Members Daily Post: SAT 08/07/17 (complete)

quals+ratings pointers+July+bet

1.All Qualifiers Against Stats Pack/Ratings Pointers

2.Any ‘Notes’ (‘bet of the day’ + any other notes)

3.Micro System Test Zone

4.Any general messages/updates etc


1.All Qualifiers Against Stats Pack/Ratings Pointers






2.30 – Squiggley (3yo+) 11/2 UP



2.50 – Rossall (2YO) 3/1 UP

3.25 –

Signore Piccolo (3yo+) I3 9/1 2nd 8/1

Excessible (micro dist) I1 13/2 UP

4.00 Bev – Mr Cool Cash (micro going)  H3 I3  



3.15 – Tawdeea (micro TJC) G3 28/1 UP


4.25 –

Full Intention (all hncps + micro TJC/runs) ES H3 G1  6/1 UP

Sword Exceed (all hncps) 14,30 16/1 UP

Summerghand (micro TJC) 4/1 UP

5.00- Brogan (all hncps+micro runs) ES G1 I1  5/1 UP



7.10 – Falak (4yo+) 9/4

5.40 Nott – Bahamian C (micro going) I3  12/1








H1/H3 = HorseRaceBase Top Rated or Top 3 Rated (at time of posting)

G1/G3 = Geegeez Gold Speed Ratings (Dr Peter May) Top Rated or Top 3 Rated

I1/I3 =  Inform Racing Speed Ratings – Top Rated or Top 3

14,30 = Geegeez Gold ‘trainer form’ indicators. 14 – 5+ runs last 14 days, 20% win sr OR 51%+ place (inc wins) sr. 30 – 10+ runs last 20 days, 20% win sr OR 51%+ place (inc wins) sr

ES – ‘Elite Squad’ qualifiers from the report HERE



2.Any ‘Notes’ (‘bet of the day’ + any other notes)

Bet of The Day…  (test) (Flat: 5/40,17p, -1.9) (Jumps: 9/59, +28.5) (total: 14/99, +26.6)


3.15 Haydock – Tawdeea – 1/2 point EW – 28/1 (gen,4 places)

My flat tipping threatens to find some form at some point – unexposed horses,some of whom are doing something different keep winning, and keep leaving them, for ‘tipping’ purposes at least. Still, it’s early days and the results may indicate I am happier when there are hurdles/fences to jump over!

Anyway, a bit on the fence with this one but he is 28/1 and for fear of him winning at those odds, i’ll have a go. He won the race last year, he is 2lb below his last winning mark, DT jumps back on board. A wide draw is fine around here and actually favoured over being drawn low over CD from what I can see in geegeez. The clincher though is the 1st time Visor- it may work, the trainer’s record with his 1st time suggests it may not- but he won in first time CP a few starts back and at least he is doing something… you get the idea. There is a niggle about GF ground but there are a couple of ok runs on it and that isn’t conclusive and in any case 28/1 shots will always have a chink or two. The visor needs to work based on that last run but Omeara’s can just bounce back into form from memory, a bit like Mark Johnston’s in that sense.

So, he is worth a dart for me at those odds. He could win, he could place, he could still be running this time tomorrow.


Of the rest… 3.25 Bev- I had a nibble on both of those. Horse’s keep coming out and compromising the price but they both may have a squeak. Easterby’s needs to bounce back but he drops in class here and is well drawn. 13/2 looked ok in that context,but that price has gone while i’ve been typing. There are 3/4 quick horses in here who like to get on with it and with any luck Allan tracks the pace and flies through when they fade. Reverting to more prominent tactics may see this one in a better light also. Signore- well he is just a sprinter in form who got no sort of the run last day but won before that. Slight niggle on the ground and he is wide drawn- but there are plenty of NRs now, and it isn’t impossible from the car park here. It is tough, but not impossible. 9s was interesting enough.

4.25 and 5pm Haydock are well covered by the Elite Squad and a couple of the ‘top rated’ strategies. ES runners especially have reached the stage of- ‘don’t over think them Josh, back the sodding things systematically’ – a couple of monsters have gone close in recent days and I would be lying if I said I had anything on. They are in the ‘test phase’ of course, early days for all strategies, but for use ‘bettors’ we know in reality that means betting smaller stakes rather than paper trading! We can’t help ourselves. Or is that just me. Summerghand in 4.25 is lightly raced, could be anything. He is worth a saver I think if you play in that race, or you may think he is ‘the’ bet of the race. I’ve backed two in that race, cue Furtado to sour my mood!

That’s my thoughts on today.


