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  • Racing Tips September 26

    By on 25th September 2020

    I am sending out Saturday's selections just after my first on Friday has raced. And won! ISABELLA GILES, a 2/1 tip, won the Rockfel Stakes in good fashion and with something to spare. She could be winning a big race for fillies next season. Have her in your notebook or tracker.

    I did watch the race in which I didn't offer a tip. A race reduced to four runners and one that Alpinista would have won had the jockey not gone for a gap, got blocked out of it, and the filly caught heels in . . .

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  • Last weekend saw us profit from wins by Arsenal (NAP) at 1/2, Everton at the same price, Lincoln City at 9/5 if you backed them in the outright market, or 19/20 in the Win/Draw No Bet option and the Salford City win a good price of 5/4 (they won 0-4 at Grimsby).

    Had Jorgino not missed his late penalty for Chelsea (rare for him to miss from the spot), the both teams to score bet for the game against Liverpool would also have paid off.

    But four winning tips from six in England was . . .

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    By on 24th September 2020
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  • Racing Tips September 25

    By on 24th September 2020

    LOST IN SPACE (a 5/2 NAP) and the well backed on the day LA BAROSSA were the winners on Thursday.

    Toromona and Spirit of Bermuda were beaten into second while the final selection, First Winter, was very disappointing at Newmarket.

    I will cut to the chase because valued subscriber Bob lives in Thailand where the time difference is six or seven hours ahead. He often finds himself receiving them at midnight his time and getting up to read my analysis at 6am. That's dedication Bob!

    I am also getting on with it because today . . .

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  • Racing Tips September 24

    By on 20th September 2020

    No joy in the Ayr Gold Cup last weekend, won by a very well backed by punters former winner for us, Nihaarr. But 6/4 tip ADDEYBB won the Class 1 Listed Doonside Stakes for us and Admirality, a 12/1 each way selection, was second in the Silver Cup, so returning each way backers some profit.

    I tipped the first two home in the Group 3 fillies stakes. UMM KULTHUM, a 2/1 win only tip, justified confidence and won by a length at SP odds of 9/4. In second was Scarlet Bear . . .

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  • Racing Tips September 19

    By on 18th September 2020

    Some racecourses have been so unlucky both before, during and after the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Perhaps none unluckier than the wonderful racecourse at Ayr.

    Good people run the course and if it's not a virus that has seen them lose race meetings, it has been the weather. The Ayr Gold Cup meeting was wiped out by the weather in 2017. The sun shone down on the magnificent setting last year but, more recently, Ayr has lost further race meetings. The financial losses to all racecourses through nobody being able to attend meetings has been huge. Only recently, Doncaster lost . . .

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  • Racing Tips September 18

    By on 17th September 2020

    A fine man who won many a race, lost out to his most deadly rival this week. Jockey Pat Smullen was a favourite of mine over the years. A winning jockey aboard several of those I have backed in past years but, much more importantly, a top professional who went about his job in a very diligent manner.

    Not one to hog the camera or the limelight, Pat was so loved by those he worked for and with because he turned up on time, rode out the horses he was asked to ride out, offered up accurate and specific opinions . . .

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  • I received a message from one member this week. R. thought I offered too many tips for the first weekend of the season last week. He was right. Looking back, I clearly got carried away with the excitement of a new season beginning.

    There were winning bets. Robert up in Scotland was two wins from two tips. Motherwell 27/20 and Hibs 11/10. My returns were less impressive although it is worth putting on record the following winning bets. Newcastle at 5/2, Harrogate Town at 21/10, Swindon 19/20, Arsenal 4/7, Jamie Vardy anytime goal at . . .

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  • Racing Tips September 16

    By on 15th September 2020

    Well that was a memorable weekend of racing. Memorable for all manner of reasons.

    Having fired blanks on the first three days at the Doncaster meeting, I enjoyed two winners from three selections there on Saturday. CHINDIT at 15/8 and WICHITA at 7/2 did the business and that was pleasing to see after a tough week.

    It would have been three from three had I not been so paranoid about the golden punting rule of never changing your mind. I did change my mind from my original each way selection, and did so to . . .

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  • Vernon here wishing you all well and reminding you that I mailed out my season long football tips for the English Premier League, Championship, Leagues 1 & 2 and the Champions League yesterday. So those should be with you.

    While so much concentration these days is centred on the English Premier League, us punters should always have in mind the betting opportunities on offer week by week in Scotland.

    The last Premiership season there was cut short due to the pandemic and Hearts were unfairly relegated from the Premiership when there were still games to play. As were Partick Thistle . . .

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    By on 12th September 2020
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  • Racing Tips September 13

    By on 12th September 2020

    The racing on offer this weekend is top quality both in the UK, Ireland and France. Can you have too much of a good thing? Only when it all comes at the same time. I do wish racing could spread the load of Group class racing more evenly across the week. But that will never happen.

    So it is that I have days like Friday and Saturday when my head is deep into form study for Group class races here, there and everywhere. Meetings that include several past winners for myself and VG Tips members. Winners that are often taking . . .

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