Talking Horses Saturday July 31 2021 Stewards Cup Day

A fine day’s racing yesterday, and great to welcome Luke and Samantha from Reinitinracing, for whom Luke went straight on the Hitlist with his 2/1 nap Hallowed Star: well done, Luke.

The Steelman remains in cracking form landing his nap again with Passion And Glory at 2/1 and tipping Calling The Wind (advised at 10/1) along with Rhoscolyn, 2nd at 9/1 to land a profitable EW Trixie: superb work, Steelman.

Rob J picked the wrong one when napping Rhoscolyn, but tipped 8/1 winner Maydanny as well as landing a place fivefold. Fine tipping, Rob.

Jonathan Dawe is back on the board with his nap Passion And Glory: well done.

The blog’s nap was no good although the advised value EW perms based on the enhanced places offered by Skybet landed a nice payout. Skybet helped by making Just Hubert a non runner in the first. On the downside, non runners in the last denied me the advertised 5th place with 5/1 chance Something Enticing. But I can’t complain. In the end the perm landed 4 place fivefolds and 2 place fourfolds returning £290.02 for a £24 stake.

The blog’s nap today is Dawaam in the 3.30 Doncaster at 3/1.

I doubt I’ll pull it off twice, but I’ll have a variation of EW perms – 5p EW, 10p EW accumulators, and 50pEW trebles, the latter on the three races I believe offer the best chance of taking advantage of the enhanced Skybet places. Those races are:

2.30 (5 places) Future Investment – Nuits St George – Win O’Clock

2.45 (4 places) Sayidda – Portfolio – Dhabya

4.45 (6 places) Rebel Territory – Fantasy Believer – Turntable

I’ll include the above in 10p EW fourfolds with, in the 3.40 (7 places), Hurricane Ivor – Zarzyni – Commanche Falls – Chief Of Chiefs

And I’ll go for broke by adding one selection in the 1.55 (7 places) – Power Over Me for 5pEW fivefolds.

Please leave your naps and tips using the comments section – all welcome – and remember to complete the July Winners thread if successful.

I’ll add to this post later with an update on the Syndicate front.

Good luck.



  1. 1:20 Run To Freedom
    1:45 Naughty Nadine
    1:55 Treacherous & Kimifive
    3:40 Great Ambassador

    That’s what I’ve backed tomorrow good luck everyone


  2. Nap 2.45 Sayyida. Goodwood picks: Spirit of Bermuda,Music Society,Prince Alex,Wonderful Tonight,Ejtilaab,Rebel Territory


  3. Today’s nap is sayyida 14:45 (Newmarket).

    Once again like Joe, I’ll take advantage of the extra places for a small stakes accumulator and try to emulate yesterday’s minor success.

    Newmarket :14:45 (4 places) sayyids, yesyes, portfolio.

    Goodwood; 13:55 (7 places) royal scimitar, first folio, power over me

    15:40 (7 places) hurricane Ivor, fresh

    16:45 (6 places) rebel territory, turntable


  4. Some really great tipping yesterday..

    Today’s NAP Nuit St. George 5/1 2.30 Goodwood.

    NB e/w Atlanta’s Boy 20/1 or so, 3.40 Goodwood
    Good look with your bets.


  5. On a day of relatively decent racing, but a punting lottery, I am saving my most of hard earned for Monday’s Nap where a decent wager will be made. For today the Nap is BELIEVE IN LOVE 9/1 EW bet Goodwood 3.05, in multiples with HURRICANE IVOR 6/1 win bet Goodwood 3.40 and SAYYIDA 5/2 win bet Newmarket 2.45. Last night’s prices.

    The SYNDICATE UPDATE will be uploaded by Joe this morning on the SYNDICATE THREAD please take a look and comment as required.

    All the best and have a good day.


  6. One of those days today, missed of the hitlist despite a successful nap yesterday and a card of racing thats a bit uninspiring. All of that and a hangover, I guess the strong just keep surviving.

    A dart then thrown in the direction of Strawberry Rock Newmarket 3.20. Good luck all as ever


  7. Having had a decent week, the temptation is to dive in again with two feet. But Today looks a bookies benefit day to me. Huge field sprints or trappy races.

    My Nap on Thursday went NR at Sandown and now runs in the 4.45 Goodwood – Rebel territory 9/2.
    Horse is progressive and will handle the conditions. Has form at the track and step up in trip should suit.

    My next pick is a bit left field.
    Total commitment 40-1 EW 7 places in the 3.40 stewards cup.
    Simon Hodgson is in great form and I’ve kept tabs on his runners this year. He puts William Carver on board who takes off 5lb and puts a visor on. A pretty safe draw in13 close to the middle.
    This horse has run some good races at 6F and 7F. He won’t be lacking for stamina but this course may be too sharp and they may go too quick. It’s a wild poke at a wild race!

    Good luck all today!

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    1. I want to add one a Galway.

      We’ll go again 9/2 in the 4.50

      Looks to have a great chance. Jockey rides this place well and he has ran to form at Galway before.
      D Weld has a 3yo in this who will probably get punted due to the trainer and the weights but I’d be keen on this lad.
      EW is a bit muggy given the price but he won’t be out the 5 offered by some bookies.

