IT was no joy for Johnb on Sunday and he's now 13.625pts down for May.

He has a joint nap and NB among his Monday picks as he looks to get the week off to a flier.

Johnb's Monday Tips

Brighton 3:15
Upavon 6-4 NAP/NB racebets (double stake)

Leicester 8:10
Bell Heather 4/1 racebets

Upavon & Bell Heather 11.5-1 racebets



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  1. the notorious 2 years ago

    John, will The Gurkha run in the Derby?

    • elvis parsley 2 years ago

      will The Gurkha run in the Derby?
      if he does im sure he will run nepallingly.

      • the notorious 2 years ago

        Elvis, I strongly fancy So Di Mar to win but Im not thoroughly convinced with Idaho. If Harzand improves from his victory against Idaho he will take stopping as John said and Ive gone and backed him a second time at 25 in case.

        • biggee 2 years ago

          It’s So Mi Dar.. not So Di Mar!

        • elvis parsley 2 years ago

          the derby picture is a mess. I saw us army ranger 1st hand at chester and like all the others at the head of the market, didn’t give me that ooooh factor, especially as it was obvious the 2nd was under team orders not to beat us ranger.
          this is good for punters of course as if you can find the winner the odds will be good.

          if you fancy so mi dar you can back her no run no bet at 5-1 with paddy power which is unusual for this race.
          you can get 25-1 on Idaho if you still have the faith.

          personally, it looks betting wise like one of those 20+ runner mind numbingly difficult Saturday afternoon bookies benefit handicaps, and is therefore not a race to get too involved with, unless johnb or one of the top boys here have any concrete feelings towards a horse.

          • the notorious 2 years ago

            Its a wide open Derby as John said mainly due to poor quality animals.
            Im surprised at the confidence that O Brien still retains for US Army Ranger. I dont agree that O Briens jockeys were under orders at Chester to create a particular result. O Brien said himself the Army Ranger is still a baby and learning.
            There’s no denying this horse is immature and he could be heard winnowing after his narrow victory in Chester. Judging by O Briens interviews afterwards he expects the Army to have learned plenty after that, and even if he does I still dont see him winning.
            I dont know much Deauville or Port Douglas, perhaps John could shed some light on these two

            • elvis parsley 2 years ago

              Deauville led from the front, and set himself up to be shot at last week.
              wings of desire was the only horse to peg him back.
              the 1 mile 2 was the furthest he has run.
              I bet they ran him from the front with a view to doing the same at the derby.
              now, do they do the same again and risk getting picked off, or do they have to change tactics with this horse
              personally I don’t think he is good enough, but like you say notorious, who is ???????

        • eye on the prize 2 years ago

          Won’t be winning oaks or derby she has been found to be lame

  2. gerbalsco 2 years ago

    Has anyone tried this outfit Racebets.

    I tried to put on my first bets with them today. Horses were 14s and 25s, they offered me 7s and 14s instead. Naturally I declined. They then sent me an email to inform me that I would would be restricted to s.p. only from now on.

    How’s that for ‘impressive’.

    • elvis parsley 2 years ago

      you naughty man, how dare you back horses at 14 and 25-1, 50 lashes for you sir, and don’t darken our doors again !!!!!!
      just what you would expect from a mickey mouse johnny come lately outfit I guess….

      I would email them back and tell them I will lose my money elsewhere in future, im sure they would see the funny side of that.

    • Mr Fixit 2 years ago

      gerbalsco, that’s not good. They sponsor Johnb’s page and admin want to hear of any problems people encounter with them. Please email them with the details and they’ll have a word.

    • iaabh22 2 years ago

      I also tried them but was told the start up offer would not apply!

  3. 2 years ago

    Some good group races in France / Germany.

    1:50 Deauville – HAWKSMOOR @ 4/1 (NAP)
    Frankie rides this one for Hugo Palmer and the horse is taking some good form into this race.

    2:20 Deauville – Spirit Quartz @ 4/1 (NB)
    This horse is no stranger to races in France, good run at Newmarket LTO and the trainer knows how to get a sprinter ready when the price money is there.

