What is a NAP of the Day?
Horse racing tipsters make numerous horse racing tips each and every day. They study the form of all the various race meetings – both in the UK and Ireland and for race meetings taking place further afield – and usually come up with a winning selection for every event that is being run, or an outside bet that will be useful to back each-way.
Once they’ve made their selections, they will review all the horses that they have chosen and pick out the one that they feel has the best chance of returning a tidy (or sometimes, hefty) profit. This is their ‘NAP of the Day’.
What does NAP mean?
There once was a commonly-used slang expression in England ‘to go nap’. This derived from the once-popular card game ‘Napoleon’ or ‘Nap’ for short. ‘To go nap’ in this game meant winning all five tricks in a hand, but beyond the card game this expression changed to mean a big win. In horse racing terms, ‘nap’ means a big win, or the selection that has the best chance of securing a big win.
Why are horse racing NAPs popular?
While there are plenty of punters out there whom prefer to study the form themselves and come up with their own selections, others rely on the opinions of the people whom should really know – the horse racing tipsters. Usually, it is easier to place money on the ‘NAP of the day’ from all the leading experts and win, rather than rely upon your own ‘expertise’.
Newcomers to horse racing betting may also find better value in following the NAP tips of the tipping experts until they begin to understand the ins and outs of horse racing betting.
How do we pick our daily NAPs?
Both the National Hunt and flat horse racing seasons extend for many months, meaning that there are always sufficient meetings available for us to make plenty of hot tips. There are a considerable number of variables involved in picking the best horses – the form, the likely going, the weight carried and the appointed jockey, for example.
We select NAPs and NBs (next best selection) for most horse racing events based upon our years of accrued horse race betting experience. If you want to be successful in your horse racing betting, then following our NAP tips is the best place to start.
How to place a NAP of the Day bet
If you have an account at an online sports book, then placing backing one of our NAPs is extremely easy. If you don’t yet have a sports betting account then opening one is just as simple – head to our racecards page and back your pick right here on RacingTips.
Sign in to your account and find the horse racing section. Find the meeting at which our NAP of the Day is running then click on the chosen mounts’ name. The horse will be added to your bet-slip and you can add the amount you want to wager. Sometimes our bet of the day may be an each-way bet, so make sure you place your bet accordingly.
NAPs as part of a multiple bet
NAP may now be part of you horse racing vocabulary, but there are couple of other acronyms that might still be confusing you. While NAP will crop up on practically every horse racing tipping page, the letters NB and T won’t be far behind.
Where a NAP is a tipster’s best bet of the day, the term NB stands for Next Best, meaning that selection is second only to a pundit’s NAP. T represents the word Treble and is the third leg of that tipster’s three-fold accumulator containing a their NAP and their next best bet.
A treble is a popular type of bet in all forms of sports betting and is an extremely common form of wager in horse racing. A treble is an accumulator consisting of three selections and the bet can be placed straight win or each-way.
All three legs of the accumulator have to win – or place if you have backed the bet each-way – for you to receive any pay-out, but the return you will pocket would be much more significant than if you had backed the three horses individually.
Given an expert’s NAP, and even their NBs, are likely to carry short prices to post, it makes sense to team them up with an third horse – usually labelled T – to help punters maximise their profits by backing the trio as a treble.