Sat 19th picks from #Haydock

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13:15 Fakenham 20 Dec 2020 

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Todd (1pt win only 6/1) Nnb

A very intriguing handicap with last years winner now being withdrawn. That opens this one right up and we side with the old timer who won this race in 2018, was runner up last year and takes another tilt from a 4lb lower mark this term. This track clearly brings out the best of him and you’d be very disappointed not to see a good run today. Got stuck in the mud last time out and plugged on regardless having run in snatches but a different horse can be expected to turn up here today.

13:45 Fakenham 20 Dec 2020 

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Eceparti (1pt win only 10/3) Nb

Has held form very well since a couple of wins last term and put in some very solid performances. Despite those performances still see’s himself falling in the ratings and has now dropped to what looks a very handy mark. Can be forgiven latest run when not quite getting home over 3 miles and drops back in trip as a result today. Made a pleasing reappearance from 5lb higher over this trip at Newcastle back in October and has a nice piece of form over CD in similar conditions back in January which offers plenty of encouragement today. Yards only runner on the card and Charlie Deutch in for just this ride.

14:20 Fakenham 20 Dec 2020 

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Gabrielle Du Seuil (1pt win only 5/1) Nap

Was not given a hard time on yard debut after coming over from France following 18 months off the track and a recent wind surgery. Ran better than the result would suggest that day and better can be expected now making handicap debut. Opening mark is difficult to assess but based on what has come from that race we are going to guess that its a fair one. Would possibly want a little more cut in the ground but that too is a little of an unknown. Worth a try based on stats and the fact that the yard send just 1 in today. They don’t send too many here and in fact have only sent 36 here in the past 20 years, they have won with 17 and placed 9 for a 47% strike and a lsp of +18 so we take the chance.

0.25pt trixie on above 3 selections – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 4Pts

Dec Total:  +5.22Pts

Dec Selections: 89.50

Dec ROI: +13.77%

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Dec 18 picks from #Uttoxeter

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13:10 Uttoxeter 18 Dec 2020 

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Wilde Water (0.5pt EW 100/1)

Minor promise shown in a bumper over 2 years ago and returned to action here with a fair effort that petered out at the business end. Will have benefitted for that run and the form of that race looks slightly better than at first glance. Has the boost of Lilly Pinchins 5lb claim again and could run into a place at a massive price. Yard are going well enough, do well round here in recent years and Lilly is very profitable to follow when riding for the team.

13:45 Uttoxeter 18 Dec 2020 

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Truckers Highway (1pt win only 16/1)

Won this race in both 2015 and 2018 and is a 4 times Course and 3 times CD winner. Still has plenty to offer too on evidence of latest run when 4th following some pretty poor jumping. Clearly enjoys it around here however and gets the much needed muddy conditions tomorrow. Eased 5lb and sits on a very dangerous mark already so add in the talented Jordan Nailors 5lb claim this looks a big price and a good opportunity.

15:27 Uttoxeter 18 Dec 2020 

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Lets Getaway (1pt win only 12/1)

Pretty pricey purchase of 58k for the potter connections that Kerry Lee’s family have done well for in the past. Shaped better than the bare results on a couple of occasions and is worth chancing here to improve on handicap debut. Yard have been amongst the winners and this race almost looks hand picked here.

0.5Pt EW double on above 2 win selections – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 4Pts

Dec Total:  +15.47Pts

Dec Selections: 79.25

Dec ROI: +19.52%

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Dec 17 picks from #Hereford #Exeter

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13:55 Hereford 17 Dec 2020 

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Golden Whiskey (1pt win only 4/1)Nb

Ran well enough for a long way on return to action last time out following a 279 day lay off and can be expected to step up on that performance. Has been eased 2lb in the weights ahead of this and sits just 3lb above his last winning mark. Ought to be competitive in this company and has perfect conditions does this mudlark should racing at ereford pass its inspection.

14:30 Hereford 17 Dec 2020 

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Dont Ask (0.5pt EW 33/1)

Entitled to have needed last run following 8 months off the track and is interesting taking a marked step back in trip in ideal conditions. Will love the testing ground and on best form looks fairly treated. Will need to take a big step forward here but is more than capable dropping in class and from a 4lb lower mark than his last win. Yard have a decent enough record here to tempt me in at a huge price.

