Sprint Specialiser take June honours, but Early Price Profits still lead the way
Halfway through the 2018 Toptipster Challenge and Early Price Profits have a commanding lead at the top of the table. The runners-up in 2016 and 2017 have accrued a half-year profit of 540.86 points, despite suffering a June blip. However, after five straight months of profit, a 15.66-point loss can be excused – particularly as other services struggled to find their best form.
After two months of high scoring, June proved more of a challenge. Veterans Sprint Specialiser fared best, posting a 16.79-point yield, which helped them to move up to second place in the overall listings with a 275.65-point profit for 2018.
June began spectacularly for Sprint Specialiser with the success of 16/1 advice Tanasoq in the pell-mell chaos of the Dash Handicap at Epsom (2 June) while they also enjoyed a Royal Ascot winner in the shape of Blue Point (9/1 advice, King’s Stand Stakes, 19 June).
Sprint Specialiser have been a member of the Toptipster’s community since January 2016. Lazy Mans Loot, on the other hand, are newcomers and after two modest loses in April and May, June’s 15-point gain was a welcome change of fortune.
Tadaawol, a winning 20/1 advice at Carlisle (27 June), spearheaded Lazy Mans Loot’s June campaign. Other winners included 14/1 Auenwirbel (Worcester, 27 June), 10/1 Railport Dolly (Redcar, 22 June) and 6/1 Leodis (Redcar, 23 June).
Last month Early Price Profits posted a 232.49-point gain, their ninth consecutive month of profit. For most of June, despite some outstanding winners, it looked as though a significant loss was about to be recorded. But a 40/1 last day success – Cosmelli (Newcastle, 30 June) - reduced the arrears to manageable proportions. Earlier successes included two 14/1 strikes, Champagne City (Newton Abbot, 4 June) and Shine So Bright (Nottingham, 10 June) as well as a 10/1 Royal Ascot winner, Lagostovegas (19 June).
AB Tips (209.02 points) dropped from second to third in the 2018 table, while Sandbets (135.33 points) and Trade The Prices (30.80 points) remain in fourth and fifth positions.