FREE Competition: Arc/Champions Day/Breeders Cup Prizes

October is such a brilliant month of racing that I thought we should celebrate it with a competition. And I thought it should have some GREAT prizes. And I thought it should be FREE to enter. Sound OK so far? Good! 🙂

The Prizes

1st prize

The lucky winner will receive this magnificent Treve tribute bag packed with goodies themed around the wonder mare and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Inside the bag you'll find the following:

- Treve baseball cap
- Treve flag
- Treve wristlet
- Treve rosette
- Treve poster
- Special edition of Paris-Turf newspaper with 'Allez Treve' cover
- Paris-Turf magazine with Treve feature
- Longchamp Saturday programme
- Arc weekend media guide containing beautiful glossy high definition images

Win these awesome Treve goodies...

Win these awesome Treve goodies...

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As well as that Treve-tastic package, the winner will also receive 2 x Grandstand tickets for British Champions Day next Saturday 17th October.

2 x BCD Tickets up for grabs

2 x BCD Tickets up for grabs

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And, on top of that, they'll also receive my soon-to-be-released Breeders' Cup Compendium, the only guide you need for Breeders Cup weekend on 30th and 31st October.

Breeders Cup Compendium 2015: Coming Soon

Breeders Cup Compendium 2015: Coming Soon

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2nd prize

One runner-up will also receive 2 x Grandstand tickets for British Champions Day.

And my soon-to-be-released Breeders' Cup Compendium.

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3rd, 4th, 5th prizes

Three runner-runners-up (!) will receive my soon-to-be-released Breeders' Cup Compendium.

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How To Enter

To win one of these prizes, all you need to do is follow @geegeez_uk on twitter, and re-tweet the tweet below.

Here's how:

  1. Go to https://twitter.com/geegeez_uk 
  2. a. If you're already a twitter user, click follow in 3 below
    b. If you're not yet on twitter, sign up and then follow @geegeez_uk (see image below)
How to follow @geegeez_uk on twitter

How to follow @geegeez_uk on twitter

3. Re-tweet this tweet, by clicking the two arrows forming a square, with the number next to them:

 

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That's it. You'll then be entered into a draw for the five prizes above.

NOTE: CLOSING DATE / TIME FOR ENTRIES IS 23:59 GMT THIS SUNDAY 11TH OCTOBER

Good luck!

Matt

Prize Tipping Competition Final Scores

Cheesy podium snap

Cheesy podium snap

Well, that was fun!

The five day tipping contest drew to a close this afternoon, and there was a twist in the tale as late entry, Dick Dann, snatched a bit of place money by bagging the 25/1 winner of the last race. It was Dick's only scoring horse in the whole competition and beautifully illustrated the "it's not over until it's over" principle I've been labouring all week. 🙂

Subject to accounts being ratified, Dick will receive £40 in free bets from 888sport if his is a new account with them. Or, better still - ahem - he'll get a copy of my new Under The Radar Trainers 2014 report, which notched a juicy winner with its only runner today! That report will be retailing for £27 in the next day or two.

Above Dick, Sam Walker fought off another late challenger in richie0007, whose nomination of 16/1 Captain Myles was enough to leap from -2.75 to +13.25, second place and - again subject to the account rules being satisfied - £60 in free bets. Nice work.

Your first 30 days for just £1

But Sam, despite drawing a final day blank, did enough to hold on... just! In the end, he had just one point to spare over the big-priced closers. But a point is a point, and it means El Shanko will receive £120 in free bets from 888sport, above mentioned proviso's notwithstanding.

Rounding out the top five, and therefore first in line for the free bet prizes, were early pace setter, Big Al Holmes; and Essexboy, Mike Aston. £20 and £10 free bet vouchers respectively, account status according.

Positions six to ten, with scores from 5.5 down to 2.75 respectively, will each receive either a free bet or a copy of Under The Radar Trainers 2014, depending on the account statuses of the top five players.

In case the above is not clear, let me clarify: all players must have a 888sport account to qualify for a prize. If the account is new this month, then a free bet prize is due. If the account is older, then a Under The Radar Trainers 2014 prize is due. Hope that helps!

I really enjoyed scoring the contest and, as I'd suggested, there was scope for a big price to salvage some players' week. In the end, a 16/1 shot and a 25/1 shot propelled two lads into the top three. I was surprised more players didn't take three chances today. But then, barely a day goes by when something doesn't surprise me!!!

The final scores are below, and I'll be in touch with prize winners hopefully by the end of the week.

TipComp1405

Thanks a million for playing, and if you enjoyed this, get stuck into our monthly tipping competition here.

 

Matt

Prize Tipping Competition: Final Day

300x250_racing_orangeWell, that backfired massively! I thought I'd chosen the hardest trio of races on day four, and all three were won by the jollies!

Onwards, and into the final day. There's still all to play for, and a new leader as SJWALKER03, aka Sam Walker, aka El Shanko surges into a near five point clear air from the pointless-in-two-days Big Al H, with Essexboy Mike Aston in third.

Tenth place, which if qualifying by being in possession of a 888sport account will get a prize, is currently occupied by players on THREE points, so even if you have a minus score at this time, a half decent winner would give you a shot at the prize board.

Tuesday's Day FIVE (final day) races are listed below the rules, which you probably know by now, but are reprised for the good of everyone's health.

Rules

1. Each day, or as many days as you choose to enter, you leave a comment at the bottom of the post with your selections for the nominated races that day. There will be three races per day, over five days. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday this week; and Monday, Tuesday next week.

2. Include in your comment your full name, 8 8 8 sport username, and your selections, by race.

3. You MUST have a 8 8 8 sport account - or register for one - to be eligible for this competition. Here's a great incentive if you don't yet have one.

4. The winner will be the tipster with the highest total profit to a 1 unit stake across the 15 races. You do not have to tip in every race but you will score -1 for each 'no bet' race. In the event of ties down the prize order, the highest priced winning selection will determine finishing order. If still a tie, the second highest priced winning selection will count, and so on.

5. The judge's (i.e. mine!) decision is final

Your first 30 days for just £1

Prizes

New 8 8 8 Sport accounts (i.e. opened this week) qualify for free bet prizes, as follows:

1st – £120 in free bets

2nd – £60 in free bets

3rd – £40 in free bets

4th – £20 in free bets

5th – £10 in free bets

All 8 8 8 Sport accounts qualify for one of five extra prizes, as follows:

A copy of my forthcoming Under The Radar Trainers 2014 report (£27 RRP).

That's a total of £250 in free bets and £135 in Geegeez prizes, so £385 worth of prizes 😀

To clarify, this competition is open to all 8 8 8 Sport account holders. You MUST have an account with 8 8 8 Sport to be eligible for any of the prizes, as per the above.

