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 upped the prize money to £100 monthly to the winner and £50 for the runner up..... So all to play for

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. Not meant to send winners in. Just sent a 7/1 that lead all the way, still a length in front at furlong marker then tried to pull itself up. Lost by neck. Try again tomorrow.

  2. Hi Colin,
    Backed two for Cambridgeshire 28th September. King Ottokar E/W 14/1 also Mordin E/W 25/1. I will be on holiday when they run . Where I am going there is no betting shops or gambling. So I will have to wait until I get back to Blighty to collect the winnings I hope, never know lighting could strike twice. Look forward to your tip in October. Good Luck. John.

  3. Hi Colin,
    Thank you for the complement .There was 70 horses entered when I placed the bet 25th July so very lucky to get the winner&3rd place 22 ran in the race. I am off on holiday last week September to where the East meets the West be back 1st October my birthday should get a birthday mention in the Racing Post. When I am back I will be looking out for your October tip on this page as you seem confident it is going to win. Beautiful hot day here down south great for the tomatoes/runner beans I have growing. Good Luck. John.

  4. well done John. You deserve it after a few of your latest ante post failed to run. I have been watching a horse that will win in October. Watch this space.

  5. Good Day,
    The Ebor horses done the business – Mustajeer 1st 16/1 got (20/1 ) Desert Skyline 3rd 25/1- got (40/1) hope you were on. As the A team would say I love it when a plan comes together as one of them lights a cigar up. For anyone that knows anything about racing fair play to the trainer that put up Ciaren Fallon the 5lb claimer to secure 2nd place on RedGalieo and claim the £179.900.00 prize money and give the boy a chance. As I don’t smoke I wont be lighting up a cigar but cracking open a bottle of bolly tomorrow dinner time. Hope you got the few shillings on at big prices. To get the 1st&3rd don’t happen very often in a big race so I am very happy. John.

  6. Good Day,
    The ebor horses for York Saturday have been backed Desert Skyline pony from 40/1 -Mustajeer -16/1 from 20/1 lets hope they run well and hit the frame at least . I am on the two of them E/W. Best of luck if you are. John.

  7. MR T,
    If you don’t get a reply to your query, contact the A Team. ( they love it when a plan comes together ) HA-HA . John.

  8. Johann,
    Just a query,
    When did the format change regarding the Gold Label? It used to be based on 3months results but changed to I month in July.

  9. Tango appears to be under the impression that he won the competition in may. After checking it appears he was 2nd. He should have got £50 but he has to have a pay pal account. Don’t know what i’ve done but I can’t buy a winner. Had some leading to last few yards but they don’t count if they can’y get to the line. Unlucky Saturday, went to post a 10/1 winner 2 mins before race but it had gone off.Will come good soon.

  10. Good Day,
    Backed ante post for Ebor August Mustajeer e/w 20/1 also Desert Skyline 40/1 E/W 4places quarter the odds Betfred. Hope I get a run for my money. The wife said to the husband whats that Tour De France about?. He replies it is a cycle race where the winner wins thousands of euros she replies what are the rest of them doing in it?. Keep Smiling. Colin your horse must be enjoying the life of riley out in the lush grass with the sun on his back a good tonic not quite the same enjoyment as a stallion would have but I guess you cant have everything in life . Hope he makes it back to the racecourse for next season and it don’t prolong the agony for you. Good Luck. John.

  11. If you won the competition you need to send your PayPal details to

    contact (at)

    Be sure that you used the correct e-mail address. Only this e-mail address can be used. Don’t use any other e-mail address (which you may or may not have in your contacts). If you didn’t get paid within, say, one or two days the most likely reason are problems with the e-mail address.

    To find out who won the competition of a certain month you can use the calendar controls at the top of the league table. There you enter the beginning and the end of the month you are interested in.

  12. hi I am tango I won top tipster for may 2019. and I have still not been paid the £100 is there a problem.


  13. Hi Colin,
    Our filly had a leg injury,she was given time to heal then put into fast work and the injury reoccurred she was done we had to send her to the sales and sold her for peanuts her racing days were over. Experience is knowledge and if it can help someone in a similar situation all well and good. You have persevered with your horse in hope he races again. The acid test is when he is put back in training/fast work. from your e-mails you say 2nd time leg injury has occurred which is a bit worry I guess for anyone. All you can do is keep the faith. John.

  14. Good Day,
    John Constable did not make the frame, a drop in weights first time visor did not work the oracle . He should be turned out to grass,looks like his best days are behind him. Colin how is your horse doing?. Have you retired him?. Or will you be keeping him in training for another year>/ He must have eaten a big hole in your pocket with the time he has had off ?. More holidays then a lord would have. John.

  15. Good Day,
    Can he paint the jam stick at Market Rasen 2-10 first time visor John Constable at 14/1. Good Luck. John.

  16. Also received competition prize (15th). Many thanks Jason. Congratulations to Bob on his win. Really close call in latter stages and was gutted to be beaten by 32p.

      1. Just a thought but didn’t you post on here sometime ago, that Lizzy158 was your new username for Paul Hindmarsh who also plays the competition?

  17. Sorry to hear about people not getting paid as I have won a few times and always got paid.Sometimes waited a couple of weeks but always got it,You have to have a paypal account.

  18. If you win the competition you have to notify Jason and send your PayPal details using contact (at) If there are any problems regarding the payment the most likely reason is that something went wrong with the email.

    To find out who won the competition of a certain month you can use the calendar controls at the top of the league table. You enter the beginning and end of the month you are interested in. Then you get the league table for this specific month.

  19. I note Colin Holder , when he wins the competition he gets paid straight away and writes it on this page. I guess Colin needs all the money he can get as his horse was out with injury for 8 months last year. Back in action this year but struck with another injury he says his horse is out for another 12 months. We might have to have a collection for the poor chap.I always maintained he should give his horse a bucket of Guinness mix /barley/ 12 raw eggs mixed in. It works with the irish horses ( lucky there is no breath tests for horses) . After that mix they would scorch the turf like a bolt of lightning . John.

  20. I came 2nd once previously in 2017 but remember no problems then. Perhaps others could share their experiences.

  21. Keep us informed Lizzy158. I came 2nd in June’s tipping competition and have heard nothing despite sending P P details and 2 emails.

  22. I won May s tipping competition and never heard anything despite numerous e mail’s and messages to your site and sent P P details so good look to any winners Lizzy 158 thanks

  23. Hi Colin,
    Just writing a paragraph for people who have not had the experience of horse ownership. When you buy a horse you are hoping for a winner. I bought a 2year old filly untried with good breeding (Derrylyn-Derring-Do) we were all hoping for big things . She finished 4th in a nursery then 2nd in a seller.There is a old saying in racing it cost the same to train a bad horse as a good horses. Whatever excuse you hear under the sun about distance/ground conditions/ left handed/right handed tracks in the end when the excuses run out also your bank balance is eaten away. You realise your horse is no good and no one wants to tell you that especially your trainer . Near the end of the flat season we would turn out our horse to grass for 6 months to a farmer no training fees only stable/food in (oxon) Then back in training again. (common sense) as we were working class people. I think if my horse was out for a year injured I think I would throw the towel in as he don’t look like a world beater. Good Luck. John.

  24. Just not meant to be an owner.Leg trouble returned after RedcarI was asked if I wanted to take it out but said risk it.Now out for 12 months and sick as a parrot.Nothing else to say on the subject.

  25. Hi Colin,
    Iknow you joke about the 1lb drop in the weights a women peed in the sea every bit counts. A 1lb drop in the weights is like P—–G against the wind. I think your horse would struggle to win a seller/claimer of the present weight. I maintain you need a 7lb drop in the weights to a class6 to win. I call a spade a spade some people don’t like it but I think I am not far wrong and only time will tell. I live in the real World. John.

  26. Hi Colin,
    In my day in the game it was a 100 a week training fees + vets/horse box travelling expenses etc. Reavey would say if you cant train a horse in 6 days you wont train them in 7days I would go to the stable on Sundays ,the head lad would get the horse out walk her around and I would give him a £10 ,then across the road to the pub with Eddie and his wife Jocelyn Reavey. Enjoyable Sunday. Years ago to enter horses was cheap I think it is when you declare it is a higher fee.Variety is the spice of life, the more race tracks to target is more chance of finding a small race to win. And when you win turn your horse out for a months rest. Whitbread who owned the London Brewery would send his shire horses that pulled the drays on two weeks holiday in Sussex & his workers. A Irishman went into a pub in London years ago said to the barman a pint of bitter? the barman replied Whitbread he replied two slices please?. It is nice to go down memory lane sometimes win/lose/draw but keep smiling. John.

  27. john, you talk about being well entered up. Do you realise it costs about £60 to enter a race. I am only working class and only enter when I intent to run.

  28. Hi Colin,
    Year ago when I was in the game trainers would have a horse well entered up . Soon as they would hit a place the trainer would have them out the next week and most times they would win. You leave a long time between races they can go off the boil. Your horse needs a drop in the weights to win. It depends if you want to win or not?. When Tony Mc Coy was a apprentice He would ride for John Mc Manus. Mc Manus said about the skill of Mc Coy he should be handicapped not the horses he rode to win. There is good apprentices about they have to learn there trade like any qualified tradesman. Trainers use apprentices to give the horse a chance of winning in handicaps it seems common sense to me. Anyway good. luck on the next adventure at Wolves . John.

  29. Next race Wolverhampton 17th July.Take your point about apprentices but I prefer a jockey on mine.They get 7lb for a reason.

  30. Hi Colin,
    When is your next race for the horse at Newcastle?. I hope you don’t mind me making a suggestion. The winner of the race had a claimer up in the race where your horse finished 3rd. There is a up and coming young apprentice called Ciarian Fallon claiming 7 pounds (Kieran Fallons son) .They say I length to 1lb. If you can get the weight down in one of these small races,he is a good thing to win. My opinion only. Best of luck. John.

  31. I think winner was laid out for that race. Won easy after not much form. We beat all the fancied runners and John still thinks Newcastle will be our best bet.

  32. Hi Colin,
    Thanks for the tip, I had a little e/w , your finished 3rd. Black Corton lost also K MC Evoy only had 1 winner at Newmarket and I guess he will be heading back to OZ soon where he gets good rides. Your horse is getting closer to winning. I guess it is only a matter of time and finding the right race for him. John.

  33. Hi Colin,
    On your horse at 14/1 E/W likewise Black Corton 14/1 EW. K Mc evoy drew a blank at Royal Ascot.. Good book of rides today Newmarket I am on lucky 15s on them. Best of Luck your horse today should make the frame at least I think. John.

  34. Trainer rung me up tonight and asked me if I wanted to withdraw tomorrow as Mulrennan had rug him and told him the ground at Redcar was drying up fast. I told him no I want to run.Cant see that the going can change from good to soft today to good to firm tomorrow. Even if its sunny tomorrow, our race is 2-05 so it cant dry out by then and if it does quicken up its more likely to affect the later races.Fingers crossed now. 14/1 as I write but might get 20s in the morning.

  35. John, if he doesn’t win tomorrow I will be very disappointed. I will be unhappy if he finishes second. It’s a bad race with a lot of old horses running and if he can’t beat them I can’t see any future.If you see a double figure price anywhere, jump in.

  36. Hi Colin,
    Reading the sporting life comment on you horse for the Redcar race. they say best watched goes on better ground. I am not a great lover of racing critics. There is a old saying speak to the organ grinder not the Monkey ?. I guess your trainer knows what he is doing.? Number 7 is my lucky number your horse is 7 on the Race card I believe 13 is unlucky like last time race card 13 -13th day. Will have a look tomorrow again and decide if I put the few shillings e/w on. I guess the ground could be a factor. Anyway best of luck. John.

  37. Hi John, everything in place for Saturday. I’m sure he’ll run well.Never told you to back it before [ always tried his best] but I’m sure you’ll get a run for your money if you fancy having a bet. See what price I can get but will probably risk a few quid.

  38. Good Evening,
    Houtzen beaten fair&square no excuses also Chatez a non runner. Ante post is a jinx for me this year. Lets hope Colin has better luck at Redcar Saturday with his horse the ground has come right for him. So could be a big run on the Cards?. John.

  39. Good Day,
    Don’t know if any of you have any tips for Ascot?. I have backed the aussie horse e/w Houtzen 25/1 King stand stakes 18th June. Also Chatez hunt cup19th e/w 25/1 also e/w double (betfred) . Top Australian jockey aboard the two of them Kieran mc evoy. Best of Luck whatever you back Ascot. John.

  40. Hi Colin,
    Good to hear you also your horse are Tickety -boo. The racing game is a game of perseverance finding the right track/right ground/on the day also a bit of luck and hoping the opposition is not too strong but what you say sounds promising from your trainer a future winner so onwards and upwards to Redcar on the 22nd of June. Good Luck. John.

  41. John, don’t panic, i’m still here.Trainer considered ground was too firm at Donny and advised me not to run.It looked ok to me on the tele but you have to listen to your trainer. He considers we have a winner on our hands and doesn’t want it to jar itself up on firm ground. Looks like next suitable race is Redcar on the 22.

  42. Good Day,
    Has anyone seen Colin Holder?. His horse was entered in the 1-20pm Doncaster hope he has not got loose and Colin is running around to find him. John.

  43. Hi Colin,
    You wrote (8th May) and said your trainer said your horse would improve for the run which was his last run. So he would have been spot on for Donny fitness wise also would have gone close on the above assumption to hit the net. Shame he is a non runner 1st race Doncaster on the 1st June. Old saying in racing you should strike when the iron is hot. John.

  44. Hi Colin,
    Just a quick one regarding horses running not fit. Trainer Ken Payne (window Payne) would put up Lester Piggot on a odds on favourite another jockey on the outsider and win with that one. Lester said to him one day you want to get your horses fit. Payne was the King of the sellers and running horses not fit also doping. If it went on years ago there is no reason it don’t go on today. If you had a talking horse like MR ED you would never be with out a win. HA-HA. John.

  45. Hi Colin,
    When a horse has had a long lay off (7 months) sometimes they need a run and I guess you would not know if the horse is 100% as the horse cant talk I think this reflects the price he was 16/1. He was only beaten a head by Magna Grecia last year. Magna Grecia was favourite and blew right out don’t make sense. I guess if phoenix of Spain had not won Saturday he is entered at Royal Ascot /Coral Eclipse etc . Good efford for a horse to win a group 1 first time out this season he has trained on from last season. Good Luck. John.

  46. John, why would trainer want to sent it all the way to Ireland if it wasn’t fit. Horses cant run if they are not fit.

  47. John,I would have to guess at Steve Cauthen. Hoping for Doncaster next weekend. Need some rain. It’s raining as I write and hope it rains all day. Unusual to want it to rain.

  48. HI Colin,
    Iread Ryan Moores column last night he said phoenix of spain would not be fit enough to win been off since last October. So I did not back it today . I guess in life you should follow your own gut felling and ignore the racing critics sometimes. I have missed my chance at a good price my fault. Lack of concentration . I had him backed at 33/1 English 2000 non runner that’s life. Tempted to go to Sandown Park 6th July champions day Coral eclipse . Sandown 10 miles from me Ascot/Kempton/Epsom/Fontwell Brighton But have been to Nottingham/Bath when I had a horse. A quiz for you this jockey rode my horse to finish 2nd at Bath in the eighties he was called the Kentucky Kid any ideas ?. Travelling long distances to race tracks is very tiring as you spend most of the day on your feet also if you add a drop of amber nectar into the mix you sleep well for sure. I have been blitzed with non runners this year but Tiger Woods got me my money back winning at 20/1 on non runners also made a profit so not too bad. I guess your horse will be running at one of your local tracks?. Good Luck. John.

      1. Morning Jenky.
        A walk down memory lane . You were spot on Steve Cauthen and the trainer was Matty Mc Cormack.

  49. John, after a bit of study I dont think I fancy travelling all the way to Chelmsford. I’ll ask John to look elsewhere.

  50. Hi Colin,
    Chelmsford race track is about 11 years old . So I guess your visit to it will be a new experience for you. I am about 80 miles going south from Chelmsford . I think you have to find a track with a chance of getting a win if it means going south so be it. Best of Luck. John.

  51. Hi John, Coming down your neck of the woods. Horse planning to run at Chelmsford on Thursday 6th June.Ground looking a bit too firm at Wetherby and Donny next week.

  52. Excuse me John, but I seem to remember telling you that the national winner was passed the post if it stood up. I told you the stayers hurdle winner was a good thing and I mentioned that 8/1 winner at York, although admittedly you wouldn’t have had time to back that. I had a tenner ew on Koepka at 10/1. He was favourite but 10/1 ain’t bad. In fact I could have had 20s to lead on the 1st day but my theory about golf is that anybody could lead after day 1. I can’t put tips on here John because I follow the money and i don’t know what I’m backing until the last minute.Believe it or not but the winner I sent in on Saturday wasn’t noticed till late. I posted it and then didn’t have time to back it.Anyway I must go now to look for a few winners for today.

  53. Well Done Colin,
    First time you have tipped a winner on this page Golf/Horse racing. Koepka won the golf and was favourite to win it as he won the pga last year. Tiger Woods was ill that why he did not play his game. It would be nice if you could tip up some big price winners before the races on this page like you do in the Competition. Big Juicy Prices not Favourites HA-HA. John.

  54. Cheers Jason, April money sent to paypal and was transfered to my account within seconds.Down the field a bit this month but keep trying, you never know.
    John don’t usually bet on golf but think Koepka wont be far away.

  55. Good Evening,
    Can lightning strike twice ?. For the Tiger after masters win. I was on at 20/1. 019 PGA championship starts the 16th May. I am on at 12/1 £10 E/W William Hill 7 places one fifth the odds . Will the Tiger roar ?. No flash in the pan last time. Well done if anyone backed him last time 20/1. Shame Colin Backed Justin Rose. He could have had a few shillings in his pocket if he had been on the Tiger. Good Luck. John.

  56. Johns worry before the race was that he hadn’t run for 8 months. He told the jockey to jump out and drop in about 6th for the 1st circuit and then make a move about 3 out and ride him to the line. the jockey did what he was told but with hindsight, having watched the race when I got home,the jockey ought te have been 2 off the fence so that he could move out when he wanted but he was on the rail and couldn’t move out till in the straight and the leaders got first run. I was satisfied with the run considering the lay off and as I said before will be better for the race. I had to put 17pound each way on for my son and two friends but I had it on at 20s with William Hill 1/5 the odds first four.I dont know who backed it on course but it certainly wasn’t me and the trainer doesn’t bet.

  57. Hi Colin,
    Your horse was backed across the boards 25/1 to 12/1 he just failed to make the frame. I guess you left the few shillings in the bookies satchel . A seven pound drop in the weights should put your horse bang there in the same grade. Nevertheless a definite improvement best run to date. John.

  58. Dont think I’ll be punting. Prize money will be ok. In 1st 8 would cover expenses for the day but I’ll be disappointed if he cant get in 1st 3. Fingers crossed.

  59. Hi Colin,
    Good luck for tomorrow . 13 runners on the 13th day unlucky for some hope not for you. There is prize money down to eight places so there is a chance he can pick up some crumbs if not 100 per cent fit. Are you putting the few shillings down?. Best of luck. John.

  60. Hi Colin’
    The late Eddie Reavey ( ex jump jockey / Trainer) would say if you had a horse that can finish in the first six in a maiden should be capable of winning a small race or seller. Looking at the form of your horse he falls into that category and a chance of winning. Best of luck whatever happens Monday. John.

  61. All ready for Monday. Trying his best, but so will everybody else. Its a matter of sifting through the form and see what you fancy. I would hope that muftackker could be better than 60 rated. His half brother[ie the foal his mother had the year before him] won the Ebor laast year so you can see why I have my fingers crossed. Whatever happens on Monday John says he will improve for the run.

  62. If anyone was interested, which looks unlikely, sorry you are too late, as I am taking two more friendsfrom home.

  63. Hi everybody, if any of you guys live in the midlands and fancy a free day at Wolverhampton on Monday the 13th, give me a shout. I will have a couple of spare tickets and anyone is welcome to come with me. I am not a rich owner, born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Just an ordinary working class bloke who has worked all his life.

  64. Hi Colin,
    I thought youknowwhatimeanharry was getting past his best but it looks likes his trainer has freshened him up and back to his best. I was thinking taking on the Mullins team in there back yard was a tough task and at 16/1 was not fancied on his recent form but what do I know. You will have to give us the nod and the wink to get the few shillings on your horse when he runs if he is fancied. John.

