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Horse Racing Trainers To Follow in August (AW)

Aug 2nd, 2018 at 18:33 Horse Racing 0 comments

Like many of us this August we're off to the beach for the final part of this months blog. With +£20 points profit last year the AW proved to be the best performer so as you can imagine we have three returning to go with three others. FLAT AW GB RALPH BECKETT (ALL) We'll start with the best performer last year when winners at 10's and 12's meant a +£18.00 LSP. 2012 6/18 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow in August (This Irish Angle)

Aug 1st, 2018 at 01:15 Horse Racing 0 comments

All our interest over the water this month will be on the flat with all three returning from last year after providing +£8.00 LSP between them. Flat Turf Ireland W McCREERY (ALL) Gave us a small loss last year but was really unlucky with placed horses at 25's 22's 20's 14's 12's and 8's. I made a note to include again this year so that's what we're doing. 2014 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow in August (NH)

Aug 1st, 2018 at 00:15 Horse Racing 0 comments

We'll try and highlight some summer jumping specialists in this section of the blog, there was plenty to like about our team last year unfortunately David Pipe took all the profits the others had made and them some. No surprise to see Pipe omitted, we have three survivors and three new team members this August. NH GB PHILLIP HOBBS (ALL) Back from last year where he gave us a small profit. 2013 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow in August (GB Turf)

Jul 31st, 2018 at 21:05 Horse Racing 0 comments

Straight into it this month with Goodwood and Galway and then we have York to look forward to at the end of the month. Although August was poor last year there were some positives and we have five trainers returning this year, on top of that we have another six trainers of interest. Flat Turf GB MARK JOHNSTON (GLORIOUS GOODWOOD) Johnston gave the blog +£17.00 LSP with his Glorious Goodwood winners last …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow in July (All Weather)

Jul 1st, 2018 at 19:44 Horse Racing 1 comments

The final installment of this months blog focuses on the sand, last July saw three of our five trainers show a nice profit which meant the AW part of the blog was the best performer. All of the profit makers return, there's another slightly tweaked returnee, two July newbies and a blog newbie. All Weather Trainers CHARLIE HILLS (2&3yo's) We'll start with last years best performer, he was very disappointing in last …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow in July (The Irish Angle)

Jun 30th, 2018 at 23:07 Horse Racing 2 comments

Plenty to go at over the water this month, four back from last July, a couple of old favorites and something from left field. In total we have two flat, two NH and one that doubles up on both. Irish Flat JONNY MURTAGH (3yo+) We'll start with the best performing flat trainer from last July, he gave +£5.00 LSP with his runners. 2014 4/12 33% +£ 9.50 2015 1/13 8% +£ 8.00 2016 7/16 44% …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In July (GB National Hunt)

Jun 30th, 2018 at 12:27 Horse Racing 0 comments

The second part of this months blog concentrates on summers jumpers, it was a mixed bag last year but a small overall profit largely due to the one returnee, and we'll start right there. NH GB EVAN WILLIAMS (HURDLERS) Slightly different from last year where we had all his horses, he provided +£9.00 LSP, however, all his winners were hurdlers and looking back at the stats the majority of his winners and profit …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow in July (GB Turf)

Jun 29th, 2018 at 10:29 Horse Racing 0 comments

After a desperately disappointing June we are back behind the eight ball for the year to the tune of about (£40) LSP, I'll update with the exact figure at the end of the month. Plenty to go at this month between the 4 blogs but its well spread, we have 7 flat trainers of interest with just 3 back from last July. We also have 1 day of …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In June (AW)

Jun 1st, 2018 at 02:26 Horse Racing 0 comments

Just three trainers to follow on the AW this month and all three were in the blog last year giving a total of +£12 LSP, its not going to change the world but in addition to the other three branches of the blog should add to our June haul. GB AW SAEED BIN SUROOR (ALL) This will be his third year running in the AW June blog, with profits in each of the …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In June (The Irish Angle)

Jun 1st, 2018 at 01:56 Horse Racing 0 comments

A small but select bunch this month from the Emerald Isle, an old favourite, a returnee who boasted +£30 LSP last June and a master of the flat. I've put these in a separate blog as I didn't want to clog the other blogs up with too many trainers (especially the flat). NH HENRY DE BROMHEAD (ALL) Waterford trainer who had four double figure priced winners amongst his Seven winners last June. …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In June (NH)

