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

Saturday’s Racing

A good start to the day by buying the First Half French Score at 11+. Even better, because it is on a Sporting Index promo

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.

St Leger Day

As many of you racing historians will know, it was not uncommon in days gone by for a horse to run in several races over

Donny: Day something

A light lunch with 16 chums at Le Columbier in Chelsea, a light tea somewhere else, dinner at Chelsea Arts Club. breakfast at Le Colbert….

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

Donny Day 2

I was reminded of late, about the dreadful old Saturday magazines that contained vast numbers of advertisements for chest expanders, which would ensure that never

Donny, Leger and a proper chap

There are few races that don’t have some history attached to them. A fatal accident, a crowd gone awry, a fortune lost, another gained. The

TV Racing and a jolly day at Ascot

I am indeed fortunate that I have been invited to a day’s racing at Ascot on Saturday and I am much looking forward to some

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

Saturday’s Racing Tips

Well, Friday wasn’t a train crash by any means. A 10-1 Irish Cambridgeshire winner in JASSAAR. My first choice CURRENT OPTION was 2nd. Two other

Irish Cambridgeshire

A brief lull in the day and, as I haven’t been called up by The Sealed Knot Society to defend Parliament, my mind has inevitably

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

York, The Ebor, Day 4 and Saturday Racing

1:50 York Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m1f ITV 6 runners ZAAKI 2:05 Goodwood Ladbrokes Celebration Mile Stakes (Group

York Day 3

I had lunch yesterday in Farnham with Peter O’Tool, The Oracle of Galway, who seemed terribly pleased to inform me, thirty seconds before the off,

York Ebor Meeting Day 2

Excruciating pain from watching Frankie in the first, come 5th at 20/1 in a bunch finish, the first five covered by no more than 1¼l

York Ebor meeting Day 1

One of our brethren contacted me to say he was struggling to [a] send me an email and [b] understand my apparent support for Patrick

Saturday 17th August TV Racing Tips

What Ho A generally quiet week behind me, but with many flurries on the political front. I have launched a petition, which might, inshallah, gain

Saturday’s Tips 10th Aug

The Shergar Cup provided me with a great deal of work, having handled the PR for Bluesq.com back in the day. We first dug them

Midweek Tips – PMA

A Positive Mental Attitude is what is required as we try to recover from Goodwood, which was by no menas all bad, but actually lleft

Goodwood Day 5

The entire Raceweb team has returned to the bosom of the Chateau d’If, and while Sidlesham, Bosham. Dell Quay, Lavant and Glorious Goodwood, have many

Goodwood Day 4

1:50: BEYOND REASON was a decent G2 juvenile winner and she patent;y needed the run at Sandown for her seasonal debut. She meets all the trends

Goodwood Day 3

1:50:  Historically, you can always dump a few runners in this race by avoiding, fillies, claimers and headgear… much like life .ALMANIA caught my eye

Goodwood Day 2

Sorry folks, Trying to get the monty to you away from my desk is quite tricky, so forgive the lack of explanatory notes. 1:50: MANCINI

Goodwood Day 1

No time for idle chit chat and fascinating insights into a delicious Courgette Salad, I recently had. (Oh alright if I have the time, I’ll

Goodwood coming,

The ability to catch a small steamer from Windsor Town station to the riverside racecourse, is a charming and must-do start to a pleasant evening

Lies, damn lies and The Tissue

So near and yet so far. The poor old Tissue, gave one of our travelling bretheren a sensible forecast, but didn’t back it himself; highlighted

Saturday’s Tips

Having been to the theatre again last night, back to The Bodleian, to see The Globe’s “Comedy of Errors” touring production, I was wide awake

Scarred and demoralised

Sorry about Saturday. I wish I could say we came close, but we were undone by the heat, horses, tipster, jockeys, distance, weather, lack of

Racing Tips for Saturday

I am sadly unable to go to Newbury and see Tom Jones post-racing today. I just feel as though TJ’s voice is now better-heard in

Well Done Henrietta

It is a recognised fact in the QI Book of Who Knew that tipping your horse is the kiss of death. What is less well-known

Moving swiftly on, or not in some cases

Perhaps the least said about yesterday the better. EXCITING DAYS needs further, different ground, retraining, cutting and then sold to Turkey. BARTHOLOMEW J suffered from

A trio for 4th July

By no means a complete waste of time yesterday. I had a small Trixie on yesterday’s selections, (as shown on the slip), and cashed out

Three Tips for 3rd July Tips

7:40 Bath Willie Haggas’ LISTEN TO THE WIND is going to be hard to beat, he’s odds on, but please think on this. If a