Here are our NATIONAL HUNT HORSES TO FOLLOW for the 2017-2018 season Although the National Hunt Season has drawn to a close, National Hunt racing doesn’t really stop and there are some good prizes over jumps during the summer, although I’m not sure if any of these will be aiming for such prizes. Hopefully we have highlighted horses in this blog post that will be well worth following next season in some of the feature handicaps. Charli Parcs Trained by Nicky Henderson and Owned by Mr J P McManus Charli Parcs is a great starting point as he will split opinions. After winning a Juvenile Hurdle in France he […]
I decided that I wouldn’t include winners in this list otherwise the likes of Altior (Nicky Henderson), Buveur D’Air (Nicky Henderson), Frodon (Paul Nicholls) and Cap Soleil (Fergal O’Brien) would have made the list. I strongly recommend looking out for the last named Mare as I thought she was an incredibly impressive TOP RATED winner on debut!
I therefore have looked for horses that have been beaten and hopefully highlighted some that you have either forgotten about or didn’t see yourself. One For Arthur – 5th in the Becher Chase @ Aintree One For Arthur ran a career best when 5th in the […]
In this part we have looked at the Championship Chase races of the Queen Mother Champion Chase, The Ryanair Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Un De Sceaux is a short priced odds on favourite and probably wins this race if he gets round however 2 falls on CV are the concern.
Un De Sceaux won the Arkle Chase last year at the Cheltenham Festival and ended his season winning the Ryanair Chase at Punchestown over 2 miles. He returned this season with the Champion Chase in mind and ran in the Grade 1 Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown but ran a bit keenly and fell at the 2nd last. Many […]
In this part we look at the Championship Hurdle races. All 3 look to have favourites that could be very hard to beat.
This race revolves all around Faugheen and he has been priced up accordingly with all of his rivals looking to be aimed at placing behind him.
Faugheen is the reigning champion having won this race last year having previously won the Neptune Novices Hurdle the year before. Having been unbeaten at the beginning of the season it was a huge shock when he was turned over by his stablemate Nichols Canyon at Punchestown in the Morgiana Hurdle in a race in which Nichols Canyon was allowed to make […]
With just over a month to go, it’s time we went through the feature races in depth analysing which horses are probably going to have a say in the finishes of these races. In the first part we are going to look at the Novice Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival.
Supreme Novices Hurdle
The Supreme Novices Hurdle currently has a short priced favourite in Min for Willie Mullins and Mr Rich Ricci. Having won this race for the last 3 years with Champagne Fever, Vautour and Douvan anything that proved to be their number 1 for this race was going to be a short priced however his form has looked very strong.
With the National Hunt Season fast approaching we have highlighted 11 horses that we think will be very hard to beat in their respective races and feel there are a few Cheltenham Festival winners in this list.
Vautour: Vautour was highlighted the day before he made his British debut as being one of the horses that would be a main player in the Novice hurdle division and this turned out to be true with Vautour being unbeaten all season including winning the Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham in very impressive fashion in a time that was quicker than both Champagne Fever and Al Ferof who both won this race and went […]
A fantastic Cheltenham Festival with some really impressive winners and a great week for RatingTheRaces TOP TIPS which made a handsome 37.90 points.
Supreme Novices Hurdle
A fast pace was set by Champagne Fever just like he did when winning the Champion Bumper last season and again this proved to be perfect. Coming off the bridle just after the 2nd last Ruby Walsh kept pushing along and Champagne Fever kept finding for him. He held off My Tent Or Yours and Jezki up the hill and looks a smart horse.
With 2pts e/w on both Champagne Fever @ 6/1 and UnAtout @ 6/1 (at William Hill who paid 5 […]