The flat is steadily releasing the big guns starting at Newmarket this week and sees the return of the sprinter BRANDO in the Abernant on Thursday.



The flat is steadily releasing the big guns starting at Newmarket this week and sees the return of the sprinter BRANDO in the Abernant on Thursday.

This horse progressed all last season culminating with a great win in the Ayr Gold Cup. We are a great fan of this horse and it WILL WIN on its seasonal debut.

The Scottish National dominates at weekend. This race is a lottery and best left alone.

Next week sees the Punchestown Festival and potential laps of honour for the likes of Un De Sceaux, Nichols Canyon and Sizing John. This looks like a decent small stake sporting treble.

Watch this space for the General Election.

Happy wagers

Major Domo

One For Arthur 14/1

One For Arthur 14/1


Well, last week was a mixed bag. Out of our three national selections we gave the winner One For Arthur with The Last Samurai up there most of the way before weight told and Definitly Red very unlucky at Bechers when hampered…….his day will come. As we said last week you must have at least three selections to mitigate bad luck.

Of our other three selections, two were non runners and On The Fringe blundered at the chair…….we will give this brave horse one more chance as he has nothing to prove, perhaps it is age or he is missing Nina.

So, all in all, four runners with one winner at 14/1 makes a nice 11 point profit!

Back soon

Major Domo

Definitly Red



Definitly Red


Well, punters we know what it is this weekend don’t we, so no introductions and to the point.

One of the most wrongly spelt words in the dictionary is DEFINITELY, did you know that! Anyway, what we are alluding to is that our main selection in Saturday’s big one is Definitly Red.……spot it…..wonder how many will spell the horse’s name correctly/incorrectly when writing out their bets……get it! We fancy this one.

Also, one must have a minimum of at least three selections in the national otherwise it could be all over after the first so we recommend The Last Samurai & One for Arthur with just as much confidence of good runs.

There look to be some good Cheltenham winners ready to win again but also some placed ones and suggest that On the Fringe, that great hunter, will atone.

On Friday we like our old favourite Clyne 16/1 and also Golden Jeffrey 10/1 in the flat race.

A happy three days.

Major Domo

Cheltenham Fall Out-To the point


Cheltenham Fall Out-To the point

Well, and to the point, last week saw Cheltenham and nothing surprising because there were lots of surprises!

We aren’t big fans of Cheltenham these days, since they sold The Bula Hurdle down the river and it’s a rip off to punters in all aspects, it is best watched at home.

Anyway, the horses aren’t to blame……well you know what I mean Harry!

Unable to make our minds up we stuck to our previous Spring Fancies page which yielded a winner in Lets Dance 6/1 at the time, a third in Native River 8/1 and nowhere to be sighted Brain Power! We advised strongly to lay Yanworth but advised a bet on on the unplaced Master Blueyes and finally a win double with On the Fringe/Unowhatimeanharry both placed.

So, all in all, the 6/1 winner and the  Yanworth LAY got us out of gaol with a small profit.

The proper flat stuff and Aintree loom and we do like Aintree where, trust us, there will be rich pickings for all!

Watch this space!!

Major Domo

Spring Fancies including leading National contenders


Spring Fancies including leading National contenders

Nothing given last week although we did mention Yala Enki & The Last Samurai to watch.
Well, Yala Enki led until the straight and The Last Samurai stayed on really well to take 2nd to easy winner Definitly Red. Both  The Last Samurai and the winner are leading National contenders and are our selections for the race come a months time. They are both 18/1 as we write.
Now, to the point, we were very impressed with The Last Samurai who was placed last year.

Again, nothing tipped for this weekend.

Major Domo 

Cheltenham Fever


Again nothing much of note this weekend as Cheltenham fever approaches.

The racing at Doncaster and Newbury looks too tough to call and the only ones we would fancy are old favourites The Last Samurai 5/1 and Yala Enki 10/1 both in The Grimthorpe at Donny.

The Thistlecrack saga has resurfaced with 3/1 non runner no bet quote as rumours abound that it may yet run? Ignore them for it WONT WIN if it runs…..its a LAY on the day if it does run.

Racing last weekend threw up Master Blueyes and if it runs in the Fred Winter or Triumph BACK it for it had Charlie Parcs beaten when that horse fell.

Back soon.

Major Domo



The announcement today of the injury to Thistlecrack comes as no surprise to me.

Experience has taught me that.

I have seen, over the years, what happens to novices taking on experienced high class horses in the Gold Cup; put plainly, it knackers them up.

In Thistlecrack’s case it came before the Gold Cup, last month, against the legend Many Clouds.

I know that the horse is injured but it is too much of a coincidence after that tremendous duel which cost the winner its life.

Look at Coneygree, the recent winner of the Gold Cup and first novice to win it since Captain Christy in 1974; the horse isn’t the beast that it was. Captain Christy only lasted one more season although he did beat the likes of Pendil and Bula in two KG’s after. The running of the brilliant novice Drumadowney (finished 4th) finally convinced me of this theory.

Thistlecrack in the Gold Cup against the likes of Native River and Cue Card would have warranted a good LAY. The Many Clouds affair may well have done the horse a favour in giving the horse the rest of the season off, that is, of course, if he hasn’t already met his Waterloo!

This Saturday’s racing is difficult and no point wasting money for the sake of it.
Two short priced winners last week Cue Card/Yanworth was good enough for me out of the two selected although I consider Yanworth a lay in the Champion Hurdle.

Talking of Cheltenham an On The Fringe/Unowhatimeanharry double looks a great bet at 11/2.

Major Domo