Free Daily Post: 03/03/18 (complete)

Four items of interest you may have missed, including freebies and the odd stats snippet (Festival 1st time headgear)

Items of interest that you may have missed…


Nothing from me today on the racing front… to be honest I’m quite enjoying this mini break in jumps racing…a time to re-charge the racing brain and ponder where I can improve (it’s a long list I fear!)… clearly if I was ‘in form’ I’d be desperate for some jumps action. It’s also freed up plenty of time to get organised for the Festival. Oh, and I’m away on a family holiday in Thorpeness on the Suffolk coast and the less time spent slaving over my lap-top the better. It’s a bit nippy but there are 15 of us aged 18-92 and it’s rare to all be together so you have to make the most of it. 

Anyway… today I thought I would highlight a few things you may have missed, or that as yet you may not be aware of…


1.Have You Grabbed Your Free 32 Page Festival Magazine? 

If you missed Friday’s email to the general list, do take a read HERE>>>

Or you can jump straight to the download page HERE>>> 

This is the third year I have sent out this magazine and it is a very good read, details in the email link above. 

For each person that downloads the mag I am giving 50p to Charity. As I type £111 £150  £175 will be split between Moorcroft rehoming of racehorses and Whitechapel Centre for the homeless, up in Liverpool. 

So, you get a decent magazine and something to read online while there is no jumps racing, and those two charities get some financial support. Winners all round. And as always, once you have the magazine, you can unsubscribe from the email list 🙂 A win win win. 

You can grab your free magazine and send 50p to charity, HERE>>>

(oh if you’ve previously joined their list you may struggle to download it…you may need to find an old email from Free Racing Tips and unsubcribe or use another email) 

Thanks in advance, Josh  


2.Did you grab Gavin Priestley’s free Festival report and take a look at his unique Festival offer? 

You can read my email on this HERE>>>

Gavin’s Free Trainer Stats report is HERE>>>

(you fine readers even get £1 off! Don’t spend it all at once 🙂 ) 

In his Festival microsite he has just added even more content for members including two new featured posts looking at the importance of Graded form in various Handicaps and some intriguing sire stats. 

He’s also just released his two pokes for the Pertemps final…  last year he picked the 11/1 winner and 33/1 second. 

On Sunday members will have exclusive access to his brother Gary’s four Festival picks. He has a superb Festival record in the handicaps and given the form he’s currently in (+121 points with his Twitter tips in Feb) I’ll be sure to throw something at those. 

You can take a look at Gavin’s offer for the Festival HERE>>>


3.Festival First Time Headgear…

Some snippets I uncovered during the week when my head was stuck in HorseRaceBase…

Cheltenham Festival, Aged 6/7, 33/1< SP, 1st Time Blinkers or Visor or Hood… 

7/28,9p, +157 BFSP last 5 years (4/8 in non hncps) blank last year, but worth keeping an eye on, use quals as ‘starting points’ .

My own Festival offer is taking shape. I’ve decided it will be £9 (+vat) for full access to Festival week and a week either side I think, 14-21 days or so, where you can just access all members content and you can get a full refund whenever you want if you don’t appreciate my efforts 🙂 

More news on that early next week, it should be live Tuesday or maybe before. I focus heavily on the 10 handicaps + about 3 other races and also the Midlands National on the Sat- the ‘boost the profits’ race, or the ‘get out of jail’ race, it will be one of the two! I have a different approach to stats/trends and focus on a few micros I have researched. There is a great community feel also. You get my own ‘tips’ (+63 points last year) plus plenty of pointers to use as you please. (I’m excited about my Gigginstown research, fingers crossed they have another good Festival) 

4. The Road To Cheltenham
I’m sure many of you read Lydia Hislop’s superb Festival series… she has recently posted her latest Road To Cheltenham article and it is quite extensive! Always worth a read and I’ll be spending some time wading through later on...
Right, I think that will do for today, a few bits and pieces to get stuck into there. 
Enjoy your Saturday, 

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9 responses

  1. AW BETS
    Febuary result Profit + 22.225 points or to £10 £222.25 all at bookmakers SP no fancy price claims that you cannot achieve and this was over 22 days racing.
    1.45 Chevallier
    1.45 Sea Fox
    2.20 Attain
    2.55 Encore D’Or
    2.55 Atletico
    2.55 Royal Birth
    2.55 Boom The Groom
    5.10 Mambo Dancer
    Bernie’s Boy
    8.45 Ravenhoe
    Do not forget a bank of 50 times your stake is advised just for the peace of mind for the losing runs which do happen.

  2. Amongst all the flotsam of Cheltenham write up’s Lydia’s is a stand out and there is apparently part 2 tomorrow…

    To mis-quote Dave Grohl when talking about drummers; specifically John Bonham..

    “There are racing journalists; good racing journalists; great racing journalists; excellent racing journalists and then atop the lot there is Lydia Hislop”..

    A travesty that whilst vastly inferior have had opportunity on BBC, Channel 4 and now ITV; for some reason Lydia has always been overlooked. I guess the fact that she is neither politically correct; a clothes horse nor someone who speaks with a plum in her mouth is the only reason.

    1. I am off to the London Racing Club preview evening on Thursday. In attendance among others will be Lydia Hislop and mr handicap Phil Smith. They are open to questions and stay afterwards in the bar. So if anyone has any questions let me know? Non members welcome at the Holiday Inn near Gloucester Road tube from 7 PM, sponsored by Geegeez Gold.

  3. Some con man by the name of Jeff Kirby has sent me a text message saying LANSKY 2/1 is different class and must be backed in the 3.30 at Lingfield. My friend has been told HEADWAY at 7/4 must by backed – no prizes for guessing who by. I hope none of your readers fall for these unsolicited messages.

  4. Bernard;

    I had a glut of those about a year ago.

    I think we all have to be aware that some Tipping/Racing sites are unscrupulous and just have “information gleaning boxes” where they ask for a name, an email address and a mobile number. I suspect they make more money from selling on that data than they do anything else; especially the free ones. Indeed there are healthy markets in selling such data.

    When they get in to the wrong hands you get texts like you have had today. The GOLDEN RULE is of you don’t want unsolicited texts never put your mobile number in such a screen/box.

    The ones I had would send a few naff free tips and then when a winner was finally sent would send a tweet saying some thing like , “you owe me £5” send to Mr (initials) and a sort code and account number.

    Being a former Compliance man (and I would encourage anyone to do the same) I phoned and wrote to the Bank that the sort code and account number belonged to and reported it (easy to find on and search engine) and I pestered until i got confirmation that the Bank had dealt with it. They will ask for evidence so keep the tweets if you get sent any threats for money with account details. Always worth reporting to Trading Standards too, they keep tracking and eventually track them down.

    For someone not involved with punting or elderly or vulnerable they are real pests, also pests IF your mobile provider charges you for texts received.

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