JOHNB landed two winners on Thursday but was disappointed to see one end up a dead heat to dent his profit.

He still ended 5.38pts up for the day though and he's now 13.67pts down for the month heading into Friday.

Johnb's Friday Tips

Ascot 12:45
Criq Rock 7-4 NAP skybet

Wolverhampton 6:45
Canford Thompson 10-3 NB skybet

Double 10.92-1 skybet

Antepost Tips

1000 Guineas 2017

PROMISE TO BE TRUE 20-1 betfred

2000 Guineas 2017

CHURCHILL 20-1 (now 8-1) bet365

2017 Derby

CHURCHILL 33-1 (now 20-1) racebets

2000 Guineas 2017

BLUE POINT 14-1 racebets

Johnb says: “I have already advised Churchill for next year's 2000 Guineas & Derby – he has been really impressive this season and my view is he will get even better next year.

“Blue Point on the other hand is harder to call for how he will progress next year. If he trains on then in my view it’s a straight fight between Blue Point & Churchill but in the Derby Churchill is the only horse for me – he gives me the same excitement as Golden Horn did.

“But to answer my question earlier the most impressive horse I have seen this year is BLUE POINT with Churchill and Annie Power a close second and third.”

73 Comments
  1. jimron12 2 years ago

    Well two horses are straight off my shortlist

    Had tracker give me

    Topofthegame 12.45

    And was looking into

    A fresh rainbow lad…. 6.45

    Did these enter your thoughts jb?

  2. Johnb 2 years ago

    Topofthegame is the main danger to Criq Rock but doesn’t have as good form and lack of experience

    I don’t fancy Rainbow Lad but you never know

  3. klums 2 years ago

    John b what are your thoughts in these races?

    305 ascot
    220 uttox
    330 uttox

    Thanks

  4. klums 2 years ago

    And also anyone’s thought on the

    1:55!ASCOT

    KEEP IN LINE

  5. davyb 2 years ago

    top of the game 12.45 asc
    bredon hill lad 12.35 utt
    back by midnight 1.20 asc
    canford belle 2.45 nc
    gl hopefully the end of my bad run

  6. 2 years ago

    Evening all,

    After a quite few days I’m back with my 3rd increased selection bet of the month.

    1.35 Newcastle – Dubawi Fifty 13/8

    Dubawi fifty improved massively for the step up to 2 miles last time at Newcastle and left the impressive that this well bred son of Dubawi would finally furfil his potential. Previously owned by godolphin he was sold as a 2yo he then made 1 start for James Tate before being purchased by the Rooneys and moved to Karen Mclintocks. He has solely ran at Newcastle since, recording some decent performances (always running on too late). Last time over 2miles he stayed on powerfully- extending to the line beating some useful opposition. He relished the step up in trip and I don’t see why he can’t follow up tomorrow. He has been raised 3lbs for that success but off 79 he could well turn out to be a horse rated well above that rating (I know the Northumberland Plate is already being considered as a target down the line). The opposition do look useful tomorrow but, main danger Mister bob also carried a penalty and hung baldy in the closing stages last time – he looks opposable. Everything points at a big run tomorrow from Dubawi Fifty and at around 13/8 I will be increasing my stake- but as always nothing is assured in racing.

    Note: Newcastle is not showing up for some reason on the RP app but I can assure you it is taking place.

    Thanks and GL to all

    • 2 years ago

      Apologies I forgot to mention Dubawi Fifty also gets the handy 3yo allowance.

      Many thanks

    • trickytjm 2 years ago

      WH currently 15/8

      • 2 years ago

        I am dumbstruck as to why they tried to make the running on Dubawi Fifty there. Front runners on the round track at Newcastle have a shocking record- I think only 1 winner. Ludicrous.

    • punterpounder 2 years ago

      don’t doubt your a good tipster but that run was crap.

      • 2 years ago

        Punterpounder,

        I can only apologise, as you know nothing is assured in racing. Since I started posting tips on here I am over 100 points up and still over 20 points up for the month. The horse was well backed and sent off 11/8 fav, I am lost to explain why they made the running on the horse- this wasn’t factored in.

        Let’s hope for better in the future.

