Well, well, well, a fine day’s racing yesterday and a fine day’s tipping too from contributors, with Rob J landing the nap yet again with Native Trail at 11/4, and giving mentions to Starman and 20/1 runner up Mister Wagyu. Rob has been on song since the blog started; long may that continue.
Dirty Northerner still bang in form too with Starman, which would have been his nap I’m pretty sure, but his and the blog’s nap have often been the same of late, and DN wanted a change. I’ll come onto this factor later in the post.
A new contributor under ‘anonymous ‘ (perhaps El Gran Señor?) napped Santa Barbara at Belmont Park, a winner at just over evens.
Jonathan Dawe tipped Hüküm, Paul Wilcox Starman, and Mickle, Significantly.
The Steelman tipped 11/2 chance Motakayell, though, in the 5 o’clock Parachute let him down.
Have I missed someone who tipped First Light? I noted it in my first run through, but after 3 more attempts cannot find it?
The Blog napped Starman, which brings me back round to the point about the blog always having the first bite at tipping. It has to be that way as comments cannot be made until a blog post has been created. The tip could be left off and put in the comments but I don’t think that serves other visitors to the site well. There are many who visit to read but not post.
So, I suggest we have a different blog author regularly, every day if possible. Whoever wants to be involved in that please fill in the contact form on the site; I get that through as an email and we can organise a rota.
Staying with the practicalities of running this as it gets bigger, I think it’s important to highlight each day the successes of the previous day. But the blog is taking more and more time to go through all comments in the evening.
So, from after racing today, Sunday, please reply to your own post if you have napped or tipped a winner. I count tipped winners as anything you fancy beside your nap. I will pick it up from there and summarise that day’s Hitlist for publishing in the next day’s main article.
I see Harry has joined us and that his analysis is as sharp as it always was. I will take the liberty of making his post today’s main blog post, so the blog’s nap will be Harry’s pick, not mine. I will tag the post with the author’s name to allow readers, as time passes, to click the tag of each author and see all their main posts that carry the blog’s nap.
As blog author, you need not restrict yourself to tips; if there’s something you want to discuss, make your case in the post.
Oh, I noticed that a couple of you beside Harry left today’s tip on Saturday’s comments. The trouble with that is that no one will see them on today’s thread. Would you kindly cut and paste them as comments below this article?
Finally, if you want a separate thread on any subject – Galileo might be an example – just fill in that contact form I mentioned.
Here’s Harrytheactor with today’s blog nap,
The race I am interested in is the Jean Prat (Deauville, 2.50). JC Rouget’s lightly raced filly VALLORIA has been brought along steadily. (I’ve been following her development since last autumn when Dilton mentioned her.) JC has few peers in nurturing talented fillies and she won with a deal in hand last time on ground with give. It will be very soft tomorrow but she has the ability to quicken off a slow Gallic pace. AOB sends two of his slightly disappointing but still highly rated 3yos, Wembley and Battleground. The former would be a topical winner on Euros final day, but quite honestly he looks as if he is being sent out of duty (thou shall not let a European Group 1 race go uncontested by this yard). He has been rated as high as 118 but the fact remains his sole win was a Roscommon maiden last year on bad ground. Battleground has shown no evidence that he will relish Deauville-style heavy, so again he looks a bit hit and hope to me. I do like the Rouget approach and Valloria sticks out as an interesting proposition – she will need to step up a notch but at 25/1 to four places she should give a fair account of herself.