November Napster list headed by The Guardian
There was a thrilling conclusion to the fight to claim first place in the November tips table. Three tipsters, The Guardian, Farringdon of the Morning Star and Rob Wright of The Times, were separated by just 1.4 points after 30-days of intense competition. They finished in the order indicated above, with The Guardian denying Farringdon by just 0.2 points with Wright a further1.2 points behind in third.
There were also solid performances from Newsboy of the Daily Mirror, the Racing Post’s Postdata, The Scout of the Daily Express and the Daily Telegraph’s Marlborough.
It took a while for The Guardian’s napster to get into top gear, but followers’ patience was rewarded when 10/1 Vincenzo Coccotti scored at Chelmsford on 12th. Three days later Alkhor was a winning 8/1 selection, while the success of 6/1 Pactolus six days later ensured the month would end with a profitable return.
Farringdon left it until the last day to make his challenge. The 16/1 victory of Kempton scorer Habbad gave the Morning Star’s tipster a monthly yield of 10.2 and a November haul of nine winners from 26 tips (34.6%); agonisingly close to success, but a fine return all the same.
Wright’s 9-point November profit was built around four good-priced winners: 6/1 North Hill Harvey (Cheltenham, 13 November), Aliandy who won at the same price at Southwell two days later, 7/1 Swanton, successful at Wolverhampton on 25th and 5/1 Lozah (Newcastle, 29th).
Ten of Newsboy’s 27 naps obliged, giving the Mirror’s pundit a better than 37% strike rate, while two 5/1 winners, Solomn Grundy (Newbury 25 November) and Lozah (Newcastle, 29 November) helped the Racing Post’s Postdata earn a 3.7-point yield and fifth position in the November standings.
Although Racing Post Ratings finished down the order in November, they continue to lead the 2016 table with an overall yield of 32.7 points. Simpson of the Blackpool Gazette is second with 15.4 points while there is a tight battle for third between Marlborough (5.2 points) and Glendale of The Scotsman (5.1 points).
With Christmas looming, it might be wise to pay attention to the naps proffered by West Tip of The Western Morning News. Last year, the tipster named after the 1986 Grand National winner secured a 12-point yield for the period 26 December-2 January, while back in 2013/04, West Tip was up to the tune of 17.3 points during the period 26 December – 4 January. Something they add to the Christmas pud down Plymouth way, perhaps?
Date Published: 08/12/2016