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Great Leighs fails in its bid to bring back horse racing in 2013

THE owners of Great Leighs racetrack have seen their dreams of bringing horse racing to the course next year fall at the final fence.

The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has decided not to include Great Leighs in next year's flat-racing calendar and the owners must now reapply to start racing in 2014.

"We are disappointed that BHA has turned down our application for inclusion in the 2013 fixture process," said Great Leighs chairman Keith Brown, a former chairman of the Racecourse Association.

"While we satisfied the BHA on a number of issues, particularly our high-quality racing surface, BHA need to be satisfied in other aspects of our application.

"We intend to seek an early meeting with BHA to resolve the outstanding matters before making a new application so that racing can be resumed at Great Leighs at the earliest opportunity."

Great Leighs was the first track to open in Britain for 81 years but only lasted a few months before going into administration in January 2009.

It is now under new ownership which had hoped to bring back racing by 2013.

But Will Lambe, head of external affairs for the BHA, said: "We have informed those involved with the Great Leighs submission of the Board's concerns, and although we won't be discussing them publicly we have offered to provide the racecourse with some guidance as to how they might be addressed in any future applications.

"When it is appropriate, we have said they are welcome to submit an application to be part of the 2014 fixture list."

The news delays a multimillion pound media deal Great Leighs had struck with betting broadcasters Betsi.

It would have provided additional prize money of £2.5million in the first year, boosting the area's local economy and putting Essex on the global betting map.

Owners MC Racetracks Ltd (MCR) who will now reapply to start racing in 2014, said a green light from the BHA would have enabled them to re-establish the all-weather track and beam live TV coverage across the world.

MCR's chief executive Tony James said: "The money is lost to British racing as it cannot be rolled over into 2014. It's a use it or lose it situation and the race horse owners will be the main losers in 2013."

Betsi managing director John Wright, a former director of Saatchi & Saatchi, said: "This deal was a real opportunity not only for British Racing as a whole but for promoting Chelmsford City's newly acquired status around the world."

Betsi director Steve Shore who met the BHA together with Mr James, said: "I understand that the BHA would have liked more information, but rather puzzled that they did not make further contact to get additional information which was offered and we had to hand."

Racecourse builder and former owner John Holmes, now a consultant for Betsi, successfully brokered the broadcasting deal between Betsi and MCR.

He said: "Newmarket trainers had given the course their blessing – little wonder as 75 per cent of the additional £2.5m prize money would go straight up the M11 to Newmarket."

http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/Great-Leighs-fails-bid-bring-horse-racing/story-16237946-detail/story.html

The Land of Milk and Honey: A view of everyday life at Belmont Park

Kim Brooking, 26, supports herself, her boyfriend Mike Kaetzel, and their 12-month-old son, Joseph, on $75 a day exercising horses at Belmont Park racetrack. At $15 a piece, some days she gets on three horses, sometimes eight. The couple once earned upwards of $60,000 together until they both were laid off from permanent jobs.

Tammy Edwards, 41, earns $56 a day, plus tips, selling programs at Ozone Park’s Aqueduct Racetrack. She supports herself and her two sons, 12 and six, on $13,440 a year, $4,870 below the poverty line for a family of three. She may make another $10 to $50 a day in tips, but she can never count on that.

Elena, 38, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, and her partner Raul, 29, support their three young children, all U.S. citizens, on $25,000 to $35,000 a year (the family’s first names have been changed to protect their identities). They work at Belmont as “hot walkers,” the staff who cools down the horses, walking them around the barns after they exercise.

These are racetrack families, native and foreign-born, who live in a tight-knit and often secretive world that make up horse racing’s backside in New York’s Belmont Park in Long Island and Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens.

Their jobs are often seven-days-a-week and the work is back breaking, sometimes literally. Horses routinely throw or fall on exercise riders. Grooms are kicked and bitten by their charges. Hot walkers are on their feet for hours, walking horses in circles. “Racetrackers,” a term workers call themselves, rake, haul and clean dozens of stalls per day.

Although racetracks employ thousands of parents nationwide, Belmont Park is the only track in the country with daycare. Each day about 50 children out of the 800 or so belonging to Belmont Park’s 2,000 track workers arrive at the Anna House Day Care Center. The executive director of Anna House, Donna Chenkin, estimates it costs about $17,000 a year to care for each child, though most racetrack parents pay nowhere near that amount. Before Kim and Mike lost their salaried jobs, they were paying $1,200 a month for daycare, based on their income. Now Mike cares for Joseph at home while Kim brings in the only paycheck.

“It’s been hard,” says Brooking about her role as a new mother whose job entails hard, physical work. “Anna House was awesome and I think Joe misses it a lot.”

Available only to children of track workers, Anna House opened in 1998 and caters to the peculiarities of racetrack life. It opens at 5 a.m. so parents can make it to work on time. To accommodate the large Spanish-speaking community, all employees are bilingual. According to Chenkin, the racetrack’s extreme hours make it nearly impossible for parents to find babysitters or use traditional daycare. “Parents were desperate,” says Chenkin, “When they had to work they’d leave their kids in cars, or let them sleep in the horses’ stalls. It’s just dangerous.”

Besides being a safe haven for track kids, Anna House provides essential early education for children. “Some kids who were born in the U.S. come in here and don’t speak English,” says Chenkin, “We help them learn the language, and I think it gives them a huge advantage compared to other racetrack kids starting school.”
All of Elena’s three children were enrolled in Anna House at just six weeks old. Her older boys graduated from the program but still receive biweekly tutoring. “They all love it,” she says, “and I think it’s helping them in school.”

Chenkin began her career at the United Nations, setting up child crisis centers in Somalia and Bosnia. She says working at Anna House is not much different. “The issues are the same: parents always want their kids to be safe, and once safety is established, then they want them to get some education. I know this is America and it’s supposed to be the land of milk and honey, but the poverty here is the same as in a third world country. Poverty is poverty.”

Anna House charges parents on a sliding scale. A single mother making $350 per week as a hot walker is charged a nominal fee or receives free day care. A couple making $1,300 a week, similar to what Kim and Mike earned, are charged the full amount. Although Mike is now unemployed, Kim’s average $500 weekly pay is still too high to receive free daycare, but not high enough to pay for day care and feed the family.
Chenkin says the track workers she has met have been almost invariably hardworking and dedicated to providing a better life for their children.

Both of Tammy Edwards’ boys were enrolled in the Anna House program for most of their young lives. “Not only did I know my kids were safe, they were learning a lot too. Anna House was a blessing.”

http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/2012/05/school-of-hard-knocks-and-early-education-for-racing-kids/
Lili Holzer-Glier | May 30, 2012 4:00 AM 

234.50 profit for May, let the FREE service begin!

