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  • Racing Tips April 21

    By on 20th April 2018

    That was impressive today from our 7/2 winner Lah Ti Dar. The John Gosden trained winner at Newbury looked good when winning by 6 lengths on debut and, as I told members in my pre-race analysis, comes from a very good pedigree.

    The bookies reacted swiftly to that fine victory by cutting her price for the Oaks on June 1st to a best price 14/1 with one, but mainly 12/1 elsewhere.

    The ground conditions up and down the country continue to dry out as much of the UK is bathed in sunshine for at least one . . .

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  • Racing Tips April 20

    By on 19th April 2018

    Thursday was a day of surprises, sadness and disappointments.

    If punters were disappointed by the performances from the likes of Roaring Lion, Music Society and Le Brivido, imagine how the trainers and owners felt.

    But, as I have said more than once, that is the downside to the very early days of the new flat turf season. Some horses simply need the run to blow away their winter cobwebs, others are racing for the first time and will have a much better idea of what is expected from them second time out.

    And in a sign of the changing weather . . .

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  • Racing Tips April 19

    By on 18th April 2018

    How good it was to see the sun shining down on Newmarket and Cheltenham on Wednesday. Have we seen the end of soft and heavy ground racing for the time being?

    The Craven meeting at Newmarket heralds the beginning of the flat turf season proper. At least to my mind.

    As predicted, there were tales of the unexpected. A 25/1 outside of the field winning a race containing much more fancied horses. Run that race again in June and you'd get a very different outcome.

    In a race I swerved for fear of something unpredictable happening, Forest Ranger . . .

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  • Racing Tips April 18

    By on 17th April 2018

    Well that went rather well. The Grand National.

    On April 8th, I sent members of VG Tips my ante-post selections for the feature race at Aintree.

    Tiger Roll was one at odds of 12/1.

    The winner of the Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham had looked comfortable that day. Connections expressed their concern that the heavy ground at Aintree would be too testing for Tiger Roll. I didn't fall for that Irish blarney on April 8th. A week later, with the weather and the ground just getting worse, I began to wonder if they might have a point . . .

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  • Tiger Roll – a third successive Grand National winner for members of VG Tips

    By on 15th April 2018

    I don’t believe it! We’ve done it again. For the third year running, I and my lovely, loyal members...

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  • Racing Tips April 14 – NON Grand National

    By on 13th April 2018

    The crowds will be vast at Aintree on Saturday and the Grand National is the most watched race in the world of racing.

    But there are other races before the big one. Some of those attending may actually watch the racing, rather than spend the day in the bars and restaurants.

    It is the final day of what has been a decent three day meeting in Liverpool, despite the weather turning conditions very testing.

    We still have some good jumps racing to look forward to. The Scottish Grand National on Saturday week and the excellent meeting that begins at Punchestown . . .

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  • Grand National Racing Analysis and Tips April 14th, 2018

    By on 13th April 2018

    It's time.

    Time to see if I can select the winner of the Grand National at Aintree for the third successive year. I'll pass out should I do so.

    What do we know about this race?

    It's not as tough to win as it was 51 years ago when Foinavon took advantage of a pile up and won at 100/1. The fences are safer and therefore not as demanding as they were even ten years ago. But that is fine by me. My first choice for the National is the same every year - please let all . . .

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  • Racing Tips April 13

    By on 12th April 2018

    Well that was a testing first day of racing on Thursday. We came out of it with two winners, Might Bite at 5/6 and Balnaslow at 11/2, and some each way placed returns via 14/1 third place finisher Clan Des Obeaux and 10/1 shot Gino's Trail, which also finished third.

    But it was more testing for the horses. Particularly those that raced four weeks ago at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Might Bite came out of that just fine, and beat inferior opponents today with something to spare, but others that had hard races at . . .

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  • Racing Tips April 12

    By on 11th April 2018

    Courtesy of an early Easter, it's four weeks this year between the high class Cheltenham Festival and this meeting, which has grown on me over the years.

    The racing on the Thursday and Friday of the so called Aintree festival has just got better and better over recent years and provides an excellent build up to the big race on Saturday, the Grand National (for which members of VG Tips were sent my early thoughts a few days ago).

    Inevitably some top class horses have been withdrawn from Aintree late in the day, most of them trained by Nicky . . .

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  • Grand National 2018 ante-post preview

    By on 8th April 2018

    ANTE-POST ANALYSIS & SELECTIONS

    Aintree - Saturday April 14th

    5.15 - Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1) over 4 miles, 2 furlongs and 74 yards

    At the time of writing, almost twice the number of actual runners come the day are declared to race. So this can only be a post about those most likely to actually be at post on the day, including those I have had an eye on for some time.

    How on earth I managed to make the winning One For Arthur my 40/1 each way tip . . .

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