A few Gold thoughts…

It’s Friday, and there’s some good racing, and, triggered by a discussion on the Gold Forum, I thought I’d offer a few thoughts on how I use Gold reports to find my own bets.

It is, of course, entirely possible that today’s interesting runners will not throw up a winner between them; but that must not detract from the excellent form they’ve been in recently, including this little effort on yesterday’s Trainer Jockey Combo report (a favourite of many Gold subscribers, and free on Saturdays for free members – take note!)

Winners on Trainer Jockey Combo report

Winners on Trainer Jockey Combo report


That’s a good day, for sure, but not an untypical one. Anyway, enough of history, what about this afternoon? Here’s what I wrote on the forum, with a few extra thoughts added in…

Trainer Handicap First Run report

Amazour might be interesting in the 8.00 Hamilton. He has good maiden form, could be a better horse on soft ground judged on breeding, may well have strengthened up considerably since last year… and it’s a bloody long way from Newmarket for the trainer’s only runner!

He already holds the top speed rating as well, and could just be a cut above these.

9/1 is plenty fair enough, I’d say.

The 4.30 Newbury is a minefield with most of the runners from big stables and capable of better. Definitely too hard.


Trainer Change Report

4.20 York – Juncart switches to Willie Haggas (2 from 3, other placed, in the last year). Haggas targets York as an exiled Yorkshireman in Newmarket. 6/1

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2yo First Time Out report

5.50 Hamilton – Sunnua for Richard Fahey. Brilliant 2yo first time record in the last year, and going well with such types recently. 6/1


Trainer Jockey Combo report

8.00 Hamilton – Doc Charm for Burke/Haynes. Partnership is 6 from 10 at the track since 2009, and this horse won his debut on soft. First run on the surface since. 16/1

(Incidentally, I have no problem backing two in the same race if I think they’re both value, so will be tickling this one as well as Amazour).


The Shortlist

7.40 Aintree – Bears Affair has a ‘line of green’ profile, implying he is optimally suited by conditions. His trainer, Nicky Henderson, is in his usually solid form, and the horse should get the run of the race judging by the pace tab. I wouldn’t be too sure about the jockey, however. 9/2 general.

Three ’12 score’ horses, all making their first run at today’s course (two at Aintree and one at York), and all otherwise perfect form profile fits. Let’s start at York, with…

3.15 York – Brown Panther has never raced at York before, but has his ideal conditions otherwise. A 9/4 shot, he looks the clear form pick.

5.25 Aintree – Whatdoesthefoxsay is making a maiden trip to Aintree. Again, conditions are spot on and she looks a robust each way bet, judged on this Instant Expert grid:

Chances tonight, according to Instant Expert...

Chances tonight, according to Instant Expert…


What we can also see is that it’s a competitive race, so while Whatdoesthefoxsay has compelling chances, a good few others do too. Layers may note how 7/2 Dubh Eile has plenty to prove against conditions this evening (though she is on the upgrade).

6.35 Aintree – Venue rounds out the trio of ’12 no course form’ horses. Very lightly raced, he carries a double penalty in this novice hurdle, and that doesn’t put him well in against his official rating when compared with Curious Carlos. I’ll be sitting this one out.

Finding these horses took maybe 20 minutes in total (writing about them took longer!), and that’s the beauty of Geegeez Gold: it gives the user a massive amount of information, presented in an easily digestible format, which is very fast to access.

I hope that gives a flavour of what there is, and how it can be readily put to work for you. And, naturally, I hope there are winners in the above!


Good luck,


p.s. my settings didn’t pick this up, but a Gold user pointed it out (after he’d back the 25/1 winner..!) to me:

25/1 Mitcham Swagger wins for TJ Combo fans

25/1 Mitcham Swagger wins for TJ Combo fans

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