  65. Hi John, it always comes to those who wait, so I hope you got stuck in to unwhatimeanharry. Before I look at the competition I am expecting you to be top if the pile.

  66. Follow the money John. Only way to make it pay. Talking about Muftakker, this could be his best chance so far as the handicapper dropped him 8lbs after his last run. Having a ride up to stable next week. I’ll give you an update then.

  67. Hi Colin,
    What a Extraordinaire man you are winning the competition again. I think it is a bit more then luck. you say your horse ( Muftakker) is the best in the Trainers stable?. Lets hope he follows in your footsteps and you get the double up. ( Double Bubble). John.

  68. Commiserations to Jenky13 for being second in the competition two months running. You will have to try a little bit harder this month. You must have thought you had it in the bag until that lucky colin holder came with a 10/1 winner on the last day. All the best for May. Hope you haven’t burnt yourself out with your last two efforts.

    1. Thanks for your thoughts Colin.
      Yes I fear I may well have burnt myself out but will keep trying!!
      Good luck for May


  69. Hi Colin,
    Good to hear your horse will be back in action May 13th and hope for a big run. Just a mention if you contact the racing post and mention that you are a registered racehorse owner and on the day of your birthday you will get a mention in the birthday Honors list for owners past and present in the paper. I will be in there in October !st. It is a little something for those that have invested in the game past and present with out owners there would be no racing and a difficult game to show a profit. I guess it is better then a kick up the A– E. Good Luck. John.

  70. Hi Colin,
    Good to hear your horse will be back in action May 13th and hope for a big run. Just a mention if you contact the racing post and mention that you are a registered racehorse owner and on the day of your birthday you will get a mention in the birthday Honors list for owners past and present in the paper. I will be in there in October !st. It is a little something for those that have invested in the game past&present. I guess it is better then a kick up the A–E. Good Luck. John.

  71. John. I stopped backing ante post years ago. It ain’t worth it.Muftakker definitely runs on 13th. One mile six at Wolverhampton. 0-60 race so will be top weight but going ok at home and will be trying it’s best.Should get a good price as it’s from a small stable that hasn’t had a winner for over 3 years. That’s not the trainer’s fault, he hasn’t got the horses. Muftakker is the best he’s got. John has had plenty of winners in the past and todays lot are fed and trained the same but they aren’t good enough so I’m hoping mine changes his luck.Paul Mulrennan will be riding if he is at Wolverhampton that day. Need a 10/1 winner tomorrow. Had some bad luck this month.

  72. Hi Colin,
    Would you Adam & Eve it another non runner. Phoenix of Spain withdrawn today from the 2000 guineas Saturday. I guess it was a big ask for a horse to win a big race without a run this year. There will be another race another day there is a big race in him I believe . Is your horse running on the 13th May you mentioned it was earlier in a e-mail on this page. I like to get in early to get the big prices as you know sometimes it pays off other times non runners . That’s the name of the game. Good Luck. John.

  73. Dear Trevor Deyes,
    The deadline for changing a tip is about 3 minutes before the scheduled off of the race. After this deadline the tip cannot be changed anymore. The reason is that I don’t have data about the exact time when the race goes “in-play”. That’s why I have to use the buffer of 3 minutes.
    This hard deadline is valid no matter if the tip refers to a runner or a non-runner. The reason is that I get the results of the races in the night following the races. At the time when the race goes off I don’t have data about non-runners.
    This rule is applied equally to all participants. So it has implicit a certain degree of fairness.
    All change requests are processed like this: When we receive the change request, we check first the deadline (3 minutes before the off).
    Then we update the database and double check if the technical update was successful. Only then we send the confirmation message to the user. Perhaps you did not read the message with attention.
    I have double checked the database again. Unfortunately I have to confirm that your tip for this day was the non-runner. Right now there is
    little I can do. Any change which is not clearly technically motivated could be considered an unfair bias.

  74. HI John Not heard anything back from you regarding my change of a non runner

  75. Dear Trevor Deyes,
    I have checked out the database. It appears that the results are displayed correctly.
    The winner of the 20:10 Kilbeggan race was Botani. It is marked correctly as winner in the database.
    I found your selections as Addeybb at Sandown 15:35 (Non-runner, as you said). You might have seen an error message when you submitted the second tip. I am sorry to confirm that I cannot change anything based on emails.

  76. His John Can you look at my selections for Friday noticed I had a non runner 3.3S Sandown Changed to a W Mulling horse in the 8.10 Kilbeggan which won 5/6 thank you

  77. Morning everybody, six days left of the competition and plenty in with a chance. Get tipping and best of luck to everyone. Most open ever, I think.

  78. Good Evening,
    Goes to show no nailed on certain Favourites 2 winners 1 second one PU. Disappointing . That’s why you never see a poor bookie . The way my horse luck is I think I might stick to the golf if the 2000 guineas tip fails. Good Luck. John.

  79. Good Day,
    The p Nicholls team have good chances last 4 races at Chepstow I guess popular with the lucky 15 players. Happy Easter. Good Luck. John.

  80. I was runner up in the March competition but haven’t received the prize.
    It’s the first time I’ve won a prize in the tipster competition so is there something I need to do that I’m not aware of?

    Regards jenky13

      1. Thanks for the reply Mr t.
        No I didn’t know I needed to.
        What information does Jason need and how do I send them to him?


        1. Jenky13,

          As I have never got near to winning I am not sure. It seems that when people have a problem collecting their winnings, that is what Jason always ask for. Probably Colin is the best person to ask as he is a multiple winner & has problems himself collecting his winnings on occasions. Other than that, try sending Jason or Johann an e mail via the ‘Contact us’ button at the top of the page.

          Best of luck.

  81. Just sent Golden Birthday 8/1 in for my tip. Two lengths in front at last and fell.What can you do. Answer. Try again tomorrow.

  82. Good Morning,
    Made a mistake yesterday. Phoenix of Spain is a colt not a filly he is in the 2000 guineas 4th May 3-35pm. Backed him (double carpet) 33/1. Good Luck. John.

  83. Good Evening,
    The 1000/2000 guineas coming up in May 4th/5th. Phoenix of Spain (1000 guinea entry) Beaten a hd end of last season group 1 by Magna Grecia after been hampered . Backed her today 33/1 E/W Betfred . If she has trained on must have a decent chance. Good Luck . John.

  84. Hi Colin,
    Don’t forget to enter your horse for 13th May otherwise he cant run?. As Tiger Woods goes I would not say the sports injuries he has had was brought on by himself they were sports injuries brought on by playing golf and he became addicted to pain killers the last fusion back operation seems to have worked going on the way he played in the Masters a true champion. I am in constant pain in my knees when I walk but fortunately I am not addicted to drugs/ or drink. Good Luck with your horse when he runs. John.

  85. Hi John, Glad Woods won for you but I was pleased for him as he has gone through a lot in the last 10 years. Unfortunately a lot was brought on by himself.

  86. Hi Colin,
    You cant say I did not give you the tip Tiger Woods in advance at 20/1. Brilliant golf entertainment Saturday/Sunday BBC 2 12 hours Tiger played a great game up with the leaders all the way. Shame you backed Justin Rose as you said you did. Got a few shillings in the kitty now after Tigers win an recouped ante post non runners at Cheltenham. Football bets I expect you know anyway . The betting shops do football coupons select your team win/draw/away all fixed prices in a accumulator 4 teams upwards hand it in get the receipt tells you how much you have to come if you win also the teams you selected a fun bet for a couple of quid or whatever you want to put on. I notice you say you horse is running 13th May, Must be 8 months he has been of long time. Hope he wins a few races for you to recoup training fees/vets etc.They say patience is a virtue . Good Luck. John.

  87. Just typical. Had 6 £2 doubles, 4 £3 trebles and £10 4 fold,Got £162 back but Forfar cost me over£1500.Honestly I haven’t had a full football bet up this season or last.

  88. Hi John,I backed stupid Justin Rose.I only saw him take 5 shots yesterday and he made a balls of 4 of them. Cant win at football either.My luck is so bad at football, I’ll give you an example. I have backed Brentford to lose away twice this year and they are the only two matches they have won away.Dont laugh too much when I tell you I have backed them to lose tomorrow. I have backed 4 that look good value Charlton, Reading, Alloa and Forfar. 6 doubles 4 trebles and 4 fold.Yes I had 20ew on Tiger Roll with 365. As I said they gave me 20 back but I am disappointed because I was expected a free £40 bet on the first televised race tomorrow but they tell me I dont qualify as I put it on on thursday and they teated that as ante post.

  89. Hi Colin,
    You were right about the national fav and I guess you made a few bob. The ground change went against my selection. They had heavy rain at Aintree then watered the ground keeping the going soft crazy. Not much luck with non runners ante post this year. One of my selections on this page last year was Tiger Woods (masters) he was placed so got a bit back. Backed him today at 20/1 e/w 6 places Betfred quarter the odds for the tournament tomorrow. He had a back operation so if it holds up he should be there abouts and capable of winning. Good Luck. John.

  90. John, if favourite stands up it’s past the post.It’s 7/2 with 365 and if it loses I get half my money back.That makes it a 7/1 chance. You’ll not get a better bet this week.

  91. Good Evening,
    I know the grand national is a pin stickers game but over recent years better horses are entered in it. The favourite is very short at around 4/1. I backed Warriors Tale in December at 15/2 under top weight at the Aintree course he won well. I think he is worth a E/W squeak at 66/1 (William Hill) 5, places. I backed him today. Good Luck with what ever you back. John.

  92. Assuming the answer to Colin’s question is that winners are still paid, do I qualify as runner up for March as the two people in 2nd and 3rd did not make the required minimum 15 selections?

  93. I have sent Jason two e-mails this month and as yet I haven’t had a reply. They were regarding the February competition. Do winners still get paid or is it now just a fun competition.Whoever wins the March competition would be advised not to buy their partner a present on the strength of getting £100 pounds within a few days of March ending.

  94. Good Morning,
    What a palaver at Sandown Saturday in the 1-50 race. Two winning posts one for chase course /one for the hurdle course. The judge called the winner on the chase course ( should have gone to specsavers) instead of the hurdle post.The poor bookies had to pay out twice A hhhhhhhhhhhhh. Backed Malaya at 5/1 betfred Saturday e/w best odds guaranteed pleasant surprise returned 7/1. Cheltenham Tuesday will need our thinking caps on a hard meeting to get the winners. Best of Luck. John.

  95. Good Day Colin,
    Went in Betfreds this morning to back Extra Mag would you believe it a non runner. Lucky I was not on ante post like many were on during the week at 20/1. Hope your horse is not a non runner next Month after that long wait?. Good luck. John.

  96. Good Evening Colin,
    Thank you for your concern yes I am alive and kicking. Sorry to say my two horses are non runners at Cheltenham which has put me a little bit behind. There has been quite a a lot of horses this year with setbacks some well fancied. I will now wait until the day to bet. Anyway Saturday Extra Mag has been backed 20/ to8/1 for the imperial cup Saturday Sandown Park. Martin Pipe would farm this race in the past and go for the double at Cheltenham. The value has gone on Extra Mag I guess he will go close of 10 stone. Two women talking about going to watch the boat race one said if Oxford win I will buy the winning team a drink the other women replies I will kiss the winning teams cox. COX I said. Keep Smiling. Good Luck. John.

  97. Morning everybody,I hope you will all join me for the concern regarding the whereabouts of John King. Nobody has seen or heard from him for over a month and it is completely against his nature.Anyone with information should contact this page asap, as he has two ante-post bets running next week.

  98. Hi Colin,
    I back ante post every year. I have two 33/1 shots backed already only way to get the big prices but it is a risk. The flu equine could be a problem as it will hold up the Cheltenham training programme . I have some lucky 15s on hold at the moment ante post. The only way you can get your money back is if the meeting is withdrawn , Fair play to Sky Bet festival money back non runners Cheltenham races. They say racing could be back next Wednesday but who knows for sure . Good Luck. John.

  99. John, be careful with your Cheltenham betting. Most of the bookies are non runner no bet on the championship races ie Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Stayers Hurdle and Champion Chase but only Sky Bet are non runner no bet on all Cheltenham races.

  100. Good Day,
    Watched casko D airy at Sandown recently travelled well on the bridle all the way a round until the final stages until got boxed in. Could be more to come improvement entered Albert Bartlett backed him today 33/1 e/w . The Albert Bartlett spuds are not bad will have some in my colcannon on ST Patricks day also some of the black stuff washed down might stretch to a couple of bottles of bolly if the horses perform at the Festival. Best Of Luck John.

  101. Hi Colin,
    You have to have a sense of humour in the racing game ups and many downs . You say your tips getting caught on the line you might need another part time hobby fly fishing and get some trout caught on the line. I might join you. Studying form for Cheltenham at present. Good Luck. John.

  102. Only one meeting this afternoon and one tonight, so more time to study. Anybody want the benefit of my experience might fancy a couple of bets namely 4-45 Sajanjl, Quantam Of Solace 2-20 andMuratello 2-55. 3 singles and a treble. Loch Linnhe 4-30, Archimedes 5-45,Macs Blessing 6-45 and Windforpower 7-15. Lucky 15. Other fancies are 3-25 Way out West[small ew] 4-00 Royals and Rebels [small ew] 4-10 Flood Defence 5-15 Grey Destiny 6-15 Pearl Spectre [small stake].Fingers crossed and good luck[you’ll need it] to anybody backing any of these.

  103. Just not meant to post a winner. 8/1 today. Length in front inside last and caught literally 5 yards from the line.Try again tomorrow.

  104. Usual start to Feb competition. 11 to 1 took lead in last furlong then collared close home. Then backed Nonios 15/2 in last. All about luck which you send in. Haven’t posted a winner for ages but backed a lot.Fingers crossed for rest of month.

  105. I am sorry to tell you that we have again problems with the data update. If somebody posted a winner which might have an impact on the results of this month competition then please let me know. I shall update it manually. Again sorry!

  106. Hi Colin.
    Thank you for your kind remarks also invite to phone/text you. I prefer to write comments/tips on this page as it is a wider audience and it don’t cost anything on this page. Before Uknowwhatimeanharry ran Saturday I did mention I had backed him for the stayers at 33/1 March. You think the Fav will win it certainly has a good chance. Sometimes that uphill finish at Cheltenham finds them out.I haven’t lost hope on harry he has been there and done it. Maybe not the force he was but I have not given up on him yet. the competition page has gone Kaput as they say in Germany. Good Luck. John.

  107. John, I can tell you are a good bloke with all your comments , but to tell you the truth I get a bit peed off with all the comments about the tipping competition. I’m not really bothered how it’s run cos at the end of the day it’s only i bit of fun. Admitted Sp would be better but if you want to play you have to abide by the rules. I hope you haven’t chucked any money away on Unowhatimeanharry for the stayers cos I think Paisley Park is a good bet.Ring me up sometime I’d love a natter with you about horses. Phone call are cheap and texts are more personnal than writing on here.That horse isn’t running tomorrow.

  108. Hi Colin’
    I think you misread what I said concerning the 50/1 sp that a competitor napped in the competition none of the other punters failed to get in winning distance. I said to Jason to cap the price to 33/1 which he did it is now capped again to 16/1. Would it be fair to say you won the competition with big price winners?. It may be shite to you but it is common sense to me. The competition is like a lottery you don’t have to know anything about horses to enter it so it gives everyone a chance. Unnowwhatimeanharry did not run well Saturday as he is getting long in the tooth but he is a 11 times winner I back him out of respect as he won me a good few shillings and the punters on this site in his hey day notably 25/1 win Cheltenham 016. I will be looking out for your tip Tuesday hope it wins and breaks your duck as you have not tipped a winner before the race on this page . Good to hear your horse is back in work and he goes on to win races he will need to cover training fees/vets bills/grub/ etc. I guess he has eaten a big hole in your pocket already. Good Luck. John.

  109. There isn’t have some shite talked on this page.The leader of this month’s competition has tipped 8 winners and the second 10 winners.Do they honestly deserve to be caught by somebody sticking a pin in a 50/1 shot and sending that in. I don’t think so. In case anybody checks and says I don’t know what I’m talking about cos I haven’t sent a winner in for ages, they would be mistaken. I bet all afternoon every day and would fancy myself against anybody. I honestly show a profit from horse racing, but you cant win the competition without a few outsiders and they aren’t the ones I tend to back. I do study form and pick a few outsiders out ,but you can only send one tip in. You might back 6 winners and a couple of losers in a day but if you then send a loser in, that’s how it goes.I’ve finished for this month but will be raring to go in FebruaryFor anybody interested Muftakker is doing one canter a day until the end of January building up to two in Feb then proper work in March. Hopefully be ready end of April.Got a tip for horse on Tuesday. Cant think of its name so will look up and post in a minute.

  110. Mr T,
    Quoting your comment on November 26th to Johann saying if you gambled you would use a site like Betfair.It makes me wonder what you are doing on this site as it is a gaming site and you don’t gamble as you say. What is your interest in the site?. Colins comment on the27th November says the company is tied up with Betfair.They are running a business not in it for the good of there health. Are you sure you&Colin are not tied up in the A- Team. As he puffed on his big cigar he said I love it when a plan comes together . HEE- HO-HO-HA-HA. Good Luck. John.

  111. 33/1.16/1.10/1
    I can’t believe that we are still banging on about this. Surely
    The only way to make it fair for everyone is to go by SPs
    That way no one can argue the toss
    As the meercats say

  112. Good Morning,
    For the fans of Youknowwhatimeanharry he is entered at Cheltenham 3-35pm as a trial for the stayers hurdle March festival meeting. I have backed him at 33/1 for the stayers on 26/12/18 Betfred ante post. Win/lose/draw he don’t owe me anything. Hope he goes well Saturday. Have not found anything under the radar yet for the festival meeting. Let you know if I find one at a juicy price. Best of Luck. John.

  113. I am a technical person. I know about databases, software structures and that like. Jason is the person who knows about horse racing. I am going to discuss this issue with him – again.
    My personal impression is that the rule of 16/1 is fair as it helps persons who know very well about horse racing. If we use a high cap (or no cap at all) there will always be a few participants who just submitted outsiders with high odds – and won by chance. Then these persons are at the top of the table – for one month.
    I have been thinking about the question for a longer time: How should look a rule that the winner of our competition is a person who submits profitable tips in the long run. Not just submitting outsiders – and sooner or later one of them will win and bring the participant at the top of the table.
    There are many participants in the competition and almost every month one will be at the top of the table – just betting on outsiders, who won by chance. In the long run this strategy leads to losses. However, in one month it might bring you at the top of the table – if you know about horses or not.
    To some extent I agree to Colin’s point: Colin suspected that they don’t back their own tips with real money.

  114. MR T,
    I addressed my e-mail to Johann not you. I don’t think me or any of the other competitors have to accept your comments unless you work for the company it is up to Johann. I mentioned a long time ago about putting a cap on 50/1 shots that don’t win very often and if some one naps one it wipes every one out in one go. I did say 33/1-16/1- 10/1 did not make any difference. Over the last two months there seems to be a divide between the top and bottom of the league table caused by the 16/1 restriction my opinion. John.

  115. Hi Johann,
    Just a mention about the restricted price of 16/1. Captains inn won at 20/1 yesterday yet the price you can have is 16/1 a couple of the competitors had it as there nap. I don’t know who the bright spark who wanted to change from 33/1 to 16/1 then wanted to drop to 10/1 crazy. If 33/1 was in operation it gives the competitors at the bottom half of the table to get in to contention and have a chance as the leader is on 46 points a big gap to make up many 16/1 shots I guess. The Cheltenham Festival is coming up soon March where many big price horses win 20/1-25/1-33/1-etc. At 33/1 it gives everyone a fair crack of the whip no matter what way they pick there horses. Good Luck. John.

    1. John,

      I do not wish to be drawn into an argument with you but your comments are hypocritical to those in your posting on 28th November at 9.16pm. I am afraid, like myself, you will have to accept this restriction.

