UPDATE: Golf gambling tips at this weekend’s US Golf action

October 8th, 2011

Golf gambling tips update from Betting League’s professional golf tipster Rock62.
Subscribe for FREE… CLICK HERE to subscribe to Rock62’s golf gambling tips.

When play was suspended due to darkness at the Frys.com Open on the US Tour Chad Campbell was putting together a solid round. He will reconvene on Saturday five shots off the pace but with a couple of birdie opportunities over the last four holes of his second round. Spencer Levin played well on Friday and he is just two shots away from the top 5 so he has every chance of getting into the payout places over the weekend.

Tiger Woods played better on Friday and managed to hole some putts. He is seven shots back and requires a round in the mid-sixties to get back in contention. He seemed more at easy yesterday and he could yet record his first win since November 2009 and climb back into the top 50 in the world.

Lorenzo Gagli looks nailed on for a top 10 finish following the second round of the Madrid Masters on the European Tour. He’s actually in great shape for a first win on Tour but a top 10 finish looks assured at this stage. Both Alvaro Quiros and Matteo Manassero are somewhat off the pace but a round at several under par can see them get in the mix over the weekend.

UPDATE: Golf gambling tips at this weekend’s European Golf action

October 7th, 2011

Golf gambling tips update from Betting League’s professional golf tipster Rock62.
Did you follow last week’s free golf gambling tips? Both players were one shot short! A very close call for golf tipster Rock62!
Subscribe for FREE… CLICK HERE to subscribe to Rock62’s golf gambling tips.

Tiger Woods may not be in contention after the first round of the Frys.com Open on the US Tour but our other selections have started well in their respective tournaments. Lorenzo Gagli was advised to finish in the top 10 of the Madrid Masters and that looks a distinct possibility after an opening round of 65 leaves him just one shot off the pace.

Gagli has had several good finishes this season and looks a likely winner over the next two years. He has already finished in the top 10 on five occasions this year and that should be achieved again this week. In the same tournament Alvaro Quiros played his first round in 5 under par 67 strokes. The longest hitter in Europe is in great shape ahead of today’s second round and seems to have overcome a niggling wrist injury.

Chad Campbell has also made a good start on the US Tour. After an opening round of 2 under Campbell is in position to challenge over the next three days. Spencer Levin could still finish in the top 5 after a solid first round. The spotlight was on Woods but the other recommendations are playing well enough to cover the stake on Tiger.

Golf gambling tips at this weekend’s Golf action

October 4th, 2011

Brought to you by golf tipster Rock62… CLICK HERE to subscribe to Rock62’s golf gambling tips

Tiger Woods can show that his tournament winning days are not behind him by competing successfully in the Frys.com Open this week on the US tour. Chad Campbell has the right combination of course form and current form to figure this week at the CordeValle Golf Club in California which hosts the tournament for the second successive year. Spencer Levin is playing consistently well this season and can record another top 5 finish.

CordeValle has a par of 71. In its debut last year it played just 0.01 strokes over par and ranked in the middle of the pack for scoring on courses used on the tour. It was eighth most difficult in strokes gained putting. The greens are huge so even when hitting approach shots from off the fairway pars and birdies are likely.

The course requires decent course management and strategy. It is below average in length so the key disciplines for scoring well are driving accuracy and hitting the greens in the regulation number of shots. Those skills will become even more critical if the forecast swirling wind materialises.

This is the second tournament in the Fall Series. After the mega bucks Play-Off Series the fall events are all about earning enough money to keep your card and playing privileges for next year. One good week can transform a season but pressure will be severe for players who know they need a good week to maintain their livelihood for 2012.

Woods has slipped outside the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time since 1996. In his prime he would be fancied to beat this field with something in hand and at the odds available I’m banking on a return to form for the former world number one. He has been playing well in practice apparently and has a new caddie to freshen things up a little.

The selection is looking to find some form ahead of the President’s Cup in November. He has been selected to represent the States in that event as a wildcard. He added this week’s tournament to his schedule after failing to qualify for the FedEx Cup play-offs. There have been many positive vibes coming from the Woods’ camp and I’m backing him to win a tournament for the first time since November 2009.

Chad Campbell is third in the latest standings for finding the greens in the correct number of strokes. He has made his last five cuts, including in three tournaments that fell within the Play-Off Series. Campbell had a top 20 finish on the course last year. He was tied twenty third last week when he played his final 42 holes in bogey-free 11 under.

