IT was a cracking day on the racing thread with loads of winners and Ascot hats off to busstop for a fantastic treble.

Johnb wasn't happy with some of the stewards' decision and for June he is now 11.92 points down.

Here are his Saturday selections and check out his antepost tips. He's famous for them.

Johnb's Saturday Tips

Royal Ascot

Churchill 11-10 NAP/NB racebets (double stake)

The Tin Man 10-3 racebets

Churchill & The Tin Man 8.1-1

Antepost tips

2000 Guineas 2017
CHURCHILL 20-1 bet365

2017 Derby
CHURCHILL 33-1 racebets

A lot of people will know how highly I rate The Tin Man and the horse has been good to us the last couple of years and as I said before Churchill’s last run I think this is Coolmore’s top 3yo next year.


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  1. nickb 2 years ago

    The Czechs just hit me with a killer blow.
    I had £5 on
    Busstop X 2 (cheers fella)
    AlanM nap
    Was so looking forward to 8:45!!

  2. ray_ez 2 years ago

    Any thoughts on Almodovar tomorrow. I recently started a tracker and was hugely impressed last time out. A bridge to far?
    Currently 11/1 for the 3:20

  3. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    Have Twilight Son 4.20 @ 7/1 in a double with Usherette @ 7/2
    Stick or Twist , thoughts please .

  4. peter daryll 2 years ago

    Well done all winners. To who posted for and against and Alan m nap. Had in q double which saved my day , Johnb seem confident on Churchill , cunco and Frankuss both look good though

  5. dougiec 2 years ago

    Me I’d Stick Mr Poundcake,ground was a bit quick according to Candy at York Lto and was penalised.
    Gl whatever.

  6. scotty h 2 years ago

    Spring loaded e/w 12/1 @ ascot 5.00 NAP

  7. Johnb 2 years ago

    This is what I posted after The Tin Man won last time at Windsor for us

    4 weeks ago

    Must admit that was impressive considering the stable is out of form, the trainer wasn’t too confident because The Tin Man had a bad preparation for this race and finally the horse wasn’t running at 100%
    He must have an outstanding chance at Royal Ascot now

  8. alanm 2 years ago

    NAP Magical Memory 3/1 4.20 Ascot
    NB Exosphere 9/4 3.40 Ascot
    Ulster Derby Manjaam 4/1 4.35 GL

  9. jimron12 2 years ago

    Well done all again today lads

    Few fancies tommorow but it’s Saturday be careful!!

    Exosphere 3.40 nap
    Toofi 5.35

    Have a sneaky feeing about magical memory aswell 4.20

    Good luck all

  10. Johnb 2 years ago

    In the 2:30 race although there is 15 runners, the only only horse I can see that might be capable of challenging Churchill is the French horse AIMING FOR RIO who is unbelievably available at a massive 16/1
    must have a really good eachway shout

    • peter daryll 2 years ago

      Why so though?
      Churchill wasn’t great on debut , not doubting he will be good, but you can’t say Cunco wont be a very good horse he never looked like losing from off the pace and not the clearest of runs

      • Johnb 2 years ago

        I can’t say Cunco won’t be a good horse because he will be a good horse, but what I can say is he won’t be a great horse, he won’t be a classic winning horse,
        I do the majority of my studying through race recordings, watching reruns over and over again because you learn more from watching horses than you do reading about them,
        I look at the build of a horse, I look at how they run, their action and the horse that stood out was Churchill,
        There are some nicely bred horses in this race but none are bred as well as Churchill,
        Cunco won on debut but his race wasn’t as strong as Churchill’s race which was a strong maiden,
        although only coming third on debut there was a lot to like about Churchill who raced keen and to be honest he looked like he was going to be nearer last than first, but at the furlong pole he realised what he was meant to do and that last furlong was impressive,
        Connections of Churchill have been saying a lot of good things about him after his Curragh run, including this horse being their second best chance of a winner at Ascot and with Order of St George being their best chance of a winner.

        I can’t always be right but whatever happens on Saturday win or lose, Churchill will be Coolmores number one horse for classic glory next year, in my opinion

        • peter daryll 2 years ago

          Cheers Johnb
          Glad you answered because apart from the breeding I thought what he done done in his first race , evens was too short
          But you could be completely right he might bolt up, Good luck

  11. peter daryll 2 years ago

    2.30 Ascot :
    Cunco 4/1 Nb
    Churchill may be class but I liked the way cunco done his business iv no reason to say he can’t be class , bit of value.