  116. Hi Colin,
    Been sarcastic is a low form of wit not in my book. Racehorses in Ireland have Guinness ,Oats , Barley , Eggs, in there feed high protein . Maybe that is why the irish have the best racehorses . Having the craic in racing is well known, watch I,T.V, racing Saturday?. As you say I Know F,A, about Muftakker. I do know he was in Freddie Heads stable (France) and owned by a top arab owner a Sheik. Top trainers/owners wont keep a horse that is unlikely to win as they want a good stallion for breeding that’s why Muftakker went to the sales. You have had him gelded to bring out improvement hope it works. I live in the real World. Good Luck. John.

  117. Many thank’s for comp payment winnings received,a nice way to start the year,sorry Rosey99 for just nicking it on last day.
    hope all have a health and wealthy new year🎄.

  118. John, I don’t know whether you are trying to be nice, funny or sarcastic but the truth is you know FA about Muftakker. You know his results which could be better, but you don’t know how he has been pushed to his maximum potential or not.He is going for his scan at 1 o’clock on Monday. After that it’s all systems go hopefully. I think what I said was that he wouldn’t be ready until the grass season starts. There’s no reason why he wont be suited to Newcastle.Doesn’t matter whether you race on grass or sand you have to have the will to win and the necessary handicap to give you a chance. Happy punting John. Cheers Colin.

  119. Hi Colin,
    Happy birthday to your horse (January 1st) . I guess a bucket of Guinness /oats/barley/6 raw eggs all mixed in would be the order of the day after that he should be bucking like a stag. Not -ucking like a buck as he is a gelding . HA-HA. You said in your earlier e-mail that he is going back on the turf?. I would say he would have his work cut out on the grass as it is fast my opinion only . Anyway hope he wins for you. Happy new year to everyone . Good Luck. John.

  120. No racing for three days so the perfect time to wish everybody who visits this site a lovely christmas and a winner loaded New Year. The best of luck and good health to all of you and finally a clean bill of health for Muftakker.Cheers Colin.

  121. Good Day,
    Harry fell when in contention . He would have had the favourite beat who knows if he would have won that is racing. The Christmas craic. What does santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney Claustrophobia . What is green and goes Ribbet-Ribbet a Mistle Toad. Happy Christmas. John.

  122. Good Evening
    Looks like there is a few shillings down on Youknowwhatimeanharry ( 9/2) sunday now Burlington Bertie one hundred to thirty and 3/1 in places. Best of Luck if you are on. John.

  123. Good Day’
    It is a good felling if you can tip up a winner on this page and you picked it yourself well before the race and it wins or placed so you win money. I highlighted the Skelton boys during the summer a real money winning combination. They went on to beat Martin pipes record for fastest 100 n/h winners. Our old money spinner Youknowwhatimeanharry over the last 2 years has been a good servant winning recently 11/4 .He is entered for the long walk hurdle Ascot Saturday 22nd. I have backed him at 9/2 (Ladbrokes) Christmas humour. What do you get if you cross santa with a duck a Christmas Quacker. The wife was laying in bed reading a history book she says once a King always a King once a Knight is enough I replied at my age once a week is enough. HE-HE-HE-Tee-Hee. For those that are here /there/everywhere for those that are not all there. A happy Christmas and be lucky. Good Luck. John.

  124. Ever been had. Just had £2 forecast on Mauna Key and Getadollar at 110 to 1. Watched the race and cheered the first two home. Won £220. Checked my balance at 365. Nothing credited, thought something had got disqualified then realised it was Dollarmix that was 2nd. What a walley.

    1. Hi Paul, it finished well and Glenn must have been chuffed. Wont be talking to John till next week. See what his plans are.

  125. whether SP or BSP is used, personally I would not have a price cap at all. if someone wins by picking a 100 to 1 winner on last day, good luck to them!

  126. Hi Joe,
    The old boy is back hitting the net you -know-what-I-mean. Did you get the few shillings on?. If so were goin-down the pub come-on-urry up arry -come-on. I guess Ireland next race then Cheltenham Festival March. HURRY-UP-HARRY song (sham 69) . He brushed them aside today. Bottoms up. John.

  127. Hi Joe,
    I absolutely agree what you say. There are three types of competitors in the competition .The knowledgeable racehorse/punter The pin sticker lottery type punter the type that are not interested in the competition as you can see by there monthly record very rarely have a winner also subscribe about half the monthly naps. There in it to cause problems with the system. So I guess it is a problem to keep every one happy. Youknowwhatimeanharry is at Newbury done all his followers a favour in the past. I backed him 016 Albert Bartlett Cheltenham festival at 25/1 ante post won at 11/1 he had a sequence of consecutive wins I tipped him up on this page a little gold mine it was for all his followers. I think he can go close today, had wind surgery cheek pieces applied today 6lbpull in weights how long as old age has not caught up with him. Best of luck. John.

  128. I also believe that it should be settled on SP prices it makes so much more sense and its the the same for everyone
    There are now only three players who are in the position to win as of yesterday
    A 20/1 winner would still leave loads of players in the running.
    I myself fancy a long shot today but there is absolutely no point in picking a horse today as I cannot win it with the amount of points I have if the most I could get is 16
    Regards Joe Raggs (Greg 62)

  129. Good evening,
    Old saying he who pays the piper calls the tune. I punt with Betfred Saturdays lucky 15 three times the odds one winner/best odds on certain meetings/ a bonus 4 winners lucky 15. I think a good deal. As Johann says the competition is free. I guess does it really matter what price the horse is 33/1-16/1-10/1. At the end of the day its about getting the winner after all it is the same for every one so no advantage to any one. John.

  130. I tipped Shantung yesterday and it hasn’t registered. Dont worry wont make any difference thi month. Too many hard luck stories.

  131. We have to be aware that the competition is for free. For this reason we are restricted regarding the costs and what data we can access. In the moment BSP appears to be the best solution we can offer. However, I am looking out for better solutions.

  132. Mr T, I agree with you and nothing could be simpler than SP, but I think for some reason they are tied to betfair. A few days ago Harry Gee tipped a 12/1 and 2 10/1s on consecutive days and they all paid above 16s. I suggested a 10/1 limit as it is after 10/1 that the betfair prices start to spiral out of control. 16/1 was decided upon which is in the right direction but as Johann says, it’s the same for everybody.

  133. Johann,

    Please do not get me wrong. If I gambled, I would use a site similar to Betfair etc., simply because they pay over the odds.
    However, in a competition like this one, the only fair way, in my opinion, is that it should be calculated on a level playing field, ie.,SP prices. You can give me all this spiel about levelling out at the end of a month but I am sorry, I do not buy it. I assume that I am the only person who thinks this as nobody else seems to comment so we will have to agree to disagree.

  134. I apologise for keep going on about how unfair BSP is but today takes the biscuit. How can you have a 6/1 winner pay more than a 7/1 winner? Mr T

    1. BSP odds may be slightly imprecise if you look at a single race, a single winner. However, if you look at the entire month it rarely has an impact – who is the winner of our competition.
      One day it might be a bit to your disadvantage. Another day you earn one or two points. In the long run the the small plus and minus are probably quite balanced.

  135. Hi Sandra, remember that Anniversarie now. It was wrong in the head so got rid. Mufftaker coming on ok. Will be scanned after christmas then hopefully all systems go.

  136. Good Evening,
    The wife said to me how did that horse get on you backed at ten to one today?. I replied they had to send out a search party as it was getting dark it finished at ten past four. Believe me I live in the real world not the fantasy world. HA-HA . Good Luck. John.

  137. Hi Paul,
    I was backing the Skelton summer horses until the handicapper got them. I have been monitoring there winter horses with out backing them sorry to say they had 4 winners Saturday. I had switched my attentions on Saturdays to P. Nicholls had first 2 winners early prices. Quel Destin 5/1 Ibis du rheu 6/1 also Vincente (lost) also Frodon 2nd at 16/1 lucky 15 win. Made a profit that is what it is all about. Good Luck. John.

  138. Hi Paul,
    I was backing the Skelton summer horses until the handicapper got them. I have been monitoring there winter horses with out backing them sorry to say they had 4 winners Saturday. I had switched my attentions on Saturdays to P. Nicholls had first 2 winners early prices. Quel Destin 5/1 Ibis du rheu 6/1 also Vincente (lost) also Frodon 2nd at 16/1 lucky 15 win. Made a profit that is what it is about. Good Luck. John.

  139. Hi Sandra, just noticed you came back to life on the 15th. I was beginning to think you’d emigrated. I dont know what Anniversarie Sandra is all about. Presume it’s a horse. I’ve had a few good priced placed horses this month but couldn’t find a winner till today but it only started at 5/1. I had a tenner ew on it this lunch time at 18/1 so that’s better than winning competition. Fancy one tomorrow. Cougar Kid at Hereford. Unlucky loser last week when it cost me 150 quid so had 20 ew on it at 9/2 tomorrow.Keep posting as I miss the banter otherwise hope you and Peter have a good christmas.

    1. anniversary, that went back a long way, but I don’t think we ever had a win, hope its better news for Mufftakker, have your self a great Christmas ,

  140. Good morning,
    Hard Yakka with the heavy going Melbourne cup this morning Youngstar finished 6th certain bookies were paying 4/5/6/7 places quarter the odds if you were on at 16/1 4/1 for a place. Youngstar finished 8/1 the dollars were on. So all was not lost cobbers. John.

  141. Good Evening,
    I tipped up Max Dynamite last year for the cup at Flemington ante post 33/1 finished 3rd . The irish dominated the race first three past the post. The race is at 4am tomorrow morning. I think Youngstar has a good chance for the home side at 16/1 . The brilliant Craig Williams has the ride. The locals will be shouting come-on -cobber-will you?. Good Luck. John.

  142. I’ve registered to join the tipping Comp but I can’t see where to post selections. Can anyone help please?

    New to this WordPress thing.


  143. John, of course he’ll run again. He’s only walking at the moment but John says he is showing that he is keen to start moving again, but we are going to take our time and look forward to a good go on the grass next year.

  144. Hi Colin,
    I guess you had a captive audience on this page during the last year concerning your horse Muftakker. Will he ever race again?. How is the welfare of your horse?. Is he chomping at the bit raring to go?. You say you are I would be difficult if you have false teeth biting on the bit. HA-HA. John.

  145. Hi Colin,
    I guess during the last year you have held a captivate audience on this page concerning your horse Muftakker . Will he ever race again?. How is the welfare of the horse, Is he chomping at the bit waiting to go?. You said you are?. HA-HA. John.

  146. Hi Colin H
    You wouldn’t believe it but I’ve been getting winners in for the last 4/5 weeks at decent prices but you just know that it’s all going to go bandy come Thursday.

  147. Hi Colin Holder, I understand your point. However 10/1 is a little low. We are going to try with 16. Lets see how it works out.

  148. Joe Raggs, hi Joe, a bit if good tipping these last few days,but there’ll be no prizes for October, so you should have saved yourself till Thursday.Cheers Colin. PS I am chomping at the bit but waiting for a flying start on Thursday.

  149. Mr T, Benalmadena on costa del sol.I personally would welcome a 10 to 1 limit. This would get rid of the lucky pin mob who only tip 20 to 1 shots but probably dont back their own naps.

  150. Hi Guys

    As Johann has pointed out, it looks like the comp is back up and running after the technical issues so we will kick off again as of Nov 1st.

    With regards to SP, we have to take data from Betfair and obviously Betfair uses BSP. We did put a restriction on winning odds of 33.00 to prevent huge winners. I understand that you are saying BSP odds can be higher, but they are correct and its the same for everybody, so it can’t be unfair.

    Looking forward to resuming the NAP comp again and hopefully everything runs smoothly

  151. Attheraces selector must only be available in Britain as I cant log in. As a matter of interest I was having the following numbers 9 8 12 1 3 3 2. If they come up I’ll be able to tell my hard luck story tomorrow.

  152. Mr T, if it was broke it was broke. You can’t blame the organisers. At least they put £150 a month in and I don’t know what they get out of it. Like you I would prefer SP but there must be a reason why they are using BF starting prices. They aren’t too bad until you get to the teens of SP and that’s when the BF prices go mad and the competition is won.I have been finding some decent priced winners lately but whether I can sent the right ones in for the competition is a different matter.I’m in Spain at the moment but home on Wednesday ready for an assault on the November comp.Just going to enter the attheraces selector but pure guesswork as I haven’t even got a paper.

    1. Colin,
      I agree, if it was broke then it was not the sites fault. My point was that it would have been nice to receive updates.
      My views on BSP are well known but take today as an instance, there were five 12/1 winners and the BSP prices ranged from 16 to 22 points. So they all would have paid 12/1 on SP and people would have been equal but some people, if they had backed the right one would be 5 points better off, that cannot be a fair competition.
      Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday, Are you anywhere near Huelva?

  153. Finally good news. The tipping competition is online again. We will test a bit until Nov, 1 and then start again.
    Thanks a lot for your patience.

    1. Colin,
      I am disappointed that neither Johann or Jason have updated the site for three weeks. I understand that it may take time to repair the site but please, give some indication when this may be, even if you are thinking of closing the competition. I imagine that a number of players have given up and left which flies in the face of Jason’s post of. the 31/08

  154. Hi Colin,
    I don’t dispute what you are saying but if you type in Muftakker racing post and click you will see what I am talking about. I think you should contact them if the information is wrong concerning Muftakker as you are the owner of the horse. As there site is worldwide. Thank you for your phone number. I could be a bit risky putting it on this web page as every one can see it.

  155. John, tell Racing Post website they’ve got the dates wrong if you want, but I definitely bought the horse in September 1917 at Doncaster and John took him home.Just walking 15 mins a day this week.If ever you want to ring me 07964609263.

  156. Hi Colin
    According to the Racing Post site Hamdan Al Maktoum owned Muftakker until the 11th April 018 You say you bought the horse 6th September 017. Muftakker had his first race in your name 15th April 018 trainer John Norton. Something don’t add up especially the dates.You said you had a boat holiday around the british isles lucky the boat did not sink other wise they would call you Jonah. HA-HA. You say another holiday adventure with Primera that have gone bust. Maybe buy a lottery ticket for tonight your luck could change. John.

  157. John, Me and John went to the sales at Doncaster in September last year. Muftakker went through the ring that day and John took him home with him. He was gelded later that month.He might have left France in April but I can assure you he only came to John’s yard in September.He had the operation four weeks ago and has been in the stable since. He has started on the walker this week which he’ll do for four weeks then back to the vets for a check up.Then his walking will be stepped up and then get back into full training. Since it happened he hasn’t had to limp at all but we just have to take it one step at a time.Going on holiday in two weeks and should have been coming back with Primera who’ve gone bust . Cost me another £650. If I didn’t have bad luck I wouldn’t have any luck at all.

  158. Hi Colin,
    I was looking at the breeding of certain horses including your horse Muftakker. According to the stats Hamdan Al Maktoum owned the horse until 11 April 018 and was trained by Freddy Head (French Trainer) and transferred to your trainer on 11th April 018 also notification of gelded 20th September 017. Yet you posted you bought the horse at the sales on The 6th September 017 seven months difference it don’t make sense?. John.

  159. Hi Colin,
    Any improvement in your horses welfare?. Is he doing walking exercises .? I guess they should get the A Team to fix the site the one that puffs on the cigar” Says he loves it when a plan comes together”. There again they might blow it up. HA-HA. Hope your horse is okay. Good Luck. John.

  160. Hi MR T,
    Thank you for pointing out the error on one of my naps Question of Faith after been corrected from 8.80 to 11 you say it should be 16.19 . I guess a lot of competitors don’t keep track of the game all the time including myself. Look forward to seeing the new programme . Good Luck. John.

  161. Dear colin holder, dear Mr T,

    You are right.
    The trouble come from our data provider. In the recent past they changed several times the access policies and the technical access. This way it became necessary that we write e-mails, wait for answers, adapted the scripts … and so on.
    Right now I am working to change the scripts that we can access the data from another provider. This requires some technical adaptation and testing. However, it will solve the problem in the long run. (At least this is what I hope 😉
    Thanks for your patience.

    1. Johann,

      Thanks for the update. I note that you are hoping to access data from another provider. I would hope that the new provider supplied the results at SP but I assume that is wishful thinking on my part.
      Whilst writing, I thought you should know that last month, one player named Will wrote to you twice, without a reply, saying that his winner on the 10/08/18 had not been credited to him. So far this month he has played once & it would appear that he may have given up. Also, two other players wrote in about their selections, and again have not had replies. I think that all three are new to writing in & I think I am right in suggesting that all new writers have to wait while their letters are vetted which will take a few days. Finally, John King wrote in saying that his winner had not been credited with the right price. This you have corrected but the price is still not correct. The BSP price returned was 16.19 less 1 point & not the 11 points registered. Needless to say, this may not have happened had you been using SP prices. With that thought I will say goodnight.

  162. Hi Johann
    4-10 Ayr 21st September Dalton was a loser it shows on my nap page a non runner in white. Caterrick 11th September Question of Faith won 10/1 sp but returned 8.80 decimal. Can you check the above please?. Thank You. John.

  163. Looks like it was just the evening meeting at Kempton that was the problem. Those that found Acrux, Quicksand and Moving Forward all got settled at @24. Looks like you’ve sorted them all now except WEE JIMMY — Quicksand started 5/6 f and paid @24.

  164. No you haven’t. A 5/6 fav cannot pay 24. And there are others. I am aware that there were pc issues at that time but please in the interest of fairness, if your result is not correct for the 12th Sept can you let the forum know. Or any other date for that matter.

  165. I don’t know what is going on with the naps selector today. But I picked the winner in the 2-30at Yarmouth. Later when I looked it said that I had not selected a horse today so picked another one that lost. I looked again and its saying that I haven’t picked a horse today again. So now I’m going to pick another one and see what occurs

    1. We don’t display the naps of the current day in the league standing table as it could influence other users. For this reason you don’t see your nap of the current day.
      When you submit a nap you should get a feedback if the nap was recorded or if an error happened. Most frequent reason for errors is that the nap is submitted too late. Try to submit your naps at least two or three minutes before the SCHEDULED off.

  166. Hi Colin,
    If a racehorse is out of training for a long time before you bought him. If they have been turned out to grass they will continue eat all the time also stand around with no exercise therefore they put on weight which is pressure on the legs causing arthritic joints /ligament/tendon problems when back in exercise, the ideal exercise is walking when out of training just ticking over keeping fresh like humans if you don’t exercise you seize up with muscle spasms etc. Looks like this flat season is over for your horse. You will have to look forward to next season and hope he makes a full recovery. Best of luck. John.

  167. Hi John,The horse is mine so i’ll just have to stick it out and hope for the best. Apparantly, there are three parts to a tendon and if he had to have an injury he has the one that should be least problem. The vet had to take some blood from his neck and mix it with something. Store it in the fridge for two days ,then inject it into his tendon. He now has to rest and go back in two months to see its ok. So fingers crossed.

  168. Hi Colin hope the operation went okay today. I notice you said you are a bit sluffed which means when a snake loses his hard skin. Maybe you mean stuffed. Going on football injuries ligaments etc similar to horses will be 6 months + for healing. If your horse is on a one year lease you can bale out soon. If you own the horse out right you will have to stick it out into next year also hope for the best when he is back in fast work and he don’t break down. You were so near yet so far you said he needed 2 miles/going to suit also handicapped to be in with a chance and got injured 2 days before the race you must be disappointed . I said to the wife if you keep eating them curries I will send you to the vets for Wind Surgery joking apart. Good Luck. John.

  169. Hi John,John is ok. He wont charge full training fee. Operation is 400 notes, which he’s having done on Monday. See what happens after that.I know he has to go back in 2 months but I’ll have a better idea whats happening after tomorrow. Bit sluffed,but nothing to do but keep fingers crossed.

  170. Hi Colin
    Don’t know what sort of contract you have with your trainer?. Is your horse a lease horse/syndicate horse/or do you own the horse outright. You will have to take the horse out of training as you say he is injured and turn him out as training fees are expensive . Maybe send him to a livery stable where you pay for food/keep. The injury sounds serious could be a year out with only walking exercises possible on the information you have given. You could miss next years flat season as well. Could be big expensive decisions for you to make. Anyway good luck. John.

  171. My winning nap from yesterday isn’t added to the table? Yourtimeisnow 4:20 Salisbury! It was only 4/1 but winners are hard to come by and I like to see all the results and stats for everyone! Is there a reason?

  172. John, he’s going for a scan tomorrow as a precaution. He’s not lame and John thinks he’s just wrapped himself. He worked ok Tuesday. Sods law I suppose but only 6 runners tomorrow, although Prescott has a 3 yr old in.

