Haydock & Ascot (Saturday)


It’s pretty rare that I miss Haydock and The Tommy Whittle Chase but I’ve been instructed that I’m needed around Mulldog Towers today so my racing is going to be a TV event this afternoon. Not quite the same but at least I’ll get to see the odd race.

Today’s Haydock & Ascot fancies:

12.00 Hay- Just Cameron (e/w).

12.30 Hay- Stagecoach Pearl (e/w).

12.45 Asc- Rascal (e/w).

1.00 Hay- Vivaccio (win).

1.15 Asc- Irish Saint (win).

1.30 Hay- Maybe Plenty (e/w).

1.50 Asc- Bellenos (e/w).

2.05 Hay- Howard’s Legacy (e/w).

2.25 Asc- Zarkandar (win).

2.40 Hay- Run Ructions Run & Getabuzz (e/w).

3.00 Asc- Le Reve (e/w).

3.15 Hay- Millicent Silver (win).

3.30 Asc- Garde Le Victoire & Bayan (e/w).

Go on Howie! ;-)

Ascot (Friday)


It’s Friday and you’d be mad not to deck yourself out in your finest Christmas jumper and watch actual jumpers at Ascot today. You can always go for a few lemonades afterwards with your winnings?

Today’s Ascot fancies:

12.50 Asc- Buckhorn Timothy (win).

1.20 Asc- Dance Floor King (win).

1.55 Asc- Emerging Talent (win).

2.30 Asc- Ptit Zig (win).

3.05 Asc- Long Lunch (e/w).

3.40 Asc- Rio Treasure (e/w).

Rio! ;-)


Towcester (Thursday)


Whenever I take a look at Towcester Racecourse’s website it delights me immensely when I see their admission charge of “FREE”.

Aintree recently caught onto this free raceday initiative by giving away tickets for the Becher Chase meeting. It was a huge success and the crowd was swollen by a high percentage of new racegoers.

This has to be a good thing. Bring new blood through the gates of British Racecourses and you will generate new interest as many will come back time and time again.

One of my wishes for 2015 is to see more racecourses offering admission free days. It’s essential for future survival surely?

Today’s Towcester fancies:

12.40 Towc- Dusky Legend (win).

1.10 Towc- Mudita Moment (win).

1.40 Towc- Kincora Fort (win).

2.10 Towc- Royaume Bleu (e/w).

2.40 Towc- Ifyouthinkso (e/w).

3.10 Towc- Vertueux (e/w).

3.40 Towc- Presenting Lisa (win).

Presenting Ms Loeb! ;-)


Ludlow ( Slutty Wednesday)


It’s a wet Wednesday in December with hardly any daylight but there is some great racing taking place at Ludlow today to brighten up your day.

I had to laugh at that Tatler documentary series last night on BBC2. The “Are you a slut?” header right next to Kate Middleton’s face. I only watch the show for the horses, truly!


Today’s Ludlow fancies:

12.20 Lud- Alto Des Mottes (e/w).

12.50 Lud- Toowoomba (e/w).

1.20 Lud- Le Bacardy (e/w).

1.50 Lud- May Be Some Time & Acapulco Bay (e/w).

2.25 Lud- Opening Batsman (e/w).

3.00 Lud- Tara Mist (win).

3.30 Lud- Sandygate (e/w).

Catterick (Tuesday)


Apologies for the lateness of the post. I’ve been a busy man this morning crusading against the banks which took up rather more time than I envisaged. Up the consumer! People power!

Today’s Catterick fancies:

12.10 Catt- Amir Pasha & King’s Chorister (e/w).

12.40 Catt- Notnowsam (e/w).

1.10 Catt- Cango (e/w).

1.40 Catt- Jack’s Last Hope (win).

2.10 Catt- Harris & Dumbarton (e/w).

2.40 Catt- If In Doubt (win).

3.10 Catt- Along Came Theo (e/w).

Christmas at Kings! ;-)


Ffos Las (Monday)

Nice one Aidan!

Nice one Aidan!

Saturday afternoon as it unfolded at Cheltenham…

  • Karezak goes down by 1¼ lengths to Hargam in a good finish.
  • Champagne West (R Johnson, 2/5 fav) WINS
  • Sew On Target (Mr B J Powell, 13/2) WINS
  • Niceonefrankie (A Coleman, 16/1) WINS
  • Blaklion (Mr R Hatch, 9/4) WINS
  • The New One (S Twiston-Davies, 4/7 fav) WINS
  • Rock On Ruby (N Fehily, 5/4 fav)

One of these days I hope to go through an entire card. Admittedly Saturday at Cheltenham wasn’t the hardest card in the world but Sew On Target and Niceonefrankie were far from obvious picks and I was over the moon getting six winners from seven races.

And remember you can always read my entire punting day for FREE :D

Today’s Ffos Las fancies:

12.25 Ffos- Mercoeur (win).

12.55 Ffos- Floresco (e/w).

1.30 Ffos- Supreme Bob (e/w).

2.05 Ffos- Real Milan (e/w).

2.40 Ffos- Lookslikerainted (e/w).

3.15 Ffos- Oscar Sunset (win).

3.45 Ffos- Ezetiger (win).

Easy now! ;-)

Cheltenham International Meeting 2014 (Saturday)

Being sold in all good burger vans at Cheltenham today.

Being sold in all good burger vans at Cheltenham today.

Al Alfa (James Best, 13/2) & Seedling (Mr G Sheehan, 5/1) were two nice winners for the blog yesterday at Cheltenham.

It was a red letter day for the Keighley’s as both Benbane Head and Any Currency both won but there was also sad news with the passing of Big Shu (heart-attack) during the Cross Country Race.

Today’s Cheltenham fancies:

12.15 Chelt- Karezak (e/w).

12.50 Chelt- Champagne West (win).

1.25 Chelt- Sew On Target (e/w).

2.00 Chelt- Attaglance & Niceonefrankie (e/w).

2.35 Chelt- Blaklion (win).

3.10 Chelt- The New One (win).

3.45 Chelt- Rock On Ruby (win).

Geoff Banks, do you know my name? ;-)