Monday, 15 November 2021

Nunthorpe Stakes 2017: Marsha £6,300,000 European Public Auction Record

Marsha hit the headlines, not for the first time, when knocked down to Michael Vincent ‘M.V.’ Magnier, on behalf of Coolmore Stud, for £6,300,000 at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale at Newmarket in 2017. In so doing, the four-year-old filly became the most expensive thoroughbred ever sold at European public auction. 

Bred and owned, during her racing career, by Elite Racing Club and trained by Sir Mark Prescott, Marsha won seven of her 18 starts and finished out of the first three just three times, accumulating a total of just over £650,000 in win and place prize money. Perhaps surprisingly, she won just three Group races, the Group One Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp – run, that year, at Chantilly – in 2016 and Group Three Palace House Stakes at Newmarket and Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York in 2017. Of course, two of those are premier European sprint races, so to say that she ‘just’ won both of them is a little unfair.

Nevertheless, her victory in the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp, on the final start of her three-year-old campaign, was her first in a Group race of any kind. However, with another winter behind her, she gamely confirmed the form with the Chantilly runner-up, Washington DC, in the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket on her reappearance. Stepped back up to Group One level in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, for which she started favourite, Marsha kept on well in the closing stages, but could never threaten impressive winner Lady Aurelia and eventually finished third, beaten 3 lengths and a head. 

Marsha was subsequently beaten, albeit only by a short head, at odds of 1/2, by Caspian Prince in the Group Two Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh, and again, by Battaash and Profitable, in the Group Two King George Stakes at Goodwood. Consequently, when she lined up in the Nunthorpe Stakes – which again featured Lady Aurelia, Battaash and Profitable – three weeks later, he chance was less than obvious. 

As was her customary style, Lady Aurelia, ridden by Frankie Dettori, was quickly away and took the field along in the centre of the course. Indeed, when she quickened approaching the final furlong she had most of the 11-strong field in trouble. Not so Marsha, though, who tracked the leaders on the stands’ side and was driven to chase Lady Aurelia inside the final furlong, closing her down all the way to the finishing line. The two fillies flashed past the post together, with Dettori celebrating, finger aloft, but the ensuing photo-finish revealed that Marsha, ridden by Luke Morris, had got up to win by a nose.

Alternatives To Betting on the Grand National

Sport is struggling with the Coronavirus. Most live sporting events have been postponed but that doesn't mean gamblers are still chomping at the bit. 

It was sad to hear this year's Grand National 2020 has been canceled. It was meant to be taking place on the 4th of April at Aintree. Tiger Roll may win three nationals (when the next one happens) but it will never be quite the same as three in a row at least chronologically. To be honest, I will just be pleased to see a Grand National take place whichever horse wins. Probably most of us never really appreciated all the sport happening around us and when we get past all of these concerns we will, hopefully, see a brighter day when we can love the sport we love. 

I am missing the new Flat turf season, which would have been starting about now. However, that won't be happening but fingers crossed we don't have to wait until next year. 

It is a concern that if the racing industry stops too long that many owners and trainer swill struggle to carry on which means people will lose their livelihood, others lose their jobs and sadly, I really hope this never happens, that horses are put out to grass or sent to slaughterhouses. That is something that simply cannot happen. For that reason, I really home horse racing can get back to business and that all-important prize money (it's not much) but it is literally the carrot dangled in front of the owner and the horse. 

Until life sorts itself out, we will have to make the most of gambling alternative. There are plenty of online betting opportunities so you can take your pick.    

Clearly, the welfare of humans and horses is paramount. 

As seen with so much of life it really is a time to work together and simply do our best for one and all. 

Keep safe.

Friday, 28 August 2020

Friday's Multi Bet (28th August)

It's been a long time between drinks. 

In fact, I haven't written much on this blog in a month of Sundays. Anyway, I have decided to put the odd update on here to give some form of entertainment. 

I have a couple of horses today but not confident they will be winning but should run a race. 

3:05 Newmarket - 

First Lott ran a fair race on debut at Goodwood when a big price. I very much doubt connections expected much but she ran on well giving the impression this step up in distance would suit. This looks a tough race so I will be hoping for a place and perhaps need to get lucky for the win. This daughter of Harbour Watch is well bred out of a Listed winner. At odds of 8/1, has fair claims. 

