IT was another interesting day on the racing thread. There may be a shortage of winners but there's no lack of entertainment.

I'd encourage everyone to get behind Johnb, accept he may do things a bit differently and let's see if he can return to the form he showed before.

Johnb's Monday tips

Warwick 2.30
Free Rein 7-2 William Hill

Salvado 7-1 BetVictor, Paddy Power

Ninjago 2-1 NAP William Hill

Cartmel 3.30
Going Concern 5-2 NB William Hill

Meanwhile, I'd encourage contributors such as boz to keep putting up their own selections. It's not all about Johnb but he's the one who keeps the thread alive.

By that I mean if there are no Johnb tips there's nothing to get the post started.

Good luck everyone.

  1. johnb 4 years ago

    Mondays Tips

    Free Rein 7/2 hills

    Salvado 7/1 betvictor paddy power

    Ninjago 2/1 NAP hills

    Going Concern 5/2 NB hills

    Good luck everyone

    • bad jasper 4 years ago

      good luck to you as well.
      keep digging through the stats and soon you will unearth a pot of gold I am sure.

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        Mr Fixit 4 years ago

        bad jasper, comments you put up need to be approved – I can’t remember why. The moderation is automated – do you really think someone is sitting there approving or not approving them.

      • bad jasper 4 years ago

        MAWAQUEET 2-20 CARTMEL (NAP) 9-4
        1st race at cartmel today looks like a match between always archie and mawaqueet.
        archie is rated 10lb higher but mawaqueet, a former decent staying flat nag with Michael stoute, he seems to have improved in all 3 hurdle races, and archie seems to be getting 2nd itis.
        I saw the tip run at bangor in june and he was beaten into 2nd in a poorish race and it looked obvious he wanted further, which he got last time out and duly won that race
        mawaqueet 9-4 looks the value, but as this is my 1st pick in the horse thread, please ignore this and spend your dough elsewhere.

    • raaljaca 4 years ago

      Tickety, even Mr F will see his comment was completely wrong. We used to open this each day with a few mentions of the decent winners posted by the guys and it was a lot more positive than what we see now, a constant mention of eventually the tide will turn. Johnb gets paid to do this but I will take up Mr F’s offer of taking over from the beginning of September if it still stands and see how we get on for a couple of months and post an appropriate header each day mentioning the various winners.

      ** Just to add I will donate the monthly fee that Johnb gets at present to a Kids Charity that I support regularly **

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        Mr Fixit 4 years ago

        raaljaca, firstly the comment I put up wasn’t wrong – it’s a fact. I stand by it but it may have been understood. At the moment the only reason I put up a racing post every day is because Johnb sends tips. It’s the same with the golf and it’s why there aren’t always daily sports threads up. However, I appreciate input from everyone and value the contributions. I’ll need to think more about your challenge and speak to admin and Johnb about it. You know Johnb’s situation and the last thing I want to do is cut off the money we pay him just because he’s on a bad run. I have good runs and bad runs and don’t get sacked for it – I just try to bounce back and work harder when I’m on a bad run but even then results can be unpredictable.

        • raaljaca 4 years ago

          Mr F, Johnb is in full time work he mentioned and struggles to make the time. I will take over from 1st September and have a monthly payment sent to me which I will forward to the Kids Hospice along with mu own contribution. I see no reason for this not to happen as it will give positive headlines everyday and allow John to continue to post his selections just like everyone else does. If you can let me know by end of the week I am happy to step in.

    • Dace 4 years ago

      Tip for tonight man City Liverpool both teams to score man city to win and 3-1 the score.

    • grumpy auld man 4 years ago

      getting better john b feel a big one coming

  2. CAPTAIN JACK 4 years ago

    Good Luck Johnb

    Need a change of fortune hopefully starting tomorrow

  3. johnb 4 years ago

    CAPTAIN JACK thanks & hopefully monday

  4. united 4 years ago

    Un jb we trust lol

  5. WN 4 years ago

    Wow, storm in a teacup comes to mind with regards to yesterdays thread.

    I am gutted I missed out on Deandres beauty in the last, saw the pick just as the race started.

    Onwards to Monday.

  6. cobramint 4 years ago

    Tickety. Lately yourself, Raal, Boz, Swany and more recently the return of De Andre have kept the racing thread alive. I’ve made massive money of johnb in Dec/Jan last year but recently he has hit a bad few months. Once the all weather season gets in full flow johnb will be knocking em left right and centre!

  7. johnb 4 years ago

    An apology
    Nobody should seek recognition but certain people do

    • ticketyboo 4 years ago

      Sorry Johnb I don’t understand what your meaning by ‘Nobody should seek recognition but certain people do’ I am not into any arguments as to the merits of your tips as has been said a million times you either bet his tips or you don’t. As for Mr F to say that you keep the thread alive,I am sure even you could not agree with that.

      • boz 4 years ago

        tickety i also have never called anyone on the value of their tips and never will

        but should be allowed to ask fair questions without it being called abuse

        you get the likes of cooldude who never contributes to the site trying to stir it by calling these fair questions abuse and trying to get people banned

        its a tipping site with chat

        i believe this site is kept going by mr f but also by
        the honest people like youself raal dougie duncan deanrea dc and many more who try to help each other and have a laugh along the way

        we dont need cowardly sly comments by some particulary one on here trying stir it.

        good luck all

        happy days

        • ticketyboo 4 years ago

          Good morning racing fans a poor day yesterday lots to pick from lets get bashing them bookies.

          3:10 Epsom “LONG AWAITED” 11/4 bet365

          last run stalked leaders from midfield waiting split 1f out ran on to challenge leader just failed beaten shd.

