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

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

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

  2. Hi Paul,
    Is it Rory for glory or will the Tiger roar at Winged Foot ( I have a lame foot). Both good players they deserve to be in the shake up. Tiger is in his veteran years but capable as he showed winning the masters . Rory is still young and has a good chance of winning this. I will be happy if Tiger gets placed (10) places. Best of Luck with Rory Paul. John.

  3. Hi,
    I backed Tiger Woods masters at 20/1 e/w when he won April 019 . Backed him for tomorrow at 40/1 -10 places one fifth of the odds, us open finishes on Sunday. Good Luck. John.

  4. Hi Colin,
    Not to worry, I will catch him another day ( Al Assy) when he runs in another good race. These good horses always have a good race in them. So patience is the name of the game. Good racing today Curragh/ Chelmsford. on itv 3. Good Luck. John.

  5. Hi, Paul/Colin,
    Sorry to say Al Assy is a non runner in the St Ledger, so there will be another day for him to get my money back. As Blame it on Sally goes my contract with him is up in two months time, i am going to opt out,as he wont be back in training until next summer. The vet says it is a tendon injury, which i think is quite serious and maybe a threat to his racing career. Got Gold Link to follow, hopefully he will be racing October and hopefully he stays Sound. Colin when will your horse be racing?. Good Luck. John.

  6. Johann,
    Thank you for correcting my score. However, could you please explain how the BSP price on my selection was 16’s when it actually went off at 7/2 Fav?

    1. Mr. T
      The data provider has sent us two records for this runner: One with the correct price and the correct result. In addition a second record with a high price and marked as non-runner. This was obviously an error. However this was the record, which was displayed in your score. Sorry.

  7. Johann,

    My selection for yesterday has been put down as though it was a non runner, whereas itran unplaced. Would you please check & correct.

    Thank you.

  8. Hi Colin,
    Overpriced Mixer ran too free , and ended up second from last. Havent heard the full report yet.Blame it on cally picked up his injury when finishing 4th (Sandown Race). The vet report says the tendon was stretched like a elastic band. She says time is a healer, one year off. He is working on the horse walker at present. I guess the injury is the same as your horse picked up in training?. I notice young Fallon is doing okay a contract Quatar racing rode his first winner Saturday John Gosden trained. He is riding for the top trainers now Haggas etc. He was champion apprentice. I recommended him to you to ride your horse claiming the 7lbs, but you said there claiming for a reason?. Your horse needed a 5lb drop in the weights to win, if you had used Fallon the 7lb claim might have got your horse past the post 1st. But at the end of the day you are the owner who makes the decisions. In my day the trainer made the entries/Jockey bookings to give your horse a best of winning. Anyway hope your horse is back racing soon and you win some races. John.

  9. Thanks John looked at Ledger only 2week away so not likely to run before then for Al Assy O,Brien still got 10 entered and Gosden 5 I’ll wait a bit but thanks all the same. Colin are you skint your giving it a good go haha anyway Good Luck Keep Smiling

  10. Hi Colin/ Paul,
    Overpriced Mixer entered Newmarket Tomorrow 7-35pm. He has been backed & fancied , Favourites chance i guess, been gelded , longer distance, new trainer, fingers crossed. Al Assy is a non runner again Saturday. Good Luck. John.

  11. All I send in is well backed horses.I dont think anybody can cheat but you have to be lucky to pick a 20/1 winner but then to send it in for your tip you have to be double lucky.Keep trying there are 5 days left.

  12. hi Colin,
    I dont do that many ante-post bets, i like the small outlay at big prices rather a big outlay at odds on favourites that don`t always win. This year i have had only one ante post winner January 18th Ok Corall at 20/1 e/w, I think Paul backed it as well. I had the winner & 3rd place in the Ebor 019 Mustajeer 16/1- Desert Skyline 3rd 40/1 e/w the pair ante post, nice touch. All tipped up on this page. For my ante post St Ledger Al Assy runs Saturday he has been backed from 7/2 to 5/2 hope he runs well to enchance my hopes for the Ledger. The mind boggles where they find these big priced winners in the Competition. As the professionals havent got that form tipping Favs/2nd Favs Templegate/newsboy etc and most of them lose. It makes you wonder?. You are back on form in the Competition keep it up. Good Luck. John.

  13. Hi John, you still can’t resist your ante post bets. Good luck and hope it wins for you. Sent a few winners in the comp lately but the leaders keep finding winners at fancy prices. I can’t understand where they get ’em from.

  14. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    Al Assy has been entered Saturday 29th August 3-00pm Goodwood ( Group 3) . Will need to run well as a stepping stone to the St Ledger. I hope so as i am on St Ledger bet 16/1. Good luck. John.

  15. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    Al Assy was due to run at York last week ( group 2) but did not run, it looks like he is going to the St Ledger next race. I backed him yesterday at 16/1 e/w for the Ledger September a few weeks time with Paddy Power 3 places one fifth the odds. Good Luck. John.

  16. Hi Paul/Colin.
    The horse has been backed from 11/2 to 100/30 now 3/1 expecting a good run ,only six runners, so hope for the best. Good luck. John.

  17. Hi Colin,
    I think the flat season ends October, but the all weather is on all the time so there will be races for your horse i guess. I have Plantar Fascitis at present and find it difficult with pain to walk on one leg, i know how the poor horses feel they cant speak. If your horse is cantering it is good,hopefully the injury does not occur when in fast work. Good Luck. John.

  18. hi John, not commenting much these days. Nothing goes right for me in the tipping comp. Posted a few good seconds but they’re no good. Muftakker cantering and everything ok but wont be fit till October.

  19. Hi Paul/Colin,,
    Overpriced Mixer is a non runner due to the firm ground at Salisbury. He is entered Newmarket Saturday 15th August remains a option at this stage. John.

  20. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    My brother has a share in overpriced mixer, i bought him for his birthday. Anyway he is racing Salisbury Tomorrow 3-20pm. He has been gelded since last season ,upped in distance tomorrows race, hoping for a good run top jockey booked. His future plans are hurdling that is why he is with a top jump trainer. Best of luck. John.

  21. I have implemented a way how you can display your own tip of today:
    Navigate to the league table “” and click on your own user name. It should display your tips including the tip of today. This way you can verify which tip is currently registered in the database.
    Note that the NAP of today will be displayed only for your own account.

    The most likely reason if there are problems and you cannot change or register a NAP is that the time is already to close to the scheduled race time. As we all know the races don’t start exactly at scheduled time (usually a bit later). The script cannot find out the exact time of the start. For this reason we don’t allow adding or changing NAPs a few minutes before the scheduled race time (typically something like 5 minutes).

  22. Hi Colin/Paul.
    The horse Gold Link, will be hurdling next month, he is working well at home, lets hope he can transfer it to the race course . I guess your horse will be making a appearance on the race course next month?. I notice Hissing Sid has not entered the competition this month strange after his extraordinary luck in the competition last month. Might have entered under a different false name. HA-HA. Every one a winner. Keep Smiling. John.

  23. Paul
    There are two calendar controls at the top of the league table. There you can enter a “from” date and a “to” date. This way you can study old naps of any participant.

  24. Hi johnfrombuc I am still here can you not put the calendar bit back to how it was I need to have a cheeky look at ZACK tips just for reasearch purposes On a serious note you cannot change a nap 5 mins before race time tried it it will not let you hope you sort it something went wrong today I got a winner

  25. In these two specific examples I could not find any indication in the database. Sorry! I’m going to try if I can construct a satisfying solution for the future and come back asap.

  26. Hi

    Jason has asked me to forward this to you…..

    In the 2nd August competition I selected Fiery Breath (Leicester 5.10) but when this was withdrawn, before the race went off I changed my selection to Camphor (Galway 5.20) and received a confirmation back to say Camphor was now my selection.
    However I have noticed that my selection has been left as Fiery Breath.

    Fiery Breath was obviously a non-runner whereas Camphor won at BSP £3.59


  27. i think if you cant pick your own naps and have to copy others naps in the competition it is sad. Going back to tje days when Youknowwhatimeanharry was winning every time he run i would tip him up on this page. One of the competitors tipped him on the nap page against me. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. If i ever win the competition it will be my naps to win fair& square without cheating. John.

    1. Ha ha ha 🎣 I always pick my own and won it a few times before the days of the 16 /1 cap As you know I like my outsiders or Gosdens good luck. Keep Smiling

  28. It should not be possible that participants of the competition see the NAP of other tipsters in the SAME day. Only yesterday’s and older NAPs should be displayed. Otherwise it might influence the decisions of other participants and lead to unfair advantages.
    I’ve not been aware of the problem of NAPs being displayed TODAY. I have changed the scripts and the problem should be solved now. Let’s see if NAPs of today are still being displayed.

