Flat racing is back. First in Ireland and then, from last Saturday, in England. The flat season proper that is. Not the low grade, all weather nonsense that goes on all winter long.
Ryan Moore rode two winners for members of VG Tips at Doncaster on day one of the official flat season. Kool Kompany at 12/1 and Ballet Concerto at 8/1. Those tips were offered to members the day before racing. I always do that so that my loyal and lovely members can get the first, and often best prices on offer.
Kool Kompany looked anything but cool for much of the race. Ryan Moore had his work cut out to restrain the very keen Richard Hannon trained horse. But he took control and produced Kool Kompany late to snatch victory in the Doncaster Mile by a short head. 12/1 was available when I tipped that winner. The SP price was only 7/1.
Ryan also won two other races on the card, including Ballet Concerto – tipped up by me when priced at 8/1. The Sir Michael Stoute trained gelding won the Spring Mile Handicap by three quarters of a length.
There was one other tip on day one of the English flat season. Donncha, ridden by Jamie Spencer, was an each way tip at 15/2. The jockey Jamie Spencer produced that one late, as I predicted. But just too late and Donncha finished third. But as members were on each way, they got their stake back plus a little profit.
A week earlier, at Naas, the Irish flat season began in earnest and I tipped 8/1 winner Czabo to land the Group 3 Park Express Stakes. Trained by Mick Channon and his son – who I interviewed here late last year – Czabo was well fancied by me and many members enjoyed some tasty profit backing that winning filly.
Spring Offensive, a 16/1 each way tip from me on the same card, also returned placed profit for those members who took my advice and placed their bet with SkyBet, who were almost alone in offering returns about the first five horses past the post.
So I am delighted the English flat season is back, Ryan Moore is alive and riding winners and I and the members of VG Tips can look forward to a profitable few months ahead. Now is a good time to join VG Tips to make an annual profit betting on racing and football.