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Recent Winners

Some of the recent bets advised on NMP include:

Brave Display 18/1 - WON

Diligent Harry 9/4 - WON

Bangkok 5/4 - WON

Jabbarockie 5/1 - WON

Vanity Affair 7/1 - WON

Astro King 11/2 - WON

Thyme Hill 11/4 - WON

Happygolucky 3/1 - WON

Overwrite 4/1 - WON

Vanity Affair 16/5 - WON

Came From The Dark 4/1 - WON

Longlai 11/2 - WON

See more past winners.

Latest news

Champion Bets Podcast
22nd April 2021

2021 SBC Awards - NMP double silver medallist
23rd March 2021

The Flat is back!
20th March 2021

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  • Champion Bets Podcast

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 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.

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  • 2021 SBC Awards - NMP double silver medallist

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 23rd March 2021

    Thanks very much to those who voted for NMP in the 2021 SBC Awards.

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    NMP won ‘silver’ in the ‘Best Horse Racing Tipster’ and ‘Best Overall Tipster’ categories after a superb 2020 Flat season.

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    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!

    The Smart Betting Club independently monitor and review reputable tipsters - covering horse racing and other sports. You can read more about them on their website.

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  • The Flat is back!

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 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

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  • A Fantastic Festival!

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 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!

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  • Cheltenham Festival less than one month away

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 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)

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  • 2020 NMP Annual Review

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 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

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  • 2021 service - membership now open

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 10th November 2020

    The 2020 service comes to and end on 30th November 2020. We are currently +133 pts (if taking highest advised prices) to +74.5 pts in profit (if taking lowest advised prices every time) from 702 pts staked to 9th November.

    Those results correspond to annual ROIs of +19 % and +11 % and ROCs of +167 % and +93 % (assuming an 80 pt betting bank was used).

    Details of the new 2021 service can be found at this link: 2021 NMP service.

    Long and short term membership options are available ahead of the start of the 2021 service on 1st December 2020. 

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  • King puts icing on the cake

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 9th November 2020

    The 2020 season has been a superb one for NMP members and we ended the Flat season on a high with a strong single on November Handicap winner On To Victory (10/1), who picked up strongly from off the pace to win the Doncaster prize cosily. 

    As well as backing a single, we had him in a small double with stablemate Sceau Royal, who won the Elite Hurdle easily (5/6) at Wincanton.

    With further success at the Breeders' Cup that evening, courtesy of Tarnawa, we have put the icing on the cake for the year and quickly overcome the frustration of being denied a +25 pt plus return from Prince Of Arran, who was an unlucky loser when third in the Melbourne Cup last week (met trouble in running on the home bend).

    At the time of writing, members have achieved up to +133 pts profit from 702 pts staked (recommended betting bank: 80 - 100 pts) at best advised prices this year. 

    Even if members obtained the lowest advised prices on every selection they would have made +74.5 pts profit this year - and it is very rare a member would have to take the worse prices on every bet etc. All bets are fully proofed.

    Those totals correspond to annual return on investments of +19 % and +11 % and return on capitals of +167 % to +93 % (assuming an 80 pt bank was used) - 2020 really has been a superb year for NMP members!

    The 2020 service ends on 30th November 2020 and the 2021 service will commence from 1st December. 

    Sign up details for the new service will be posted shortly.

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  • 2020/21 football ante post bets added

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 5th September 2020

    I've started to add my ante post football bets for the 2020/21 season onto the articles section of the website.

    Further bets will be posted before the start of the season on the 12th September. They are all a bit of fun for those looking to have an interest over the course of the season.

    We made a little bit of profit with last year's ante posts, while the 2018/19 season was even better - we landed most of the singles and several accumulators at odds up to 75/1 then!

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  • New Hall Of Famer

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 2nd August 2020

    In their newsletter dated 2nd August, the Smart Betting Club discussed a new Hall Of Fame service they have recently reviewed - it was Northern Monkey Punter! 

    Due to the profit achieved by the service, the affordability of memberships and the level of customer service provided, the service's long-term performance was acknowledged in being admitted to the SBC's Hall of Fame - a collection of strong-performing tipping services (across a variety of sports). Services in the SBC Hall Of Fame are recommended to their members as services worth signing up to!

    You can read more about the Smart Betting Club on their website.

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  • Awesome Ascot

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 22nd June 2020

    The dust has finally settled after an unforgettable Royal Ascot!

    The meeting isn't usually one I expect to make a profit from and that was even more so the case this year with the season only a few weeks old following the resumption of racing (following the Covid-19 outbreak) and many horses heading there without a recent run.

    However, NMP members enjoyed a magnificent week that saw us land a +63 pt profit smash up on a horse I have a small share in myself, Dandalla. Trained by Karl Burke in North Yorkshire and owned by the Nick Bradley Racing syndicate, I advised a strong bet on her for her debut at Newcastle. She drifted to 7/1, but won easily. We then backed her for the Group 3 Albany at Royal Ascot and she landed singles at prices up to 20/1 and 16/1, as well as landing us some juicy doubles with our other Ascot winners. She dotted up by six lengths and showed a devastating turn of foot to pull clear of the second, the well-regarded Setarhe from the Roger Varian stable.

