I have very exciting news for NagNagNag Blog readers with the announcement that recent Tip Idol Winner Jack Cousin will be providing a FREE Daily Tips service for everyone.
He's kindly agreed to waive the first prize of the recent competition to carry on giving out his Tips for FREE!
This brand new service will start from this Monday 8th March at https://tipidol.co.uk/dailytips and you can sign up on the page to receive a Daily Selections Notification Email. A link to the page will also remain here on the Blog or you can bookmark the page to ensure you don't miss out on any of his Tips.
You'll all remember how consistent Jack was throughout the entire Tip Idol Competition and how well he did on Finals Day to improve his final profit total. I hope you can all give him a follow and help support him in his new venture.
Jack has written a few words to introduce his new service and has also given his thoughts on a couple of fancies for the Cheltenham Festival Handicap.....
Welcome to my first post!
Before we get to the Cheltenham bets, I’ve written a brief overview of how my new daily post will work and what you can expect from it.
The daily post will consist of three main parts: Any selections for the next day’s racing with full reasoning, general thoughts on other races/runners and a review on previous selections.
All bets will be recorded and published in a Profit/Loss and only generally available prices will be quoted. Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) will not be used should any drift. Most bets will be recorded to 1pt win or 0.5pt E/W unless stated.
All content will be FREE and the posts will appear probably between 18:00 and 19:00 the night before the next day’s racing. I will be tweeting a link out on my twitter account @R4c1ng_J4ck once live.
This does not mean there will be suddenly a lot of selections from myself, I still expect regular no bet days. However, this opportunity and the space it provides me for write ups I think will give me extra motivation in my form study which I predict will lead to more selections, particularly once the flat season gets underway.
Let’s get started with some Cheltenham bets!
Paddy Power Plate – Huntsman Son 33/1 E/W 5pl NRNB Sky/Paddy/Betfair 0.5pt E/W
Huntsman Son is somewhat of a trend buster in being an 11-year-old and a horse who was pulled up last time out, but he still would have plenty going for him if turning up. He has some smart novice form on goodish ground behind Kalashnikov (now 159) and later that season he gave a five-length beating to three-time subsequent winner Slate House. He missed the 2019/20 season with I presume a problem of some sort but returned with a great display at Wetherby defeating Two for Gold by five and a half lengths and that rival has franked that form since.
Despite being 11 he’s still lightly raced over fences having had just the eight career starts and therefore remains open to improvement. His effort when pulled up last time is also easy to forgive as he travelled quite well into the race but didn’t get home in the soft ground. The horse is an out and out good ground horse and given all the long-range forecasts are predicting relatively dry weather, I think he could get his conditions and subsequently come in for a bit of support on the day. I have no idea if he’s an intended runner mind, so be sure to take the widely available NRNB concession.
Grand Annual – Embittered 10/1 E/W 5pl NRNB Sky/Paddy/Betfair 0.5pt E/W
I’m keen to take on the favourite Sky Pirate as he looks high enough in the handicap. There are a few interesting types but the one I like the most is Embittered. He has some festival form from last year finishing 3rd in the County Hurdle behind handicap good thing Saint Roi, and Aramon, who won his next two and is now 163 rated.
On his first two starts over fences he finished 2nd both times, firstly behind the sadly ill-fated Easywork, who had previously chased home Envoi Allen and then behind the progressive Andy Dufresne. He’s kept strong company in his last two races and ultimately been well held, lately behind Energumene, who has a live chance in the Arkle. I thought he shaped quite well on his penultimate run in a Grade One on Boxing Day though. He was bang in contention jumping the 2nd last but got hampered coming into the straight. He was seen off comfortably, but it was nevertheless a run worthy of an upgrade. He’s unexposed and the British handicapper has only raised him 2lbs from his Irish mark, so he races off 146 the same mark he finished 3rd off in the County last year.
Tip Idol II will begin on 20th March 2021 and you can now meet the new line up of 25 intrepid souls who will be battling it out over the coming months to try and match, or better, Jack's exploits>> TIP IDOL II - THE 25
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