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  • Racing Tips May 26

    By on 25th May 2018

    I was pleased to see Arthur Kitt win for members, first time on a racecourse. Sometimes it is all about pedigree. A son of Camelot and half brother to a former winner for us, Eartha Kitt, Haydock expert Rickard Kingscote rode the colt to a comfortable victory at SP odds of 3/1.

    But I was on at 6/1, the price on offer when I mailed members of VG Tips that tip on Thursday afternoon.

    Arthur Kitt is one to keep an eye out for in the future.

    George Bowen was beaten by a neck. I'd rather lose . . .

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  • Racing Tips May 25

    By on 24th May 2018

    We are entering a busy and high quality week of racing.

    This weekend we have the Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas at the Curragh just outside Dublin. The following weekend it is the Oaks and Derby on the Epsom Downs. Flat racing at its very best.

    As existing members of VG Tips know, I believe in sticking to the quality race meetings wherever possible. They test the research skills of any punter or tipster, but that makes it all worthwhile.

    There exist far too many low quality race meetings across the year. Punting fodder that is on purely to line . . .

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  • Racing Tips May 24

    By on 23rd May 2018

    I received a message recently from a loyal member asking about the odds I mention in my posts/e-mails to members.

    He'd missed some of the earlier prices and wanted to know how I went about this process.

    As members know, I offer analysis, selections and prices the day/night before the racing in question. I look out for the first prices in the market as they are often the best. Bet365 and Paddy Power are usually the first bookies to price up a race.

    If I see a first price I like the look of, I stop . . .

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  • Racing Tips May 19

    By on 18th May 2018

    I do like York. Both the place and the May meeting at the racecourse never lets me down.

    Between Wednesday and Friday I offered selections in eight races. Members of VG Tips have enjoyed winners at odds of 4/1 (NAP), 3/1, 5/2, 21/20 (NAP), along with each way profitable punts at 8/1 and 11/2. One win selection let us down by finishing second and there were only two races of the eight that did not return me and members money across the three days of the Dante meeting.

    On Friday Warsaan, a 5/2 . . .

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  • Racing Tips May 18

    By on 17th May 2018

    Coronet won for members on Thursday. She does hold her head in a strange position when racing, but the attractive looking grey filly raced away from the field to land the Group 2 Middleton Stakes with something to spare.

    In the feature race, the Group 2 Dante Stakes, my tip Roaring Lion won easily, going away at the finish. He justified my continued confidence in him and John Gosden is minded to send him to the Derby at Epsom on June 2nd and take on the hot favourite Saxon Warrior once again.

    I advised members on Wednesday that Roaring Lion . . .

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  • Racing Tips May 17

    By on 16th May 2018

    My NAP won on Wednesday. Give and Take was an excellent, value price and quite comfortable winner. Tipped up to members of VG Tips when available at 4/1 on Tuesday night, the William Haggas trained Give and Take won under a last to first ride by jockey James Doyle.

    It was a mixed day for the ever likeable Yorkshireman, William Haggas. His Tasleet incurred a minor injury overnight that prevented from him racing at York on Wednesday. The frustration of Haggas was evident in the interviews he gave after Give and Take won for members.

    One further thing to . . .

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  • Racing Tips May 16

    By on 15th May 2018

    We all have our favourite racecourses. When it comes to flat racing, York is mine. The Knavesmire is a beautiful setting at any time of the year, whether racing is on or not.

    Many moons ago I used to walk a dog I owned across the Knavesmire. You are allowed to and many people do. But not on race day.

    For many years it was the location for hangings (before my time). Later on it was the location for the York golf course. It is prone to flood during periods of heavy rain but if the Met Office is correct . . .

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  • Racing Tips May 12

    By on 11th May 2018

    There were some people who reckoned the much talked about low draw bias at Chester was a bit of a myth. I doubt they are saying that too loudly after the May meeting this past week.

    By far the majority of the winners on The Roodee this past three days came out of single figure stall numbers. That's worth remembering when you next have a bet at Chester.

    Another great looking racecourse awash with history is the Knavesmire at York. I miss the years of walking my dog on the Knavesmire on non racing days, obviously, and always enjoy . . .

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  • Racing Tips May 11

    By on 10th May 2018

    Sir Ryan Moore (I knighted him long ago as the Queen is taking far too long over it) had a good day at Chester.

    He won aboard my 5/4 tip Idaho but it was arguably his other winner, Rostropovich, that was more impressive when beating my fancy My Lord and Master into second. Ryan spoke highly of Rostropovich after the race and his words told me that, so far at least, this would be his second choice to ride in the Derby at Epsom early next month. Second behind the Evens favourite and stablemate, Saxon Warrior.

    Bookmakers reacted by . . .

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  • Racing Tips May 10

    By on 9th May 2018

    As with people, some horses like the heat of battle and others do not.

    I am now growing very concerned that the Aidan O'Brien trained Hunting Horn doesn't like a fight. That's only two races now but in both Hunting Horn has been racing fine until things get serious in the closing stages. He doesn't like being bumped. He was unlucky to some extent in both races, but was not going to win today at Chester. Disappointing. I fear O'Brien may pull Hunting Horn out of the Derby and my ambitious 66/1 ante-post . . .

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