May 31st, 2018 at 23:36 Horse Racing 2 comments

Summer jumping, this month see's the return to the blog of a trainer that first got me interested in this kind of betting, along with him we have the two "big guns" as part of five back from last month and a newbie to the June blog. NH GB NICKY HENDERSON (ALL) The first "Big Gun", back from last year and +£9.00 LSP. 2014 8/21 38% …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In June (GB FLAT TURF)

May 31st, 2018 at 20:46 Horse Racing 8 comments

A big month ahead with the Derby, Oaks and Royal Ascot just around the corner. After a fantastic May we sit around +£130 LSP for the year and June last year was as good as it gets with almost +£130 LSP. As you can imagine plenty return from last month, in total we have 10 GB Flat turf trainers, so plenty to go at. Flat Turf GB AIDEN O'BRIEN …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In May (NH)

May 2nd, 2018 at 19:59 Horse Racing 2 comments

The final section of this months triumvirate see's us delve back into the waters of Summer jumping, this month we'll focus on the early season specialists. This part of the blog gave us +£5 LSP last year and we have three retuning along with five others. NH GB NEIL MULHOLLAND (ALL) Wiltshire trainer, a slight change from last year where we had just his hurdlers but looking at the last two seasons …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In May (AW)

Apr 30th, 2018 at 19:57 Horse Racing 0 comments

The Turf takes centre stage in May but we still have plenty of AW fixtures and trainers who make hay whilst others concentrate on the grass. Just 4 trainers this month as last May the AW performed poorly so only one returnee. AW TRAINERS SIR MICHAEL STOUTE (ALL) Making the frame in both blogs this month which is nice, not a trainer I really associate with the AW but decent figures 2014 1/7 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In MAY (FLAT TURF)

Apr 30th, 2018 at 18:35 Horse Racing 0 comments

The Guineas are just around the corner which signals to me the start of the flat proper. A fantastic April with around +£95 LSP means we are now back in profit for the year (+£37.00 ). Last May we gained +£54 LSP, most of that was from the turf in GB and Ireland, as a result plenty returning from last year. Flat Turf GB IAN WILLIAMS (4yo+) Lets start with the …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In April (The Irish Angle)

Mar 31st, 2018 at 00:44 Horse Racing 0 comments

The final instalment of this months blog takes us to Ireland, it's always nice to have a bit of interest over the water, the flat starts in earnest and we have the mammoth Punchestown festival to look forward to. Four trainers in total but one appears in both Flat and NH parts of the blog. FLAT TURF (IRELAND) GER LYONS (3yo's) Third in the Irish Championship last year, this Co Meath trainer continues to …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In April (AW)

Mar 30th, 2018 at 14:18 Horse Racing 0 comments

Although the Turf season gets going in April we'll still have plenty of AW meetings to go at. Last April was a little disappointing but there were a couple of winners who will appear again. FLAT AW (GB) JOHN GOSDEN (ALL) Heeeeerrrre's Jonny! Must have been in the April AW blog since we started as I have figures going back to 2010. As well as being the star of the …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In April (GB FLAT TURF)

Mar 30th, 2018 at 13:13 Horse Racing 0 comments

Last April the Flat Turf blog performed fantastically showing over +£60 LSP, as you can imagine there are a number returning this year but also a couple of new additions. FLAT TURF (GB) JOHN GOSDEN (ALL) We start with the star of the show from last year, almost +£42 points profit (also showed profit in the AW blog). He nearly always starts the season on the front foot. 2013 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In April (GB NH)

Mar 30th, 2018 at 12:11 Horse Racing 2 comments

A really good Cheltenham and a great end to the month resulting in +£61 LSP in March puts us on the road to recovery after a poor start to the year. We uncovered some little gems last April especially in the Flat Turf part of the blog and overall we had a +£23 LSP for. We have plenty to go at this month so I've broken the blog into 4 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In March (GB AW)

Feb 28th, 2018 at 22:33 Horse Racing 0 comments

The AW part of the blog was weak last year with only 1 of the 6 trainers showing a profit, I expected a struggle finding suitable candidates but I've uncovered a few on the sand which is good as the weather at present suggests that's all we'll be seeing for a while. MARK JOHNSTON (ALL) Was in the blog last March with his 2yo's on the back of being 5/5 in the …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In March (NH)

