Some of the recent winners advised on NMP include:
Ripp Orf 10/1
The Tin Man 8/1
Emaraaty Ana 15/2
Gifted Master 14/1
Tis Marvellous 6/1
Via Serendipity 6/1
The latest news from Northern Monkey Punter.
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!
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 12th February 2018
Thanks very much to those of you who voted for Northern Monkey Punter in the 2018 Secret Betting Club Tipster & Betting Awards - I'm delighted to say the service won the Gold Award in the Best Racing Tipster and Best Overall Tipster categories for the FOURTH year in a row!
NMP hadn't been nominated for the 2018 Best Racing Tipster award initially this year (which was understandable given the small profit I noted for the year on record - settling bets to lowest advised prices and most of the doubles were settled at SP) but, as I always say, there is great potential to beat my official service profits in reality and it seems this was the case for many members (some of whom reported doubling their betting banks in 2017) and voted for NMP via the 'other service' option!
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Thanks again to those who voted for NMP and here's hoping for a smoother ride in 2018 and another award-winning year!
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 10th December 2017
I look forward to the Becher Chase, which is run over the Grand National fences at Aintree, each year.
We were on the winner (Vieux Lion Rouge) in 2016 and we had the winner on side yesterday too - Blaklion.
Members were advised to back him at 5/1 to 4/1 earlier in the week and he ended up being backed into 7/4 on the day, winning by nine lengths and producing a performance which shot him to the fore of the betting for the Grand National.
We were also on the horse who had finished third behind Blaklion (second) in the Charlie Hall on his reappearance, Definitly Red, who won a Grade 2 chase on the Mildmay course by an easy seven lengths, despite drifting to 9/4.
We did have two losing selections at Sandown on the day (William H Bonney and Doing Fine) but completed a hat-trick with the Aintree picks when Gas Line Boy (advised at top price of 8/1) hacked up in the Grand Sefton.
He was almost brought down by a faller at one point but thankfully kept on his feet before powering his way to a comfortable victory over the National fences.
We boosted our return on Gas Line Boy by backing him in a double at 6/1 with Katiymann, who had won on the all-weather at Dundalk at 9/4.
Gas Line Boy alone winning on the day was worth around 12-10 pts (top to bottom prices) alone, even before the wins from Definitly Red and Blaklion (who had been a strong 2 pt fancy and the biggest bet of the day) were factored in!
It continued a good start to the new jumps season, following on from recent NH successes from Sam Spinner, Old Guard, High Bridge, Mala Beach, Verdana Blue and Limited Reserve.
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 12th November 2017
NMP members ended the 2017 season on a high on Saturday with two winners trained by Ian Williams, who completed a quick across-the-cards double at Wincanton and Doncaster.
London Prize won the Elite Hurdle by three lengths at an SP of 4/1 (had been advised at 9/2 to 4/1) and then, 15 minutes later up at Doncaster, Saunter plundered the feature race of the day - the November Handicap - winning by one-and-a-quarter lengths on what was only his second start for the stable.
Members had been advised to back Saunter at 14/1 to 12/1 midweek as soon as the booking of Jim Crowley had been announced and were then advised to back him in a double with stablemate London Prize closer to the race, too (Saunter was a best price of 10/1 at that point). He returned 6/1 at SP after being the subject of a late gamble.
It was a very good afternoon as the pair were the two main bets of the weekend on the service. Winning singles and a winning double were thus returned.