Good Bye 2016……..


Peoples Nap Choices

Punchestown – Soft

1.20 – Hurdle – 2m 4f

MONKSLAND – Beat Maninero at Galway in a chase on return, fell at Downroyal then finished 3rd n a Grade 2 Class 1 chase at Clonmel, latterly a 22 length 6th of 7 to Appel’s Jade in the Grade 1 Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Now back to 148, the mark, which he returned from the break & eased into a non graded race – 9/4

Lingfield – AW – Standard

1.30 – Nursery – Class 4 – 7f 1y

REIGN ON – Class 4 winner on turf at Leicester back in May, had 2 runs after break before winning over C/D in November by 3/4s of a length, up 7 for that win & has drawn stall 1 – 2/1

Uttoxeter – Heavy, Soft in Places

2.15 – Novice Handicap Chase – Class 3 – 2m 4f

BURTONS WELL – Back from an extended break of 618 days when a 7 length 2nd to Waiting Patiently in a Class 3 Novice Handicap Chase over 2m at Sedgefield, Waiting has since won again at Newcastle by 2 & 1/2 lengths, steps up in trip – 11/4

Funky’s Finding’s

Newbury – Good to Soft

12.40 – Novice Handicap Chase – Class 3 – 2m 6f 93y

POTTER’S LEGEND – Was sent chasing on return & won a pair of Class 3’s, was 2nd last time out by 1 & 3/4 lengths in a Grade 2 Class 1 Novice Chase, 4th race off a mark of 139

1.50 – Novice Hurdle – Grade 1 Class 1 – 2m 4f 118y

MESSIRE DES OBEAUX – Won a Class 2 Handicap on return from break by 10 lengths, beat Ballyandy last time out in a Grade 2 Class 1 at Sandown over 2m 3f, up in trip & Daryl Jacobs hopes to make it 3 wins from 3 rides

Lingfield –

2.05 – Handicap- Class 2 – 1m 1y

ALFRED HUTCHINSON – Had been knocking on the door with a pair of runner up spots over 7f & 1m races here in Class 2’s before dropping to Class 3 & winning by 1/2 a length over 7f from Seychelloise, top rated 100


Just like to take this chance to wish you all a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR & wish you all the best for 2017 – Thanks for your Support


Fruitless Friday….


There will be NO Peoples Nap today –

However there are a few FUNKY’S FINDING’S –

Haydock (Inspection) – Soft

1.40 – Novice Hurdle – Class 4 – 1m 7f 144y

MOUNT MEWS – Won both NH Flat race prior to break, returned after 214 days in a Class 4 Novice Hurdle at Kelso(2m) winning by 4 lengths from Sam Spinner, back in Trip

Taunton – Good, Good to Firm in Places

1.00 – Conditional Jockey’s Handicap Hurdle – Class 4 – 2m 3f 1y

MIGHTY MISSILE – 2nd over C/D by 2 & 1/4 lengths to Beau Du Brizais on December 20th, winner runs with Penalty & MM is due to go up 5 after this race, Harry Teal takes a further 7 off…..

2.30 – Novice Handicap Chase – Class 4 – 2m 7f 3y

ALTESSE DE GUYE – 2nd by 7 lengths earlier this month, steps back up to the trip which see him  win at Cheltenham in April, from 1 below his current mark of 114

3.00 – Mares’ Novice Hurdle – Listed Class 1 – 2m 104y

DUSKY LEGEND – Chased home La Bague Au Roi at Newbury in a Class 1 Listed last month, going down by 3 & 1/2 lengths, beat Copper Kay previously in a Class 2 Npvice Hurdle by 4 & 1/2 lengths in early November….

Charlie is having a wee break, so it will just be my Musing’s for the time being, all being well, he will return on January 1st for Cheltenham…..

Threadbare Thursday…



Charlie’s Selections

.Leopardstown 1.55

Alpha Des Obeaux – Horse from my tracker and has won 2 races from 4 runs in chases but was behind Thistlecrack in the world hurdle before tackling the larger obstacles.That form looks solid and at 4-1 looks a decent price.

