Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

DOUBLE HANDFUL; John Shaw's Racing Betting Column in Association With

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

DOUBLE HANDFUL; John Shaw's Racing Betting Column in Association With

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Byline: John Shaw's

AFTER returning from an expensive holiday in Turkey, it's safe to say I'm in desperate need of a winner. When I returned to Gatwick in the small hours of the morning the customs bloke asked, "Anything to declare?" I replied, "Yes, bankruptcy." Fortunately there's always an opportunity to win money racing and that's precisely what readers of this column following my tips have been doing.

GAMBLING WISDOM "SMART shorts are acceptable tops, vests or - Grandstand Enclosure Code at Newbury, I'm not saying I've been successful of late but on holiday I was even making purchases from the hotel minibar, which is just like any other bar, only five times the price.

The race I fancy betting on today is Haydock's Rose Of Lancaster Stakes, run over an extended ten furlongs.

Seven runners go to post and I'd put four of them in with a chance of victory.

The one they've all got to beat is the warm favourite, ADDEYBB and I don't think they will.

The William Haggas-trained five year-old came a disappointing second to Elaraqam in the York Stakes a couple of weeks ago at Ascot.

I say disappointing, but not for us. I tipped up the winner at 7-1 in this very column.

Addeybb loves rain and the son of Pivotal looks like he'll get ideal conditions today.

He was never going to beat Elarqam last time, however he seemed to time his run way too late and was making steady late progress to nail second.

and jeans but no bare tracksuits."

Dress 2004.

A repeat of is penultimate race in the Wolferton Stakes at Ascot, where he bolted up, would be way too good for the opposition he faces today.

The one horse who could give the selection a run for his money is Frankie Dettori 's mount, Wissahickon. You can't really discount any horse with Frankie on his back at the moment.

But the John Gosden-trained four-year old has not been seen since April and carries top weight. …

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