On the Friday Hitlist, Mickle struck again with 11/8 nap Kettle Hill. Nice work, Mickle.
Jonathan Dawe napped a cracking winner in Global Acclaim at 17/2. Well done, JD.
Bacciodilupo struck with his nap, advised at 6/1 Able Kane. Congratulations, B.
And David napped Sea La Rosa, who won at 2/1. Fine work, David.
The blog’s nap found the company a wee bit hot, running quite green too, though I doubt he’d have won it.
If I’ve missed anyone, please give me a shout via the September Winners thread.
The blog’s Saturday nap is Doncaster specialist Jawwaal who’s coming to form at the right time for this big sprint (1.45) at around 8/1.
t’s been a while, however, here’s an update on the Talking Horses Syndicate.
NORTHERN SYMPHONIE remains out to grass at the stud. They have done a great job with her and she is growing and developing nicely. She will go to be broken in towards the end of October.
Thanks to the sterling work of Dilton, our new lease horse AUSSIE MOON is scheduled to run in a NH bumper in about 4 weeks time. Syndicate members have selected the racing colours – orange and dark blue diablo, orange sleeves and a orange and dark blue quartered cap. Let’s hope she flies like the devil.
The syndicate is full and I would like to thank all members for their support and I look forward to meeting you, when you are able, to come racing.
In good time a new horse will be sourced for the syndicate and, ideally, French bred and based in France. While Dilton is working on this, it will not happen until the Spring of 2022 and syndicate members will be kept informed.
New members are most welcome to join the syndicate as we continue to develop and should you be interested please email me so that I can register your interest:-
All the best,
NB – this post is also on the Syndicate Thread (best using the search box on top right to get to it) where the new colours can be seen in the image at the top of the thread.
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.
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.
We are now in a position to open this main daily article to all subjects. It can be very enjoyable when something is latched onto by our knowledgeable, quick-witted posters as they indulge in wordplay and jousting. We still want tips of course, from those who want to tip. It’s by no means an obligation.
If you do post a tip/nap, just include it with whatever subject you are discussing, preferably at the foot of your post. So long as you remember to come back after a winner and put the details of that win in the monthly Winners Thread, then we can include you on the Hitlist in the next day’s main article.
General guidance: No swearing, please. We’re not prudes, it’s just that there is wide scope in the swearword lexicon and we do not have moderators (and hope we’ll never need them). Also, please keep discussions on politics and religion to The Lounge section, though brief references to these subjects in the main article are not forbidden.
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All the best
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