It’s Friday morning and Jimmy Wright can afford to answer his phone when it rings with the name ‘Rab McNair’ on the screen.

The gentleman from Ayrshire was fairly quick to offer some constructive advice when the gentleman from Fife tipped three runners last week and two of them were beaten by his own dogs. The good news for Jimmy is, he only beat himself once last night! Droopys Back Up was turned over by Droopys Carat.

Beyond that it was a great night for the kennel with four winners of which Jimmy went for £40 @ 4-5 on Velvet Juliet and £40 on Waltham Magic at 7-4 for an £82 profit. Mark Cranston recently described his tipping as ‘hot and cold’. Perhaps edging towards the cold?

Meanwhile at PERRY BARR, all three tipsters selected winners, though only one made a profit. In the stye of a ‘Miss World’ announcement, the ‘second runner-up’ with a net loss of £28.75 was Hannah Prince. In second place with a net loss of £16 was Paul Gebhard. However, the Welsh Wizard with continued mastery over the layers was Robert Short courtesy of a £60 punt on a 13-8 winner. His other fancy, his own, Good Force was beaten a neck. Net profit £57.50.


Team leader Big Mark Pierrepont will be hoping his selections are more consistent than his tipping in the last couple of meetings. Alan Bellis wouldn’t want to be only remembered for his ‘Lawrie Sanchez moment’ (LFC fans will get the analogy) of tipping up at 10-1 winner last time out. We also have a newbie in Terence Urquhart, who comes with a profile of ‘local enthusiast’. (Remember Terence, you are only three consecutive winning meetings away from changing your profile to ‘living god’.)

The form:

The views:

Mark Pierrepont:

Mallogs Iggy (R8 T1) Iggy got back up and running on his first run post comeback by winning well in this grade of A4 but leaving the impression that there was improvement still to come.  Despite being beaten last time out it was an improved performance and he was only just beaten on the line by the strong running Alfies Bomber.  He was a little awkward leaving the traps last week and that’s eventually cost him the race.  Tonight’s race looks a match up on paper between Phil Wilson’s dog and Anna Thompson’s Swift Apologies.  I’m siding with Iggy though who looks plotted up on the rail and will let ‘Apologies’ make the market , his opponents in traps 2 and 3 will give him plenty of room to manoeuvre early on and he can be in pole position by the time they head off the second bend at the latest £100 win

Alan Bellis
Lily Tiger Rose (R6 T3) should be reaching peak fitness now after 3 solid enough comeback runs including when winning at this grade of A3 first time up.  Strong runner who will go close with a run £50 win.
Honour Goldikova (R7 T1) has returned to the track in magnificent form for Adrian McPherson , a high class bitch who can do it from the front or from off the pace , this is a hot A1 but there’s nothing like a bitch in form and she can make it 3 from 3 since the resumption of racing £25 win
Somerfield Guest (R11 T6) should enjoy a trouble free run on the outside of the track and with crowding far from inconceivable on the inside of the track Barry Denby’s bitch is a big runner £25 win.
Terence Urquhart
Panda Blue (R5 T4) down to A3 for trainer Colin Wilton this dog is better class than these. Made a right hash of the start last week and showed all kinds of pace between bends 1 and 4.  Dropped in a hole coming home and looking desperately in need of the run.  Major chance if clearing his kennel mate Moscow McCrow by the first bend £75 win.
Hopalong Dandi (R11 T1) Nice draw to work from on the rail.  Just run down late by Seans Molly last week who packs a finish , fair chance in a good race if holding the rail early  £25 win


Jason Gander and Nathan Hunt are both on winning sequences. Paul Binks and Mark Wallis were both in need of the outing and expected to improve. (It would be mathematically impossible to do worse! Just saying!)

The form:

The views:

Jason Gander:

Teaboy Russet (R5 T3) This is a very fast dog who has been running against the best Romford dogs in last couple of weeks, today feels like a slightly easier race and with the pace being on his outside he could just sneak round the 1st with an advantage and he is strong over the 400 so could see himself get his head in front when it matters  £100 win

Paul Binks:

Mark Wallis:

It has been a bad start to the day with Antigua Rum being confirmed as a non-runner with a fracture of a small bone behind the wrist.

I was hopeful last week but clearly there were a couple that needed the run. Of those, I think Tiffield Blueboy (R3 T3) possibly has the best chance at a reasonable price. Both of our pair want the inside and they are both in with chances but given the draw, Blueboy is the selection £90 win

Jessies Sister (R9 T2) was a bit unlucky not to make the bend last week. This is a tougher race but I think she is value at a big price. £10 win

Nathan Hunt:

Going all in on one of my own, Teaboy Russet (R5 T3). A very consistent puppy, who I think a lot of. He’s a dog with a great attitude and runs the bends superbly. A little easier than last weeks race, hoping he can lead or turn handy at worst. £100 win