14:05 Exeter 17 Dec 2020

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Hooligan (1pt win only 9/2) IWAC

A pleasing return to action last month when possibly still in need of the run and will have no doubt come on for that run. Has been a revelation since sent hurdling and more improvement from what looks a pretty fair mark can be expected now stepping up in trip. Conditions no problem and still very unexposed so worth a try here.

15:15 Exeter 17 Dec 2020

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Get Wishing (1pt win only 14/1) Nap

Showed a fair level of promise for chasing on chase debut back in october but couldn’t follow that up a month later. Remains with promise however and is worth another try for a yard going well. Finds himself some 9lb lower following just two runs and its far too soon to be writing this one off. Add into that Jordan Nailors 5lb claim and this one is on an unthinkable mark with plenty in his favour here.

0.25pt Trixie on above 3 win selections – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 5Pts

Dec Total:  +19.47Pts

Dec Selections: 75.25

Dec ROI: +25.87%

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Dec 16th picks from #Ludlow

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13:20 Ludlow 16 Dec 2020

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Arbor Vitae (1pt win only 9/1)

Typical sort from the very shrewd operation of Dr Newland. Having first run since joining from Ireland and fits the bill like many more of his horses of the type of horse that he really excels with. Couple of decent pieces of form over in Ireland but improvement can be expected now. Yard well known for getting them ready first time up and they have been in great form of late.

13:55 Ludlow 16 Dec 2020

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Admirals Secret (1pt win only 7/1)

CD winner who put behind him his quirky ways to put together a string of impressive performances. Has the beating of a few of these on best form and despite the 9 month lay off could still have more to offer here. Goes well fresh but does have a career high mark to defy.

14:30 Ludlow 16 Dec 2020

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Like The Sound (0.5pt Ew 16/1 4 places SkyBet)

Useful form in 2019 but that form petered out last term and as a result has changed yards and comes in following a 279 day lay off and having undergone wind surgery. Does have a bit to prove here but takes what can be considered a sizeable drop in company here and will get conditions to suit too. A revival could be on the cards.

15:05 Ludlow 16 Dec 2020

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Precious Eleanor (1pt win only 12/1)

Disappointing last time out but drops back down in trip here and judged on the season opener looks to be on a handy mark. Has ideal conditions for shrewd local boy Henry Daly who is no stranger to the winners enclosure here. 4 places available for the EW players be we go all in for the win.

0.25pt Trixie on above 3 win selections – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 5Pts

Dec Total:  +14.97Pts

Dec Selections: 70.25

Dec ROI: +21.30%

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Dec 15 picks from #Catterick #Wincanton

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13:05 Wincanton 15 Dec 2020

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Messire Des Obeaux (1pt win only 15/2)

Won the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle back in 2016 and was once a top class performer. Spent over a thousand days off the track before making a fair return last year on what was his sole run. Returns this term to go chasing for the first time and does so from a mark that if tuned up is capable of defying in this company. Trip and conditions ideal and Daryl Jacob comes in for just this one ride and passes up on another booked ride in the 2:35.

14:35 Wincanton 15 Dec 2020

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Fragrant Delitiep (1pt win only 5/1)

Has run very well in two starts to date over these bigger obstacles and will appreciate the give in the ground here. Harry Cobden retains the ride and he looks more likely to improve for that run than the reopposing winner that day Native Robin and Lots Of Luck who was just in behind.

12:20 Catterick 15 Dec 2020

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Sweet Vinetta (1pt win only 8/1)

CD winner who is now 6lb below last winning mark. Gets ideal ground tomorrow and has blinkers on for the first time which could help to sharpen her up slightly. Yard won the race last year and play a good hand here.

14:55 Catterick 15 Dec 2020

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Cesar Collonges (1pt win only 5/1)

Interesting ride for Connor O Farrell who gives up the mount on Rebecca Menzies Halcyon Days for this well handicapped runner. Gets more suitable conditions here and is far better off at the weights than the winner from his last race Outcrop and the horse that finished in behind that day Relkdam. Rejuvenated recently and should go well again in top hands. Connor O Farrell is on a 30% strike at Catterick in last 12 months and a LSP of +53.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 selections – 2.25pts

Total Pts Played: 6.25Pts

Dec Total:  -6.00Pts

Dec Selections: 64.00

Dec ROI: +%

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Dec 14th picks from #Carlisle #Plumpton #Kempton

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13:10 Ayr 14 Dec 2020

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Jelski (0.5pt EW 16/1)

