SILVESTRE De Sousa goes to Lingfield this evening for one ride, HOLIDAY MAGIC (6.55) in a competitive mile handicap.

Mick Easterby has been a master planner for more years than I care to remember and Bosham landed some tasty wagers for the yard on Easterby’s last Lingfield sortie.

Holiday Magic has had one look at the track, running seventh in a hot handicap last April, but his mark has dropped 8lb in the interim. He used to be a bit of a tearaway and paid the penalty 12 months ago when trying to make all at a blistering gallop.

The grey is ridden a tad more conservatively these days and looked to have the race in the bag when hitting the front inside the final furlong at Southwell last time, only to be swallowed up by Hammer Gun’s remarkable late thrust having been tailed off.

Holiday Magic was ridden perfectly well by a 7lb claimer that day but having SDS in the saddle can make a vital difference. Clearly Mr Easterby feels the same way and stall two is perfect.

Hopefully there are no traffic problems as De Sousa rides Corazon Espinado in the 5.00 at nearby Epsom.

EMBLAZONED (7.25) is one for favourite backers in the 7f Novice Stakes.

John Gosden’s gelding found only Qaysar too strong on his debut at Kempton and the winner won at Newbury at the weekend off a 90 rating. That sets a good standard in maiden company.

I hesitate to put anything up at Perth as my jumps form last week was nothing short of criminal. Fortune favours the brave, or so they say, so here goes.

This hasn’t been a stellar season for Venetia Williams but she has been among the winners recently and LONGHOUSESIGNORA (2.00) can make the haul north pay off.

The six-year-old chased home David Pipe’s Miss Tynte in a similar contest at Ludlow earlier this month and the winner was sent off favourite for a stronger Class 2 contest at Ayr last week. Although only seventh to Naranja, penalised Miss Tynte didn’t appear to stay the longer 3m distance and this race looks a bit easier for Longhousesignora.

Jacqui Stephen could strike for Scotland in the curtain-raiser in which she saddles LOVELY SCHTUFF (1.30).

The gelding ran very well at Carlisle, leading before the home turn and only giving way on the run to the last flight behind Going Gold and Donna’s Delight. There are a couple of better-fancied southern raiders to help make the market and Lovely Schtuff is my idea of a solid each-way punt.

Old boy JET MASTER (3.10) returns to action in the 3m handicap chase following a 101-day break.

Nick Alexander’s gelding was beaten less than a length by Beeves and Cultram Abbey in this race last year and is now 3lb lower. The ground was riding good last April but today’s much deeper surface will suit Jet Master, a winner here over hurdles last September on heavy. Again, there are stronger-fancied rivals in the line-up, so he’ll go off at attractive each-way odds.

Recommended bets

  • Lingfield 6.55 – Holiday Magic (6-1, bet365)
  • Lingfield 7.25 – Emblazoned (1-2, Coral)
  • Perth 2.00 – Longhousesignora (9-4, bet365)
  • Perth 1.30 – Lovely Schtuff ew (5-1, Paddy Power
  • Perth 3.10 – Jet Master ew (8-1, Ladbrokes)
  1. Johnb 6 months ago

    Great year, Great month and a Great day on Tuesday with three wins at 10/3 9/2 5/1 and a place at 16/1 from seven bets, that’s 33 winning racing selections this month and big profits

    2:10 – Just That Lord 4/1 skybet NB

    2:45 – Dee Ex Bee 4/1 paddy power

    6:05 – Felix Desjy 10/1 bet365 eachway 1/4 odds 1-2-3 NAP

    • recoba 6 months ago

      Great tipping all round JohnB. Will have my usual Yankee on and 2x singles and a wee double on these…

      King of Sand…4.25. 7/4
      Right Action…5.10. 5/1

      GL all

  2. errryesno 6 months ago

    3.40 tourboy 50t1 ew crossed my mind 7t1 [same stakes]
    4.20 good tyne tara nap 10t1 ew and win bets
    4.55 blow by blow ew
    5.30 kultiure vic & sandy mount duke ew 50t1
    6.40 woodland oprea nb 10t1 ew and win
    & winging willie at 3,20 epsom [noted from de nero tips] 2nd last 2 years and course win in oct
    Hoping for some wins tomorrow to many place’s
    Gl all
    Well done JB Especially on the 20t1 outsider of the field, a few days back.

  3. double carpet 6 months ago

    Fantastic tipping yet again.

    Day 1 didn’t go to plan and today is another tough card.
    I’ve gone for 3 only as I can’t make my mind up on the others so will decide later if I will have a go or not

    3.40 MAN OF PLENTY 20/1 EW 1/5th 6 places

    Maybe I’m missing something but current fav Crossed my Minds last run was in jan when he finished 6th 24L behind MOP who was 4th.
    MOP also has a 3lb swing in his favour. MOP also ran a cracker lto when 4th in the Imperial Cup and I just have to believe he’s value at that price.