  173. Hi Colin,
    Sorry to hear your horse is injured. Hope it is not a tendon problem that is heat in the ankle of the horses front legs which under normal circumstances they should be cool. Tendon problem can be slow healing also career threating and life threating problem for the horse. Hope it is just a knock and he recovers quickly. I am not a vet but I know a bit about horses. Best of luck. John.

  174. Muftakker not running on Friday.Has some heat in one of his front legs. Probably caught it with his back leg on gallops yesterday.Have at least a fortnight’s rest.

  175. Good morning all
    It appears that a lot of the competitors names havee gone amiss at the top of the leader board including myself
    Joe Raggs

    1. Hi Joe Raggs,
      I am not sure if I understand your posting? Is there a problem how the “League Standing” table is being displayed?

  176. Hi Colin,
    Under the gaming act employees of the company cannot compete in Competitions run by the company. If you are a competitor there is no reason why you cant get paid?. I see your horse has a 7lb allowance for the next race hopefully gives him a fighting chance, Best of Luck. John.

  177. Do competition winners still get paid or is it just for fun these days.Muftakker dropped 7lb next race 7th September but will be 1lb out of the weights.

    1. Yes, competition winners still get paid out, we’ll be pushing the comp a bit more over the coming months to get a few more people involved!

  178. Sorry to say,
    Four 2nds and one pulled up they were all carrying penalties looks like the handicapper caught up with them. Good Luck. John.

  179. Good Afternoon,
    Anyone following the jump jockey title will know Johnson booted in 5 winners at Perth Saturday for irish trainer Elliot . The Skelton bros are at Southwell this afternoon with 5 runners lets hope they can respond. Lucky 31 Betfred 4 times the odds one winner best odds guaranteed Southwell . I am on are you.? Best of Luck. John.

  180. Hi MR T
    Toilets are called all sorts of names down here the loo, the crapper, The Shi–er the bog the dunny if your from oz ablutions if you were in the forces. insights new idea from Sporting Life and helpful to the punter with more information about horses you would not know about. Good Luck. John.

  181. Hi Colin,
    As you know the sporting life is the bible of racing. To get type in to your computer( Todays race cards Sporting Life) click and you are in. It is a good help when betting with the bookmaker. I think your horse is approx. Twelve lengths of the pace that evaluates to 1 length to 1lb. A pull of 5lb will help but not enough to win you are still 7lb adrift maybe a drop in class to grade 6 would help. Anyway I expect your trainer has explained to you the situation . Sir Mark is the handicapper master but I guess his fees might be higher. There is a old saying it cost the same to train a good horse or a bad horse.I think your horse has a chance of a win of a low weight as he has shown a bit of form. Best of Luck. John.

  182. John,

    Are “inshights” The latest phrase down South for inside toilets?
    By the way, the same information can be obtained on the ATR racecards.

  183. You are right what you say John but i had forgotten. Haven’t usually backed it as I would be satisfied with prize money. I obviously thought he was over priced and good value but obviously the bookies know more than me. I am badly handicapped at the moment and I am hoping for a 5lb drop next Tuesday.I should have had Prescott training it and I would have got in lighter as he always manages it for his horses. Dont give up hope yet he wasn’t suited by the going on Tuesday. Needs it good.Next run looks like Newcaslle 7th Sept. 2 miles.Whats this sporting life you are talking about. I used to get that when I was a lad. Has it made a comeback or is it the racing post you are talking about.

  184. Good Afternoon,
    I would like to write a bit about the sporting life which wont concern the pin stickers brigade . On the sporting life race cards it gives the form also there opinion on each horse now they have added a extra help to punters called “inshights” which informs you of horses that have had wind surgery/headgear/change of stable/ahead of the handicapper/etc. A example if anyone had a bet 4-30 Beverly archie perkins won 9/4 ahead of handicapper sporting life comment. I think they should give a warning horse not likely to win in a month of Sundays to save punters losing there money. Good Luck. John.

  185. Hi Colin,
    Reference to your post May 10th you said you backed your horse E/W 33/1 for your friends at bet 365 then £50 on the nose at 40/1 do you remember.? In todays post you say you have never backed before and had a £100 on today at 66/1 and 80/1. Anyway your horse was not totally disgraced 3rd from last and won a few shillings in prize money. You said your horse was not well handicapped yet you had a hundred on at astronomical prices. Anyone who backs horses at 66/1-80/1-100/1 on no hopers are insane . Horses that cant win should be turned out to grass for the welfare of the horse also vulnerable punters who live in the fantasy world I am glad I am not one of them. I live in the real world. Where yarns go over my head if they didn’t I would work in the Edinburgh woollen mill the can spin some yarns in there. HA-HA. Good Luck. John.

  186. sent a post in this morning to say I dont think he is very well handicapped but got lost somewhere. Anyway trying his best and betting is ridiculous. I have never backed it before but when 365 put it up to 66s I couldnt resist 50 quid on it. It went to 80s so I put another 50 on. Probably wont win but it isnt an 80/1 shot.

  187. Hi Colin,
    All the luck in the world tomorrow for your horse you will need it. Your trainer John , it is nearly4 years since he had a flat winner the jockey 30 rides since last winner . Hope you can end the bad run of losers. If you don’t win there is prize money back to 8 places so should pick up some crumbs at least from eleven runners. I guess the longer distance will suit your horse but I think he has a bit to find. Anyway I wish you the best of luck. John.

  188. Hi Colin,
    Shiver me timbers shipmates (sea Faring talk). I live in Surrey a expensive place anyway the beer is 4 cans john smiths supermarkets £5 I drink Newcastle brown ale 4 bottles pints £6 wine a £5 to £10 a bottle . When I extract a few shillings from the bookies I treat myself to a bottle of Bolly now and then that’s a bit expensive. £ 5 a pint that is normally with waiter service. Well done you won the competition bottoms up you know what it is like with them sailors RUM-B-M-AND-BACKEY ahoy shipmates HA-HA. Good Luck. John.

  189. Been at sea all day yesterday so dont know result of July competition. I was 1p in front with 2 days to go.No doubt somebody passed me. Will someone enlighten me on resullt.John there is wi fi on the ship if you want to pay through the nose for it but as i’m from Yorkshire that means no wi fi. We are not tight but dont like being ripped off. A TIN of John Smiths is £5 on the ship and my next drink on there will be my first.Muftakker got a mark of 67. Higher than I was hoping for.

    1. Hi CH you won by .15 bob in second with 34.4 third was 34.24 so a bit close well done you will be able to have a tin or 2.

    2. Colin,
      There are two calendar controls at the top of the league table. You can enter July 1st and July, 31. This way you get the results of the July competition
      Congratulations, you won narrowly. In Germany we have the saying: “Ein gutes Pferd springt nicht nicht höher als es muss”. I guess it translates to something like “A good horse never jumps any higher than it has to.”
      My children told me: At school the use a abbreviation for this long sentence: “D” (= narrow pass) 😉

  190. Hi Colin.
    Sorry for the misunderstanding concerning John. Are you sure you are not on a pirate ship ,no internet how long as you don’t have to walk the plank. Hope you hold on at the top of the table very close 1 point in it. Goodwood Tuesday the weather down here has changed cold,windy,wet not glorious for the races but there is sunshine forecast for later this week. Good Luck with the Competition. John.

  191. John, I was talking about my trainer not you.I am one penny in the lead in the competition but i,m in a bad position at sea with no internet and racing post.If anybody tips a winner they will pass me.Have to grin and bear it but wont know result till Wednesday. See somebody tipped a 10/1 yesterday that paid 21/1 at befair sp. Bit ridiculous really.

  192. Top Of The Morning,
    Hi Colin,
    I guess you are referring to me in your last post too honest for my own good?. I normally put up my tips before the races or statements concerning racing to help fellow punters . Highlighting the Skelton boys is a little gold mine we know they are trying to win which is half the battle against the bookmaker. They get horses from other stables that are not winning and turn them into winners normally by wind surgery also a change of scenery.They could run a three legged donkey and it would be made favourite.They have had a good run With the summer horses. The real N/H season starts in October when the big guns will be out.Harry Skelton is 6/5 to be champion Jockey you could do worse then back him Johnson4/5 to be champion. In can be a Laborious study but it pays off well ahead this Month and you have to live in the real World. Splice the main brace me hearties. I guess you will be familiar with that jargon Colin been on that boat. HA-HA. Good Luck. John.

  193. Hi Paul, your mates horse will be handicapping after today. I dont think it will do much today. I’m on a cruise round Britain. In Belfat today. No wi fi on ship[unless I pay through nose] so I am struggling with the competition. Holding on by a penny.Only today and tomorrow left for me as at sea all day Tuesday.Wont bother after that until I get home Sunday. Dont know how I missed Burnt Sugar yesterday.Pissed in week bebfore and was only up a pound.Looks like Muftakker has a rating of 67 which is more than I was hoping for.Sometimes think John is too honest for his own good.

  194. Hi CH Paul’s and the lads horse at wolves t today looks a hard race will watch with interest for next run good luck in comp going great 👍

  195. Good Day,
    I had a lucky 31 4 winners at Uttox and a 2nd . The Shelton boys I wrote a post earlier on this page about there talents anyone following them are in pocket. Harry Skelton booted four in a row in amazing what a team. Not many trainers around can do that. Will be popping the corks tomorrow, good drinking weather good luck if you were on cheers. John.

  196. Hi Colin,
    It looks a tough one tomorrow for your horse. There is some in there with fancy breeding credentials on paper but not shown a lot. I think the weight difference is the main concern for your horse with the 3yr olds. Anyway hope he runs well. Happy holidays you are going with the bookies money which is a bonus with your win. Happy days. John.

  197. Hi John, running at Newcastle tomorrow but I’m away for 10 days so wont be going. Ran to a Racing Post rating of 68 at Ripon so that Knackers my hopes of a 50+ rating as he will now be at least 68. Hoping there are some good ones running tomorrow among the 3 year olds otherwise I might be worse off still.Been doing ok tipping this month but had a 20/1 lost in a photo. Sent a 14/1 in at Stratford that finished second to a 16/1 winner. Theres other near misses as well but others will be able to say same. Had a good bet up Saturday Tenner on each and tenner double at 14s and 11s. Started 10s and 7/2.Nice 2070 return. Just in time for my hols.

  198. Good Morning,
    Tiger Woods got placed in the open 6th at 25/1. My other four were shouting 4 not placed. A close finish it looked like Tiger was going to win it but faded near the end. John.

  199. Johann,

    While checking my results I notice that I have been credited with a N/R Sonnetist on the 3rd July. I wish it hadn’t run but unfortunately according to the Racing Post it finished down the field. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so honest.

    Also, on 16th July I napped Jessie Allan whose Betfair SP was £60.46. Now I understand that their is a limit of 33/1, however, by paying 33 I am effectively only getting 32/1. Just saying. I am assuming it is the same for everyone and if so then no gripe really. Just disappointed. Backed it with William Hill at 33/1 boosted to 36.76/1 so happy bunny really. Would have loved to have had some of that Betfair Price though.

    1. I’ve fixed the problem with the non-runner. Thanks for being honest.
      We included a limit of 33.0 (decimal odds) which translates to 32/1 in fractional odds.

  200. John, as you say he ran a fair race, especially when it was only mile and quarter. Only hope he hasn’t done his handicap mark any harm.

  201. Good Day,
    A sports enthusiasts Month. The British open starts Thursday19th to 22nd July and on BBC2 . Here is my tenners worth which I backed today Dustin Johnson £1e/w-12/1 -Tiger Woods 25/1 – Sergio Garcia 30/1 – Shaun Norris 400/1 – Si Woo Kim 500/1 for what it is worth .A bit of entertainment for the weekend. Golf paying 7places. online Paddy Power paying 10 Places. Good Luck. John.

  202. Good Morning. Colin
    Your horse run a fair race yesterday. Did you have the few shillings on>? Backed on the off 125/1 to 100/1. and sneaked a bit of 3rd place prize money well done. The boys were at the double Saturday 2 wins N/R and a 3rd at N/A. On the treble Sunday.3 from 3 winners had them Saturday l15 – Sunday a patent. There in action at Worcester tonight 4 entries I will be on. Had to settle for 2nd in world cup. But all in all good Month so far as winning goes. Good Luck. John.

  203. Good Morning Colin,
    Hope your horse runs well Monday at Ripon. Seven declared for the race he might be able to sneak a bit of prize money as it pays four places. Got Croatia this afternoon win/place against France . Would be nice to beat them as I am on at 33/1 the win £16.50p the place. £2.50 e/w. It was a good months world cup entertainment for £25 as the other four knocked out. showing a profit on Croatia for the place need the win to get over the £100 mark. Good Luck. John.

    1. John ,the 3yr olds will be a bit warm for us. He will be running on his merits but mile and quarter is too short but there are no longer maidens than a mile and half so we have to run where we can until we get handicapped. On his running so far we might get lucky and get a mark of about 50 which would be great as we think he is better than that.

  204. Hi, Colin,
    I t is a pity you did not have the two of them in a R/F for a S/F it paid £791.49p per unit a small fortune. Anyway you got Al Kherb in the competition puts you in the mix not easy to find 33/1 to one shots looks like you found two in one go 1st and2nd well done. Good Luck. John.

    1. noticed that forecast when I was looking for Betfair starting price. Didn’t back either and dont usually do forecasts. Had been to Doncaster races and not many races left when I got home so just looked for horse that had been nibbled. This made be post Skill Set but it drifted at last minute so I changed my mind. Will look for a more fancied one today.

  205. John, this will take some believing. 5 mins before 8 o’clock at Newbury I posted Skill Set 33/1 lost in photo.One minute bebore off I changed my mind to Al kherb won in photo 33/1. Only snag didn’t back it. You can’t back them sort and hope to win.

  206. Hi Colin’
    As you say I was knocked of my perch in the competition but I have Croatia in the world cup final Sunday £2-50p e/w at 33/1 the other 4 teams knocked out loss £20 on them. Croatia will pay half the odds runner up at least £16.50p to one £43.75p. So already in profit really need the win but France will be a hard nut to crack. England should have won in the first half but missed there chances. Take nothing away from Croatia they won fair and square a small nation of 4 million people they were the underdogs. Hope they win the world cup. Good Luck. John

    1. Well done John. Hope they win for you. Never mind the French, but they are a good team. Anybody can win one game . Look ay wigan against Man City.

  207. Hi Colin,
    Knocked of so early in the competition that could be me for the rest of the Month unless I can sneak in a double carpet (33/1) anyway I bet with the bookies on a Saturday win a bit lose a bit. Hope you can find a winnable race for your horse in the future. Good Luck. John.

  208. John back again. Sorry to see you knocked off your perch but to win that competition yoy have to find a 33/1 winner from somewhere otherwise you cant win. It’s all about whose got the luckiest pin, not the most knowledgeable racing man.

  209. John there is a big difference between maidens and handicaps. Dont worry about mine he’ll be ok when handicapped and over 2 miles.

  210. Two Quare fellows nope two aviators they flew in at Worcester 3-40pm Alcock& Brown. Good on ya Harry. What a team the Skelton Bros are. John.

  211. Hi Colin;
    I had Pegasus Kid son of Motivator (Derby winner) in the 4-15 at Wolves a class 6 race finished 2nd beaten 11 lengths very poor show . He run in the Pepsi Max maiden class 5 finished 3rd the same race as your horse Mufftaker . I think your horse will need vast improvement to win a flat race on the evidence of the above form. The Shelton boys are making a name for themselves trying to attract owners with big fat wallets I guess to get on the big stage. there is a saying make hay while the sun shines they are banging in the winners long may it last good horses produce winners and put money in your pocket that is what it is all about. I followed Paul Nicholls in his hey day winners every Saturdays. Dan Skelton was assistant trainer Paul Nicholls sometimes it pays to follow the trends. As the world cup goes Croatia 33/1v Russia 66/1 got the two of them at the early prices unfortunate they have clashed so early it would have been nice if they were in the final. Might have a small chance of getting one into the final. England have played well for a young side and I would not write them of yet the cup is wide anyone can win it. Good Luck. John.

  212. John, you are guaranteed one in last eight, but if they play Englannd who will you be shouting for. I know who it would be in your shoes. You can’t let sympathy interfere with business.You appear to be Skelton mad at the moment, but you can’t show a profit in the long run following any stable.

  213. Hi Colin,
    Sorry your prediction was wrong about Spain they wont be seeing off Croatia Monday only the scenery on the way back to Spain. I was in a bar in Turkey 010 watching the world cup final when Spain beat Holland. The Skelton boys put four in this afternoon at Uttox what a team they know where the winning post is. Good Luck when your horse runs. John.

  214. Hi Colin,
    I do not dispute your opinion. They 5 teams could have went out in the first round. It is like horse racing if you back the favourites you have the edge bearing in mind they are outsiders I have had a run for my money with 3 still in the last 14 teams. On paper Croatia look my best chance of a E/w. Win-lose-draw I have watched every match so far and it has been delightful entertainment . Good Luck. John.

  215. john. your world cup bets are sinking fast. think you’ll only have Croatia left after Monday andSpain should see them off. Not entered horse at Doncaster. Ground too firm. Next chance is Ripon on 16th.

  216. Good Afternoon,
    The 5 teams I backed for the world cup are through to the last 16 at big prices. I posted these the 13th of June on this page. Got everything crossed to get the winner or 2nd. Good months entertainment for a small wager. Good luck to those who have backed England playing tonight. Best of luck. John.

  217. GUTTED, was going for my 6th winning nap in a row today 😞 can’t win um all. Not a bad few months tho

  218. Good Morning MR T,
    Sunshine here . World cup-Royal Ascot a delight for any sportsman. The Bros are in the bards town this afternoon. 6 runners I am on 25p lucky 63 small bet also e/w accum. 4/5-8/1-12/1-6/1-9/4-7/4 Hatcher the last one has been backed from 9/2 to 13/8. Betfred 5 times one winner lucky 63. Harry rides the horses out win-lose-or draw for prize money gives every one a chance to collect. Amazing how he keeps the horses sound also fit to churn out the winners every week a good team. Best of luck. John.

  219. Hy boys, no excuses, just up against better horses.Paddy said didn’t like being in stalls a long time and got a bit agitated. When they set off he had to chase him up a bit and when they came into straight he was looking about and it took 2 furlongs to get him going.Needs at least 14 furlongs but there are only 12 furlong maidens about, which might be better as it may help him to get a better handicap. Plans are now 12 furlong at Doncaster on 6th July and then a 10 furlong at Ripon 10 days later. He will then get handicapped. Then we can look for a suitable handicap over 14 or 16 furlongs.Dont have any bets until then.

  220. MR T,
    No sweat no danger. 3 winners 11/10- 9/4-9/1 and a 2nd £1 win lucky 15 total £143-92p. Im always trying was backed from 9/1 to 3/1 favourite during the day. Best winner in the bet.Pop a couple of corks tomorrow dinnertime. Cheers if you were on. Good luck. John

  221. MR T,
    The Skelton trio of runners Fontwell tonight also Henderson Mill Green. I am on . 11/10-2/1-9/1-9/4 Lucky 15. Hopefully get the rub of the Green. Good Luck. John.

    1. John,

      Not too sure tonight. The two leading jockeys at the course this year, A Coleman & James Bowen both have one ride each whilst I can see dangers to the other Skelton runners. However, Best of luck with your bet.

  222. Hi John, a maiden race on Sunday.Nothing stands out as being brilliant, but there’s bound to be something hidden away. Mine will be trying his best and you never know. The plan will be to drop in third or fourth[same as everybody else] and hope to move forward at the two pole. He hasn’t got a turn of foot but settles well and just gallops. The Godolphin horse finished 2nd last time out but lost by 12 lengths so can’t be one of their best,John has one in first that might run well. Handicapped off 84 in Ireland but managed to get 80 mark. His horses always try their best. Probably why he hasn’t had any winners lately. On to Paul, I told you your mate’s gang had bought another and 4 of them are going to Donny. Don’t suppose you are one of them that’s going. Not one of the owners maybe as a friend. Anyway they’ve cadged two of my badges.

