THURSDAY'S selection Sea Wall was soundly beaten by the favourite Moabit so it’s back to the drawing board for Friday to find some more winners.

There is some decent enough jumps action at Sandown, Leicester and Ayr and we also have all weather racing from Newcastle as well as two meetings over in Ireland.

Finnegan's Garden is now a non-runner at Leicester so I'm left with two picks.

3.40pm Sandown

At Sandown they have the extremely prestigious Grand Military Gold Cup, a race which was first run in 1841 and is exclusively for horses owned by serving or retired military personnel and also ridden by serving or retired military personnel.

It is similar to the Royal Artillery Gold Cup in that respect, a race won a few weeks ago by RATHLIN ROSE over course and distance , ridden by Captain Guy Disney who also won the 2017 runnings of this race and the Royal Artillery Gold Cup with the same horse Rathlin Rose.

What makes Captain Disney’s achievements in these races more remarkable is that he wears a prosthetic leg after suffering an injury in Helmand Province in 2009.

The horse loves this course and distance and will be trained to perfection for the race by the David Pipe team. Although the horse is favourite I have no qualms in backing it because I can see another victory in this remarkable fairytale.

4.20pm Leicester 

The hunter chase at 4.20pm may seem a strange place for my next tip but I think  THROTHEHATCH has a really strong chance at a good price. His past form is better than most of these and he has been ticking over in point to point races recently. A return to his old form should see him go close.

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  1. elvis parsley 2 years ago

    Bobbies diamond 2-50 Ayr NAP 100-30.

    A silly question.
    I did altior evens and native river 7-1 a few weeks ago for Cheltenham.
    Sizing John was ahead of native river at the time in the betting and is now out of the race.
    Do I still get my 7-1 ?.
    He is 5-1 now.
    I did it as a single and double non runner no bet.

    • voiceofvalue 2 years ago

      It will depend on the specific bookie Elvis I think.

    • 2 years ago

      yes you will still get the 7/1

    • 2 years ago

      i posted our duke for the gold cup the day he won the irish grand national at 33/1 ,he is now 7/1 and im sick as a dog i didnt back him then

    • Johnb 2 years ago

      Yes, Even if it ended up a two horse race you would still get your 7/1

  2. kevwood61 2 years ago

    not 100 per cent but would think so as that is the idea of ante post take the risk at the price at the time

    • database 2 years ago

      Just read that Rule 4s can apply once it’s Nrnb so you may be unlucky, but i imagine it can only be a couple of quid at worse, ask the site.

    • elvis parsley 2 years ago

      Cheers guys.
      Just wait and see aye.
      Haven’t been so confident about a gold cup pick for a good while.
      Strange that no horse has dominated the gold cup for ages like best mate used to.
      No back to back winners since the early 2000s I think.

  3. double carpet 2 years ago

    NAP VELVET MAKER 5/2 4.20 leic

    Simply has to be the selection here. Travels over from Ireland for new stable and is rated 21lbs higher than anything else in the field.


    Won this last year and I’m sure will be ready for another crack today

    Also backed Charles Byrne’s horse in the bumper at leop.last night as his bumper horses have been flying and a few touches have also been landed.
    16s last night with pp now 12s


    WAITING PATIENTLY also skips cheltenham

    • voiceofvalue 2 years ago

      Good shout dc. I’ll have a look at the Byrnes horse. Good luck

    • double carpet 2 years ago

      WTF was that………absolute pig !!!

  4. voiceofvalue 2 years ago

    Finnegan’s Garden now a non-runner. No alternative selection from me in that race so just the two selections today.

    Good luck all

  5. luckboxmason 2 years ago

    Sky bet boosted treble – Buveur d’Air (champion hurdle), Yanworth (stayers hurdle), and Apple’s Shakeria (triumph) all to win – 40/1

    Just for fun obviously small stakes, but it should go close

    • database 2 years ago

      Would never bet on a multiple put together by a bookmaker, especially one which is price boosted, looks worth a fiver but they aren’t dumb, yanworth can be beaten easily in a tricky race and judging by AT’s notes, apples shakira could easily be turned over too.

