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Alan Thomson is sweet on an Irish raider at Kelso on a good Saturday of Racing

Kelso 3.15

THE SHUNTER (3.15) can plunder the juicy £47,000 pot up for grabs in the bet365 Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso.

Irish horses could run riot (again) at the upcoming Cheltenham jamboree and Emmet Mullins is putting down a pre-Festival marker for the Emerald Isle by sending over his useful eight-year-old against 13 rivals.

The Shunter took full advantage of his light weight to beat brave Ballyandy in the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham in mid-November and is only 7lb higher today on the back of a third over fences at Leopardstown four weeks ago.

Dan Skelton’s Faivour is a most progressive six-year-old, winning three of his last four starts, but the handicapper has hiked him up 12lb for edging out Minella Drama at Haydock.

Christopher Wood has been raised 7lb for landing the Scottish County Hurdle at Musselburgh and may have trouble confirming places with runner-up Voix Du Reve.

Kelso 1.30

The Skelton team strip MY DROGO (1.30) in the 2m 2f novices’ hurdle and the warm favourite had subsequent Betfair Hurdle winner Soaring Glory well held in third when winning at Ascot before Christmas.

Paul Nicholls launches another cross-border raid and Lucky One thumped Natural History by 20 lengths at Wincanton.

The runner-up came out to land the odds at Plumpton earlier this week, so the form is solid.

Lucky One was 12 lengths adrift of re-opposing Any News at Cheltenham in December, so has something to find with Neil Mulholland’s gelding, while  Bareback Jack is unbeaten in four starts for Donald McCain.

Kelso 2.40

The bet365 Premier Chase over 2m 7f sees recent Warwick protagonists Two For Gold and Aso locking horns again in a cracking contest.

CLOTH CAP (2.40) has been raised 12lb for his impressive Ladbrokes Trophy triumph at Newbury but should be in the firing line sporting the Trevor Hemmings colours, which are also worn by Lake View Lad.

The latter was just too quick for Santini and Native River at Aintree when fences in the home straight were omitted due to the low sun.

Lake View Lad got bogged down last time at soggy Sandown and has been eased 5lb. Last year’s winner Definitly Red adds further lustre to the race.

Doncaster 3.30

CANELO (3.30) makes plenty of appeal for JP McManus and Alan King in the 3m 2f Virgin Bet Grimthorpe Handicap Chase at Doncaster.

A dual winner already this winter, at Aintree and Wetherby, Canelo was not disgraced when filling third spot behind Takingrisks and Aye Right here in the Sky Bet Chase 35 days ago.

Chidswell, winner of this race two years ago, is one to consider at bigger odds.

Newbury 1.15

At Newbury, PRESENT MAN (1.15) can give Bryony Frost a great spin in the 3m 2f BetVictor Veterans’ Handicap Chase. The top weight goes well fresh and kicked off the current campaign with a victory over Crosspark at Chepstow.

He wasn’t so good on his next two starts, at Wincanton and Warwick, but takes on slightly inferior opposition off a nice break.

Sir Ivan, third to Seeyouatmidnight at Sandown, may be the one to beat.

  1. mint 1 year ago


    Can admin assist to let me know if (alanm) is a vip member?

    He used to post on daily couple of years ago but nothing in recent times.

    Any information would be appreciated


    • admin 1 year ago

      Hi @mint,

      alanm still has an active membership on the site but from what I can see hasn’t posted since April 2019.

    • D man 1 year ago

      Christ that man could tip horses! Nap/nb was usually bang on the money! Alanm was one off the best on here. Not knocking any1 else. But he was a weapon

    • mint 1 year ago

      Thanks Admin,

      Hope he reads this and post’s again, also keen to ask him about crypto currency XRP!

      Get in touch alanm


  2. admin 1 year ago

    Some of you may recall a member called @stewpotgray who frequented the racing thread and interacted with some of you here as recently January, sadly his son has been in touch in to let us know that Stewart passed away last month.

    Thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Rest in peace, Stewart.

    • recoba 1 year ago

      Sad to hear that! All my best to his family he was one of the good guys on here n in life I’m sure!