Spencer Levin is playing close to his home course and will probably be commuting from home this week. He was tied 5th last week and seemed very positive about the all aspects of his game. That was his fifth top 10 of the year and his aptitude for hitting greens in regulation gives him an opportunity to add to that tally.

Alvaro Quiros is statistically the longest hitter on the European Tour and can use that skill for a second win of the season at this week’s Madrid Masters. Matteo Manassero is the eighteen old Italian who has already won twice in Europe and at this level has a good opportunity to add to his tally. Lorenzo Gagli is another emerging talent from Italy and he has the form to record a top 10 this week.

World number one Luke Donald is looking for a successful title defence to build on his lead in the Race to Dubai. He is trying to become the first player to win both the Order of Merit and Money List. His attendance in Madrid may be a surprise to many but victory last year in this tournament launched him on a run of form that took him to number one in the world.

This year the tournament is being held for the first time at El Encin Golf Hotel. It has been described as a great course with undulating greens and superb bunkering. It is above average in length so driving distance is important to score well. However, the sand and water hazards mean accuracy approaching the greens is another important attribute.

The tournament has a history of providing big priced winners and long odds players making the payout places. This may well be because the tournament is played late in the year when many of the better players are now resting whereas many others need a good performance to secure their card.

Donald is the only player in the top 25 of the world rankings competing in Madrid this week. Simon Dyson is the next highest ranked player at 28. Both these players are having great seasons but at the prices available are opposable after a busy schedule and some high pressure golf.

Quiros won the Dubai Desert Classic earlier this year. He has risen to a career high ranking of 41 which means he has secured invitations to the majors and golf World Championship events. On a relatively long course he has a distinct advantage but it’s significant that he is also in the top 50 for greens in regulation.

Manassero is in the top 15 for both driving distance and GIR, a rare combination of skills. In a relatively weak field the precocious Italian has a good opportunity for a third tour win. He is the youngest player to get inside the top 50 in the world rankings and can continue that progress by playing well this week.

Compatriot Lorenzo Gagli has been a regular feature of leaderboards this year. He’s made four cuts from his latest five tournaments. He had top 10s at the Czech Open and Irish Open and he can match those finishes this week in a field without much strength in depth beyond Donald and Dyson. Gagli is fifth for greens in regulation so he can apply that skill to plot his way around a course that demands accuracy from the fairways.

Near misses for Golf Tipster Rock62

October 4th, 2011

Betting League’s golf tipster Rock62 came very close to some large priced winners at last weekends golf action.

Dunhill Links Championship:
Joost Luiten was tipped for a top 10 finish. Joost finished 9th. A nice 5/1 winner!
Padraig Harrington was tipped for a Top 5 finish at odds of 13/1. Padraig finished 1 shot off 5th place!

JT Shinners Open:
Nick Watney was tipped for the tournament win at 12.5. Nick finished 2nd, 2 shots off the victory.

Rock62’s tips are available for FREE for a limited period – CLICK HERE to subscribe!
Stay tuned to the Betting League Blog for more expert opinion and golf gambling tips from Betting League’s resident golf expert Rock62.

Update: Golf gambling tips at this weekend’s European Golf action

October 2nd, 2011

Nick Watney shot a bogey free round of 64 on Saturday in the JT Shriners Open on the US Tour. He is now joint leader and trading at 2.8 having been advised at 12.5. You could lay the selection ahead of the final round to guarantee another profitable week for the service. At 11 Watney is the only player in the top 30 in the world rankings and has already won two tournaments this year, including a golf World Championship event.

The joint leader is Kevin Na who played an eventful round which included a swish on a tee shot on the back nine. Na has won over 10 million dollars, had 28 top 10s but never won on the main Tour. Watney should be able to take care of his nearest challengers and I anticipate another round in the mid sixties four our selection.

The three selections for the Dunhill Links Championship can still prove to be winning bets in their respective markets. Simon Dyson recorded a third round 63 and will require something similar on Sunday if he is to win for the third time this year. Padraig Harrington is joint fourth so is in good shape for a top 5 finish. Joost Luiten is having another solid tournament and he can still make the top 10 for another winning bet.

Saturday 1st October 2011 webcasts – Horse Racing Tipster The-Valueman

October 1st, 2011

Betting League’s horse racing tipster The-Valueman free horse racing preview for Saturday 1st October 2011.

This is a must watch for anybody new to gambling on horse racing as The-Valueman gives some wise words on horse racing gambling strategy.

