A tricky day racing wise and I’ve not really been in the loop due to a really busy work week with all things Burgunday 2009 (they are brilliant and in most places prices nothing like as extreme/silly/exaggerated as Bordeaux 2009), Haydock off is a shame and Wincanton has a great turn out (89 runners in 6 races) but it is hard to spot a bet so only two selections today:

1pt each way on Mad Max at 12/1 in the big race at Ascot (2.35), has a good record there and will like the trip. I nearly backed him to win in the “without Master Minded” market at 5/1 but feel that is a bit of a compromise…we’ll see.
2pt win Rose de Roi in the 3.25 Wincanton at 2/1 – looks like a horse very much on the up and as the whole card is sponsored by the Pipe Stable sponsor I think he may have gone here to “make sure” of a win (I’m not claiming to have noticed this but it is relevant).
Otherwise it is Poker tonight with a regular band of Dads from my sons class at school then a sunday off the mini rugby coaching before lunch in south London with a great friend and wineman and the families tomorrow..a good weekend in prospect then!
bets are on a scal of 1-5 pts with 5 point being a mximum bet