Some of the recent winners advised on NMP include:
Harbour Vision 5/1
Mountain Angel 9/2
Just That Lord 13/2
Burrows Saint 15/2
Eden Rose 9/2
Ventura Ocean 8/1
The latest news from Northern Monkey Punter.
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 13th May 2019
The 2018/19 football ante posts couldn't have gone much better. All eight advised singles won and five of the seven accas won at odds of 75/1, 35/1, 24/1, 10/1 & 9/1.
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 28th April 2019
It is great to have the Flat season back - our bread and butter.
We've been keeping the stakes limited for the first month of the season or so, while the form settles down, but we've had some decent winners already, including Marmelo in the John Porter (9/1), Ventura Ocean (8/1), Just That Lord (13/2), Mountain Angel (9/2) and Gumball (10/3), along with Eden Rose (9/2), Champarisi (3/1) and Harbour Vision (5/1) on the all-weather and Burrows Saint (15/2) in the Irish Grand National.
I will be stepping stakes back up to the full scale (0.25 to 3 pts) in May as we now enter the main months of the Flat season, in which I expect to make the bulk of our profit this year.
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 18th March 2019
The 2019 Cheltenham Festival proved another enjoyable one for NMP members as we made a profit of over +11 pts from 38 pts staked on the week.
We suffered some bad luck on the first day with Buveur D'Air and Benie Des Dieux (both backed in separate ante post doubles) falling (the latter, especially, was set to collect when tumbling at the last), though a minor return off Roksana in the Mares' Hurdle softened the blow.
Our big ante post gamble on Tower Bridge (backed at prices up to 20/1 each-way) was foiled by the classy A Plus Tard in the Close Brothers, though we did manage a place return as he finished second after enduring a nightmare passage.
On the Wednesday, Tiger Roll landed the Cross-Country for us but Thursday was the big day. Defi Du Seuil landed a gamble for us in the JLT (backed at 11/1 ante post and went off 3/1) and then Sire Du Berlais landed another gamble in the next race on the card, the Pertemps (14/1 into 4/1) - we had those two backed in a double on the day as well as in singles. Our third winner of the day was Siruh Du Lac in the Brown Advisory Plate (8/1 into 9/2), who jumped his rivals into submission from the front under Lizzie Kelly.
On the Friday our main Gold Cup pick, Presenting Percy, returned lame, though Defi Bleu (14/1, EW) and Dallas Des Pictons (7/2, EW) went close in the finale, the Martin Pipe.
Overall it was a profitable week and one that puts us on the front foot ahead of the new turf season, which begins in the coming weeks and is where I expect us to make the bulk of our profit for the year.
Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 27th February 2019
SIGN UP OFFER - Full season memberships are currently discounted to £225 for the full season (membership from the day you join until 10th November 2019) until the start of the Cheltenham Festival.
I will be sending out daily e-mails and a preview for every race during the Festival. You will also receive a list of my current ante post bets (including a potential 16/1* gamble in one of the handicaps and a 14/1* shot I think could upset one of the supposed 'banker' novice hurdlers).
Lastly, I will also e-mail all members my detailed notes from the Sky Bet Cheltenham preview evening taking place at Doncaster racecourse on 6th March.
*those prices available at the time of writing on 27th February but the markets are fluid and they are liable to change!
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.