As results on the All Weather for The Actuary horse racing tips service can be a little unpredictable at this time of the year it was pleasing to report a 234.50 point profit to £10 stakes. With Speed and Class being the main contributor chipping in 316.50 points with a strike rate of 37.9%.

Trip Handicap also made a profit of 61.70 points from a 57.1% strike rate.

The Actuary and On The Money both performed disappointingly with The Actuary making a loss of 63.3 points after a sterling performance in April of 411.70 points profit. Likewise On The Money recorded a profit of 236.70 points in April but made a loss of 80.30 points for May.

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Ballyheigue makes all under Shane Kelly to win by a head

There were no significant big priced winners in producing May's 234.50 points profit but for me the stand outs were Ballyheigue 8-1 and Nassau Storm 17-2. Both horses made all and held on by a head after being pressed hard in the straight. Their victories made a difference of 165 points to subscribers and is a reminder of how precarious the margin can be between profit and loss.

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Nassau Storm makes all under Jim Crowley to win by a head

I think I can raise a glass or two to both Shane Kelly and Jim Crowley tonight safe in the knowledge that I should be sober by the time I need to use the old grey matter once again with no more action on the All Weather until Kempton Park's meeting on 6th June.

When we return remember the service is FREE and I will endeavour to refund your subscription (hopefully within minutes) within 24 hours of receipt. Any problems please drop me an email to theactuary@ymail.com

Enjoy the short All Weather siesta and keep your powder dry until then!  

May fizzles out with a winning whimper!

A day of disappointments with the first of our horse racing tips on the Lingfield Park card, Twenty One Choice declared a non-runner. If that wasn't disappointing enough I personally felt more aggrieved by having taken 13-2 the evening before and woke to an opening show of 7-2.
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With our only remaining interest being in the 4:20 with 2 selections Delft which I had taken 3-1 (Paddy Power) and Incendiary (17-2 William Hill) I was more than disappointed that even though I had the winner, it was a race that, in my opinion Incendiary should have won. Where as Delft had been able to race prominent throughout. George Baker on Incendiary was caught out wide and at one stage appeared a little indecisive as to whether he should make his ground up wide or sit and suffer. Taking the later option did for his chances, flashing home and going down by just over 3/4 length.

Watanee makes it three!

Horse Racing Tips: Watanee made it a hat-trick of top rated winners for The Actuary with Dvinsky 17-2 and Hectors Chance 11-4 taking the 4:45 and 3:45 respectively. In a race of small margins it was pleasing to see the ratings provide the first three home in order. Although it has to be said that Watanee's narrow margin top rating looked a little more appealing when considering its superior C&D rating. 

5:45 Kempton Live Handicap Cl6 1m 
99.8% * Watanee 100.1% 1ST 5-4
99.5% Songbird Blues 99.8% 2ND 11-2
98.8% Trusting 3RD 7-1
97.7% Artful Lady 
97.6% Men Don´t Cry 
97.4% King´s Future 
96.8% Doc Hill 97.1%
96.6% Trioomph 
95.8% Denton Dancer 96.1%
94.9% Vicgernic 
April Ciel 
Dine Out 
Emperors Waltz 
Roman Senate


The Actuary 'Pace and Going' figures also highlighted Watanee's prospects If further confirmation were needed making some amends for the failure of 12-1 Night Flash who could only manage a third place in the 3:45 


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Dvinsky clocks up 10th win at Kempton Park

Horse Racing Tips: The Actuary top rated 11 y.o. Dvinsky, making its 209 racecourse appearance clocked up its 10th win at Kempton Park holding on grimly in the closing stages to fend of Perfect Ch'l. 

4:45 VKempton Park For Weddings Handicap Cl6 7f 
100.6% Dvinsky 100.0% 1ST 17-2
100.1% Lady Mango 98.7%
99.8% Clumber Place 
99.4% Not My Choice
99.2% Isingy Red 97.9%
99.1% Climaxfortackle 
98.6% Perfect Ch´I 99.5% 2ND 7-1
98.4% Blue Deer 98.7%
98.4% Archelao 100.3%
96.8% Kings ´n Dreams 99.0%
95.6% Ensnare 97.7%
94.5% Dunseverick 99.3% 3RD 9-1 

Hector takes his chance at 11-4

Horse Racing Tips: On a day of very tight margins by my figures it came as no surprise that there were few highlights at Kempton Park. Top rated in the 3:45 Hector's Chance looked one of the exceptions with C&D figures confirming the likely outcome.  

3:45 betfair.com Handicap Cl5 1m3f 
100.7% * Hector´s Chance 100.7% 1ST 11-4
99.8% Cape Samba 
99.4% Daring Damsel 100.2%
99.4% Tantamount 
99.2% Haymarket 
98.3% Night Flash 3RD 12-1
97.3% Eightfold 
96.6% Somemothersdohavem 2ND 20-1
96.5% Natasha Rostova 
96.5% Sareeah 
No Time To Lose 

Night Flash and Natasha Rostova feature prominently on Pace and Going figures with Night Flash given the edge as the best Pace and Going proposition on the card.

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The result was pretty emphatic with Hector's Chance winning by a very comfortable 5 lengths and Night Flash just holding on to third at 12-1. 



Horse Racing Tips: Henry Cecil says he would 'love' to see Frankel take on Black Caviar
CECIL has said he would love to see Frankel and Black Caviar cross swords in the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. 
Horse Racing Tips: Trainer Charlie Brooks is charged in phone hacking inquiry
Charlie Brooks and his wife Rebekah Brooks former News International chief executive are being charged with perverting the course of justice as part of the phone hacking inquiry. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/charlie-brooks-charged-in-phone-hacking-inquiry/1033511/ 

The Actuary highlighted P&G Curzon Line wins the last at 5-1

Although there was little to enthuse over when viewing The Actuary Horse Racing Tips P&G figures for yesterdays Kempton card Curzon Line did scream out to be backed.

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In the first two furlongs all confidence in the selection appear misplaced as Curzon Line was found to be losing ground finding itself at the back of the field alongside the favourite Main Line. When asked for an effort Barzalona was somewhat fortuitous in finding gaps opening for him all the way up the straight to get Curzon Line up by a short-head.
With Nassau Storm 8-1, Dutch Supreme 15-8 and Curzon Line 5-1 all winning it was another good day for subscribers and further proof that there is profit to be made on the All Weather even in summer!

Subscribers to The Actuary Horse Racing Tips are of to a flying start with 8-1

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips 'Speed and Class' selection Nassau Storm available at 17-2 (WH) held on grimly after leading from the early stages to repelled all.
Jim Crowley and Nassau Storm were put under pressure by Luke Morris on the joint favourite Cooler Climes during the closing stages but held on by a head. After a quiet couple of days subscribers were guaranteed a profit with a handful of selections still to run.

