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Don’t know what a NAPs table is? We’ll tell you! It’s an independently run competition involving the cream of the British and Irish racing press whose positions in the table are based on their profits to Level Stakes. And just like all sports competitions worldwide, those doing best are towards the top of the table.
So, we decided to put that golden guide to the test and use it to steer you towards what could be a savvy Lucky 15 (4 horses, 15 bets). The four you’ll see below are the selections of some of the top-performing tipsters in the table.
And with it being Day 2 of the Dublin Racing Festival where better to focus our attention than the action at Leopardstown. Let’s get to the bets…
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Willie Mullins has won this in eight of the last 14 seasons, including the last two. The clear pick of his quartet is GALOPIN DES CHAMPS who appeals as a novice with significant potential. Fury Road won a Grade 1 over 3m here at Christmas and may reverse previous Drinmore Chase form with Beacon Edge. Grade 1 Limerick winner Master McShee has more on his plate here but can make his presence felt.
Despite the drawback of being 4lb out of the handicap, BIRCHDALE is interesting here after a good run in the Paddy Power last time. Max Flamingo and Gallant John Joe have contrasting profiles but are worth considering now that they are dropped into handicap company. Towards the top of the handicap Blackbow and The Shunter have obvious claims.
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Only once since 2012 has Willie Mullins failed to win this event. Last season’s Cheltenham bumper winner SIR GERHARD looks the part now following a polished introduction to hurdling here at Christmas. Judged on overall form, My Mate Mozzie can be fancied to reverse Royal Bond running with Statuaire. Three Stripe Life may prosper over further in due course but has been highly effective at 2m so far.
It has to be respected that Patrick Mullins has chosen Pink In The Park from his father’s sextet of runners, but Gordon Elliott is well represented too. His best chance probably lies with HARMONYA MAKER, impressive at Punchestown last time with the forecast rain to suit.
Lucky 15 tips today
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