    Other NMP Royal Ascot winners were Russian Emperor (10/3), Dark Vision (12/1), Tactical (11/2), Art Power (7/2) and Palace Pier (4/1), while we had Gulliver (16/1, EW) and Silent Echo (22/1, EW) placed in the Wokingham.

    Following Royal Ascot members are now anything between +112 pts (to highest advised prices) to +75 pts (to lowest advised prices) in profit for the year (the recommended betting bank is 80-100 pts depending on your attitude to risk).

    The summer is traditionally the service's most productive period, so once the form has settled down in the next few weeks we'll look to kick on and put further profit on the board in 2020!

    Details on how to sign up for the 2020 NMP service can be found here.

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  • Return of UK racing after 'lockdown'

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 28th May 2020

    Horse Racing in the UK was temporarily stopped in March following the outbreak of Covid-19. 

    Racing is now set to return on the 1st June 2020 (providing there are no last minute hiccups), albeit behind closed doors and without spectators, and the British Horseracing Authority (the sport's governing body) has issued a revised fixture schedule for June.

    Royal Ascot is set to take place in June in its original timeslot, though the order of some of the races has been changed and horses haven't had the usual number of prep runs heading into the meeting.

    Away from Royal Ascot, it is expected that some of the races will initially have their field sizes capped (around 12 runners) until the sport (and government) have confidence the virus has been contained. 

    The number of meetings is expected to be lower than is normal for the summer initially, though if the sport can show itself able to operate without exacerbating the spread of the virus, then the limits on field sizes and meetings may soon be lifted, especially as the nation works its way through the phases of the governments strategy to exit lockdown.

    In terms of the NMP service, we have been ticking over during the lockdown by having the odd bet on the American and French racing (since the latter started back). When the UK racing returns on 1st June (soon to be followed by the Irish Racing, which returns on 8th June) we will crack on with the service as normal.

    I would imagine June may be like 'April' normally is - horses are returning from winter absences and it may take a run or so for them to sharpen up. Many have been training hard at home, though these are unusual circumstances and I think it will be best to tread cautiously initially until we know where each trainer is at with their runners and their level of fitness. 

    Once most horses have had a run and we have some recent formlines laid down which we can analyse with confidence, that will be the time we will look to increase our stakes and betting activity. 

    Although we have lost all of April and May from the fixture calendar, the first Classics have been arranged and some of the other Pattern races which we have lost to date have also been reworked back into the calendar in the months ahead.

    At the time of writing today we are +57 pts (to highest advised prices) to +36 pts (to lowest advised prices) from 224 pts staked on the 2020 NMP service. Bets are advised on a 0.25 - 3 pt staking scale, with an advised betting bank of 80-100 pts, depending on your attitude to risk.

    We are thus well on course to double our betting bank for the year, given the progress we made up to and during lockdown. 

    The summer is traditionally the time of year when the service has produced its best results and there is little reason to expect this year will be any different - at least once we get the opening month or so behind us and ring rustiness is less of an issue with horses.

    We still have Newmarket's July meeting and Glorious Goodwood and the rest of the top action etc to look forward to analyse and bet on - even if spectators might not be allowed back into racecourses for a while and we'll be watching everything through a TV!

    Details on how to sign up for the rest of the 2020 NMP service can be found here

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  • Another superb Cheltenham

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 14th March 2020

    The Cheltenham Festival is one of the main focal points of the year for us and months of preparation worked out a treat last week as we smashed in over +40 pts profit during the week and had our most successful Festival ever.

    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, backing the following winners and placed selections;

    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) 

    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)

    We also had some exciting multiples which nearly hit the jackpot on Tuesday, when we had four winners and three seconds!

    We now look forward to the start of the new Flat season.

    Membership spaces are available on the NMP sign up page.

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  • 2020 service - monthly memberships now available

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 7th March 2020

    Monthly memberships are now available for the new season for £45 on the NMP sign up page.

    We have been busy building up our antepost portfolio for Cheltenham in the last month and eagerly await,  not only the start of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday, but the return of the Flat action at Doncaster later in the month too.

    Here’s hoping its a profitable one!

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  • 2019 Review

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 5th January 2020

    A summary of how 2019 went for the service can be found at the following link: 2019 review. It was another profitable one, despite three agonising near misses for big returns from Clon Coulis (33/1), Ripp Orf (8/1) and Prince Of Arran (20/1)!

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  • 2020 NMP service - memberships available

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 3rd January 2020

    Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

    The 2020 NMP service began on 1st December 2019 and we ended the month with +9.22 pts (to best advised prices) to +6.73 pts (to lowest advised prices) profit from 40 pts staked (23 % - 17 % ROI).

