CD Systems on song
Steve Jones (CD Systems) is currently mining a rich seam of form with nine winning selections from his last 35 tips. And, of the remainder, 12 finished second or third. Not surprisingly, such a prodigious run has driven CD Systems to the top of the Besttiping table for the five week period from 26 February to31 March. With a 36.5 point profit, CD Systems finished ahead of PJA National Hunt (27.8 points) with Insideoutracing claiming third spot with 19.2 points.
The review period began spectacularly for CD Systems with 9/1 advice Honey Of A Kitten landing the spoils at Wolverhampton on 27 February. This was followed the next day by Lingfield winner, Kipchack, a 10/1 advice. A brace of 6/1 winners and two at 5/1 kept the profits rolling, but the highlight of the month came on 15 March when Thatcherite, a 12/1 advice, scored by a neck in a Wolverhampton handicap.
This was CD Systems’ fifth profitable month out of the last seven and a similar level of long-term consistency has been a feature of PJA National Hunt’s returns. Their 27.8 point gain was the ninth month in the last twelve that they have posted a profit.
The victory of Cape Tribulation in the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival was the high-spot for PJA National Hunt. Advised at 20/1, the Malcolm Jefferson-trained gelding eventually obliged at 14/1. Other highlights included Ministerofinterior (12/1, Huntingdon, 4 March), Hidisuini (12/1 Sandown, 9 March), Bocamix (10/1, Southwell, 19 March) and Benbens (9/1, Newbury, 3 March).
Also enjoying a prolonged winning sequence is Insideoutracing, who registered a profit for the fourth month out of the last five. The impressive Cheltenham Festival winner Hunt Ball was one of two winning 10/1 advices – the other being Weekend Millionair (Ffos Las, 29 March). However, like PJA National Hunt, Insideoutracing’s finest moment came at Wolverhampton when, on 8 March, 20/1 advice, Yarra Valley, came out on top in a fillies maiden.
Alex Gorrie frequently proves to be the man to follow at the big festival meetings and this year’s Cheltenham beanfeast was no exception. He was on song with Sprinter Sacre, Simonsig, Finian’s Rainbow and Riverside Theatre. Over the four days at Prestbury, Gorrie showed a profit of more than 20 points.
Gorrie also celebrated the opening day of the Flat season by advising the winner of the Brocklesby Stakes, My Boy Bill. Trained by Mick Easterby, My Boy Bill was a 7/1 chance at the off, but Gorrie advised his subscribers to snatch up some of the 12/1 available early doors. Ironically, the octogenarian trainer advised My Boy Bill’s owners not to back him as he didn’t feel the horse was forward enough to take the prize. Let’s hope the owners listened to Alex Gorrie instead.
Finally this month, a warm welcome to the latest addition to the Besttipping stable, Speculate 2 Accumulate. Check out their profile on the private tipsters’ page on the website. They are already among the winners with recent successes including: Pepite Rose (11/1, Bangor, 29 February), Romulus D’Artaix (9/1, Newbury, 2 March) and Lackamon (11/1, Uttoxeter, 17 March).