    1. Oh no I liked to have a nosey at what others are on especially hissing Sid he’s red hot at minute Looks like back to my lucky pin. Keep smiling

  29. Hi Colin,
    That horse Muscika , i guess you were unlucky if you did not back it the second time at 10/1 . According to your last e-mail on the 25th July , you were of to Blackpool this week with 2 to 3 thousand in winnings. I know it is not the £22,000 you just missed with Muscika finishing 2nd you said all the same it is a nice amount to go on holiday with. Have a nice holiday. John.

  30. John, what about Muscika, couldn’t win at Ripon then wins at York at 10/1 two days later off 3lb more weight. Was I lucky or unlucky.

    1. Colin,
      You are correct in what you are saying but I suspect that you tried that later today when most selections would have been made. What I would suggest is that you try again tomorrow just before racing starts, type todays date in the from column and leave the to column blank.
      I cannot say if Paul H’s idea will work as I have never tried it but I will give it a go tomorrow. Best of Luck.

      Mr T.

      1. Yes it works Mr T and you can also see all their months winners and prices Also if you are near top of table you know what price the horse is they have picked on the day if you are trying to catch them on the last day put the first of the next month in Good luck

        1. Good morning Paul,
          I have just tried your method and it does work, so there you are Coilin, two methods for you to try, the Lancashire way or the Yorkshire way.

          Mr T.

  31. Hi Mr T, these blokes from Manchester know some stuff. Ok to put todays date in. I pick my own but it might help others. Cheers and good luck.

    1. Colin,
      No, it does not work just putting todays date in. However, I have not tried putting in a date before yesterdays to see if it still works. I would have thought it would though.

      Mr T.

      1. If you put the first of month in column 1 then tomorrow’s date in column 2 it show what they have tipped on the day try it keep smiling

  32. Hi John, another unlucky loser but not as good as Lady Nectar for Monday at Windsor is Tanex. Reared up and lost ground, then finished second, but he has been put up a few pounds. I told you I was unlucky at the moment. Backed 6 horses yesterday in 3 lucky 15s, 6 5folds and an accumulater. 5 winners and Muscika 5/2 fav got beat and did me for 22 grand. picked up 2-3 so can’t grumble and going to Blackpool next week , taking better half, my daughter and two grandchildren so it will cover that expense.

  33. Hi johnfrombuc, is there any way you can show people’s tips before they run cos some people might fancy following some of the in form guys. Anybody following hissing sid would be quids in this month.

  34. Hi Colin,
    Will it be amber nectar tonight?. Lady Nectar won, well done and you were on at 11/2 finished 3/1 good pickings . Holly Doyle good lady jockey, she rides for some of the owners at Alan Kings stable.Latest news from there Sally is out for one year, shame thought we would have got a couple of wins out of him. Have to rely on Gold Link for the Autumn, hope he stays sound. John.

  35. Hope a few of you stepped in at 11/2 as it is now 11/4 and 5/2. This horse had the worst draw at Beverley[on the outside]. The jockey dropped it in behind others on the rails, but when it came to the last furlong he had nowhere to go. A small gap appeared which he went for but that closed and he was forced to switch round a few horses and finished like the proverbial train to lose by a neck. He has been raised 4lb from Saturday so he will be trying his best today.He is entered again on Friday but I think today will be the day and they’ll think about Friday after the race.Knowing my luck lately and the fact that I have told everybody will contrive to get it beat. Anyway fingers crossed I have £20 on at 11/2.

  36. Hi Colin,
    Every now & then, the site logs its self out so it is best to check and log in again otherwise sending e-mail/nap selection wont register. It has happened to me before. I think the competition is slipping away from me,hissing sid has struck with a hat trick of wins. I have looked at Lady nectar in with chance at Catterick Wednesday a good trainer Duffield also George was not a bad jockey her husband. Good Luck with it Hope the lady brings the nectar in. John.

  37. Hi John, I sent this message yesterday but it didn’t register for some reason. Lady Nectar was an unlucky loser at Beverley last week and it runs tomorrow at Catterick. I think it will be about 3/1 but I am hoping for more if I jump in when betting opens.I see it has gone up 4lb from Saturday so it will be trying its best tomorrow.

  38. Hi Colin,
    Looking at the race cards ,noticed your trainer J Norton has a runner Uttoxeter 3-50pm Thursday 16th it is double carpet X2 -66/1 Black Market. Has it got any sort of a chance?. John.

  39. hi Colin,
    Good News for your horse if he is cantering,that is a sign he is better and going in the right direction. Dont think we will see Sally for the rest of this year. Gold Link is doing okay Barry Fenton has been riding him and likes him, so hopefully he will be racing in the Autumn. At the top of the table in the Competition, but it is early days yet only half way through the Competition , so likely to slide down the greasy pole, need a bit of luck. But with the ground Good/Firm a lot of short prices horses are winning. Good Luck. PS. Lady Elanor lost. So hope your next selection is a winner. John.

  40. Hi John, sorry to hear your bad news, but you may as well forget about that one cos he will obviously need a break and then he will have to be got fit again by which time your year will be up.See you are doing ok in the competition this month so try and keep it up. I am having a terrible run at the moment and nothing is going right. Too many seconds and 4th when I back em ew. Just backed a winner so hoping things might get better.Going to back Lady Elenor at 2-10 so you will know if my luck is picking up or back to usual. Muftakker cantering and having scan on 22nd. Cheers Colin.

  41. Hi Colin,
    A bit of bad news ,the horse has a minor tendon injury .Looks like i am in the same boat as you as it will be a substantial period of time on the sidelines i guess. He has moved from Alans to equi-prep stables today. The horse is not in any pain, will have to await the next vets report. Anyway we have gold link to look forward to for the Autumn. Fingers crossed for him. John.

  42. Hi Colin/Paul,
    Alan says the horse seems okay but the vet is coming to give him a scan on his leg this week. Gold Link is back with Emma he has put on a lot of weight during his holiday and will be back in training for the Autumn. Good Luck. John.

  43. Hi Johann,
    I thought ” For Good Measure” was a loser on the 6th July. It is showing as a non runner in my column. If you can check please. Thank You. John.

  44. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    The horse is not 100per cent sound this morning and Alan has declared him a non runner. John.

  45. Hi John, hope you run well tomorrow. As i’ve said before the horse had a good year last year and will probably need to lose once or twice to get back on a good mark.Keep your fingers crossed.

  46. Hi Paul/ Colin,
    Kempton is just 10 miles from me, its a pity we cant go. Anyway the horse is racing 8-15pm 6 runners 1-2 places . The trainer says he needs a career best to win it. I am not as confident as i was last time when he finished 4th. The horse is fit/stable in form so hope for the best Wednesday 1st also on this day Southwell jumping starts gradually getting back to normal. Good Luck. John.

  47. Hi Paul/Colin,
    The horse is entered in 8pm Kempton park 1st july two mile race/handicap. more news to follow near race time. Good Luck. John

  48. Hi Colin,
    Incidentally Gold link was placed in two bumper races in France, so says Emma. I thought he was placed in a flat race & N/H flat race. Gold Link will be back with Emma in July, the plan to train him for hurdles for the autumn campaign. Sally is fine Alan thinks he will improve from last run. A few years ago i tipped up a horse on this page & backed it at at 10/1 finished 6/1 he was almost unknown then, but how well he trained on. In the gold cup Thursday, should win if the rain stays away, but a odds on fav Stradivarius. Good Luck. John.

  49. Hi Colin,
    The trainer says , he will be sharper next race, he should be racing again in two or three weeks time. He had been of for a while since his hurdle race. The trainer says he got tired inside the last furlong. Good racing coming up this week. Good Luck. John.

  50. John, he ran wll, but I mentioned a month ago that he had gone up quite a bit in the weights for his running last season and thought he would have lose a time or two to get a bit of weight off to win again.

  51. Hi Paul/Colin,
    He run well with out winning finishing 4th, which was a saver for e/w backers, as most bookmakers paid first four. I was on at 5/1 Friday night, but then there was a non runner 20p in the £1 anyway got most of the place money back. William Buick had three winners, ours finished 4th that`s the way it goes sometimes. John.

  52. Hi Paul/Colin,
    I live 10 miles from Esher ( Sandown Park). A bit of bad luck ,racing behind closed doors would have liked to have gone to the races as it is so near. The trainer says track ideal/top jockey booked/ 0-80 handicap Sally is rated 76 so a little improvement needed, a visor on/ don`t want anymore rain. Alan says E/W chance. I will be on E/W. The horse is fit, so hope for the best. Best of Luck Sandown 4-50pm. Good Luck. John. Good to hear the bookies is opening Monday, don`t like online betting, like the betting shop craic.