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips 2 point selection takes 7:20 Kempton Park

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips fires in another winner for subscribers with 'On The Money' and 'The Actuary' selection Dutch Supreme taking the 7:20 Kempton Park. Ted Durcan waited patiently for the cut away in the straight and drove Dutch Supreme down the rail to win a shade cosily beating the 5-4 favourite Sir Fredlot by two and a quarter lengths giving subscribers a perfect 2 from 2 so far this evening at Kempton.Park, 
Horse Racing Tips: New Botti recruit Crackerjack King has Eclipse an option
2011 Derby Italiano winner Crackerjack King could have his first start in Britain in the Coral Eclipse following his transfer to the expanding Newmarket stable of Marco Botti. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/marco-botti-eclipse-an-option-for-new-botti-recruit-crackerjack-king/1033477/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Guineas experience could prove key to Camelot
INVESTEC Derby favourite Camelot's victory at Newmarket in the 2,000 Guineas will stand him in good stead at Epsom on June 2 his trainer Aidan O'Brien said on Monday. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/epsom-derby-a-p-obrien-astrology-imperial-monarch-guineas-experience-could-prove-key-to-camelot-at-epsom/1033201/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Bated Breath misses Duke of York
Generally 7-1 for Wednesday's Duke of York totepool Stakes BATED BREATH will miss the race with connections choosing to wait for better ground. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/bated-breath-misses-duke-of-york-stakes/1032957/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Eight to face Frankel in Lockinge
FRANKEL will face eight rivals when the world's top rated racehorse begins his four year old campaign in Newbury's JLT Lockinge Stakes on Saturday. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/newbury-sir-henry-cecil-a-p-obrien-richard-hannon-eight-in-line-to-face-frankel-in-lockinge/1032979/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Furner's Green dies after dramatic Poulains finish
TRAGEDY struck in an eventful finish to the Poule d'Essai des Poulains after Furner's Green collapsed and died after crosinng the line in third in a bunch finish to the French 2 000 Guineas. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/furners-green-dies-after-dramatic-poulains-finish/1032657/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Cirrus Des Aigles bypasses Singapore for Royal Ascot
CIRRUS DES AIGLES will not contest the Singapore Airlines International Cup next Sunday as his trainer believes the trip could damage the horse's chance at Royal Ascot next month. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/cirrus-des-aigles-cirrus-bypasses-singapore-for-royal-ascot-bid/1032467/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Light Heavy battles to brave Derrinstown win
Light Heavy landed his third victory of the season when he stuck on bravely to deny the front running Tower Rock for trainer Jim Bolger and jockey Kevin Manning.
Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/wrote-tower-rock-j-s-bolger-leopardstown-light-heavy-battles-to-brave-derrinstown-win/1032647/ 
Horse Racing Post: Ascot's eight race card gets green light
OFFICIALS at Ascot passed the round course fit for racing on Saturday meaning the track's eight race card will go ahead as scheduled. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/ascots-eight-race-card-gets-green-light/1031736/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Black Caviar thriving as she bids for win number 21
Black Caviar AUSTRALIA'S most famous horse is in much better shape for her bid to win her 21st consecutive race than when she made history in Adelaide last month her trainer Peter Moody has revealed. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/black-caviar-morphettville-black-caviar-thriving-as-she-bids-for-win-number-21/1031075/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Derby hope Akeed Mofeed not certain to run in Derrinstown
Trainer John Oxx said on Wednesday that Sunday's Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial race might come too soon for his Classic hope AKEED MOFEED Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/john-m-oxx-leopardstown-leopardstown-leopardstown-derby-hope-akeed-mofeed-not-certain-to-run-in-derrinstown/1030105/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Ile De Re leads home Donald McCain one two in Chester Cup
McCAIN saddled the first two home in the Chester Cup as Ile De Re got the better of last year's winner Overturn in the straight. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/overturn-donald-mccain-ile-de-re-leads-home-mccain-one-two-in-chester-cup/1029969/
Horse Racing Tips: Good Morning Star springs 50-1 shock
GOOD MORNING STAR sprang a 50-1 shock in the Cheshire Oaks to continue the perfect start to the May meeting for Franny Norton who also won the opener Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/chester-betterbetterbetter-franny-norton-mark-johnston-good-morning-star-springs-50-1-shock-in-cheshire-oaks/1029962/ 
Horse Racing Tips: All Fur Coat storms home for cosy victory
ALL FUR COAT made every yard of the 5f opener at Chester to record a cosy victory under course specialist Franny Norton. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/betting/all-fur-coat-storms-home-for-cosy-victory/1029926/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Black Caviar heads entries for July Cup Black Caviar was among 57 sprinters unveiled on Wednesday as the initial entries for the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/black-caviar-heads-strong-global-entry-for-july-cup/1029902/ 

Hector's takes Chance with Daring Damsel

It was bitter sweet for The Actuary Horse Racing Tips in 7:30 Kempton Park. Top rated Hectors Chance took the prize under Richard Hughes at an SP of 11-1 but unfortunately subscribers were hoping that lightening would strike twice after landing a big pay day when Daring Damsel was 'On The Money' and 'The Actuary' selection last time out. A selection again today for 'Speed and Class' but was unable to hold of the challenge of the top rated.

99.6% Hector´s Chance  100.4%
99.3% * Foster´s Road 
99.1% Chankillo 
99.1% Arctic Galaxy 
99.1% Kelpie Blitz 
98.7% Zamarelle 
98.5% Daring Damsel  99.9%
98.3% Lady Romanza 
98.3% Silver Samba 
97.1% Rocco Breeze  100.3%
96.5% Corn Maiden 
93.0% Always Ends Well  100.5%
Dovils Date 
Smart Affair 

Speed and Class selection Ballyheigue takes 6:55

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips 'Speed and Class' selection Ballyheigue available at 10-1 with B365 and Victor Chandler earlier today made all to win Kempton Parks 6:55 at an SP of 13-2. Shane Kelly must have felt the game was up after David Probert riding Savida was almost on terms in the final furlong but Ballyheigue kept on fighting and held on grimly by a head to ensure a profit for subscribers on the day

Horse Racing Tips: Classic trials switched to All-Weather at Lingfield Park

Horse Racing Tips: Classic trials switched to All-Weather at Lingfield Park
This weekend’s Derby and Oaks Trials at Lingfield will be run on the all-weather after course officials made the early decision to abandon all the turf races on Friday and Saturday’s cards. 

Could Lily Lily be so good they named her twice!

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips drew a blanks from the few selections made at Southwell yesterday. The couple of P&G interests thrown up ran favourably without boosting the bank at Casa Actuary.

