Free Daily Post: 15/01/18 (complete)

nothing today, some brief thoughts on 3.05

Nothing from me today, no system qualifiers.

I had a look at the 3.05 Plumpton but wasn’t lured in at the prices. Were Morney Wing 9/2 / 5/1 I may have considered going for him, but 10/3 feels about right. He PU LTO in Heavy, having gone well for a long way. That was lugging 11-12 around and on the back of a hard race at Haydock a couple of weeks before. He returns to the scene of his ‘National’ win here last year, Paddy takes over (he rode him to victory that day, tipped on here at 12s),they switch the headgear around, 12 stone less on his back, and a return to slightly better ground. Clearly he can throw in the odd shocker but at his best he would go close here. But I have missed the price. I thought it looked to be between him and The Man From Minella in what is a tight contest. I will sit it out.

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GL with any bets,
Josh

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  1. Ben well done with Webb Simpson with his tied 4th in the Sony Open,for me Kisner had a poor tournament.
    Will be back tomorrow with my picks before noon.

    1. Hi Colin.,

      Classic golf tournament that with a runaway leader being hauled in over the last 9 holes and Simpson’s chance being derailed by 1 average round. As you keep warning everyone it is a desperately hard to land a golf winner even if the rewards are high but thanks again for sharing your thoughts as you clearly know your stuff and win long-term.

      Cheers

      Ben

      1. Hi Ben
        Once again thanks for your kind words very much appreciated.
        Sods law have a new ratings which i am only recording this year and have not had a bet on them yet
        only top rated at the Sony was Brian Harman tied 4th at 20/1 and the previous week was Jordan Speith who lost.
        Cheers
        Colin

  2. I feel the world is a poorer place today with the passing of Cyrille Regis.

    Having been a lifelong Birmingham City fan, the fact that he played for all 3 of our main local rivals, primarily WBA; is of no significance, at his best he was simply unplayable and I know from having met him a few times at Corporate Events; a quiet; gentle giant of a man who had time and a word for everyone.

    What made him though in my humble opinion is the hatred and bile of the era in why he played. True tribalism and support in football is acceptable when it is good natured and confined to the Terraces, I am no shrinking violet in terms of my likes and dislikes, but when it transcends in to colour and race; it is abhorrent and disgusting.

    Cyrille was one of the self labelled “Three Degrees” Regis; Cunningham and Batson; they suffered and endured all kinds of abuse, verbal; bananas and oranges; organised protests outside and inside grounds, yet always acted with humility; restraint and extreme good grace. It is that which I will remember the most.

    It seems strange that in the modern era where most teams in the top Divisions have few UK born players that these 3 plus the likes of Clyde Best at West Ham and The Fashanu brothers; had to bear the brunt of extreme hatred and ignorance, they were the pathfinders and I for one and I’m sure many others will respect a great man today; a great footballer but a great man; from whom we can learn so much. #respect

    1. Well said Ian. As a Wolves fan we saw him at the end of his career but he was still impressive and a true professional. Also had a pint in his company a couple of times and he was a good guy.

    2. Yes!, Ian…a sad day indeed…I always picked Cyril in my go at ‘Buster’ and must admit he won it for me a few times back in the day. Rest his soul. A proper centre forward…..’Big Cyril’ could only be contained by another big man……Saw him at Anfield a few times on and off.

      Tony Mc.

    3. Magnificent tribute Ian. Unthinkable isn’t it these days to think about what they went through all those years ago. Very fitting Albion finally got a win before Cyrille passed away.

  3. 1.25 WAY OUT WEST
    5 POINTS E/W 8/1 with Ladbrokes.

    Lisp is a false price at 1/3 lto won on soft to heavy over c/d distance
    but todays ground is bottomless with more rain all the time

    Way out West was 5th last time at Ludlow running on close home
    that was on g/s ground on a flat track

    today it is bottomless on a track with a stiff uphill finish
    and stamina will play a much bigger part

    The breeding caught by eye The sire is Westerner who is an influence for stamina
    and the dam is a daughter of old vic another strong stamina influence

    2 miles may be a bit short for him in the long term but on todays desperate ground against some doubtful stayers I will be very disappointed if he isn’t running on strongly at the finish and is at least placed

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