.Win Advised


.Doncaster 3.10

Adam du Breteau – Horse from my tracker and has won 3 from last 5 including at Fontwell on 16th December over 3m 1f and can get involved again here 4-1 

.Win Advised

.I really like both of my selections for Thursday and have done a small stake double on them..Good Luck if following..


.Now over to Rich for The People’s Nap and Funky’s Findings.


Peoples Nap Choices

Kelso – Good to Soft, Soft in Places

1.05 -Handicap Hurdle – Class 4 – 2 2f 25y

BLACK IVORY – 3rd on return form break, won a Class 5 maiden at Hexam next time over 2m 4f by 3 & 1/4 lengths then followed that up with a Class 4 handicap win over Same Distance by 1 & 1/2 lengths , back 2f & up 7 for win – 5/2

Limerick – Heavy

1.45 – Novice Hurdle – Grade 2 Class 1 – 3m

RATHNURE REBEL – 2 poor runs after winning a PTP by 10 lengths, had a break & hasn’t looked back, won a maiden hurdle over 2m 3f at Clonmel  by 12 lengths, followed that up withan 11 length romp at Cork over 3m beating Monbeg Notorious – 1/1

Doncaster – Good to Soft

2.05 – Mares’ Chase – (Listed) Class 1 – 2m 4f 115y

BRIERY BELLE – 2 out of over Fences, won a Class 1 Listed at Warwick earlier this month beating Desert Queen by 6 lengths, now only 1Lb separate the pair – 15/8


Funky’s Finding’s

Southwell – AW –

12.45 – Stand Guard– Could beat La Estrella’s record of most wins today

3.00 – Piazon – 2/2 over C/D – 5f

Lepardstown – Mullin’s Hotpots

1.20 – Let’s Dance – Won 2 on bounce inc a Class 1 Listed on return

2.30 – Nichols Canyon – 7 times Class 1 Winner…..


Yesterday’s Results…….

Peoples Nap – Missy Tata – Won – 35p R4……..

Other PN Choices – Gaelic Silver 2nd & Thankyouverymuch – NR

Finding’s – Fattsota  NR – Swiss Cross WON  – Master Dee 2nd – Montalbane WON – Vroum Vroum Mag WON & Djakadam 3rd


Charlie’s Results

.Gaelic Silver – held up in rear before making headway to challenge entering final furlong and finished 2nd by a head and is a loss.

.Rocklim – was a non runner as Catterick was scratched due to weather.

.A touch frustrating that we had a non runner in the double,meant it was only a single as a result of meeting being scratched,only for Gaelic Silver to lose by a head meant the single was also a loss.


Slim Picking’s……


Peoples Nap Choices

Lingfield – AW – Standard

11.55 – Apprentice Selling Stakes – Class 6 – 1m 4f

GAELIC SILVER – 2 out of 2 in Sellers, latterly in August at Windsor when winning by 2 & 3/4 lengths over 1m 3f, drops from Class 4 Handicap’s when was last over C/D, Top Rated 75 – 5/2

Catterick – Good to Soft, Good in Places

2.10 – Novice Handicap Chase – Class 4 – 1m 7f 145y

THANKYOUVERYMUCH -Sent chasing in October & has been thriving, placed 2nd in opening 2 chase races before striking at Mussleburgh by 7 lengths from Halcyon Days in a Class 4 novice handicap chase over 2m, followed that up with an 11 length win over Nefyn Bay, again in a Class Handicap this time at Leicester, up 7 for that win – 2/1

Limerck – Heavy

2.15 – Hurdle(Listed) – Class 1 – 2m

MISSY TATA– 2 out of 2 since returning from a break, making it 4 wins form last 5 runs, a Grade 3 Class 1 winner last time out over at Naas by 4 lengths from Slowmotion over today’s distance, a course winner over 2m 2f here in October – 11/10

Funky’s Finding’s

Catterick – 11.55 – Fattsota – 2nd to Sumkingofking on Hurdle’s debut……

Lingfield – 3.30 – Swiss Cross – won last 3 here, 2 over C/D, up in Class

Leicester – 3.10 Master Dee – 3 wins 3 2nd’s last 6 runs, top rated 145

Leopardstown – Mullin’s Hotpot’s

12.15 – Montalbano – Debut for Mrs Ricci

1.50 Vroum Vroum Mag

3.00 Djakadam


Charlie’s Selections 

.I could only find two that I liked from Wednesday’s cards,so decided not to put them up on betref,as prices were not decent enough as both would be around 2-1 to 3-1 but thought I would put on here as both have decent chances,and on that note please find my Selections below.