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Hakuna Matata looked more likely to be pull up in the opening exchanges than finish third at 16-1. With the winner Alpha Tauri scorching off in front from the get go, the race didn't conform to the usual pattern and the selection was doing all its best work in the closing stages.

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Feeling Good also featured as a selection for 'On The Money' and 'Speed and Class' so it was somewhat disappointing to see Feeling Good run down in the final strides by a horse that was under pressure turning for home. Feeling Good was going well turning for home under Barry McHugh who always seemed to be unsure when to put the hammer down.

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That was yesterday! Today we have some new opportunities (8) the best I believe to be Lily Lily. Although it was 845 days since Lily Lily last appeared at Southwell her form figures of 112 at the course and P&G ratings that would suggest that the quality of these races was above today's standard makes me feel reasonably confident that at minimum Lily Lily should be in the frame.  
     


Horse Racing Tips: Frankel hot favourite for Lockinge
On Tuesday Frankel was installed the 2-5 favourite by bet365 and 4-9 by Paddy Power for the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 19. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/frightening-frankel-red-hot-favourite-for-lockinge/1029598/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Improving ground conditions at Chester
A WELCOME outbreak of sunshine on Tuesday afternoon meant underfoot conditions improved slightly at Chester as the course's popular May meeting which starts on Wednesday drew ever closer. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/ground-improving-at-chester-after-dry-day/1029500/ 

Horse Racing Tips - Pace and Going

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips 'Pace and Going' figures were seen to good affect again on yesterdays card at Kempton Park. Fortuitously perhaps in the first where Ceiling Kitty was the only horse with a rating. Nevertheless it should pointed out that if the figure had been less than 97% we would have had no interest. Ceiling Kitty won at 5-2 beating 4-6 fav Citius
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We also had an interest in the following race with Exceedance who in the words of the Racing Post 'blitzed' the field and the race was won within the first two furlongs. As with Ceiling Kitty, Exceedance consistency was unproven but both had exceeded expectations to date and the 7-1 SP was well worth the gamble.
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The next race where we had an interest was in the 4:20 with Muntasir. Unfortunately this time we would be disappointed with the selection unable to pick-up to the same degree as the first two home.
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We had two interests in the 4:50 with Ashva and Terdaad. The writing was on the wall for Ashva from the start after missing the break. Terdaad in my opinion should have won!  Taken back from a prominent position to midfield Dettori simply gave the horse to much to do and closed all the way to the line to fail by a neck. 
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Only one interest in the 5:20 again with a similar profile to those above with just the one rating. Fade to Grey was given a patient ride by De Sousa but was frequently niggled but was always going the best in the closing stages to win at 5-2.
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And in the final race our interest turned to Haamaat. Unlike the profile of those selected in the previous races Haamaat shines out as the P&G banker on the card with three flawless ratings. Unfortunately it was in opposition to a 'Speed and Class' selection and won out at 10-11  
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No so busy tomorrow with only two Southwell races of interest from a P&G prospective. And in both races we are in opposition to two of the most heavily touted horses on the card!

Horse Racing Tips: Wrote heads for Derrinstown Derby Trial
Aidan O'Brien has nominated Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote for Sunday's Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial a race he won with subsequent Derby winners Galileo and High Chaparral. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/wrote-heads-for-derrinstown-derby-trial/1029078/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Chester expecting soft ground for all three days
WITH further rain forecast throughout the week Chester's clerk of the course Andrew Morris expects all three days of the May meeting to be run on soft ground after an unexpected 21mm of rain fell on the course overnight. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/chester-may-chester-chester-cup-chester-expecting-soft-ground-for-all-three-days/1029228/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Stablemate Windsor Palace floors St Nicholas Abbey
JOSEPH O'BRIEN who took the accolades for his brilliant ride on Camelot was left red faced when allowing stablemate and pacemaker Windsor Palace too much rope on 2-5 fav St Nicholas Abbey.
Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/windsor-palace-curragh-windsor-floors-st-nicholas-abbey-in-mooresbridge/1028947/


Horse Racing Tips: Michael Hills praises start team after Gray Pearl collapse
Michael Hills has praised the quick response and work of Newmarket officials at the start on Sunday to minimise stress and attempt to help his mount Gray Pearl who was fatally injured before the Qipco 1 000 Guineas. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/michael-hills-newmarket-hills-praises-start-team-after-gray-pearl-collapse/1028840/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Izzi Top dashes clear to win Dahlia Stakes
Giving weight to everything and was keen enough early doors but it did not stop Izzi Top having too much class in the Dahlia Stakes under William Buick. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/newmarket-guineas-newmarket-izzi-top-dashes-clear-to-win-dahlia-stakes/1028226/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Xtension bags second Champions Mile in a row
Xtension won the BMW Champions Mile for the second year running when he flew home in the valuable Group 1 on Sunday. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/money-spinner-xtension-bags-second-champions-mile-in-a-row/1028025/ 
Horse Racing Tips: I'll Have Another bests Bodemeister for Kentucky Derby glory
Bargain buy I'll Have Another ridden by Kentucky Derby rookie Mario Gutierrez ran down Bodemeister close home to land the 138th running of America s most celebrated race
Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/churchill-downs-churchill-downs-ill-have-another-bests-bodemeister-for-kentucky-derby-glory/1027814/


Horse Racing Tips: Charlton gets perfect big race tonic with Al Kazeem
AL KAZEEM gave trainer Roger Charlton and jockey James Doyle the perfect tonic ahead of their 2,000 Guineas bid with Top Offer when running out the easy winner of the Jockey Club Stakes. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/newmarket-guineas-roger-charlton-al-kazeem-gives-charlton-perfect-big-race-tonic/1027482/ 
Horse Racing Tips: After course gallop Frankel set for Lockinge
FRANKEL will return in the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in two weeks' time after pleasing trainer Sir Henry Cecil in a racecourse gallop at Newmarket on Saturday. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/sir-henry-cecil-frankel-set-for-lockinge-after-course-gallop/1027394/ 

Horse Racing Tips: Rouget plotting revenge with Abtaal

Jean Claude Rouget is hoping Abtaal a general 7-1 second favourite for Saturday's Qipco 2,000 Guineas can give France a second win in the race in the last three years.

French Fifteen - Maisons-Laffitte - 05.04.2012

Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/french-fifteen-j-c-rouget-rouget-plotting-revenge-with-guineas-hope-abtaal/1027304/

Horse Racing Tips: Aidan O'Brien says large field no concern for Camelot

A BIG field should pose no problems for 2,000 Guineas favourite Camelot said  trainer Aidan O'Brien on the eve of the Saturday's Classic at Newmarket.

Camelot - Doncaster 22.10.2011

Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/a-p-obrien-j-p-obrien-newmarket-guineas-newmarket-large-field-no-concern-for-camelot-says-aidan-obrien/1026965/

Horse Racing Tips: 14-1 or 13-2?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Great Leighs fails in its bid to bring back horse racing in 2013

THE owners of Great Leighs racetrack have seen their dreams of bringing horse racing to the course next year fall at the final fence.

