British Champions Day Preview

Ascot British Champion’s Day 1:20 – Long Distance Cup Good news that Stradivarius stays in training next year, and he is the obvious starting point to regain the prize he won two years ago before going down narrowly to Kew Gardens last year. You could argue that at 6/5 he has more than a 45% […]

20 jumpers to follow 2020/21

Some very early thoughts for the Jumps 2020/21, bearing in mind that due to the disruption to last season’s programme, there is likely to be many changes particularly regarding novice status. Monkfish (6-y-o) Getaway/Martovic (Willie Mullins) As a point-to-point winner (at Stowlin) the cliché “anything he does over hurdles is a bonus” was always likely […]

The Wokingham 1-2-3

A typically competitive Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot, so it’s nice to have got the race pretty spot on.. Advice provided to members prior to the race; “Burmese Waltz is one at an each-way price (16/1) that could go well. Chiefofchiefs may be worth a punt at 50/1, dropping to a sprint trip for the first time. Nahaar could go […]

The wait is nearly over!

Dear member, Firstly, I hope you are fit and well and that you avoided the worst of Covid-19. It seems like an age since the last update was sent out in March, when we had no idea that there would be no more domestic racing for almost three months at least. It has been frustrating […]

Dozen to follow on the flat in 2020

A dozen to follow on the flat in 2020: Albigna 3 ch f (Zoffany-Freedonia) Mrs J Harrington Jessie Harrington is now a leading light under both codes and this Zoffany filly looks likely to contest top races this campaign. Very green and too free in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh, she made amends […]

Cheltenham ante-post review

Ante-post Most of the advised ante-post bets were non-runners but members were only advised to bet non-runner, no bet so money back and no losses. There was still some decent value highlighted on the previews: 13th February Supreme Novices Hurdle “Shishkin is as short as 9/4 for the opener on the back of two facile […]

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Gold Cup The Blue Riband, the race I and many others consider to be the “race of the season”, recent renewals have seen a mixture of champions and some poor races with well-below average winners. For every: Kicking King, Kauto Star, Denman and arguably Long Run (although he lacked longevity) there’s a Lord Windermere, Bobs […]

Cheltenham Day 4 Triumph Hurdle

Day 4 Triumph Hurdle Writing this after the weekend of the Adonis hurdle, the assessment has a completely different complexion to how it was looking last week after the emphatic performance of Solo in the last recognised trial. Up until then the juvenile division had revolved around the three powerful front runners: Allmankind, Goshen and […]

Cheltenham Day 3

Day 3 Thursday Marsh Chase Formerly known as the JLT or the Jewson – As mentioned on the Ryanair preview, a win for Faugheen at the festival would raise the roof and he looks more likely to line up here over 2½m than the 3m staying chase, being an ex-champion hurdler on “Annie Power day” […]

Cheltenham Day 2 with additional previews

Day 2 Wednesday Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Similarly, the second day kicks-off with a novices hurdle and as mentioned previewing the Supreme, at this stage many of the main protagonists are double-entered and with this being an intermediate distance, it will also have entries that end up in the (3m) Albert Bartlett on the Friday. The […]