• Hughes Vs Johnson
    That’s sad news, he will do well to be back in time for Cheltenham.
  • Daily selections
    Poor run, always towards the back.

    LSP: -2.71 (win), -8.36 (place)
  • NAP OF THE DAY (JAN)
    Bet 19

    Boulting For Glory (4:30 Exeter)

    LSP: -1.08

    Wins - 6/4,11/8,13/2,15/8,4/6
  • Daily selections
    A 3rd inspection planned at 11 AM, so not sure the meeting will go ahead but I have backed one in the bumper.

    4:30 Exeter - some interesting newcomers, but I think experience will be handy especially in these conditions. BOULTING FOR GLORY cost a €100,000 and finished 4th (5/1, beaten 18 lengths) on debut on heavy going at Wincanton last month. It wasn’t a bad run as the front two had the benefit of experience, and with the usual 2nd time improvement you would expect this one to go close. Neil King does well in these races and his runners show improvement 2nd time out. Mountain Leopard has also shown good form in two bumpers but I feel carrying a penalty in a competitive field like this makes things difficult. Another possible at a bigger price is Lamanver Storm, who was very disappointing when sent off favourite on debut but did better next time. He needs to improve again but it’s not impossible, he comes from a good family, Tom Lacey also trained two of his half-sisters Lamanver Alchemy (won on 3rd start) and Lamanver Odyssey (won on 2nd start) and won bumpers with them.

    Selection - Boulting For Glory @ 10/3

    Good luck.
  • MJS SYSTEM SELECTIONS
    3 winners, good profit on the day.
  • Daily selections
    Thanks everyone.

    Stainless, yes I noticed, looking forward to it, I know I will have to study extra hard for it.
  • Hughes Vs Johnson
    Only the short priced winner Clondaw Caitlin today. Black Panther got placed at 13/2. 3:00 race I didn’t fancy them at all and it looked a false favourite, yet foolishly I still put it in my placepot - had all others in with Dunly to go in the last.
  • Daily selections
    Thanks, Fuzzybear.

    That evens looked a bit of gift as he won very comfortably in the end. Good performance, I wouldn’t get too carried away by the winning margin though as I think the other horse probably got tired towards the end.

    LSP: -1.71 (win), -7.36 (place)
  • NAP OF THE DAY (JAN)
    Bet 18

    Aye Right (2:00 Newcastle)

    LSP: -1.75

    Wins - 6/4,11/8,13/2,15/8
  • Daily selections
    Thanks, Calvert.

    2:00 Newcastle - disappointing turnout with just 2 runners, and a bit of question mark against both. Probably should leave the race alone, but I can’t resist a little bet on a horse that is 8 lbs better off in weights and is evens in a 2 horse race. Of course AYE RIGHT’s rating of 146 is based on hurdles form but he was running well for a long way before unseating on chasing debut behind Sam Spinner. I think he should run well now dropped in class. On negative side, Harriet Graham is 0 from 21 in novice chases but this is the best horse she has had, he gave his stable a first bumper win in 14 years, and then became the first to win a novice hurdle for them in 10 years, hopefully he can add another first for them. Mulcahys Hill won a good novice at Cheltenham on his 5th chase start before pulling up over National fences last time, he has had a wind surgery since then so could improve. But he is rated 2 lbs lower than selection and has to concede 6 lbs, stable had the 2nd (4/5 favourite) in this race last year.

    Selection - Aye Right @ 1/1

    Good luck.
  • Daily selections
    Thanks Peregrine, a short priced winner after 14 consecutive losers doesn’t really deserve praise but hopefully this is the turning point.

    Winner lacked fluency in his jumping but no serious errors, and improved as the race went on. Maybe he was a bit lucky that the two leaders fell but had almost drawn level at the time so I feel he would have won anyway. Can win again when stepped up in trip.

    LSP: -2.41 (win), -7.36 (place)
  • NAP OF THE DAY (JAN)
    Bet 17

    Glinger Flame (1:50 Ayr)

    LSP: -3.62

    Wins - 6/4,11/8,13/2
  • Daily selections
    Had every chance, but weakened very quickly after the last.

    LSP: -4.27 (win), -8.02 (place)

    1:50 Ayr - very little between Dali Mail and GLINGER FLAME, but I feel the latter’s greater stamina could be an advantage in these testing conditions. And with all 3 of his main rivals carrying penalties, he is best in at weights.

    Selection - Glinger Flame @ 15/8

    Good luck.
  • NAP OF THE DAY (JAN)
    Bet 16

    Faustinovick (4:05 Ascot)

    LSP: -2.62

    Wins - 6/4,11/8,13/2
  • Daily selections
    4:05 Ascot - I picked FAUSTINOVICK last night when it was around 3/1, it’s gone favourite now so value is probably gone but I am not going to change my mind. It is a good race, Falco Blitz has every chance despite the penalty but I feel one or two of others who have had lesser racing have the potential to improve past him, hopefully my selection is one of those. Trainer had the 3rd in this race last year with Russian Hawk, Faustinovick’s form looks slightly better despite the fact that he is yet to win so hopefully he will run well. At bigger prices, I wouldn’t rule out Killer Clown either, and the mare Bit On The Side has run in a couple of good bumpers, so a good race to watch. All 5 runnings of this have been won by favourites or joint favourites though, hoping that trend continues with Faustinovick.

    Selection - Faustinovick @ 15/8

    Good luck.
  • Daily selections
    Missed out on 4th place by narrowest of margins, and surprise surprise other horse on my shortlist Adnap wins backed from 7/1 to 7/2. I went with the usual draw bias and just to prove me wrong all the races so far tonight have been won by high drawn horses.

    LSP: -3.27 (win), -7.02 (place)
  • MJS SYSTEM SELECTIONS
    Nice winner.
  • 20\20 Vision (◐‿◑)
    Nice winner, well done.
  • Anyone use a database?
    Yes, I use Horseracebase, happy to help if you need to look up anything.
  • Daily selections
    A few others I liked at Dundalk, not done singles on these but included in e/w yankee for a bit of interest.

    5:30 - Secret Wizard (11/1)
    7:00 - Bucky Larson (4/1)
    7:30 - Laurel Grove (6/1)