  53. Good Evening,
    Colin/Paul Blame it on Sally done a nice piece of work last Saturday and will be out on the flat very shortly says Alan King. Gold Link will be coming in soon to do some walking soon. A cracking weekends racing coming up guineas meeting will be a joy to watch. Grade one action over the three days. Good Luck. John.

    1. Are we on Sally tomorrow’s John looks a good race decent races tonight and tomorrow on TV then all next week from Tuesday Ascot. Bookies open Monday all looking up good luck. How’s your horse Colin hope he’s on the mend

  54. Hi Every one,
    Nice to hear from you boys, furthermore the racing is back on track today, but it looks like no one has had a winner. I guess we are all a bit rusty since the break but it can only get better. Colin your bet on Ben Curtis looks good at 40/1 now 10/1 if it comes off best of luck. Paul i done Good Tidings in the competition (Gosdens Just caught inside the last furlong 2nd well backed. I hope the racing is back on television Saturday ( ITV) My Fights have been cancelled June 18th To Turkey so no holiday at present, maybe later September hopefully. Expecting some news this week on Blame it on Sally when he is running. Good luck with the Competition and your bets . Weather here sunshine every day glorious ,don`t know how long it will last. John.

  55. Hi Paul,we’re all ready but think a bit of caution advised. Had a silly bet on jockeys championship at end of Jan. £5 0n Curtis at 40/1. Now 10/1, wish I’d had a bit more on.Thinking about you as well John.Also Sandra but I think she’s deserted us all.

  56. Hi Colin/John are you all set for comp decent racing today and a good weekend racing Gosden doubles and a treble for me today good luck Keep smiling

  57. Hi Colin,
    As there is nothing going on ,just thought i would write a insight into the company. They own 126 acres where they operate it is called Equiprep they have 18 paddocks there in Wiltshire. A lot of N/h horses have come back early from there trainers, ten horses from P Nicholls / Dan Skelton/ Mark Johnston /Emma Levelle etc. They say they are sustanstical losses but riding it. All the trainers in the same boat especially the small trainers. Blame it on Sally is still in training with Alan King. Fingers crossed the flat starts soon and get a run into him as he is fit ticking over.Good Luck. John.

  58. Hi Colin,
    You are correct about gold link 2nd the 8th November 019, but also he was 2nd of 7 in a three year old maiden flat race the 30th June 019 . According to Emma. Gold Link is at the company stables ,turned out in a field enjoying the sunny weather. He will be back in training at the end of the summer for the winter campaign. Blame it on sally is waiting to go for a spin on the flat as soon as that is possible. The news is France are back racing 12th May. Boris is making a statement Sunday 10th May, Hopefully a date for sport to resume . Good luck. john.

  59. John you say Gold Link has run twice on the flat in France but its not the flat you might be thinking. It’s national hunt flat racing ie bumpers. If he had run in flat races he wouldn’t be able to run in bumpers in England.I still maintain he has only run one race[according to attheraces website]. I think it was 8th November last .He started favourite and finished second.

  60. Hi Colin,
    I agree with you about the return to racing. I cant wait. Blame it in Sally is fit and ready to go, it is a skill to keep them below the boil as there is no races to run in yet. The two horses look good on paper,hope they have trained on. The reports from the trainers say they have. We will find out when the races start. Incidentally Gold Link has been placed second two times in France on the flat. I am due to fly to Turkey 18th June so i think that could be touch and go. Reading today Boris says back to work 26th May also premier football returns 12th June. They say Germany 4th May racing resumes. No news about british racing dates to resume. Good Luck. John.

  61. Hi John, your Gold link looks a good prospect.From what I can see He has only run once and finished a good second.As he looks good, I think you might find he’ll have one or two bumpers, then go hurdling but will be looked after and could be a better horse in 2021. I think you’ll get more races and fun if you keep him for a second year.Cheers Colin. Every day that passes gets a day nearer to racing.Just mention had a lucky 15 [50p]. agir cait, marmalade,bessachi and still schemin.

  62. Hi Colin/Paul.
    Just a bit the other horse Gold Link, He is the son of Rail Link the Arc De Triomphe winner 2006. He has been placed in two flat races in France lightly raced. Still a maiden under all codes,he can complete in bumpers/novice hurdles/chases with out a penalty. When he came to Emma from France , she said he needed to put on weight/condition also he was fiesty, Emma set him out wearing a hood ( normal in French Stables). Timmy Murphy has been riding him in work and is excited about him. Emma says that horses that come from France often need a season to acclimatise also put weight on . Gold Links target will be bumpers in the Autumn. So hopefully exciting days ahead. I hope life and the sport we love can return to normal soon. Good Luck. John.

  63. Hi colin,
    I dont think you can blame anyone for your horses injury, these things can happen anytime regarding what ever ground conditions . As your horse came from another stable it could have been an old injury that has flared up?.Moving on, Blame it on Sally is working well , it is likely he will race on the flat as the hurdle races was going to be his future as he has previous flat experience he will start there hopefully next month until the N/h resumes. Gold Link is having his summer holidays is out in a field with his friend ,wearing fly sheets/masks . The hot weather down here has brought out a army of insects . It is a waiting game now waiting for the racing go ahead next month. I will keep you informed on the horses. Good luck to your horse. John.

  64. John, we want to run mainly at wolves and newcastle cos the going is standard. I told you before he would run on grass if “soft” was in the going.The trouble is it might be “soft” when entered but can dry out in 5days. Thats what happened last time he ran. It was soft on Monday but Paul Mulrennan rang John Friday evening and said it was firming up. John asked me what I wanted to do and I said”let him run”. I’ll never know if that was a mistake on my part. I’ve told you he will be back in on 1st June, have a scan and spend a month on the walker then build up steady and hopefully be readyy for beginning of October. Believe me John i’m pissed off with the whole business and would prefer not to discuss it again till September. Cheer Colin.

  65. Hi Colin,
    I am just writing a little bit ,concerning my horse owner experience if it is any help to you. In my day if you employed a trainer,the main object was to win a race. His duty was to train the horse also enter your horse at a meeting/race that has a realistic chance of winning.There is a old saying you cant have your cake and eat it too.I note you said your horse will only race at two meetings Wolverhampton/Newcastle. Surely it is up to your trainer to decide what race/meeting is best for your horse to get a win. There is about 60 race courses in England. You want your horse to win 2 races yet you have narrowed his chances to race at two meetings?. I dont think that will happen ( Common Sense) . I think you should let your trainer decide what is best for your horse, after all thats what you pay him for if you want to win. Good Luck. John.

  66. Hi Colin,
    It looks like there is not many interested in writing there points of view on this page,only us two and Paul. I guess the rest of them are gamblers and not interested the horse racing as a sport/hobby. Blame it on Sallys first run for Alan King his prep work was behind due to muscle soreness caused by jumping hurdles. His first run was grade 2 , the jockey Tom Cannon looked after him as it was first time over hurdles , he got tired with two to jump. I backed him E/w. Tom said he would come on from that. As said earlier the owners group have stables /motor transport/qualified work riders/vet. As they buy expensive horses , when they come from the sales ,the vet checks them. The are ridden on the gallops for a month or two before they go to the trainer to make sure they are sound. For the layman to check his horse after a canter. Is put your hands around the horses legs just above the hoofs , if they are cold sound if they are hot tendon trouble basic testing , but it is best to use a expert vet for all other checks. I hope the horses win mainly for you as you have thousands invested and deserve a win. A couple of wins each would be grand. It is good a bit of banter until the racing resumes. Good Luck. John.

  67. HI John, back again. Muftakker will be having a scan when he comes in from the field. He has never limped so I am hoping he will have made a complete recovery after his rest. My fingers will be crossed but in future he will mainly race at Wolverhampton or Newcastle or on grass if there is “soft” in the going.Not to put the damper on Blame it on Sally, he is a better horse than mine but whereas mine has a good handicap yours has gone up 11lbs for winning two races and might have to lose a few times to get back to a winnable mark. Anyway time will tell.Colin.

  68. Hi Colin,
    The owners group, must be doing something right. Every time they put up shares in one of there horses ,they are snapped up with in a week.They are horses bought in France/ Ireland/ UK. That have proven form. They use top trainers/Jockeys To train/ride. And at the end of the day every one wants a winner,what ever way you look at it, they supply the winners thats what people want. Every one a winner. Blame it on Sally is a gelding who has won flat races up to two miles. Alan King says he has been working well and was primed to go well after his first run, But the virus put the block on the racing. We are hopeful he will win flat/hurdle races. As he is a fairly expensive purchase £70,000 for a gelding. If my two shares dont win Blame it on Sally/Gold link. It wont financially worry me as i have only paid out peanuts.But never the less i am expecting winners, you have to look on the positive side.Have you had a vet report on your horses condition concerning his injury?. Knowledge is listening to trainers ideas. Small trainers would get there horses 110 per cent fit ,ready for the flat season start,send them up north Beverly/Hamilton to snatch a small race. As the big trainers bring there good horses on slowly. It is better then having duck eggs after your horses name. I hope your horse makes a full recovery, as health is your wealth also goes on to win races. I have respect for people who have invested in horses as it gives a lot of people employment in the racing game. With out owners there would be no racing. Good Luck. John.