          5:40 Newcastle “TIGER JIM” 3/1 bet365

          Last run started in midfield kept up with leaders made his move 1f out challenged but ran on to win by 1 length.

      • raaljaca 4 years ago

        Tickety, even Mr F will see his comment was completely wrong. We used to open this each day with a few mentions of the decent winners posted by the guys and it was a lot more positive than what we see now, a constant mention of eventually the tide will turn. Johnb gets paid to do this but I will take up Mr F’s offer of taking over from the beginning of September if it still stands and see how we get on for a couple of months and post an appropriate header each day mentioning the various winners.

        • boz 4 years ago

          your a braver man than me raal but seems a good idea ive had profits from many people on here that seem to go unnoticed a mention to these guys would be good for the thread

          • raaljaca 4 years ago

            It is just a very simple solution boz and everybody is happy mate. I have the time to do it and I know it will get the thread very very strong again. Johnb can just post his tips as normal as a contributor like us all without any pressure to find winners.

    • raaljaca 4 years ago

      I will happily acknowledge all the guys who tip winners John on a daily basis from 1st September if Mr F agrees to allow me to take over the thread, free of charge but a decent donation each month to charity. I know what you receive and I reckon you will be delighted to see the Kids Hospice get that instead as you have your own day job anyway. An excellent gesture from yourself which will be widely appreciated mate ;)

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        Mr Fixit 4 years ago

        raaljaca, I’ll get back to you on it. If it’s to happen I’d rather do it when we make the site changes kick in and hopefully I can get an exact date for that. Then whoever is doing it can post themselves. Anyway off to the golf – will check in later and speak to admin and Johnb tonight.

  8. davyb 4 years ago

    nap rowlestone lass 430 ch nb cahill 235 ch

  9. Duncan Poundcake 4 years ago

    May be significant that Danny Tudhope goes to Ripon today.3 winners there the other day.

  10. Ramey 4 years ago

    If people want recognition so be it? For that they need to put up a winning tip. For boz to leave is a major blow and hopefully he will reconsider. If he chooses not to the thread will go on with the usual suspects no doubt.

  11. Deankil1982 4 years ago

    15:45 Epsom Downs
    Last years’ winner Fattsota looks to defend his crown and is the only one in the field proven over course and distance. He beat Wigmore Hill by a neck in his last outing ten days ago, although that race was over twelve furlongs and he has only managed one win in nine attempts over todays distance. Highland Knight arrives with the highest official rating of the seven and has been racing at a higher level than todays’ race, but has only managed to place once in six attempts this year and could benefit from a drop down in class today.
    The selection for this race is the forecasted favourite. With a 37.5% career win rate (finishing six out of eight races in the top three) Haafaguinea arrives here after a seven month break, having last been seen over in Meydan in January where he performed admirably, placing in both races attempted. He was last seen in the UK in September 2013 winning the class two Dubai Duty Free Handicap, and should be able to confirm this form despite the absence.
    Haafaguinea (WIN)

  12. boz 4 years ago

    going keep it to the days racing now lets hope we find some winners between us

  13. Deankil1982 4 years ago

    16:35 Newcastle
    Maoi Chinn Tire has been in sensational form this season with four wins and two seconds from six starts. He boasts a 66% win rate over todays’ race distance and is sure to run another good race, likely going off as favourite, but carries a 6lb penalty today. Hot Spice has also shown great form this season, posting three wins from five attempts. His last attempt at todays’ distance saw him finish first, over three lengths ahead of the aforementioned Maoi Chinn Tire, and he has gone on to win twice over sixteen furlongs since, beating the re-opposing Hallstatt on his latest start. In a tricky looking handicap he has the proven ability and stamina to continue winning ways today.
    Others worthy of a mention include Hallstatt who is proven over todays distance and has two wins from five attempts this season, Underwritten who has finished in the top three in all six of his races this year (winning twice), and Mason Hindmarsh who is the only one with form over course and distance, but is looking for his first win in over a year.
    Hot Spice (WIN)

    • boz 4 years ago

      dean do you work for the lancashire evening post just read it exact same words.

  14. Deankil1982 4 years ago

    17:05 Chepstow
    Fury is forecast to be favourite in this race but cannot be backed with any confidence having only won once in eleven attempts over todays distance. He last won in May 2012 and although showed signs of improvement on his latest outing, would have to improve again to win today. Jacks Revenge arrives on the back of a promising run when second at Galway two weeks ago, and has a 27% win rate over todays distance. However, like Fury, he hasn’t won for over two years and could find one too good again today. End Of Line is another to consider in this race, a horse who has won one and finished second in three career starts so far. Although only third in his latest start, the winner of that race has since won again.
    The selection for this race is Genius Boy, who finished last in his most recent outing when stepped up to Group three level, but had previously won four in a row in handicaps and should prove to be in the mix again at this level. He has an impressive 77% strike rate for finishing in the top three, with five of his nine career starts seeing him finish first past the post.
    Genius Boy (E/W)

  15. pete k 4 years ago

    Dominate 5.35 Chepstow Well h/capped cam hardie taking e xtra 5lb off.Plenty of rain about.Good luck john b, Boz and all the regulars who do a great job on here.

  16. clean the bookies 4 years ago

    u could start it by bozs top tips or just mr f racing thread??

  17. pete k 4 years ago

    Long awaited 3.10 Epsom c/d winner ryan moore.Back to form last run.

