Im excited to announce the addition of our new and improved tipping competition. Previously the NAP competition has been run manually on this blog. Needless to say this took up a lot of time and effort from the members involved.

Now we have launched a brand new comp that is completely automated and free!!. Simply register once and the system will keep you logged in. You then select your NAP each day and our software will automatically create a league table.


What's new:

We have also added a new prize that will certainly get you going! The overall winner after each 6 month period gets a chance to run their very own tipping service, and earn an extra few quid too.....


I will keep this page up and running so that you can discuss and chat with other members as you did previously.

If you haven't already done so, register for the new competition and start selecting your NAPs > Tipping Comp



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  1. Hi Colin,
    The Shelton bros managed 2 winners 2 seconds from the 5 horses, they were trying, it would have been good if they had the 5 winners, i would have been off to Moss bros for a new outfit for the holiday,i will have to make do with what i have got my old whistle &flute. Ha-Ha-Ha. John.

  2. Hi Colin,
    The Skelton bros will be at Market Rasen Thursday 23rd , Harry doing the steering on the five rides, Go on boy boot them in, will be popular with the lucky 31 punters and single backers. Best of luck. John.

  3. Hi Colin,
    I know you said your trainer John Norton Was `bullish` about Dakota Blue a very poor efford finished approx 30 lenghts tailed off last, glad i did not get any of my holiday money on it. I have paid the remaining fee for my flights/ hotel transfers all included for abroad, so wont be cancelling holiday unless my health stops me. The Man Und win would help for my Uk taxi transfers from home to airport, if they lose still got £55 coming back and i laid out £20 so a frofit whatever happens. Go-On the red devils they will be ready, beat Brighton 2-0 last weekend. Tell your trainer old saying the last will be first. John.

  4. Looks like cancelling your holidays cos united still got no chance. Called at Johns this morning and was quite bullish about Dakota Beat getting at least a place in the second at Hexham tomorrow.

  5. Hi Colin,
    They have to win, i am going on holiday 11 days after the final, need the holiday money, the place money is not enough towards my spending money, the win gives me another onecer towards it. No luck horses lately, but keep trying. John.

  6. John, you must be able to see , they have no chance. Think yourself lucky you backed them ew. I think that irish horse One Look hasn’t trained on. Ran a crap race the other day.

  7. Hi Colin,
    Can the red devils grasp the nettle for the F A cup double starting with the women this Sunday afternoon then the men on the 25th May. Go on Gon- on the red devils. John.


  9. Hi Colin ,
    Any luck with the tennis/snooker?. Your tip for the 1,000 guineas is a non runner, but is entered in Irish 1,000 guineas. I had a small e/w Brilliant at 50/1 , 1,000 guineas he is still in, final decs on Friday May 3rd so hope i get a run. Haven`t heard from MR T ,maybe he hibenates during the long winter period . Hopefully the warmer weather is on the way. Good flat racing next weekend. Good Luck. John.

  10. Hi John, forgot to mention, backed Allen ew in snooker. Great chance of reaching final, then who knows.

  11. Hi Colin,
    I think Mullins has the champion trainer UK won as he has runners at Perth then the big prize money meeting on Saturday Sandown Park, 10 miles from me. I don`t visit any meetings these days due to leg /feet problems. Cup Final 25th May,going on holiday 2 weeks after in June, where the sun shines, good for aches &pains, need the red devils to win for some holiday spending money got £55 in the skyrocket(pocket) need the other one-er for the win, it will be tough to beat City, C-Mon C-Mon the red devils. Good Luck. John.

  12. Hi Colin,
    It has been said Houdini was a great escape artist, but Man Und getting to the FA cup final is something else, with luck like that i would not put it past them to win the FA Cup i hope. My £10 e/w at 9/1 is alive very lucky. No luck with the horses, but happy with the football. John.

  13. Hi Colin ,Good luck with the tennis bet.Hope the Skelton`s can go close with Ballygrifincottage in Ayr Grand National 16/1 at moment, nicely weighted ,hopefull he gets the distance. Good match Saturday Chelsea V Man City cup match, then Sunday Coventry V Man Und C-mon C-mon the red devils. John.

  14. She won today, but up against top seed next. The way she’s playing she has a good chance of toppling her. So once again fingers crossed.

  15. Hi Colin,
    There is a saying no one wants to be sent to Coventry anyway the boys in red will be there Sunday, Ithink you might be right it will be a tough game, but hope they can come away with a win . Galia des Liteaux was in the lead two out in National, faded finished 8th but got a run for my money at 33/1. Well done you got the winner 7/1 fav. I see you have expanded your gambling to tennis, it woul`d lose me. I stick to horses/football/golf/ that enough for me,anyway good luck with the tennis bets. John.

  16. Sorry John, but the way united are playing they’ll struggle to beat Coventry. backed winner of National, but with it being National I only risked 5ew. I fancied last years winner until I got Racing Post and read form when I thought winner was class among rubbish. The National now is just a 4 mile handicap and more fancied horses will win. The days of 100/1 winners is a thing of the past. Good luck with your cup bet. I’ve has a bet on Raducanu in the tennis in Germany. She was 40/1 so I had 5ew. when I checked later she was 50/1, so I had another 5ew. She beat Kerber and is 13/8 to win next round, so had a tenner on that. fingers crossed.

  17. the women`s team Man-Und beat chelsea FA cup semi 2-1 on the way to Wembley, Hope the men`s side are on the way next Sunday. No luck National. John.

  18. Hi Colin-Mr T,
    Backed Galia Des Liteaux Grand National double carpet e/w 6 places 5th of odds (33/1) with Corals. He has sneaked in at a nice weight for the Skelton boys. I thought put it up before the event win or lose, rather then be wise after the event , anyone can do that. The irish have a strong hand of runners for the race, Good Luck ,with it whatever you are backing. John.

  19. Match of the day Man-Und V Liverpool 2-2 the red devils are improving a young side, some silly mistakes but seem to be going the right way, looking forward to cup match later this month, c-mon c-mon United. John.

  20. Hi Colin,
    I noticed your tip for 1,000 guineas ( One Look) Has been backed from 12/1 to 10/1 are you on. I have had a little e/w on Brilliant for same race at 50/1 he recently won a group 3 in ireland and coul`d be improving , i never underestimate Adian O Brien in big races or any races. Have you got your lucky pin out for the Grand National Saturday?. It is a minefield. Good Luck. John.

  21. Hi Colin,
    What you have to do is type in to google Sporting Life, then it will say today`s racecards click on that and the meetings/racecards will come up, the same as the newspaper exactly the same, no charges or subscribing. Hope that helps, The Red Hatter looked a bit keen well beaten when they quickened, i guess it is back to the drawing board with him, anyway good luck with the Sporting Life Racecards. John.

  22. You can’t see the form without subscribing to racing post. it’s not the same as having the paper in your hand. Been to see Red Hatter this morning and john didn’t seen enthusiastic about his chances. Been off his food, but eaten up last 5 days. Still growing and should be better in future. was 33s last night , then 14s and down to 10s this morning. definitely not stable money and will drift today.

  23. Hi Colin,
    Haven`t got a clue what you are on about Blackpool some man from my neck of the woods, i do not live at boxhill ,i live in Woking. Ihave my holidays in Turkey summertime like most people, Going to Blackpool on holiday in the winter is not my cup of tea or anywhere in the uk with cold weather. You are on about a compere taking the piss, i guess you were at some variety show, there is a saying those who take the piss is to have a good look at themselves first.Why buy the racing post when you can get the same information free on the computor crazy.Emily Upjohn ran 5th at Meydan, i think there is a good race in her ,maybe Royal Ascot. Good Luck. John.

  24. Hi John, been in Blackpool last week and that chap from your neck of the woods was there again. The compere kept taking the piss out of him but I suppose he expected it cos it happened last year as well. I’m surprised you dont know him cos he seems to have some maybe ex racehorses on his far and I told you last year he was from Boxhill area. Cant be many farms with horses in the area.Told you I’ve cut punting down to fridays and saturdays as Racing Post was costing me 34quid each week and i’ve cancelled it. you cant bet seriously without so its two days unless my Irish connection sends something.cheers and all the best for Man U. Richill is like most horses, always injured. Red Hatter is entered somewhere next week.

  25. Hi Colin,
    Frankie flew in to Meydan Wednesday also John Gosden, might be worth keeping an eye on there runners and Frankie has 4 rides i am on them l15 also Gosdens other runners also 1at Cork and 1 at Haydock Playful saint. 2 l15s C-mon C-mon Frankie, Best of Luck. John.

  26. Hi Colin,
    Richill spends all his time in his box, due to the nature of his injury, they bring him grass/hay also he can`t lay down as he woul`d not be able to get up it woul`d end up fatal. The trainer says autumn before we see him again racing if we ever see him again racing fingers crossed. Sounds like the Red Hatter is doing okay. Man und look to have the best draw with Coventry, but you can`t your chickens as cup matches throw up some strange results. One match away from final then i am in the money e/w final. Good luck. John.

  27. Still there John, should beat Coventry and hope Chelsea beat City. I’m a United fan but I think Liverpool looked most likely to win for most of the game. You have to be in it to win it.

  28. Hi Colin,
    The young Man-Und side served it up to Liverpool 4-3 keeping the F A cup alive, what a match , semi final Man Und v Coventry, C-mon C-mon C-mon the red devils. John.

  29. Hi Colin,
    Not sure if you got the wrong end of the stick, concerning the red hatter i previous said come on the red devilsand the red hatter when he runs. No idea how long it takes to get over a gelding operation, maybe the vet will tell you that?. Man und are through to quarter finals next game Sunday 17th., despite your doubts about them, Liverpool are a good side next game. Had Langer Dan E/W at 7/1 won. My bets Thursday are Le-Milos e/w at 13/2/ Stage Star e/w 5/1/ and Ginny`s Destiny at 4/1 bets with value for money. I am not interested in odds on shots. Best of luck. John

  30. doing nowt at Cheltenham. Good job 365 gave State Man and Ballyburn at evens to limited stakes. Had 40 on each day. Don’t know what tomorrows give away will be. Can’t be as good today or yesterday.

  31. Hi Colin,
    Next match the red devils St Patricks day (March 17th), against Liverpool, might need the luck of the irish with that one, to keep my bet alive. c-mon c-mon c-mon the red devils and the red hatter when he runs. John.

  32. MR T,
    The Munich air disaster was a big setbback to the Man Und team in the fifties, the Busby babes, The irish goalkeeper dragged a woman from the wreckage who was expecting a baby, a sad story all round. But they came back strong in the late sixties ,with superstar George Best. Good Luck for Cheltenham, if you are having a bet?. John.

  33. John,
    I would suggest going back to the fifties for the glory days of Man Utd. Players like Duncan Edwards, Tommy Taylor, David Pegg, Bill Foulkes , Eddie Coleman, & a very young Bobby Charlton plus the other members of the Busby Babes. For what it is worth< I think football has been ruined by football agents & overpriced foreign players who only want silly wages.

  34. Hi Colin,
    Man Und nothing like the glory days when g. Best/charlton/law/stiles/ etc-etc were there, but they are still okay, anyway i backed them at 9/1 e/w F/A cup. Next cup round 28th Feb. Richhill has a pelvic injury, coul`d be out until end of the summer ,he was fit &ready to go, very disappointing. On Bravemansgame e/w 20/1 Gold Cup cheltenham. I will lookout for the mad hatter, Don`t know when he is running?. Good luck for Cheltenham we all need that. John.

  35. John to say I think you have wasted your money on Manchester United. I follow them. I used to have a season ticket there, and today’s team is the worst I can ever remember. No chance in cup. Roll on Cheltenham, then we can lose some more.

  36. Hi Colin,
    I did mention in one of my previous posts about gelding the mad hatter. The (cruelest cut). If that don`t work,maybe the future N/H ,hurdles, but it is up to the trainer what he thinks. We are pleased with Richhill he jumps well, we hope to see him racing March time. Had a little E/W on Man Und F A cup at 9/1, Come on the red hatter & the red devils. Good Luck. John.

  37. Hi John, well you will get your money back if it doesn’t run. Popped into Johns on monday to have a word with Red Hatter but he was in no mood to talk to me as he has just had his wedding tackle removed. John keeps telling me he’s ok, so we’ll have to wait and see. Be a week or two yet.

  38. Hi Colin,
    Hope you are backing the winners?. Not the mad hatter, the bookie likes him. Richill will be racing March decent ground we hope ,as rain is forecast for coming weeks. Richhill has not had many miles on the clock and will be fresh come March and hope he goes well. I know you don`t like ante-post bets but i have backed Bravemansgame for Cheltenham Gold cup (March) at 20/1 e/w ,had him backed King George finished 2nd, so having another go, i like value for money. The excitement of Cheltenham only a month away ,the highlight of the N/H season. Good Luck. John.

  39. Hi Mr T,
    Have not heard from you are you hibenating during this cold winter, i am that is the joy`s of been retired look out the window in the morning ,if it is pouring with rain , go back to bed , no worries about going to work. Looks like the competition is finished and gone for good like a lot of the competitors that were on this page. John.

    1. John,
      I am still here, I look at the blog most days, but I am not a backer most days. Like yourself & Colin,I am retired but cannot stay in bed after about 8am. My wife on the other hand usually stays in bed till later. I have always been a systems man but am still looking for that one system that wins on most days. All the best.
      Mr T

  40. Hi Colin,
    Ferns hill went in 8/15 as you said , i did not think you backed these short prices as i remember you saying when i told you richhill was fancied he won 8/11 i was on at 4/5 , had to back it as a shareholder in the horse and he won just. I like value for money when i bet, lay out small collect big , that`s the thinking, Good Luck. John.

  41. Probably wants a bit of lead in it’s ear. Preferably administered with a gun. Never trust what a jockey tells you.

  42. Hi Colin,
    A lot of people woul`d say you `mad as a hatter backing the red hatter at 125/1 ,he was not totally disgraced finished 10 of 12. I did not back it a bookie`s bet. Maybe he needs gelding as he is a full horse as a way forward, my opinion only. John.

  43. john, i’m told Ferns Lock will win last at Thurles on Sunday but wont be a big price. You might get 6/4 if you jump in quick. Past the post and weighed in already.

  44. Hi John, his words to me tonight are “I’m sure he has a future”. His horses try all the time and Mullrenan told him he thought it would win for him. I’ve had 5ew at 40s, 4 places with 365. If it loses it’s not the end of the world, but it’s good value win or lose.

  45. Hi Colin,
    I have heard the saying as mad as a hatter. Looking at the Red Hatter`s form is not inspiring to back him in 5-00pm Wolves Saturday 20th January.What are your thoughts on his chances as you will hear it from the horses mouth?. He is double carpet at present (33/1) GO-AN- MY -SAN. jOHN.

  46. Hi Colin,
    Glad to hear from you, i am glad you have made some comments, as i guess people have been reading my boring comments for a while . I will keep a look out for your tips. Richhill will be out in the spring ,hoping for better ground and he is well handicapped. The skelton`s hit form Saturday 6 winners. Good Luck. John.

  47. john, you have posted the last 9 comments, so I am writing to break up your sequence. I hope everybody is enjoying the new year. i personally aren’t breaking any pots, but i’m trying to cut my punting down. Looking to the future I think i’ve seen next season’s 1000gns winner. Just wait and watch. 12/1 at the moment but i’m not as daft as John when it comes to ante post betting. john has a horse that he thinks will win, and I shall have a little bit on it as soon as betting comes out. It’s called Red Hatter and runs on the 20th of this month.The 1000gns horse is One Look.

  48. Disappointing run from Richhill yesterday ,jumped badly. The vet is going to check him m-o-t, his next appearance will be February/March, better ground hopefully then. John.

  49. Another entry Saturday Newbury 30th -1-15pm h`cap class (3) Richhill also entered at Donny Friday. Ground depending where he runs. John.

  50. I don`t think Richhill will run before Christmas, maybe the 30th December but nothing concrete yet. I have a bottle of bollinger to open Christmas, had it since Uknowwhatimeanharry won the albert Bartlett 016 Cheltenham ,had him at 25/1 ante post he finished 11/1 well backed, better open the bolly otherwise it will turn to vinegar as 7 years old. I woul`d like to wish a happy christmas to Colin/Mr T/ Paul and anyone else who frequents this web page. A Christmas cracker Trainer says to owner your horse has a light weight also very fit, the owner replies shoul`d i put a monkey on it?. The trainer replies you woul`d be better with a jockey on, Ho-Ho–He-He- Ha-Ha. Keep Smiling & backing the winners for the new year. On Bravemansgame King George £20 win 5/2 ante post for boxing day. Best of luck. John

  51. Colin,
    A merry Christmas to you & a Happy New Year. I hope you are keeping well and taking a few pounds off the bookies.
    Also the same to John, I hope your horse gives you some profit before too long. I have noticed that the Skeltons are in some sort of form recently.

  52. Hi Colin,
    Richhill is entered at Donny 12-15pm Saturday December 16th 2miles + class 4 should give him a chance, hope we can get the few shillings for the Christmas pot. Best of luck. John.

  53. Hi Colin,
    Richhill finished 3rd friday 1st December in a hot class 3 race, the jockey/trainer are pleased with his fitness progress, Dan is looking for a race over Christmas for Richhill & hopefull it wont be long before he wins. Good Luck. John.

  54. Hi Colin, MR T,
    Richhill might run Friday 1st December , he should be sharper this time. Newbury 12-40pm 2miles + Good Luck. John.

  55. Hi Mr T,
    Richhill did run at Kempton he finished 5th, he needed the run, will be racing in the next few weeks and should be fitter next time.. Good Luck. John.

  56. To Colin & co,
    Richhill entered Ludlow 1-25pm Thursday 9th November, depending on ground conditions , he is fit and well. John.

  57. The previous comment looks a bit strange but I had commented that I had just backed second at Newcastle but there was a stewards enquiry and knowing my luck it wont get race but it did.

  58. Hi Colin had Frankie wit two of his winners Trawlerman 9/1 -King of steel 7/2/ nearly had three he was just beaten on Kinross. but made a profit , good old Frankie , did you have any luck Colin?. John.

  59. Hi Colin,
    I did not renew my yearly contract with Gold Link as he had been injured for nearly 2yrs . He won at Huntingdon 4.25pm Tuesday 17th Oct at 13/8 jf. I am still in Richhill, he is back in training with Dan Skelton, and we are hoping he will be out at the end of this month jumping the bigger obstacles ,starting at 2miles. He has been working in deep sand and getting through it okay to bring him to peak fitness. So no problems with him so far, fingers crossed. I am on Frankie for Champions day Ascot Saturday unfotunetly one non runner Courage mon ami. Good Luck .John.

  60. john, did you keep your share in Gold Link. maybe not but you may have backed it, I backed second as usual.

  61. Hi Colin,
    As it is Frankie`s last season & he has had some past luck at Ascot, done a E/W l15 as he has some nice rides on Saturday 21st Ascot- King of Steel-5/1 -Kinross 9/4 – Inspiral 7/1 – Courage Mon Ami- 7/1 all smart horses, hope he has some winners, i expect they will shorten in price near post time. Best of Luck. John.