The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has decided not to include Great Leighs in next year's flat-racing calendar and the owners must now reapply to start racing in 2014.

"We are disappointed that BHA has turned down our application for inclusion in the 2013 fixture process," said Great Leighs chairman Keith Brown, a former chairman of the Racecourse Association.

"While we satisfied the BHA on a number of issues, particularly our high-quality racing surface, BHA need to be satisfied in other aspects of our application.

"We intend to seek an early meeting with BHA to resolve the outstanding matters before making a new application so that racing can be resumed at Great Leighs at the earliest opportunity."

Great Leighs was the first track to open in Britain for 81 years but only lasted a few months before going into administration in January 2009.

It is now under new ownership which had hoped to bring back racing by 2013.

But Will Lambe, head of external affairs for the BHA, said: "We have informed those involved with the Great Leighs submission of the Board's concerns, and although we won't be discussing them publicly we have offered to provide the racecourse with some guidance as to how they might be addressed in any future applications.

"When it is appropriate, we have said they are welcome to submit an application to be part of the 2014 fixture list."

The news delays a multimillion pound media deal Great Leighs had struck with betting broadcasters Betsi.

It would have provided additional prize money of £2.5million in the first year, boosting the area's local economy and putting Essex on the global betting map.

Owners MC Racetracks Ltd (MCR) who will now reapply to start racing in 2014, said a green light from the BHA would have enabled them to re-establish the all-weather track and beam live TV coverage across the world.

MCR's chief executive Tony James said: "The money is lost to British racing as it cannot be rolled over into 2014. It's a use it or lose it situation and the race horse owners will be the main losers in 2013."

Betsi managing director John Wright, a former director of Saatchi & Saatchi, said: "This deal was a real opportunity not only for British Racing as a whole but for promoting Chelmsford City's newly acquired status around the world."

Betsi director Steve Shore who met the BHA together with Mr James, said: "I understand that the BHA would have liked more information, but rather puzzled that they did not make further contact to get additional information which was offered and we had to hand."

Racecourse builder and former owner John Holmes, now a consultant for Betsi, successfully brokered the broadcasting deal between Betsi and MCR.

He said: "Newmarket trainers had given the course their blessing – little wonder as 75 per cent of the additional £2.5m prize money would go straight up the M11 to Newmarket."

http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/Great-Leighs-fails-bid-bring-horse-racing/story-16237946-detail/story.html

The Land of Milk and Honey: A view of everyday life at Belmont Park

Kim Brooking, 26, supports herself, her boyfriend Mike Kaetzel, and their 12-month-old son, Joseph, on $75 a day exercising horses at Belmont Park racetrack. At $15 a piece, some days she gets on three horses, sometimes eight. The couple once earned upwards of $60,000 together until they both were laid off from permanent jobs.

Tammy Edwards, 41, earns $56 a day, plus tips, selling programs at Ozone Park’s Aqueduct Racetrack. She supports herself and her two sons, 12 and six, on $13,440 a year, $4,870 below the poverty line for a family of three. She may make another $10 to $50 a day in tips, but she can never count on that.

Elena, 38, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, and her partner Raul, 29, support their three young children, all U.S. citizens, on $25,000 to $35,000 a year (the family’s first names have been changed to protect their identities). They work at Belmont as “hot walkers,” the staff who cools down the horses, walking them around the barns after they exercise.

These are racetrack families, native and foreign-born, who live in a tight-knit and often secretive world that make up horse racing’s backside in New York’s Belmont Park in Long Island and Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens.

Their jobs are often seven-days-a-week and the work is back breaking, sometimes literally. Horses routinely throw or fall on exercise riders. Grooms are kicked and bitten by their charges. Hot walkers are on their feet for hours, walking horses in circles. “Racetrackers,” a term workers call themselves, rake, haul and clean dozens of stalls per day.

Although racetracks employ thousands of parents nationwide, Belmont Park is the only track in the country with daycare. Each day about 50 children out of the 800 or so belonging to Belmont Park’s 2,000 track workers arrive at the Anna House Day Care Center. The executive director of Anna House, Donna Chenkin, estimates it costs about $17,000 a year to care for each child, though most racetrack parents pay nowhere near that amount. Before Kim and Mike lost their salaried jobs, they were paying $1,200 a month for daycare, based on their income. Now Mike cares for Joseph at home while Kim brings in the only paycheck.

“It’s been hard,” says Brooking about her role as a new mother whose job entails hard, physical work. “Anna House was awesome and I think Joe misses it a lot.”

Available only to children of track workers, Anna House opened in 1998 and caters to the peculiarities of racetrack life. It opens at 5 a.m. so parents can make it to work on time. To accommodate the large Spanish-speaking community, all employees are bilingual. According to Chenkin, the racetrack’s extreme hours make it nearly impossible for parents to find babysitters or use traditional daycare. “Parents were desperate,” says Chenkin, “When they had to work they’d leave their kids in cars, or let them sleep in the horses’ stalls. It’s just dangerous.”

Besides being a safe haven for track kids, Anna House provides essential early education for children. “Some kids who were born in the U.S. come in here and don’t speak English,” says Chenkin, “We help them learn the language, and I think it gives them a huge advantage compared to other racetrack kids starting school.”
All of Elena’s three children were enrolled in Anna House at just six weeks old. Her older boys graduated from the program but still receive biweekly tutoring. “They all love it,” she says, “and I think it’s helping them in school.”

Chenkin began her career at the United Nations, setting up child crisis centers in Somalia and Bosnia. She says working at Anna House is not much different. “The issues are the same: parents always want their kids to be safe, and once safety is established, then they want them to get some education. I know this is America and it’s supposed to be the land of milk and honey, but the poverty here is the same as in a third world country. Poverty is poverty.”

Anna House charges parents on a sliding scale. A single mother making $350 per week as a hot walker is charged a nominal fee or receives free day care. A couple making $1,300 a week, similar to what Kim and Mike earned, are charged the full amount. Although Mike is now unemployed, Kim’s average $500 weekly pay is still too high to receive free daycare, but not high enough to pay for day care and feed the family.
Chenkin says the track workers she has met have been almost invariably hardworking and dedicated to providing a better life for their children.

Both of Tammy Edwards’ boys were enrolled in the Anna House program for most of their young lives. “Not only did I know my kids were safe, they were learning a lot too. Anna House was a blessing.”

http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/2012/05/school-of-hard-knocks-and-early-education-for-racing-kids/
Lili Holzer-Glier | May 30, 2012 4:00 AM 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

234.50 profit for May, let the FREE service begin!

