Members of my long established selection service are happy. That always pleases me. Just as much as my own profit from a winning weekend of racing tips. Perhaps even more so.
On Friday members of VG Tips received my tips for Saturday. Four races analysed. Three winners.
It began with the Dan Skelton trained New Quay – a 9/2 tip to members on Friday – winning a Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle at Ascot. The past the post price was a much shorter 11/4. That’s why I send subscribers my detailed analysis and racing tips the night before racing. So that they can take advantage of the best early prices.
Next up in race order was the impressive win by Road to Respect (pictured above) over in Ireland. It was a fine performance in the Grade 1 Champion Chase at Down Royal. I told members the following prior to the race: “Road to Respect tends to do best when racing fresh. This seasonal reappearance comes after an absence from racing of 192 days.”
Back over at Ascot came the biggest success of the day. Whenever possible I try to offer something for every sort of punter. Those who simply want a winner, regardless of the price, and those who – like me – want to find something at a bigger price that is worthy of an each way bet. That’s not possible some days. But I’ll always have one eye open for an each way punt.
On Saturday, for the Grade 3 Sodexo Gold Cup, I tipped Traffic Fluide to win at odds of 5/1. I also offered each way backing members the option to be on Art Mauresque at a double figure price of 12/1.
I have yet to hear from any member who played the forecast in that race. I only wish I had. Once again, the SP price about the winner was shorter than the odds available when the betting market was first priced up. I took the 5/1 about Traffic Fluide. The Gary Moore trained gelding won at 4/1. But those who backed Art Mauresque each way at 12/1 were even better off come the finish of the race. The Paul Nicholls trained 8 year old was beaetn half a length at bigger odds of 14/1.
Traffic Fluide won. Art Mauresque was second. Win-win situation for members of VG Tips
Sunday was all about one horse. Looksnowtlikebrian was not only of appeal to VG Tips members who were christened Brian.
When writing up my analysis on Saturday, I could hardly believe the first price on offer. I never expected the last time out winner to be as big as 5/1 in the betting market the night before racing. I anticipated Looksnowtlikebrian being half that price.
So I was quick to alert members. This is what I told them the night before racing: “He’s every chance of backing up that last victory which came over 3 miles. He was staying on strongly at the end of that race so the extra distance will not be an issue, nor will the rise of four pounds in the handicap.”
Looksnowtlikebrian won the Class 3 Cumberland Handicap Chase at Carlisle by a whopping 10 lengths and did so at a still generous SP price of 4/1.
The easiest winner of what was a very profitable weekend of punters for my lovely and appreciative members.
Here are just four comments I have received from them.
Michael H. contacted me on Monday to say: “I can see already that I will be rewarded handsomely for my investment. Keep up the good work!”
Sian, who was fortunate enough to be in Ireland to watch Road to Respect win, e-mailed me to say: “Thank you very much for your tips over the weekend. I was at Down Royal for the festival, and ROAD TO RESPECT won easily! Great tipping – I’m glad I rejoined now.”
Mikeymp tweeted me @betonsportstips to say: “Don’t know how you do it Vernon , but keeping doing it!”
And one long term member had his money down on Looksnowtlikebrian. Loyal member Brian of Aberdeen tweeted: “Back everything you put up Vern, wouldn’t want to miss any winners”