Tips For Boxing Day 2019

Kempton 1.55

I like Master Tommytucker a lot and will back him as a saver here. But from a value viewpoint I must nominate an old cliff horse of mine from his hurdling days – The Mighty Don. I followed him in vain over hurdles and, at a glance, his fencing career does not look promising. But he really wants 3 miles and he’s been running over half a mile shorter. His jumping has been competent and barring a bad mistake I think he will outrun his odds by quite some way.

The Mighty Don win only 1* bet  40/1 (general)

Master Tommytucker 1* bet   3/1 (general)

Wetherby 2.10

Benny’s King has won three of his four races since being transferred to Skelton from Venetia Williams. He seems to be improving and looks to have considerable potential; I wouldn’t be surprised to see him making up to be a Grand National horse at some point

Benny’s King Win only. 2* bet. 4/1 (general)

Leopardstown 2.20

A hot race but Notebook is worth a bet from a value perspective.

Notebook. Win Only  1*. Bet. 9/1 Betfair

*My usual confidence classification on bets is:  worth a bet: I recommend you bet this: I strongly recommend a bet. This season I’ll allocate a star to each of these, three-stars indicating most confidence.

Good luck, and be careful. Don’t bet more than you can afford to lose with a smile, no matter the source of the tip.

All the best.

One comment

  1. Brilliant Joe. Notebook was a great selection. I was doubtful that he could serve it up to Laurina or Fakir D’ouardairies. However, he more than justified your confidence that he had a real chance and he won convincingly. Many thanks.


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