** Nap's Competition Result : 1st Barnsley Chop, 2nd Daisychain, 3rd Bathtime For Rupert, 4th Marmalade, KO Cup Tipsterix, Most Winners Calva Decoy**
**June Poker League Result : 1st Autogree £75, 2nd Rivrd £45, 3rd Ian309 £30**


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  1. 13 points
    Firstly thank you to Billyhills for all the hard work running the competition. You are to blame for me even bothering to enter this competition. I was a bit of a gambler before joining this site. I like to think I have learnt from reading a lot of the various posts. I don’t do methods or ratings, I would not have the time or patience. There are so many really good people on here, read and analyse and anything is possible. I have really enjoyed this week before today! 1st winner was down to Cable Guy ( Owners Group horse I have a hair on - Billy your fault again) just joined Charlie Fellows this week, dropping in trip, had to have him. Now how did I pick a 150-1 winner! I just watched his first race back last night and thought he was a bit unlucky, got knocked about a bit by other horses, got tired possibly and given a good ride by the jockey, who was back on today. He was not meant to be 150-1, I think he was about 50-1 last night. Apologies Rupert, I enjoy reading your posts and I have pinched a couple of winners off you this week along side those selected by Richard-Westwood who never fails to find value. I suppose I will have to get ready for Goodwood now! I might even have to post myself now but be warned I’m no expert. Once more thanks to everyone who took part and who contributes to this site.
  2. 11 points
    Final Table Amazing last day with Alley Cat Glover having 3 winners including a 150/1 shocker Bathtime For Rupert is so unlucky finishing second with over 80pts and Fader snuck on to the podium with a 4/1 winner on the last day. 11 players ended with over 50pts, a record for the competition. Many thanks for your continued support, 104 entries was tremendous Roll on Glorious Goodwood next month Prizes £60 : Alley Cat Glover + PL Merchandise £25 : Bathtime For Rupert + PL Merchandise £15 : Fader + PL Merchandise Winners send me your PayPal details, prize being claimed and your home address to;
  3. 9 points

    Value or bust

    Scarlet dragon Gets up close home .....the ultimate value bet 42.0!!...crazy price ...el misk non runner 35 bets now 1150 !! 10 days (+150)
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    Racing Chat - Saturday July 4th

    I was umming and ahing whether to pick Mohican Heights (16/1) but I sided with Max Vega (40/1) purely because it's been on my ATR Tracker since last year. A P O' Brien has a knack of getting big price placers and the one I'd back is Serpentine (22/1) These three in a combination forecast would be a fun bet
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    Latest Table - June 2020

    Think a round of applause for all the winners on what has been a very difficult month , well done everyone with special thanks to BH once again for all the work put in to run the comp so successfully, it is appreciated.
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    Latest Table - June 2020

    Final Table Barnsley Chop finished the month in style with a 12/1 winner to secure the title for June. Daisychain, Bathtime For Rupert and Marmalade fill the places with superb totals (unlucky Snert) Calva Decoy takes the Most Winners prize with a bakers dozen, very well deserved. And Finally Tipsterix won the inaugural 'Sir Puntalot' KO Cup Prizes £60: Barnsley Chop + PL Merch £30: Daisychain + PL Merch £20: Bathtime For Rupert + PL Merch £10: Marmalade £20 : Calva Decoy (Most Winners) £30: Tipsterix (Cup) £10: BillyHills (Cup R/U) Can all winners provide their details and send to; PL Name PayPal email address Prize being claimed Home Address if claiming PL Merch Most Winners
  7. 7 points

    Value or bust

    Almost a mega day ....young merlin pipped on line by a 33/1 shot ....alghada 3rd at 33/1!!....nuit st george won 13/2 (sp 5/2 !!)...value .....and mubtasimah won 7/1 (sp 3/1 )...value again stands at 1030 ...after 20 bets .....
  8. 6 points
    calva decoy

    Latest Table - June 2020

    Despite a terrible Royal meeting month ended up being a good one , some good tipping going on & some good , clean competitive fun , I think we're all winners 👏👏👏
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    Racing Chat - Saturday 27th May