You can get The-Valueman’s subscription horse racing tips although places are running out! CLICK HERE. The Valueman has produced a profit of nearly 600 points from the start of the year, using a £10 stake per point you would have made nearly £6,000 in under 10 months with the tips only costing £299.90 over a ten month period!!!

Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe Preview – by Horse Racing Tipster WaywardLad

September 30th, 2011

Free Horse racing tips and Preview for the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe – brought to you by horse racing tipster WaywardLad
CLICK HERE to subscribe to WaywardLad’s selections.

This is a special edition of the blog for the race that brings down the curtain on the European “Flat” racing season – the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe. For more independent insights like this, visit my blog at http://waywardlad.blogspot.com

I am going to start with last year’s winner, WORKFORCE. Much was made of the trouble in-running suffered by several horses in this race last year, but Workforce suffered as well and had to come from well off the pace with his finishing run. He has not looked so straightforward this season and – judging by his run in the King George –his eyeballing defeat to SO YOU THINK in the Eclipse at Sandown in July has knocked the stuffing from him. His defeat in the King George was blamed on being struck-in-to. Whatever, he won’t relish another eyeballing with SO YOU THINK.

As such, SO YOU THINK has his measure. How good is he? I reckon he’s better than his official rating of OR127, by possibly another 3lb. He should relish this trip as he showed no signs of lacking stamina over 10-furlongs in the Eclipse and he was good enough to run 3rd in the Melbourne Cup over 2-miles (admittedly, off a lenient handicap mark, about 10lbs below what he should have been on). What’s more is he likes to be up with the leader, so he could take a deal of catching in the straight. Has not been lucky with the draw (14 of 16).

SARAFINA was 3rd in the race last year and many thought she could have won but for being badly impeded 3f-out. I must admit, I was not of the same opinion and I watched the race many times. Yes, she lost ground, but so did a host of other horses as the early leader weakened quickly. Personally, I thought her jockey left her run too late and I think connections may have thought that too, as Gerard Mosse has been replaced since. Without a doubt, the horse possesses a devastating turn-of-foot and while that will hold her in good stead in this smaller field (19 ran last year, this year it’s likely to be 16 going to post), I reckon this year’s opponents are better horses. Draw (13 of 16) not important for this hold-up horse.

Of the others, GALIKOVA won a weak looking Group 1 (Prix Vermeille) LTO, and it was a slow time too (2.10 secs slower than SARAFINA on the same card) and you have to wonder if this half-sister to brilliant miler Goldikova will have the stamina to stay this 12-furlong trip which will probably be run at a searching pace. She’s not one for me.

NAKAYAMA FESTA ran a cracker last year to be 2nd, only losing to Workforce by a head. The horse did nothing wrong last year and was beaten on the day only by a better one, there were no excuses. However, that was a helluva final furlong tussle last year and he’s not looked the same horse since. He was easily swept aside by Sarafina in the Prix Foy and needs to find possibly 10lb+ to be in contention.

A more interesting run in that race came from HIRUNO D’AMOUR, another Japanese challenger. Do not under-estimate this one just because he hails from Japan. Remember, he beat good yard-stick St Nicholas Abbey in the Prix Foy at level weights and by 2½ lengths – and that was his first run in over 4 months so he no-doubt needed it. He was not pushed hard that day, and I liked the way he quickened-up 2f-out to pass St Nicholas Abbey inside the final furlong only to be caught by Sarafina in the final 50 yards. As such, I cannot see ST NICHOLAS ABBEY being involved in the finish.

RELIABLE MAN who Seville beat at Longchamps in July may well be improving (he won the influential “Arc” trial, the Prix Niel, LTO) and some good judges reckon he’s top-notch. He also has the huge advantage of the 3yo weight-for-age allowance. Draw (7 of 16) looks favourable.

SNOW FAIRY won both the English and Irish Oaks Group 1 classics last season. However, I reckon she’s best at 10-furlongs and, depending on how this race is run; she may not be far away from SO YOU THINK at the post. If it’s a slow-run race early-on and develops into a 5-furlong dash she has a turn-of-foot as good as any in this field and better than most.

The last of the realistic contenders is Irish Derby winner TREASURE BEACH. Remember, this horse beat Nathaniel at Chester in May and since then they have both gone on to win Group 1 races over 12-furlongs. He’s a prominent galloper though, and that’s not the best thing to be in the “Arc”. In his favour, he has always been held in highest regard by his trainer Aidan O’Brien, hence his entry at Chester in May (where he sends all his best 3yo’s). Although almost certainly over-the-top when beaten in the Grand Prix de Paris in July, he won over 10f in August (another Group 1) and has been rested since so comes into this race fresh. Not the best of draws (12 of 16) but not the worst either.

