Nap of the Day
There are many horse racing tipsters to follow in daily newspapers, the racing Press and other parts of the media. Tipsters provide selections for a number of horse races, but their best bet is the nap of the day. This is the one horse they would put forward more than the others as the best chance of identifying a winner. Some tipsters always make a short-priced favourite the nap of the day, but others go for outsiders. By the very nature of the nap of the day concept the selections will be fancied in the betting. In fact, the betting public may back a horse if it is the nap of the day of a respected tipster. A tipster must put forward a nap of the day when there is racing so followers will be interested to find out the identity of this horse.
Horse Racing Nap of the Day
Betting on sport has grown with the development of online bookmakers who are more sports-orientated. This has led to less betting on horse racing, but it is still the core sport in betting offices. The nap of the day concept is generally related to horse racing but now some tipsters provide their best bet for a programme of football matches. By definition a nap of the day must be for a sport in which there is daily action and horse racing is such a sport. There are meetings on 363 days of the year and the only blank days are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. That means tipsters or tipping services hardly have a day off when they are putting forward a nap of the day. The horse selected usually has the best form in any race and the best chance of winning. One way of identifying the nap of the day is based on the highest ratings advantage in horse has in a race. Ratings are a measure of a horse’s ability and the horse with the highest rating has the best chance. It makes sense for the nap of the day to be based on comparative ratings across the full racing programme.
Cheltenham Festival Nap of the Day
The interest in a pundit’s nap of the day increases during the Cheltenham Festival. This four-day meeting in March generates huge betting turnover. The feature races always appear at the top of lists of biggest betting races of the year. Punters save up funds for Cheltenham Festival week and look for assistance in the form of the nap of the day. The festival features championship races for hurdlers and chasers over a number of distances and reading the form is huge. Some bettors like to take a short cut to save time and part of that will involve backing the nap of the day. The racing is very competitive so a tipster with a good record at the Cheltenham festival will be respected when the nap of the day appears.