    1. Nice to hear from you Colin. I was beginning to think that there was only John & myself left. I am sure the winners will come for you before too long.

  62. Hi Mr T,
    Got back last Friday the weather was very hot 32 degrees. As the competition is not active, i guess not many people looking in on a regular basis, maybe the same with Colin. You coul`d be right just you &me left. John.

  63. Hi Colin,
    Just back from holiday. I see nothing has changed concerning the competition, looks like it has ended for good. Richhill is back with Dan Skelton doing light work, getting ready for the jump season. John.

  64. Hi Colin,
    Had any winners ?. I had the ebor winner Absurde at 8/1 £10 e/w. Had my holiday cancelled due to Easy-jet cancelling the flights around Europe on 24th August at Gatwick Airport, terrible spent a day in the Airport, anyway rebooked going next week fingers crossed. I will be cooler 29-30c but warmer then the UK weather. John.

  65. Hi Colin,
    Richhill will be on his way back into training soon as the vet has given him the all clear, maybe going back to Dan Skelton this week, when transport is arranged. Going on the hols soon , I will be back early September ,will have a look then to see if this page is still on the web. Quality racing York coming up soon , also weather improving as not a very good summer this year in Uk. Good Luck. John.

  66. Hi Colin,
    Just a mention, Richhill should be back in training at the end of this month. he he had been showing potential on the gallops early days,and the race he won he shoul`d have won it easy, but scraped in at 8/11 fav, the vet has found he had a sore back, but now they reckon he has turned a corner, he had a lady therapist give him a massage ( i coul`d do with one of them ha-ha ) , so if you are following him he will be going chaseing in the future and hope he wins, the trainer says he is a nice horse, so hope for the best. Good Luck. John.

  67. Hi Colin,
    I looked at the long forecast for the Uk and it is rain & more rain August, i believe horses like the sun on there back bring `s them on , same applies to humans makes them happy. I am going to the Aegean coast Turkey, the Temp will be on average 33 degrees daily, i love it ,near the beach nice breeze from the sea & get a tan, few beers at night, good food, paradise. I think you need good weather otherwise stuck inside. I bet you and Mr T are missing the Competition?. I guess there will be some news sooner or later regarding the Competition`s fate. Anyway good luck. John.

    1. Colin,

      If same as last year it will be Mexico.
      I keep hoping to see a reply from Jason but that would be too much to ask.

      1. Hi MR T,
        Just to put the record straight, i did not make it to Mexico, last year due to a nasty chest infection, hopefully everything okay for Turkey, heading out there this month. Have you had your hols yet.? I have a feeling the Competition has ended, It don`t cost anything to let people know who compete in it. Good Luck. John.

  68. I will be off on my annual leave shortly abroad where the east meets the west ,where the sunshine`s every day, swimming pool in hotel 5 minutes walk to beach temp 33 degrees average every day, lovely food & beer, lovely people, been going there since 2005, a delightful place, as there is no betting shops there, wont be gambling for a couple of weeks, they say a change is as good as a rest, that also applies to the British summer weather. No news about the competition yet?. When i come back to England it will be September, this page might be gone then?. John.

  69. MR T,
    My opinion is it was like fishing put some bait on the hooks and catch as many fish as you can. The competition bait was £100 first prize 2nd £50, it drew in many competitors in, in the hope to sell tips to also get them to sign up with the bookies, but i guess that dried up, and the prize money was no longer available. As there was only about 20 competitors left in the competition and like any buisness if it is not making money it will close, that is what i think, i might be wrong, but with out an explanation who knows. John.

  70. Colin / John,

    What I don’t understand is, if Jason is ending the competition why has he left this page open? I can only assume that he is leaving it open in case he wants to start the competition again at a later date & to reset the whole thing from scratch would cost more than to leave it open. Any thoughts?

  71. I think Paul, must have heard something through the grapevine, as he finished like an express train by an extradionary ammount of points, his best ever, going on his past form, incredible result for July. Ha-Ha. John.

  72. Hi Colin,
    Have to see what happens regarding the competition, but what ever happens, it has been fun with the banter, also sharing our horse tips and those of us who have stayed when the prize money went and stayed loyal to the competition. Best of Luck to you all. John.

  73. If this page gets shut down, I would like to thank everyone who’s kept it going with their comments and good luck to you all in the future.

  74. MR T ,
    I totally agree with what you say, to shut the system down without informing the clients, woul`d be bad practice and not beneficial to the company in anyway. John

  75. John,

    I sent two messages to Jason yesterday to ask him to look into the problem and guess what, I am still awaiting a reply. Maybe Colin is right and Jason has ended the competition. If so, it’s a pity he has not got the courage to inform the competition members.

  76. I posted a winner on the 1st of August, but went to have a look at league table but not available to see also selection nap table down, so can`t post nap for today 2nd August, i presume it is effecting everyone in the competition. Maybe Jason will look into it?. John.

  77. Cant get on for some reason. Just went to post King of Tonga but couldn’t. anyway beaten short head at 12/1. Good job I couldn’t make it.

  78. Paul, do you fancy a meet up for a day’s punting. I could come to Barnsley or you could come to Wakefield. What do you think. It could be a change and a day out. Might pick some winners with our heads together.

  79. Well done Paul. With a profit of about 50 on the month you deserve to win. I’ll send a couple of outsiders in but it will be hope rather than judgement. soon be August.

  80. Thanks John, I haven’t bothered surfing much this week. Watching the competition and was hanging on to Paul’s coat tails but he struck with a good winner yesterday. As they say, it’s not over till the fat lady sings.

  81. Hi Colin,
    You are in striking distance of winning competition, good luck. Newquay a lovely place to holiday (english riviera) wont disappoint, been there years ago, it was popular then for surfing, also fresh fish in the resturants, have a good holiday. John.

  82. Mr T, trying a new approach. In future, won’t be posting every day, but when I do, it will be quality not quantity.

  83. MR T,
    I think you might need some help from above , as the way your tipping is going so far for July. There again i would not put you down as a religous person, more arguementive then anything else. Saying that i am not getting the winners myself yet, i need a rub down with the Sporting Life. John.

  84. MR T,
    The saying is not of any offence to anyone , it means the last will be at the top first like heaven, which could apply to you in July if you win the Competition. You will have to do a bit of swatting with the form book, or look for help from above. John.

  85. John,
    I hope you know where that saying originates. I would not put you down as a religious person. My selection in the end was Bomb Squad, a close second which just about sums my luck up. As for next month, there are still multiple meetings each day.

  86. MR T,
    The horse powerdress you was going to select finished last, nothing like going out in style. Tommorow is another day also the start of another month and turn over a new page for winners. There is no disgrace in finishing last. There is a Irish saying the last will be first. So good luck for July. John.

  87. John,
    I will be changing my selection as since this morning there has been a jockey change. I was going to put up Powerdress in the 8-20 at Newmarket but I will look around for another loser. I would not like to disappoint your prediction.

  88. MR T,
    No excuses ,the same for everyone. I have two calenders above my desk, fully aware calenders are universal not just north or south of the UK, and June has 30 days as everyone knows. 16 duck eggs made you odds on for the wooden spoon i guess. Quack-Quack. John.

  89. John,
    I will be posting my selection later & it will probably lose as it is the trainers second string. Somebody has to finish last to prop up all the other players & to be honest as I have already mentioned on the blog I do not enjoy racing when there are five or six meetings daily, on firm ground which a lot of horses are not used to. Roll on end of August when the flat night racing finishes & we get back to 2 or 3 meetings daily.

  90. MR T,
    Looks like you are awarded the wooden spoon this month . You will have to pull your socks up for the July competition if you have any chance of winning it. Maybe a rub down with the Racing Post might help?. John.

    1. John,
      I am trying not to rise to the bait, but you are being a presumptuous. Up North we have 30 days in June not 29 so I have today to rise off the bottom if that is where I am as I have not checked the table all month

  91. From Tuesday to Saturday, i will be shouting Co`mon -Co`mon Frankie, his last Royal Ascot it could be a tip in itself. Good luck to everyone quality racing at its best. John.

  92. The gods are against me this month. Just backed Bajan Bandit at 14/1,went to post it and believe it or not but it wasn’t in the list of runners. Not to worry Ascot next week.

  93. MR T,
    Don`t forget Robert The Bruce `try try again until you succeed, The little spider trying to finish his web on the cave roof he slipped 6 times , the seventh time he completed the web. It gave Robert The Bruce inspiration to succeed, so MR T spin a web of winners. John.

  94. Hi Mr T,
    I appreciate what you are saying, but it is not correcting the problem. `eg` The competitors that tipped losers and are given a non runner, when they should have a point deducted as they tipped a loser. The winner i had returned 6/4 but it showed 16/1 on league page, i guess it should have shown approx 2.85, so for instance i have lost about 1.85 in profit. So without these errors rectified, it is no good. John.

  95. Hi Mr T,
    Thank you for your advice, done as you said but no reply. I feel i am not going to particpate as a matter of principle in the competition for the rest of the month as the points are incorrect, competitiors have losers stated as non runners, i had a winner stated as a non runner. Those who napped losers and got awarded non runners are not going to complain. I feel you can`t run any competition with the wrong information or wrong points, it is not fair. John.

    1. John,
      I may have the reason why your selection was classed as a non runner. I use the ATR platform for checking the BSP returns on my rare winners. When I checked your result to see what price it paid on BSP, there is no price printed. I assume therefore that the system Jason uses has classed your runner as a non runner. However, that does not explain why people with a loser have also been classed as non runners although on further checking, every winner that day has no BSP return against it. Hope this helps.

  96. I don`t know if all of the race meetings were down on this system yesterday, but the competitors who napped and there horse lost , but were awarded with a non runner, unfortunetly for those who napped a winner like myself and was awarded a non runner, it has ruined the June competition.(it is not cricket). John.

  97. hi Jason,
    It is says any problems put them on this page, not sure if anyone is editing this page. Napped `Yiryab` 4.00 pm Leicester it finished at 6/4, it shows under my name at 16/1 also as a non runner, it was a winner, so an obvious error. If you can check please, Thank you. John.

    1. John,

      As Colin says don’t bank on a reply. I would suggest using the “contact us” button above where you are supposed to receive a reply within 24 hours where possible. Best of luck.

  98. No champagne tonight as Arrest did not fire in the Derby, but backed Frankie in the next race Prosperous Voyage a winner, that`s racing for you. John.

  99. Hi Mr T,
    I wrote a bit about Frankie earlier concerning his last season riding as a tip to people who are interested in betting/racing and he has not done so bad so far,if i may say so some nice winners he has had. I backed him on Arrest for the Derby ante post at 16/1 now favourite at 11/4. Ithink most of horse racing fans will watch the Derby,it`s a national institute .Years ago Parliment was closed Derby day, but maybe big races are not your cup of tea. There are plenty of meetings to pick from when Frankie is not riding. I follow top trainers/jockeys , it makes sense if you are backing horses with money. I guess some people are not interested in racing as a hobby, but i am,and try and put some of that knowledge on this page, with horses i have found as tips. Maybe some are interested &some are not. John.

  100. The Scots wanted Robert The Bruce to be there king, but the English would have none of it. What a day for Frankie Dettori, Coronation Cup/The Oaks, Lets hope he can get the Derby under lock & key ( Arrest) Saturday. I think Frankie should be King of the Jockeys or the Italians, It wont happen like Robert the Bruce. Com-on -Com-on Frankie ,i will be shouting at the television in the Derby. Will you Mr T. ?.

    1. No. I have no interest in the big meetings much prefer the smaller ones. Oh well, every one to their own tastes. Who will you be following next week John when Dettori goes back into his cave till the next big race?

  101. Hi Mr T,
    I don`t think my pun about a spider, you understood it, Robert the Bruce was watching a spider climbing in a cave and it kept falling enentually he climbed to the top, that is why i said horses names with spider in them get on them in June (Robert the Bruce) or the A-team to pick em. John.

    1. Colin, I realise that it was a schoolboy error. However, my other selection was so short in price that I could not take a chance of waiting to see what my contenders would be posting. As I said Robert the Bruce spirit will carry on next month. At least I lead the 3 month table.

  102. Hi MR T,
    If you see any horses in June with the name (Spider in them get on them). Robert the Bruce would know. John.

    1. John, Glad to see you paid attention. I already have mine laid out for tomorrow & it bears no relation to spiders

  103. Well,
    as Robert The Bruce once said, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try & try again. If you don’t know who he was then you should pay more attention at school.Roll on next month

  104. Hi Mr T,
    Unlucky you got chinned on the line, by fractions, good efford all the same to finish 2nd in the Competition to Dotties Dreamers. Colin Avoided the wooden spoon by one place. Better luck for June boys. John.

  105. Mr T, you can afford a tip today cos anyone wanting to beat you will have to find a winner. I see wingy waited and waited until last couple of races. He wont today, but good luck today for anyone with an interest. That doesn’t include me as I couldn’t tip a dustbin this month. Will get things sorted for next month. Yes MrT, i remember Brian Statham, he’s the bowler who was nearly as good as Fred Trueman.

    1. Colin,
      I may have to give you that one, fiery Fred was good.
      Wingy did me a real favour yesterday and as you say somebody needs to select a winner to come top. My original fancy for today has been declared a non runner so I am looking at what I can select. Knowing John he will be trying to win, after all he cannot have a northener beating a southerner.

  106. Colin,
    I may have found a runner tomorrow.It is going at Hamilton. It will need a bit more homework but it is out of one of my followed sires.

  107. Colin,
    In the end I kept a wicket in hand. Fancy you knowing a Lancashire cricketer, you will be remembering Geoff Puller & Brian Statham next. Well at least Wingy has given me a bit of breathing space, although I am struggling to find a runner again for tomorrow. I hate this time in the calendar when there are five or six meetings each day. Roll on September when turf night racing finishes.

  108. Having looked at the table, in theory anyone down to Amito1814 could land top spot. I am just glad that Mr {16/1} Hindmarsh is not amongst them,

  109. Colin,

    You did not mention that John was putting in a strong run on the inside rail I will have to hope he gets boxed in on the final day

  110. Hi Colin,
    If he don`t win the Competition,I hope he don`t set the A team on the winner, don`t panic Mr Mainwaring, D`ont panic. Good luck to who ever wins it. John.

  111. Come on Mr T, you’ve been trying for years to win this competition, but it’s in your grasp. Take a tip from somebody who’s won it a few times. Wait till near end of day and see if your danger man has tipped a loser, if he has, don’t post anything. If you tip a loser you will be second, so wait to see what he does. He will be waiting for you to tip a loser, then he won’t post. Do a Cyril Washbrook and keep your wicket in hand. Not very often a Yorkshire man shouts for a Lancastrian, but for once I’m shouting for you.

    1. Colin,

      I am looking at one in the 6.10 but like you I like to leave it until thr last minute. I had not looked at the table for a few days and thought I would have lost the leaders position.

  112. Hi Colin
    Bluestocking out of oaks, so left a little money with the bookie, she is entered in the ribbersdale Ascot 22nd so a chance to get my money back. There is pretty good vibes from John Gosden also Frankie concerning Arrest in his work this week , so hopefull Frankie can win the Derby with him i am on at 16/1 E/W. Good Luck. John.

  113. Keep getting too many placed. one I tried to post won about 11/1 but page had closed when I tried to put it on although race hadn’t started.

  114. Colin, you will have to get your finger out?. Otherwise the wooden spoon is coming your way in the competition, saying that i am not doing all that well in the Competition. On Frankie L15`s Haydock today.Also L15 o`brien at the Curragh . Good Luck. John.

  115. Bluestocking beaten a head in fillies trials, she should strip fitter from that run and hopefully spot on for oaks in June. John.

  116. Hi Colin,
    Perfect conditions Newbury Saturday ,good to firm. The Juddmonte owners have some nice runners,one been Bluestocking in the fillies trial also Frankie has rides for them. I will be doing them in the l15s bets. Watching on TV, shouting Co`mon Frankie Co`mon Frankie, lets see them flying dismounts. Good Luck. John.

  117. Hi Colin,
    I have Arrest & Bluestocking in E/W singles. 16/1&14/1. I am using the Frankie factor as it his last season. Frankie is riding horses out of Frankel, who was a super horse in his own right, he has produced some smart horses. Pointers to watch, Frankie has never won the July Cup 15th July also needs 3 more wins Newmarket to make 500 wins there. I am backing him in all his big race mounts. When you see him do the flying dismount you know it is like money in your bank account. Good Luck. John.

  118. HI john, looks like you got a good bet with Arrest. Hope you have the double as well. System works but not much racing in Ireland and Dundalk finished till august. Had 40quid on Real Deal at 4/1 today. Now about 6/4 so fingers crossed. Crap in competition and going to lakes Sunday till next Friday , so not be bothering much.

  119. Hi Colin,
    As i said earlier i am following Frankie, backed him today Oaks June 2nd Bluestocking 14/1 also Epsom Derby Arrest 16/1 both e/w. They are running this week in trials , Arrest Wednesday/Bluestocking Saturday . What happened to the system you invented?. It is not working at present. Mind you i am not having any luck in the Competition. John.

  120. Hi Colin,
    Had Frankie in a e/w lucky 15. Frankies three 2nd 9/1-3rd 7/2 and a winner 13/2 and a loser . Frankie hit the crossbar with Saga beaten a head. Saga will have his day in the sun, maybe royal Ascot, with a bit of luck. Gold Link got 2nd but did not back him. I did not renew my yearly contract with him. I have renewed my yearly contract with Richhill it only cost peanuts, but great fun and an interest to be involved with the horse. Backed frankie at 15/1 on Leezoo 3-40 Newmarket e/w. Good Luck. John.

  121. Hi Colin,
    Richhill has gone on holiday to Equi-Prep, when he is back from holiday`s his target will be the bigger obstacles, he came back from his last hurdle safe&sound, so Briget thinks he will be a better horse chaseing. Gold Link is entered Uttoxeter Saturday 2.40pm, He has been of for nearly 2 years, i terminated my contract with him, so no information on him now, he might go okay as the stable is in form. It might be worth keeping an eye on Frankie in the big races as this is his last year in the saddle, hopefully he goes out on a high. Good Luck. John.

  122. Hi Colin,
    Are you still there?. Richhill racing Friday at Southwell your neck of the woods, 6.50pm race, he is fresh/fit well/ so hope he goes well, it is a trappy little race, but he has been there and done it, so hope for the best. John.

  123. Mr T, I know that , didn’t look till Sunday and nothing was showing. Only backed one horse in national. Ten quid on nose at 11/1 in Ladbrokes. Thought it was stuck on after Cheltenham with not having a penalty. Posted it as a tip on Friday so maybe they don’t register if you don’t do it on the day. Anyway my bat and ball are in the cupboard until May.

