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** December Poker League Result : 1st muttley, 2nd LIKE2FISH, 3rd kevsul **
** Football Tipster Competition Result : 1st Like A Roughie, 2nd Paperclip, 3rd Kingdom for, 4th Alastair, 5th Gray306 **
** December Naps Competition Result: 1st BARNSLEYCHOP, 2nd SADDLESORE, 3rd ZIDANE123, 4th ADAMROSS. KO Cup Winner BBBC, Most Winners: JCW **


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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from calva decoy in Naps - Monday 18th January   
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from avongirl in Division 4 - Week 7 Selections   
    Tottenham (1) 1.83
    Burnley (1) 2.40
    Man City (2) 2.37
    10pts treble, thanks
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    Johnrobertson reacted to roger2256 in BILLY HILLS NAP TABLE - DECEMBER 2020   
    Well the last day of month once again proved it ain't over till it's over. 
    Very well done to all the winners and a special thank you to MC successfully completing your first month relatively unscathed,  well done .
    Couple of observations,  
    Most winners comp ; would it be an idea to make it actual winners,  first past the post rather than racking up 'winners' on the place market .
    To those who think our eyesight is bad standard txt is fine thank you . The recent Christmas comp got a little ridiculous. 
    Happy new year to all , let's hope it's better than the last one .
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    Johnrobertson reacted to waggy in BILLY HILLS NAP TABLE - DECEMBER 2020   
    Must admit I agree with Roger that the winners comp should be winners not placed. When I won it with 21 winners they were all winners (I didn't know that placed horses counted). As you still need to be at least £10 in profit to take the prize that is not easy with very short priced winners. It is much easier to get a placed horse in an eight horse race.
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from The Equaliser in Naps - Friday 1st January 2021   
    1500 Southwell
    Silent Queen 1/1 betfair
    Happy New Year, good health and good luck in 2021 👍
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from MCLARKE in Naps - Friday 1st January 2021   
    1500 Southwell
    Silent Queen 1/1 betfair
    Happy New Year, good health and good luck in 2021 👍
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from The Equaliser in NAPS - Saturday 26th December - Boxing Day   
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    Snow Leopardess 11/2 bet365
    Happy Christmas 🎅
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from MCLARKE in NAPS - Saturday 26th December - Boxing Day   
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    Snow Leopardess 11/2 bet365
    Happy Christmas 🎅
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    Johnrobertson reacted to MCLARKE in NAPS - Saturday 26th December - Boxing Day   
    As in previous years the Naps competition will be taking a break in line with that taken by the BHA. There is no UK or Irish racing on Wednesday, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
    To compensate for the reduced racing days the minimum bets requirement for December will be reduced to 13.
    May I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy new year.
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    Johnrobertson reacted to MCLARKE in Latest table - November 2020   
    Thanks Fader for all your hard work over the last few weeks and congratulations to all the prize money winners.
    As Fader says I will be taking over the admin of the competition. Be gentle with me whilst I get to grips with it.
    Any errors you notice don't be shy in letting me know, I won't take it personally !
    Good luck to everybody in the December BILLY HILLS NAP COMPETITION
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from The Equaliser in Naps - Monday 16th November   
    Never felt better thanks 👍 Couldn't resist a little bet on this one with the trainer in such great form. 
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from The Equaliser in Naps - Monday 16th November   
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    Johnrobertson reacted to Striker in The Masters/Majors   
    Well done John
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from jumperabv3 in Laying very long shots - can you make a living from it?   
    All the trading prices are on the betfair results website  https://promo.betfair.com/betfairsp/prices
    I believe the highest trade for Muroor was 350
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from Striker in The Masters/Majors   
    My main selection for the Masters is Dustin Johnston 9/1 each way 9 places William Hill
    His Masters record really impressive with the last 4 attempts all in the top 10. His recent form is good too 2nd in the PGA championships then 1st - 2nd - 1st - 6th and 2nd last week, I don't really understand why he's not favourite. Also a small bet on Koepka does so well in the majors, 2nd last year and back in form 16/1 each way 9 places William Hill.