One that is potentially ahead of the handicapper at present despite recent form figures. Previously with Nigel Twiston Davies for Trevor Hemmings and showed a fair bit of promise early on. Not fulfilled that promise as yet and needs to bounce back. Needed last run after almost a year off track for his new connections and should go better here upped in trip for a pretty formidable duo in James Moffat and Charlotte Jones who have a record of 7 wins and 7 placed from 36 for a 19% strike and a +35 LSP in the last 12 months. That LSP over the past few years increses to +143 so a very profitable pairing to follow. They also team up with Turtle Wars 3/1 in the 145Ayr

14:23 Plumpton 14 Dec 2020 

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Darkest Day (1pt win only 9/2)

Looks to possibly be ahead of the handicapper coming here following a couple of lesser efforts and is certainly worth another try returning here to this Father son Moore duo’s favourite hunting ground. Back down in trip with conditions to suit. Still very lightly raced and plenty more to offer no doubt.

14:58 Plumpton 14 Dec 2020 

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Chain Smoker (1pt win only 8/1)

Still unexposed on return to action here for the above mentioned Moore pairing. Can go well fresh and drop back in trip here in these conditions is sure to suit. Was subject to a gamble when winning back in January so will be interesting if any money comes in this time around.

18:35 Kempton 14 Dec 2020

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Uzinsco (1pt win only 4/1)

Won his last 3 runs over CD with one blip on heavy ground in between. Latest win came fro just 2lb lower but had to do things the hard way coming from stall 14 and getting bumped on more than one occasion. Worth another shot here with the yard in good nick.

0.25pt trixie on above 3 win selection – 1pt

STAT ATTACK

Glittering Love 5/2 (250Ayr) is 3 wins and 1 placed from just 4 runs over CD, 4 wins and 2 placed from 10 on soft/heavy and Brian Hughes takes the ride and is 4 wins and 2 placed from 8 when riding this horse.

King Of Tomorrow 2/1 + Al Nayyir 5/1 (400K) Charlie Appleby 40 wins from 101 runners for a 40% strike in last 3 years at Kempton. James Doyle opt to ride the impeccably bred King Of Tomorrow

1pt Double Glittering Love + King Of Tomorrow

Total Pts Played: 6Pts

Dec Total:  -5.00Pts

Dec Selections: 58.00

Dec ROI: +%

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Dec 13th picks from #Southwell #Carlisle

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14:10 Carlisle 13 Dec 2020

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Chapel Stile (1pt win only 7/1)IWAC

Already a heavy ground winner at this track over fences. Looked a little rusty on return over this longer trip last time out but is worth another try now with a run under the belt and eased 4lb by the handicaper. Stayed this far over hurdles and these conditions seem to bring out the best in him. Nicky richards record here is a good one with a 26% strike rate and Ryan Day is 4 wins and 2 placed from 8 riding this horse.

12:55 Southwell 13 Dec 2020 

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Massini Man (1pt win only 4/1)Nb

Still unexposed over these bigger obstacles and has done enough in previous outings to suggest a race like this is not beyond him. A fair hurdler who put in a fine effort returning from 9 months off over CD last time out and could be all the better for it. Ground a slight worry but still lightly raced and nothing to suggest that he won’t handle it.

14:30 Southwell 13 Dec 2020 

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Ocean Voyage (0.5pt EW 40/1) Outsider

Had a fairly positive first season with Gordon Elliot running well on a handful of occasions and progressing gently. Didn’t seem to come on last year owever and has since changed hands and now operates out of Ian Williams yard. Talented but quirky individual who showed little on return from a year out for new connections but would have needed that run and is turned out quickly by the in form yard having been eased 5lb by the handicapper. A race of this magnitude would certainly not be boyond her if putting a best foot forward. Has won on soft before and should be suited by this sharp track.

15:30 Southwell 13 Dec 2020 

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Everything For You (1pt win only)NAP

Smart flat performer who has the ability to make a mockery of this mark handicapping over hurdles for the first time. Still to be seen as to wether he can put it together over obstacles but has joined a good dual purpose trainer in Ian Williams, a yard that have a great record here and have started to hit some form. Should be ready to roll following a spin back on the flat. Big Chance.

