Simon Thompson gets on the August Hitlist with 7/2 nap Shining Success, and Simon is joined by Rob J who napped 1/4 chance Sweeping. Dirty Northerner is never far away from the list and Mother Earth bore him a winning nap today at 2.96/1. Robicheaux advised an EW bet at 40/1 on Speak Of The Devil who went very close when third in France. The Steelman also nailed an 11/4 winner at Deauville. Well done Gentlemen.
The blog advised two win bets, but, as ever, napped the wrong one. Quercus made up for it with an all the way win at 15/2. The blog’s EW perm got dumped in leg 2.
Today’s nap for the blog is Rockesbury in the 5.15 at 16/1. The Skybet extra places EW perm today features:
4.10 Urban War: Mercurius Power: Dawn View
5.15 Rockesbury: Knockabout Queen; Lincoln Red
5.30 Mister Orange: Obee Jo
As ever, please leave your naps/tips by making a comment below. All welcome, especially newcomers; just enter a name when asked so we know who is who. No prizes, but it’s good fun here among some seasoned punters, most of whom spent years commenting at the Guardian on the original Talking Horses forum, which has now been heavily cut back.
If you tip a winner, please use the Winners thread to highlight your result and we’ll put you on the Hitlist next day. There is a Winners thread for each month.
We also have a Lounge thread for general chat, though as a forum we are a bit limited to what WordPress, our host here, provides as far as structure goes.
Thanks for looking in. Good luck with your bets today, but please bear in mind that this is meant to be ‘fun’. There are many wise heads posting tips here and we haven’t yet gone a day without somebody tipping a winner. But never bet more than you can afford to lose. Small stakes can still produce wide smiles.
Now, a Syndicate update: Many of the Talking Horses folks have spoken on and off about teaming up to buy a horse. Again, it’s not restricted in any way. If you are new here and fancy having a share in a horse that will be managed by very knowledgeable people (one a retired trainer who has maintained international connections) take a look at the Syndicate Thread (search ‘Syndicate’ using the box at top right of this page).
Now, here is the update from Dirty Northerner, who is managing the project:
I will again start with an update of the current syndicate outline commitments. I am pleased to say that some more of you have stated that they may commit further once they know what is the extent of the initial financial involvement.
David – 2.5%
Luke H – 2.5%
Comartun – 2.5%
EGS – 2.5%
Aurorian – 5%
Jamie – 10%
Rob J – 2.5%
Betlikemen – 5%
Gourin56 – 2.5%
Savoieblue – 2.5%
Jakebuckfast – 2.5%
Arkle66 – 2.5%
TheSteelman – 2.5%
Paulbad – 5%
Dilton – 10%
DirtyNortherner – 10%
Total – 70% or £8,400 towards the purchase/lease-purchase.
Dilton has found what he has told me is a very nice well grown Bay yearling filly by a Group winning stallion out of a winner producing mare who won herself. She’s not been named.
The yearling filly is a half sister to 4 winners and her dam is a half sister to many black type winners (one of whom is a top sire in France) on the flat and over hurdles.
The filly is home bred and reared properly on a stud farm that he knows well and trusts.
At his request I’ve arranged for her to be vetted on Friday and I am meeting Dilton on Monday at the stud to hopefully complete the purchase.
We believe we can get her for around £4,500, including VAT and the cost of a vet’s inspection that’s taking place on Friday.
If we buy the filly she will remain at the stud until the end of October, at a cost of £250 per month for feeding and looking after, before going to be broken in.
In time I will adjust the percentage shares and training fees for the horse accordingly.
While this is positive news and while progress with the BHA, ROA, Weatherby’s and insurance companies to establish the syndicate is taking place, there remains the possibility that we do not buy her should the vet fail her in any way .
All the best