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Punchestown Festival: Wednesday Selections

On to the second day of the Punchestown Festival where the highlight is the Punchestown Gold Cup, with Road To Respect seeking to build on his good fourth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 832 more words

Punchestown Festival: Tuesday Selections

We can look forward to a great week of racing from the Punchestown Festival this week as the curtain comes down on the National Hunt season; proceedings also given an added layer of tension with the battle between Gordon Elliott and Willie Mullins for the trainers’ championship going right to the wire. 686 more words

Cheltenham April Meeting Selections

The flat season may be underway and properly getting into gear with the Guineas trials at Newmarket and Newbury this week, but there is some respite for us jumps fans with a cracking card at Cheltenham today. 626 more words

The Grand National 2018: Runners and Guide

BLAKLION: Looked the winner until two-out last year when fading into fifth.  Jumped and travelled brilliantly up until that point and given another chance Noel Fehily would have held on longer.  4,131 more words

The Grand National 2018: Trends

Trends are a strange thing, they can prove useful as an indicator but they are far from infallible and are an ever-evolving beast, so what could rule a horse out of contention this time around might be different the next time, while you could use literally anything as a trend to come up with the answer you want. 920 more words

Saturday Racing: Doncaster & Newbury Preview

I’m really struggling to raise any kind of enthusiasm for the start of the flat season.  I’m a jumps fan first and foremost and spend most of the flat season looking forward to the return of proper jumping, but it does feel different this year and my enthusiasm for the flat is probably at an all-time low.  1,079 more words

Cheltenham 2018: Day Two Selections

The first day of the Cheltenham Festival went well for punters with plenty of well supported horses hitting the frame and, even when the jollies were beaten, we weren’t having to find 33/1 shots to get winners.   141 more words