    3.40 Ascot
    Exosphere 9/4 nap
    Glad too see a lot of you guys like this too. Looks the pick

    Good luck all

  12. elvis parsley 2 years ago

    Simenon 5-35 ascot ew 16-1
    won this in 2012
    Top 5 in gold cup 2013/14/15
    Back down in class to this race
    Negatives is his age, he is 9, jockey bookings suggest he isn’t Mullins 1st choice, and not run for 200+ days.

    He is one of my favourite horses and that’s probably the reason I will have a little dabble

  13. townie 2 years ago

    royal ascot 5.00 the Wokingham stakes, any thoughts on this one tipsters, 28 horses in this race
    ascot 5.00 interception 12/1

    • scotty h 2 years ago

      Spring loaded is my pick. Trainer kept him off track for 3 months to protect his mark. Excellent form on a/w but also not out of places on turf including ascot. Big improver, highly progressive

  14. telge 2 years ago

    Alanm, great tip again yesterday mate, thanks again

  15. telge 2 years ago

    Postman with nap as well, was a good day, cheers mate

  16. 2 years ago

    Hello everyone

    Great tipping on here yesterday busstop 3 from 3 alanm postman etc

    my own nap won so happy with that

    Across the road to Haydock tonight put up later if i hear anything .taking the dog for a walk round there soon.

    N 4.40 LATHOM NAP 7/2
    A 4.50 SEVE 15/2
    A 5.25 VALLARTA 5/1 NB
    N 5.55 NISSER 10/3

    good luck everyone

    happy days

  17. haggis44 2 years ago

    Brilliant tipping yesterday top men busstop,Alan m,postman,had 3 naps up in a lucky 15 but double carpets done me for the 4th tempo Mac,nevermind though because you are all fantastic tipsters,thank you to you all,p.s BOZ what time you taking the dog for a walk pal?cant wait for you to bump into Tom dascombe?lol

    • 2 years ago

      Haggis would have been a good guy bump into amount of runners hes got tonight .Only thing i did bump into
      was a tree when my dog decided to chase another.

      happy days

  18. heartstopper22 2 years ago

    Yeah great tip yesterday Alanm.

    Taking your advice today on Churchill Johnb.

  19. haggis44 2 years ago

    So didn’t bump into anyone then boz?nothing mate?

  20. coop192 2 years ago

    Top of the morning all, off to a wedding today so I am getting my selections in early.

    2.30 ASC CUNCO NB 4/1 SKY BET Money back if second.
    This horse won at Newbury last time out ground verging soft. Jockey was struggling to pull him up afterwards, the step up to 7F is spot on he will come on a tonne. HE was very keen early on very buzzy in preliminaries. Unbelievable turn of foot put the race to bed despite greenness.

    4.20 ASC Magical Man NAP 7/2 SKY BET.
    100% strike rate when riding for owner Kennet Valley Throughbeds I. I quote the Frankie’s words: My best chance over the 5 days could be Magical. Charlie Hills loves this horse so do I. Charlie has great ability with sprinters, and I don’t see a rival in the race that l’d rather be on.

    Happy punting.

  21. dougiec 2 years ago

    Great tipping yesterday.
    Nap ..Brando.. 5.00 Ascot
    Nb..Treasury Notes..2.55.. Ayr
    OAR..Rebel De Lope..1.50 Ayr

  22. coop192 2 years ago

    Lucky 15 Cunco 2.30A, Best Of Times 3.05A, Magical Man 4.20A, Jordan Sport 5.20New.

    E/W Patent. Aiming For Rio 2.30A, Spring Loaded 5.00A, Sandro Botticelli 5.35A.

    Have fun.

  23. double carpet 2 years ago

    Well done yesterday guys alanm postman and in particular busstop. As for me not so good !!

    NAP REBEL DE ROPE 1.50 ayr
    NB EXOSPEHERE 3.40 ascot

    Best of luck to all

  24. denman 2 years ago

    3.15 redcar beardwood nb
    4.15 gowran park alzammaar nap.

  25. 2 years ago

    Top tipping yesterday guys

    first bombardment red 3.50 11/2
    victoire de lyphar red 4.30 7/1
    lathom nkt 4.40 3/1 nb
    lexington place ayr 4.50 9/2 nap

  26. Johnb 2 years ago

    From the Sportinglife

    Irish eyes: vote for Churchill

    If you’ve read this column every day this week, prepare for a recurring theme. Royal Ascot has been utterly dominated by Aidan O’Brien. Five winners, three seconds (two of which arguably should have won), and a further four third and fourth-placed finishes means that 16 of his 22 runners have hit the frame this week.
    That is a simply phenomenal return from the greatest Flat trainer in the world.

    He runs four horses on the final day. Sir Issac Newton runs in the Wolverton and although the form of his Listed third at The Curragh over this trip was boosted when the winner Portage landed the Royal Hunt Cup, he doesn’t look a horse completely in love with the game at present.

