Saturday, 20 January 2018

4:10 Lingfield Racing Tips (20th January)

Lingfield racing tips
As usual a complex handicap with some conflicting/confusing stats, there's four known front running types in the race and i think this race will be won by a horse ridden prominently, Secret Strategy has got stall one which is always a bonus but may need to improve a few pounds for the switch to this track, Indian Affair is in stall six which could mean those drawn between these two fast starters may get squeezed out to some degree, Anonymous John would be top rated using a time from 2016 but he didn't equal it last year and the jockey deployed in this race is 0-15 for the stable which puts me off, then add on the stall twelve draw connections might be waiting for a better opportunity for this one, my top rated from a 2017 time is the bottom weight BRIDGE BUILDER 5/1 who is coming out of stall eight and can hopefully follow Indian Affair over to the rail and then either lead all the way or contest the lead and stay on the stronger at the finish.

Bridge Builder 6/1 2nd
Another trickylittle race but once again I think it might be won from the front as there's six natural front running types in this race, I've got negatives against two of the other three runners and that third one isn't in my top four on my ratings, Swendab is my fourth top rated but stall eight isn't going to help it with five fast starters inside it so it might struggle with the make-up of this race, Fast Act only ran over this course and distance once last year but a time from 2016 would make it second top and stall six might not be ideal in this race, Red Stripes is my second top rated using 2017 times and has stall one so cannot be dismissed easily but I'm not sure about the jockey booking as hes 0-10 for the stable, in top spot is ZIPEDEEDODAH 13/2 who is in stall five and that could be the second best draw in this race and if either getting to contest the lead or leading itself it could prove hard to catch, the jockey booked to ride is 2-7 for this stable and the stable has a healthy 21% win ratio in apprentice race, so everything points to connections hoping for a big run here.

Zipedeedodah 9/1 4th

Tipsters Favourites for Cheltenham 2018

Mighty Bite
Cheltenham is one of the showcase events of the racing calendar, and with the runners finally announced, it is time to look beyond the Gold Cup and dive into the detail of some of the other races taking place over the four day festival. 

There are 28 races, and organisers estimate that half a billion pounds will be bet on the outcomes. With well over a month to go before the crowds descend on Cheltenham, plenty has already been said about the impending showdown between Sizing John and Might Bite in the showcase event. So let’s see what other runners are taking the fancy of the top tipsters for Cheltenham 2018.

Nicky Henderson, the tipster’s choice 

Those in the know say that if you hang on to the coat tails of veteran trainer Nicky Henderson, you can’t go far wrong. The man from Seven Barrows, Berkshire, has a record that is unparalleled and most of the experts picks for this year are from Henderson’s stable.

Might Bite is the obvious example, but Henderson’s Buveur D’air is hotly fancied to win the Champions Hurdle for the second year in succession on the opening day. Also look out for Henderson’s Alitor in the Queen Mother’s Champion Chase on Ladies Day. 

The Luck of the Irish

The showcase race on St Patrick’s Day is the Stayers Hurdle, and for 2018, this event is attracting more attention from tipsters than any other, due to the open nature of the field. Uknowhatimeanharry was the early favourite, having finished third last year and produced an impressive win at Aintree in November.

However, question marks over his fitness have seen odds slip to around 12/1. Sam Spinner is currently the bookmakers’ favourite, but it is a close one to call, and using the logic of “if in doubt, follow Henderson,” L’ami Serge is a compelling punt at 10/1. 

One to watch in the novice stakes

So much, then, for the showcase events. There are also some compelling novices slated to run at Cheltenham, and few have garnered as much attention Fountains Windfall. Anthony Honeyball’s nine year old gelding was the talk of Kempton when he blew the opposition away in the Handicap Chase on 13 January. Honeyball certainly feels that Fountains Windfall is the real thing, and the tipsters are inclined to agree. The horse will be running in the third race on Wednesday, and the 9/1 odds look highly generous. They are shortening by the day, so grab them while you can.

A word about the Gold Cup

Of course, we can’t ignore the Gold Cup entirely. The Might Bite / Sizing John debate will only get hotter as the day approaches, and if it came down to a choice between the two, most of the experts believe that Might Bite is the stronger. However, it is far from a two horse race, and Coney Island could surprise everyone. The horse was out through injury for almost a year, but came back looking stronger than ever at Leopardstown last month. Bookmakers are currently offering 8/1, but expect those odds to shorten as Cheltenham draws closer.

Friday, 19 January 2018

2:30 Lingfield Racing Tips (19th January)

Lingfield horse racing tips
This a competitive looking race and there's quite a bit of conflicting data for some of the 9 runners, KASBAH 11/2 has been my top rated on its last 2 runs and getting beaten although it did make the frame both times and I'm hoping its going to be 3rd time lucky here, Human Nature has got a good stall 2 draw for a front runner but would need to improve a few spots to win this race but the selection has got the one stall so should be able to follow it about a length back on the rails ready to attack late on.

