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Horse Racing Tips: Nap of the Day

Matt Brocklebank had a 5/1 winning Nap on Friday and now David Ord has a bet for every Saturday meeting.

Saturday selections

KINGMANIA – 4.55 Haydock

She fluffed her lines at this track on her reappearance last month but KINGMANIA is worth another chance here.

Chris Wall's charge had been progressive last term and was strong in the market for her return, sent off the 2/1 favourite.

However, she was far too keen and stepping up to a mile, it was no surprise to see her finishing effort peter out. Hopefully with the freshness out the system, back to seven furlongs and with James Doyle in the saddle, she can get back on track.

CU CHULAINN – 5.45 Lingfield

He came forward for is reappearance when third at Windsor last time and from a two pounds lower mark – and back to a synthetic surface – CU CHULAINN might be about to strike again.

Brian Meehan's charge was second on debut here in September before winning at Kempton a month later on his first two starts and there was enough in his run earlier this month behind Silver Gunn to suggest he's capable of making an impact from this sort of mark.

The tongue strap returns and the step back up to a mile-and-a-half should suit.

EL PASO WOOD – 8.00 Stratford

He’s been keeping good company of late, finishing fourth from out the handicap in the Midlands National before pulling up in the Scottish equivalent and bet365 Gold Cup, and back in calmer waters EL PASO WOOD rates a sporting bet.

He's the sort to pop up a price, the David Pipe yard are still going well and he’s nine pounds lower than Uttoxeter here and from the same mark as when touched off by Rapper (the pair 27 lengths clear of the third) at Wincanton in February.

He needs to leave the last two runs behind but could easily do so.

Sunday selections


A very trappy finale but RANDOM HARVEST went close at Haydock last time and is fancied to make amends for that narrow defeat.

The daughter of War Front travelled like a well handicapped filly but was arguably in front too soon and edged out by Mr Trick, the pair pulling nicely clear of True Blue Moon in third. She’s two pounds higher on Sunday but Richard Kingscote rides and she‘s open to improvement.

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OLYMPIC HONOUR - 1.50 Fakenham

He was back to form down to this grade at Worcester last time and OLYMPIC HONOUR can build on the run and regain winning ways in the opener. Evan Williams' charge has returned to his last winning mark and has won at this track before. Everything looks right for him and he's fancied to get the better of Cloudy Wednesday.

AUSTRALIAN HARBOUR - 3.05 Nottingham

He's in good hands and AUSTRALIAN HARBOUR looks capable of making his mark now switched to handicaps.

He does so with an initial rating of 76 but showed improved form when third, behind two promising sorts, on his reappearance at this track. He should progress again going up to ten furlongs and if he does, the opening mark may prove to be lenient.


May winners:

  • Militia 6/1
  • Rich King 5/1 (Nap)
  • Colombe 8/13
  • Spirit Mixer 10/3
  • Rozalia 9/2
  • Ask Paddington 5/2
  • Sabyinyo evens
  • Rattling 11/5
  • Rafamuffin 13/8
  • Boardman 13/8
  • Tiber Flow 15/8
  • Girl Inthe Picture 9/2 (Nap)
  • Percy's Word 11/4
  • Diligent 13/8
  • Catbird Seat 7/4
  • Marie Paradis 7/1
  • Romain De Senam 11/10
  • Rapid Raider 85/40
  • Tanmawwy 3/1
  • Desert Angel 3/1 (Nap)

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