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The Shortlist, 31st December 2013

The turn of the year can’t come quick enough for The Shortlist, with six well backed favourites on Monday’s list, and all of them beaten. That a number of them were returned much shorter than the prices nominated underlines the value edge we have, but – seriously – six beaten favourites?! That’s too bad. Tuesday […]

The Shortlist, 30th December 2013

Monday’s The Shortlist is below Today’s racecards are here. 12.00 Lin – Harwoods Volante – 7/2 Coral 12.20 Hay – Upbeat Cobbler – 15/2 SJ 12.50 Hay – Baby Run – 13/8 Seanie Mac 1.20 Hay – Desoto County – Evens bet365 1.30 Lin – Wandsworth – 7/4 Coral 2.20 Tau – As I Am – 8/11 […]

The Shortlist, 28th December 2013

Saturday’s The Shortlist is below Today’s racecards are here. 1.50 Leo – Solwhit – 5/6 BetVictor 2.55 Leo – Sir Des Champs – 7/2 PP 3.10 Chep – Green Belt Elite – 20/1 Seanie Mac *** The Shortlist is a simple concept: I go through the Race Analysis Reports each day to find horses which […]

The Shortlist, 27th December 2013

The Paparazzi Kid was a nice winner yesterday, nominated at 9/1, amongst a few less spectacular performers. To Friday… Today’s racecards are here. 1.10 Lei – Belle de Fontenay – 11/2 Betfred 1.35 Lim – Whiskey And Rye e/w – 12/1 Hills 2.35 Lim – Speckled Wood e/w – 8/1 PP 3.00 Sou – Izzy […]

The Shortlist, 26th December 2013

Racing is back after a few days off and I hope it was fun for you. There is a LOT of racing today…! Boxing Day’s The Shortlist runners are here… Today’s racecards are here. 12.10 Sed – Heath Hunter – 13/8 Skybet 1.25 Kem – Thunderstorm – 9/1 BetVictor 1.30 Down R – Salsify – […]

King George VI Chase 2013 Preview Tips

King George VI Chase Preview Tips Boxing Day’s traditional flagship meeting amongst the ten scheduled for UK is at Kempton, where the King George VI Chase takes centre stage. As well as a cracking renewal of that affair, there’s a heavyweight head-to-head in the Christmas Hurdle, a potentially tip top novice in the opener, and […]

The Best Geegeez Posts of 2013

It’s Christmas, dear reader, and it will soon be the turn of the year. So, in the spirit of the season and as a form of retrospective, below are the most popular geegeez posts of 2013… plus a bit of an ‘old but gold’ addendum, sure to illuminate a dull day over the holiday season. […]

Double Dutch, 22nd December 2013

Double Dutch, 22nd December 2013 A nice 15.5/1 double on Saturday, and indeed a pair of 1-2’s with the other selections both bagging silver. Let’s see if we can repeat the feat on Sunday, as we head into the Christmas break. (Chris will be back on Boxing Day, but there’s no racing between Monday and […]

The Shortlist, 21st December 2013

Those who kept the faith yesterday were rewarded with a tidy 22/1 winner. I did and I was, and the below demonstrates that I put my money where my mouth is, for anyone who maybe wasn’t sure… 😉 Saturday’s The Shortlist runners are here… Today’s racecards are here. 12.40 Newc – Swatow Tycoon – 4/6 […]

Double Dutch, 21st December 2013

Double Dutch, 21st December 2013 Back to winning ways for Chris yesterday, as he signed off for Chrimbo with a 10.4375/1 double, courtesy of Irving and Fortinbrass Yesterday’s results were as follows: Irving: 1st 11/4 Volnay de Thaix: 2nd 4/5 ——————————— Fortinbrass: 1st 85/40 Greenhead High: 4th 2/1 Results to date: 91 winning selections from […]

The Shortlist, 20th December 2013

It’s a barren run just now for this piece, and there’s very little to go at today, either. Still, the below look to be the most promising profile fits according to my reading of the RAR’s. Today’s racecards are here. 1.20 Utt – And The Man – 14/1 SJ 1.50 Utt – Woodford County – […]