3:45 Newmarket - 

With the favourite Megallan a non-runner, this race is a little less competitive and Richard Hannon's Marlay Park ran well on debut behind the talented Minzaal who followed up in the Gimcrack Stakes. Marley Park led until collard by Owen Burrow's star and held the rest of the field at arm's length. 

Stepping up in distance shouldn't be a problem if settling and a horse that may well try to lead all the way. At 10/3 this son of Cable Bay has each-way claims. 


First Lott (8/1)
Marlay Park (10/3)

1pt each-way double

Thursday, 11 June 2020

What’s up and about The Pegasus 2019

Eyes on the prize as we enter the most exciting 2019 for The Pegasus World Cup race day on January 26 which has been trademarked to be the richest race of all time.

Stornach Group, which is the brains of this international race event has seen great progress in just two short years and have thought on bringing in something new and exciting for all horse owners and the betting crowd. 

Aside from the 11/8 miles dirt race, they added 1 turf stakes to this year’s race-day activities. This 1 3/16 miles turf race aims to attract and showcase 12 of the best older turf horses from across the globe turning the 16 million dollar Pegasus World Cup Invitational into a Championship Invitational Series. 

The Turf Invitational will debut with a $7 million money bag with $3 million awarded to the winner. The usual Pegasus World Cup Invitation will now offer over $9 million with a $4 million prize waiting for the reigning winner of the 12-horse field. 

The money on the bank keeps on coming as the Stornach Group will generously offer a million dollars as a bonus to the winners of both The Pegasus World Cup Invitational and The Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational. 

It gets more exciting as they will also introduce a new wager, the Pegasus Pick 24, thats gives you a chance to bet on the exact finish order in both races where the lucky fan who hits the wager will take home the stake prize of $5 million. 

Crazy as it sounds to be, it is now foreseen that it will be an intense race day at the tracks of Gulfstream Park. Gulfstream has always been the venue of The World Pegasus Cup since day 1. 

This park has been open since 1939 when it orchestrated a 4-day meeting which has been a successful on with over 18,000 people on the bleachers for four days. Other known races like the Florida Derby which was the major trial for the Kentucky Derby also run on the same tracks since 1952, the same year the clubhouse and the grandstand seating was expanded to accommodate the increasing number of audiences. 

The Pegasus World Cup which is a one of a kind thoroughbred race event has attracted not only the racing industries but also celebrities and fans all around the world. 

Expected contenders of the race will be the Horse of the Year of 2017 and one of the elite echelons of the sport, Arrogate and the 2018 young and also fast racer, Gun Runner. 

The live coverage of Pegasus World Cup--the most-awaited horse race of all time, which is provided by NBC sports will be streamed online through New players are advised to sign up for their account to avail their special offers and be ready to place their bets. 

Having your TVG online betting account will give you a strong undercard with ample opportunities on the day to win some money from betting, a chance for you to take part at the richest race ever through betting which is the next best thing you can be proud of yourself other than owning one of the runners in the Pegasus World Cup itself. 

TVG has also a full real-time race schedule and the live online coverage of any of their 150+ tracks such as Aqueduct, Arlington Park, Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Gulfstream, Golden Gate Fields, Keeneland, Monmouth Park, Santa Anita, Turf Paradise, Saratoga and many more. 

This online horse racing experts also provide a searchable list of all horse racing track lists, results and payout info from around the country and the world for the convenience of your betting scheme. 

TVG has been doing their services since the Pegasus World Cup started which is why it is known to be the only and the best outlet for you to place your bets online and legally. The will present you the listing of the ranked odds that will definitely help you decide to whom you will place your money on the pot. 

The odds for the Pegasus Cup will be determined on the night through a method known as Pari Mutual betting which actually means “amongst ourselves”. This is the best way to describe Advanced Deposit Wagering (ADW) which is the betting type of TVG. Common pools for each type of wager in a race are created by the amount bet on each horse or bet type. 

Essentially, a bet placed by a patron is wagering against all the other people betting on the race. The odds will fluctuate depending on how much money is wagered on each horse. In simple terms, the shorter the odds means the higher the racer get the bets and most likely known and will be the winner. 