  69. Hi John, I realise you have this share for a bit of fun and the e-mails and reports you get obviously make interesting reading. Your Blame It On Sally is a better horse than mine but the fact is,she runs in class 4 races worth about 6000. If she wins and I hope she does for you, the trainer and jockey will take seven and half % each leaving 5100 to share between 30 shareholders so you would get about £1.70 back.If you keep it another 12 months its cheaper next year as you’ve already bought your share of the horse.this company is on a good thing with all money paid up front. Probably 20,000 per horse each year.Nice work if you can get enough people involved. They are laughing all the way to the bank. On the other hand John, if you are happy its a bit of interest for you.

  70. Hi Colin,
    Any company that is operating has to make a profit otherwise you cant operate, when you have staff to pay weekly/monthly.The owners group own stables/land /horseboxes etc. When horses come from the sales they are checked by the vet also freshened up before going to there future trainers. There aim is to bring the racing dream to everyone as the share price reflects and what you get for it .Colour magazine monthly/fortnight updates on your horse on video working/phone text messages when your horse declared. Meeting the top trainers/stable visits all for just over a £1 a week. Just think of the fun they must have had when Pentland Hills won the triumph hurdle at 20/1. Trained by Nick Henderson. Living the dream. All there horses are winners. So i am hopeful with my little shares for a bit of fun and maybe wins. Good Luck. John.

  71. Hi John and Paul. Firstly to Paul, take no notice of what you read about Newcastle. All racing is abandoned up to 1st May so even if lockdown eases there can’t be any racing before then cos its already abandoned.To you John i looked at your website and see that horses have about 3000 shares costing on average £50 each.That’s 150,000.If your horse was bought for 70,000 it still leaves 80000 for everything else which is more than it will cost to keep so someboby is making a good living out of the job, especially with the number of horses involved.

  72. Hi Colin,
    It is a company that owns the horses they have about 46 horses . They buy at the sales. Blame it on Sally cost £70,000. They buy £50,000 upwards there horses which gives you a chance of a winner. The share payment is a one off payment for the year. I could write a whole page about this. So i think it is best if you go to there web page. It is owners group it tells you everything about there company and horses. I think the shares are exceptional value for money. As you know i have 2 shares my brother 1 overpriced mixer with Nick Henderson. It kills you having a horse on your own with the bills. Trainer/farrier/vet/transport/jockey fees/silks/ tips/gifts stable lads/entries/declarations. It all mounts up which i have experienced in the past. Paying peanuts for shares in top notch horses is good value. When you have read there web page tell me what your opinion is as a bit of interest. Good Luck. John.

  73. Hi Colin,
    It is a company that owns the horses they have about 46 horses . They buy at the sales. Blame it on Sally cost £70,000. They buy £50,000 upwards there horses which gives you a chance of a winner. The share payment is a one off payment for the year. I could write a whole page about this. So i think it is best if you go to there web page. It is owners group it tells you everything about there company and horses. I think the shares are exceptional value for money. As you know i have 2 shares my brother 1 overpriced mixer with Nick Henderson. It kills you having a horse on your own with the bills. Trainer/farrier/vet/transport/jockey fees/silks/ tips/gifts stable lads/entries/declarations. It all mounts up which i have experienced in the past. Paying peanuts for shares in top notch horses is good value. When you have read there web page tell me what your opinion is as a bit of interest. Good Luck. John.

  74. Hi Jon. how many people have shares in the horses you have shares in.I’m not a believer in these syndicates cos somebody is getting paid for running these things.A horse costs roughly a thousand pound a month with entries and a few races but these clubs usually charge a fee up front, then an annual charge for upkeep.A club might have 100 members all paying about £150 per year which means somebody is profiting out of it. A syndicate of a dozen mates is ok, then you get the bills and all pay the same but my trainer used to tell me these aren’t a good thing as there is always somebody wanting to drop out causing everybody else to pay more. Just wondered how many sharers were in your horses.

  75. Hi Colin/Paul,
    The weather down here ,sunshine ,birds singing almost normal except not a lot to do so that is why i am writing this paragraph .Latest news from Emma Lavelles yard her horses are working fine as it is outside fresh air and the horses are not close together. Hopefully by the end of the month the flat season will continue. Good idea Colin to turn your horse out to grass, winter months saves on training fees.I done the same years ago at the end of the flat season until a month before the flat season started. No point paying training fees when the horse is not in training,Common sense as it is a expensive game if your horse dont win. Money going out and nothing coming in. If you operated a company like that it would not be long before you are broke. My two shares are low risk and are a hobby for a bit of fun win/lose/draw.Lets hope the sun keeps shining also brighter days ahead and everyone back to work also everything resumes to normal. Good luck. John.

  76. Hi Colin,
    I have two shares in two horses . Gold Link-and Blame it on Sally. Gold Link came from France. Timmy Murphy rides him on the gallops and likes him. The plan for him is a flat n/h in the autumn . Blame it on Sally is ready to run flat or hurdles when racing resumes .I am hoping for a few days outings at the races also have a little bet on them, as a bit of fun with a small outlay. Win or lose and can bale out after a year if i wish if the horses dont work out.I hope your horse makes a full recovery and stays sound for the racing season also hopefully get a couple of wins to balance the books. We are all living from day to day not knowing what the future holds for us. I booked my holiday last November for June this year but i have a feeling this might not happen but who knows?. Anyway good luck. John.

  77. Hi John, regarding my horse he has been out in the field all winter so i’m glad it’s been mild.He will be coming in on 1st of June.He will have a scan to see all is ok, then he will be on the walker each day then start cantering on 1st July,then hopefully take it from there.Horses are like kids, there’s always something wrong with them even though they get well looked after.I am hoping to win a couple of races ,then sell him as I can’t afford to keep him after this year. It’s a matter of fingers crossed but that’s the plan. If he goes wrong again that’s it i’ll just cut my losses.Been having a few bets in America. Only small stakes but low numbers at 3/1 and less seem to do well.

  78. Hi Colin,
    Just a update on our horse who had extracoporel shock wave therapy treatment has proved most effective in areas of soft tissue that attach to the bone and therefore difficult to medicate in other ways. A common area shock wave treatment is used in the sacroiliac joint in horses. Our horse is sound and been in fast work. We are hoping our horse has an exciting future over hurdles also on the flat. So a set back with the shock wave treatment and more recently covid-19 forcing the cancellation of british racing. How is your horse Colin?. It sounds if your horse has a serious injury, if he is out until October. I have had Plantar Fasciitis in my foot, i am now walking okay. Injections dont last long so shock treatment can be used on this problem if it comes back. This was caused by fast work on the tread mill in the Gym as the gyms are closed now my foot healed. If any of the above information can be beneficial to your horse all well and good. I wish everybody a happy safe Easter. Good Luck. John.

  79. Hi Paul,
    There hoping to get racing back in action May (flat) Jumping in July. Horses are been trained behind the scenes . The plan for our horse is a run on the flat as he has previously won on the flat so fingers crossed. As grub goes a good stew pot on the go. is better then the chinese take aways Last time i went to one of them ,there was sewer everywhere outside when i enquired the said it was Hu-Fung -Dung. Saturdays has become a boring day-no sport and most of all no racing. So i settle for a few pints. Keep Smiling. John.

  80. Just a quick line[ if anybody tunes in these days] to wish everybody the best of health in these terrible times. I wish it was all over so we can back to the banter which a few of us miss.Good luck everybody.

    1. Hi still here keep having a look I’ve read Newcastle trying to get racing behind closed doors in next two weeks but will wait n see one for John here Tried to order a takeaway from local Chinese last night could not do it on Wokdown ( keep smiling)

  81. Hi Colin,
    You can get the racing post free on the internet also in the betting shop so buying it is not a sensible idea. As the club goes it is better to buy decent beer rather then the cheap gut rot club beer you only get what you pay for. The supermarket beer is pretty good real ale very good. Paddy Power shops are closed. So it will save us a few bob in the long run. So treat your horse with some treats with your savings and hope he is back racing this year. I have plantar Fasciitis in my leg painful as i cant walk on one leg . So i know what your horse must feel . Good luck. John.

  82. Paul, it’s a terrible state of affairs and will get worse before it gets better. Everybody is a bit scared but by all accounts if you get it you are poorly for about 3 weeks. Well that’s not the end of the world.On the bright side not buying a Racing Post saves me £24-50 and not going to the club another £50 a week. Have to grin and bear it but not much to grin at.

