Talking Horses Monday September 27th 2021

A Saturday catch up is all we have to offer on the Hitlist, with Miss Terri Tipster naming 17/2 winner Open Wide in one of her Lucky 15s. Well done. Miss TT.

The blog’s Sunday nap Strong Johnson failed by half a length to hold off That’s Mad at the Curragh.

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

The blog’s Monday nap is in the 2.45 Hamilton, 12/1 chance Howzer Black

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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  1. NEW ENERGY win at the Curragh yesterday at 11s. Admittedly, it was third choice with the nap and the NB going down.
    The nap tomorrow is BOLD ENOUGH Roscommon 15.35 at 11/4.
    There’s a totally left field horse being talked up in France for thd Arc, currently at 50s.


  2. Well today I’m going for an unprecedented 3 timer……3 dead lasts in a row!!
    Today’s nap is hooper (Newton abbot) 15:42.
    Win double with Mick pastor in the race after (16:12)


  3. I’m also on Firewater ew – you can get 15/2 at the moment – as the day progresses I suspect the price for this mudlark will contract.


  4. Morning all,

    Hamilton is off, so that narrows things down a bit so I’m just keeping with these for today:

    Lucky 15 – Bath 1.50 Iskaheen – Newcastle 6.00 Amazon Prince, 7.00 Spirit Power, 7.30 Abnaa

    Good luck to everyone with your bets


  5. No naps for a few days which has been fortunate for everyone’s pockets.

    Todays nap ARADENA in the 16:55 at Newcastle. Odds around 5/1

    Have noticed AOB seems to be returning to form. This may be significant in Arc week or it may not be.


  6. Todays Nap was Hooper and Emma Lavelle did Nico up like the proverbial kipper to beat it. Kept him boxed in and switching lanes like a high speed police pursuit car. Never been a big Nico fan. Good ride from her though


  7. Start again with another trainer who sometimes surprises with good price outsiders. Ruth Carr has two running this Newcastle. I will be doing both in EW Singles and double…20:00 Khazaf 18/1 and 20:30 Monaadhil 11/1 good luck.


  8. i’ll pick another as the hitlist is a bit low in hits…..i’ll use my NB on Cool Dandy newcastle 8. For me the racing has been tough of late .Anyone keeping head above water doing well.


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