.Lingfield 11.55

Gaelic Silver – Drops Two classes here going from class 4 to a class 6 has won over course and distance should make class count in this weaker event.

I took 5-2 earlier now available at 2-1

.Catterick 3.20

Rocklim – Won at Musselburgh in handicap debut over 3m on soft in February but has ran a couple of below par efforts since hinted of a slight improvement when 3rd last time out wearing first time cheeckpieces runs off same mark and could improve if settling better.I took 3-1 earlier now available at 100-30

.As the odds are quite short it may be best to do a small stake on the double pays around 12-1

..Good luck if following ..

Now over to Rich For Tuesday’s Results



Peoples Nap ; Sire De Grugy – Fell at 2nd fence

Other Choices – Nordic Nymph & Two Smoking Barrels – both won

Findings –

Azzuri – 2nd – Persian Delight 3rd – Defi Du Seuil 1st – Pairofbrowneyes 3rd

Carole’s Destrier – Unplaced – Bacardys 1st & Douvan 1st


Tuesday’s Treat


Thistlecrack – WOW……..


Peoples Nap Choices

Kempton – Good, Good to Soft in Places

1.10 – Mares’ Handicap Hurdle – Class 2 – 3m 110y

NORDIC NYMPH – Won on return after a break of 602 days beating Morning Herald by 2 & 1/4 lengths at Ludlow, followed that up with a 1 & 1/4 length victory over Go West Young Man at Bangor last month, is 3/3 over 3m & Noel Fehily takes the ride – 5/2

2.20 – Desert Orchid Chase – Grade 2 Class 1 – 2m

SIRE DE GRUGY – Last on return to action at Aintree, but was in need of the run as he won next time out at Ascot off top weight, like he carries today, by 1 & 1/2 lengths from Quite by chance. An excellent 2nd to Un De Sceaux at Sandown by a length earlier this month, a run to that standard will see off Special Tiara, who he has to give 10Lb too & beaten before – 13/8

Wetherby – Good to Soft

1.30 – Mares’ Handicap Chase(Qualifier) – Class 4 – 3m 45y

TWO SMOKING BARRELS – Has gone up 6 for his C/D win  on return, which was also chase debut, also won a Class 5 Maiden Hurdle here to, 2/2 here. – 15/8


Funky’s Finding’s

Wetherby – 12.55 – AZZURI – 2nd to Apples Jade in April at Aintree

Chepstow –

12.20 – PERSIAN DELIGHT – 2nd on Hurdle’s debut to Next time out winner Elegant Escape

2.00 – DEFI DU RIOS – 100% Hurdles record – 3/3

2.40 – CAROLE’S DESTRIER – Runs off same mark as last time

Limerick – 2.10 – PAIROFBROWNEYES – 2nd last 2 runs, including a head 2nd at Cheltenham – Off same mark

Leopardstown – Mullin’s Hotpot’s

12.45 – BACARDYS & 1.20 DOUVAN


Boxing Day Results – PN – Ball D’Arc – 3rd

Findings & Stats –

Kempton – Jenkins 4th, Poker Scool 1st & Gold Present 4th, Churchtown Champ Unplaced, Yanworth 1st & Mosacato Unplaced

Miss Burbridge – 3rd Solighoster -2nd – Grove Silver 5th- Blaklion – 3rd – On Demand(PN Choice) 4th – Threediamonrings 2nd – Mythical Madness(PN Choice) Unplaced – Landofhopeandglory – 2nd. Min/Identity Thief- Min 1st Identity Thief – Pulled Up Lame

Charlie’s results

Unfortunately all my hardwork was fruitless as my selections all lost and found no profit for the day.Is wasn’t a day to remember from a gambling point of view.No selections from me for Tuesday should be back on Wednesday.

