When the history of the 21st century is written, our grandchildren will probably do their best to forget 2020. In terms of tipping challenge July 8th was more of a ‘meh’.

All four selections (three different hounds) were chinned at SUNDERLAND. Better at YARMOUTH for Liam Aspin, with £50 on 7-4f Germania Jaxx with Beaniesthebest a non-runner. So a net profit of £87.50. As for Megan Barnard hoping to ‘out tip’ the previously celebrated George Turner. It didn’t happen. George edged it by getting one selection in the first three!!! (Big sigh and head shake)


With James John Fenwick currently out of the country, its a head-to-head tonight between Jimmy Wright and Mark Cranston. Last Thursday, Jimmy F turned over a £140 profit, which bailed out Jimmy W and Mark  for an overall ‘break even’.

The form:

The views:

Jimmy Wright:

Velvet Juliet (R3 T4) Second race back after lock down, I fancy her to make all in the 480 open £40 win

Droopys Back Up (R5 T6) Second race back and beat Juliet in his last trial, drawn to get a nice run around the outside £20 win

Waltham Magic (R10 T5) Ran very well in her last two. Should run on strong to pick these up £40 win

Mark Cranston

Droopys Catch (R2 T6) The draw could have been better for Angela Harrison’s charge but nevertheless he should have too many guns for the opposition. He has a fairly slow starter on his inside so hopefully will get a clear run and finish best. £70 win

Ronnies Sky (R11 T5) With plenty of early pace on offer she may have the race ran to suit her tonight. She stays on strongly and providing those gaps appear, she has the stamina to pick off the leaders close to the finish £30 win


A second appearance for Perry Barr. We repeat the same trio as last week – why wouldn’t we – they all had a winning night headed by Hannah Prince with £96.82.

The form:

The views:

Paul Gebhard:

Nowhere Boys (Race 6 T1) Before lockdown this bitch was running in A1 class, she is minor open class over 6 bends so not short of stamina plus she shouldn’t be too far off the front anyway, she’s had one race since racing resumed and ran well, she should be that bit sharper tonight. £50 win.

Drahbeg Dart (Race 9 T5) I would say that this is the slightly tougher of tonight’s two A1 races. Still learning what to do when she doesn’t lead. But I don’t believe that she has to lead to win, missed the kick last week and was a little bit squeezed for room at one point but didn’t get beat too far, she’s very well right now and at the likely odds is worth a speculative tenner so it’s £10 to win.
Moyar Hero (Race 11 T5) Young, lightly raced and weighs in at around 35 kilos so should have improvement to come. Has decent early pace and did 28.93 first look at the track, he’s had two more runs now at the Barr so a 28.70ish run should be due any time. .£40 win
Robert Short:

Dun Emer Duke (R9 T3) smart prospect here for Johnny Lambe who possibly looks a derby dog later on this year. This dog starts and stays if he cracks a 3:53 here and gets first run he should prove to classy for this top A1. £60 win

Tipping one of my own here – Good Force (R10 T2) . Has a smart Irish card, including a 28.70 Kilkenny had a few set backs but has now settled in perfect. Hoping for a nice pitch around the corner and he will be staying on strong. £40 win

Hannah Prince:

Takemyhand (R2 T1) Pat Rosneys Belle Vue raider looks to be getting to grips with the track and she has clocked better times and sectionals at each attempt. She was only beaten a length last time out, staying on at the finish and I think she will appreciate the drop in class tonight in a race where most dogs like to lead. £30 win.
Quids In (R8 T6) I’ve gone for one of our own dogs again tonight. She was lightly raced in the second half of 2019 due to injury and has only had the 4 races this year, so despite now being 5 years old, she’s far from over raced. She missed the break last week, even by her standards and got a bad knock at the first bend but made up a lot of ground to get beat just 3 lengths at the finish. She has a good draw tonight being the sole wide in the race, trap 5 has ran nearly all her races from 3 or 4 so doesn’t look ideally drawn and should be edging in slightly, which gives our bitch plenty of room on the run up. She does need to start trapping that bit better to get her closer to the pace earlier on, but her best work will come late as she does finish her races strongly. £70 win