    4:05 Cologne – Knife Edge @ 5/2
    Marco Botti sends this one over to Germany and I don’t believe any of the horses in this have the same class as my selection. Ryan Moore booked to get the job done.

    Singles, Doubles and a Treble.

    • biggee 2 years ago

      God help you if you’re relying on Ryan Moore… he’s having a mare with 1 winner from his last 25 rides!

      • 2 years ago

        Lets hope the horse don’t know that and his record reads 2 from 26 in a couple of hours when I am counting my money.

  4. the notorious 2 years ago

    the postman, im on it.

    • elvis parsley 2 years ago

      what has happened to all the godolphin horses john ferguson had running on the jumps.
      three kingdoms, parlour games, ruacana, sea lord etc ???
      just wondered as he used to plunder a lot of the summer jumps races with these types

  5. the notorious 2 years ago

    Last month John Ferguson auctioned all 47 horses he had totaling over £1m if i remember correctly. Ferguson is now Chief Executive and racing manager to Godolphin

    • elvis parsley 2 years ago

      shame, used to enjoy watching these decent flat horses tackling jumps.

      • the notorious 2 years ago

        no shame for Ferguson, just more money.

        • Johnb 2 years ago

          John Ferguson sold 47 horses for £1,180,800
          The cheapest sold for £800
          Ferguson is good at what he does but is not a trainer
          It is also said in football never rejoin an old club and I say the same in racing, Ferguson as I said is good at what he does but it didn’t work out last time at Godolphin and Godolphin will not go forward with John Ferguson,
          Godolphin should with the money at their disposal be far better than they are, they buy horses from other owners but their breeding program should be far better and should be up there with Coolmore,
          Godolphin need new blood instead of John Ferguson
          They need better trainers, John Gosden should be training more for them, they need better jockeys like Graham Gibbons, Ted Durcan and should even have got Frankie back,
          They need to also be blooding apprentice jockeys with two of the best Tom Marquand and Lulu Stanford top of the list
          Their bloodstock agents need to be improved as spotting talent at an early age is a skill that can’t be taught, you either have it or you don’t and John Ferguson has cost Godolphin millions of pounds with bad buys,
          Looking at other owners John Magnier and the late Robert Sangster have and had a very good eye for a horse especially Sires.
          Godolphin need to use Tom Malone as he is the best bloodstock agent by far
          But if they can’t afford him then I am sure I could spare the time lol

          • the notorious 2 years ago

            John, Bin Suroor is a funny individual. When Kieran Fallon failed a drugs test in 2006 Bin Suroor publicy stated that Fallon would never ride for Godolphin again. Eight years later in 2014 Fallon was booked to ride Godolphin fancy True Story.
            This is in stark contrast to when Frankie Dettori failed a drugs test in 2012. There was no such thing as a second chance spared for Dettori and I dont see this changing anytime soon.
            People is glasshouses should never throw stones. (Bin Suroor)

  6. hungry horse 2 years ago

    Results from my tips

    5:25 Market Rasen Cougars Goald NAP 3/1 WIN
    4:10 Ripon Swift Emperor 9/4 NB. LOST
    13:50 Stratford perfect summer 2/1 WIN
    14:05 Killarney sound money 5/4 WIN
    16:50 Sandymount Duke 11/10. LOST
    17:35 Stratford Burlington Bert EVS WIN

    If you started the day with £60 (£10 bet on each horse) you would have ended with a balance of £110
    That’s a 5 point profit margin. Decent day. Will tip a bit later for today

  7. hungry horse 2 years ago

    Today’s bets

    MAID OF MILAN – 2:30 Kempton 5/6
    VIVAS – 3:35 Kempton 7/2
    SANDGATE – 4:40 Kempton
    ARCHIMENTO – 5:05 Redcar EVS NB
    DOMINANCE – 2:10 Brighton 11/4

  8. hungry horse 2 years ago

    John B, or anyone who has a good idea. I’ve tipped 6 horses and like the look of the two from John B and mr Postmans tips but that 11 horses. I want to back them all but it’ll cost me too much. What’s the best strategy to use here?