As results on the All Weather for The Actuary horse racing tips service can be a little unpredictable at this time of the year it was pleasing to report a 234.50 point profit to £10 stakes. With Speed and Class being the main contributor chipping in 316.50 points with a strike rate of 37.9%.

Trip Handicap also made a profit of 61.70 points from a 57.1% strike rate.

The Actuary and On The Money both performed disappointingly with The Actuary making a loss of 63.3 points after a sterling performance in April of 411.70 points profit. Likewise On The Money recorded a profit of 236.70 points in April but made a loss of 80.30 points for May.

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Ballyheigue makes all under Shane Kelly to win by a head

There were no significant big priced winners in producing May's 234.50 points profit but for me the stand outs were Ballyheigue 8-1 and Nassau Storm 17-2. Both horses made all and held on by a head after being pressed hard in the straight. Their victories made a difference of 165 points to subscribers and is a reminder of how precarious the margin can be between profit and loss.

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Nassau Storm makes all under Jim Crowley to win by a head

I think I can raise a glass or two to both Shane Kelly and Jim Crowley tonight safe in the knowledge that I should be sober by the time I need to use the old grey matter once again with no more action on the All Weather until Kempton Park's meeting on 6th June.

When we return remember the service is FREE and I will endeavour to refund your subscription (hopefully within minutes) within 24 hours of receipt. Any problems please drop me an email to theactuary@ymail.com

Enjoy the short All Weather siesta and keep your powder dry until then!  

May fizzles out with a winning whimper!

A day of disappointments with the first of our horse racing tips on the Lingfield Park card, Twenty One Choice declared a non-runner. If that wasn't disappointing enough I personally felt more aggrieved by having taken 13-2 the evening before and woke to an opening show of 7-2.
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With our only remaining interest being in the 4:20 with 2 selections Delft which I had taken 3-1 (Paddy Power) and Incendiary (17-2 William Hill) I was more than disappointed that even though I had the winner, it was a race that, in my opinion Incendiary should have won. Where as Delft had been able to race prominent throughout. George Baker on Incendiary was caught out wide and at one stage appeared a little indecisive as to whether he should make his ground up wide or sit and suffer. Taking the later option did for his chances, flashing home and going down by just over 3/4 length.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Watanee makes it three!

Horse Racing Tips: Watanee made it a hat-trick of top rated winners for The Actuary with Dvinsky 17-2 and Hectors Chance 11-4 taking the 4:45 and 3:45 respectively. In a race of small margins it was pleasing to see the ratings provide the first three home in order. Although it has to be said that Watanee's narrow margin top rating looked a little more appealing when considering its superior C&D rating. 

5:45 Kempton Live Handicap Cl6 1m 
99.8% * Watanee 100.1% 1ST 5-4
99.5% Songbird Blues 99.8% 2ND 11-2
98.8% Trusting 3RD 7-1
97.7% Artful Lady 
97.6% Men Don´t Cry 
97.4% King´s Future 
96.8% Doc Hill 97.1%
96.6% Trioomph 
95.8% Denton Dancer 96.1%
94.9% Vicgernic 
April Ciel 
Dine Out 
Emperors Waltz 
Roman Senate


The Actuary 'Pace and Going' figures also highlighted Watanee's prospects If further confirmation were needed making some amends for the failure of 12-1 Night Flash who could only manage a third place in the 3:45 


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Dvinsky clocks up 10th win at Kempton Park

Horse Racing Tips: The Actuary top rated 11 y.o. Dvinsky, making its 209 racecourse appearance clocked up its 10th win at Kempton Park holding on grimly in the closing stages to fend of Perfect Ch'l. 

4:45 VKempton Park For Weddings Handicap Cl6 7f 
100.6% Dvinsky 100.0% 1ST 17-2
100.1% Lady Mango 98.7%
99.8% Clumber Place 
99.4% Not My Choice
99.2% Isingy Red 97.9%
99.1% Climaxfortackle 
98.6% Perfect Ch´I 99.5% 2ND 7-1
98.4% Blue Deer 98.7%
98.4% Archelao 100.3%
96.8% Kings ´n Dreams 99.0%
95.6% Ensnare 97.7%
94.5% Dunseverick 99.3% 3RD 9-1 

Hector takes his chance at 11-4

Horse Racing Tips: On a day of very tight margins by my figures it came as no surprise that there were few highlights at Kempton Park. Top rated in the 3:45 Hector's Chance looked one of the exceptions with C&D figures confirming the likely outcome.  

3:45 betfair.com Handicap Cl5 1m3f 
100.7% * Hector´s Chance 100.7% 1ST 11-4
99.8% Cape Samba 
99.4% Daring Damsel 100.2%
99.4% Tantamount 
99.2% Haymarket 
98.3% Night Flash 3RD 12-1
97.3% Eightfold 
96.6% Somemothersdohavem 2ND 20-1
96.5% Natasha Rostova 
96.5% Sareeah 
No Time To Lose 

Night Flash and Natasha Rostova feature prominently on Pace and Going figures with Night Flash given the edge as the best Pace and Going proposition on the card.

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The result was pretty emphatic with Hector's Chance winning by a very comfortable 5 lengths and Night Flash just holding on to third at 12-1. 



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Horse Racing Tips: Henry Cecil says he would 'love' to see Frankel take on Black Caviar
CECIL has said he would love to see Frankel and Black Caviar cross swords in the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. 
Horse Racing Tips: Trainer Charlie Brooks is charged in phone hacking inquiry
Charlie Brooks and his wife Rebekah Brooks former News International chief executive are being charged with perverting the course of justice as part of the phone hacking inquiry. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/charlie-brooks-charged-in-phone-hacking-inquiry/1033511/ 

The Actuary highlighted P&G Curzon Line wins the last at 5-1

Although there was little to enthuse over when viewing The Actuary Horse Racing Tips P&G figures for yesterdays Kempton card Curzon Line did scream out to be backed.

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In the first two furlongs all confidence in the selection appear misplaced as Curzon Line was found to be losing ground finding itself at the back of the field alongside the favourite Main Line. When asked for an effort Barzalona was somewhat fortuitous in finding gaps opening for him all the way up the straight to get Curzon Line up by a short-head.
With Nassau Storm 8-1, Dutch Supreme 15-8 and Curzon Line 5-1 all winning it was another good day for subscribers and further proof that there is profit to be made on the All Weather even in summer!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Subscribers to The Actuary Horse Racing Tips are of to a flying start with 8-1

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips 'Speed and Class' selection Nassau Storm available at 17-2 (WH) held on grimly after leading from the early stages to repelled all.
Jim Crowley and Nassau Storm were put under pressure by Luke Morris on the joint favourite Cooler Climes during the closing stages but held on by a head. After a quiet couple of days subscribers were guaranteed a profit with a handful of selections still to run.