Feb 28th, 2018 at 19:04 Horse Racing 2 comments

It hasn't been the best start to the year but Cheltenham is around the corner and I can't help but being excited. We had a fantastic March last year especially with NH trainers who provided +£67.00 LSP and we're going for it again this year. Loads of trainers back from last year and a few more besides, it's going to be a busy month and I can't wait. NH …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In February (AW)

Feb 1st, 2018 at 01:39 Horse Racing 0 comments

With the AW part producing just one profitable trainer last year it's back to square one this time around, I've found 5 new trainers to go to war with plus the returnee from last year and we'll start with him. STUART WILLIAMS (4yo+) Has been in the blog in February every year but this year we're going to tinker a little bit and go with just his older horses. 2014 3/13 23% (£2.40) 2015 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In February (NH)

Jan 31st, 2018 at 22:38 Horse Racing 0 comments

We go into February with our tail between our legs after another poor month, plenty of winners and a 20% strike rate but too many short prices means a £75 LSL. February was another winning month last year and we need to get back on track, 10 NH trainers to follow and 6 over on the AW blog, apart from Mullins in Ireland non of the big guns …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In January (GB AW)

Dec 30th, 2017 at 22:54 Horse Racing 0 comments

Welcome to the AW part of this months blog, last year we only had three AW trainers to follow in January and only one of those provided a profit, this time we have 7 trainers to follow, hopefully they will get us off to a flyer in 2018. DAVID SIMCOCK (ALL) Back for the third year in January, only a small profit last year but no reason to discount. 2011 4/24 17% +£ …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In January (GB NH)

Dec 29th, 2017 at 18:39 Horse Racing 1 comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR, we enter the sixth year of the blog 2013 +£54.99 LSP 2014 +£45.67 LSP 2015 +£192.53 LSP, 2016 on +£198.89 LSP. At the end of June last year we were at +£293 LSP then an awful second half of the year and we currently stand around (£120 LSL). It's been a massive fall from grace but its a new year and a fresh start. …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In December (GB AW)

Nov 30th, 2017 at 19:52 Horse Racing 1 comments

The AW part of last years blog was a bit of a let down so only two return, plenty to go at still to keep us going through those cold winter nights. JOHN GOSDEN (2yo's) Shock, horror Gosden's in the blog I hear you cry, well he provided a +£7 LSP last December and a similar result last month, so while ever he's doing the business it would be foolish to leave …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In December (GB NH)

Nov 30th, 2017 at 14:46 Horse Racing 7 comments

Where did it all go wrong? We are still in front for the year but only just so this month will be pivotal if we are to make it a fifth year of consecutive profit. If last year is anything to go by we need not worry as we made +£67 LSP last December and we have plenty back from last year. NH Trainers ALAN KING (Hurdlers) Just watched King have a …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In November (AW)

Oct 31st, 2017 at 18:31 Horse Racing 0 comments

The second instalment of this months trainer blog concentrates on the AW, seven trainers to follow, three back from last years successful renewal. SAEED BIN SUROOR (All) A November blog regular, last year he gave us a +£4.00 profit. 2013 5/12 42% +£ 6.14 2014 4/18 22% (£ 4.38) * +£ 0.50 using BOG 2015 9/21 43% +£ 3.69 2016 11/33 33% +£1.47 Solid stuff, should be able to pinch a bit …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In November (GB & IRELAND NH)

Oct 31st, 2017 at 14:25 Horse Racing 0 comments

After a horrific October our once lofty +£300 LSP has been decimated and we now stand at around +£50 LSP for the year, still in profit and November has been good to us in the past giving +£30 LSP in each of the last two years. NH Trainers PAUL NICHOLLS (All) Back from last month where he's given us a small profit, not the quality of old but usually gets them rolling early. …

Horse Racing Trainers to follow in October (NH GB & Ireland)

Sep 30th, 2017 at 22:22 Horse Racing 0 comments

October see's the NH season start properly, plenty of trainers hit the ground running, this month we have four back from last year including the most consistent set of figures featured all year and we'll start right there. NH (GB) NIGEL TWISTON-DAVIES (NON BUMPERS) Lets start with the strongest figures this month, a returnee from the previous two years and last month. This is the time to be on NTD. 2010 15/79 19% …

