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Blue Ribbon deny Sims in July thriller

Published: 05/08/2017

July witnessed a spirited duel for Toptipsters’ supremacy between Blue Ribbon Tipping Services and Sims Racing. The month ended with Blue Ribbon claiming a narrow victory with a 42.43-point posting giving them a 7.76-point advantage over Sims Racing, who recorded a personal-best monthly return of 34.67-points.

Tony Mc Racing finished third with 19.70 points ahead of In Depth Analysis, whose first month with Toptipsters produced a 16.12-point profit.

TipsterPro and Sandbets also returned profits in what, for other services, proved to be a turbulent month. Under The Radar, the big hitting leaders of the 2017 Toptipsters’ Challenge, suffered, but retain their overall lead as second placed Early Price Profits were also out of luck. Sprint Specialiser and ‘Mr Consistency’, Peter James, also struggled as a summer of unpredictable results continued.

After June’s second place, Blue Ribbon went into July in good shape and, after a wobbly start, they were soon adding to June’s 73.93-point return. Three winners (5/1, 9/2 and 7/2) from six selections on 5 July eradicated early losses and a regular flow of winners followed, including 7/1 That’s A Surprise (Beverley, 8 July), 13/2 Epsom Secret (Windsor, 17 July) and 8/1 Highly Sprung (Redcar, 23 July).

July was an eighth profitable month out of 12 for Blue Ribbon, who have already settled into a good rhythm in August.

Sims Racing made steady profits throughout the month, with 11/1 Uttoxeter winner, Tempestatefloresco (2 July) initiating a sequence of eye-catching strikes including 15/2 Double Clever (Worcester, 5 July), 17/2 Ulysses (Sandown, 8 July), 8/1 Hart Stopper (Haydock, 8 July), 9/1 Ekhtiyaar (Newmarket, 9 July), 9/1 Dazeno (Ascot, 15 July) and 8/1 Ballet Concerto (York, 15 July).

Having joined Toptipsters in May, Tony Mc Racing is still a new name to some, but two profitable months out of three marks an impressive start for this value-based service. July’s return included three 9/1 winners, Bollin Ted (Beverley, 18 July), Avon Breeze (Pontefract, 21 July) and Alcala (Market Rasen, 22 July) as well as Bestwork, a 7/1 Uttoxeter winner on 11 July.

Twenty-seven of In Depth Analysis’ first 42 Toptipster selections finished in the first three; an impressive level of consistency. This sequence included an 11/1 victor, Bernie’s Boy (Catterick, 26 July) along with a 6/1 strike and two at 5s.

After a frustrating run of placed efforts, TipsterPro hit top form towards the end of the month with the last 13 selections yielding no less than 9 winning bets. This run, which included 100/30 Bath scorer, Fast Dancer (26 July), turned a losing month into a winning one.

Eight of Sandbets’ 28 July selections were winners (28% strike-rate) including 13/2 Mutarabby (Chelmsford City, 7 July). This ensured a third monthly profit out of four for the All-Weather specialist. An impressive feature of this service is the absence of long losing sequences: a run of six losing bets in June is the longest losing streak in four months (and 145 bets) of Toptipster action.