Racing professionals, step up to the Twitter Tipster Trophy Challenge for a big charity bet prize

I know that many of you employed in racing, especially journalists and broadcasters, jockeys and trainers, PR reps for the major bookmakers et al, are admired by racing fans and your opinions eagerly sought at Preview Nights and by your Twitter followers.

This blog is now getting around 1,000 views a day and rising so there will be many who’d love to see your best bets for Cheltenham all in the one place.

If you’d like to tweet me your Festival Yankee, or, indeed, leave it below this article as a comment, along with your name, your fans can see your selections and perhaps have a bet themselves.

My good friend Iain Turner, PR Supremo at and form-superbrain, has kindly agreed to give the competition winner a free £250 charity bet – (£500  if picking all four winners) – on the John Smith’s Grand National.

I will provide a nice Trophy for the victor and I will keep this article updated with your selections as they come in by posting them in the comments section below.

The competition is open to anyone on Twitter who is professionally involved in racing, including owners. (I will tweet some personal invitations to the pros not following me).

Three rules:

Entries close at midnight on Monday 14th March

Please make the first horse mentioned in your tweet/comment your nap

Winner is the one with highest total return to a £1 stake Yankee on their selections at industry SP.

If no one gets two winners, the best priced nap (first selection mentioned) wins

Good luck, and to those brave enough to enter, a big  . . .

17 thoughts on “Racing professionals, step up to the Twitter Tipster Trophy Challenge for a big charity bet prize

  1. Respected journalist and broadcaster of long standing Mike Vince offers his four:

    Hurricane Fly,
    So Young
    Long Run
    I’m Singing the Blues

    Good luck Mike


    1. Four from the man who brought twitter terror to the turf layers with Tenor Nivernais, Richard Hoiles

      Tenor Nivernais Fred Winter
      Big Bucks Stayers
      Big Zeb QM
      Habbie Simpson Albert Bartlett

      Good luck Richard


      1. From James Knight, Coral odds guru, racehorse owner and journalist:

        Sparky May David Nicholson, Mares Race
        Grands Crus World Hurdle
        Wymott RSA
        Wishfull Thinking Jewson

        Good luck James


    2. Head of Communications at the British Horseracing Authority, Paul Struthers offers these . . .

      Dunguib Champion Hurdle
      Rock Noir Arkle
      Kalahari King Ryanair
      Get Me Out Of Here County

      Good luck Paul


    3. Simon Rowlands, Timeform’s Head of Research/Handicapping, nominates his four (you’ll note the CAPS on his nap):

      TENOR NIVERNAIS Fred Winter, Weds
      Cue Card Supreme Novices’, Tues
      Time For Rupert RSA Chase, Weds
      Shoreacres J Henderson, Fri.

      Good luck Simon


    4. Phil Taylor, jockey’s valet of 25 years standing, sends us these:

      Sparky May Mares
      Cue Card Supreme
      Medermit Arkle
      Peddlers Cross Champion Hurdle

      Good luck Phil


    5. From Ian Robinson,

      Supremo who has won wtith 92.7% of the horses he’s bought including Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander.

      Sprinter Sacre Supreme
      First Lieutenant Neptune
      Unaccompanied Triumph
      Gagewell Flyer Albert Bartlett

      Thanks Ian and good luck with the Commander in the Gold Cup


      1. A Yankee from the top team at The Racing Forum

          Champion Hurdle – Binocular
          Supreme Novices – Cue Card
          RSA Chase – Time For Rupert
          Ryanair – Albertas Run

          Good luck TRF


    6. The highly esteemed Graham Cunningham of RUK fame and much battle-scarred elsewhere sends us these:

      Big Zeb,
      Grand Crus

      Good luck GC


      1. Steve Mullington, Aintree fanatic, manic tweeter with a huge Blog

          following sends us his Yankee:

          Ghizao Arkle
          Kalahari King Ryanair
          L’Ami Cross Country
          Oh Crick Grand Annual

          Good luck Steve


    7. Cathryn Fry, freelance racing journalist and linch-pin of the Owners & Trainers reception at Aintree, offers these:

      Hurricane Fly CH
      Big Zeb QM
      Plan A Fred Winter
      On The Fringe-Foxhunter

      Good luck Cathryn


      1. Eight-times champion jumps-jockey, Peter Scudamore tweeted this entry:

        Plan A
        Khyber Kim
        Baby Run
        Imperial Commander

        Good luck Peter


  2. Note from ed: Malcolm Boyle modestly omitted his long history in the industry as odds compiler, author, journalist and current columnist at and

    Ghizao Arkle
    Master Of The Hall RSA
    Big Bucks World Hurdle
    Imperial Commander Gold Cup

    Thanks Mal,

    Good luck


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