Glorious Goodwood Day 2

Well Day 1 didnt set the world alight for me with only LABARINTO (12-1) getting a place. Was gutted my nap AUSSIE REIGNS was a non-runner as I thought he had a great chance. Never mind, I live to fight another day and what a cracking day it is. Some trappy looking handicaps and of course the rematch in the Sussex Stakes, combined with a couple of decent group races. If you're having a bet, good luck!
 
JOHNNY CASTLE 1725 GOODWOOD (nap) – (unplaced) this fella has dropped back to a reasonable mark, only a pound higher than when he defeated SIRIUS PROSPECT on good to soft ground over this distance a couple of years ago. He has got a great draw and Amanda Perrett normally has a winner or two at the meeting. He ticks the boxes with his mark, distance and ground. Damn good chance to recapture old form. I'm also having an each way squeak on MR DAVID in this race, he is another one whose mark has reduced and he could have a good each way sniff with a trainer/jockey combo that have a great strike rate.
 
TORONADO 1505 GOODWOOD (nb) – (WON – 11-4) I'm not going to desert this boy now. He may well have pipped DAWN APPROACH without interference last time, but who knows. Today he has the ground in his favour, a bit more cut will suit him perfectly and he will finally defeat his nemesis. Aiden O'Brien's horse is the danger I reckon back over a mile with some pretty top class form in his book.
 
ITALIAN RIVIERA 1355 GOODWOOD (treble) – (unplaced) this horse has been progressing nicely up until a narrow defeat last time when I think the jockey lost his whip or irons. Sir Mark Prescott is on form at the moment and this horse has followed a similar path to a previous winner of this race for him, KEY TIME, he won this off 81 a few years ago and my selection, off 80, should relish the extra distance.
 
EXCESS KNOWLEDGE 1430 GOODWOOD – (2nd – 7-4) he simply has the best form on the book, particularly when third behind JUST THE JUDGE last season at Newbury. His belated appearance behind MANDOUR was a good run and the ground will help today and his pedigree suggests this trip should suit too.
 
PARBOLD 1540 GOODWOOD – (3rd – 11-4) he won on soft on his debut at York and then was defeated by WAR COMMANDER in the Coventry. The step up to 7f should suit and despite Richard Fahey having a poor record with 2y olds in Group races I still see him as the best horse today.
 
SAUCY MINX 1650 GOODWOOD – (unplaced) is two from two at the track. This is a massive stat as I think this course takes some getting used to. He then ran second over a mile last time out and this extra furlong should bring out more improvement. The first part of an Amanda Perrett double!
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/194 = 21.6%
Wins 169/970 = 17.4%
Placed 256/970 = 26.4%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£53.83
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Glorious Goodwood Day 2

Well Day 1 didnt set the world alight for me with only LABARINTO (12-1) getting a place. Was gutted my nap AUSSIE REIGNS was a non-runner as I thought he had a great chance. Never mind, I live to fight another day and what a cracking day it is. Some trappy looking handicaps and of course the rematch in the Sussex Stakes, combined with a cole of decent group races. If you're having a bet, good luck!
 
JOHNNY CASTLE 1725 GOODWOOD (nap) – this fella has dropped back to a reasonable mark, only a pound higher than when he defeated SIRIUS PROSPECT on good to soft ground over this distance a couple of years ago. He has got a great draw and Amanda Perrett normally has a winner or two at the meeting. He ticks the boxes with his mark, distance and ground. Damn good chance to recapture old form. I'm also having an each way squeak on MR DAVID in this race, he is another one whose mark has reduced and he could have a good each way sniff with a trainer/jockey combo that have a great strike rate.
 
TORONADO 1505 GOODWOOD (nb) – I'm not going to desert this boy now. He may well have pipped DAWN APPROACH without interference last time, but who knows. Today he has the ground in his favour, a bit more cut will suit him perfectly and he will finally defeat his nemesis. Aiden O'Brien's horse is the danger I reckon back over a mile with some pretty top class form in his book.
 
ITALIAN RIVIERA 1355 GOODWOOD (treble) – this horse has been progressing nicely up until a narrow defeat last time when I think the jockey lost his whip or irons. Sir Mark Prescott is on form at the moment and this horse has followed a similar path to a previous winner of this race for him, KEY TIME, he won this off 81 a few years ago and my selection, off 80, should relish the extra distance.
 