3.Micro System Test Zone

July Trainer (any odds)

2.05 Hayd – Dominating 2nd 

5.40 Nott- Gold Merlion

8.45 Nott- Scotts Piper

2.25 Sand – Rusumaat UP


4.Any general messages/updates etc

Friday evening turned out to be rather enjoyable. I was in the pub with a friend (7 pints having not eaten much has left me a tad groggy this morning) – and enjoyed keeping tabs on the various winners. I hope you backed one or more of them… Dascombe’s 10/1 winner drifted like mad and goes to show the market is often clueless. He was making handicap debut and stepping up in trip. I thought 6s was a tad on the skinny side given no’ runners, the break and just how poor the last run was. But, he was 6/1 which is my cut off generally for tipping, and was doing plenty different. Anyway, he hit a jockey CD angle.

The ‘Elite Squad’ on the flat were 2/3, +9.5 points on the day…

The ‘test’ angles were 3/4, +33.5 points. Nice. Hope you backed one or more, even for ‘test stakes’.

Mark Johnston came to the party with a 20/1 winner… (haven’t checked his BFSP…) one of you messaged me on Twitter having remembered my advice  ‘the bigger the odds the better’ with this angle. So it proved. Form is often irrelevant with that yard. With 4/1 +9/2  winners already that should ensure he doesn’t lose on the month. With any luck a couple more biggies can hit the board. We shall see how those below get on.

It seems to have been a good week since last Saturday. I’ve lost count of the number of 6/1+, 8/1+, 12/1+ winners.. hope you’ve had as much fun as I have. I haven’t backed all the winners sadly,but that’s something you have to deal with here. I’m happy with the state of my betting bank. You can’t be greedy.

GL today.



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12 Responses

  1. Hi Josh,

    A couple of additions

    B 4.00 – Mr Cool Cash (micro going) if stays g/f

    H 3.15 – Tawdeea (TJC)

    L 2.30 – Squiggley (3yo+)

    N 5.40 – Bahamian C (micro going) if stays good


    1. Oh… well both the going were different from where I was looking, Leicester I have just not bothered reading my note pad and haven’t even mentioned the meeting- Squiggley is down- must have been a race running while typing haha- Tawdeea I have just missed! Cheers.

        1. yea, i had probably not hit refresh on Geeegeez. BHA has correct going, which is as you state.

  2. Well the bookie chaps never learn,a treble for Dascombe/Kingscote,i bottled my patent but my nerves can take 2 singles and a double on his 2 tomorrow,job done

  3. His guys. Wife is off to Beverley thus afternoon. Any tips from the great collective mind (beyond TTS) would be much appreciated so I can earn some brownie points. Thanks Ben

    1. Hi Ben, you can tell the wife to blame me if these fluff their lines… and some caution, this is a brief look but…

      2.15 – Seyaady – EW – suspect they will try and make all, and could get out and bag rail. Possible that soft was excuse LTO and will prefer return to GF. Could be hard to catch. Johnston is ‘in form’ now, and long may it continue. Should get a run for fun EW ‘track side interest’

      4.00- Talent Scout – 9/1 – EW- i know he is 11 but is seemingly in the form of his life and still well handicapped on old form- albeit legs probably a bit slower no days. Of interest is the pace again- he is the only front runner. Stays 8f well enough, maybe tank will empty late on but could lead these for a long way, and you never know! Suspect younger legs may get him but 9s seems generous.

      4.35 – Clear As A Bell- again races prominently – have you spotted the theme for the day! – could make all or track another one, but should be right up there. It is the drop back to 7f that caught the eye on a quick look- not sure he has stayed 8f the last couple of times. It is a 3yo handicap, open as anything.

      Hopefully pin lands on one there, and if not you can escape scorn and pass it all onto me!


      1. Thanks Josh 2 out of 3 wish I had them in a double!!. Don’t write on here much and have had some bad runs in the past here, but still kept the faith and am now beginning to reap those rewards of staying calm and only doing those bets with the ones I was comfortable with and using sensible stakes. Thanks again.

        1. No problem Mike, ironically they were the only main highlight of my day haha. Talent Scout paid for most of the losers!
          Yep, it has been a struggle at times but with any luck some patience is being rewarded but always work to do. Patience is important and the content finds enough good winners- just a case of trying to back as many as possible while cutting out many of the losers- always easier said than done. Sensible stakes and enjoyment is what it is about and with any luck all of our punting skills may improve over time. Hopefully some of the set and forget strategies can continue to tick over. Being selective is definitely the way forward I think but everyone is different on that score. I need to ensure my advice is correct, eps ensuring people don’t jump in ‘backing all’ in section 1 for example, which isn’t really wise.
          Glad it sounds like you are starting to enjoy it. Hopefully you get some satisfaction from when you get it right/pick a nice priced winner. Josh

    1. yep all clear now. Nothing an ibuprofen and about 4 coffees can’t solve! No probs, save the thanks for after racing. I’m going to have back them for fun money now. GL

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