The Flat is Back

Tomorrow marks the start of the next phase in the daily battle against the bookies as Flat returns. Of course the jumps are not finished yet and I cannot wait for Aintree to kick off. If the declarations for Day 1 are anything to go by  it will be some festival of equine talent. However, […]

Quick Update/a few random thoughts…

It will be quiet on here in the next few days as we get nearer to the Grand National Meeting in just over a week. I may post up some thoughts on Friday night, for Saturday’s racing. In the meantime I will be tweeting anything I am backing. This is a funny time of year […]

22nd March

Well it has been an up and down week but not too much damage done. Nothing flashy about tomorrow’s racing but there is a good card at Newbury. I have looked at two races in depth, plus 1 more where I have a tentative selection. I may tweet some further bets in the morning as […]

Ouch!…and something different for tomorrow

Well that was frustrating – good ground my ar** was my immediate reaction to today’s poor run. Having looked at the times of the races at Exeter and some of the winners, I am not convinced the ground was ‘good’ – it was possibly soft, with good patches. Sadly, for whatever reason, Goring One was […]

Back to the bread and butter…

Well after the highs of Cheltenham, the most competitive racing of the year where hard luck stories and unfathomable results are the order of the day, it is back to the bread and butter of week day racing. We may not be betting on the best horses in training but a winner is a winner… […]


Well, there is no stopping in this game and following a successful Cheltenham we move onto an OK Saturday card. My brain is slightly frazzled from 4+ hours research an evening for Cheltenham (winners don’t find themselves!) and I could have been more thorough with the following selections:- 2.55 Kempton Legacy Gold 4/1 1pt WIN […]

Cheltenham Day 4

Well, not much to say about Day 3 really, another blank! That is the way it goes when the racing is this competitive! When Tony McCoy cant even pick the right horses to ride (he could have ridden the winner of the Champion Hurdle and the World Hurdle) then it puts the punter’s task into […]

Cheltenham Day 3

Well well, what a difference a day makes! I hate losing, and I hate not solving the puzzle, so it was great to have a couple of winners today following yesterday’s blank. O’Faolain’s Boy win has made the festival in truth, but hopefully we can find another 16/1 winner. This week can go very badly […]

Cheltenham Day 2

Quick review.. well not the best start to the meeting on a personal note. Standing Ovation in 6th was best in the 3 mile chase, with the other two disappointing. The Cheltenham, long distance hnc chase master, JonJo Oneill snaffled another winner. I questioned his jumping and he had too much weight, he had too […]

Cheltenham Day 1

  Well, so it has arrived. The anticipation is almost over, the excitement has been building for months, and it is finally here. let’s begin…   My Approach There is no in-depth analysis presented here,(mainly because I do not have the time to write it all up!) but it is safe to say that I […]