    1. Hi Colin good luck for Sunday it does look a hard race. not seen Paul yet only got home Friday the one in the first race has a bit of good form in Ireland .having a little ew double hope there’s no NR Fancy huntsmans close as well 3.40 cheers for info Paul

  223. Hi Colin,
    The filly white light looks the one to beat Sunday in the maiden she looks to have everything in her favour on paper. Good draw-up in distance- weight pull of 19lbs from the 4yr olds should put her in the frame. The race is hotter then a Vindallo curry HA-HA. Some unknown sorts in the race from top yards. What are your horses chances ?. Muftakker is priced at 20/1. Anyway best of luck. John.

  224. Mr T,
    Did not notice the Shelton boys runners was concentrating on the world match. Russia put 5 of the best in the net good start to my bet. The Skelton boys could put 5 in tonight good luck to them they want to win. Best of Luck. John.

  225. John,

    Is it same again tonight at Uttoxeter?
    The Skelton’s have six runners. The best might be their horse in the 7.45pm, Holly Flight.

  226. Good Afternoon All,
    As the World cup is almost upon us. I have backed the following . Argentina e/w 10/1-Croatia e/w 33/1- Portugal e/w 25/1- Mexico 100/1 e/w – Russia 66/1e/w. A bit of interest during the tournament also fun and hopefully a bit of luck. Best of Luck. John.

  227. MR T,
    The lucky 15s did not come off . Got 3 winners 2seconds from 8 horses .Anyone who follows the Skelton boys get a run for your money the are the future champions I believe . Dan was assistant to the master Paul Nicholls there father won the Olympic gold medal so what they don’t know about jumping horses is not worth knowing . You were right about Henderson he had a winner and I had the 2nd in that race. Good to see people are putting there tips up on this page again and points of view. Good Luck. John.

  228. The skelton boys could have a field day Tuesday at Southwell . There horses in good form 7 horses entered. Get Ready Freddie. money for him opened at 7/2 guess he will be shorter post time. Good luck. John.

    1. John,

      Don’t forget Too Many Diamonds who has a 100% record at Southwell for the Skeltons although it will go off at a very short price & Nicky Henderson who has a 50% record at the course. He has two runners tonight.

      1. MR T ,
        Ihave done all the skelton horses in lucky 15s and one horse in Roscommon. Backed these this morning Betfred 3 times the odds if you have 1 winner. Get Ready Freddie Now 9/4 from early show 7/2. Prices are short but if they click it would be nice. Best of luck. John.

  229. 6.20 windsor
    mostly debut runners here

    london rock looks overpriced for hannon, won the race last year. rock solid pedigree. dam won over 5f as a 2yo. related to multiple winners and hannon has the best record with first time out runners. anyway it’s 18/1 so you can back it ew
    the other one i like is private rocket , i’ve backed him to win as should be ready on debut and trainer likes winners here.

    summary –

    private rocket 4/1

    london rock 18/1

  230. Hi Colin,
    Good to see your horse is entered 17th Fathers day in a maiden as you say it could be a hot race. if the race is 3yr olds also 4yr olds the 3yrolds have the weight advantage usually 7lb pull but haven’t seen the race card yet. I expect you will have a pepsi as they are the sponsors or maybe something stronger if your horse wins. Best of Luck. John.

  231. Hi John and Paul next run in a maiden at Doncaster on Sunday 17th. Paddy Aspel doing the steering. Don’t know opposition but bound to be a bit smart at Donny. Haggis won race last year. Paul, your mates have another horse. It was with Barons. He sent about 4 to sales and advised John not to bother with3 of them but the one he got Barons wasn’t keen to get rid of it but owner had 16 with him and some had to go. Bought cheap but rated in 50s so hopefully they’ll have some fun with it.

    1. Not ignoring you CH in Greece at mo ment and internet slow or non back in time for your race good luck

  232. Just a quick note on the 2.00 at Epsom today in a couple of hours
    Hannon and Johnston have dominated this race in recent years
    both of the horses that they run have shown a decent level of form and they actually ran against each other in a rae i think looks very decent form wise with the winner looking very useful
    it does look between these two and you can get 3/1 and 6/1 the pair
    good luck

    Marie’s Diamond
    It’s the only way

  233. i suppose the other question is will the conditions stay soft until saturday.
    doesn’t look like there will be any rain in epsom.
    i’d only back hazapour on soft conditions, if it went heavy i think he should be half the current odds of 9/1.

  234. But guys what I will say is Hazapour is highly likely to be suited by these soft conditions
    Do you remember when harzand won in 2016?
    in the same owner silks as what he will wear on saturday?
    conditions have gone his way.
    so he may be my selection, actually he will be, i just think maybe you can back two or three here and be quite confident of getting paid.

  235. unlucky john king with nelson.
    that is ante-post betting,
    but i like your angle in taking on saxon warrior.
    im not saying saxon can’t win but stall 1 draw and the ground are two things that are negatives and when you factor in the price too i think he can be taken on
    not sure which horse to take him on with

  236. stall 1 over 1m 4f at epsom , no winner since 2000
    terrible stall for saxon warrior
    take it on all day at that price
    also ground gone against it

    also i won the tipping comp.
    i think saxon warrior will get beat you heard it here first.

  237. Good Afternoon,
    They say worse things happen at sea if Nelson was here he would tell you that. Last night some firms went 40//1 to33/1=40/1 to 25/1 on Nelson withdrawn this afternoon. I only have small wagers at big prices as you get value anyway the bookie has a drink on me this time. And back to the drawing board for me. The Favourite looks the one to beat but has a tricky draw. Good Luck. John.

  238. Good Afternoon Colin
    Matt Mc Cormack would send some of his flat horses up north to Beverly for softer races. Owners with a view to sending there horses to stud after racing would be glad to get a win no matter how small the race under there belt for the horses CV for stud fees. In years gone bye I bought a share in a untried 2yr old for my niece trained by Jamie Osborne it won first time out ridden by Graham Gibbons at 10/1my sister in law was the only one of us that backed. Morse was his name and he went on to win more races a bit of luck and fun. Matt Mc Cormack if he had a galloping horse burst out of the stalls get a good lead 10 lengths sometimes then give them a breather then kick again it worked with his horse Horage who won a Big race royal Ascot.Then there is the horse with a turn of foot who can finish of that’s the horse everyone wants on the flat. Anyone who puts money into racing and have a win they are not winning out of turn . When your horse finished 4th it looked like the next race was going to be the winners enclosure could have been a off day and we all have them. Best of luck for the future . John.

  239. Morning John, as I said before i’ve just put a line through that effort as it wasn’t a race. I knew before the race nobody wanted to make the running but John told Colm not to make it and just stand there if he had to ..and drop in about 3rd or 4th. When the tape went up nobody went and when they did it was a dawdle and a sprint finiish which was no good to us. Colm rode it as he was told but with hindsight we should have had a plan B and kick on but we didn’t. Trainer admitted we had ballsed up but when all is said and done that was a warm race and not disgracd being beaten by them. There were 5 southern yards travelled up north for £2000. Why dont they stay down their own end.Going on flat in future. Paddy Aspel is coming in the next day or so to give it a workout and we’ll take it from there.

  240. Good Evening,
    This time last year I tipped Wings Of Eagles at 25/1 and backed it(finished 40/1) posted it on this page. Avast ye he put the eyeglass to his blind eye and said I see no ships only hardships. I am on e/w at 40/1 (William Hill) Yes you guessed Nelson the derby. Last Autumn he run the 2nd Derby favourite to a neck Roaring Lion. He could be open to improvement also finishes fast. The boys from across the water don’t come for the day out and Obrien has some useful sorts entered in the Derby. The Best of Luck. John.

  241. Dear Colin,
    It is good of you to keep us informed about your horse. Al lot of owners keep all there information under there hat as they pay out thousands in training fees etc. I guess you went to the races according to one of your e-mails. I am surprised the jockey did not brief you and the trainer after the race to verify what happened if it was the ground/distance /course/ etc. That is normal procedure .You said in your next e-mail you had not spoken to the trainer yet. It would be good to know the verdict. Good Luck. John.

  242. Just put a line through it. Nobody wanted to make running so waste of time. Hot bumper for track with 5 southern stables represented. Haven’t spoken to trainer this morning but I think it will be on the flat in future.

  243. Dear Colin ,
    A muddling race your horse in the lead early again. The rusty Fox gamble of the race never really got into it. Palixandre driven 1 furlong out he definitely needed the run a winner waiting to happen in the future. You finished 6th of 7 could have been worse the last horse was tailed off. I guess it is back to the drawing board for Muftakker. Anyway best of luck in the future races. John.

  244. Morning everybody and John,Paul and Sandra[if she’s still alive] in particular.Summer bumpers are supposedly easy to win but we seem to be dropping on some warm ones. I can only tell you about Muftakker and he is raring to go and he will be trying for his life and at 25/1 he is great value. All Henderson horses wont be crackerjacks and they’ve all got four legs. If ours was trained by Henderson he wouldn’t be 25s.Pity there are only 7 runners which I don’t like for each way. We wont be making the running as unfortunately happened last time. Hoping to drop in about 3rd and see how it pans out. Trouble is they’ll all want to be 3rd or 4th.Any way if anybody backs it,I hope it wins for you, but you will definitely be on a trier which is all you can ask for.

  245. Dear Colin,
    Don’t know what chance your horse has tomorrow. What I do know is Rusty Fox has been backed 33/1 to 10/1. The 4year olds have a slight weight advantage which brings in the Henderson horse palixandre if he is fully wound up he might take some pegging back. The best of Luck with your horse . John.

  246. Dear Colin,
    In the lead two furlongs out you must have thought it was in the bag. Unlucky for e/w money finished 4th but you pick up a few shillings in prize money. Wont be long before he is winning on the back of that run. Wont be 66/1 again. The Skelton boys touched of the Even money favourite I guess they will be doing the Hokey-Pokey after the win with Tokay-Dokey. HA-HA. Good Luck. John.

    1. No excuses.Unlucky to be left in lead so early.Told everybody that I didn’t know the opposition but he was overpriced and you would get a run for your money which you did. Pity it couldn’t sneak 3rd and everybody would have been happy. as you say wont see 66/1 again.

  247. Dear Colin,
    Weather /ground conditions great . There been money for Tokay Dokey the Skelton boys horse not sure if it is Stable money. If your horse can improve on his last run you could be in the shake up. Big price 40/1. Best of Luck. John.

  248. Not many correspondents these days but as promised heres my report on Muftakker. He’s going great guns at home and although there is more improvement to come I am sure he wil run a good race tomorrow.Don’t know anything about the oposition but anybody backing mine tomorrow is guaranteed a trier.I have put 20pound each way on for a couple of my friends at 33s as nobody was going any bigger. I have just looked now and bet365 have had the audacity to put him up at 40s so i’ve put 50 quid on the nose. Win or lose you wont get 33/1 any horse with as good a chance as mine.

    1. Still here CH but as you say not much on page good luck for today and cheers for info I’ll be having a little e way. looks like Eyeeyeeyna has been retired picked up injury but don’t know all details Anyway hope it runs well. Thanks Paul.

  249. Anyone interested in Muftakker when he runs at Market Rasen next Friday should tune in Friday morning and I’ll tell you all I know. 31 entries but obviously they wont all declare. Maximum that can run is 15. If16 or 17 declare they will ballot 1 or 2. If 18 or more declare they will divide it in two.Ideally i’d like 18 to declare making two races with 9 in each.

    1. Good luck on Friday Colin. Will come back to see what you have to say…
      i am 75 years old been interested in horse racing since I was 14 with the bookes runner on the street corner taking bets for shillings….Peter

  250. Hi Colin,
    No luck yesterday with the Nicholls horses. Gone are the days when Ruby Walsh would come from Ireland to ride his horses and what a formidable team they were winners galore. I guess all good things come to a end. Only had 2 winners 2 lucky 15s yesterday struggling at the moment. It looks we are the only two writing on this page. Are you sure your horse is racing 11th May at Market Rasen as there is no entries anywhere for him to race?

    1. John ,entries dont go in until 5 days before the race .but trainers get a list of all future races so you can look what might be suitable and the bumper at Market Rasen looked the most suitable after he has had about 3 weeks rest.So probably going there.

  251. Hi Colin,
    I thought your horse would be out after a week from his first run to bring him on. I guess your trainer knows what he is doing. Beautiful weather here like summer a bit hot for the London Marathon 26 miles. P. Nicholls has seven runners out Wincanton (his favourite track) . I have done two l.15 seven Nicholls horses and one my nap total 8. treble the odds one winner best odds Wincanton (Betfred). Best of Luck. John.

  252. Hi Colin,
    I think your horse finished 9th and was not beaten far only 5 lengths. I knew a trainer years ago Eddie Reavey (ex jump jockey) he would say if you got a juvenile that can finish in the first 6 they will win a race and he was right after a couple of runs to sharpen them up. Eddie died in the eighties. god rest him a nice man a character also I knew his wife Jocelyn who took over the licence and not far from them the trainer Matt Mc Cormack who I knew his best horse was Horage a grey who won at Royal Ascot. Been a racing man Colin you might remember them. Best of luck. John.

  253. Hi Colin,
    As you said in your previous e-mail your horse don’t like soft going. The going at Newcastle was heavy also you said your horse was short a couple of gallops. On that evidence anyone could not back it. I guess your trainer will tell you need good ground or maybe a different distance. Anyway good luck. John.

    1. John, it was on the tepita track not the heavy grass. He didn’t run too bad. Didn’t like the way he was behind at the start. In the end he was running on and it was first day at school. Finished 8th but only lost by 5 lengths.Better than finishing 4th and losing by 20 lengths. Will improve as they say.

  254. Hi Colin,
    Like to take the opportunity in wishing you good luck for tomorrow also your kind offer for a badge for the meeting. If the race track was near to me I would have come. I am 25 from London going south so a long way from Newcastle. Hope your horse runs well. John.

  255. All I can say about Muftakker is that I am pleased with him. He has a very relaxed attitude, has missed a couple of gallops this week due to the lousy weather and he will be trying his best in what looks to be a weak race on paper. The top one won by a neck with the third horse about 15 lengths back. How strong the race was, I dont know. Anybody who might fancy going I have a couple of spare tickets. If you are interested leave a note on here and I’ll get back with some arrangements.If anyone is at the course ,come up to me and make yourself known. I’m only an ordinary working class lad.

    1. Good luck today hope your trainers not going to do a Gosden and win with outsider lol 20 s on betfair at the mo had a bit ew

  256. Hi Colin
    Got my internet up and running today and it is a big improvement. I guess there is a captivated audience over the last six months in anticipation when the big day will come for your racehorse Muftakker to make his racecourse appearance. Which you say is Sunday at Newcastle?. There is no racecard for Newcastle Sunday at present on the racing post site?. Anyway best of luck if he runs Sunday. John.

    1. John, Newcastle is on on Sunday. The bumper race is on the sand which will suit us because ,as i keep saying, he doesn’t like soft going.

  257. To John,Graham and Paul and everybody else who has shown an interest in Muftakker, I have news.They have put an extra meeting on at Newcastle on Sunday so we are entering. Fingers crossed for a good run.

  258. Hi Colin,
    Your horse Muftakker is not even entered lay alone been declared for next weeks meetings Southall/Market Rasen. Looks like he wont be running next week. The weather here sunshine bit of a cold breeze but looks like good weather on the way. John.

    1. John ,it will be heavy at Southwell and Market Rasen so not entered. Not chucking money away on entries when we wont be running.Looking like Warwick on 26th April unless BHA puts some extra days on which tends to happen due to all these cancellations.Fingers crossed. I want to run but i’ve waited so long so I may as well wait a bit longer for better going.

  259. Atrocious conditions irish national only 8 finished out of 30.Here is looking at you kid fell (Paparrazi Kid) so who knows what would have happened at the winning post end of the race.I will have no computer for use in the next two weeks as I am getting a new broadband provider as they one I have is very slow it is like watching paint dry. Good Luck. John.

  260. Hi Colin,
    In the old days it was Aristocrats who would buy horses win or lose for a day out Royal Ascot as it would be one of there yearly events then Cannes festival etc-etc . I think whatever competition anyone enters they want to win ( my opinion only). In this day and age horses are a expensive hobby and most owners are expecting a return millionaire owners Arabs it is a business for breeding or win the Derby/group 1 races to get there name on the board. I back horses every Saturday with the hope I win it is a nice hobby also watch it on television with a couple of pints. Hope your horse wins people who put money into racing deserve a bit of luck. John.

  261. John King. Hi John. the horse is ready to run but he’s not keen on soft going and it keeps raining in this area. Fed up with it. I have waited so long so I may as well wait a bit longer. The Wetherby day was 6th not 4th but rang the course the other day and was told it couldn’t be better than soft by Friday with the course as it was and more rain expected.Peed it down all Friday night. The plan has now moved to Southwell next Tuesday or Market Rasen on Wednesday. Southwell favourite.Also you don’t buy horses for profit, you get them for pleasure and hope they win. If Muftakker wins I’ll be happy.I’m only a working clas guy whose worked hard for his brass. My kids don’t need it so I may as well do what I want with it. Cheers Colin.

  262. Well done to whoever won March Tipster Nap competition, is there a link to find top 2, I know if you show up in yellow you made the top 10.

  263. I would like to take to say to everyone happy Easter . Who is looking at you kid?. I am E/W The Paparrazi Kid 40/1 (corals) Fairyhouse irish national 5-00pm Monday. Might go well off a feather weight 10 stone ilb . The best of luck. John.

  264. Hi Colin,
    When is your horse running?. You did say Wetherby 4th April there is no meeting at Wetherby on that day . If your trainer is charging £10,000 a year your horse must have eaten about £5,000 in grub/training fees etc with out putting a foot on the race tack. When he does run you will need to put down a good few shillings to re-coup costs. Good luck (You will need it). John.

  265. Hi all nice to see comments on top of page.
    I am 75 years old started betting with bookie’s runner taking bets on street corner.nice to read the comments on here Best of luck with your horse in the coming weeks colin holder ..Peter

  266. Dear Colin ,
    Bad luck We have a dream a non runner triumph hurdle as he looked a good thing I got 33/1 also you knowwhatimeanharry bit the dust today I think he is over the top. But no regrets won a good few shillings when he was winning. Back to the drawing board. Good Luck. John.

    1. Hi John,Had a £5 round robin Rathvinden 8/1 Tuesday, Mal Dini 11/2 yesterday and Blow By Blow 20/1 today. Thought Mal Dini had P…..d in two from home but not to be. Was looking at £8700 but that’s how it goes. Got £80 back now for my £50 but this one today would be handy.

  267. Morning all, especially all of you who have an interest in my Muftakker. I can’t blame you if you think i’ve dreamt it all as I keep changing my mind ,but the trouble is, it’s the weather that keeps changing things. Due to run at Wetherby next Tuesday, so got on to Wetherby this morning for an update on going and today it’s heavy with water- logged in places. As he doesn’t want it soft,not running. Plan now is for Wetherby on 4th April by which time the going will hopefully be better.

    1. Dear Colin,
      I can understand your point of view regarding your horse but normally the trainers does the horse entries/decides what distance the horse requires/what ground suits/what jockey rides/ otherwise every Tom-Dick-&Harry would be at it. Hopeful for a good run from Uknowwhatimeanharry today his old jockey back on board Noel Fehily. got the few shillings on at Christmas ante post. Good Luck John.

  268. My best tip today is Western Morning 4-30. Wont be posting it as lucky pin is already needed in lottery competition.

  269. Morning all at last I have found the comments box
    Why can’t this be placed at the top of the page ?
    I am 75 years young been interested in horse racing since about 14 years old with the street corner bookie’s runner taking our bets..
    I have entered the tipping competition for the last two months and see a lot of pin sticker selection winning last month winning give no more selections after tipping a 33/1 winner .. would a better way be a selection every day instead of the 15 selections a month ? Got that off my chest now best of luck Colin holder with your horse in the future

  270. To John King. John, this weather has just messed things up for Muftakker. He couldn’t train for a week so consequently not entered.I will only enter when I expect to run as it costs about 60 quid with entry plus admin fees. the plan now is to run in a bumper at Wetherby two weeks today, then a race at Redcar on 16th April.I would be hoping he can run well at Wetherby as he has good flat breeding but you never know until they get on the course. They dont get knocked about at home and John doesn’t have owt to test it. I couldn’t advise anybody to back it first time up, but I’ll be disappointed if it doesn’t win a couple of races. If any bookie opens up at 100s the day before I would risk 100 quid on it and hope it’s as good as I’m hoping.

