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English Football Season Preview 2015/16

English Football Preview 2015/16

English Football Preview 2015/16

Like many readers, as well as horse racing I love football. So, in this quiet week post-Glorious Goodwood, I thought I would share my idea of some value bets with you. Although there are no retirement acca's in here, there are some pretty tasty plays, any one of which would cover all the losers and then some.

Also in this post is news of a great free competition where you can win a Lifetime subscription to Geegeez Gold, plus a bonus prize of £1 for every entry into our league (there are already nearly 100 from previous seasons, so this could get expensive for me!!). More on that below.

First, to my football thoughts, and before I start let me qualify myself as an enthusiast rather than an expert. I bet based on high level data and 'feel' rather than minutiae and mechanics so, if that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, you won't be following me in (and no dramas, as they say in Oz). If you do feel moved to strike a copycat wager, caveat emptor!

Right, health warnings out of the way, let's kick on, because it's very nearly time for the big kick off...

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Premier League

Premier League Outrights

This is the market that has by far the most money invested in it, and it's the one the bookmakers are most confident about being correct with their prices. Luckily, setting the prices is a game of supply and demand and, within that, there is sure to be plenty of demand for Manchester City.

That, for me at least, is great news because I absolutely cannot have them. Pellegrini has been underwhelming and the team really tailed off towards the end of last season. Defensively they're poor so, while they have an abundance of attacking riches, they'll need to outscore teams: all very well if you're playing Leicester at home, but not so good if you're away at Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal.

Yoyo Toure - (mis)named (by me) after his up/down weight - looked disinterested for most of last season and has been hankering for an 'out' since - or because of - birthdaycakegate over a year ago.

Aguero is obviously one of the very best players in the division, but his fitness record is worrying. And anyone who reckons a change of diet can lead to a resolution to tweaky hamstring problems probably needs a change of medical advice. [As with everything else in this post, there's little substance to my totally unqualified statement above...!]

If he stays fit, and Sterling can keep a lid on the petulant little sh toad that he is, and they can sort out defensive frailties, and Delph can slot in where Milner has slotted out, and the manager can instil a bit more fire in their collective belly, they have a chance. No thanks.

I actually don't think it would take too much imagination to see this team fall apart and finish fifth. Team spirit is hardly their core asset.

The teams I do like are Chelsea (shock) and Arsenal (shocker). The champions were miles better than the rest last year, and they will surely be in the top two again this time around despite not spending much. They've replaced Drogba (four goals in 28 appearances, most from the bench) with Falcao, and the latter will surely be better than he was last term at ManU, without necessarily being the player he was a couple or three seasons ago.

Defensively they're sound, even allowing for the ageing John Terry. Azpilicueta, Ivanovic and Cahill are very solid options and Courtois is arguably the best cat in the league.

Their biggest title rivals this season could end up being London rivals, Arsenal. Wenger is now reaping the rewards of the fiscal prudence that had Gunners fans whining (even this time last year many/most were saying they wanted him out, fickle buzzards). With the stadium paid off, and more space for paying fans now to attend, cash is rolling in, but despite that, Monsieur W. has still been quiet in the market thus far.

He needed a new 'keeper, and in bagging Cech from Chelski he might have played a trump card. If Sanchez can stay fit and, more to the point, if at least most of Ox, Walcott, Ramsey and Wilshere can stay fit, Arsenal must be a runner this term.

I'm expecting a lot more from Liverpool this season, with last year a write off after Sturridge's injury carnage and the loss of Luis Suarez. Benteke scored a lot of goals in a terribly goal shy team the last two years, and he is a genuine top goalscorer prospect to my eye. But they shipped a shedload at the back and that remains the worry.

Nathaniel Clyne is a good signing, but they still look lightweight in the prevention department.

LVG's time is now, Manchester United fans hope, and with the cash he's splashed in the transfer market over the last two seasons, it needs to be. Schneiderlin and Darmian look very good recruits, and Depay has a big future though might struggle to adjust this term. As for Schweini, well he may be a legend - and the sort of player I absolutely adore - but for Munich to let him go to United suggests he isn't the player he was (which of us is?!).

Nevertheless, his shadow will be a long one in the dressing room, and the boy is an unequivocal winner: that's something recent Reds teams have lacked.

The squad has been trimmed somewhat - it needed it, and probably still needs more - with Nani (finally!) and RvP exiting the stage. I'm not sure they can get second but, given my disinterest in Citeh, I think third - and Manchester bragging rights - is theirs for the taking.

So where does that all leave us? For me, there's little point in backing Chelsea or Arsenal to win the division. But because of a strong opinion about City under-performing, there are plenty of 'forecast' opportunities worth reviewing.

The either order Chelsea-Arsenal dual forecast at 7/2 (PP, 888sport) looks a very fair bet to me.

Building on that, Skybet have a 'combination tricast' market - pick the first three in any order - and they make Chelsea-Arsenal-Manchester United 4/1.  That's playable if you agree that City are in trouble. If you don't, you obviously won't, but - barring a serious Liverpool resurgence - we're basically betting that Manchester blues will be out of the three at 4/1. I'm happy enough to do that.

Finally, though it's pushing my luck somewhat (assuming I've not already done that), I'll have a couple of chuck away shillings on the correct order four-timer, again with Skybet.

Chelsea/Arsenal/ManU/Liverpool is 80/1

Chelsea/Arsenal/Liverpool/ManU is 150/1

Arsenal/Chelsea/ManU/Liverpool is 150/1

Arsenal/Chelsea/Liverpool/ManU is 200/1

It's probably asking way too much, but spreading a tenner or a score across that quartet of eventualities ought to be fun.

Incidentally, this is a great speculative market, as it's 16/1 the field, and you only need one reasonable opinion from which to get a fair run at a big price. So go ahead, fill your boots regardless of how you see it!

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Premier League Relegation

At the other end of the division, relegation betting is interesting. The first thing to note - contrary to how the market shapes up - is that the average number of promoted sides to go straight back down over the past decade is 1.2. With Burnley and QPR dropping back last season, that was the first time since 2007/8 that two of the promoted sides slipped back.

I think all three teams have a chance to stay in a division with some really weak units, notably Leicester, Sunderland and Aston Villa. The Black Cats were only three points off relegation last year, and they look extremely vulnerable. 9/4 Sunderland to be relegated over-estimates their survival chances in my book - I reckon they're more like 6/4 shots - and they've made my annual trixie.

They're getting heavily bet to finish bottom, but that's a market in which a nice price can be achieved 'in running', so I'll sit tight for now.

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Premier League Top Scorer

As cracking a market as ever, this is one that just keeps on giving for backers. Sergio Aguero is an obvious favourite, injury seemingly the only way he won't be thereabouts. But 3/1 in a field where triple digit odds placers are not uncommon doesn't float my boat, especially when Kun's hammy is so tight.

Diego Costa is another about whom fitness (and hotheadedness) is an issue. He ought to score plenty again, but 6/1 can pass me by. Wayne Rooney has never won the Golden Boot and it's pretty hard to see him starting now. He'll score more in a better United team this term, and he's allegedly being given a run up front which will also help. But he's unlikely to get the 25+ required to land the win part of a 14/1 wager, and 7/2 about the place becomes 5/4 when you've paid for the losing win bet.

Spurs wonderkid Hazza Kane was simply amazing last year. From relative obscurity, he bagged 21 goals as a 250/1 shot. That's rootin' tootin' shootin'. Expecting him to replicate it is a big ask and, even though he's a lot more proven than a year ago, 14/1 is a LOT shorter than 250/1.

So much preamble and excuse-making to justify my pick, Christian Benteke. Bentekkers has already bashed a monster strike in pre-season, showing little more than that he has immense technique for such a unit. Having snaffled 42 goals in 89 games for a woefully blunt Villa side during the last three years, he could be ready to cut loose this term, with oodles of attacking support every which way he turns.