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from The Equaliser in Naps - Tuesday 10th Nov   
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    Johnrobertson reacted to MrJol in BillyHills Nap Of The Day Competition   
    This is what it should be called, in memory of the Great man 
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    Johnrobertson reacted to Darran in Melbourne Cup (Tuesday 4am)   
    The Melbourne Cup is a race I look forward to every year and although this year will be very different with no public allowed on track it looks a strong renewal. I have gone through all 24 runners in the race and hopefully I can point you the direction of the winner as I did last year when Vow And Declare landed the spoils. There are all sorts of different place terms being offered by the bookies including one going 7 places. Also if betting with Bet365 make sure you find the UK version of the market if betting e/w so you get 4 places as in Australia they only bet to 3 places so if you bet on the Australian market you will only get 3 places.   Anthony Van Dyck - My feeling was the draw beat him in the Caulfield Cup and it was a huge run to finish 2nd to Verry Elleegant. Has the class to win, but Makybe Diva was the last to carry 58kg or more to victory and the trip is an unknown. Does have a decent enough draw in 3 though and Hugh should be able to sit further forward than he did at Caulfield.   Avilius - 6th in the Caulfield Cup and didn't get the clearest of runs, but his Melbourne form isn't great which is a concern as is the fact his best form has come on wet tracks. The trip is an unknown as well as in 2018 he was badly interfered with and was basically pulled up.   Vow And Declare - Great win in this last year, but he's nowhere near the same level as he was going into the race in 2019. Has to carry 5kgs more as well and I can't have him at all.   Master Of Reality - Finished 2nd in this last year, but was demoted to 4th after causing interference. Clearly his season has been all about this contest and he ran well to win at Down Royal last time. He was able to sit in 2nd place off a slow tempo and showed a good turn of foot in 2019 and from 11 he should be able to do a similar thing, but you would have to think that he would need to have found some improvement to actually win.   Sir Dragonet - Landed the Cox Plate in great style for his new connections having become really frustrating over here. On the back of that he would have an obvious chance here, but there has to be a slight concern about the trip and an even bigger one about the fast ground.   Twilight Payment - Finished 11th in this last year. Won two of his 4 races since lockdown and was 3rd in the Irish St Leger last time. Struggle to see him improving enough at the age of 8 to go 10 places better.   Verry Elleegant - Arguably the best horse in Australia at the moment and was tough in winning the Caulfield Cup last time. The distance is an unknown, but the bigger worry for me is that she is a much better horse on a wet track and given the forecast in Melbourne we are going to be looking at a quick track. If it had been wet I would have been interested, but the ground is enough to put me off her.   Mustajeer - Won last year's Ebor and I thought he had a good chance in this last year after a good run in the Caulfield Cup, but he duly finished 2nd last. Ran OK in the Caulfield Cup when 8th this time around, but an unlikely winner for me.   Stratum Albion - Willie Mullins has a good record in this race although this horse wouldn't be an obvious one for me. A Ces winner would suggest to me he wouldn't have enough pace for this especially if they go a slow pace. I would imagine there are better handicapped runners in the race.   Dashing Willoughby - I thought the Caulfield Cup was being used a as a prep for this, but he then went and finished last after setting the pace. Impossible to fancy on the back of that and every chance from 19 he will have to use a bit of speed to get to the front.   Finche - In 2018 he finished 4th and last year he was 7th although actually finished closer to the winner. He hasn't had a great deal of luck in the race before and his form continues to be strong. He was a very close 3rd to Verry Eleegant in the Turnbull and then finished 5th in the Caulfield Cup when not getting the best of runs. It is easy to see him running well again although I'm not sure he has quite got it in him to win.   Prince Of Arran - Given how good he is in Australia I am surprised connections don't keep him there as his form goes to another level in Oz. He was 3rd in 2018 and then was bumped up to 2nd last year. The last two years he has had to have two starts so he can get a run in the race and this year he has just had the one so he comes into the race fresher than normal. That one run was a storming effort as well to finish 4th in the Caulfield Cup and he was a big eye catcher. He was the only horse to break 12 seconds for the final 200m. Stall 1 isn't ideal, but Jamie Kah is riding out of her skin at the moment and he has a big chance of at least hitting the frame again.   Surprise Baby - For an Australian horse he has been given a slightly unusual prep given he has only run twice over 1600m when 2nd and over 2000m in the Turnbull when 9th. His trainer had said he would have been happy to run him 1st up so it was clearly the plan to have a light prep. I think he would have won last year if he had been drawn better as he was flying down the outside to finish 5th. The Turnbull run wasn't as bad as the finishing position suggests as he was held up a long way back and didn't get a clear run until the final 200m. He is another strong contender for me.   King Of Leogrance - Was a very impressive winner of the Adelaide Cup in March, but was 2nd to Oceanex when odds on here in May. Didn't show much when 1st up in the Turnbull, but solid enough 3rd in the Geelong Cup when he raced in the worst going on the inside. That form was given a boost by Ashrun on Saturday. Can run well, but hard to think he will be good enough.   