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Qipco 2,000 Guineas Analysis

If Pinatubo has ‘trained on’ he may be a once in a generation horse with the ability to turn this into a procession. There is,


I am hoping that lots of you followed my advice on day one and none of you on day two – the outcomes were very


1.30 BALLYMORE NOVICES HURDLE Envoi Allen is the favourite and probably will win. But I don’t like that price in a race like this at

Cheltenham Saturday’s Tips

Once again The Pharoah of Galway provides another selection of winning tips. Be aware that The Dublin Pharaoh runs in the 2.35 Newcastle today. The

Cheltenham Friday 13th December


Just time for a quickie

As I head off to the annual Guinness Carol Concert, I spied one for today which, had the Captain not already made his selections I

Saturday 30th November

NEWBURY 12:05 SILVER FOREVER 2pts win 12:40 RESERVE TANK 2pts win 13:15 LARRY 1pt e/w 13:50 PETER THE MAYO MAN 1pt e/w DOWNTOWN GETAWAY 1pt

Newbury Friday 29 Nov

12.15 TRINCOMALEE 1pt e/w i think the market leaders are difficult to separate and are poorly priced. I’m taking a chance that Lucy Wadhams gelding

Sunday Muddy Sunday

CHELTENHAM 12:45 Colditz Castle 1pt e/w Demon Fou 1pt e/w David Pipe’s booking of Jonjo Jnr on Duc De Beaucherne is eye-catching. However, I have

Saturday 9th November

AINTREE 12:20 Present Value e/w 12:55 Cubao e/w 13:30 Shady Oaks e/w 14:05 Old Grangewood e/w 14:40 Rosy World W WINCANTON 13:15 Enola Gay e/w

Ascot Saturday 19th October

Those of you looking for winners today will do well to read today’s beautifully reasoned advice from The Tissue. Personally I have a shocking record

Southwell Friday 4th

Catapult in the last (given at 10-1) pulled things out of the bag at Chelmsford. Tonight I am again looking for some decently priced bets

Ascot in soft going

I had a terrible first few days at Royal Ascot. Having researched all the races well in advance I developed a huge reserve of confidence

The Only Way Is Essex

CHELMSFORD 18:30 CALEDONIAN CRUSADE 1pt e/w Not much form to go on in this race but I am following Gleneagles progeny and the Simcock /

Longshots at The Curragh

So we now know that Mum’s Tipple finished the Middle Park Stakes lame in his off fore so his run can safely be struck out.

Saturday 28th

So King Of Comedy proved himself to be a complete clown. After having to be walked to the start, he dwelt at the off and

Friday September 27th

Yesterday the five selections produced a winner, three seconds and a fourth. So very nearly a good day and I was particularly peeved that Paul

Newmarket 26th September

A frustrating day yesterday with a 14-1 second and two fourths at 33-1 and 7-1. But that is what happens when you are looking for

Sept 25th

One of my betting systems this year has been to back all progeny of the first-year sire Gleneagles. It has worked very well with a

Tuesday 24th September

I can’t find anything that is likely to emulate our long price winner from Sunday but I think these three would make a neat e/w

Hamilton Sunday 21st

Some very moderate racing in the UK today but I have three fancies for Hamilton. HAMILTON 14:00 TWENTYSIXTHSTREET 1pt e/w I have backed this longshot

Fancies for Saturday 21st

AYR 14:40 SHOW STEALER 1pt e/w As a hold-up horse she will need some luck in running but, at her best, Rae Guest’s mare is

Leopardstown 14th September

I will leave The Tissue to provide some guidance at Doncaster and focus on some very exciting looking races over at LEOPARDSTOWN.

Friday the Thirteenth at Doncaster!

Readers of Raceweb enjoyed a bumper day yesterday with The Tissue picking five out of seven winners at Doncaster. The legend of Longcot started off

Haydock and Salisbury

HAYDOCK 14:50 GRAND BAZAAR 2pts win CALEDONIAN CRUSADE 1pt e/w There is nothing particularly rare about a John Gosden trained horse, ridden by Frankie Dettori

Tuesday September 3rd

Today’s selections: 14:45 Goodwood LADY LYNETTA 2pts win The entries in the two-year old races at Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire meeting are a good guide to the

A view from the track

Exchequer 17:45 Thirsk A bit of a longshot but possibly very good value at his current 33-1. He’s value at 20s and a shortening of