  124. Colin,

    There is an easy way to check if your selection has been recorded.
    Place your selection
    Go into the League Table & look at your selections for that month
    If your selection has been recorded it will show you. No need to worry about it being visible to other players as it will not, it is only visible to yourself.
    Hope this helps

  125. Hi Colin
    Sorry to hear you have thrown the towel in for this month, you will have to tweek that system you invented also recharge your batteries and come out fighting with winners for the month of May. Richhill not racing yet, was entered Wednesday but not running at Cheltenham. John.

  126. Posted national winner for my tip yesterday. Posted it Friday so I wouldn’t change my mind. Hasn’t registered so taking my bat and ball home and wont bother rest of month.

  127. John, there’s hardly been any qualifiers lately as there hasn’t been much irish jump racing and only i meeting at Dundalk. Next time there’s a qualifier I will post in on here before it runs. You’ll probably miss it bot you can check the time I posted it cos I think the time shows up.

  128. Hi Colin,
    The system you posted on the 18th March, that woul`d cost hundreds of pounds and you posted it free on this page. In theory with your system you should be top of the Competition, from your eight selections , eight losers , thats the system the bookmakers like all losers, afraid to say the bookie is always the winner. I guess it is back to the drawing board for you & your system. Good Luck. John.

  129. Hi Colin,
    Had Sagaa E/w at 20/1 ante post for lincoln backed in to 14/1 then taken out Thursday due to soft ground, Benoit Sayette was due to ride him ,as it happened he was put up on Migration who won the Lincoln at 18/1, just my luck. This young French Jockey is good with a 3lb claim. i think he will end up Gosden`s first jockey when Frankie retires this year. Richhill was due to run Monday but taken out due to soft ground also more rain expected next week. You were unlucky in the Competition as you had a commanding lead with a couple of weeks to go, but good result finishing 2nd.I live in Knaphill it is a village a couple of miles from Woking Town. Good Luck for April. John. I will back Saga another time ,when he runs on better ground, i think he has a good race in him.

  130. Hi John. been at Blackpool this week and a couple from Woking were there. I managed a quick word with him and they came from Knaphill. Don’t know how far that is from you. Had a bit of land with 3 horses on it, maybe ex racehorses. Couldn’t find a winner lately in comp. Only needed a 7/4 shot last night but didn’t manage it. Backed winner of 6-40 at Wexford but waited for 7-10 has had a tip but it finished 3rd. Not to worry finished 2nd. As we say it’s only a bit of fun, but everybody tries to win.

  131. Hi Colin,
    I think you are glued to the perch only a few days to go if you can hold on in the competition. I am finding it difficult to find a winner at present. Backed Saga e/w at Betfred at 20/1 4places quarter odds, in the Lincoln Saturday 1st April. Backed him last year at Royal Ascot he was beaten a short head, he has been gelded ,he might go okay if the ground dont get too soft/heavy. Richhill entered Monday 3rd April Ludlow 4.00pm -2 mile 5furlong ,that distance should suit him hopefully. Good Luck. John.

  132. Hi Colin,
    I bet in the betting shop saturdays , there seems better deals then online. The betting shop in the town near me gives best odds from 8am all day Irish/English races that is Betfred , there is a PP near them also WH shop in the same street so competition between them, Betfred the best at present. Richhill not racing the 22nd ground soft at Warwick. Good Luck. John.

  133. pp doesn’t pay me best odds on any bets. Drew the money out yesterday and told them to get stuffed. Wont bet with them again.

  134. Hi Colin ,
    I done two l15s Saturday with Paddy Power. The horses you picked comes up on the right side of page & under your picked horses a yellow caption comes up saying best odds on each of the four horses you have picked. I do not know about single bets with PP. I only use PP online if i am not well or too lazy to drive into town Saturdays, I know normally bet with betfred shop best odds all day Irish/English racing , singles /L15s . Keep picking the winners. John.

  135. John, just tried Paddy Power again and had a fiver on Dubai Days at 15/4. It won at 4/1 but they only paid me 23.75. Anyway I’ll draw it out and won’t bet with them any more. Stick to 365.

  136. Two bets today. 3-05 Huntingtown 33s at lunchtime finishes 3rd at 12/1 and 4-50 Killinure Lass 20/1at lunch wins at 10/1. A system like this would cost hundreds of pounds. You’ve got it for free. I sent the first one in for my tip. Silly me.

  137. Anybody trying out what I posted earlier would have had just one bet today. Bugscuffle in the 2-30 at Down Royal was 22/1 at lunchtime and opened up at 12s. I should have said back them ew cos they pay at least 4 places. Anyway this one took the lead coming to 2 from home, but made a bad jump. It ran on to be third. Anybody backing it would have shown a profit. Obviously they dont all win but one winner in six would be ok, and they do win regularly. Sent it in for my tip today, so it let me down.

  138. Hi Colin,
    Had bravemansgame e/w finished 2nd so a profit, also some of the Mullins horses l15s, so did not lose at the festival . The way you are picking the winners in the Competition, i might have to throw the towel in HA-HA. Good Luck. John.

  139. John, what you have to do is write down the price of every horse in handicaps in Ireland, Do this before noon, then, when the market opens 10 mins before the race, any horse that was at least 20/1 and opens a maximum of 12/1 get on.

  140. John,You told me to brush up so I have done. If you want a good system, it is follow the money in Ireland. Especially Dundalk and handicap hurdles.

  141. Hi Colin,
    What a remarkable turn around from February , you must be swotting with the form book every night, HA-Ha, looks like you have the competition sown up for March. Richhill entered Warwick 22nd March 2-15pm race. John.

  142. John. I’ve told you before, I know what I’m talking about and Paddy Power doesn’t give me Best Odds on line. I got good odds once or twice on horses that started a bit short, so they stopped my best odds. They didn’t close my account, but I did it for them.

  143. Mr Coffey finished 3rd in the 5-30pm at Cheltenham at 11/1, he is proving a hard horse to win with, I had him e/w at 10/1 , so a small profit. John.

  144. Hi Colin,
    As far as i know Paddy Power are doing best odds, as i have an account with them. The best odds start from 8am ,Irish/English horse racing online, don`t know about there shop rules. But definetly best odds online. John.

  145. Hi Colin,
    No one has knocked you off your perch yet, you are doing okay. Just a mention anybody with a Paddy Power online account wil get a £5 free bet 14/15/16 three days £5 a day, i will be taking full advantage of that as i have a Pp account on line. Good luck for the Cheltenham Festival, i will be watching on TV for 4 days, the joys of been retired. Mullins horses look good for Cheltenham , done some in l15s last Saturday. Good luck with your bets. John.

  146. Hi Colin,
    I guess you will have to brush up on the form, as you have won the wooden spoon February . March will be a hard month with the Cheltenham Festival trying to pick winners. I have backed Bravemansgame (Gold Cup 10/1 E/W also Mr Coffey in the last race first day Cheltenham 10/1 E/W he is due a win. Richhill is having a rest putting his feet up as the last two races were close together. so having a little rest. Best of luck for March. John.

    1. Hi John, yes I was crap in February, but if you look at my selections, plenty of them were seconds and third. Admittedly they may as been last. Paul set off with a 16/1 shot but fell away. He’s waiting for Gosden opening up. I’ll have another bash in March.

  147. Hi Colin,
    As Richhill was a skinny price also carring a 7lb penalty and racing at a shorter distance ,i did not post it on this page also odds on , he finished 2nd, I think weight also distance stopped him. John.

  148. Backed Richhill for the Ballymore hurdle March !5th 1.30pm at 66/1 with Ladbrokes E/W . Most firms ar going non runner money back for the Cheltenham Festival 2023. Good Luck. John.

  149. Hi Colin,
    I know Muftakker is retired also nine years old, i am suprised you did not try him hurdling/chaseing as national hunt horses are at there prime 8 to 9years old. The life of a racehorse is 25 to 30 years life span. Richhill ran well enough as he had been of for 5 weeks wind surgery, he got tired but held on to win,so hopefully more improvement to come. Richhill entered Warwick Saturday also entered Exeter Sunday 12th Febuary. John.

  150. Hi Colin,
    Not caught on the run still here, the competition is not that important to me as there is no prize money, i treat it as a bit of fun as i am retired and have more time to spare, all the same it is not easy to win, in the previous months i came close. Scraped in like Richhill but thats all that counts. Richhill is entered at the Cheltenham Festival March 15th Ballymore hurdle grade 1,i will be backing him big price this time ,at may be tilting at windmills,but if you are not in it you can`t win it. Good Luck. John.

  151. John, why should anybody spin me a yarn, Muftakker needed an operation, then another 2 months later. Both would have been a total above 3 grand. Then another break before he could run. Due to his age, not operating was the best option. Glad Richill won for you and sorry you appear to have been caught on the run in in the monthly comp.

  152. Hi Colin,
    I think someone was spinning you a yarn about Muftakker would be off for six months as you said he needs wind surgery, Richhill was off for 5 weeks then back to work. I know owning a horse you get the same bills as leasing it, you were leasing the horse not owning it. As the fellowship group took over leasing. Anyway maybe best for the horse he has retired. Had a good month backing the Skelton horses winners no bullshit & the icing on the cake Richhill won for us. Keep kicking. John.

  153. Hi Colin,
    The bookies pay out on winners, your remark i dont like these sorts,your tip in the race finished sixth ,the bookies dont pay out on them . Richhill won. it`s a pity you were not on it, i was a small lump. Money in your pocket not the bookies satchel. John.

  154. Hi Colin,
    I have backed it William hill at 4/5 and Paddy power at 1/2. I have to back it as i have a share in it, to try to get some of my money back. I guess you backed Muftakker when he run, you stick with your own horse. There is no point in backing other horses in the race,it goes against the grain. Sorry to hear Muftakker has retired ,i guess all good things come to a end,also he won. The horse i had years ago got sold at the sales for a small ammount she had a leg injury, the same as you i was glad to get out of it a big expense. Hope richhill can win it today. Good Luck. John.

  155. John, see Richhill running today. 1/2 in Racing post and now 4/5. Don’t like those sort. Top one looks a good ew shout. Muftakker has been retired. John said it would need two expensive ops then 6 months off so given horse to vet who loves him to bits. always been the plan, so has a good home. Gave me a great thrill and brought tears to my eyes when he won. An expensive hobby these days and wont venture into again unless I have a very big win somewhere.

  156. Hi Colin,
    I put details up about Richhill as you did with Muftakker as a bit of interest as nobody writes anything about horses on this page. Anyway Richhill declared Sunday 29th January 3.35pm Southwell ,he is ready to rock `n` roll. Good Luck. John.

  157. Two more entries Richhill,
    Sunday 29th January 3.05 Southwell/ Monday30th January 2.35 Huntington, Hope he gets a run soon & Dan picks the right race to win. John.

  158. Hi Colin,
    Richhill n/r Friday, Trainer not happy with ground. Next entries Newcastle Tuesday 31st January 2.20pm & 3.20pm. John.

  159. Hi Colin,
    Richhill Declared Friday 27th January Docaster 2.05pm. As i said earlier on this page he has had wind surgery, but he will be wearing a tongue strap. He is ready to rock`n`roll , the ground is a factor, so Dan will run him only if he is happy with the ground as it is frozen in places. It is a class 3 so a little hot race. Hope for the best that he finishes in front of the rest. John.

  160. Hi Colin,
    Richhill entered Friday 27th at 2.05pm at Donny , weather permitting . Know more near race time. John.

  161. Hi Colin,
    If i remember reading on this page a long time ago ,you recommended to Jason to put a cap on the prices to 16/1, so it is swings & roundabouts for those tipping 25/1 -33/1 etc. These big price winners are very rare to find, sticking a pin in the race card in a class 6 races. I have not backed a big price winner in years, last one Youknowwhatimeanharry 016 -25/1 a nice win ante post. Statistics show very few back of these price winners win regulary. I am up near the top of the competition , it is just a bit of luck. I study horses as a hobby also bet with the bookie Saturdays . Good Luck you are on my tail. John.

    1. I know about the 16/1 business John and think it’s ok. That one I tipped on Saturday was well backed and returned 14/1 but it paid 28/1 on betfair where the competition prices come from. You say i’m on your tail, well i’ll be on your head before the week’s out. Only joking. Don’t know where I got that rubbish yesterday. Picked the winner out and changed my mind cos it was only 7/4.Plenty more doing well.

  162. Doing well in comp John. Watch that bloke in 3or 4. He tipped a 28/1 today but only gets 15/1. Be searching tomorrow.

  163. Breathing problem. That’s why he had a tongue tie. Thought it would help but it didn’t. Looks like a wind op. All expense. Glad i’m out of it but still hope it wins again.

  164. Hi Colin,
    Sorry to see Muftakker tailed of & pulled up, he is not getting any younger a good age for a flat horse nine. Hope it is not tendon problems, as it could be the end of his racing days also retirement beckons him, anyway he won a race for you. Good Luck. John.

  165. Hi Colin,
    Good to see Muftakker is racing Friday, I notice another group have taken over the lease of the horse, anyway i hope he runs well and wins . Good Luck. John.

    1. They’ve only leased 5% or 15% [not sure which]. They have a horse with John that’s injured[they’re always injured] and he’s leased them part of Muktakker till theirs recovers. It’s running in their colours to have an interest in a runner.

      1. Hi Colin,
        Richhill is working fine now according to the trainer Dan. Looks like the end of January before he runs, Dan don`t want to run him on heavy ground as it is now. I only own a few hairs in Richhills tail, but it is a bit of interest . Regarding leasing horses i don`t know much about the rules/prize money/etc as i never leased a horse only owned one years ago. Hope the old boy goes well Friday (muftakker). John.

  166. Muftakker running Friday. As you know I don’t own him now, but going to Southwell to watch him run. Don’t expect him to win his first race for 18 months, but I’m sure he’ll win again if his legs keep sound.

  167. Mr T,
    The persons naps now show a winner which was not there before. Wont be long until Cheltenham. I backed Bravesmansgame for the Gold Cup at 9/1 with Paddy Power last Tuesday. A lot of firms are doing ante post non runners money back,good for those that like an early bet. John.

  168. John,
    As you have probably worked out the persons naps you asked me to look at have been rectified and his results now look correct.

  169. John,
    I am not ignoring you, I actually responded last night but my reply has not been posted for some reason. I am waiting for the League Standings to update before I fully respond again.

  170. Hi Mr T,
    Your are pretty knowledge able on the Competition table. Punting 4 profit shows he has 4 losers and one winner Fringill Dike at Doncaster 3-00pm Doncaster 11/1/23 but this horse was a non runner, so out of 5 naps he should have 4 losers also a N/R. It shows he has 2 winning points. None of it makes any sense,what do you think?. John.

  171. Some of Dans horses are not performing, so he is having a quiet week . Richhill has had a flu jab , the trainer thinks he will race the end of January. Dan thinks he is a nice horse, so want him right when he runs. John.

  172. Hi Colin,
    I guess you were the unlucky loser of the competition ,as you say a 10/1 not registered , in theory you should be winner. Andy cap won it , is he from the daily mirror Ha-Ha. News years day racing on tv Cheltenham/ Musselburgh should be good. Happy new year to everyone. Keep Kicking/Keep backing the winners. John.

  173. Hi Colin,
    I hope you go on to win the competition, as you say a 10/1 winner did not register. I doo agree quality horses win races, it is not very often that the 16/1-33/1 pop up ,only in lower grade races class 6. But saying that i had the 4th in the Welsh National at 33/1 just over 8/1 for a place. As entries go the trainer is employed to decide the best races to enter with a view of a win, that is his job and Dan Skelton is pretty good with his entries also getting winners. Good to hear Muftakker will be back racing and hope he wins for you. Keep Kicking. Onwards & upwards for the new year. John.

  174. Seems to waste a lot of money on entries. I only made entries when I intended to run. Went to see Muftakker last week and he’s a lot lighter grey now. He should be out early in January, but should need at least a run before expecting anything. I’m sure he’ll win again. Think he’s 9 on 1st Jan but he’s had an easy life, so should have something left. Trying in that competition, but having a 10/1 not registering is a big handicap. John’s done well with 10 winners, but it’s quality not quantity that’s needed. Have a prosperous New Year everybody.

  175. Hi Colin & everyone that reads this page. Richhill is not racing the 29th as he is just not right, he is coughing , so it looks like January for next run. There is a lot of colds/flu about , i have had it for the last couple of months with a chest infection. Bravemansgame won at 11/4 i had him backed ante post at 2/1, had Truckers Lodge backed at 33/1 e/w four places quarter the odds , so a profit was made, hope you backed the 2 of them, Truckers Lodge was fourth inished at 12/1 well backed. Hope you all had a nice Christmas. John.

  176. Hi Colin,
    There is a change in plan Richhill is entered at Market Rasen 12-30 26th December also Newcastle 1-25 26th December, he will race at one of these venues . In the Competition i think everyone would like to win it fair & square as ladies/gentelmen as it is only a bit of fun & no money involved. A pity your winning nap did not register, all you can doo is to win it now. Christmas Greetings. John.

  177. Had there been prize money at stake I would have been peeved at not having a winner credited but as it is we are all playing for the pride of leading the competition at month end. I would fall back on that Yorkshire spirit of yours and tell yourself that you will win this month.

  178. I’ve come to the conclusion that the tipping comp is a waste of time. I know there is no prize money but everybody tries their best, but when some tips register and some don’t it’s a bit of a lottery whether they’ll register or not. Anyone can click on my list of tips and see I tipped a horse on the 14th and see I tipped a winner. That winner was 10-31[I think], meaning I should be credited with 9 and a bit points which would move me to the top. I appreciate there’s plenty of time left and somebody may have suffered the same fate as me. whichever way I look at it, is it worth bothering?

  179. Hi Colin,
    I think what you have to beware of is that you are loged in at all times. You can go through the motions of posting nap, i have done this and found the nap you think that has won has not registered , the system logs you out sometimes and you have to log in again. Dan says Richhill is in rude health, so expecting a decent run. Seasons greetings to you all and best of luck whatever you back over Christmas. John.

  180. Can anybody explain to me how the person that updates the tipping competition can register 10 losers without a mistake, then when a 10/1 winner is tipped, it doesn’t register, even though it’s still in my list of naps. Packed in once before and heading that way again. Merry Christmas again.

    1. Colin,
      I think you will find that NOBODY is regulating the table. Since Johann was let go, I think Jason is just letting it run, I doubt if he looks at it very often.I have not looked at the table this month so far so I cannot comment on your problem.
      Just think if you leave who will John have to talk to. You both seem to get on well together. Have a good Christmas yourself & a Happy New Year. Chin up.

  181. Hi Colin,
    Latest bit of news Richhill is entered at flos-Las Thursday 22nd December. He is back from a wind operation, ready to rock `n`roll , lets hope he can improve on his first run under rules where he finished 3rd. Fingers Crossed , the best of luck. John.

  182. Asthere is no racing, it is a good oppurtinity to wish every one a good Christmas& a happy New year. I have backed PP Bravemansgame King George v at 2/1 also Truckers Lodge Welsh National at 33/1 4places quarter the odds with WH. Shoul`d be good racing next weekend onwards ,as the weather is getting milder also rain forecast. Good Luck Colin/Mr T/also everyone in the Competition . I see Frankie Dettori is retiring 2023, a character the sport will miss. John.