There's a danger the goals could be shared around, but that was the case when Suarez and Sturridge went 1-2 in the top scorer charts two seasons ago. With four places to go at, I think Christian Benteke is the bet at 16/1. The caveat, as with all players, is a bit of luck with the treatment table, but this boy has it all: pace, power, great aerial ability, and two good feet. He's a beast just waiting to be unleashed!

At the other end of the spectrum, I have to make a first mention of Bournemouth and specifically Callum Wilson at 80/1. This lad is a very, very bright prospect and, in my opinion, will play for England. He's like an intelligent Jermain Defoe (just imagine the player Defoe could have been if he'd trained on!)

21 goals for Coventry in League Two two seasons ago were followed by 20 goals for Bournemouth in the Championship last term. That progression has come with maturity and development (he's still only 23), and in a team that will live and die by the sword of attacking football - and win millions of fans as a consequence - Wilson could get to the 18 goals he'll probably need to reward the 20/1 place part of an 80/1 each way bet.

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Championship

The market has Derby and Middlesbrough as joint-jollies at 6/1 (some 13/2 on the latter), but there's little doubt that Boro were the better team for most of last season. Steve McLaren has to cop some flak for Derby's capitulation, I agree, but they fell well short in the finish and that's down to the playing staff more than the coaching crew.

McLaren has been replaced by Clement and the squad has some real class about it with the recruitment of Andreas Weimann and Tom Ince amongst others, so Derby ought to improve and may well get promoted.

I still prefer Boro as a promotion bet at 2/1. It's unlikely there are three sides in the division as good as Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich this time, with Boro unlucky not to be the third side elevated. They need to replace Patrick Bamford, who scored a lot of their goals, with Jordan Rhodes trading at 5/4 to join from Blackburn. They have signed a guy from Uruguay, but I've no clue about how well he'll perform: 18 goals in 71 games for Espanyol is not in the prolific category.

Boro's great strength is a very mean defence, which saw them concede just 37 goals last season. They'll again build from the back and with the likes of Stuart Downing rejoining and (hopefully) a proven scorer in Rhodes, they look like going very close. 2/1 for promotion makes my trixie.

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League 1

Not a division in which I have a strong opinion, I can see the cases for and against both Sheffield United and Wigan. The Blades were pretty awful last term - when I'd backed them - and I'm loathe to go in again at 5/1.

Promoted Shrewsbury are of more interest than many in a division lacking depth, with 9/1 being tempting about promotion to the Championship, a double jump that a number of clubs have achieved in recent years.

I might have a small single interest in 9/1 Shrews for promotion, but otherwise this is a division I'm happy to leave alone, for now at least.

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League 2

The fourth tier is also somewhat unpredictable, with the favourite having an awful record, and for that reason I'm taking two lines in my trixie here. First in is Oxford United, a side who finished better than they started last year.

Indeed, the Racing Post pullout tells me they lost just four of their last twenty games, and tightened up considerably at the back. Kemar Roofe, who scored six in 16 in that end of season push while on loan from West Brom, has made his move permanent, and he could nudge towards 20 goals this season.

A more hopeful than confident selection, Oxford at 2/1 for promotion is only half of my League 2 cover. To them I've added another risky proposition in the form of Leyton Orient.

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Leyton were 11/4 to get promotion last year, and they're the same price to achieve the same objective this time around. The difference? They actually got relegated last season, having been insipid for most of the campaign.

Formerly West Ham first team coach, Ian Hendon has decided to sup from this potential poisoned chalice, and he has adopted a revolving door policy since his arrival. Out have gone thirteen (!) players, and in have come nine, most of that business done reasonably early, with the side looking cohesive in pre-season wins against Southend and Colchester.

The most notable signing, however, may prove to be Andy Hessenthaler, brought in as Hendon's number two. Having spent two decades at Gillingham, both as a player and a coach/manager, Hessenthaler's strength is a dogged determination and will to win that was so obviously lacking in Orient last season. If he can help Hendon translate the squad's ability into a hunger to win games, the O's could join the U's in going up.

The advantage in a promotion bet in this division is that there are four spots up for grabs, and the playoffs involve teams down as far as seventh place. In that context, I add Leyton Orient for promotion at 11/4 to my trixie.

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Matt's Trixie

I've put four teams in a perm trixie, as follows:

Sunderland to be relegated from Premier League at 9/4

Middlesbrough to be promoted from the Championship at 2/1

Oxford United to be promoted from League 2 at 2/1
Leyton Orient to be promoted from League 2 at 11/4

This equates to seven bets, and the prices quoted are all top price and all available with bwin.com, a huge sports bookmaker on the continent who do plenty of business in UK.

Any double will cover my stakes (7 x £50), while if all four are correct, it'll come to £5,887.51! More likely (though still tricky) is getting one of the two L2 teams in a trixie with the other pair of outcomes. That would net a minimum of £2,887.50.

Or £57.75 for £1 units (£7 stake). For a season's worth of interest, this feels like a pretty good bet.

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COMPETITION TIME

Meanwhile, back in the Premier League, it's competition time. Fantasy Football competition time, to be precise.

The official Fantasy Football makes it very easy to enter a team, and to join the Geegeez Super League.

This year, geegeez is offering two prizes as follows:

1st Prize

The outright winner will receive a Lifetime subscription to Geegeez Gold, worth £399.60 (invaluable really, but that's the sale price when it's available). That includes Stat of the Day, the Gold racecards, form tools and reports - full unfettered ongoing access. Pretty nifty, eh?

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BONUS Prize

The highest placed player to have entered the bonus competition will scoop one pound in cash for every entry in the Geegeez Super League.

Last year, there were about 250 people, and this year there are already 96 people signed up before I've even mentioned it on here! So that's £96 and rising - I'd imagine it will end up around £350, but that's no more than a guess on my part. So, how do you enter the bonus competition?

Simple - open a new account and place a bet. When you do this, you will get some free bets from the bookie in question, and some of them will compensate geegeez for making the introduction, which is hopefully good for everyone.

Of course, it's absolutely up to you whether you want to take part in the bonus competition or not. Either way, you'll be in with a chance of claiming the main prize. (If you're already a Lifetime Gold subscriber, we'll refund your subscription!)

To be absolutely clear, if you don't want to open a new account, fine. And if you have all the accounts below already, also fine. But if you do/can grab some free bet goodness from an offer that suits you, you'll be eligible for the bonus prize. Claro? Great!

OK, so here's the step-by-step for entering...

How to Enter the Main Competition

To enter your team in the Fantasy Football League, follow these (fairly) simple instructions:

1. Register and choose a team here

2. Once you've selected your team, go to My Leagues

3. Click Join A League, then Choose 'Private League'

4. Enter this code: 1564019-365693 and click the 'Join Private League' button

5. That's it, you're in - good luck!

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How to Enter the Bonus Competition

To qualify for the bonus competition, where one player will receive a shiny quid (or paper money equivalent!) for every player registered in the Geegeez Super League as at 12:45pm Saturday 8th August, please follow the instructions below:

1. Register for one of the free bet-generating new accounts below, and place a bet of at least £5

2. Email info@geegeez.co.uk with the name of the bookie you registered with, so I can confirm it against my records

3. Make sure you've entered the main competition above

4. That's it, you're in - good luck!

Each bookmaker in the list will offer you either a risk-free or matched first bet, but, please, do check the terms and conditions yourself.

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*MBAFB = Money back as a free bet

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1 bet.365

New accounts:

Open an account and your first deposit will be matched up to £200 when using the banner below

bet365

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2 Betfai.r Sportsbook

Football specials:

1. Bet £25 on top goalscorer market and get a £5 free bet for each match that your player scores in, up to October 31st

2. MBAFB* if one team lets you down in a 5+ acca (£25 max, 4/1 min cumulative odds, 1/5 min single odds)

New accounts:

Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets when signing up through the banner below

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3 B,win.com

New accounts:

Get up to £30 matched bet when you open a bwin account through the link below.