    Highland Reel runs in the Hardwicke and if he was at the top of his game, he would take all the beating, but you have think that he would have run in better company if he was very well in himself, so that fact the he drops down in grade here itself is a worry.
    Again, given the form of the stable, you’d never know what could happen – especially with Seamie Heffernan on board – but ultimately he’s a better horse on better ground (his five wins have been on good, good to firm or firm) so we’ll move on.

    The Happy Prince runs in the Wokingham and won a 6f handicap off 93 in similar ground last year so he must have a chance. However he runs of a mark 2lb higher than his Irish mark of 99 here and that 2lb could make all the difference in a competitive race like this.

    That brings us back to the first race in which Ballydo is represented by Churchill. While he is admittedly an uninspiring choice, given that all the of fancy prices evaporated early on Friday, he looks the only real chance of an Irish winner on the final day – outside of the concluding Queen Alexandra. More on that later.

    Churchill was very green on his first start under Ryan Moore at the Curragh on Irish Guineas weekend and, unfortunately appeared to lack acceleration when the pace quickened up, but the pleasing thing was that he stayed on really well at the death over six furlongs. He was immediately earmarked as the perfect Chesham horse and Aidan is the master when it comes to training horses for certain targets as the victory of Even Song in the Ribblesdale proved.

    Some of the form of that race has holes in it but the two horses to take out of it were the winner, Var Der Decken, and Churchill. The winner ran Caravaggio to five lengths when fifth in Tuesday’s Coventry Stakes and that form is plenty good enough to see Churchill make an impact here. Given the restricted conditions of this race – it is confined to the progeny of sires that have won at 10 furlongs or further – it isn’t always the toughest juvenile event at Royal Ascot and therefore, granted normal improvement, Churchill should

    • Johnb 2 years ago

      Ryan Moores opinion

      14:30 Ascot – Churchill

      It took a while for the penny to drop on his debut over 6f at the Curragh last month but he was certainly getting the hang of things late on, and he shaped really well for me when staying on into third behind Van der Decken. The runner-up has doesn’t much for the form since but the winner finished a good fifth in the Coventry and the fifth, Pedestal, finished third for me in the Windsor Castle on Tuesday, so that opening effort has substance as well as promise.

      You would hope and expect that run to have brought him on a lot and that today’s extra furlong should suit; he obviously takes more after his sire than his dam, who finished second in a Queen Mary here. It was soft at the Curragh, so hopefully the ground won’t be a problem, and I think you have to be positive about his chances.

      But, of course, by its very nature this race is full of unexposed horses likely to take a big step forward and I’m sure the connections of Frankel colts Cunco and Frankuus will be fancying their chances, and the French filly Aiming For Rio, as well.

  27. the notorious 2 years ago

    58 yo US flat jockey Russell Baze, retired recently on 12842 winners. Vancouver born Baze who first rode in 1974 (when johnb was young) is the winningmost rider in the world. Given that AP Mc Coy and Pat Eddery fell short of 5000, it is an incredible return.

  28. 2 years ago

    Elite Racing Club have a couple of runners today that I will be backing.

    2:45 Newmarket – ZEST @ 5/2
    4:10 Ayr – MARSHA @ 9/4

  29. dougiec 2 years ago

    the postman,I’ve backed MARSHALL, off the tracker did ok in Ireland and gets plenty of weight being a three year old filly.Gl and some tip yesterday.

  30. ew thief 2 years ago

    Afternoon all well done winners yesterday
    SOUND ADVICE 2.55A 14/1
    NOBLE GIFT 3.05A 33/1
    WICKLOW BRAVE 3.40A 16/1
    HOLLER 4.20A 11/1
    ACCESSION 5.00A 40/1
    GL ALL

  31. the notorious 2 years ago

    Tin man also tipped on atr should be a shoe in. Cheers John

  32. dkblindspot 2 years ago

    Nicholas T 3:30 Ayr 5/1

  33. on the bob 2 years ago

    Well done to all the winners yesterday.

    Nap 4.00 Newmarket wilamina 10/30


  34. Johnb 2 years ago

    Churchill certainly looks the part, amazing looking animal,
    At 2yo horses become good but at 3yo some become great,
    Churchill will in my opinion be one of the greats next year at 3yo but hopefully he can be a good 2yo

  35. jonnyric 2 years ago

    Good form JB, thanks … Good luck the tin man

  36. Johnb 2 years ago

    With Churchill’s win that’s 17 O’Brien horses in the first 3 places out of 23 runners

    A little word on Ryan Moore as we saw a little shot of him moving away from Churchill, Ryan never talks much, never gives much away but the look on his face was one of he knows the horse is something special and he was desperately trying not to show it

  37. Johnb 2 years ago

    Hope some of you got the early antepost prices as they are gone now

  38. heartstopper22 2 years ago

    Well done Johnb great stuff as per usual.