        Thanks

        • 2 years ago

          It’s worth noting my increased stake bets stand at 7 winners from 11 bets.

        • punterpounder 2 years ago

          don’t feel the need to apologize its just a bit frustrating not to get what the horse is capable of but I have one winner already and two runners still to go in my l15 so its not all bad that’s just the way racing goes

  7. alanm 2 years ago

    NAP Claimantakinforgan 5/2 3.40 Ascot
    NB Ellaria 2/1 6.00 Dundalk

  8. leando 2 years ago

    2.10 Newcastle
    Brideys Lettuce 5/1

  9. kieronpatrickmunnelly 2 years ago

    Thomas Campbell 1.55 ascot. Henderson has 2 in race this horse is the Apple of his eye bg rides stable jockey . 7 / 2 now not for long get on

  10. earl 2 years ago

    NAP Manatee Bay 7-2 3.20 NEWC
    My first ever nap came 2nd at 6-1 last night, so I’ll have another go.
    GL fellas

  11. the ego 2 years ago

    morning guys another great day yesterday 5-1 winner made up for the 33-1 second i backed (should have went ew). nice lay on a short pricdd fav over the jumps also topped up the bank balance. just got a tip for thomas campbell havnt had time to see where its racing but apparently its 4-1. not much of a price but ill be backing it.

    • the ego 2 years ago

      ill be laying a couple over the jumps also but seems pointless putting them up as they are pretty obvious lays. gl guys

  12. damo-88 2 years ago

    Churchill still a good ]bet at 6s? Every faith in johnbs anteposts but I’m a bit late to this party!

  13. 2 years ago

    Hi everyone , Well done yesterdays winners.

    new 2.10 thello
    new 2.45 rosy ryan NB
    new 3.20 yeeoow NAP

    Good luck everyone

    happy days

  14. jimron12 2 years ago

    Dubawi fifty 1.35
    Claimantakinforgan 3.40
    Politlouge 2.30
    Captain forez 1.55 nap

    Good luck all today

  15. tipsultan 2 years ago

    N 1.00- Dusty Bin- 9/2 (NAP)
    U- 1.45- Glimpse Gold- 3/1 NB

    1 point singles and double ( total 3 points)

    December Total- Profit- +88.16 points

  16. 2 years ago

    Morning all

    ASCOT

    13.55 LOUGH DERG SPIRIT … 5/2

    15.40 CHATO … 14/1 .. E/W

    UTTOXETER

    12.35 WOLF SWORD… 2/1

    13.45 GLIMPSE OF GOLD… 3/1.. ** NB **

    14.20 LILLY OF THE MOOR … 4/1 .. *** NAP ***

    gl all

  17. 2 years ago

    BUSSTOP great start again with wolf sword

    lucky15 then off on 2 – 10

    amber spygass u 1.45
    saint john henry u 2.55
    intibaah n 3.20
    foxy forever n 3.50

    best of luck

  18. Johnb 2 years ago

    You have to laugh at jockeys that don’t have a clue about pace,
    Yet again another jockey content with sitting well off the pace in a slow run race and just failing to get there,
    People say I am on a bad run,
    I am not on a bad run I am just having to deal with jockey errors, yet again as has happened so many times I was on the right horse just another jockey who thinks he’s on a machine
    You gotta love horse racing ?

    • jimron12 2 years ago

      To be a jockey eh!!

      Haven’t watched the race yet will later on only can see what racing post is saying and they seem to point to a mixture of leaving it to late and other one idling along ….

    • 2 years ago

      Short memory johnb you blaming jockeys today myself and a few others blamed ruby Walsh for loosing on vroum vroum mag and you said no way was it ruby’s fault but in my opinion it was he’s fault

      • 2 years ago

        Yeah mate i recall as he let me down the gangster! His fault alright

  19. thehawk 2 years ago

    Don’t agree with JB cant see Criq Rock ever beating Topofthegame who will improve bundles for that run today and was idling in run in.

    • stevie 2 years ago

      Totally agree with……… johnb. Left it far too much to do against an obviously decent horse. Should have been right with him throughout the race and would have won comfortably.

  20. jamesonthemoney 2 years ago

    Criq Rock was held up in both its last two races , you surely must have known it would be held up again ?