Boxing Day Special….



Charlie’s Selections


.Sedgefield 2.45 Stilo Blue Native 4-1

.Was dissapointing at Ayr in November but won next race here by a neck over 2m 1f has been raised 5lb for that could go in again if building on that performance.

Win Advised at 4-1

.Market Rasen 2.20 Wilton Milan 8-1

.Was pulled up last time out at Chepstow in November when wasn’t traveling well has stayed 3m in past and if fully recovered could relish this step up in trip will risk the win but wouldn’t put anyone off going Eachway.

Win Advised at 8-1

.Market Rasen 3.30 Cobra De Mai 11-2

.Former bumper and maiden hurdle winner remains well handicapped in this sphere and should be thereabouts in a wide open contest.

Win Advised at 11-2


Charlie’s Kempton Stats Double

.1.30 Gold Present 3-1

.Won at Market Rasen in April 2015 before having 3 poor runs on the bounce then Won a novice handicap chase at Doncaster last month over 2m 3f has been raised 7lbs for that but Henderson has won 5 from last 7 renewals.

Win Advised at 3-1

.2.05 Mite Bite 5-1

.Looks a very nice prospect when winning here in March over 2m 5f was beaten at Ffos Las when making a blunder at the last in November made amends for that at Doncaster at the beginning of December is also a half brother to Beat That and looks the one to be on.

Win Advised at 5-1

.Now over to Rich for the People’s Nap and his Findings…


Peoples Nap Choices

Wincanton – Soft

12.30 – Mares’ Novice Hurdle – Class 4 – 1m 7f 65y

ON DEMAND – 3 & 1/2 length 2nd to Briery Queen , when 4Lb out of handicap recently at Cheltenham in a Class 2 Handicap Hurdle over 2m 4f, dropping back should be no issue for this front runner, having won a Class 2 ere over 2m 5f – 9/4


Leopardstown – Yielding

2.55 – Handicap Chase – 2m 1f

BALL D’ARC – 2nd to Oscar Knight last time at Navan by 6 & 1/2 lengths, won at Wexfrd 3 runs back in a Class 1 Chase by 3 lengths to Our Dougal – 4/1


Wolverhampton – AW – Standard

3.45 – Handicap – Class 2 – 1m 1f 105y

MYTHICAL MADNESS – Won over C/D by a neck last time in a Class 2 Handicap having been 2nd to Keystroke by a head previously, up 3 for the win – 3/1


Funky’s Findings


Fontwell –

12.05 – Conditional Jockeys Handicap – Class 5 – 2m 3f 33y

MISS BURBRIDGE – Won last 2, both over 2m 4f, a 6 length romp at Southwell was followed up by a 3 length victory at Uttoxeter, a race which has already had 2 next time out winners( Miss Mash & Dalkadam)


Huntington –

3.40 – NH Flat race – Class 6 – 1m 7f 171y

SOLIGHOSTER – Won on NH Flat race debut by 2 & 1/2 lengths from Mayo Star at Newcastle, who has won since


Market Rasen –

2.20 Handicap Chase – Class 3 – 3m 3f 123y

GROVE SILVER – Fell 5 out at Kelso last time, but has won at Uttoxeter over 2m 6f previously by 13 lengths, has placed in 3 of 4 finished 3m+ chases…


Wetherby –

1.50 – Handicap Chase – Grade 3 Class 1 – m 45y


C/D winner, rated 153. Was 5th in the Hennessy at Newbury last time & 4th of 7 on return in Charlie Hall here in October, last season Grade 1 Class 1 novice chase winner at Cheltenham beating Shaneshill……


Wolverhampton –

1.00 Handicap – Class 5 – 1m 4f 50y

THREEDIAMONDRINGS – 1 win & 2 places from 3 AW runs, 3rd here over C/D by 1/2 a length to Galilee Chapel, 2nd last time out in a Handicap at Lingfield by 1 & 3/4 lengths to Balancing time, 4 & 1/2 lengths clear of 3rd….