Indeed, it will be an exciting 2019 for every racer and betting players of The Pegasus World Cup 2019. With its fast pacing progress, there is no doubt that it gets better and fiercer every year that would definitely make this richest race ever a legend.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Betting Strategy: Racing Tips that Return a Profit

Betting Strategies.  

Perhaps I should say strategy. 

This post is very basic, going back to the bare facts of making your racing tips pay. 

I know you hear this word a lot these days - niche. But why is a niche so important? Well, it kind of makes sense, hey. From a logical point of view, it leads you down a path to understanding. When you want to buy something very specific, you go to a place that specialises. Simply, because they know what they are talking about and not distracted by wanting to understand the answer to every, imaginable, problem. 

It's the same with understanding something, anything, about horse racing. Even if you enjoy every aspect of horse racing [it covers an unending list] you would simply run out of time. 

Horse racing is akin to being stuck on a conveyor belt. it keeps on moving and if you fall behind, you are very unlikely to catch up. Fall behind, and you may as well give up. Why? Because you don't know what you are doing. Lacking, outdated, like an outpaced horse.  

Perhaps you have a betting strategy that you can pick up and put down as you please. It is possible. Perhaps you have a bot which makes you money passively. It's possible. But whatever you do, it will need to have taken a lot of time to understand. Some people may get lucky and find something that works without much hassle. I would seriously question that point if you think you have found it. Test with a paper trail until you are convinced. Even then, I would be careful and build your betting bank slowly. 

There are people who make money betting. 

There are people who make money in every aspect of the business. While some convince themselves there is no money to be made in anything. It is they who cannot make money not there is no money in a given area of betting, business...whatever. 

Make money with understanding your niche. 

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Betting on Everything but Sport

Coronavirus has changed the world as we know it. Sports betting has ground to a halt on just about all fronts. However, that shouldn't stop gamblers with time on their hands betting on something. 

I know it isn't everyone's cup of tea, but virtual horse racing will probably become more popular for punters who need to bet on a race even if it is in the virtual world. I can't say it has ever been on my radar and I have made a joke of the idea of betting on this platform but it is an option. 

It will be interesting to see if there will be more programs coming into play such as virtual football. I guess you could support Liverpool FC the Virtual Team.  

Bookmakers will be looking for alternatives to give incentives and that's why casino play, poker, and slots will be of interest. There will be no change there. 

Lotteries have always been a main staple for the everyday gambler and it's likely the prizes for these will be higher than average. 

Bingo is very popular and will continue for those to be part of the online community. 

As with all gambling, I would advise you don't bet for fun and if you have never gambled before, it is best you carry on with your abstinence. If you like a little bet to pass the time then please stick to betting in a responsible manner and set a daily, weekly or monthly limit. 

Keep safe and don't lose your short. 

Friday, 28 February 2020

How Do You Bet on Grand National Day?

If you listen closely you can still hear to echo of Sir Peter O'Sullevan's commentary of Grand Nationals gone past: 

''The crowd are willing him home now. The 12-year-old Red Rum, being preceded only by loose horses, being chased by Churchtown Boy... They're coming to the elbow, there's a furlong now between Red Rum and his third Grand National triumph! And he's coming up to the line, to win it like a fresh horse in great style. It's hats off and a tremendous reception, you've never heard one like it at Liverpool. Red Rum wins the National!''

Few race fans will forget the moment they watched Red Rum triumph to his third victory in 1977. 

O'Sullevan was known as ''the voice of racing'' caught the honesty and truth of so many great races. 

Are you ready for the greatest steeplechase in the world? The Grand National 2019 will commence on 6th April 5:15pm. Another winner will add to the history of this great race which dates back to 1839 when a horse named Lottery won at odds of 5/1f. 

The National is a race where stories are made. In truth, funny, witty, honest, hard, gritty, tearful stories. Jumping over 30 fences and a distance of 4 miles 3 1/2 furlongs isn't for the faint-hearted. 

An interesting question (well, it might be). How do you bet on Grand National Day?

