Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sunday Summary....

Well i have had a thoroughly relaxed day betting n not bet so much in ages and i really enjoyed it.

The Longbow account is now on its arse after i spunked a huge chunk of change away chasing loss after loss that will have to be rebuilt.
On a positive note the Sniper account is Glowing after Wins with Sprinter Sacre, Altior ( NAP ) , General Girling and Baron Alco plus i had 4 placed from 5 in EW doubles so that was a nice profit.

On the balance of play tho i have spunked too much away today needlessly but it was a pot to lose i sat down with the intention of betting it and it didnt come off another day i could have won nicely but thats racing, back to the grind tmrw, betting in frequently and pot building through the week as we look to attack it big style next weekend...well thats the theory meanwhile the Sniper account can just keep creeping up until it reaches a point where it provides a 2nd income....fingers crossed anyhoo as im getting bored wit this working malarkey!!..

righto all ttfn keep smiling n stay lucky.x

Its Been a While...

Morning guys n gals,
                                  Its been a while since i last posted anything let alone a race card but its the final day of the excellent season defining Open Meeting at Cheltenham and we have seen some sterling results already.
The weather has turned over the last week and the ground is very soft now and i think its highly unlikely that we will see Sprinter Sacre running however this is not an issue as I am now taking over the posting and thoughts of this page.
" i " you may ask ?..well this is usually the domain for my Alter ego " Sniper " but he is far too busy data collecting and form watching to worry about the smaller stuff so i will be giving the cards my own spin.
Who is I you may ask, who is the new writer and informer of the equine knowledge people crave so badly, well in truth the I isnt a new persona but more of an older hand that ha only really come out to play more n more over the last few years it is in fact the Mighty , the Imperious LONGBOW.

Yes i was toying with the idea of giving Longbow his own page and that may still happen but for now he will guest write all articles on here as well as the odd chip over at Punters Pal.

Well i dont like Favourites as much as Sniper and always look for improvers or dark horses and if its a juicy price then all the better, i fly in the face of conformation and common sense and live life on the edge...well mostly ;).

Before i start todays card i would like to pass on my condolences to all my French friends and colleagues and anyone else involved in the tragic events that have recently occurred in Paris.

Lets take a look at the Cheltenham card then...but in what format? well i will go through it in a brief style for today but if you prefer a better or different style then leave me a message.

This race is truth lay between MAPUTO and ALTIOR
Altior i know is loved by the yard and they rank it higher on ability than Peace n Co which tells its own story , will love the ground and is a true gutsy proper racer where as Maputo may not like the ground but is a very classy sort but has beaten little to date and has a bit to prove.

Simon Squirrel is a talking horse and has to find at least 20lb however ....this may be easily found as this is a huge improver and could easily get involved.
The market itself suggests that this is an equal field and with little to choose between them i see nothing gained in going for the favoured side.

Yes Altior is the likeliest winner , Yes Maputo has some strong lower grade form to offer however at the prices in testing conditions where some finishes will become attritional i think taking a view away is a better bet.
DRUMLEE SUNSET has a bit to find but Hobbs and Johnson are red hot pokers currently and this will have come on a ton from its debut over CD and i think a more spirited performance is assured.

Its my opinion that the BEST BET in this is a very large PPL ( ask if you dont understand ) as both are currently sub 1.80 so this is imo a very decent wager.

FTW...well i am going to say have a dutch on Drumlee Secret and Simon Squirrel as it pays more for the dutch than backing either of th front two on their own.

RESULT : ALTIOR Wins @ 2/1

**My bet was sold off at a break even price as soon as Drumlee jinked and unseated Dicky just 100 yards after the off so no damage done there.

Sniper did quite well tho as i know he has that in a big EW Trixie today and had a big single on it...Maybe i should start following the money men....;P...nah i dont fucking think so..ive plenty of bullets left.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I Have a £500 PPL bet on this.

There is only one bet for me here and its a lay at the current 1.76 or similar on GARDE LE VICTIORE , yes it won the Greatwood , yes its a massive improver and looks good with fancy figures but the truth here is it was only a couple of pound superior to Fox Norton over hurdles and GLV has limited Chase experience where FN has a ton and is unbeaten and we have two competitive looking runners from the Nicholls yard.
At the current odds this is a fantastic LAY.