To open an account, click here

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OK, if that's clear, Tuesday's last trio of races are:

2.30 Nottingham
2.40 Bath
5.45 Warwick

(The last leg could be a 'get out stakes' for some of you. It's got 17 runners and the scope for an upset, so be bold!!)

Here is the current leaderboard.

Tenth place, which is worth a prize if held by a 888sport account holder, is just three points currently...

1-1 1-2 1-3 2-1 2-2 2-3 3-1 3-2 3-3 4-1 4-2 4-3 Total
SJWALKER3 7 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.25 -1 3.5 -1 4.5 17.25
bigalh69 7 7 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 12.5
Essexboy 7 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 2.25 -1 3.5 -1 -1 12.25
YEATS08 7 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 8.5
Kendot -1 7 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 2.25 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.75
Rory808 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.5 -1 4.5 6.5
whiston01 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 4.5 5.75
banjo2272 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 16 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5
Mickno2 7 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 4
kpearce78 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 2.25 -1 -1 2.8 -1 3.5
fragilesm 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.25 -1 -1 2.8 -1 3
steviesurfer -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4.5 2
grahame2211 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.25 -1 3.5 -1 4.5 1.25
howard41 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 1
pkendall1 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 1
GaryBroom -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 1
tonesboy 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 0.5
twoocsuperso -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -0.25
darkwater -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 2.25 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.25
Frank1954 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.25 -1 3.5 2.8 -1 -0.5
Graeme501 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.25 -1 3.5 2.8 -1 -0.5
richie0007 -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.25 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.75
PaulJo63 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 4.5 -2.75
davidw601 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4.5 -3
ALEXANDAARON -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.5
Chris James -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.5
Grazioli09 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.5
peteryoung62 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.5
stephenpc -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.5
Salvaje -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 2.8 -1 -3.75
gib781re -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 -4
joeheal 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4
Mcolebrook 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4
spplow -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4
Traderay 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4
johnwilly -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.25 -1 3.5 -1 -1 -4.25
jollybob1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4.5 -6.5
CLEANCUTCOL -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4.5 -6.5
Ware23 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4.5 -6.5
noelmcp -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4.5 -6.5
jcannon -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -7.5
mike -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
patrick doherty -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
tipking141 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Everyone else -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12

Good luck!!!

Matt

Prize Tipping Competition: Day 4 of 5

300x250_racing_orangeIt's Day 4 of 5 of our big prize competition on Monday.

And, as we get to the business end of proceedings, Big Al's lead is down to just four points, and the ranks are massing in behind.

Tenth place, which if qualifying by being in possession of a 888sport account will get a prize, is currently occupied by players on 3.25 points.

So if you've not yet entered, there are still two days - and six races - in which to get into that top ten. We have prizes all the way down to tenth as per the below. However, to qualify you MUST follow the simple rules below.

Monday's Day FOUR races are listed below the rules.

Rules

1. Each day, or as many days as you choose to enter, you leave a comment at the bottom of the post with your selections for the nominated races that day. There will be three races per day, over five days. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday this week; and Monday, Tuesday next week.

2. Include in your comment your full name, 8 8 8 sport username, and your selections, by race.

3. You MUST have a 8 8 8 sport account - or register for one - to be eligible for this competition. Here's a great incentive if you don't yet have one.

4. The winner will be the tipster with the highest total profit to a 1 unit stake across the 15 races. You do not have to tip in every race but you will score -1 for each 'no bet' race. In the event of ties down the prize order, the highest priced winning selection will determine finishing order. If still a tie, the second highest priced winning selection will count, and so on.

Your first 30 days for just £1

5. The judge's (i.e. mine!) decision is final

Prizes

New 8 8 8 Sport accounts (i.e. opened this week) qualify for free bet prizes, as follows:

1st – £120 in free bets

2nd – £60 in free bets

3rd – £40 in free bets

4th – £20 in free bets

5th – £10 in free bets

All 8 8 8 Sport accounts qualify for one of five extra prizes, as follows:

A copy of my forthcoming Under The Radar Trainers 2014 report (£27 RRP).

That's a total of £250 in free bets and £135 in Geegeez prizes, so £385 worth of prizes 😀

To clarify, this competition is open to all 8 8 8 Sport account holders. You MUST have an account with 8 8 8 Sport to be eligible for any of the prizes, as per the above.

To open an account, click here

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OK, if that's clear, Friday's trio of races are:

5.00 Southwell
5.50 Redcar
7.25 Roscommon

(Tough and tougher!!)

Here is the current leaderboard.

Tenth place, which is worth a prize if held by a 888sport account holder, is 3.25 points currently...

1-1 1-2 1-3 2-1 2-2 2-3 3-1 3-2 3-3 Total
bigalh69 7 7 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 15.5
Essexboy 7 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 3.25 -1 11.75
Kendot -1 7 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 3.25 -1 11.75
SJWALKER3 7 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 11.25
banjo2272 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 16 -1 -1 -1 8
YEATS08 7 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 7
GaryBroom -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 12 4
darkwater -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 3.25 -1 3.75
kpearce78 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 3.25 -1 3.75
fragilesm 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 3.25
richie0007 -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 3.25
Mickno2 7 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5
ALEXANDAARON -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
Chris James -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
Grazioli09 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
howard41 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
peteryoung62 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
pkendall1 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
Rory808 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
stephenpc -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
steviesurfer -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
whiston01 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
joeheal 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
Mcolebrook 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
spplow -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
tonesboy 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
Traderay 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
twoocsuperso -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
johnwilly -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 -4.75
grahame2211 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 -4.75
Frank1954 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 -4.75
Graeme501 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 -4.75
davidw601 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
gib781re -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
mike -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
patrick doherty -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
tipking141 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
Everyone else -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9

Good luck!!!

Matt

Quick Competition Update

888sportofferAfter what proved to be a very tough day three of five in the tipping competition - just one person found either of the two winners that bookended G Force's success - the scores have concertina'd up somewhat.

Big Al H is still top but by a diminished margin from a chasing pack of three: Essexboy, Kendot, and SJWALKER3.

Your first 30 days for just £1

Proof if it was needed of the fiendishness of the puzzles set to date is in the fact that just twelve players - out of almost 100 - are beating par!

We've two more days to go - Monday and Tuesday next week - and I'll post Monday's races up on Sunday.