BwinCom £30 Matched Bet

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4 C.oral

Football specials:

1. Bet £20 on Premier League outright market and get a £5 free bet for each match that your team wins in August

2. MBAFB* if one team lets you down in a 6-8 team acca (£25 max)

New accounts:

Bet £5, Get £20 when registering through the banner below

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5 10.bet

Football specials:

1. Deposit and bet up to £40 using code 20NEW and get a 50% (i.e. up to £20) bonus added to your balance (rollover requirements apply)

2. MBAFB* if one team lets you down in a 4+ team acca (£50 max, rollover requirements apply, see T's & C's)

New accounts:

Get a 50% deposit match up to £200 (i.e. on a deposit of £400). Must click the banner below and use bonus code FD100.

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6 Ladbroke.s

Football specials:

1. If your correct first goalscorer bet nets in the first 25 minutes get double the odds

New accounts:

Get a matched bet of up to £50 when you open a new account through the below banner, using bonus code F50


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7 PaddyPower

Football specials:

1. Bet £20 on Premier League top scorer market and get a £2 free bet each time he scores ALL SEASON!

2. MBAFB* if one team lets you down in a 5+ team acca (£50 max)

New accounts:

Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets when you register through the banner below


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8 Sky.bet

Football specials:

1. Bet £25 in a week on any sport and get a £5 free bet each week (opt in to Sky Bet Club required)

New accounts:

Bet £5, Get £20 in free bets. Click the banner below to sign up.

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9 Victor

Football specials:

1. MBAFB* if one team lets you down in a 5+ team 'Both Teams To Score' acca (£25 max)

New accounts:

Up to £50 matched bet when signing up through the banner below.

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10 WilliamHill

Football specials:

1. If your goalscorer selection is subbed off with the bet still open, get his replacement at the same odds

2. MBAFB* if one team lets you down in a 6+ team acca (£50 max)

3. MBAFB* if your first scorer scores 2nd (£50 max)

New accounts:

Bet £10, Get £20 Free Bets when you use the banner below


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The very best of luck everyone, whether you're playing for Lifetime Gold membership, the bonus pool, or just for giggles! 🙂

Matt

p.s. what's your best bet for the upcoming football season? Leave a comment and your thinking. The more obscure the better! 😀

bet365 Tipping Competition

Win £240 with bet365 and geegeez

Win £240 with bet365 and geegeez

We're a couple of days into the new year, and so what better time to have a crack at the geegeez.co.uk tipping league competition, sponsored by bet365?

bet365's kind support means that there are £240 worth of free bets up for grabs this month. The winner - that is, the player who makes the most profit in January - will receive £120 in free bet vouchers to wager as he/she sees fit.

Second place will also get a nice free bet war chest, with £80 inside it. And the bronze medallist will receive £40 in betting vouchers. Nice!

Plus, as well as the punting coupons, there's also the immeasurable kudos of being geegeez' top tipster. 😉

There are a few simple rules, as follows:

You may pick as many horses as you wish each day. However, staking is restricted to 50 points per race, and 100 points per day in total. Horses can be backed to win or each way.

The monthly game runs from the 1st of the month to the last day of the month, and is open to registered users with a bet365 account, who bet a combined total of £20 with bet365 in the first three weeks of the month. The game is free to play, and players can win a share of £240 in free bets.

1 Players get a monthly bank of 1000 points, and can bet up to 100 points each day (Win or EW)

2 Players must place at least 20 tips over the whole month to be eligible for a prize

Your first 30 days for just £1

3 Races close for selections at the advertised off time

4 Winning bets are settled at starting price & scores updated during the afternoon/evening

5 £240 in bet365 free bets to be won each month: £120 for 1st place, £80 for 2nd, and £40 for 3rd

6 In the event of any dispute, geegeez.co.uk's decision is final

7 In the event of a tie, winner will be the player who picked the most winners. If still equal, the prize will be shared.

8 Scores are cleared down at the end of each month, though history can still be tracked in the Quarter, Half Year, Year, and Overall league tabs.

All players are permitted just one Geegeez Tipping League account, any duplicate accounts will be closed.

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Make sense? OK, good.

Right on 350 of you have played the tipping league at some point in the last few months, but only 48 so far in January. So come on and join us for what will be a lot of fun, and with a good prospect of copping some betting chips to boot.

Most of you already have a bet365 account, because - as you know - they do offer some rather excellent concessions and bonuses (Best Odds Guaranteed, free bet on next race, loyalty bonuses, extra place concessions).

And, if you don't currently have an account with them, you'll also get a whacking great £200 in free bets when you register (remember to check the T's and C's).

CLICK HERE TO OPEN A bet365 ACCOUNT

 

The Tipping League is accessible from the 'Tip League' link in the main menu, or from here. Or, and this is the most sensible way of doing it in my opinion, click the 'Tip' link in the Geegeez Racecards once you've found the horse you fancy.

Easiest way to tip your fancy in the geegeez tipping league...

Easiest way to tip your fancy in the geegeez tipping league...

I'll also be throwing in a bonus or two for players in the top five, so get tipping!

Here's the tipping league link again.

Matt

p.s. the result of December's competition, for those players with the minimum 20 qualifying bets, was as follows:
1st - alfieboy - profit of 1036.25 units (82.9% ROI)
2nd - tipking141 - profit of 580.66 units (27.13% ROI)
3rd - snitter - profit of 572.5 units (52.05% ROI)

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 £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.

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.

Free, Nearly Free, and Not Free At All

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, and maybe that's true. I mean, even the family expects you to wash up afterwards on Sunday afternoon!

But, in betting, there are plenty of free concessions. Now, clearly, they're designed to tempt you into spending money. After all, that is the fundamental premise of business. But that doesn't mean you have to splash any cash.

Let me give you a couple of examples.

Firstly, our friends at BetVictor are doing another of their 'impossible to resist' (for me at least) offers. Having already presented us with non-runner free bet for the whole of the last National Hunt season on the Cheltenham Festival (and they're offering it again - right now - on next year's Festival); and non-runner free bet on the Grand National, as well as paying five places (again, this offer is available right now for next year's race); and then offering punters who backed the Guineas winner a free bet to the same stake on that horse to win the Derby... BetVictor have put their head above the parapet once more.

Basically, as far as I can tell, they cannot win in the short term with this offer, which means it's what's known in the trade as a loss leader. That is, they expect to get new business to the offer and hope to convert that into profitable business down the line. They may, or may not, achieve that.

What is certain is that it's a cast iron offer, and I'm in. Here's what they've got:

They offering non-runner money back, AND they’ll refund all losing bets as a free bet (up to £50) if Dawn Approach wins. Yikes!

OPEN A BETVICTOR ACCOUNT NOW AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A GREAT CONCESSION.

Terms and conditions apply, but they’re pretty straightforward. Max £50. Refunds as a free bet (promo cash). Offer applies to win and each way bets. Full T’s and C’s are below.

If you already have a BetVictor account, this is a cracking offer, and well worth grabbing. If you haven’t, how many more reasons do you need to get one?! [In all seriousness, I promote BetVictor more than other bookie on geegeez.co.uk. The reason is simple: they offer the best concessions].

I’ve backed Ocovango each way, for what it’s worth!

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OPEN A BETVICTOR ACCOUNT NOW AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A GREAT CONCESSION.

Full T’s and C’s here.

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So that's the nearly free offer. Now for a free offer. Again it's a loss leader, this time in the form of a free trial for a service which has been doing remarkably well for a long time. Like any service, it has losing runs. But overall, it's a whopping £2,586.20 up from £10 bets.

Now, I should add that this is a greyhound betting service, which might not be for everyone. But the guy who's behind it rarely puts up more than two picks a day, and you can try it out for nothing. You never know, you might like it!

