Glorious Goodwood Saturday

Not much look yesterday! Only MONTIRIDGE winning and a place for CAPE PERON. On to an even more difficult Saturday fixture with some cracking handicaps. I really love this big fields and trying to solve the problem, hopefully have picked a few today. Good luck if you're having a bet.
 
TROJAN ROCKET 1715 NEWMARKET (nap) – this boy needs to step up again but judging on his last run behind Baby Strange at Newcastle he can do. He was unlucky that day as didn't get the gap when needed. Mlikael Barzalona has a cracking record on him and I think he has a great chance today.
 
VALBCHEK 1720 DONCASTER (nb) – he was very smart last term at times and has some solid form to bring to the table. He is back from a long break but they have been waiting for the ground to be easier. Massive chance today.
 
BABY STRANGE 1405 GOODWOOD (treble) – has been raised 6lbs for his success at Newcastle. However, he is one to follow when in form and he has a cracking record in this, taking it in 2008 and he flew home at the finish last year, really good each way chance.
 
BLAINE 1550 GOODWOOD – is thrown in to his first handicap and is a huge price. He won the Gimcrack at York in a stella start to his career, he has since been disappointing, but class is class and he could be better than these, and interestingly is entered in another Group 1 later on. Great each way value too. I've fought with my heartstrings and decided to leave WHOZTHECAT alone in this. He's ran incredibly well this year but it's maye asking too much for him towin this from the front under a penalty. I kind of hope I'm wrong though!
 
JUST THE JUDGE 1515 GOODWOOD – she ran really well I thought from a difficult stall at the Royal meeting and she should relish this step up in trip. I think she will reverse the form with Sky Lantern today, whom I'm not sure will stay.
 
ELIDOR 1440 GOODWOOD – has been raised 5lbs since his last victory and the form of that race has been franked by CAP O'RUSHES and Bold Sniper since, great chance to take this too.
 
LANCELOT DU LAC 1420 NEWMARKET – this is an easier race than he's been running well in and he looked a smart proposition when winning first time out. The yard is bang in form and he should win this.
 
NO POPPY 1615 THIRSK – quickly becoming a cliff horse, but she has been well tried this year and I firmly believe she's a decent horse. She's even better with a bit of give and I'm hoping the thunderstorms and showers have got into the ground for her!
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/197 = 21.3%
Wins 172/986 = 17.4%
Placed 260/986 = 26.4%

Win and Placed = 44%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£50.83
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Glorious Goodwood Saturday

Not much look yesterday! Only MONTIRIDGE winning and a place for CAPE PERON. On to an even more difficult Saturday fixture with some cracking handicaps. I really love this big fields and trying to solve the problem, hopefully have picked a few today. Good luck if you're having a bet.
 
TROJAN ROCKET 1715 NEWMARKET (nap) – (unplaced) this boy needs to step up again but judging on his last run behind Baby Strange at Newcastle he can do. He was unlucky that day as didn't get the gap when needed. Mlikael Barzalona has a cracking record on him and I think he has a great chance today.
 
VALBCHEK 1720 DONCASTER (nb) – (2nd – 8-1) he was very smart last term at times and has some solid form to bring to the table. He is back from a long break but they have been waiting for the ground to be easier. Massive chance today.
 
BABY STRANGE 1405 GOODWOOD (treble) – (unplaced) has been raised 6lbs for his success at Newcastle. However, he is one to follow when in form and he has a cracking record in this, taking it in 2008 and he flew home at the finish last year, really good each way chance.
 
BLAINE 1550 GOODWOOD – (unplaced) is thrown in to his first handicap and is a huge price. He won the Gimcrack at York in a stella start to his career, he has since been disappointing, but class is class and he could be better than these, and interestingly is entered in another Group 1 later on. Great each way value too. I've fought with my heartstrings and decided to leave WHOZTHECAT alone in this. He's ran incredibly well this year but it's maye asking too much for him towin this from the front under a penalty. I kind of hope I'm wrong though!
 
JUST THE JUDGE 1515 GOODWOOD – (unplaced) she ran really well I thought from a difficult stall at the Royal meeting and she should relish this step up in trip. I think she will reverse the form with Sky Lantern today, whom I'm not sure will stay.
 
ELIDOR 1440 GOODWOOD – (unplaced) has been raised 5lbs since his last victory and the form of that race has been franked by CAP O'RUSHES and Bold Sniper since, great chance to take this too.
 