Tenth place, which is worth a prize if held by a 888sport account holder,

1-1 1-2 1-3 2-1 2-2 2-3 3-1 3-2 3-3 Total
bigalh69 7 7 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 15.5
Essexboy 7 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 3.25 -1 11.75
Kendot -1 7 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 3.25 -1 11.75
SJWALKER3 7 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 11.25
banjo2272 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 16 -1 -1 -1 8
YEATS08 7 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 7
GaryBroom -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 12 4
darkwater -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 3.25 -1 3.75
kpearce78 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 3.25 -1 3.75
fragilesm 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 3.25
richie0007 -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 3.25
Mickno2 7 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5
ALEXANDAARON -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
Chris James -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
Grazioli09 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
howard41 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
peteryoung62 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
pkendall1 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
Rory808 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
stephenpc -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
steviesurfer -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
whiston01 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
joeheal 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
Mcolebrook 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
spplow -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
tonesboy 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
Traderay 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
twoocsuperso -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
johnwilly -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 -4.75
grahame2211 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 -4.75
Frank1954 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 -4.75
Graeme501 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25 -1 -4.75
davidw601 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
gib781re -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
mike -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
patrick doherty -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
tipking141 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
Everyone else -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9

 

Big Prize Tipping Competition: Day 2

300x250_racing_orangeIt's Day 2 of our big prize competition! And after the first day the joint leaders are bigalh69, SJWALKER3 and YEATS08, all of whom scored 13 points, courtesy of the two 7/1 winners, Clever Cookie and Aetna.

The good news if you've not yet entered is that there are still four days - and twelve races - in which to get into the top ten. We have prizes all the way down to tenth as per the below. However, to qualify you MUST follow the simple rules below.

Thursday's Day TWO races are listed below the rules.

Rules

1. Each day, or as many days as you choose to enter, you leave a comment at the bottom of the post with your selections for the nominated races that day. There will be three races per day, over five days. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday this week; and Monday, Tuesday next week.

2. Include in your comment your full name, 8 8 8 sport username, and your selections, by race.

3. You MUST have a 8 8 8 sport account - or register for one - to be eligible for this competition. Here's a great incentive if you don't yet have one.

4. The winner will be the tipster with the highest total profit to a 1 unit stake across the 15 races. You do not have to tip in every race but you will score -1 for each 'no bet' race. In the event of ties down the prize order, the highest priced winning selection will determine finishing order. If still a tie, the second highest priced winning selection will count, and so on.

5. The judge's (i.e. mine!) decision is final

Your first 30 days for just £1

Prizes

New 8 8 8 Sport accounts (i.e. opened this week) qualify for free bet prizes, as follows:

1st – £120 in free bets

2nd – £60 in free bets

3rd – £40 in free bets

4th – £20 in free bets

5th – £10 in free bets

All 8 8 8 Sport accounts qualify for one of five extra prizes, as follows:

A copy of my forthcoming Under The Radar Trainers 2014 report (£27 RRP).

That's a total of £250 in free bets and £135 in Geegeez prizes, so £385 worth of prizes 😀

To clarify, this competition is open to all 8 8 8 Sport account holders. You MUST have an account with 8 8 8 Sport to be eligible for any of the prizes, as per the above.

To open an account - and get 20/1 Messi to be top scorer at the World Cup - click here

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OK, if that's clear, Thursday's trio of races are:

1.45 York
3.15 York
5.00 York 

(It's not getting any easier!!)

An example of how to submit your picks is in the comments below, and here is the current leaderboard.

YEATS08 7 7 -1 13
bigalh69 7 7 -1 13
SJWALKER3 7 7 -1 13
Mickno2 7 -1 2.5 8.5
Traderay 7 -1 -1 5
tonesboy 7 -1 -1 5
fragilesm 7 -1 -1 5
Essexboy 7 -1 -1 5
Mcolebrook 7 -1 -1 5
joeheal 7 -1 -1 5
Kendot -1 7 -1 5
richie0007 -1 7 -1 5
twoocsuperso -1 7 -1 5
spplow -1 7 -1 5
mike -1 -1 2.5 0.5
tipking141 -1 -1 2.5 0.5
gib781re -1 -1 2.5 0.5
patrick doherty -1 -1 2.5 0.5
davidw601 -1 -1 2.5 0.5

Good luck!!!

Matt

To open an account - and get 20/1 Messi to be top scorer at the World Cup - click here

Big Prize Tipping Competition: Day 1

300x250_racing_orangeIt's competition time!

Many of you are already taking part in our £240 a month tipping league. If you're not, you can do so by clicking here (check the rules tab too!)

And over the next few days, courtesy of those generous fellows at 8 8 8 sport, we're running a separate tipping competition, with TEN different prizes up for grabs!

Here's how this will work.

 

Rules

1. Each day, or as many days as you choose to enter, you leave a comment at the bottom of the post with your selections for the nominated races that day. There will be three races per day, over five days. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday this week; and Monday, Tuesday next week.

2. Include in your comment your full name, 8 8 8 sport username, and your selections, by race.

3. You MUST have a 8 8 8 sport account - or register for one - to be eligible for this competition. Here's a great incentive if you don't yet have one.

4. The winner will be the tipster with the highest total profit to a 1 unit stake across the 15 races. You do not have to tip in every race but you will score -1 for each 'no bet' race. In the event of ties down the prize order, the highest priced winning selection will determine finishing order. If still a tie, the second highest priced winning selection will count, and so on.

Your first 30 days for just £1

5. The judge's (i.e. mine!) decision is final

Prizes

New 8 8 8 Sport accounts (i.e. opened this week) qualify for free bet prizes, as follows:

1st – £120 in free bets

2nd – £60 in free bets

3rd – £40 in free bets

4th – £20 in free bets

5th – £10 in free bets

All 8 8 8 Sport accounts qualify for one of five extra prizes, as follows:

A copy of my forthcoming Under The Radar Trainers 2014 report (£27 RRP).

That's a total of £250 in free bets and £135 in Geegeez prizes, so £385 worth of prizes 😀

To clarify, this competition is open to all 8 8 8 Sport account holders. You MUST have an account with 8 8 8 Sport to be eligible for any of the prizes, as per the above.

To open an account - and get 20/1 Messi to be top scorer at the World Cup - click here

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OK, if that's clear, Wednesday's trio of races are:

1.45 York
2.15 York
3.50 York 

(Nobody said this would be easy!!)

An example of how to submit your picks is in the comments below.

Good luck!!!

Matt

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Cheltenham Tipping Comp: Win £150

Win £150 in free bets with Seanie Mac

Win £150 in free bets with Seanie Mac

Our friends at Seanie Mac have kindly donated £150 in free bets as prizes for a Cheltenham Tipping Competition.

There is £100 in free bets for the top tipster over the four days of Cheltenham, and another £50 for the highest priced winning tip.

To enter, just place your tipping league tips as normal here, and your Cheltenham selections will be included in the competition. Simples.

A few fairly obvious rules to note:

- Open to all Seanie Mac customers registered with geegeez. To open a Seanie Mac account click here.

- If there's a tie for top tipster prize, countback to highest priced winner will be used.

- If there's a tie for highest priced winner tip prize, countback to second, third, etc highest will be used until a winner is identified. If no other winners selected between tied players, 2nd's will then be considered based on highest price, then 3rd's and so on. Phew!