EXCESS KNOWLEDGE 1430 GOODWOOD – he simply has the best form on the book, particularly when third behind JUST THE JUDGE last season at Newbury. His belated appearance behind MANDOUR was a good run and the ground will help today and his pedigree suggests this trip should suit too.
 
PARBOLD 1540 GOODWOOD – he won on soft on his debut at York and then was defeated by WAR COMMANDER in the Coventry. The step up to 7f should suit and despite Richard Fahey having a poor record with 2y olds in Group races I still see him as the best horse today.
 
SAUCY MINX 1650 GOODWOOD – is two from two at the track. This is a massive stat as I think this course takes some getting used to. He then ran second over a mle last time out and this extra furlong should bring out more improvement. The first part of an Amanda Perrett double!
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/194 = 21.6%
Wins 169/970 = 17.4%
Placed 256/970 = 26.4%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£53.83

Glorious Goodwood Day 1

Here we go then! The big summer festival of racing is on us. It's a cracking week and one I always look forward to, but finding a winner or two can prove difficult. Lets hope I can find a few as the week progresses. Enjoy the racing and good luck if you're having a flutter.
 
AUSSIE REIGNS 1650 GOODWOOD (nap) – (NR) this horse has been running so consistently this year over a mile. He ran very flat last time and I'm willing to discount that. He has won here before at last year's festival and whilst this is a step up on previous victories I think he has a race like this in him.
 
 
SLEEPER KING 1430 GOODWOOD (nb) – (unplaced) he has to find a bit to reverse the form with a few of these, including the favourite. However, I thought he was a little unlucky that day in the Windsor Castle as he took the whole field along and needed a bit of company earlier than he got it. At this track he can dominate again and use his bags of speed to good effect.
 
 
FAIR VALUE 1725 GOODWOOD (treble) – (unplaced) this horse loves a downhill fast five and he should get it today. Kieren Fallon has ridden him before and should know what he is about. Some pacey horses are in and around him which will keep him up to his task. He's not top weight for 'nowt.
 
 
KRYPTON FACTOR 1505 GOODWOOD – (unplaced) I really think this step up to 7f will help today, he took an age to get going last time at Newbury and the extra furlong should help. This track will also suit him I reckon and I can see Fallon, who knows this horse inside out, coaxing him through a gap in the final furlong.
 
LABARINTO 1355 GOODWOOD – (3rd – 12-1) this horse is either great or poor. Last time was poor! However, he won here last season on the back of a couple of awful runs and some horses really enjoy this course, he may be one of them. Willing to give him another go!
 
CLOWANCE ESTATE 1540 GOODWOOD – (unplaced) this horse is the least experienced but may have themost progression to come. The trip should bring out a little more and I'm expecting a good show.
 
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/194 = 21.6%
Wins 169/970 = 17.4%
Placed 256/970 = 26.4%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£53.83

Glorious Goodwood Day 1

Here we go then! The big summer festival of racing is on us. It's a cracking week and one I always look forward to, but finding a winner or two can prove difficult. Lets hope I can find a few as the week progresses. Enjoy the racing and good luck if you're having a flutter.
 
AUSSIE REIGNS 1650 GOODWOOD (nap) – this horse has been running so consistently this year over a mile. He ran very flat last time and I'm willing to discount that. He has won here before at last year's festival and whilst this is a step up on previous victories I think he has a race like this in him.
 
 
SLEEPER KING 1430 GOODWOOD (nb) – he has to find a bit to reverse the form with a few of these, including the favourite. However, I thought he was a little unlucky that day in the Windsor Castle as he took the whole field along and needed a bit of company earlier than he got it. At this track he can dominate again and use his bags of speed to good effect.
 
 
FAIR VALUE 1725 GOODWOOD (treble) – this horse loves a downhill fast five and he should get it today. Kieren Fallon has ridden him before and should know what he is about. Some pacey horses are in and around him which will keep him up to his task. He's not top weight for 'nowt.
 
 
KRYPTON FACTOR 1505 GOODWOOD – I really think this step up to 7f will help today, he took an age to get going last time at Newbury and the extra furlong should help. This track will also suit him I reckon and I can see Fallon, who knows this horse inside out, coaxing him through a gap in the final furlong.
 