    • rale 2 years ago

      If you want to be taken seriously, rather than getting customary “well done” from forum cheerleaders, then first thing you have to do is cut down number of your picks. Not many will follow your tips if you have too many. 3 is more than enough.
      All the best!

    • word2mother 2 years ago

      Hi mate, first I would remove sandgate, he is 9/1 and 6/7th fave in a 11 horse race. Then also remove balducci, he is 15/8, hasnt run in near 300 days and is against a 9/4 2nd fave who ran recently and has a 7lb claimer.

      Jbs picks look solid, postmans spirit quartz is third fave and hawksmoor is against a 7/4 fave.

      Basically i would just look at your 11, eliminate a few in the riskier races, and then make.some small stake combination accys, 3-5 horses.

      Failing that two trixies with ur four best horses split into two and two bigger priced horses to fill them up.

      Bol and thabks to all contributors!

  9. mitchwilkins 2 years ago

    All bets with SkyBet, Horse needs to finish in the Top 3 and both running at Kempton

    £3 Double Returns £23.16

    3.35 – Minstrel Royal
    4.05 – Jimmy Shan

    Starting Pot = £100
    Current Pot = £96

  10. alanm 2 years ago

    Nap Tommy Geal 3/1. 4.20 Brighton
    NB Olivia Fallon 5/1. 3.55 Redcar
    They’re off and running master of speed 4/1 2.00 Brighton
    Gold Star Heads you win 10/1 4.55 Brighton GL

  11. Johnb 2 years ago

    Upavon runs today off the same mark as he had last time when winning on the turf for the first time,
    That win at Newmaket proved he can be just as effective on turf as all weather and with it being the same mark today he looks well ahead of the handicapper considering his all weather rating is 21lb higher, he also won last year on the all weather off a 23lb higher mark

  12. hungry horse 2 years ago

    Thanks rale and word to mother for replies. I will try and cut my amounts down. Usually only tips 3 or 4. As to sand gate and balducci lets wait and see. Fancy sandgate at 9/1 despite the competition

  13. coop192 2 years ago

    Dominance 2.10 Brighton
    Jaywalker 3.15 Brighton
    Jule In The Crown 6.30 Windsor
    Cape Discovery 8.00 Windsor NAP

    Happy Punting.

  14. recoba 2 years ago

    Usual Yankee on and stuck an early afternoon Trixie on after a bit of studying on my lunch
    GL if you follow ave been noweresville with my picks recently? Happens…just as well for guys on here!

    Rusumatt…1.50. 7/4
    Show Palace…2.20. 9/2
    Dominance…2.10. 5/2

    • recoba 2 years ago

      Had Al SAILIYAH(wins 6/1) wrote down all day long and somehow managed to change my mind to DOMINANCE…2.10 ??

      @alanm I could have done with your off and running shout for a Yankee mate. Nice one ?

  15. rookie 2 years ago

    14.10 Bri Just glamorous 3/1
    16.30 Red Arithmetic 6/1
    17.20 Kil Improver 5/1

  16. bigpika 2 years ago

    Is Idaho even guaranteed to be declared to run in the derby, the amount of choices o’brien has, I’m having doubts.

    • Johnb 2 years ago

      O’Brien will have 3 runners
      US Army Ranger
      The 2 of either Minding, Idaho, The Gurkha and Port Douglas
      Deauville is close but not quite

  17. de niro 2 years ago

    Kempton 3-00
    Herod the Great 22/1 bet 365 nap

    3-45 Michaels Mount 3/1 coral
    4-20 Toxaris 25/1 coral nb

  18. craigy51 2 years ago

    Going against JB nap with jaywalker 4s.

    Blushes 4.55 also, 5s.


  19. punterpounder 2 years ago

    well in jhonb another notch on the winners post

  20. recoba 2 years ago

    Gold star pick. Wee £ Ew on me old mate…NUCKY THOMPSON…3.45 Ew 40/1

  21. wn 2 years ago

    Well in JohnB, needed that. Now for the double!

