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Roll up roll up… free racing tips for all

If you’re not on our free ‘Windecate’ Telegram group you won’t have seen this message from Mel Gee the other day:

Heads up everyone!

Having had an idea, I have run it past Josh, and with the past 7 weeks going as I expected, we could be in for a new service October time?

Most of this group know me and my passion for all things horse racing. I had to wind up a couple of my services owing to changes within the racing calendar and latterly because of the Covid effect on racing. Honesty is always the best policy.

Many things change in racing, annually or over a decade or longer. The one thing that does not change, however, is known form and known class.

Simply put: known form + known class = unknown profits! Especially in races from Listed Class to Group 1.

It wasn’t until I read in this group and other Bet Chat groups that many of you were experiencing losses and long losing runs especially in June and July from your chosen tipsters who all advertise “success” on their respective websites. I don’t like reading of people losing money, hence me contacting Josh with a proposal.

I have been happily betting during June and July in the Class 1 races whereby form ought to be trustworthy. I operate in the UK, Ireland and France looking for horses that are good – some are very good! It is those horses I want carrying my money. If there is a downside (and no way shape or form do I consider it a downside) it is the number of races where a “good bet” can be had. 

My form reading is imbedded into my brain. It is sacrosanct. I know why a horse might win and just as important, why a horse might lose. How do I know this and others don’t? Simple – I put in the very hard and laborious groundwork many years ago. I don’t input parameters and wait for what is spat out by the computer. In my learning curve, there were no computers!

Here are my only bets in June and July from Class 1 races.

JuneAl Aasy2nd (7/4)
JuneSanta Barbara4th (11/4)
JuneMac Swiney4th E/W (8/1)PROFIT
JuneAtalis BayWon (13/8)
JuneBataashLost (6/4)
JunePoetic FlareWon (7/2)
JuneParents PrayerLost (10/1)
JuneGo Bears GoE/W (9/1)PROFIT
JuneTwilight JetLost (20/1)
JuneGo Bears GoWon (11/2)
JuneHurricane LaneWon (5/1)
JulyJohn Leeper3rd (13/8)
JulySt Mark’s BasillicaWon (5/4)
JulyAlcohol Free3rd E/W (10/3)SMALL LOSS
JulyHurricane LaneWon (11/10)
JulyOrder Of AustraliaWon (2/1)

Many of you will have followed me in with some of these bets from Epsom and Royal Ascot.

My intention is to proof to you for FREE on this platform all of my Class 1 bets for the next few weeks. This is a 12 month recurring betting approach for me whether it be here or abroad, National Hunt or Flat racing. It’s a very lucrative well of success for me year after year. Again, many of you have followed me at Cheltenham and Punchestown, so you have already witnessed success. 

Another heads up! 

The bets will be few, not every day nor every week. I will not be posting everyday but I will try to answer your questions as quickly as time allows.

So, there you have it. Enjoy the next few weeks on me! 

Good luck to us all

Mel Gee

So, how does that sound?

Free racing tips from a bona fide expert, no doubt including some for Glorious Goodwood this week.

If you’re not already on the Telegram group in question, just click here to sign up.

Once again, it’s FREE!

Bet Chat recommends…

Everyone loves a recommendation don’t they? 

That’s why, in this Sunday series, Bet Chat Bec and I will be highlighting the very best stuff we’ve been consuming with our eyes and ears over the preceding seven days.

It also – shock horror – won’t be purely stuff about sport, betting and investing. After all, having other interests and being able to ‘switch off’ is very much a good thing.

So, without further ado, let’s get started…

First up this week are a couple of non-sport, non-betting, film recommendations as cinemas are back baby! 

You’ve also got one from each of us, you lucky people.

Bet Chat Bec’s pick is the new Marvel blockbuster, Black Widow, which, in Bec’s own words, is “great despite the terrible Russian accents”. Given the cockneyest man alive, Ray Winstone, plays the villain, that sounds about right.

Ultimately, if you like Marvel it’ll probably be for you. If not, Scarlett Johansson plays the lead so, ya know.

My film recommendation meanwhile is Sweat, a Polish language film about an Instagram influencer who has legions of adoring fans but nobody to give her a hug IRL (that’s ‘In Real Life’ grandad). The lead actor is great. The film is great. Watch it.

Onto betting and our very own Neel has posted a warts n all recap of his betting at Euro 2020. It’s a great read with some excellent pointers for the future and you can access it here.

Last but most certainly not least is a reminder.

Our ever popular Dossier

Is half price…

But only until midnight Monday!

Get it here.

With that, I think we’re just about done for this week. Have a lovely Sunday.

“What a big semi”

Reporting from behind the sofa at Bet Chat HQ, north London…

Here we go again…

A second semi-final for England in three years but just a fourth since 1966. 

The last three have ended in tears but this time it could – and let’s face it, given the respective squads – should be different.

And yet… this is England so anything can and probably will happen.

Is it socially acceptable to start drinking yet? I do hope so.

Superstitious much?

After such a good run in this tournament, we are of course also now entering the weird and wonderful world of superstitions.

I’m not really a superstitious person but here’s the thing…

For the first England match of the tournament I went to a bar that I’ve never been to before.

Since that game (a 1-0 win if your memory has deserted you) I’ve been to the same bar for every England Euros game except for…

Wait for it…

The 0-0 draw with Scotland.

So that’s four games, four wins, no goals conceded at the new place. One game elsewhere and a disappointing draw.

