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Horse Racing Tips Today: Nap of the Day


David Ord has a bet for every Thursday meeting with the Nap in action on a good card at Carlisle.

Thursday Nap of the Day


QUINTA DO MAR – 3.05 Carlisle (NAP)

Ben Pauling has his team in great form at the moment and QUINTA DO MAR can make a winning return in the Molson Coors Handicap Hurdle.

The six-year-old won a Ludlow novice hurdle last term and finished fourth in a Cheltenham handicap on his last start. He’d have been closer too but for a mistake at the last and returns in calmer waters here, from a one pound lower mark and with his yard among the winners.

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EDINBURGH CASTLE – 2.40 Ludlow

A fairly useful sort on the Flat, EDINBURGH CASTLE has shown enough in five starts over timber to suggest he can go close in the Vera Davies Handicap Hurdle.

The five-year-old is competing in his second handicap in this sphere and is a pound lower than when third at Southwell in July. He was then clear of the rest when second to Percy’s Word in a Stratford maiden hurdle and looks to have been found a good opportunity.


ARIAN – 3.23 Newton Abbot

She won the newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Chase on her reappearance last season and ARIAN is fancied to repeat the feat this time around.

To do so she must defy a 13 pounds higher mark but she did follow-up at Warwick next time and while her form tapered off afterwards, she clearly goes well fresh. Her yard have started the campaign well and she has plenty in her favour here.

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HAUNTED DREAM – 6.30 Wolverhampton

He’s officially four pounds well in and HAUNTED DREAM looks a solid bet in the Play Coral Racing-Super-Series For Free Nursery.

Ed Dunlop’s charge us due to go up to ten for his runaway win at Chelmsford last week and has a six pounds penalty here. Oisin Murphy takes over in the saddle and if in the same form as last time the son of Oasis Dream will be hard to beat.


October winners:

  • Bascule 10/1
  • Birkenhead 5/1
  • Bearwith 7/2
  • Martello Sky 7/4
  • Breezy Storm 6/5
  • Pallas Dancer 5/2 (NAP)
  • Sir Rodneyredblood 8/1
  • Majahl 15/8
  • Nuts Well 5/1
  • Hurry Up Hedley 10/3
  • Saffron Beach 5/1 (NAP)
  • Geonice 15/2

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