  83. Bit of a bugger when I am looking at Hong Kong racing ( happy valley) 😂 when they started all this crap. Keep smiling and god luck

  84. Hi Colin,
    My run of bad luck started Sunday , as you know i backed France to win six nations at 6/1. They had three wins in a row until the french player punched the Scotland player in the face and got red carded, it was game over for France playing with 14 men. Captain Guinness brought down yesterday. Sporting John today ran a rubbish race no excuses. Thats me done Cheltenham this week. John.

  85. Hi Colin,
    My run of bad luck started Sunday , as you know i backed France to win six nations at 6/1. They had three wins in a row until the french player punched the Scotland player in the face and got red carded, it was game over for France playing with 14 men. Captain Guinness brought down yesterday. Sporting John today ran a rubbish race no excuses. Thats me done Cheltenham this week. John.

  86. Hi Colin,
    Captain Guinness was cruising with two to jump ,when he was brought down. Sods law as Henry De Bromheads horses went on to win two races. Sporting John is my hope for today as you say Envoi Allen has a favourites chance ,but the uphill Cheltenham hill finds them out. Hoping there is a bit of improvement left in Sporting John. Good Luck. John.

  87. Hi John, we all know you have a good bet standing with Sporting John tomorrow but I think you could have done with Envoi Allen running today cos I think that will spoil your party. You’ve still got a good bet so I hope it comes up for you.

  88. If the irish maestro wins the 1-30pm Cheltenham there will be irish Champagne flowing . Captain Guinness 11/1 e/w 7 places William Hill. Just missed the 14/1 in the shop this evening. He has been backed across the boards.Sporting John Wednesday they are my two fancies Cheltenham. Anybody else got any tips Cheltenham?. Good Luck what ever you back. John.

    1. P.S. You can always find out who won the competition in a certain month using the calendar controls at the top of the league table. (Enter first / last day of the respective month into the calendar control)

      1. Send four emails to Jason between the 2nd Mar/16th Mar no reply.
        yes i have got the right email address. Thanks Harry.

  89. tipped my first winner for six weeks today [Chalky White] and it hasn’t registered.Bit strange, all my 30 odd losers registered.

    1. I am sorry to hear that, Colin. I have checked the database and I did not find anything wrong. You might have submitted it too late.

  90. Hi Paul,
    Ballymore hurdle 11th March Sporting John now best price 4/1 hope you got on at 16/1 i did?. our horse entered same day Huntington 5-05pm dependant on weather conditions. Have more details nearer race time. Good Luck. John.

  91. Hi Paul,
    The only racing paper i read is Favourite Saturdays (The Sun) . I usually follow the Sporting Life on the web during the week. I have not seen that paper you mentioned , but i will buy it when Cheltenham arrives in March. I got 16/1 Sporting John, Ballymore money back non runner Paddy Power. Our trainer thought our horse should have got third Saturday and he is pleased with him,also expecting a good spring with him. Good Luck. John.

    1. Hi John. Sporting John tipped up in Racing and Football Outlook for ante post 10s forsupreme 6s for ballymore don’t know if you read it Great weekly paper cost £2-80 but has tips for all week and good write ups not bad on golf as well

      1. Hi Paul,
        The only racing paper i read is Favourite Saturdays (The Sun) . I usually follow the Sporting Life on the web during the week. I have not seen that paper you mentioned , but i will buy it when Cheltenham arrives in March. I got 16/1 Sporting John, Ballymore money back non runner Paddy Power. Our trainer thought our horse should have got third Saturday and he is pleased with him,also expecting a good spring with him. Good Luck. John.

  92. Hi Paul,
    The trainer was pleased with the horses he jumped well getting tired last two hurdles. Tom the jockey said he will come on a lot from that run looking for better ground next run. Left a few shillings with the bookie,but there will be another day. Paul if you have backed France at 6/1 three out of three looking good but you cant count your chickens before they are hatched. Barry Geraghty videos on the Racing post talking about his Cheltenham rides . Sporting John Mentioned as one of his rides. (Racing Post News) Good Luck until next time. John.

  93. Hi Colin& Paul,
    At last the horse is racing at Kempton Saturday 22nd. The trainer Alan says he is aiming him high for his first run over hurdles also may need the first run but he is in good form Tom Cannon rides. There is other Triumph hurdle entries in this race. So it will be a fact finding race for our horse to see if Cheltenham is on the cards. I am on e/w Paddy Power 12/1. Good Sport Saturday Rugby bbc1 wales v france looking for france to win to continue there unbeaten run so far and my six nations is still alive France at 6/1. Ps our horses 1-50 Kempton itv4 . Best of luck what ever you back. John.

  94. Good Day,
    A bit disappointing Market-Rasen is rained off due to flooding, I guess cant have all the luck. Had Sporting John in a single bet, then 3 of p Nicholls in al15- Sabrina 11/2- Sir psycho 6/5– Alcala 4/1 nice touch. So a good weekend. Our horse is entered at Warwick 21st Febuary, running out of time to get a run into him to see if Cheltenham is on the cards. Hope the weather improves. Next weekend the six nations continues France are 9/4 from 6/1, i have them backed at 6/1 two wins from two games. England Favourites 13/8 They have played two lost one. Cant understand why they are Favourites. There coach has been talking them up but all that chat ends when the action starts. Sporting John is double entered Cheltenham Supreme/Ballymore . I have him backed no runner money back Ballymore at 16/1 that is all gone around 8/1 now after Saturdays performance winning by six and a half lengths. He has an engine that horse. That is all the news for this Weekend. Good Luck. John.

  95. Good Day,
    To Colin, Paul etc,
    Sporting John entered Ascot Saturday, there is a chance the Ascot meeting might be off due to ground conditions. My shared horse with Emma Levelle is coming on fine he is half fit bringing him on steady as he is a young horse. Timmy Murphy has been riding him and likes him .Emmas husband Barry Fenton ex jockey has been riding him, he says he has an engine. It will be a little while before we see him at the races. Emma says she will have a couple of horses at Cheltenham one been Paisley Park. She will be targeting Aintree. For our other horse will run 2-05 M/R Sunday if the ground dont get heavy. Tom Cannon rides ,hope for the best to see if the Cheltenham dream is still alive, he is in good form. Best of Luck. John.

  96. Good Day,
    Sporting John, entered Ascot Saturday 15th. Our horse entered Sunday 16th Market Rasen , more news to follow regarding declared horses Friday. Good Luck. John.

  97. Good Day,
    To Paul and anybody that is interested. Cheltenham Ballymore hurdle 11th March Sporting John e/w at 16/1 Paddy Power money back non runner or you can have 20/1 Paddy Power non runner lose stake. Sporting John is racing Sunday at Exeter in the 4-05 race. should go close. I am on e/w Cheltenham 16/1. Best of Luck. John.

  98. Hi Colin,
    I have backed the horse i have the share in e/w Triumph hurdle at 100/1. It may seem a crazy bet but if he runs well in his first race he will go for the Triumph Hurdle. A gamble of course. Morrisons from your neck of the woods, who have a supermarket near me, are selling a case of draught Guinness at £12 (15 cans) good deal in aid of the six nations Rugby. Got a case this morning also a free Guinness pint glass. You will have to get to Morrisons to get the Guinness for your horse and yourself. It will cheer your horse up mixed with raw eggs he would be bucking like a rodeo horse after that. Good luck. john.

  99. Hi Colin i know you are not stupid. I dont have a on-line account with any bookmaker. so i dont know there internet rules except you cant get best odds the night before. I bet across the counter in the betting shop and there rules are basically simple,if not sure of anything ask the assistant that is what i do. My bets Saturday. L15s best odds all races Ireland/ England + 3 times one winner L15 also a bonus on 4 winners. I find out these details before i place my bet then you cant go wrong with Paddy Power they give the best deals then any other bookmaker. On to the weekend to the six nations rugby. I have backed France to win at 6/1 a young side and they could win it. Best of Luck. John.

  100. Sandra, you have been going mad this month, but don’t you realise you have to send in 15 naps in the month and you can’t do it.

  101. As I said John, I’m not stupid. I complained but customer services told me it was a traders decision and there was nothing they could do about it. I know you only get best odds on bets that are put on that day but my account didn’t qualify for best odds. You don’thave to believe me but it’s true so closing my account was the only option.

  102. Hi Colin,
    Everyone that bets with Paddy Power are entitled to best odds ,the only way you wont qualify for best odds if you struck the bet the night before, then your bet would be void from best odds. I guess it is best to check there rules before you bet,the same applies with other bookmakers. When i placed my bet with Paddy Power Ok Corall there were over 20 runners when i struck the bet at a quarter of the odds e/w . On race day there were 14 runners PP changed the odds to one fifth of the odds a place. But i got paid the win 20/1 also a quarter the odds so cant complain. our horse is fit and will be in strong work soon. So at the races February all been well then maybe Cheltenham on the cards all been well. Good Luck. John.

