Aintree Horse Betting Advice

A free horse betting tip for Aintree this week from Guy over at the mathematician betting website.

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Looks another classy Saturday and fascinating racing again and I have covered
something from every track this afternoon for the full member message.
The flat is closing down now and much of this is rubbish but there are
still some really intersting races. The National Hunt cards are getting better all the time.
It’s as least as good as the flat today and they
contribute a lot to the 16 Saturday previews but the problem yet again is the
best racing is saved for Saturday and there is simply not enough time to do it all justice.

I am having one full bet for full members today in the 2.30 at Doncaster.
Here on the free blog I am posting up one from slightly further down the full member message.
It almost made full bet status but not quite.

Aintree   1.50

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Not ready yet for big field Aintree Handicap Hurdles.
I did notice from 7 past renewals that horses that came from Novice races were 0-16
so I would raise a question mark about favourite CAPE EXPRESS as well as KARTANIAN as well.
I want to oppose these. There are several that have acceptable profiles.
AGENT ARCHIE and NAMPOUR look threatsbut I was drawn to EMPIRE LEVANT first time out.
He had no chance at last years festival over 2m 5f as he doesnt stay.
He wants to race over 18f or less on good ground and on a flat track
and these are his conditions and I think he is a far better bet than the favourite here.


EMPIRE LEVANT 4/1 ( best odds guaranteed )  at stan james



Bounty From The Bookies Today?

The below is from The Mathematician Site.

Just part of a much larger message from him today.

Fingers crossed for another decent priced winner from him again today.

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Lingfield 3.55

Low grade handicap. MISS BOUNTY is not a
statistical pick. I’m not convinced any of the
runners are statistical choices. I like her odds.
All year I have been banging on about her sire
not getting winners over 12f and more and It
interests me she drops in trip now to what is
her best distance as I explain below. She also
has good excuses for her last two runs and it
is likely she was not fit. She is the forgotten
horse in this race and 10/1 seems a big price.
I am going to leave her as a Mention for the
following reason. She does not have the usual
headgear on. She hasn’t yet won without any
headgear yet. She won last March when it was
applied after several runs without any and I
don’t know how significant that might be. It
is a Gap in my Knowledge or at least I don’t
feel I can overlook it with confidence. That
stops me betting her hard. I might well have
a saver on Beggers Belief but I do prefer the
mare MISS BOUNTY at the price and have
plans to bet her. Happy to ignore the issues
with headgear for my bet but not happy to
take the chance for any stronger selection.

10/1 at BetfredLadbrokesCoral – stan james


Market Moves

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Big Mikes Saturday Column

G`day.  England second best in Auckland but what about Wales?  The
Principality will be buzzing what with the resounding win over Ireland but
also Richie Burnet`s amazing comeback in the World Grand Prix Darts.

In Racing I would just point out that I am still wary about Donald McCains
horses currently.  I feel they are short of `work` no doubt due to the
Funeral situation surrounding Ginger so where today I would have been firm
on a selection I am playing with a `saver` via the Aewsome.  I have no
qualms about the long term situation as they have too many good horses in
the yard but temporarily just take a bit of caution into your betting.

The Cesarewitch at 350 has its usual 33 runners and I see Stan James have
retreated and paying 1st 4 only.   Sign of the times maybe.  I have a
little – and I mean little – bet on the race.

Very trappy stuff today and a lot of rain about so just going with a ***

Many Sports bets though.

A few Market Moves

These are purely notes by the way – NOT bets!



Early money here for Pimpernel here – now 10/3 from 4s


Dux Scholar (Stoute) is firm here – now 3/1 from 4s.



Weapon of Choice is backed.  Has been as low as 5/1 and now 11/2 but still


Memory Lane (Sir Mark Prescott) backed into 6/1 from an early 9/1 and
gamble showing no signs of waning.



African Broadway well backed here.  13/8 into evens for the Pipe yard.


