Saturday, 24 March 2018

3:45 Lingfield Racing Tips (24th March)

Horse Racing Tips
A tricky looking class 2 handicap where most of the horses have positives in their trainer/jockey stats, I cant see Tomily or George Dryden winning this race but couldn't discard the other 4 from winning this race, the early pace will most likely be set by Captain Lars or more likely from stall 2 by A Momentofmadness 3/1 who hasn't any c/d form but could be dangerous with a lead if it takes to the surface, Ascot Day will be trying to stay on at the finish but despite carrying a massive weight ENCORE D’OR 5/2 still comes out on my figures and the 7lb claiming apprentice who has won twice before for this stable will help its cause, I will be backing the selection and having a small covering bet on A Momentofmadness as the jockey booking looks as though the connections think the horse will take to this surface.

Encore D'Or 7/2 2nd
Class 4 race where I can put forward Fethiye Boy, Merry Banter and Kamra as potential lays the rest have a some degree of a chance to win, Sandras Secret has poor trainers stats, 1-53 and Desert Ace has poor jockey stats, 0-23, which still leaves 5 in the mix, Liquid, Oriental Relation and Invincible Ridge have both good trainer and jockey stats, while the remaining pair, Liberatum and Awesome Allan have good jockey stats only, maybe the solution is to leave the race alone unless the betting gives some outstanding value.
Not too bad for a class 6 race, I've got 6 of the 10 runners marked down as potential lays, Highly Focused doesn't like too fast of an early pace and this race might not be run to suit it, my 3rd top rated is CLERGYMAN 9/4 but the price isn't value, who is the most natural front runner so if getting its own way up front it could prove hard to catch, Frank The Barber is 2nd top and can make the frame if the pace isn't too fast but this race may also go against it, top weight PUSHKIN MUSEUM 8/1 is top rated and could stay on the stronger at the finish, I will have to go with backing them both to cover both angles.

Clergyman 9/4 2nd
Pushkin Museum 8/1 5th
This division is a fair bit weaker looking the only known front runner is Dazeekha but this one likes to set a slowish early pace and then try to kick from the front but will prove very dangerous if its allowed to dictate, I will be going with 2 small bets in the race Ambitious Boy 25/1 is my top rated but this one usually stays on at the finish and may need a strong pace to aim at so that might not happen here but luckily the price permits me to have an each way bet, Semana Santa 9/2 is my 2nd top rated and has good trainer/jockey stats which points to connections expecting a big run here and the race wont take much winning, I think the winner will come from the 3 horses mentioned but its not a race to be getting too involved in betting wise.

Friday, 23 March 2018

2:10 Lingfield Racing Tips (23rd March)

Lingfield racing
A race where I can find reasons to lay 5 of the 9 runners and cant split the top 4, Pulsating 7/2 has got very good trainer/jockey stats, Piazon 10/1 has good ones as well as does Dream Farr 11/1 and they are all in my 4 possible winners but I do have Strategic Heights 7/2 as my top rated but this one doesn't want a fast early pace and there's no known front runners in the field so this race may be tailormade to fit but I would probably have covering bets on the other 3 but betting or laying my stakes will be on the low side.
I'm going with 3 against the field in this race and look to lay 6 of the remaining 8, Mossgo 7/1 is my 2nd top rated but the jockey is a bit of an unknown to me and is 0-3 for the stable which put me off a little but it could make the frame being a possible pace setter, Red Invader 3/1 is my 3rd best but this one has good trainer/jockey stats and could be the one to prosper if they go too fast in the early stages, top rated is Sandfrankskipsgo 10/1 not drawn well though in stall 10 for a front runner but there's only 3 known early paced types so it could be ok and this is a horse that can spring back to form without warning, I will dutch the 3 of them but not to big stakes.
I've marked 5 of the 9 runners as possible lays and even then I'm not sure what will win but I think by dutching 3 horses I can find the winner, my 2nd and 3rd top rated are both front runners, I prefer Roy's Legacy 10/3 on times but its drawn in stall 6 but Ask The Guru 6/1 has got the stall 2 draw so ought to get control of the rails, so I cant really split them but I've got Secret Asset 25/1 as my top rated and this ones got the stall 1 draw so it should be able to stay on the rails just behind the leaders and ready to pounce, I will back all 3 but tilt slightly in favour of my top rated horse with an each way bet.

