Magnificent Seven: The report

  • Last Updated: July 22 2014, 14:14 BST

Tuesday is a rest day in the Magnificent Seven Tipping Challenge. So what are the scores on the doors? Well here is our almost half-term report and latest Sky Bet odds.

Dave Ord fans react to Monday's latest loser at Beverley
Dave Ord fans react to Monday's latest loser at Beverley

1 Michael Shinners - winnings so far: £306.25

Stumbled on a winning formula – paper favourite in the last race – and rode the wave through Ripon and Redcar. Then boldly looked to pick a horse under a different system at Beverley and the wheels came off. Scared of heights and looks vulnerable. 7/2 favourite.

2 Ed Chamberlin: £216.67

Last year’s shock winner and finally off the mark for 2014 when finding a horse named after a footballer at Beverley on Monday night. Desperately needs equine namesakes of Messi, Rooney or Souness to be hitting the Yorkshire racetracks in the coming days otherwise his current clear view of Shinners’ rear will be as good as it gets. 4/1

3 Richard Fahey £162.50

Saddled more winners at the Festival than he’s tipped. Indeed only winner came at Beverley on a card when Musley Bank weren’t represented. Plethora of entries for Doncaster, Thirsk and York mean he really needs to hit the target at Catterick. 9/2

4 Tom O’Ryan £152.50

Playing a canny game which was illustrated by having £25 each-way on a 2/1 chance at Ripon. He’s in it to win it as Dale Winton often says but with a gradual run rather than a sudden burst. Needs to be in front by Pontefract. 5/1

5 Jim McGrath £150

The Peter Ebdon of the tournament thus far – his charity bets have been on horses priced at 2/1, 2/1 and 5/4. Will become bolder as the week goes on – and will need to pot at least a blue on his next visit to the table to be challenging Shinners. 5/1

6 Alex Hammond £137.50

Used her unorthodox working hours to snare Rainbow Rock ahead of the competition at Beverley and is now on the scoresheet but edge likely to go when the 2am alarm is switched off later in the week. 11/2

7 Dave Ord £0

Renowned hold-up performer who looks on a very attractive mark after three quiet runs thus far. Paddock watchers have commented that this stocky gelding carries plenty of condition but it’s surely a matter of when not if the bearded scribe comes to the party. When he does he’ll bring four bottles of cask ale and a pack of Melton Mowbray pies with him. Goes well at Catterick. 14/1