Horse Racing Trainers to follow in October (Flat AW and Turf)

Sep 30th, 2017 at 20:52 Horse Racing 3 comments

A Fantastic St Leger meeting and a really strong end to the month means we are back on track and approaching +£200 LSP for the year (still runners to go at the time of writing). With a good end to the year we could still reach the magical +£300 LSP which we just missed last year. With the turf coming to an end the flat focus turns to the AW, …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In September (GB AW)

Aug 31st, 2017 at 23:29 Horse Racing 0 comments

The end of evening racing means the floodlights come out and the AW specialists come into there own. Three back from last month and a couple of interesting newcomers. DAVID SIMCOCK (ALL) Back from last year where he was our best performer on the AW. 2012 2/14 14% +£ 6.00 2013 3/13 23% …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In September (GB NH)

Aug 31st, 2017 at 22:39 Horse Racing 0 comments

With summer jumping coming to an end some of the big guns start to make plans for the winter months ahead. We have 6 trainers to follow this month, 4 of which are back from last year where they provided around +£28 points profit between them. CHARLIE LONGSDON (ALL) Returnee from the last 3 years where he gave us +£17.50 +£8.09 and +£7.42 respectively. 2010 1/1 100% +£16.00 2011 8/22 36% +£19.78 2012 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In September (GB FLAT TURF)

Aug 31st, 2017 at 20:40 Horse Racing 4 comments

September see's the turf season drawing towards a finale but with the St Leger, the Ayr Gold Cup and the Cambridgeshire meeting at the end of September at HQ, its a big month. A strong end to August means we sit around +£165 LSP for the year which considering we were close to +£300 at the end of June is a little disappointing. At this point last year we were …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In August (The Irish Angle)

Jul 31st, 2017 at 18:42 Horse Racing 0 comments

We always like some interest over the water and we have a really strong returnee from last month to go with two others. All flat trainers this month as the figures weren't good enough for the NH trainers I looked at. W McCREERY (ALL) This guy gave us over +£20 LSP last year as a blog virgin, lets hope he can do the same this year. 2012 4/33 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In August (GB AW)

Jul 31st, 2017 at 18:18 Horse Racing 0 comments

Can't beat a bit of sand in the summer and last year our two sandy trainers provided a nice profit for the blog, they are both back with three others to give us a 5 pronged attack on the AW. RALPH BECKETT (ALL) Back from last year where he made a nice profit but, generally does well on the AW in August. 2012 6/18 33% …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In August (GB NH)

Jul 31st, 2017 at 17:18 Horse Racing 0 comments

Bang in the middle of the summer jumps season but who performs well at this time of year? Last August we showed an overall profit with our NH trainers and many return for this year along with a couple of new additions. PHILLIP HOBBS (ALL) Last year we went with just his Chase runners and he went 5/10 and +£16 with his hurdlers!!! This time we'll not get clever and …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In August (GB FLAT TURF)

Jul 31st, 2017 at 15:37 Horse Racing 2 comments

After a poor July we sit at around +£200 for the year which puts us well on target to beat +£300 for the year for the first time. August is a little different this time around with Goodwood and Galway almost entirely in the month. We made a slight loss last August but there were some excellent performances from trainers that will be included again this year. MARK JOHNSTON …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In July (The Irish Angle)

Jul 1st, 2017 at 02:52 Horse Racing 3 comments

We always like a bit of interest over the water and we have 6 trainers in total to look at in July, two on the flat and four NH. We'll start with the flat. IRISH FLAT JIM BOLGER (ALL) Leading Irish trainer who makes his debut on the blog. 2013 12/50 24% +£ 6.94 2014 13/58 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In July (GB AW)

Jul 1st, 2017 at 02:04 Horse Racing 1 comments

All Weather Trainers Running Total Last Month July 2017 Total The third instalment of this months trainer blog concentrates on AW runners, again its a select few but they should dovetail nicely with the other blogs and give us a little sand interest. JOHN GOSDEN (3yo+) A bit of overlap with the turf blog here where Jonny Gee also appears, we include his 4yo+ runners on the AW as well unlike the turf where we focus …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In July (GB NH)

