If NEWCASTLE boss Ian Walton ever goes missing, police will be checking the alibis of Jimmy Fenwick (-£100) and Steve Anderson (-£100) after his grading embarrassed them YET AGAIN on Thursday night. Jimmy Wright (-£10) will be the getaway driver.

Meanwhile girl power continues to kick ass at PERRY BARR. Hannah Prince (+£40) gave the blokes another masterclass in tipping. Paul Gebhard (-£100) and Robert Short (-£100) can now endure yet another week of emasculation. (Psst! – Robert, have you thought of asking your mum for some help!)



As you can see – Peter Harnden has bottled it for tonight’s meeting. Mark Pierrepont likes to unearth potential gambles – so follow the market with his selection. This isn’t the first time on the Challenge for either Gary Howson or Terry Urquhart. Best we don’t mention what happened last time.

But at least THEY had the cajones to try again

The form

The views:

Mark Pierrepont

Terry Urquhart

Goldies Linekar (R2 T1) Well drawn and has a great strike rate. Should make a smooth transition to all age company.
Seaglass Sabrina (R7 T1) Much better drawn this week and should make all.
Goldies Hoddle (R10 T1) Ultra consistent who rarely lets you down. £20 Trixie.
Nans Major (R8 T1) Has been running very well against some of the best over 4 bends at Hove – has decent 6 bend form already in the book. Looks a decent value bet.  £20 win


Mark Wallis

We have seven runners at Romford tonight of whom I think two stand out. Our first runner is Playbook, who I really rate, but the draw definitely goes against her. Out of the red, she would definitely be a selection. Have A Brandy hasn’t been consistent enough at the boxes in recent weeks. I wouldn’t want to put anyone off backing him –  he could well win off another 3.78 sectional – but he won’t be value. I struggle to believe how Tiffield Blueboy keeps getting so many bad draws. One day he may be drawn inside Goldies Hoddle, but I’m not holding my breath. Antigua Bullet joined us before lockdown, went back to Ireland, and is making his debut. I would expect him to win within a couple of runs, tonight might be one of them, but the 575 is a bit short of his ideal distance. Which leaves. . .
Jessies Sister (R9 T1) I tipped her previously and it hasn’t really happened for her at Romford. But this bitch can run as she showed at Henlow and the 11-2 tissue price for her is way off the mark. To me, she is no bigger than 3-1/7-2. £50 win
Passing Stranger (R11 T6) is another who has let us down in the past, but the change of seeding seems to have done the track. He is far from a ‘good thing’ in a very decent race, but given his recent record, he shouldn’t be too short. He will need to crack away like last time though.  £50 win