    Membership spaces are available for the remainder of the 2020 season - which runs until the 30th November 2020 - please visit the how to join link for further details.

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  • Another one bites the dust

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 10th November 2019

    With the November handicap being abandoned at Doncaster this weekend, the 2019 turf season has now come to a close.

    We will look back on this year as the year we experienced three excruciating near misses for big payouts (all were worth around 40+ pts);

    1) Clon Coulis in the Royal Hunt Cup - on at prices up to 33/1 ante post - and he was beaten by a nose into second by a rival whose jockey broke the whip rules

    2) Ripp Orf - had a strong bet on him at 14/1 for the Cunard handicap at Ascot and saw him finish a neck second, after going off 7/2, after his rider overplayed the waiting tactics off a steady gallop

    3) Prince Of Arran - we were on him ante post for the Melbourne Cup at Flemington at 20/1 and saw him finish a nose second behind a winner who was better placed off a steady gallop

    That said, it was a generally solid year for the service. Apart from a bad June (which had followed an ante post football bonanza the preceding month.....all eight singles advised in the 2018/19 season won, as did five of the seven accumulators - at odds up to 75/1) we made a profit in March, April, May, July, August and September, before the heavy rain set back in during October and led to abandonments galore.

    We ended the 2019 service with a profit of +31.66 pts to lowest advised prices, from 535.35 outlaid at recommended stakes (a +6 % ROI). 

    It would have been possible to better this figure by taking higher odds for any of our winners (most selections are tipped up with an odds range but I settle at the lowest odds on record) and if taking enhanced places on many of the each-way selections (especially at the weekends).

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  • Awesome August

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 18th August 2019

    May to June was a losing period for the service but we've bounced back with a profitable July and recorded a profit of +37 pts in August so far from 47 pts staked (a ROI of +79 %).

    Recent highlights included 3 pt MAX bet Victory Day (5/2) winning at Ascot during the Shergar Cup and Dakota Gold (8/1) winning the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon this weekend. 

    We also had Dakota Gold in a 36/1 double with Anna Bunina (11/4) on the same Ripon card and landed further 18/1 and 7/2 (-35p R4) winners on the day courtesy of Breanski and Hortzadar at Doncaster and Ripon, respectively.

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  • Football ante post review

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 13th May 2019

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    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

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  • April update

    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.

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  • Another profitable Cheltenham

    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.

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  • Cheltenham sign up offer

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 27th February 2019

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    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!

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  • 2018 Review

    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.... 

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  • Launch of new 2019 NMP 'weekends and festivals' service

    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.

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  • Low Sun lands the Cesarewitch

    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!


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  • Jason Watson strikes again!

    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.

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  • Shergar success

    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.

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  • Glorious Goodwood

    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.

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  • Jubilation on the July Course

    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. 

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  • Magic in Meydan!

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 31st March 2018

    We had three bets at Meydan on World Cup night. Members were advised......

    "1.50 Meydan 

    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. 

    3.05 Meydan 

    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. 

    4.35 Meydan 

    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

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  • A Cracking Cheltenham

    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)
    Footpad (5/4)
    Coo Star Sivola (10/1)
    Benie Des Dieux (9/2)
    Rathvinden (12/1)
    Mister Whitaker (8/1)
    Presenting Percy (16/1)
    Balko Des Flos (8/1)
    Laurina (5/6)
    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!

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  • Another double scoop at the 2018 SBC Betting Awards

    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!

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    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!

    For those who are not members of the Secret Betting Club and want to know more about their work, the SBC are an independent, long-standing and respected tipster review website that track services and betting systems covering a wide range of sports.

    Their back catalogue of reviews dates back to 2006 and is accessible to members along with various other useful content including advice on how to run a portfolio of services and beat bookie restrictions (including how to use VPN's). 

    If anyone is looking to expand their portfolio of tipsters or branch out into new sports, their work is worth checking out.

    Thanks again to those who voted for NMP and here's hoping for a smoother ride in 2018 and another award-winning year!

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  • An awesome day at Aintree

    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.

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  • Williams charge saunters to November Handicap victory

    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.

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  • Cesarewitch smash up!

    Cesarewitch smash up!

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 16th October 2017

    Well, well, well, what a wonderful weekend that was!

    It would be fair to say NMP members have been really unlucky with regards to the fate of our multiple selections this year - with Orion's Bow, Home Of The Brave and Jumira Bridge just some of those who have been narrowly touched off to deny us some big paydays. 

    There is only so long bad luck can count against you though and we made up for it in style with Withhold landing a huge ante post gamble in the Cesarewitch last weekend (pictured far left in the blue silks, (c) Ed Whitaker, Racing Post).

    Roger Charlton's charge was backed off the boards after first show, with his price collapsing to 5/1 from 9/1, but NMP members were advised to have a decent ante post wager on him at 25/1 after his eyecatching prep run at Newbury weeks before the big race. 

    Members had also been advised to back him in a 55/1 double with his stablemate, Blakeney Point, who won at 10/3 (SP) at Leicester in the week leading up to the Cesarewitch as the stable had their horses in superb form at the time.