LABARINTO 1355 GOODWOOD – this horse is either great or poor. Last time was poor! However, he won here last season on the back of a couple of awful runs and some horses really enjoy this course, he may be one of them. Willing to give him another go!
 
CLOWANCE ESTATE 1540 GOODWOOD – this horse is the least experienced but may have themost progression to come. The trip should bring out a little more and I'm expecting a good show.
 
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/194 = 21.6%
Wins 169/965 = 17.5%
Placed 255/965 = 26.4%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£54.83

Monday treble

The last post pre-Glorious Goodwood. Not much luck yesterday with only GABRIAL (4-1) being placed. He has a few Listed types in him I'm sure, he just needs to sort his raceday persona out!
 
If you're having a flutter today, good luck with it. Here's to a great few days on the Sussex Downs.
 
The Bandit's Treble

HOT REPLY 1415 WOLVERHAMPTON (nap) – (Stone cold LAST!) the stable are absolutely flying at the moment sending in winners everywhere. This filly is an interesting runner and worth taking a chance on being the sister of the smart KRYPTON FACTOR who started out his career with Sir Mark Prescott too.

HALSTATT 1615 WOLVERHAMPTON (nb) – (unplaced) is back down to his last winning mark and has dropped in class too. His best trip this and the return to a more reasonable class may prove to be the key.

LUKEYS LUCK 1920 UTTOXETER (treble) – (3rd – 17-2) has a decent record here and this extended trip should eek some more improvement out of him.


BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/194 = 21.6%
Wins 169/965 = 17.5%
Placed 255/965 = 26.4%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£54.83

Monday treble

The last post pre-Glorious Goodwood. Not much luck yesterday with only GABRIAL (4-1) being placed. He has a few Listed types in him I'm sure, he just needs to sort his raceday persona out!
 
If you're having a flutter today, good luck with it. Here's to a great few days on the Sussex Downs.
 
The Bandit's Treble

HOT REPLY 1415 WOLVERHAMPTON (nap) the stable are absolutely flying at the moment sending in winners everywhere. This filly is an interesting runner and worth taking a chance on being the sister of the smart KRYPTON FACTOR who started out his career with Sir Mark Prescott too.

HALSTATT 1615 WOLVERHAMPTON (nb) – is back down to his last winning mark and has dropped in class too. His best trip this and the return to a more reasonable class may prove to be the key.

LUKEYS LUCK 1920 UTTOXETER (treble) – has a decent record here and this extended trip should eek some more improvement out of him.


BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/193 = 21.8%
Wins 169/962 = 17.6%
Placed 254/962 = 26.4%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£55.83

Sunday treble

Not too bad a day yesterday with SIRIUS PROSPECT obliging and a couple of places. It was pleasing to see Amy Ryan get up ok after what looked a horrendous fall at York. I hope she's ok.
 
We're off to visit one of my favourite places today, a little fishing village called Polperro. It's so beautiful and quaint. When I return I hope these three have done the business.
 
THE BANDIT'S TREBLE

PROPHESY 1555 CARLISLE (nap) – (unplaced) has been running pretty well of late and has course success on soft. Some doubts about him lasting the trip but I think he'll be better for it.

CAPO ROSSO 1640 PONTEFRACT (nb) – (unplaced) I think this horse needs a confidence boost after being pitched in large handicaps that have stretched him. A return to 6f today I think will help him here and he could run a big race.

GABRIAL 1605 PONTEFRACT (treble) – (2nd – 4-1) the simple matter of fact is that class is class, and this fella has bags of it. If he turns up with a game face on he wins, simple as that, if not, who knows!


BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/193 = 21.8%
Wins 169/962 = 17.6%
Placed 254/962 = 26.4%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£55.83

Saturday selections

Good morning all! The blog is being written sat outside my caravan in sunny Looe. I'm just at the start of hopefully a cracking two weeks of sunshine, pasties and cream teas! A really good day of racing ahead – if you're having a flutter, good luck, and hopefully I can find a few here.
 
 
THE BANDIT'S TREBLE

ES QUE LOVE 1515 ASCOT (nap) – (unplaced) cliff horse alert! I love this fella and he has been running consistently well this season, with I think 16 runs already under his belt! With the early entry on this race he is effectively 6lb well in and considering his last few runs that can't be sniffed at. Olivier Peslier rode his aggressively when they were paired up last and he should do the same today on a track that will suit. If he has chance to win a race, today has to be the day!

