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The Executioner

The Executioner

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Fortunate enough to go in to semi retirement at 43 - I still enjoy a punt but try to be more selective these days. I like nothing more than having a go at non-h'cap races with long odds on favs - very often eway value can be found betting against the market leader. Over the years I have had a few nice touches with eway doubles and trebles betting this way ; but the majority of my bets are win or eway singles - it's the best way to seek consistent profit making.

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2017/18 National Hunt 50 To Follow Part 2 ( Numbers 26 to 50 )

Aug 29th, 2017 at 21:10 Horse Racing 3 comments

It doesn't seem that long ago that we were all watching the festivals at Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown, well how time flies - and in a few weeks time the ' proper ' jumps season will be starting to get in to full swing once again. Much of my time over the summer is spent studying the form book and watching replay after replay of races from the jumps season …

2017/18 National Hunt 50 To Follow Part 1 ( Numbers 1 to 25 )

Aug 29th, 2017 at 19:20 Horse Racing 2 comments

It doesn't seem that long ago that we were all watching the festivals at Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown, well how time flies - and in a few weeks time the ' proper ' jumps season will be starting to get in to full swing once again. Much of my time over the summer is spent studying the form book and watching replay after replay of races from the jumps season …

Free Tips and Helpful Advice To Achieve Consistent Sports Betting Profits

Apr 14th, 2017 at 13:11 Strategy 0 comments

What is the best way to seek consistent profit over a period of time ? A good question some of you may ask. Whenever that question is posed to me from a novice or casual punter, my first reply to him ( or her ) is firstly find out in which area of sport that your best knowledge is. That is crucial, as if you continue to bet on …

2017 Grand National Number Of Finishers 25 Year Trends

Mar 29th, 2017 at 20:54 Horse Racing 1 comments

Every year on Grand National Day the bookmakers will always come up with some speciality bets to try and entice punters with parting with even more of their hard earned cash. The types of bets are usually something like Groups of runners to complete the course , which group will contain the winner , will the winner be Irish trained , will the winner be trained by a lady …

A Look Ahead To Cheltenham Horse Racing Tips 2018 ( with 3 selections )

Mar 21st, 2017 at 13:51 Horse Racing 0 comments

No sooner has the dust settled from the Cheltenham festival of 2017 that some of us will begin to look ahead twelve months and find horse racing tips , that is the affect these four days of top quality racing has upon us. For me, I get the feeling that we are going through a ‘ changing of the guards ‘ in some ways. Gone are the retired former Gold …

20 X 2yo's For The 2017 Flat Season

Mar 12th, 2017 at 16:39 Horse Racing 0 comments

Finding a profitable list of horses to follow is no easy task , with two year olds that task is even harder. With no form to go on before the season commences all you have is their pedigrees, their connections and the achievements of generations gone by. This year along with my fifty three year olds for 2017 , I thought I would try a smaller list of juveniles to …

2017 Fifty 3yo's To Follow - Part Two ( Numbers 26 to 50 )

Jan 1st, 2017 at 22:19 Horse Racing 2 comments

It doesn't seem that long ago that we said goodbye to the 2016 turf season on the level, but in the eight weeks or so since the curtain came down on the action I have been studying the form book, along with reviewing plenty of races in visual form in the hope of finding plenty of winners for the year that stretches ahead of us. Amongst the list there are …

2017 Fifty 3yo's To Follow - Part One ( Numbers 1 to 25 )

Jan 1st, 2017 at 21:43 Horse Racing 2 comments

It doesn't seem that long ago that we said goodbye to the 2016 turf season on the level, but in the eight weeks or so since the curtain came down on the action I have been studying the form book, along with reviewing plenty of races in visual form in the hope of finding plenty of winners for the year that stretches ahead of us. Amongst the list there are …

Breeders Cup Day Two - With Selections , Saturday 5th November

Nov 2nd, 2016 at 17:45 Horse Racing 1 comments

Day two sees a total of nine Grade one contest which will have the purists drooling. The battle between the best of America and the best of Europe culminating in the Breeders Cup Classic in the early hours of Sunday morning. The saying '' save the best for last '' may well be the case with a mouthwatering clash in prospect in the Classic between Califonia Chrome and Arrogate with …

