Talking Horses Monday August 16th 2021

Dirty Northerner saved our first Hitlist whitewash with his winner yesterday Double Or Bubble, advised at 9/2: well done DN. Rob J hinted at a return to form with his EW selection True Conviction, advised at 9/1 finishing 2nd.

And catching up on a Saturday winner I missed, young Luke of Reinitinracing napped the successful Sacred at 13/2. Luke’s only other mention in the race Lanequash finished 2nd at 22/1. Fine tipping, Luke.

If I’ve missed anyone, please give me a shout via the August Winners thread.

The blog’s nap was a non runner. We revert to the jumps today to try to get back on track with Authorizo at 6/1 in the 5.35 Bangor.

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.

All the best


  1. Buongiorno, up very early here, hoping the heatwave will break today/tomorrow, the hottest, driest July/August since we moved here 17 years ago. Back later with the nag nap, just wanted to thank Quai and EGS for some wonderful posts yesterday.


      1. A thought re EGS losers list. Perhaps not a monthly list, even the internet must have space limits, but a place to highlight the most egregious or just plain unlucky would be welcome. Fisherman like to tell of the ones who got away and they are often tales well told.


  2. Just two today, backed at last nights odds. GLEN ESK 2/1 Windsor 6.25 and the nap TYNWALD 2/1 Windsor 7.25. Wins and double bet.


  3. I’m going to follow Joe over the jumps today with the consistent Sir Tivo in the Bangor finale at 8.05 the nap, I’ll pick a next best over the flat in the 5.08 at Catterick – Genesuis.

    Luck all – it was a tough weekend!


  4. There were 24,000 people at Croke Park on Saturday for Dublin v Mayo….a maximum of 500 people are allowed into a race meeting in Ireland…one rule for the GAA , another rule for the rest.. absolutely ridiculous!


    1. There will be 40,00 allowed for both All Ireland Finals. I know that the meetings at Roscommon, Sligo and Killarney this week offer way better ventilation and ease to distance than Croke Park, That’s the power of the GAA for you. No explanation provided.


  5. Just like to say it was the other Luke, me LukeH (and not so young), that napped Sacred on Saturday – and it matters because I don’t get many!! Still, an easy mistake to make, and you are better following Luke from Reinitinracing, because he’s a better tipster than me. All the best.


  6. Very much enjoyed the tales of the joys of land maintenance from yesterday. I am having an addition to my house due to be starting in a couple of months, Prior to starting, I’m going to have to remove 2 palm trees. I think my choices are a sharp axe, a chainsaw or hiring a professional. The axe method sounds like a lot of hard work. The chainsaw method seems a high risk to my appendages. The professional removal method doesn’t appeal to my wallet.

    Nap for the day is DIXIE BLUEBELL in the 18;15 at Roscommon.


    1. Palm “wood” is a bit of a misnomer as it is mre of a fibrous mass in most cases. It will be worth your while experimenting with a handsaw (garden type with large teeth and big gaps between them) to see how easy it is to saw it.


    2. My best Childhood friend severed his Right Radial Nerve with a Chainsaw when he was only 11 cutting down a Tree.
      Once you start them up they have a mind of their own and they spin like hell. Put a Chain Saw flat on the ground and they follow the rules of an Ouija Board.
      I walked out of the ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ not because I realised this was not my sort of Film but because I found it implausible that anyone in control of a Chain Saw would dare to occlude their vision with a Mask.


  7. I’m struggling these last few days to NAP anything with any confidence (the fare on the flat is rather grim, can’t wait for the jumps season to start)….. today’s NAP is BLUE MOONRISE 4.50 Windsor, 17/2 or so.
    Well done to DN for keeping things going yesterday. Good luck with your bets.


  8. I see Grant Tuer had another winner today. Spent 2 years with Jessica Harrington and 1 with Ger Lyons. Capacity for 39 horses, I think. Interesting…


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