      Darian..R7 Fair Grounds. EVS (*****)
      How this ex Gosden horse,a 4.5 mill Guineas buy and brother to Too Darn Hot didn’t win last time was a disgrace by the jockey I’d say. It was clearly the best horse. The Ex UK goes again in a ever so slightly tougher race but is a class apart and with that last run under its belt and the semi poor racing tomorrow it’s my only bet.

      “ all over this like a lampshade!” GL all 🇺🇸🐎

      GL all

    • ew thief 1 year ago

      ❤️❤️stew and the family 👍top man

  3. Gateacre Pete 1 year ago

    Another mad bet at 150/1. Just spotted this for saturday, Newbury 4.15. Charlie’s Glance. This is what it said in the write up.
    Makes plenty of appeal on pedigree, from a family of chock-full of national hunt winners. The trainer is 1-2 in bumpers this season, needs treating with some respect.

    Sounds good to me😁

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      All over it like a blood hound sir !

    • elvis parsley 1 year ago

      50-1 betfair sportsbook ew edge for 5 places 🏇.
      £2 ew 😁

    • g-unit 1 year ago

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • earl 1 year ago

      150-1! Brilliant tipping. That’s sorted out my Cheltenham stakes. Thanks Pete

    • Horses ass 1 year ago

      Great once again Pete

    • Johnboy 1 year ago

      Fantastic Pete! 😁💪🍾👍🍻🍻🍻

    • skyfly 1 year ago

      Great spot TY

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Wow ! Fair play to you picking that out . Even one of those a week would be nice haha . Thanks for being good enough to share with folk on here hope your run continues 👍

    • theplug 1 year ago


    • admin 1 year ago

      Terrific stuff Pete. Well done 👏👏👏

    • Mr Humbley 1 year ago

      Thank you Sir you just treated my whole family of 6 to a bumper Chinese feast . I threw a bill.What a cheer up in this lockdown.Im really grateful sir

  4. Deb2000 1 year ago

    Gordon Elliot banned for 12 months with last 6 months suspended and €15,000 fine.
    The yard have until March 9th to transfer training licence to some1 else or move the horses if the owners want them to run in the UK I.e Cheltenham & Aintree

  5. dazzman1979 1 year ago

    1:15 – Newbury – west approach -8/1

    2:20 – Doncaster- go Millie go – 9/2

    3:30 – Doncaster- red infantry – 8/1

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Have to settle for that . Had a couple of winners thanks to the thread so can’t grumble to much 😁

  6. mal c 1 year ago

    Kelso 2:05 Flash Collonges – 3/1 bet365

    Kelso 2:40 Cloth Cap – 3/1 skybet

    Kelso 3:50 Eclair DAinay – 11/10 bet365

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Well done with your winner 👍

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Make that 2 winners haha 😂

    • New123 1 year ago

      Make that 2 winners haha 😂

  7. elvis parsley 1 year ago

    My drogo 1-30 kelso 13-8 NAP.
    Proschema 2-30 Newbury 13-8 NB.

    Ew picks
    Windsor avenue 1-50 Newbury 20-1 ew 5 places (skybet).
    Movie legend 2-55 Doncaster 18-1 ew 3 places (Betfred).
    VoIx du reve 3-15 kelso 25-1 ew 5 places (Betfair sportsbook)

    • elvis parsley 1 year ago

      Drogo wins and a nice wee drift to 2-1 😁

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Great napping as always sir !

  8. alextosh 1 year ago

    dont tip much but got one for the day. apollo one ew 2.00. lingfield

    • Gateacre Pete 1 year ago

      Well done tosh. Just held on😊

    • lossie jim 1 year ago

      Fantastic stuff Alex, great price for the second highest rated horse in the race. 👍

    • New123 1 year ago

      👍 well done

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Great work 👍

    • theplug 1 year ago


  9. sb162002 1 year ago

    Strong pursuit 1.15 8/1
    Another Crick 1.50 10/1
    Ew singles and double

  10. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    Al suile aile 11.45

  11. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    Al suile aile 11.45

  12. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    oooo lady florance 12.50 also

  13. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    any news 1.30

  14. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    any news 1.30

  15. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    and megallan 2.00 oooooo

  16. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    gala ball 1.50 ew well done all winners yesterday

  17. Gateacre Pete 1 year ago

    70/1 e/w extra for 5 places. Charlie’s Glance 4.15 newbury. Might sneak a place😁

    • Gateacre Pete 1 year ago

      28/1 now. One of the favs pulled out I think so rule 4

    • Sid74 1 year ago

      Pete you are a legend. Got it at 150/1 last night.

