The weekend rolls on

Capt. Kneesup

Capt. Kneesup

Capt. Kneesup was the former Racing Correspondent of various BBC regional radio stations and was the gossip columnist on the now-defunct Odds On magazine. He now runs Nick Boyd's large, privately owned reputation, which is widely regarded as a sporting, not-for-profit endeavour.
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I’m quite relieved to be socially unattached today. My TV and a roaring planet-destroyer are calling with Racing, EuroFooty, Grand Prix and maybe even a bit of left-over take-away Chinese washed down with beer and no glass … a real boys-at-home “Slack Order” day.

Yesterday could have worked out better on the tipping front – but I had the jolliest day at Cheltenham surrounded by good chums and they all seemed to have a few winners. At the end of this post, you will find yesterday’s results, and it is fair to say that the ground, temperature, time of the year, traffic, Prince Andrew, The General Election and possibly even Ergophobia all played a part in denying us the all-correct solutions we had believed possible. However, here at Raceweb Towers, we need to try harder and to that end let me quickly give you my thoughts for today.

The Brazilian Grand Prix has, for the last eleven years, been won by the front rank. That gives you Max and Sebastian. Vettel hasn’t got his head on straight at the moment and the antagonism between himself and Le Clerc and the management is beginning to impact. That leaves Max and at 4/5 he is too skinny to back on his own. However, chuck him in with some nailed-on footy results and you’re getting some value. So I would suggest a five-timer on the following propositions for a 5/2+ return. Remember we’re only doing the footy because we’re looking to back Verstappen at the odds that reflect the realities of a Grand Prix with blown engines, poor team instructions and the vagaries of an uncertain world. 5/2 makes sense.

  • Max Verstappen wins the Brazilian GP
  • Portugal to win their Euro 2020 game today
  • England to win their Euro 2020 game today
  • France to win their Euro 2020 game today
  • Turkey to win their Euro 2020 game today

Next, we have Cheltenham and I would suggest

  • 1:15 ROLLING DYLAN e/w
  • 1:50 GETAWAY TRUMP
  • 2:25 POLITOLOGUE
  • 2:40 CAPTAIN CATTISTOCK – CHASMA e/w
  • 3:00 QUOI DE NEUF – DAME DE COMPAGNIE – BENNY’S BRIDGE
  • 3:30 ECCO – EDEN DU HOUX e/w
  • 4:00 EVERGLOW – TIME FLIES BY

The results are in and this is what we “achieved”. (1st Placed)

  • 12:05 PG THYME HILL 2pts win CHAMPAGNE WELL 1pt e/w
    • CK THYME HILLHAPPYGOLUCKY e/wDANCING ON MY OWN
  • 12:40 PG: NORDANO 1pt e/w
    • CK: MICK PASTOR – CHOCKS AWAY e/w
  • 13:15 PG: MINELLA WARRIOR 1pt e/w AYE AYE CHARLIE 1pt e/w
    • CK: WHOLESTONE – REDZOR e/w
  • 13:50 PG: RAMSES DE TEILLEE 2pts win
    • CK: BIG RIVER
  • 14:25 PG: SLATE HOUSE 1pt e/w COUNT MERIBEL* 1pt e/w
    • CK: SPRINGTOWN LAKE – COUNT MERIBEL* – MAGIC SAINT* (*Paid out on SkyBet 5th & 6th)
  • 3:00 PG: THE BUTCHER SAID 2pts win
    • CK: VIEUX LION ROUGE
  • 3:30 PG: REMASTERED 1pt e/w LE MILOS 1pt e/w
    • CK: JATILUWIH – TREASURE DILLON
  • 4:00 PG: ROSEISAROSEISAROSE 1pt e/w
    • CK: CILL ANNA – MIDNIGHT CALLISTO
  • LINGFIELD PG: 2:10 SCENTASIA 2pts win
  • LINGFIELD PG: 1:00 ALEMARATALYOUM 1pt e/w

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