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Today's Nap

Date Horse Odds Stake Bookmaker Race
29th September Zymyran 2/1 1 point  William Hill (£20 Free Bet) 14:10 Newcastle 

Today's bet comes from Newcastle where the progressive Zymyran should be tough to beat. He's slowly improved and on his fourth start finally gained his first win on what was his handicap debut. He is up 5lbs for that win but that shouldn't be enough to hold him back given the manner of his win last time. He was held up that day and those type of winners often have more in the tank to follow up.


Horse Racing Nap History

Date Horse Race Odds Result
28th September Miss Tiger Lily 16:30 Salisbury 10/3 3rd  
27th September Wings Of Esteem 20:40 Wolverhampt. 9/4 2nd  
26th September Spring Jig 15:40 Bath 6/4 WIN  
25th September The Happy Prince 14:50 Curragh 9/4 WIN  
24th September Corinthian 17:40 Haydock 7/4 4th  
23rd September Barsanti 17:25 Newmarket 3/1 2nd  
22nd September Unforgettable Filly 15:10 Newmarket 6/5 2nd  
21st September Mount Logan 15:45 Goodwood 11/10 3rd  
20th September Double Up 15:10 Beverley 6/4 3rd  
19th September Reaver 17:10 Kempton 13/8 5th  
18th September Vic's Last Stand 15:10 Uttoxeter 5/2 WIN  
17th September Dubka 17:00 Newmarket 2/1 WIN  
16th September Impulsive American 16:50 Ayr 11/4 WIN  
15th September Corpus Chorister 16:25 Yarmouth 9/4 6th  
14th September So Mi Dar 15:25 Yarmouth 6/5 WIN  
13th September Hurricane Rush 14:50 Yarmouth 2/1 3rd  
12th September Rubensian 17:15 Kempton 15/8 3rd  
11th September Promise To Be True 15:40 Curragh 6/5 5th  
10th September Harbour Master 16:20 Doncaster 3/1 2nd  
9th September Tis Marvellous 14:30 Doncaster 3/1 9th  
8th September The Anvil 16:50 Doncaster 6/4 3rd  
7th September Mount Logan 16:45 Doncaster 7/4 WIN  
6th September Musdam 16:00 Leicester 5/2 8th  
5th September Vermeulen 15:50 Windsor 13/8 2nd  
4th September First Up 14:10 York 11/8 3rd  
3rd September Red Ensign 14:25 Haydock 9/4 6th  
2nd September William Hunter 3:45 Ascot 3/1 WIN  
1st September Rasasee 20:10 Chelmsford 3/1 5th  
31st August One Too Many 15:40 Lingfield 5/2 7th  
30th August Act Of Freedom 14:00 Epsom 3/1 6th  

How to pick your nap

Talk to any serious punter and the most important aspect of betting for them is their staking. Striking the balance between how strongly you fancy a horse and how far away you believe the price to be from a horse's true chance of winning is a challenge that will remain constant throughout everyone's betting life. This is where the term NAP comes from. It stands for 'not a problem', i.e. a certainty. Now obviously there is no such thing as a certainty in any sport, look at MK Dons vs Manchester United, Ivanisevic at Wimbledon or Foinaven in the Grand National. These are just a few examples of sporting shocks and highlight that there are no certainties in the sporting world. Obviously, this is all part of the attraction of these sports and why the Premier League is the most popular club league in the world and why horse racing is one of the most popular betting mediums in the world. With racing you have the control to decide your betting fate however there are a number of outcomes; anything can happen - and it usually does, to borrow a phrase from the great Murray Walker. For the considered bettor you have to factor that into calculations and even if a horse is NAP material one can never use their entire bank/budget on one outcome.

Most punters will work to a staking plan with a number of 'points' in their bank. A standard bet would be one point but some punters may go as high as five points on one they really fancy, these would be their NAPs. There are no specific rules for what makes a horse NAP material, however the longer you bet, the more you get a nose for a strong bet over a bet with more risks. Ironically though, younger punters can do better when betting with NAPs as they tend to be less risk adverse than their older contemporaries and therefore will take more of a chance on their fancied runner which, assuming they are a good judge, leads to a better profit.

What goes into picking a NAP out?

The beauty of horse racing is the large number of variables. There are too many list and pretty much every punter in the land will only focus on one or two areas where they have been successful in the past. Some take an analytical approach and there are numerous methods such as form study, speed figures, handicapping, race trends and dosage which are all interesting subjects but not for everyone. Others will prefer to visit the tracks, these are usually professionals who can afford that life of luxury through their punting. The advantage they have is they will be tuned into the whispers and latch onto market movers earlier. Some punters will meticulously watch racing replays looking for anything which suggests a horse was unlucky and better than the paper form. There are also the less serious punters who are more happy to just enjoy a bet, they will go by gut instinct or use tipsters to guide them towards a bet.

The sheer breadth of punting styles means it's impossible to truly define a NAP but to us it means a horse who has the trip, going and form in their favour. We also like to look for something the bookies may have missed as to me there might be horses with a better chance of winning than my NAP but the odds reflect that. No one will ever be able to take into account every factor in a horse race, even bookmakers tend to offer themselves a fairly large over-round to cover themselves. As punters we don't have that advantage but we do have the advantage of not having to bet every horse unlike a bookmaker. We can cherry pick the best odds and the most stand out prices can be considered our NAPs.

From our perspective, one example would be that bookmakers often over price smaller stables and foreign horses. That's not to say they are always value but if you can latch onto a good horse in a small stable then the profit is much greater and in a way more rewarding. Coneygree in the Gold Cup would be an example of this; a beast of a horse who murdered his rivals in the same style of Denman but with the odds much more generous. Obviously the risk with smaller stables is their horses are never as consistent so that needs to be factored in. The bigger stables are harder to NAP but they offer more opportunities, simply because they have more horses running. Often a big trainer will get their horse to run up a sequence, and the time to latch onto that is early on. You will find that flat horses just out of maidens require a bit more guesswork for bookmakers as they haven't reached their full potential yet. Using breeding and replays of their earlier race you can learn to spot when a horse has a real chance of improving.

The best guidance that we can offer is to make your own decisions, listen to what others say but don't always follow if you feel something is missing. No one will ever be correct 100% of the time, indeed, in racing you don't even have to be right more often than not to make a profit.

One 3/1 shot from 3 bets is a profit!

The goal is to make a profit and the only way to do that is by beating the odds and making the most of it when that stand out bet, or in other words a NAP, comes along

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