Breeders Cup Day One - With Selections , Friday 4th November

Nov 1st, 2016 at 22:52 Horse Racing 2 comments

The end of season ' World Horseracing Championships ' take place this weekend , with Friday seeing the first of two days of Breeders Cup action. As always there will be a strong European raiding party with millions of dollars of prizemoney up for grabs. Friday sees four Grade 1 races with unbeaten super filly Songbird being the star of the show in the distaff, while Joseph O'Brien will saddle …

2016/17 National Hunt 50 To Follow Part 2 ( Numbers 26 To 50 )

Sep 16th, 2016 at 21:47 Horse Racing 0 comments

Summertime is not just for holidays and weeks of relaxation, well not for me anyway. Much of my time is spent studying the form book and watching replay after replay of races from the jumps season that had not long ended, with the task of trying to find some untapped potential and as many future winners as possible. Bumpers are a good source for spotting talent for the following season, …

2016/17 National Hunt 50 To Follow Part 1 ( Numbers 1 to 25 )

Sep 16th, 2016 at 20:13 Horse Racing 0 comments

Summertime is not just for holidays and weeks of relaxation, well not for me anyway. Much of my time is spent studying the form book and watching replay after replay of races from the jumps season that had not long ended, with the task of trying to find some untapped potential and as many future winners as possible. Bumpers are a good source for spotting talent for the following season, …

The Life & Times Of Kieren Fallon In Racing

Jul 5th, 2016 at 12:37 Horse Racing 5 comments

Kieren Fallon's career can certainly be classed as controversial at times with many ups and downs. One thing that cannot be disputed though is his undoubted talent and judgement when on the back of a horse. Born in County Clare in Ireland on 22nd February 1965, Fallon ended his career with over 2500 wins in Britain alone. It would surely have been many many more had it not been for injuries …

Time For A Tote Monopoly On Horseracing ?

May 16th, 2016 at 16:39 Horse Racing 0 comments

It’s not the first time that the thought has crossed my mind about how a Tote monopoly would impact the sport of horseracing, both from a competitive nature and from a betting angle. Just recently I read an article in the Racing Post written by the respected commentator and journalist Richard Hoiles. In it he states his views towards a revamping of the Each Way terms on betting, pointing out that …

Profitable Trainers For Courses

Apr 24th, 2016 at 20:45 Horse Racing 4 comments

Punters are always looking for an edge in their continuous battle with the bookmakers and whilst the statistics of the past can offer no future guarantees, it can be of interest when assessing the day’s racing. You will have often heard the expression horses for courses, this blog is similar but trainers for courses. I have found that certain trainers will invariable do well at certain tracks, sometimes when sending …

Chester Cup Stats & Trends

Apr 20th, 2016 at 16:32 Horse Racing 1 comments

Despite there being Group races and traditional classic trials taking place at the May meeting it is the Chester Cup that probably has more history attached to it’s status. First run way back in 1824 and originally called the Tradesmen’s Cup until 1874, it then became known as the Chester Trades Cup for a decade but was often referred to simply as the Chester Cup and that was the title …

You Can Win More Often When You Investigate and Learn Bookmakers Betting Percentages

Mar 30th, 2016 at 21:34 Strategy 0 comments

Having worked in the bookmaking industry for over a quarter of a century I am frequently being asked various questions about my job. For many years I was involved in the compilation side of things, when I explain that to people I am often met with a blank expression. Sure they will have an interest in horseracing or maybe another sport but it never ceases to amaze me how many …

2016 Cheltenham Festival Highlights

Mar 25th, 2016 at 12:04 Horse Racing 0 comments

So that’s the end of another festival and only another 51 weeks or thereabouts to go until the greatest show on turf gets under starters orders again. The 2016 festival left us with many memories and highlights galore in equine form. I’m sure lots of you will have your own personal highlights, whether from a betting point of view or from a purists outlook. For me though the performance that …

Classic Contenders 2016 With Selections

Feb 14th, 2016 at 17:58 Horse Racing 5 comments

Each year flat racing sees five classics contested for by the three year old generation, they are the 1000 Guineas, 2000 Guineas, Derby, Oaks and the St Leger and for obvious reasons each contest carries Group 1 status. The St Leger is the oldest of the classics and was first run way back in 1776, the first running of the Oaks came three years later with the Derby the following …

2016 Fifty 3yo's To Follow Part Two ( Numbers 26 to 50 )

Jan 5th, 2016 at 14:38 Horse Racing 0 comments

As soon as the turf season finishes in November my thoughts always drift ahead to the following year and what joys may be in store for us from March and beyond. Last year for me ( and many others ) the exploits of Golden Horn and Frankie Dettori provided the highlights with six wins, four of those coming at the highest level. At SP's of 2/1 , 4/1 , 13/8 …