  183. Tipped a winner on Wednesday but not showing in table. If I click on my selections its still there. Hope everybody is getting through this cold spell and while i’m here i’d like to wish everybody a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

  184. Sorry to see you missed your holiday, John. Worse things happen, as long as you make a recovery. That’s all that matters.

  185. Hi Mr T,
    It would have been about 25 degrees Cancun Mexico. I had a cold that lead to a severe chest infection, so the Doctor said i could not fly. Anyway i will get my money back from the insurance. Hopefully now next year for abroad holidays health permitting , that`s life. Keep tipping/keep kicking. John.

  186. Hi Colin,
    Did not make it to Mexico due to illness , chest infection, anyway you are in contention 3rd from the top. Good Luck. John.

  187. Hi Colin,
    Not an easy game betting, that`s why there are rich bookies. Perseverance is the game in the ups &downs of betting . I have a stinking cold at present, hopefully it goes by next week, as i am off to a warmer climate Mexico on the 24th November. So give the horses a rest. Richhill has had a wind op , so hope he improves next run , so keep an eye on him i might be away when he runs. Dan reckons he has a race in him. Best of luck. John.

  188. Hi John, luck still out. Had 3 quid ew on Micronormus 16/1 in last. It weakened a bit so I cashed out and got nowt. Worse still, I sent it in for my tip and changed it to well backed Danson. What can you do.

  189. Hi Colin,
    I had written in since your last posting about 5 times mostly about Richhill , he finished 3rd at 22/1 all them postings are still on there, maybe you did not see them. Torquay the west country , went there many years ago , a popular place for surfers then ,maybe still the same, a nice place by the sea. I am off on the 24th to Cancun Mexico all been well, the temp there about 25 degrees that will suit me warmer then the Uk climate. The jump season is under way, Cheltenham next weekend. Good Luck with the horses & have a nice holiday. John.

  190. Hi John, looking at the posting, I’m sure some are missing as I’m sure you had written in, but when I looked again, they’ve all gone. Having a poor run at the moment and going to Torquay tomorrow so good chance to give ’em a rest and recharge my batteries.. Back for Saturday see if Jarold is catchable. He keeps finding some good uns.

  191. Hi Colin,
    Richhill did not run a bad race considering it was a first hot race for him, was in the lead coming to the last, Got beaten run in. His breathing was noisy at times in race, so it looks like a wind operation, they think he is a nice horse. I backed him in the morning at Betfred shop at best odds and he finished 3rd at 22/1, had him e/w an amazing price & showed a nice profit. John.

  192. Hi Colin,
    Update Richhill 12-55 Chepstow . Dan says the cut in the ground will suit him, it is a tough start for him , as Henri the Second is a listed winner also other bumper winners in race so tough opposition , So will no more after race , i am backing him e/w , i guess the price will be around 10/1. Good Luck. John.

  193. Hi Colin, See you are back in action in the competition also bronzed and refreshed from your holiday in Greece . Richhill is entered Chepstow 1-25pm Tuesday 25th October, he is fit and ready to rock `n ` Roll. Good Luck. John.

  194. Hi Colin,
    I had Emily Upjohn , backed in the Arc but was a non runner, lost £10, anway last Saturday she bolted in easy. had her with pp £5 win 3/1- Betfred £5 win at 3/1- £20 win William Hill at 7/2 and in my l15 at 9/2 and Kinross 4/1. Not a fortune but a nice win, towards my holiday fund. As i am not rocking on the Perch , and you have been out for a week, i am not posting for a while so you have a chance of catching up. As a gesture of good sport. Hope you had a good holiday. John.

  195. Hi Colin.
    Well you are not far behind me in the Competition, so i guess it is likely you knock me of my perch. I backed Commisioning three times , three wins, she is entered i the 1,000 guineas ,was thinking about ante post but she is very short at 6/1, for a race next year, so i will leave it until near race time. That win you had should cover your holiday & another one to follow. Enjoy the hols , also the Greek weather. Good Luck. John.

  196. Haven’t seen you for a while ,John, but I just had a look at the competition and whose name should be at the top. A certain John King. I thought to myself “have a look at the messages, John will have put something” and as if by magic, there you are. Enjoy your holiday in Mexico and when I get back from Greece I’ll try and knock you off your perch.

  197. Well done Colin,
    That win should keep you in Ouzo & grub for the week in Greece also euros in your pocket, spending money. I try to find a horse to find every year to follow, in the past. This year i found Commisioning first time out early betting 11/1 , he has won twice more last week a group 1 , first group 1 winner for Rav Havlin. a good horse and there is more to come. Enjoy the holiday got to be warmer then the UK.I am off next Month Mexico. Good Luck. John.

  198. Managed to beat you John. Had a £1 lucky15 and all 4 won on Wednedsday. 7/2,7/2,4/1 and 9/1. Going to Greece on Tuesday for a week, so just come in handy. Can’t do owt in competition. unlucky 2nd yesterday but cant get a winner, keep trying.

  199. Hi Colin,
    I Had three up l15- Chaldean 2/1- Above the curve 5/1- Kinross 6/5 and Haskoy 2nd he got demoted to 4th 9/2. Lost Saturday but made a profit over the weekend. There seems to be always one that lets you down for a big pay out. But if you can keep your head above water , it is enjoyable , that`s lifebouy HA-HA. Good Luck. John.

  200. John, get up to date. That started with a couple at the pictures when he said “get this in your palmolive” and she said “not on your lifebouy”. Not doing too bad lately. Narrow miss couple of weeks ago when a 2 length leader in the last furlong lost in a photo. Picked up 270 quid but cost me three and half grand. Lucky one day.

  201. Hi Colin,
    Good to hear you had a good holiday, as the winter has set in the UK with plenty of rain. I am off again to Mexico this time November temp 25 degrees that will do me. Richill is working well , should race after mid October. As you know there is no certainly in life , but i think he will win 2022 . Dan says his wind is good, he is working in deep sand gallops which strengthens there legs also he is a point to point winner, just got to do it under rules. Your unlucky with Liverpool , A fellow was having a shower,then there was a scream , his wife shouts up to him what happened, he shouts back slipped up on the soap, she shouts up that`s lifebouy. Good Luck. John.

  202. Hi John, had a lovely holiday but have to admit I’m a bit of a jinx when it comes to betting. Best example is look at poor old Liverpool. Since I said they were pinching money to win the premiership on handicap and look what they’ve done. They have had a lot of injuries but no excuses. Catch you later.

  203. Hi Colin,
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday at the lakes, while the good weather lasts, the forecast is rain mid week , been beautiful weather , good summer weather, can`t complain. The ebor meeting next week, good racing. Happy hols. John.

  204. It’s hard to believe, but bookmakers are giving money away. All you have to do is go into a betting shop and back Liverpool ew [4 places] at 15/1[I got 16s on line at Ladbrokes] to win the premiership in the handicap. Man city are scratch and Liverpool 5 points start with the others getting various points start. The only danger is Man city. Fill your boots and go in next May to collect your winnings.

  205. Hi Colin,
    Nice to hear you had a good holiday, I am not doing very well in the Competition,but had a win Saturday where it matters . Done lucky 31 50p win at Betfred ,they do one winner 4times the odds Lucky 31 – had commisioning 11/1- trawlerman 6/1- love de vega 5/1 all won annd a 2nd fox degree at 9/4 best odds collected £363-50p just the ticket after the holiday. It will be the beginning of next year Gold Link will run, but he is coming on okay. Richhill the new share hopefully he will run in October Dan says. Going to Mexico November for a week all inclusive. Glad Mufftaker is coming on okay. Good Luck. John.

  206. Hi John, nice to hear from someone. Had last week in blackpool and going to lakes on 14th for a few days. Been to see Mufftaker this morning. He is a lot lighter grey now, but having come in from the field he looks like a big bull. John says it will be end of november before he runs.

  207. Hi Colin,
    Back from my holiday Monday. Going by what you said about your betting luck, things can only get better. Good racing Saturday Ascot etc . I fancy Emily Upjohn in the big race, could be a stepping stone towards the Arc in France October, anyway Good Luck with the betting. John.

  208. Hi John and anybody reading, I hope you are all well. I’ve had a terrible couple of months betting wise. probably the worst spell of my life. Glad to say I have picked up these last three days. Went to Beverley Saturday and won a few quid yesterday and then had a decent day today. I haven’t sent a tip in this month cos I have been that peed off, but today I had a £10 free bet with 365 and put it on Present Storm at 14.s in the last at Worcester. Tried to send it in for my tip but was on my phone rather than my computer and somehow I couldn’t get it on. Would have taken me to the top. Not to worry. Got another tenner free bet in 7-30 at Rosscommon but will wait on the betting. Have good holidays everybody. My next one is 5 nights in Blackpool on 24th July. At about 44 quid a day, three meals, free bar 11am till midnight and great entertainment you cant beat it. You can have all your holiday abroad but I cant do with the hassle. Nearly forgot to mention, watch for American in Paris. Entered Thursday and Friday. Saw it run last time and should win. Wont be big price but ought to win.

  209. Hi Colin,
    Looks like we are the only two writing, don`t hear from Mr T or Paul these days. I have backed Incentivise E/W at 16/1 Melbourne Cup November 1st. I tipped up Max Dynamite (017) at 33/1 finished 3rd had him £10 E/W. I have bought a share in Richhill ,will be trained by Dan Skelton, Richhill is a point to point winner in Ireland, all been well he should be ready Autumn time for hurdling, Gold Link is still out, might not continue with him after October. They say there is no certain thing in racing. I am going abroad next week for two weeks and one certain thing is that the sun will shine everyday a great tonic. Good Luck. John.

      1. Hi Mr T,
        I am flying out Monday To Bodrum Turkey, for two weeks, hope i don`t get caught up in the aircraft strikes on the way back with Easy-Jet as they are striking in France/Spain at present. Nice to hear from you. Good Luck. John.

          1. Hi Mr T,
            Been going to Turkey since 2005 and had a apartment there ( now sold) but love the country love the people paradise on earth . I guess i am a foreigner in there country. John.

  210. Hi Colin,
    Woods is not in the us open as his injuries are not fully healed. A small e/w on Brooks Koepka 40/1 10 places Paddy Power. Ascot Thursday the eight year old Stratavarius , hope he wins he will stay the distance but a tough call to win. Good Luck with the Golf &horses. John.

  211. What about your golf John, is Woods giving it a miss. Had a fiver each way on Schauffele at 22s. adertised at 25s but only 22s when logging in. Chucked a couple of quid ew to be 1st round leader. think that was 33s. Need to be lucky.

  212. Ascot Tuesday, anyone with Paddy Power online free £5 bet on Queen Anne stakes 2-30pm . The favourite is 1/6 on Baaeed he looks a penalty kick, but there again they sometimes miss, i guess the big hitters will be on him. John.

  213. Now for Ascot. Doing well if you can win there. Posted a 5/1 winner in comp yesterday but it didn’t register. My fault really cos it was backed at the death and I was a bit late posting so not complaining.

  214. Well done Colin,
    Desert Crown romped in at 5/2 good result for you , there was big priced placed but not Glory Daze i got 125/1 with pp just a couple of pounds on at a big price , so not worried. John.

  215. Hi John, I think Desert Crown is a good thing in Derby. Had 20 quid at 7/4 but could get 15/8 today. Best odds anyway.

  216. Hi Colin,
    Nobody writing these days on this page concerning racing or anything else. Saturday derby day. I backed Derby winner Wings of eagles at 33/1 e/w and he flew in at 40/1, biggest racing odds upset in 43 years. I tipped him on this page 2017, doubt if i will ever back a Derby winner like that again. Glory Daze finished second to derby favourite and is a 100/1, he has a good draw better then some of the fancied ones. Could lightning strike twice , could be e/w material. What do you fancy in the derby?. Good Luck. John.

  217. Hi Colin,
    Still here. I think what defines the writers some will gamble on anything others will gamble on sports that are a hobby to them. As i have said on this page before Tiger Woods dont owe me anything as i had him when he won at 20/1. Not having a bet in the p g a. Tiger might be a bit past his best, hope i am wrong. Will be betting Saturday good racing England/Eire. Curragh classics , good ground brings good horses to the fore , it is just a matter of picking the right one`s . Good Luck in the P G A. John.

  218. Where have all the writers gone. Suppose you are still alive and kicking John.Suppose you’ll be going into Paddy Powers and throwing your hard earned money on Tiger, but I cant see past Scheffler. I had a £3 double about 5 weeks ago on Scheffler to win this week and top 10 finish in all 4 majors. They were both about 14/1 and I stood to win nearly £600. I thought it was a good bet and 365 wrote to me this week and told me the bets were connected and the bet will be settled as two £1-50 singles. They are correct but it took 5 weeks to tell me. Not to worry, good luck with your betting and everyone else who reads this.

  219. Irish Grand National Monday , Paddy Power paying 6places. I have backed Smoking Gun e/w at 35/1 yesterday ,he has bottom weight likes the track course &distance winner, if he gets around should be there at the end with a bit of luck. Best of luck. John.

  220. Knowwhatimeanharry finished 3rd ,played up before going into the stalls, broke fast led for four furlongs weakened out of it last furlong, he might win a small race, not as good as his name sake Youknowwhatimeanharry. john.

  221. Youknowwhatimeanharry was a money spinner for me also others i guess anyway there is a follow up 2 year old at Lingfield 5-30pm . Knowwhatimeanharry, i have had a small E/w 15/2, he has run once and got tired last 2 furlongs, hope he is sharper today. Best of luck. John.

  222. Hi Colin,
    Well done ,you said you backed Scheffler in the masters E/W 18/1 good result. As i said i had £1 e/w at 50/1 Tiger Woods. I knew he had a tough task to win it or get placed,but like any bet if you are not in it you can`t win it. The critics said in 019 Tiger did have a very little chance of winning, but i had him £5 e/w at 20/1 and he won and i put it up on this page before the match. John

  223. Why should I dislike Tiger Woods. I admire him for playing after his serious accident. He’s the best player ever to have played golf. I was commenting on what I considered his chances to win this masters event. He might come back and win again.

  224. Hi Colin,
    Fiddlerontheroof paid on 5th place had him at 16/1, had placed double l15 E/W 16/1-6/1. Had £5 on snow Leopardess she was pulled up. At the end of the day did not leave anything in the bookies satchel , got a little profit. John.

  225. Hi Colin,
    From your comments on Tiger Woods , I guess you don`t like him but what ever he is playing a remarkable game considering his severe leg injuries, there is still two days to go anything can happen i know you are on Scheffler the evens fav. I agree with what you say about betting lies, people who do that only fool themselves. Got Fiddlerontheroof E/W- 16/1- Snow Leopardess 10/1- E/W – Longhouse Poet E/W -16/1 in l15 also Belle Est Belle 8/1- Tea Clipper 6/1 – and Henri The Second 5/1 best odds + 3 times the odds one winner Paddy Power Shop. I have put these up backed them before the races begin, as no good been wise after the event. Best of luck with yours. John.

  226. Hi John, I told you Woods should be 10,000 to 1. Don’t tell lies about betting, but I’ve had a fiver ew on Scheffler at 18/1 with Hills[only bet I had on golf]. Backed 12 and 39 in National. Bit ew and silly pound reversed f/c. Needs some luck.

  227. Hi Colin,
    Save your money, Knockare Katie is a non runner Thursday (Limerick Junction). The Tiger done me a favour not that long in the masters at 20/1, a winner , so he don`t owe me anything , he might again at 50/1 10 places, Masters starts Thursday just a bit of interest. Good Luck with the National Saturday, we all need a lot of luck in that. Hoping Fiddlerontheroof makes the first 5. John.

  228. Is Woods playing again John. He should be 10,000 to 1. I know that horse is entered Thursday and it is two and a half so probably worth a bet. You have to get straight in but dont think 33s will be available. Will be lucky to get in because there are over 100 entries.

  229. Hi Colin,
    Exciting week ahead Masters Golf stating 7th , i have had a small E/W Tiger Woods at 50/1 -10 places one fifth the odds Paddy Power. Knackara Katie is entered at Limerick Junction Thursday Don`t know if he will run?. I have backed Fiddlerontheroof Grand National at 16/1 £5 E/W Paddy Power 5 places one fifth the odds. Aintree starts Thursday. Good Luck. John.

  230. Posted Porfin today but Wingy has popped in with big priced winner so i’ve changed to Rhubarb Bikini

  231. Hi Colin,
    Looks like Knockraha Katie finished 7th today also backed from 9 to second favourite , i would not be optismistic in backing it in the future on todays running, you have to be careful with tips as sometimes the bookie spreads them to fill there satchel with easy money. Anyway bad luck if you backed it again. John.

  232. Hi Colin,
    You should have counteracted your non runner & had your money on Frankie. Aintree coming up soon. Skelton has his horses fighting fit for this meeting , the ones that did not run at Cheltenham are fresh. I will be on them like a swarm of flies around a turd. Good Luck. John.

  233. knockraha katie has opened up 10/1. not good value so wont be backing. missed my big payout thursday.

  234. The Japs dominated Meydan ,but Frankie`s four rides two wins (one dead heat) the other winner i had at 12/1 he had the four placed i had win & e/w l15 Naval Crown 16/1 Lord North (dh 6/1) -Piledriver 11/1 P- Country Grammer won 12/1. It filled my wallet up, did it fill yours?. It put these tips up yesterday. At 51 Frankie Dettori is as good as ever on the world stage . Colin, Knockraha Katie is Currently 20/1 In betting at Limerick Junction Sunday if you are backing it?. I will toast Frankie tonight. Well done if you were on. John.

  235. I’m told the horse box broke down on Thursday. Tougher race on Sunday and only 2 miles. Missed the boat so probably not bother. My contact tells
    me i would need 20/1 to be worth a bet. I think wait for a two and half miler. Ignore trainer, Adrian Mcguire trains it in his spare time.

  236. Hi Colin,
    Knockraha Katie is 20/1 for the Sunday race at Limerick Junction bottom weight, if she needs stoking up, the trainer Stokes looks like the man or is quirky the jockey Quirke will straighten her . What do you reckon does she have a chance?. I am on Frankie at Meydan L15 E/W four horses 16/1-6/1-11/1- 12/1 Paddy Power, worth a go with a small stake, Saturday 26th Quality horses at big prices. Best of Luck. John.

  237. Hi Colin,
    As Mr T says the horse is entered at Limerick Junction on Sunday 27th March, seems to be out of the handicap . Will the money be down Sunday?. John.

  238. Colin,
    I do not know if your informant has tipped this for it’s run this coming Sunday?
    I suppose you are aware that it is over 11 years since the trainer had a NH winner. All the best.

  239. Hi Colin,
    A non runner, hope you got your stake back?. I did not back it it it looked a very open race, so we will never know if the coup would have been landed. John.

  240. John, I saw 33s and Had tenner ew and a tenner win so fingers crossed. From what i’m told it will try to make all the running.

  241. Hi Colin,
    Knockraha Kate opened 40/1 now 8/1 ,looks like some one has had a wheelbarrow load on as defeat is out of the question , wish you the best of luck. John.

