Thursday 1st February

NAP Gold Star 2/1 (B365) – Meydan 18:00 – 2pts win WON (SP 9/4) +4.5pts

NB Jordan Sport 5/1 (PP) – Meydan 15:40 – 2pts win WON +10pts

3B Noah From Goa 5/1 (B365) – Meydan 16:50 – 2pts win Lost -2pts

Meydan

15:05 – Benbatl 11/10 (B365) WON

15:40 – Jordan Sport 5/1 (PP) WON

16:15 – Kimbear 4/5 (B365) 2nd

16:50 – Noah From Goa 5/1 (B365) Lost

17:25 – Drafted 7/1 (PP) WON

18:00 – Gold Star 2/1 (B365) WON


MONTHLY RESULTS….

1/2/2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +12.5pts

JANUARY 2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +15.02pts


HISTORIC & ROLLING RESULTS

2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +15.02pts

2017 PROFIT/LOSS: +76.17pts

2016 PROFIT/LOSS: +237.55pts

PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 2015 (updated monthly): +611.68pts

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Tuesday 30th January

NAP Redhotfillypeppers 11/4 (B365) – Punchestown 15:30 – 2pts win Lost -2pts

Up against a hot favourite today but ran well on hurdles debut when last seen, finishing five lengths behind Martello Park having fluffed the final hurdle. The 4th & 6th of that race won next time out and the 5th only failed by a short head so the form is working out pretty well. A winner of a point-to-point before moving to Willie Mullins, the selection should benefit from the extra couple of furlongs she encounters today and the conditions should suit given that she’s won a bumper here at Punchestown on very soft ground.


 MONTHLY RESULTS….

30/1/2018 PROFIT/LOSS: -2pts

JANUARY 2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +15.02pts


HISTORIC & ROLLING RESULTS

2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +15.02pts

2017 PROFIT/LOSS: +76.17pts

2016 PROFIT/LOSS: +237.55pts

PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 2015 (updated monthly): +611.68pts

Monday 29th January

NAP Zenovia 9/4 (PP) – Wolves 16:50 – 2pts win – WON +4.5pts

Zenovia posted her only career victory over course and distance and was a respectable fourth last time out, just a length behind the winner. The booking of Simon Walker catches the eye, a jockey who boasts a 35% winning strike rate on all-weather surfaces, and with the trainer in good recent form it is hoped that his runner can find the winners enclosure again today.

NB Murdanova 3/1 (B365) – Wolves 20:00 – 2pts win – WON +6pts

Murdanova returns to a track where he has posted two of his three career victories and showed signs of improvement on first run for Ivan Furtado at Chelmsford last time out, being forced wide on the bend but running on well to finish fourth, just a length behind the winner. All three that finished ahead of him has run well in higher grades since (finishing 1st, 2nd and 4th respectively) yet our selection has been dropped 1lb by the handicapper so, in a race filled with more quantity than quality, this looks to be a good chance to record another victory at the course.


MONTHLY RESULTS….

29/1/2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +10.5pts

JANUARY 2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +17.02pts


HISTORIC & ROLLING RESULTS

2017 PROFIT/LOSS: +76.17pts

2016 PROFIT/LOSS: +237.55pts

PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 2015 (updated monthly): +596.66pts

Sunday 28th January

NAP Black Art 7/2 (PP) – Sedgefield 13:10 – 2pts win WON +7pts

Both trainer S J Smith and jockey D Cook have decent records here at Sedgefield and they team up with Black Art who followed up a decent course and distance second with a solid victory last time out, again over track and trip, beating a 122-rated rival in the process, so should be capable of another bold show off just a 2lbs higher mark.

NB Discoverie 6/1 (B365) – Sedgefield 15:10 – 2pts win Lost -2pts

Trainer Kenneth Slack has had eight winners and seven placed efforts from his sixteen runners over fences in the last three years at the course so it would be foolish to overlook the chances of Discoverie. A multiple winner at the course, the ten-year-old bounced back to form with a decent second last time out and has won in testing conditions so looks to have a decent chance of victory from just a 1lbs higher mark. Definitely worth a go in the place market, with only two places on offer for each way purposes I’m chancing the win.


