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  • Racing Tips January 19

    By on 18th January 2019

    Snow is forecast for some parts on Saturday. Freezing temperatures elsewhere and heavy rain may land on some racecourses tonight and on the day of racing.

    It’s that time of the year. Race meetings are vulnerable to the changing weather and racecourse inspections will become the norm.

    Predicting the weather is much more reliable these days thanks to the wonders of science. Predicting winners, as Friday proved, remains as much of a challenge as it was in the days when weather forecasts consisted of weathermen sticking adhesive signs on to a weather map.

    These days the Met Office gets . . .

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  • Racing Tips January 18

    By on 17th January 2019

    Uhlan Bute was a welcome 5/1 winner on Wednesday.

    One aspect all punters must have in mind right now is the ever drying ground conditions due to a general lack of rain across the UK this winter.

    It means that several horses you see racing right now, including this weekend, have been winning or performing well on soft or heavy going. But now they face genuinely Good or Good to Soft ground. Some racecourses are watering to ensure the going is not too firm.

    Before more severe cold weather arrives next week - and no doubt leads to some meetings . . .

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  • Racing Tips January 16

    By on 15th January 2019

    I'm currently writing the January newsletter which contains both good and bad news.

    The good news being the annual profit for 2018. The bad news being my woeful performance last Saturday, when only 20/1 each way tip returned profit on finishing second behind a leniently handicapped opponent racing from a light weight.

    Firing blanks happens so rarely that those days stick in my mind. The first thing I do is undertake my own post mortem. I watch back the races concerned. I look back at the form I studied before the races. I try to see where, if . . .

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  • Racing Tips January 12

    By on 11th January 2019

    I'm To Blame, a 6/4 tip the night before racing on Friday, won at SP odds of 5/6. So taking the early price was the best bet. Dares to Dream, the only other selection at Sedgefield, finished second.

    We can all face traffic problems on the road and trainer Gary Moore and his stable staff had a nightmare on Friday when delayed getting horses to Huntingdon. It meant my only selection at that racecourse, Beat the Judge, never made it there.

    Here's hoping all my selections make it to Kempton, Wetherby and Warwick tomorrow. There is . . .

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  • Racing Tips January 11

    By on 10th January 2019

    It was two winners from two selections at Taunton on Wednesday. Not That Fuisse justified my giving him one more chance by winning for us at odds of 9/4. The 8/15 tip Chef D'equipe also won for us at a shorter SP price. Up at Doncaster we had one non runner and one runner up.

    Some days, when studying form, you are blessed with quality races to delve into and I get excited by what is on offer and the challenge of finding a profitable punt.

    On other days, it can be like pulling teeth and I . . .

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  • Racing Tips January 9

    By on 8th January 2019

    No sooner was I about to place my first ante-post bet for the Cheltenham Festival next March, than connections of Master Dino - a very impressive winner at Plumpton last week - revealed he picked up an injury, has had an operation and will be out of racing for a year. What a pity. I hope Master Dino will recover full fitness in due course.

    Our winner last Saturday, Elixir de Nutz, continues to impress. That was a third successive win from that one for members of VG Tips this season. The Colin Tizzard trained gelding will likely be aimed at . . .

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  • Racing Tips January 5

    By on 4th January 2019

    Are you a fan of ante-post betting? I ask because a few bookies are already offering Non Runner No Bet terms for some of the races at the Cheltenham Festival next March.

    Increasingly in recent years I have been more and more reluctant to swerve such advance betting. Too often the horse I have backed does not even turn up at Prestbury Park come the day and my stake has been lost.

    Non runner no bet terms allow you to take the risk in the knowledge you will get your stake back should the horse not take part in . . .

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  • Racing Tips January 1

    By on 31st December 2018

    The year comes to an end and it has been a memorable one for me and members of VG Tips, over the jumps and on the flat.

    Ten winners at the Cheltenham Festival last March was a great return.

    Tipping the winners of the English and Irish Derby at 20/1 and 22/1 respectively was a superb outcome in early summer.

    Back in April I tipped the winner of the Grand National at Aintree for the third successive year.

    But we punters are only as good as our latest bets.

    So here we go. Day one of betting on . . .

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  • Racing Tips December 29

    By on 28th December 2018

    The end of one year of punting always leaves me a little sad but, as has been the case for twenty years, I’m happy in the knowledge that I have once again finished the year in profit, ahead of the bookie.

    2018 will see me return a five figure profit for the second year running. Considering that I am not a high roller punter, I am justifiably pleased with that.

    Join via this link for all of 2019 for only £99. One complete year of . . .

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  • Racing Tips December 27 and 28

    By on 26th December 2018

    Some racing days are about bashing the bookie. Others are about sitting back and watching with delight close finishes to very good races, regardless of whether or not you have backed the winner. Wednesday fell into the latter category, at least for me.

    City Island at 15/8 was my only winner today. That won by three lengths at Leopardstown but my goodness were there some great races today, including some thrilling finishes. I thought we'd won backing Topofthegame in the exciting Kauto Star Novices Chase at Kempton.

    It was a battling finish with another that had won twice . . .

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