I'll have full details of this later in the week. Plus, I hope to be able to bring you another free trial offer tomorrow, with any luck.

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Elsewhere on geegeez.co.uk at the moment, there is the usual dazzling array of editorial. I always worry that some of the better stuff gets missed, and so I'd like to draw your attention to a piece which I believe is well worth a read, if you've got ten minutes.

It's an interview with the Clerk of the Course at Ffos Las racecourse, where he talks about the challenges of getting the ground right for a course which sits on top of a former coal mine (!), and how he enjoys getting a bollocking off trainer Richard Lee. It's very interesting, and can be read here.

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Another free thing, which is great fun, is the QIPCO Champions Series Fantasy Racing League. Last year, the Geegeez Super League finished second in the overall League of Leagues. And this year we've started well again... in second place!

When I previously emailed about this, I got the league code wrong, and it was very late in the day in any case. (Typical me).

But if you're already in the Fantasy Racing League, and want to join the Geegeez League (racing books bundle prize for the winner!), you can do so by selecting the league code 8030726 and league name, Geegeez Super League.

The link to the Fantasy Racing competition, which you can still enter despite missing the first couple of races, is here. There are monthly prizes, so there's still plenty to play for.

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And finally, not free at all as you have to invest to win (and you might very well lose - gasp!), are my meeting previews and placepot perms. Yesterday was a good'un, as a combination of some decent picking on my part (my nap won cosily, and well backed from 11/4 into 7/4) and some bad-jumping jollies led to a dividend of £250.40, parts or all of which a number of readers had.

One fellow - Ravi - copped £100.16 for £3.20 (see first ticket image), and another guy staked £4 on the A picks, changing the last leg to Master Wells when mine was a non-runner, and he scored £500.80 for £4!!!

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I also claimed £300.48 for a £25 total investment, with this £4.80 ticket. (I promoted the #1 horse (Dune Shine) to my A tickets and added #8 (Master Wells) to my B's).

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Now, clearly, that means lots more people will try today, and we'll go down on the first leg. Such is the nature of Law of Sod. But let's have a pop anyway!

Today we'll have a crack at Nottingham, with its early 1.30 start.

Leg 1: 1.30 - We start with a race reduced to seven runners, due to the good to soft ground (changed from good to firm), and just two places to aim at. There's a strong favourite in Iftaar, and he should take a lot of beating after getting the hang of it late over a fast ground six furlongs at Newbury. This softer ground is an unknown and, as his dad, Bushranger, is a first season sire, there are few clues in his progeny statistics. He has to go on A at the price, but I'm not making him banker material.

Richard Hannon has a second time out Legend Rising, and it's impossible to fathom what he achieved in a five length second of three at Donny, again on good to firm. We at least know his 'old man', Tamayuz, has thrown winners on good to soft, and juvenile sprint winners too. He is A too.

A - 2 (Iftaar), 4 (Legend Rising)

Leg 2: 2.00 - More non-runners bringing this field down to six as I write, so again just two places. I love David Barron sprinters on softish ground, and have a system based on that angle. So the jolly here, Jofranka is a banka. She gets a stone off Noel Quinlan's distance dropper, Seven of Clubs, and that's enough for me, despite the latter being backed by shrewd connections.

A - 8 (Jofranka)

Leg 3: 2.30 - Wide. Open. Four non-runners brings us down to ten, but they still bet 5/1 the field! Those who have acted best to date with cut are Celtic Sixpence, Ambitious Icarus, and Two Turtle Doves. The last named has been in the first three in 21 of his 53 turf races, including the last three. He's won off today's mark and looks a fair bet to make the frame again. A.

Celtic Sixpence has won off as high as 73, and both her wins were on good to soft. She's rated 67 now, and can run well after a couple of only fair efforts on quicker.

Ambitious Icarus won his only race here over five, but has beaten very few horses in eight runs this year. That said, he's not been beaten far in a few of those, and he's dropped back to his last winning mark.

Common Cents, a son of soft ground sire, Pivotal, has had less tries than most of these, and is trained by Ron Harris, a top man with sprinters. There's been money for this chap this morning, and it's easy to see why. Could improve for the softish six, and a small field might be material too.

On balance, I'd be against Point North here (will probably win now), and also Dana's Present, who surely wants further (probably dead heat with Point North!).

A - 5 (Celtic Sixpence), 10 (Two Turtle Doves)
B - 2 (Common Cents), 9 (Ambitious Icarus)

Leg 4: 3.00 - Division two of the previous sprint handicap, and twelve left in after two defections. It's 5/1 the field again, so plenty of tickets will go west here. Big Wave is a bit of a weak finisher but her best trip is six furlongs and a bit of cut might be ideal. Her trainer, Alison Hutchinson, has started well (7 winners from 48 runners, +£40.50) and this course-and-distance-winning lassie might go close.

Divertimenti and Parisian Pyramid are other options at the top of the market in a very trappy race.

A couple of course, distance and going winners at big prices which might return to form are Reginald Claude and Kings 'N Dreams.

A - 2 (Parisian Pyramid), 4 (Big Wave), 7 (Divertimenti)
B - 11 (Reginald Claude), 14 (Kings 'N Dreams)

Leg 5: 3.30 - A non-runner here means it's win only with just four going to post. Questioning and Moonstone Magic have both won in Group company, with the latter considered good enough to run in the 1000 Guineas last year. I think Moonstone Magic's fitness edge might just sway it for her on softish ground, but I wouldn't be betting on it.

I doubt if the other two are good enough, even in a tactical affair.

A - 4 (Questioning), 5 (Moonstone Magic)

Leg 6: 4.05 - Six runners in a 3yo fillies' handicap. Again, not my idea of a punting proposition, but we've got to deal with it if we're to crack the 'pot (assuming we're still running, of course).

All On Red won on debut last year, and showed her best form on softer ground too. Whether she quite stays this far remains to be seen, but she's a fair price with a fair chance: perfect placepot material.

Favourite, Sharqawiyah, might want further but first time in a handicap for Luca Cumani demands attention and this is an A cert. But it's interesting that Kieren Fallon rides Brian Meehan's Give Way Nelson rather than the Cumani horse, and I'd expect he had the choice. A too.

I don't really get the money for Kevin Ryan's Lady Of The House. Of course, she could win, but there's nothing in the form book, nor are they different race conditions today, which suggest she might do the biz. Not for me, though she'll probably lead and could get first run as a consequence.

And Tosca has an interesting history: won on debut in Baden Baden; then beaten in a Listed race in Cologne, and a Group 3 at Maisons-Lafitte. Clearly she was thought capable previously and, while it wouldn't be a huge shock if she won in this much lower company, I'd like to watch her today.

A - 1 (Give Way Nelson), 5 (Sharqawiya)
B - 3 (All On Red)

Just A's - 2 x 1 x 2 x 3 x 2 x 2 = 48 bets

All picks - 2 x 1 x 4 x 5 x 2 x 3 = 240 bets

Ticket builder optimized perm - see below.

Nottingham placepot

Nottingham placepot

Readers can use the ticket builder at www.geegeez.co.uk/ppot/ to create their own part perms.

Place your toteplacepot bets with totepool directly, using the link below:

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Cheltenham Festival Tipping Competition: Day Three

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Half way, then, and plenty of you with points on the board.

Your picks now please for day three of the Festival (Thursday) in the comments below.

Your first 30 days for just £1

NOTE: ONLY THE FIRST SIX RACES PLEASE. TIPS FOR THE CLOSING CROSS-COUNTRY RACE WERE MADE ON TUESDAY AND WILL COUNT, BUT WILL NOT COUNT TODAY.
[Hope that makes sense, and sounds fair].

Remember, name in the name box, email in the email box, BetVictor username in the website box, and selections in the big comments space.

Best of luck to all. (Latest scores after day two below - some nice winners in the last three races!)