    Busy morning of Australian action with Caulfield and Rosehill my flat meetings of focus, but we also have 5 jumps races from Casterton so I have looked at them as well. Caulfield R5 (5.10am) I have put up Felicia before and hopefully she can gain a deserved win tomorrow. She has run well on all 4 starts so far this prep. The 3rd here two starts back over 1100m is strong form and then she was 2nd a couple of weeks ago over today's trip of 1200m at Moonee Valley. This looks a good race for her and Craig Williams gets on board for the first time as he bids to win the jockey's championship (ends at the end of next month). Felicia @ 11/5 with Bet365 Caulfield R7 (6.30am) I put up Alfa Oro when he won last time, a month ago, at Flemington. It was a really gutsy effort as well as he held off the challenge of the 2nd to make it 4 wins from 6 starts and the other two times he was 2nd. He is clearly very progressive and having won two handicaps at Pakenham at odds on it was good to see him progress to Metro level. He has a great draw in 5 and I think he can go in again. Alfa Oro @ 6/4 with Bet365 Caulfield R8 (7.05am) I am really keen on Harbour Views here. Again another horse I put up when he won last time and you may remember that I mentioned connections were hoping he would turn into a Cox Plate contender. He has won 6/9 starts and he had an excuse two starts back at Morphettville when he was found to have mucus in his lungs after the race. It was good to see him bounce in great style to win at Moonee Valley a couple of weeks ago and he proved he can stay 2000m. I don't really see any dangers although it will be interesting to see how South Pacific gets on in his first start in Australia. He was a Royal Ascot winner last year and was last seen in the Goodwood Cup. I'd imagine he will need this though and we know that Harbour Views is at peak fitness. Harbour Views @ 23/20 with Bet365 Rosehill R3 (3.45am) As I have mentioned we have jumps action at Casterton, but the best jumps horse in Australia is actually running on the flat in Sydney. Albaze's trainers have suggested he could go to the Melbourne Cup if he gets his rating up enough and I think he can win this to help that. He is a good horse on the flat as well and he landed the longest flat race in the country the Jericho Cup back in December and then followed that up with a win over 3000m at Moonee Valley in February. That proves he has the speed for this sort of trip as well as being able to stay the 5500m in the Grand Annual. This looks a pretty poor contest as well and the heavy conditions will also make it more of a stamina test anyway. I think he looks really hard to beat. Ablaze @ 13/8 with Betfred Rosehill R6 (5.30am) Wu Gok was so tough when he won the Winter Cup last time. I thought he was beat, but he fought back really well to get up by a long head. I think he can win again though despite the fact other horses who have finished behind him the last twice are weighted to beat him. Just long last time he looks like he is going to get a soft lead and I think he will be hard to pass. He loves heavy ground which he gets again and I think he is overpriced. I also want to back Frankley Awesome who not surprisingly is a daughter of Frankel. She has been placed in a couple of G1's last year and has been getting fitter with each start this year. She ran really well here a couple of weeks ago when running on well from well back to finish 6th. Crucially she was on the wrong part of the track as the inside was like glue compared to the rest of the track and you can upgrade the performance. She also looks overpriced at double figures. Wu Gok @ 11/2 with Bet365 Frankley Awesome @ 25/1 for the win and 11/2 for the place with Bet365 Rosehill R7 (6.10am) I am going to give Trumbull another chance. He does seem to be a horse who always finds some sort of trouble and yet again last time he had no room until 150m where he finished 2nd. He just needs to be a bit quicker away from the stalls and to really help his cause. I do think though he will manage to get his head in front at some stage and this looks a good race for him to do so. Trumbull @ 6/1 with Betfair Rosehill R8 (6.50am) Another horse who was on the wrong part of the track here a couple of weeks ago was Night Of Power and he still ran well to finish 6th over a trip short of his best anyway. Up to 1500m will help a horse who has won over a range of trips from 1500m to 2400m. He was made favourite last time which was his 1st race of the prep so he was clearly fancied and his 2nd up form is much better than his 1st up form having won twice and finished 2nd once in 3 2nd up starts. Night Of Power @ 16/5 with Bet365 Casterton R1 (3.06am) Little Phoenix is favourite for Div 1 of the maiden after a couple of decent trials, but I am going to go with the proven hurdle form of Stanley and Hierarchal. They finished 2nd and 3rd to Ventura Storm 11 days ago and that looks pretty good form in view. Both horses have good placed hurdles form now and I think the latter will improve for going on a quicker surface rather than the Heavy 10's he has been on the last twice. Holburt was a disappointing favourite 11 days ago, but should also improve for a better surface. Stanley @ 4/1 with Betfair and Betfred Hierarchal e/w @ 8/1 with Betfred N/R Casterton R2 (3.41am) I am taking the front two in the market here. Britannicus was disappointing last time, but clearly hated the Heavy 10 ground last time. His 2nd to Inayforhay is really good form and he won a BM64 on the flat in-between. This quicker ground should see him in a much better light. I am also going to back Steam Roller again. He fell 11 days ago when he was trying to get into contention, but they have changed the headgear on him and hopefully that will help wake his ideas up early on. The extra trip isn't going to do any harm either so he is worth having a saver on. Britannicus @ 15/8 with Betfred Steam Roller @ 100/30 with Betfred Casterton R3 (4.16am) I think Diamond Star Halo is the most likely winner, but he's priced up about right for me at 11/10. I think he has the best form in the race and I don't really like the 2nd favourite much. Coleridge finally broke his maiden tag last time, but he got an easy lead there and I am not sure it will be the case here. A couple of the bigger prices like Mystic Prince and The Hotz wouldn't be totally out of it either. Casterton R4 (4.51am) Steve Pateman trains half the field here and I think he can have the winner in Mapping. There was lots to like about his run 11 days ago at Ballarat when he was 4th in a maiden chase. Given it was a hot race and he was only 2nd up after a break, also ran in a flat race last month, it was a massive run because he also needs a few runs to get going. I must admit his 3rd up stats are only slightly better, but that run last time suggests he is further forward and he had very good form last year. Markwood is favourite and is always one to oppose for me as he is just one paced out in front. He was behind Mapping last as well and I don't think the form will be reversed. Referee was 3rd in that race, but I think Mapping can improve past him. I am also going to save on Pentelligentsia another Pateman runner. He ran well before being bought down at the last at Sale by Markwood. That was his first run since June 2018 so he should strip fitter here. Mapping @ 9/2 with Bet365 Pentelligentsia @ 13/2 with Betfred Casterton R5 (5.26am) I really like Shamal here despite having top weight. I thought he ran really well when 1st up in the Australian Steeple a month ago. He finished 2nd that day and he should improve for the run. He had some good form in New Zealand and he deserves to be top of the weights. Elvision is at the other end of the handicap and although he won easily on his 1st chase start last time he did only have Markwood to beat and I am going with the proven class here. Shamal @ 4/1 with everyone
  10. 6 points

