Talking Horses Tuesday August 17th 2021

Rob J who recently hinted at a return to form is firmly back on the Hitlist with 2/1 nap yesterday, Quercus. Good to see you back, Rob.

Bacciodilupo too is again on the list with a cracking nap in Blue Moonrise, advised at 17/2. Fine work.

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

The blog’s nap yesterday was a dismal 9th. I’m hoping to hit form again soon in time for York and expecting a better result today with one who went in my notebook after I napped her last time – Come On Linda. I think her young claimer learnt more that day than he normally would in half a dozen races and granted a wee bit of luck, she can make amends today in the 6.35 Carlisle at around 6/1. She’s my nap. Another I like is a horse who ran creditably first time out after leaving George Boughey for Karen Tutty – Freak Out in the 3.25 at Hamilton at around 14/1.

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
Joe

24 comments

  1. A few for me tommrow

    NAP
    Roman encounter 8-1 EW
    2.15 Hamilton

    NB

    Obee Jo 11/2 EW 5.05 Carlisle

    Makeen 11/2 EW 7.35 Carlisle

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  2. I’m with the steelman with obee Jo (nb) at Carlisle (17:05)

    The nap is in the last at the same meet (20:05) Buford. Good luck all.

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  3. i may be biased as its my local track but I think its a good card at Hamilton today in terms of betting – Carlisle not bad either. i’ll doubtless pick a few as day goes on but i’m going to nap Fantasing in the 14.50 at Hamilton where on the clock it looks to me like they have the wrong favorite at the minute. He said knowledgably awaiting the moment when the current fav hoses up by a few length hard held..

    its not tipped with the passion of Kohli but lets hope it can find the mark.

    Bon chance

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  4. Today’s NAP is MOAKLAND, 5.45 Sligo, at 8/1 or so. Bryan Cooper to work his magic in this maiden hurdle…..in reality any of the 14 or so runners could win….

    NB is Tommy Taylor in the 7.35 Carlisle, 5/1 or so (based on what, God alone knows) . Last win was in September 2017, first run for Grant Tuer, since moving from Noel Meade’s stable..
    Good luck with your bets..,

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  5. Late to the table after playing golf up at St Andrews. One of our distant relatives can be heard, on trying to get his wife out of the bar at the end of an evening, shouting “Come On Linda”. So Come On Linda it is in the 6.35 at Carlisle.

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  6. You may know this but its a lovely Chic Murray joke.

    Attempts his style

    I was at a funeral last week, somebody had died..well if they hadn’t wed hardly have been there..

    Good affair. All Well dressed. You have to make an effort with these things

    So, were lowering the coffin and out the corner of my eye I see a gentleman well over 100 yards away. He’s walking up and down, up and down. Over and over.

    I’m hardly one for formality as you know but it seemed a bit, what’s the word, off?.

    Trying to keep quiet I whispered to an aquantance who’s eye he’d caught too. “Do you know who that is?” I asked.

    I think so he said its A Distant Relative.

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  7. You may know this but its a lovely Chic Murray joke.

    Attempts his style

    I was at a funeral last week, somebody had died..well if they hadn’t wed hardly have been there..

    Good affair. All Well dressed. You have to make an effort with these things

    So, were lowering the coffin and out the corner of my eye I see a gentleman well over 100 yards away. He’s walking up and down, up and down. Over and over.

    I’m hardly one for formality as you know but it seemed a bit, what’s the word, off?.

    Trying to keep quiet I whispered to an aquantance who’s eye he’d caught too. “Do you know who that is?” I asked.

    I think so he said its A Distant Relative.

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    1. If sorrymess was still posting he might find a ex-Irish Horse running in the Gulfstream tonight to save our collective pride.

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      1. The first race in SARATOGA Is
        hurdle tmorro.
        A few ex elliott.
        S o donohue royal pippin won sligo 10/1.
        Small trainers like him Leslie young jp ryan so rare wins.
        Flynn get wins in tramore.
        I was on roads in cashel fethard area the do not runs horses for ordinary folks or maybe punters built the very posh entrances gates.
        Oh MAYBE punters made them rich.

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      2. A friend went into paddy powers on sunday to put 10 e on a draw in CROKER.
        the manager told him he is barred for LIFE i wonder what he not telling me..

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  8. Apologies for a mistaken reference on Sunday. I wrote that Shewell Cooper had said that if the potato were to disappear from the earth, the Jerusalem artichoke would replace it. This was in fact Laurence D Hillls in Organic Gardeniing. And while on the subject, my neighbour who has a very traditional French “jardin” ( a fruit and vegetable plot with chickens, ducks, rabbits,etc) told me today that all his potatoes were wiped out “pourrie” by early blight. The only ones to survive were the “noir” as he termed them, which he told me I gave to him in 2019. He must have kept seed potatoes from them last year. They are, in fact, Blue Danube, as Sarpo variety which is Hungarian and other varieties have been developed at Bangor University – Sarpo Mira, Kifli, Sarpo Axona, etc. They are highly resistant to early blight and even though they get late blight, unlike other Sarpo varieties which are very resistant, it does not affect the tubers. Blue Danube keep through the winter in storage very well, too. They are superb roasting potatoes, but they don’t boil well, tending to turn to mush. Flavour is so-so. However, my stock is high in the locality. Good job I did not leave a tip today as they were failures.

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