    Hutchinson is a bang average jockey and you knew he would be riding surely ?

    As far as I’m concerned in both previous races , Criq Rock flattered to deceive and was never going to get close to winning.

    If he had been with the pace , topofthegame would not have idled so badly and would have gone clear of Criq Rock , without a doubt.

    This is a horse that beat No Hassle Hoff, easily by 9 lengths.

    A line through No Hassle Hoff coming 3rd in the Albert Bartlett trial at Cheltenham , showed that the horse is decent and got nowhere near Topofthegame.

    Had no business ever being 3/1 , Criq Rock was a weak favourite for a reason , there’s a reason he stated favourite and steadily drifted.

    Hutchinson is bang average but it was a predictable result regardless of his inept riding.

    • jimron12 2 years ago

      Teach me for not following the tracker!!!

      • jamesonthemoney 2 years ago

        No bet day for me after poor recent results , tipped it to my grandad last night at 3/1….

        He backed Tales of the tweed ?.

        Ascot is very tricky today but:

        13:55 Captain Forez 7/2

        Hopefully come on a fair amount after last time out , got tired late on but was running well until that point , debatable if Bags Groove franked the form or let it down ?

        Rather wait until tomorrow’s racing, 12:20 Haydock Cloudy Dream and Buveur D’Air….

        Interesting to see how that gets priced up.

      • 2 years ago

        Jamesonthemoney I have to agree with everything you said about topofthegame your spot on I backed him myself

    • Johnb 2 years ago

      jamesonthemoney but wayoffwithhisracereading

      You can’t have the argument of held up in last two races, you have to look at the way a race is run and this was a slow run race so the jockey has to adapt to give the horse the best possible chance of winning,
      But for a poor ride Criq Rock was a good 5 lengths better than the winner today
      But it’s racing, we just get on with it

      • jamesonthemoney 2 years ago

        I stated that you must have expected the horse to be held up , you should have.

        Where did I say , that it was meant it didn’t win ?

        Criq Rock has no outstanding piece of form to suggest he was the most likely winner ?

        How much a horse costs does not always relate to success but when Criq Rock costs £40, 000 and Topofthegame costs £120,000, I think you can expect Topofthegame to be a decent sort.

        Then we see Topofthegame is under the care of the top trainer , King is a good trainer but Nicholls is obviously more successful.

        Another plus for Topofthegame.

        Previous races:

        Topofthegame one run in a point to point , very strong form , easily beating No Hassle Hoff who would have won his first two races if not for an unlucky fall at the last and subsequently running very well in a stronger race than today’s.

        Criq Rock’s previous races?

        14th in the Champion Bumper , which has been shown to be a below par champion bumper and profitable to oppose.

        A disappointing 3rd in a class 4 race when 1/2 on.

        A well beaten 2nd in a class 3 race ( winner since well beaten today )

        The horse has been keen and he has not jumped any better than just fine in his races.

        I’ve no idea how you came to the conclusion that Criq Rock is a worthy favourite ?

        Topofthegame is and will prove to be a better horse than Criq Rock.

        Wayne Hutchinson is a bang average jockey and you should expect a bang average ride , which you got.

        • jamesonthemoney 2 years ago

          5 lengths better than the winner?

          I would love to know where these 5 lengths come from ?

          Criq Rock only got close to the winner because it was so green and idled so much , if Criq Rock had tracked the pace and jumped the last with Topofthegame, he would have lost by a lot more than he did.

          Lucky to get close , it was never going to win.

  21. rale 2 years ago

    Very disappointing from Dubawi Fifty. I don’t know is it because it was “forced” to lead, or something else, but not good.

    • 2 years ago

      Very poor.

      Front runners at Newcastle have a shocking record (see my post above) less than 5% strike rate. That is the only explanation for such a poor run.

    • jimron12 2 years ago

      Held up too much to do with my nap hahah sound familiar jb? ???

      One of those days

  22. red devil 2 years ago

    Never mind harry mate. Keep those tips coming.

  23. jimron12 2 years ago

    Very impressive there …. sprinter sacre anyone???

    • jimron12 2 years ago

      20/1 arkle (unlikely with min altior yorkhill)

      25:1 rsa……..

    • duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

      Took 25/1 politelougue a couple of weeks ago for the rsa sadly took 14/1 Yorkhill for the champion hurdle hey ho , might not take to fences GL

      • jimron12 2 years ago

        Looking more than likely bets for 2018 festival on trainers comments and maybe jlt this year!?

        Looks to have a bRight future and I’ll be following all the way

  24. ew thief 2 years ago

    Kasbah 5.15w 5/1
    Quality art 5.45w 15/2
    Knockamany bends 6.15w 25/1
    Filament of gold 6.45w 10/1
    Ew singles & ew lucky15?GL all

  25. Johnb 2 years ago

    Kris Commons, Welcome to Easter Road

  26. azzthewigan 2 years ago

    Agamemmon 3.40 pearl acclaim 3.50 alfonso mananna 4.45

  27. 2 years ago

    I think yorkhill is out on Sunday ,he’s 9/1. For the arkle if he wins Sunday he won’t be any where near that price for the arkle so if you fancy him back him now according to ruby last year He would win the arkle with his mouth open

    • red devil 2 years ago

      Will you be posting any tips for tomorrow mate?

      • 2 years ago

        red devil sorry mate wont be posting any tomorrow i will be keeping my money for a horse i have running over Christmas will post it on the day

    • jimron12 2 years ago

      He won’t beat min chasing I don’t think ….

    • jamesonthemoney 2 years ago

      Yorkhill runs tomorrow

      Fairy house 14:10

      Hoping for a comfortable victory , love the horse !

      JLT is the most likely target from what Wylie has said

      You never know with Mullins though!

      Very exciting horse that’s for sure

      • 2 years ago

        jamesonthemoney thanks i thought wylie said he was running sunday

        • jamesonthemoney 2 years ago

          He was actually entered last weekend but obviously didn’t run, I’ve been really looking forward to it.

          1/6 so obviously not a race you can back him in.

          I am thinking about backing
          A Great View 14/1

          Mark Walsh on board and he is riding beautifully recently, I’m a big fan and like to see him on any horse I want to back.

          Reasonable profit if it comes 3rd.

          I wouldn’t back it without the favourite as Burgas may be a little too good for him.

          Will enjoy the conditions and ran okay behind the great Min , 14/1 , hoping for 3rd and enjoying watching Yorkhill…

          Just talked myself into it.

  28. bertie 2 years ago

    What have they done to the racing post site ? A right mess and now you can’t even acces the old site now which they told me would be available to the end of Feb ! Most of the stuff like the stats and print outs are not free anymore you can only get these through the members club and this is progress !

  29. ew thief 2 years ago

    Ew singles $ ew lucky31?
    At Dundalk
    Six silver lane 6.30 20/1
    Harry speed 7.00 8/1
    Red all star 8.00 13/2
    Shepherds purse 8.30 16/1
    Temesak star 9.00 16/1 (r)
    GL all

  30. gazh 2 years ago

    18.30D-Coach Bombay looks an EW bet to nothing here@4/1. Put up on here last time out, it ran a cracking race from a poor draw to finish 2nd. Gone up 3lb but a 3lb claimer takes over to offset that. Should go close from a good draw.

  31. champyr 2 years ago

    Go Lulu, another excellent ride!

  32. idle days 2 years ago

    Anyone see the ride on harpers ruby in the 6.15 ? Massive drift in the market and then jockey barely even rode it, very frustrating

  33. Johnb 2 years ago

    Lol yet again slow pace, sprint finish and we are flying but again given too much to do

  34. hamish75 2 years ago

    Idle days dare I a awfy lot of johnb,s horses end up the same massive drift in the bettin n no return ktf

  35. hamish75 2 years ago

    Hi Duncan hibs n Celtic between them ruined a gud young player wi playground antics n he didn’t help himself chasin the money a hope he comes home ti ibrox or goes n help papa smurfs jags ktf hiya swany ?

  36. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    Howzitgaun Hamish,
    I can’t blame anyone for chasing the money ,and you couldnt count how many young players Celtic and Rangers have wasted over the years ,easy with hindsight but he should have gone to Ibrox (agent or ego) who knows?
    Anyway at the prices I will have a go at Yala Enki 2.40 and Brain Power 3.35 GL

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