After something of a slow start, our TV Tips table has started to come good. Two weeks ago no less than 10 of the tips won with a further two places keeping each-way punters happy and last week continued the fine form, providing the winners of three of the five races at tasty odds of 5/1, 13/2 and 3/1 respectively. The cherry on top was a further five placed horses from the combined selections.
To pick out one above all the others, Matt Chapman smashed it last week. He yeeehaaa-ed his way to two wins (Reve De Sivola at 13/2 and The Young Master at 3/1) and a further three places. It would be nice if the boys could combine for some similar successes this time around.
As has become custom, we gave top jockey Ruby Walsh, top pundit Matt Chapman, top mysterious tipster, TurfTalk Tom and not at all mysterious Paddy Power racing trader who works only a few yards from our desk a holler to ask them who’s going to win some of the big races on Boxing Day.
Here she blows:
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As you can see (above) the last three contests have thrown up the kind of consensus normally seen in North Korea.
But a winner – on the madness that is the Boxing Day racing fixtures – is a winner no matter how you slice it.
- Matt Chapman: Stay with this 6/1 shot at Kempton and then watch Silviniaco Conti reclaim his King George VI crown
- Paddy’s Punt: A Boxing Day Lucky 31 to knock the stuffing out of Paddy
- Manchester United v Newcastle: Alan Pardew has the winter blues, but is there a sniff of Newcastle upsetting the odds at 7/1?
- Ruby Walsh: Un de Sceaux just flew at Fairyhouse and why I’ll be at Kempton to ride Faugheen and Champagne Fever