Saturday Punt 04/04/2020

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Togo | 13:30 Sat 04th Apr 2020 | Other Sports
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Groundhog day again, and the lockdown continues. A trip to Gulfstream to do the ITV7 again and the intriguing virtual Grand National. I have placed the ITV7 using the following 7 and will be putting together a little punt together closer to the first race at 6.45pm. I have of course put the 7 in a little e/w 7 timer and done the 6 timers. Of more interest is the Virtual Grand National and I have picked 3. Tiger Roll £2.00 win @5/1. I don't think that it would have been anywhere near that price in a real race, it would have been shorter. The Welsh Nat. winner Potters Corner @18/1, a horse that I always follow and did so in the Welsh, and my old favourite Kildisart @50/1, who almost did me a favour last month at Cheltenham. Both of them with just £1.00 e/w.
The Gulfstream picks are. Good luck if you have a punt.

Bella Gianna @13/2 6.45
WW Archie @9/4 7.15
Little Bella @6/4 7.45
Bardot @2/1 8.15
Mystical Moon @4/1 8.47
Ghostly Beauty @5/2 9.18
Mobeatyaba @3/1 9.49


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Ken went galloping ahead of you, togo.
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Haha. Asking for flack in clutterbunk. The annual parade of loonies will be there.
Ha, here you are. Looked earlier and didn't think you were playing out. Had a couple of bets over the pond this week, all to no avail. Hoping for a bit more luck tonight with;

6.30 TB; Philosophy @ 5/1
8.47 GS; Mystical Moon @ 4/1
9.00 TB; Honest To Goodness @5/1
9.49 GS; Peruvian Boy @ 5/1

Bog standard 20p Lucky 15, £1 e.w. acca. 4 placed = £14, 4 winners = £1,505.

The 7; Toonie Loonie, War Act, Moon Eyes, Kozy Dreams, Mystical Moon, Lookinlikeaqueen & Peruvian Boy. £1 e.w. acca.

Fingers crossed that Kildisart wins the Virtual :-)

Good luck.
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I left it till a bit later Ken because the action doesn't start till teatime. I have been out in the garden doing just a bit. Funny enough I was dealing carefully with a tub of hos muck and came in to a load more on t'other place. Haha. Get showered and have an early beer.

I probably won't have a bet, but if I did my "top" pick would be Kimberlite Candy (16/1), with The Storyteller (40/1) and Jett (50/1) as viable outsiders.
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Kimberlite Candy was well fancied Doc. Low weight and been running well in staying races, right age and one of the McManus owned runners. He doesn't half like a winner.

Tiger Roll might be the likely winner but 5/1 in a 40 runner, 4+ mile handicap is too rich for me. Something with a bit of form, well-treated in the handicap with decent jumping and stamina, even if lacking a bit of "class", suits me.
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You have seen our stake levels Doc. We do not have a flutter for any other reason than a bit of fun. But I get your drift. Usually I would steer clear of short priced favourites and both Ken and I scour the handicaps for a bit of each way value. I only had a couple of quid on Tiger Roll because I honestly think, that had the race gone ahead, it would have been more like 5/2 or 3/1.
Well done Togo, you **%$!!**. Thought mine was coming to get you. As I said, a place for Walk In The Mill gets my total stake back. Just had a phone call from my brother - nickname is Potter cos he's always in his shed, potting about - he got me to place a fiver on @ 18/1 yesterday. He gets one winner a year and now he's bragging that he's a better punter than I am :-//
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Get in. A nice £23.60 payout for the mighty Potters Corner. All those times I put him in my bet without return have paid off good style with the Welsh Nat. and the hurdle prep race brefore that. Haha have to think about sticking with the cartoon racing.
Must admit, no-one could argue with the virtual result although I did, at one point, shout at my tv when the 7y.o. Burrows Saint took it up and looked full of running. No 7 y.o. has won this race for the last 2 million years. Yep, a proper result I think. As was the Red Rum result on the supporting card :-))
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Haha he is Ken......if you look at the percentages. :))
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When the Red Rum race was running "She who must be obeyed" could obviously hear the commentary and shouted through "I didn't know Red Rum was running". I said nor did he.....but he would have been delighted to be.
Last time he backed the winner of the National was when Bobbyjo won back in 1999 - 21 years ago.
Many will have watched that race and thought "Cartoon racing isn't bad, is it?" Actually it is. The graphics in the bookies really are cartoons compared to the sophisticated set up we have just witnessed.
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Clever wasn't it Ken. There were ambulances following and people repairing the fences for the next circuit. Well done that man, great attention to detail.
And not a single protester in sight ;-)

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