    6.05 Dorking Boy 16/1 EW

    The Lacey yard continues to perform really well and he sends this one over having won impressively fto. Big step up in class but should have more to come and hopefully can Nick a place.

    6.40 SHANAHANS TURN 13/2 NAP
    Tizzard won this race last year and ST should go close if repeating his run at Aintree. He’s also a previous C&D winner


  4. the notorious 6 months ago

    John, where has disgraced Irish jockey Darren Egan gone since his 12 year ban? He was touted as the next big thing on the flat but unfortunately fell victim to corruption

  5. gazh 6 months ago

    2.10E- SHAMSHON 7/1 Skybet. Skybet going 1st 4 EW on this race. I think Shamshon as a great chance. Came a close up 5th in this last year off 90. Is running off 12lb lower on 78 today. Ran well on AW last time going down narrowly and is Visored 1st time for its return to turf.

  6. double carpet 6 months ago

    SAMCRO goes champion hurdle on Friday.
    Should be a cracker

  7. azzthewigan 6 months ago

    Bahamian sunshine 2.10 ew single …..technological 2.40 thirsty work 3.40 arcenfete 4.20 discorama 4.55 ew l15 ew singles well done all winners yesterday

  8. azzthewigan 6 months ago


  9. 6 months ago

    Johnb i need to thank you for having one of my favourite bookmakers closing my account after following your tip well why not at navan on sunday at the 20-1 i got lol. I have had 3 bookmakers do this in the last 6 months. I know the bookies don’t like how i bet as i only bet singles and never back under 2-1 on horses and 1-1 on football. Can i ask do you have problems placing a bet online?
    I am thinking my only option is to use the betfair exchanges which i am not a fan of unless when i’m laying a bet as we don’t get best odds guaranteed.
    Excellent tipping of late btw john. Thanks.

  10. 6 months ago

    lyreen lad 11/1 ew
    sire du berlais 5/2
    next destination 7/4
    road to respect 3/1
    relegate 4/1
    the paparrazi kid 20/1 ew
    all punchestown

  11. ew thief 6 months ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Harry hurricane 2.10e 25/1
    Fire fighting 3.20e 9/1
    Emenem 3.55e 25/1
    Outlander 5.30p 18/1
    La Sioux 5.40c 8/1
    Mercer’s 5.55l 33/1
    Franco’s secret 6.55l 25/1
    Ew singles & ew super Heinz gl all

  12. 6 months ago

    after looking at the replay of the 6-40 from punchestown yesterday about 20 times ,i just cant understand what the hell paul townend was doing ,anything come to light yet

    • Johnb 6 months ago

      Paul Townend has moved to explain his dramatic last-fence manoeuvre on Al Boum Photo in Tuesday’s Growise Novice Chase at Punchestown by confirming he thought he heard a call and that the fence was being bypassed.

      In darting to his right on Willie Mullins’ charge just before the fence when he was in front and seemingly with the race at his mercy, Townend also took Finian’s Oscar out of the race. The rider ended up on the deck when Al Boum Photo crashed through the wing, leaving the way clear for the Gordon Elliott-trained The Storyteller to win.

      “I thought I heard a shout and that the last fence was being bypassed, It was a split-second reaction. I wish to apologise to connections and to punters. I’d like to leave this behind me and move on with today’s rides.”

      The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board was criticised for not providing any significant detail following the inquiry on Tuesday evening. However, on Wednesday morning the regulator published a secondary report.

      “In his evidence, Paul Townend said that he was riding with his head down between the last two fences and heard roaring on his left which caught his attention,” it read.

      “He thought he had to bypass the fence but didn’t know which side to bypass on. He panicked and commenced his move to bypass
      the fence on the right side but then realised there was nothing on the fence to indicate a bypass was needed and tried to correct his actions but it was too late.

      “He accepted in hindsight that there were no bypass procedures in place. He said he made a genuine mistake and apologised for what occurred.”

      • 6 months ago

        cheers for that reply johnb

      • buzzer 6 months ago

        you have to feel sorry for finians Oscar in all this he surely would have ran a decent ride if not for this

        • 6 months ago

          agree with you buzzer he was running a big race,but i still think paul townend would have won if not making the mistake he did,

  13. u2me413 6 months ago

    See clemmie is no longer in the betting for the 1000 guineas. Anyone got a link to o brien confirming this

  14. 6 months ago

    Cuban Heel

  15. the notorious 6 months ago

    john, what do you know about sire Great Pretender, did he win any group races in his career?

  16. double carpet 6 months ago

    Small ew on Ballyward at 8s.
    Has a bit to find with KS but has only had the 3 runs over hurdles and should have more to come.

  17. 6 months ago

    this is the one i got for the cheltenham festival but didnt run.
    i havent heard anything for him tomorrow but i have to back him 16/1 ew
    hopefully have a better day than i have had for the last couple of days
    well done to anyone who got winners today

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