Russian Camelot - Was 3rd in Cox Plate when going off favourite and probably paid for being close to a fast pace. He looked very good when winning the SA Derby back in May over 2500m and you would imagine he will stay the trip in this. He is a northern hemisphere 3yo and they have done well in the race in recent years, but I would fancy him more if the ground had been soft.   Steel Prince - Won the Geelong Cup last time and finished 9th in this last year. Clearly in good heart this prep and arguably coming into this race in better shape than last year. Stall 21 does him no favours though and that is enough to put me off.   The Chosen One - Was only 17th in this last year, but put up a superb performance in the Caulfield Cup last time to finish 3rd. If he repeats that then he can be in with a chance, but he isn't the most consistent horse and will be doing well to go 16 places better.   Ashrun - Ran in the Geelong Cup to try and get his way into the field for this and had a very tough run on the outside to finish 4th. That meant he then had to run in Hotham in Saturday to try and get himself a place in the line up. He did so by coming from last to first to just get up on the line. We know he stays and he seems well handicapped, but to have two tough runs in quick succession ahead of this will make things tricky as well his stinking draw in 24.   Warning - Was a bit disappointing in the Caulfield Cup, but then I think the track wasn't the most suitable for him and it didn't allow this strong stayer to get going until late on. He landed last year's VRC Derby and the 3200m shouldn't be an issue. He looked a real eye-catcher in the Turnbull Stakes when staying on nicely into 6th place. Was over 2L behind Russian Camelot in the SA Derby and only gets 0.5kg here, but he is a much bigger price than that one and is drawn better. Think he isn't out of it at a big price.   Etah James - Won the Sydney Cup back in April and ran a solid race to finish 4th in the Monee Valley Cup last time, but she just doesn't look good enough.   Tiger Moth - Only had 4 starts, but looks a promising horse. Was 3rd on his only start last year, and then won on his first start of this season at Leopardstown in June. Followed that up with a 2nd in the Irish Derby and then bolted up to win a G3 in September. He does have the same sort of profile as Rekindling, but this is surely going to be a tough ask on just his 5th start especially as he has been drawn in 23. Having said that if any jockey can get him to win from out there it is Kerrin McEvoy.   Oceanex - Landed the Andrew Ramsden back in May to book her place in the line-up. Was 3rd in the Moonee Valley Cup last time, but ran well given how wide she had to travel. Not sure she has the class for this, but she shouldn't disgrace herself.   Miami Bound - Landed the VRC Oaks last year and has a very good record at Flemington. She also won the Moonee Valley Cup last time, but she doesn't really look good enough even with her low weight.   Persan - Had some campaign given he didn't lose his maiden tag until May and he has won 5 more since including the Bart Cummings last time. You would think this is likely to be a step too far, but he could hardly be in better form.   Verdict - So the first thing to do is to whittle the 24 down to a shortlist of possible winners. Mine has the following 9 Anthony Van Dyck, Sir Dragonet, Verry Elleegant, Finch, Prince Of Arran, Surprise Baby, Russian Camelot, Warning and Tiger Moth. The 2nd thing to do is to make that a shortlist of 4, hopefully in the correct order. Surprise Baby is going to be the main selection as I thought he ran a huge race last year from a poor draw. He has a better draw this year and his prep has been built around this contest. If his trainer has got things right he has to go close. Prince Of Arran is my next pick. Basically ignore anything he does in the UK as he is a much different horse in Australia and improves at least a stone I reckon. His 4th in the Caulfield Cup was really good and I just can't see him finishing out of the frame. He could easily finally get his head in front as well. Finch goes in as number 3. Just behind Prince Of Arran at Caulfield and he continues to be ultra consistent. He has a lovely draw and if he gets some luck in running he will be there at the finish. Finally I am going to stick in Warning who looks best of those at a big price. His doesn't have a great deal to find with Russian Camelot and he will be much more suited to Flemington than Cauflield. He was an eye-catcher in the Turnbull and looks set to thrive over 3200m.   Surprise Baby (Best price 8/1)  Prince Of Arran (Best price 10/1)  Finche (Best price 16/1)  Warning (Best price 33/1)
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    Johnrobertson reacted to avongirl in Division 2 - Week 4 Selections   
    Quite a few winners in Div 2. Let me know if anyone disagrees.
    £25.00 profit
    £10.40 profit
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    £45.91 profit
    £170.00 profit
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from avongirl in Division 2 - Week 4 Selections   
    Arsenal 1.55
    15pts single, thanks.
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from calva decoy in Naps - Tuesday September 22nd   
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    Royal Brave 4/1 bet365
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from The Equaliser in Naps - Thursday Aug 20th (Windsor OFF)   
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    Bossipop 3/1 bet365
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from avongirl in Division 5 - Final Week Selections   
    Arsenal (1) 2.1
    Southampton (1) 2.3
    36.8pts double, thanks
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    Johnrobertson got a reaction from TheLoneBettor in Naps - Wednesday June 3rd   
    1245 Yarmouth 
    Celestran 3/1 bet365
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    Johnrobertson reacted to BillyHills in Naps - Tuesday June 2nd   
    Welcome back mate
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