Kasbah 7/1 4th
With 11 runners this class 6 affair isn't too bad, NOVABRIDGE 7/1 did me a good turn when leading all the way and winning at 12/1 last time out and could go well again here, Windforpower would also be a selection in this race if it wasn't for the jockeys 0-18 record for this stable but i might have a small covering bet on it just in case, ETERNALIST 11/2 is another front running type and the jockey booked has a 4-9 win rate for this stable which points to them expecting a big run here and i will have to go with backing more than 1 horse in this race.

Eternalist 6/1 6th
Novabridge 8/1 9th

Thursday, 18 January 2018

2:20 Southwell Racing Tips (18th January)

2:20 Southwell
2 small lays on Alpha Tauri and Eccleston 3 cover bets on Pearl Nation, Aleef and Letmestopyouthere 2 bets HANDSOME DUDE 4/1 and TRICKY DICKY 9/4

Handsome Dude 11/2 1st
Tricky Dicky 11/4 2nd
Ex £18.60
5:55 Chelmsford
Apart from the top weighted SPARE PARTS 9/4 I can find a reason not to back everything else in the field so it has to be my selection.

Spare Parts 5/2 2nd
8:30 Chelmsford
I expect either Lady Cristal or Natalie Express, or both, to set the pace and I'm hoping they go off fast enough to expose Reedanjas and Cool Breeze (but this one does have very good trainer and jockey stats) as finding this trip a little bit too far, Bobby Vee hasn't any course form but has only shown slow times recently on this surface but elsewhere, PRETTY BUBBLES 13/2 always looks as though further suits it better but if the early pace is really fast it could play into its hands, the other runner PULSATING 6/4 comes out as my top rated, this one also has good trainer/jockey stats so I'm hoping it can pick up the pacesetters nearing the finish and stay on the stronger but i will have to go with backing two selections in this race.

Pulsating 6/4 3rd
Pretty Bubbles 13/2 4th

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

4:35 Kempton Racing Tips (16th January)

4:35 Kempton  

Napping may prefer a different surface and a small lay in my books New Rich slow times recently, decent time 2016, a cover bet Mercers may find this trip too far, so a lay for me Gorgeous also may prefer a shorter trip so a small lay bet Bop It no surface form, its best turf time would make it dangerous, a front runner so cover bet Mags Well not even placed in 10 runs, may need further so a lay bet Chip Or Pellet may find this trip too far so another lay bet Krazy Paving time from 2016 makes it dangerous so a cover bet Olaudah possible front runner, good draw, top rated on its last run Burauq slow time last time out when 3rd and another lay bet Monarch Maid slow times recently, but versatile with tactics but a lay bet for me Rapid Rise 0-19 record, may need a longer trip so a lay bet. 

SUMMARY: Quite a few of these could struggle here and ive only got four without big negatives against their names, I've got one main bet and three, New Rich, Bop It and Krazy Paving, that i would back to smaller amounts to make a profit in case the selection didn't run to its best but I'm hoping OLAUDAH 5/2 from stall 4 can get out and lead all the way here.

Olaudah 5/2 3rd

7:40 Wolverhampton Racing Tips (15th January)

Racing Tips
Dreams of Glory has a time that could make the frame if others falter but the trainers 1-35 win record puts me off, so a lay.

Kyllukey may prefer a longer distance and needs to improve timewise, so another lay.
Mr Strutter has poorish trainer stat but could make the fame but i doubt win, so a small lay.
Fareeq has poorish trainer stats and may need further so another I would lay.

Point North the trainer has a decent 16% win rate and a recorded time from 2016 that would win this race so on my shortlist as a covering bet.

Waneen also has decent 16% trainer win rate and a recent (2017) c/d time that would make it 2nd top so another covering bet in case my top rated doesn't reproduce its best.

Krystallite is my top rated and a front runner so stall 3 could be ideal and if getting to the front it could prove very hard to catch and my main bet in the race.

Mighty Zip has only slow recent times but could make the frame using a 2016 time but i doubt even then it can win so a small lay bet.

Mags Well hasn't made the frame in 10 runs but is 1 of only 2 known front runners but it needs to improve greatly to win here so another lay.

Your Gifted could feasibly make the frame but would need others to falter to win so a small lay.

Storm Lightning looks as though further would suit it better and the jockey is 0-8 for the stable so another lay in my opinion.

SUMMARY: I've got a couple of horses as covering bets in case the selection doesn't perform to its best but if KRYSTALLITE 14/1 gets to the front it ought to prove very hard to catch and will be my best bet in the race and i will have to go with an each way bet at the price but i will also be laying some of the other runners if there's any value in the betting.

Krystallite 14/1 1st

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Eric Winner Facebook

I may be a little quiet for a day or two as I'm on holiday. That doesn't mean Eric Winner isn't keeping you informed. Simply visit his Facebook page by clicking this link here and you will see his latest tips. I will be uploading the post here before you know it so shortly we'll be back to business.

Thanks for your support. 

1:25 Lingfield Racing Tips (13th January)

Lingfield Racing Tips
Of the 9 runners there's 3 that have been known to lead before so i expect a true run race, Leo Minor is a co-3rd top rated and a front runner and from stall 4 he could set the pace along with Human Nature from stall 1 but i think they will be setting the race up for a finishing type, top weight Reckless Endeavour always runs as though a longer trip would suit it better but my top rated, KASBAH 6/1 likes to track the early leaders and then stay on the stronger at the finish and the trainer has a decent 18% win rate at this course.