Of those with supplementary entries, MEANDRE is held by RELIABLE MAN and would need to make significant improvement to reverse placings with him. As for MASKED MARVEL, connections are surely looking to try and snatch one of the places (5th pays £100k, 4th £200k, 3rd £400k) and make a financial killing on the 100,000 Euro entry fee.

How I rate the race runners, and my odds-line:
RELIABLE MAN – 122 + 8lb = 130(P)…….. 9/2
SO YOU THINK – 130………………………….. 4/1
SARAFINA – 126 + 3lb = 129………………… 9/2
GALIKOVA – 118 + 11lb = 129……………… 12/1 (won’t stay trip)
SNOW FAIRY – 125 + 3lb = 128……………. 10/1
TREASURE BEACH – 120 + 8lb = 128(P)….. 8/1
MASKED MARVEL – 120 + 8lb = 128……… 14/1
MEANDRE – 119 + 8lb = 127………………… 14/1
HIRUNO D’AMOUR – 124(P+)……………… 12/1 (could improve 3lb+)
WORKFORCE – 123………………………………12/1 (spent force)
NAKAMAYA FESTA – 120(P)………………….. 16/1
St NICHOLAS ABBEY – 120……………………. 40/1

From the above, RELIABLE MAN at 12/1 looks tremendous value, as does the other 3yo Derby winning colt TREASURE BEACH at 40/1. They may not win what looks like a very competitive race, but one or both should be in the 1st-3 and you never know! Both are worthy of a small eachway wager.

Golf gambling tips at this weekend’s European Golf action

September 27th, 2011

Golf gambling tips update from Betting League’s professional golf tipster Rock62.

Did you follow last week’s free golf gambling tips? Both players were one shot short! A very close call for golf tipster Rock62!

Subscribe for FREE… CLICK HERE to subscribe to Rock62’s golf gambling tips.

Simon Dyson is in the best form of his life and he can continue his progress up the world rankings by contending at the Dunhill Links Championship this week. Padraig Harrington is returning to the place of former glories and after positive signs last week he is advised to finish in the top 5 in a tournament being staged at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. I’m giving Joost Luiten another chance and recommending him for a top 10 finish again.

This is a complex tournament played over the three courses mentioned above on the east coast of Scotland. It is the only pro-am played on the European Tour. Teams of one pro and one amateur play each course in rotation over the first three days. A cut is then made after which the top 60 professionals and the top 20 teams progress to play the final round at St Andrews.

The Old Course at St Andrews is the easiest course with wide open fairways. The 17th, the road hole, is arguably the most famous hole in world golf. It is a tough a par four you could find anywhere and always plays above par when The Open is staged at the home of golf. There are only two par 3s and two par 5s but several of the middle length holes are reachable if the wind is blowing in the right direction.

Carnoustie is another classic links course which last staged the Open in 2007. It has just two par 5s and three par 3s. Kingsbarns is a highly regarded course exposed to the wind. There is the usual quota of par 3s and par 5s in a total par of 72.

The logistical nightmare of a tournament is now a well established event. It often plays a major role in determining the Order of Merit winner. Inevitably luck can play a big part in this tournament as a player can get the worst of the weather one day and then find his rivals face the same course in benign conditions just 24 hours later.

It is an advantage to play St Andrews on Saturday so that a player can carry forward a feel for the course into the final round. Playing that course on day one seems to be a disadvantage but regardless of the rotation weather is a key element at this time of year. There are always local climate variations but the forecast for the area looks excellent with no appreciable wind and rain forecast just on Sunday.

While a whole host of sport, film and television celebrities test their skills on the three courses in Scotland the pros will be aiming to win one of the most prestigious events on the calendar. Martin Kaymer will defend the title he won 12 months ago amongst five of the top six in the world rankings, including the German himself.

For Harrington the tournament will represent another opportunity to test his new swing in tournament conditions. He has said how much he loves the format of the event. He believes the company of an amateur will keep the complex swing processes out of his head. He can chat to his amateur partner and he is not fazed by the long rounds which are a feature of the event.

He is a proven links player having won this tournament in 2006 and the Open at Carnoustie the following year. He made the cut at the Austrian Open last week, without getting in contention. However, he showed enough to have a good week in Scotland. I don’t think he’s ready to win again but a top 5 finish is well within his capabilities.

