El Gran Senor napped the impressive Luxembourg advising 1/1 about the 4/6 winner, and put up a fine EW in Biz Padile, advised at 16/1, placed at 10/1. Well done, sir.
Rakib landed two winners: his nap was Jumbly advised at 2/1, AP 9/4 and his NB was Star Of India, advised at 7/2, SP 5/1. You’ve had a good October, Rakib, nice work.
Also on the October Hitlist regularly in the latter half has been Alan who scored yesterday with his NB Corrigan Rock advised at 5/2 returned 11/5. Alan also landed a place with his EW tip Jackhammer at 14/1. Great stuff, Alan.
If I’ve missed anyone, please give me a shout via the Winners thread.
The blog’s nap gave me plenty of hope until he met the fifth last with his eyes closed. He stayed on his feet and even got briefly back into contention but it blew his winning chance. He’ll be worth asking again as he’s normally safe; flat tracks perhaps best for him.
There are some really nice prospects in Aintree’s 4.10 on Sunday, not least the very impressive Mackelduff, making his handicap debut, and Pounding Poet, the cheekiest of Warwick winners last time. Riggs too is on the up. But the best value to my eye is the 9-y-o Boreham Bill, last season’s Lanzarote winner. He won that at 66/, then disappointed at the festival, but that would not be his course. He’s 3 from 12 at flat tracks and 1 from 11 elsewhere. He was putting in the best ratings of his career over hurdles last season and has won fresh (221 days off here). Trainer Lavelle is in fine form – 17%/42% in the past 14 days (win/pl) and 29%/43% in the last 7. And ground, trip and field size are all okay for him. So Boreham Bill is the nap at 10/1 BOG.
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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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.
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