Naps Table UpdateThree Monday winners - well done. Craig's Irish National winner at 40s deserves special mention - fantastic tipping.Good luckJoe
Soto Sizzler won at 7/2.
Blueberry hill won 9/4
My nap a non runner so switch to Vintage choice in 7.30 at wolves
The McLernon-Haslam Flying Circus is in town at Sedgefield and they are giving an absolute masterclass. Their first lion into the ring was Brelan D'As:
"held up towards rear on outside, headway approaching 5th, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next".
Then in comes Dr Sanderson:
"held up towards rear on outside, slightly hampered at a few fences by a rival, weakened after 3 out".
Do you see a pattern? McLernon is peerless at this.
Warren kennedy south africa 4timer.
He is top jock..
Hats off Craig, lovely stuff.
Goldrapper 3.20 Sedgefield.
One that has just caught my eye is Pop Dancer 13:50 Epsom 50/1...if it wins then just happy to say that i mentioned it...should it lose then forget that i even mentioned it
Todays EW Nap Calliope 15:20 Sedge
Thank you all for the kind words!
Now strap yourselves in for a string of losers! I've very little time today as I've 2 in the house with Covid (wife, eldest), and I'm back to work after a lovely long weekend waiting hand and foot on the two patients (in between the races of course)!
No probs on the admin, Joe. I'll have the time as I won't be putting many up in the flat season! Still, Punchestown to look forward to next week.
The ridiculously named Gatwick Kitten in the 17:35 @ Wolves gets the EW NAP; Irish import and it smells a bit to me. Currently 12/1.
Craig, many congratulations on a magnificent selection yesterday.
Arenas Del Tiempo in the 14:55 at Epsom Downs.
in I think 1979 when I worked for the Crown Agents in Sutton, someone arranged for our department to run The Derby course. About 40 of us set off at different times based on someone handicapping the field based on age, sex, physical appearance, no of cigarettes smoked, volume of known alcohol consumption etc. An international class 100/200m athlete was given the equivalent of top weight. I pointed out this was unfair to him as clearly his stamina would give out, but the handicapper was adamant. I easily won the race for the fastest time (under 8 minutes), but despite overtaking nearly everyone (only a few started behind me) I couldn't catch a 38 year old (who seemed ancient at the time) and failed by at least 100m. My main memory of the day was realizing how steep the climb was not only at the beginning, but also the last 400m or so. After the race we all staggered to a pub that was situated past the finish line.
Spiritofthenorth - 14.10 Sedgefield
Blueberry hill nap 16:00. 40/1 winner, yikes, unbelievable tipping!
Sylvia Beach (Yarmouth 4.10) would be one of the lower rated 3yos in the Gosden yard and even that rating of 66 might be a bit harsh. Someone needs to whisper in her ear that 2022 is her year. She is by Ulysses out of a Pivotal mare and Miss Sylvia Beach is famous as the first publisher of Ulysses in 1922 - a pivotal event in modernist literature. She took a punt on Joyce because she felt sorry for him, but made no money on it. I'd like to think that Gosden has a race on 16 June in mind for her, the centenary of Bloomsday.
Juniper Worcester 5.20 - also hoping BH edges a bit closer to 200 today.
Soto Sizzler - 14.55 Epsom (nap).
I hope you had a few quid on Craig - the owner said he hadn't, but then again he added there would be no celebration! After the discussion about the national on here I suggest it is worthwhile to compare with the Irish version over the 'reggerlation' fences and while I'm here why does Gerry say 'the white flag is raised' when its clearly yellow? With 30 runners it could be where we're going but does that make it safer? Horses spread out at Aintree but I don't think they do at Fairyhouse. Spectacle? No contest. Both have the ability to spring a result. To me the Irish version is great and I thoroughly enjoy it year, but ours is better so why on Earth are some trying to mess with it?
Nap Sedge 1340 Costly Diamond
on a day whe I expect Hughsie to get a few and reach the 200 winner mark
Nap - Worcester 7.50 - Caspers Court
Outrage 5.40 Yarmouth is the nap,well done yesterdays winners,nice one Craig top marks.
Nice one yesterday, Craig. Armattiekan 1.40S.
Well played, Craig.
It seems like a more interesting Blue Riband Trial at Epsom than usual.
My nap is Inverness e.w. at 14.20 at Epsom Downs. Currently 8 still standing but I expect by start time he will need to do better than 3rd.