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Tidal Bay helps Bookies Enemy to top spot


The victory of that loveable old rogue Tidal Bay in the Bet 365 Gold Cup at Sandown brought a successful month for Bookies Enemy to a triumphal conclusion. The ease at which Tidal Bay defeated a strong field of proven stayers’ surprised many, but would have come as no surprise to subscribers of Bookies Enemy, who were advised to take the early price of 12/1.

    The Grand National meeting at Aintree also found Bookies Enemy in fine form with three winners: Darlan (7/4), Silviniaco Conti (7/4) and Oscar Whisky (5/2). The bookie slamming continued at Cheltenham’s April meeting with Une Artiste (7/4) and Duke of Lucca (2/1) both receiving the Bookies Enemy stamp of approval.

    Overall, Bookies Enemy finished at the top of the Besttipping table for April with a 26.9 point profit. Second, with a 14 point tally came Steve Jones CD Systems, with Gorrie UK just beating PJA All Weather for third spot.

    CD Systems are enjoyed a prolonged run of success which has resulted in profits in nine of the last eleven months and an overall profit during this period of more than 110 points.

    Between 13 and 19 April, CD Systems advised seven tips and of these, no less than five were successful. This sequence took in racing in Ireland and over the jumps and on the all weather in the UK. Mr Chocolate Drop (8/1, Kempton 18 April) was the best priced winner during this run, although the other four winners were attractively priced too, coming in at 5/1, 5/1, 4/1 and 4/1.

    Last month’s advice that Alex Gorrie is the man to follow at the big jumps festivals proved correct again, as he was on the mark once more at Aintree with Silviniaco Conti, Simonsig and Oscar Whisky. He also celebrated the start of the year’s racing at headquarters by correctly naming Mayson as the probable winner of the Abernant Stakes. Trained by Richard Fahey and ridden by Paul Hannigan, Mayson (advised by Gorrie at 7/1) stormed home well clear in what appeared a lively heat.

     Gorrie’s 9.6 point profit was just enough to take third place this month, ahead of PJA All Weather, who recovered from a poor March to post an 8.1 point gain, their seventh profitable month in the last ten.

     There’s usually a big-priced winner or two to report from PJA, and this month was no exception as the All Weather service highlighted Just Five at juicy odds of 20/1 prior to the John Weymes-trained six-year-old’s easy three length victory in a Wolverhampton handicap on 4 April. Three days later 14/1 Nazreef kept up the good work, winning at Kempton Park.

     Personal Info’s remarkable consistency continued in April with another profitable month. It was the 45th time that this service has finished with a profit in the last 54 months, an extraordinary achievement.

     Newmarket’s Guineas Meeting, this weekend, heralds the start of a busy month with Chester’s May Festival, York’s Spring Meeting and Newbury’s Lockinge Stakes guiding us towards next month’s Derby and Royal Ascot. The new jumps season has already kicked off and there’s plenty of action on the all weather. There’s much, then, to look forward to in the next four weeks, so do keep in touch.