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips 2 point selection takes 7:20 Kempton Park

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips fires in another winner for subscribers with 'On The Money' and 'The Actuary' selection Dutch Supreme taking the 7:20 Kempton Park. Ted Durcan waited patiently for the cut away in the straight and drove Dutch Supreme down the rail to win a shade cosily beating the 5-4 favourite Sir Fredlot by two and a quarter lengths giving subscribers a perfect 2 from 2 so far this evening at Kempton.Park, 
Horse Racing Tips: New Botti recruit Crackerjack King has Eclipse an option
2011 Derby Italiano winner Crackerjack King could have his first start in Britain in the Coral Eclipse following his transfer to the expanding Newmarket stable of Marco Botti. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/marco-botti-eclipse-an-option-for-new-botti-recruit-crackerjack-king/1033477/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Guineas experience could prove key to Camelot
INVESTEC Derby favourite Camelot's victory at Newmarket in the 2,000 Guineas will stand him in good stead at Epsom on June 2 his trainer Aidan O'Brien said on Monday. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/epsom-derby-a-p-obrien-astrology-imperial-monarch-guineas-experience-could-prove-key-to-camelot-at-epsom/1033201/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Bated Breath misses Duke of York
Generally 7-1 for Wednesday's Duke of York totepool Stakes BATED BREATH will miss the race with connections choosing to wait for better ground. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/bated-breath-misses-duke-of-york-stakes/1032957/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Eight to face Frankel in Lockinge
FRANKEL will face eight rivals when the world's top rated racehorse begins his four year old campaign in Newbury's JLT Lockinge Stakes on Saturday. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/newbury-sir-henry-cecil-a-p-obrien-richard-hannon-eight-in-line-to-face-frankel-in-lockinge/1032979/ 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Horse Racing Tips: Furner's Green dies after dramatic Poulains finish
TRAGEDY struck in an eventful finish to the Poule d'Essai des Poulains after Furner's Green collapsed and died after crosinng the line in third in a bunch finish to the French 2 000 Guineas. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/furners-green-dies-after-dramatic-poulains-finish/1032657/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Cirrus Des Aigles bypasses Singapore for Royal Ascot
CIRRUS DES AIGLES will not contest the Singapore Airlines International Cup next Sunday as his trainer believes the trip could damage the horse's chance at Royal Ascot next month. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/cirrus-des-aigles-cirrus-bypasses-singapore-for-royal-ascot-bid/1032467/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Light Heavy battles to brave Derrinstown win
Light Heavy landed his third victory of the season when he stuck on bravely to deny the front running Tower Rock for trainer Jim Bolger and jockey Kevin Manning.
Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/wrote-tower-rock-j-s-bolger-leopardstown-light-heavy-battles-to-brave-derrinstown-win/1032647/ 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Horse Racing Post: Ascot's eight race card gets green light
OFFICIALS at Ascot passed the round course fit for racing on Saturday meaning the track's eight race card will go ahead as scheduled. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/ascots-eight-race-card-gets-green-light/1031736/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Black Caviar thriving as she bids for win number 21
Black Caviar AUSTRALIA'S most famous horse is in much better shape for her bid to win her 21st consecutive race than when she made history in Adelaide last month her trainer Peter Moody has revealed. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/black-caviar-morphettville-black-caviar-thriving-as-she-bids-for-win-number-21/1031075/ 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Horse Racing Tips: Derby hope Akeed Mofeed not certain to run in Derrinstown
Trainer John Oxx said on Wednesday that Sunday's Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial race might come too soon for his Classic hope AKEED MOFEED Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/john-m-oxx-leopardstown-leopardstown-leopardstown-derby-hope-akeed-mofeed-not-certain-to-run-in-derrinstown/1030105/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Ile De Re leads home Donald McCain one two in Chester Cup
McCAIN saddled the first two home in the Chester Cup as Ile De Re got the better of last year's winner Overturn in the straight. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/overturn-donald-mccain-ile-de-re-leads-home-mccain-one-two-in-chester-cup/1029969/
Horse Racing Tips: Good Morning Star springs 50-1 shock
GOOD MORNING STAR sprang a 50-1 shock in the Cheshire Oaks to continue the perfect start to the May meeting for Franny Norton who also won the opener Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/chester-betterbetterbetter-franny-norton-mark-johnston-good-morning-star-springs-50-1-shock-in-cheshire-oaks/1029962/ 
Horse Racing Tips: All Fur Coat storms home for cosy victory
ALL FUR COAT made every yard of the 5f opener at Chester to record a cosy victory under course specialist Franny Norton. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/betting/all-fur-coat-storms-home-for-cosy-victory/1029926/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Black Caviar heads entries for July Cup Black Caviar was among 57 sprinters unveiled on Wednesday as the initial entries for the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/black-caviar-heads-strong-global-entry-for-july-cup/1029902/ 

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Hector's takes Chance with Daring Damsel

It was bitter sweet for The Actuary Horse Racing Tips in 7:30 Kempton Park. Top rated Hectors Chance took the prize under Richard Hughes at an SP of 11-1 but unfortunately subscribers were hoping that lightening would strike twice after landing a big pay day when Daring Damsel was 'On The Money' and 'The Actuary' selection last time out. A selection again today for 'Speed and Class' but was unable to hold of the challenge of the top rated.

99.6% Hector´s Chance  100.4%
99.3% * Foster´s Road 
99.1% Chankillo 
99.1% Arctic Galaxy 
99.1% Kelpie Blitz 
98.7% Zamarelle 
98.5% Daring Damsel  99.9%
98.3% Lady Romanza 
98.3% Silver Samba 
97.1% Rocco Breeze  100.3%
96.5% Corn Maiden 
93.0% Always Ends Well  100.5%
Dovils Date 
Smart Affair 

Speed and Class selection Ballyheigue takes 6:55

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips 'Speed and Class' selection Ballyheigue available at 10-1 with B365 and Victor Chandler earlier today made all to win Kempton Parks 6:55 at an SP of 13-2. Shane Kelly must have felt the game was up after David Probert riding Savida was almost on terms in the final furlong but Ballyheigue kept on fighting and held on grimly by a head to ensure a profit for subscribers on the day

Horse Racing Tips: Classic trials switched to All-Weather at Lingfield Park

Horse Racing Tips: Classic trials switched to All-Weather at Lingfield Park
This weekend’s Derby and Oaks Trials at Lingfield will be run on the all-weather after course officials made the early decision to abandon all the turf races on Friday and Saturday’s cards. 

Could Lily Lily be so good they named her twice!

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips drew a blanks from the few selections made at Southwell yesterday. The couple of P&G interests thrown up ran favourably without boosting the bank at Casa Actuary.