  103. Complained but told it was a traders decision.
    When I checked my Paddy Power stats I had had about 300 quid on and got 700 back so I put it down to that.I know best odds at PP’s have to be put on the same day and not the night before. They said they sent me an e-mail last year to say I didn’t qualify for best odds but I didn’t see it or I wouldn’t have bet with them.

  104. Hi Colin,
    Thank you for the compliments,it is good to get a nice winner now and then.I bet with Betfred also Paddy Power . Mainly Paddy Power as they pay 3 times the odds lucky 15s also honour best odds all races England/Ireland. I bet in there shops mainly Saturdays. Betfred only pay best odds on there 2 selected race meetings. I guess you should complain to customer services if they have not paid you best odds at Paddy Power. Under the rule offer services as described by the company not been honoured . Paddy Power now own Betfair. Hope the information is of some use?. As soon as our horse is entered i will post on this page. Good Luck. John.

  105. Well done John. As you say you have backed it before and it lost but you got all your money back with interest. Glad you kicked the arse of Paddy Power cos I just closed my account with him. Backed horse at 15/4 which won at 9/2 and was told my account didn’t qualify for best odds.Once again, well done.

  106. Good Evening to everyone that was on Ok Corall . By your e-mail Paul, i guess you were on hope you were on at 20/1 i was as stated . The saying every dog has his day , i believe every good horse has his day. Todays was Ok Coralls day at a good price. I got my money back from his last defeat+ profit. Patience is a virtue. I am keeping a eye on the horse i have a share in,should get a run into him February ,then Cheltenham we hope with a bit of luck. Sunday roast with a bottle of bubbly lovely jublee. Good Luck. John.

  107. Hi Colin,
    Sorry to hear about your horses injury and long lay off, hope he makes a full recovery.Our horse had a set back jumping hurdles for the first time got muscle soreness. The fred winter at Cheltenham was the target , but the horse needs three races for to be handicapped before Cheltenham. Due to the setback thats not going to happen ,so the entry is the Triumph hurdle if he shows promise when his first run over hurdles comes. Ante post Sky bet chase Saturday 25th January backed Ok Corall 20/1 e/w Paddy Power 4 places one quarter the odds. Best of Luck. John.

  108. Hi John, wont be running before October. Just one of them things. Wish I’d never seen it ,but that’s life.Hop e you have better luck with yours.

  109. HI Colin,
    How is your horse coming along any improvement with his injury. The horse i have a minute share in ,has had a minor setback with muscle soreness ,but he is back working okay. he is entered in the Triumph Hurdle March 13th at Cheltenham . Just in case he shows promise when they get him on the race track hopefully soon and see how he performs. (Blame it on Sally). Good luck. John.

  110. Hi johnfrombuc

    According to your summary I won the May competition but as far as I am aware I was only runner-up.
    I certainly only received the prize for runner-up.
    You may need to check your method for producing the summary table.

    Regards jenky13

  111. Champions League Summary 2019

    Jan 2019 Popsie52, Joe Raggs, damo6309, harrygee61, pendrem, sexysallie, Meachies, iron24, jack bentley, dlangton24
    Feb 2019 damo6309, Popsie52, harrygee61, wingy, Fortunf, Meachies, Martin, Wee Jimmy, TLDEYES, nawoo
    Mar 2019 damo6309, wingy, Fortunf, Martin, FRANNY, colin holder, TLDEYES, ovdrum, Meachies, Cuecoach
    Apr 2019 damo6309, wingy, TLDEYES, jenky13, Fortunf, ovdrum, FRANNY, harrygee61, Swagger1, Wee Jimmy
    May 2019 jenky13, colin holder, Dotties Dreamers, TLDEYES, ovdrum, FRANNY, Meachies, wolfy3594, Aleandro245, Wee Jimmy
    June 2019 Aleandro245, Paul Hindmarsh, jenky13, wolfy3594, Lizzy158, Dotties Dreamers, TLDEYES, Cuecoach, Meachies, HEADMAN
    July 2019 tango, Paul Hindmarsh, Meachies, Lizzy158, Bob, FRANNY, HEADMAN, amito1814, Fortunf, Jeff2060
    Aug 2019 Paul Hindmarsh, Bob, tango, amito1814, Meachies, Lizzy158, Fortunf, sandra, harrygee61, Jeff2060
    Sept 2019 harrygee61, amito1814, Zack, Popsie52, Dotties Dreamers, Woody, FRANNY, nicole1975, Bob, n0kia09
    Oct 2019 harrygee61, Zack, amito1814, Superali, pendrem, Woody, Fortunf, Procalc, Joe Raggs, Martin
    Nov 2019 harrygee61, Martin, Fortunf, pendrem, Zack, amito1814, Superali, jenky13, Joe Raggs, Popsie52
    Dec 2019 harrygee61, Martin, Fortunf, pendrem, Popsie52, jenky13, Procalc, amito1814, Fuzzyduck, Zack

  112. GoodDay the two mc manus horses made mistakes . Champ made one and ended up on the floor when he had the race at his mercy. OK Corral made two enough to put him out of contention and finished down the field. I left a few shillings with the bookie, but there will be another day for OK Corral. Good Luck. John.

  113. Johann,
    Would yo please check my naps as my selection for yesterday has not been registered on the Naps Table. It finished 2nd but is not on my list. Please check. Thanks.

    1. Mr T
      I could not find a Nap for Dec 29 in the database. There might have been a problem in the transmission in Internet – or you just forgot to click submit 😉

      1. Johann,
        I do forget things at my age but could I say that when your site tells me the name of my selection and that it has been saved in the system, then perhaps your system of recording naps has a worse memory than myself!
        Had my selection won ( very rare ,I know ) then I would have been annoyed with your comments. The only clue I can give you is that I placed my selection the night before as I knew I would not have had the time on the 29th. Has any other member had the same problem?

  114. Good Day,
    Like a spring day ,sun shining here down south. I put on this page a while back OK Corral a n/r. He ran on 30th November ran down the field had a 263 day absent. The vet report said about his last run lost a shoe during the race. . I have backed him e/w 11/1 for thePP chase 2-00pm Cheltenham January 1st with PP 3places one quarter the odds. It was a good job we did not back Colins tip he advised on this page Flowing Clarets for a Christmas box.( A bookies Christmas Box). Hope there is not a gunfight at the OK Corral the bookies win most of the time but not all of the time. HA-HA. Hope You enjoyed the banter Colin?. Best of luck with the new year bets whatever you back. Happy New Year. John.

    1. Have done a (e/w) L15 on J. Ps horses which includes O K CORRAL Fingers crossed for a good start to the new year. Have a happy and prosperous 2020.

  115. Hi Colin,
    I put up my ante post early so people on this page want to back it. It is okay been wise after the event. You are welcome to get your dig in clan won i have filled up my wallet that is what it is about living in the real racing world not the fantasy world of racing. It is hard to get winners so good luck for those who had backed Clan-Des Obeaux . Happy new year. John.

  116. John, I’m pleased the clan won for you but I must get my dig in and say your bet would have returned more on the day. Admitted you had 3 places but you wouldn’t have had the dreaded non runner worry.All the best for the New Year which goes for you and everybody who reads this page. including ex authers and poets like Sandra.

  117. Hi Colin,
    Clan des Obeaux delivered the Christmas box won by 21 lenghts. The racing critics also so the jockey deserted him for Cyrname who had never won at 3 miles before. I was on Clan at 5/1 he drifted to 11/2 a big price for a course& distance winner in a 5 horse race. He hacked up easy. Hope you were on. I wont be drinking adams ale tonight something a bit stronger and bubbly. Good Luck. John.

  118. Hi Colin,
    The three horses we have shares are very cheap so it is for a bit of fun also a low finance risk as we can opt out after a year. The horses we have shares have form the one with Emma has been placed in bumpers in France so exciting prospect ( gold link) The one with Alan King has won three times on flat ,now been trained over hurdles exciting Prospect( Blame it on Sally) .My brothers share (overpriced Mixer) is with N Henderson he will remain on the flat until next Autumn then hurdling. All a bit of fun for 2020 and maybe some days at the races also hopefully some winners if they all stay sound. Hope your horses injury is healing also he is back racing in 2020. Best of Luck. John.

  119. All the best to you John and best of luck with your horses. Be ok if you got some info from those yards especially with Emma Lavelle cos I think she’s a bit shrewd.Hoping for a good New Year myself as i’ve been crap lately. Hope the Clan goes in for you.