LANCELOT DU LAC 1420 NEWMARKET – (unplaced) this is an easier race than he's been running well in and he looked a smart proposition when winning first time out. The yard is bang in form and he should win this.
 
NO POPPY 1615 THIRSK – (unplaced) quickly becoming a cliff horse, but she has been well tried this year and I firmly believe she's a decent horse. She's even better with a bit of give and I'm hoping the thunderstorms and showers have got into the ground for her!
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 42/198 = 21.2%
Wins 172/994 = 17.3%
Placed 261/994 = 26.3%

Win and Placed = 43.3%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£50.83

Royal Ascot – Saturday

Overall this week has been a disappointment for me at Royal Ascot. I am still searching for my first winner of the week! I thought MAUREEN and ES QUE LOVE ran decent races again yesterday, but how impressive was SKY LANTERN!
Ona brighter not my nap yesterday GLEN COUNTESS (pictured, courtesy of @Riosrider2) won well at 8-1. Was a crazy price in my opinion all down to a McCoy gamble that failed.
On to the final day of Royal Ascot, it has been another cracking festival and if you manage to find a winner or two today you will have done well! Enjoy the day, bet within your means and I can hopefully find a winner here for us.
 
TROJAN ROCKET 1715 NEWMARKET (nap) – I tipped this one up last time at Warwick when he won cosily. He's never lost when Mickael Barzalia has ridden him, he's 3 from 3 on the course over 6f and has only been raised 3lbs for his last win. The ground will be fine and the jockey and trainer have a 100% strike rate when they combine at the track. Huge chance!
 
HANOVERIAN BARON 1700 ASCOT (nb) – ran a belter of a race behind SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD last time at York and has previously won cosily at Wolverhampton over the distance. If the horse who defeated him is now aimed at Group 2 races it reflects how good that run was and I think he can reproduce it. They were miles clear that day and I have got him at 28-1 this morning, if SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD runs well in the HARDWICKE Stakes that price will plummet.
 
NOCTURN 1625 ASCOT (treble) – the key to this horse chances today is if he can run in a straight line! He has a tendency to hang left and his draw may not help that today, however, cheekpieces and a top jock in Buick may help this. His win a Newmarket last time was impressive and I think he has more to offer. WHOZTHECAT franked the form when I napped it last Sunday and my selection has a cracking each way chance. I also like the chances of GLASS OFFICE and will back that each way too. He was a classy sprinter at 2 and ran well behind PROFESSOR last time, who has since gone out and won a Listed Race at Salisbury. A reproduction of that run should see him run to a least a place.
 
MINCE 1545 ASCOT – what a fantastic race this is. I have backed SOCIETY ROCK for his last two wins, but I think is is too competitive and his price is too short. I opted for my selection over RODSHU QUEEN who has a similar profile in that they both had incredible season's last year but have not shown it this year. MINCE swung it for me on her course record and that she wants genuinely fast ground, the weather seems to have held off but knowing my luck it will rain all day now!
 
BUNKER 1430 ASCOT – this horse won well on his debut and Hughes selected him as his best chance of a winner last week, even over SKY LANTERN! The yard finally broke their Royal Duck yesterday and this is their only entry in this from a normally very powerful 2 y o yard. A very astute race goer on Twitter (Calum Madell) flagged up the chances of BERKSHIRE on his blog yesterday and after reveiwing the race he has a fantastic chance to improve on that a run well at a massive price, I'm on him each way.
 
BANOVALLUM 1450 NEWMARKET – this horse has disappointed this year so far and I watched him run off the pace at Warwick when he was fancied, he then ran in a class above and performed pretty well. He drops back to Class 4 again today and could be on a decent mark for his potential.
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 40/180 = 22.2%
Wins 162/911 = 17.8%
Placed 241/911 = 26.5%

Win and Placed = 44.2%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£66.33

Royal Ascot – Saturday

Overall this week has been a disappointment for me at Royal Ascot. I am still searching for my first winner of the week! I thought MAUREEN and ES QUE LOVE ran decent races again yesterday, but how impressive was SKY LANTERN!
Ona brighter not my nap yesterday GLEN COUNTESS (pictured, courtesy of @Riosrider2) won well at 8-1. Was a crazy price in my opinion all down to a McCoy gamble that failed.
On to the final day of Royal Ascot, it has been another cracking festival and if you manage to find a winner or two today you will have done well! Enjoy the day, bet within your means and I can hopefully find a winner here for us.
 
