The Weekend Bulletin (Sat 20th May’17)
Last week’s selections couldn’t make any impact in the Victoria Cup at Ascot which was won in tidy fashion by Fastnet Tempest as high numbers came out on top for the fourth year running.
Nick Hardman’s York Dante coverage over the last few days has seen a return to normal service with winners such as Zain Arion (adv EW) at 20/1 and Here Comes When (adv EW 16/1). You can find out more about Nick’s winning approach in this interesting video.
There are some decent meetings scheduled for Saturday with Newbury hosting the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes and also Newmarket with a 7 race card although the current weather will make them tricky punting propositions with the very soft underfoot conditions.
A little later on we will be sharing a few snippets from Nicks Big Race Coverage but just before we move on to those we have a quick update on the latest news from the Betting Insiders Club.
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In the brand new report (Issue 145) Gary Boswell shares his thoughts on 5 massively priced contenders for the Ladies French Tennis Open which gets underway on May 28th. Gary has a cracking track record of nailing big priced winners on the Ladies Grand Slams and the following is an extract of his comprehensive review:
Roll on the Garros
The love affair with the French women’s event started for me in 2010 when I landed the Italian Francesca Schiavone at 149/1 pre-tournament and basically launched my tipping career. And then spent the next few years wondering how on earth I’d done it and agonising over whether I’d ever be able to land such a monster again! I gradually did so by realising that surface in women’s tennis is key. You get the odd champ over the years that can win on all surfaces but even, Graf, Serena, Navratilova, Evert, Sharapova – they all still have their preferences and clay is often the one that causes the biggest headache.
And now we also have a Serenaless tournament as the remarkable genius is away bringing new life into this troubled world. She will be missed at 2017 Garros but it does of course slightly increase the % chance of landing an outsider again. They occur in women’s grand slams on a 1:5 ratio in recent years and are therefore always worth seeking.
My Number 1 fancy is currently priced at 150/1 and the next strongest is 125/1. That leaves 3, 4 and 5 who all have solid claims:-
Number three: DARIA KASATKINA (current price 33/1)
The teenager’s success in Monterrey was the first sign that clay might be her thing. She could be that future champ on all surfaces sort, too soon to know for sure. Ranked 29 now and very much on the bookmaker’s radar as a must protect ourselves against the could anything factor but on my radar for the same sort of reasons really. Her 3rd round appearance at the 2016 Garros was her best yet but is also consistent with the upward curve.
Number four: ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA (current price 66/1)
Professed clay court preference. Another slight Russian in and outer but in form and winning in 2017 and a quarter finalist in 2011. Ranked 16 now and one of those I’ve ummed and arred about as to whether she has what it takes. Her old young Goth was symptomatic for me that she would remain flighty but there does seem a maturity now. The vision of a slam win as a possibility has I think occurred to her.
Number five: ALISON VAN UYTVANCK (current price 500/1)
The real left fielder and the one I could be wrong about but a test of my consistency and perseverance that I stick with Alison. May have to qualify. Made QF in 2015 but has done precious little since. Had her share of injury and subsequent self-doubt but that’s how it can go. Still very young and that 2015 run did show she was a maybe on the surface. Not a typical clay courter. Tall and strong. Her development needing to come in the between the ears department no doubt. But still on my radar. And of course her price is the biggest tempter of all. She fits that bill of looking an unlikely one.
Of course horse racing remains the number one sport for the majority of our members but a balanced and profitable portfolio approach should be receptive to other punting activities and for that reason we have plenty of coverage on football and tennis.
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Click here to read on and find out what Nick fancy’s from the racing action on Saturday.
Nick Hardman’s Big Race Selections – Sat 20th May’17
There are a few strong trends for this race and having gone through them we are left with Mucho Applause and Duke Of Bronte. Contrast looks like he really needs a step up in trip and is interesting with Ryan Morre booked.
Mucho Applause @4/1
Duke Of Bronte @20/1 e/w (1/4 odds, 3 places)
Contrast @14/1 e/w (1/4 odds, 3 places)
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