I confess I wasn’t expecting lots of profitable punting on Saturday 20th January. The snow decimated racing fixtures and saw most lower league football games postponed.
What was there left for me to tip to members who pay £10 a month?
I chose to go to the land of my father, Ireland, and see what was on offer at the Naas meeting.
At first sight you could be forgiven for thinking there was not a lot of value. But that is all relative.
The first winner of the day, Morning Assembly, was value at odds of 10-11. A good winner and one to watch out for in the future.
I did tell members that the jockey on that one, Davy Russell, looked primed to ride at least three winners and suggested a 4-1 treble on those – which paid off. As it turned out Davy had four winners on the day. And members of my selections service had four triumphant tips at Naas.
I was especially pleased when Wedding Present won for us there at odds of 3-1. I fancied that would win the ‘bumper’ and, despite clobbering the running rail on the run to the post, Wedding Present provided some gift wrapped winnings for members.
Kempton Park was the only UK meeting to survive the weather and I was not initially excited about the racing there. Not bad quality, but some hard to call races I thought. I chose to offer tips in three races there, two of which won, including Welsh Inlet at odds of 5-1.
So 8 selections at the races on snowy Saturday, and 6 of them won.
Joe Cole tapped home a goal for West Ham which ensured those members who followed my tip for him to score against QPR were in the money. Cole to score anytime in the game was 7-2 with Coral and widely available at 3-1 with other bookies.
A last gasp goal by Spurs ensured they drew with Man Utd. I tipped that to members and informed them that the best price was 13-5 with Bet365. We got lucky with that one.
There were also football wins on Swansea at 5-4, Swindon at 8-15, Watford at 4-5 and both teams to score in the game between Peterborough and Hull City at odds of 8-13.
So despite the snow I found some winning bets for my lovely and appreciative members.
Just as well. Looking at the weather forecast, I fear we are in for a week of postponed games and abandoned meetings.
Let’s hope the big freeze is over come the great racing on offer next weekend.
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