- Players must place at least two bets on at least three days of Cheltenham, and at least eight bets in total (e.g. two bets a day over four days, or three bets a day over three days, etc)

- That's it. Good luck! (Oh, and naturally, the judge's - that is, my - decision is final).

 

Competition: Choose a number and win £100

Win £100 in free bets, thanks to Seanie Mac

Win £100 in free bets, thanks to Seanie Mac

It's competition time again, courtesy of our generous friends at Seanie Mac. This week we're making it super simple to enter, with nothing as difficult as picking a race winner (which, by the way, nobody managed to do last week!).

Nope.

All you have to do to win this weekend's £100 in free bets is be the closest to predicting the combined winning distances at Kelso and Warwick on Sunday, 8th December.

There are fourteen races across the two cards, and the cumulative distance by which each winner beats each second-placed runner will be the correct answer. If you're the closest, you win £100 free bet. Easy peasy.

How To Enter

To enter, you need to have placed a bet, or some bets, totalling £5 or more with Seanie Mac between now (Wednesday afternoon, 4th December) and the first qualifying race on Sunday, the 12.25 Kelso, when entries close.

Just leave a comment beneath this post with your Seanie Mac username and your estimated combined winning distances to be in with a chance of copping a hundred quid in betting vouchers.

Once we've confirmed the qualifying bet(s) was/were placed, we'll know our winner. 🙂

[Note, Seanie Mac are best odds guaranteed all races every day, and have loads of specials, particularly if you're a football punter. You can also check out my review of them here.]

If you still don't have a Seanie Mac account, your first bet will be matched with a free bet if it loses, for a stake of between £5 and £25. Plus they'll give you another free bet to the average of your first five bets, up to another £25.

My example entry is posted below.

 

Win €100 in our Hennessy Competition

Win the value of this bottle in free bets with Seanie Mac

Win the value of this in Seanie Mac free bets

geegeez has teamed up with Seanie Mac again this weekend to offer readers the chance to win €100 in free bets, courtesy of the Ireland-based betting firm.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave a comment below this post in which you:

1. Predict which horse will win the 3.00 Newbury (Hennessy Gold Cup) on Saturday 

Here's the list of runners and riders, plus plenty of form clues

2. Answer the following tie break question: What will be the cumulative winning distance of all races from Newbury on Saturday? (That is, by how far, collectively, will each winner beat each second placed horse?)

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3. Be a Seanie Mac customer, and place a £5 bet with them. (Remember, if you're a new customer, you'll get a free matched bet up to £25 if your first bet is a loser).

You can sign up here if you're not already an account holder.

Seanie Mac Sports Free £50

Leave a comment below this post with your Seanie Mac username, and your answers to the two questions above and, if you're the lucky (skilful?!) winner, you'll be credited with €100 in free bets to wager as you wish!

If you're unfamiliar with Seanie.Mac, I've written a short review of them here. I've been a customer for three months, and find them very easy to deal with. An added bonus from my perspective is that, although my Boylesports account is limited, I can still get their prices - Best Odds Guaranteed - with SeanieMac.

Click here for my Seanie.Mac Review.

Note, all entries have to be in before the first race – 12.20pm – on Saturday, because of the winning distances tie break question.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave a comment below this post in which you:

1. Predict which horse will win the 3.00 Newbury on Saturday 

Here's the list of runners and riders, plus plenty of form clues

2. Answer the following tie break question: What will be the cumulative winning distance of all races from Newbury on Saturday? (That is, by how far, collectively, will each winner beat each second placed horse?)

3. Be a Seanie Mac customer, and place a £5 bet with them. (Remember, if you're a new customer, you'll get a free matched bet up to £25 if your first bet is a loser).

You can sign up here if you're not already an account holder.

Win £200 in our Seanie Mac competition

Win £200 in free bets if you can guess the winner

Win £200 in free bets this weekend..!

geegeez has teamed up with Seanie Mac again this weekend to offer readers the chance to win £200 in free bets, courtesy of the Ireland-based betting firm.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave a comment below this post in which you:

1. Predict which horse will win the 2.25 Haydock on Saturday 

Here's the list of runners and riders, plus plenty of form clues

2. Answer the following tie break question: What will be the cumulative winning distance of all races from Haydock on Saturday? (That is, by how far, collectively, will each winner beat each second placed horse?)

Your first 30 days for just £1

3. Be a Seanie Mac customer, and place a £5 bet with them. (Remember, if you're a new customer, you'll get a free matched bet up to £25 if your first bet is a loser).

You can sign up here if you're not already an account holder.

Seanie Mac Sports Free £50

Leave a comment below this post with your Seanie Mac username, and your answers to the two questions above and, if you're the lucky (skilful?!) winner, you'll be credited with £200 in free bets to wager as you wish!

If you're unfamiliar with Seanie.Mac, I've written a short review of them here. I've been a customer for three months, and find them very easy to deal with. An added bonus from my perspective is that, although my Boylesports account is limited, I can still get their prices - Best Odds Guaranteed - with SeanieMac.

Click here for my Seanie.Mac Review.

Note, all entries have to be in before the first race – 12.10pm – on Saturday, because of the winning distances tie break question.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave a comment below this post in which you:

1. Predict which horse will win the 2.25 Haydock on Saturday 

Here's the list of runners and riders, plus plenty of form clues

2. Answer the following tie break question: What will be the cumulative winning distance of all races from Haydock on Saturday? (That is, by how far, collectively, will each winner beat each second placed horse?)

3. Be a Seanie Mac customer, and place a £5 bet with them. (Remember, if you're a new customer, you'll get a free matched bet up to £25 if your first bet is a loser).

You can sign up here if you're not already an account holder.

Cheltenham Open Review… and My Mistake

Cheltenham win machine, Balthazar King

Cheltenham win machine, Balthazar King

It was a brilliant weekend of racing, as Cheltenham's Open meeting went toe to toe with Punchestown's Morgiana Hurdle weekend. As well as some cracking winning performances, and plenty more of great promise, there was also a bit of an error on my part. More on that, including how you can help ensure it doesn't happen again, towards the end of this post.

But first, let's dwell on a wonderful few days of jump racing. The overlapping period of the last couple of weeks of the flat and the first few of the jumps offer little in the way of solid form, or competitive racing. All that changed, though, with the rise of the tape for the first race at Cheltenham on Friday. It may have only been an amateurs' handicap chase, but the scene was set for a thrilling three days.

Highlights on Friday included Taquin de Seuil showing he can act on ground better than soft when he outkicked Oscar Whisky after the last. In truth, it was a muddling race, and the ground may have been closer to good to soft (or 'dead' as some jockeys were calling it) than the official quote of good at race time. Take nothing away from the winner who was always in the right place, and it was AP McCoy doing the stiffening after the last.