    Members were told Withhold may improve for the step up in trip at Newmarket, as he would likely creep in off a lovely, low racing weight and may have his normal headgear, which had been omitted for his prep run, reapplied at HQ. 

    The booking of Silvestre De Sousa at the final declaration stage was the icing on the cake and the horse absolutely bolted up after tacking over from a wide draw and being given a prominent ride, breaking the track record and winning eased down.

    As Roger Charlton told ITV Racing after the race, "it was a demolition job, really"! 

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  • Brilliant Balding does it again

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 30th September 2017

    Andrew Balding did us a good turn last week when his Brorocco kept on stylishly down the outside of the field under David Probert, landing a big Saturday handicap at Newbury. He went on record at 9/1, though some members obtained marginally larger prices in the morning.

    Balding came up trumps the following weekend when Donjuan Triumphant got up in a photo finish to win the rearranged Gold Cup for us at Haydock. 

    The prestigious 6f sprint was originally scheduled to take place at Ayr the previous week and we had backed him as a strong ante post selection at prices up to 16/1. Those bets were voided when the entire Western meeting was abandoned due to a waterlogged track, though we kept the faith, reinvested some of the returned stake and the former Richard Fahey representative dug in well under PJ McDonald to get up in the final strides for a 10/1 winner!

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  • Nakeeta gets up late for Ebor ecstasy

    Nakeeta gets up late for Ebor ecstasy

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 29th August 2017

    Nakeeta had been labelled a bridesmaid by some as, although he won the Old Borough Cup at Haydock in 2015, he came up short several times in big handicaps last year - at Chester, Ascot, York and Leopardstown. 

    Often, however, it seemed to me like it was a matter of timing, rather than a bad attitude, which proved his downfall. 

    Members were, therefore, advised to make him their main bet for the Ebor at York last weekend - with him being backable as big as 16/1 first thing on Saturday morning......

    "The Ebor is a tightly knit handicap these days as you needed a mark of 102 to get a run this year and there is only 8lb separating top and bottom weight. With that in mind, having a useful claiming apprentice on board could potentially be a big advantage. 

    Iain Jardine booked 7lb claimer Clifford Lee for Shrewd last year, who finished second to Heartbreak City, and I think it is interesting that he's booked another apprentice - Callum Rodriguez - this year for NAKEETA

    Rodriguez, who boasts a level stakes profit to SP (+£19), BSP (+£35) and has won 19 % more often than statistical expectations in 180 Flat races this season, has impressed me this season when riding Intense Romance as he was cool-as-a-cucumber that day he won at Newcastle. He also gave Foxy Boy a very good patient ride that day he won at cramped odds at Haydock. 

    I think he's worth his 5lb claim and his ability isn't yet fully being completely factored into his odds. The weight he takes off looks a massive plus for Nakeeta, who was a perennial hard luck story last season. 

    He was beaten by a short head in the Chester Cup and had a number of near misses, such as at this track and also Ascot. 

    Perhaps his most heartbreaking defeat, however, was that day at Leopardstown, in the November handicap when he kicked into the lead but was worn down by Golden Spear in the final strides (Magic Circle, who is 9/1 here after winning here on Wednesday, was back in third as it happens while the fifth, Snow Falcon, has also won in Ireland this week to serve us a reminder of the worth of that particular formline). 

    Jardine said he was being aimed at this race last year but he was rated around 97 at that time and unfortunately missed the cut. This time he has crept in at the bottom of the handicap though and, with his jockey's claim, he's effectively running off a mark of 98 here, which is 1lb lower than the mark off which he was narrowly beaten in the Irish November handicap. 

    I liked his performance here in Listed company off unfavourable terms behind Dal Harraild two runs back, demonstrating (again) his effectiveness at the track, while there was no shame in his last run at Newmarket, when he was keen early on but travelled right into contention before paying for those exertions late on. 

    The return to this flat track looks ideal for him in view of the fact his best performances have come at level tracks like York, Haydock, Chester and Leopardstown - they just seem to suit his style of running better than Newmarket. 

    On his second start since being gelded I also want a small bet on BATTERSEA. He held his own in some tough Meydan handicaps last year and, notably, was fourth in this race off a mark of 107 last season. 

    He's 2lb lower now, and with David Egan, another smart 5lb claimer, easing his mark further, he's effectively 7lb lower this year. We've a dry forecast at York today and drying ground is exactly what Roger Varian's six-year-old wants."

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  • Magnificent Marsha lands the Nunthorpe

    Magnificent Marsha lands the Nunthorpe

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 25th August 2017

    2017 has been a frustrating summer for the service with so many selections finishing second and narrowly getting beaten, but it was nice to see Marsha land the Nunthorpe for us at York on Friday. 

    Members were advised to back her at 10/1 to 8/1 and were told:

    "The clash between Battaash and Lady Aurelia has been one of the talking points in the lead up to the Ebor meeting. 