Take a read of these five bettors and see which reminds you of someone you know: 

1) The Man Of The House

True, the highest percentage of bets are placed by men. So talking about families it probably indicates dads. I have fond memories of my dad making his selection for the big race. Sitting at the table in the kitchen, often using a big magnifying glass to get that closer look at the form. I'm sure he backed Red Rum a few times. Always a quiet, studios man who enjoyed his racing. How I wish I could go back in time and chat with him about what tips he fancied. So often, dad's know best.

2) The Betting Shop

This man knows his horses and he just loves to tell you his opinion (even if you don't really want it). If he could go back ten years you just know he'd be smoking John Player Specials. The font of all knowledge. He can tell you Red Rum won the Grand National on three occasions. Guess what? He's just about to give you this year's winner. So what is it you ask? He disappears faster than Mr Frisk. 

3) Sweepstake 

Love them or hate them you can guarantee if you work for a business or company someone will appear with The Grand National Sweepstake. Yay!!! Let's not give money to the bookmakers and we all put £1 in the hat and the winner of the race gets £40. It's all good and well if you pick the favourite (so you think). But remember back to 1967 when Foinavon won at 100/1. I wonder how many winners of the sweepstake that year wish they had gone to the betting shop down the road. A lot of families love a kind of mini sweepstake where they pick ten horses each or just four and the money rolls over to the next year. The Jacks family in Redcar have amassed a bank of £1000 pound since no winner has been tipped since Jerry in 1840. More of a generational sweepstake.

4) I Like That Name Or Colour! 

I often say knowledge is power. In most instances that is true. But, wait a minute, the Grand National isn't any ordinary race. Didn't that Captain Becher fall off his horse and swim in the water jump for six months until he was found by a punter walking his dog? OK, perhaps I added to the story. In general, this race defies comprehension. Five 100/1 winners! So, perhaps, that's the reason you should forget about form, betting or the advice of John McCrirrick. Let's just look down the list of runners and find a name we like! Perhaps the colour of those racing silks! 

5) The Insider

His name is an anagram of Red Rum (known today as Mr Rude). He works for the local stable and sat on the horse last week. It motored up the gallops so swiftly that the owner added go-faster stripes to its flanks and they changed the riding hat for a motorbike helmet. 

''If this horse doesn't win I'll eat my...'' 

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Grand National Festival 2018 – Everything you need to know

The Grand National is the biggest race in the UK, even more than the Cheltenham and Royal Ascot. This is the World Cup of hunt racing.

Legends like Red Rum, Aldini, Hedgehunter and Party Politics have left their mark. Fans crowd the Aintree Racecourse just outside of Liverpool each year to see a race of 40 runners jumping over some of the toughest obstacles that a race of the kind offers.

Favorites do not always win the Grand National, this is one of those races were selecting the winner is far more complicated. In 2017 One For Arthur snatched victory from major favorites.

Grand National Festival Overview

The Grand National is a National Hunt race, horses jump over 30 fences and pools during 3 laps over a course of 4 miles 514 yards. The race is one of the oldest in the world, it began in 1839 as a tradition between town folk that competed against each other between local landmarks. The racecourse was built over the same path the initial path, old stone walls and wooden fences have been replaced by the standard obstacles. Famous fences include The Chair, Becher’s Brook and the Canal Turn.

When is the Grand National Festival

April 12th to 14th.
The big race takes place the 14th at 5:15pm UK time.
ITV channel will be airing the race.

Grand National Festival Odds Live

Get the latest Aintree Racecourse results and great odds live from William Hill, the contender list gets updated regularly with betting tips and latest news.

Grand National Race Possible Contenders 2018

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Thursday's 2YO Multibet

Will detail a few short-priced talents. 

2:20 Salisbury - 

*Beat Le Bon (1/1) is held in high regard Richard Hannon and showed up well on debut when finishing second at 16/1. Holds a number of significant entries. Was considered for the Convivial Maiden Stakes - one of two horses. Didn't run that day. Must run a big race.

3:10 Haydock - 

A tough race. I am interested in seeing how Kadar goes here because he is held in high regard by connections. *West End Charmer (3/1) is a classy-looking colt - big and strong. With only a three pound penalty he should hit the frame and could well win. A race in many ways worthy of watching than betting simply because it looks a little tough. However, for a small each-way treble I will go with this horse. 

3:50 Salisbury - 

Hello Bangkok (11/10) ran well on debut and will be much wiser for that first effort. Not much of a price but must be there about. Andrew Balding holds this horse in high esteem and expected to win. 