RESULT :Garde Le Victoire Wins @ 1.70 ( hit 4.6 in running ) , never looked like winning, was at full speed from 4 out and never looked comfortable...totally unconvincing.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Have laid this for £500
Sprinter Sacre 3 years ago would have carried the entire field home on his back , rated 188 and was a freak of nature however after an injury or two and some very poor comeback races one would have to be mighty optimistic ti think he can get back to where he was.Think Gazza,Micheal Owen,Mike Tyson,Denman or even the drug fueled Lance Armstrong the one thing that all theses sports stars and they were greats had in common was thus...THEY NEVER come back the same after a serious injury, yes they could all do a bit and occasionally roll back the years but they were never of the stature they once lofted from and its from that perspective that makes me think that SS will never again be the same and the likes of SIMPLY NED maybe too good but i wouldnt dismiss Somersby either who goes well fresh and may a bit left but again the market tells its own story...its a wide open affair with no real outsiders either of the two supposed rags capable of running a big race although for profit and fun you can at the odds dutch Mr Mole with the two rags in a FAP dutch that does jold a lot of interest and for me is the best " fun bet "  with a Win Dutch concerning Mr Mole and Simply Ned the best pro punt in an engaging and interesting race the offers a lot.

RESULT: I have never felt so good to be proven wrong as SPRINTER SACRE simply routed them @ 3.25...he demolished them by 15l running most of the race to around 180 which means he is definitely back and that leaves me £650 down for the day.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I have done a £200/£100/£100 Fap Dutch on the bottom three in the market.
The Greatwood Hurdle now and i have a proper Longbow bet in this in the shape of DAYS OF HEAVEN at around 23/1 this looks an outstanding EW bet with a jockey whom i like v much riding a horse that smashed a 141 rated rival ( has made a winning start over fences with all form franked ) by an amazing 34 lengths and had beaten the group rated Vago Collenges in the Dovecote.
This has any amount of improvement to come and is back over its ideal trip and could easily be a proper festival runner and will be winning races in between so at the odds and given the fact he has little to find to match the best on offer this for me is a no brainer.

RESULT:Ran a great race until it emptied off the turn 2 out...Never mind..another £300 n the £300 from the double thats a nice £1200 down i am today...proving to be an expensive Sunday...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I have £150 EW @ BFSP.
RACE 5 :
SCOOP THE POT comes into this with a huge reputation and profile and also comes into this owing a few people after a huge flop lto when he simply ran ragged and didnt jump.
But this did show a lot of class during a before that debacle but at around 8.0 is short enough however i also like Fingerontheswitch and Towering and the three of them are in the top four in the betting which is a bit of a c u next tuesday in truth because in a 24 runner field field i have found myself magnetically drawn towards these three and find them very hard to get away from so on this occasion i will bite my own bullet and just lump the dutch.

RESULT:Nothing here either......£1300 down..
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~£50 Win Each

***Well its been a shit ol day for the Longbow so im gonna get it all in on a Win Dutch with Coole Charmer and Chap...big balls time.....

This is a nice looking finale with some very well thought of sorts and a host of future winners but i think all things considered that COOLE CHARMER from the Hendo yard and ridden by the excellent Fehily will take some beating and its lto has been massively franked as the 2nd that day has since had 3 Hurdle runs winning the last two of them and that franking is worth an awful lot and at a very engaging 8.0 i am going to have a good go at this.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~£150 EW ( & £150 EW Double with Days of Heaven )


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Friday, 4 September 2015

Tipping Comp is BACK...BIGGER n BETTER

Well, the waiting is over. The unveiling of the Bloody Good Winner Tipping Competition. I'd crack a bottle champagne on a stern if I was near a big ship. It's dangerous on a dingy! I hope the regulars have familiarised themselves with the new look and lay out. Read more here:HTTP://
With the new character theme and player odds chalked up each week it all adds to the fun. Plus, every month your Gambler Character Icon gives you the chance to gain free entry. Yes, as usual, I have to put my hand in my pocket. No one can say that I don't do my best to make this a good, fun, professional competition.
All we need is all for all of this month's professionals to keep coming back for more and even adding to their potential win prize by Referring A Friend (adds £15 to your prize money if you win that month's comp) and we have something worth winning.
Everything is in place to go onward and upward. I've put the work in to make it a better experience and achieved that goal. The rest, as they say, is up to you. We have a bumper prize this month of (at the moment) £170, so spread the word, get those tips a-flying, find a winner, sing, rejoice, spend your winning. Bliss. Find out more here:
I would to suggest to all those who went into the free competition to give the professional competition a go. It is a matter of £2 a week. You are all betting and following the racing day in day out. If you fancy yourself as a winner...well you know what to do. Join the fun.
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Thursday, 20 August 2015

