Some of the recent winners advised on NMP include:
Sweetest Smile 5/2
View The Bay 4/1
Chess Grand Master 11/4
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Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 1st January 2019
It ended up being a little worse than a break-even year on record to lowest advised prices (it is possible to improve upon my P/L by taking higher odds throughout the year as most selections are advised with a range of odds and I don't record the higher odds in the range on record), but here is my review of how the 2018 NMP service went....
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 1st December 2018
Full details of the new 2019 NMP 'weekends and festivals' service can be found at the how to join link!
The 2019 service runs from 1st January to 10th November and will focus on providing bets in the big races televised on ITV at the weekend and during the big summer festivals.
Discounted memberships are available for those signing up for the full year before 1st January 2019.
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 31st October 2018
One of the big wins for members in 2017 was Withhold landing the Cesarewitch for Roger Charlton and we struck gold in the same race again this year, this time with Willie Mullins' Low Sun. Members were advised;
"One of my angles with Withhold last year was that he was a Champs Elysees and his progeny improve when granted a stamina test. LOW SUN is by the same sire.
I really liked his 2m win at the Curragh on fast ground in June, when he kept on rolling, and he's progressed since, winning a valuable handicap hurdle at Galway over the summer.
He was held up in the rear in his prep race at Bellewstown last time but he's usually ridden closer to the pace. I would like to see a reversion to prominent tactics on the big day on Saturday."
Advised to members at 12/1 and 10/1, Low Sun dug in bravely under Seamie Heffernan to grind out a victory on the near side rail!
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 9th September 2018
One of the highlights of the summer for us this year was Jason Watson winning the Stewards' Cup aboard Gifted Master (advised at 14/1 and returned 20/1 at SP) and the talented 3lb apprentice rider struck again at the weekend on the David Elsworth-trained Ripp Orf, landing the 7f Cunard Handicap at Ascot at advised odds of 10/1.
It was a big result for members, who had been advised to back him in a double with Florencio on the beach at Laytown earlier in the week at 7/4 to 13/8, as as well as in a strong single. Members thus made around 30 pts profit from a 2.25 pt outlay involving Ripp Orf!
The Tin Man is one of my favourite horses in training after he won the Champions Sprint for us in 2016 (along with a huge tricast) and his superb victory in the Sprint Cup at Haydock - winning the race at the third attempt after placing in the two previous renewals - made for an even extra special weekend.
James Fanshawe's six-year-old was advised to members at 8/1 to 15/2 in the week before the race. He was friendless on the morning after the rain arrived from Friday, though he was backed into 7/1 at the off and was given a lovely ride from his new partner in the saddle, Oisin Murphy.
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 11th August 2018
The Shergar Cup at Ascot isn't everyone's cup of tea but it is a meeting I personally enjoy, due to the fact we are guaranteed double figure field sizes with the reserves and there are three places paid each-way.
We enjoyed a good meeting this year with Tis Marvellous winning the sprint opener under Hollie Doyle at 6/1 (advised) and Via Serendipity then striking under Hayley Turner for the girls again in the Mile handicap (11/2 advised).
Those two winners alone made for a profitable Saturday, though it could have been even better had Shaheen landed a sprint later on the card; we had backed him in a 0.125 pt win trixie (cost 0.5 pt) with the two aforementioned winners and would have won an additional 40 pts profit on the day had he been successful. He was sent off 3/1 joint-favourite but finished fourth.
We won over 5 pts off the winning double on Tis Marvellous and Via Serendipity in the trixie, though, as well as singles on both of those two as well so, overall, it was still a decent day.
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 4th August 2018
We adopted a selective approach to Glorious Goodwood and focused on a select number of horses this year, rather than firing the scattergun.
We made a profit on four of the five days of the meeting;
Sir Dancelot got up in a tight finish at advised odds of 5/1 to win the Lennox Stakes on the opening day.
Lil Rockerfeller bolted up from the front under Silvestre De Sousa at 10/3 in the stayers handicap to win on day two.
On day three Communique won at 5/1 (advised) for Mark Johnston, having been backed into 7/2 at SP.
Our two bets both lost on day four but we regained the winning thread on Saturday when Gifted Master, advised at 14/1 (SP 20/1), won the Stewards' Cup for us under crack apprentice Jason Watson and put us in profit for the day and topped up our profit for the week.