    Both have been supremely impressive of late, but, when all is said and done, do you really want to take a price around 7/4 for either of them when there is little option to take out economical insurance to guard against a near miss at the hands of the other? I don't, as there are also other proven Group 1 performers in the race to consider as well. 

    The key horse to this whole race - despite what the pundits and the betting says - is 33/1 shot Take Cover. He has lots of early speed and if he were to match strides with Lady Aurelia then he could potentially bustle her up and set this up for a closer.

    The pair clashed, on paper at least, in the King's Stand, and Take Cover actually showed the superior trap craft to slip into the early lead, but the key thing to note about that race was that there were effectively two races for the price of one; Take Cover headed those racing towards the far side of the track, while Lady Aurelia pretty much did her own thing and controlled matters towards the stands rail - without eyeballing Take Cover and being hindered by him - which may have been the case if they'd raced in one central group. 

    I would be interested to see them eyeball to eyeball today as the field size is smaller and there is a greater chance they'll all race in one cluster - lets see if Lady Aurelia can confirm what she showed at Ascot and become a true great. 

    There is a danger, though, her finishing effort might just be muted if she is taken out of her comfort zone (if Take Cover isn't outclassed and can get near her). 

    A potential pace duel would obviously suit the tactically versatile Battaash, who announced himself on the big stage when winning at Goodwood. He tanked his way through that race, taking a lead off Take Cover, and beat a solid yardstick, Profitable, who looks a big each-way price himself today at 16/1, but having watched the replay back countless times I have concluded that although Profitable was perhaps beaten fair and square, MARSHA can have her effort upgraded somewhat for finishing third. 

    She isn't always going to be fun to watch when Luke Morris is trusted with the reins - he's one of the most unsightly riders in the weighing room - but she was undeniably hampered last time in an incident that started when Profitable tried to make some ground upsides Take Cover but was shuffled back. Marsha was caught up in the melee and had to be switched for a run. 

    She made some nice late progress though and deserves another chance, especially since this drying ground will also be in her favour. 

    Those with the service earlier in the year will remember we had a very good bet on her - a MAX bet infact - for the King's Stand, and I am still of the opinion she's good enough to win a Group 1 in Britain. 

    Let's not forget her impressive win in the l'Abbaye at Chantilly last season or her notable Palace House victory this year - when she gave weight away and still got the job done first time out. 

    A secondary bet on Profitable, who is disgustingly big at 16/1, is also recommended. He is tied in with the two market leaders as well as Marsha, so we cannot overlook him, even if he did seem to be beaten fair and square by Battaash last time. He's a class horse and won't mind any bits of juice lingering in the ground."

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  • Now the best time to join NMP?

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 7th June 2017

    It has been a slow start to the new turf season for us and we recorded a loss of -14 pts in April - we had a string of near misses but it is winners, not placed selections, that can turn a losing month into a winning one.

    May was steady away month and we recorded a profit of +5.35 pts on record. In reality, however, members achieved closer to 10 pts profit - the difference being a result of me settling my multiple bets at SP on record. We had a winning double involving a selection who was strongly backed just before the off.

    The profit and loss figures show the 2017 service is -35 pts in the red since November (a -7 % ROI) but we know long-term, based on thousands of proofed bets, that NMP has a ROI edge of +10 % over the bookmakers......it could only be a matter of time until results start to correct themselves and, consequently, now may well be the best time to join my service.

    Summer is traditionally the service's most profitable period and once the recent wet weather clears up I expect we'll be able to build on the May profit and kick on for the year.

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  • Cheltenham debrief - 33/1 Sizing John winner and a 1-2-3 in the Gold Cup

    Cheltenham debrief - 33/1 Sizing John winner and a 1-2-3 in the Gold Cup

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 18th March 2017

    Bookmakers generally seemed to have the upper hand over the punters at this year's Festival and, Thursday aside, it was a bookies benefit meeting. 

    The NMP selections broke even over the course of the week, though, with the winners including Apple's Jade (9/2) in the Mares' Hurdle, Supasundae (20/1) in the Coral Cup and Presenting Percy (8/1) in the Pertemps Final.

    We had Let's Dance in the Mares' Novice Hurdle at 5/2 in a double with another jumps pick before the Festival, while we also had Defi Du Seuil (Triumph Hurdle) at 11/4 in a nice double with a sprint winner at Lingfield. 

    However, the most pleasing result of the week for us - by some way - was the Cheltenham Gold Cup as we were on the impressive winner Sizing John at ante post prices up to 33/1 and also went in on the day again because I was so keen on him. Members were told on the morning of the race,

    "We are on three in the Gold Cup but SIZING JOHN, by far, is the one that interests me most this morning as he oozes class and the ground has come up perfect for him. 

    Robbie Power gave him a brilliant ride in the Irish Gold Cup and having a man that is unfazed on the big stage is also a big plus. 