    1. Hi Colin,
      I can see you have the future of your horse at heart also his welfare and not to have him knocked about. They say patience is a virtue and a lot of times it pays off. Wish you the best of luck and hope there is a win around the corner. Cheltenham almost upon us. Looking forward to-We-Have-A-Dream Triumph hurdle I am on 33/1 e/w also youknowwhatimeanharry hopefully he can produce his old form and get placed at least. Good Luck. John.

  271. My Nap of the Day, Warrior Valley (7/2) just won the 1st race at Southwell, 4th March ’18, but my League position is still only showing 1 winner, this is not the first time this has happened I’ve been complaining in the Past about this, but nothing gets done about it. When will you LISTEN??

    1. We have not changed the rules because there was no clear opinion/majority that changing in one or another way will be an advantage.

      1. No comments because most people don’t know how to comment. The
        comment square is at the bottom of the page and the best way to it is to hold down pg dn in the top right hand side of your computor.

        1. Dear Colin,
          It would be good if this page was updated it would help. Not many comment on this page as I guess they have a limited interest in horseracing they treat the competition as a lottery for pin stickers as it is a free competition. Good Luck. with your horse next week hopefully the snow will be gone and racing back to normal. John.

    2. Hi Colin,
      Is your horse racing this week you did say it was racing Thursday?. If it is racing what chance has he got. You have had him since November 017 surely he must be fit to do himself justice by now on the race track. I guess he has eaten up a good bit in training fees etc. Don’t forget the Guinness/oats he will be bucking like a stag after that. Hope he runs well for you and you get a few shillings back. Good Luck. John.

  272. Change of plan already. Not running next Wednesday as it is an evening meeting and I have other plans on wednesday evenings. Probably would have been ideal race as it is for 4yr olds and upwards so there wouldn’t have been any fancy 3yr olds in it.There’s a race following Thursday,see what that brings.

    1. Hi Colin,
      If you are paying thousands in training fees for your horse I think I would want a better answer about the chance of my horse then it depends if he gets out of the right side of bed. If your horse is fit and his blood count is right then he will run his race. If he don’t he is no good simple as that. I hope it don’t prolong the pain for you much longer. Anyway best of luck when he does run. John.

      1. Hi John, that was McCormack talking about his horse at Sedgefield.He rode mine out yesterday morning.and said he needs a distance. There is a mile and half maiden at Newcastle two weeks today and we are going for that. Maiden races are hard to win and he will need handicapping before any hopes are realised.

        1. Hi Colin, Sorry as Paul said I got the wrong end of the stick. What I was trying to emphasize is for E; G; if there is a class 5 horse winner in the stable you could work your horse against it to give you a idea if he is a likely winner or the stopwatch which is like a camera don’t tell any lies. Otherwise it is a shot in the dark. Shogun Paddy there was a few shillings down 14/1 to 11/2 finished 2nd today Exeter better then a kick up the A–E. Good Luck. John.

    2. Hi looking forward to see it run a friend of mine got part share in one with Norton( Eyeeyenya) only a sixth I think but same jockey rode it last time not seen him since last run Rouge Nouge 7-15 for me today good luck I think johns got wrong end of stick lol

      1. Whose your friend Paul. Is it Glen cos he seems to be the one who has a share in that. It runs at Catterick next Tuesday, then it gets handicapped.If you fancy going give me a shout and I’ll get a couple of badges.

        1. No Paul Newman think there’s 6 of them I’m on hols next week but thanks don’t go to races much now.just looking at tues decs do you mean Fiddlers Flight

          1. Paul, Aye aye Enya was supposed to run next Tuesday but it’s not entered for some reason. I spoke to that Glen last week and he told me there were a few sharing . They all pay ok but said that two of them were more interested than the rest.

  273. Johann,

    I think some of us are aware that you cannot have two separate 14/1 winners and have two separate prices declared, as does happen with BSP prices, this makes it an unfair competition.
    Could I make a suggestion that as you download the results from Betfair, you manually change the winning ones to SP, as you have to do this when Betfair make a cock-up anyway.

  274. Morning again. If we are persevering with betfair prices, the best solution I can come up with is leave the competition as it is, but restrict prices to 8 to 1 and then the prices would be similar to SP and we wouldn’t get the wild variations that betfair prices throw up. Tips would be genuine fancies and not stick in the pin hopefuls. What about making it weekly with £30 and £10 prizes. If you get behind, another competition would start next week, instead of waiting until next month.

    1. Hi CH good idea in theory but what if you pick one at 8s and it drifts out will it not count the bet fair prices seem to change so much as you say Back on now got a Bit More Time. Good Luck with Your horse still looking for a big priced one this month

      1. Hi Paul, if 8to1 was agreed that would be it. If you pick a 33to1 now and it drifts to 50s you only get 33s. Anybody interested in Muftakker, he’s running next Tuesday. Mile and a quarter a bit short, first day at school and all that so I couldn’t recommend a bet. Been up this morning and Colm McCormack came and put him through stalls. That went ok. He then gave him a bit of work and said the horse was ok but would be better over a distance. I’m hoping he has a bit of class that might help him. Find out Tuesday. I asked him if his ride this afternoon had a chance and his answer was “it depends which side of bed he [the horse] gets out of bed. So what chance have we got. Fingers crossed.

  275. A possible solution for the problem Colin addressed:

    The winner of the competition gets 60. The second gets 40.
    The winner in the “champions league” gets 50 plus a “black belt” around the name in the league table.

    The “champions league” is a group of tipsters who post good naps in the long run – not just a few winners with high odds. That could be an idea to address the problem.

    How do you feel about this suggestion?

  276. Morning everybody. I must say that this tipping competition is one big joke and I would be the last person to sponsor something that is a just a lottery And usually won by a person with a lucky pin. Honest it’s not sour grapes. but the current leader has sent in 15 tips of which 6 were above 30, 3 were in the 20s, 4 were in the teens with 1 at 9 and 1 at 4. 2 of them won at fancy prices. I think I know a bit about horse racing so come on, is this good tipping or someone dropping lucky.Even the person in 7th place is in a good position but has 7 tips above 30, 2 in 20s,3 in teens, 1at9 and 1at7.I have now to look for some outsiders to tip. I won’t back them but posting them will be the only way to catch this lucky leader.the winner can always say they’ve won the lottery.

    1. On reading this, it doesn’t reflect well on me. I should probably have said, nobody is breaking the rules so good luck to them and everybdy else that takes part.Where are all the correspondents these days, especially Sandra. I miss her.

  277. I picked my Nap of the Day, but when I went back into the Website Later, the Site says I have not picked a Nap for Today?? WTF? Why is it saying this, what is going on?? Not bloody happy with this Competition anymore, and No-one answers your Complaints when you post them. How bloody Ignorant is that?


  278. Nearly a week now since I made my first comment, and I see it is STILL waiting Admin approval, which is a bit of a Pain. this Johann must either be a very busy person, or a lazy one. Anyway It is really annoying that she hasn’t taken the time to reply to my requests, and I think if she or Admin haven’t resolved this issue by End of this Month, then this Comp is getting kicked into next week.

  279. Hi Johanna, what have i done to upset you? After complaining that my Name was missing from the League table, I eventually found it, but it only had me as tipping 1 horse, (which won btw on Thurs 1st Feb) my result appeared as 100%, but my Saturday winner was missing, so I complained it won @11/2 but was missing from my results. Then when I check Today, My league result is showing me as Having 2 LOSERS?? Why? What is going on???

  280. Why is my league position showing me as only having had 1 Nap winner, when I know i have had 2 NAP winners? 1 on 1st Feb, 2nd winner on 3rd Feb, Topofthegame @11/2? If you are having trouble keeping this Up to Date, why don’t you ask for a Volunteer to Help, who could keep this up to date and accurate?

  281. When is the Naps results page updated? As I am showing as having only had 1 Nap this Month, when I know I have had 2, both winners, and that the winner that is Showing, is the Wrong odds anyway, today’s winning Nap is not showing. why?

  282. Congratulations to January winners,whoever they are, and if anyone wants a comment just click on “leave a reply” and fire away.

      1. Hi Colin,
        I would have thought your horse would be jumping out of his skin by now. Your trainer should tell you what to expect if he has been working with the yards winners it should give you a idea. Guinness/raw eggs/oats a good protein recipe for energy . I expect you will be shouting AAA-way the lads at (Newcastle). I support Man-Und and Farnborough as my nephew plays for them now at the Paddy-Power stadium. Good Luck with your horse on 28th exciting times ahead also Cheltenham a round the corner. John.

    1. CH
      😠aye lad i’m sure it wasn’t thee nor me,😢
      😎still countdown to squeaky bum(🏇 Muftakker 🏇)time,hooves crossed all the best😎

  283. I download the odds from Betfair. For this reason the odds do not match exactly the SP odds we see in RacingPost. Here is a list of a few winners with their odds from RacingPost and from Betfair. You see in general the Betfair odds are slightly higher.

    Jan 1 Kellys Dino – RacingPost 8/1 – I downloaded from Betfair 12.49
    Jan 15 Baby Ticker – RacingPost 6/1 – Betfair 8
    Jan 23 Sir Geoffrey RP 25/1 – BF 31.13
    Jan 3 SunshineAndBubbles – RP 8/1 – BF 13
    Jan 5 Serenity Now – RP 7/2 – BF 5.02
    Jan 10 Pattie – RP 5/1 – BF 7.52
    Jan 15 Krystallite RP 8/1 – BF 10.43
    Jan 17 Sky Marshal – RP 7/2 – BF 4.6
    Jan 23 Fooload – RP 9/2 – BF 5.69

    The mechanism how we download the odds does not give advantage to a specific participant. One month you might have a slight disadvantage. Another other month you get a few points in plus.

    Compare it with the situation in real betting: you send your bet to a certain bookmaker. Later, with hindsight, you know: you would have got better odds if you had sent your bet a few hours later to another bookmaker. Sometimes it is to your advantage – other times you had just a bit of bad luck.

    1. The smaller the price you have less advantage with betfair. When someone tips a 20/1 winner they could get as many as 13 points extra. They are the ones that are winning the competition every month.
      Every winner, including me must have a big priced winner without which you can’t win.

    2. Johann,
      But why are you using Betfair in the first place. Why can’t you use SP prices & then everybody who, say, backed an 8/1 winner on different days would receive 8 points, unlike the two examples you highlight in your letter where there is a difference of two points for the same price. At the end of a month, those two points could be the difference between coming second or third.
      By the way, there is still at least one wrong result but if people cannot be bothered to check their own results, I cannot be bothered to put it on here. It could affect the monthly result as it is a shortage of 5points which begs me to ask, if you are downloading these results from Betfair, how can it be wrong?

    1. Please elaborate.
      I cannot see a problem with Harry’s results. However, I can see a problem with your winner on 03/01/18. You appear to have been given a point too many!!

  284. Regarding January competition, I have been telling the authorities for over 2 weeks that Bob, Sketchers and Superali have all been credited with over 30
    points too many this month. Ziltiod should be the leader with Wingy in 2nd place.
    Still plenty of time for others to catch up.

          1. Johann,

            Could I suggest you look at ALL winners on 06/01/18 as there are still others showing the wrong price.

  285. Hi
    I’m new to BetInfo24 and Betfair SP.
    I don’t understand how Livelovelaugh (Cork 2018/01/06 14:30) won at odds of 4/7 fav but returned 33 points in the NAPs competition.
    Any help would be appreciated.


  286. I’ve noticed that the races and the results are not getting updated. We might have again a problem with the data provider. It might take a few days until the problem is resolved.

      1. Hi Colin,
        The select page is working. We Have A Dream made it a Hat-trick Saturday 6th Jan now 7/1 for the triumph Hurdle March hope there is a good bit left in the tank for the big race as I said earlier on this page I am on at 33/1 e/w. Have you got any entries from your trainer yet when your horse is likely to run?. Good Luck. John.

        1. 10 furlong race at Newcastle on 28th Feb pencilled in but hoping to f
          ind one earlier in Feb.
          Bloke goes in chemist for a packet of condoms The assistant says small, medium or large.He braggingly says “large”, so she gave him a packet of 144.

    1. Dear Johnfrombuc,
      Will you be up dating the discuss page?. As there is no room for comments or problems that may occur to post. Thank You. John.

  287. morning everybody. Congratulations to the two winners for December and best of luck to all for January. I’m not a computer expert but I notice if I press the pg dn button in the top right hand corner it takes me to the bottom [comment page]quickly. Happy New Year Sandra, John and everybody else who comments to me or about me.

    1. 😎All the best CH for the new year and good luck with🏇 Muftakker will be keeping a eye 👀 on him and🗣 cheering him on😎

    2. To Colin,
      Happy new year also to the other competitors . Hopefully this page will be updated in the near future. Hope your horse goes well for 018. It will be interesting to follow. Also exciting times ahead for Cheltenham March meeting. Backed Firebird Flyer Welsh National at 40/1(corals) small e/w 4 places. Saturday 6th January. The alcoholic drinks are on Fuzzyduck The December winner . Quack-Quack. Good Luck. John.

  288. Happy New Year everybody. If you want to make a comment ,believe it or not, the box is at the bottom of the page. Unless anybody Knows a quick way of getting to the bottom, I wont be going again. Looking for a 20/1 shot today to sneak December

    1. Good Day,
      Harry was beaten fair and square by a surprise winner 40/1 funny old game racing. But to all his regular followers and my self he owes us nothing. I will be on again when he runs later this month. Well done to colin the winner of the nap competition. I expect you will have to send the few shillings to the head lad also stable staff who look after your horse Christmas box. You should have some entries from your trainer for future races?. What is the name of your trainer?. When is your horse running?. I will follow with interest. Hope he wins for you. good luck. John.

      1. John, horse is doing ok and should be ready to run in January. Trainer is John Norton. You might think he’s a poor trainer but he’s ok. Aiden O’ Brien wouldn’t win with the horses he’s got. His last two over hurdlers have just scoped bad on Friday. He thinks there is another race in Flying Power who runs on Monday at Southwell. He will jump out and hopefully make all the running.All his horses are always doing their best.

        1. Hi Colin,
          Looks like this page could do with up dating no space left. It would be rude to under estimate any trainers ability if they have tired horses to work with they can only do the best with what they have. The Adien OBrien team work there juveniles on the gallops to a stopwatch time if they don’t make the time required they will not run on the racecourse that is why all his horses win. Also millions of $ at his disposal which buys the best horses. Ihave backed a horse that had moderate form in France has come to N Henderson and bolted in class 4 hurdle hopeful of more improvement to come We Have A Dream I am on 33/1 Triumph Hurdle that wont be around for long. Two fellows talking one says to the other I was in the merchant navy and been round the world and other places to the other one says if I want to hear an asshole I will f–t myself. Two fellows took some batteries from a shop by the time the police arrived they had swallowed them the police are charging them in the morning. Good Luck with the horse. John.

      2. Back again John. FP is drawn 2 and the one on the inside is a hold up horse. FP is a good trapper and will jump out and try to make all. You would get a run for your money at 20s.

        1. To Colin,
          Christmas Crackers. A women goes to the dentist, says to dentist I would rather have a baby then have all my teeth pulled out?. The dentist says make up your mind as I will have to adjust the chair?. A fellow playing golf every Sunday for years . His wife says did you win honey, no he replies?. She replies cut six inches of the clubs?. He says will it improve my game?. She says I don’t know about that, but for sure they will fit in the dustbin. Two elderly women talking one says to the other what happened to your Bert?. The other one replies he died of a heart attack?. We always made love to the chimes of the church bells every Sunday morning until one Summers Sunday morning a ice cream van went by on fire followed by the fire engine. HA-HA- Keep Smiling. John.

    2. Where’s the space gone for comments. Have to use a reply space. Merry Christmas to all our punters and a reminder to Jason that November’s winnings are a bit slow coming.

      1. Hi Colin.
        I Posted the 3rd Dec We have a dream bolted in Sat16th now 8/1 from 33/1 for Triumph Hurdle. Have you a dream?, I am on at 33/1. Have you sent the few shillings to the head lad/stable staff Christmas box. Still hoping Youknowwhatimeanharry can deliver next Sat 23rd. for the Turkey/Bacon for Christmas. Have you had the few shillings from the nap Competition. Happy Christmas. John.

      2. Hi Colin,
        A husband says to the wife paint the front room for Christmas. Anyway he came back after work the wife is laid out on the floor sweating wearing a fur coat also a duffle coat he says to her what happened she replied it said on the paint tin for best results put two coats on. A jack the lad tipster says to a fellow do you want the winner of the next race the fellow replies I have no where to keep him I only have a small garden. Christmas crackers. John.

      3. Hi Colin,
        A Fellow looking at the holidays brochures says to his girlfriend I would like the three S Sex-Sea-and Sand. she replied you usually have the three s S–t-Shave and a Shower.I sat next to a girl in a French restaurant last night she had Frogs Legs and Chicken Breasts (most Peculiar) Keep Smiling the few shillings will arrive. Ha-Ha. John.

    3. My reply is way down the page. This will probably be as well, if it gets read by Jason, Where’s my winnings for November.

      1. Hi Colin,
        This page is a joke. One big joke. Needs updating. I left the few shillings with the bookie as harry finished 3rd. I have him backed Cheltenham hopefully he can pull it out in the stayers hurdle but he could be up against it with new rising stars. Looks like beans on toast and a bottle of pop Christmas(ha-ha) found a new star We have a dream for Cheltenham I am on 33/1 as I said earlier .Happy Christmas. John.

  289. Good Evening,
    Thistlecrack is the highest rated in the race and maybe a hard nut to crack but I am on our old hero as usual Youhnowwhatimeanharry at 7/4 with William Hill to bring the bacon back for Christmas. The long distance hurdle Friday Newbury at 3-00pm. a joke for colin.Ahusband sent his wife out to get some chops she went into the butchers shop and said you have a pigs head in the window he says that is a pigs head. Good Luck. John.

  290. To Colin,
    This guy Superali is pretty hot with the naps this month. I guess it could be worse it could be Clark Kent on your tail (superman). not much luck myself this month. Two fellows talking one says I hear there is a new topless ventriloquist in the club and no man has ever seen her lips move. A fellow was so ugly he could not get a girl so he thought I will join the monastery anyway he meets the abbot the abbot says to him you will be working in the gardens he also says there is not much in the way of entertainment my son but there is a barrel in the cellar with a hole in it to relieve your tensions of the outside world and you can use it six days a week he says to the abbot what happens Sunday the abbot replies it is your turn in the barrel. Ive heard roll out the barrel. John.

    1. Hi Colin,
      Murphy goes round to see Pat who has a broken leg. Pat says can you go upstairs and get my slippers anyway Murphy goes upstairs and sees pats two daughters laying naked on the bed he says to them your dad says I have to make love to you one of them says go-away-with-ya prove it?. Murphy shouts down one of them Pat no he shouts back F–K the two of them. Christmas crackers I am running out of jokes. You will have to post some. John.

  291. To Colin,
    Pat& Murphy reading a sign outside the Forestry sawmills tree fellers wanted apply with in. Murphy says to Pat said if only sean had been with us we would have got the job. Murphy I would like some nails requested of the travelling tinker?. How long would you like them asked the man.? For ever if that is all right with you said Murphy. Pat goes to the dentist. That’s my lot says Pat leaving the dentists ive just had all my teeth out never again. Conversation at Immigration Dublin airport (officer) your name sir Bakshish Abdul> sex > three times a day (officer)>I mean male or female >man doesent matter.A wife to her husband. Honey what ate you doing?. I am reading our marriage certificate what for>? . Im looking for the expiry date.Keep smiling. John.

  292. John, your jokes are getting a bit better ,but not much. I dont know any clean ones really. A man with one testicle got married and after 6 months she died. Not to be put off by it he married onother woman and after 6 months he died.The moral of this story is, you cant kill two birds with one stone. I’ll tell you another when I post a winner. Hope it’s tomorrow.

  293. Colin,
    Your leader of the table almost weighed in Christmas presents in santas sack for the festive season. A fellow goes in the newsagents .There is a beautiful buxom blonde behind the counter he says to her a lottery ticket please she replies there is a roll over next week luv he replies that better then winning a tenner. A man goes to the doctors he says doctor I need some sleeping tablets for my wife the doctor replies cant she sleep the man replies she has just woken up . John.