    Latest Table - June 2020

    June 19 The podium changes again and Marmalade got a bit jammy with a 33/1 winner at Ascot
  11. 6 points

    Naps - Thursday June 11th

    Just realised this was my 50,000th post since joining the forum back in 2001 Maybe I Need to get another interest
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    Avongirl (Helen)

    Hi everyone Shortly after Avongirl’s (hereafter Helen) most recent post on Tuesday afternoon this week, Helen was taken ill and two days later ended up in hospital. This led to a serious operation this evening (it is still Friday as far as I am concerned) but that all went well and I’m sure she will be back on here shortly. I would say that she will explain more then, but the last 3 days are actually a bit of a mystery to her so we will see how it will be communicated. Suffice to say, Helen is on the road to recovery and she or I will update on her progress shortly. Thanks Duncan
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    Latest Table - June 2020

    Great fun, as always. And I came away with a prize! Great forum, great competitors - what's not to like? And all expertly managed by @BillyHills.
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    Racing Chat - Saturday 27th May

    Hi Trotter - appreciate these handicap selections - if only we could all do your selection from the 8.00 at Lingfield ...
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    1.15 Ascot - 1pt e/w Sir Busker @ 12/1 Bet365 Progressive type who won last time out at Kempton - although he's done most of his racing over shorter trips, has seen the mile out strongly and the key to this horse is having a strong pace to chase. Ought to get that today and still seems to be improving so this race looks ideal for him. 1.50 Ascot - 1pt e/w Kenzai Warrior @ 11/1 Bet365 Again I'm happy to take form in the book over potential and I think this one has a decent chance today. Form of his maiden win over Max Vega reads well, won a 7f race despite being short of room and it being shorter than his ideal trip on his second start and then you can put a line through his run in the Guineas. Fly leapt and stumbled at the start but did make some headway into midfield - well beaten ultimately but he wouldn't have wanted to be that far back at all as he doesn't do anything that quickly so I think the step up in trip today can suit and potentially a more positive ride too with a better start. 2.25 Ascot - 2pts win Bright Melody @ 11/2 Bet365 Plenty of potential having had just 2 starts so far - was slowly away and green on debut but was strong at the finish and well on top to get off to a winning start. The 3rd that day is now rated 88 so I don't think 98 is restrictive for this one, especially up in trip from its pleasing reappearance run when a staying-on 3rd at Kempton over 1m2f, when Pyledriver was 2nd. More to come and conditions should be absolutely fine. 3.00 Ascot - 2pts win Japan 11/8 Bet365 Tough to beat on last year's evidence. Addeybb would pose more of a threat on softer ground I think so unless there's a monster improver here, can't see Japan getting beat really. 3.35 Ascot - 1pt e/w Indeed 22/1 Bet365 Obviously a bit of a minefield here but Indeed is an interesting runner who I think will relish conditions here - a true test over a mile will be spot on and I think he can hold a handy sit and keep rolling, so long as he's on the right part of the track. Trainer form is a bit of a concern with only 3 runners since the restart and all have been well beaten but this one looks off a competitive, if not easy mark and some good form in the book in group and listed races. 4.10 Ascot - 1pt win Mighty Gurkha 7/1 Bet365 Tricky race given the lack of evidence on show but despite it being a poor race he won at Lingfield, it's hard not to be taken by the performance of Mighty Gurkha. Showed an excellent turn of foot to quickly but 6 or 7 lengths between him and his field over 6f there, plenty of pace for 5f and getting further is no bad thing in a race like this. Exciting prospect and if he was with a more fashionable trainer would be considerably shorter. 4.40 Ascot - 3pts win Ranch Hand 4/1 Bet365 I think this one has a monster chance today. Flopped when sent off favourite for the Cesarewitch last season but was keen and sometimes just because you stay 1m6f, it doesn't mean you get 2m2f or he could have just had a bad day at the office. However, look at his form before hand and he looks to have a huge chance today with conditions to suit. His run in Group company makes this mark look fair and he won a handicap by 2l two starts back from a horse who has since gone up 18lbs in the handicap - Ranch Hand is just 5lbs higher today and I think is well in today.
