Talking Horses Friday September 17th 2021

Great to see Alan’s patience and his EW system rewarded with a winning EW Nap advised 17/2 – Chichester (won at 6/1) You are regularly in the places, Alan, good to see you get the win money too.

Mixed emotions for El Gran Senor today as his nap scooted home at 11/2. Sadly he got just 10/3 from his bookie. He, like me, hopes you backed it BOG! Well done, EGS.

Hitlist regular The Steelman suffered the same fate, his nap Pleasant Man winning at 11/4, but advised at 9/4. Great to see you back here, Steelman after your wee break. Well done.

The hugely consistent Rakib got the best of it, just shading the SP with his NB Wajd winning at 13/8: advised at 7/4. Fine work again, Rakib.

On catch up from Wednesday, Miss Terri Tipster nailed a double in one of her Lucky 15s with Fauvette at 15/8 and Sunset Memory at 16/1. Nice work, Miss TT.

The blog’s nap Fairman was 4th

Just a point on Best Odds Guaranteed; the only reliable bookie I’ve found for evening-before bets is Bet365. None of the other bookies I know of will give BOG until the day of the race. Even with that, some will apply it only after a certain time of the morning.

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

The blog’s nap today is Call Me Ginger at 11/2 in the 3.20

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  1. 1st to post again…but work again tomorrow…be advised this is my first lucky EW 15 and as you will see by the prices you will understand why it is an EW one….. Bimble Nap(18/1) 14:45 all of these at Ayr….Pockley(16/1) NB 15:20….Retirement Beckons(33/1) 16:30….Flying Moon(18/1) 17:00….;.also fancy Ventura Express(25/1) in the 15:20…’s a fun long shot, lucky 15 so if you are going to follow keep your stakes small….hoping to surprise myself but won’t be disappointed if none come in…Once again good luck with all of your tips tomorrow and Good Night


    1. Alan,
      The first person to post usually got a Red Card on the Guardian.
      I think the 1st posters were mostly post clubbing.
      You are not showing symptoms or signs of post clubbing but that lucky 15 doesn’t look good to me not that I have a helpful alternative to your coupon.
      I will rest on my Laurels today as I realise that my Bookie (Bet 365) did indeed return my nap at 11/2 at BOG as Joe suggested.
      In Portugal you will be an hour ahead and post an hour ahead earlier but so what? There is little room for emberrasment on this forum as I well know.


  2. After a good Wednesday decided to go a bit daft and lost too much at Ayr today. No bets tomorrow – travelling down south. Saturday busy all day so decided to have a bet on the Ayr Gold Cup, which has a place in my heart since my first AGC with Roman Warrior winning me some shillings. Went to have £20 EW on Count D’Orsay with Skybet – limited to £12.50 EW. What the f**k’s going in.


  3. Alan great minds and all that ….

    I’ve went down the Multiple routine today and have picked out a few that same as you.
    Very competitive today but have went for very small stake and high rewards. All my Multiples are EW and with Skybet who offer best place offers. What they do not offer is BOG on these so you need to take SP or accept the price you have chosen.
    Bets as follows –
    2.45 Dandalla 9-1 (4 places)
    3.20 Pockley 16-1 (7 places)
    3.30 Ace Aussie 12-1 (5 places)
    4.05 Surrey gold 4-1 (4 places)
    5.00 Flying Moon 18-1(4 places)

    10p super Yankee 50p acca

    Also What I have done is a place only Acca – all of them to place only is 170-1. I had an acca much like this yesterday which was let down by 1 place for 840. It was 84-1 and consisted of 3 horses to place and 2 short priced to win. They key is to get as many places as possible ( and pick the right horses of course)

    Auldchiel – Skybet can be quick to limit your if you regularly beat SP. also at times when their is not as much liquidity in the market. I would imagine before the off you could get your 20 ew on but by then the prices could be gone ….
    Due to having a good Few Ante post winners at cheltenham I was limited for months. I couldn’t put more than £5 on Ante post on any race especially if it was a multiple. Now I must have lost enough for them to let me again, not that I bet any post that often.


