David saved the day by getting on the Hitlist with Poet’s Magic at 9/4. Alan’s EW selection Sharrabang, advised at 12/1, finished 3rd. Well done.
If I’ve missed anyone, please give me a shout via the August Winners thread.
The blog’s nap ran well enough without placing, but no hard luck stories this time. The nap today is in the 4.10. While Nicholas T has surely been campaigned by Jim Goldie with this in mind (ran over a mile last time), at the prices I prefer Ralph Beckett’s Here And Now who won this race in 2018. His record suggests he’s hard to keep sound, but he came right back to form on his last outing, the final one of last season. At 25/1 I’ll make him the nap.
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