Joe Punter is backing Slightly Tanned (Paul Nicholls) is now 4/6 from 5/6.
I will be looking for an ew alternative.


An interesting one here maybe.  Ivors King from Colin Tizzard.  Now 7/2
from an opening 11/2.


Bit early to be looking here but there is an eyecatcher in the 900 where
Castlemorris King is now 5/2 from 4/1.

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Each Way Value

Each Way Value:

2.20 Lingfield 8. Uncle Dermot 0.5pt e/w (7/2 Totesport , or 10/3 VC)

4.40 Lingfield 3. Enriching 0.2pt e/w (16/1 PaddyPower Bet365  VC )

Bonus Bets/Comments:-

England to win the Cricket World Cup
1% stake at 9/1 Stan James
They have been hot and cold in the tornament, but have done well against
the top sides, when drawing with India and beating South Africa who are as
short as 3/1 and 4/1. Having won the 20/20 World Cup and then added the
Ashes this squad is one that has the belief required to win. The squad
players that have come into the side have done well and a likely Quarter
Final against SriLanka or Pakistan looks winnable, which would leave them
just two matches from glory. I dont like to back England -at any sport, and
Crickets not my bag most of the time, but this team do look a shade of
value at 9/1 with only 8 teams in it.

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50/1 Winner At Newmarket?

50/1 Winner At Newmarket?

A specualtive  long shot each way suggestion for newmarket today from The Mathematician. To visit his own site click here ==> Horse Betting



Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes (Group 2)
(CLASS 1) (3yo+) 7f

2/1 Delegator, 5/1 Red Jazz, 10/1 Mabait, 10/1 Main Aim
12/1 Cat Junior, 12/1 Dream Eater, 16/1 High Standing
20/1 Duff, 20/1 Himalya, Shakespearean, 25/1 Harrison George 25/1 Sir Gerry, 33/1 Golden Stream, 50/1 Blue Angel.

* The Challenge Stakes is a Group race over 7f
* There are 20 renewals since 1990
* 18 of the 20 winners had between 9 and 14 career runs
* Horses with 13 or more starts struggled
* The only ones that won had Grade 1 form before
* Male 3 year olds are just 1-37 with 13 or more runs
* No 3 year old has won this down in distance


* DELEGATOR has 1 run this season
* A Few past winners had 2 runs but none had 1
* Thats the biggest problem he faces
* BLUE ANGEL has a surprisingly good profile
* She is very similar to the 2007 winner
* She is  close to 2 other winners
* In a race of shocks she could be interesting
* 3 Year Old fillies with 7-12 career starts
* Finishing 1-2-3-4 last time
* At least 6 runs this season
* These horses had a 4-6 record in this race
* The last 2 that won (2007 and 2000) were 20/1
* BLUE ANGEL is a possibly shock  winner.

It looks a ridiculous shout to go with BLUE ANGLE who
is 50/1 and more on Betfair and multiple bookmakers but the last 10 renewals have
seen horses win a 20/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 and 16/1 and they
were impossible to find as well so she may be able to nick
a place. I’m not keen on any of the alternatives so with a
risk of making myself look stupid I will go with her.

Definately more chance of losing with this bet than winning with it but the name of the game is long term edge and at 50/1 I sniff some value.

BLUE ANGEL 50/1 + Each  Way Bet365BetfredLadbrokes – stan james

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Saturday Football Bet

Saturday Football Bet

1pt draw between Caen and Sochaux in French Ligue One

11/5 Stan James, Totesport and William Hill (Saturday 16th May 6pm ko)

We had a lot of success earlier in the season backing draws in France and this is another game that fits the bill. Thirteen out of Caen’s thirty five matches this season have finished in draws (37% = 17/10). Sochaux have drawn twelve out of thirty five (34% = 15/8). Backing draws blindly in Caen and Sochaux games at around the 2/1 mark would clearly be a profitable strategy. When two such teams meet the chances of a draw seem to be further increased and the last three meetings between these two sides have all resulted in draws. Odds of 11/5 suggest that there is only a 31% chance of a draw when the stats seem to suggest otherwise.

