Sunday treble

A winning nap yesterday – GLENARD 11-1 – was the highlight from the blog, but I also hit the crossbar a few times too. On to today, I have highlighted a few below and at the winner, I hope, from France.
RUGOSA 1610 WINDSOR (nap) – (unplaced) has been placed in three out of five handicaps and something was obviously amiss for the poor run in January. Has been dropped 2lbs since and has a great chance back at this level.
LAUGHING ROCK 1455 LEICESTER (nb) – (unplaced) won over course and distance last month and it could be the same today with a strongly run race to suit.
PORT ALFRED 1625 LEICESTER (treble) – (unplaced) won easily here last time and a repeat of that will see him hard to pass. Could make a mockery of this handicap mark.
ALJAMAHEER 1445 DEAUVILLE – (unplaced) loads to like about his performances this year, and while this is a big step up I think he has a big chance of running to at least a place in this. I'm on each way as 18-1 is a huge price.

Naps 43/200 = 21.5%
Wins 173/1005 = 17.2%
Placed 265/1005 = 26.4%

Win and Placed = 43.6%

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

Monday’s Treble

It was good to see BROWN PANTHER win first time out yesterday. I love that horse and have followed it since it first ran. Below are my best three for Monday. Hopefully the nap dropping in grade can run well again.
HIPSTER 1940 WINDSOR (nap) – (unplaced) he drops back down to his last winning mark over the same distance too. Has been running in classes above this and maybe punching above his weight. The ground should be fine, even if it eases and he has a great chance at 14-1 as I type this on Sunday night.
BELLE BAYARDO 1700 CHEPSTOW (nb) – (2nd – 7-2) has course and distance form and ran well here two runs ago. Has won at this class and above and has nothing of the class of his las conqueror here.
MANDY'S BOY 1600 CHEPSTOW (treble) – (non runner) ran off colour on Saturday but is worth another crack here on a track not as stiff as the Haydock finish. A reproduction of his Newbury run should see him win this. Hughes on board is another plus.

Naps 40/183 = 21.8%
Wins 164/924 = 17.7%
Placed 245/924 = 26.5%

Win and Placed = 44.3%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£63.33

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.

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

Monday selections

Guineas weekend over! I thoroughly enjoyed it and fair play to Richard Hughes who finally gets a British classic, and how he deserves it. What a glorious day it is today for a change on a Bank Holiday! Enjoy it. Here are my best three plus another for today. Roll on Chester!
SPIC N SPAN 1745 BATH (nap) – (unplaced) has been knocking on the door recently and will enjoy the firm ground today. He has won over course, distance, class and ground in the past and is also well drawn today. A hell of a chance to take this.
MOONSTONE MAGIC 1650 CURRAGH (nb) – (3rd – 5-2) has been off since disappointing in the Guineas last year. She has won over the distance and will appreciate the yielding ground. A long absence to overcome but I think they have been sensible and put her away until the right time/race. Today s the day!
ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE 1430 WINDSOR (treble) – (3rd – 11-2) is 4lbs lower than when taking a 6f race on good at Goodwood last year. The apprentice will help with the weight and he has never run in a class this low. The best horse in the race in my opinion and Declan Carroll has a decent strike rate when he comes down to Windsor. Chance!
HIPSTER 1635 WINDSOR – (3rd – 5-2) worth a chance taking this one to beat SEA SHANTY. The 6lb raise for the favourite may tell if my selection bounds out in front and takes them on. As we saw over the weekend a lot of horses went in from the front. They should go for the jugular and lead from the front.

Naps 39/172 = 22.6%
Wins 157/855 = 18.4%
Placed 229/855 = 26.8%

Win and Placed = 45.1%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£60.33

Monday selections

YOU KNOW YOURSELF 1540 KELSO (nap) – (WON – 100-30) ran really well in defeat last time out when returning to his last winning mark. With the trip and ground in his favour I'm hoping he wins this.
PEMBROKE 1810 WINDSOR (nb) – (unplaced) cost quite a bit as a yearling and is well bred, being related to the awesome Canford Cliffs. Could be an interesting contender on his debut.
KEEP KICKING 1520 WOLVES (treble) – (unplaced) has produced three decent runs so far since winning a jumpers bumper. A pretty decent handicap mark and he has a good chance here at a decent price.