  17. 4 points
    I'm looking forward to some more cracking action in Australia over the weekend and hoping to build on last weeks fantastic showing. On Saturday we have winter finals day at Flemington which looks a tough card, but I have bets in 3 races there. Randwick is the Sydney meeting this week and I have bets in 5 races there. Also on Sunday there is top class jumping action at Warrnambool and I will be previewing that tomorrow. Not time for massive previews but here are my tips and brief thoughts. Flemington R2 (3.25am) Ex UK horse Lord Belvedere was a big price winner for us a couple of weeks ago and although he's nowhere near that price tomorrow I think he can win again. He was strong in the finish that day and he looks like he has been building up nicely for this contest as his main target of the prep.The 2nd Chapada is weighted to reverse form and he is clearly a danger, but he may already have peaked this prep so I am sticking with Lord Belvedere. Lord Belvedere @ 9/4 with William Hll Flemington R5 (5.10am) I don't think Rich Charm would have won a couple of weeks ago in the race won by I Am Someone, but he had no luck in running at all inside the final 200m and he ran much better than 9th of 11 suggests. That was over 1100m and going back up to 1200m is ideal for him. This is his 3rd run of the prep and he is 4/4 3rd up and granted more luck in running I think he can make it win number 10. Rich Charm @ 9/2 with William Hill Flemington R8 (7.05am) The main race on the card and it is very competitive. Heptagon has a big chance of gaining another win, but I have left him out in favour of 3 against the field. Plein Ciel is the other one at the head of the market and he dead heated with Shot Of Irish. I put him up that day as he was showing like he was returning to his best form having been under par for a bit. He looks set to peak here and he ought to go very close. Reykjavik won over course and distance in May and he looked good in beating Shot Of Of Irish. He was also in the Moonee Valley race mentioned above and he was 5th, but it was a total forget run as he had no cover and it was hard to come from behind that day. He's better than that and is overpriced. Moss 'N' Dale has a shocking 1st up record, but he ran a huge race 1st up a month ago over 1400m here. That bodes well for this run especially as he is 4/6 2nd up. This clearly has been a target and again he looks a big price. Plein Ciel @ 9/2 with Betfair Reykjavik @ 16/1 with Betway (4 places) Moss 'N' Dale @ 22/1 with Betway (4 places) Randwick R4 (4.20am) Mr Dependable had a poor draw last time and had to have plenty of use made of him to get across to the rail to make the running. He was caught late on which wasn't a surprise, but it was clearly a huge run. He is now 3rd up and has drawn nicely in 4. The slight doubt is the trip in the ground, but as long as his jockey gets the fraction right in front then I think he will see it out and will be hard to beat. Mr Dependable @ 7/5 with Bet365 Randwick R5 (4.55am) I was tempted by Lashes but she was disappointing last time and although there there was a bit of an excuse I still thought it was a poor run. I like the chances of Longbottom who has been really consistent this prep. Since coming to Sydney he has been 2nd, 3rd and 3rd. He deserves to win a race again and to me this looks a winnable contest. If he runs to form he should be in the finish over his best trip on ground he enjoys. Longbottom @ 6/1 with Betfair Randwick R7 (6.10am) Threeood was given a ride which saw James McDonald pick up a ban a couple of weeks, but I tought she didn't really get the run of the race. It was her first poor run this prep and clearly the stable are happy to have another go. Her form is strong prior to that and she can bounce back. I am having an e/w saver on High Low Bet whose form figures since a Warwick Farm win in March don't look great, but she actually ran the quickest last 600m of the race last time when finishing 7th. She didn't settle that day either so to quicken the way she did was promoising. McEvoy is back on again and she is up to winning this. Threeood @ 4/1 with William Hill High Low Bet e/w @ 14/1 with everyone Randwick R8 (6.50am) I am pretty keen on Handspun here. He got awful luck late on at Rosehill last time and was still 9th at the 400m marker. It took to around 250m for him to get a clear run and even then it wasn't the clearest. Only the winner had a better last 600m and last 200m than him and he is drawn a lot better today so hopefully he will settle a bit close to the pace and get a clear run. Handspun @ 100/30 with William Hill Randwick R9 (7.30am) Selection now a N/R
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    Racing Chat - Monday June 29th