2018 Grand National Tips

Grand National 2018 Four grueling miles, two furlongs. It's a long way when you are winning or losing in the Grand National. Whether you are looking to bet ante-post or wait for the day, it pays to get your Grand National Tips ready because it often pays to get your bets placed early and secure bigger odds. 

The Grand National is held at Aintree, Liverpool. The 14th April: 5:15 Aintree. Get ready for the biggest steeplechase in the world. It is a handicap like no other simply because it has 30 fences that detail stories of both good and bad luck.

Who can forget horses such as Red Rum who won three times in the 1970's and runner up on two other occasions. Ginger McCain made a name for himself and cemented that he was a trainer to admire when Amberleigh House went on to win for the stable in 2004. Both horses winning at the age of 12. 

At present, the Grand National features 73 entrant but that will be a much smaller number come race day. The knack for ante-post better (betting before the day) is that you have to hope your horse makes the line. The favourites are likely to be kept safe and sound and highly likely to get to the races but that doesn't mean problems or injuries don't happen. We have only to look back to Cheltenham to see the big hopes can falter or even be withdrawn. 

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Blaklion:  Presently priced 10/1 with bookmakers. This nine-year-old bay gelding is a son of Kayf Tara. Nigel Twiston-Davies horses has won over £400,000 in prize money. He finished fourth in last year's Grand National when behind One For Arthur. Blaklion was made 8/1f for that race and could well be similar odds. A win over this course back in December when 7/4f although a much shorter trip. The stable haven't won this race since Bindaree back in 2002 who won at 20/1. Blaklion has proven form and the type to put down a challenge. 

The Last Samuri: Presently priced at 16/1 with bookmakers.  Kim Bailey was disappointed last year when this horse was pulled up because of being baldly hampered and never traveling thereafter. Considering he finished second in 2016, it is understandable why many punters will feel this ten-year-old chestnut gelding has some hope of going well this time round. In truth, he has to carry more weight which is never easy on this demanding course. 

Both horses has fair each-way chances.  

Thursday, 22 March 2018

2:10 Wolverhampton Racing Tips (22nd March)

Horse racing
I've got 3 marked down as possible lays and then 7 horses that are very closely rated and any of them could make the frame, 6 of the 11 runners have been known to lead before and 5 of them are in my 6 that are closely rated with Fuel Injection the one that could prosper if they go off too fast, my selection would be a much more confident choice if KRYSTALLITE 14/1 wasn't a front runner drawn in stall 8 but if it does get to the front it ought to prove very hard to catch but my stakes will be on the low side because of the draw but at the price I will go with having an each way wager.

NR: Krystallite
Only 6 runners which I've got split in half, Temeraire looks the most likely leader and is my joint 2nd top rated along with Reedanjas who is usually held up when there's other front runners in the race but it would be happy to lead if allowed to set its own slower pace and it would then be dangerous but I'm going with the top rated GOOD BUSINESS 9/4 who likes to track the leaders and make it a true run race and it ought then to stay on the stronger, its not a great price but would bolster a multi-bet.

Good Business 11/4 3rd

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

3:05 Southwell Racing Tips (21st March)

Racing TipsSOUTHWELL 3.05
A tight handicap with only 6lbs covering all 8 runners, I've got 3 with enough against them to lay them if there's any value in doing so, Kommander Kirkup is well weighted and my 3rd top rated so could make the frame, Siege Of Boston is 2nd top but this one likes a fast early pace and finish strongly when the leaders are fading but there's only 1 known front runner in this race so if from stall 2 ANGEL PALANAS 8/1 gets to the front here it could prove very hard to catch, I did tip this horse last time it ran but it missed the kick and never features in the race, there was other contenders for the pace setters role that day but here its the only “known” front runner so an easier opportunity to lead all the way in this race.