Some people laugh at putting short priced horses in an each-treble. If long-term the bets make money they are correct. If all three are placed you don't lose. 

Hello Bangkok 11/10 5th

After two non-runners I laid my bet on the exchanges. 

£5 each-way treble    

* NR

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Wednesday's Multibet

Another post. Shock horror. Nothing horrible about our class information. 

I will detail a few horses with a chance although they are to some extent more speculative than super confident. 

Sometimes you need a bit of luck. 

6:00 Ffos Las - 

Something of a hit and hope here with Blue Battalion, trained by John Gallagher. Not really a trainer associated for debut winners - that may be the case today. This son of Cityscape is priced 25/1 so there is meat on the bone. May well drift out to huge odds. With these type of horses, you find they either win or lose badly. Still, for a small multibet may hold each-way claims at big odds.

Blue Battalion 33/1 Unp

Looked horrendously slow. Either hopeless or injured. Very slow. Snail's pace. 

6:20 Wolverhampton - 

A fascinating if not an equally difficult race to assess. Why? Well, we have a good few horses here with ability if not big reputations. One of them may have a big reputation. East Coast Swing did little on debut but clearly held in some regard by connections. I would draw a line through that debut. A wide draw is far from ideal. It could be the difference between winning and losing, especially if pushed wide on the bend. There is nothing worse than struggling if not getting to the rail. At odds of 40/1, there may be some value although you may need to cross your fingers for some luck in running. 

East Coast Swing 40/1 Unp

The betting told the story. Very strange why this expensive buy holds significant entries and poor. May well show ability at three. 

6:50 Wolverhampton - 

A restricted race type. A couple of these may have more ability than looks. However, I am more interested in Minnelli trained by Philip McBride. This horse was expected to go well last time out but seemed to struggle with the early pace and slightly outpace. She ran on well in the closing stages and this trip will help. At odds of 10/1 looks to hold fair claims. 

Minnelli 10/1 1st 

Thankfully one of them run well. A battling performance to be headed and regain the lead. Enjoyable to watch after a couple of jokers in the pack. 

Each way Patent 7 Bet (3 singles, 3 doubles, 1 treble) 

Over 3,000/1

Monday, 3 September 2018

Monday's Multibet (3rd September)

I haven't had an update on this website in a long time. 

Just don't have many opportunities for a multibet so it kind of makes this website redundant. Perhaps I should say dormant - because there is always the possibility of an eruption of bets. 

Anyway, I have three horses running tomorrow that may have a fair chance of going ok. I don't like to say anything beyond ok as I don't like to tempt fate. 

2:30 Brighton - Keyhaven (40/1)

James Fanshawe's horse was fancied on debut and didn't show much - then disappointed the second start. There is a chance this two-year-old has the ability to go ok. At 20/1 is worth a speculative each-way bet. With these type of horses, they either win or unplaced so time will tell. 

Keyhaven 40/1 4th 

Ran well, touching about 11/4 in-running and odds-on to be placed. Irritating it didn't get placed but can't complain. 

4:55 Windsor -  Venture (9/2)

Clive Cox holds this horse in some regard. Has to take on a favourite who has a decent amount of ability even though the eternal bridesmaid (he is a colt). Venture is considered a fair juvenile who should hit the frame if those assumptions are correct. 

Venture 8/1 6th 

The drift outside 13/2 price guide didn't speak well. I would expect to see this horse do better in the future. 

6:20 Newcastle - Mistress Of Love (10/3)

Karl Burke must have been disappointed to see this $1000,000 filly struggle on debut. The odds-on shot proved something of an embarrassment for Spigott Lodge who must have been expecting a victory and news coverage for a positive start to her career. It didn't happen. Must go much better on the all-weather and I would be surprised it this filly isn't in the first three. 

Mistress Of love 9/2 1st

Big drifter in the market but that's the difference between knowing something and not. Won easily. 

Advised bet - Each-way Patent (7 bets: 3 singles, 3 doubles, 1 treble)

About 500/1 accumulator 

Saturday, 14 July 2018

He Won by Pure, Jammy Luck

I know lots of punters hate multi bets... 