    Morning All As suggested by Trotter I' going to put my selections for the day on here. I'm using two sources Racing Post as Trotter's suggestion and Horse Race Ratings as the other. If I decide to change sources I'll say but thought it would be best to be clear. I'm just starting so please be gentle! 🙂 Win / Place - 12:30 Yarmouth Lost in Space 7.5 - Lost Place - 13:40 Limerick - Bramble Sand 101 - Lost Poor first day, disappointed but what can you expect on your first go.
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    Many thanks! I have a vague suspicion that you let me win, BH :). Anyway it’s the first time I have won the KO Cup... In memoriam Paul Ross!
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    Painful but lucrative 🤪
  21. 4 points

    Racing Chat - Thursday June 25th

    Decent day so far for a change 12/1, 9/1, 11/2, 5/2, 12/1
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    Another great comp with an unbelievable last day. Well done Alley Cat for winning, some great picks today. Great effort Rupert, winners every day and unlucky not to win and good 3rd Fader sneaking in the money. Thanks Graham for running another fantastic comp, as you say, roll on Goodwood!
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    Day 4 An amazing 8 players had the 33/1 winner in the last and that has shook things up a bit. Rupert leads but has he hit the front too soon!! Question, do most women back women jockey's? just asking.
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    Latest Table - June 2020

    June 12 10 winners led by Lee-Grays who had a 33/1 shocker Have a nice weekend
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    Racing Chat - Thursday June 11th

    Well the Irish let me down but 4 out 5 in the UK races and in the one that didn't win, Hesslewood was a short head 2nd Promising little system !........... 😀
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    Racing Chat - Thursday June 11th

    Quick system for picking a few runners for something to cheer on in an afternoons racing for all aged handicaps Cross out anything more than 2 years older than youngest horse, cross out horses who haven't won over the trip, cross out any horse badly drawn, pick two from remaining based on draw, trainer form or CD winners Anything in double figures is an EW prices bet365 Bev 1.15 - Magical Spirit 4/1 and Our Little Pony 7/1 Bev 3.20- Tangled 11/2 and How Bizarre 14/1 Bev 3.50 - Hesslewood 5/1 and Swiss Knight 25/1 Bev 4.50 - Vampish 12/1 Gow 2.30 - Hidden Spark 11/1 and Very Smart 16/1 Gow 3.00 - Raffaello 7/1 and Scorpion Black 10/1 Gow 3.30 - War Hero 13/2 and Shaatharaat 11/1 Newb 2.10 - Global Hope 5/2 and Spanish Star 9/1
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    NAPS - Sunday July 5th