2016 Fifty 3yo's To Follow Part One ( Numbers 1 to 25 )

Jan 5th, 2016 at 14:19 Horse Racing 2 comments

As soon as the turf season finishes in November my thoughts always drift ahead to the following year and what joys may be in store for us from March and beyond. Last year for me ( and many others ) the exploits of Golden Horn and Frankie Dettori provided the highlights with six wins, four of those coming at the highest level. At SP's of 2/1 , 4/1 , 13/8 …

Becher Chase - Aintree , Saturday 5/12/15, 15 Year Stats

Nov 30th, 2015 at 17:59 Horse Racing 1 comments

Open to six year olds and upwards the Becher Chase was introduced back in 1992 with the first running going to the classy but underachiever Kildimo for Sue Smith and Lorcan Wyer. It is a handicap chase over a trip of 3 miles 2 furlongs and gives connections the opportunity of giving their horses experience over the Grand National fences in advance of a possible assault on the world's greatest …

Hennessy Gold Cup , Newbury 28/11/15. 15 Year Trends

Nov 18th, 2015 at 16:05 Horse Racing 2 comments

The Hennessy Gold Cup is the season's first major staying handicap chase. First run in 1957 it was initially staged at Cheltenham until being transferred to Newbury in 1960. It is a race steeped in history, the inaugural running was won by Mandarin who incidentally was owned by Peggy Hennessy, a member of the sponsors family. Mandarin went on to win a second Hennessy in 1961. Other notable winners include …

Pat Eddery Tribute

Nov 10th, 2015 at 17:43 Horse Racing 2 comments

I was surprised and saddened to read of the passing of former jockey Pat Eddery earlier today at the age of 63. Born in March 1952 in County Kildare he appeared destined to be involved in racing from an early age with his father Jimmy at the time an established jockey. My earliest personal memory of Pat dates back to the mid 1970's while still at primary school. I recall standing …

Breeders Cup Day Two - Saturday 31/10/15

Oct 28th, 2015 at 23:42 Horse Racing 15 comments

Saturday's nine Grade one races at Keenland's Breeders Cup meeting is the international highlight of a very long flat season. It brings together the best of the American and European thoroughbreds with millions of dollars being hard fought for by the cream of bloodlines, culminating in the $5,000,000 Breeders Cup Classic. This year's Classic is an eagerly awaited clash between the triple crown winner America Pharoah and super mare Beholder …

Breeders Cup Races Day One - Friday 30/10/15

Oct 27th, 2015 at 21:22 Horse Racing 9 comments

Breeders Cup day one acts as the hors d'oeuvres in advance of the main course on Saturday, with four Grade 1 contests taking place. day two sees nine races in total at the highest level, it's no wonder that the two day festival is often referred to as the World Championships for horseracing. The UK and European challenge is normally a strong one but on day one while there are …

Champions Day , Ascot Saturday 17th October

Oct 16th, 2015 at 15:52 Horse Racing 3 comments

Champions day at Ascot in some ways signals the end of the flat season for some. Sure it's not the official end to the turf campaign but it's the last of the really major meetings. Champions day is full of quality races over a variety of distances ranging from six furlongs right up to two miles. The six race card includes four Group 1 races , a Group 2 …

2015/16 Fifty National Hunt Horses To Follow ( Part One ) Numbers 1 to 25

Aug 28th, 2015 at 15:29 Horse Racing 6 comments

We've not got long to wait before the National Hunt Season really kicks in to action. We're just around six weeks away from when the leading stables will be starting to get their string prepared for some of the better early season contests. Over the last two months or so I have spent many hours delving through the form and watching many replays of some of last season's races , …

2015 Grand National Number Of Finishers 20 Year Trends

Apr 5th, 2015 at 18:26 Horse Racing 3 comments

Every year on Grand National Day the bookmakers will always come up with some speciality bets to try and entice punters with parting with even more of their hard earned cash. The types of bets are usually something like Groups of runners to complete the course , which group will contain the winner , will the winner be Irish trained , will the winner be trained by a lady ...... …