Matt

p.s. If you've not entered yet, the rules are here: http://www.geegeez.co.uk/cheltenham-festival-tipping-competition-rules-and-day-one/ (as are all of the first day’s picks).

Name 1-1 1-2 1-3 2-1 2-2 2-3 Total #wins
Shan Gleeshan 1.63 -1 3.5 33 -1 36.1 3
Andy Littlefair 5 -1 25 -1 -1 27 2
Mike D -1 -1 -1 25 -1 21 1
David Whitehead 5 -1 8 -1 -1 10 2
Simon French 5 -1 8 -1 -1 10 2
Andy Nicholl 5 -1 3.5 -1 -1 5.5 2
Martyn Colebrook 5 -1 3.5 -1 -1 5.5 2
Matt Needham 5 -1 3.5 -1 -1 5.5 2
ObeWonKanobi (no BV) 5 -1 3.5 -1 -1 5.5 2
Trevado 5 -1 2.25 -1 -1 4.25 2
Alex C -1 -1 8 -1 -1 4 1
Iain MacMillan -1 -1 8 -1 -1 4 1
Martin Coffey -1 -1 8 -1 -1 4 1
Tim Feldon -1 -1 8 -1 -1 4 1
Richard Curtis 5 1.63 -1 -1 -1 3.63 2
Matt Herriott 5 0.53 -1 -1 -1 2.53 2
Andy Gough (no BV) 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Brian M 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Chris Malahide 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Chris Whiteley 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
David Wagstaff 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Garry Hinett 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Graham Spink 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
James Shearer 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Mike mikrich 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
moonhorse 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Paul Matthews 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Phil Woods 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Roddo 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Ronan O'Kane 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Stuart bantam 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Watto 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Chas (no BV) 1.63 -1 2.25 -1 -1 0.88 2
Chris A -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 -0.5 1
Chris Worrall -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 -0.5 1
Johnny 5 -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 -0.5 1
Mark Smith -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 -0.5 1
Phil Dawber -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 -0.5 1
Steven Clark -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 -0.5 1
Stuart Boa -1 -1 3.5 -1 -1 -0.5 1
James Bell 0.53 1.63 -1 -1 -1 -0.84 2
Martin Ling -1 -1 2.25 -1 -1 -1.75 1
Gill 1.63 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2.37 1
Ste Stel 0.73 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.27 1
Marc Pogx 0.53 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.47 1
Thomas Bates 0.53 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.47 1
Vince Chappell 0.53 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.47 1

 

Cheltenham Festival Tipping Competition: Day Two

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So, that's the easiest part of the four day competition out of the way, and if you tipped Radjhani Express or Golden Chieftain, very well played. Ha! As it happens, nobody found either, so it's still all to play for for the remaining three days. Plenty of people with bits and pieces from the remaining fairly short priced winners, but with the two big hitters unselected, now is your time. 🙂

OK, so the rules are here: http://www.geegeez.co.uk/cheltenham-festival-tipping-competition-rules-and-day-one/ (as are all of the first day's picks).

And your selections are requested for day two's racing (Wednesday) in the comments below.

Remember, name in the name box, email in the email box, BetVictor in the website box, and selections in the big comments space.

A 6/1 winner pretty much puts you top of the leaderboard, so come on!

Matt

Early leaderboard is here. NOTE, if you tipped in the cross-country yesterday, those tips will be added in after the race is run on Thursday. So that's fair for everyone. 🙂

Name 1-1 1-2 1-3 Total #wins
Richard Curtis 5 1.63 6.63 2
James Bell 0.53 1.63 2.16 2
Matt Herriott 5 0.53 5.53 2
Andy Gough (no BV) 5 -1 4 1
Andy Littlefair 5 -1 4 1
Andy Nicholl 5 -1 4 1
Brian M 5 -1 4 1
Chris Malahide 5 -1 4 1
Chris Whiteley 5 -1 4 1
David Wagstaff 5 -1 4 1
David Whitehead 5 -1 4 1
Garry Hinett 5 -1 4 1
Graham Spink 5 -1 4 1
James Shearer 5 -1 4 1
Martyn Colebrook 5 -1 4 1
Matt Needham 5 -1 4 1
Mike mikrich 5 -1 4 1
moonhorse 5 -1 4 1
ObeWonKanobi (no BV) 5 -1 4 1
Paul Matthews 5 -1 4 1
Phil Woods 5 -1 4 1
Roddo 5 -1 4 1
Ronan O'Kane 5 -1 4 1
Simon French 5 -1 4 1
Stuart bantam 5 -1 4 1
Trevado 5 -1 4 1
Watto 5 -1 4 1
Gill 1.63 -1 0.63 1
Shan Gleeshan 1.63 -1 0.63 1
Chas (no BV) 1.63 -1 0.63 1
Ste Stel 0.73 -1 -0.27 1
Marc Pogx 0.53 -1 -0.47 1
Thomas Bates 0.53 -1 -0.47 1
Vince Chappell 0.53 -1 -0.47 1

Cheltenham Festival Tipping Competition: Rules and Day One

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After the success of the last tipping competition, with over 200 entries, I've decided to do it all over again! And BetVictor have very kindly agreed to offer another generous bookie bet prize, totaling £100.

The rules are the same as last time.

Firstly, the prize is for the top aggregate profit-maker over the course of the four days of the Cheltenham Festival.

The overall winner will get £100 in vouchers to bet with. Not too shabby!

In the event of a tie for the prize, count back will be brought into play. For the top scorer, we'll review second places and, if necessary, third places, etc.

OK, if that is all reasonably clear, here's how to enter:

A. You need a BetVictor account to enter this time. If you don't yet have one, you can register here.* The lucky winners will receive their prizes direct to their account.

B. Then, it's as easy as 1-2-3. 1. In the comments space, you need to enter your picks; 2. Then fill in your name, email address and, in the 'website' space, BetVictor username.

Then 3. click 'Post Comment'. An example is below:

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C. I will update each night, and maintain a leaderboard of overall performance.

And, er, that's it!

*When you open a BetVictor account, they'll match your first bet up to £25 with a free bet. 

They're also refunding all losing bets on the Supreme Novices' Hurdle up to £50 as a free bet, if My Tent Or Yours wins!

OK, so to the business of Tuesday's races.

Your fancies please for any three Cheltenham Festival races on Tuesday. (No more than one per race)

[Note, entries without a BetVictor username won't qualify for this competition, I'm afraid.]

If you don't yet have a BetVictor account, click the banner below and sign up, then join in the competition fun! 😀

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Six Best Cheltenham Festival Bookmaker Offers

Six best Cheltenham Festival bookmaker offers

Six best Cheltenham Festival bookmaker offers

Six Best Cheltenham Festival Bookmaker Offers

It's Cheltenham Festival silly season, dear reader, and that means that the bookies are falling over themselves to get us to give them our cash. In fact, so ridiculous has it got that they're now actually giving punters cash!

Most of the bookie offers for the Festival focus on Tuesday, as a means of getting money in the betting accounts to ensure players are betting with their firm. And, naturally, we can turn this to our advantage, by playing the bookie game with the ten best Cheltenham Festival 2013 bookmaker offers!

 

1. Bet Victor will refund ALL losing bets on the Supreme Novices Hurdle, up to £50

Bet Victor has covered itself in glory in the run-up to the Cheltenham Festival with their unique and hugely popular non-runner free bet all season; and they are the bookie that keeps on giving, as they're now promising to refund all losers on the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the opening race of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

Note, this is not conditional on My Tent Or Yours, the hot favourite, or any other particular horse, winning. No. Here's how this one works: you place a bet on the race with Bet Victor and, if it doesn't win, you get your stake refunded to your account as a free bet.

If you want to get the meeting off to a flyer, you could whack fifty quid on My Tent Or Yours. If he wins (currently 6/4), you'd get £75 profit plus your £50 stake back. If he loses, you get your £50 back. No. Brainer. No?

