Great to see David put up winners for the 4th day in succession with Lion Tiger and Alhett, advised at 9/4 and 1/1. You’re on a great run, David. Good luck today.
Bacciodilupo, successful with the big priced Flaming Rib on Thursday tipped 8/1 winner Presenting Bonnie – advised at 18/1 in the morning. Smashing them home at big prices, Bacciodilupo, long may it continue.
Robicheaux seems hardly to have been off the Hitlist lately and his EW selection at 12/1 King Triton landed the place money in the 5.10. Consistent work, Robicheaux.
The Steelman, another recent Hitlist regular tipped the bonny wee Winter Power who scooted home at 9/1 – advised at 6/1, but most bookies going BOG. Confident selection, Steelman, in what many saw as a two horse race.
Rob J who’s been showing signs of a full return to form landed his nap Lusail at 7/2. I’ll be following you now, Rob.
It was a fine first day for new poster Paul Romain, who put up these:
Nap – 1.50 STATE OF BLISS 17/2 EW 6 places at Sky
Next Best – 3.35 WINTER POWER 6/1 EW 5 places at Skybet
Longshot – 5.10 DEVILWALA 40/1 6 places sKYBET
Each Way Lucky 31 Skybet
1.50 STATE OF BLISS 17/1 6 places (was Winter Reprise 16/1 but just taken out as typing!)
3.00 GIS A SUB 12/1 3 places
3.35 EMRAATY ANA 33/1 5 places
4.40 AUNTY BRIDY 22/1 4 places
5.10 DEVILWALA 40/1 6 places
Those middle three were placed at 50/1, 40/1 and 8/1! And Winter Power, of course, won. I suspect Paul took Skybet prices for the extra places, so won’t get BOG. I very much hope I am wrong. Whatever, that’s fantastic tipping to follow up on Paul’s big payout from Thursday’s place pot.
If I’ve missed anyone, please give me a shout via the August Winners thread.
The blog’s nap was no good and we are going to have to work a bit harder. Still, it’s a speculative nap today at 25/1 EW to 8 places with Skybet. He’s trained only about 30 crow miles from where I live and is better than ever this season … ladies and gents, I offer you the wonderful Euchen Glen, a proven Group horse in a handicap. One of his three Group 3 victories was here at York, and in last year’s Ebor he finished 5th at 25/1. He has a stone more this time but his improvement fully merits it. If he finishes in the first third of the field here he lands the place money, and at his best has a fighting chance of winning.
I’ve backed him single and put him in EW multiples at Skybet extra places along with Dhushan and Marshall Plan (2.25), and Qaader(4.45) plus Stylish Performer (8.00). The last one has form figures on all weather of 21122, and Skybet pay an extra place at 5/1.
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.
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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