Some valiant kitchen sink throwing on the last day, with JD not a million miles out, his 100/1 chance finshing 4th.
Another close month in September with Alan shading it by under £4, from Luke, Highflying and EGS. Well done all of you and congratulations to Alan, who wins it for the third time this year. The full month's table can be seen on the September Naps Table Results thread. Here are the month totals in order.
You'll see there is now a separate category for the Hall of Fame, so it is easier to access.
Miss Rausing had a couple of big priced winners today, Helvetique at 9s and Madame Ambassador at 18s. Omen for the Arc?
Well done Escobar
Amichi won 5/2.
NAP Silent Film 3.36 Ascot.
The Brother got a tip for Adam's Angel, 3.05 Killarney.......it's a drifter, I have no idea how good the source is so proceed with caution. His previous tip did not win on the day I mentioned it but did win on it's 3 subsequent runs..................and I was afraid to mention it after the first time.
Congratulations to Alan!
Congratulations Alan, and all those close in the competition, some tremendous results all round.
My kitchen sink throw was one of my tracker horses (no idea why I added it, must have shown some promise at one point). I was kind of relieved he just finished out of the places as I didn't back him for the simple reason his odds were too big. Had he been in the 20s I would have backed him. At least another betting disaster averted.
Saffron Beach in the 14:42 at Newmarket.
Manaccan wins 4/1
Candlefort ew in ascot owners of echoes in rain .
Congratulations Alan and other successful nappers - some great tipping!
NAP is Misty Blues - 3.21 Redcar
Blue for You 15:36 Ascot EW Nap....another tough Saturday for selections....good luck everyone..
Paris dixie font 1.20
Well done Alan a d hard luck Luke. Good set of tips indeed
Well done Alan. Again.
The nap today is Zenga - 13.31 Newmarket
Congratulations to Alan for another successful month and honourable mentions to those who ran him close. I still aspire to those dizzy heights.
Not got much time for form studying this weekend but, with apologies to Luke, I’m plumping for River Nymph in the 15.36 at Ascot.
Well done Alan, unlucky Luke & fair play to September's top 6. Another month like the last one though, and Alan will have to start carrying a penalty.
2.42 Newmarket - Homeless Songs
Well done Alan! Pipped at the post, but very happy with my result (unlikely to be repeated any time soon), and between all of us there's been some great tipping this month.
I would have £4 more if I got 1/4 odds for Bell Rock 2nd last Saturday, rather than 1/5, but I'm certain Alan had other EW ones this month that would put him ahead and great consistency, Alan. My problem really was this week, where I couldn't find a winner.
River Nymph 3.36A nap
Syndicate news update.
Paul has sent out a full members update and this is a brief rundown for others who are interested and hopefully join us one day .
Sixfiveseven worked very well at Chantilly with Paul watching this week and is one more fast bit off his planned debut run at Compeign on the 14th. Fingers crossed .Hes developed physically and mentally into a lovely strong looking lad who Tim Donworth likes a lot. Very straightforward and genuine and will make up into a really nice staying horse as a 3 yo.
Tim expressed his gratitude to Paul that hes been encouraged by us not to rush Six , I feel the same towards the members who have supported us in that respect.
Northern Symphonie is still out at grass at Martin Jones who will be getting her in shortly to begin her pre training ready to come down to Milton's in December to run in the 3 yo bumper series in the New Year . Newbury first as it's a fair track to give a filly her first run , I will go from there on future entries.
The yard is swinging into action now with the winter team ready to go. The German bred 4yos are a good bunch ,Legionar is one to follow.
The Cable Bay yearling colt is now at the stud near Bruton out at grass letting down from the sales prep and ring. Hes a stunner and as much as I'm no fan of running 2 yos early he looks made for it as hes a very mature robust type with a real sprinters huge rear end.
He will be syndicated and go into training with Dave Evan's . Get in touch if you want in.
Hes out with the French Navy yearling whose been gelded as hes got 3 yo written all over him. I'm not rushing him as hes got a frame to grow into.He will end up around 16.1hh I think .
I really like this horse , he covers a huge amount of ground when he moves and is as hard as nails. Paul had a shock when he received the notification that the horse is Breeders Cup nominated ! If your not in ,you cant win. You just never know do you .
Hes from a real classic winning family full of high class winners .
Any questions just ask .
Arc, I've not got a clue, why they watered when rain was so clearly arriving beats me ,especially as they've spent a fortune installing new drainage to " ensure better going for the Arc meeting " to lure the Japs .
ALLADA wont be far away at Hanover on Sunday .
Very well done Alan and all the other contenders in a very well contested month.For todays nap I will go with Cassy O win in the 3.57 Redcar.My main bet today is Safe Voyage EW at Ascot in the 3.36,I have napped him the last twice he has ran so will not burden him a third time.Well done yesterdays winners.
Well done Alan !
I think Hurricane dream is a big price at 33/1. He won’t mind the soft ground.
I’ll make him the ew nap.
Congratulations to all the nappers, I don't have the capability or the knowledge, so I am in awe of anyone who can succeed consistently and indeed compete.
I have an aftertiming tale, so stop reading now if that's of no interest. For some reason, I find myself attracted to races in Ireland. I have been on a losing run this year overall. However, I saw a turn of fortunes this week, having shown a profit every day. On Tuesday, I found a winner at Cork at 20-1, The Cola Brasil. I have forgotten what I read about it to make me back it...Last night I was looking at comments on the Irish Racing website and I came across (the trainer's?) comments on the last win of No Say Ever in 2021. The trainer is Amanda Mooney. I liked the approach of the trainer very much, (in fact, it reminded me of Dilton's careful handling of horses). It went like this: "
"He's a lovely horse, he's hard work but he's worth it. I think he's one of the few No Nay Nevers that actually stays. Nikita rides him out a bit at home so she knew he can be slightly cracked and you just ignore it. Once he races he's very genuine. Fingers crossed he comes out alright and we'll pick another for him. We did try to hurdle him but he just wasn't settled enough. There are pleny of years left, he's only five now so I don't see the point of rushing him and blowing his brains or having an accident. I'll keep him on the flat and if he progresses from there I'll give him the winter off. As a six or seven year old we could look at jumping. He jumps no problem but he just needs to keep a lid on life. He's brilliant. He has a companion horse and won't go in his stable but he's grand." (After No Say Ever (GB) finished first at Leopardstown on Fri May 2021 1m 4f Fkat Handicap Good to Yielding."
(I particularly liked the contrary and "cracked" nature of No Say Ever who won't go in his stable).
Wary of Skybet's odds as it is very frequent that the SP is better than the odds they quote, I backed it at SP even though it was 40-1 (in the last race at Dundalk on the all weather.)
I had forgotten about it and was amazed to see it had won when I shut the laptop down at 11 p.m. at 50-1.
I did say my stakes are small! But I get a lot of satisfaction from small wins (in Ireland).
Which is not say that I won't be betting on the Prix de l'Arc and other races on Sunday.
Good luck to all and congratulations to Alan and other nappers who have no fear of selecting an outsider.
P.S. I put the winning betting slip in as a record (25p ew) earlier, but it took up too much space, so I have edited it out.
I'll go for New Kingdom E/W in 3.36 Ascot. Not sure about the ground. Actually not sure about the horse but most have been placed and kept the handicap up so maybe a bit of value there (but not with b365 who are 12s)