Leopardstown –

1.15 – Landofhopeandglory


2.20 – RF Min & Identity Thief

Kempton Stat’s Finds


12.55 – Jenkins

1.30 – Poker School & Gold Present

2.05 – Churchtown Champ

2.40 – Yanworth

3.45 – Southport & Moscato


Hope you all have a cracking Christmas & enjoy the racing on Boxing day


Merry Christmas


Hi all both myself and Rich would like to take the time to thank each and every one of our followers of our blog.You guys are the reason we are here and we are grateful for making the last year a memorable and enjoyable journey.We have had some great days and some frustrating days as we went through the Season on the Flat and made the transition from that to Jumps.Hopefully we will continue to bring the same standard of Tips and Analysis that you have become accustomed to in 2017.All that’s left to say is that we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.If venturing out over the Festive Period stay safe and we will see you in the New Year.


All the best from Charlie & Rich.

Thankful Thursday Updated



Peoples Nap Choices

Chelmsford – AW – Standard

1.20 – Handicap – Class 4 – 1m

CURZON LINE – Won here over 7f last time out 3 & 1/2 length, eased down at end, up 9 for the win but Nathan Evans takes 3 off, drawn stall3 & up in trip – 11/4

Bangor – Soft, Good to Soft

2.10 – Handicap Hurdle – Class 5 – 2m 3f 123y

MARVELLOUS MONTY – 2nd on return at Uttoxeter, beaten a length over today’s distance, but was 14 lengths clear of 3rd, races off same mark as due to go up 10 after this race – 11/8

Wolverhampton – AW – Standard

2.30 – Sprint Handicap – Class 5 – 5f 20y

Heiba – Has won last 2 over 5f, won a Class 5 maiden at Newcastle by 1/2 a length & went into the winner’s enclosure again at Lingfield in a Class 5 handicap by 3/4s of a length from Stormflower, up 3 for the win – 3/1


.Curzon Line is Today’s People’s Nap Good Luck To All Who Voted.


Charlie’s Selections


.Has taken well to fences and has came on for recent 4th debut at Hexam before winning at Ffos Las and placing 2nd again at Ffos Las in November in a Class 2 chase should be thereabouts again.

Win Advised



.Won two on the bounce when last seen in May has penalty to carry because of that but looks progressive and should be in the thick of it here.

Win Advised



.Has won once and placed 2nd twice from 3 races and this Nicky Henderson runner should progress enough to land this race.

Win Advised


.Had a modest debut when finishing 5th at Market Rasen in April should have learned from that run and breeding suggests she will be a lovely prospect for Nicky Henderson.

Win Advised


Wednesday’s Results


Charlie’s Results

.Noble Robin -Tracked leaders and  was challenging for 2nd when making a blunder at the 8th made another mistake 2 from home and could only claim 4th after weakening on run in and is a loss.

.Kilcrea Vale – Chased leader until taking lead 4 from home and won a touch easily by 19 length. Advised at 5-2

.Quiet Warrior – Pulled hard at rear of field and ran on one paced finishing 5th and was another loss.

.Just the one winner from my 3 selections hopefully go better with tomorrow’s runners as we wind down for Christmas.


Wednesday’s PN Results –

Western Warrior – PN Nap – Fell…..

Other Choices – Amazement – Unplaced & Deputy Commander – 3rd

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS & a HAPPY NEW YEAR

Thanks for your support & we look forward to Boxing day…..

