Since starting up HA, we’ve recorded 15 months of straight profit – through the flat and jumps seasons. May was no different, although slightly down on most months, with £140.01 profit to the recommended £10 stakes. But hey, profit is profit and the stakes are on you depending on your level.
This is also factoring in the period of over a week where we had no bets, and unlike most sites I consider Rule 4s etc in profit and loss records. Overall we had seven winners and a host of big priced places, Chester was particularly good to us with four bets ending in two wins and two double-figure places.
Declarationoflove (Windsor) 11/2
Naval Warfare (Leicester) 2/1
El Astronaute (Chester) 5/1
Mutawatheb (Chester) 5/1
Southern Belle (Ripon) 13/2
Fantasy Keeper (Nottingham) 8/1
Evergate (Windsor) 5/1
The month belonged to Aiden O’Brien with Churchill and Winter doing the double of English and Irish Guineas. Both horses already look like stars and look in good shape to sweep up the big races over the remaining season. Churchill looks imperious and over a mile or 1M2F will take all the stopping. Royal Ascot looks on the agenda for the pair with both already odds-on for the St James’ and Coronation Stakes respectively.
The Derby trials did nothing to aid us in our decisions for the big one, as is so often the case in recent years. Permian was a surprise winner of the Dante to most, although his experience and battling qualities have gone under the radar for a while now. Chester didn’t shed much light on Epsom, and Ballydoyle, much like last year, are relying on their reputation with Cliffs Of Moher replicating US Army Ranger.
The mile division looks set to be dominated by Ribchester who was a classy winner of the Lockinge at Newbury. Galileo Gold has since retired and the Godolphin 4YO has come on over the summer. With Minding out for the next few months and Solow retired , Royal Ascot and The Eclipse look like a formality, before the Sussex Stakes could see some 3YOs thrown into the mix.
Feel free to ask for spreadsheets of records.