5 races selected for members on Sunday. 4 winners delivered to those who subscribe to my long established selection service.
CHARBEL was a 9/4 NAP betting tip for the Edredon Bleu Chase at Huntingdon.
In my advance racing analysis sent to members the night before racing, here is what I told them about that race:- “Charbel jumps well and was far from disgraced when finishing a half length second behind our winner, Politologue, at Ascot last month. As long as this race does not come too soon after the previous one, the Kim Bailey trained Charbel should be landing this race. You can currently get 33/1 about Charbel to win the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival next March. That will vanish should he win this race on Sunday.”
Vanish it did. The best price for Charbel to win the Ryanair Chase now is 16/1. Worthy of an each way punt IF you trust betting in the ante-post market. For the moment, I shall be keeping my powder dry for any Cheltenham bets.
The first tip of the day was also at Huntingdon. BAGS GROOVE was a 2/1 tip from me. The gelding won the Class 3 Novices’ Chase.
Here’s what I told members of VG Tips about that winner:- “Bags Groove has to concede weight to his seven opponents, but may still be good enough to put them in their place. Winner of a Class 1, Grade 2 Novices’ Chase at Wincanton last month, the gelding goes over further here and his stamina will be tested. He jumped well that day and won by nine lengths for trainer Harry Fry, who has had a decent start to this jumps season.”
In Ireland, jockey Ruby Walsh and trainer Willie Mullins had a great day, including with my value 5/4 racing tip MIN (nap) and GETABIRD (8/15) – both winners VG Tips members.
This is the advice sent to members on Saturday, when the first prices appeared in the betting market for the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase:- “Min will likely go off the favourite with Ruby Walsh in the saddle. Not seen racing for 229 days, but Min has won every race when returning for a new season since 2015 and after longer absences than this. Beaten only a neck by Politologue back in April, the re-opposing Balko Des Flos was a distant fourth that day.”
Finally, for the Beginners Chase, also at Punchestown, this is what I advised subscribers to VG Tips:- “The most high profile of the twelve due to run is Getabird for Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins. The gelding goes chasing for the first time on Sunday. You can never know how a horse will take to fences after a career over hurdles, but based on that hurdle form, Getabird is better than what he faces here.”
The end of one year and the beginning of a new one is a good time to join VG Tips for twelve months. That’s how I judge my own success in beating the bookie at the end of each calendar year, as I shall do again in 2018. Already numerous members who joined this time last year, have told me they will be staying for another year of profitable punting at VG Tips.