I might have waited until the last day of the month, but my nap Majestic Dawn got home at 8/1 (advised at 11/2, but I always bet with Bet365 as the only ones who offer BOG the evening before).
The extraordinary consistency of Alan is still at play, his EW tip Embour finishing 2nd at 14/1 (advised at 18/1). Great stuff, Alan.
DN put up two and both won – a rare achievement for most tipsters: Phoenix Cowboy at 11/4 and Sel Jem at 27/10. Very well done, DN.
Jakebuckfast continues a very fine week’s tipping with Ruby Cottage, a 4/1 winning nap. You’re in great form Jake. Well done.
It’s always good to see Bacciodilupo back on the Hitlist. He landed with Lord Gillygooley, Napped at 3/1 wins 4.00 Clonmel at 7/4.
Finally, Stonor follows up his Wednesday winner with Wind Your Neck In, advised at 7/2 won at 11/4. This looks like a hot streak starting Stonor. Nice work.
If I’ve missed anyone, please give me a shout via the September Winners thread.
The blog’s nap is Stylish Performer in the 3.40 at 10/1.
NB – I want to rejig the structure so the Hitlist has an easily followed trail of results, so, from today, October 1st, there will be just a Winners Thread, rather than breaking it into monthly chunks. Feel free to carry on putting up as many tips as you like, but in reporting them (and, please, still report all of them on the Winners Thread) make it clear on the Winners Thread if it was your NAP. If I see a winner posted on the Winners Thread without nap beside it, I’ll report it as a tip. Thanks. I am trying to get a bookie to sponsor the naps with a monthly free bet. I’ll keep you updated.
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.
Thanks for looking in. If you are betting, especially if you follow our tipsters, good luck with your bets, 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