Betfred ‘Keep It Fun’ Contenders Hurdle (Listed) (Class 1) (4YO plus) (1.15) – No bet here but a must watch race that with Triumph Hurdle second favourite Bristol De Mai and progressive novice Jollyallan facing against Greatwood Hurdle winner Garde La Victoire, who sets a high standard of 154 giving away only a small amount of… Read More Today’s Racing – 31st January 2015
Emirates Global Aluminium Excellence Handicap Trophy – Turf (3YO plus) (3.20) – Three of these are closely matched based on a course and distance handicap where Fityaan was ahead of Athoug, Speed Hawk, and Adjaadd and they look the three to concentrate on barring the favourite Banaadeer, who runs here with a big reputation following… Read More Dubai World Cup Carnival 2015 – 29th January
JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (Registered As The Finesse Juvenile Hurdle) (Grade 2) (Class 1) (4YO only) – You can see my views on this race, along with a whole range of other exclusive content at http://jpfestival.com/something-for-the-weekend. Signups now will get discounted tickets to our Cheltenham Festival preview evening on Friday the 6th March! … Read More Cheltenham Trials Day 2015
Sodexo Juvenile Hurdle (£5k Field Size Bonus) (Class 3) (4yo) (12.40) – This should be between Top Notch and Golden Doyen, with clear preference for the Nicky Henderson charge to give Simon Munir and Isaac Haydes even more strength in the market for the Triumph. An impressive winner on his second French start… Read More Today’s Racing – 17th January 2015
With less than 9 weeks to go until the Festival, thoughts have turned to those four days for many, and two novices looks worth watching with a mind to bigger things today. The leading festival horse of the day is Douvan, who appears to be Willie Mullins’s, and therefore the Irish, leading contender for the… Read More Today’s Racing – 10th January 2015
Most football fans are used to tight Premier League title races. It’s been less than two years since Sergio Aguero won Manchester City the title in added time. Last year’s title race went to the last day (albeit with City now 1/3 shots to win it). And City again, look set to be involved in… Read More Premier League 2014/15: Saturday 10th January 2015
It may be only 3 days into 2015 but already one of the most established dates of the sporting year is here; The third round of the FA Cup. With a whole new set of stories to come this weekend over a marathon five days – Cardiff played and beat Colechester last night – the… Read More FA Cup 2015
BetBright Novices’ Chase (Registered As The Dipper Novices’ Chase) (Grade 2) (Class 1) (5YO plus) (1.20) – This is a superb novice chase and the highlight of the New Year’s Day card. The betting has Ptit Zig and Champagne West at the head of affairs and that looks about right, with Paul Nicholls’s promising young… Read More Today’s Racing – New Year’s Day 2015!