Edit: Dec 1st:
David made the point in the comments that I have calculated the final figures below based on returns – and that is wrong. It should be on profit, in which case Rob J is the winner based returns of 428.34, minus 300 in total stakes = 128.34. Gforce’s returns 412.22 – 300 = 112.22. My deep apologies to Rob and to Gforce – I lapsed straight into my old bet settling phase and just rattled through the settlement on prices. I should have taken much more time to consider. Sorry.
I haven’t heard from you yet, Gforce, but I will happily pay for 2 badges for Sandown for you if you want to go. Rob, I’ll email you shortly.
November Naps Table: – honourable mention to yesterday’s winning Napsters – Mickle with Maywake at 5/4, and Jonathan Dawe with SCHIAPARANNIE at 11/4: well done, gents.
On to the winner of the first naps table, which was a battle royal between Gforce and Rob J, both of whom deserve a massive round of applause. In the end GForce won it by under £4 and wins the Betfair badges. Gforce had 12 winners for a profit after deduction of losing stake (£10 for each losing day) of £232.22. I know quite a few who’d settle for a tenth of that return on investment – fabulous tipping. I’ll drop you an email, Gforce to organise the Raceday tickets – if the Tingle Creek doesn’t suit, I’m sure Barry Orr will arrange an alternative.
Rob J, a hell of a fight; you had 10 winners, suffering a deduction of 20 days losing stakes to Gforce’s 20.
Kudos too to two late joiners in the comp – Rakib, and Mully, both of whom tipped Cloudy Glen each way. Rakib had a profit of £151.58, and Mully a slight loss due to all the deductions from joining only in the last week.
Big thanks once more to Barry and Betfair for sponsoring this, and, hopefully future competitions. —-Edit to add, please drop a line below in the comments if you think I have miscalculated anything: I have sheets for all competitors.
A new December competition starts today; just post your selections below this daily blog post as you have been doing.
Betfair Naps Table
Starting November 1st 2021, Betfair have kindly agreed to provide two tickets each month to the winner of the naps table for one of their sponsored racedays.
Please post your nap each day using the comments section below this thread. All welcome. You need not post every day and can join in at any point in the month, as one big priced winner could win you the prize, which is settled on the tipster showing the biggest profit at the end the month. But, bear in mind that on days your name does not appear on the Daily Naps Results winners list, you’ll be assumed to have picked a loser.
For example, if at the end of the month your name is on the list once with a 25/1 winner, you will have your £250 profit from that nap deducted from assumed losing stakes for each other day. Assuming a 30-day month, your total stakes would be viewed as £300, returns as £260, for a loss of £40. I hope this makes sense. If you can think of a better way or a way to express this more clearly, please leave a comment below.
You need post only the horse’s name, but feel free to elaborate on your reasons for picking it.
If your selection secures a return – EW naps are allowed – please post the result in the Winners Thread stating it was your nap and mentioning the SP. Non runners will be settled as a break even day.
Profit will be calculated to a £10 stake on each selection. EW selections will be staked at £5EW.
All naps will be settled at SP, so please do not include an early price. This will help maintain clarity and reduce the chances of disputes. We will use standard place rules a la Tattersalls to settle EW naps. Otherwise I need to start checking place offers, non runners affecting it, etc. Doubtless some will suffer because of this, but I think it will even out in the end.
This site is open to all. It’s free and there’s no need to enrol formally, but if commenting, please choose a username when making your comment.
We discuss horse racing mostly, but have a Lounge if you want to bring up any other subject.
You are welcome to enter our Daily Naps Challenge – a fun competition for which Betfair kindly donates two Raceday tickets every month for the winner.
The rules for the site are basic: be kind to everyone, and please don’t swear. We are not prudes, but we do not have a moderator other than me – Joe McNally, and I don’t want to spend a lot of time monitoring the site. If you see something you want to report, you can do so confidentially using the Contact page.
Finally, there are some hardened and skilled tipsters here and each has their good and bad runs. When one starts a good run, it can seem to the less experienced that all prayers have been answered, and a holy grail of winners has been found. But please never make that assumption. It’s not the way things work in betting, for anyone. Sharks flogging baited tips would have you believe that this holy grail does exist. Well, there is a collective punting experience on this site numbering, I’d say, close to 500 years. Not a single tipster here will tell you that reliable profits can be made from betting racehorses.
So, this is not a mild and dutiful problem betting disclaimer. I’ve been in the business since 1971 and have seen any amount of God’s misery caused by betting beyond means. Punting is a brilliant pastime, but a horrible compulsion, a fantastic servant, but a dreadful master. Never bet more than you can afford to lose with a smile … and there’s plenty of big smiles in small stakes.