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Levante Beach £20 @ 8-11, Greenwell Jet £20 @ 9-4, Droopys Nadal £60 @ 4-7. £93.84 profit. Job done. Congratulations Jimmy (and Gordon!).
Jimmy Fenwick picked two Harrison runners. The 4-7f won for a net loss of around £21. Steve Anderson? Coastguards are still looking for his selections! -£100.
Meanwhile at Perry Barr, Paul Gebhard and Hannah Prince have clubbed together to buy Token Memory a box of 20 McNuggets. The Ian Bradford trained 13-8 winner was carrying £50 of Paul’s money (£31.25 profit) and £20 of Hannah’s (loss £47.50). Robert Short went £30 on a 2-1 winner for a net loss of £10.
Tonight at Nottingham, Mark Pierrepont and Alan ‘Double Digit’ Bellis will be trying to remove the memory of being humiliated by Peter Harnden. They are joined, on debut, by Steven Harvey whose CV reads “Syndicate member and Nottingham form student”.
Bythewayjack (R9 T6) If this race was being run over 500m then ‘Jack’ would be a relatively short priced favourite. He’s a top level A2 dog who in the main is competing against good A3 dogs. He isn’t known for sparkling early but against this type of rival on what will be just his second start over six bends he should have enough pace to put himself into a promising position as they hit the straight for the first time. ‘Jack’s’ first effort over this trip came on his UK debut last October , he was well beaten on that occasion in a maiden but he has gained much knowledge of the track since and will be much more prepared this time around. With such a short run to the bend being drawn in trap 6 isn’t usually an advantage but all of tonight’s rivals will be looking to keep to the middle to the inside and should he tread carefully around the opening two bends he should be fine. This dog has been back running some very decent opposition in recent weeks over 500m and one particular race of note , an A2 on 29th June , saw him moving strongly to the pick up and maintaining a good deficit over Haggswood River. Admittedly ‘River’ didn’t gain the clearest of passages early in that event but I was still impressed enough with how ‘Jack’ stayed against her to believe that this step up will prove no issue to his stamina reserves. I tipped up Barrigone Claw last week when winning on what was his first try over 680m , he looked tailor made for the trip and won easily despite crowding. He’ll be winning more races over this trip but I fancy ‘Jack’ to get first run on him and he will find that picking up a dog of this class doesn’t come as easily as he found last week against some inferior rivals. £100 win
Alan ‘Double Digit’ Bellis
Just the three tonight at Romford. The man in form: Jason Gander.
Seaglass Sabrina (R2 T3) Taken to Romford extremely well. A bitch and kennel in fantastic form. £100 win
King Sam (R4 T3) has looked like a sprinter to date, but he should have the pace to lead up here and I wouldn’t expect him to get picked up £40 win