Now, I did have an option to go to an alternative venue tonight but, let’s face it, that’d be tantamount to treason would it not?!

It’s an amnesty

All of which is to say that, for tonight (and hopefully Sunday) only, I’m going to stop banging the ‘no hunches/superstition/gut instinct’ betting drum and launch a short-term amnesty…

Back England cos it’s coming home! Back Denmark cos then it’s a win-win! Wear your socks inside out! Be sure to steer well clear of ladders, mirrors and black cats!

It’s a big old night and, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, I hope you enjoy it.*

*Unless you happen to be supporting the opposition.

“It’s coming home”

Reporting from a hipster coffee shop, north London…

The World Champions… OUT.

The European Champions… OUT.

The run to the final if England win tonight… two of Sweden, Ukraine, Denmark and Czech Republic.

It’s coming home isn’t it?

In all seriousness…

Now, obviously there’s a long way to go still EVEN IF we win tonight but hey, it never hurt to be positive did it?

Some of the negativity and criticism from England fans in this tournament so far has been frankly embarrassing…

Unbeaten, yet to concede, victories against World Cup runners up Croatia who have just pushed Spain to extra time, and the Czechs who have just knocked out the Netherlands…

Yet listen to England fans and you’d think we crashed out of the group stage while Gareth Southgate was busy taking a dump on a life sized portrait of the queen.

We’ve only got one life so you may as well enjoy it, and fuming when the team you support is actually WINNING is very much not doing that.

Believe it or not, booing the players in the stadium or sending abuse on social media isn’t going to make them play any better either!

Sure, we might well lose 4-0 tonight having not had a shot on target. If that happens then there will rightly be an inquest and cause to moan.

But until that point my message for today is simple…

Be positive and for heaven’s sake try to enjoy it – knockout games in major international tournaments are few and far between.


Bet Chat recommends…

Everyone loves a recommendation don’t they? 

That’s why I’ve decided to start an all new Sunday series, where Bet Chat Bec and I will be highlighting the very best stuff we’ve been consuming with our eyes and ears over the preceding seven days.

It also – shock horror – won’t be purely stuff about sport, betting and investing. After all, having other interests and being able to ‘switch off’ is very much a good thing.

So, without further ado, let’s get started…

First up this week is an apology for not sending this email to you for the last fortnight, but the reason for the absence has been pretty straightforward… I’ve been watching and reading nothing but Euros content! I mean I hardly need to recommend that do I? 

I will however give a shout out (not for the first time) to the excellent Guardian Football Weekly podcast which is actually daily for most of the Euros. You can give it a try here.

Away from the football, I’m heading to the cinema later for the first time since last summer, and while I can’t recommend the film I’m going to see as I’ve not seen it yet, I can most definitely recommend the film I saw last year, Saint Maud. It’s a fantastic British horror and is now available on Amazon Prime. Here’s a link.

Lastly, I’m going to go really off-piste with a recipe recommendation (well, I did say I’ve been watching and reading nothing bar the Euros!) If you can put to one side the dodgy moustache, terrible hoody and unnerving smile, this is a bit of a treat. And before you say anything no, I’m not a hipster vegan, and I’m sure it’d work just as well with chicken! 

With that, I think we’re just about done for this week. Have a lovely Sunday.

“Guess how much I’ve just paid for a pint”

Reporting from Bet Chat HQ, north London…

Here at Bet Chat we’re big supporters of the hospitality industry, and a slight increase in prices is probably fair enough given the year they’ve had to endure, but it’s starting to get silly now.

Yesterday, at a perfectly normal/downmarket if anything pub, I paid for one pint…

Wait for it…


Much as I genuinely like London and criticism from people who don’t even live here is pretty irksome, that’s just plain daft. Oh for a return up north and the Holy Grail of the £3 pint!

Don’t panic!

While perusing that beer menu was genuinely panic inducing, one time you should never panic is when following a betting strategy that is proven to profit over the long-term.

You see, even with the very best betting systems or tipsters, you won’t always see a steady pattern of two steps forward, one step back…

Instead you’ll get periods where it’ll be two steps forward, six steps back, five steps forward, one step back, 4 steps forward etc and so on.

In these scenarios it’s absolutely critical that you keep your head and have faith in the strategy.

A very real example of this type of variance has occurred with our Inside Man service during the Euros. After much fanfare and bringing in of new members pre-tournament, these were our first six bets:

  • Jorginho over 83.5 passes – he made 81 passes
  • Elvedi over 68.5 passes – he made 66 passes
  • Denmark to beat Finland to nil – a Denmark player literally nearly died
  • Half-time draw in Scotland v Czech Republic – the Czechs took the lead 3 minutes before half-time
  • Scotland ‘draw no bet’ – another loss
  • Poland to beat Slovakia 1-0 or 2-0 – the Slovaks went ahead with an own goal

Quite the start! 

Perhaps unsurprisingly – but certainly not advisably – a couple of new members left the service…

Well, you can probably guess what happened next.

The clouds parted, the sun started shining again, 16 of the next 25 bets won, and the service is now sitting at an overall profit for the tournament of 4.63 points – a perfectly respectable return on investment of 12.5%.

I know it’s a drum I’ve banged before but I make no apologies…

If you’re going to follow a strategy then set aside the advised betting bank (in this case, 30 points) and…

If instead you’re going to stop at the first sign of trouble well, you’re better off not starting in the first place.