

The jumps season is on the way, I love it, I am a man for all seasons. I love what I do, I have great friends and now I am enjoying being a tipster! Happy days!

Dramatic Head To Head Won by Motor Mouth

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First of all congratulations to Roger Varian winning his first English Classic with Kingston Hill winning the St Leger. Top class trainer! Very good win on ground less than suitable. Snow Sky was he unlucky horse yet again!

It has been a great few days at Doncaster, which ended on a high after yesterday’s COTAI GLORY incident! On at 6/1 the horse unseated George Baker yards from the line. I would have WON if that had won. Cooper landed his NAP with Estimate on Thursday and then opened the day with a winner on Saturday. He was 100% confident with Estidhkaar. I agreed with him, and we made this our first MMC BET. (MOTOR MOUTH COOPER BETS!)

Estidhkaar wins for John Cooper

Estidhkaar wins for John Cooper

So Cooper had one hand on the pt, he have made over 3.5 points this week and I was behind, but I had save my NAP for today. MUTHMIR to be looked to have a ton in hand. It got no sort of run at Goodwood and I thought I was done when Hanagan had to pull the horse as the door was closed. He almost stopped then picked up again and flew, he couple have won by half of TOWN MOOR!  3/1 doubled, 6 points, job done I win!!

Muthmir wins the Portland for Motor Mouth

Muthmir wins the Portland for Motor Mouth

To be fair if you were on this challenge you ad a right good week! Cooper and me made over 10 points between us and COTAI GLORY was just bad luck, that would have made over 16 points. I have really enjoyed this week and John and I have decided to work together. The MMC BETS will be our joint bets, only when we agree will we have an MMC BET.

My NAP had to win, and it did, it was great sport and for the punters, they had winners from both of us and made money from both of us. This is the start of a great partnership. The MMC BETS are born. Now we need a logo. Maybe we should bet a numberplate to go with it!!


Motor Mouth’s Betting Diary

Motor Mouth

I have had a fabulous 3 days in Doncaster. I am staying in Sheffield and have decided to stay until Wednesday so I can go watch this super dog on Tuesday! I had a great night last week at the dogs and look forward to another night out!

Well it is Friday evening and I still genuinely can’t believe that COTAI GLORY unseated George Baker, a few yards from the winning post. Advised at 6-1 it would have won the challenge for me! It is one of those things you have to shake off, no point in dwelling on it!

Baker falls yards from the line at Doncaster

Can you believe it?

The best news was that George Baker got up OK. It would have been nasty had he fell in to the path of on coming horses. All is well that ends well, but George was inconsolable. I have to say I was disappointed with the boos he got, what sort of muppet thinks it was anything but bad luck. Connections took it on the chin, the first prize was £40k. No one was hurt, so lets move on, but bugger me, it was bad luck!

John Cooper landed his NAP with Estimate. To be fair he was 100% confident and said it was his bet of the week. He bets big and gave me plenty of confidence. We had a great touch there. I know this started as a head to head, but I have become good pals with John over the last 3 days. I have had a great week at Donny. It is all to play for now on Saturday. I have saved my NAP and this was always going to be my bet of the week. It is a nice price and I am sure I will be collecting and landing the Head to Head.

One thing has happened this week. When we have both agreed on a horse it has won!  We call them FULL WIN BETS ! I think I can work with John Cooper going forward. I am pleased to have made a good friend!

So Saturday, I am getting an early night tonight. I will watch the Big Brother Final, I have backed Gary Busey to win, then will turn in. I don’t have to be up too early as I have done my work for tomorrow. I will meet JC at 1pm at the track then back to Sheffield. I am having Sunday lunch in a country pub then Monday and Tuesday I am planning to get some research done. Dogs Tuesday night then back to Berkshire on Wednesday!  I will be turning my attentions to the jumps now, I do really well over the sticks.

The St Leger on Saturday. I think the ground is too firm for the fav and I can’t see it winning. If it runs I will be laying. If not it is no bet for me.

I have told you before that Roger Charlton is my favourite trainer and I really fancy one of his on Saturday. It runs at Bath…


George Baker is booked for the ride and hopefully the smile will be back on his face. You can ignore the Newmarket run. She should be back on track at Bath. It is always worth checking out Roger’s excellent website  for news about his runners! I am really sweet on this one on Saturday!

Head To Head All To Play For On Super Saturday



What a day at Doncaster as TWO TOP PRO’S GO HEAD TO HEAD!