    The big question is whether he will stay the trip, but he is unexposed over it and the manner he kept on over 3m in Ireland last time suggested Jessica Harrington, who has already been among the winners this week, simply had to go for this race with him. 

    Djakadam is a danger having enjoyed a smoother prep than 12 months ago when second (would have been third if Cue Card hadn't fallen) but he's 3/1 and Sizing John is almost treble his price. 

    Native River has enjoyed a superb season and, for all the 8/1 we have about him is a great bet, he has slight doubts over the ground even if he is fully proven over the trip. 

    I cannot have Cue Card at all. Cheltenham is no place for old bones and his chance was last year when he fell. Sentiment has undoubtedly influenced his price (and may drive it in further today). 

    Outlander is unlikely to be good enough (Gordon Elliott preferred Empire of Dirt but the owner wanted that one in the Ryanair), Champagne West and Bristol De Mai could be lambs to the slaughter as they struggle to match strides with Native River upfront and I would worry More Of That, a bleeder, might not even complete, despite glowing reports from the gallops. 

    Of the rest, there is only one I think is good enough to potentially win a Gold Cup, Minella Rocco, and we are on him at good prices previously. The jockey bookings getting shuffled after the injury to Mark Walsh (Fehily now rides as Coleman shifts to More of That) boosts his claims and I think he could run a race at a price if those from further back in the field can get into it. 

    However, I don't think he, too, has the class of Sizing John, who has a gorgeous profile for the race. I am all over him and have put my free bets from William Hill on him as I still think he's a very good price this morning! 

    He was campaigned over the wrong trip, it seems, for Henry de Bromhead but has really come to life this season as Harrington has stepped him up in distance."

    We were also on the Gold Cup second, Minella Rocco, at prices up to 33/1 ante post, while we had the third, Native River, on side ante post at 8/1 too. If anyone played a tricast on those three it paid £521.34 to a £1 stake, while the Trifecta on the Tote paid £584.20! 

    Personally, I did not have the winning combination covered in my own permutations, but would have collected one if Djakadam had clung on for third! 

    It was a great result for us all the same, with the horse bouncing off the good ground and producing a magnificent jump under pressure at the last to seal the victory.

    Elsewhere at the Festival, we had also backed Cantlow (Cross Country) and On The Fringe (Foxhunters) in some nice multiples, while we were on Yanworth, who went off 2/1 favourite for the Champion Hurdle, at 12/1 ante post. We also had prices up to 20/1 for Unowhatimeanharry, who went off 5/6 favourite in the Stayers' Hurdle! 

    Although all four of these fancied selections disappointed, we would have only needed one or two of them to have gone in, which was entirely feasible, and it would have been an excellent week with a further 20-30 pts on the board!

    We are looking ahead to Aintree and also the AW Finals next, while the turf season is soon approaching too. The turf season, in particular in the summer, is where we are expecting to make the bulk of our profit this year.

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  • NMP double scoop at the Secret Betting Club Awards

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 24th February 2017

    I just wanted to say a big thank you to those of you who voted for Northern Monkey Punter in the 2017 SBC 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 third year in a row! 

    Things don't always go smoothly when running the service and the inevitable losing runs never get any more bearable - even after seven years - but we're in it for the long haul and getting recognition in the shape of these awards for the good times makes the sacrifices and early morning finishes worthwhile! 

    For those who are not members of the Secret Betting Club and want to know more about their work, the SBC are an independent, long-standing and respected tipster review website that track services and betting systems covering a wide range of sports. 

    Their back catalogue of reviews dates back to 2006 and is accessible to members along with various other useful content including advice on how to run a portfolio of services and beat bookie restrictions (including how to use VPN's). The SBC are also currently running a "Better Betting" campaign against unfair bookmaker practices.

    The SBC have discounted their prices for 2017 so if anyone is looking to expand their portfolio of tipsters or branch out into new sports, their work is worth checking out, especially since they offer a 90-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with their products. 

    Thanks again to those who voted for NMP and here's hoping 2017 is as profitable as 2016!

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  • Under three weeks until the Cheltenham Festival

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 22nd February 2017

    It's that time of the year again where we look to build up our list of Cheltenham ante posts ahead of the Festival.

    In 2016 the service enjoyed a tremendous Festival - which was the result of months of planning in the lead up to the main event.

    We ended up making +26 pts profit to the lowest quoted odds in e-mails (in practice it would have been easy to win much more than this due to fact many of the prices in my doubles were settled at SP). 

    Some of the single winners included.....

    • Unowhatimeanharry (Albert Bartlett) 25/1
    • Sizing John (Arkle, w/o Douvan) 16/1
    • Mall Dini (Pertemps) 20/1)
    • Ivanovich Gorbatov (Triumph) 8/1
    • Yorkhill (Supreme) 3/1 
    • On The Fringe (Foxhunters) 11/4

    We also landed winning multiples involving all-weather winners we'd backed in the months leading up the Festival with Cheltenham scorers Douvan (Arkle), Vroum Vroum Mag (Mares Hurdle), Thistlecrack (World Hurdle), Limini (Mares Novice Hurdle) and Ivanovich Gorbatov (Triumph).

