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Heavy hitters to the fore again

Published: 30/06/2017

With a 135.42-point yield, Early Price Profits earned top position in the June Toptipsters table. Blue Ribbon Tipping Service finished second with a strong 73.93-point profit, while Mean Wisdom, Under the Radar, HRS Tips, Peter James and Foresight finished in that order – all posting June profits.

Although playing a minor role in last month’s contest, Under the Radar have now surpassed the 500-point mark for 2017, and enjoy a significant lead in the race to become this year’s champion. However, thanks to their June effort, Early Price Profits have halved the gap from 240 to a little over 117 points.

Early Price Profits joined Toptipsters in June 2016 and despite posting large losses in two or their first three months, their promise was apparent. June’s 135-point haul was the sixth time in 13 months that this heavy-hitting service has notched up 90-point plus profits. It was also a fifth profitable month out of six this year, a record on a par with that of Under the Radar.

The Godolphin juvenile Sound And Silence, was a successful 20/1 advice in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot (20 June). Other Early Price Profit winners included Einstein (18/1, Wolverhampton, 26 June) and The Secrets Out (16/1, Windsor, 12 June). There was also a 14/1 winner and two at 10s.

June’s runner-up, Blue Ribbon Tipping Service are also earning a big-hitting reputation, having posted century-plus profits in February and April. This time around the profit was 73.93 points with 58 of the month’s 98 selections finishing in the first three. Winners included Stradivarius (8/1, Royal Ascot, 23 June). As a result of last month’s achievements, Blue Ribbon move up to fourth place in the 2017 table, one place behind Sprint Specializer.

An impressive last day haul of three winners out of six by Mean Wisdom turned a losing month on its head. Important Mission (9/1, Newcastle, 30 June) and Zeftan (10/1, the Curragh) helped to convert a 13-point loss into a 15.76-point profit; a fine recovery which earned the new service a place on the rostrum.

Under the Radar also made a good recovery after a shaky start to June which saw losses of more than 90 points accrue after a week’s action. But Under the Radar, like a number of Toptipster services, are more than capable of bouncing back from adversity. And they did: 18/1 Grams And Ounces (Chepstow, 10 June), 14/1 Golly Miss Molly (Kempton, 14 June) and 25/1 Einstein, Wolverhampton, 26 June) all helped to eradicate the losses and by the month’s end, the account read: 13.1-point profit.

Three June winners from 10 selections and a 29% return on investment made pleasant reading for HRS Tips, while Peter James returned to winning ways with a 6.22-point yield. Foresight posted their third winning month in a row, with 11/2 Battaash (Sandown, 17 June) helping the cause.

As we are halfway through 2017 it’s worth pausing to consider how well the Toptipsters stable is shaping. Nine 100-point monthly profits have been recorded – two more than the total for the whole of 2016. Five services boast half-year profits of more than 145 points, while four have finished top of a monthly table, a clear indication of strength in numbers. And, whilst the 2017 Challenge might look like a two-horse race, don’t be fooled: there’s enough time for new aspirant to emerge or for sleeping giants to awake from their slumbers.