  242. Didn’t break any pots at Chelenham. They take some finding. Bit annoyed when I was having a tenner on A Plus Tard and my computer decided to pack in and I couldn’t get on. Had a mention for a horse in 3-55 at Cork tomorrow. Knockraha Katie. I will be on as soon as market opens later today.

  243. Hi Colin,
    No wins or losses at Cheltenham. Paddy Power returned non runner bets also cashed out Blaklion in National , got the full stake back on him, maybe he is a bit old 13 years for the marathon trip. He looked very tired in previous National trial race, i backed him then. I might be wrong. Good Luck. John.

  244. Why do you still have gold medal players who have not contributed to your selection table for months. Time to kick them into touch.

    1. I think you will find that the gold medal idea was brought in by Johann whom Jason made redundant last year. I would think that Jason either does not know how to update or is not that interested. Jason should, as I have mentioned before, remove the link regarding the £150 prize money as I am sure that is against the law.

  245. Hi Colin,
    Any luck Cheltenham today?. Paddy power are giving a £5free bet every day Cheltenham, I have taken advantage of that offer. But no luck today but lost nothing. I have 3 non runners in my ante post bets ,so money back on them. Will have a go Wednesday with free £5 bet again. Good Luck. John.

  246. Hi Colin,
    Your betting is good ,better then mine at present . Pleasant Man ran no sort of race and was pulled up. I hope he is taken out of the Triumph Hurdle, so i can get my money back as a non runner. I still have 2 going l15 Cheltenham & Grand National bets. No Luck on todays bets . John.

  247. I’ll watch for them john. Finished today with 124-118.50. I’ve finished about my betting now but my record for this wek is 487-516, so 30 quid profit which shows I dont lose a load of money backing every day.

  248. Hi Colin,
    Yes Betfred do pay one winner l15 double the odds in my area, Backing horses you need all the best deals from the bookie you can get, that`s why i bet at Paddy Power 3 times the odds one winner also best odds all races England/Ireland from 8am every day. That`s my favourite bet l15s . Paddy Power all races Cheltenham any non runners are refundable which is fair play. Put these ante post horses on Tuesday Cheltenham- E/W l 15. – Allegorie De Vassy 25/1 ( supreme Hurdle) – Third Time Lucky 12/1 (Arkle) -Nube Negra-(Champion Chase) 10/1 – Tornado Flyer 12/1 (Gold Cup). If they come up i will spend the rest of my life laying on a beach in Barbados enjoying the sunshine. It is nice to dream but it is possible. Good Luck. John.

  249. Hi John, meant to say before, but you are lucky Paddy Power pays treble odds one winner in a lucky 15 cos Betfred[the original bonus bookie] only pays double now[ he does round here anyway]. Not very good today 104-70 but a bad jump at 2nd last resulting in a photo cost me 44 quid. Laid one for 10 and one for 20 on exchanged. They came up so broke even on the day.

  250. Hi Colin,
    Well done with the winner for February . I mentioned earlier about finding a horse under the radar. I backed E/W pleasant Man 25/1 (Triumph Hurdle) at Paddy Power. It is the horses first run over hurdles Saturday Kempton in the Adonis , he stayed 1mile 6furlongs on the flat , so fingers crossed Saturday for prep race then the triumph hurdle. Good Luck. John.

  251. Better day today despite first three bets finishing second. 114-202.98. Had a 50p lucky and 50p acca 5 3 7 3 in1st 3rd 4th and 5th

  252. Hi Colin ,
    You have a free choice Sporting Life/ Racing post sites exactly the same as the newspaper, with all the Race cards /tips/etc all free. My computor screen is 20″ wide x 12″ high, almost the same as the newspaper page so okay, but i guess if you are using a smart phone it would be a bit confined as not a lot of space to read. The other option is going in the betting shop, the Racing Post paper is on the table for everyone to read & the racecards on the wall boards free to look at. Good Luck. John.

  253. John, you need the paper to look at the form. I used to subscribe to Racing Oost but its not the same as having the paper in your hand.See that shitehawk won yesterday. cost me 66 quid for trying to be clever.

  254. Hi Colin ,
    A bit unlucky with Saturdays bet Blaklion but as you know i have him backed in the national at 66/1 so hope for the best. I hope you don`t mind me mentioning . You can get the racing post race cards also tips etc free , type in Racing Post and it will come up save buying the paper. I have a online account with Paddy Power & can watch all uk also Ireland races free but my Saturday bets i go to there shop as they give 3 times the odds one winner l15 but not on there online account. I watched the video last race at Newbury on the Paddy Power site Lookaway won at 5/2 I had £2 win on it at 85/40 it finished at 5/2 so okay best odds. Good Luck. John.

  255. You was unlucky not to draw yesterday. When there were 4 left you looked sure to finish fourth but he was pulled up. why didn’t the jockey take his time and complete cos the 4th prize money was over £5000. John, backing horses is a hobby if you know what you are doing. I don’t profess to win but I dont lose money I cant afford. My biggest outlay is the Racing Post which
    costs £27-60 each week. You cant back horses without the racing paper. This is what I have stupily done, I had a tenner each way at 13/2 on Lookaway in the last at Newbury. This morning I was thinking it was at Navan and when that was off, I was looking at my bets and they were offering £32 to cash out. I thought I would pull a fast one and cash out. Then I realised it was at Newbury and was now 13/8. I hope its not in the first 3.

  256. Hi Colin,
    All i can say Colin you must have plenty of money to lose backing horses 7 times a week as no one can beat the bookie?. Blaklion got pulled up when beaten on severe heavy ground also he was a bit high in the weights but no excuses , just hope he gets in the National at 10st-2lbs he is declared but so are 103 other horses ,so need 64 to drop out to get a run. John.

  257. Hi Colin ,
    The bet is on , i put my money where my mouth is . Blaklion 14/1 e/w .Blaklion likes the heavy going and Haydock will be on i guess except if there is a storm ,then maybe not. As i said earlier i have backed Blaklion at 66/1 National e/w he is allocated 10st-2lb so might need a bit of luck to get in the allowed 40 runners, so that is why i backed him again for tomorrows race as hopefully a saver. Paddy Power is refunding all non runners on all races Cheltenham 22. From time to time i put up horses on this site as an interest . I don`t know if you are Mr T back horses but i certainly do . I invest small amounts at value prices, no value in fav`s . Good Luck. John.

  258. Hi John, only about 8/1 so you have a decent bet if it’s on. [Mr T doubts it]. Don’t like the fact that it is 13yr old. Surely it will struggle against the young ones. Good luck.

  259. Last Saturday, i backed Blaklion again at Paddy Power 14/1 E/W 4 places quarter the odds. The Grand National handicap trial Saturday 19th February . Best of Luck. John.

    1. John,

      Sorry to say that I cannot see the Haydock card going ahead. I live about 20 minutes from the course & we have had that much rain this last week & it is still raining.

  260. A lot of horses double booked at cheltenham at present, so will leave that for a short while. I fancy Blaklion for the National , backed him at 66/1 e/w, he finished 6th last year and was hampered, i think he has a E/W chance. He had 2wins in December so the ability is there, next prep race is Feb 19th so hope he goes well. Good Luck. John.

  261. Hi Colin,
    I back big price horses at Cheltenham, i must admit it is a tough meeting, but quality horses race there, i back them e/w lucky 15s , you can get good value also 4 days televised entertainment , the buzz of the festival is good. Went there many years ago, a good experience even better if you have winners. I will be studying in the next couple of weeks to find value&horses under the radar. And pray for winners. Good Luck. John.

  262. Competition only 3 days old and i’ve had 2 seconds at 6/1 and 15/1. Just as well I have all this bad luck otherwise I wouldn’t have any luck at all. As you say John Cheltenham just round the corner. Cheltenham ok, but a 3/1 winner at Fakenham is better than a 2/1 at Cheltenham.

    1. Colin,

      I agree with that. I always leave the big meetings alone and prefer the smaller ones. You can usually pick out a nice winner at these lesser tracks.

  263. Colin / John,

    John, I do not live in the Yorkshire Dales. I do however have two sons and their families who live in the Western Dales which are next door to the Yorkshire Dales, in fact if they lived any further East they would be in Durham and we visit them quite often.
    Colin, You are nearly correct. I do have a Manchester postcode but we are classed as being in another borough to whom we pay our rates to. If I lived about three miles Southwest, we would be in Cheshire.
    Trust that clears it up for you.

  264. Hi Colin,
    I guess it would be difficult finding out where anyone comes from in the competition as they are using nick names, i always thought Mr T was from the Yorkshire Dales?. But who knows. Good racing just around the corner, Cheltenham Festival coming in March.

  265. Colin,
    I think you misread my last blog. I was always going with Mashkuur but did think about changing when Kingscote was replaced as jockey. That just about sums my luck up. Can I ask how you know that Popsie 52 is not a Northerner?
    Well onwards & upwards to a new month.
    Keep smiling.

  266. Mr T, a 7/1 dead heat is a 3/1 winner but don’t know what price will be on betfair. Think you’ve just lost.

  267. Mashkuur wouldn’t have done you any good but your fancy in the last is best rated in racing post, so I hope it wins for you. Don’t know anything about the chap that’s leading and he has done well, but us northerners have to stick together.

  268. Colin, You have read my mind there. I am worried that R Kingscote is not riding as he was down to ride this one horse tonight. I also like S William,s other horse in the 7.30 but this has been my choice all day so I will stick to it.

  269. Mr T, if you haven’t posted one today, you need a 3/1 shot double quick. Mashkuur in the 6-30 might have a chance. I tried my best but not good enough. Two many seconds.

  270. Mr T, if you care to check my results for this month you will see i’ve had at least 6 seconds at double digit prices. I know other people will have had the same luck, but i’ve been unfortunate this month. I’ll grab you before the end. Think John and Paul have cracked up.

  271. Colin& John,

    I pressed post comment at the wrong time. I was going to say that the BBC have forecast snow for my area on Sunday, great. I do have a couple of other systems to look at so maybe I can hopefully keep my nose in front until next Monday. You have made me feel like your horse Colin, just before he won his first race. Anyway, all the best to whoever is closing in on me in the table & may the best man win.

  272. Colin & John,

    Thanks for that! I do not look at the league standings until the last few days. That will have jinxed any chance of my winning now, ha ha. However, I think you are right Colin & somebody will come along and tip a few big winners, probably yourself or Paul H. Well spotted John. I do seem to have improved since the winnings were removed, thanks Jason!!. My winners have started to dry up as I really need heavy going for some of my NH horses & the present dry spell is not helpingalthough the BBC

  273. Hi Colin,
    I will say Mr T his tipping form has greatly improved since the competition stopped the prize money, pity he did not have that form when the prize money was available. Anyway i hope he wins, as he is a veteran . As they say many a good tune played on a old fiddle. HA-Ha. Best of Luck to him. John.

  274. How’s that veteran Mr T leading the tipping competition with only a furlong to run. Can he hold on to win his first race.
    Somebody will probably come and spoil his big moment.

  275. John, john wont put him back in training till june. Hope yours recovers, but tendon trouble is bad news. I wont be having any more unless I have a big win. Too expensive. Sent a winner in today and I’ve had about 3 near misses at double digit prices[ finished 2nd]. I’ve said for years you have to find some outsiders. Somebody always manages to find some.

  276. Hi Colin ,
    See you are back in the game, the system seems to be working okay at present. See more competitors have joined the competition ,strange as there is no prize money, maybe there are fictional players from the company. Gold Links tendon is getting better according to the vet ,so hope for the best for a full recovery and he returns to racing. Will Muftakker race again?. Will you be leasing any more horses in the future?. Wont be long until the next big meeting Cheltenham. Good Luck with the horses. Keep smiling. John.

  277. I have a funny feeling that history is about to be repeated. I tipped Memory of Youth in the 3-08 at Fairyhouse. On the league leader page, a click on my name will show I have posted it but an hour later it has not shown that I have tipped it. I posted it in plenty of time so I dont know what can have happened.

  278. Colin,

    Is that a welcome back or are you just testing the waters? Either way it is nice to see your name on the League Table again.

  279. Hi All,
    Hope you had a nice Christmas. Truckers Lodge managed 3rd place at 28/1, he run well but was a bit high in the weights, the ground conditions suited him. I backed him at 28/1 & 35/1 ante post. so happy with a quarter of the odds made a nice profit. Well done if you backed him?. Happy new year to you all keep smiling & kicking also backing the winners. Good Luck. John.

  280. To Mr T , Paul, Colin,
    I wish you a very merry peaceful Christmas and a happy new year to you all. It is a shame the interest has gone from the Competition. In the past i managed to find a couple of horses to follow, Stratavarius who i backed first time at 10/1 he is still winning. My favourite Youknowwhatimeanharry a real money spinner, the icing on the cake when he won the Albert Bartlett ( Cheltenham) Had him at 25/1 ( ante post) finished at 11/1. Masters Tiger Woods 20/1 (masters won) Ok Corral 20/1 won( ante post). Just a few i put up on this page. Ante post Welsh Grand National Truckers Lodge at 28/1 &35/1 ante post now 20/1 e/w 4 places a quarter odds hopefully he should go well needs soft ground which should be ideal Chepstow 27th December 21. Best of luck. Keep Kicking. John.

  281. Hello Colin,
    Nice to hear from you again. I do wish you would reconsider your non participation in the competition. I understand your reasons for leaving but we have all had the same problem as yourself, maybe not as often as you. WE need as many players as possible otherwise Jason may consider it is not worthwile continuing. As John has already stated the numbers playing are less each month.
    Anyway, whatever you may decide, may I wish you and your family all the best for Christmas & a Happy New Year.

    Mr T

  282. I dont bother with the competition these days but I still think about the good old days. I would like to wish everyone who visits this page [especially MrT, Paul and John] all the best for a lovely christmas and a healthy new year.

  283. I napped Samarrive in the 3-35pm at Sandown 8/1 yesterday but not registered that is two that has not registered this month one winner one loser. Can`t get my todays nap to register ,there is something wrong with the system. John.

  284. Hi MR T,
    Thank you for your opinion , I guess the competition is been run with out a referee also Johan has gone and he was trying to sort the problems. I think that`s why Colin left for naps not been registered and no one to sort it. It seems no one cares, also the league table numbers are dropping every month, i guess it will come to an end eventually, so the competition cannot be taken seriously as there is only 17 left in it. John.

  285. Hi Mr T,
    It is a question concerning the competition as you are good on any queries concerning it. I thought i had won this months competition , but looked later and found Tipstrius is top of the table with 20.84 points, i finished with 18,04 points, but i noticed tipsterius has only placed 13 naps, should it be 15 naps at least?. Does it make him void from 1st &2nd place, as he has less then 15 naps. What do you think?. John.

    1. John,
      I sympathize with you but if it were my competition, because there are no longer any prizes to be won, I would say that it did not matter how many Naps were posted in the month, the winner would be the person with the largest profit.
      However, that is just my opinion as I can see for & against my opinion. Example: A person could in theory have only to select say two 16 point winners in the first two days and then say, catch me if you can without putting up another selection that month and win.Had there still been prizes to win then of course you would be correct but I am sure Tipstrius knew that but was playing the catch me game.
      I realise that is not the answer you were hoping for but it is only my opinion and I don’t know if anyone else has their opinion to add.
      It would have been nice if Jason would give a final judgement.

  286. To anyone who is still reading this page, that is interested in horses. As i said previously Gold Link has a tendon injury and is out until August 22 , my contract ends January 22. The company has give us six free months until July22 before we renew contract which is fair enough, just hope he recovers as we were so near to winning a race yet so far . So i am still in until July 22 see how it goes fingers crossed for the best. John.

  287. Hi Colin,
    I know the feeling when the system is not working properly, also very annoying as it defeats the object of been a competition , when not displaying the correct information. As the horses go i am in the same boat as you with Muftakker, Gold Link has tendon problems and wont be back until August 2022 . My contract runs out on January 1st 2022, so i might bale out then. Sorry to see you go we had some laughs in the past and fun concerning the horses. Good Luck for the future. John.

  288. I know the tipping competition is only a bit of fun but I always tried my best in it. Yesterday I sent in the 8/1 winner of the first race at Wolverhampton in plenty of time, but it didn’t register. This is the second time this has happened recently so I wont be posting any more and wont be contributing to this page in future. I would like to say that I have always enjoyed the banter with John and Paul and Mr T to a lesser extent so I would like to wish them and everyone else all the best for the future. I’ll probably have a sneaky look from time to time but that will be all. Cheers everybody Colin.

    1. Colin,

      Sorry to hear that you are leaving the site. I always enjoyed the banter between yourself & John and Paul. John will have to talk to himself now.
      I can understand your feelings about selections not being recorded as it has happened to myself. These days I double check that my selection has been recorded.
      The problem is that Jason does not seem to know how to correct mistakes sice he let Johann go. However, Jason needs to be careful as he is breaking trading standards saying that there is £150 monthly prize still at the top of this page. He also needs to delete the statement on the league table page that if any problems inform Johann.

      Anyway, that is enough of my moan and I would just say all the best for the future & stay safe.

      Mr T.

  289. Appologies for my mistake on the 23rd. I had been looking at the leaderboard and saw Tipsterius had 15 points more than he should have had and presumed it was for his non runner but he had in fact tipped a 16/1 winner that day. Pity the 100 quid isn’t available as he looks the likely winner.

  290. Why dont you just scrub round the remains of the tipping competitions as you keep dropping bloomers. The latest one appears to have given the leader a 16/1 winner for a non runner.

  291. A bit disappointing First Folio withdrawn from the Ayr Gold Cup. I left a few bob with the bookie, but there will be another day to get my money back. If the horse is not right ,its best not to run him until he is 100 per cent sound. John.

  292. As there is no one writing on this page , i thought i would write something for Colin &Paul. As the covid was about and it effected everyone, including the racing also holidays abroad ,i have not had any holidays abroad for two years. But fingers crossed for next year as i have booked. Anyway backed a ante post for the Ayr Gold Cup , First Folio at 20/1 e/w with William Hill 4places quarter the odds. First Folio is the owners group horse ,i feel he has a chance with a pull in the weights might put him bang there. Best of Luck. John.

  293. Hi Paul/Colin,
    I guess people were preoccupied with the competition to write anything and i think most of them are not interested in horses but in it as game like bingo/crosswords etc but no actual interest in the subject . Emma says today Gold Link is cantering and tightening up ,so we are hopeful that he will be jumping fences in early October also that he wins, as it is my birthday 1st October so it would be nice if he can win as he has had three 2nds hurdling and can get his head in front. He is a young horse still learning, Emma and ourselves are pleased with him, so fingers crossed. Colin i am going to finish with a joke, as you have a sense of humour. A fellow goes to the doctor and says to him i keep dreaming i am a bell ,the doctor replies go home have a lay down ,if you are not better in a couple of days `give me a ring`. Best of luck with the betting. John.

  294. Where have all the contributers to this page gone. It was a good read some days. I’m missing Paul and John who wrote in plenty and Sandra as well, but don’t think she has posted for a couple of years. Never mind it was good fun while it lasted. All the best for the future and hope Gosden keeps turning out the winners or Paul will be in the workhouse.

