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  • One non runner and one winner on Friday. Tabaraak, an 11/2 selection 24 hours ago, won nicely at SP odds of 5/1.

    The Ayr Gold Cup meeting on Saturday has fallen victim to a waterlogged course. This is a major blow for such a racecourse and those who work there.

    There have been accusations that the course is too blame for the chain of events that led to this, and criticism of how Ayr racecourse handled announcements of the racing being abandoned three days running.

    The weather was the chief culprit. There is debate over how the turf . . .

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    By on 22nd September 2017
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  • It's that time of the year already. When meetings are abandoned due to bad weather. It's still September!

    You have to feel for those who run courses such as the one up at Ayr. They don't get too many big meetings staged there. Thursday was abandoned, Friday's meeting there is in doubt and, come Saturday, it is supposed to be the biggest day of racing all year at Ayr - Gold Cup day.

    Here's hoping that goes ahead. Do have in mind if studying form for that meeting, it's proven soft or heavy ground liking . . .

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    By on 21st September 2017
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  • 16/1 and 14/1 was available about Seahenge - our big price winner last Saturday.

    That's not the first time this past flat season when an Aidan O'Brien trained outsider has won at a double figure price. One previous disappointing run does not mean you put a line through such a horse.

    Seahenge impressed on debut and could be forgiven a poor second outing. But I saw enough about this one to know there was more to come and our winner was taken from first to last under a good ride by another member of that Irish family . . .

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    By on 19th September 2017
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  • At the time of writing, Spud won for us at Chester and the early price of 4/7 was likely the best on offer all day. Tomyris returned us each way placed profit when running on well to finish third at Doncaster, but too late to catch the mentioned in despatches double figure priced winner, Music Box.

    Saturday is the big day of the flat season in South Yorkshire. At Town Moor,   the St Leger is staged on ground that is drying out a bit (although showers are forecast during Saturday).

    I have long enjoyed this race and the stage . . .

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    By on 15th September 2017
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  • Well Thursday was as trappy as I suspected but we had the last laugh on the day. Thanks to the in form jockey Andrea Atzeni, Laugh A Minute came from last to first to win for members of VG Tips. Some of my followers took the early price of 16/1. The past the post price was still a good one at 12/1.

    It's always worth keeping an eye out for a jockey and trainer combination that is in good form. Roger Varian and Atzeni are certainly that right now. I keep that in mind when studying the . . .

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    By on 14th September 2017
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  • I'd first like to welcome aboard, or welcome back, Michael, James, Jonathan and Roger. Perhaps they subscribed to my latest newsletter, released on Wednesday and available free to one and all. It is good to have you along.

    Those who are returning lapsed members will likely recall how I work. Newbies will no doubt pick things up as we go along in our mission to beat the bookie over a period of many months. Something I have been doing, year on year, since 1998.

    Some days there are days of racing offering several potential value bets, win and . . .

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    By on 13th September 2017
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  • The flat season nears its end. It's been a good one for members of VG Tips but I am looking forward to the jumps season proper beginning in a few weeks.

    Before that we have the St. Leger at Doncaster on Saturday and, at the start of October, the Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe in France.

    For the St. Leger quite a gamble is taking place on Defoe. Twice a winner on soft ground (including for VG Tips members), Defoe should enjoy the soft conditions underfoot at Doncaster.

    Heavy rain is forecast for there on Wednesday, and showers . . .

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    By on 12th September 2017
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  • Two winners from three selections on Friday. Just for a moment there, I thought Ryan Moore was going to deliver the hat trick. But if you took the early prices about Speak in Colours (3/1) and Herculean (15/8) you were well ahead of the SP odds. Sadly, Alqamar was beaten half a length into second. But if you played the Ryan Moore connected each way treble, you are also in profit tonight.

    Friday was easy in comparison to Saturday and Sunday. So much of the best racing is now reserved for the weekend and the next 48 hours . . .

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    By on 8th September 2017
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  • Last weekend was another cracker for members of VG Tips. A third consecutive Saturday of winners at good prices.

    Thank you to those who got in touch with nice messages and congratulatory comments. It's always reassuring to know I am not just doing this for myself.

    Mutakatif got members off to a winning start at Chester while, down at Sandown, Masar impressed many when winning for us at 2/1.

    Take Cover, a 5/1 tip from me the day before racing, did the business in the 5 furlong Beverley Bullet race. Here is what I told members about . . .

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    By on 6th September 2017
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  • What qualities does one need to be a long term profitable punter, asks one new member.

    Patience is certainly one. In my forthcoming new series of video diaries I talk about the most common mistakes punters make. It's not backing a loser. Any of us can do that from time to time. It's betting too often that sees punters lose heart.

    They have money in their online account, staring out at them, and they get twitchy fingers. They look for a race in which they can bet. Or they try to find any sporting fixture to attract their . . .

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    By on 1st September 2017
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