However, there are plenty of gamblers who fancy they can win a fortune with a small bet. It might be a remote chance but it can and does happen on a daily basis. 

We've all seen the stories where some lucky bleeder wins a few hundred grand for a bet that cost less than a cup of coffee. Whether they were wise or just jammy they placed their bet and it changed their life for good. 

I guess every punter has that dream. Who is to say it won't be you who tastes the sweet success sooner rather than later. 

Multibetpro is back with a difference. 

We know to win big you need to get lucky. 

We're not going all scientific here. I'm a man with a rabbit's foot tied to a horseshoe. If I had a middle name it would be Lucky.

This website is all about random selections. I know it seems a brainless concept but can pure, random luck beat the experts who think they know best? It seems unlikely, misjudged, haphazard if not a little insane. 

But that's what this website is all about - chancing your luck.

In addition to the multibets, we will detail stories of big winners across the board of gambling: lotto, football, slots, casino, horse racing, greyhounds... Every big winner has a story to tell and we will revisit the stories of those who hit the jackpot. 

Good luck to all. 

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Betting in 2018

Yes, the number of bets is low. Nonexistent. It's not me - it's the horses. Sounds like you are waiting for the pun. 

I sometime wish I had called Multibetpro something else. It kind of points me - and you - in the direction of multibets. Not keen on multibets in ways. The main problem being that I don't have enough selections to make a multibet. That could be a problem, hey? Perhaps I should just buy a new domain and call it something... 

I mean a different name which isn't so fixed. It leads you down the garden path to a gooseberry bush.

Never mind. 

You know I can write about any aspect of horse racing. Just give me a word and I will turn it into a sentence, paragraph, chapter, book. Perhaps book from a word is pushing it a little. Although most books come down to one word, meaning, theme... 

Love. Betrayal. Conflict. Hope. Ambition. 


That's the word we need to dissect here. Horse racing. Is that one or two words. My spellchecker doesn't like it as two. 

So what am I to do with this website? Sure there will be days when I have a few selections I rate and feel the need to detail them here. You know we know our stuff when it comes to two-year-old horses racing. We proved that with the limited number of tips given on these posts. 

Perhaps I should just forget about the website name and write whatever comes to mind. It would resolve the problem I have with writer's block. I'm never lost for words but if I don't have a decent bet to give I just can't bring myself to chew the fat. It just doesn't seem ethical. Even gamblers have ethics. Well, I do. I guess most gamblers are viewed as shady, cigar-smoking infidels. The kind of people who would rather take than give. I am far too generous. I guess I must have one of those souls which shines brightly in a darkened room. Who knows. 

I wish this website was called singlebetpro. 

Friday, 16 February 2018

Friday's Multibet

A small profit yesterday with a first and two seconds.

Just watching these as far from confident.  

2:00 Lingfield 

Oregon Gift changed stables after his recent win for Brian Ellison. This gelding is now with Charlie Man and top weight at this lowly level. Seems to have his own ideas when pulling to the front over 1m 4f and hanging on at the line. Not sure if this extra yardage will suit if exuberant. Time will tell.  

Oregon Gift 5/1 3rd

2:35 Lingfield

Archie Watson is a class trainer and Dutch Uncle has finished fourth and second respectively this season. This son of Dutch Art looks to be warming up and must have sound each-way claims. Hope there isn't a non runner as rather have three places than two. 

Dutch Uncle 11/4 2nd 

4:45 Lingfield 

Esspeegee has been progressing nicely from a lowly level and still only rated 61 proving you don't need a high-class horses to have some fun and cover the costs. A number of canny wins have seen this five-year-old bay gelding rise in the official rating of 45. Alan Bailey must be satisfied with his handling of this Irish-bred son of Paco Boy who runs in the ownership of The Skills People Group Ltd. With these multiple winners, they can crash out at some point but there may be another win left in this horse. 

Esspeegee 9/4 2nd

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Thursday's Multibet

So we start today with Thursday's Multibet - three random horses which we hope get lucky. 

1:55 Kelso - Sam's Gunner 

Hoping Michael Easterby's five-year-old can at least hit the frame after winning last time out.

7/2 2nd

7:00 Chlemsford - Beautiful Memory

Saeed bin Suroor has a decent filly here and although she needs to defy a win penalty should go round about with future plans being penciled in.

