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July is a huge month for John's Value Selections

Published: 12/08/2018

John’s Value Selections headed July’s Toptipsters’ list with a huge 257.17-point yield. The winning margin was almost two hundred points, but there was a close battle for the minor placings with Sprint Specialiser (58.44 points) just getting the better of Tip Top Tips (55.95 points) and VFM Racing (52.62 points).

There were also July profits for Tony Mc Racing, Sandbets and Early Price Profits, while Lazy Man’s Loot was denied a profit by a fraction.

Back in April, John’s Value Selections posted an impressive 195.25-point gain. Things didn’t quite go to plan in May and June, but July’s haul indicates that this service is capable of bringing home the bacon. July’s feast of winners was headed by two 25/1 selections, Sans Souci Bay (Chester, 13 July) and Isle Of Wolves (Lingfield, 25 July). Xenobia was successful at Fairyhouse (8 July) at 18/1, while four 16/1 chances prevailed. There were also three winners at 14s and four at 12/1.

The rich seam of form mined in July has continued into August: the first two days have featured a 33/1 winner – Stringybark Creek (Nottingham, 2 August) – as well as a 14/1 strike and two at 15/2. At the time of writing, the month’s yield stands at 197 points and the return on investment is a whopping 241%.

Sprint Specialiser’s sluggish start to 2018 is now a distant memory; July’s 58.44-point return was the fourth consecutive healthy sized profit. It also means that Early Price Profit’s lead at the top of the 2018 Toptipsters’ challenge has now has been pruned from 265 points to 211.

A steady stream of winners included 11/1 Toni’s A Star (Haydock, 21 July) along with two 10/1 successes and a sizeable each-way return on a 40/1 runner-up at Lingfield (21 July). Like John’s Value Selections, Sprint Specialiser has begun August in great style with two winners from three advices (488% ROI).

Tip Top Tips and VFM Racing both achieved personal best returns in July. The former enjoyed a magnificent three-day run between 20 and 22 July, when everything they touched turned to gold. 13 out of 21 selections prevailed (62%) with daily profits of 30, 31 and 10 points.

As for VFM Racing, profits were gleaned at a steady rate throughout the month, although the achievements of 17 July - four wins from 6 (26 points on the day) - deserves mention.

Winners up to and including 10/1 (Christmas Twenty, Perth, 15 July) helped Tony Mc Racing to a 30.64-point July profit, while Sandbets recovered some of the loses suffered in May and June to end July with a 12.19-point yield. This means Sandbets stay in fourth position in the overall challenge with 147.52-points, one place behind AB Tips (181.81 points).

A last day victory for Boy’s On Tour (Perth, 31 July) ensured that Early Price Profits would not suffer a July loss. Anything but a thumping deficit looked unlikely a week before the month’s end. At that point the scorecard was showing a loss of 89 points, but a succession of winners pulled the 2018 table-toppers back from the brink.