Naps 38/169 = 22.4%
Wins 155/837 = 18.5%
Placed 224/837 = 27%

Win and Placed = 45.3%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£60.33

Monday selections

Not a bad day on the blog on Sunday with my nap coming second at 17-2, the nb coming third at 13-8 and the treble horse winning at 7-4. As always we start the week in search of a winning nap. Once Saturday and the Bet365 Gold Cup is out the way it's full steam ahead with the flat season. Ive just booked my hotel and tickets for Warwick's evening meeting in May. I always go there and love the place.
Anyway, good luck on Monday and here are my best three, plus one extra!
ST PAUL DE VENCE 1800 WINDSOR (nap) – (unplaced) was chucked in at the deep end for his racecourse debut at Royal Ascot last year. Won his next race at Kempton well and the four behind him have all won since. Strong form.
THANE OF CAWDOR 1650 KEMPTON (nb) – (3rd – 4-1) running consistently well of late and ran well in defeat last time. Returns to a course his has won on and I expect another bold show.
FLEUR DE LA VIE 1920 WOLVERHAMPTON (treble) – (WON – 9-1) knocked up a hat-trick of wins on the all weather last year and has won here. The last outing should have put her spot on and blew away the cobwebs. The stable are flying too.
An extra one chucked in today too SPIC N SPAN 1820 WOLVES – (unplaced) is still well treated and 2lbs lighter than when runnnig last time. A return to the form shown in claimers in this handicap will see him run well.

Naps 36/164 = 22%
Wins 152/819 = 18.6%
Placed 220/819 = 26.9%

Win and Placed = 45.4%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£59.33

Monday selections

Sunday gave me a winning nap at last! AROUND A POUND proved horses for courses really is a term to pay attention too. He has only won twice now, both at Market Rasen. Lets hope Monday keeps the trend going.
THE OSTEOPATH 1630 NEWCASTLE (nap) – (WON – 13-2) this guy is a threat stepped back up to a mile. He has 3 wins over the distance, one of those on good to soft and one on heavy. The ground therefore shouldn't be a problem. He has course form too with 2 wins and four seconds. He is also back to his last winning mark over this distance. I'm expecting a huge run.
ODDYSEY 1540 REDCAR (nb) – (WON 8-1) this guy was ultra consistent last year. He won over a mile at Haydock on good ground and finished the season off in a class 4 over 9f finishing second to FLAXEN FLARE. We all know what he did at Cheltenham, that could prove to be decent form. He certainly has more to come.
SOLEMN 1450 WINDSOR (treble) – (unplaced) he has three wins over the distance on soft and is currently 1lb lower than his last winning mark which was over 5f on soft last year. The ground should be perfect and he is an excellent each way chance.