  18. boz 4 years ago

    clean the bookies no mate im no pro tipster just like to study form which i enjoy and am lucky enough to have time to do and then pass on my thoughts hoping to help

    plenty of good tipsters on here we know who they are

    good luck

  19. Gus 4 years ago

    Ninjago Nr

  20. Jimmy Mac 4 years ago

    A bit of kissing and making up required on this thread!
    It’s a bank holiday, it’s chucking it down, lets back a few mud parks.

  21. boz 4 years ago

    ok before my nose goes in the RP

    rookie sorry didnt get back yesterday

    Maoi chinn tire out again today n 4.35 already had 4 wins off this horse

    just looked at going for newcastle going stick is 7.3 (good) so should be ok it wont run on soft why its been withdrawn so many times.

    but if going stays same i will be betting it

    happy days

  22. kafkian 4 years ago

    Queen Aggie 2.30 Warwick e/w

    Debit 1.55 Warwick

    Dedoctorsdaughter 3.05 Downpatrick.

    Good luck.

  23. Napper valley 4 years ago

    Lucky 15 today
    Persian bolt – Warwick 1.55
    Grey sensation – new 1.45
    Intiwin – new 2.15
    Lily junior – rip 5.20

  24. kenneth 4 years ago

    std goes to cartmel for 2 rides today and should have a winner in vosne romanne in 2.55. been second on last 2 starts and can go one better today. 5/6. ap rides ocallaghan strand in the 3.20 huntingdon and can follow up his win lto at mkt rasen.has won over c/d.2/1. short price double today……

  25. boz 4 years ago

    mr f all just to let you know johns nap is now a non runner

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      Mr Fixit 4 years ago

      boz, thanks. Hopefully he’ll put up an alternative. If not give us a suggestion if you like.

  26. Luke A 4 years ago

    Well this thread gap certainly kept me entertained throughout certain periods of my holiday! Some people never cease to amaze me!! If only everyone would just be in it together, rather than certain individuals seeking recognition and praise, digging johnb out at every given opportunity and just make unnecessary comments, this site would be so much better. How about all comments made are just positive for a change. There’s no need for such negativity and animosity. Just follow those selections you want to follow, and ignore those you choose not to follow.
    Good luck all. Hopefully you all get the week off to a great start

  27. Luke A 4 years ago

    Just to add, i too do agree that the write up for this thread each day needs to be more positive. Mentioning winners from previous day like it used to would be a good start. We all know by now that johnb seems to go through periods of form, both bad and good. Unfortunately at the moment, it seems to be a bad run. But it will end, and the sooner the better all round

    • raaljaca 4 years ago

      That was how it was Luke if you remember mate and we got 2-300 posts daily. Happy to take over as it also gives Johnb time off as he can concentrate on work without the worries of needing to find the time to post here.

  28. Deankil1982 4 years ago

    Hi Boz, I write for…. Our selections are added to the LEP website Mon to Fri – decided to add my selections to the thread today after reading Mr F’s introduction to the thread this morning.

  29. Lord Clegg 4 years ago

    Noticed End of Line- Jaime Spencer 5.05 Chepstow how apt. Has to be done. 4/1 at bet365.

  30. jim burnside 4 years ago

    Ha guid one raal. A was bored ther but am no leaving this site tday its gonna b interesting lol.

    • raaljaca 4 years ago

      Jim, pressure off Johnb as he has his day job anyway, positive header every morning recognising the guys who tip winners, a good laugh and most important the monthly fee donated to a kids hospice charity. A perfect solution to all the squabbling and infighting and everyones a winner mate. I have the time to do it and would be happy to begin from 1st September.

      • boz 4 years ago

        raal and thats a great gesture and it seems to help everybody

        • raaljaca 4 years ago

          Common sense solution boz and everybody is happy.

      • azz the wigan 4 years ago

        raal what a good idea to donate all the profits to charity thats the most sensable thing that i have heard said on here good on you

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          Mr Fixit 4 years ago

          azz the wigan, for those who don’t know through the Mr Fixit column in the Daily Record thousands of pounds are donated to charity every year with Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow and St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie two of the main beneficiaries. This season’s nominated charity is East Park Home in Glasgow and I hope to raise a decent amount for them and from this weekend ex-Celtic player Bobby Petta will be challenging readers in a tipping contest as he attempts to raise money for the Celtic Foundation.

  31. jim burnside 4 years ago

    Better still why not have raal n jonb bth putting up naps fr a month and keep a count of winners and winnings to level stakes. Wld b interesting 2 guys that know there stuff.

    • raaljaca 4 years ago

      Jim, I wont be tipping every day but will do a write up recognising the guys who are putting up winners, like it was when we began. A very simple solution to all the problems.

  32. weswin 4 years ago

    Wow been away from the site for a while and can see the love and harmony has disappeared.
    Is it just me or is there an undercurrent of Distrust towards johnb? Why?
    I think 30 day challenge raal v johnb winner takes the thread and the losed gets banished. Lol.
    Seriously though the competition might just get the winners flowing for both!

    Peace and love people

  33. Luke A 4 years ago

    Yeah I remember. I also remember how excited everyone was for johnb to be guide the thread tho, because he was unbelievably exceptional for quite some time, and his knowledge and reading of horses and the races is different to most. Unfortunately johnb has gone off boil in recent months, albeit just about being in profit still. This month however looks on course to be at a loss. Maybe it is a good idea for a change of “tactics” in the way the thread is run, even if just for a temporary period of time. I personally would still like johnb to post selections each day, however keep them as just his selections/advices, then when he really fancies something, announce it as a tip. I see individuals’ selections/advices as different to actual tips. If you get what I mean? Lol. Like your for example Raal, you don’t call your own selections as tips, but when you get info, that in my opinion is then a tip…main thing is, regardless of what happens to this thread, we all try to keep chat as positive as possible. After all, we all have the same aim at the end of the day.