MONTHLY RESULTS….

27/1/2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +5pts

JANUARY 2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +6.52pts


HISTORIC & ROLLING RESULTS

2017 PROFIT/LOSS: +76.17pts

2016 PROFIT/LOSS: +237.55pts

PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 2015 (updated monthly): +596.66pts

Saturday 27th January

NAP Indian Hawk 5/2 (sky) – Doncaster 14:05 – 2pts win Lost -2pts

NB Wholestone 7/2 (Whill) – Cheltenham 15:35 – 2pts win 2nd -2pts

3B American 5/1 (B365) – Cheltenham 14:25 – 2pts win 2nd -2pts

Lucky 15 – 1.5pts total win (BV best price) -1.5pts

NAP 5/2 Lost

NB 7/2 2nd

3B 5/1 2nd

L’Ami Serge 9/4 – Doncaster 15:15 3rd


ITV Racing

13:50 Cheltenham – Frodon (E/W) – 15/2 (PP – 4 places) WON

Ballyhill won over course and distance in heavy ground last time out and has won two from three over the trip. A similar run would see him in the frame again however a 5lbs rise and concerns over the recent stable form means he is probably best watched today.

Coo Star Sivola is yet to taste victory over the larger obstacles but has shown plenty of promise in a couple of small field novice events. He should benefit from the bigger field and having made the frame in four from seven at the course could be capable of gaining his first chase victory today.

Frodon has winning form on soft and heavy ground, is a previous course and distance winner and has the hugely talented Bryony Frost in the saddle so another big run looks assured.

14:05 Doncaster – Indian Hawk (WIN) – 5/2 (sky) Lost

Indian Hawk won with ease at Ludlow last time out and could be difficult to beat if in the same mood today. Already a winner of a point-to-point, the step up in trip should hold no concerns and with Nicky Henderson having won this race in 2017 & 2015 it would be no surprise to see him emerge victorious again.

Enniscoffey Oscar was an impressive winner here at Doncaster last time out and runs for a trainer with a 50% winning strike rate with her runners over hurdles at the course. Today sees a step up in trip but he will be a danger if his stamina holds out.

Samuel Jackson proved a 100/1 victory was no fluke when he followed up next time out and is now unbeaten over hurdles. Today sees a big step up in class but he’s proven over the trip and arrives in top form so can’t be discounted.

14:25 Cheltenham – American (WIN) – 5/1 B365 2nd

An excellent renewal with a few who will fancy their chances. Definitly Red is two wins from two over the trip, The Last Samurai is two wins and a place from three over the trip and Singlefarmpayment has made the frame in all three runs over course and distance.

Bristol De Mai has been in excellent form earlier in the season, winning both the Charlie Hall Chase and Betfair Chase, before the drying ground and subsequent finding of stomach ulcers stopped all chances in the King George at Kempton last time out.  He will have his supporters and it would be great to see him win however there is still a suspicion that he is better of flatter tracks so preference is for American who was hugely impressive when unbeaten over fences last season and runs for the in-form partnership of Harry Fry and Noel Fehily.

14:40 Doncaster – The Nipper (E/W) – 14/1 (coral) Lost

Maria’s Benefit has won her last four and looks difficult to oppose for win purposes, although the forecast rain could play to The Nipper’s strengths and with both Warren Greatrex and Gavin Sheehan in excellent form he could be worth an each way play despite just two places on offer.

15:00 Cheltenham – Tikkanbar (E/W) – 15/2 (Whill) Lost

Nicky Henderson saddles two, both looking excellent prospects, with the jockey bookings and early market moves suggesting Pacific De Baune is the preferred option despite Santini having won an arguably stronger race last time out.

Slate House is unbeaten in two at the course and should be capable of the step up in trip given that he won a point-to-point earlier in his career, whereas trainer Warren Greatrex is in great form and his runner Mulcahys Hill should relish conditions so looks to have a decent chance of making the frame.