For Oscar Whisky fans, while this was another blow after the disappointments at the end of last season, the real shame might be that he failed to convince in his jumping, looking every inch like a horse which - after five years hurdling - cannot fathom how to get a foot or two higher at these revised obstacles. He could be one to oppose at short prices in the near future.

The following handicap hurdle resulted in a smooth win for Thomas Crapper over a field bristling with potential. Numerous horses were heavily backed, but none could live with the horse named after a firm of toilet manufacturers. If anything, three-quarter length second, Angles Hill, may have been flattered by his proximity given that the winner seemed to idle once hitting the front.

His narrow margin of victory may save him from draconian measures by the handicapper and, if that comes to pass, he's capable of notching the hat-trick next time.

Angles Hill was running second in the race for the second year in a row, and he had daylight to spare over the third placed Whisper, the best finisher of the gambled-on nags.

Further back, Upswing was given a metaphorical mountain to climb which, allied to the literal hill he was required to scale, proved too much. Nevertheless, he can improve markedly on this, and looks likely to go close in a decent contest as the season wears on. This isn't the first time a McCoy-ridden McManus-owned horse has been exaggeratedly out of its ground before closing all too late, and it's become something of a blueprint for getting horses handicapped.

The cross country races aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I loves 'em. Here's why: firstly, although they can be run at a pedestrian pace, they offer plenty of variety in the jumping tests, and they also feature some of the more, erm, mercurial (read, doggy) members of the equine fraternity. That leads me to the second reason I loves 'em: they are excellent betting heats.

Take Balthazar King, for example. A stand out prospect for the race for all sorts of reasons alluded to in Friday's post, he was available at 2/1 for much of the morning, and as big as 9/4 the night before. He returned 5/4 in the end, and my weekend expenses were covered then and there. I don't bet a lot of short-priced horses, but value comes at all prices and he was knocking value.

Plenty in behind will never a Festival Cross Country winner make, and the stage looks set for some new blood to take on BK if they're able. Perhaps Enda Bolger's Love Rory, staying on winner of the Risk Of Thunder Chase over Punchestown's banks twenty-three-and-a-half-hours later, could be the pretender come March. He'll only be six then, but he already looks a stayer of some promise.

Ruby Walsh made a rare foray over for the one ride: Quick Jack in the last on Friday, and he made it worth his while when sluicing up atop the 15/8 favourite. This fellow is clearly progressive, and he's going to get plenty of cargo to carry when next he faces the starter after this romp.

Jack's mark here was 113, and he's likely to be nearer 125 next time. He's also to have a break now, before coming back in the New Year. Doubtless the Festival will be on the agenda, and most likely a tilt at the County Hurdle, a race won this year by the same connections.

The placepot slipped away on Friday as AP got the better of Barry Geraghty in that win only heat, and with it about £2,500 in dividends evaded my betting account.

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Saturday was Paddy Power Gold Cup day, and a cracking race looked in prospect, with almost every runner having a case made for them in one quarter or another. The babies were first to take the floor, with Royal Irish Hussar laying down a good early season benchmark for the Triumph Hurdle next March. He'll need to jump better to win at the Festival though, and the 16/1 quoted by Ladbrokes is a good bit more sensible than the 8/1 offered elsewhere.

It's entirely possible the Triumph Hurdle winner is hacking round a field somewhere in France just now, so keep that powder dry!

The novices' chase was noteworthy mainly for the poor showing of African Gold on his fencing bow. On this showing he's more of a contender for the four miler than the RSA, but I'd be inclined to think he's better than he showed, and wait on his next start before taking a firmer view.

Le Bec won well enough, but ought not to be up to RSA Chase standard, gritty and determined though he is.

The placepot went west in leg three, as Monbeg Dude - who jumped to last to give a lead to Godsmejudge - capitulated to fourth on the run in, with the 'judge still just behind him. The trio who scooted by up that debilitating hill were led by Alvarado, a talented "monkey" according to his jockey, Paul Moloney.

He was kicking off a fat-priced double for local trainer, Fergal O'Brien, a man worth following.

Johns Spirit won the PP Gold Cup

Johns Spirit won the PP Gold Cup

As for the Dude, well he doesn't want to be in front too long, and perhaps if regular pilot Paul Carberry had been in the saddle, he'd have been delivered later. That said, he was weighted to finish behind Bradley on their last year one-two in the race, and that's pretty much exactly what he did.

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The big race was up next, and I was happy enough with my three against the field: Champion Court, Astracad and Attaglance. Midway through the race, I was far less content, as Champion Court put in a hollow effort, perhaps getting stuck in the dead ground, but still failing to match expectations.

Astracad on the other hand ran a lot better than his finishing position of eleventh might imply. He's got a nice race in him somewhere along the way this term. As for Attaglance, he remains an enigma over fences. It might be that three miles is his trip now, or it might be that he's just not as good over a fence as he was over a hurdle. I suspect the former, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him make the frame - at least - in the Festival Handicap Chase on Festival Tuesday.

The winner was Johns Spirit who, like Thomas Crapper and Balthazar King before him, was doubling up after success at the October meeting here. This game is so easy with hindsight, isn't it?

I gave Johns Spirit a chance, but he seemed short enough in the betting to my eye. Be that as it may, he was clear best here, and taking his time under a stylish Richie McLernon, he went the longest way but never looked like losing from the turn in. This was off a perch of 139, and he'll be a 150 horse in future. That may put him in the picture for such as the Ryanair, though in truth it could leave him a bit betwixt and between handicaps and Graded company, assuming there's not another ten pounds of improvement still in him.

Easter Meteor was running a massive race when falling two out and, if none the worse for that, is of clear interest next time, assuming the market doesn't overreact (as it often does with such horses).

In the penultimate race, the handicap hurdle, Salubrious put in one of the performances of the weekend... and still lost! That he was carrying 11-07 to the winner's 9-11 tells the story and, after an impressive weight-carrying effort when winning the Martin Pipe off 11-08 last term, he shouldn't be ignored when lumping top weight in handicaps.

James Best was blubbing like a baby when interviewed after his last gasp win here, and fair play to the lad: it clearly meant everything to him.

The concluding bumper exemplified my luck for the day. Having a speculative loyalty £15 on Lilly Waugh, trained by Anthony Honeyball and ridden by Rachael Green, I'd snared 22.0 on Betfair, which implied only a slim chance in this Listed bumer. Miss Waugh, under Miss Green, traveled extremely sweetly turning in and looked for all the world like the winner... before getting mugged by the rattling-home The Govaness, for that man, Fergal O'Brien. At 28/1?!

Meanwhile, over the pond at Punchy, Champagne Fever was making an eye-filling impression in the novices chase. Always thought of as a chaser in the making (aren't they all?), the fact that he's been good enough to win both the Champion Bumper and the Supreme Novices' Hurdle prior to filling his vocation over the big buggers should have made him a very exciting prospect. And he wasn't going to disappoint.

