IT'S been a memorable December for Johnb and he's 50.4pts up heading into the final day of the year.

His last tip of 2016 is a double stake and here's to a happy new year to everyone on the racing thread.

Johnb's Saturday Tip

Newbury 1:15
Yanmare 5-1 NAP/NB william hill (double stake)

Won for us last time and still improving, distance and ground will be fine. 5/1 looks a tad on the generous side and he is clearly the one to beat.
On a mark of 104 Yanmare is still well ahead of the handicapper, he does need to run a bit more fluently but that will come in time and any sort of improvement from his last run would be good enough to win this and there is stills plenty of improvement to come from Yanmare

Antepost Tips

  • 1000 Guineas 2017 – PROMISE TO BE TRUE 20-1 Betfred (now 25-1)
  • 2000 Guineas 2017 – CHURCHILL 20-1 bet365 (now 6-4)
  • 2017 Derby – CHURCHILL 33-1 Racebets (now 7-1)
  • 2000 Guineas 2017 – BLUE POINT 14-1 racebets (now 33-1)

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.”

89 Comments
  1. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    3 to consider
    Alfred Hutchinson 2.05
    Colourbearer 3.15
    Ask the Guru 3.45
    Good Luck
    Happy Hogmanay

  2. Johnb 2 years ago

    Going to enjoy Saturday night with knowing I don’t have to worry about studying as Sunday’s selections are already picked

  3. leando 2 years ago

    3.45Ling
    Roy’s Legacy

  4. hamish75 2 years ago

    Johnb a fink we now y John Milton wiz a knock down price 9grand it’s a bit of a coo awra best fir 2017 looking forward to the system in January ktf

  5. hamish75 2 years ago

    Duncan hav ye heard from smurfland a wiz gonny mail ramora
    Do ye hav a nap fir ramora ktf

    • swany 2 years ago

      Howzitgaun Hamish ah wiz wunderin aboot the smurfman maself,no herd fae him in a lang an weary,hope e’s awrite.awrabest

      • duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

        No heard anything since about a week before Xmas ,hope all is well ye lose track of days at this time o year
        Hoops over 1.5 team goals Nap ( sorry couldnae resist ) ?
        Imagine playing this game on Hogmanay , madness!

  6. quazeehorses 2 years ago

    Lac Fontana 3:00 Newbury remember winning my first big prize at 11/1 in 2014 put a lump on and booom addicted will put money on won’t win but I owe it! Any thought on the 3 at Newbury ewthief I would like to know your thoughts lots of high prices there tomorrow for good horses royal guardsman 33/1 willow saviour 33/1 probably go 40/1 I know the fav looks good

  7. andyeff 2 years ago

    John B, just wondered your thoughts on your naps vs Colin’s sister, based on the fact Sam TD is riding the other horse? Many thanks

    • Johnb 2 years ago

      I don’t know if he got the choice or if they were allocated their rides but if Sam got the choice I think he picked wrong, Colin’s Sister isn’t without hope but Yanmare has to be the one for me,
      Horatio Hornblower 16/1 and Blameitonmyroots 7/1 would be the main dangers I think and probably in that order

      • skinnybear 2 years ago

        John, How confident are u ? lost a good wedge today on your nap as you sounded so confident.
        Scale: 1 not so confident- 5 being home and hosed. Thanks in advance.

        • Johnb 2 years ago

          I am always confident so it will never be a 1
          There are always dangers but I am extra confident, horses are not machines though and if sticking to level stakes which I advise then nobody will go wrong,
          I have never liked lumping on as it’s so easy to go wrong

          • skinnybear 2 years ago

            Cheers for the reply. I like your Confidence John. I never comply to level stakes, If i feel the horse is going to win, i up my stakes, Mid week punting race by race then yea, Level stakes wont see you broke. I follow you again tomorrow, You made me a packet on your trip to dundalk so Thanks.
            I’ll have an Increased play… If I may I’ll give you one for tomorrow Elegant Escape in the 150 Newbury, I reckon this should have a great chance. Happy New Year John. Good Luck tomorrow.

      • andyeff 2 years ago

        Very useful to see what people are thinking behind their picks. Many thanks for the reply John.

