Plenty of winners for members of VG Tips on the final Saturday in February. If you want to go into the Cheltenham Festival with help from a service that has a great record of tipping winners across four days of quality racing, now is a good time to join VG Tips.
Saturday saw monthly and annual subscribers receive five winners and two profitable each way punts from nine races selected. The winners were:- My Way at SP odds of 4/1, Cape Gentleman, advised when available at 3/1, Jason the Militant at 7/4, Tritonic 5/4 and Teahupoo (4/5 when advised). Two each way tips returned profit when the horses were placed. Paso Doble at 11/1 SP and Crossley Tender, 8/1 when advised. A very good Saturday of profitable punting.
The Alan King trained Tritonic (pictured above) grabbed the Saturday headlines when comfortably winning the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton Park. Weeks ago, and again in my preview of Saturday’s racing e-mailed to subscribers, I warned them that IF they wanted to back Tritonic for the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, they should consider taking the 8/1 Non Runner No Bet price that had been on offer from the likes of Paddy Power. But to do so on each way terms. For Tritonic will still come up against the likes of race favourite, Zanahiyr. I told members that should Tritonic win well on Saturday, the odds for him to win at the festival would be slashed. So it proved. The each way opportunity has gone. Tritonic is now a mere 7/2 for the Triumph Hurdle on the final day of the meeting. Friday March 19th.
After Saturday’s victory, Alan King was effusive about his boy: “He is the highest-class Flat horse I’ve ever sent jumping. He might appear to be a little bit slow, but that is because he goes to sleep on you in a race. He only just does what he is asked. He should be fine for Cheltenham and he has the gears to hold a position wherever you want to ride him. I hope he’d have a very good chance at Cheltenham. I certainly wouldn’t be one to swap him for anything. I’m very happy with my lad.”
Jason the Militant carried top weight of the field in the Grade 3 Red Mills Trail Hurdle at Kempton Park. Here’s a sample of the words members received from me on Friday, when previewing the race:- “I have a soft spot for Petit Mouchoir. He’s a lovely looking grey gelding. But I gave up backing him some time ago. He’s always there or thereabouts but has not won a race since 2017 and is now ten years of age. So I shall oppose with Jason the Militant. A year ago he was beating Beacon Edge, a recent Group 2 winner. More recently, Jason the Militant has finished third in higher grade races and behind very good winners in Aspire Tower and Abacadbras.”
I felt good as Cape Gentleman justified my confidence when winning the Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle in fine style. The day before racing, subscribers receive from me not only my selections at the price then available, but also my analysis of that race and the reasoning behind why I am tipping one particular horse. Here is what I told them about Cape Gentleman: “Calico and Atholl Street are last time out winners and lead the betting market. Each have the ability to land this prize. But Emmett Mullins sends Cape Gentleman across the Irish Sea to take on that pair. The trainer has sent 14 horses to race over the jumps in England in the past five years, five of which have won.
“Cape Gentleman won over this distance of two miles on the flat back in October. Last December he won on his debut over hurdles, that was over two miles 4 furlongs. Last time out he was stepped up in distance and to a Grade 1 race at the Dublin Racing Festival, each of which proved beyond him and he was pulled up before the final fence. The booking of Jonjo O’Neill junior in the saddle is a positive one. Going on a right handed course this day should suit.”
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But as February goes out on a high, it’s time to march on to the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read how members reacted to the winners in 2020. Many of those will be among the people I have already sent three ante-post previews, including possible non runner, no bet selections for the four day festival at Prestbury Park.