They're also going non-runner money back now as well, so if your fancy fails to show up, you get your cash back. And they'll match your first deposit if you're a new customer with a free bet of up to £25.


2. SkyBet will FLAT OUT GIVE YOU £10 to bet - no deposit required! PLUS Four places on the Supreme

SkyBet have been running this promotion for ages, and if you haven't taken advantage of it already, what better time than just before Cheltenham? This is a really simple offer: register an account with SkyBet, and they'll immediately deposit £10 into your account to bet with. Any winnings can be withdrawn straight away.

Why wouldn't you?!

3. Coral will lay you up to £20 at evens on Sprinter Sacre to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase

Although this is not a free bet, it's as close to one as you'll ever get at the Cheltenham Festival. Sprinter Sacre is the highest rated horse in training. He's a mile clear of his rivals, most of which are dodging him and running in a different race. Even money means you get 100% interest on your loan to Coral in the space of a week. That's almost as good as the burglars behind wonga.com do!

Your first 30 days for just £1

Obviously, in the interests of transparency, I need to remind you that certainties do get beaten, and that you shouldn't bet this if you can't afford to lose. But, getting evens about a 1-5 shot is about the best value this side of free money (see 2. above and 4. below)

Oh, and for new customers, they'll match your first deposit with up to £50 of their own betting vouchers. So you'll have more wonga to wager when Spwinta wins the Kween Muvva. (sorry)

4. Racebets will give you a free £10 bet, plus money back if My Tent Or Yours wins the Supreme, or Hurricane Fly wins the Champion

Yes, another free tenner bet (terms apply). Race Bets will also match your initial deposit with up to £100. But the fun really starts with their race concessions.

1. RaceBets refund losing Champion Hurdle Ante-Post bets if Hurricane Fly wins

2. RaceBets refund losing Supreme Novices Hurdle day of the race bets if My Tent or Yours wins

3. If your horse finishes 2nd to the SP favourite in any race at Cheltenham, RaceBets will refund your losing bet

4. If your horse loses by a nose in any race anywhere, RaceBets refund it

5. If your horse falls at the first in any race anywhere, RaceBets refund it

Those are pretty nice concessions indeed and, allied to the free betting voucher - enter 'geegeez' in the Bonus field to get that (see this post for full details) - this is a no brainer account to avail of.

5. bet365 are non-runner money back AND best odds guaranteed all Cheltenham Festival races

Not quite such a standout as some, but still well worth considering if you fancy anything they're best price on. As well as guaranteeing to pay you SP if that's bigger than the price you take, they'll also return your wedge if your nag no-shows.

And, for new customers, they'll give you £200 in free bets (some qualifying conditions apply, as even they're not that generous!)

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6. Bluesq will refund your stakes if your horse is second, beaten three lengths or less in Championship events

Five of the last eight Champion Hurdles were won by three lengths or less. So too were three of the last four World Hurdles. If yours is the unlucky beast to bag a close up silver medal, Bluesq will refund your losing stake.

This offer applies to the Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, World Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

New customers can also look forward to £25 in free bets, through Bluesq's 'free bet Friday' promo. Very nice too.

 

 

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Those six offers - all of which are available to new and existing clients - should net you at least £40 (2 x £10 free bet, plus £20 when Sprinter Sacre wins). If things go your way in the Supreme or the Champion Hurdle, they'll net you more... or at least you'll get your cash back.

Armed with information, you'd be mad not to thank the bookmakers for their rare outbreak of Cheltenham Festival fever, and the generosity it engenders!

Matt

p.s. if you know of any other bookie concessions, do please leave a comment below, so we can all get involved. (Thanks)

Tipping Competition: Final Scores

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Ray Clubbe won £100 courtesy of BetVictor

It's all over for another tipping contest, and this was a tale of one very large priced - and quite possibly fluky - selection, in the form of Cara Court, nominated by Ray Clubbe, and only Ray Clubbe.

Only he will know whether it was an inspired selection, a selection predicated on a loved one called Cara, a trip to Court (!), or just a long-priced pin stick. It doesn't matter a jot in truth, and the promo cash both for winning the league (£80), and for naming the longest-priced horse (£20), will be in his account early next week in good time for Cheltenham.

Well done Ray, to the victor the spoils, and Ray's spoils are provided by our generous sponsors, BetVictor.

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Extremely honourable mentions in despatches to Ian Friend, whose four winners included 12/1 and 20/1 shots; Mark Smith, Stuart Boa and LJ Scott-Patton who notched five, five and six winners respectively; and to all 22 of you who made a profit in the competition. You can see who you are below.

As an illustration of how difficult it was, Kevin Hives named four winners and still recorded a negative score. Unlucky.

OK - important news of the next competition.

We'll take a break next week as I have a million things to do ahead of Cheltenham, and then in Cheltenham week we'll have a Festival tipping competition, with one pick per race throughout the 27 Festival contests. £75 to the winner, and £25 to the second place if I can square that with those lovely people at BetVictor. 🙂

Thanks a million to all of you for taking part, and making it a fun event, and we'll do it all again the week after next during Chelters!

Matt

p.s. I'm currently waiting on a piece of tipping league software, so we can do this properly without me having to work it all out manually. It's not ready yet, but it will be soon, and it will be cool 🙂

Name 1-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 3-1 3-2 4-1 4-2 5-1 5-2 6-1 6-2 7-1 7-2 8-1 8-2 9-1 9-2 10-1 10-2 Total #wins
Ray Clubbe -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 66 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 50 2
Ian Friend 6.5 12 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 26.5 4
Mark Smith -1 12 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 4.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 23.5 5
LJ Scott-Patton -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 2.75 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 14.25 6
S Dhillon -1 12 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 2
Matt Needham 6.5 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 10.5 4
Stuart Boa -1 12 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 10.5 5
Graham o2brich -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 10 2
Nigel Brooke -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 5 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 10 4
Jim Cannon -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 5 -1 4.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 9.5 4
Kevin Ritchie -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 2.5 -1 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 8.25 3
Vince Chappell -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 2.75 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.75 4
William FernVale 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 7.5 3
Pete Fisher -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 6 2
Joseph Woodward -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 3
Tony MS 6.5 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 3
Adam Stevens -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 2.75 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.75 3
Mario RednBlue -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 9 -1 2.5 4
Bernard -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Paul Matthews -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Simon Curtis -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1
Martin Ling -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 0.5 4
Robert Jollybob -1 12 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5 3
John Begg -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2
Ian Sumner -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 5 2.75 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1.75 4
Krzysztof -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 2.75 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -3.25 4
Kevin Hives -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.5 4
Paul Headington -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 -5 1
David Green -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -6 1
Joe Quirke -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -6 3
Daithi 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -6.5 2
Chris Curlsinabox -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 1
Denis Confrey -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 1
Fraser -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 1
Geoff Edwards -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 1
Ian McCoy -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 1
Karl Willis -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 1
Paul Maiden -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 1
Steve Dungworth -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 1
Thomas Bates -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 1
Alan Edwards 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -7.5 2
Rusko Pete -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7.5 3
Brian Armstrong -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 2.75 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7.75 3
Flip Flop -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -1 -1 -1 4.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7.75 3
Ste Stel -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 4 -1 2.75 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7.75 3
hughonthehill -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.75 3
James Bell -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9 2
Matt P -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9 2
Iain MacMillan 6.5 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9.5 2
Frank Connell -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10.25 2
Ken Barry -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10.5 2
Chris Vaughan -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -11 2
Dave Turner -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -11 2
Vivian Double -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -11 2
Dave Tink -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12 2
Michael Claxton -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12 2
Phil Dawber -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12 2
Chris Barnard 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12.5 1
Chris McIlfatrick 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12.5 1
Ian Winfield 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12.5 1
James Crossland 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12.5 1
Kev Robbo 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12.5 1
Leo Keely -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12.5 2
Martin Richards -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12.5 2
Paul McKeown 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12.5 1
David Whitehead -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -13.25 2
Phil Woods -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -13.5 2
Alan Nixon -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -14 1
Douglas Burbery -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -14 1
Martyn Colebrook -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -14 1
Steve Cook -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -14 1
Kevin Hills -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -15 1
Watto -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -15 1
Peter Murton -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -15.5 1
Josh Allen -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -16 1
The Monk -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -16.25 1
Stuart Eyre -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -16.5 1
Chris Whiteley -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -17 1
Eugene -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -17 1
Gary Harvey -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -17 1
Paul Monaghan -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -17 1
Teresa Harvey -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -17 1
Tom Quinny -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -17 1

Tipping Competition: Final Day

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The final push. Two more races to make a total of twenty of the toughest-to-crack low grade handicaps imaginable over the past fortnight.