Kasbah 6/1 3rd
Division 1 of this race looks quite competitive, there's 2 known front runners and INDIAN AFFAIR 9/1 is one of them and if its apprentice jockey is worth their claim 7lb claim it could prove hard to catch as it moves it from 4th spot to top of the pile, Mo Henry is a possible danger that could improve, Hamish McGonagain is my 3rd top rated and a hold up type, Berlios is 2nd top rated despite this surface not seeming to be its favoured one, my original top rated is PUSHKIN MUSEUM 5/1 and its got the stall 1 draw and the jockey is 2-8 for this stable, i will go with backing them both to show a profit.

Indian Affair 20/1 3rd
Pushkin Museum 5/1 5th
This 2nd division is just as competitive, AWESOME ALLAN 12/1 is 2nd top using recent c/d times and its one of only 2 known front runners in the field and is only 1lb behind DEEDS NOT WORDS 11/1 and this ones trainer has a decent 19% win rate at this course so cant be discounted, The Amber Fort usually stays on strongly and is 3rd best on recent c/d times so might not quite catch the leaders, MR POCKET 11/2 hasn't run over this course and distance in over a year but a time it recorded in 2016 would see it win this race quite cosily and the trainers 17% win ratio here makes it look as though they are hoping for a big run, i will go with backing all 3 but most likely tipping in the favour of the latter mentioned horse at the price and covering the other 2 each way to show a profit whichever one/ones do the business.

Mr Pocket 11/2 3rd
Deeds Not Words 20/1 7th
Awesome Allan 33/1 Unp

Friday, 12 January 2018

2:50 Lingfield Racing Tips (12th January)

Horse Racing Tips

There's only 7 runners and 6 of them have some chance of winning this race, the top weight Juan Horsepower has good trainer/jockey stats and a reasonable time recorded last year, my top rated on this course is MONUMENTAL MAN 5/1 who is also the only natural looking front runner in the race so if getting to the front it ought to be hard to catch and the jockey booking looks as though connections are expecting a big run here.

Monumental Man 13/2 3rd


This apprentice jockeys race is quite an open looking affair with a fair amount of opposing stats for each runner, Jorvik Prince has been in great form winning its last 3 races but has the handicapper caught up with it now, I'm thinking yes and being drawn in stall 10 isn't going to help its cause especially with 3 other known front runners in the race, Bertie Blu Boy recorded a time in 2016 that would win this race easily and in its defence it hasn't tried this course and distance for over a year, Temple Road ought to be involved but the trainer is 0-18 in apprentice races on the all weather tracks and only an 8% win rate including turf races, my top rated is Ask The Guru but this ones trainer is 1-38 in all weather apprentice races. It may prove to be a race best left alone or to trade on.


For a 5 furlong race there's not many front running types in the race, Camanche Grey is my 4th top rated just 1lb behind Little Kingdom in 3rd spot, in 2nd spot I've got Fintry Flyer who usually stays on strongly at this distance as though further would suit it better but maybe this race wont be run at a fast pace for its stamina to come fully into play but it could make the frame, in top spot is NOVABRIDGE 7/1 who is the only known front runner in the race and if allowed to set its pace with an easy lead it could prove hard to catch in this poor class 7 race.

Novabridge 12/1 1st
+ Ex £73.50
+ Tricast £628.99

2 Point Lays 1-2-3-10-11-12-13-14
1 point lays 8-9
1 point win 4-5-7

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

3:25 Lingfield Racing Tips (9th January)

Horse racing tips
A bit of a hard race to solve with conflicting form/times from differing tracks, Silver Penny is 3rd top from Kempton times but the jockey is 1-20 also Popsilca comes out 2nd top using Kempton times but the trainer is a poor 1-30 here, i still couldn't dismiss these 2 completely, CAMINO 13/2 is top rated using c/d times but it isn't ideally drawn in stall 8 for a horse that either likes to lead or at least track the leaders but it might be fast enough away to get there and prove hard to catch, BILLY BOOTS 4/1 is top rated on Kempton times, its another front running type and from stall 2 it could gain control of the rails, i will go with 2 small bets.
Only 6 runners but all i have managed to do is split the race in half and cannot split, Mythmaker 11/4, Reckless Endeavour 10/1 and Diagnostic 3/1, i’ll go with dutching this 3 and laying the other half of the field.
With 12 runners in this race I've dismissed the chances to varying degrees of 8 of them, both Compton Prince and Robbie Roo Roo could be thereabouts at the finish and prosper if others fail to deliver but I'm going with BRIDGE BUILDER 8/1 who is my 2nd top rated but might be the one in this race to make the early running and if getting an easy lead could save enough to try and pinch the race from the front but my top rated is FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN 7/1 who can be held up or track the leaders but seeing its drawn next door to the probable pace setter it could get a good early tow into the race and then stay on the stronger at the finish.