Tuesday Night's Live Sky TV Greyhound Action From Crayford

Feb 23rd, 2015 at 23:17 Greyhounds 2 comments

A decent night's action for Dog fans , with Sky covering eight races in total from Crayford ( 7.11pm to 9.08pm ) with the highlight being the Ladbrokes Golden Jacket Final over the 714 metres trip. 7.11 Crayford Trap 1.SCOLARI EXPRESS Trap 2.RAZLDAZL BIGBEAR Trap 3.JETSTREAM REASON Trap 4.CON TE PARTIRO (M) Trap 5.VACANT Trap 6.HANDY HENRY (W): Summary: It's a shame that Lenson Razldazl has withdrawn from this one as I gave the dog a …

Number Of Irish Trained Winners At Cheltenham

Feb 19th, 2015 at 20:01 Horse Racing 3 comments

Along with betting on the leading Jockey and Top Trainer at the Festival one of the most popular speciality bets is betting on the number of Irish trained winners. 2013 saw a record number of 14 winners trained over in the Emerald Isles beating the 2011 total of 13. : Looking back to the turn of the century the average from those 14 festivals ( remembering that the 2001 event was …

The Road To Cheltenham - Supreme Novice Hurdle & Arkle Trophy

Jan 27th, 2015 at 17:46 Cheltenham 2 comments

With the Cheltenham Festival being a mere six weeks away it's time to get those thinking caps on and form books out and study study study ! It's never an easy task against the bookmakers at such competitive meetings so for me the hard work as already began. I've taken a look at the first two races on the opening day and will hopefully find the time to assess others …

2015 Fifty 3yo's To Follow.... Part Two ( Numbers 26 To 50 )

Jan 24th, 2015 at 13:09 Horse Racing 0 comments

Over the last ten weeks or so I've delved deep in to the form book, watched many a race and finally put together a list of fifty three year old horses to follow for 2015. Hopefully I’ve unearthed a gem or two to help us through the year in our battle with the bookmakers , many of the lists are still maidens , plenty are what we would describe as …

2015 Fifty 3yo's To Follow.... Part One ( Numbers 1 to 25 )

Jan 24th, 2015 at 12:31 Horse Racing 1 comments

Over the last ten weeks or so I've delved deep in to the form book, watched many a race and finally put together a list of fifty three year old horses to follow for 2015. Hopefully I’ve unearthed a gem or two to help us through the year in our battle with the bookmakers , many of the lists are still maidens , plenty are what we would describe as …

Hennessy Gold Cup, Newbury, Stats & Pointers & 25/1 Pick

Nov 21st, 2014 at 18:56 Horse Racing 6 comments

The Hennessy is a staying handicap chase that is steeped in history, run over 3 miles two and a half furlongs at Newbury, it was established back in 1957 ( the first three runnings were at Cheltenham ) and is open to horses aged four years old and upwards. The first winner of the race was Mandarin ( also took the race in 1961 ) and he was owned …

Paddy Power Gold Cup, Cheltenham, Saturday 15/11/14 Stats And Pointers

Nov 7th, 2014 at 16:36 Horse Racing 3 comments

The Paddy Power Gold Cup is one of the big early season steeplechases, it’s run over two miles four and a half furlongs at Cheltenham and carries prizemoney of £160,000 with £91,120 of that going to connections of the winner. The race is a Grade 3 contest and always attracts a decent field and has been won in the past by some household names, such as the 1970 Grand National …

Breeders Cup Races 2014 Day Two , Saturday 1/11/14

Oct 31st, 2014 at 14:59 Horse Racing 2 comments

Day two of the Breeders Cup sees a total of nine Grade 1 events , culminating in the $5,000,000 Classic in which the unbeaten three year old Shared Belief looks to extend his winning sequence. Toronado is the big British hope in the mile and if all goes to plan he looks to have strong claims. The French and Irish also send a fair raiding party and collectively the Europeans …

Breeders Cup Races - Day One , Friday 31/10/14

Oct 29th, 2014 at 17:16 Horse Racing 7 comments

The Breeders Cup is often referred to as the World Championships of horseracing , it's just quality through and through with a mixture of turf and dirt racing. The best of America welcomes the best from around the world over a variety of distances and despite the difficulties in trying to find a winner or two it doesn't stop us as punters doing our best to put one over on …

Profitable Trainer & Jockey Stats For The National Hunt Season 2014/15

Oct 22nd, 2014 at 16:55 Horse Racing 4 comments

As the jumps season starts to get in to full swing many of us will be looking for areas in which we can try to obtain an advantage in our ongoing battle with the bookmakers. Whilst past performances can never offer a guarantee for the future, it can however at times be beneficial to understand and identify certain trainers and jockeys plans. We all know that trainers will try to …