More than a hundred of you have entered, and more than eighty were still playing as of yesterday (day nine). Considering we had a couple of runaway leaders for most of the competition, I think you all deserve a pat on the back for sticking with it, and making it so enjoyable (for me, at least).

And to those who sided with 33/1 pig, Green Lightning, yesterday, hard lines as that one was close but no cigar in second.

Your first 30 days for just £1

Right, to business. Your picks please for the following Friday races:

2.10 Doncaster

3.30 Newbury

Remember, please include your BetVictor username in the 'website' space on the comment where you leave your selections. No BetVictor username, no entry to the competition, I'm afraid.

Good luck!

Matt

p.s. you can still register with BetVictor and enter by clicking the banner below. You'll need a monster winner, but that's not impossible! 🙂

 

Full eligible scorers leader board below...

Name 1-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 3-1 3-2 4-1 4-2 5-1 5-2 6-1 6-2 7-1 7-2 8-1 8-2 9-1 9-2 Total
Ray Clubbe -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 66 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 52
Ian Friend 6.5 12 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 28.5
Mark Smith -1 12 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 4.5 -1 -1 25.5
LJ Scott-Patton -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 2.8 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 -1 16.25
S Dhillon -1 12 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 16
Matt Needham 6.5 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 -1 12.5
Stuart Boa -1 12 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 12.5
Graham o2brich -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 -1 12
Nigel Brooke -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 5 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 12
Jim Cannon -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 5 -1 4.5 -1 -1 11.5
Kevin Ritchie -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 2.5 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 10.25
Vince Chappell -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 2.8 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 9.75
William FernVale 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 -1 9.5
Pete Fisher -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 8
Joseph Woodward -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 4 -1 -1 -1 6
Tony MS 6.5 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 6
Adam Stevens -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5.75
Bernard -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3
Paul Matthews -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3
Simon Curtis -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3
Martin Ling -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 4 2.5
Robert Jollybob -1 12 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1.5
John Begg -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
Ian Sumner -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 5 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 0.25
Krzysztof -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 2.8 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1.25
Kevin Hives -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1.5
Paul Headington -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 14 -1 -3
Joe Quirke -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 4 -4
David Green -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4
Daithi 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
Chris Curlsinabox -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5
Denis Confrey -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5
Fraser -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5
Geoff Edwards -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5
Ian McCoy -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5
Karl Willis -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5
Paul Maiden -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5
Steve Dungworth -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5
Thomas Bates -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5
Alan Edwards 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -5.5
Mario RednBlue -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
Rusko Pete -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
Brian Armstrong -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 2.8 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.75
Flip Flop -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 4.5 -1 -1 -5.75
Ste Stel -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 4 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.75
hughonthehill -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -6.75
James Bell -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7
Matt P -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7
Iain MacMillan 6.5 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7.5
Frank Connell -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.25
Ken Barry -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Chris Vaughan -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -9
Dave Turner -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9
Vivian Double -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -9
Dave Tink -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10
Michael Claxton -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10
Phil Dawber -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10
Chris Barnard 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10.5
Chris McIlfatrick 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10.5
Ian Winfield 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10.5
James Crossland 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10.5
Kev Robbo 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10.5
Leo Keely -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10.5
Martin Richards -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10.5
Paul McKeown 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10.5
David Whitehead -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -11.3
Phil Woods -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -11.5
Alan Nixon -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12
Douglas Burbery -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12
Martyn Colebrook -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12
Steve Cook -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12
Kevin Hills -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -13
Watto -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -13
Peter Murton -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -13.5
Josh Allen -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -14
The Monk -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -14.3
Stuart Eyre -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -14.5
Chris Whiteley -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -15
Eugene -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -15
Gary Harvey -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -15
Paul Monaghan -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -15
Teresa Harvey -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -15
Tom Quinny -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -15

Tipping Competition: Penultimate Day

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Just two days left to turn your luck around, and make a claim for the big pot (outright winner) or the small pot (biggest priced winner), both currently held by Ray Clubbe, courtesy of a 66/1 bomb earlier this week.

I'm pretty sure a few of you will be hitting the 'rag' button in desperation, and fair enough I say!

Your first 30 days for just £1

Anyway, full update tomorrow morning, as I'm late back from Kempton where a horse I have a share in (Vastly) ran a blinder on debut to be a length third at 25/1. He might be quite a nice little nag in time...

I digress... For those who need to be in work or are joining us from other time zones, day nine's races will be the:

4.55 Thurles

5.10 Taunton

Good luck!
Matt

STOP PRESS: FULL UPDATE NOW ADDED BELOW.

Name 1-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 3-1 3-2 4-1 4-2 5-1 5-2 6-1 6-2 7-1 7-2 8-1 8-2 Total
Ray Clubbe -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 66 -1 -1 -1 54
Ian Friend 6.5 12 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 30.5
Mark Smith -1 12 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 4.5 27.5
S Dhillon -1 12 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 18
Stuart Boa -1 12 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 5 -1 -1 14.5
Nigel Brooke -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 5 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 14
Jim Cannon -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 5 -1 4.5 13.5
Kevin Ritchie -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 2.5 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 12.25
Vince Chappell -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 2.8 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 11.75
Pete Fisher -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 10
Joseph Woodward -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 4 -1 8
Tony MS 6.5 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 8
Adam Stevens -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.75
Bernard -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5
Paul Matthews -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5
Simon Curtis -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5
Robert Jollybob -1 12 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.5
LJ Scott-Patton -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 2.8 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 3.25
John Begg -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3
Kevin Hives -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0.5
Martin Ling -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -0.5
Matt Needham 6.5 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.5
Graham o2brich -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
David Green -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2
Daithi 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2.5
Ian Sumner -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 5 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2.75
Chris Curlsinabox -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3
Denis Confrey -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3
Fraser -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3
Geoff Edwards -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3
Ian McCoy -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3
Karl Willis -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3
Paul Maiden -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3
Steve Dungworth -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3
Thomas Bates -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3
Mario RednBlue -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -3.5
Rusko Pete -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -3.5
William FernVale 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.5
Flip Flop -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 4.5 -3.75
Brian Armstrong -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 2.8 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.75
Ste Stel -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 4 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3.75
Krzysztof -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 2.8 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.25
hughonthehill -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.75
James Bell -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 5 -1 -1 -5
Matt P -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5
Iain MacMillan 6.5 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
Frank Connell -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -6.25
Ken Barry -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -6.5
Chris Vaughan -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -7
Vivian Double -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -7
Dave Turner -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7
Joe Quirke -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -7
Dave Tink -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8
Michael Claxton -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8
Phil Dawber -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8
Alan Edwards 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Chris Barnard 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Chris McIlfatrick 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Ian Winfield 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
James Crossland 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Kev Robbo 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Leo Keely -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Martin Richards -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Paul McKeown 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
David Whitehead -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9.25
Phil Woods -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9.5
Alan Nixon -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -10
Douglas Burbery -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -10
Martyn Colebrook -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -10
Steve Cook -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -10
Watto -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -1 -11
Peter Murton -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -11.5
Josh Allen -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12
The Monk -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.8 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12.3
Stuart Eyre -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -12.5
Chris Whiteley -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -13
Eugene -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -13
Gary Harvey -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -13
Paul Monaghan -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -13
Teresa Harvey -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -13
Tom Quinny -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -13

Tipping Competition Day Seven (of ten)

Win £100 with BetVictor

Win £100 with BetVictor

This is getting weird. Each day, I pick out what I think are two of the hardest handicap puzzles to solve. And, not for the first time, both favourites won!

