EDIT: apologies the 2.30 should read the 1.55
No luck on Hogmanay, with two selections non. runners and the other fading from 3 out. Some cracking racing at Cheltenham on Sunday, though, and I’ve had a look through the staying chase and the 20f chase, both handicaps.
Tempting fate, I’ll say that the staying chase is a considerably easier puzzle, and I’ve gone for two in it, the first leg of an EW permed double taking advantage of Skybet’s generous extra places. I fancy Java Point and Rapper here, with slight preference for the former. They’re both around 8/1.
In the 2.30 – a real tough one to solve – I think Stolen Silver 10/1, Simply The Betts 14/1, and Jacamar 25/1 are the best EW value, in that order.
I’ll be doing permed EW doubles for £1 unit stake – total stake £12.
Skybet offer 5 places and 6 places respectively. Good luck and Happy New Year.
My usual warning. Anything I put up as a tip here is for ‘fun money’ – stakes you can afford to lose almost without even thinking about it. There’s just as much fun to be had with small stakes.
Post race edit: Rapper won, with Java Point 2nd. Stolen Silver was 2nd and Jacamar 6th, landing 4 place doubles returning £43.12, a profit of £31.12.
Season’s Profit/Loss to £5 stakes: +£16.12
Also backed StB at 18s 6 places at Hills. Ridiculous odds over C&D off this mark imo
An unusually disappointing run from him there. Paul. I think I’ll leave him alone now.
All the best.
A very happy new year to you and yours and a brief thank you on my part for your analysis of the 12.45 at Cheltenham. I banged Rapper in a multiple and did a 2 quid forecast on your 2 which should hopefully cover expenses for the day!!
Hopefully an omen for the year!!
Take care Si
All the best to you and yours, Simon. Glad to hear of your good start to the year. Long may it continue.
Fab start to the New Year, Joe! Need those extra places to stay on Skybet. Many thanks.