Bonjour mes petites

I have returned from abroad; browner, poorer and wiser. I swerved left instead of right at Nice airport, thus avoiding the trap of a Longchamps visit with distinguished friends. This

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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 on the AW but this

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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 about the wisdom of my

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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 / Spencer combination does extremely well

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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. With Siskin being withdrawn after

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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 then ran with his head

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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 Mulrennan, on Gale Force Maya,

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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 longer odds. The quality of

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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 strike rate of over 20%

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Mea Maxima Culpa… it’s work (ed)

Darlings, I fear that unless you collectively glance at the pages without my sending you a reminder. you will miss both the opportunities our tips regularly present. The first alternative

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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 patent. Chelmsford 19:30 Alemaralyoum 1pt

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Thomas Cook – an unfortunate truth

I was slightly surprised that every Thomas Cook customer seen on TV, seemed “horrified”, “surprised”, “dazed”, and “bewildered”, leading me to assume that they had collectively failed to read a

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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 at 25/1 this morning and

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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 offer, so it is their

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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 good value. She has the

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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 the length of a meeting,

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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…. truly an epic epicurean trail

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