COULSTY 1630 NEWMARKET (nb) – (2nd – 9-4) absolutely demolished his rivals first time out at Leicester and despite his no show in the Norfolk he should bounce back today and I think the 3-1 as I write this is very big! Expecting him to put this to bed.

SIRIUS PROSPECT 1420 YORK (treble) – (WON 11-2) was a very smart sprinter a couple of years ago and has lost his way. This type of race may be more his level and he could bounce back today, especially without Shane Kelly on board.
 
 
OTHER SELECTIONS

BACCARAT 1530 YORK – (unplaced) won over course and distance and has dead-heated this year. Forget his last run and with a resproduction of previous efforts here has a great each way shout.
 
NEIGHBOTHER 1715 YORK – (unplaced) won a decent maiden well at Warwick and was then pitched in the deepend a bit. He should have the quality take this and may then head handicapping soon.
 
I also fancy these two each way at Ascot.
 
MAHLAH 1405 – (unplaced) could have been overlooked by Hughes and the betting market to be honest. His win at Doncaster was decent and the form has been franked since.
 
MACHETE MARK 1440 ASCOT – (2nd – 8-1) comes back here to run again after a decent performance at Royal Ascot. Interesting me on that alone!
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/192 = 21.8%
Wins 169/959 = 17.6%
Placed 253/959 = 26.3%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£58.83

Saturday Selections

I haven't done a blog for a while but been incredibly busy with work and then had a fantastic weekend away in Leeds last weekend. With a feast of racing on offer today it was time to put that right. I hope I can find a few winners here today and have a big priced selection on offer again.
 
GALAXY ROCK 1550 MARKET RASEN (nap) – (FELL) this horse has a touch of class and can stay much further than this today. He hasn't won for a while now but today is the day. I hope there will be a strong pace due to the nature of the race, if not I would expect to see the Champ push him on from the front and use all of his stamina.
 
KRYPTON FACTOR 1515 NEWBURY (nb) – (3rd – 13-8) this one has some very solid form on offer including a good third at Royal Ascot. Nothing on paper should get near him today and he has the class to take this at a canter.
 
GOLDREAM 1650 NEWMARKET (treble) – (unplaced) drops down a class today after a decent effort in defeat behind Masamah last time at Ascot. He ran really well behind Ancient Cross at York earlier on and he is a course winner. Huge chance today.
 
WEISSE SOCKEN 1550 NEWBURY – (unplaced) this is step up for this filly, but it is for most of these. She ran well when winning last time at Chester and caught my eye as one to follow. Ralph Beckett is a master with the ladies and the booking of William Buick catches the eye too. Outstanding each way cance in my opinion at a huge price.
 
If you are having a flutter today, do so within your means and enjoy the racing!
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/191 = 21.9%
Wins 168/952 = 17.6%
Placed 251/952 = 26.3%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£58.83

Newmarket Day 1

This is such a great meeting splitting Royal ascot and Glorious Goodwood with some quality races on offer. These are my best three for tomorrow plus one extra elsewhere.
 
DANADANA 1440 NEWMARKET (nap) – the ground is key for this horse. After a decent win at Chester the ground was too sticky at Sandown abd we didnt see the best of the horse. He has won 4/4 on good to firm and I expect him to come from off a strong pace set by UNIVERSAL. Ryan Moore is another huge plus!
 
PASAKA BOY 1515 NEWMARKET (nb) – this horse was ultra impressive I thought when winning a competitive race on Derby day. The trip at Royal Ascot was too far and too challenging. The return to 10furlongs will suit and he had loads of these beaten at Epsom yet is a much bigger price than them today. Looked progressive at Epsom and was raised 5lbs, has since dropped a pound and is still a better horse than his current mark I reckon.
 
BROWN SUGAR 1410 NEWMARKET (treble) – you had to like the way this horse won last time and despite this being a top race this horse looks class and could quite easily be up to this level.
 
FINESSE 1455 WARWICK – the step up to a mile last time was too far and she returns to 7f today and to the scene of her last success. The poor run last time has seen her drop back 3lbs to her last winning mark.
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/191 = 21.9%
Wins 168/952 = 17.6%
Placed 251/952 = 26.3%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£64.33