The latest news from Northern Monkey Punter.
22nd September 2021
On the back of our nice win in the Sprint Cup with Emaraaty Ana we've just landed three more huge wins in the last two weeks and the bookmakers won't be too happy;
Hurricane Ivor in the Portland - 8/1 - WON
Dandalla in a Listed race at Ayr's Western Meeting - 10/1 - WON
Bielsa in the Ayr Gold Cup - 16/1 - WON
The 2021 figures to 20th September therefore show a profit of up to +202 pts profit for members. That represents a ROI of +30 % and a ROC of +250% (assuming an 80 pt profit bank).
Northern Monkey Punter is flying and the service has never been in a better place :-)
These strong results follow on from a hugely profitable 2021 when members made over 100 pts profit then too.
5th September 2021
NMP members landed a nice gamble this weekend when Emaraaty Ana won the Sprint Cup at Haydock. The Kevin Ryan-trained five-year-old was a strong bet and was advised at prices up to 25/1 in a single and in several doubles.
He wasn't the only winner for us this weekend either; Top Secret (11/2) & Chalk Stream (13/2) also won for us on Saturday, while Bergerac (9/1) and Emaraty Hero (5/2 -10p R4) won for us on Sunday at York.
Here's hoping that strong form continues for the rest of the month!
11th July 2021
We enjoyed a couple of nice winners at Newmarket's July meeting last week - strong fancy Blackrod (advised ante post, returned 11/1 at SP) and Motakhayyel, who travelled like a demon and won the Bunbury Cup by over three lengths off a mark of 109 for us at prices of 10/1 to 9/1.
Looking forward to what the rest of the summer brings, especially with Glorious Goodwood on the horizon later in the month, as we still haven't hit our traditional summer purple patch yet.
22nd April 2021
I was recently approached by the guys at Champion Bets in Australia and asked to contribute to a special series of 'Betting 360 Podcasts' they are putting together on a stack of different punting and form analysis topics, along with 11 other betting pros/industry figures from across the world!
You can listen to the intro episode, hosted by Mark Haywood, at that link
Further episodes, covering each form topic, are set to follow so keep an eye out on the Champion Bets website or Twitter page to catch the rest.
23rd March 2021
Thanks very much to those who voted for NMP in the 2021 SBC Awards.
NMP won 'silver' in the 'Best Horse Racing Tipster' and 'Best Overall Tipster' categories after a superb 2020 Flat season.
NMP won 'gold' in both of those categories four years running between 2015-2018 so the aim is to gun for gold again in next year's awards, following a sparkling Cheltenham Festival this month!
20th March 2021
The new Irish turf season begins at the Curragh tomorrow and, in the UK, we start at Doncaster next weekend. I have one lined up for the Lincoln.
We expect to make the bulk of our profit from the Flat each season - particularly when we get fast ground in the summer
2020 was a fantastic season and members made up to +126 pts profit - exceeding the NMP target of doubling an 80 pt betting bank.
Here's hoping the 2021 season is another big one.
Membership spaces are available: https://www.northernmonkeypunter.co.uk/page-how_to_join.html
19th March 2021
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most important punting weeks of the year for me and a lot of effort goes in during the preceding months to ensure we make a profit.
NMP members enjoyed another outstanding Festival in 2021- with winners advised at prices including 33/1, 25/1, 16/1 and 12/1! A profit of over +40 pts was made on the week.
On Tuesday we had Appreciate It (11/8) and Shishkin (8/11) covered in winning multiples and although we missed out on 30 pt returns on my big ante post Ultima gamble, Happygolucky (20/1 into 10/3 fav), who finished second, and were also agonisingly denied a nice return off multiples involving Concertista, who was nutted on the line by Black Tears in the Mares' Hurdle, we did end the day on a high with Galvin (4/1) landing the NH Chase.
Wednesday was even better - we backed six of the seven winners and only Easysland (second) in the Cross Country prevented us from going through the card.