Minimum price to take – 15/8

The Oracle

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Saturday Racing Bets from

Saturday Horse Racing Bets From

Gustavo (1.25 Sandown) –

best price 33/1 (sporting bet / skybet) – EACH WAY

Approved Force (3.05 Sandown)

– take 22/1 best odds guaranteed atWilliam Hill – EACH WAY

Diriculous (3.30 Great Leighs)

- take 2/1 best odds guaranteed at William Hill / Stan James / Boyle Sports – WIN

Saturday Racing

First some trends – 15 years worth

2.35 Sandown – Tingle Creek Chase – 2 miles (Grade 1)


12 of the last 15 winners have come from the top three in the betting.
9 of the last 15 winners were priced 7/2 or shorter.
LTO: Horses that won LTO have provided 8 of the last 15 winners.
debutants: Horses making their seasonal debuts have a good record with
7 wins from 25 qualifiers. Backing all qualifiers would have produced
a £8.50 profit (ROI +34%).
position LTO: Horses that were first or second favourites last time
out have provided 13 winners of the 15 winners.
course: Horses that raced at Exeter last time out have a good record
with 4 of the 17 qualifiers going onto win this race. Backing all qualifiers
would have yielded a £5.83 profit (+34.3%).


Horses ranked fifth or higher in the betting have provided just 1 winner
from 40 qualifiers for a loss of £33.00 (ROI -82.5%).
Horses priced 8/1 or bigger have recorded no wins from 44 qualifiers.
LTO: Horses that finished 3rd or worse last time out (and
completed the course) have produced just 2 winners from 34 qualifiers
for a loss of £22.50 (ROI -66.2%).
course: Horses that raced at Cheltenham or Ascot last time out have
a surprisingly poor record with only 3 wins from 37 qualifiers for a
loss of £25.67 (ROI -69.4%).


(inc. joints): There have been 6 winning favourites (including joints)
from 16 for a small loss of 82 pence.
5 year olds have won 3 races from 8 qualifiers (SR 37.5%); 6 year olds
have won 2 races from 13 qualifiers (SR 15.4%); 7 year olds have won
5 races from 23 qualifiers (SR 21.7%); 8 year olds have won 3 races
from 23 qualifiers (SR 13%); 9 year olds and older have won 2 races
from 33 qualifiers (SR 6.1%).

Trends analysis: favourites
have a fairly good record, but it looks best to concentrate on the top three
in the betting as they have provided 80% of the winners. Indeed focusing on
horses priced 15/2 or shorter has provided every single winner in the last 15
years. From there, pay special attention to horses either making their seasonal
debuts, and/or those who were first or second in the betting on their most recent
start. Moving onto negatives, if they raced at Cheltenham or Ascot last time
out this then there is almost certainly value looking elsewhere, as is there
looking for horses that finished 3rd or worse LTO (having completed
course). This process should pinpoint a clear trends pick. In terms of age,
5 years have a good record from a small number of runners, while 9 year olds
or older look poor value.

Conclusion – Master Minded
has a good trends profile; slightly better than second favourite TidalBay, but
TidalBay looks the value price of the pair to me.

3.05 Sandown – Listed handicap hurdle 2 miles ½f


Second, third and fourth favourites have won 7 races from 49 qualifiers
for a profit of £11.50 (ROI +23.5%).
LTO: 10 of the last 15 winners won last time out. Backing all qualifiers
would have produced a profit of £13.33 (ROI +20.2%).
carried: The bottom five in the weights (inc. joints) have a good record
with 10 wins from 82 qualifiers. Backing all qualifiers would have yielded
a profit of £23.50 (ROI +28.7%).
Post Speed ratings: Topspeed in the Racing Post has had 5 top rated
/ joint top rated winners for a profit of £29.25 (ROI +162.5%).