  34. Harley 4 years ago

    Today’s winning selections . Well hopefully, think they’ve all got a good chance of winning .

    3.25 newc
    Al rayyan


    4.35 Newcastle

    5.05 Chepstow
    I’m back

    Also fancy a fc in the 2.40 epson
    Double czech

  35. raaljaca 4 years ago

    NEWCASTLE 4.00


  36. weswin 4 years ago

    Raal didn’t see your last comment before mentioning the 30 day challenge. :)

  37. Wez_1982 4 years ago

    Morning guy’s

    I’m off to Epsom today, if anyone has any tips or good picks they would be very very welcome!

    Feeling a place pot for the whole card today

  38. Luke A 4 years ago

    Apologies for mistakes. Ridiculously bright here, struggling to see the screen

  39. jim burnside 4 years ago

    To b honest raal the reason I come on here and I know there are some great tipsters is bcos of u and jonb uz two guys make this site the fantastic site it is.and mr f obviously. But a head to head un n jonb naps fr a month wld make this site so interesting and guarantee hundreds of interest.

    • raaljaca 4 years ago

      Jim, no head to head needed as neither of us are the best tipsters on here. Other guys put up regular winners and get no recognition, they don’t look for it, but it would be nice to be able to thank them for their efforts.

  40. Maverick 4 years ago

    In Raal we trust ;)

    4.15 War – Pixeleen 3/1 Nap
    3.00 Rip – Lunar Spirit 9/4 NB
    3.20 Hun – O’Callaghan Strand 15/8

  41. Wato 4 years ago

    Brilliant on the charity donation Raal to be honest I have stayed clear of backing any horses recently even after looking at the tips on here my thinking was if experts can struggle to find them then I have no chance myself lol I do try to check out the results of everyone’s tips but sometimes not always possible as there are always quite a few

    Plus I have said it before on here but no one should be abused or slagged off for a losing tip or feel the need to say sorry if it was so easy we would all be quitting the day job and counting the sports cars in the garage so lets just stick to the good advice and banter

    • raaljaca 4 years ago

      Wato, thanks mate. I will happily start from 1st September with a late night write up acknowledging all the winners posted and Mr F can begin the next days thread with that. Johnb can post as little or as often as he likes with tips along with everyone else and not worry about this interfering with his day job and as he is also going to be riding at next years Cheltenham in a charity race he can devote as much time as possible to getting fit for it. Best of all the monthly fee goes to a deserving cause. Simple solution and everyones a winner.

  42. Wato 4 years ago

    I’m looking forward to those write ups as it’s always good to hear of winners even if we haven’t backed them ourselves and hopefully johnb still throws in some tips the more expertise the better I think

  43. Gus 4 years ago


    A write up at top of thread saying whose had winning tips would be useful as we know people can get on a good run so we can see who is doing well and maybe look out for their tips.

    • raaljaca 4 years ago

      Gus, wato, thanks guys and the offer is there. Think we can do it from 1st Sept as it only requires a write up from me in the same way Johnb puts up his tips each night. Will wait to hear from Mr F.

  44. Hamish75 4 years ago

    Don’t fink it shud b made into a competition between posters. It’s bout gien the booky a doin aye respect to all who tip winners n equal respect to the honest people who use their time n effort freely to beat the booky I’m off ti ma eloquence lesson hopin ti get a degree ma tutor is rab c gl today n ftf

  45. jim burnside 4 years ago

    Jonb now that ur naps a non runner will u b putn up an alternative mate.

  46. Thehawk 4 years ago

    Seems like missed bit fun the last few days ach well back to the nags. 2 singles and double today. Good Luck All.

    An Chulainn 3pm Ripon
    Tiger Jim 5.40 Newcastle

  47. Maverick 4 years ago

    Ok folks lets get back to todays tipping :)

  48. ticketyboo 4 years ago

    Rall I think your suggestion is a top solution to all the sniping that goes on at the moment,and as everyone seems to agree a positive daily heading to the thread would be suitable for everyone.Go ahead mate hope this one does not get deleted.

  49. DeAndre 4 years ago

    I think anything that involves charitable donations is obviously a winner, however I don’t want this thread to suffer as a result, as long as all parties are satisfied with the idea and we don’t lose any contributors to the daily bookie bashing!!!

  50. DeAndre 4 years ago

    Epsom 4:20 Jakey 4/1 (NAP)

    Yesterday we used a rock to beat Paddy Power, how about today we hire a Jakey to go and trash his place :-)

  51. Scuzzle 4 years ago

    4.10 Ripon – Explosive Lady 5/2

    Only ran twice, won on debut in some style then 3rd in a fillies group 3 but this was probably on too firm ground where she was boxed in and never got away when ideal and was still not far behind the Hannon filly Osaila which is very well regarded. I’m hoping Explosive lady lives up to her name today.

    2.45 Huntingdon Moyne Nineoseven 11/4

    Plenty of decent runs in handicaps and drops into a seller today, a couple of todays opposition have claimers on them but this is still the best horse and weight combo in the race IMO.

    Good luck today guys, you would think being a bank holiday with loads of meetings there would be easy winners to be found but it’s not as straightforward as I hoped.

  52. Russ 4 years ago


    1-25 Classic Image 9/4

    4-15 Pixeleen 2/1


  53. Greg Browning 4 years ago

    Like all Good democracy’, I’m going to throw my tuppence worth in!