Angel Palanas 8/1 3rd
Of the 12 runners 7 have been known to lead which is unusual in a 6 furlong race and 3 of my top 4 are possible pace setters, Related, stall 10 and Major Valentine stall 2, are joint 3rd top rated and both front runners so the latter may do best being drawn near the rail, my 2nd top rated is Born To Finish which is an apt name for a hold up type of horse and this one could do best if the front runners go off too fast and tire nearing the end but top rated is SPARKALOT 11/4 who is drawn in stall 5 which isn't too bad and if getting to the front or contest the lead it would have every chance to follow up its win last time out, the price isn't great but i think 7/2 would be about right for its chances.
Sparkalot 11/4 1st

7:15 Newcastle Racing Tips (20th March)

Horse Racing NEWCASTLE 7.15
This is a tricky looking claiming race as every horse has got some degree of a positive against its name, the only known front runner is Mishaal but on this straight course it doesn't give them much of an advantage as on a turning track, I will be going with a smallish bet on MAJOR CRISPIES 13/2 who of course is my top rated but its stable has another runner, Mujassam who on jockey bookings looks the stables more fancied horse but I've a feeling this one may need a longer trip although it did run well at Southwell over this distance, there's also a debut runner in the field so I've no idea what that can achieve which reiterates going with a smaller stake.

Major Crispies 13/3 5th
Not a great race for a class 4 affair and only Razin Hell 20/1 known as a front running sort and it could be very dangerous if allowed to set its own pace but this straight course isn't as good for front runners compared to a turning track but it could do enough to make the frame, I've got joint top rated horses in ATHOLLBLAIR BOY 4/1 who has been in very good form lately and its drawn in stall 8 right next door to the most likely pacesetter so it should get a good tow into the race and the 3lb claiming jockey could tip the balance in its favour, the other top rated is BUCCANEERS VAULT 8/1 but this one hasn't run for 155 days so may need the run as it has done after a break before but did lose its maiden tag on its first run so maybe it can run well when fresh so I'm not really sure so I cant split them and will back both and also an each way covering bet on Razin Hell at 20/1.

Athollblair Boy 4/1 1st
Buccaneers Vault 18/1 4th

Thursday, 15 March 2018

7:15 Wolverhampton Racing Tips (16th March)

Wolverhampton racing
Of this field of 13 I have got negatives against most of them and I'm looking at 4 that could feasibly win this race but my stakes will be kept low because I've not got a clue who will set the pace as there's no known front runners in the field, New Rich 6/1 would be 2nd top using a time it recorded at Chelmsford and this will be its 1st attempt on this surface so could be dangerous if taking to it and wouldn't need to improve much to win, I've got Burauq 10/1 and Ambitious Boy 14/1 as my joint 2nd top rated but both are being ridden by apprentices which would move them above my original top rated Fantasy Justifier 8/1, I cant split them confidently enough so I will look to dutch all 4 of them to make a profit whichever one wins.
7.15 Div 2
At least in this division there's a couple of known pace setters and they are housed next to each other in stalls 4 and 5 but I think they will be setting the race up for a finishing type and I've got JESSIE ALLAN 9/2 as my 2nd top rated but its stuck out in stall 13 which isn't ideal and its still a maiden after 35 attempts although its gone close a few times its trainer has a 15% win rate and the jockey is 3-9 for this stable which points to them expecting a big run, I have got AD VITAM 5/1 in top spot and it ought to be able to get a good early position from stall 1 but the trainer is 2-39 at this track and the jockey is 0-3, I will have bets on both but my stakes will be kept low.

Ad Vitam 5/1 4th
Jessie Allan 5/1 7th

6:30 Chelmsford Racing Tips (15th March)

Chelmsford racingCHELMSFORD 6.30
Half of this 12 runner race have been known to lead before and I've a feeling the race will be won from the front or one that's races very prominently but Mighty Zip who is my 3rd top rated may be the one to prosper if they go off too fast and fade nearing the finish, Hurricane Alert is versatile type when it comes to racing tactics and my 2nd top rated but the trainer is 0-18 at this course and the jockey 0-2 which would temper my enthusiasm if it was my selection, I'm hoping from stall 2 CULLODEN 16/1 can break fast and lead all the way, the trainer has a 15% win rate at this course and the apprentice jockey has a 12% win rate for this stable which points to them expecting a big run here and hopefully a return to the winners enclosure and at the price it will have to be an each way investment.

