Tag Archives: Racing Post golf picks

Back on the Rollercoaster

Cant believe its been more than a month since the last post but unfortunately for my legions of avid listeners I’m still here! The lack of posting has been purely and simply down to a lack of time- after becoming a dad 10 months ago I’m now in charge of Junior some days with Mrs Blogger returning to work. Hats off to any single parents out there as looking after a young child ,who is just discovering the word is a 100% full time job. At the moment everything in the house apparently  to be tested to see whether its edible! A current  speciality is playing with my iphone (harmless […]


Viewers of a certain age will remember a TV series called Danger UXB which if my memory serves me correctly was shown on ITV on Sunday evenings in the late seventies. I’m not quite sure how they managed to make a whole drama series about bombs not going off however looks like they will need to be called out of retirement. Whys that? Well on Saturday Coral ran a promotion called a “price bomb”. To lots of noise they announced that they would be “significantly enhancing” the price of a horse in the 3pm at Cheltenham. It was only ever going to be one and the price of “The New […]

Still here…..

When I titled my last blog piece “how soon is now” I didn’t realise that the title could well have been referring to the delay before the next post. It’s been a hectic 6 weeks or so at blogger towers and every time I’ve sat down and thought about posting something I’ve been distracted. To be honest “distracted” is probably a bit of an understatement as Blogger junior arrived at the end of October and as any new parent will tell you it’s a whirlwind from day one. My daughter clearly can’t speak yet although I could have sworn that through all those screams at 3am I heard her say […]

Wide Open

A fascinating start to the US Open with rain delays adding to the drama and it is quite literally wide open (see what I did there?) after the first round (well most of it- some players didn’t get to finish before it got dark). Not the best of starts for this weeks big picks from the Racing Post and Nics Picks ( Kooch and GMac) but someone quite rightly said once “that you dont win golf tournaments on the first day but you can certainly lose them” meaning that if you have a shocker on the first day you are constantly playing catch up. Two stand out points for me […]

Joost the job

Firstly can I just state that the picture here will be the last ever time that phrase is ever used on the blog.After being used here last week when I mentioned how it reeked of smugness I’ve gone and used it again. Why? Well, after last weeks great results from the (pretty much) free golf services that I follow they both followed it up with a pretty convincing winner in Austria. Joost Luiten always looked in control and as the only person who ever really got close was Roman Wattel (a 66/1  selection) it made for pleasant viewing. The American golf was a dud with none of the selections getting […]

Palmers back (and for once the Racing post are sensible!)

A superb result at the weekend with Matteo Manassero landing a 66/1 bet for the racing posts Steve Palmer at the BMW Wentworth. I had genuinely thought that it was going to be a blank weekend for the RP man as a few of his picks flattered to deceive. Francesco Molinari was going really well and was leading until a  blow up around the turn on the third round (dropping 5 shots in five holes) saw him always  struggling to get back into contention. Paul Casey was another who was going really well (was seventh) until he completely ran out of steam on the back nine of round two and […]

Westwood Ho!

Yes its that time of year again -Christmasters and a warm welcome once again for everyone who has landed here after googling “Racing Post Golf Picks ” or something similar . Unfortunately you wont find them on here as they would probably get quite upset if I posted them and I also haven’t quite given up hope of hearing from Bruce Mllington and perhaps getting an interview with Steve Palmer (Ive been holding my breath for quite a while now though Bruce). I personally downloaded yesterdays Racing Post on my Ipad and its very good as usual with a great guide to various aspects of the Masters.  Nearly as good […]

Good year of Golf

Historically Wednesday is always the day when the blog gets its highest number of hits when people who are using search engines to find either “Racing Post golf picks” or “Steve Palmer Golf picks” . Why they don’t stop faffing about and just buy the online edition I’m not sure and if you really cant afford to spend £2 on the post then there is perhaps an argument that says they shouldn’t be having a punt anyway! Anyway the golf season has now started its Christmas break (I was going to say finished the season however I noted that the 2 recent South African events counted towards next years race […]

Snake eyes a twirling magnet

Odd title for a post. Although perhaps not too strange if you have read the previous post and are anxiously tuning in to see where I am  with my “laying AP McCoy ” project (I really do need to think of a snappy name for it) . Today was belter with AP on Snake Eyes at Kempton in the 1pm race which was sent off at 1.22 and traded at 1.01 for what seemed like an eternity before gettingbeaten .  Next off was “Twirling magnet” in the 2.35 and although this wasn’t quite as well fancied (sp of 5) it was  quite soundly beaten to make for a very profitable  […]

Moore Amazing Grace.

Sun Pun writers beware I’m back! Couldn’t help that one as a sensational weekend for the Racing Post tipster Steve Palmer. Here’s the list: Alfred Dunhill Links Branden Grace – 1pt e/w 50/1 –Winner Thorbjorn Olsen 1pt e/w 45/1 -2nd place Danny Willett 1pt e/w 50/1- 6th place (Stan James paid out on this so glad I took a bit of time to hunt this down) Two other picks total loss on those 3.5 pts e/w. Justin Timberlake Shriners Open Ryan Moore  3pts e/w 14/1 Winner Jason Day 1.5 pts e/w 25/1 – 4th place Scott Piercy was selected and finished 6th but I didn’t  spot any bookies offering this […]