TROJAN ROCKET 1715 NEWMARKET (nap) – I tipped this one up last time at Warwick when he won cosily. He's never lost when Mickael Barzalia has ridden him, he's 3 from 3 on the course over 6f and has only been raised 3lbs for his last win. The ground will be fine and the jockey and trainer have a 100% strike rate when they combine at the track. Huge chance!
 
HANOVERIAN BARON 1700 ASCOT (nb) – ran a belter of a race behind SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD last time at York and has previously won cosily at Wolverhampton over the distance. If the horse who defeated him is now aimed at Group 2 races it reflects how good that run was and I think he can reproduce it. They were miles clear that day and I have got him at 28-1 this morning, if SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD runs well in the HARDWICKE Stakes that price will plummet.
 
NOCTURN 1625 ASCOT (treble) – the key to this horse chances today is if he can run in a straight line! He has a tendency to hang left and his draw may not help that today, however, cheekpieces and a top jock in Buick may help this. His win a Newmarket last time was impressive and I think he has more to offer. WHOZTHECAT franked the form when I napped it last Sunday and my selection has a cracking each way chance. I also like the chances of GLASS OFFICE and will back that each way too. He was a classy sprinter at 2 and ran well behind PROFESSOR last time, who has since gone out and won a Listed Race at Salisbury. A reproduction of that run should see him run to a least a place.
 
MINCE 1545 ASCOT – (unplaced) what a fantastic race this is. I have backed SOCIETY ROCK for his last two wins, but I think is is too competitive and his price is too short. I opted for my selection over RODSHU QUEEN who has a similar profile in that they both had incredible season's last year but have not shown it this year. MINCE swung it for me on her course record and that she wants genuinely fast ground, the weather seems to have held off but knowing my luck it will rain all day now!
 
BUNKER 1430 ASCOT – (2nd – 11-4) this horse won well on his debut and Hughes selected him as his best chance of a winner last week, even over SKY LANTERN! The yard finally broke their Royal Duck yesterday and this is their only entry in this from a normally very powerful 2 y o yard. A very astute race goer on Twitter (Calum Madell) flagged up the chances of BERKSHIRE (WON – 16-1) on his blog yesterday and after reveiwing the race he has a fantastic chance to improve on that a run well at a massive price, I'm on him each way.
 
BANOVALLUM 1450 NEWMARKET – (unplaced) this horse has disappointed this year so far and I watched him run off the pace at Warwick when he was fancied, he then ran in a class above and performed pretty well. He drops back to Class 4 again today and could be on a decent mark for his potential.
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 40/180 = 22.2%
Wins 162/911 = 17.8%
Placed 241/911 = 26.5%

Win and Placed = 44.2%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£66.33

Royal Ascot – Saturday

Overall this week has been a disappointment for me at Royal Ascot. I am still searching for my first winner of the week! I thought MAUREEN and ES QUE LOVE ran decent races again yesterday, but how impressive was SKY LANTERN!
On a brighter not my nap yesterday GLEN COUNTESS (pictured, courtesy of @Riosrider2) won well at 8-1. Was a crazy price in my opinion all down to a McCoy gamble that failed.
On to the final day of Royal Ascot, it has been another cracking festival and if you manage to find a winner or two today you will have done well! Enjoy the day, bet within your means and I can hopefully find a winner here for us.
 
TROJAN ROCKET 1715 NEWMARKET (nap) – (unplaced) I tipped this one up last time at Warwick when he won cosily. He's never lost when Mickael Barzalia has ridden him, he's 3 from 3 on the course over 6f and has only been raised 3lbs for his last win. The ground will be fine and the jockey and trainer have a 100% strike rate when they combine at the track. Huge chance!
 
HANOVERIAN BARON 1700 ASCOT (nb) – (unplaced) ran a belter of a race behind SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD last time at York and has previously won cosily at Wolverhampton over the distance. If the horse who defeated him is now aimed at Group 2 races it reflects how good that run was and I think he can reproduce it. They were miles clear that day and I have got him at 28-1 this morning, if SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD runs well in the HARDWICKE Stakes that price will plummet.
 
