Xmas Crackers

Xmas Crackers

Christmas time is here and we have plenty of winners waiting but first we must highlight the fact that THE ROLL UP is at its sixth and final stage so please see the page as we have a selection.

Back to winners, firstly get on Singlefarmpayment at Ascot on Saturday, this horse has been so unlucky lately and is due, GET ON EW at 6/1.

The Long Walk Hurdle is a match we think between Unowhatimeanharry & Lil Rockerfeller..…get on both…..you will profit.

At Haydock we fancy old favourite and course specialist Clyne to make a successful chasing debut.

On Boxing Day at Kempton we see the King George between stablemates Might Bite 6/4 and Whisper 10/1, back the first to win and the latter EW.

In Ireland next Thursday a great double is Apples Jade 6/4 and Sizing John 9/4, both festival and recent winners.

Have a double on me!

Happy Christmas.

Major Domo

ps we must mention the awful tragedy of Starchitect at  Cheltenham on Saturday…..so sad ……as with Many Clouds, we will not forget them…EVER.


Stoute Selection

Stoute Selection

Evening all.

Last week our only selection Singlefarmpayment ran a blinder on its seasonal debut finishing 2nd looking all over the winner two out, denied by a front running, tenacious and locally trained Cogry. This was a great run giving the winner 13lb, after a seven month lay off! The horse must be backed in the Hennessy.

Well folks its that time of year……yes it’s the Breeders Cup.

This year the action takes place at Del Mar on the west coast so the racing will be late night stuff……love it.

We fancy Stoute’s Ulysses 11/4 in the Breeders Cup Turf and Arrogate 11/4 to defend his crown in the Classic.

Other old favourite Rhododendron is also a strong fancy for her selected race.

Have a successful weekend.

Please see our Roll Up and Financial pages for important news!

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/National Trials


Well you lucky punters, last Saturday’s  three tips supplied two winners and a third in the form of Tobefair and Native River with Clyne third. Not too bad really as Clyne ran really well with a big weight, away from his favoured track of Haydock. All three must be followed and strongly as they are all improving at a rapid pace.

Native River is my type of horse, makes the running and grinds them down just like Denman did. Clyne is a horse on a roll, a real trier but just short of top class, this horse is being saved for Aintree. Tobefair has defied the handicapper like none I have ever seen and when looking beaten finds more to make it look easy; a real enigma that deserves a big Cheltenham handicap win.

Now back to business  and this Saturday’s Cheltenham and Grand National trials range from difficult to fairly easy.

Yanworth should win at Wincanton and Cue Card at Ascot but the Haydock National trial poses a good think and is best left alone as all are in with a good chance  in the expected slog.

There’s nothing like being stood at the 2nd last on the exposed expanses of Haydock Park on a winter’s day, watching  and listening to the jockeys appear from up the straight, cajoling their mounts with “over me boy” as they urge them on, the atmosphere is quite eerie.  Anyway, that’s another story!

Good luck

Major Domo



Betfair Hurdle Day


Last week’s tip was a no goer as Brain Power was withdrawn from the Contenders Hurdle to enable his stable companion to take the prize which he did, easily; a tip in its self.

This Saturday’s card at Newbury is a feast of class runners, some of who will be having their final prep before next month’s Cheltenham Festival.

We fancy three horses this week.

Tobefair at 3/1 in the Betfair Cash Out Hurdle must be backed until he is beaten……this horse keeps on defying the handicapper like no other!

In the big one,The Betfair Hurdle (the Schweppes) as us old timers call it, we like the vastly improved Clyne at 6/1. This horse gave the New One a scare at Haydock after previously winning the “fog” race at Haydock. Our only reservation is that the horse seems to lap it up at Haydock;let’s see.

Finally we must back our old favourite Native River at 1/1 in the Denman against another good un Bristol De Mai. What a great renewal to honour the mighty Denman.

Happy hunting.

Major Domo


Spring Fancies

Well, over Xmas we gave you three tips and their performances ranged from abject to brilliant.

Jenkins ran a shocker and was not even placed; Cue Card ran well enough finishing second but not good enough to trouble the new superstar, his stable companion Thistlecrack; but our old favourite Native River did us a massive favour when destroying the field, carrying top weight, in the Welsh National. That was a Denman- like job and we were on at the recommended 7/1.

Winter is here and it’s time to start thinking about some big races looming in the spring.

We fancy the following:

Lets Dance at 6/1 for the Dawn Run at Cheltenham

Brain Power at 25/1 for the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham

Native River at 8/1 for the Gold Cup at Cheltenham

Rivet at 20/1 for the 2000 gns at Newmarket

Rhodonendron at 5/1 for the 1000 gns at Newmarket

Get your prices now at Oddschecker

Back soon.

Major Domo