0.25pt trixie on above 3 win selections – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 5Pts

Dec Total:  +0.00Pts

Dec Selections: 53.00

Dec ROI: +%

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Sat Dec 12th picks from #Cheltenham #Hereford

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12:12 Hereford 12 Dec 2020 

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Lord Apparelli (1pt win only 5/1)Nnb

Decent bumper for last term and continued steady progression over hurdles in two races since his return. Latest effort when 3rd came here over CD in behind one from a very in form yard at the time. Further improvement can be expected and should be thereabouts again with conditions to suit. Kim Bailey’s figures here in the last 12 months read 6 wins and 4 placed from 14 for a 42% win strike. The yards sole runner on the card.

13:22 Hereford 12 Dec 2020 

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No No Juliet (1pt win only 6/1) Nap

More than entitled to have been in need of the run making yard debut last time out in behind the reopposing favourite here. Based on previous form is sitting on a workable mark and gets conditions to suit here today. Should come on plenty for that run with the yard going well and is effectively 17lb better off with the favourite here when taking into consideration Liam Harrisons 7lb claim.

13:15 Cheltenham 12 Dec 2020

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Zanza (1pt win only 11/2) Nb

Useful hurdler who has made a very decent start to his chasing career. Was runner up behind last weeks G1 hero Allmankind on only his second attempt over these bigger obstacles and followed that up with an impressive victory at Newbury next time up. Less exposed that many of todays rivals and could well still be a little ahead of the handicapper for the in form duo of P Hobbs and R Johnson 3 times together in recent years.

13:50 Cheltenham 12 Dec 2020

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Cepage (1pt win only 10/1) IWAC

CD winner who has a tendancy to go well fresh. Has placed in the last two runnings of the race running into Frodon and making a mistake before staying on from this mark last year. Has been entered up a couple of times already this season before being withdrawn and will make his reappearance in this race and hope to make it 3rd time lucky. Yard going well.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 selections – 2.25pts

Total Pts Played: 6.25Pts

Dec Total:  +6.25Pts

Dec Selections: 46.75

Dec ROI: +13.36%

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Dec 10th picks from #Warwick #Taunton

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14:47 Taunton 10 Dec 2020

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Stormy Flight (0.5pt EW 20/1 4 places PP)

Previous course winner who can’t be ruled out despite a couple of recent poor runs. Back up in trip which is a plus here and gets more suitable conditions too. Lightly raced and should have more to offer back at a track that he clearly enjoys. Jeremy Scott does pretty well with his runners here and it would be no surprise to see this one outrun his odds.

14:32 Warwick 10 Dec 2020

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Call Simon (0.5pt EW 16/1 6 Places SkyBet)

Not shown much in two starts for current yard but had previously shown plenty of promise for Phillip Hobbs. Far too soon to write off and is worth another chance here for connections that love a winner at the track. Gets ideal conditions and should go much better.

15:02 Warwick 10 Dec 2020

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Vango De Vaige (1pt win only 7/1)

Didn’t immediately look like he was going to take to these bigger obstacles but has turned in two very decent efforts since returning to action and has been a little unfortunate to run into a couple of improving sorts. Eased a little in the weights here and comes in with the yard in better form too. Richard Johnson takes the ride in what looks a wide open race.

Total Pts Played: 3Pts

Dec Total:  =2.95Pts

Dec Selections: 43.75

Dec ROI: +%

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Dec 8th picks from #Fontwell #Wolverhampton #Southwell

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13:35 Fontwell 08 Dec 2020 

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Lough Ryn (1pt win only 8/1)

Most likely in need of latest run when a pleasing 6th of 12 not beaten too far returning from 616 days off the track. Eased a couple of pounds here and dropping back slightly in grade. Richard Johnson takes over in the saddle and this one will be entitled to go much better now with that run under the belt.

14:25 Wolverhampton 08 Dec 2020 

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One One Seven (1pt win only 7/1)

Badly draw last time out stepping up to this trip for the first time and stayed on well enough from a poor position to suggest that he is worth another try here eased a further pound from a much kinder draw. Yard been in decent nick too.

16:45 Southwell 08 Dec 2020 

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Classy Dame (1pt win only 12/1)

Shown very little for this yard since entering handicap company but put in a run on just her 2nd outing that would make an absoloute mockery of this current mark. Switches to Southwell’s fibresand for the first time, a surface that this yard do particularly well over. Chances if taking to the surface as expected from this above averagely bred filly.

0.25pt trixie on above 3 selections – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 4Pts

Dec Total:  +1.05Pts

Dec Selections: 39.75

Dec ROI: +%

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