NOCTURN 1625 ASCOT (treble) – (unplaced) the key to this horse chances today is if he can run in a straight line! He has a tendency to hang left and his draw may not help that today, however, cheekpieces and a top jock in Buick may help this. His win a Newmarket last time was impressive and I think he has more to offer. WHOZTHECAT franked the form when I napped it last Sunday and my selection has a cracking each way chance. I also like the chances of GLASS OFFICE (5th – 20-1) and will back that each way too. He was a classy sprinter at 2 and ran well behind PROFESSOR last time, who has since gone out and won a Listed Race at Salisbury. A reproduction of that run should see him run to a least a place.
 
MINCE 1545 ASCOT – (unplaced) what a fantastic race this is. I have backed SOCIETY ROCK for his last two wins, but I think is is too competitive and his price is too short. I opted for my selection over RODSHU QUEEN who has a similar profile in that they both had incredible season's last year but have not shown it this year. MINCE swung it for me on her course record and that she wants genuinely fast ground, the weather seems to have held off but knowing my luck it will rain all day now!
 
BUNKER 1430 ASCOT – (2nd – 11-4) this horse won well on his debut and Hughes selected him as his best chance of a winner last week, even over SKY LANTERN! The yard finally broke their Royal Duck yesterday and this is their only entry in this from a normally very powerful 2 y o yard. A very astute race goer on Twitter (Calum Madell) flagged up the chances of BERKSHIRE (WON – 16-1) on his blog yesterday and after reveiwing the race he has a fantastic chance to improve on that a run well at a massive price, I'm on him each way.
 
BANOVALLUM 1450 NEWMARKET – (unplaced) this horse has disappointed this year so far and I watched him run off the pace at Warwick when he was fancied, he then ran in a class above and performed pretty well. He drops back to Class 4 again today and could be on a decent mark for his potential.
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 40/181 = 22.1%
Wins 163/919 = 17.7%
Placed 243/919 = 26.4%

Win and Placed = 44.2%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£65.33

Bank Holiday Selections

What a cracking Bank Holiday it has been in terms of weather, not often we get many like this! The racing world is reeling in the news of the formidable Nicholls/Walsh partnership going their seperate ways this morning. My twitter feed has been going bananas, not sure there will be much difference to be honest, Ruby will still ride some of the top stable stars on a Saturday in my opinion.
Saturday's blog showed a little improvement with good old KINGSGATE NATIVE (14-1) winning and CAPO ROSSO (4-1) second. I had a nice winner yesterday with my only bet of the day when MAOI CHINN TIRE came home at 12-1. Hopefully got a couple here today too.
 
Happy punting, and good luck.
 
GRANDADS HORSE 1715 CARTMEL (nap) – (NR) this horse has slipped back to his last winning mark and you need to put a line through his last two runs. Ground is key to this fella and he has two wins on good and three on good to firm ground at this level and above. He's due to go novice chasing soon and could sign off the smaller obstacles in style.
 
TUSSIE MUSSIE 1550 CARLISLE (nb) – (3rd – 6-1) is unexposed at this trip and just failed to peg back Lilac Lace last time. More to come from this horse and she has solid form through a line with CAPO ROSSO, losing by half a length to him last year. On his form this year that is decent, as is her own form in itself.
 
NEPTUNE EQUESTER 1540 CARTMEL (treble) – (3rd – 7-1) ran no real race in the Scottish National when well fancied. This is much easier, and up until the National he was producing good runs. Has won at this level before, I reckon something was amiss at Ayr last time and am hopeful of better today if the ground is ok for him.
 
TROJAN ROCKET 1555 WINDSOR – (WON – 8-1) this horse has a decent strike rate and is Mikael Barzalona's only ride of the day. He has won twice on him already and he goes well fresh. Has form on quicker ground and is a big price.
 
BASFORD BEN 1645 CARTMEL – (NR) this trainer/jockey combo proved successful yesterday on MAOI CHINN TIRE and they can claim another success today. This horse hasn't really progressed from decent NHF races, however all his disappointing runs have come on soft or worse ground. I think the quicker ground will suit. TRADE FAIR, his stallion has produced a few horses that have won on good and quicker ground. Good each way chance.
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 39/174 = 22.4%
Wins 161/878 = 18.3%
Placed 233/878 = 26.5%

Win and Placed = 44.9%

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