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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.

Victor’s Monday Musings

Bristol’s Breathtaking Haydock Win

There is no better sight in horse racing than seeing a bold jumping chaser in action. It’s what the jumping game is all about. On Saturday we saw one of the best jumpers of a fence in Bristol De Mai not just win chase on Saturday by 22 lengths but we saw him jump a field of solid handicappers into the ground when winning the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase on paper it looked a stronger race than recent renewals but the six year old made his 14 rivals look very ordinary indeed. It was for me the jumping performance of the season. An absolute joy to watch and he’s a real credit to his handler Nigel Twiston-Davies

There were doubts before the race about his stamina for the test on Saturday but there was never any doubt about his jumping or how well he travels in his races. Always up with the leaders he was ridden as though there were no doubts that he would see out the trip on such testing ground. Two out there was never any doubt that Bristol De Mai was going to win and a mistake by runner up Otego Trail at the last just accentuated the margin of victory rather than had any impact on the final result.Read More »Victor’s Monday Musings

Victor’s Monday Musings

Saturday’s big race action took place at Warwick with highlight of that card being the Betfred Classic chase. There was also some competitive looking racing at Kempton with the feature race being the Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle. Before getting down to the normal ‘meat and drink’ of this column I thought I would take a look at the two big racing story’s of last week: The possible end of racing at Kempton and the retirement of last years Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Don Cossack.Read More »Victor’s Monday Musings

Victor’s Monday Musings

Saturday saw some great racing from Sandown, with the feature race on the day being the Tolworth Hurdle, more on that in a bit. But the race I enjoyed most was the Veterans Chase Series Final.

The introduction of this series of races during the year for these grand old staying chasers has been a great success and I think it’s one that has been embraced by race-goers. A field of 16 went to post for the race which goes to show how popular the concept has been with trainers and owners as well as racing fans.Read More »Victor’s Monday Musings