  39. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    martin dwyer ,wtf express himself

  40. peter daryll 2 years ago

    Well done Johnb. Credit where It’s due , good pick
    Here’s hoping for tin man

  41. Johnb 2 years ago

    Make that 18 horses out of 24 runners have now been in the first 3 for O’Brien at Royal Ascot this year

  42. the notorious 2 years ago

    Nice tip John. C4 Clare Balding just said A O Briens isaac newton was bought for 3.8m guineas.
    John whats the most expensive you have heard?

    • Johnb 2 years ago

      The Green Monkey bought by Coolmore USA for $18 million
      3 races never won then retired

      • Johnb 2 years ago

        Sorry $16 million in 2006 for The Green Monkey

        Seattle Dancer in 1985 $13.1 million but in today’s money that would be $28.8 million and only ran 5 times winning 2 and best win was a group 2 race

  43. the notorious 2 years ago

    John, is this the same horse who fired blanks when turned to stud. Now thats one expensive flop lol.

    • Johnb 2 years ago

      No he has produced but stud fee is only $5000
      But I do think with the right breeding there is value to get a decent horse for us non millionaires

      • the notorious 2 years ago

        Im intrigued by his stud fee. One imagines he puts his stamp on his offspring as opposed to Frankel, whos first few progeny have been reported to come in all shapes and sizes. What does it matter if the sire cannot produce group winning offspring like Green Monkey.

  44. 2 years ago

    Afternoon all

    Still counting yesterdays winnings !!

    no bet for me today looking at Hexham and Worcester tomorrow

    hope you all have a profitable day

    gl all

  45. Johnb 2 years ago

    If Seamie Heffernan hadn’t dropped his stick it would have been another winner for O’Brien

    I think Dartmouth should lose the race but won’t
    come on can you really see the stewards taking a winner away from the Queen at Royal Ascot

    • the notorious 2 years ago

      At least there is consistency with stewards in England as opposed to Ireland. I could name countless cockups by irish stewards down through the years, the latest been the Barry Geraghty ban been overturned before Galway races, but this is the result of people been selected for the job, who in reality couldnt spot the difference between a cow and a horse.
      Until such time that people are selected for the role of steward on merit as opposed to who they know, Irish racing will continue to screw many a jockey and trainer over and over again.

  46. Johnb 2 years ago

    Got to laugh at Olivier Peslier in the stewards room
    He got asked if he knew his horse was going right,
    He said yes that’s why I changed my whip hand lol

    Olivier Peslier read the rules of racing
    For anyone that doesn’t know, the whip is only to be used to encourage the horse, it is not to be used to try and straighten a horse,
    If you need to straighten a horse you have to put the whip down and use your hands

    Anyone that rides horses knows you steer with your hands

  47. kev 2 years ago

    Nice nap jb. Thanks for Marsha postman and papa!

  48. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    marsha never off the bridle well done lads

  49. kev 2 years ago

    Nice double Duncan!

  50. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    ryan moore ya dancer

  51. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    cheers kev and Dougie for the advice

  52. ray_ez 2 years ago

    Nice one duncan. Cheers to jb. Having a pop with Boz and Donald.
    Pleased enough with third for Almodovar ?

  53. the notorious 2 years ago

    Nobody can beat Moore when hes in the mood.

  54. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    Amour de Nuit 5.50 .20/80

  55. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    close. a neck , unlucky Dougie

  56. on the bob 2 years ago

    Another great day on the thread. Glad I could get another winner up as well. Betfair even gave me a price boost to 7/2 when I went in again near the off. Thanks for that BF

    Jb Churchill was a nice horse and I was on thanks to you. Ill tracker that one for the future.

    Might have a maiden for later but I’ll have to take a look at the racing.


  57. 2 years ago

    nap wins 4/1 to save my day

    onto tomorrow

  58. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    thanks Donald, nice one

  59. dougiec 2 years ago

    Well done Mr Poundcake sticking with your bet nearly 50/1 Double, seconditus again for me but we’ll done the postman again,and the guy in the sailors suit ,nice priced nap. Anyone I’ve missed give you self a pat

  60. 2 years ago

    duncan great day yourself

  61. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    some bit of training from big Gordon ,Prescott horse pulled too hard ,

  62. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    SDS at Pontefract tomorrow 56 winners from 278 rides about 20% I’ll skip the 25/1 shot and stick the rest in a Dundee Shuffle all between 9/2 and 10/1 GL.

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