Culloden 20/1 7th
A lovely looking race and 5 of the 11 runners have been known to lead before, Boom The Groom usually runs a gallant race but may struggle to lead all the way here, the 2 who i think could also contest the lead is Zac Brown 11/1 and Bowson Fred 10/1 and both of them have a decent chance of winning the race then add into the mix the 2 horses who will probably be staying on the strongest are Verne Castle 11/1 and Dynamo Walt 12/1 and all of this 4 have either good trainer or jockey stats or both, but most of the runners have at least a good trainer or a good jockey stat, so i will be looking to dutch all 4 of them with each way bets to show a profit whichever one of them does the business.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

5:15 Southwell Racing Tips (14th March)

Horse Racing Southwell
The only older horse sprint race of the day and it doesn't get much worse than this one, i was thinking about leaving the race alone because of a lack of known front runners and any stakes will be kept on the low side and that's if there's any value in the price, which i doubt with its recent form for everyone to see. I think the early pace will be set by either Inlawed, who is well drawn in stall 2 but I'm not sure if this horse will like this surface but could be dangerous if taking to it because this race sure wont take much winning but SIR GEOFFREY 11/2 has also been known to lead usually over 5 furlongs but in this race he just might be able to set his own early pace and then kick to repel any late challengers and hold on for the win but as I've already said its a bad race and stakes will be kept low.

Sir Geoffrey 9/1 5th

Grand National Riding Tips

Grand National 2018
The Grand National is the top and most exciting steeplechase events on the calendar and is considered the ultimate test for horses and riders. Held at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, entrants will race over 4 miles and 514 yards, and jump a total of 30 large fences over two laps. With a prize fund of over £1 million and 40 entries from the finest trainers and owners in the land, the Grand National is always one to watch. This year, the event is on April 14th.

It’s not only the riders that get excited. The Grand National also happens to be one of the top sports betting dates. Those who usually do not bet will try their chances, whether by studying the favourites or by guessing on the names that they like.

There were 105 initial entries revealed in January, and since then, not much has changed in the markets, though odds have risen and fallen slightly based on recent results. Last year’s winner One For Arthur is out with an injury and not on the list, but there are plenty of others to choose.

Remember, at this stage, all betting is ante-post. So, you will not receive a refund if your horse doesn’t run. You are betting on whether a horse will make the final cut, as well as whether they will overcome their handicap to win the event.

A word on handicaps. Each horse is given a weight to carry based on their rating, form and other statistics. This is supposed to level the playing field and give every horse a chance to win, but, some competitors will be more likely to overcome the weight and win than others. Keep in mind that you are betting based on whether a horse can win despite their handicap.
Blaklion is the favourite to win the Grand National this year, with 10/1 odds on BetStars. The Nigel Twinston-Davies entry was one of the favs last year, too, but fell short and eventually faded to a 4th place finish.

The nine-year-old has gone from strength-to-strength since then, including a nine-length win at the Becher Chase at Aintree. Blaklion has proven he has the stamina to pull off a Grand National win this year and the experience, jumping the extraordinarily large fences at Aintree.

Total Recall has cemented his place as the second favourite to win the Grand National, with 14/1 odds as it stands. The horse has made significant improvements since joining Irish trainer Willie Mullins last summer and has since had success in the Munster National, Ladbrokes Trophy and most recently, at the Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown.

Another runner that is potentially good for a bit of an outside bet is Definitly Red, one of the few horses recommended on the Grand National website. He was a big favourite in 2017 but was put out of action following a missed leap on the infamous Becher’s Brook. A Grade 2 win at Aintree in December proved that Definitly Red still has what it takes, and a more recent victory in the Cheltenham Cotswold Chase saw Red’s odds tighten up a bit. It would have been better to get in for a bet when Definitly Red had 20/1, but as it stands now, he is touching on the second favourite with 14/1 odds.