Channel 4 Live Racing From Newmarket , Friday 17/10/14

Oct 16th, 2014 at 22:36 Horse Racing 3 comments

A cracking looking card with some very interesting races with next year's Classics in mind. The Fillies Mile , The Dewhurst and The Middle Park Stakes may all have a bearing on the 1000 & 2000 Guineas next May. A competitive Nursery kicks the card off while the speedters will be set to task in the Cornwallis Stakes , all in all a decent day's viewing. : 1.50 Newmarket , Dubai …

2014 Betfred Cesarewitch Handicap Stats And Pointers, Saturday 11/10/14

Oct 6th, 2014 at 14:07 Horse Racing 6 comments

The Cesarewitch which is often referred to as the second leg of the autumn double was first run in 1839, unbeknown to many the race is named in honour the Tsar Alexander after he had made a donation of £300 to the Jockey Club. It is a handicap open to three year olds and upwards and takes place at Newmarket each October over a distance of two miles and two …

Channel 4 Live Racing, Newmarket, Friday 26/9/14

Sep 25th, 2014 at 20:37 Horse Racing 3 comments

A competitive and quality card on day two of The Cambridgeshire meeting, with two Group Two contests and three Listed Class races for Channel 4 viewers to watch Live. It's a day for the fairer sex with three of the races confined to fillies and punters may not find picking the winners easy. At this stage of the season I personally tend to tread carefully with the punting and tend …

2014 Betfred Cambridgeshire Handicap Stats And Pointers , Saturday 27/9/14

Sep 18th, 2014 at 23:03 Horse Racing 2 comments

The Cambridgeshire was first run in 1839, the same year as The Cesarewitch was established and the races soon became known as the Autumn Double. It takes place on the Rowley Mile course over a straight nine furlongs trip, and it takes some getting, often a horse that has won over slightly further can run well rather than the more speedier types. During the race’s history there has six two …

2014 Ayr Gold Cup Stats And Pointers , Saturday 20/9/14

Sep 14th, 2014 at 22:46 Horse Racing 0 comments

The Ayr Gold Cup run over six furlongs is the highlight of the September Western meeting and is one of the last major sprint handicaps of the season. It’s open to three year old and upwards although the younger generation do not have a great record, in fact in the last twenty years only two have been successful. A maximum field of twenty seven can go to post, with …

2014 Irish Greyhound Derby Final , Saturday 13/9/14

Sep 12th, 2014 at 18:35 Greyhounds 0 comments

After five weeks of action we are down to the last six dogs, the decider for the 125,000 euro Irish Greyhound Derby. The six dogs will represent six different sires, Top Honcho, Hondo Black, Kinloch Brae, Westmead Hawk , Milldean Panther and Brett Lee, and connections of the finalists will be hoping that one day their dog may too become established as a sire. Two of the finalist already have …

2014 St Leger Stats And Pointers , Saturday 13/9/14

Sep 8th, 2014 at 12:39 Horse Racing 4 comments

The St Leger is not only the final Classic of the season but it’s also the oldest Classic in the English flat racing calendar, first run way back in 1776 at Doncaster over a trip of One Mile Six Furlongs and 132 Yards it is one of the highlights of the season for Yorkshire racegoers. In the past the race has been won by some legendary names of the turf …

Irish Greyhound Derby Semi Finals, Saturday 6/9/14

Sep 5th, 2014 at 15:27 Greyhounds 4 comments

Just twelve dogs left in now after four rounds of competition , it’s Semi Finals time and still looking a competitive affair. The senior dogs Tyrur Sugar Ray and Ballymac Vic have done their connections proud and neither dog looks ready to lie down just yet , but it’s Laughil Blake that heads the bookmakers lists after impressive back to back wins. While the tough as teak Droopys Ward looks …

Fifty Horses To Follow For The NH Season 2014/15 Part Two Numbers 26 To 50

Sep 1st, 2014 at 23:07 Horse Racing 0 comments

It's almost that time of the year when the National Hunt Season really kicks in to action. We're just a few weeks away from when the leading stables will be starting to get their string prepared for some of the better early season contests. Over the last two months or so I have spent many hours delving through the form and watching many replays of some of last season's races …