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Today's Nap

Date Horse Odds Stake Bookmaker Race
3rd May Royal Bajan 9/4 1 point  William Hill (£20 Free Bet) 17:25 Brighton 

Today's bet comes from Brighton where in the 5:25 Royal Bajan should be hard to beat. He seems to really enjoy it around here considering his two starts to date. He's eight years old and it's surprising he's only ran at the track twice. It is quite a specialist track so if you know the horse goes around there you can pick up some easy money. He won a while back and then ran here again six days ago. He was second that day and he can surely go one better in an easy looking race.


Horse Racing Nap History

Date Horse Race Odds Result
2nd May Somethingthrilling 16:00 Windsor 11/8 4th  
1st May Oceanographer 13:50 Newmarket 5/2 4th  
30th April Abdon 16:55 Newmarket 5/1 2nd  
29th April Jer's Girl 18:05 Punchestown 2/1 WIN  
28th April Lorelei 14:20 Lingfield 7/4 2nd  
27th April Dawn Of Hope 14:45 Ascot 11/4 WIN  
26th April D'Niro 17:40 Lingfield 2/1 3rd  
25th April Wave Reviews 18:00 Windsor 11/8 2nd  
24th April Tawdeea 14:00 Musselburgh 2/1 3rd  
23rd April Higher Power 17:40 Haydock 11/4 2nd  
22nd April Belardo 14:55 Sandown 5/4 4th  
21st April Allow Dallow 17:50 Market Rasen 7/2 3rd  
20th April Predergast Hill 15:05 Epsom 4/1 3rd  
19th April Express Du Berlais 15:10 Ludlow 100/30 PU  
18th April Navigate 18:20 Windsor 3/1 9th  
17th April Celtic Agent 14:05 Wetherby 11/4 2nd  
16th April Two Taffs 16:45 Ayr 3/1 WIN  
15th April Kreb's Cycle 18:50 Bath 2/1 2nd  
14th April Magical Memory 15:55 Newmarket 3/1 WIN  
13th April Satish 17:05 Newmarket 13/8 8th  
12th April Tabarrak 14:45 Newmarket 5/2 2nd  
11th April Girl With a Pearl 16:20 Windsor 10/3 3rd  
10th April Young Dillon 14:45 Market Rasen 2/1 WIN  
9th April Saint Are 17:15 Aintree 18/1 PU  
8th April Limini 14:15 Aintree 6/4 3rd  
7th April Sizing John 13:40 Aintree 3/1 3rd  
6th April Flying Fantasy 17:15 Lingfield 9/4 6th  
5th April Surprise Vendor 15:45 Pontefract 11/4 8th  
4th April Paling 16:50 Lingfield Evens 3rd  
3rd April Mister Kit 15:20 Carlisle 11/8 WIN  

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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