Little change to the top of the order then, and no chance of a big tip overhaul either. Four more days, though, and eight more races to catch Ian F, our clear leader.

Tuesday's chances to climb up are:

Your first 30 days for just £1

2.20 Catterick
2.30 Leicester

I'll honestly be astonished if the jolly bags those two: big handicap fields of lady amateurs and novice chasers!

Remember, please include your BetVictor username in the 'website' space on the comment where you leave your selections. No BetVictor username, no entry to the competition, I'm afraid.

Good luck!

Matt

p.s. you can still register with BetVictor and enter by clicking the banner below. 🙂

 

Full eligible scorers leader board...

Name 1-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 3-1 3-2 4-1 4-2 5-1 5-2 6-1 6-2 Total
Ian Friend 6.5 12 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 34.5
S Dhillon -1 12 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 22
Mark Smith -1 12 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 20
Kevin Ritchie -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 2.5 -1 -1 -1 2.75 -1 16.25
Pete Fisher -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 14
Stuart Boa -1 12 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 0 12.5
Nigel Brooke -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 5 -1 -1 12
Tony MS 6.5 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 12
Adam Stevens -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 2.75 -1 11.75
Vince Chappell -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 2.75 -1 9.75
Bernard -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 9
Paul Matthews -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 9
Simon Curtis -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 20 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 9
Robert Jollybob -1 12 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 7.5
LJ Scott-Patton -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 2.75 4 7.25
John Begg -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 7
Jim Cannon -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 0 6
Kevin Hives -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 5 -1 -1 4.5
Matt Needham 6.5 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 3.5
Graham o2brich -1 -1 14 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3
David Green -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 2
Daithi 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 1.5
Ian Sumner -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 5 2.75 -1 1.25
Chris Curlsinabox -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
Denis Confrey -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
Fraser -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
Geoff Edwards -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
Ian McCoy -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
Joseph Woodward -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
Karl Willis -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
Paul Maiden -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
Steve Dungworth -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
Thomas Bates -1 -1 -1 -1 12 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1
William FernVale 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 0.5
Brian Armstrong -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 2.75 4 0.25
Ste Stel -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 4 -1 2.75 -1 0.25
Krzysztof -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 2.75 0 -0.25
hughonthehill -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -0.75
Matt P -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 5 -1 -1 -1
Iain MacMillan 6.5 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1.5
Martin Ling -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -2.5
Dave Turner -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 4 -3
Michael Claxton -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -4
Phil Dawber -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -4
Dave Tink -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -1 -1 -1 -4
Alan Edwards 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
Chris Barnard 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
Chris McIlfatrick 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
Ian Winfield 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
James Crossland 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
Kev Robbo 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
Leo Keely -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
Mario RednBlue -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
Martin Richards -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
Paul McKeown 6.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
Rusko Pete -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4.5
David Whitehead -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -5.25
Flip Flop -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -5.25
Phil Woods -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -5.5
Steve Cook -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -1 -6
Watto -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 4 -7
James Bell -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 0 -7
Peter Murton -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 -7.5
Chris Vaughan -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8
Josh Allen -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8
Vivian Double -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8
Frank Connell -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -8.25
The Monk -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.75 -1 -8.25
Ken Barry -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Stuart Eyre -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2.5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -8.5
Chris Whiteley -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9
Eugene -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9
Gary Harvey -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9
Joe Quirke -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9
Paul Monaghan -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9
Ray Clubbe -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9
Teresa Harvey -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9
Tom Quinny -1 -1 -1 2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -9

Tipping Competition Day Three

BetVictorTwo days, and four races down, and just 31 players have notched a winner, despite a 2/1 jolly obliging in day 2 leg 2.

Today's pair of practically imponderable puzzles to plunder are below - as is the current scoreboard - and, for newcomers, it's not too late to enter so here's a quick recap/overview/rundown on the rules.

The full rules can be found in the day one post here, but a quick precis is as follows:

  • Enter your name, email, and BetVictor username in the 'website' box in the comments space (note, you must have a BetVictor account to take part in this competition - see below if you've not yet got one).
  • Select your horse for each of the two selected races and post in the comment box.
  • Click 'post comment'

You need a BetVictor account to enter this competition. If you don't yet have one, you can register here. {Note, if you've been entering without this information I'm afraid you're not in the running}.

I just want to clarify one point. A few people were asking about nap selections for the highest priced winner contest. Apologies for confusion here: no need to nominate a nap, both your selections each day will be entered. Simple.

Day three's races are:

Your first 30 days for just £1

3.15 Ludlow

3.55 Doncaster

Current standings are below our sponsor's banner - click this and register if you're not an account holder already, to enter. 🙂

Ian Friend and Tony MS cling on to their day one lead, but only by their fingernails, as the first challengers begin to close.

Stuart Boa and Robert Jollybob are 4.5 units back after a 12/1 winner on day one and a 2/1 score on day two.

And there are a further sixteen players on nine points or more.

Underlining the trickiness of things so far, just 31 of the 190 odd players are off the mark so, as I’ve said, there’s still all to play for!

Get your entries in for day three now…

3.15 Ludlow

3.55 Doncaster

Matt

Name 1-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 Total
Ian Friend 6.5 12 -1 -1 16.5
Tony MS 6.5 12 -1 -1 16.5
Stuart Boa -1 12 -1 2 12
Robert Jollybob -1 12 -1 2 12
Adam Stevens -1 -1 14 -1 11
Graham o2brich -1 -1 14 -1 11
Chris Curlsinabox -1 12 -1 -1 9
David Green -1 12 -1 -1 9
Denis Confrey -1 12 -1 -1 9
Fraser -1 12 -1 -1 9
Geoff Edwards -1 12 -1 -1 9
Ian McCoy -1 12 -1 -1 9
Jim Cannon -1 12 -1 -1 9
John Begg -1 12 -1 -1 9
Karl Willis -1 12 -1 -1 9
Mark Smith -1 12 -1 -1 9
Nigel Brooke -1 12 -1 -1 9
S Dhillon -1 12 -1 -1 9
Steve Dungworth -1 12 -1 -1 9
Vince Chappell -1 12 -1 -1 9
Iain MacMillan 6.5 -1 -1 2 6.5
Matt Needham 6.5 -1 -1 2 6.5
Alan Edwards 6.5 -1 -1 -1 3.5
Chris Barnard 6.5 -1 -1 -1 3.5
Chris McIlfatrick 6.5 -1 -1 -1 3.5
Daithi 6.5 -1 -1 -1 3.5
Ian Winfield 6.5 -1 -1 -1 3.5
James Crossland 6.5 -1 -1 -1 3.5
Kev Robbo 6.5 -1 -1 -1 3.5
Paul McKeown 6.5 -1 -1 -1 3.5
William FernVale 6.5 -1 -1 -1 3.5
Dave Tink -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Eugene -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Flip Flop -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Joe Quirke -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Kevin Hives -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Paul Monaghan -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Phil Dawber -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Ray Clubbe -1 -1 -1 2 -1
LJ Scott-Patton -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Krzysztof -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Teresa Harvey -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Michael Claxton -1 -1 -1 2 -1
David Whitehead -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Tom Quinny -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Gary Harvey -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Phil Woods -1 -1 -1 2 -1
Chris Whiteley -1 -1 -1 2 -1