Bob Olinger (5/2) landed us a nice double when scooting clear in the Ballymore, then we landed the Coral Cup winner, Heaven Help Us, at 25/1 (SP 33/1). Monkfish delivering the goods in the Brown Advisory novices chase (7/4) landed us another little multiple, while we were on Put The Kettle On (12/1) in the Champion Chase, Sky Pirate in the Grand Annual (16/1) and Sir Gerhard at 4/1 ante post in the Champion Bumper. It really was a magical day for members and hearing about some of the multiple returns members have managed makes me very happy!
On Thursday we started slowly, with Envoi Allen (4/5) suffering a shock defeat when falling in the Marsh Chase.
Come On Teddy landed us some place money at 40/1 in the Pertemps Final, though, as did Sire du Berlais (8/1) in the Stayers' Hurdle, before The Shunter (7/2) won the Paddy Power Plate and Mount Ida (13/2), under a quite remarkable ride from Jack Kennedy, romped home in the Kim Muir, despite trading 1000.0 in running on Betfair at one point when dropping to the back of the field.
Friday, like Thursday, started slowly. We had a few more seconds when A Plus Tard (10/1) finished second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, while Elimay's (2/1) narrow defeat in the Mares' Chase denied us some nice ante post doubles. However, we did have a small bet on Colreevy (7/2) against our main bet in the latter race and ended the day on a high when Galopin Des Champs (25/1) landed the Martin Pipe.
All in all, we managed 13 of the winners over the course of the week (along with a number of placed efforts) and ended the Festival over +40 pts in profit!
14th February 2021
We are now just under a month away from the start of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 16th March and are in the process of building our ante post portfolio.
Details on how to join the NMP service can be found here.
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the main focal points of the year for us and months of preparation went into making the 2020 Festival our most profitable ever - with over +40 pts profit generated during the week.
Even though Defi du Seuil, Tiger Roll, Paisley Park and even A Plus Tard suffered surprise defeats, which prevented us from landing another 20 pts+ profit, we enjoyed a fantastic week last year, backing the following winners and placed selections;
2020 Festival Winners:
Shishkin 3/1 to 11/4 (Supreme) The Conditional 14/1 to 12/1 (Ultima) Epatante 3/1 to 5/2 (Champion Hurdle) Honeysuckle 2/1 to 6/4 (Mares Hurdle) Dame de Compagnie 16/1 to 14/1 (Coral Cup) Sire du Berlais 10/1 (Pertemps Final) Simply The Betts 12/1 to 10/1 (Brown Advisory Plate) Concertista 5/1 (Mares Novice Hurdle) Al Boum Photo 10/3 (Cheltenham Gold Cup) Chosen Mate 5/1 (Grand Annual) Indefatigable 40/1 (Martin Pipe)
2020 Festival Place returns:
Abacadabras 5/1 to 4/1 (Supreme) Edwardstone 16/1 (Supreme) Fakir d'oudaries 6/1 to 9/2 (Arkle) Discorama 9/1 to 15/2 (Ultima) Darver Star 12/1 (Champion Hurdle) Galvin 9/1 to 8/1 (Northern Trust Novices Handicap) Lord du Mesnil 11/2 to 5/1 (NH Chase) Minella Indo 7/2 (RSA) Bachasson 33/1 (Coral Cup) Queens Brook 8/1 to 7/1 (Champion Bumper) Relegate 12/1 to 10/1 (Pertemps Final) Plan Of Attack 25/1 to 16/1 (Kim Muir) Bob Mahler 25/1 to 20/1 (Kim Muir) Billaway 6/1 to 11/2 (Foxhunters) Shantou Flyer 14/1 to 12/1 (Foxhunters)
30th November 2020
Read all about the profit NMP members made in 2020 by reading my annual review - I discuss the big winners we landed over the year and also pass comment on the final profit figures - which many NMP members bettered.
2020 End of year P/L figures (1st Dec '19 - 30th Nov '20)
Total Pts Staked: 730.71 pts
Total Profit to highest advised odds: +126.56 pts
Total Profit to lowest advised odds: +66.47 pts
Seasonal ROI: +17 % to +9 % (highest to lowest odds advised)
Seasonal ROC: + 158 % to +83 % (using an 80 pt betting bank)
Singles: +75.95 pts to +35.09 from 613.01 pts staked
Multiples: +50.61 pts to +31.39 pts from 117.70 pts staked