23 October 2017

Today is quite difficult, at this time of year I try and edge more towards the National Hunt racing, horses off the flat can lose their form, and need a rest.  Its easy to back something,  that is past its best form.

I could update with something later, but I am not seeing anything as yet, that looks great value as a bet !

21 October 2017

With the ground at Ascot turning soft, its betting with that firmly in mind.  A lot of the big races are contested by horses that ran at the ‘Arc’ meeting two weeks ago, and I think quite a few will run today below form, so I am backing one that has had a light season so far.

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Duretto

Time: 1.25 Ascot

Current odds: 10/1 EW

This horse bolted in last time, it was a lot easier race but he won like a progressive horse.  The ground will be no concern, he should stay the trip and his jockey won on him last time at Chester, he ticks a lot of boxes and is a bit of value.  I am backing him each way as    he has a few pounds to find with some of his rivals.  Order Of St George is the favourite, and if he runs to his best will be very tough to beat, he ran well in the ‘Arc’ and is top rated in the race, he has a had a few tough races this  season and I am thinking (and hoping) he may be a bit below peak, although he is trained by a genius !

20 October 2017

Nothing solid today as yet.  The weather is a bit of a concern, it can be difficult to get a consistent idea on going conditions at this time of year, lots of showers could be around today. I will try and update later with a possible bet !

19 October 2017

A good winner last night with Yellowhammer winning at Kempton returned at 5/2 so was a drifter in the betting, but got up on the line to win under Kieron Shoemark, he is riding well this jockey, it was his final leg of a treble yesterday.

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Bambi Du Noyer

Time: 5.00 Uttoxeter

Current Odds: 6/4

This former french recruit won so well last week at Exeter, that I think he will be difficult to beat again.  He escapes a penalty as it was a conditional jockeys race he won, so races off the same handicap mark, slight change of headgear from last week with cheekpieces fitted today.  I just think a lot of his rivals are not in the best of form, so my selection can follow up again.

 

18 October 2017

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Yellow hammer

Time: 8.15 Kempton

Current Odds: 7/4

In an all fillies handicap, I think this filly who has been lightly raced can win again.  She did well to win at Newmarket on her only start in 2017 on turf.  She comes here fresh and will hopefully take another step forward on the all weather surface, the horse that was third to her at Newmarket  Ower Fly was a 4l winner recently, so the win Yellowhammer had was an ok race.  She is well drawn and has a good jockey riding who knows her well.

16 October 2017

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Alfarqad

Time: 2.10 Yarmouth

Current Odds: 10/11

In what looks a race between the front two in the betting Alfaqad is the one I think can oblige, he was a good third on debut, and  will improve for that run,  and is taken to win this race.  He was an expensive buy as a yearling and should be fine on the ground.

It is quite difficult today, hopefully the rain and strong winds avoid todays race meetings.