    Other than the good work carried out by the regulars, the racing thread has gone stale and has lost it’s mojo over the last 4 months! Any change to freshen it up should be welcomed and the fact that Raal has offered to do it for free speaks volumes of what the thread should be about! Not not mention the great PR for Mr F and the site! ( look at some of the winners Raa has posted)

    I can understand why Mr F would be hesitant about taking away income from someone just because they have had a bad run but a bad run is maybe a couple of weeks, not 3 or 4 months! As said yesterday! People are judged on results and sadly the results have been poor for a long time not to mention the dramatic decrease in traffic / posts to the racing thread! This isn’t a dig at Johnb, his knowledge of horses is unrivalled, unfortunately it’s just not been happening for him!
    A break for while isn’t always a bad thing!

  54. Wato 4 years ago

    Just out of interest does anyone make a decent profit betting on the horses? For example weekly?

    • ticketyboo 4 years ago

      Hya Wato me personally I am severely disabled and housebound so my only pastime is having a study of my daily newspaper and try to select a couple of horses I think might win their race,since the conception of this thread I have been following certain individuals tips because it would be impossible to bet all the tips put up.On the question if I win money from the bookie on a weekly basis I never count the money I win or lose but suffice to say I only bet what I can afford to lose,but I can say there will be no bookie going to the Bahamas on what he gets from me.

      • Centrecircle 4 years ago

        Ticketyboo-sorry to here your housebound ect,your tips are fantastic,wish you well

  55. boz 4 years ago

    the charitable donation is great and already the thread seems more confident and it seems to suit all situations
    well done raal

    onto today

    r 3.00 LUNAR SPIRIT 3/1

    r 4.10 EXPLOSIVE LADY 2/1 NB

    n 3.25 BERLAND 3/1 NAP

    good luck everyone

    happy days

  56. Rookie 4 years ago

    I see a lot of those horses i mentioned last night are being posted today! Which is good as i only really done it to lighten the mood!

  57. boz 4 years ago

    and of course betting MAOI CHINN TIRE

  58. Rookie 4 years ago

    Looks like money is coming for Gworn 17.05 Chepstow 10/1 into 7/1

  59. Dave 4 years ago

    Sorry but am I the only one who thinks that Raaljaca is trying to push john b out of his job and deprive him of his wage by sugar coating it saying he will take the role and give the fee to charity (Which I don’t dispute for one moment that Raalajca will not do as he has shown himself to be a stand-up guy and a man of integrity).

    Bottom line is John B has suffered some poor form yes, but I hope Mr.F doesn’t make a knee jerk reaction and makes the correct decision, because if it goes sour for the next candidate then surely there will be calls for their head too, which isn’t the right way of doing things in a democracy

  60. boz 4 years ago

    Tickety kept meaning to mention got that black pudding you reccomended absolutley lovely

  61. Bill 4 years ago

    Now the democracy door has been opened here is one of my thoughts. The site needs improving. This is widely accepted and confirmed by Mr F. Can we know

    1 what are the 2 or 3 main improvements that are agreed?
    2 when will they be put in place?

    Confirmation of key changes and a timeline are not too much to ask given the survey earlier in the year and a loose confirmation changes would be in place after the world cup.

    There are some excellent tipsters on the site and still one of the best sites around. The one thing I find difficult is following tips and suggestions as you would need to monitor all day and most of us do not have that time. A number of sites have the facility to follow tipsters. If a few of the regulars would be willing then comments, tips and suggestions could be followed with ease. I have noticed a few people comment how much they like the site, value the tips/comments people put up but miss the winners. I know I am in that category and continually miss Raal’s big tips.

    If anyone views any of the above as criticism then read it again and again until common sense kicks in…..

    • Author
      Mr Fixit 4 years ago

      Bill, the site changes and therefore improvements are as you know are planned. We can’t give an exact date and don’t need to either. We’re not answering to shareholders or subscribers – it’s out of our hands and depends when the IT guys get the work completed. There have been a few delays by us changing the goalposts and also needs tested before it can go live.

  62. DeAndre 4 years ago

    Haha Bill, I’m an irresponsible drunk :-D I can’t spell NAP :-D

  63. GAZ B 4 years ago

    3.45 Epsom HAAFAGUINEA 3/1
    also expect a good run from IZTHATRIGHT which someone else mentioned after a good run last time out .

  64. Bill 4 years ago

    I started following a few people a few weeks ago. I have only recorded NAPS and I know a lot of winners have been posted other than NAPS; Dougie’s Get Out Of Jail evening tips being only one example and Boz constantly posts winners.

    I may not have the stats right so please feel free to correct me and if I have misrepresented then my genuine apologies.

    Tickety 7/16 naps recently
    Dougie 4/16 naps recently
    Boz 3/15 naps recently
    JohnB 3/17 naps recently

    Any information on NB stats or other bets would be useful but I don’t know if you track all your bets?

    De Andre, Swanny and others; do you keep your NAP stats?

    Raal I know you don’t normally NAP but saw one today. Is this something you will continue with?

    I will continue to try and record the NAPS and if anyone has a good strike rate I would be grateful if they would get in touch. A lot of good tipping passes by without comment and it would be good to capture winning rates of interest.

    • raaljaca 4 years ago

      Bill, horseracing is not really an interest of mine tipping wise but I do get the odd decent priced winner. I put this as a NAP as several of us got on it last night at 7/2 and I really do like its chances.