Up against a very talented ex-pointer in Marlbrook, Champagne Fever was much the best and looks to be a strong fancy for the Arkle, though the Jewson may also be considered for a horse who seems to have stamina to match his speed. It's not impossible that he might be a Gold Cup horse next season, but let's first see how he goes through this term.

For the contrarians amongst you, it's worth noting that Champagne Fever was beaten a few times last season prior to outstaying Jezki and My Tent Or Yours, so don't be too perturbed if he does flounder on deeper ground-er 'twixt now and middle March.

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Sunday, and I get a pass to head to the track. Cheltenham with my great mate Gavin (of Nag Nag Nag, Trainer Track Stats and Festival Trends fame), and his family (including long-shot king, brother Gary). I was also able to catch up with Nicky Doyle, who has just relaunched his excellent Bet Alchemist service. He's had the typical losing start as soon as new subscribers come on board, but has shown some promising signs with the nomination of two placed 33/1 shots in Attaglance and Rawnaq. I wish him well with his service, and I'm certain he'll continue to find value for those who 'get' what he's doing.

To the racing, and we kicked off with a big field handicap hurdle, in which I had no view. I'd banked on Lieutenant Miller in the placepot, and that meant I didn't need to bet anything else. Just as well, really, as I'd never have found Home Run, the 40/1 winner and a portent of a golden day for David Pipe. He also saddled the second placed horse, and went on to greet three more beasts in the winners' enclosure before the day was out.

Cumulative odds amounted to 5,995/1 and that tells you much about the facility (or lack thereof) of locating this little quartet.

The second race of the day was a novices' hurdle, featuring two very promising sorts in Sea Lord, high class on the flat and protecting a six race unbeaten run over hurdles; and The Liquidator, an excellent bumper horse now making his name over timber.

As it turned out it was a mismatch: The Liquidator went to the front and stayed there, while Sea Lord toiled and laboured, and flapped and flailed. I'd backed the Sea Lord (of course), and I - like the hordes who shortened him to even money from an early 11/8 - knew my fate pretty early.

If anything, Sea Lord deserves credit for staying on to be a respectful second, as he barely jumped a hurdle all the way round and looked errant enough on the flat too. It could be that the dead ground did for him; it might be that the undulating track wasn't his bag... but this run strongly suggested that Cheltenham won't be his happiest hunting ground, and I would rather wager him on Aintree's pan-flat plains than Cheltenham's big dipper.

Take nothing away from the winner: he jumped well throughout, and was kept up to his work all the way to the line. The fact that Scudamore continued to encourage him - more vigorously than the distance of his lead suggested he needed - implies that he may have been running out of gas. That's conjecture on my part, and I'd like to see him in a deeper field where getting his own way in front is less assured.

Yes, I'd backed Sea Lord, in a double with Ted Veale, the County Hurdle winner in March, and now faced with fences. He was up against Dodging Bullets, a horse I've consistently crabbed, and Raya Star, a smart hurdler that had made a nice start over the birch.

Well, sometimes you just get it all wrong. Ted, who I topped up with a single after double with Sea Lord had mutinied, ran a listless race in third. Raya Star ran well enough. But neither was much of a match for Dodging Bullets, who fair bounded away up the hill and looks a smart recruit to novice chasing. He'll probably continue to be suited by small fields, and he's much more likely to get that scenario over fences than hurdles.

It was the second leg of a stellar novice chase double for owner Martin Broughton, whose Taquin de Seuil had lowered the Oscar Whisky colours on Friday.

As for Ted Veale, well, my suspicion is he was under-cooked and that he'll be tilting at the Grand Annual (two mile handicap chase) come Festival time. A nice low weight, having had a sighter over the Prestbury fences and a couple of muddling mud runs back home: just the job.

The feature of the afternoon was the Greatwood Hurdle, and both Gavin and I had reasonable confidence in our nominations. Gavin was in the Ifandbutwhynot camp, and I was in the Sametegal camp. As it transpired, we were both in the losing voucher camp, though I earned pole position on the whingeing grid, Sametegal having looked set to win before the €280,000 purchase, Dell'Acca duffed him - and my bet - up on the run in.

That's a chunk of money to spend on a horse with no undercarriage, and connections will be relieved that he's at least made a reasonable dent into the expenses column with the £43,000 he picked up here. I don't suppose they fancy paying me out on Sametegal...? No, thought not.

This was leg three of the Pipe quad, and it returned 12/1, well enough fancied, but unconsidered by me.

Rawnaq ran well for Nicky and his subscribers, claiming 8/1 for the place, or thereabouts; and Flaxen Flare was another who showed plenty with an eye to the future. Last year's Fred Winter winner, he'll need to drop a few pounds, or improve a few pounds, or most likely both, if he's to win again next March. But this performance suggested it's far from impossible for that to happen.

Tanerko Emery was one of the main victims of the fall of Ahyaknowyerself - well, of those that weren't brought down anyway - and he ran with huge credit to finish fifth: another excellent turn from David Pipe horse. He ought to be winning soon.

And Pipe was to complete his four-timer with the unbeaten Red Sherlock, owned by the late David Johnson, and bred from his brilliant race mare, Lady Cricket. Many people offered plaudits to jockey Timmy Murphy for his 'almost off the course' inside line, but let's be clear, the best horse on the day won.

Neck Or Nothing tried to jump a path, and he's a good bit better than the bare finishing position of eighth suggests.

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Meanwhile... over the pond at Punchy, Willie Mullins saw David Pipe's four-timer, and Ruby Walsh, the cheeky little showoff, raised them with a nap hand of five consecutive winners!

Whilst the headline horse will be Hurricane Fly, the subtext is that this was a deeply disappointing effort, albeit in victory. The Fly was sent off at odds of 1/16 to win his 'world record' seventeenth Grade 1. He won by one and a quarter lengths. Not a Ruby Walsh cheeky little showoff one and a quarter lengths; more like an almost all out where's the line? one and a quarter lengths.

Most bookies pushed him out marginally for the Champion Hurdle and, given that he'll be ten years old by then, I just can't have him. It's true that I've written off good horses prematurely before, but even if Hurricane Fly was 80% fit, beating a horse rated 37 lbs his inferior in such animated fashion was a weak showing.

Marito for his part may well be on the upgrade, and I understand it's possible he's headed for the Hennessy next, which would be interesting.

That was leg four of the Ruby Showoff Show, and it had been preceded by a 1/5 winner (Faugheen), a 9/4 winner (Felix Yonger), a 6/4 winner (Morning Assembly), and succeeded by a 7/4 winner, City Slicker. Cumulative odds, then, were 27.5/1. Chuck in 10/1 winner, Presenting Beara, and you had a 312/1 six-timer.

