Silver Service guides Class 1 Racing towards gold

Published: 04/11/2019

Class 1 Racing’s growing reputation was rubber-stamped with a 33.07-point October yield, which secured top spot in the month’s listings, and cemented the rookie service’s position at the top of the 2019 Toptipsters’ table.

After five months of action, Class 1 Racing now have an overall profit of 83.77 points, more than sixty points clear of second placed SAS Racing with veteran campaigner Sprint Specialiser back in third place.

Averaging around eight selections per day, Class 1 Racing aim for long-term profits. They boasted a win-strike-rate of more than 35% in October with winners including Silver Service (12/1, the Curragh, 13 October), Gabrial The Devil (7/1, Catterick, 29 October), All Yours (5/1, Kempton, 22 October) and Magicinthemaking (5/1, Kempton, 2 October). Class 1 combine win and each way advices, with the latter yielding useful gains on several occasions. There were also a number of big win days, particularly in the first half of the month. On 6 October, for example, all four selections won (posting a day profit of 20 points. There were three other 20-point plus pay-days: 2 October (five wins from nine for a 23-point yield), 13 October (three wins from eight; 29-point yield) and 15 October (five wins from nine; 26-point yield).

SAS Racing also provide plenty of daily selections; October’s total of 284 was actually 42 more than Class 1 Racing’s total, which resulted in a 24.11-point yield. Once again, the emphasis is on a combination of value bets (often advised each-way) and shorter-priced win-only advices. The 25 October Dundalk winner, Pretty Smart (10/1) headed a long list of winners which also included King Carney (15/2, Pontefract, 21 October) along with three 7/1 shots, Danny Ocean (Nottingham, 2 October), Kaser (Wolverhampton, 14 October) and De Forgotten One (Stratford, 31 October).

Sprint Specialiser’s topsy-turvy year continued: four consecutive months of profit between January and April, then a chastening sequence of four losing months out of five (broken up by a fat August yield). What would October bring? A cautious approach paid off as 21 selections (the lowest monthly offering for more than three years) earned a 12.75-point reward. Highlight of the month was the success of 12/1 advice Our Little Pony (Pontefract, 21 October). There was also a nice 8.25-point yield from the placed 22/1 selection Cold Stare (Doncaster 25 October) and a further two 7/2 winners. The upshot was that the 2016 Toptipsters’ champs moved back into credit for 2019, and, if finishing the year as they started it, they could still have a hand to play in the destiny in this year’s title.