    • boz 4 years ago

      bill i dont mind you keeping record but i am not a pro tipster just follow form and advise so dont keep stats. plus many times people dont put nap or nb next to there selections

      also keeping stats like that can encourage people to go for short prices favs as naps all the time creating a competition between tipsters which we dont need

      like to think we all work together

      good luck

      happy days

  65. double carpet 4 years ago

    My nb sakash 7/2 was my only win yesterday so not too bad
    on to today and so many to choose from been difficult to pick out the best ones but here goes anyway

    Newcastle 1.45 yeenaan 5/2 nap

    Cartmel 4.40 sergeant pink 9/2 nb

    Best of luck to all

  66. GAZ B 4 years ago

    How would it be a fair assessment as some
    People post 5,6,7!horses a day and others 1 or 2. It’s not the thread for it I know but would anyone be interested in RUGBY LEAGUE TIPS. I tend to do quite well over the season, admit idly not massive prices on the handicap market but I’ve got 7 from last 8 and 13 from last 15 been if you get evens or 10/11 it’s money earned

  67. Napper valley 4 years ago

    I have a feeling that when the site changes happen it will be much easier to follow people Bill. That is the only thing missing on this site as the quality is already here it just needs organising for people. Nice to pass that info on though. Cheers

  68. GAZ B 4 years ago

    3.45 Epsom HAAFAGUINEA NAP

  69. hasheyb 4 years ago

    3:10 Epsom come on Dave 8/1 e/w
    4:05 caramel big sound 4/1
    Any chance of bringing back the tipping comps as well?

  70. Dave 4 years ago

    Raaljaca what is your 7/2 today

  71. Bill 4 years ago

    cheers RAAL – put a small wager on it.
    Keep on missing your gems….

  72. Wato 4 years ago

    Gaz B yeah for sure use the other sports thread some really good tennis and baseball tips on there recently too so if your regularly picking winners that’s always a positive and at evens too even better

  73. dave 4 years ago


  74. Bill 4 years ago

    Boz – point well made. I only keep stats to look for good runs as we all have good and no so good patches.
    I value your insight and will try and follow your lead when I can. Having a ‘Follow’ option on the site would be most welcome and a long time over due. I appreciate you do not consider yourself as a tipster but you clearly have good knowledge and an insight.

    Good luck for today

  75. boz 4 years ago

    cheers bill

  76. GAZ B 4 years ago

    No worries il start this week on the other thread and hopefully now opened my mouth can carry it on ha.RHINOS for me boz, had them -8 at 11/10 on Saturday and about time they won the challenge cup, also storm this morning was a great price -6 @ evns they won 24-10, I tend to try one good bet of week and 2/3 to double
    Or treble together GL EVERYONE

  77. Bill 4 years ago

    Napper Valley – it is a site well worth joining…. it is a site well worth supporting… it is a site well worth developing

    the contributors are in the main excellent

    good luck

  78. boz 4 years ago

    gaz will take a look when u put up think we play you in a couple of weeks so we might disagree on the hcp there mate

  79. Shaky 4 years ago

    Am I right in assuming that there’s some sort of coup going on here to oust johnb, just because he’s on a losing run and some people feel like they’re not getting the attention they think they deserve? Getting rid of a rival tipster may seem like a good plan if your goal is to be the ‘top dog’ on this horse forum but is it really in the interests of those of us who are just here to try beat the bookies?

  80. dave 4 years ago

    I returned on Saturday from my annual 4 weeks in Barbados and find their is a division amongst the commoners. One would be in support of my old chum Raaljaca taking over the thread, I could get my cleaner to make up some rosette. Raaljaca for change!!!!

    I have promised to lead you to the promised land. You shall dine on Steak bourguignon and sip Goût de Diamants…… Just not today. I have lots of paper work to get through, the financial times to read, and my tennis court was finished whilst one was on vacation, and young Herbert HendersonIII is popping on by for a game. Tidy oh commoners.

  81. Napper valley 4 years ago

    Agree Bill. Maybe this us the watershed moment the thread needed. Been on it since late 2013 when you you were lucky to get more than 15/20 posts then it swelled when jb had his golden run and hopefully it’ll settle again after this. Most know where the consistent tippers are but I do think a follow tab or stat bar would be good for all. Instead of highlighting hit rate though it should be ROI so it gets round people just going for small priced winners to get a good hit rate.

    Anyway GL

  82. GAZ B 4 years ago

    Haha, I bet with my head bit with my heart so I very well May go with wolves, like you say all
    Depends on hcap, sometimes some games stick out that the bookies are been generous, for example London worst team in league however they have covered hcap I think 8/9 out of last ten cos the bookies tend to give 26-36 point start, and like Leeds last week (resting players)
    other teams Go 20 up and sit back sometimes the worse teams are worth eating because in effect your bet is in from minute one, it’s just how much they can restrict The score to

  83. Matt 4 years ago

    Hi all I never tip but Emily’s girl everyone was talking about in pub last night Chepstow 3:15 Emily’s girl small money good money just for a place!! Gl all today

  84. Kyleh 4 years ago

    2.05 empsom- Reverse forecast- Marshall Jennings and ziagayani.

  85. BillD 4 years ago

    DeAndre no point being a responsible deunk

  86. united 4 years ago

    From September this thread is going to boom

  87. BillD 4 years ago

    Napper Valley like the idea of level stakes return, strike rate etc and I would assume relatively easy to set up. Hope it happens soon as the site has the most important element of good weLl informed tipsters and just needs a bit more structure without losing the comments and chat.