    • 2 years ago

      i agree with you database 100%

    • luckboxmason 2 years ago

      I agree and at 40-1 i am not expected a return but the price is fair. I do actually fancy Yanworth for the stayers and Buveur d’Air looks a banker. I think apples will get turned over in what is a seriously hot triumph hurdle, my pick for the race at the moment would be Farclas.

    • elvis parsley 2 years ago

      Cant do any harm putting a loose quid on at 40-1 .
      One looks a banker, apples should be on the premises and yanworths connection have seen sense and reverted to hurdles so has good shout also.

  6. luckboxmason 2 years ago

    Also does anyone know if I take a best odds guaranteed price for the Cheltenham festival does that include each way terms? So if I take 3 places now and they are offering more on the day will they match it?


    • 2 years ago

      luckboxmason ,i dont think they will match it , im not sure on that one

    • database 2 years ago

      Got yanworth in a multiple myself, good luck with it, cheers 3 bringing it to everyones attention either way.

  7. azzthewigan 2 years ago

    Tara Dylan 1.55 grand partner 2.25 soul emotion 3.05 knockanrawley 3.40 l15 singles well done all winners yesterday

    • ew thief 2 years ago

      Well done azz couple nice winners ?

    • 2 years ago

      Well done AZZTHEWIGAN

  8. 2 years ago

    lucky 31 for me today
    jet set 4-45 Sandown 4/1
    hopes wishes 2-10 leicester 13/2
    gustav 3-50 leicester 9/2
    dedigout 5-05 ayr 3/1
    rathlin rose 3-40 sandown 2/1

  9. ew thief 2 years ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Stolberg 2.30s 18/1
    Trongate 3.25a 11/1
    Another Mattie 5.05a 12/1
    Inshaa 6.45n 20/1
    Sharjah 8.30d 16/1
    Pillard 9.00d 16/1
    Ew singles & ew lucky63☘️Gl all

  10. Johnb 2 years ago

    Just to remind everyone I fly out to Nashville tomorrow morning as Philippa Racing brings the Cheltenham Festival to the Music City

    I will be away for ten days but someone else will post anything I fancy while I am away “these will still be my picks” they will also post my Cheltenham picks for me

    3:30 – Drumconnor Lad 4/1 paddy power NAP

    3:40 – Baden 11/2 betvictor NB

    8:00 – Lily’s Prince 5/1 paddy power

    • Mr Fixit 2 years ago

      Have a great trip – that’s about as far away from Cheltenham as you can get.

  11. elvis parsley 2 years ago

    Match bet double
    3-25 Ayr charmant to beat Imada 5-6.
    4-10 sandown big Jim to beat darebin 5-6.

  12. u2me413 2 years ago

    Look forward to your selections John. Safe journey and keep safe.

  13. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    That’s me on the back foot already with Sizing John ??
    Charmant 3.25 and Thirsty Work 2.55 GL

  14. dj76 2 years ago

    Really pleased to hear that you will still be posting your cheltenham selections johnb even though you will be away as your knowledge is second to none in my humble opinion & is greatly appreciated by the majority of people on this site.hope you have a good time in nashville.

    • shauncpfc 2 years ago

      here here

  15. richie 2 years ago

    Hi all well done yesterday winners

    BORDER VICTOR 2.20 AYR 8/1

    BAJARJO 3.15 LEC 3/1

    BRAIAC 2.30 SAND 4/1



  16. u2me413 2 years ago

    Master ruffit could be worth a go in the next at Ayr. I know when he means business he heads to ayr

  17. frankel 2 years ago

    7.45 new Revenge@9/1 e/w

    • elvis parsley 2 years ago

      If you have never seen a jockey ride a horse with no intention of winning watch a replay of natch in the 5-45 Newcastle.
      Race run at a snail’s pace until the final 3 furlongs, 4-9 natch kept back 5 lengths off the pace then gently pushed out once the jockey realised the race was lost.

      Jason weaver on atr says the horse wasn’t good enough, that maybe true, but the rubbish piece of riding made sure of that by keeping him too far behind.

  18. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    As you know that’s what they call an educational ride ,stick it in your tracker GL.

  19. ew thief 2 years ago

    Sharjah what hos

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