  294. Hi Superali, whoever you are, I must congratulate you on your tipping this month. I have always said you can’t win this competition tipping favourites. Every winner in the past has come up with a couple of outsiders and I don’t expect that to change. It’s getting towards the end of the month now so the regulars will be going for outsiders and believe me some will win. Anyway you have done very well, better than me in fact, but my 18/1 winner that paid 28/1 was worth most of your winners put together. Best of luck to end of month.

  295. Colin.
    Husband says to wife there is a terrible draught with the old windows/doors. The wife replies okay I will phone the double glazing company.Anway they came and fitted doors etc.Anyway after a year the husband got the bill he says to the wife I thought you paid the bill?. No she replies the fellow fitting the doors/windows said they would pay for themselves after a year. The husband replies I had a draught now I have a overdraught. John.

  296. John, Girl goes home and tells her dad she’s been graped. He said, don’t you mean raped. She said no, there was a bunch of them.

  297. To Colin,
    Your in contention to win the competition for the Christmas presents. A women goes in the garda station she says to the officer I have been raped the officer asks any details about the man she replies he was 5foot-8inches tall ginger hair wearing a cap anything else about him the garda asks she replies yes he works for the council the garda asks how do you know that. She replies he made me do all the work.( no offence to council workers). Christmas crackers. Good Luck. John.

  298. John, just for you, A mans wife died and he stayed in for 6 months and not having anything to do with women. He finally got over his wife’s death and ventured out.Course he met this woman, had a drink and one thing led to another and they ended up in bed. after his performance she told him he was the world’s worst lover. A bit upset he said, how can you tell that in one minute. Trying to make excuses he told her he hadn’t seen a woman for 6 months.She said why, where have you been.He thought he would get his own back and jokingly said, I’ve been in the vd clinic and she said, what’s the food like because I’m going in tomorrow.
    Posted a winner today and didn’t have a penny on it.Shows the stupidity of the competition. Betfair price 28/1

  299. Good Day.
    Yuoknowwhatimeanharry won Saturday giving weight to his two rivals 8lb and running at a shorter distance. Hope you got on at 8/1 for the stayers race Cheltenham March 018. His price in the betting shops is around 6/1 now . This horse never runs a bad race. A joke for Colin. An Irishman and a yank flying over Ireland. The yank says to the Irishman Gee what are them black spots down there the Irishman replies if they move there cattle or horses if they don’t they are council workers. a cracker. John.

  300. To harrygee61
    The monthly winner of the competition need to send their payment details to Jason. He is the person who handles “everything related to money”. I take care of the technical part. If you have sent your details already please resent them.

  301. Good Evening, For good reason a lot of you will remember our money spinning hero. Youknowwhatimean. I was going to tip him for Saturday but due to 7 absentees there is three left in the race and a price of 4/7 wont buy many Christmas presents. I have backed him for the stayers hurdle Cheltenham018 with paddy Power at 8/1 no25/1 around this time sad to say.Hope he wins tomorrow youknowwhatimeanharry. Might slip him in a L-15 as sometimes there are funny results with 3 horse races. Best of Luck. John.

  302. To johnfrombuc
    Sent two emails a week apart with my details for paypal but nothing put into my
    account.Can you check out whats gone wrong. Thanks Harry.

  303. To Colin Holder,
    The geldings breeding is impressive hope he lives up to it. He wont be ready for Christmas to get the Xmas presents. As a matter of interest what is his name?. So we can follow him in the future. I will put a tip tomorrow afternoon for Saturday for hopefully the Christmas gifts. Women says to friend I seen your frank going in the airport friend replies he was out of work for a while but seen a advert in the local paper saying there is a hundred jobs in Jeapody .John.

  304. Doing ok John. Could be ready end of December but looks like January. His half brother on mothers side [most important side] finish 4th in last years St Ledger so half as good as that would do. Posted a winner today but not showing yet. Somebody always manages to find a 33/1 and then everybody has to start looking for bigger prices.

  305. To Colin Holder,
    When is your gelding the trusty steed making his debut?. Will you be giving us the nod and the wink before he races on the all weather?. So we can get the few shillings on for Christmas presents. Like I gave you all the tip at Christmas last year for Youknowwhatimeanharry who had two wins just before Christmas. First win 7/1 next time 6//4. Paid for Christmas 016. Good Luck. John.

  306. To Colin Holder,
    Well pleased what I got back £10 e/w at 33/1 £92-50p nearly the same as backing a 8/1 winner.I might invest some of it on the Beano annual. As I am running out of jokes .I expect you will invest in the Dandy. A husband says to the wife that young lad next door is going to high school soon the wife replies are they moving to America he replies no he is going to the school on the hill. After a few weeks dating a young couple are in bed the fellow lights up a fag and looks at the girl and asks do you smoke after intercourse ?. she replies I never look. That’s all for now folks. John.

  307. Good Morning,
    When irish eyes are smiling They got the rub of the green Melbourne Cup first 3 past the post. Max Dynamite ran a cracker to finish 3rd at 14/1 as he had been race rusty but had been working well leading up to the race. I have got a 33/1 place over 8 to one. Max name sake Dynamite dollars should go close at Southwell 1-20pm today. Well done if you were on at 33/1 a lot were. John.

  308. Good Day.
    Latest news from Flemington Thomas Hobson just made the cut 24 and there is 24 runners . The Hong Kong based Jockey Zac Purton rides Max Dynamite now 16/1 from 33/1 will go off shorter on the day. A rough tough race the Melbourne Cup The foreign horses need the rub of the green hope Max puts is a explosive display(Dynamite). Good Luck if you are on at 33/1 I am. John.

  309. Good Day,
    Latest news from Flemington concerning the Melbourne Cup. Max Dynamite and Thomas Hobson worked well this morning. Max L400 in under 23 seconds needed a good blow out as he has been lightly raced….. Thomas Hobson is in danger of been balloted out as he is number 26 as there is 24 runners final cut4th. Max now 20/1 from 33/1 I guess he will shorten more near post time. I am on at 33/1 . The Hong Kong Jockey from Brazil Joao Moreira will be riding if Thomas Hobson is a non runner he is world class.Wrote this for the benefit of those interested in horse racing and those who have backed him. Good Luck. John.

  310. John, I dont bother much when I’m away. You can’t bet serious without the Racing Post. The hotel we are stopping at provides a Daily Mail but I can’ bet with that. I think a Racing Post would cost about a tenner.I take my lap top and will post something blind that’s backed but I’ll need to be lucky. Posted a 28/1 yesterday that lead to last furlong and finished 2nd. 10 lengths to 3rd horse.Get a bit of info from Ireland at the weekend so just back them. Regular bookie 365 wont take bets from Spain.Cheers John.

  311. To Colin,
    There is internet cafes also internet in Hotels also English newspapers in Spain .You will have to take your laptop with you if you want the sporting life site. Where I go in Turkey there is no betting shops which don’t bother me as I enjoy the beach the weather the drink the food and a look at the women. English newspapers £2 each the sun etc.It is a nice break and rest.In the days of crossroads one of the locals seen Benny in town late at night he asked why are you so late in town Benny replied I went round to see miss Diana she took all her clothing off and said go to Town Benny and here I am. After that I could do with a rub down with the Sporting Life. Have a nice time in Spain. Adios Amigo. John.

  312. Good Evening,
    I was going to say elementary my dear chap but that joke sounds excrementry. The wife went into a public toilet years ago she said the lady in the next cubicle was reciting poetry. It went here I sit broken hearted spent a penny and only F—-D.The farmer says to his wife are you keeping chickens in the outside toilet as the smell is fowl she replied I did have a chicken curry last night. The jump season is kicking in nicely . p Nicholls in good form I have been backing him L15 last two weeks also A Obrien as he is going for the world championship most group 1 winners is equal at present worth watching him this weekend as he tries to win it. Finally a women says to her friend my husband got the D-C-M she replies that is the Distinguished –Conduct-Medal The women says not exactly he came back from the pub Friday and the foreman said Don’t Come Monday. That’s all for now folks. John.

  313. I was driving down the road the other day and had to pull up at the traffic lights. A beautiful blonde came alongside in the inside lane. I thought she looked a proper lady about forty and looked real class.She looked at me and I looked at her and I remember thinking I wouldn’t mind some of that.Anyway she wound her window down so I wound mine down secretly hoping for her best chat-up line and she smiled again and said “have you farted as well”.What a let down and remember all that glitters is not gold.
    Not as good as John’s.

  314. Swopped it to Breath of Blighty so waste of time. Time running out for me as going to Spain on Wednesday and no access to Racing Post.

  315. Hi Jason,

    A few days back I asked you to send me the price money for Septembers contest and as of today I am still waiting for this. You said you would take care of this but nothing yet. I could do with the 100 pounds price mate. If you could please send the money I would apprecciate it. I think I won this fare and square and it is now almost the end of October.


  316. To Colin Holder,
    A EGGstradinary joke. If the boys dropped there trousers it would have been EGGplicit but a kick below the belt is no yoke as your nuts EGGspand. The loser said as a EGGception I will have a poached EGG . In the nap table you have a EGG celent chance of winning.Do you get your tips from the daily EGGspress?. Good Luck. John.

  317. couple of jokes from John’s joke book.An englishman and an irishman live next door to one another. Any irish person reading this it’s not racist.Suppose you tell jokes about us english so you’ll just swop the characters around
    The englishman keeps some hens and one day one of them lays an egg on the irishman’s lawn. He asks the irishman for the egg only to be told it’s on his lawn so it’s his egg. The englishman claims it’s his because he owns the hens. After a heated argument the irishman says we’ll settle this the Irish way. What’s that says the englishman. Irishman says “you kick me between the legs [or words to that effect] then i’ll kick you between the legs and the first one to give in loses the egg”. The englishman kicks the irishman who falls to the floor writhing in agony.As he is getting up he’s saying” it’s my turn now” and the englishman says” I give in, you can have the egg.No room left I’ll tell the other next time I post a winner.

  318. Good Day
    I backed Max Dynamite for <Melborne Cup Flemington park November 7th at 33/1 e/w 4places quarter the odds(Betfred) . Unlucky not to win this race 015 flopped after that one year out. Came back recently and won small race at Killarney he could slightly be under the radar. A big price at double carpet.He is out in Australia ready for the big race. Colin has your comic arrived the wackey races. Penelope Pitstop-Peter Perfect-Dick Dasterley and mutley. I guess he does the greyhound tips as he is a dog. Good Luck. John.

  319. To Johnfrombuc,
    I am on annual holiday having a rest also re charging my batteries for the jump autumn season . Will be back in November with naps and corny jokes. A women retires from the shoe factory after 40years she said it was sole destroying. There making a film called Constipation there still waiting for it to come out. The wife phoned the doctor asking him has he anything for severe wind he replied get a kite. A man going to work on Sunday the wife says to him why are you wearing two wrist watches? he replies the foreman said it is double time Sunday. That is all for know folks. Keep Smiling. John.

    1. Hi John, looks like your Beano came early this week.One for Sandra. What are you playing at. Your “Secret” would have taken you to the top of the pile. That’s your big chance gone.

      1. Colin my precious , its worse than that , it was a free betting race for me , care of bet 365 a 4/1+ offer as I had wordismybond @1620 hrs and that was the next 4/1+ offer race @1930hrs and I missed out ,Sandra xx

  320. Hi Jason,

    I tried to contact you by email to claim my first price money for September but I have not yet received any reply or money for it. Can you please look into it?


  321. What happened, John King? No NAPs, no jokes in forum any more? Did a single losing month after a long series of profits discourage you so much? (I am joking, of course)

  322. Hi guys, new to this and just put my nap in, was wandering though as only two meetings were showing so is this the norm or can i access all the meetings daily ? Thanks in advance

  323. Finished 2nd in September competition. Emailed Paypal details on 2nd October and received £50 on the 3rd October. Thank you Jason. Superb. Love the compo.

  324. Regarding the winners of last months comp, I have not received any emails from you with your Paypal account details, please re-send


  325. Good Morning,
    Absolute beautiful day here in the south of England the sun beaming like a hot summers day. Unfortunate it is not the same at Ayr as the Saturday Gold cup meeting abandoned & my tip maybe a blessing in disguise .There is still plenty of meetings for Saturday to pick the winners and dare I say the losers. Good Luck. John.

  326. OK, looks like all up and running again, well done Pete French & Donkey, couple of really decent winners today just to put the pressure on. I’m only about £20 or so down so watch yer backs. Only 9 days to go but I shall try my best. Steve

  327. Good Evening,
    Good to see the competition is working again. I have backed Doc Spartello this afternoon at a big price 50/1 e/w six places at a quarter the odds with (William Hill) .He is a distance winner on heavy ground > I guess Ayr will be soft to heavy on Saturday.Good Luck. John.

  328. Jason,

    Last month I won the contest for the tipster competition and I have still not received the price money. I sent you a couple of emails about this but I have no reply yet either. Could you please contact me and send me the money to the email address I gave you?


  329. Good Day,
    I mentioned Strativarius at 10/1 ante-post for St Ledger July and backed him e/w he finished 3rd at 9/2 so made a small profit. Also had him Goodwood Cup at 12/1 e/w . Overall a profit. Well done to those that were on at big prices. Good Luck. John.

    1. There are some problems with our data provider. We are discussing with them but the solution might still take a few days. Sorry.

  330. Colin , this is not very comfortable to say the least , you don’t give up do you ! and to top it all yesterdays tip WON , I would have been well shot of you , that’s my luck , all the best , SANDRA

    1. Sandra, we’ve never been as close.What about me posting a winner[22s on betfair] on Friday then changed my mind at the last minute. I would have been shot of you.It’s all ifs and buts.

    1. It is not so much a technical problem but it requires also some discussion with partners. That’s why it takes so long. I am sorry to say that It sill might require a few days until everything works smooth again.

  331. Good Day,
    Hugo Palmers horses are just hitting form after a slow start. But I have backed Zhukova e/w this morning( corals ) 14/1 6-45pm Leopardstown irish champion stakes.Good Luck. John.

  332. Not easy today but going to try a E/W L15.Kem 3 15 Mustarrid.(Nap) Hay 4.45 Archis Affaire.(NB) Wol 7 30 Central City Wol 6 00 Maraakib.

  333. Its all gone bandy again.No horses or courses are available, was going to do
    BOBBY BISCUIT 7-20 KEMP.Iwill look again later.

  334. Who’s a dxxx- head. Posted Meadow Cross and changed it to Aurora’s Dream just at the off.On the plus side Had a fiver on Meadow Cross at 20s on the got to be a happy dxxx-head.

  335. Meant to say Graham, Tranquil Tracy is well capable of winning but it wont settle and has nothing left at the finish,If it could settle, it would have a chance.

  336. CH i used to live next door to Stanley Hinton had horses with Michael Blanshard well into his 90’s so plenty of time yet !!
    i thought first thing needed was to get it to learn english after Monsieur Head mademoiselles have been lovingly grooming it, a good bucket full of john smiths should do the trick.
    stay sound (both☺) and hope you have some winning racedays (both☺) all the best.

    1. Thanks Graham, you have to be lucky to own a winner these days but we are very hopeful. will keep you posted regarding his progress.Owned a winner once [about 40 years ago]. Ran at Donny one Saturday, had £20
      [worth more now obviously] on it. Nowhere. Came out Monday, won at 11/1. Not a penny on it.

  337. CH my guess ? if so is it another one for the jaffa Syndicate.
    hope you have more luck than Flying Power&Tranquil Tracy have had this year will keep an eye out for it good luck fingers crossed.
    BTW see FP entered for wolver this saturday .all the best
    Muftakker (GB) by Tamayuz (GB) x Qertaas (IRE)
    2014 Gr.C Consignor: Shadwell Stud | E268
    Purchaser: J.R. Norton Ltd £14,000.
    Previous-Trainer.F Head/Owner.Hamdan Al Maktoum.

    1. Graham, I’m nothing to do with Jaffa gang. Had horses with John before but all rubbish. I am 80 in November so not much pleasure left in life,so not much danger to Sandra. Decided to have one last fling and hopefully get a decent horse. Muftakker is a smashing looker and well bred, but that doesn’t mean he can run fast, so all I can do is hope. John can train if he gets the right horses but unfortunately he doesnt have rich owners to back him. Muftakker’s first job is to have his wedding tackle removed so it will be at least christmas before I get a run.FP is entered Saturday but expected to get balloted out.

  338. Sandra darling, you know this is not my favourite position, but if you promise to be gentle with me, I will close my eyes and think of England.
    Going to Doncaster sales today. You can watch on the internet. I am interested in lot 33 which should be selling just after 11. 21 is my limit.

  339. The root cause are some problems with our data provider. We are discussing with them and hope that the issues are resolved in a few days. I’ll let you know when everything is working as before.
    For the time being I need to update most of the data manually. Usually I update the data around 6am-7am. After the update the selection of runners and the league standing should be correct. If you notice some wrong results please let me know: I’ll check it out and fix it.

    1. Sandra, you spoke too soon. There you are on the top of the pile. If my Friday tip had won i would have been in my favourire lying on top of you. It was 10/1 and come over the last 2 lengths in front, 10/1 on in running and got beat. Thats me all the time. You have a good start so keep it up as the bishop said to the actress.

      1. Colin my precious , you have got no staying power , as the actress said to the bishop , your best bet is in the 1420hrs (3) Windsor , good luck ! ,Sandra xx

  340. Johann,

    Either I am not reading it right or the problem still exists. I take the price from the ATR site and in the results I checked from yesterday, totalling four, they were all different to the table. I have always read the results from ATR so either they have a problem or this site has, in which case it needs correcting before the month progresses.

  341. Good Day,
    For anyone interested in sport as a hobby I thought I would write about the ups and downs not only racing but football the team I follow Gosport got relegated last season disaster .My nephew who plays for them has been out with career threating injuries for two years operations on his legs .Now recovered and getting fit for Saturday 2nd Septembers FA cup round against Bridgwater at home. Need to win this one for a nice pay out from FA. Goooo-an the boys. Good Luck. John.

  342. Good Evening,
    I guess the August Competition will be void as there is a break in the system. I hope not for those in contention at the top of the table anyway look forward to September to the St Ledger etc, The wife said I was throwing my weight around I said I am not in the highland games shot put etc. She sent me to the ironmongers to get a long weight yesterday morning I came back last night she said I meant a long weight not a long wait. Anyway I came back from the golf early this morning she said how come you are back early I replied I stood on the rake in the bunker it was the only two balls I hit all day. OUCH-OUCH- it would make ones eyes water. Keep Smiling. John.

  343. I am travelling in this weekend. I will try to solve the problems using my laptop/cell phone internet connection.

  344. Sandra, where have you been for the last couple of months. From a daily correspondent to an unheard of I wondered where you were.Not a nice thought but I thought you must have kicked the bucket. I didn’t really but it’s nice to see you are still showing an interest. I can’t do anything these days. Keep backing a few winners but post losers.[mainly outsiders]. Might do better in September. Was buying a horse in August but the ones I fancied were a bit pricey. Trying again on September 6th. Godolphin sending a few. Fingers crossed. Keep posting, presume Peter is ok.

    1. Colin, everything is fine, Peter and children are ok , thanks for asking, I am doing very well on the horses, suffering with a lot of non runners though, just had two non runners now , I am like you, cant pick the right ones for the comp, now the comp is out of order its good bye to this months winners I suppose , keep well and watch me win again , love from all of us , Sandra

  345. I noticed that yesterday aldoddy 99 it only gave the York card luckily I still managed a winner but league table not updating either

  346. Ovdrum,

    At the risk of John telling me to keep my nose out but are you aware that your winner yesterday, Star of the East, appears to have been classed as a loser.

    1. Ovdrum,

      My apologies, I have just noticed that it was disqualified from 1st place. It is a pity the BBC cannot update their website.

  347. Good Morning,
    Apphia was disappointing again .The ground soft again .I had the few shillings on again .Hopefully get her next time if the ground and distance is suitable. The wife said this morning have I got a match. I said enlighten she replied you face and my A–E. Keep Smiling. John.

  348. Barry,
    You have no idea what I am talking about?. It is written in basic English. I have not disputed that you don’t follow the horses or written below that comment. I knew an oul lad who followed the horses for 20 years. He sais he had the best rhubarb in the area. He said it kept him as regular as clock work. HA-HA.