  88. Ramey 4 years ago

    Johnb seems a victim of his own success to a degree. Naps challange seems pointless as boz stated. We dont need even money tips everyday by every tipster…theres a nice feeling when somebody pops up a 10/1 etc and everybody gets onit. Should stay that way imo

  89. BillD 4 years ago

    JohnB best of luck for the NB today.
    Still following your picks and appreciate you sharing your thoughts and judgements. Good luck to you and everyone elso on the site today. Loving the tips and banter.

  90. Scuzzle 4 years ago

    Going change at Epsom, almost heavy now. Must help Castorientor but won’t suit Halfguinnea in the next I reckon.

  91. Kyleh 4 years ago

    And the reverse forecast wins :) got another one I like- 2.55 cartel- vosne romanee 11/8.

  92. BillD 4 years ago

    Cheers Raal had a small ew on it

  93. Scuzzle 4 years ago

    3.10 Epsom – Bondesire 7/1

    As the only horse with winning form on heavy ground this looks like a decent E/W shout here. Had a decent break as well so could run well.

    • Scuzzle 4 years ago

      Actually I read the form wrong, ran 9 days ago, still looks good to me though.

  94. raaljaca 4 years ago


    2.55 DARLING BOYZ 7/1 (E/W) (NB)

    ** 2nd 8/1 ** :) **

  95. Russ 4 years ago

    cheers raal.. on your nap aswell :)

  96. Hiphopkins 4 years ago

    Cheers Raal for Darling Boyz, had £5 on it

  97. Kyleh 4 years ago

    And vosne romanee wins to make it 2/2. Got another reverse forecast and it’s 2.20 Huntingdon- ocallaghan strand and milgen bay.

  98. gus 4 years ago

    3.55 chepstow

    yul finegold 5/4

    with baker horses running well today this horse should go close dropped in grade

  99. Rezziy 4 years ago

    Bartack @ Ripon 4.45 ew any good as i have with Mrs warren n that came in 1st place, eep. Both was 9/2 when i placed @ william hill. Learning alot from everyone that posts.
    So thanks

  100. Kyleh 4 years ago

    3.30 cartmel- civil unrest 5/2.

  101. Rezziy 4 years ago

    What will the epsom void do to my trixie bet? Also had an accumulator bet where all the others only placed? Will it void the bets?

    • Scuzzle 4 years ago

      Your trixie will become a double and your accumulater will just lose a selection, won’t void the bets.

  102. Scuzzle 4 years ago

    3.10 Epsom race declared void after false start.

  103. GAZ B 4 years ago

    Cheers JOHN B put your nap n NB with one of my own , 2 winners and a non runner love return on my RR just hope my only single of day on my nap comes in now and I’m laughing,

  104. kafkian 4 years ago

    Sorry guys my 3 horses earlier could only manage a 2nd. Will hopefully do better next time. Cheers kafkian

  105. CAPTAIN JACK 4 years ago


    May have been mentioned before but why don’t we have a ‘nap challenge’ open to anyone who pays a small entry fee
    Run over a month winner at end gets 50% and rest goes to charity adds a bit of fun and competition..

    Just a thought

    • raaljaca 4 years ago

      Would need someone to run the contest Captain and I am concentrating on other stuff to do with my betting etc. Had a great Naps contest before but it takes a lot of time to keep on top of mate.

  106. Rezziy 4 years ago

    Kind of hoping on the accumulator lol as its still in my open bets n not settled.

  107. hasheyb 4 years ago

    Stake returned from 3:10 2nd come on Dave 8/1 e/w anyone watch the race? What happened? More to put on Big sound now though I guess.

    • Scuzzle 4 years ago

      Tauris Twins burst through the stalls, flag was waved for a false start but nobody saw it and the race continued. It was a weak flag wave though so I ca see how it was missed, the guy should have waved it like a maddie and it would have been seen.

  108. Rezziy 4 years ago

    My double
    Bartack 4.45 7/2
    Jacks revenge 5.05 7/2

  109. boz 4 years ago

    tickety and black pudding wins 2.25 ripon 7/2 what a coincedence

  110. Thomas Gilmartin 4 years ago

    Well John B , I hope your luck changes soon , these things happen to tipsters and need to take good with the bad all I can say when John B nap / nb loses there’s a big write up by others saying how bad he is and the mention that he has another job is ludicrous no one can say he dosent put enough time into his write up and i am sure MR F is happy with the time John B puts into his studying of form

    i see Raj wants to take over but offer no nap just a write up with no selections if this is the case John B could do the same , I believe we should stick with John B no disrespect to others who want to take over , he is on a bad run pure and simple , never like a man to be head hunted out of a job he may rely on his income , good luck john b

  111. ticketyboo 4 years ago

    Hya boz after you mentioned black pudding I bet it at 9/2 but don’t know where you thought it had something to do with me but thanks anyway. lol

    • boz 4 years ago

      tickety sorry might have been swany but bet it myself couldnt resist

  112. boz 4 years ago

    maoi chinn tire couldnt pick up today 3rd but weve done well from it with 4 wins

    not a good day for me sorry guys

    good luck

    • cooldude 4 years ago

      Boz, no need for apologies as your a cherished member of this site. Maoi chinn tire reminds me of custom cut in that both horses are ultra consistent, but custom cut rattled of four winners in a row for the second time in his career, quite a feat for any caliber of racehorse.