Jul 1st, 2017 at 01:12 Horse Racing 2 comments

Its full steam ahead on the flat but there's plenty of NH meetings to keep us busy and plenty of summer jump specialists to go to war with. We have three trainers back from last year and three newcomers to the July blog. EVAN WILLIAMS (ALL) Welsh trainer who I'm pretty sure hasn't appeared on the blog before, has particularly strong figures at Chepstow. 2013 3/30 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In July (GB FLAT TURF)

Jun 30th, 2017 at 22:25 Horse Racing 26 comments

After a fantastic June we sit at +£293 LSP for the year and we're without a losing month since October 2016. July was good to us last year with almost +£70.00 LSP so hopefully we get more of the same. ANDREW BALDING (ALL) We start with the star of last years July blog where he gave us almost +£40 LSP profit. 2012 11/84 13% …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In June (AW)

May 30th, 2017 at 03:50 Horse Racing 0 comments

Whilst the turf takes the limelight in June there are plenty of AW meetings to consider. Last June all three of our AW trainers showed a profit, those return with a couple more additions. SAEED BIN SUROOR (ALL) Needs no introduction, back from the previous two years. 2012 3/9 33% +£ 7.75 2013 5/12 45% …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In June (NH)

May 30th, 2017 at 02:14 Horse Racing 0 comments

Summer jumping isn't everyone's cup of tea but some trainers target this less competitive stuff. Three return from last year and a few others besides. CHARLIE LONGSDON (ALL) Oxon trainer back yet again in June, was the star of the NH section last year. 2011 3/5 60% +£8.75 2012 0/7 0% (£7.00) 2013 6/19 32% +£14.83 2014 2/10 20% +£ 3.25 2015 6/20 30% +£ 1.88 2016 3/11 27% …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In June (FLAT TURF)

May 30th, 2017 at 00:21 Horse Racing 10 comments

A big month of Flat racing with the Derby, Oaks and Royal Ascot. It looks like we're going to make it a 5th successive winning month in May and we currently sit at +£164.64 for the year which is £70 LSP up on this point last year. AIDEN O'BRIEN (ALL GB) …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In May (AW)

May 1st, 2017 at 22:54 Horse Racing 0 comments

The AW scene takes a back seat with the turf season getting into top gear but there are still be plenty of meetings to go at and plenty of trainers using the AW whilst others focus on the turf. RICHARD HANNON (ALL) He's in the turf blog with his 2 and 3 year olds, its all his runners on the AW that produce winners in May. (2013 are Hannon Snr figures). 2013 …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In MAY (NH)

May 1st, 2017 at 01:56 Horse Racing 4 comments

The start of the 2017-18 NH season and the summer jumps throws up a few old faces who specialise in getting winners at this time of year. The blog stands at around +£110 LSP at present which is really good. Last May gave us +£22.68 LSP, lets hope for more of the same. NICKY HENDERSON (CHASE) Champion trainer and blog regular, I was surprised his figures are so good in …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In MAY (FLAT TURF)

Apr 30th, 2017 at 22:51 Horse Racing 30 comments

With the Guineas just around the corner the Turf season starts proper, after another profitable month in April we sit around +£110 LSP for the year. Last May was a profitable month largely due to the turf runners who provided in excess of +£16 points profit. We have trainers back from last year and a few newbies beside. RICHARD HANNON (2 & 3 year olds) Back from last year where …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In April (AW)

Mar 31st, 2017 at 20:29 Horse Racing 1 comments

The last of this months trilogy and while some trainers get turf serious there are others that are using the AW with plenty of success. Our AW trainers gave us around +£20.00 LSP last April. We have a few more to go at this year. Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In April (N/H). Horse Racing Trainers To Follow in April(Flat Turf). FLAT AW (GB) JOHN GOSDEN (ALL) Glad I stuck with him last …

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In April (FLAT TURF)

Mar 31st, 2017 at 19:57 Horse Racing 4 comments

The flat season starts at the weekend with the Lincoln but which trainers should we follow in the seasons early knockings, this blog which is currently running at around +£100 LSP will aim to highlight the trainers that come to hand early. Last April our Flat Turf trainers provided a return of almost +£130 LSP, lets hope we can do the same this year. Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In …