      • andyeff 2 years ago

        Very useful to see what the thinking is behind someone’s picks. Many thanks for the reply John.

      • andyeff 2 years ago

        Many thanks for the reply John.

        Very useful to see what the thinking is behind someone’s picks.

      • duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

        It’s I am Colin ,not Colin’s Sister ,they also have one called Colin’s Brother ,confusing unless your name is Colin GL

  8. Johnb 2 years ago

    For anyone that doesn’t know, Racing UK will be free tomorrow for everyone with access to the channel

  9. davyb 2 years ago

    alcala 2.15 utt
    alinstante 2.40 lin
    boite 3.00 nb
    Compton prince 3.15 lin
    gl

  10. Johnb 2 years ago

    After last Saturdays shortlist threw up 6 winners out of 7 selections I thought I would put it up again although lightening very seldom strikes twice

    Saturdays shortlist of horses that didn’t make my main selections although Zilza and Alcala were really close to being advised, really really close

    Lingfield 12:55 Zilza 7/2

    Uttoxeter 2:15 Alcala 5/1

    Newbury 3:00 Kings Bandit 5/1

    Newbury 1:50 Elegant Escape 15/2

    Uttoxeter 12:05 Ultimate Dream 4/1

    Uttoxeter 1:40 Aliandy 13/2

  11. hamish75 2 years ago

    Swany gud ti heer fae ye am gonny mail ramora mornin mind noo stay aff the lanny n ye shud last ti the bells awra best fir 2017. Health n happiness ti u n urs mate ktf

  12. jazzerbhoy 2 years ago

    I would just like to thank Johnb and all the regular posters on here I won’t mention any names as I don’t want to miss anyone out,for all their hard work and effort in trying to get us winners,it is greatly appreciated by myself and many others.
    I just put up my selections to join the fun,but I tip my hat to all you guys who regularly tip us winners. Thank you all very much,for the best FREE horse racing site on the World Wide Web,big thanks to MrF and all his staff.
    Happy Hogmanay,and wishing you all the very best in 2017 when it comes.
    Lang may yer lungs reek as ma auld granny used to say.

  13. 2 years ago

    Evening all,

    After sitting out today’s racing I’ve looked out 4 small stake selections to round off the month.

    1.50 Newbury – Missire Des Obeaux 7/2

    At the prices this evening Missire Des Obaeux looks the value punt in the Challow tomorrow. He showed he was well ahead of his handicap mark on seasonal debut at Bangor before seeing off Ballyandy and Cultivator in a decent Sandown Grade 2, where he stayed on strongly up the Sandown hill – I expect he will be closer to the pace today. While there are a number of very promising horses in the field there could be bags more to come from Missire Des Obeaux and at around 7/2 he rates as good value in my book.

    2.05 Lingfield – Third Time Lucky 7/1 EW

    I tipped up this horse 2 starts back on his all-weather debut at Lingfield when he ran a respectable race finishing 5th, while things didn’t fall right for him that day I made a note to follow him. Yet, I passed him over last time at Wolverhampton as he rated a terrible value from a poor draw – he was forced to make the pace (unlike him) and came 9th. On the back of that his mark has dropped to 99 – based on his Cambridgeshire win in 2015, his decent 4th this year in the same race and his other decent runs this year he looks sure to go well from this lowly mark. 7/1 looks fair and I think he could make it “third time lucky” on the all weather tomorrow! (I will be playing each way at that price)

    2.25 Newbury – Romain De Senam 7/2

    Again at the prices I am happy to take a chance with Romain De Senam tomorrow. He was a very useful hurdler and his second in the Fred Winter rates as some of the best form on offer. On chasing debut last time at Plumpton he put up a decent showing against the highly talented Top Notch jumping well and with that run under his belt I think he can put up a much improved effort tomorrow. 7/2 looks very fair. In what looks a trappy event he looks the value.

    3.00 Newbury – Kings Bandit 9/2 EW

    Kings Bandit went into my tracker a few seasons back when he was trained by Oliver Sherwood, after he racked up a useful 3 timer (recording some decent speed figures). He had a short season last year after suffering a setback and has subsequently been moved across the Irish Sea to the fantastic Gordon Elliott. The work seems to have resulted in a return to form, on debut he ran a really good race finishing a close (under 2 length) 5th at Cork before falling 3 out when looking sure to go close at Navan last time. A mark of 137 looks well within his reach and at the prices tomorrow an each way play on Kings Bandit must have a good chance of a return.

