Well what a weekend we managed – The lucky 15 put up last Saturday returned with a £15 stake earning a £287 return. This was the Majors best result in 2010 with a monstrous profit – Allow all stresses to flow from your body, open thy online bookmaking account and in a couple of clicks we shall have the enemy running for cover once more.
Usual format, lets start with the weekends football.
The head says that Manchester United will beat Spurs – Berba and Hernadez look a great partnership and Spurs have a poor track record against this level of opposition. However, I am always a bit wary when unbeaten records are tested, particularly against Harry Redknapp who will have the boys up for it. Spurs are probably too poor defensively to pose a real threat but no bet advised.
I do like the price of Man City to win at Wolves. This could be a bit tasty with Karl Henry returning and probably up against De Jong in the middle. Wolves look poor to me and are one of my teams for the drop – I think they are running short on ideas. I do not understand why McCarthy didn;t use mid week at Old Trafford as an opportunity to use his first team to more positive effect. Not only was there a confidence booster up for the winning but a quarter final spot too. It has been a long time since Wolves last won and their goal scoring record is appaling. Man City are organised and the 3-0 scoreline against Arsenal last weekend flattered the gunners with ten man Man City a little bit hamstrung. I fully expect City to win at a best price of 5/6 with Victor Chandler online. As a hedge I fancy a spread on 0-0 and 0-1. These are 10/1 and 6/1 (VC and Laddies). I also fancy the less than 2.5 goals market at 8/11 with Skybet.
Another struggling team in Fulham face a home task against Wigan that I think they may find tougher than the odds on prices that are up this morning. OK Wigan are no great shakes and they threw away our 2 goal cushion when tipped up as a nap two weeks ago at 21/5 for the visit to Newcastle. However, I think Hughes is struggling – Fulham are not scoring goals (3 in their last 5 games) and are clearing missing Zamora – I think they are real relegation material. Wigan are not much better but they are unbeaten now in 6 and in my view continue to be slightly overpriced as those bookies remember the tankings from Chelsea and Blackpool at the start of the season – This is a different Wigan now and I suspect that 18/5 (£50 returns £230!!) will look massive later today.
MK Dons have been poor away from home which has inflated the Tranmere price to win at home today. I still rate MK Dons and can forgive an away run that included 6 of the top ten teams. 7/4 for MK Dons with 888 and Blue Square is a very nice price considering Tranmere are second bottom and MK Dons are 7th on goal difference. One team has amassed 20 points, the other 13 – Tranmere have only bagged 4 home goals this term in the league – They are there for the taking and our enemy has priced the MK Dons away form without consideration for the opposition – Strong win bet advised.
The other bet I urge you to take is in the Port Vale versus Crewe clash. Stan James go a stand out 4/5 that both teams score and this is a decent bet as I am sure Crewe will score and you would have to fancy Port Vale to net too. I do fancy Crewe to take this though at 14/5 with Totesport – Although Crewe are a little way behind Vale in the league they hold a play off place and no team has scored as many as Crewe this year. Once again they are a hot bed of rising talent – Worth a punt.
On track, we have the Charlie Hall card at Wetherby. The Major has been in scintillating form with the horses of late – A run which regular followers know is unlikely to be sustained! However, we shall apply the same laws of logic, physics and form and see if the lord sees fit to reward us.
The Charlie Hall is a trappy contest to figure out. On top form I prefer Nacarat to Barbers Shop but whether either are tuned up is anyones guess, Henderson is not renowned for having them fully fit but this is the Charlie Hall and perhaps it is a good chance for Barbers Shop to claim a decent prize…. hmmmm. I think Calgary Bay is overlooked. The top players in the market are all aged 9 and so you would think we know all about them. Calgary Bay on his best runs is not a million miles away and comes with two advantages – He is 7 and open to a modicum of improvement and crucially he turned out two weeks ago and will clearly strip fitter. Henrietta can line one up well and for me Calgary Bay 12/1 each way with Skybet is a cracking bet.
3.40 Ascot – The United House Gold Cup – Take the Breeze catches the eye – Again this is a horse with plenty of potential – I would have preferred a run this season but it won on debut last and could have improvement. I think this is the ideal trip for this horse and it is sure to be running on strongly at the finish. There will be plenty of pace and there are simply lots of question marks over the key players – It is worth a punt but 11/2 is a bit stingy so keep it sensible.
I have a sneaky feeling that 9/1 Fiendish Flame may well run well in the 4.50 at Ascot. He fits my liking of early season horses who have clearly had a racecourse blow – He will strip much fitter for his run over hurdles. If Sizing Africa whom I really like too fails then I think the Flame could fill the winners spot.
Persian Snow at 9/2 is taken to be a good thing in the Ascot bumper – Take the price.
What to nap. True dilemma this week. I think it has to be MK Dons at 7/4.
Tonight I think it has to be Japanese food. Sushi might be your thing, I am sure that Sake is. I hope your ‘donkey choking’ roll of notes spills out onto the table simply bursting from an inadequately stiched pocket. Place your bets with the fierce conviction of a man knowledeable and certain. Have sympathy for the enemy when you tell him to cancel the private education for his first born, if he has doubt, let him know the Major sent you.