  113. Russ 4 years ago

    not a single fav won at Newcastle so far lets hope tickety’s tiger jim can change that in the last

  114. DeAndre 4 years ago

    Can’t believe I missed drunken counsel 11/1 at Downpatrick…haha :-D

  115. Duncan Poundcake 4 years ago

    small stake lucky 15 just for an interest while i make my dinner ….
    GRAMERCY @ 3/1 17:35
    EUROQUIP BOY @ 6/1 18.10
    BOP IT @ 6/1 17.40
    KILLING TIME @ 3/1 17.30

  116. Dr Greenthumb 4 years ago

    Gutted I missed Barwick, arsebiscuits.

  117. Dr Greenthumb 4 years ago

    Napper, you’ve made a bad thing good with Lilly jr, cheers sir!!!

  118. johnb 4 years ago

    Tuesdays Tips

    Last Echo 9/4 bet365

    Mighty Missile 3/1 NB bet365

    Old Fashioned 10/3 NAP bet365

    Smart Dj 9/1 bet365

    Good luck everyone

  119. Napper valley 4 years ago

    Dr Greenthumb, happy you were in it mate. Had a l15 and only 1 let me down so today has been a very good day, even better that you were on an 8:1 as well. Nice one.

  120. Duncan Poundcake 4 years ago

    not going too well.

  121. boz 4 years ago

    napper well done today mate and some good prices your 4th would have made one hell of a diference

    good luck

  122. CarsonFinch 4 years ago

    Well done on the NB JohnB, made me a bit today.

    It may appear as there is no support for you out there, especially given the passive aggressive comments published by the clique.

    I think your knowledge is second to none and although I only pop by here now and again, I probably won’t be back.

    You will be ousted here sooner rather than later by the looks of things, but good luck in whatever you do. You deserve better than this.

  123. pete k 4 years ago

    Dominate won 9/2 Long awaited void race hope a few were on.

  124. Duncan Poundcake 4 years ago

    thanks Dr well done Napper

  125. Dr Greenthumb 4 years ago

    Cheers Duncan, bopped the bookies, mon the euroquip! (These names are ridiculous)

    Napper, put 3.30 on the L15, paid 50. Hope you had more on it, 3 wins and a place, top work. Even more impressive with the quakes you’ve been having :-)

  126. pete k 4 years ago

    Back to work tomorrow so going to put this one up early.Hazza the jazza 19.20 wolvs.Had 3 runs after a break and last run was by far the best.course winner and very well handicapped.Got matched at 11/2 on betfair couldn’t believe price.Can see it going off a lot shorter.Good luck all

  127. Duncan Poundcake 4 years ago

    bl888dy megan c

  128. Bill 4 years ago

    Mr F
    Just back in and read your response and not surprised by the usual defensiveness. It is not a matter of ‘stakeholders’ or ‘need to’ and not sure where you think this is a valid response. It is called, good communication and working with the site users and not displaying a ‘like it or lump it’ attitude. Anyway, not one for banging my head against a brick wall and will keep my thoughts to myself from now on until there is confidence we can have an adult dialogue.

    Peace and love to all on the site…..

    • Author
      Mr Fixit 4 years ago

      Bill, I was trying to answer your question. We don’t have a date and when we do the changes will be made. Nothing to do with communication – I’m telling you it straight. Your reply is OTT.

  129. johnb 4 years ago

    Old Fashion (NAP)

    This is a horse where we have to try & work out how much Old Fashion will improve
    Shirocco fillies do improve well at 2yo & also Ed Dunlop usually can improve a 2yo from its 3rd run to its 6th run by about 8 lengths
    But Ed Dunlop has had an strange season where he has never really had a good spell but Old Fashion does seem to be improving at the required rate
    Now i know people on here dont think you can judge improvement in a horse but you can get a rough idea & i am looking at another 3 to 4 lengths improvement for tomorrow which would make this horse hard to beat
    Last time out Old Fashion might have won but would in my opinion have been closer if Paul Hanagan had been on
    She got the distance well last time & in time she shoud get another 3 furlongs
    Old Fashion does have the best form out of these but more importantly she has the scope to improve more than the others & she had to be my Nap

    • shaky 4 years ago

      but…but… how do you know these things if you dont read the racing post? surely that’s impossible! seriously though, your write ups are always good and show a great deal of reasoning. I suspect most people that read this site but don’t post often (mr F says it’s 1000s) are really grateful for your contributions. I hope you don’t get put off by a vociferous few who clearly just crave more attention than they feel they get.

  130. Dr Greenthumb 4 years ago

    Thanks Duncan, nice profit.

    Carson Finch, John has lots of supporters and some detractors, depends which day’s posts you read.

  131. Bill 4 years ago

    well done JohnB and Napper
    Was on JohnB nap but did not have the insight to back Napper. Always tomorrow……

  132. Thehawk 4 years ago

    Keep tips coming jb don’t bite to the non believers class is permanent mate :)

  133. azz the wigan 4 years ago

    good to hear that mr fixit

    t well done dident realise that keep up the good work

  134. Bill 4 years ago

    Meant JohnB NB….
    Keep them coming JohnB

  135. Bill 4 years ago

    Mr F
    I will leave you with the last word and we move on with no bad feeling or issue. We can agree to see it differently…..

    The site is still the best around from what I can see by looking at a number of sites over the summer and let us focus on the positives and commonality.

  136. BABYSTEPS 4 years ago

    This thread has taken some turn. I like many follow it because Johnb is a knowledgable horse man. He was a god for so long and one bad run now and it seems everyday he has to deal with the same people trying to get him to leave.
    And all for what so raaljaca who by his own admission isn’t as knowledgeable hores wise will be putting up a daily nap table and write up. Time to grow a pair Mrf and tell Ralljaca who seems to be taking over all threads who’s site this is and get behind Johnb and yourself and stop with all this negativity.

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