Naps 36/157 = 22.9%
Wins 147/794 = 18.5%
Placed 212/794 = 26.7%

Win and Placed = 45.2%

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

Saturday Selections

The racing today isn’t the greatest that has been offered over the past few weeks, and the ground is soft, which usually leads to big priced winners! Only time will tell! Another mediocre day yesterday with only NASEEM ALYASMEEN placing. I had my first dabble at selecting horses in every race in a meeting. That produced no winners, but 3 placed, not the best start. As well as my best three below I have done an indepth review of Newcastle tonight with selections per race. You can find it here.
So here are my best three for today, with a few others seen as it’s a Saturday. Good luck if you’re having a flutter.
DAN’S HEIR 1945 NEWCASTLE – (nap) (unplaced) has won over the distance and beyond twice and been placed at the distance on four times including on sof ground. Something wasn’t quite right at Catterick last time, chance to put things right!
PINTURA 1435 CHESTER – (nb) (2nd – 4-1) goes well here, won once and placed twice, prefers easy ground and has the plum draw. A lot in his favour.
TRES CORONAS 1510 CHESTER – (treble) (unplaced) is well drawn and has conditions that he will thrive on, won on soft twice, placed on heavy. Has won 2-4 on soft over 10f. Chance!
As well as my best three I will also be having a flutter on these :
ES QUE LOVE 1455 NEWMARKET (2nd – 5-1)
MULAQEN 1600 NEWMARKET (unplaced)
FATHSTA 1545 DONCASTER (unplaced)
GETABUZZ 1655 DONCASTER (3rd – 4-1)
EFISTORM 1900 WINDSOR (2nd – 7-4)

Stats as of 9/6/12
WINS 47/283 = 16.6%
NAPS 16/77 = 20.7%
PLACED 72/283 = 25.4%
WIN OR PLACED 119/283 = 42%
Remember if you are having a wager to bet within your means. These are my selections and I am not suggesting you follow my advice, I only do this for a bit of fun!


Monday – A new week

Well what a day the blog had on Sunday in comparison to Saturday. The nap came in at a great price – OSTLAND 22-1. Then there was HALLELUJAH (7-2) who was second as well as HONEYMEAD (7-1). Finally my Declan Carroll e/w tip came good TWO PANCAKES finishing third at 16-1.
Lets hope that Monday continues in the same vein. Today’s photo is courtesy of the excellent Martin. His blog, in which he does indepth pointers really is one to follow. I suggest you do, here is the link.
TEMPLE LORD 1620 NEWTON ABBOTT – (nap) (unplaced) has seriously underperformed this year. Yet all of his last six runs have been over at least 2m 3f. He drops back to 2m here, when he runs at that distance he has won and finished second. A shorter trip will suit.
EFISTORM 1810 WINDSOR – (nb) (WON – 100-30) won well at Kempton last week and is 5 from 8 here at Windsor. Two if these were on good ground. Must have a chance to win again.
HEARTSONG 2040 WINDSOR – (treble) (unplaced) is two from two over five furlongs. Can go on any type of ground, will hopefully fly out and win.
Declan Carroll has a few going at Redcar, my suggestion is COME HERE YEW 1640 REDCAR (2nd – 4-6) has some solid form and should be able to take this maiden.

Stats as of 21/5/12

WINS 34/196 = 17.3%
NAPS 12/58 = 20.6%
PLACED 49/196 = 25%
WIN OR PLACED 83/196 = 42.3%

Remember if you are having a wager to bet within your means. These are my selections and I am not suggesting you follow my advice, I only do this for a bit of fun!


A new week – Batman’s house

Monday’s selections

It is another cracking week of racing ahead, culminating in the Dante on Thursday. Let’s hope a clear Derby hope comes out of the race. Looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into the York cards. Before all that though here are Monday’s tips.
WAYNE MANOR 2010 WINDSOR – (nap) (unplaced) ran a great course and distance second when last seen, that was on soft, so the ground shouldn’t be an issue. Given some respect here and must be in the shake up. (4 points each way)

COOL BARANACA 1715 WOLVERHAMPTON – (nb) (unplaced) has to be of interest off this low weight after bolting up a quick fire hat trick over hurdles over the past month. (3 point win)

ZOMERLUST 1500 REDCAR – (treble) (WON 5-2 = 7 points) won a seller here last month and a few claimers last season. Goes on soft ground and should mop up here. (2 point win)

STAKE = 13 points

RETURNS = 7 points

BANK = – 25.9 points

Stats as of 14/5/12

WINS 29/152 = 19.1%
NAPS 11/52 = 21.1%
PLACED 32/152 = 21%
WIN OR PLACED 61/152 = 40.1%

Remember if you are having a wager to bet within your means. These are my selections and I am not suggesting you follow my advice, I only do this for a bit of fun!

Here’s hoping Batman can do us a favour!!