Double that and add a bit and you get the €648.50 dividend for a euro that the Punchy Pick 6 paid. There was a juicy rollover and, with those two bankers, I couldn't resist a tilt at it. True enough, I threw 120 €1 lines into the mix. But still it was enough to make a good weekend a very good weekend, despite a fair amount of crossbar-rattling.

I'll let Tony Keenan dissect the Irish racing, as he has a much better handle on such things. But I will say that Faugheen looks like a massive horse, and he virtually walked over the hurdles in his stride. Big. Horse.

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Now then, to my mistake. I went looking for a bookmaker to offer a free bet prize based around Saturday's big race. There was a condition - entrants had to place a £10 bet - but, despite that, I have to say I was surprised and a bit disappointed with the number of entries. Thirteen. Five of which had failed to place the qualifying bet. Meaning eight legit entries.

Now that's my issue, and it's my mistake. And it serves me right for assuming I know what you fine people want from this 'ere blog. I should have asked you what you want!

So, closing the competition door after entries horse has bolted (or something), below is a question - please select all answers that apply to you - and next time, I'll be able to frame a comp that will be more popular and, hopefully, fun! 🙂

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Thanks in advance for your responses, and I hope you had a great weekend with the geegees.

Matt

Prize Tipping Competition Starts 1st July

At last, it's finally here. After a little trial run through Royal Ascot, the geegeez.co.uk tipping league is now ready to go... and the monthly competition starts today! There is £200 in free bets up for grabs each month, courtesy of the lovely people at BetVictor, and here's how you can claim some of it.

1a. If you're not already registered, go here to sign up

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1b. Choose the free bet offers you're interested in (up to £530 worth)

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1c. Complete your registration

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2a. Click the Tipping League menu item

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2b. Have a quick scan of the rules

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3. Start picking winners!

Click the 'Cards' tab, then choose the meeting and race time you're after.

Find your horse, choose your stake, click e/w for each way if required, and then click the 'Tip' link.

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Check your progress...

To see where you are in the league, click the 'League' tab and choose the period (Day, Week, Month, etc) you're interested in.

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That's it!

Obviously, once you're registered, you only need steps 2a. and 3. above. 🙂

Of course, if you want to do your form study first, then do check out our Today's Racing area, with racecards and results, as well as tips. That's in the top right of the sidebar column.

Guineas Weekend Tip Comp RESULT

Chris T Wins this book - signed!

Chris T Wins this book - signed!

After a small delay, the results are in. The prize is a copy of Richard Hughes' (auto-)biography, signed by the 1000 Guineas-winning jockey himself. Huzzah!

There were some impressive scoring performances, with 29 of you making a profit: a great effort in difficult circumstances.

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But there can be only one winner (as I've only got one book!), and the lucky champ is Chris T, whose five winners on Saturday were bolstered by three on Sunday, for a total profit of 29.8 points, and a clear margin of victory. Chris also had the most winners, with eight of the fourteen races nailed, a really brilliant effort.

Second was Joe Fitzgerald on 21.6, and it was a very tight three way photo for third, with Debs just edging out Andrew Holmes and John Spencer.

Day two race scores, plus final day one/two totals and number of winners, are listed below.

Well done to all, and apologies for the delay in posting these results. I've been a bit ill in recent days, and am also in Dorset visiting family. And, on top of all that, I've been putting the finishing touches to what I believe is the very best free content I've ever made. 🙂

It will be ready for you in a few days, so stay tuned for that!

Matt

Name 1-1 2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4 2-5 2-6 2-7 Total #wins
Chris T -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 11.00 1.88 29.80 8
Joe Fitzgerald 12.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 21.60 5
Debs 12.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 1.88 18.98 6
Andrew Holmes 12.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 11.00 -1.00 18.93 5
John Spencer 12.00 -1.00 -1.00 9.00 4.50 -1.00 -1.00 18.80 4
Fraser 12.00 -1.00 5.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 1.88 17.55 6
Martyn Colebrook -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 14.93 6
Tony Mac -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 11.00 -1.00 14.55 4
Adam Stevens -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 -1.00 13.73 7
Martin mr2in -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 1.88 13.30 6
Paul Matthews -1.00 4.00 5.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 12.30 4
Carlos Melo -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 1.88 10.93 5
Kip -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 9.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 9.55 4
Mike andirene -1.00 -1.00 5.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 -1.00 6.75 4
James (freddie68) -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 1.88 6.60 6
Phil Woods -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 9.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 6.60 4
Martin Fanning -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 -1.00 6.43 5
George gsne -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 11.00 -1.00 4.88 3
Paul Monaghan -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 11.00 1.88 4.63 3
Simon Curtis 12.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 2
Terence Anthony -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.48 5
Bob rdrdj -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 11.00 1.88 2.68 3
Frank McClure -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 11.00 1.88 2.68 3
Acky47 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 9.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 2.30 3
TopCat -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 9.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 2.30 3
Chris Curlsinabox -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 9.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.50 2
Kevin Hills -1.00 4.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.88 1.18 4
ObeWonKanobi 12.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 2
Matt Needham -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.18 4
Stuart Scrimbo -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 1.88 -0.08 4
John Hocking -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 11.00 -1.00 -0.20 2
Gary Ramplee -1.00 4.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.88 -0.58 4
Ken Kennedy -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.03 4
John D (anitadaly) -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.88 -1.08 4
Erville -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 -1.00 -1.20 3
Chris Whiteley -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 1.88 -1.33 3
Gavin Priestley -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.78 4
Ken Barry -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 -1.00 -2.95 3
Johnny 5 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -2.95 3
Steve Cook -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.88 -3.83 3
Richard Hunt -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -4.15 3
Ray Clubbe -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.88 -4.83 3
Jim Cannon -1.00 4.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -4.83 3
Robert Henderson 4.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -4.83 3
Mark Johnson -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.88 -5.03 3
Robert Jollybob -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -5.20 2
Rex di Noci -1.00 -1.00 5.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -5.63 2
Brian Williamson -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -5.75 2
Trevado -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -5.75 2
Bladerunner65 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -6.08 3
Goldhorses -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -7.13 2
Robert Murphy -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -7.33 2
Jim Wynn -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -7.70 2
Phil M -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -7.70 2
Wayne -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -7.70 2
David Wagstaff -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -7.90 2
Lucky -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -7.90 2
Martin Ling -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -7.90 2
Martin Bigtoz -1.00 -1.00 5.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -8.00 1
Brian Armstrong -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -8.45 2
Phil Pennies Punter -1.00 4.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -9.00 1
Phil Thomas -1.00 4.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -9.00 1
Alan Edwards -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.88 -9.33 2
Nigel Brooke -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -9.70 1
Ronnie Combo -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -9.70 1
Chris H -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -9.83 2
David Whitehead -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -9.83 2
Glyn Butterworth -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -9.83 2
Mike A -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -9.83 2
Paul Moulton -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -9.83 2
Stuart Boa -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -9.83 2
FreeX -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.88 -11.13 1
John Begg -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.88 -11.13 1
Andy Humpherson -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -11.63 1
Paul Dunkerley -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -11.63 1
Andrew Cook -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -12.20 1
bingobob -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -12.20 1
Malcolm Evans -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -12.20 1
Malcolm Hunt -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -12.20 1
Mike mallrats -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -12.20 1
moonhorse -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -12.20 1
Toffeetimes -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -12.20 1
Vince Chappell -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -12.20 1

Guineas Tipping Competition

Win this book - signed!