YORK Day 2


SNIPER - TASLEET - ( NAP ) - 1st @ 2/1

LONGBOW - STILL ON TOP - 3rd @ 25/1


SNIPER - BESHARAH - 1st @ 11/4




SNIPER - COVERT LOVE  - 2nd @ 15/8

LONGBOW - CURVY - 4th Unplaced

SNIPER - MARTLET - 1st @ 8/1

LONGBOW - SHOAL - Unplaced


LONGBOW - DUSKY QUEEN - 2nd @ 10/1



Total Spend - £1 EW Heinz would have returned a profit of over £1850.00

SNIPER = £883.75 Profit
RETURNS = £60 Loss
Profit =



Monday, 3 August 2015

Dream TeamTime

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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Im Still Alive lol..

Hi Guys n Gals ,
                      Been a few days or so since any real update and this has been solely down to having no time to really put down all my thoughts in fact ive bet hardly anything just lately as my time has been spent elsewhere and ive been making a living " old skool " by actually working for a living and pulling a wage from it...i know SHOCK HORROR lol...ive been getting paid to do work watching and race reviewing and its been fun and ive been booked for another two weeks of horse related work so time will again be at a premium so i have decided to take a very early look thru the Tuesday card at Goodwood as this is one of my Favourite weeks of the year GLORIOUS GOODWOOD and im hoping to see some classic races again this year.

We start off with a Traditionally tough looking Hcap and all thoughts and considerations will be made and excepted as though the ground is riding Good only any deviations will mean you will have to except the outcome or re-assess.
As they are in such fine form still and they also won this race last year i am going to advise a 3 way  ( any form ) dutch on the three MJ runners , we have them in form with CD history and will all be ready to rumble and as all three are in very healthy double figures this looks a decent bet albeit for fun only but a bigger bet wouldnt be considered a bad thing.

Sniper - No Bet

Longbow - 3 way dutch - 3rd @ 14/1

FreeFORM - Master the World - 

Race 2 looks a beauty and has been until last year a R Hannon benefit race as he has saddled a 2nd and 4 Winners in the last 5 years so its a race he obviously has well within his scope however Tupi which was 2nd last year wasnt all that and not at the same level as the winner he saddled from the previous 2 years which were Olympic Glory and Toormore and this years Paliwan is another that just doesnt look strong enough but is entitled to improve but not more than any of the others.
4th in the Chesham then won n Egg n Spoon maiden before getting easily brushed aside in a higher grade event over 7f and this form is imo simply not good enough and already is trailing a few others by almost i simply do not see how this can win or even get close!!.
Birchwood and Air Vice Marshall will probably ( and rightly so ) dominate the betting but i think both these rival renewing runners can be opposed and with the market in our favour i think we can tank a dutch against them.
The two obvious improvers i like are GALILEO GOLD and WELFORD both of whom have a bit to find but both look strong with a stayers pedigree and i think if we do get some rain then it will improve their chances considerably and i think we should sneak double figures on both again making this a competitive bet.

Sniper - Twin Sails - 

Longbow - GALILEO GOLD and WELFORD - 1st @ 6.2

FreeFORM - Birchwood - 

Race 3 is the £200k Lennox Stakes and looks a doozy for so many reasons...Horses looking to reestablish reps , trying new trips and so many coming into this with tons of past form...this looks a cracker!!.
TUPI will come into the reckoning as he come 2nd in the Vintage Stakes on this card last year and this looks the right level for him to be competitive and has to be included along with outright form choice which is DUTCH CONNECTION who will win if he can replicate the brilliant lto run when just touched off by the brilliant Territories over in France and any further improvement sees him clear as i have down at around the 119-121 mark so i think that he is clear on my ratings and is still improving plus its should be a very competitive price.
Finally we should also consider LIMATO who has shown to be a group class sprinter but staying on so strongly to suggest the step up in trip should be no problem but that is not always a given but should he stay and stay well then he could be a very exciting recruit to a specialist trip.
Toormore is frustrating and untrustworthy but not without some class and ability , Glory Awaits always promises more than it delivers , Safety Check has to prove its as good on the turf as it is on the AW and the remainder are as good as their marks and will just run honest races so i think one of the surprise packages will indeed take this but which one?....My heart tells me Limato but my head says Dutch Connection so whatever the outcome this should be a fascinating race.

