Sep 28



Aaron Purcell to take over Maher stable

2-3-4 lengths?
Aaron Purcell will take over the running of Ciaron Maher's stable Image: Getty
Warrnambool-based Aaron Purcell is ready to take over the staff and horses of suspended trainer Ciaron Maher.

Racing Victoria stewards have given an in-principle agreement for Purcell to take over from Maher on Monday.

Maher was on Monday suspended for six months and fined $75,000 by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board over the ownership bona fides of five horses, including Group One winning mare Azkadellia, that were owned by convicted conman Peter Foster.

The horses were raced in the name of Ben Connolly, Maher's former racing manager.

RV chief steward Terry Bailey said there was a deed of agreement still to be signed but an in-principle agreement was in place.

"The main thing we wanted to be satisfied with was Mr Purcell was responsible for the employment of the staff and that he'd be spending the majority of his time at Caulfield," Bailey said.

"He's given that undertaking.

"There's a deed of agreement the parties need to sign which is with our legal team at the moment.

"The contents of that are no different to what we've had a verbal agreement on, so it's just a matter of getting signatures before Monday."

Purcell will continue with his Warrnambool base while spending the majority of his time at Caulfield until Maher returns to training next April.
Sep 28
Sep 28




We will be having celebrity form analysts tipping winners and racing news items for 28.8 members.

This is good information for EARLY MAIL BETTERS.

PUNTERS CLUB, more on this later of truly proffessional punters club using our winning fitness ratings to secure big winning days, more later



Wednesday SUMMARY: 

Good morning punters once again we got the cash yesterday with cheap bets once again staring.

Difficult to work out our ROI with $733 returned every race average during the day.

Many wins got up with under $200 of investments.

Will again take a conservative view of 15%.

Our ROI is now 700% in our 8th week and exotics over $400k.

Back tomorrow, thanks Jim

Sep 27



Good morning punters,   (We are live today for all the big races and free)


To save the endless enquiries about how many horses to bet down to,

I will not post the unfit horses on our sheets.


Now, it is not so confusing for punters who can bet on the top fitness

horses that run in 80% - 90% of the races.


I hope this helps.



Admiral Deus


I saw this horse getting unloaded at the Airport and a very impressive

type on 99% fit.


From Japan, he is now going to the Darren Weir stable, he may perform

well over the carnival.


His 3200m form is strong without winning, but his 2400m form is very

good for a race like the Caulfield Cup, watch out for him, currently $17.00



Cheap Bets


This is proving a huge winner where I try and stab at Cheap Bets for punters each race.


This saves heaps on exotics with more of the dividends, and that is what is happening.



AFL Grand Final.


Will do early races and then watch the footy.


All the best Jim



Mr James Conway CEO 28.8

28.8 World’s No 1 LIVE FREE Horse Fitness TV

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Sep 26




Members keep asking me how far do I go down to, which is first 7 horses or less.

To get rid of this confusion I will only post FIT HORSES and no unfit horses.

This will work better for punters now and a lot more simple to follow.

Top 7 are 80% - 90% of dividends.


Sep 26




I have some 28.8 business earlier today and should be live online for the last 6-8 races today from both states, cheers Jim

Sep 25




On Saturday, more than likely I will do several early races then close and watch the football.

Sunday is out also. Jim

Sep 24



Darren Weir

Darren Weir (Image: Racing Photos)

Hong Kong departures hit Weir

Darren Weir’s spring stocks continue to the rise with the likes of Humidor, Admire Deus and Black Heart Bart chasing Group 1 targets over the coming weeks but it hasn’t stopped the master trainer from rueing the departure of several horses from his stable.

Weir confirmed that local punters had seen the last of Group 1 winner Volatile Mix, as well as Rockstar Rebel, Sebfire and Shamport who will be exported from Australia over the coming weeks to continue their racing careers in Hong Kong.

“They are four really nice horses for the stable and will be hard horses to replace,” Weir said.

“Obviously Volatile Mix won a Group 1 and Rockstar Rebel was Group 1 placed but the other two horses had a lot of ability as well.

“I thought Shamport would have been a real top liner with time, he is a good horse.”

In 11 starts for Weir, Volatile Mix won three races from 1600m to 2500m, including the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) under John Allen earlier this year.

A son of Rebel Raider, four-year-old Rockstar Rebel has also built a profile as a progressive stayer with two wins and four placings from 11 starts, including his runner-up performance in this year’s Group 1 Queensland Derby (2200m).

Three-year-olds Sebfire and Shamport, both raced by Weir’s Hong Kong-based client Peter Law, had each won impressively at metropolitan level from a limited number of starts.


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