  295. I guess the competition has ended as there is no race cards on the nap site at my end today , not Surprised as every month there is a decline in competitors competing and if there is no one to update the site it is a waste of time especially when you have winners that are not registered , you cannot compete under them circumstances diabolical . John.

    1. John,

      It would be nice to have some update from Jason. The non publishing of cards happened some time ago as I recall & took a few days to put right. That was when Johann was looking after things.

    1. Colin,

      That’s lucky. The top four in the table all had winners which have not been updated. I am sure there were others but I only checked those four.

  296. Good Luck with that Colin. Now that Johann is not monitoring the results, I am not sure that Jason can rectify these issues. I note that results from yesterday have not yet been updated.

  297. Just thought i would drop a line about the owners group also gold link. The owners groups priorates are the welfare of there horses ,when there racing days are over they are offered to vetted people as pets to look after, those that are not taken for pets spend the rest of there days at equi-prep. Gold Link has come back to Emma from equi -prep from his holidays,she says he looks great and will be starting light work this week. We are hopeful he can win , as he is still learning and has got better with every race since wind surgery, so hope for the best. Good Luck. John.

  298. Paul, Gosden had 5 runners at Sandown. how did you manage to tip the only winner in the competition. It also paid better than mine. Only half point in sp but about 3 different with betfair. I remember that 95/1 winner and it was you that caused the rules to be changed, Trying to beat everyone this month with quality rather than quantity. Paul, looking through an old Barnsley directory I see a number ending 204. Is that you, if so I could ring you to get your mobile with a view to texting our opinions to each other.

  299. Hi Colin,
    Sorry to hear about Muftakker injury, but i guess leasing the horse is not so bad as you have given him back to the trainer & not have to sell him at the sales , which would be a big loss , if you had bought him yourself so no monthly training fees now. Gold Link is on holiday at present , he deserves it as he has run well & still learning, should be back in training soon. John.

  300. my computer has gone haywire all at once and i’ve lost my bookmarks. Paul I presume you won the comp last month but I had a chuffing second about 14/1. Thuought it was going tp sail incoming to last furlong. Anyway, the bad news first, Muftakker has hurt his leg again but not as bad as last time. The vet said not to ride him for 3 months so I added things up and decided to cut my losses. I’ve given him to John for the cost of Junes bill and thats me done as regards horse ownership. I’ll keep in contact about him cos i’m sure he’ll win again, but he wont be carrying my colours. The end of an era,unless I get a big bet up.

    1. Hi Colin John not been on for a bit far too busy picking winners Sorry to hear about Muftaker hope it ends well I’ve just had an hour looking back to 2015 when comp started no limits on odds won comp with 95/1 winner all the original players it was good days still plodding on we used to name our tips. On page Gosden day Saturday still top man anyway good luck Keep smiling

  301. Hi Colin,
    The reason i am not in the competition is there is no one to rectify any faults with the nap page E.G. last month i had a winner not registered, so it is difficult to win under normal circumstances , i finished 2nd, i would not have won anyway and Paul won lasts months competition well done to him. I will give it another go, as you say it don`t cost anything and it is a bit of fun, when the nap page is working properly . Good Luck. John.

  302. Hi John, missing your name on that tipping comp. Come on you cant win owt but it costs nowt. Its just the interest. Gone for Creative Force but went off early, so wait for another. Just set off.

  303. Hi Colin,
    When you are paying full monthly fees + the other expense that goes with training a horse, you would have to be winning 4or five races to cover yearly expense and more to make a profit also a good tickle with the bookie. Good luck with the Newcastle race on 24th July, hope he wins. Have you thought about sending him hurdling as he stays 2 miles might be an option ?. I think Gold Link will be having his summer break soon. I only need to have a small tickle with the bookie to get my money back on him when he wins hopefully in the future. Good Luck. John.

  304. didn’t like the surface but no excuses as same for everybody. Resting now till Newcastle on 24th July. Putting a bit away each week and having a good bet that day. Dont usually back him but think 2 mile at Newcasle is tailor made and if he doesn’t win it’s definitely time to get rid.

  305. Hi Colin,
    Hard cheese, from first to last was nearly 20 lengths, Muftakker won the wooden spoon in 8-50 pm race Kempton tailed off. On the brighter side ,prize money for last place as there was non runners and 4 ran . Back to the drawing board i guess. John.

  306. Hi Colin,
    Only five runners in the Kempton race , so you will collect some prize money to cover the round trip for the horse transport at least. What are his chances will you be having a ` Tickle`?. Good Luck. John.

  307. Hi Mr T,
    As you said before Jason is not a Computor technician , so i think writing to him is a waste of time. The monthly numbers of competitors is diminishing rapidly since the prize money stopped, so i guess it will shut down if no one has any interest in maintaining the site in the near future. John.

  308. John,

    Try writing to Jason as Johann advised me to do last month. I would love to hear his response. As i said to Johann, once problems appear with results, I am convinced Jason will finish the competition so you may as well continue playing till such time as that happens

  309. Hi Colin,
    When a trainer sends one horse from the north of England to the south hundreds of miles round trip, it makes you look twice. Earlier in the week Euchen Glen went to Sandown Park from Scotland and won a four horse race at 20/1. Your horse is down in weight &up in class, can he spring a Suprise at Kempton?. Good Luck for the 2nd June. John.

  310. Hi Colin/Paul,
    Gold Link beaten half a length the first two pulled eight&half lengths clear of the third horse. Unfortunately he met one too good again , three seconds in a row, he is a winner waiting to happen. He ran a cracker no disgrace in defeat finishing 2nd. Had him E/W so small profit. John.

  311. I guess it is a waste of time , if there is no one available to maintain the nap web page, as winning/losing naps not registering ,it is a bit of fun as there is no money involved but at the end of the day it is still a competition and people are in it to win it. For the above reasons i am out. John.

  312. Hi Johann,
    My nap Kilmington rose 7-00pm Warwick won 26th May but has not registered on the nap page as a winner or a loser. If you can have a look please. Thank you. John.

  313. Hi Colin,
    Thank you for the invite for Kempton ,i am about 15miles from Kempton. I wont be able to go as have leg/foot problems for walking, i mentioned this earlier on this page a while back. Thank you for the invite much appreciated . Gold Link racing Thursday amended time 4-45 Worcester extra half mile hopefully this will play into his strengths . I will be on E/W again, hopefully he can get his head in front, the last 2 times beaten by the fav`s fingers crossed. Best of Luck. John.

  314. John, how far are you from Kempton. I f you want to go next Wednesday I can arrange some free tickets.

  315. Hi Colin,
    Yes i am involved with Gold Link for another year. It is only a small fee for the year (one payment) for that you get videos of your horse racingalso other members horses/magazine in the post every month/text messages to your phone when the horse is running also info from the trainer and it is a hobby. Good Luck June2nd. John.

  316. Still here John ,but not backing many winner lately. Did you take a second year out for Gold Link. Muftakker still going on 2nd JUNE.

  317. Hi Colin/Paul,
    Are you still there?. No comments from the pair of you for a while. Anyway Gold Link entered Worcester 27th (class4) 2m-4f – 4-15pm. He is in good form,came out of his last race fine and is bouncing. He will be having a rest after his next race summer break. ( Emma) is looking after him & jumping a fence in the future. Would be nice to get a win before his break. Good Luck. John.

  318. Hi Colin/Paul,
    I am on Burlington Bertie he rises at 10-30- (100/30) . Ihope Gold Link passes the post first after 12-30. I have backed him to win+ place as a saver, hope he makes the frame. Best of Luck. John.

  319. Latest entries , 7th May Friday (class4) 1-00pm Market Rasen. 8th May 5-45pm Warwick (class 4). Hopefully he runs soon. ( Gold Link). John.

  320. Hi Colin/Paul,
    Emma thinks the race at Newton Abbot (class3) is very competitive on 5th of May, with the rated Tulin 128 so Gold Link is not declared for Wednesday. Emma is looking at further entries in the near future. Colin it would be good to win another race with your horse if he is going to the sales and get a decent price for him. Wishing you the best of luck. Enjoy your Holiday. I have had the 2nd covid jab ,so will be looking at holidays for abroad after the 17th of May, hopefully good news from Boris. Keep Kicking. John.

  321. Hi John, everything fine with Muftakker but no suitable races in near future. The two for him are Kempton on 2nd and 9th June.I have suggested 2nd. It’s a better race but worth twice as much ,so may as well go for that. Trouble is I am on holiday that day so wouldn’t be able to go. I was going to go and have a day out, and ask you if you fancied going, but unless we change our minds that plan looks out of the window. I am seriously thinking of one more run then selling.If he wins he will go up in the weights and struggle, if he loses, he has reached his peak and wont improve, therefore struggle to win. Best of luck with Gold Link.

  322. Gold Link likely to race at Kempton according to Emma 1-30pm May 3rd,ground conditions more suitable there. Colin not heard from you since your horse ran, has he come back sound?. Good Luck. John.

  323. Latest news Gold Link entered Kempton 1-30pm May 3rd also Uttoxeter 2-30pm Saturday 1st May. Will know in two or three days where running, what the trainer says. Keep Kicking. John.

  324. I am now convinced that Johann no longer monitors the competition. I have given him five days to respond to my query, not a peep from him.
    I just hope that the system does not crash as I am sure that Jason would then just finish the competition which would be a shame for the many that post a selection on a daily basis or like myself, posting when I have the time to look at the cards.

      1. Johann,

        Thank you fror your reply, confirming my suspicions. If I thought it would help I would contact Jason but I remember him saying just before you joined that he had no idea on the workings.
        It will be interesting to see what happens if problems arise.

  325. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    Gold Link wont run until May, stable says he is working well, and hope he wins next time out. Good Luck. Keep Kicking. John.

  326. Johann,
    I do not pick winners very often but when I do, I expect the system to record them. Yesterday, I selected a horse that finished last. In the evening, knowing that I would not be in when my selection for today would be running, I selected it last night & the system stated that ” My selection had been saved”. However, it is not appearing on today’s list & would like you to please check. The horse I selected was Jetaway Joey in the first at Perth.
    Thank you.

  327. Hi Colin,
    Just looked at the betting your horse , he is going Burlington Bertie 100/30 and he rises at ten thirty. He has top weight to contend with, looks E/W. What do you think?. Best of Luck. John.

  328. Hi Colin/Paul,
    Good Luck for Tuesday with your horse, hope he wins he has a good chance dropped in grade ,the grade he previously won in. Hi Paul Scottish National ,Coup De Pinceau is 25/1 hope he goes well for you. i will back Soldier Of Love & Nicholls other runners in Lucky 15 in the betting Shop later today. Good Luck. John.

  329. Muftakker going to wolverhampton TuesdayObviously trying his best and I’ve told trainer to drop him in about 7th rather than 3rd in the hope he can finish well.

    1. Thanks Colin looks a decent race if most stay in I’ll have a look nearer time Hi John scotty G N I’m on Coup De Pinceau. Good Sunday racing might try gosden second string when he puts two in a race ha ha he does it all the time good luck Keep smiling

  330. Daren’t look at this website today, but finally plucked up courage to see myself strung up but nobody seems to have bothered. I have had a special zip fitted to my mouth which allows me to eat but I can’t talk so in future I will keep my opinions to myself.Best of punting in future everybody. I know competition is only a bit of fun these days but I can’t put a winning run toether. Only 10 days gone but i’ve had 4 seconds [2 beat by short heads] all at big prices.Might change one day.Muftakker has come back sound and lives to fight another day. Thinking of running at Kempton and it would be be a great day out if I could pick Paul up at Barnsley and meet you John at kempton. Both think about it.

    1. Hi Colin John same as no luck in national but a good race and she’s not a bad jockey is she No problem with Muftaker not winning Colin and I for one like your info and your views same as with John s on his horses So carry on good luck Keep smiling

  331. Hi Colin/Paul,
    I had no luck in National also had backed Muftakker , he did not make the frame. As i said before the bookie always has the upper hand, but if you are not in it you cannot win it that is the game. Some better news from Emma, she has been praising Gold link ever since he arrived at her stable from France. She recently said he came out of the Wincanton race fine also the wind surgery worked, she is very pleased with him and wont be long before we get a win, she thinks. Good Luck. John

  332. 11/4 today. Told you they were giving money away at 5/1. I hope some of you stepped in and if you did, let’s hope he wins for us.

    1. Good luck for tonight Colin was a bit late got 4s so not bad Takingrisks for GN for me and little ew Acepella Bourgeois drawn it in sweep Think Garcia still going round ha ha missed cut anyway good luck Keep smiling

  333. Bookies giving money away tomorrow. 5/1 Muftakker is great value . If I wasn’t in the know I would be thinking there must be something wrong with it or it’s not trying. Believe me he’s never been better. How they can make Cloud Thunder favourite when we beat it fair and square at Newcastle by 2 lengths and we’re only 2lb worse off is beyond me.

  334. Hi everybody, I said last year that Tiger Roll only had to get round to win and if you know anything about racing you should know that Cloth Cap is past the post if it stands up.I.m going to have £50 on it with 365 cos they return half my steak. It’s like taking 9/1about it. You cant get better value than that. 9/1 about a 9/2 shot. Fill your boots. Regarding Muftakker, he’s never been better and I’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t win. 7 runners and drawn 7. What can you do.The plan is to get to rails and lie about 3rd or 4th on 1st cicuit, then to crank it up a bit then press on and hope for best.Meant to say, the horse that beat it a centimetre at Newcastle skated in yesterday so the form is rock solid.

  335. Hi Paul/Colin,
    Good luck in the masters on Garcia. I have not done anything in the masters this year, Done Ok Corral in National at 40/1 six places with PP, next week will be good Barbers/ betting shop/ pubs/ gyms all open, be able to get out and about and maybe book holidays abroad in the near future as well. Two more good days racing ahead Aintree. Nicholls is banging in the winners. Good Luck. John.

  336. Hi John Colin Just had a little EW on Garcia for masters 50s bit of interest sticking with Tiger today good luck Keep smiling

  337. Hi Mr T,
    For some reason or another it logs itself out with out you knowing,so check when you place your nap that it has registered , if it is loged out the nap will not register, then log in. Good Luck. John.

  338. John,

    Apologies for the delay replying but we have been visiting our sons in the Dales all day. Thanks for your input. I can now see the players in the table. I must admit, I have never had to log in before to see the table. Is this something new?

  339. Mr T,
    It might be worth to check you have to log in , if not you can`t view the league table, hope this is of some help. John.

  340. One one winner from Harry today ,that is the racing game ,and the bookie always has the upper hand. Happy Easter to everyone also good racing coming next week , Irish National/English National at Aintree meeting starting Thursday 8th April. Good Luck. John.

  341. An old saying make hay while the sun shines. Harry Skelton has 6 rides Uttoxeter . Looks like winners on the cards again . Lucky-15-31-63 and all his mounts have been shortened up since last night. Is the bookie running scared?. I am on again today. Best of Luck. John.

  342. Johann,

    Have you been able to look at my request as to why I cannot view the actual table in the League Standings yet.


  343. Nice returns, Hurry up Harry were going down the pub. Three winners . Costly Diamond 11/8- First class returns 10/11- Say what you think again 7/5- Rockstar Ronnie finished 2nd 1/1 . Lucky 15 got the above three , nice little profit. Colin the only cert in life is we are all going to die. Skelton has drawn level with Hughes. The only other cert is when you pass the post first& weighed in , until then you have to keep dreaming. Don`t worry about pinching money from the bookie, they win at the end of the day and everyday. Good Luck to everyone if you had Harry`s three , money in your sky rocket (pocket) John.

  344. Skelton is a cert for jockeys championship cos I know a bloke who had £20 on Hughes at 6/5 two weeks ago when he was 10 in front.He thought it was pinching money but unfortunately it wasn’t. As they say there’s one born every minute. Another thing I learned yesterday Hughes has 2 days suspesion coming up. It never rains but it pours.

  345. Hi Paul,
    Skelton is in competition with Hughes for the jockey championship. It might be worth keeping an eye on his rides at Southwell today , he has good chances for lucky15 bets. The one that has been backed this morning is, Rockstar Ronnie now evens 2-50 pm Southwell. Best of luck.. John.

  346. Hi Paul,
    Conformation Bias was the best horse in Gold Links race had gold Link e/w , Confirmation Bias in a lucky 15 at 7/4 – Danny Kirwan 2/1- Kauto King 3/1 Fidelio Vallis at 4/9- three of Nicholls + three of Cobden`s early prices. 4 winners. Happy days for me today also they think Gold Link will win next time out. Nice to have a bit of Luck now and then. Looked like your horse Brunch had the Lincoln won until the French apprentice cruised past on Gosden`s horse. Anyway Good Luck. John.

  347. Hi Paul/Colin,
    The money was down on Gold Link, much improved effort since wind surgery, had a troubled passage through the race, but beaten fair and square so no real excuses, but we know he is useful and there will be a winning day hopefully soon also Jack Foley is a up and coming young jockey not long over from Ireland. Not worried about the 50p prize money as you say Colin. We are in it for a bit of fun also have a bet , made a profit today on my bet e/w on Gold Link, i am happy with that. John.

    1. Hi John Colin not a bad run hope you was on forecast with Nichols runner He’s had a good day along with Skeleton boys National not far off Takeingrisks for me. Thought I had got Lincoln winner sorted but who else to upset party but my mate good luck Keep smiling

  348. Mr T, what’s your problem. Superali leading Paul Hindmarsh by 12 and your 3 tips are down the swanee with mine.

    1. Colin,

      The problem is from the start of this month I have not been able to see where people stand in the table. I can see the headings & then nothing. I have even reset my laptop, to no avail. My last hope is Johann. At least I can make the odd selection, but you worry me as I thought I had made four selections, one winner & three losers.

  349. Hi John, could have had a bit better luck in running. Better luck next time.Don’t spend your 50p prize money all at once.

  350. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    Gosden has got a good apprentice claiming 7lb (they say a pound a length) he is only seventeen from France. they way he won the Lincoln, he coul`d have won it pulling a cart.Yours was 2nd mine was 4th Danah which was okay had it e/w at 11/1. Todays info from Emma, she is hoping Gold Link will make the frame and the wind operation will bring out some improvement in him. Wincanton 1-00pm Monday 29th March. I will have a small E/W. Best of Luck. John.

  351. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    Gold Link running 1-00pm Wincanton Monday 29th March, class 4 hurdle. Jack Foley riding claiming 7lb. We are hoping for the best. Good Luck. John.

  352. Hi John Colin Iam on Brunch in Lincoln and Queens Sargent in mile ew singles and double Plus a bit of gosden and son he will have a few winners today and tomorrow two wage bills now ha ha Like your confidence Colin watch it win on TV good luck Keep smiling

  353. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    Any tips for the Lincoln Saturday?. I have backed Danyah at 11/1 e/w- 6 places Paddy Power, so fingers crossed. Good Luck. John.