Sniper - Dutch Connection -   

Longbow - Dutch Connection / Tupi -  2nd @ 3.7

FreeFORM - Dutch Connection - 

Race 4 is a 1m6f Hcap and its a time to break the bar and chill out as this is a non event for me but i do know that FORGOTTEN VOICE has been training well and is fit as a flea as this has been his flat season target all year and this will get a decent EW lump off me.

Longbow - Forgotten Voice - 2nd @ 29.0

Race 5 is a crazy tough 5f Hcap and its the type of race in which the Dickster should lend me his magic pin because in truth there are a million options in this race.

Sniper - Double Up -   2nd @ 3.6

Longbow - Top Boy / Ridge Ranger  3rd @ 7.6 / 1st @ 21.80

FreeFORM - Double Up - 

Race 5 is a standard Goodwood Maiden and for obvious reason it must be assumed that the Goodwood Racing Club would love to see their Goodwood Zodiac win here and it does arrive with enough form to give it a solid chance.

Sniper - Papa Luigi -  2nd @ 6.44

Longbow - Goodwood Zodiac -   

FreeFORM - Sir Roger Moore - 

The Finale is a horrible getting out stakes and STRONG STEPS is a speculative punt to round off a tough looking day.

Longbow - Strong Steps - 3rd @ 6.88

Thats it now just another day till we watch Gleneagles win the Sussex Stakes beating Solow ;-).

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Could be an interesting Thursday...

Hi Yall ,
             Well yesterday was as poor as i thought although my 2nd n 3rd rated Longbow won but without any bets from me as a few decent priced rags won but it was a slow day for me from 8 races with selections we only hit 2 winners ( 7/2 & Even's ) so a smallish 3.5 Point Loss on level stakes but the NAP was a winner which got me ahead for the day after i doubled through on that after losing a couple of mid afternoon bets i shouldnt have been involved with so it wasnt all doom n gloom and todays fayre isnt much stronger but we do have Hamilton to look at and the Goldie/Dalgleish roadshow will continue i hope and im hopeful Berry has one or two here as its his favoured course and although he does have a woeful SR he can hit a big priced winner and if its going to be anywhere then Hamilton is that place whilst we also Have our very good friend Marc Shukman's horse Avon Scent running over at Chepstow and i will run a rueful eye over that and a few of the others we that being my main meeting of focus today as they will be heading down.

So lets start the day with a Glance thru CHEPSTOW ,

A nice 10 runner Hcap to start the day with the 10 runners and a ton of weight splitting them but all the form on offer is much of a muchness so the bottom weights could sneak the monies here.
Hit the Heights arrives as the only runner with any relevant recent form but i will be buggered if im taking 3.50 about any runner in a race such as this and thats not to say its a lay as it isnt its just no value as a punt.
This is the type of race in which Harris could easily supply the winner and his DIAMOND VINE is probably worth sticking in the selection box as cover but realistically i think TOP COP is the one to be on at around 7/1 as its a solid option against the Fav and should be good enough to at least get a place with Spray Tan the only other likely to get heavily involved but i dont think the 8/1 is a great price but if it drifts to around 12/1 or better then i would consider it an option, this is a poor race and the Fav has this to only lose and you could make an argument in for not dutching the fav but getting enough on to cover your stakes on the rags. - TOP COP 2nd @ 5/1 ( 5/2F Wins and i had the Tri-Fecta at 53/1 but failed to back..again )


A poor maiden next and i would say a " fun " ew on the Evans Runner DIGI ( 33/1 ) but for me its a no bet race and i think Shukkers should stay at the bar ;).- 4th @ 23.66 ( Only just beaten in the last 50 yards and only then by a Neck )

12 Runner Hcap now and this is much better for the punter.
Back in the day the duo ( both Harris ) Light From Mars and Secret Witness would have carried these home as both were solid 100 rated sprinters and they could contest all the years big events but age has taken its toll along with racing in general and as such their own form is now far removed of which it was but they can still produce a run of ability every now n then in the lower grades but at around 8/1 each they dont offer anything as a punting medium as i would need double that to take the risk but dont be surprised if they hose up.
I think ANGEL WINGS is worth keeping onside as this improver has a ton of ton relative to the field and although beaten 5L lto that was against far superior opposition than this and really should be getting involved the 7/1 is an ok price but i want 8/1 then it becomes a decent ew punt, Vincetti is also worth noting forget its last run and then this is right in the mix but you will need 20/1 to have it as a bet in a tough race which also features a couple of Bradley runners so for me personally the bet here is a 5 way dutch on the rags ( 2-3-5-6-11 ) with a money back cover on Angel Wings.