My idea of the winner is Simon Dyson who is the type of carefree bloke to relish partnering some major or minor celebrity. He wouldn’t seem out of place in Strictly Come Dancing or I’m a Celebrity. However, there is more than a fun loving persona to this player. He has won two tournaments this year and now stands at a career high 30 in the world rankings.

Dyson won this tournament in 2009 and had another top 5 finish last year. He is clearly suited to the format and course conditions and will have no reservations if this turns into a putting contest. The gregarious Yorkshireman has everything in his favour this week and he may well record another win.

Joost Luiten is a regular feature of my tournament analysis. He was advised last week and was only a five foot putt away from making a playoff. The quality of the field this week has much greater depth than last week’s entry list in Austria. Luiten will win a tournament over the next two years but maybe not this week. However, he is playing well enough to record another top 10 finish.

Nick Watney is the class act in this week’s Justin Timberlake Shriners Open on the US Tour and can’t be left out of the staking plan. Martin Laird is a former winner and runner-up so he can’t be ignored on a course that is clearly well suited to his game. Ryan Moore played well in the FedEx Cup play-off series and is another player with positive memories of the course.

After the multi-million pound purses in the play-off series we now enter the Fall events. Most of the leading players will be out of action for several weeks so it’s a surprise to see Watney in the field. Players will be competing to earn enough money to keep their card and playing privileges for next year.

The tournament has had six name changes over the years but has always been staged at the TPC course at Summerlin near Las Vegas. Despite changes to the course and reduction of par this tournament generally develps into a putting contest. Summerlin has been the easiest pat 71 on tour for the last two years.

The course features large greens so there is a premium on putting. The greens have ranked inside the top five easiest to hit in regulation since 2008. This event will be a shoot-out and it has produced several first time winners. When Jonathan Byrd won last year he ended a streak of six consecutive maiden winners, four of which were rookies.

The course’s only defence against low scoring can be some wind. However, the temperatures are forecast to rise into the nineties, with only moderate wind and a slight threat of rain. The average winning score over the last six years is 22 under, a very high number for a par 71 layout.

Watney can have hot streaks with the putter. He has already played a back nine in 27 strokes which helped him win the AT & T National in July. He has also won a World Golf Championship event this year and now stands at number 11 in the world rankings. He is the only player in the top 30 in the latest world standings competing this week.

Martin Laird lost in the play-off to Byrd last year when the latter player had a hole in one to clinch the title. Laird has averaged 66 strokes in his last eight rounds at Summerlin and he has no better record on any other course on the schedule.

The selection played in the four play-off events so he’s obviously in decent form. He never really got in contention over the last four weeks but played well enough to qualify for the Tour Championship, open to just the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings.

George McNeil may not be a familiar name but his form on this week’s course is exemplary. He won the tournament in 2007 and has top 15s in each of his four appearances at Summerlin. He has had four top 10s this season and finished second on two occasions. He looks likely to get in the mix again and another top 10 finish is the least of his capabilities this week.

UPDATE: Golf gambling tips at this weekend’s European and US Golf action

September 25th, 2011

Golf gambling tips update from Betting League’s professional golf tipster Rock62.

Subscribe for FREE… CLICK HERE to subscribe to Rock62’s golf gambling tips.

Luke Donald and Joost Luiten are both in a great position to win their respective tournaments on the European and US Tours. Having had what seems like an agonizingly number of near misses it would be satisfying to achieve the Holy Grail of golf betting, selecting winners on both the Tours.

Donald could well pocket over 11 million dollars if he wins the Tour Championship as that would clinch the FedEx Cup and that huge bonus. At two shots off the pace ahead of Saturday’s third round he is in great shape to win that obscene amount of money.

It would equally pleasing if Luiten were to win the Austrian Open. I’ve been monitoring his progress over the last few weeks and he looks to me like a winner about to happen .He is the class act of the four joint leaders and I’m expecting a significant move from him on Saturday.

Day 2 Newmarket Cambridgeshire Meeting – Horse Racing Tipster The-Valueman

September 23rd, 2011

Free Horse racing tips: Horse racing tipster The-Valueman reviews the action on day 2 of the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket – Friday 23rd September.

You can subscribe to receive The-Valueman’s horse racing selections for only £29.99 for a months subscription. CLICK HERE!