      Thank you 👍👍👍👍👍

  18. Champion 1 year ago


    • Gateacre Pete 1 year ago

      Mayo star none runner

  19. recoba 1 year ago

    Ghadayer hirse up at 12.00 in Meydan with Barzalona on board. 13/8(**)
    Cracking run on debut and open to plenty of improvement,do with better draw so (**)

    • recoba 1 year ago

      Superb Michael Barzalona. Cut across from widest draw and that was that! Lovely start!!

    • recoba 1 year ago

      So much for Darian I’m USA my only bet.
      Racing’s tough but not bad and after that win I’m on a small Yankee and a single.

      My Drogo
      Cloth Cap
      Shunter (***)

      GL and well done the winners yesterday.

    • recoba 1 year ago

      Not that it matters really but single in Mr Drogo too for me.

    • New123 1 year ago

      Well done 👍 good luck with canelo

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Hope you get the 4 out of 4 although I’m sure your happy with what you got so far though but it’s a sweet feeling especially on a Saturday

    • recoba 1 year ago

      Cheers gent!
      11/13 winners and still can’t get th correct 4 fir a full house but still a great days profit.

      Darian posted above but is still EVS.

      Be back with a WEE small trixie with probably Brickyard Lane but it’s a cow of a race so…??

    • recoba 1 year ago

      So much for 1 bet 😂
      Glad I did n that football is worth staying away from I still say.

    • recoba 1 year ago

      Lovely Alan T and well done the winners there’s been a few! 👏
      If I had any money this weekend I’d been dangerous to Bet365 l!! 😂 🙄
      Sayadam wins but put this up last night and here’s a Yankee which must be in about it.
      More about the singles tbh.


      Darian..R7 Fair Grounds. EVS (*****)
      How this ex Gosden horse,a 4.5 mill Guineas buy and brother to Too Darn Hot didn’t win last time was a disgrace by the jockey I’d say. It was clearly the best horse. The Ex UK goes again in a ever so slightly tougher race but is a class apart and with that last run under its belt it really should be winning. END

      Yankee for tonight and the singles(although all look a-ok) Darians the daddy!

      Darian-R7 Fair Grounds. EVS(*****)
      Brickyard Lane -R8 Santa Anita. 2/1
      Maxfield…4/5 R-10 (*** forgot about this fine Godolphin pony till I seen it in my tracker, missed the Breeders Cuo due to injury but was good lto.l and still more to come.
      Highly Motivated-R6 Aquaduct. 6/4

      GL all n last day of isolation these horses best play ball!! lol

    • recoba 1 year ago

      *Maxfield should be 5/4.

      Skybet boost

  20. postman 1 year ago

    Saturday is the Devil, but hey …
    1:50 Newbury – Senior Citizen ***NAP***
    2:05 Kelso – Mega Yeats **NB**
    4:15 Newbury – Tika Moon *each way punt*
    8:00 Southwell – Van Dijk (evening interest)

  21. MANCITY01 1 year ago

    ALL over The Shunter in th3 3-15 @ Kelso

    It is a Saturday so might make this my only bet today.

    So competitive Saturdays

    Good luck ALL punters

  22. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    also few Bob on valadom 1.15 ew

  23. dazzman1979 1 year ago

    Well done voice of value dragon bones 40/1 winner !!!

    • New123 1 year ago


  24. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    Newton boy 3.15 ew

  25. Deb2000 1 year ago

    VOV and AlanT on 🔥🔥🔥 as usual 👏👏👏

  26. theplug 1 year ago

    VOV and AlanT on 🔥🔥🔥 as usual 👏👏👏

    • New123 1 year ago


  27. dazzman1979 1 year ago

    Some good winners pulled out the hat today from a good few of you well done 👍

  28. Gateacre Pete 1 year ago

    Charlie’s Glance is 20/1 now. Bookies offering me £10 cash out for my £2 ew at 70/1😄

    • Parzov 1 year ago

      Thanks Pete backed Charlie’s glance 66-1 0.50 ew thank you

  29. dazzman1979 1 year ago

    Glad I managed to chip in with at least one haha, red infantry 8/1

    • recoba 1 year ago

      Dazzman1979 it’s all about Darian and I REALLY can’t see EVS lasting long but then the last time it was 7/1(I got 5s?) and it went off at 2/5 only to get going to late.
      Different jockey(never heard of him) who’s good stat wise so hopefully different result as it’s being aimed at “big things” whatever that means from Brad Cox? Sounds good!

