A Special October for Goodfellow and Racing Post Ratings
For two newspaper tipsters, October was a month to relish: The Daily Mail’s Robin Goodfellow posted a 59.2-point profit on all tips proffered during the month (that was a total of 796), while The Racing Post’s Ratings recorded a 43.6-point monthly yield (from 759 tips) and headed the naps table, for good measure.
Robin Goodfellow’s October record makes enchanting reading for his legion of supporters. Five-winner hauls at Chelmsford City (6 October), Carlisle (20 October) and Chepstow (25 October) stand out while the seven winners collected at the two-day October Cheltenham meeting auger well for the forthcoming jumping campaign. Individual winners of note included 14/1 Intisaab (York, 8 October) and three 10/1 victors, Burning Thread (Bath, 12 October), Wishing Well (Redcar, 14 October) and Elegant Escape (Chepstow, 25 October).
The many October highlights for Racing Post’s Ratings included 16/1 Amood, one of six winners on the eight-race Newcastle card on 30 October. There were also a 14/1 winner, Whitchurch (Nottingham, 26 October), two at 12s and four at 10s. And, with a haul that included winners at 8/1, 9/1 and 12s, the Post’s Ratings service headed the October Napcheckers Naps list with a 21.1-point yield.
Rob Wright of The Times took second with The Scotsman’s Glendale third. The Daily Mirror’s Newsboy claimed fourth position while Marlborough of the Daily Telegraph maintained his recent fine form with another monthly profit.
Racing Post Ratings’ irrepressible form last month manifested itself with four of the service’s eight winning naps recording starting prices of 7/1 and above. Bertwhittle got things going with a 9/1 victory at York on 7 October followed, the next day, by 7/1 Sweet Sensation at Newmarket. Eight days on and it was the turn of 12/1 Royal Mezyan to add to the coffers with a regal success at Newcastle. Dreams of Glory (8/1, Windsor, 17 October) completed the big money haul. The strike-rate for the month was an impressive 27.58%.
The Brian Meehan-trained Calvinist, a 16/1 upset at York on 7 October, led Rob Wright’s October challenge, which consisted of seven winning selections (24.13% strike-rate) and a monthly gain of 8.3 points. This was just 0.2 points more than The Scotsman’s Glendale, whose 28.57% strike-rate was better than the first and second placed services in this month’s challenge. Glendale’s best return came courtesy of 9/1 Tap Tap Boom (Newmarket, 19 October), the third leg of a run of four successive winning naps.
Newsboy scored with ten of his 30 naps (33.33%) with Showdaisy, an 8/1 winner (Musselburgh, 11 October) catching the eye. Marlborough was also in great form in October, advising nine winning naps (32.14% strike-rate) including 11/2 St Gregory (Ayr, 24 October).
So, with just two months left to run, Racing Post Racings jump into pole position in the 2016 Naps table, with a 35.9-point yield. Second, with 26.2 is Simpson of the Blackpool Gazette, with The Scotsman’s Glendale third on 17.8 points.
Date Published: 08/11/2016