    We were on Valseur Lido (placed 33/1 EW) and Road To Riches (placed 12/1 EW) in the Ryanair and our main ante post fancy in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Djakadam, also ran a cracker to finish second. All in all, it was a very good week!

    This season we have taken long-term views against Faugheen in the Champion Hurdle (the view was he may not be the same horse after his long-term injury) and against Thistlecrack in the Gold Cup (the view was that the race is tough for novices to win) this season and our main bets in these races are now 7/2 2nd fav (from 12/1) and 5/2 fav (from 8/1), respectively. In the Stayers' Hurdle we are on the ante post favourite (who is now 6/5) at prices up to 20/1 (advised in November).

    There are still plenty more races to cover before the Festival starts and we will continue to add further Festival bets to our list until the Festival starts. 

    We will continue to bet throughout the Festival itself too, topping up and covering our positions as the week goes on.

    We will be looking to outlay a similar amount to last season with a view to trying to generate a 20pt+ profit on the week that will set us up for the start of the Flat - which is the service's bread and butter.

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  • Jubilant January

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 28th January 2017

    December wasn't a great month for us as we made a loss and so many horses traded at odds on in running but failed to go on  and win their race. 

    These things are cyclical, though, and we've gained compensation in January with a rich run of form. We've backed 16 individual winners and also landed a small double. 

    The winners were: Petite Jack (9/4), Ertijaal (13/8), Zac Brown (12/1), Lancelot Du Lac (11/4), Garde La Victoire (7/4), Gracious Tom (5/1), Final Venture (14/1), Winter Lion (9/2), Fast Track (13/2), My Target (9/2), Mythical Madness (9/2), Bring On A Spinner (7/2), Championship (7/2), Kasbah (11/2), Isharah (5/1) and Promising Run (4/1). 

    The double was on Revel & Absolute Blast, who were settled at SP (as are most of my doubles). 

    We are +21.09 pts up for the month at the time of writing and the 2017 service is back in profit (+3.52 pts) again, despite the December lull.

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  • Happy Christmas

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 25th December 2016

    I would like to wish all of my members and website visitors a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

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  • 2016 annual review

    2016 annual review

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 23rd December 2016

    A full review of the 2016 NMP service can be found at the 2016 review link.

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  • 2017 service start date

    Author: simoncorrigan | Date: 8th December 2016

    My 2017 service will commence from the morning of Wednesday 9th November 2016 and will run until 12th November 2017. Please find full details at the following link: NMP 2017 membership details.

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  • 2016: Another successful season

    Author: simoncorrigan | Date: 9th November 2016

    The curtain came down on the Flat season after Doncaster and we ended the year with +77.66 pts profit from a total of 818.73 pts outlaid at advised stakes and prices (the lowest quoted in e-mails). This translated to a ROI of +9 % and a ROC of +97 % since January 1st - we've effectively doubled an 80 pt betting bank over the course of the season so the main target for the season was met!

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  • The Tin Man wields his axe on bookmakers

    The Tin Man wields his axe on bookmakers

    Author: simoncorrigan | Date: 15th October 2016

    We had been knocking hard on the door with our big ante post Flat selections and landed a big coup on Champions Day at Ascot when The Tin Man (8/1) landed a MAX bet for us and several doubles (win and each-way) in the Champions Sprint. 

    We also had the 80/1 second, Growl, onside each-way, so it really was a superb result for us. 

    It was somewhat ironic that the two horses which have been touched off when on the verge of landing us large ante post returns this season - Growl and Brando - were the 2nd and 3rd in this race on the day when we finally landed a big chop.

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    The tricast (see image above) paid £4383.09 to a £1 stake (it paid £12,278.90 on the Tote, for comparison, if anyone had played it) and was a nice bonus if played on top of the singles and doubles advised to all members on the first and second.

    September ended with a small profit of +3.75 pts and we're looking to protect what we've got in the next few weeks until the Flat season ends at Doncaster in November.

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  • Autumn Update

    Autumn Update

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 12th September 2016

    August was a steady away month in which we broke even. 

    We started slowly but finished well with winners such as Sors (8/1) at the Curragh, El Astronaute (5/1) at Epsom and a double on two Richard Whitaker sprinters at Ripon - Pipers Note and Love Island. The double paid +12.31 pts profit at SP but members yielded greater returns than that in reality if they took morning prices - if taking BOG it is impossible not to beat the SP returns even if horses shorten over the course of the day! 

    September started well when we banged in 33/1 shot Just Glamorous in the Prix du Petit Couvert on Arc Trials Day at Chantilly (pictured left, (c) Edward Whitaker/Racing Post). He hacked up with a fine front running ride, returning odds of 20.70 on the PMU (French Tote) and never looked like getting caught - even by solid sprint yardstick Goldream. 