    1. Steelman….yes today is tricky and so my lucky 15 is a low stakes keep my interest bet…I will also have a small bet on your selections as well..good luck


  4. Nap today is Surrey gold (16:05) Newbury. Ew shouts, river nymph (currently 9/1) 15:30, Newbury (sky paying 5 places) and John kirkup (Ayr, 15:20), currently 28/1 (sky paying 7 places). Good luck all.


  5. Nap: Westover 3/1 in the 2.55 Newbury. Juddmonte silks, son of Frankel, ’nuff said. NB: Makram 4.05 Newbury only 10/3 now but unlucky not to win last time and lucky not to get more of a weight rise. Charlton horses are flying too, as we saw with Pleasant Man yesterday.


  6. Morning all,

    The card at Ayr is filed under ‘too difficult’, so just one selection there. A Lucky 15 at Kempton for a bit of evening entertainment

    Ayr – 3.20 Ventura Express (Each-Way)
    Lucky 15 – Kempton 4.50 Twistaline, 6.00 Actaea, 8.00 Pride OF Hawridge, 8.30 Mountain Ash

    Good luck to everyone with your bets

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Your post following closely after Rakib’s again, Terri. You two seem inseparable. People are beginning to talk . . . I’m sure it’s just village tittle tattle.


      1. I’m leaving this post up for context. After today, any other posts hinting/suggesting that Rakib and Miss Terri Tipster are one and the same will be deleted.

        There has been a campaign in the background to oust Rakib from this blog. I’ve made my position clear on this to the organisers of the campaign, but it goes on nonetheless. After the last spat on here I’ve no inclination to do anything more than ask basic questions when this comes up and take a view on the answers I get. I am not going to spend hours seeking evidence and requesting depositions on either side. So, no more, please. What the ‘hinters’ do not seem to consider worth taking into account is how Miss Terri Tipster must feel about all this. Real names are not a requirement here for posters. Those who choose an alias are entitled to a peaceful and unharried time here, as is everyone. And that is what they will get.


        1. This is a general comment and not directed to anyone in particular. Can we all just calm down a little and concentrate on what is good on this blog. If something/someone irritates you just ignore them and concentrate on the useful posts. It’s the best way.


          1. To be honest I think posting as miss Terri instead of mystery is a bit of fun.

            We may be over blowing this.

            In relation to rakib since he was mentioned he seems a lovely guy/girl and a good tipster.

            A few breaths and let things unfold but I’d he disappointed is theyre was a hint of malice in any post here.

            Liked by 2 people

            1. Thanks haha. Erm, I’m definitely a guy lol. And I’m pretty sure Miss Terri is female hence the Miss and all that (?!) Most people here are nice, I just think a few are bored. Some fresh air and time at a racetrack might be the best prescription .


  7. Who is the Mystery tipster know as “miss terri tipster”? As Toyah said, its a Mystery…

    Milton Harris has a few fancied horses out at Newton Abbot today -og interest to all but Sydicate members in particular. Temped to nap one of them but im going to Stick with FOB in the NA 3.03 with She’s A Novelty to attempt a return to the hitlist.. Ayr will be fun betting but as to winners????


    1. As for SERGEANT in the 15.38 – a telling reminder to the syndicate that it takes a lot to get a horse in fine fettle to the races and we then hope they come back in one piece. The rest is a bonus.


      1. That was a horrid looking fall at the first for Sergeant. Thankfully he galloped away OK afterwards and lives to fight another day. He is certainly has more wins in him for Milton if he settles better. The yard won the closing bumper with Bari Breeze who needed plenty of rousting and won’t forget Paddy Brennan in a hurry!


    1. Just saw Raclette win impressively at C. …hope I didn’t get the wrong Juddmonte Frankel scion today! 😬 (That’s my cheesy raclette grin)


  8. Today’s NAP is Hurry Up Hedley, 4.50 Kempton , 6/1 or so. Why? Because it reminds me of Hedley Lamarr, the character from Blazing Saddles…

    Well done to yesterday’s winning tipsters.


  9. I can’t remember his name on the Guardian but he had a toy story pic as his profile pic, he used to post some reliable tips for Dundalk. Not sure if he’s with us on here.


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