Win this book - signed!

Win a signed copy of Richard Hughes' biography!

Woohoo. Yes, dear reader, no expense has been spared for this weekend's competition. We've got a copy of champion jockey Richard Hughes' excellent biography to give away, and he's even signed it for you, the generous chap that he is.

To win, you just have to name a few weekend winners at Newmarket.

Half-time scores are at the foot of this post. Add your Sunday selections in the comments (scroll riiiiight down to the bottom!!)

Specifically, leave a comment below with your seven picks - one per race - for Saturday's Newmarket races.

Then, after the racing on Saturday, I'll invite you to do likewise for Sunday's card.

The person with the most profit after those fourteen races wins the book. If it's a tie, I'll spin a coin, or try to get another copy or otherwise find a way to deal with it.

Your first 30 days for just £1

OK, enough from me. Saturday's entries are already available, so get picking!

Good luck.

Matt

p.s. there's also the British Champions Series Fantasy Racing competition, where there are some major prizes up for grabs.

Geegeez has a league within it, and we finished second last year. With your help, we might win it this year! The link is

http://fantasyracing.telegraph.co.uk/britishchampionsseries/

And you need League code 8030726 (which is different from the number I quoted in a previous email).

I'll be giving away a bumper pack of racing books to the top dog in our mini-league. It starts Saturday with the Guineas, so get entered! (p.s. it's free) 🙂

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Scores on the doors at half-time. Stellar picking saw two players nab six of the seven winners, with Martyn C getting the first six, and Adam S the last six. Brilliant work. Some excellent performances from others too mean that Adam's six winners are only good enough for fourth place just now.

A big priced winner on Sunday can still win this, so there's all to play for. Enter your selections in the comments section below (yes, I know you have to scroll a looooong way!)

Matt

Name 1-1 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-5 1-6 1-7 2-1 Total #wins
Martyn Colebrook 10.00 3.50 2.75 1.38 4.50 0.80 -1.00 21.93 6
Chris T 10.00 3.50 2.75 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 16.43 5
Joe Fitzgerald 10.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 0.80 3.30 15.60 4
Adam Stevens -1.00 3.50 2.75 1.38 4.50 0.80 3.30 15.23 6
Martin mr2in 10.00 -1.00 2.75 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 11.93 4
Terence Anthony -1.00 3.50 -1.00 1.38 4.50 0.80 3.30 11.48 5
Carlos Melo 10.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 9.55 3
Tony Mac 10.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 9.55 3
Paul Matthews 10.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 3.30 8.30 2
Martin Fanning -1.00 3.50 2.75 1.38 -1.00 -1.00 3.30 7.93 4
Matt Needham -1.00 3.50 -1.00 1.38 4.50 0.80 -1.00 7.18 4
Kip -1.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 3.30 6.55 3
Ken Kennedy -1.00 3.50 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 0.80 3.30 5.98 4
Gavin Priestley -1.00 -1.00 2.75 1.38 -1.00 0.80 3.30 5.23 4
James (freddie68) -1.00 -1.00 2.75 1.38 -1.00 0.80 3.30 5.23 4
Debs -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 0.80 3.30 4.60 3
Johnny 5 -1.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 4.50 0.80 -1.00 4.05 3
Phil Woods -1.00 3.50 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 3.30 3.60 3
John D (anitadaly) -1.00 3.50 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 3.05 3
Richard Hunt -1.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 3.30 2.85 3
Mike andirene -1.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 -1.00 2.25 2
Robert Jollybob -1.00 3.50 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 3.30 1.80 2
Trevado -1.00 3.50 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.25 2
Brian Williamson -1.00 3.50 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.25 2
Bladerunner65 -1.00 -1.00 2.75 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 0.93 3
Andrew Holmes -1.00 -1.00 2.75 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 0.93 3
Kevin Hills -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 0.80 -1.00 0.30 2
Steve Cook -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 0.80 -1.00 0.30 2
Erville -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 0.80 -1.00 0.30 2
Goldhorses -1.00 3.50 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -0.13 2
George gsne -1.00 3.50 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -0.13 2
Robert Murphy -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 -1.00 3.30 -0.33 2
Jim Wynn -1.00 3.50 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -0.70 2
Phil M -1.00 3.50 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -0.70 2
Ray Clubbe -1.00 3.50 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -0.70 2
Wayne -1.00 3.50 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -0.70 2
TopCat -1.00 3.50 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -0.70 2
Acky47 -1.00 3.50 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -0.70 2
David Wagstaff -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 3.30 -0.90 2
Mark Johnson -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 3.30 -0.90 2
Martin Ling -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 3.30 -0.90 2
Lucky -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 3.30 -0.90 2
Brian Armstrong -1.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -1.45 2
Ken Barry -1.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -1.45 2
Stuart Scrimbo -1.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -1.45 2
Gary Ramplee -1.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -1.45 2
Chris Curlsinabox -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 4.50 -1.00 -1.00 -1.50 1
Chris Whiteley -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 3.30 -2.70 1
John Spencer -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 3.30 -2.70 1
Nigel Brooke -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 3.30 -2.70 1
Ronnie Combo -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 3.30 -2.70 1
David Whitehead -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -2.83 2
Fraser -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -2.83 2
Jim Cannon -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -2.83 2
Mike A -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -2.83 2
Robert Henderson -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -2.83 2
Stuart Boa -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -2.83 2
Paul Moulton -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -2.83 2
Chris H -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -2.83 2
Glyn Butterworth -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -2.83 2
Paul Monaghan -1.00 -1.00 2.75 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -3.25 1
Rex di Noci -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -4.63 1
Andy Humpherson -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -4.63 1
Paul Dunkerley -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.38 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -4.63 1
ObeWonKanobi (no BV) -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
Alan Edwards -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
John Hocking -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
Mike mallrats -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
moonhorse -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
Vince Chappell -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
bingobob -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
Malcolm Hunt -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
Toffeetimes -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
Bob rdrdj -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
Frank McClure -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
Andrew Cook -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1
Malcolm Evans -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 0.80 -1.00 -5.20 1

 

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