    6:05 Doncaster My Dandy Doc, 34- Bet365
  29. 3 points

    Rocket Mortgage Classic

    Sorry I'm abit late here for this. Here's who I'll be taking here ; 1pt T. Hatton to win Rocket Mortgage 16/1 bet365 1pt P. Reed to win Rocket Mortgage 16/1 bet365 -------------------------------------------------------------------- 0.5pts E/W B. Snedeker to win Rocket Mortgage 40/1 willhill (8 places 1/5) 0.5pts E/W K. Na to win Rocket Mortgage 35/1 willhill (8 places 1/5) 0.5pts E/W R. Sabbatini to win Rocket Mortgage 55/1 willhill (8 places 1/5) 0.5pts E/W C. Bezuidenhout to win Rocket Mortgage 60/1 Willhill (8 places 1/5) 0.5pts E/W S. Kim to win Rocket Mortgage 66/1 willhill (8 places 1/5) 0.5pts E/W S. Stallings to win Rocket Mortgage 80/1 wilhill (8 places 1/5) 0.5pts E/W L. Griffin to win Rocket Mortgage 100/1 willhill (8 places 1/5) 0.5pts E/W M/ Wolff to win Rocket Mortgage 125/1 willhill (8 places 1/5)
  30. 3 points

    Naps - Wednesday July 1st

    2045 Kempton Little Palaver Bet365 28/1 ty
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    Naps - Wednesday July 1st

    Little Palaver @ 28/1 Kempton 20:45 -365
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    Latest Table - June 2020

    Well done all prize winners, another good tipping month plenty of big priced winners. 👍👍👍
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    Racing Chat - Sunday June 28th

    Best ITV 7 result for a while with 5 winners
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    Well done to autogree on the second win of the month and with it takes the top spot in the league and well done Xcout on getting organised and taking 2nd place in the leg League podium this month goes to all the weekly winners with Rivrd taking 2nd place and Ian in 3rd. In the end it was tight for 4th place, which doesn't matter. Thank you to everyone who stuck with us this month and continued to support the forum, still a good turnout, it's much appreciated See you next month, I'll let you know if Pokerstars change the goalposts any more, but the 3000 chips with antes seemed to play ok last night and the game was no longer than usual.
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    Racing Chat - Tuesday June 23rd

    Only just wins ....but a wins a win !!...colony queen
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    Naps - Monday June 22nd

    18.45 Limerick - Hello Pilgrim - 1 Pt Win @ 13\2 Bet365
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    Division 6 - Week 3 Selections

    Luton v Preston (X) 3.50 Reading v Stoke (X) 3.20 Sheff Weds v Nottm Forest (X) 3.25 10 points treble please. Cheers.
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    A nice 18/1 winner to start the day and Mount Papa also won.
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    Couldn't believe my eyes when I looked through the entries, feeling smug after landing that one 😄 Good job all - time for a Devon Loch jobby tomorrow.
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    Value or bust

