Talking Horses Monday September 6th 2021

First, an update on Saturday’s Hitlist successes. Miss TerriTipster put up 5 and had three cracking winners -Top Secret 5/1, Mossbawn 9/4, and Far From A Ruby 4/1. Sorry, Miss Terri, I meant to check while you get used to the Winners Thread protocol. Well done.

Yesterday/Saturday saw Jonathan Dawe napping an overnight winner in Going To Vegas 9/10 (3/1 when tipped) Nice work, JD.

Rakib remains in hot form with two winners – nap Baaeed advised at 8/15, and Aramaic, advised 15/8. Solid. Consistent stuff, Rakib. Good work.

Alan is back with his specialist big price EW selections. Nataleena was 2nd at 16/1. Well done, Alan.

The blog’s nap Great Ambassador – advised at 5/2 – won at 11/10. Wonders will never cease.

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

The blog’s nap is Drumlee Water in the 3.10 at 15/8

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What This Blog Is For

As mentioned above this long-running Steeplechasing blog was adapted in a hurry when The Guardian announced they were cutting back on their (usually) daily Talking Horses section. Many punters had gathered there over the years to exchange ideas and fancies. Part of the adapting we had to do at the start of this blog was restricting this daily main article to tips/naps, while we found our feet regarding house rules, moderation and stuff like that.

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All the best


  1. PEOPLE are saying that Baaeed v Palace Pier is a potential duel.
    What duel?
    PP needs to get out to Del Mar where the sun shines brightly for the Breeders Cup and ignore the Ascot mire.
    Baaeed will wait till next year.
    I remember the bitter To-Agori-Mou v Kings Lake in ?81
    Proper duels. Back and forth. Jockeys trolling. Great stuff.
    They will never meet.
    My nap is Twice the Mustard at
    Newton Abbot ar 33/1 as the outsider of 3.

    at 50/1


    1. Well, now we’re getting into the realms of meteorology and climate science…is ‘Ascot mire’ a given come October this year merely because it has been in recent years or because even if it doesn’t rain significantly we expect ‘soggy Cooper’ (to steal DN’s moniker for that assiduous clerk) to make up any shortfall with his own lunatic watering regime. The smart move might be for Baaeed’s connections to swerve the meeting themselves and to try the better ground in the States. The Gosden twins (unlike Mr Dawe who was watching Bergerac, I’ve been watching Tintin cartoons which feature their rather less efficient detectives, Thomson and Thompson , recently ..”Thady+ Daddy” is such old hat…) will want to race Palace Pier as much as they can now he’s 100% fit again, presumably, so they could do both Ascot and Breeders Cup. Which reminds me, rather than ‘duels’ the subject of ‘duals’ in terms of licences hasn’t really been gotten into on TH or here yet – not explicitly anyway. When i christened their partnership ‘T + D’ i suppose I was being slightly derogatory about the whole thing – the main problems about it being two things that racing generally has problems with: nepotism and accountability.
      Anyway, Monday’s nap will have to be Henry Sellers (a successful nb last week) who can be found again in the 3.50 up at Perth trying a longer trip again. 9/4 currently. NB : Coolagh Magic, 2/1, in the 2.00 Brighton. Best of luck…

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  2. Agreed Joe he looks special. I also agree EGS that we will likely not see him again if the rain hits ascot. It would be cracking dual though!

    Going to Newcastle 5.55 for my Nap tommorow. Grant Tuer has been a shrewd operator this season and I believe his is in profit from a level
    Stake. He runs The 3-1 Fav Libby Ami, she steps up in trip and I trust his judgment that she will get it. She won at Carlisle which is a stiff track and she was held up when a lot of the winners were prominent.
    Let’s hope Libby Ami can get me back on the Hitlist.

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      1. Looked like it was cruising to a win a furlong or two out but then plugged on well…unlucky. Not a great day all round really with a tailed-off’er and non-runners a-plenty here…


  3. About time Joe got some praise…. well done
    As you may well have noticed I tend to aim for bigger priced chances.., nothing worse than an odds on horse being beaten by the total

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  4. Morning everyone,

    A quiet-ish sort of day ahead, but some good racing to come at Doncaster later, so keep it to these for today:

    Brighton 2.30 Hammy End
    Newcastle – A couple of trainer doubles : David Barron – 7.25 Willard Creek and 8.30 Attaboy Roy (Win singles and Win double) and Antony Brittain – 8.00 Qaaraat and 8.30 Raabeh (Each-Way singles and Each-Way double)

    Good luck to everyone with their bets

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  5. Amalfi Doug n the Perth 3.20 is todays nap. Some gentle summer?? jumps to begin the week. As we’re fairly well into September summer is i imagine behind us…


  6. Coolagh Magic’s a NR (as is my third choice too, Mananakhon Power, who lost out to one of them dragons last week)…NB is at 6.40 Galway, Bleu Berry 13/8 a Mullins horse who’s doing ‘a bit of a Faugheen’ in converting to chases at the age of 10 now. Should win at this second attempt.


  7. Just spotted that Cam Hardie and Antony Brittain team up again at Newcastle in the 20:00 and 20:30 so 2 EW singles and EW Double… Good luck


      1. No worries, Craig. Joe says there is nothing that states more than one person cannot nap/nb the same horse. I have a lot of time for Bryan Cooper as a jockey, he brings out the best in a horse (in
        my opinion), don’t know what happened (someone on here might have an insight), would love to see him back at the top , if that’s what he wants.


          1. A property section of sunday times had info on his propertys in leafy ballsbridge dublin.
            He renting out a few houses to joe public for 15k a week.
            Stud farm 4million in newmarket same in giggingstown buying land etc im sick of him..


  8. Despite me watching every episode of Bergerac the detective including the Christmas specials over the past few weeks, I naturally failed to back Bergerac the horse yesterday. My nap in the same race came 2nd last and his connections were called to the stewards for an explanation of his poor performance, of which no clue was the reply. Rakib’s mention of Tin Tin made me look for a horse called Tin Dragon or something similar. Alas, no luck at present. No list of famous Belgians should fail to include Tin Tin as well as Hercule Poirot.

    Nap for today is WIT in the 22:38 at Saratoga


    1. They should call on Jim Bergerac and Tintin to investigate why that horse didn’t perform and made you and others look silly. That’s not on. The honour of is at stake! As for Tintin-related horses only Charlie Fellowes’ King Ottokar springs to mind- the ‘future entries’ tab for it draws a blank though.


    2. I thought you had backed Bergerac. That’s often the way of it, though. We dismiss the irrational connections and serenditpity, etc, then regret it later…


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