A guide with easy to understand rules for beginners and novices new to Horse Racing
The term NAP comes from the card game called Napoleon, the person with the winning cards was holding the Napoleon Hand. Because of the games popularity the term Napoleon Hand was used to describe all sorts of undoubted winning outcomes and in horse racing it was shortened to NAP.
My Horse racing NAP guide, how to pick the horse and race to win derives from many losses mainly with accumulators so, my primary objective is not to lose all my money. Everybody wants to show you how much you can win, I am trying to show you how not to lose all your money and stay in the game. I call it defensive gambling. Statistically 97% lose all their money in the long run !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Below is an explaination of how I go about picking my races and horses along with the rating sytem I use on my main tips page.
My Horse Race type suggestions are based on several rules listed below:
My Horse Pick suggestions are based on several factors listed below;
The horses current form
It's win/place ratio
How well it's done at that race course
How well it's done at that distance
How well it's done in that race type (Flat, Hurdles, Fences/Chase & All Weather Tapeta/Polytrack)
How well it's done on that going/ground (Turf: Heavy, Soft, Good to Soft, Good, Good to Firm, Firm. All Weather: Slow, Standard, Fast)
How well it's done at that class
How well it's done at Stakes, Handicap, Novice & Maiden races
How well it's done with the Jockey
How well it's done with the Trainer
It's age & sex
It's handicap & weight
It's Sire & Dam
Once I have used my rules regarding which type of race I will pick a horse from, I then go to Timeform and apply the above factors to my selection. (This means the horse will probably be the favourite) Then I cross reference with various other tipsters to see if they agree with my selection and I never look at the odds until after undergoing all steps because this may influence my decision. Remember the horse doesn't know the odds, so you should not let the odds influence you.
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Horse Racing has been around since ancient times having been present in Greece, Rome, Babylon, Syria and Egypt according to archaeological records.
In the Uk horse racing became established in the 18th century when the Jockey Club was formed in 1750 and set rules to prevent dishonesty and make a level playing field.
The Five Classic Races the 2,000 Guineas, 1,000 Guineas, Epsom Oaks, Epsom Downs and St Leger began with the St Leger in 1776 and culminated with the 1,000 Guineas in 1809. No horse has won all Five Classics, however in 1902 Sceptre won 4 outright and Formosa won 4 in 1868 but the 2,000 Guineas win was a dead-heat. The Triple Crown (2,000 Guineas, Derby and St Leger) has been won by 15 horses the last being Nijinsky in 1970.
Thoroughbred racing remains very popular with aristocrats and royalty earning the sport the name 'Sport of Kings'