Full Result

1st (1)Midnight Rider (IRE)B R Millman79-8Oisin Murphy8/1
Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, flashed tail well inside final furlong, held on
2nd (4)nkCool Bahamian (IRE)Eve Johnson Houghton49-12 v1J P Fahy3/1f
Slowly away, behind, good headway near side over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, 2nd well inside final furlong, ran on, just held
3rd (7)¾Light From MarsR Harris109-7 pMikey Ennis (5)7/1
Chased leaders, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides
4th (8)hd13 Bonjour SteveR J Price48-9 pTom Marquand (5)4/1
Chased leader, challenged 2f out, led briefly 1f out, chased winner until well inside final furlong, lost 3rd final strides
5th (11)Angels Wings (IRE)C Hills39-4S J Drowne8/1
Slight lead, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong

RESULT : Nos 3 Midnight Rider Wins for us and its a BooM ;-)
( Level Stakes Dutch and 6 was a Non Runner )

Another shockingly poor Hcap to get involved with , perfect in size and content but the quality on offer is dire.
Knight of the Air looks a solid bet in this at 5/1 a well fancied fav lto that got caught up in a muddle of a race and one that is best forgotten can easily get involved on the form of the two races prior.
Gypsy Rider is the only other viable alternate in what is a race of the poorest quality and not even the Longbow can find a decent rag to punt on and i can only hope that Div 2 of this race carries more.... Well this is the race in which Marc's AVON SCENT runs and golly its a damn awful race in truth!!..i would dearly love to see this win but on the basis of what its actually shown on the track so far i cannot say that it has endeared itself to me in any way and can offer nothing but hope and i dont even think the 33/1 is of any value..yes that poor indeed...However it has been discussed and trivialized before and we have mused over reasoning's , hood , visor, trip , ground, tactics and in truth for a lot of most of its races it has run with pace and enthusiasm however when push comes to shove it finds or does little now this could be more than lack of ability as i do think it has some however its application of such is the focus here as it could be a case of her simply not enjoying her racing , she may get bored and as silly as it may seem some just get excited by he day out go for a 3f sprint and then think..." thats it now..hay time "...and simply dont bother and that could be such a factor here so its fingers crossed and good luck but from a punting view i like the look of THE REEL WAY at around 8/1 who has genuine excuses for not competing stronger in the last couple and a modest affair such as this looks within her scope but again personally i wont in on the single instead im going to have an EW Double with Knight of Air from the previous race and hope they both place at least for a nice profit ( and a couple of squids on Avon....Just in case ). -  Avon ran a much better race in 5th but still well beaten and i dont see this ever winning now in truth and all i can do is wish them well , The Reel Way was bastard 4th and as Knight of Air was 3rd thats me EW double on the Kyboshed..fecking 4th..again..sigh but only for nibbles and fucking dicky will be wooping as the sheistyer would have backed the Harris runner to win this as he mentioned it on our Facebook page and it won at 14/1!!!...deary me...


The remaining 3 races are not on my radar and are left thats Chepstow dusted off and all i can say is Good Luck Marc/Debbie X.

Do we have anything at Hamilton to whet our appetite today ?....
The first race is a Maiden and as we know its not my thing however QUIET REFLECTION is a horse that interests me as i fancied this the other day but it got pulled out due to the ground and this Lowther Entrant could be different gravy from a yard that knows the time of day with their Juveniles and this rates a strong win bet.- 1st @ 2/1 ( Won by an easy 5L )

Alan Berry has Electric Qatar in the next and at 20/1 its having some ( although im not sure in what format yet ) , he also has Partners Gold in the next and that is also 66/1 so a small fap at least is worth including. - 2nd @ 15.50 ( Beaten a S.H )

POLARISATION looks nailed on in the next but its impossible to predict exactly what any MJ horse will do. - 1st @ 4/5

Moonlight Venture and Indian Chief should scrap out the finish in the next whilst it would be a shock if Glad Tidings got rumbled ( 1st @ 3/10 ) and JAY KAY pissed up lto and the Hat Trick looks a cert on form but i will also have a fun nibble on the berry runner and may stick a sheckle on the rfc as its an astonishing 100/1 lol..but Jay Kay has this to lose only.- 1st @ 5/6

Well thats another poor days racing covered with no real Longbow bets to look upon , some shorties for quick Cash and some bonkers bets for fun EW acca's but no real serious bets today.



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