The clues are often there when choosing which horses to back at competitive race meetings.
At Leopardstown on Thursday my members at VG Tips were immediately in profit when backing Flawless Escape in the first race of the day. 7/1 was available when I sent my usual e-mail to members the night before racing. The Gordon Elliott trained Flawless Escape was well backed on the day and won at an SP price of only 11/4.
Here’s what I told members in my preview analysis of that race.
“We had a winner last Wednesday called Mr. Whipped. Back in March he beat by one length an opponent called Flawless Escape, and that one runs here. Mr. Whipped has gone on to win twice since March, including that Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle for members only last week. Flawless Escape went on to easily win a bumper on heavy ground prior to finishing second, beaten half a length, in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown.”
In race 2 at Leopardstown on Thursday I offered two each way tips to members in a race of 29 runners. Some bookies were returning each way bets about the first 5 horses past the post, the remainder would pay out on the first four.
Glenloe and Turbojet were 9/1 and 25/1 respectively when I mailed members with my selections the night before racing. Those two were placed third and fourth respectively, so guaranteeing members yet further profit. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather make money on a 25/1 each way bet where the horse is placed, than win backing an odds on shot.
In the next race the consistent winner Apple’s Jade got up to win the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle. I alerted members to the fact that Ladbrokes were offering 6/5, and Bet365 11/10, about Apple’s Jade. I thought she’d be priced odds on. She was. But only when she won a hard fought finish with Supasundae. Here’s what I told members about those two the night before the race.
“Only seven go to post and six of them have to beat the understandable favourite, Apple’s Jade. The filly tries 3 miles for the first time this day. She was staying on at the finish of the 2 mile 4 furlong race she won by nine lengths earlier this month. At the time of writing 6/5 and 11/10 are available in the betting market. A bit like Politlogue winning for us at a short price on Wednesday, that may well look like a value price come the finish. I’d fancy Supasundae may get closer to Apple’s Jade this day and, at 7/1, may be the one for the forecast.”
Some members took my advice and placed a bet on that forecast with Apple’s Jade winning and Supasundae finishing second. Result!
In the last of four races for which I offered members selections on Thursday, the Christmas Hurdle was won by Road to Respect – a horse that has won for members more than once in times past.
But I opposed this day. I was far from alone. Sizing John was well beaten and it was the Michael O’Leary Gigginstown Stud operation that had the first three home. You can’t win ’em all. Sadly.
But Thursday was a very good day of profit for members of VG Tips. Join via this link. Remember, the annual special offer of 12 months for £100 ends on December 31st 2017. After that it reverts to £199 for a year of racing and football analysis and betting tips.