28 February 2018

Another day of race meetings on turf being called off, the snow has hit most parts of the UK , snow and cold weather here in Guernsey as well. Just all weather racing going ahead at the moment.

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Dubai Acclaim

Time: 4:55 Wolverhampton

Current Odds 10/11

This horse has been running well, his last run over 7f was a good one when second, the third and fourth that day have both won since, dropping back to 6f today,  should not be a major concern, he was second over that trip before.  He can win this weak race. Of rivals, VJ Day has shown ability last year on grass, he has been gelded and drops to 6f from his last run over 7f, looking at his pedigree, he should be suited by the all weather surface, and is the one to beat.

26 February 2018

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Reckless Wave

Time: 7;45 Wolverhampton

Current Odds: 5/4 without fav

I am finding it difficult to split the front two in the betting, so I am backing Reckless Wave without Inn The Bull.  This mare is a course and distance winner, her jockey won on her last time, she beat Inn The Bull last year on turf, meeting today on similar terms brings them close again.  Of rivals, with the fav out of the equation, Ice Canyon was behind my selection last time, I can’t see a reversal in form, the rest are horses who are not really in good form of late.

24 February 2018

Another Saturday with lots of good racing, once again the most difficult day of the week to find a winner I always think.

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Carouse

Time: 1:30 Lingfield

Current Odds 7/4

A course winner twice, Carouse has changed stables since his recent win, his new trainer is clever and will hopefully have him in good health again today.  He will like the 1 mile trip,and can win again today.

Of rivals, Ghost Serge is top rated, based on grass form, he ran ok last time on his first race on a synthetic surface at Kempton, he looks the main threat. Bobby K is another who is improving with racing.

23 February 2018

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Solid Man

Time: 2.10 Lingfield

Current Odds: 2/1

This gelding is having his first start in a handicap, he showed promise last year, going off as favourite on his second run, he is stepped up to a mile today,  and it is his first try on an all weather surface.  He should be suited by the trip and can win off his low rating, which is in a poor race.  Fran Berry rides,  and has ridden him on all starts so far.  Of rivals, Odds On Oli has shown enough to win a race, his last run was a bit below par at Southwell, so going back to a similar surface to his decent effort when second at Newcastle will be better for him.

22 February 2018

Update: 2:05 pm

I am going to back Gold Star 6:00 Meydan.  He has gone up slightly in the weights for a recent win at the track.  He is around 2/1, it’s a competitive race, and although not much value in a handicap, I think he can go in again.

22 February 2018

Another day of profit yesterday, Casey Jones winning at Newcastle, backed at 11/10, he returned at 4/6 after heavy support.  Smith’s Bay whom I put on the update was a below par 5th, he was a bit keen early in the race, but to be honest he was given no chance from where he was ridden in the race, he was so far back, he made up a lot of ground to get closer, but in soft ground it is very tough on the horse, they use up too much energy, and fail to finish the race off, jockeys have to ride the race to suit the horse, not ride the horse to suit the race !

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Drafted

Time: 5.25 Meydan

Current Odds: 2/1

A winner twice at Meydan over 6f and 7f, the step up to 1 mile today should not be a problem to this horse.  He is usually switched off at the rear and finishes well, he can complete the hat trick of wins today.  Of rivals, Footbridge has fair form in USA, his form at Meydan on dirt has been ok, but below his American form, Cappezano could well relish the return to dirt racing, he ran well last winter at the track on the dirt, he could well pose the main threat.

I will update later with a horse, around 2pm.

21 February 2018

Small profit yesterday with Suprematism finishing 3rd at Wolverhampton, backed each way at 7/1.

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Casey Jones

Time: 4.20 Newcastle

Current Odds: 11/10

A winner over 7f last time at Newcastle, the step up to 1 mile will not pose any problem to this horse.  He can improve to defy his 3lb win penalty.  Of rivals, Kripke has shown enough ability to win a race, he ran well last time and is the main threat.  Lovely Approach is the unknown, she has a good pedigree and comes from a strong stable.

I will update later around 4.30pm, as I could well have a tip in a later race.