Five for fun on Wednesday

22 February, 2017

An EW Lucky 15 starting with Bodega at 16-1 in the 3.15 at Doncaster, then Wee Small Hours at 10-1 in the 3.30 at Punchestown, then Court By Surpise at 15-2 in the 3.45 at Doncaster, then a couple at Ludlow in the 4.10 Stamp Your Feet 5-1 and finally Milord at 12-1 in the 5.20. Fingers crossed if following!    

Four for fun on Tuesday

21 February, 2017

An EW Lucky 15 after yesterday's couple of winners and neck second, starting with Cafe Au Lait at 10-3 in the 2pm at Wetherby, then Sweet N'Chic at 16-1 in the 2.20 at Taunton, then Chestnut Ben at 4-1 in the 3.30 at Wetherby and finally Workbench at 25-1 in the 4.20 at Taunton. Fingers crossed for a couple more winners than yesterday!

Five for fun on Monday

20 February, 2017

A flying start with Dream Berry at 7-1 yesterday and then it all went pear-shaped, so will try again today with another EW combination Lucky 15 starting with three at Carlisle in the 2.30 Hartside at 6-1, in the 3pm Purcell's Bridge at 8-1 and in the 4.45 Onwiththeparty at 9-2, then at Wolves in the 3.45 Robot Boy at 10-1 and over to Lingfield for the 4pm and Coolking at 8-1. Fingers crossed if following and here's to more winners than yesterday!

Five for fun on Sunday

19 February, 2017

After our Saturday returns, Sunday provides an opportunity to squander a few shillings on some combination EW Lucky 15s starting with Dream Berry at 7-1 in the 3pm at Market Rasen, then Soir De Chantenay at 10-1 in the 3.40 at Navan, then Little Jon at 7-2 in the 3.50 at Ffos Las, then Peculiar Genius at 13-2 in the 4.40 at Navan and finally Try It Sometime at 5-1 in the 4.50 at Ffos Las. Fingers crossed if following.

On the Grand National front having tipped up Venetia Williams' Mon Mome 100-1 winner in 2009, I do recall that horse getting a prep race in the Midlands Grand National and running down the field, only to romp home in front at Aintree in April. Incidentally, that Midland's Grand National was when the Squirrel syndicate landed a record breaking £3.1 million dividend with the winner Russian Trigger, but we had to share it around with a few other winners! Anyhow, all is not lost with Houblon des Obeau after the run in the Haydock Grand National Trial and he could still run a big race off what will be a featherweight to him at Aintree. Though I must admit top weight Blaklion was impressive and I took some of the 25-1 immediately after the race as he will be three pounds better off with the winner at Aintree for his three length or so beating.

With Peculiar Genius a non-runner, that's now replaced with Court Jester at 14-1 in the same race the 4.40 at Nava and Soir De Chantenay is out to 12s in the 3.40 at the track, while Little Jon is out to 9-2, but Dream Berry remains 7s and Try It Sometime has moved in to 7-2, so swings and roundabouts on this bet. 

Grand National fancy

17 February, 2017

Spider's Grand National fancy Houblon des Obeau at 50-1 five places runs in the Haydock Grand National trial tomorrow at the Lancashire track.

It will be a great race and may inform us to how they might run at Aintree in April. If Houblon runs a big race the 50s won't last long!