There have been 3 winning favourites from 15 qualifiers for a loss of
£8.17 (ROI -57.5%).
Horses priced 20/1 or bigger have provided just 1 winner from 88 qualifiers
for a loss of £62.00 (ROI -70.5%).
carried: The top five in the weights have a poor record with only 2
wins from 73 qualifiers and a loss of £69.67 (ROI -88.2%).
since last run: Horses that have been off the track for 7 weeks or more
have produced 0 winners from 35 qualifiers.
favourites: 25 beaten favourites have run in this race and all have


4 year olds have won 5 races from 49 qualifiers (SR 10.2%); 5 year olds
have won 5 races from 74 qualifiers (SR 6.8%); 6 year olds have won
4 races from 51 qualifiers (SR 7.8%); 7 year olds plus have won 1 race
from 45 qualifiers (SR 2.2%).

Trends analysis: favourites
have a poor record which is no surprise considering the race usually attracts
a big field and hence is a competitive affair. Having said that outsiders have
a poor record also, so it seems best to focus on horses priced under 20/1. The
bottom five in the weights have won 67% of the races from just 37% of the runners,
so these horses merit close scrutiny, as do horses won last time out. Horses
to avoid seem to be horses at the top of the weights, beaten favourites last
time out, 7 year olds and older, and horses that have been off the track for
7 or more weeks.

Conclusion – from a trends
perspective Spear Thistle looks the one to be on.

At an each way price Approved
Force looks interesting. Had good form as 3yo and he looks overpriced. Hills
offer best odds guaranteed at 22/1 and that rates good each way value.

2.00 Sandown – Henry VIII Novices’ Chase – 2 miles (Grade


(inc. joints): There have been 10 winning favourites (including joints)
from 17 qualifiers for a profit of £4.81 (ROI +28.3%).
14 of the last 15 winners have come from the top two in the betting.
14 of the last 15 winners were priced 7/2 or shorter.
winners: 10 of the last 15 winners won last time out.
form: 23 horses have come into the race having finished first or second
on all of their last three starts and 8 have won.
All 15 winners came into the race having never fallen / unseated previously
in their careers.
course: Horses that raced at Cheltenham last time out have a good record
with 6 of the 20 qualifiers going onto win this race.


Horses third or bigger in the betting have provided just 1 winner from
50 qualifiers for a loss of £43.00 (ROI – 86%).
Horses priced 8/1 or bigger have recorded no wins from 27 qualifiers.
winners: Course winners have only won once from 15 runners for a loss
of £12.62 (ROI -84.1%).


4 and 5 year olds have won 5 races from 22 qualifiers (SR 22.7%); 6
year olds have won 7 races from 33 qualifiers (SR 21.2%); 7 year olds
plus have won 3 races from 22 qualifiers (SR 13.6%).

Trends analysis: the top
two in the market have dominated this event winning a all bar one of the races,
with favourites doing especially well winning 67% of them. From here you need
to focus on good jumpers as none of the winners had previous fallen in their
careers. Last time out winners have a good record, while horses that ran at
Cheltenham last time out have a good record also.

Conclusion – of the front
two in the market, second favourite Araldur has the better profile and at 7/2
looks better value.


1.25 Sandown – this is an
open handicap hurdle but one horse stands out for me at the early prices. Gustavo
hails from a stable that seems to be running into form and he has plenty of
other positives as well. He has a good record fresh, has a good record on right
handed tracks (4 wins, 2 placed from 8 ) and acts on the ground. The jockey
looks a potential negative but he has an 18% strike rate for Venetia Williams
so perhaps that is not a worry. At 33/1 best price at sporting bet and sky bet
/ mid 40s on Betfair he looks a worthwhile punt. If you don’t have an account
with sporting bet / sky bet then take the best odds guaranteed at either bet
365 or William Hill (both price up at 25/1).

3.30 Great Leighs – Diriculous
looks a solid favourite and 2/1 looks a fair bet to me.

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