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Weekend 28th – 29th January 23 Preview & Review

2023-01-30T10:37:32+00:00January 30th, 2023|

Weekend of 28th – 29th January Preview and Review

Whilst the racing has already been completed, we thought we should link you to the Preview video and also the Review video. These are often posted to YouTube and twitter.

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Weekend Preview

Always great to see some winning bet slips!

Weekend Preview

The review includes a couple of crazy plans for the County Hurdle and Coral Cup and also why Liam thinks Editeur De Gite may find it much harder at the Cheltenham Festival. […]

Cheltenham Festival 2023 Day 4 – Looking away from the favourites

2023-01-13T12:21:32+00:00January 13th, 2023|

Cheltenham Day 4 – Friday

In this post, we will identify the top contenders that pose the greatest threat to the favourites in the Day 4 races at the Cheltenham Festival. By analysing various factors such as form, distance, and more, we aim to find reasons why the favourites may not be as strong as their odds suggest and could potentially be beaten by another horse. Our goal is to uncover potential upsets and let’s hope we have a few here!

Triumph Hurdle

Zarak The Brave was impressive on hurdles debut at Fairyhouse before stepping up to Grade 3 company and bumping into Lossiemouth. I think Lossiemouth wins […]

Cheltenham Festival 2023 Day 3 – Looking away from the favourites

2023-01-11T17:04:51+00:00January 11th, 2023|

Cheltenham Day 3 – Thursday

In this post, we will identify the top contenders that pose the greatest threat to the favourites in the Day 3 races at the Cheltenham Festival. By analysing various factors such as form, distance, and more, we aim to find reasons why the favourites may not be as strong as their odds suggest and could potentially be beaten by another horse. Our goal is to uncover potential upsets and let’s hope we have a few here!

Turner Novices Chase

James Du Berlais is clearly thought of as being very classy. He started his career with Willie Mullins in the Champion Hurdle of 2021 […]

Cheltenham Festival 2023 Day 2 – Looking away from the favourites

2023-01-10T14:16:31+00:00January 10th, 2023|

Cheltenham Day 2 – Wednesday

In this post, we will identify the top contenders that pose the greatest threat to the favourites in the Day 2 races at the Cheltenham Festival. By analysing various factors such as form, distance, and more, we aim to find reasons why the favourites may not be as strong as their odds suggest and could potentially be beaten by another horse. Our goal is to uncover potential upsets and let’s hope we have a few here!

Ballymore Novices Hurdle

Champ Kiely bounced back to form when winning the Grade 1 over 2m3f and although he clearly settled better over this trip and going […]

Cheltenham Festival 2023 Day 1 – Looking away from the favourites

2023-01-09T18:33:41+00:00January 9th, 2023|

Cheltenham Day 1 – Tuesday

In this post, we will identify the top contenders that pose the greatest threat to the favourites in the Day 1 races at the Cheltenham Festival. By analysing various factors such as form, distance, and more, we aim to find reasons why the favourites may not be as strong as their odds suggest and could potentially be beaten by another horse. Our goal is to uncover potential upsets and let’s hope we have a few here!

Supreme Novices Hurdle

Marine Nationale won the Royal Bond Grade 1 Hurdle at Fairyhouse and the second and fourth place finishers in that race have since performed […]

Some Early 2023 Targets for Eyecatchers

2023-01-02T18:48:58+00:00January 2nd, 2023|

New Years Day targets

Minella Indo won at Tramore beating Stattler and is arguably no longer the ‘forgotten horse’ of the Gold Cup. Form at the Cheltenham Festival read 1212 and he was a whopping 40/1 for the Gold Cup before yesterday. I highlighted that a 50/1 double winning at Tramore and the Gold Cup was a good bet and we now have 50/1 about a 20/1 shot who is likely to go straight for the Gold Cup.

From the last email we sent

How we’ve go 50/1 about a 20/1 shot in the Cheltenham Gold Cup

It sounds like they are going straight to the […]

Christmas Eyecatchers 2022

2023-01-03T11:59:35+00:00December 29th, 2022|

Christmas Eyecatchers

In this blog post, I will highlight some of the standout horses that caught my attention during the Christmas period. These may include contenders for the Grand National as well as those with potential for success in the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival

Are these blogs worth reading?

Monday 26th December

Fontwell 11:57

Rambo T – Handicapping. Could be interesting, decent R Figures, beaten by a smart sort last time out in Givega

(Edit – Handicap Mark of 116 – that looks very workable) 

Leopardstown 12:00

Parmenion­ – This horse placed third in the same race where State Man fell before going on to win a […]

3 for the Welsh National

2022-12-18T15:51:10+00:00December 18th, 2022|

A trio for the Welsh National

Truckers Lodge – Paul Nicholls

Truckers Lodge has already competed in 3 Welsh Nationals finishing 2nd in 2019 (off effective 136), 7th in 2020 (off effective 152) and 3rd in 2021 (off effective 150). This year I fully expect Freddie Gingell to ride and take 10lb off in a race named after his late mother AND the horse is only rated 141 now. That would see him running off an effective 131. Remember he was 2nd beaten just 1 1/4 lengths off 136 in 2019. I’m sure they left plenty of work in him when he ran in the handicap at Haydock […]

When targets look obvious

2022-12-14T14:48:02+00:00December 14th, 2022|

I can never understand some trainers plans

Looking at some of the recent handicap marks and some of the upcoming fixtures, there are some that stand out so clearly. Let’s have a look at one of these!

Rouge Vif

Rouge Vif got dropped 5lb over hurdles to 130 and 4lb to 140 over fences after disappointing over hurdles at Cheltenham recently.

Target:

Well handicapped?

Is Rouge Vif well handicapped over fences even though he’s higher rated over fences than hurdles? Absolutely. He’s run in 2 Handicap chases in his career, he was going to finish 2nd off 149 when falling at the last over 2 1/2 mile and […]

She would be great in a Coral Cup!

2022-12-10T12:39:27+00:00December 10th, 2022|

Cheltenham

Unfortunately, Doncaster, Cheltenham, Navan and Hereford are all abandoned and the racing review is limited this week. I did notice a horse yesterday however that should definitely be aimed at the Coral Cup.

Indefatigable finished 8th of 8 yesterday at Cheltenham over 3m having been held up and not picking up when they got racing on the flat (last 2 hurdles were omitted due to low sun). Her last 2 efforts now over 3m have seen her finish last of 8 and last 6 and hopefully connections realise she doesn’t stay 3m as well as she does over the 2 1/2 mile trip. She was beaten yesterday […]