  120. To Colin &everyone concerned with the competition, wishing you all a happy Christmas also a prosperous 2020. Apoor turn out King George V1 boxing day only seven runners left in. I am on Clan the man to bring the bacon home at 5/1 ante post. I was given a nice Christmas present from my brother a share in a 3year old gelding in training with Emma Lavelle a bumper horse at present. we have three shares in three different horses also with Alan King/Nicky Henderson. Watch this space 2020. Best of Luck what ever you back Boxing day also the new year. Good Luck. John.

  121. Hi Johann,
    I looked at the league table earlier this afternoon,i noticed i was in 16th place with +1 point, i looked again at 5-30pm . I noticed i have dropped to 23rd place and the points changed to minus 1.31 is it a error with the system?. Thank You. John.

    1. Hi John,
      I checked it out and the league table appears to be okay. You won yesterday 13.69 with “Just call me Al”. In December you submitted 15 naps. So, your total for December should be
      13.69 – 15 = minus 1.31
      This is what is displayed in the league table.

  122. Hi Colin,
    I do not wish to upset you,good will to all men at Christmas time. Ante post Clan Des Obeaux e/w 5/1 William Hill 3 places one fifth the odds King George V1 December 26th Boxing day. I have the few shillings on. My horse hopefully will be hurdling in the new year and we have a bit of luck. Best of luck. John.

  123. Hi John, you wont upset me whatever you say so dont worry. Just carry on as you are. You’re ok and I like to think I can look after myself when it comes to punting. Regarding the competition, I dont know what’s gone wrong. Whatever I tip run Crap, fall or slow away.Things can only get better.

  124. Hi Colin,
    I am not a green horn to the racing game. As Henry De Bromhead goes he trains in Waterford near my family .Henrys family have lived there for over 300 years his father was a trainer before him. So he knows the time of day regarding racehorses. Sarcasm is the worst for of wit in my book, i speak the true facts. If you look at the form of some of them horses it is in black and white there form so no getting away from that.So excuses about distance/left handed track/ ground too soft/hard / did not like the track. These excuses dry up in the end when your horse dont win and your bank balance is lighter. If you think they are snidy remarks it is up to you?.The horse i have a share in is on a yearly contract so all been well i can renew for the next year or opt out. Your horse is out until October so you say?. so it wont run next year as theflat season will all most be finished, it sounds a serious injury only the vetinary can tell you that. You have done well in the Competition winning a lot of times.I like betting with the bookie which i do every Saturday+ ante post thats how i like to make my money or lose it.Sorry if my facts have upset you. Good Luck. John.

  125. Hi John, I treat you as a friend ,but who likes his little digs and bouts of sarcasm but says stuff that he knows nothing about. Regarding Black Market, he went to the sales because it was bought at a previous sale and the buyer didn’t pay for it so it went back to the sales. John is happy with it but isn’t sure of it’s right trip.Regarding your comments on my tipping prowess, I have won the tipping competition at least 5 times which is quite a few more than you so I should keep quiet on the subject if I was you. Regarding my horse I wish I’d never seen him but I’m stuck with him and he wont be runnig until October so I hope you have better luck with your investment.Await your next snidy remarks but I still hope we are friends and you and your family have a good christmas.

  126. Hi Colin,
    Have Faith is all well and good. Henry De Bromhead got rid of the horse Black Market to your trainer. It looks a bum steer to me,maybe i am wrong?. I guess time will tell. If that wins it will be a miracle. There are two types of horses that go to the sales winners that sell for a profit and ones that are useless that havent got a prayer of winning a race,but people still buy them,more money then sense some never learn. Good Luck. John.

  127. Have faith John. I seem to remember saying The National winner and the world hurdle winner were both past the post barring accidents.

  128. Hi Colin,
    I know you criticise my ante post betting but i have winners and placed horses ,football ,golf now and then. I cant ever remember you tipping up a winner of any description on this page. The horse you tipped up Black Market,that run 3-05pm southwell finished tailed off 44lengths last. Not been disrespectful but truthful every time your trainer runs a horse the only winner is the bookmaker. I think horses that cant win should be turned away in fairness to save everyone money. As i said before top trainers dont get rid of good horses. It is not rocket science. Good Luck. John.

  129. Hi Colin still alive& kicking but old age is a sentence for a crime you have not done.(aches&pains etc). How is your horse getting on, the longer he is out i guess it would be a worry if he ever runs again?. I have bought a small share in a three year old gelding that has come out of Sir Marks Prescott yard and has moved to Alan Kings yard 7th November is in training now jumping hurdles also getting fitter,should be on the race track early new year all been well. He is a three times winner for Sir Mark on the flat. So fingers crossed. Watch this space i will tell you the name and date when he runs. Ante post horses i know they are a risk non runners also losers but i do have winners if you look through this web page you will see. I now looking for the next ante post. I will post the weekend. Hoping to get a few shilling on at a good price soon dont want to be drinking Adams ale. Good Luck. John.

  130. Hi John presume you are ok, I know you like your ante post bets but I still maintain they aren’t worth it. Assuming you had a fiver each way on the two at 12/1 and 25s 4places, if you had waited until the day and one wasn’t running you could have had a tenner ew on OKCoral at 8/1 6 places.
    .Everybody pleases themselves but I haven’t had an ante post since Adam was a lad.Catch you later and happy punting. Black Market is priced up at 33/1 at Southwell tomorrow and could out run those odds.

  131. Good Afternoon,
    I wrote on this page 11th November ( The Worlds End now a N/R) but Ok corral is still in for Saturday 3pm Newbury Should go of about 6/1 i am on at 12/1 e/w 4places. Best of luck if you are on. John.

  132. There has been a problem with the site but it is fixed now. I could login and submit a nap. Please try again.

  133. Good Morning Johann,
    Sunday 10th November completely lost contact with your site until yesterday your web page is up and running but you cant log in your daily nap. Thank You. John.

  134. Hi Colin,
    Looks like the site is up and running for tomorrow for the competition . I have put up a couple of horses for the Ladbroke chase 30th November hope they get in the frame or win . It would be a Christmas box for Christmas. Both of them have been backed. Ok Corral 12/1 to 8/1 -Worlds end 25/1 to 20/1. I have the few shillings on. Good Luck. John.

  135. Good Day,
    Backed two horses for the Ladbroke handicap trophy (chase) 30th November ante post when the betting was recently put up. Ok Corral 12/1- The worlds End 25/1 William Hill quarter the odds e/w 4 places. Best of Luck. John.

  136. Good Morning Colin,
    Sorry to hear the predicament you are in with your horse.I wrote a long time ago about the OBrien horses if they dont make the time on the gallops they dont run on the racecourse as they wont win. You have to be wary of millionaire Arabs sending tried horses to the sales that have not won. It should send out alarm bells as they dont keep horses that are no good. In the past i have bought into untried yearlings and when the race as two years it is fun and the have won.As i said earlier about Flowing Clarets running in class 6/7 races he is on the downgrade as he could not win a claimer which is the same as a seller. So no Christmas box from him. Before your horse runs again half the flat season will be gone. Must be disappointing paying out and nothing coming back. Anyway Good Luck. John.

  137. Morning John, Flowing Clarets has won for the last 4 years in October so it was natural to expect it to win again. The trainer supposedly knows what he’s doing but maybe he didn’t place it right. He should have stuck to handicaps. My horse is doing ok but i’m obviously not pleased with the way things have turned out. If I could turn the clock back I wouldn’t look at him but i’m stuck. Can’t run and can’t sell so have to grin and bear it. Got to hope he can win a couple of races then sell.Fingers crossed when he gets fit but that wont be for a while yet. About August I suppose.

    1. No and yes CH Gosden top man I think he will have plenty winners this month chasing money for top trainer also O’Brien sending over a few to all weather meetings so could get interesting Keeping an eye on Mohamed and Moubarak as well good luck with horse for future

  138. Hi Colin,
    You wrote on 22nd of September Flowing Clarets will win in October. He has 2days left to to win thats if he is entered to run in the last two days of October. How is your horse getting on ,has he recovered from his injury.? Will he be back in training for the next flat season. I mentioned young Fallon to you earlier when your horse was running , he was claiming 7lb then you said there claiming for a reason. Cieran Fallon is now champion apprentice Jockey and one day be champion jockey like his dad. Sometimes it pays to take notice of claimers with ability as your horse needed at least a 7lb drop to win a race. Something to think about if your horse ever runs again. John.

  139. Hi Colin,
    Hit the crossbar 2nd 14/1 fair play to you your notion was not far adrift. Hope you were on mate e/w. Good Luck. John.

  140. Hi John,Horse was entered in first race and might have had a chance in that but I cant see it having a prayer in the claiming race. Would be pounds better off it was a handicap.Was 33s with 365 but now 20s so somebody must have backed it. I have backed it last twice so had to have a nibble on Ladbrokes at 20s boosted to 22s but I still think it hasn’t a chance, but you only have to look at competition league table to see what I know about racing.