Motor Mouth was deeply unlucky as COTAI GLORY was well clear of the Flying Childers field when George Baker went out the side door yards from the line. As a bet, as a tipster Motor Mouth did everything right! The horse would have won, but it didn’t and the highs and lows of racing were encompassed in a few seconds. It was a great bet, great info. Just bad luck! That meant no points for the day. Motor Mouth says

Baker falls yards from the line at Doncaster

Baker falls yards from the line at Doncaster

Motor Mouth takes it on the chin…

“After a few swear words, it is all to play for, I have a huge NAP for Saturday, it will be a nice price and will win me the pot. I would be ahead had lady luck been kinder!”


John Cooper had no hesitation nominating his NAP of the week. Being based in Newmarket the Royal Runner was the talk of the town and John had this down as his bet of the week. Estimate won the Doncaster Cup for Sir Michael Stoute under a great ride from Ryan Moore. The Nap counts DOUBLE which puts John in the lead. John commented;

“Fair play to Motor Mouth that was a great bit of info, just rotten luck. That’s the way the cookie crumbles and the best result is George Baker got up OK. Estimate was my bet of the week and I was 100% confident there. Double Bubble will do nicely. Saturday is huge now, with MM playing his NAP”.

The final bets will be released at 9am Saturday, make sure you are on for the climax of this great HEAD TO HEAD!

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14.40 Doncaster MAX BET No 12 ESTIMATE (NAP)

Ding Ding Round 2…St Leger Challenge Day 2

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Motor Mouth Leads as Both Men Land Max Bets Day One…

John Cooper drew first blood on day one at Doncaster but Motor Mouth quickly landed one to even up the first day and take a small lead!


  • JOHN COOPER + 1 point
  • MOTOR MOUTH +1.75 points


John Cooper talks you through day one at Doncaster…

It is early, very early, I was up at 5am to get stuck in to the cards today. Motor Mouth is staying in Sheffield and I am staying in York. It is only a short train journey to Doncaster from York and I have so many friends in York that put me up, or as they say put up with me, and I have a great time! That Chinese restaurant is superb, The Regency. Another top meal there and a great evening topped off a great day.

I had never met Motor Mouth before Tuesday, although I knew who he was and honestly I thought I wouldn’t get on with him. We are chalk and cheese, yet we do get on, albeit with plenty of banter. I suppose it is because we both live and die by the sword, slaves to Lady Luck and the Betting Gods.

Wednesday at Doncaster

It was not an appealing card in all honesty. I met up with MM and had a coffee and a seafood platter before racing. We both agreed that extending the meeting to four days has watered it down with Wednesday being the worst of those, but it gets better from here! The legends race right in the middle of the card, so it counts for placepots and jackpots I firmly do not agree with, although it was great to see so many of the old jockeys. Dale Gibson won the race and looked like he had never been away. Great guy is Dale, bright as a button and I was pleased he won. I never had a penny on the race, it was just a bit of fun!

The ladies were out in force yesterday, we will see some sights this week. Don’t take that the wrong way, there will be some horror shows, but the Yorkshire folk take the Leger to their hearts and I love Yorkshire people. I am actually looking at renting a house in York, I have so many friends up here and seem to spend all my time here, but the truth is moving is a hassle. Happily my place is my own but needs plenty of work. A project for the 3 months I hate, DEC, JAN and FEB. God they are bleak. I actually went to Dubai last year for a month in February. I loved it, I will go again for a break and go racing to Meydan, it is something else!

That is all for later! I played it safe yesterday in all fairness with the challenge bet. ANGELIC LORD was always going to be too good and evens was a decent price. The Meehan horse came out so the price went odds on, but once the race got underway it was game over. Interesting what Dascombe told the press afterwards;

Tom Dascombe: “The yard has been quiet, that’s no secret, so it’s nice to have a winner. There’s nothing wrong with them, we just had a fast start to the season and a lot of the horses are now badly handicapped. We need to have a chat about whether he’s going to the sales or not because I think there’ll be plenty more to come from him. He’s got plenty of options for the end of the year, but he just has a tendency to hang a bit. It’s already cost him a place in a Group race.”

Just a tip Tom, if you are taking him to the sales, talk him up not down!  Nice bloke Tom Dascombe and it shows you he is straight as a die! Well done for a great winner there and THANK YOU!

Anyway that gave me the upper hand and I put old Big Gob under pressure. Well I tried! He has more self confidence than God himself. In fairness CLON BRULEE was always going to win that race. Motor Mouth had also played it safe, it wasn’t a great card and it was important for us to get off to a great start. The 7/4 early was an amazing price and well done to him.

Clon Brulee opened 11/8 on track and was backed in to 6/5. A bit of a gamble landed and hats off Motor Mouth is in front, but not by much and it is all to play for over the next three days!

I may play my NAP today, I better get stuck in to the cards!!


ANGELIC LORD WON ADV EVENS (John Cooper) + 1 point

CLON BRULEE WON ADV 7/4 (Motor Mouth) +1.75 points

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