    I will take this chance to say, I hope everyone has a very enjoyable and safe New Years celebration!

    Many thanks and GL to all

    • 2 years ago

      Ps
      I will be at Stamford bridge today for the Chelsea game and backing 3-1 Chelsea!

  14. jazzerbhoy 2 years ago

    Lums that is lol

  15. hamish75 2 years ago

    I,my COLIN

  16. jimron12 2 years ago

    Just been informed Lansbury is going to Derby betvic are only ones taking bets

  17. tommyt124 2 years ago

    Johnb just want thankyou for boxing day it was a cracking idea to put your picks what didn’t make it down I’d pick my bets for the day just two 50 P stake Yankees while was in boozer and because of the odds off royal vacation just had a pound each way paid for the beers know it wasn’t for fortunes but top stuff happy new year everyone

  18. gazh 2 years ago

    3.45L- Roy’s Legacy@11/2. Won this race last year off 5lb higher also as a decent 5lb Claimer on board. Should go close.

  19. swany 2 years ago

    No I am Spartacus,er I mean Colin!

  20. punterpounder 2 years ago

    im colin shes colin etc….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iyOkFLuoBc

    :)

    on the nap jhon at 9/2 with bet 365

    happy new year all

  21. the ego 2 years ago

    morning everyone saturdays are obviously the easiest day of the week for us who like a bet on the horses so feeling extra confident today. one tip ive been given is HANDSOME SAM 2.10 warwick. its only 7-2 to win but i wouldnt post one at short odds if i wasnt confident.

    one football tip also ipswich to beat bristol city by exactly 1 goal. bristol city have lost 6 of their last 7 by exactly 1 goal. can see this being 1-0 or 2-1. price should be around 11-4

    have a great new year everyone and stay safe lots of love rafe

    • ciderhead 2 years ago

      How the hell can you call that a winning bet you absolute melt

      • 2 years ago

        Ciderhead
        No1 really listens to him if he gives a tip people normally scroll on as he talks so much crap! If he talked sence u mybe cud take his word for a tip! Not for me

        • waxi 2 years ago

          Lmao ? literally just spat my coffee all over my laptop You crack me up mate! Think some people just lack a sense of humour! All the best everyone and gl with the tips ive took a few off here already!

        • ciderhead 2 years ago

          After traveling all the way to Ipswich yesterday I wish we were playing today and last night was just a bad dream

    • gengar 2 years ago

      lol i will also be putting up todays yankee tommrow morning ive just got this feeling im gonna hit a full house ;) lol just kidden ego gl today all ill just be on JB’s nap today.

    • chumpchange 2 years ago

      Apart from being an occasional oxygen thief at times, he is pretty harmless. Hopefully he will drift off just like the other crazies we get every now and then.

  22. gfox 2 years ago

    Hi all! Any thoughts on the 12:25 at lingfield? Skybet are offering money back if second or third.

    Cheers

  23. joshyboy3 2 years ago

    Aqua dude 12:40 Newbury
    Just a little tip I thought I’d share

  24. 2 years ago

    Morning all .After a great day yesterday no bet today for me its a typical bookies Saturday full of impossible handicaps and wide open races.

    just like to wish you all a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

    back tomorrow

    gl all

    • champyr 2 years ago

      Had a bit of loose change on your double, thanks a lot and happy new year to you and yours.

  25. jazzerbhoy 2 years ago

    German Whip nap/nb in the first at lingfield 3/1
    Then the footie COYBIG. All the best Hamish enjoy the match m8. Happy Hogmanay to all.

  26. jazzerbhoy 2 years ago

    Scott Sinclair first goal today around 8/1 5/2 anytime.
    Good luck everyone.

  27. hamish75 2 years ago

    Jazzerboy cheers mate am feet ti ask wots coybig travel safely ktf

  28. 2 years ago

    Come on you boys in green!!!!!