    • recoba 1 year ago

      So HARD to get ANY info on Fair Grounds??

      Darian is like a ghost!

      Anyone any help it be nice.
      Cheers 👍

  30. dazzman1979 1 year ago

    5:15 Doncaster- rattle owl – 10/1

  31. Gateacre Pete 1 year ago


  32. Deb2000 1 year ago

    Pete take a bow incredible thank you very much 👏👏👏🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • lossie jim 1 year ago

      What a day on this site, Alan with 4 out of 5, VOV a 40/1 winner and very unlucky with The Big Bite. Alex with the 11/1 Apollo One and now Pete with a 50/1(rule 4) winner, superb stuff.

    • Gateacre Pete 1 year ago

      Wow! Now that’s a winner😁

  33. theplug 1 year ago

    Don’t know what happened with my tips posted two
    The Shunter x Donaire 4/1, 9/4

  34. dylster 1 year ago

    thanks pete

  35. Gateacre Pete 1 year ago

    Think I might pack in work and start charging for my services😁😁🍾🍾🐴🐴

    • Johnboy 1 year ago

      Do it 😁

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Hats off to you sir . Nice to see everyone having a little taste of the action today

    • mr jack 1 year ago

      I had mine at 150/1👍😆 a quid each way

  36. dazzman1979 1 year ago

    Think the thread beat the bookies today just a bit haha 😂

  37. Super Wilf 1 year ago

    Well done everyone

    Outstanding tipping

    Fantastic day

    Brilliant site

  38. alextosh 1 year ago

    well done great day

  39. recoba 1 year ago

    Looks a great day all round and on a Saturday to pick through all that!!?? 👏

    Let’s have these US punks!! Lol 😉🇺🇸🐎

  40. elvis parsley 1 year ago


    did you see my reply early this morning ?.

    **50-1 betfair sportsbook ew edge for 5 places 🏇.
    £2 ew 😁**
    £124 back for my £4 stake 🍺.

    Big thanks bud 😁.

    Well done everyone today.
    Punters 1 bookies 0
    You know it makes sense……

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      I wonder if anyone put the big ones into an accumulator jeez that’s some payday !

    • Gateacre Pete 1 year ago

      Yeah well done mate. Glad everyone got a piece of the action🍾🍾🍾😊

  41. elvis parsley 1 year ago

    Cheltenham only 10 days away now,
    It’s a bit more murky not knowing if Elliott horses are going to be re-homed in time.

    Only one I fancy strongly is thyme hill in the stayers hurdle and though some are underwhelmed by al boum photo, he has won 2 gold cups irrespective of the opposition, as you guys know course form is a big plus at cheltenham.
    Thyme hill 3-1
    Al boum photo 7-2
    2 singles and double …..

    • Deb2000 1 year ago

      Elvis the majority of the Elliot stable wont be moving anywhere Denise Foster has taken over the licence temporarily.

    • elvis parsley 1 year ago

      Yeah, and Gordon won’t be keeping tabs on things will he 😅😅😅😅

  42. Maximusbrown1 1 year ago

    load of rubbish today for me apart from Pete’s tip only got 25/1 but kept me up on the day Thanks Gateacre Pete

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Even 25/1 is pretty dam good you don’t get many of those very often come in as a single

  43. Gateacre Pete 1 year ago

    Well done everyone today. Hope you all got something back. Cheltenham coming up soon. Bring it on! 🐴

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Watch those bookies don’t send a hitman out to come and get you haha

  44. Horses ass 1 year ago

    Zahirah at 10/1 in the lucky last looks value for a place at least Southwell 8-30

  45. Horses ass 1 year ago

    4th I’ll leave the e/W shouts to Pete the master

    • Gateacre Pete 1 year ago



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