  349. Good Day,
    Apphia entered Newmarket 2,o5 she finished 4th last time .She would prefer good ground last time soft not ideal conditions but I have backed her today again and hope she is in the money. I am on e/w at 9/1. In the future I will not be putting up any more tip as I guess there is only a handful in the competition that follow the horses as a hobby .I guess they are not interested only pinstickers. When I tipped up the derby winner I mentioned if anybody had any tips for the derby but no reply what so ever. I doubt if you will miss my jokes. Good Luck. John.

  350. nokia09,
    If you work for Betinfo you would be automatically paid. I am just a contestant like many more in the competition. Early in the year I was second and was paid prompt . You must send your E-mail address also have Pay-Pal account for transaction. Joe Raggs has a lot of experience in this field last year concerning payment. Maybe contact him. Hope what I have written is of some help. Good Luck. John.

  351. MR T,
    As your user name is MR T I guessed you were a fan of the A- Team which is back on TV recently. The horse tack was meant to be a joke . Iwould not go as far to say it was a gutter comment depends on your sense of humour. I use my real name so I don’t get confused with anyone else. Sorry if it has offended you in any way. John.

  352. John King apparently the last two prize winners did not get paid?

    Not holding out much hope myself. sent 3 emails two days ago with no reply yet. was told I’d get a reply in 24 hours by twitter.

  353. MR T,
    Are you not taking part in the competition old chap if you are I think a eye-shield-blinkers-cheek pieces and a hood might help you concentrate on YOUR own naps. If not there is always the A-Team on weekdays on spike. Good Luck. John.

  354. Congratulations to n0kia09 who had us all fighting for 2nd place well before the final furlong. Superb napping. Steve

  355. Good Day,
    I said to the wife are you on the fiddle she said of course not well I said get yourself down the bookies and back Stradiviarus 12/1 e/w also I backed him for the St Ledger 10/1 I recently displayed this information on this page and hope some of you took the hint and done you a good turn not a bad one. I guess he will be fav for the St Ledger hope you were on early. Good start to August. Good Luck. John.

  356. has anyone got paid prize before ? i read that people were not getting paid prizes. I will see If I get paid and put my feedback here.

  357. To Colin Holder,
    As you say I am chucking my weight about also you are welcome to meet me anytime you want. I don’t suffer Walter Mitty stuff. I have written I believe to be true. You want to get your facts right. Have a look at your previous E-Mails. As far as MR T goes he is not competing in the competition I was wondering why he is interfering . MR T questioned my my points with Jason when I was in 2nd place £50 in the past and got me demoted to 4th place . Other players have not been paid due to the server operator not the players fault. all these problems seem to be ironed out now good for every player. I hope this puts you in the picture.Good Luck. John.

  358. To John King, John, you are a person I would love to meet but you appear to be chucking[ a yorkshire term] your weight about. Mr T hasn’t done anything to you but you are slating him. I think he has a point. Regarding my posts being outsiders, I’ve been forced into it by the system. I don’t back them. Regarding the horse I was looking at, we rung the trainer and there is a £35,000 reserve on it so that just counts me out. I’m looking for a 8/1 today which might put me 2nd.
    Nearly risked Hot Hannah but got chicken although I backed it. Best of luck for Goodwood.

  359. Dear Mr T,
    It amazes me that your making comments about points not fair etc. You don’t participate in the contest also you are not on the league table. How does it concern you that is what I would like to know?. The mind boggles. John.

  360. Johann,

    Just to emphasise my point as to why I feel so strongly about BSP & only getting 33 points for selecting winners over & above that price, along comes a result yesterday, the 4.30pm race at Pontefract, won by Kings Will Dream at 10/1. The price declared on BSP was 27. My point is that anybody who was lucky enough to select that horse would have received an extra 17 points. Had it won at say 40/1 you would only get 33 points. Is that fair, I think not.

  361. Dear Johnfrombuc ,
    As the competition is based on winner/runner up most points it gives everyone and anyone a fair crack of the whip. A more skill full way would be the contestant that naps the most winners without the points system. This would eliminate players moaning about players napping big price winners. The winner would be the most winning naps. What do you Think?. Good Luck. John.

  362. Dear Colin Holder,
    In any month your points would be good enough to be in a winning position. The guy at the top has gone well clear incredible scoring gone beyond recall. If I remember correctly you said in a previous E-mail Back a couple of 33/1 in a month would win it. If you look back in the archives most of your naps were big prices. Now I see you have changed your tune. Good Luck for Goodwood (don’t come back with a shire horse they wont catch any pigeons) HO-HO_HE-HE. John.

  363. Dear Colin Holder, Dear John King,
    I wonder if we should consider the winner of our Champions League one way or another?
    You know the Champions League are the users with gold label. They submitted the most profitable tips in the last three month – not just guessed one or two winners at high odds.

  364. Good evening,
    I have had three 33/1 winners in the last three months one each month which I think is a feat in its self but have not won the competition surely it is a bit of luck and study to find horses under the radar. I have my pin tuned into radar like a metal detector it Bleeps when I run it across the racecard and it bleeps when it comes to a double carpet(33/1) shot. May the force be with you. Good Luck. John.

  365. Morning everybody, I’ve come to the conlusion that this tipping competition is a complete farce. I would not be paying £150 a month out to people who just drop lucky.People start each month genuinely and them somebody’s lucky pin drops on a 33/1 winner causing everybody[me included] who wants to win to resort to outsiders as 3 and 4 to 1 winners are no good to you.I don’t know of a solution,maybe restrict winners to 10/1. Only a thought. I will carry on, but I’ve always said you can’t win this competition tipping fancied horses, you just have to tip outsiders which doesn’t involve much skill.Who will be lucky next month? Good punting everybody.Might be buying a horse at Doncaster on Tuesday 8th August.Keep you posted.

    1. I am sorry to disagree with you to a point, Colin, but I have always felt that the bugbear with this competition has always been BSP!
      Take, as an example, this month’s present leader who has selected eight winners. If you look at the prices of these winners, five are no larger than 7/1, the three remaining winners were 14/1,16/1 & 20/1, three relative outsiders. If you then look at the BSP on all these winners, the largest of the winners at up to 7/1 only paid 8.75[taking the 1 point reduction into account], the other three winners paid 22.21,24 & 26.70, a total of 22.91 over the SP price. Therefore, it has always been my own opinion that prices should be settled to the SP price & not BSP, after all if a 40/1 winner can only be paid 33 points, then the same should be applied to all other prices.
      I do agree that picking outsiders is the only way to win the competition most month’s, other than that you would have to select 8/1 winners for 15 days & get fancy BSP prices for them.
      All the best.

    2. I put a lot of study into my selections, the price does not matter. it is horse racing I had 9 winners from just 26 NAPS for an LSP of 85+ I would have made £850 backing them all to £10. half of them were under 7/1 and basically I deserved to win. of course luck is involved

      1. I don’t really know what you are complaining about. i see your tips also and you basically had a lot that were similar prices to me. from very early on in the month too

    1. Right now I am travelling. I am going to turn back tomorrow evening or Sunday morning. Then I will have a look at the problem.

  366. Hi the last two days my horses have been classed as non runners but one of them have won and another lost please could you check it out for me

  367. Hi, can anyone tell me what exactly is BSP and how do I do my own bets at these prices. I’m assuming Betfair but when I look at results on their site all I find is industry SP’s. Regards, Steve

  368. Top of the Morning,
    The wife said it would be good if you could fill in the winners after the races. ? I said there would be no bookies after a week it might work in competitions but it would be playing the Stradivarius . As a matter of fact Stradivarius is entered in the ST Ledger September. Might get a tune out of it best price 10/1 at present Go An My San. John.

  369. Good Afternoon,
    I left the few shillings again with the bookie on Apphia. The ground changed to soft. Hopefully third time lucky for her there is a nice race waiting for her and she will win. Good Luck. John.

  370. Good Day,
    I backed Apphia the Ribbersdale Ascot last month at double carpet (33/1) she finished a creditable fifth in defeat she is entered at Newmarket 2-40 Saturday. The value has gone as she is a short price for the fillies race which reflects her chances. Hoping to get the few shillings back Saturday. Good Luck. The wife said I am reading a book on Kings/Queens she said did I know Lady Jane Grey was on the throne for nine days I replied she never had a chicken curry from our indian bruvs. HO-HO -HA-HA-HE-HE. Keep Smiling. John.

  371. Good morning Johann
    I dont appear to have been awarded my winning selection for yesterday 6th
    it was Pastoral Player 8-50 Epsom
    Thanks Joe

  372. Can he fly in for the Derby double at the Curragh tomorrow . All the value gone wont be 40/1 again now 2/1 Favourite with Ryan Moore in the saddle on Wings Of Eagles to glide in. Go On My Son. Best of Luck. John.

  373. I looked at the horse betting this morning and found Apphia had drifted to 66/1 and moe in places she finished in 5th place not hard driven one for the notebook in the future. Get my money back another day. Palmers horses seem short of a gallop hopefully hit form soon. The wife said the tour de France is a good race?. I replied the winner gets thousands of euros. She answered what are the rest of them doing in the race. I said you are a bike short of a race. HA-HA. Good Luck. John.

  374. Anybody any tips for the five day ascot festival?. I have backed APPHIA in the Ribbersdale Thursday at 33/1 E/W this morning at (Betfred) . The wife said do I mind if she goes to Ascot with a old flame from the jet set I replied it sounds a posh outing I said why not. She said it is with the fire brigade. Laugh I nearly passed my fags around HA-HA. Best of luck for the week . Keep Smiling. John.

  375. Dear colin holder,

    We had a feature in place which rejected all naps in the last 2 mins before the scheduled off.
    When I implemented this feature I had in mind that the clock on the server might be a few second too early or too late. Many times the race does not start exactly at the scheduled time (usually later).
    It should not happen that a participant of our competition takes an unfair advantage that he or she can submit a nap when the race has actually already started.
    So far I have not heard of issues with this feature.
    For the moment I deactivated this feature. Lets see if it works better this way. If we hear sources that users managed to work around the restriction and could submit naps after the actual start of the race we might need to turn back to the two minutes buffer before the race.
    Note, however, you cannot submit naps after the scheduled off – even if the race has not started yet. Don’t rely that you can submit a nap in the last minute before the off: The clock on the server might be slightly imprecise.

  376. John King, Having a desperate time of it lately. Went to post Bell O f the Ball[ won at 8/1] 2 mins before the off but couldn’t post.[ Said the race had started but it hadn’t].You woundn’t believe how I keep missing with the posts. Today is a perfect example. Never mind I’ll look for something later and there’s always Ascot coming up. Cheers Colin.

  377. The tip for June 23rd (commonwealth Cup) is a N/R The horse was Mrs Danvers Trained by Jonny Portman who trains in Berkshire next county to where I live (Surrey) Had a tip from that yard earlier this year Ickymasho which won at Chelmsford . I backed it and Napped it on the Competition it won at 6/1 Japanese name meaning in English Go-On-My-Son. Also earlier this year a tip Mrs Danvers Won she is a speedy Mare. Anything that comes up for Ascot I will display here. As far as the Competition goes I have not napped a winner since the Derby winner June 3rd gone into relax/sleep mode anyway that is my excuse. As I have a few shillings in the coffer. I see Colin Holder is back with all guns blazing. Go-On-My-Son. Good Luck. John.

  378. To Johnfrombuc, Jeremy’s Girl paid 16 on betfair and only credited 13-32. Will you sort it please.Only 2nd winner since February and then I get short changed.Cheers Colin.

  379. Any body got any tips for the up and coming Royal Ascot meeting. I have a tip for the 23rd of June but the full betting for the race is not fully displayed yet as soon as the full betting arrives and I get my bet on I will display it on this page. Anyway the wife said to me this morning did I know she was part of the Jet Set I replied you mean you mixed with Film Stars-Actors -Lords & Ladies ETC, Well not exactly she commented I worked at the petrol station in the car wash. I said Jet Set my A- – E. HA- HA. Keep Smiling. John.

  380. Good morning johann
    Do we have to still send our PayPal address to Jason or does he just do it now
    He does already have mine as I’ve won on here previously
    Many thanks
    Aka Joe Raggs

  381. really chuffed to win may competition as a pensioner the money will come in useful does anybody know how long it gets to pay out it does take a lot to beat john king he certainly likes is outsiders good luck to him thank you

  382. On May 24th on this page I tipped up Wings of Eagles. I had heard it was a definite Derby runner with 139 entries. It opened 100/1 then 50/1 I got on at 25/1 £10 e/w .The vibes were not good this week as if his wings were clipped drifted to 40/1 anyway I am happy with what I got. The wife gone to the off licence for a bottle of champers. If you took the hint and was on well done. Cheers. John.

        1. No afraid not stuck with gosden Enable oaks Cracksman Derby don’t know if you do other free comps but racing telegraph has one for Ascot 3 trainers 3 jockeys then pick 1 horse in every race on day you got a good start with this months comp good luck PH

  383. Picked my nap 1st of june air of york won 7/2 but not showing on naps table which happens every time I pick a winner

  384. Dear John King,
    Dear Joe Raggs,

    At the top of the league table you find a calendar navigation: “From” and “To”. There you can specify an time range. If you specify May, 1 – May, 31 you see the results of May:

    jack bentley 37.05
    Joe Raggs 32.07
    john king 27.22

    The first day of the month we display all users in the league table. In the other days we display only users who submitted at least one winning or loosing nap this month. The reason is that there are many users who have not been active for a long time. Listing all these +/- 0 in the league table makes the screen difficult to use.
    I expect that Joe Raggs will appear in the league table by tomorrow morning.

  385. Good Morning Johnfrombuc
    having looked this morning to see the leader board for the first days racing yesterday, my name seems to have disappeared from the board altogether
    I did Marshall Aid in the 9-10 at Chelmsford last night but the race never took place as it was abandoned .
    Also i agree with John about putting the winner and runner up on the discuss page as the league table is taken down around midnight on the last day and no one actually knows who won what.
    Thanks Greg
    AKA Joe Raggs

  386. Dear Johnfrombuc,
    In the past the competition results were displayed on the discuss page winner/runner up. Could this continue in the future so every one can see the Monthly results. Thank You. John.

  387. Dear My lil pony

    In the late evening of Feb, 28 you submitted a winning nap for Symbolic Star @ 29.1 – Newcastle 2017/03/01 18:30
    The confusion came from the computation of the 3 month time horizon.
    May, 31 minus 3 month leads us to February, 31 – which is impossible, of course. The server “repaired” this impossible date to March, 3. This is kind of default behavior on Internet servers. It is somehow plausible but not what we expected. According this computation of “3 month back” your winning nap had moved out of the time horizon.
    Today I’ve changed this behavior and implemented a workaround. Dates like Feb 31 are changed to the last valid day of that month – in this case Feb, 28. This way your winning nap is still within the time horizon but will move out tonight

    Well, the notation of “3 month back” is inherently slightly ambiguous and imprecise – due to the varying length of the month. Lets go on with the new formula and see if there will appear again issues. In this case we might change to a “hard” definition like “90 days back” – which avoids any ambiguity, but is less obvious to compute.

    After all the precise meaning of “3 month back” is not so important as long as the formula remains unchanged and is applied in a fair way to all participants. One month you might have a bit of bad luck because your winning nap moved out of the time horizon just one night before. The other month it is exactly this formula which helps you a few percent.

  388. Johann
    Hi just looked at my points for the last 3 month section and yesterday I was in profit, today I’m -19+ points, could you check it out please. Ta

  389. It is ten days away from the Epsom Derby. Anybody got any tips?. I have backed Wings of Eagles e/w at 25/1. He ran a bit green in the Derby trial that cliffs of Moher won finishing third he was running on well at the end .A big striding horse that I think will improve I hope. Good Luck. John.

  390. Hi Johann, Sorry for wasting your time. I now know BSP is the Betfair price. I was looking at William Hill results. So you can forget my last post. Thanks.

  391. Hi Johann,
    My score should be +9 not +14
    Was Naps 7 Wins 0 Losses 7
    My Nap Street Art won at 16/1
    Should now be Naps 8 Wins 1 Losses 7 and +9

  392. As I have previously mentioned Zubayr been beaten SHD 2nd . He is going Haydock 3-10 today . I have backed him this morning at 8/1 e/w got 4lb extra from last run to carry but hopefully he can go close. Best of Luck. John.

  393. Dear Johnfrombuc
    Napped Indian Rupee yesterday and it lost not registering on the nap table . Thank You. John.

    1. The league table updates in the early morning of the next day. It does not update exactly at midnight.
      I see Indian Rupee registered in your nap table.

  394. Dear Johnfrombuc,
    It must have been my error when I selected nap and not hit the confirm button to register nap that is all I can think off. Answer to your question concerning napping horses that have not won for a couple of years if there running with the same form then you have to check each ones form .Are they C&D winners is the ground right is it a good draw have the horses weight dropped to a winning mark fro there previous wins if you find one of the three with these stats also a market move then back the horse E/w. I partly use this system for this competition. I keep a few aces up my sleeve for backing with bookie for L 15 etc. The most unlucky loser was ZABAYR at Ayr a few weeks ago he had dropped 7lb in the handicap backed from 25/1 in the morning to 12/1BTN-SHD hit the last hurdle lost his action. That’s racing. Best of Luck. John.

  395. Hi betinfo johnfrombuc many thanks for payment for runner up in last months comp , not had time to post on here CH off on holiday thanks to mr gosden good luck this month thanks again Paul.

  396. Dear Johnfrombuc,
    My points on the league table read two losers I think it should read three losers as Cool Music lost on the 2nd of May. The League Table looks nice and neat as the non playing contestants have been removed and it is easier to read. Good Luck. John.

    1. Dear John King,

      I could not find your losing nap on May, 2 in my records.

      A few weeks ago there was a discussion, if the naps are recorded correctly. At that time I implemented a logging system which records all submissions, no matter if they were successful or not, no matter if they replace an older nap or not, all error messages – simply everything. However, My logging system does not display anything from you on May, 2.

      This is what I found:
      May, 1, early in the morning, 2017/05/01 02:01:03 you submitted successfully “Beyeh”. It appears in your league table.

      May, 3, around lunch time 2017/05/03 11:27:50 you submitted successfully “My Girl Maisie”
      However, a bit later at 2017/05/03 12:24:48 you replaced your nap with “Until Midnight” – which appears correctly in your league table.

      I cannot find anything on May, 2.
      I should find records in my logfile even if the submission failed. If you got an error message I should see the error in my logfile. Did you see a message that it was recorded successfully? Did it display an error message?

      By the way: In your last posting you mentioned how you select runners with high odds. I did not fully understand your explanations. For example: a runner starts today with weight 9-3. At its last start it carried 9-5. This means it decreased weight carried. Are you backing all horses which are carrying less weight than they carried at their last start?
      Or, horses which have not won for a couple of years. Lets say we find today three runners which have not won for 2 years. Are all of them candidates for backing?

  397. The best way to find the best tipster is to pick one race [maybe two] and everybody only tips in that or those races. I can back myself against anybody but
    I haven’t posted a winner since February as I keep posting fancy priced ones. Is there anybody who backs all their own postings. I don’t back a lot of mine.

  398. Dear John King,

    I completely agree with everything you said. I might not have expressed my point clear enough.

    I started from the idea that the champions league should be a group of users who are submitting successful naps in the long run. Then I asked what could be a selection criterion for the champions league.
    The performance in the last month is not a good candidate for the selection criterion because the time horizon is too short. One user can win the last month competition just by good luck. Another user who knows very well about horses can just have a weak month – as it happened to you in April.
    So, I looked out for another suitable selection criteria. After some experimentation with various formulas I came to the conclusion, that the three month profit produces a reasonable result: The highlighted tipsters form a group of users who submit successful naps in the long run – thats where we wanted to arrive.

  399. Dear Johnfrombuc,
    I agree with what Colin Holder said in a earlier E-mail You cant win the competition on napping favourites or 2nd favourites as anyone can pick favourites he said you need a couple of big priced winners to put you in winning contention. And believe it or not there is a skill that goes into picking big prices. I follow horses that have slipped down the handicap that have previous won at the distance or horses that have not won for a couple of years. That’s where studying form comes into it not just a stab in the dark. Best of luck. John.

  400. Selection Rule for the “Champions League”

    For the moment we use a simple formula: I have sorted the league table according 3 month profits and took the top ten.
    The idea is that the “champions league” should be a group of users who are submitting winning naps in the long run, not