  354. Hi Colin,
    It is about the same distance for me Woking/Wincanton 200 miles round trip going towards Yeovil/ Devon , scrumpy cider country they call it. I wont be going to far also no atmosphere with present restrictions on. The horse is entered Monday 29th, i will know Saturday if the horse is declared for Monday, he is entered in two races 1pm also 2pm Wincanton, I guess he will be running in one of them with a bit of luck, have more info near post time. Good Luck. John.

  355. Only two allowed at Wolverhampton on 10th April means I wont be going. Not going over 200 mile round trip with two in car. May as well watch it win on tele. Going to races is crap at moment. I wouldn’t be allowed in paddock or unsaddling enclosure when it’s won and that’s what owners want to do most.Hope you get a run Sunday john. Will you go if you get chance. Doubt it, suppose it’s too far from Woking.[think that’s your town]

  356. Hi Paul/Colin,
    Gold Link entered in the 1-00mp & 2-00pm at Wincanton on the 29th March. From 29th March two owners per horse will be allowed in to the race track, where light refreshments should be available. John.

  357. Hi Colin/Paul,
    Disappointing from the british horses at Cheltenham. I backed the champion trainers horses Nicholls , not one winner, the Irish were winning races easy, made the english look one paced, very strange. i guess the old Irish menu for the horses oats/ Guinness / Raw eggs. I think the English horses need Epsom salts, to give them the runs.HA-HA. Had the first Irish winner &4 Nicholls losers. Did you have any luck?. John.

    1. Hi had little bet on tellmesomethinggirl Thurs. and Langer Dan. Ew today Trying Mighty Thunder at uttox in midlands national sat. Tues and weds were rubbish but keep trying Sunday Irish Lincoln 4-10 Maker of Kings for me (from a friend) good luck Keep smiling

  358. Hi Colin/Paul,
    Gold Link will not be running Kempton Saturday, Emma says he will benefit from another week, so she is looking for another entry for him, in the near future. John.

  359. Hi Paul,
    Took advantage of Paddy`s free £5 bet first race Appreciate it got 5/4 two days ago, bolted in at 8/11, good start to the festival. Good picking in the competition you had a 16/1 shot yesterday, keep up the good work, keep smiling. John.

  360. Gold Link, is entered for Kempton Saturday 3-50pm , as the ground is getting drier . He has had wind surgery, and working well ,according to reports, so hope for the best Saturday 20th March. Good Luck. John.

  361. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    The festival starts tomorrow until Friday, top class racing, I have done one lucky 15 with the horses i put up on this page earlier . Paddy power doing £5 free bets starting Tuesday first race same Wednesday and any race Thursday. It is usually a tough meeting for to get the winners, but great to watch on tv ,win or lose and a bit of fun if you like the racing game. You have to deposit £5 Paddy Power account to get free bets. I guess the same with other bookmakers. The irish might start with a winner Tuesday ,the Mullins horse, Best of Luck. John.

  362. I wasn’t sure whether he had just got up or not but unfortunately it was the latter.Said I was disappointed with the draw and the winner was on the rails after a furlong and we ran round on his outside all the way, so we travelled six yards further. Might not have made any difference but drawn 1 instead of 10 would have helped. He ran as I said, held up for first mile and then pick up.Prefer Newcastle but no available race for a while so looks like back to Wolverhampton on 10th April.

  363. As John says very unlucky great run all the same nice bit of prize money and nice price for ew cheers for info

  364. Hi Colin,
    Your trainer had your horse spot on, unlucky to be beaten by the fav by a nose, another few yards he woul`d have had his head in front, he was closing all the way to the line. Good run from your horse , he has improved, and a winner waiting to happen. John.

  365. Hi Paul, dont follow the Mr Candy bit [is it a bloke, a horse or neither] but I should imagine that you know that none of Elliott’s horses have gone to Denise Foster. She has just taken over Elliott’s yard while he’s suspended. Muftakker looks like he’s up against a mixture of a few decent horses with one or two duck eggs chucked in. As long as he gets in first eight I wont grumble but i’m hoping he can win. A think the cough was a bit of sumat an nowt so fingers crossed all goes well,

    1. Henry Candy trainer nice16 /1 yesterday shrewd old trainer pops up with big ones Here’s hoping for a good run good luck Keep smiling

  366. Hi Paul,
    Denise Foster, has had her first winner since taking over the reins from Elliot , so you might be okay Cheltenham. In the past Elliot , had 3or 4 horses in nearly every race at the festival. That was a sweet touch Candy getting one in 16/1 well done picking that one.Havent found anything like Youknowwhatimeanharry 25/1 when he won the Albert Bartlett, Done Barbados Bucks in that race this time around at 8/1. Good Luck also Colin & his horse Thursday . John.

  367. Hi Paul,
    Cheltenham next week, Paul Nicholls says he is sending a small team to the festival with realistic chances, i have backed ante post (money back non runners) Bravemansgame/ Barbados Bucks/ Frodon/ Bob And Co. Lucky 15, he is sending seven to the meeting and they are all fancied. So hope for the best , fingers crossed. I have had a little bit of luck in the tipping Competition so far this Month, Don`t know how long my luck will last. Good Luck. John.

    1. Good luck with them Looks like my man Elliot has shit it all his main horses moving some gone to Denise Foster so I’ll keep an eye on them think they will have a few winners Mr Candy just put me a bit in kitty for Cheltenham told you he was due one Good luck for tomorrow Colin Keep Smiling

  368. Garritty cant do weight or he would have been on it. Murtagh good apprentice, only claims 3. When he ran in bumpers he stayed on well so hoping he’s ok.Plan is to drop him in for first mile then see how it pans out.You wouldn’t think draw made much difference but one would have been better than ten. He wont be able to get on rails and every yards from the rail means an extra six yards on a circuit.

  369. Hi Colin,
    Your horse up in trip, up in class down in weight, also apprentice on board . I see you have had a change of heart as you said in the past you prefer a jockey. I guess common sense prevails if it helps the horse to win. If there is no ill effects from coughing ,he looks an e/w chance. Best of luck. John.

    1. Hi Colin Looks a good race will 2 mile suit him got bottom weight and outsider in betting little EW for me hope he goes well good luck Nice tipping this month so far John Keep smiling

  370. Hi Colin,
    i learned that tip ( Don`t buy a racehorse after my first horse) as soon as you buy a horse it devalues in price, I was hoping for a good horse, but it does not work out. I buy small shares in horses just for fun , so no big outlay, one payment for the year contract and can opt out if the horse is no good.I have only one share this year, that is Gold Link, he will be out racing this month hopefully all been well.Glad i am not a horse i have had a foot infection for the last 7 days, can`t walk. COVID wise looks like improvements in everything. Hope your horse makes a quick recovery, he wont be racing if still coughing no way. Anyway good luck. John.

  371. Good tip. Dont bye a racehorse unless you have some money to chuck away. They are nothing but trouble. Ready to run four weeks ago and knocks its leg. Ready to run next Thursday and decides to cough on Thursday anf Friday. John has bought some powders, not beechams cos they were 38 quid for ten, so hoping they can make him recover ready for Thursday. If he runs he’ll be trying his best but I dont like the coughing. I’ll ring up tomorrow and hope the powders are working.

  372. Hi Colin,
    Did you back Forest Of Dean 4/1 Saturday Lingfield 2-40pm. It won at Burlington Bertie he rises at ten thirty 100/30 , i got 4/1, nice to get a winner now and then. John.

  373. Hi Colin,
    Sorry my mistake Felix was not a non runner, he finished 2nd , i had the winner Forest Of Dean at 4/1, backed near the of into 100/30 in my l15 with the Nicholls horses. John.

  374. Hi Colin,
    I have experienced the ante-post game with non runners, it is annoying but when you get a good winner at ante post it is worth it. I will be backing Nicholls in the morning after 8am best odds Paddy Power l15s also one in the lingfield Derby trial 2-40pm Forest Of Dean. Cheltenham offers Paddy Power non runners money back ante post. Good Luck for tomorrow . John

  375. John, i’m always on about the folly of ante post bets and how I never do it. On Tuesday this week a horse [forgot its name, but it’s mothre and father aren’t married] in the Winter Derby was 7/1 with 365 and 25s with betfair. Must be worth a couple of quid ew only 7 entries and 4 days to go, it’s bound to run. Get Racing Post today non runner. At least it only cost me £4 but I will say for the last time I will NEVER EVER have another ante post bet as long as I live.

  376. Hi Paul/Colin,
    Gold Link worked well last Saturday, he is fit ready to go , so they are looking for races for him, looks like March, dependence on ground conditions. Colin is Muftaker racing in the near future?. Good Luck. John.

  377. Hi Paul/Colin,
    Had the jab last Friday, next one in 12 weeks, have you had the second one yet?. Temperature has risen but the ground is heavy in a lot of places. Hopefully to get Gold Link racing in March , his work reports are good, so hope for the best. Paul Nicholls looks to have some good chances Saturday Ascot/Haydock/Wincanton, for the lucky 15s /31/63/ Yankees /etc. Good luck whatever you back.. John.

    1. Hi John not had second jab yet Gosden on fire at minute won big race yesterday in Dubai bit of spending money for him On Polish and Gumball today little EW hope Muftaker is coming on Colin good luck Keep smiling

  378. Hi Paul,
    Gosden`s horses jumping out of there skins ,two wins& second, yesterday& today. Backed Aureum e/w at 13/2 unlucky not to win drawn out wide, just touched of. His horses are very fit worth following. John.

  379. Hi Paul,
    I was watching the 7-00pm race Wolves , 7 runners one withdrawn the fav was 1/4 on 6 runners. for a bit of fun i had 50p e/w at 7/1 on Queen Charlotte she was getting 7lb from the fav who ended 2/7 out of the frame. The best i was hoping was 2nd, it just goes to show the odds on favs get beat. Were you on you normally do Gosden`s . John.

    1. Hi John I was on , He likes his bigger priced ones upsetting odds On his two today with Sanctified ( H Candy’s first runner for a bit he likes an outsider Hope Muftaker is coming on Colin Cheltenham not be long keep smiling good luck

  380. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    The two horses finished 2nd beaten by better horses on the day, they were trying to win that was the positive side of it, unfortunate they were beaten. John.

  381. Hi Paul/Colin,
    The owners group horses are fancied to go close Saturday in Scotland Musselburgh Accala 4-19 pm- Getaway Trump 12-57pm. Good Luck. John.

  382. Hi Colin/Paul,
    Update Gold Link, he is in fast work hopefully back racing mid March if the ground is good. A big drop in the competition only 26 in it now. I guess it sorts out the lottery type from does interested in horse racing as a hobby also with the prize money gone has put a lot of them off. I expect they have gone playing bingo. John.

  383. Hi Colin,
    Sorry to hear your wife had passed on, i did not know. The woman i stayed with in Oxford was in her seventies and slightly disabled, that is why i took her to Cheltenham for 2 days. I slept in one of her bedrooms a big old stone house with string latches on the doors. Her father were involved in the horses Morston/Blakeney/ Derring Do. My horse was my Derryln who was by -Derring Do. That was the connection between us. I sent the horse to Ian Mc kie in Oxford after the flat season to be turned out and she woul`d visit the filly everyday. It made an old lady happy. We both had the same interest Horses, it brings people together. John.

  384. Hi John, sorry to say but wife has been in heaven [if there is such a place] since 2005.You didn’t say but did you sleep on the sofa at Oxford in 1983.Muftakker’s imflammation has cleared up so 20th Feb lined up.

  385. Hi Paul,
    My last visit to Cheltenham was 1983. I had a flat horse called Rathdowney May. A woman had a share in it, she lived in Churchill Oxford ,i stayed at her place for 2 days and went to Cheltenham races , seen the Queen Mother. but no profit on the horses, came back to Woking 3rd day. I was buying my first house in college lane Woking& there was a horse going called Scot Lane , i backed it at 20/1, it covered me for the three day Cheltenham meeting expense. Those were the days my friends when we were young and full of fun. John

  386. Hi Paul/Colin,
    A fellow come on the itv3 racing Saturday, he had won the itv 7 , he was asked what was his tip for today ,he said Give Me A Copper.( he put the mockers on that as i had it E/w at 16/1 also in my lucky 15 had two losers in that Bint al Anood but had 2 winners Armitiyaz 85/40- Miranda 3/1 so got a few shillings back. Did you have any luck Paul?. Racing not that good at present like everything else, a lot of meetings called off frost/flooding. roll on Cheltenham March & good times ahead. Keep Smiling. John.

    1. Hi just The Cob yesterday enough for a little ew double on Poppy Jag and Viola Park like you say not much racing next weekend should be good with the Irish racing on itv . I stick with G Elliot horses Cheltenham not be long went in1974 ( The Fellow) only horses I saw were police ones 60,000 people there could not move prefer telly nowadays any way good luck Hope Muftakker is doing ok Colin Keep Smiling

  387. Hi Colin,
    I know what you mean with this lockdown, no one can socialize. I think we will all end up like robots. Backed Give me a copper at 16/1 paddy power E/W 5 places one fifth of the odds, he is fit and ready, so i have heard, lets hope he is good enough to win it. Best of Luck & the same for your horse 20th February , it will make your wife happy also you if he wins. John.

  388. John. i should have been in contact before but this lockdown business makes everybody lose interest in everything. Muftakker had a bit of imflamation in his leg [ not the one that caused all his trouble]. Must have given it a slight Knock. Touch and go whether we ran but didn’t want to risk if he wasn’t 100%.He was entered today but I think both divisions went to horses that had been laid out and I dont think we would have won. Next race is Newcastle on 20th feb.He won the day before my birthday and my wife’s birthday was 20th Feb. So hope lightening can strike twice.

  389. Hi Paul,
    I don`t want to keep blowing my own trumpet, if you don`t no one else will including the bookie. Ok Coral won last J anuary at 9/1 , i had it backed at 20/1 ante post. The only 20/1 i backed all year. Good horses win good races.The same race is coming up Saturday Sky bet handicap chase at Doncaster 3-15pm, i Fancy Give Me A Copper the Alex Ferguson horse E/W at 14/1. Best of Luck. John.

    1. Still here John remember it well doesn’t seem like a year ago we used to go this day to donny only half hour away from us. I am on The Butcher said and The Cob little ew double and gosdens of course Good luck Keep Smiling having my Jab Monday 💉💉

  390. Hi Colin,
    I remember reading on this page, your horse was racing 28th January. I was looking at the entries today but can`t see him entered for tomorrow . Is he okay?. Gold Link his breathing is better also back in work, so hope for the best in the spring for him. John.

  391. Joe

    If you try it on a PC or laptop you’ll see all the horses (I assume you’re on a phone or tablet). I think it’s a flaw in the web page design.

  392. I want to pick a horse in the 2-50 at Lingfield called
    Ahorsecalledwanda but it wont scroll down for me to pick it.
    Does anyone know how to get it up on the page
    Many thanks
    Joe Raggs

  393. Hi Colin,
    The Competition was a no pressure fun game with no outlay to join it and prize money if you won or runner up. Well done to those that won it in the past, as not easy to win. I will continue with it as it is a bit of interest also the horse information , the jokes the banter. The riddle ufbcbh i guess is my favourite drink first thing in the morning (Teabag) cup of tea. A riddle. What goes up the road and down the road and never touches no part of the road at all. ( The council Workers). Keep smiling. John.

  394. Bad news for tipping competition but understandable as I always said it was mostly won by non serious tipping ie looking for outsiders at big prices that might just connect.It brought plenty of friendly banter and I think this will sadly come to an end.So before it does, stop reading as the following paragragh is for John’s eyes only. John are you good at riddles. What is dry when you put it in, wet when you take it out and you only use it once for fear of bursting. Answer ufbcbh this is coded to give you time for your answer. Substitute each letter with the one that comes before it in the alphabet. In a class of 7 year olds a pupil says “please miss there’s a condom under the radiator” and the 2nd pupil says “please miss what’s a radiator”‘Finally a man goes to doctors and tells receptionist that he suffers from premature ejaculation and it is ruining his sex life and threatening his marriage.He must see a doctor but it cant be in the afternoon as he watches the racing. The receptionist says “well we open in the morning at 7 and there is a vacancy at 7-15. Can you come early”.

  395. Hi Guy’s

    It comes with great regret that we will no longer be offering the monthly prize money, it’s just sustainable anymore.

    We will however keep the NAP comp running and any tipsters with a good record over 6 months will be offered a place on our tipster network

    All the best


  396. Latest update on Gold Link, he has put on a good bit of weight, so he will be back in work the next few weeks to shift it. Hope he improves this season on better ground. It is hard for us old timers fighting the flab to lose the weight ,with the restrictions that have kicked in again with C-O-V-I-D Gyms closed ,Betting shops/pubs closed. All you can do is go for a walk, if the weather prevails . Keep Smiling. John.

  397. Many thanks Colin
    It really is just like losing a child
    Absolutely heart wrenching
    We had her from 12 weeks old and she was 12 when we lost her
    They are just so loyal and family friendly
    Given time we shall certainly be getting another one but probably a rescue one this time

  398. Belated Happy New Year to you all
    To be honest 2020 quite simply the worst year ive ever known right up to 6pm new years eve when Sadly i lost my wonderfull black lab Kia.Through illness.
    Good luck and stay safe everyone and lets hope for a great 2021
    Greg (Joe Raggs)

  399. Hi Colin,
    Happy birthday to Muftakker your horse today. Guinness/ oats/raw eggs, should be the order of the day, as he has done you well, hopefully more wins to come in 21. Last January 25th i was in hospital minor operation on my finger. I asked the nurse to turn on the tv to watch the races as i had Ok Corral backed at 20/1 and he won felt a lot better straight away. I think you backed it Paul?. Anyway anything i hear of i will put it up on this page. Good Luck in the new year. John.

  400. Hi John and Paul, Muftakker ok. Draw no help last time and used too much energy early on with 6 horses trying to lead.Not many suitable races coming up. Talk to trainer next Tuesday when rehandicapped. Looking like Newcastle on 28th.

  401. Happy new year all Colin hope muftaker came back ok and runs soon John keep us updated with your info good luck all for new year Keep Smiling roll yer sleeves up for 💉

  402. A happy new year to all, a few new year quackers, courtesy of – The beano/Dandy. A fellow sent his girlfriend a huge pile of snow. He rings her up and `said did you get my drift. What has ears but cannot hear?. A field of corn. I bought some shoes from a drug dealer, i don`t know what he laced them with, but i have been tripping all day . ( keep taking the tablets) HA-HA. Colin are you keeping your horse in training 2021, as i remember you saying you were hoping to win a couple of races with him then send him to the sales?. Hopefully the new year improves also restrictions are lifted, so easy travel to abroad. Best of luck for 2021 we will need it. John.

  403. John, if you like cocktails, I could tell you plenty.Just had a look at form in Racing Post for tomorrow and there is potentially quite a few well handicapped and we will do well to win. Quite a few have good chances on there best form but John assures me we have more to come so I am hopeful. Cheers Colin..If we hadn’t run last time the 3lb would be handy tomorrow.

