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John Burke

John Burke is a long term tipster at the Consistent Profits service, a contributor to On Course Profits and of course a regular contributor here at the Daily Punt.

Wetherby Tradition

A visit to Wetherby’s Boxing Day meeting is as much a festive tradition to me as mince pies and Christmas pud. There will be the usual big crowd and I believe that the Premier Enclosure has already sold out on what is the courses busiest meeting of the year. Online bookmaker 188bet are sponsoring the Christmas meeting with the feature race being the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase to be run over 3m with a field of ten declared to go to post for this years renewal.

This week’s column is shorter than normal but I thought I would have a look at some of the racing from the Yorkshire track, including three horses that could be worth noting in Stats Corner. There is plenty of top class racing for us to look forward to over the next week and with it some great betting opportunities.

Starting with the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at 1:50:Read More »Wetherby Tradition

King George Value

I was really looking forward to last weekend’s horse racing as both Ascot and Haydock’s cards which looked full of competitive contests. Sadly the winter weather intervened again as the fog failed to lift from both Saturday’s big meetings, in particular at Haydock.

This weeks column is then shorter than normal but still contains a selection in Stats Corner and I will take a (very) brief look ahead to next weeks King George VI at Kempton .Read More »King George Value

Best in a Generation

Is Douvan The Best National Hunt Horse in Training?

Another weekend of top National Hunt racing both sides of the Irish Sea, I haven’t had a chance to analyse yesterday’s action over in Ireland but Douvan will surely by the end the season show why he is the best jumper seen in Britain & Ireland for a generation, after an effortless win on his seasonal reappearance at Cork on Sunday.

As ever I will take a look back on Saturday’s big race action, before adding a trainer worth following tomorrow at Ffos Las in Stats Corner. Finally I take a quick look at Saturday’s big handicap hurdle, formerly known as the ‘Ladbroke’ Hurdle at Ascot.

Over this side of the Irish Sea we had the two day International Meeting at Cheltenham culminating in the latest running of the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup on Saturday. The going on the first day was good but by the last race on Saturday had changed to soft, quite a turnaround, due to heavy rain falling during racing.Read More »Best in a Generation