Nap Of The Day

Horse Racing Tips: Nap of the Day

Matt Brocklebank had three Monday winners - including a 10/3 nap - and now David Ord has the Wednesday best bets.

Tuesday's selections

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SOPHIA’S STARLIGHT – 7.20 Wetherby (NAP)

She posted an improved effort from the front on handicap debut at Carlisle last time and SOPHIA’S STARLIGHT looks sure to make another bold bid to make all in this.

Drawn to attack in one and the obvious pace angle in the race, she’s on the same mark as when third to Gone at the Cumbrian track and will take a bit of pegging back on this track.

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MAKEEN – 3.30 Leicester

He was unlucky not to win at Newmarket last time and MAKEEN has plenty in his favour.

Julie Camacho’s charge travelled sweetly through the race but was badly hampered a furlong out when third behind Lord Rapscallion, giving the impression he should have won. From an unchanged mark he has to be a big player if getting the breaks this time.

PRESENTING PETE – 4.20 Southwell

He goes well here and with a recent pipe-opener at Market Rasen under his belt, PRESENTING PETE looks ready to return to winning ways.

He ran well at the Lincolnshire course too, his run just flattening out after making good progress turning for home, eventually finishing fifth behind Headscarf Lil. He could be a different proposition this time.

BILLAKI MOU – 5.30 Lingfield

George Baker has his team in good form at the moment and BILLAKI MOU looks an interesting runner for the yard in this low-grade affair.

The son of Belgian Bill faded late when beaten just over three lengths into eighth by Obama Army at Bath last time and the drop to seven furlongs is a plus on Tuesday. The blinkers he wore that day stay on, Neil Callan is a positive jockey booking and he’s down a further two pounds.

Wednesday's selections

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TAJDIF – 3.45 Newbury (NAP)

Charlie Hills can work his magic with TAJDIF in the Tune In To Weekend Winners Handicap at Newbury on Wednesday.

Hills’ prowess with sprinters is well known and his handicappers over a mile or less this year have returned figures of 14 from 67 at 21% which is excellent for the sphere.

Tajdif is related to Hills’ champion sprinter Muhaarar and while he’s operating at a much lower level he could well start to climb the ladder now dropped to a sprinting trip on handicap debut.

FUNNY STORY – 4.00 Nottingham

FUNNY STORY shaped very nicely on her handicap debut at Newmarket last time and she looks to have been found a good opportunity by trainer Ralph Beckett in the Every Race Live on Racing TV Handicap at Nottingham.

She travelled well in a Class 2 at HQ and found a bit of trouble in the run before running on for fourth and that should’ve set her up nicely for this Class 4 contest.

Judging by her pedigree she could find more improvement at seven furlongs later in the campaign, but for now she can make her mark in sprint company starting here.


DANCINGONTHEEDGE – 4.10 Newton Abbot

It’s low-key stuff at Newton Abbot and Paul Nicholls could strike with his only runner on the card with DANCINGONTHEEDGE in the Mares’ Handicap Hurdle.

The six-year-old has gone close at Taunton and Uttoxeter in two of her last three starts, losing by just a neck on each occasion, while she would’ve won last time but for late mistakes.

She hit the line strong and with cheekpieces applied up in trip slightly she is taken to strike under Freddie Gingell.

DESERT MASTER – 5.37 Ripon

James Tate has a fantastic record at Ripon and he can land the British EBF 40th Anniversary Novice Stakes with DESERT MASTER.

The son of Blue Point has run second in two starts now but he can put that experience to good use at a track where his trainer operates at a 31% strike-rate.

Second at this track to Ziggy’s Phoenix, who went onto win the Lily Agnes, he chased home The King’s Serried Ranks in heavy ground at Nottingham last time, but much faster conditions look likely to bring out the best in him.

PREPENSE – 7.50 Kempton

Sir Michael Stoute’s PREPENSE looks a filly to follow and she can land the More Price Boosts Races At Unibet Fillies’ Handicap at Kempton.

Third to Commissioning on debut, she had wind surgery after her second start and returned with a good win in a Newmarket maiden at the Craven meeting.

The form of that race looks solid with those beaten in behind running well subsequently and this daughter of Kingman, and full-sister to Headman, can improve at a mile on her handicap debut off 85.

June winners

  • Secret Moment 10/3 (NAP)
  • Havana Party 7/2
  • Menelaus 2/1
  • War Chant 13/8 (NAP)

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