As the October Hitlist comes toward a close, early star David is back with a late charge napping Good Boy Bobby a 5/2 winner. Well done, David.
Rakib, never off the list for long, also tipped Good Boy Bobby as well as recommending an EW bet on Galahad Quest, placed at 28/1. EGS has the unusual honour of landing the first napped forecast which paid 1.81. Quirky, but good work, EGS.
If I’ve missed anyone, please give me a shout via the Winners thread.
The blog’s last three naps, all strong in the market, have run deplorably. I’m hoping Saturday’s nap, the unexposed Rattle Owl in the 3.40 Wetherby (11/2 BOG) will at least show his form. Jockey Oakley Brown (sounds like something off a Dulux colour card) is well worth his 5lbs.
And I’ll have a small bet on Slate House at a big looking 40/1 in the Bet365 hurdle at Wetherby. He was a smart young hurdler, but has never reached his potential over fences. He returns to hurdling after two and a half years. On the plus side, of his 6 seasonal debuts, he has won 3.
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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.
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