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!


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