Hello everyone and once again welcome to the Betting League blog for the 2nd day of the Cambridgeshire meeting and as I predicted, yesterday it was not a good day for punters and was best left alone, feel sorry for the guy who got the first five up in the tote jackpot and had the sole surviving ticket left going on to the favourite Swiss Maid who traded as short as 1.52 in-running but ended up finishing second and dashing the hopes of winning £896,000 but it makes it better for us today, all you have to do is get 6 winners at Newmarket in “ The Tote Jackpot at Newmarket which looks set to smash all records on Friday with not only the largest rollover in history up for grabs but it could also potentially create the biggest ever winner of the bet.” so everyone give it a go you never know, maybe my selections will help and we’ll all be sharing / celebrating tonight,
Anyway less of the dreaming and onto today’s racing, they’re going to water the course a little today to replace the moisture that was lost on a drying day yesterday, so would imagine the going will be about the same, again not a lot of betting opportunities with a glut of fillies only races, which as you all know I don’t consider betting opportunities, and a maiden in which there is no form lines,

1.15
A fillies race so a no bet race for me Rakasa, Questing and Nayarra all finished in a heap behind Regal Realm and the form of that race was let down by Regal Realm last time, so how solid that form is I am not sure, todays going and track are pretty different, and I think that Natyarra will be better suited of the three to today’s conditions, think the form of Newmarket winner Minidress is weak compared to some of the others, if I were to choose I liked the look of both debut scorers Albaspina and Alsindi both of whom looked to have lots of improvement in them but how they will handle today’s quicker going is anybody’s guess

1.50
Another fillies race and no bet race, don’t think the form of Dark Promise is good enough to win this, it was a weakly run race at Haydock that she ran behind King Torus in, Soorah looks slightly outclassed today, Wake Up Call is consistently improving but needs to find another 7lbs to figure here, and I think you can say the same about Electra Star who has been well placed by her connections to win some moderate races for this level and today’s race looks harder, I think Seta will have her conditions today, her form is very ground dependant in that all her best runs have been on fast going the worry is the drop back in trip

2.25
I seem to keep saying this but another no bet race, the main protagonists have very varied form and a few of which if they were back to their best would win this easily, Poet’s Voice has been disappointing of late but he is Frankie’s chosen one so obviously a better run is expected but he is nearly favourite and you are guessing and I don’t do that, Premier Loco won a weak race the other day and is not good enough and will be my place lay of the day at the prices, Libranno is another who won a weak race last time and not for me, Ransom Note and Tazahum are the two I would be interested in, Ransom Note needs a positive ride over this trip to run to his best and Tazahum is improving and gets a handy 4lb weight allowance

3.00
Another fillies race and again a no bet race, Albamara and Firdaws both need to show massive improvement to take this so not for me, Samitar is consistent but a place looks all she can hope for, the two with the proven form are Fallen For You and Lyric of Light, and there should not be much between them at the finish, if I were to pick I would think that Fallen for You would be better suited by the stiffer track today.

3.35
A maiden with nothing to go on so another no bet race.

4.10
Guess what….yes another no bet race with lots of questions to be answered by the front runners in the market, Al Shemali runs too many poor races, Dangerous Midge has the class but maybe not the inclination to win this, something was wrong obviously last time with All the Aces, Sirvino is just a good handicapper and is outclassed today, Myplacelater runs too many shocking races for me and is favourite which just about sums the race up and he will be my second place lay of the day at a ridiculous price, Mahooba is consistent but if any of the other runners bounce back to form she will be left in their wake,

4.45
At last a decent race with lots of runners and lots of form to go on and our first bet of the meeting so let’s hope it is successful, a couple of interesting jockey bookings Fallon for D’Arcy, and Dettori for Cowell, Jo’Burg is interesting on his debut for David O’Meara, he has dropped a lot in the weights to a winnable mark but he didn’t look to be enjoying racing last few times we have seen him, Nelson’s Bounty one of two in the race for Paul D’Arcy was well backed last time on his return to form but the race was run at a moderate pace and this is tougher, Paramour is another who was disappointing last time when favourite and needs to improve to win this, Viva Vettori keeps promising without delivering, but he will like the track, Night Lily raised his game last time on the a.w but this is different, Capaill Liath is consistent but the yard is massively out of form, Dolphin Rock is another consistent animal but the firm going is against him, I have narrowed this down to just three runners, but you need to be a member to find out what they are,

5.20
A race with no prize money and for a change more than just a handful of runners taking part, but it has to be another no bet race, with a lot of moderate horses racing for nothing, Fujin Dancer has the best form if his speed hasn’t been blunted after a few tries over hurdles, and a good booking is Richard Hughes to ride, the filly Ambala has to prove she is as good on turf