Nap of The Day - Today's Horse Racing Naps

NAP is an expression used to highlight a handicapper's best wager of the day. Use this page to see where a number of horse racing experts have chosen the same NAPS (best wagers) for today.

For all today's horse racing picks head over to our main horse racing picks page.


Experts are OLBG tipsters with high strike rates, current month or 6 month profitability for a particular sport.

About Horse Racing Naps at OLBG

You will be presented with today's best free naps of the day from the OLBG horse racing handicappers above.

For each race where a runner has received a daily nap, they will be displayed above complete with the number of naps for that runner in the race compared to the total number of naps in the race.

To get a more detailed view you can click on the race to view all runners in the race, here you can see how many naps each runner in the race has received.

If an OLBG handicapper has entered a comment for their selection, then you can also view this on the race page for each runner to get more information regarding the horse racing nap.

What are Horse Racing Naps?

If you are one of those who get lost in the endless terminologies and abbreviations in horse racing, then do not fear we are here to help!

The term ‘Nap’ in horse racing is one of the simpler terms, it is the handicapper's best horse racing pick of the day, they only get one daily nap and that horse is the one which they feel has the best chance of winning from all their horse racing picks.

If you are looking for the most popular horse racing picks in general then head over to the main Horse Racing Predictions page.

Which are the best Horse Racing Naps?

We currently have a total of seven nap handicappers who are showing over a hundred point level stakes profit for their racing naps over the past twelve months and an amazing twenty-five racing nap handicappers who show over a fifty point level stakes profit over the past twelve months.

If you want a general overview of the best horse racing experts then be sure to have a look at the free Best Horse Racing Handicappers page for those who currently have picks open for horse racing including horse racing naps.

Looking at the past twelve months by LSP (to 10pt stakes), the top handicappers for racing Naps at the time of writing (January 2024) are:

Why do handicappers use Naps?

Marking a runner as today's Nap helps the OLBG handicappers highlight the runner they believe has the best chance of winning on the day. Meaning if they put up multiple picks, when you look at them, you know which one is today's nap and therefore their best bet for the day.

Handicappers are a lot more selective when it comes to naps, this is an example of one of Ryanwe's naps which was successful...

"He went close off 64 & 66 back in Feb/Mar over tomorrow's CD, and run well enough on the turf since returning from a break, more so given how slow away he was.

The form book says he's achieved a lot more on the polytrack surface, and as he's down to 61, and in a class 6 too, it's no surprise a few books have him as clear fav in here.

He's got a great draw in 3, got a lot going for him in a really average looking race, so it stands out at the prices."

As you can see, they have targetted a runner who looks well off based on official ratings, this is based on the runner being 3-5lbs lower than encouraging runs over the same course and distance, he was also running in a low class and he also mentions that the runner was well-drawn. This is the sort of information that our handicappers look at when deciding on daily naps.

What are Horse Racing Nbs?

So we now know what Naps are but you may now be asking, ok but what are horse racing Nbs?

The term 'Nb' is used in the horse racing industry to describe a handicapper's Next Best bet of the day. Meaning you have their Nap as their best bet of the day and then their Nb which is their next best bet of the day.

Using these indicators highlights the handicapper's best two bets of the day, it also means if for some reason their Nap does not run, then you know which runner is next in their pecking order for confidence.

So, keeping it simple, a Nap is the handicapper's best bet of the day and an Nb is the handicapper's next best bet of the day!

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