Thank you, and an Update

Gosh. Or should I say, GOSH? I was truly and sincerely gobsmacked by your kindness in response to Monday’s post. I was hopeful that a few generous souls would comment favourably about geegeez, with a view to showcasing the affection in which the site is held. But I was amazed – no, dumbfounded – by […]

The Shortlist, 19th December 2013

Apologies for late posting. Baby sitter let us down this morning, so I’ve watched about twelve episodes of Peppa Pig but only just had a chance to go through the Shortlist… Today’s racecards are here. 1.20 Exe – Look For Love e/w – 16/1 Coral 1.30 Sou – Yasir – 11/4 BetVictor 2.10 Tow – […]

The Shortlist, 18th December 2013

Nothing to trumpet yesterday from the two picks. Hopefully more of interest today… Today’s racecards are here. 1.50 Lud – Moscow Me – 6/1 Stan James 2.15 Newb – Poungach – 11/2 BetVictor 6.20 Kem – Troopingthecolour e/w – 7/1 Ladbrokes *** The Shortlist is a simple concept: I go through the Race Analysis Reports […]

The Shortlist, 17th December 2013

Two seconds and an each way fourth yesterday. Frsutrating. Tuesday’s The Shortlist is below… Today’s racecards are here. 12.30 Sou – Whisky Bravo – 15/2 bet365 2.20 Fak – Wither Ye Not –  5/1 Coral *** The Shortlist is a simple concept: I go through the Race Analysis Reports each day to find horses which […]

The Shortlist, 16th December 2013

Monday’s The Shortlist is below… Today’s racecards are here. 12.10 Plu – Sirop de Menthe – 8/1 Coral 2.05 Ffo – Quaddick Lake – 5/1 888sport 3.40 Wol – Jazzy Lady – 13/8 bet365 5.10 Wol – One Scoop Or Two e/w – 9/2 Skybet *** The Shortlist is a simple concept: I go through […]

The Shortlist, 14th December 2013

A couple of winners, including a 6/1, and a 16/1 place, yesterday. Today’s racecards are here. 11.55 Don – Fix It Right – 3/1 Skybet 1.00 Don – Princely Player – 11/4 Coral 2.25 Che – Salut Flo – 9/1 bet365 3.00 Che – Zarkandar – 11/4 bet365 3.15 Don – Bears Affair – 4/1 […]

The Shortlist, 13th December 2013

For the non-triskaidekaphobic amongst you, The Shortlist is below. Today’s racecards are here. 12.30 Che – Oscar Whisky – 10/11 Betfred 1.20 Ban – Summery Justice – 14/1 BetVictor 2.10 Che – Burton Port e/w – 22/1 BetVictor 2.40 Che – Chicago Grey – 5/1 Skybet 3.35 Sou – Beach Rhythm – 10/3 bet365 7.15 […]

The Shortlist, 12th December 2013

Today’s The Shortlist is below. Today’s racecards are here. 12.20 Newc – Kilgefin Star – 7/1 BetVictor 1.30 Hun – Springinherstep – 5/1 sportingbet 1.40 Tau – Workbench – 7/4 bet365 2.00 Hun – Riverside Theatre – 3/1 Seanie Mac 2.20 Newc – Willie Hall e/w – 9/1 bet365 5.20 Kem – Nova Princesse – […]

The Shortlist, 11th December 2013

Two placed and a clunk yesterday. Wednesday’s profile eye-catchers are below. Today’s racecards are here. 2.10 Lei – Balbriggan – 6/5 PP 3.10 Lei – Billy Twyford e/w – 12/1 BetVictor 6.10 Kem – Spiritoftomintoul – 4/1 PP 7.10 Kem – My Gigi e/w – 12/1 bet365 *** The Shortlist is a simple concept: I […]