  22. jimron12 2 years ago

    Just Mazzini 7.40 from me today

    Compton prince looks decent aswell at 8.00!

    Nice winner yesterday for me hope for more of the same today

  23. punterpounder 2 years ago

    couple of tips from me

    4:55 brighton- let thare be light 2/1 @willhill

    5:50 Killarney – bright new dawn 11/8 @willhill

  24. 2 years ago

    Well done johnb with nap, Big cheers!!

  25. 2 years ago

    Knife Edge wins the German 2000 Guineas

    No luck with the U.K. raiders in France.

    Small Profit on the day.

    • rale 2 years ago

      Postman, I guess you didn’t count doubles & treble when you said small profit?

      • 2 years ago

        Yeah I did, singles should always be the biggest part of your stake, doubles and trebles are always smaller stakes.

        I always do the scoop 6 on a Saturday for two quid, but I also back the six selections in singles as well, example would be last Saturday when Belardo won at 8/1 (I did post it on here) I made a profit.

        • rale 2 years ago

          I am asking because I did the same bets, £10 singles and £2.5 dbls and treble and I ended with small loss. That is one point per single and one pt trixie. One winner out of 3 at odds 5/2 , with trixie thrown in, at level stakes can’t make a profit.
          Different story if you put, let’s say 5 pts singles and point trixie.

  26. 2 years ago

    Postman, get in, moore does the biz in germany, well done bud, happy days!

  27. alanm 2 years ago

    Gold Star 10/1 winner off and running 4/1 Winner onwards we go.

  28. recoba 2 years ago

    Wee small stakes Yankee for interest tonight..

    Green light…8.00(single)
    The Game Changer…7.40
    Bright New Dawn…5.50

  29. alanm 2 years ago

    Irish pick Mountain Lough 11/2 8.20

  30. 2 years ago

    Heads Up:

    Jamie Spencer been on a couple of rides today over in France, I know it is not unusual for jocks two ride at to meetings but he has rides in two countries today.

    Tonight at Leicester he has two late rides for Michael Bell.

    8:10 – Show Legend & 8:40 Duck A L’Orange.

    Don’t let the big prices put you off, remember I tipped his ride on Taureen Star last week (same trainer) and that one won @ 25/1.

    • Johnb 2 years ago

      Down side is that Bell could have had a better jockey on both Lulu Stanford with a claim

      • 2 years ago

        LOL John B. I would rather put the other Lulu on it than her.

        You must be her number 1 fan.

  31. alanm 2 years ago

    Also this one for Dougie last fav at Windsor on a Monday Night GL

  32. the notorious 2 years ago

    John, good insight into the John Ferguson and Godolphin. With the power struggle in racing right now dont be surprised if Godolphin decide to turn their attention to jumps further down the line, thats the only logic in re-appointing a guy like Ferguson.
    If the likes of Takeshi Kodama are registered Goffs agent then you never know your look John!!!

  33. lamzat 2 years ago

    BREAKING: So Mi Dar lame and out of the Oaks.

  34. jimron12 2 years ago

    That’s cost me a few quid bloody ante post betting!!

  35. alex 2 years ago

    Let’s hope so AlanM I got on last night at 7/4. Well done to the winners today.

  36. the notorious 2 years ago

    Sean Leveys best ever season so far. Only a matter of time before he becomes champion jockey while he’s with Hannon

  37. alex 2 years ago

    Talking about ante post bets bet365 do not miss a trick. I believe they are now going non runner no bet for the Derby which is getting trickier by the day!

  38. alex 2 years ago

    £1 on All The Js 12/1 in the last :)

  39. gengar 2 years ago

    ouch so mi dar cost me a fair bit nvm.

  40. the notorious 2 years ago

    So long as Harzand stays well fingers crossed!!

  41. wn 2 years ago

    Well thats a kick in the nads. Ouch. Why I hate antepost betting grrr.

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