Winning Wednesday Updated


Peoples Nap Choices

Ludlow – Good to Soft

1.05 – Novice Chase – Class 3 – 2m 4f 11y

WESTERN WARRIOR – 2nd on chase debut to Aux Ptits Soins by a length at Kelso over 2m 7f earlier this month, Delusionofgrandeur was 4th that day & has since won by 6 lengths in a Class 3 chase – 2/1

Newcastle – AW – Standard

1.30 – Handicap – Class 3 – 1m 5y

AMAZEMENT – Won over C/D last time out by 1 & 1/4 lengths from War Department, Testa Rossa was 3rd that day & has since won again over C/D, up 6 for the win & Luke Morris remains on Board – 5/1

Ffos Las – Soft

2.50 – Novice Handicap Chase – Class 4 – 2m 7f 177y

DEPUTY COMMANDER – Won on chase debut by 1/2 a length over 2m at Doncaster in a Class 4 Novice Handicap, up 5 for the win – 11/4


.Western Warrior is Today’s People’s Nap Good Luck To All Who Voted.

Funky’s Finding’s

Ludlow –

1.35 – Handicap Chase – Class 2 – 1m 7f 212y

FESTIVE AFFAIR – Returned from a 95 day break to finish a 7 length 3rd in a Class 1 Listed Handicap Chase at Ascot, followed that up with a neck win at Doncaster from Oliver’s Gold in a Class 3 Handicap Chase, up 3 for the win, which Killian Moore takes off.

2.40 – Handicap Chase – Class 3 -2m 7f 171y

CALETT MAD – Won on Chase debut by 1 & 1/4 lengths in a Class 3 Novice Handicap at Newcastle, that was UK debut after joining Nigel Twiston- Davies from F.Nicolle in France, up 3 for the win & now wears 1st time Tongue Tie.

.Charlie’s Selections 


.Back over to Rich With Tuesday’s Results…

Tuesday’s Results –

PEOPLES NAP – Split Stakes

Hint of Mint WON & Harwoods Star 2nd – 1 winner @ 13/8

Other PN Choice – Volpone Jelois – WON

Funky’s Finding’s – Philba 2nd & Miracle Garden 8th of 10…..


Well there you have it another jam packed blog post with plenty to look through.In the meantime please remember to keep stakes small and hopefully end the day with a few winners….Good Luck….


Tuesday’s Titbits….



Peoples Nap Choices


Taunton – Good

1.15 -Maiden Hurdle – Div 1 Class 4 – 2m 104y

Volpone Jelois – 2nd on Hurdle debut by 3 & 1/2 lengths to Rainbow Dreamer at Fontwell over 2m 2f – 7/4


2.50 – Handicap Hurdle – Class 3 – 2m 104y

Hint of Mint – Beaten by a head last time out at Taunton over 2m 3f in a Class 3 Handicap, spent last season in Graded company for Nick Williams before joining Harry Fry – 13/8


Southwell – AW – Standard

1.30 – Handicap – Class 5 – 6f

Harwoods Star – Has run 2 6f runs here, winning in March by a neck & placing 2nd by 2 lengths earlier this month, Joshua Bryan takes off 7 – 9/2


Funky’s Finding’s


Southwell – 2.30 Handicap – Class 3 – 7f

Philba – is 2 out of 3 in C3 C/D runs this year, form here reads 21112146, 7th LTO at Chelmsford.


Kempton – 2.40 – Handicap – Class 4 – 5f

Miracle Garden – Up in Class, 2/2 over C/D, won here in February, Jim Crowley rides & won onboard here when winning in October last Year.



Peoples Nap – West of the Edge – 2nd

Other Choices – Acting Lass – 2nd & Miss maiden Over – 7th

Funky’s Findings –

Big River, Mystical Knight & Holiday Magic – ALL WON….


Charlie’s Results

.Morito Du Berlais – Was a bit slow getting into race and could only manage 4th and is a loss.

.Mezzotint – Held up in touch in midfield chased leader 1f out but ran on one paced and finished 3rd and is a loss.

.Loug Derg Walk – Held up in last place but made progress approaching 4 out weakened at the next and ran on for 4th and is another loss.

Bit of a frustrating day with all 3 selections failing to win,there will be no selections from me tomorrow as I search for a new bookie to place my bets with.I won’t put up any horse that iv not bet on as that would be unfair for our followers, hopefully this is just a temporary measure and things will go back to normal Asap.