The Shortlist, 10th December 2013

Tuesday’s Shortlist possibles are below. Today’s racecards are here. 12.50 Utt – Ballinahow Star e/w – 7/1 bet365 1.30 Sou – Laffan e/w – 7/1 Seanie Mac 2.00 Sou – Equitania – 15/2 BetVictor *** The Shortlist is a simple concept: I go through the Race Analysis Reports each day to find horses which I […]

The Shortlist 9th December 2013

I’ve decided to dispense with the ‘also of interest’ list, and just compile one list each day. It will normally be fairly short, though bizarrely (for a Monday), there are plenty of profile types running, especially at Wolverhampton this afternoon. Today’s racecards are here. 2.00 Lin – Polar Kite – 12/1 Coral 3.00 Lin – […]

Double Dutch 7th December 2013

Double Dutch, 7th December 2013 It was another no score yesterday for Double Dutch and, as Chris is unavailable this morning, I’m stepping in with a couple of Sandown races that look made for the top of the market. Yesterday’s results were as follows: Sylvan Legend: 7th at 2/1 Cuckoo Rock: 6th at 9/1 ——————————— […]

The Shortlist 7th December 2013

A little later than usual, due to the excesses of yesterday, your Saturday issue of The Shortlist is below. Today’s racecards are here. 1.50 San – Taquin de Seuil – 3/1 PP 2.00 Chep – Quartz de Thaix – 10/1 PP 2.15 Wet – Lexi’s Boy – 5/1 bet365 2.55 Nav – Highdown Hill – […]

Competition: Choose a number and win £100

It’s competition time again, courtesy of our generous friends at Seanie Mac. This week we’re making it super simple to enter, with nothing as difficult as picking a race winner (which, by the way, nobody managed to do last week!). Nope. All you have to do to win this weekend’s £100 in free bets is […]

A New Horse…

Short post today. I blame the nights drawing in. And the boy not sleeping. As a consequence of the latter, I’m up an hour late, and as a consequence of the former, the first race at Sandown – where I’m headed – is slated for 12.35. But there is still a good bit to share. […]

The Shortlist 6th December 2013

A quiet day on Thursday, but plenty to go at on Friday as the weekend looms large. Today’s racecards are here. 1.20 Lin – Broughtons Charm – 11/2 BetVictor 1.55 Lin – Zaeem e/w – 10/1 PP 2.20 San – Harry Topper – 5/4 Seanie Mac 2.55 San – Merrion Square – 15/2 BetVictor 7.00 […]

The Shortlist, 5th December 2013

Well, we were due a change of luck. Two nice winners, at 5/1 and 11/1, plus places at 14/1 and 10/1 (available early at 33/1!), added a touch of sheen to a poor recent run. Let’s see if we can’t get more of the same tomorrow. Today’s racecards are here. 2.10 Win – Havingotascoobydo – […]

The Shortlist 4th December 2013

Our 33/1 shot ran all right without ever threatening to make the frame yesterday, and he could be coming into a bit of (moderate) form. More to go at on Wedneday. Today’s racecards are here. 2.30 Lin – Kuanyao – 5/1 PP 4.50 Kem – Hedge End – 11/1 bet365 5.50 Kem – Celtic Charlie […]

The Shortlist 3rd December 2013

No better than second yesterday, so the search for a winner continues… and in truth it’s unlikely to be resolved on Tuesday, where there is almost nothing of interest. Today’s racecards are here. *** My ‘also considered’ list comprises: 2.00 Sed – Hi Dancer e/w – 25/1 bet365 *** The Shortlist is a simple concept: […]

Monday Musings: Teething Problems

This last week has seen some teething problems. From Newbury to geegeez to a more literal interpretation, this post is dedicated to those teething issues. Let’s start at Newbury, where the sport played support to a logistical miscalculation of some magnitude. In case you didn’t know, last year Newbury Racecourse re-branded itself as The Racecourse, […]

The Shortlist 2nd December 2013

November ended in much the same ignominious fashion as most of the month, and it’s to be hoped that December shows a stronger correlation between those with well-fitting profiles and those that win each day… Today’s racecards are here. 12.55 Wol – Full Speed – 3/1 PP 3.30 Wol – Miss Avonbridge – 4/1 BetVictor […]