  29. 2 years ago

    12-25 catt sam spinner nap
    2-10 catt crank em up nb
    no prices available yet

    • 2 years ago

      sorry crank em up 12-35 utt nap/nb 9/4
      sam spinner not running till tomorrow

  30. alanm 2 years ago

    Nap Temple Road 7/2 3.45 Lingfield
    Nb Geordie Des Champs 3/1 3.00 Newbury GL

    Happy New Year

  31. 2 years ago

    Morning all, on johnbs today as out with my bhoys watching the Celtic other bet i’ve done is eric Sviatchenko first goal 33/1 GL all and Happy New Year??⚽? ps: good luck Celtic!!

  32. tipsultan 2 years ago

    Lingfield 1.30 red gunner 10/3 NAP/NB- 2 points

    Good Luck

  33. hamish75 2 years ago

    Is that it a thot it wis worse jist as well am COLIN n a hope ma lums still reekin at 2 30 ktf

  34. dodger22 2 years ago

    Been a follower of this site for about a year now keep up the good work guys! Some amazing tipsters with great knowledge of racing. I know it’s not racing but Doncaster have to be a great bet today at 6/4? Like buying money

  35. ew thief 2 years ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Valhalla 12.40n 11/2
    Bob tucker 1.15n 12/1
    Dartford warbler 1.40u 7/1
    Mr bossy boots 2.05l 13/2
    Indus Valley 3.15l 25/1
    Frank the barber 3.45l 10/1
    Ew singles & ew lucky63 ?Gl all
    Just like to say happy new year to mr f johnb and everyone else that makes this site what it is all the best lads & lasses????

  36. postman 2 years ago

    12:15 Punchestown – Bentelimar
    1:15 Newbury – Yanmere
    1:50 Newbury – Eligent Escape
    1:35 Warwick – Loughalder
    2:25 Newbury – Knockgraffon
    3:00 Newbury – Geordie Des Champs

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

  37. dodger22 2 years ago

    3.45 L captain scooby 8/1

  38. dodger22 2 years ago

    If I put a horse in with a couple of football teams in an Accra but the horse drifts do I still get the drift price or not?

  39. hamish75 2 years ago

    Hiya postman nice ti c ye postin gud luck ktf

  40. 2 years ago

    crank em up booooom nap/nb wins

  41. dodger22 2 years ago

    How on earth did yanmeres odds never go further than 6/1 in running and at one point with 4 to jump it was 4/5!!! Did I watch the wrong race? Shocking

  42. 2 years ago

    yanmere made to many mistakes

  43. jimron12 2 years ago

    Drunken last night not sure if I posted on this one or not

    Nap is elegant escape 1.50 got 10/1 yest afternoon

    Really like alanm nap aswel temple road

    Going to round robin them up with
    Burtons well 2.15 ?

  44. azzthewigan 2 years ago

    lunar deity 2.05 St. John Henry 2.10 Havana beat 2.40 nanacanisitesker 3.05 well done all winners yesterday

  45. duncanpoundcake 2 years ago

    Colin’s a donkey !

  46. jimron12 2 years ago

    Round robin paid out decent amount happy days!!

    Waiting for a price on a horse tomorrrow prob be my only bet of the day and could be a big one

    Happy new year all have a good one ?

  47. Johnb 2 years ago

    Start of another new year so stats starting at zero again, I do get busy studying all the time but I will try and put up more detailed stats this year and hopefully kickoff 2017 with two winners

    Exeter
    1:15
    Capeland 9/4 betfred NAP/NB bet365 (double stake)

    Won last time over hurdles and also on this day last year when he won a Listed NH Flat race at Cheltenham, ground will be fine and he looks a horse that will love the course

    Cheltenham
    3:10
    Lil Rockerfeller 3/1 betfred

    Clearly the one to be on after his last couple of runs and this is his easiest assignment for a while, what I like most about him is his battling qualities, he never gives up and he should be able to finally get another win

    Double 12/1 betfred

  48. 2 years ago

    nap sam spinner 12-25 catt 11/10
    nb jimmy the jetplane 1-35 catt 9/2
    oo seven 1-25 chelt 11/2
    tenor nivernais 2-00 chel 11/1
    lucky 15

  49. 2 years ago

    happy new year everyone

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