    Fri 19th june selections 440 ascot scarlet dragon 3pts win 42.0 ...betfair El misk 3pts win 14.5 betfair
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    1.15 Ascot - 1pt e/w Highland Chief @ 14/1 Bet365 Interesting runner for an in-form yard. Have to forgive his most recent run when not going with much fluency and well beaten in a Group 2 but if ignoring that, his form bodes well for this. His run behind Pinatubo is top notch and managed to beat a good horse over 5f on debut which is some going considering this one's pedigree. Slight concern that he even ran over 5f to say he's now going up to 1m2f but on pedigree should be absolutely fine (dam was a middle distance type) and has really strong form in the book from his first two runs. 1.50 Ascot - 2pts win Fox Tal @ 7/2 Bet365 Sir Dragonet is disappointing and have to take him on - Fox Tal is the obvious choice, consistent type, conditions fine, form in the book and goes well fresh. Not much more to say really. 2.25 Ascot - 2pts win Monarch of Egypt @ 5/1 Bet365 Shame about the forecast weather as I'd be all over Molatham like a rash on better ground but it's going to be too soft for him I think, whereas Monarch of Egypt is more versatile and still has good form in the book. Even his average run behind Pinatubo at Newmarket reads fairly well here and ran well on his return in the Irish 2000 Guineas - drop back to 7f no problem and there looks to be a good amount of pace in the race today which will set it up perfectly for him. 3.00 Ascot - 1pt win First Prophet @ 7/1 Bet365 Clearly a lot of noise about the O'Brien horse but I'll let him win at that price. They usually improve a lot on debut runs and the step up in trip helps but it didn't blow me away like he was a superstar in waiting but we'll see. Obviously a tough race to call with not a lot of form to go off but the second favourite won in a blanket finish really so whether that was a great race is up for debate, the third made all at Newmarket when there was a pace bias so another one worth taking on so I'm with First Prophet. Visually the best performance of this field when winning on debut, travelling powerfully, green when picking up but won decisively and hit the line well. Put some distance between the field and there were some decent types in that field on paper. 4.10 Ascot - 0.5pts e/w Starcat @ 16/1 and 1pt win Enemy @ 17/2 Bet365 Can't split these two and with them drawn on opposite sides, I'm going to play both. Starcat's debut win at Kempton reads very well and suggests he's on a good mark here. Ran really well in the Guineas on just his second start, up with a strong pace for a long way and should set him up for this. Draw not ideal based on this week's results so far but worth chancing. Enemy's debut form also reads well when winning here over 7f, looks off a decent mark on that win and although disappointing on his return, that will have brought him on and the step up to a strongly run mile will be bob on. 4.40 Ascot - 1pt e/w Soffika 10/1 Bet365 African Dream is well in but another I'll let win that that price. Pedigree doesn't scream a mile on soft ground so simply based on that won't be backing in a big field at 15/8. Soffika looks interesting for Sir Michael Stoute - he doesn't have many first time out winners so this one's comfortable success at Pontefract was reason to sit up and take notice. Ran excellently in the Sweet Solara when staying on, splitting two rivals who've gone on to do well since and on that evidence, is on a good mark and the step up in trip suits. Have to hope the favourite flops but this one has a big chance for me.
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    Value or bust

    Unlucky in big race ...Cliffs of capri 4th ....lethal missile won 5/1 ....29 bets bank 1039
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    Naps - Tuesday June 16th

    1-15 ascot motakhayyel 12/1 bet 365
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    League Tables - Week 2

    Thanks to those who supported the competition this week
  46. 3 points
    Newbury 12.45 Fortune And Glory 7/2-----------1st 18/5 fav😀 Doncaster 2.15 Presidential 13/2ew--------1st 9/2😀 Doncaster 2.15 Muntadab 10/1ew--------2nd 9/1😀 Sandown 3.15 Lyndon B 14/1ew--------lost Newbury 4.45 Gin Palace 15/2ew--------1st 8/1😀 Sandown 4.50 Young Merlin 9/2ew--------2nd 7/2 Curragh 6.15 Shamad 16/1ew--------lost J Gosden has a few fancied runners that I like the look of so - Newbury 12.15 Tsar 1/1-------2nd 5/4 fav Sandown 3.45 Byzantine Empire 7/2-------lost Newbury 4.10 Nasraawy 13/8-------2nd 1/1 fav Leicester 5.30 Donnybrook 2/1-------2nd 11/4
  47. 3 points
    Hey guys, I am back this month until Stars removes our country again and joining some rounds here and there... Excuse me for not talking too much and sitting out a bit at the beginning, but its interfering with some non-poker event at the start for me
  48. 3 points
    Hi guys, hope you are keeping safe and well. German football is back and the Spanish has just had the go ahead for a mid June re-start. The Premier League is not far off either so we can start to think about how we are going to finish the season in the competition. We will start where we left off from with all players in their current divisions. I know we will probably get a fair few no shows but this is only to be expected. We shall just go with it, the competition will be there for those who want to play. I want to keep the fixtures to weekends only if possible as putting an extra set of game in midweek causes issues with people getting access to the site etc.... I propose to begin as soon as we get either the Spanish or the Premier League to go alongside the German games, some Div 2 fixtures may be included as will some other countries if we need them. I reckon we need 4 divisions at least to create a worthwhile fixture list for the competition. The various markets we are used to may not be available for all divisions but at least we can move on. Speak later BH
  49. 3 points

    2000 guineas

    Aiden o brien strikes again
  50. 3 points
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