    We were narrowly denied another whopping ante post return with Growl finishing second in the Ayr Gold Cup, though we did take consolation from Penglai Pavilion  dotting up in the Cesarewitch Trial at odds of 10/1 for us five minutes later. 

    Another notable day was Sunday 4th September in which I sent out three sprint selections and all won. Tithonus (13/2), Nameitwhatyoulike (9/2) and Dark Defender (7/1) went in at Dundalk and York, with members staking as little as £4 EW and £2 win bets on these selections in multiples (off their own back and in addition to the profit from the singles I had advised) reporting four figure returns on the day! 

    Ardad (11/1), Sheikhzayedroad (6/1) and Captain Colby (10/1) all winning big races at Doncaster's St Leger meeting have proven additional positives in September so far.

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  • A joyous July

    A joyous July

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 31st July 2016

    Things really clicked into place for us in July and we enjoyed a superb month. 

    The highlight was Take Cover winning the King George Stakes for us at Glorious Goodwood (16/1), while other notable winners were Best Trip (9/1), Chiclet (7/1), Final Venture (15/2) and 3 pt MAX bet Kimberella (7/1), who dotted up in the Sky Bet Dash at York (picture left, (c) Racing Post) the same day we also landed a gamble on Librisa Breeze (8/1 into 3/1) in the International Handicap at Ascot. 

    We also landed two superb doubles on Chiclet/St Michel and then Best Trip/Just Glamorous. Because the doubles are settled at SP with my service, most members easily beat my +36 pt profit figure (to lowest advised prices) for July and were in a position whereby they'd achieved 100 % bank growth since 1st January (if using my recommendation of an 80 pt betting bank).

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  • Massive ante post gamble foiled

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 30th July 2016

    Members were advised to back Growl ante post at odds of 25/1 for the Stewards' Cup weeks before the big race and we continued to top up on the horse at prices down to 14/1 up to the day and had big stakes rolling onto him from only a small outlay - both Fang (6/1) and Take Cover (11/1) had been advised as selections in the first legs of doubles with Growl, too. 

    A Growl victory would have been worth between +123.55 pts (worst prices) to +156.60 (best prices) to members, but sadly the horse was beaten into fourth from a bad draw and after meeting lots of trouble in running. 

    I'm not talking through my pocket, either, as I took some insurance out against our ante post bets and members backed the winner, Dancing Star, (6/1) and second, Orion's Bow (8/1) both each-way as well. 

    All three picks in the 28 runner Stewards' Cup thus made the frame for us and we still made a nice profit in the race. 

    We have gone close with two massive doubles this year now (Brando in the Wokingham being the other) and we will continue to chip away until we land one!

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  • June update

    June update

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 30th June 2016

    April wasn't a great month for us and after making +56 points across February and March we handed 19 pts back in April. May started well for us, though, with No Heretic (16/1) winning the Chester Cup and Moonlight Magic (9/1) winning the Derrinstown Derby Trial at Leopardstown last weekend. 

    We didn't managed to find the Ascot Gold Cup winner this year but we were on Diamond Jubilee winner Twilight Son (4/1) and smacked the crossbar with two gambles in the handicaps - Librisa Breeze (12/1) was second in the Royal Hunt Cup and our 3 pt MAX bet Brando, who we were on at prices up to 16/1 ante post, as well as in some on-the-day doubles, was a head second in the Wokingham. 

    We collected a place return, but had Brando won, we would have copped a total profit of between 48 to 57 pts (lowest vs highest odds available at the time of bet issue. The lowest figure goes on my records). We were so close!!

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  • Sensational Cheltenham

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 18th March 2016

    We enjoyed a superb Festival and made +26 pts profit to the lowest quoted odds in e-mails. 

    Winners included Unowhatimeanharry (25/1) in the Albert Bartlett, Sizing John (w/o Douvan) (16/1) in the Arkle, Mall Dini (20/1) in the Pertemps Final, Ivanovich Gorbatov (8/1) in the Triumph, Yorkhill (3/1) in the Neptune and On The Fringe (11/4) in the Foxhunters.

    We also copped decent returns off multiples involving all-weather winners / ante post wagers on Douvan in the Arkle, Vroum Vroum Mag in the Mares Hurdle, Thistlecrack in the World Hurdle, Limini in the Mares Novice Hurdle and Ivanovich Gorbatov in the Triumph. 

    We were on Valseur Lido (placed 33/1 EW) and Road To Riches (placed 12/1 EW) in the Ryanair and our main ante post fancy in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Djakadam, also ran a cracker to finish second.

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  • Triple award winner

    Author: Wayne Finter | Date: 29th February 2016

    I would like to say a big thank you to all of those that voted for my service in the 2016 Secret Betting Club Tipster & Betting Awards. 

    For the second year running, Northern Monkey Punter was voted into the gold medal position in the 'BEST RACING TIPSTER' and 'BEST OVERALL TIPSTER' categories and also picked up the silver award in the 'BETTING HERO' category. 

    Your support and votes are much appreciated.

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