10/11 1st 

8:30 Chelmsford - Be Bold

A desperate-looking handicap. Rebecca Bastiman has a few hopes on the card and this chestnut son of Assertive has claims of hitting the frame. 

Be Bold 5/2 2nd 

£10 each way treble 

+ £10.14 Profit

Friday, 22 July 2016

Friday's Multibet

I will be detailing a few multibets. In general, they go well. Always a fine line between a terrible and great day on these bets but that's the nature of the beast. If we get a few readers, share and people taking an interest it may inspire me to detail more.  

Lucky 15 EW [BOG]

1:50 Ascot         - Snow Squaw   @ 6/1  3rd
5:50 Chepstow      - Rita's Girl  @ 16/1 5th
6:10 Newmarket     - Fire Brigade @ 5/1  Unp
7:00 York          - Used To Be   @ 15/2 3rd

Poor effort in ways. Snow Squaw was irritating not getting a place (2 places). Rita's Girl was heavily backed to 13/2 but didn't do as expected. Fire Brigade had good reason to go well on my info but didn't. Used To Be done well to hang on for a place. 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

6:10 Chepstow Racing Tips (28th June) BRAINS BEER/EBF NOVICE STAKES (CLASS 5) (2yo)

An EBF Novice Stakes over 6f 16y on soft going. Nine two-year-olds competing at this idiosyncratic racecourse. Seven juveniles have race experience, all colts bar one gelding. The betting suggests this is a three-horse race and a couple of major protagonists have raced against each other over course and distance although on markedly different going. One big hope is Eve Johnson Houghton's Hedging. Place bet on William Hill because this horse has strong claims.  

This Irish-bred son of Mastercraftsman looks a very good yearling purchase at just 8,500G, acquired by the trainer. This grey/roan colt is owned by The Picnic Partnership. Hedging was priced 16/1 on debut, backed from 25/1. He needed the experience on his racecourse debut and after a slow start ran on well in the closing stages under the handling of 5lb apprentice Edward Greatrex. He finished less than one length behind Sterling Silva who has proven a durable two-year-old for Richard Hannon and Middleham Park Racing. The form of that race looks fair. You always have to be careful with horses which finish with verve, to make sure they are not flattered, chasing home tiring horses. It can often be difficult to assess this fact and it should be noted the going that day was said to be good to firm but the time was over four seconds slow. Johnson Houghton has been pretty quiet this season with a small string of two-year-olds hitting the tracks. The stable have a few debut winners but these usually turn out to be talents, while most run well on their second start. Connection have done well another horse readers may have followed. Room Key [pictured] won on debut, which has been his only victory to date but raced at the highest levels, placed at Group class, even contesting group 1. 

Hedging will need to be something special to emulate the successes of Room Key but he has plenty of time to improve on his initial start. He faces his old rival Bazwind, trained by David Evans, who was less than one length behind at Chepstow. He ran at Leicester on his second start where conditions were heavy. I would imagine that going was a little too testing and this course and going will be more suiting. However, I do feel that Hedging holds an edge over this colt. 

Other live contenders include Andrew Balding's Stag Party. The stable do well at this course and interesting to see Edward Greatrex riding as he has done well with the few juveniles he has ridden for Kingsclere. 

One horse that may go well at a price is Richard Hannon's Restore. This Irish-bred son of Dark Angel cost 55,000G at the yearling sales and showed promise on debut in what has turned out to be a hot race. He wasn't suited by dropping back to the minimum trip at Bath and simply run off his feet. With the claim of a 5lb apprentice, he could slip under the radar and at odds of 20/1 may hold some value. 

Conclusion: Hedging looks to have a good chance of winning here although priced 11/8 doesn't give a great deal of value. I would be tempted to have a small each-way bet on Restore at huge odds.    

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Wednesday's Tips for Multibetpro

Considering the bet, it might be best - if not an alternative - to have an ew patent without Mootaharer.  

White Poppy 4/1 4th - don't like to be critical, but a poor ride. Should have pressed on much earlier. 

Tigerwolf 2/1 4th 
Mootaharer 10/11 1st
Southern Gailes 4/1 1st 

Stakes £3.00 Return £2.16 Profit - £0.84