Tikkanbar has won four from five when racing on soft or heavy ground and is two from two since tackling hurdles. Already a course and distance winner at listed level, he should be capable of a top three finish at the very least.

15:15 Doncaster – L’ami Serge (WIN) – 9/4 (B365) 3rd

Nicky Henderson has an excellent record at Doncaster and has his stable in top form so it is difficult to look past L’ami Serge as the winner here. A top class performer who has only finished outside the top 3 positions in two of his twenty runs for the trainer, he has the stamina for this distance and is versatile regarding conditions so should be capable of victory whatever the weather.

Wakanda, Long House Hall and Warriors Tale look the most likely to fight it out for minor honours.

15:35 Cheltenham – Wholestone (WIN) – 7/2 (Whill) 2nd

It’s no surprise to see Finians Oscar returning to hurdles after a couple of lukewarm efforts over larger obstacles. If the switch and first-time tongue-tie re-ignite Colin Tizzard’s charge he will be tough to beat.

The Worlds End needs to improve on his two runs so far this season but was a Grade 1 winner last season and has winning form on soft ground and is respected accordingly, while Beer Goggles has won three from five over today’s trip, beat Unowhatimeanharry last time out and would be a fitting winner given recent circumstances.

Thomas Campbell and Wholestone both have excellent records at Cheltenham, with preference for Wholestone who has posted four wins and two placed from six runs at the course – with two wins and a third from three over today’s trip. The forecast morning rain will suit, the trip and course play to his strengths and although the stable form is a concern I am hoping that the horses class can get him through.


MONTHLY RESULTS….

27/1/2018 PROFIT/LOSS: -7.5pts

JANUARY 2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +1.52pts


HISTORIC & ROLLING RESULTS

2017 PROFIT/LOSS: +76.17pts

2016 PROFIT/LOSS: +237.55pts

PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 2015 (updated monthly): +596.66pts

Friday 26th January

NAP Protek Des Flos 15/8 (Whill) – Huntingdon 15:15 – 2pts win Lost -2pts

  • N Henderson 35% winning strike rate in last 2 weeks
  • Beat a subsequent winner on heavy ground last time out

NB Bake De La Saulaie 6/1 (PP) – Doncaster 15:05 – 2pts win 2nd -2pts

  • R Dobbin 3 wins from 6 over fences in last 3 years at the course
  • Won at the trip over hurdles
  • Shaped well on chase debut, slight drop in class for today’s race

3B Allez Jacques 14/1 e/w (betfred – 5 places) – Doncaster 16:10 – 1pt e/w Lost -2pts

  • E C Lavelle 5 wins & 2 placed from 9 over hurdles in last 3 years at the course
  • Excellent 2nd on penultimate run, gets similar conditions today & step up in trip should suit

MONTHLY RESULTS….

26/1/2018 PROFIT/LOSS: -6pts

JANUARY 2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +9.02pts


HISTORIC & ROLLING RESULTS

2017 PROFIT/LOSS: +76.17pts

2016 PROFIT/LOSS: +237.55pts

PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 2015 (updated monthly): +596.66pts

Thursday 25th January

NAP Seldom Inn 11/2 (PP) – Kelso 13:15 – 2pts win 2nd -2pts

  • 3 wins & 2 placed from 5 runs at Kelso
  • Previous heavy ground winner at listed level over fences
  • Decent 3rd on return to hurdling last time out & should improve again with emphasis on stamina today

NB The Artful Cobbler 11/2 (B365) – Warwick 14:00 – 2pts win WON +11pts

  • Trainer H Daly 33% winning strike rate in the last 2 weeks
  • 1 win & 1 placed effort from 2 runs since switching to fences from hurdles
  • Heavy ground winner over hurdles

MONTHLY RESULTS….

25/1/2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +9pts

JANUARY 2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +15.02pts


HISTORIC & ROLLING RESULTS

2017 PROFIT/LOSS: +76.17pts

2016 PROFIT/LOSS: +237.55pts

PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 2015 (updated monthly): +596.66pts