  404. Hi Colin,
    The piston joke is as old as the hills, must admit i haven`t heard the screwdriver one before it is a cocktail. Clan the man was 3rd. Good luck with your horse , he has a chance. John.

  405. John, regarding your little joke, I wander if it was the same breakdown I heard about. He had his head under the bonnet and a woman passerby said” Would you like a screwdriver” and the bloke replied ” No thanks I’m busy with this breakdown”Muftakker drawn 11. Still hope to jump out and be prominent, then kick on with about 1/2 mile to go. Fingers crossed.

  406. Hi Colin,
    Got the Beano & The Dandy for Christmas, unlimited hours of reading fun. A fellow`s car breaks down outside the pub ,he gets out opens the bonnet and is looking at the engine, a drunk comes out of the pub and say`s to the fellow what`s wrong with the car?. The fellow says : piston broke`. The drunk replies i know the feeling LoL. Good luck tomorrow with your horse, he looks a E/W chance. I am on Clan the man 3-00 Kempton, If he gets over the last ,i think he will burn them off fingers crossed. Best of Luck. John.

  407. Hope you are all enjoying christmas. Looks like John’s beano came early for christmas and he’s been reading the joke page. Just to remind you all you are advised not to bet in the 4-10 at Wolves on Sunday as Mufftakker will be out to thwart you. He will be trying his best and an ew bet should return something.Dont know the runners and draw till morning but hoping for a low berth.I’ve had a very good month in December but I cant send a winner in to the competition. No good bothering till January, when I will try to do better. Havent posted a winner since October.

  408. Christmas crackers
    What do you call a small tree surrounded & covered in slices of pork?. A hambush. A fella sitting opposite a young lady wearing a mini skirt and no knickers on the train, he says to her is that a hedge hog up your skirt? No she replies,is that a spanner in the front of your trousers?. No he says it is my wage packet also my boss give me a bonus, she says i can see you have had two rises since i have been looking at you.Keep Smiling, Christmas is coming. He-He-Ho -Ho _ Ha-Ha. A time to be merry. John.

  409. Hi Paul/Colin,
    Horse news. I have renewed my contract for another year Gold Link, take a chance on him ,hopefully the wind surgery will have improved his breathing problem and he will race in the spring. I have backed Clan-Des- Obeaux with Paddy Power at 15/8 for the King George theV1 chase Boxing day, i was on at 5/1 last year when he won. Colin best of luck with your horse 27th December Wolves. Happy Christmas to everybody and you have winners over the Christmas holiday& a happy new year ahead. Merry Christmas. John.

  410. Here is a summary of the “champions league” 2020
    Please note: The list does NOT refer to the winner of
    the competition in that month. Instead this is the ranking according
    the three-month profits.

    I am happy to congratulate Bazbuz on
    four times “Pole Position”

    Dec: Rosey99, ian, Martin, Superali, sandra, tango, amito1814, Ziltiod, Bazbuz, Bob

    Nov: Rosey99, Zack, Ziltiod, Superali, sandra, Emma, ian, Aleandro245, Lizzy158, bobby60

    Oct: Ziltiod, Zack, Bazbuz, Emma, Hissing Sid, Aleandro245, Lucky32, tango, Superali, Pete French

    Sept: Bazbuz, tango, john king, sirspread, Jarold, Ziltiod, Lucky32, Emma, Graham, Hissing Sid

    Aug: john king, Jarold, Hissing Sid, Bazbuz, 400noctre, Joe Raggs, Bongodrongo, barryb, tango, pendrem

    July: Bazbuz, 400noctre, pendrem, Joe Raggs, tango, Jarold, Donkey, harrygee61, sirspread, Bongodrongo

    June: Bazbuz, pendrem, Joe Raggs, 400noctre, sandra, Zack, salahsyh, toptips4you,harrygee61, Mr T

    … no racing …

    Mar: Bazbuz, harrygee61, Fuzzyduck, jenky13, FRANNY, sandra, GedTips, jack bentley, toptips4you, salahsyh

    Feb: harrygee61, GedTips, Bazbuz, Popsie52, Martin, jack bentley, jenky13, toptips4you, FRANNY, nicole1975

    Jan: Martin,harrygee61, Popsie52, jenky13, Fortunf, Fuzzyduck, GedTips, Bazbuz, amito1814, Dotties Dreamers

  411. I have emailed contact@betinfo24 with my paypal details for winning the November tipping competition but have not received any acknowledgement Any info would be appreciated.

  412. Muftakker ok. Running on 27th. With hindsight he shouldn’t have run last week. He got beat and he’s gone up another 3lb.Regarding tipping comp I couldn’t send a winner to save my life. Todays tip set off, ran 100 yards and managed to get tripped up. Unbelieveable and I haven’t sent a winner in for six weeks. Had 3 bets so far today and backed 2 winners but try sending a winner in I just cant.

  413. Hi Paul/Colin,
    I tipped up Clan-des Obeaux on 6th December 019 for the king george the V1 chase Kempton boxing day at 5/1 he bolted in winning by over 20lengths a nice Christmas stocking filler. I think he can go in again, shorter price this time 9/4. Colin how is your horse?. Gold Link has had wind surgery, he has come out of it okay, they think the spring before he next run`s again. We have not renewed our contract with Overpriced Mixer he does not seem in love with the hurdling game also quirky. Blame it on Sally injury seems serious., so we wont be caring on with them two. It is good having one year contracts so you are not stuck with horses that have problems.Emma say`s Gold Link need`s good ground now as it was said he needed soft/heavy like his runs in France, just have to play it by ear with him. Good Luck. John.

  414. Hi Colin,
    Nothing wrong with that run under top weight+ a penalty, just touched off, game try , extra rations at Christmas maybe a bag of oats. Condolences to your trainer at difficult times with the loss of his parents. John

  415. see he’s 4/1 with hills. Should drift a bit but definitely good ew bet as he’s trying his best. No none trying to get some weight off.

  416. Hi Colin,
    I guess your horse`s Christmas menu will read , Bucket of carrots/ Bucket of Guinness& polo mints for pudding, he deserves it, if he can go in again, it be great,they always say strike while the iron is hot, has a good chance of making the frame despite the extra weight, as he is in good form. Best of Luck for Monday. John.

  417. Running Monday and same running plans will operate so fingers crossed,Trainer wants to run at 14 furlongs and this race is the only available one til next year.

  418. Happy birthday Colin and congratulations on a very good win
    Im gutted but i had to stick with Cafe Sydney so did a RDForcast after talking myself out of doing the Tricast with Splash of Verve
    Paying £98.11
    All the best for Monday aswell
    Greg (Joe Raggs)

  419. Happy days Colin thanks for sharing on here best birthday pressie you could wish for 🎂🍺 bit a cake and a pint good luck for next run. Keep Smiling ( bet you are tonight).

  420. Well Done Colin,
    You horse won nicely, big improvement from last year. It is a boost for you & your trainer to get a winner. You stuck with it now it has paid off . I guess it is time to pop the champers. Cheers me dears. John.

  421. Hi Colin,
    Had a little e/w with paddy power at 5/1 Muftakker, he is on the drift in the betting, but the horse don`t know that , Hope he runs well and the champers is flowing for your birthday. Good Luck. John.

  422. Muftakker update. I see he is 11/2 with bet365. This is good value cos if you had a fiver ew with them and it wins you can have a free £10 bet on the 7-30 race. I have spoken to the trainer and the plan is to jump out and be handy and to kick on at the 4 furlong marker and say to the rest “catch me if you can” and I hope they can’t.

  423. Muftakker was freely available at 4/1 for quite a while. This represented good ew value as you would get your own back if it got placed which he should manage if something comes out of the woodwork.I put £35ew on for friends but I haven’t backed him as I’ll be glad if he wins the prize money.All I can do is keep my fingers crossed and hope I get smiled on from above for my birthday. 83 and not 21 unfortunately.Muftakker entered next monday but better get tomorrow out of the way first.

  424. Hi Paul,
    Good luck with your Gosden`s horses , they have pretty smart breeding and look future winners if one of them don`t win today. Happy birthday Colin , you must be the oldest swinger in town HA-HA. Your horse has a good chance of going one better Tuesday , Best of Luck. John.

  425. Colin,
    I will send this now as I will not have my laptop shortly until tomorrow night. As Paul says, all the best with your horse for tomorrow, hope he comes back not only a winner but safe & sound. Also, all the best for your Birthday. You must be the oldest 21 year old I know!!!!

  426. Hi John and Colin (good luck for tomorrow) 4.45 Chelmsford looks a good race 6 derby entries and a Gosden puzzle little.tricast 3-7-1 permed. some expensive horses on show good luck Top tipping this month John keep smiling

  427. Hi Colin,
    It is well known fact trainers are not going to tell you your horse is no good , all the time they are collecting training fee`s every month ,Emma had been talking up Gold Link since January his work was good good reports from Fenton also Timmie Murphy who had been riding him. James Bowen who rode him today said he is Whistling/breathing problem, that is why he eased up on him. Emma says breathing operation and put him away until next spring. Hopefully we have a answer to the problem or he might not be any good, iguess time will tell. Best of Luck tuesday. John.

  428. Very disappointing Gold Link, they said it was a weak race, we were expecting a win or making the frame, but well beaten out of sight. Have to wait for the aftermath. Colin hope your horse steps up to the plate Tuesday and wins. John.

  429. Hi Colin/Paul,
    Gold Link is racing Friday at Chepstow 12-30pm, two furlong shorter then his last run. This race is 2miles with James Bowen riding. some of Emma`s horses had not been finishing of there races. Hope Gold Link he is straighter for this race and a lot fitter as the going is heavy again. Best of Luck also for your horse next Tuesday Colin. John.

  430. Muftakker in good nick and has his best chance next Tuesday. We know we have backed horses in the past and think they never tried, but I can assure you mine will be trying his best and unless something comes out of the woodwork he will have a real chance. I wont be going cos owners can only go in 3/4 of an hour before you run, then leave after race. I’m not going over 100 miles for that. I’ll watch it on the tele.Fingers crossed Colin.

  431. Well done Colin you deserve a winner, just need your horse to win now for the double. You may say Tiger is a old timer ,but age in golf is not a concern as he won the Masters 019. Tigers problem is back injuries which took it`s toll again as in the past. Good Luck Paul, your turn will come soon. John.

    1. Nice one but I have to keep trying never know I might win something one day. Gosden EW double today Keep Smiling and good luck

  432. A fellow says to the wife i am of to play golf, shortly after he returns, the wife says , your back early darling ?. He replies i stood on the rake in the bunker and it was the only two balls i hit all day. Paul Casey doing okay, also the Tiger is growling also Dustin for Colin is doing all right, hope they they are all in contention , for Sunday, should be TV coverage last day. Keep Smiling. John.

  433. Hi Paul,
    Gosden two winners already Kempton 4/9-6/5, i guess more to follow, hope you are on. I had a flu jab in October, was not aware of the coronavirus vaccine jab, i presume that is the one you mean?. Woods is on the drift in the betting and they haven`t hit a ball yet, Woods won it 05-019 not one to underestimate , he has had operations on his back , it seemed to have worked as he won 019. Mc Ilroy is consistent when he is on a going day not one to underestimate either, Casey big price but he has been backed. Overpriced Mixer -Ludlow 2-50 Thursday ran green last time but managed to win. Should go well again. Fingers crossed if you are on the Gosden

  434. Not a golfing man but chucked a tenner ew on Dustin. Not a big price but 17/2 winner better than a loser. Golfers are a bit like boxers, they never come back. Woods no chance and I don’t fancy Mcilroy.Never have a flu jab, but suppose I’ll have to try the covid one.Might get a christmas yet.

    1. Think you now more about Golf than horses CH he’s on fire today No one will catch him good luck Bit. drunk this lockdown is crap. Let’s get back to normal. Keep smiling Small EW on Thinking tomorrow

  435. Just a mention for those that follow the golf , the masters starts on 12th November until 15th . I am sticking with Tiger Woods 30/1 e/w 10 places Paddy Power. Backed Tiger when he won 019 ,had him at 20/1. It is best to put up the tip before the event as anyone can be wise after the event. Good Luck. John.

    1. Hi Paul i was 16/1 in lucky 15 Youknowwhatimeanharry with one more winner. Had Modus in another l15 7/1. JP Mc Manus had winners everywhere. Betting shops closed again. I am on line with Paddy Power. Like the betting shop atmosphere . operating online is like virtual/ robot, not inter acting with humans. Harry is holding his form for a 12yr old also the young irish jockey is good claiming 7lb Kevin Brogan which helped Harry win, he is good value for his claim. Good Luck. John.

  436. Next race for Muftakker is 24th November at Wolverhampton. You can all have a bet cos he’ll have a great chance off top weight but sorry to say he wont be 22/1 like last Saturday. My birthday on the 25th so would be a nice birthday present.

  437. Hi Paul and Mr T, sound as a pound this morning so hopefully in the winners enclosure before long. Might go up a lb on Tuesday but we can stand that cos I think he’s well handicapped. Brilliant run to say he’d been off for 15 months.

  438. Well Done Colin. Feel sorry for your trainer who must have thought that after 5 1/2 years he was going to have his first winner which would have lifted morale in his yard. Hope this bodes well for the future.

  439. Hi Paul/Colin,
    Gold Link Finished 3rd, he looked a tired horse ,the ground like a bog. His first run for over a year, so not disgraced finishing in the frame. Will have to wait to hear the verdict from the trainer to see what distance he wants etc. Good Luck with your horse Colin Saturday there is nine runners in your race , so the jockey only needs to beat one to get the eight prize money £300 so you look booked for collecting that. Good Luck. John.

  440. hi Colin Paul,
    It is the welsh government that created a lockdown from 23rd October and conclude 9th November , The Bangor entry was 27th October, so no owners allowed in. Anyway that has changed to Newton Abbot 2-28pm-Gold Link/Adam Wedge riding also no problem with owners attending the meeting on 29th October. The horse has a bit of form on the flat France 2nd on heavy ground , so Emma says he needs soft ground. N/A should be soft ground Friday. He is fit revved up ready to go, hope for the best he is priced up at 3/1 at present.I wont be attending the meeting, it is a long way away from Surrey. Paul good racing Saturday ,a couple of races Down Royal one been a grade one televised also English racing. It is horrible times ,stay safe how long as you have plenty to eat/drink stay in the warm, watch the racing TV. And hope for better times to come.Best of luck. John

  441. Hi John Colin thanks for info will look out for them not been on much been to Greece for a few weeks away from all the crap it is a rubbish time at the moment we’re in tier 3 but still got a bit of racing on TV good luck. Keep smiling

  442. Hi Colin,
    Sorry i did not explain properly the entry of owners to the meeting , as i said earlier in a e-mail . No owners allowed in to the Bangor meeting 27th October, Emma has gone for entries Friday-Newton Abbot or Stratford where owners are allowed in to these meeting`s hope that explains it. Racing is a expensive game and if your horse has been out for 15 months training fees/ vet fees/etc soon mounts up. Hope he runs well you deserve a bit of luck. They think Gold Link is a nice horse he is fit been jumping hurdles . It will be a new adventure for him on the race course Jumping hurdles in public. Don`t know what meeting he is running at yet on Friday. Good Luck. John.

  443. john,when you say there is no restrictions on owners, I think you’ll find only four can attend. Muftakker is in on Saturday. Only running 12 furlongs but John thinks this an ideal start after 15 months off. We hope to run well but as long as he comes back sound I wont be bothered. I’ve told John to tell the jockey to try and finish in first eight which would cover expenses for the day. 300 quid is 300 quid to me.

  444. Hi, Paul/Colin,
    Gold Link is likely to run at Stratford or Newton Abbot, there is no restrictions for owners to attend either of these meeting`s on Thursday but will know sooner the time which meeting Emma has chosen. Colin have not seen your horse entered for Saturday 31st at Wolverhampton, hope he is all right. Good Luck. John.

  445. Hi Colin/Paul,
    Gold Link is entered at Bangor 27th October 2-35pm hurdle race. The firebreak lockdown due to commerce in Wales on the 23rd of October and conclude 9th November means owners will not be permitted to attend this meeting. There is restrictions in Yorkshire as well, Everything is effected , hope everything gets back to normal in the near future. John.

  446. Hi Paul,
    I had a small bet Overpriced Mixer, he looked to have the second well held coming to the last hurdle, but tried to duck out almost unseated Nico as he had to ride him out with no irons american indian style. Luckily he held on to win. Hope you were on?. Short price i got 15/8 but a winner that`s what counts. The fav was well beaten.

  447. Hi Paul/Colin,
    Overpriced mixer is entered sunday 18th October at Kempton Park 1-15pm. Nicky said he made a error running him on soft ground over a mile and a half. He has been working well and jumping the hurdles okay. They are hoping he will develop into a useful juvenile hurdler this season. Paul it was desperate ground in the Arc for Stradivarius, can he bounce back at Ascot Saturday?. There is no doubt that he is a good horse and ground conditions better. Good Luck. John.

  448. Hi Paul/Colin,
    Latest news about Gold Link,he is fit really working well and hope he can transfer it to the race track , Emma says he is a verastile horse so any race course he can run at, which is a sign of a good horse, he will start of two mile novice hurdles, he will like a cut in the ground. Hopefully we will see him performing in the next two/three weeks. Thats all for now. John.

  449. Hi Guys

    I will promote the tipping comp and forum to get more interest and people taking part, if we make them aware of the forum then I think more people will join in the discussions

  450. Hi Colin,
    It is a page for everybody to state there horse racing tips etc. But it appears no one else is interested ,i guess most dont have a interest in racing as a hobby as we do. I guess they treat the Competition as a lottery. Anyway Gold Link is now jumping hurdles, hopefully he will be on the race track at the end of October according to Emma the trainer. Good to hear your horse will be making a appearance on the race course about the same time. John.

  451. Hi Paul and John,you two have shared the last 13 postings. I’m supprised you dont just swap mobile numbers and text at will. Muftakker running at Wolverhampton on the 31st according to present plans.

  452. Hi Paul,
    Gosden has a good chance of a winner with two good entries in the arc, as obrien has withdrawn his four runners. I think gosden will win it, unless the French have something under the radar. Best of Luck. John.

  453. Hi John looks like Gosden had Arc handed to him but which one ? I’m on a 1 2 reverse Stradivarius and Enable. Good luck Keep Smiling Some good tipping in this month’s comp already

  454. Hi Paul,
    I know you are a Gosden fan. Al Ruffa looks to have a good e/w chance at a big price also drawn well 22 with Frankie in the plate. I am backing him E/w in the betting shop in the morning. Newmarket 3-35pm. Good Luck. John.

    1. Hi John it’s got a good draw but only run over 7f but Gosden top man so will get a good run a little ew on data protection for me as well plus double and treble on his other two today good luck

      1. Hi Paul ,
        I am on E/W al Ruffa Paddy power paying 7places one fifth of the odds also done him in a l15 bet, the only doubt is will he stay the distance?. Good Luck. John.

      2. No Luck Paul,
        On any of Gosdens yesterday, Al Ruffa out the back all the way ,must have been something amiss with him. John.