JOHNB continued his winning streak in style on Sunday with another two winners – including a hefty 14-1 shot.
The nap Be Bop Boru was advised at 13-8 and Simply Wings was simply the best at 14s. And our man’s dazzling December makes it the first time he has gone over 50 points profit for a month since January.
Monday’s tip is a joint nap/Nb and JohnB says: “I think this one is well overpriced at 12-1. I would have thought 4-1 is a realistic price and Nordic Nymph is quite a strong selection hence making it a double stake.”
Nordic Nymph 12-1 NAP/NB Bet365
JohnB says: “Here we have a horse that has run four times and been beaten a total of 146 lengths. So why is she my nap/Nb and why double stake?
“Well to start with we have a yard in Henry Daly that are going fine but that’s not enough for a horse that has shown little. I have always said I study handicap marks a lot and this month it’s paying off.
“I also study breeding which is important for this horse. Quite simply a handicap mark of 80 is far too low for a horse of this breeding but on form it’s a reasonable mark.
“But I can see a lot of improvement that the bookies can’t. On breeding Nordic Nymph will relish this ground and the breeding also tells me this step up in distance is perfect and what a step up it is.
“Nordic Nymph is now moving from two miles up to three and this is where the improvement is coming from.
“This is a weak race and we have Nordic Nymph being upped in distance a lot which is eye-catching. She also has what should be her preferred ground for a yard in form and on an extremely low handicap mark and I honestly can’t see anything but a win here.
“Nordic Nymph form reads 5-0-0-0. This is me putting my neck on the block.”