  141. Hi Colin,
    D-Day today for Flowing Clarets,you said would win this Month?. A big price 18/1 . You have put your neck on the block with this tip. Good luck if you have the few shillings on. Windsor 3-00pm. John.

  142. Hi Colin,
    Flowing Clarets dropped in weight ground conditions will suit but the trainer has 2 more entries in the race so it is taking a chance which one is fancied to win out of the 3. That’s if any of them will win. It will be flowing vino if Flowing Clarets goes in 18/1 at present if you are on. Good Luck. John.

  143. Bridger is doing my head in. Flowing Clarets is running again on Thursday. He has 3 runners again and it is 6 furlongs but I’ll have to back it. It is well drawn, so that’s a bonus.Still think next Monday might be the day.

  144. Good Day,
    The two horses I wrote up for Cesarewitch were well fancied reflected by the betting . Sneaky Geataway got 8th place a bit ulucky as some Bookmakers were paying seven places . The two of them were in contention at the 2 mile pole but were tapped for speed the last 2 furlongs ( didn’t stay the Distance) . Back to studying for the next big race. John.

  145. Hi Colin
    Its a pity the trainer did not answer your text it would have saved you the money you put on Flowing Clarets as he won with his other horse Firenze Rosy 11/2 5-15 Brighton. You said Flowing clarets will win this Month. I would not want to be chasing it with my money . A lot of these class 6/7 horses are on the downgrade and are slow that’s why the race in that grade. John.

  146. Good Afternoon,
    Next Saturday Ceserewitch 12th Saturday two horses I backed yesterday -Darksideoftarnside e/w 66/1 also e/w sneaky Getaway 25/1 hope they both run as they are good prices and make the frame. good luck. John.

  147. Afraid the trainer of Flowing Clarets is cocking my arrangements up.I was thinking in terms of 21st October for a race it has won the last 2 years.He has now decided to run at Brighton on Tuesday in a race it ran 2nd in in 2017 before it won at later in the month.As i’ve already said it is well handicapped and could win twice. It will win in October, but when? I will have to back it on Tuesday.

  148. Flowing Clarets had me worried. Backed from 16/1 in to 8/1 came 2nd in to straight but weakened to finish next to last. Perfect for getting a good price when its on soft going on the grass. I’m guessing Windsor 2 weeks next monday giving everybody a chance to stick a bit away each week and pounce as soon as betting opens the night before.Perfect to get your christmas money.

  149. Good Morning Colin,
    Thank you for complementing me on my birthday today. I read your e-mails regarding backing ante-post races. I wont be changing my system as backing ante-post grade 1 races a chance to back big price horses where as backing class 6 horses is a bit of hit and miss. The Cambridgeshire last Saturday King Ottokar was a N/R price 14/1 but Mordin was 4th E/W which I had backed at a quarter of the odds this recouped my loss on the N/R and I made a profit. Mordin 25/1 finished (12/1 . Also recently as you know I had ebor winner Mustajeer at 20/1 also 3rd place Desert Skyline 40/1. Came back from holiday last night to the English winter weather. I will be watching the horse you think will win in October Flowing Clarets. Best of Luck. John.

  150. Flowing Clarets is out again tomorrow but I wont be backing it.Keep an eye open for Windsor on the 21st. I have a feeling that could be the day. As I’ve said it’s never won on the sand so I dont think it will start tomorrow. Happy birthday for tomorrow for John.

  151. Hi John, sorry to see both your horses scratched, but I wonder why you bother with ante post. Unless you know something it seems a waste of time.There were 66 entries and 30 are running so you are more likely to get scratched than run.I’m sure you’ll change your ways sometime.

  152. This post is for John and anybody else that might be interested.The horse I am talking about for October is Flowing Clarets. I have no connection with the horse but its past record tells me it will win in the next six weeks.He is so well handicapped that he might win more than once.He is entered on Tuesday and twice on Wednesday, but you have to read between the lines and decide when to back it. It is entered at Lingfield Tuesday but has never won on all weather so I would let it run. It is entered Goodwood Wednesday and it could run there if the rain comes. His ideal conditions are 5 furlongs and soft going. When these occur get on it.

  153. 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.

  154. 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.

  155. 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.

  156. 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.

  157. 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.

  158. 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.

  159. 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.

  160. 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.

  161. 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.

  162. 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.

  163. 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.

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


  165. 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.

  166. 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.

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

  168. 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?

  169. 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.

  170. 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.

  171. 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.

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

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

  174. 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

  175. 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.

  176. 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.

  177. 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.

  178. 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.

  179. 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.

  180. 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.

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

  182. 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.

  183. 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.

  184. 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.

  185. 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.

  186. 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.

  187. 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.

  188. 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.

  189. 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.

  190. 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.

  191. 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.

  192. 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.

  193. 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.

  194. 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.

  195. 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.

  196. 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.

  197. 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.

  198. 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.

  199. 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.

  200. 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.

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

  202. 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.

  203. 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.

  204. 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.

  205. 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.

  206. 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.

  207. 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.

  208. 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.

  209. 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.

  210. 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.

  211. 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.

  212. 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.

  213. 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.

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

  215. 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.

  216. 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.

  217. 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.

  218. 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.

  219. 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.

  220. 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


  221. 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.

  222. 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.

  223. 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.

  224. 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.

  225. 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.

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

  227. 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.

  228. 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

  229. 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.

  230. 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.

  231. 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.

  232. 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.

  233. 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.

  234. 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.

  235. 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.

  236. 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.

  237. 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.

  238. 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.

  239. 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.

  240. 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.

  241. 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.

  242. 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.

  243. 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.

  244. 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?

  245. 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.

  246. 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.

  247. 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.

  248. 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.

  249. 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.

  250. 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.

  251. 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.

  252. 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.

  253. 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.

  254. 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.

  255. 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.

  256. 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.

  257. 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!

  258. 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.

  259. 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.

  260. 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.

  261. 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.

  262. 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.

  263. 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

  264. 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.

  265. 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.

  266. 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.

  267. 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.

  268. 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.

  269. 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🎄.

  270. 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.

  271. 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.

  272. 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.

  273. 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.

  274. 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.

  275. 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.

  276. 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.

  277. 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!

  278. 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.

  279. 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.

  280. 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)

  281. 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.

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

  283. 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.

  284. 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.

  285. 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.

  286. 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.

  287. 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.

  288. 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.

  289. 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.

  290. 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.

  291. 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 ,

  292. 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.

  293. 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.

  294. 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.


  295. 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.

  296. 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.

  297. 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.

  298. 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.

  299. 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.

  300. 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.

  301. 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.

  302. 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

  303. 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.

  304. 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?

  305. 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

  306. 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.

  307. 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.

  308. 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.

  309. 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.

  310. 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.

  311. 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.

  312. 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.

  313. 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.

  314. 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.

  315. 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.

  316. 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.

  317. 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.

  318. 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.

  319. 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.

  320. 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.

  321. 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.

  322. 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.

  323. 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?

  324. 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.

  325. 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.

  326. 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.

  327. 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?

  328. 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.

  329. 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!

  330. 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.

  331. 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.

  332. 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.

  333. 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.

  334. John,

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

  335. 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.

  336. 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.

  337. 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.

  338. 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.

  339. 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.

  340. 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.

  341. 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) 😉

  342. 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.

  343. 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.

  344. 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.

  345. 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.

  346. 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 👍

  347. 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.

  348. 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.

  349. 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.

  350. 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.

  351. 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.

  352. 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.

  353. 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.

  354. 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.

  355. 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.

  356. 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.

  357. 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.

  358. 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.

  359. 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.

  360. 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.

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

  362. 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.

  363. 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.

  364. 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.

  365. 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.

  366. 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.

  367. 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.

  368. 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.

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

  370. 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.

  371. 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.

  372. 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

  373. 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.

  374. 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

  375. 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.

  376. 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.

  377. 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.

  378. 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.

  379. 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.

  380. 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.

  381. 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

  382. 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.

  383. 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

  384. 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

  385. 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.

  386. 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.

  387. 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

  388. 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.

  389. 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.

  390. 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.

  391. 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.

  392. 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.

  393. 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.

  394. 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.

  395. 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.

  396. 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.

  397. 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.

  398. 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.

  399. 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.

  400. 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.

  401. 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

  402. 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.

  403. 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.

  404. 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.

  405. 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.

  406. 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.

  407. 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

  408. 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.

  409. 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.

  410. 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.

  411. 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.

  412. 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.

  413. 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.

  414. 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.

  415. 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.

  416. 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.

  417. 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

  418. 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.

  419. 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.

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

  421. 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

  422. 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.

  423. 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.

  424. 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.

  425. 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.

  426. 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.

  427. 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?

  428. 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.

  429. 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?


  430. 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.

  431. 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???

  432. 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?

  433. 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?

  434. 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.