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Number of tips Winners Strike Rate Profit/Loss Winning Streak
1564 557 35.61% +207.51 3

Today's Nap

Date Horse Odds Stake Bookmaker Race
30th March Bertie Boru 10/11 1 point  Bet365 (£200 Bonus) 16:45 Taunton 

Bertie Boru had a comfortable win at Exeter last week and can follow up today in a similar race.

 

Horse Racing Nap History

Date Horse Race Odds Result
29th March Hint Of Grey 14:40 Sedgefield 5/4 WIN  
28th March Brillaire Momento 16:10 Southwell 1/1 WIN  
27th March Little Chunk 14:00 Plumpton 11/8 WIN  
26th March Somehow 16:10 Naas 11/10 2nd  
25th March Arrogate 16:45 Meydan 1/3 WIN  
24th March Howlongisafoot 14:30 Newbury 2/1 4th  
23rd March Galway Jack 16:40 Ludlow 1/1 PU  
22nd March The Nipper 14:40 Haydock 1/2 WIN  
21st March Clan Des Obeaux 15:40 Exeter 2/7 WIN  
20th March High Secret 14:50 Taunton 8/13 WIN  
19th March Flemenskill 17:15 Ffos Las 1/1 2nd  
18th March Cultivator 16:25 Kempton 4/7 WIN  
17th March On The Fringe 16:10 Cheltenham 7/4 4th  
16th March Unowhatimeanharry 15:30 Cheltenham 11/8 3rd  
15th March Douvan 15:30 Cheltenham 3/10 7th  
14th March Altior 14.10 Cheltenham 2/7 WIN  
13th March Olofi 16:20 Stratford 1/1 2nd  
12th March Never Off Duty 16.20 Naas 8/15 WIN  
11th March First Moon 15:50 Wolverhampt. 5/6 4th  
10th March Blushing Red 17:45 Newcastle 4/7 WIN  
9th March Coole Cody 16:05 Wincanton 4/11 WIN  
8th March Oscars Boss 15.10 Fontwell 1/1 NR  
7th March Gustav 15.20 Exeter 15/8 3rd  
6th March Ardmayle 15:20 Lingfield Evens WIN  
5th March Desert Queen 15:30 Huntingdon 6/4 2nd  
4th March Bol d'Air 15:50 Newbury 111/8 WIN  
3rd March Mary Eleanor 17:25 Newbury 10/3 3rd  
2nd March Kap Jazz 14:50 Ludlow 4/5 WIN  
1st March Murrayana 15:40 Wincanton 6/4 PU  
28th February Powerful Symbol 15:40 Leicester 11/10 2nd  

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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