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 13th July 2018
The July meeting at Newmarket is one of my favourite meetings of the year and 2018 was certainly another memorable one.
Members were advised to back Foxtrot Lady strongly in a single at 10/1 on the back of her eyecatching run at York and also in doubles with Kalagia (11/8) and Bailarico (15/8), both of whom won at smaller meetings earlier in the week. The two winning doubles and strong single on Foxtrot Lady returned members almost 50 pts of profit!
The winners didn't stop there, though, with Mark Johnston's Communique following up at advised odds of 12/1 the following day for another decent winner.
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 31st March 2018
We had three bets at Meydan on World Cup night. Members were advised......
VAZIRABAD was given the softest of rides in his prep race here 30 days ago and Christophe Soumillon clearly didn't want to give him a hard time with this 'cup final' tonight in mind. He made smooth progress through the field on the inside and got within half a length of Rare Rhythm, who was being pushed along by William Buick. Soumillon could have either got the bat out and tried to butcher him home, or retreat. He opted to take the latter approach and eased down in second. The step up to 2m gives him a viable chance of turning the tables now he'll be ridden to win. He's bidding to win this for the third year in a row.
With Hit The Bid and Conquest Tsunami both drawn in double figure stalls, the stands side of the draw could be the place to be here. Aussie raider Music Magnate would be interesting if the market vibes are positive. He bids to follow in the footsteps of Ortensia and Buffering in winning the race for Australia.
Blue Point also has a good chance - his is obvious as he's even money now Ertijaal has come out of the race. He ran very well behind that rival in a trial run over 5f and now returns to the trip he beat Harry Angel over in the UK last year (as well as finishing third to Caravaggio in the Commonwealth Cup).
I've come round to the idea of backing JUNGLE CAT at the prices, though. He won the Nad Al Sheba trophy in his prep, just as he did before finishing fourth in this race 12 months ago, but the ground turned yielding after rain on World Cup night last year and he couldn't pick up as well as hoped, finishing just behind Ertijaal in fourth.
It is interesting to contrast that performance with his last one against Ertijaal over the same C&D three weeks ago. This time, with the ground riding good, he swept past that rival to score by two lengths and actually break the track record. Ertijaal is a non-stayer over 6f but it was still a smart performance and provides logical reasoning to think he's an improved performer at the age of six and could finish in the money this time with the ground more suitable this year.
BENBATL was drawn wide and missed the break last time. He had to race wide, with little cover, and ending up covering 13 metres more than the half-length winner as he crossed the line in second. Oisin Murphy, refreshingly, conceded afterwards he'd given his mount a bad ride, but with a better draw this evening and the likelihood of not having to cover so much ground, he's every chance of getting back to winning ways. He'd won two C&D races in impressive fashion at Group 3 and Group 2 level prior to that, sitting up with the pace and keeping on strongly once hitting the front."
Vazirabad was backed from 5/2 into 6/4 and won
Jungle Cat was advised at 5/1 (-40p R4) and went off 11/4 and won
Benbatl was advised at 9/2 and went off 4/1 and won
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 19th March 2018
It was a superb week for us at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival and we backed 10 of the 28 winners;
Summerville Boy (9/1)
Coo Star Sivola (10/1)
Benie Des Dieux (9/2)
Mister Whitaker (8/1)
Presenting Percy (16/1)
Balko Des Flos (8/1)
Missed Approach (20/1)
We also had plenty of horses either rattling the crossbar or going close and hitting the frame too, such as Kalashnikov (16/1), Black Op (8/1), William Henry (10/1), Barney Dwan (8/1), Min (7/2), Monalee (7/2), Tornado Flyer (10/1), Mr Adjudicator (8/1), Santini (16/1) and Road To Respect (12/1).
We outlaid a total of 27.60 pts and made a profit of +14.53 pts over the week (to lowest advised odds - i.e. a bigger profit was achievable in reality by taking the highest odds in the advised range) - a ROI of +53 %.
The highlights were Presenting Percy landing us a big ante post gamble in the RSA (we'd been on him since October and he went off 5/2 on the day) and also backing six of the seven winners on the Tuesday - a great day for those members who like a multi!