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Hakuna Matata looked more likely to be pull up in the opening exchanges than finish third at 16-1. With the winner Alpha Tauri scorching off in front from the get go, the race didn't conform to the usual pattern and the selection was doing all its best work in the closing stages.

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Feeling Good also featured as a selection for 'On The Money' and 'Speed and Class' so it was somewhat disappointing to see Feeling Good run down in the final strides by a horse that was under pressure turning for home. Feeling Good was going well turning for home under Barry McHugh who always seemed to be unsure when to put the hammer down.

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That was yesterday! Today we have some new opportunities (8) the best I believe to be Lily Lily. Although it was 845 days since Lily Lily last appeared at Southwell her form figures of 112 at the course and P&G ratings that would suggest that the quality of these races was above today's standard makes me feel reasonably confident that at minimum Lily Lily should be in the frame.  
     


Horse Racing Tips: Frankel hot favourite for Lockinge
On Tuesday Frankel was installed the 2-5 favourite by bet365 and 4-9 by Paddy Power for the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 19. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/frightening-frankel-red-hot-favourite-for-lockinge/1029598/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Improving ground conditions at Chester
A WELCOME outbreak of sunshine on Tuesday afternoon meant underfoot conditions improved slightly at Chester as the course's popular May meeting which starts on Wednesday drew ever closer. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/ground-improving-at-chester-after-dry-day/1029500/ 

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Horse Racing Tips - Pace and Going

The Actuary Horse Racing Tips 'Pace and Going' figures were seen to good affect again on yesterdays card at Kempton Park. Fortuitously perhaps in the first where Ceiling Kitty was the only horse with a rating. Nevertheless it should pointed out that if the figure had been less than 97% we would have had no interest. Ceiling Kitty won at 5-2 beating 4-6 fav Citius
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We also had an interest in the following race with Exceedance who in the words of the Racing Post 'blitzed' the field and the race was won within the first two furlongs. As with Ceiling Kitty, Exceedance consistency was unproven but both had exceeded expectations to date and the 7-1 SP was well worth the gamble.
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The next race where we had an interest was in the 4:20 with Muntasir. Unfortunately this time we would be disappointed with the selection unable to pick-up to the same degree as the first two home.
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We had two interests in the 4:50 with Ashva and Terdaad. The writing was on the wall for Ashva from the start after missing the break. Terdaad in my opinion should have won!  Taken back from a prominent position to midfield Dettori simply gave the horse to much to do and closed all the way to the line to fail by a neck. 
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Only one interest in the 5:20 again with a similar profile to those above with just the one rating. Fade to Grey was given a patient ride by De Sousa but was frequently niggled but was always going the best in the closing stages to win at 5-2.
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And in the final race our interest turned to Haamaat. Unlike the profile of those selected in the previous races Haamaat shines out as the P&G banker on the card with three flawless ratings. Unfortunately it was in opposition to a 'Speed and Class' selection and won out at 10-11  
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No so busy tomorrow with only two Southwell races of interest from a P&G prospective. And in both races we are in opposition to two of the most heavily touted horses on the card!

Horse Racing Tips: Wrote heads for Derrinstown Derby Trial
Aidan O'Brien has nominated Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote for Sunday's Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial a race he won with subsequent Derby winners Galileo and High Chaparral. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/wrote-heads-for-derrinstown-derby-trial/1029078/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Chester expecting soft ground for all three days
WITH further rain forecast throughout the week Chester's clerk of the course Andrew Morris expects all three days of the May meeting to be run on soft ground after an unexpected 21mm of rain fell on the course overnight. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/chester-may-chester-chester-cup-chester-expecting-soft-ground-for-all-three-days/1029228/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Stablemate Windsor Palace floors St Nicholas Abbey
JOSEPH O'BRIEN who took the accolades for his brilliant ride on Camelot was left red faced when allowing stablemate and pacemaker Windsor Palace too much rope on 2-5 fav St Nicholas Abbey.
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Horse Racing Tips: Michael Hills praises start team after Gray Pearl collapse
Michael Hills has praised the quick response and work of Newmarket officials at the start on Sunday to minimise stress and attempt to help his mount Gray Pearl who was fatally injured before the Qipco 1 000 Guineas. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/michael-hills-newmarket-hills-praises-start-team-after-gray-pearl-collapse/1028840/ 

Monday, May 07, 2012

Horse Racing Tips: Izzi Top dashes clear to win Dahlia Stakes
Giving weight to everything and was keen enough early doors but it did not stop Izzi Top having too much class in the Dahlia Stakes under William Buick. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/newmarket-guineas-newmarket-izzi-top-dashes-clear-to-win-dahlia-stakes/1028226/ 
Horse Racing Tips: Xtension bags second Champions Mile in a row
Xtension won the BMW Champions Mile for the second year running when he flew home in the valuable Group 1 on Sunday. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/money-spinner-xtension-bags-second-champions-mile-in-a-row/1028025/ 

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Horse Racing Tips: I'll Have Another bests Bodemeister for Kentucky Derby glory
Bargain buy I'll Have Another ridden by Kentucky Derby rookie Mario Gutierrez ran down Bodemeister close home to land the 138th running of America s most celebrated race
Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/churchill-downs-churchill-downs-ill-have-another-bests-bodemeister-for-kentucky-derby-glory/1027814/


Horse Racing Tips: Charlton gets perfect big race tonic with Al Kazeem
AL KAZEEM gave trainer Roger Charlton and jockey James Doyle the perfect tonic ahead of their 2,000 Guineas bid with Top Offer when running out the easy winner of the Jockey Club Stakes. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/newmarket-guineas-roger-charlton-al-kazeem-gives-charlton-perfect-big-race-tonic/1027482/ 
Horse Racing Tips: After course gallop Frankel set for Lockinge
FRANKEL will return in the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in two weeks' time after pleasing trainer Sir Henry Cecil in a racecourse gallop at Newmarket on Saturday. Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/sir-henry-cecil-frankel-set-for-lockinge-after-course-gallop/1027394/ 

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Horse Racing Tips: Rouget plotting revenge with Abtaal

Jean Claude Rouget is hoping Abtaal a general 7-1 second favourite for Saturday's Qipco 2,000 Guineas can give France a second win in the race in the last three years.

French Fifteen - Maisons-Laffitte - 05.04.2012

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Horse Racing Tips: Aidan O'Brien says large field no concern for Camelot

A BIG field should pose no problems for 2,000 Guineas favourite Camelot said  trainer Aidan O'Brien on the eve of the Saturday's Classic at Newmarket.

Camelot - Doncaster 22.10.2011

Read the full story at: http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/a-p-obrien-j-p-obrien-newmarket-guineas-newmarket-large-field-no-concern-for-camelot-says-aidan-obrien/1026965/