The Shortlist 30th November 2013

More seconds. And, in truth, more losers too. To Saturday, and it’s super competitive. Today’s racecards are here. 12.05 Newc – Green Flag – 4/5 bet365 2.25 Newb – At Fishers Cross – 10/11 Hills 2.30 Fai – Flat Out – 7/1 PP 3.35 Newb – Ulck Du Lin – 10/1 BetVictor 7.50 Wol – […]

Cheltenham 2014 Ante Post Portfolio

Having written about my betting year earlier in the week, and referenced some Cheltenham ante-post action, I thought I’d follow that up by sharing who I’ve backed and why. So far, I’ve only had a handful of bets and, in each case, I’m looking for a horse that has the potential to improve considerably on […]

Win €100 in our Hennessy Competition

geegeez has teamed up with Seanie Mac again this weekend to offer readers the chance to win €100 in free bets, courtesy of the Ireland-based betting firm. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave a comment below this post in which you: 1. Predict which horse will win the […]

The Shortlist 29th November 2013

This is starting to be a bit irritating now. Yesterday’s results were 2nd, 4th, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 2nd. Those seconds included 10/1 (early price) and 16/1 shots. And the 16/1 shot was beaten a head. Maybe Friday will be kinder to us. Today’s racecards are here. 1.30 Newb – Aiteen Thirtythree – 28/1 SkyBet […]

The Shortlist 28th November 2013

Lots of ‘thereabouts’ efforts yesterday, at all sorts of prices, but little in the way of winners alas. Onwards. Today’s racecards are here. 1.20 Newb – Ballinahow Star – 3/1 PP 1.30 Newb – Andy Kelly – 9/2 PP 6.05 Kem – Sydney James – 7.05 Kem – Foxtrot Jubilee – 14/1 bet365 *** My […]

The Shortlist 27th November 2013

Three out of three on the ‘also’ list yesterday, and at nice prices too (12/1 early, 7/2 and 4/1 for a 291/1 treble if anyone was clever/lucky enough to do that). The main list continues on the cold side however, and we’ll hope to rectify that with Wednesday’s prospects. Today’s racecards are here. 12.15 Wet […]

The Shortlist 26th November 2013

A couple of winners on the ‘also’ list yesterday, at 7/2 and 4/1. Here are Tuesday’s Shortlist tempters. Today’s racecards are here. 1.30 Lin – Little Jimmy – 7/2 BetVictor 3.10 Sou – Somethingboutmary – 18/1 BetVictor 3.40 Sou – Insolenceofoffice e/w – 5/1 Ladbrokes 5.20 Wol – Iptisam e/w – 9/2 Betfred *** My […]

Monday Musings: Has Hendo Lost It?

Saturday’s big race, the Betfair Chase, promised to be a thriller. With the Gold Cup winner – plus the third and fourth placed horses from that race – as well as last year’s Betfair Chase champ, the Ryanair winner, the Jewson runner-up, and the Lexus Chase winner, all lining up, it couldn’t fail to disappoint. […]

The Shortlist 25th November 2013

A miserable day on Saturday for The Shortlist, but I’m hopeful we’ll turn a corner this week as the form starts to settle down. Today’s racecards are here. 2.05 Kem – Jump City – 9/2 888sport 5.00 Wol – Slinky McVelvet – 4/1 888sport *** My ‘also considered’ list comprises: 3.20 Lud – Realta Mo […]

The Shortlist 23rd November 2013

Here are Saturday’s Shortlist possibles. Today’s racecards are here. 12.45 Hay – Far West – 5/4 Hills 1.40 Hun – Desperate Dex – 6/1 Hills 1.50 Hay – Zuider Zee – 8/1 Skybet 2.25 Hay – Two Rockers – 13/2 Skybet 2.40 Asc – Zarkandar – 7/4 Seanie Mac 3.35 Hay – Quincy Des Pictons e/w […]