      Good luck


  8. Here we go again. I’ve always loved the Stewards Cup for reasons unknown since it always meant that the end of the summer holidays was imminent (Scottish timetable) – yes, I started young. Hopefully Meraas has been kept for the race and will recoup some of last year’s losses. Who says I’m daft napping something in the Stewards Cup?


    1. I love the Stewards too and can pinpoint the victory of Rutherfield Grey as the catalyst for me!! I was a student when it won and was tipped it at 33-1 several weeks before a 10-1 victory. This game is easy thought I.. ah well!!

      I fancy Lampang today. Effectively second in his version of the Wokingham behind Punchbowl Flyer which has won since, today may be his day. The main danger for me is under JPS, the most successful rider in the race today!!


  9. The Ring of Beara is home to me so I have to nap the Richard Hughes 2yo in the 4.20 at Goodwood. Yard had 3 winners yesterday.


    1. Lucky sod.
      I only get use of Holiday Home in Beara from a kind neighbour on the Northern side with spectacular views looking out towards the Iveragh Peninsula.
      You don’t need the winnings today.


      1. EGS.
        You’re right it’s lovely place. Maybe we’ll have a pint someday in Allihies or Eyries on the back of one of your antepost Coolmore tips!


    1. Luke,
      I am taking your nap.
      I am not sure that being blinkered as a 2 yo on its 4th run is a recommendation. Why not just geld him like the winner of his last race from the same stable?
      Form figures of 345 predicts 6th today to me but I increasingly find this formula unhelpful.
      I don’t know if he works with his stablemate who beat him last time out but Weld may well have seen him get within a head of John The Baptist.
      I have a different Biblical reason to support him today.
      He got to within 7L of Point Londsdale in his previous run who I believe to be the second coming. Sadly, I think this every year about the best Ballydoyle 2 yo but he never appears.


  10. I’m horrendously out of form this week but two of my cliff horses out today. Zim Baby in the second race at Goodwood. Think it’s really interesting that Ryan Moore rides for Mick Appleby. She’s a talented filly but obviously this is so competitive.
    In the Stewards Cup, IF Atalanta’s Boy jumps out the stalls, he should run a massive race. 4 from 5 over course and distance.
    Lastly, Save A Forest ran a blinder in the Oaks and she runs in the fourth race at Newmarket and looks to have a good chance as well.


    1. It’s been a difficult fortnight with too many half decent to decent races, big fields and suspect ground in places. I’ve reined in my bets a lot this week.
      Keep up your most informative analysis and all the best for the day.


  11. The Stewards’ Cup always brings back memories of the filly Soba. Everyone I knew seemed to have backed her and I still can’t believe she was returned at 18/1,

    At similar odds today I’m selecting Chiefofchiefs to come storming home at the finish having being held up by the incomparable Jamie Spencer as my nap (3,40 Goodwood).

    Having watched, but not bet on, the racing at Galway I can only assume the festival is put on to provide some sort of Bookies Barbados Homes Trust Fund.


    1. Jonathan,
      The number of people who say they backed Soba in that Race even outweighs the number of people who say that they saw the Sex Pistols play at The Free Trade Hall in Manchester.
      I did not back Soba or anyone in that Race.
      I am going to yet again give this boring factoid.
      Soba lost her virginity to Golden Fleece from a free nomination by Coolmore. The Horse was useless.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. EGS, impressive come from behind win for Golden Fleece, another Derby winner whose life was cut short. Of course he would never have beaten Simply Great had the latter not been injured!!!

        GF/Soba’s offspring was probably better than Snaafi Dancer.


    2. And of course Chiefofchiefs came storming home passing 15 or so horses in the final furlong to finish 5th.

      Bangs head continually on wall shouting “do not ever back JPS”


  12. Great to see that the syndicate is progressing nicely. A huge amount of work going on in the background, compliments to DNB and Dilton ( and anyone else involved).


  13. The child’s lock was left undone so I am back in to Galway.
    Both Weld and APOB must be smarting after the week they have had. One will get some vengeance today.
    I was going to build my coupon around Weld. No. No really.
    My coupon contains Pimlico (15.48), Iowa (16.20) and my nap Divinely over at Goodwood in the 15.05. I think if a Filly wins the Hardwicke your next port of call should be a G1 and not downgrade to the Lily Langtry so I am taking on Wonderful Tonight.
    Divinely is one of those indistinguishable Ballydoyle Mares who run hard and often, go to the Breeding Sheds and produce a Classic winner but cannot remember a thing about them.
    I am adding in Siofra in the 16.
    50 at Galway trained by J. Harrington as I line manage a lovely Girl by that name. It is pronounced Sheefra.


  14. Shocking after-timing, but get in Mr Wagyu! Speculative EW bet on a most genuine horse. Not so confident or I would have posted.


  15. Great tipping up of the Stewards winner by Greg, what a shame there is no way of congratulating him on his continued excellence.


  16. I didn’t post a nap today as my picks have been woeful this week (backed plenty of short-priced seconds though). Today I had Major Jumbo and Meeras in the Stewards’s cup; for a bit early on they were leading the groups either side of the track, but ended up 14th and 24th, which sums up my week!
    A belated welcome to Luke and Samantha – remember to follow the other Luke, not me!!


  17. I once got a fabulous prize for the booby prize in our golf club’s Winter competition. Is there a prize for the most naps that finish last? Must be in with a chance.


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