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While Phil Smith holds court on the Grand National in his Head of Handicapping blog the remainder of our NH team underline how there’s much more to Aintree than the showpiece alone. This week’s bulletin gives an in-depth update on all the best act
Like kids at Christmas, our NH team has gone to town on what’s always the longest blog of the year, with every one of the six-strong team having put pen to paper. Phil Smith leads off with his Gold Cup views in his separate Head of Handicapping pi
As Saturday’s William Hill Imperial Cup is often considered a late pointer to one of the Cheltenham handicap hurdles, especially with the lure of a bonus, we’ve drawn together a short piece comprising of last-minute information and a behind-the-sc

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  • Sausalito Sunrise romped home at Perth

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Image reproduced with the kind permission of Cheltenham Racecourse Sausalito Sunrise stars at Perth - The big race of the day on the first day of the Perth Festival went to Sausalito Sunrise in uncompromising fashion. The Pentland Land Rover EBF “Future Champions” National Hunt Novice Hurdle is often a useful pointer to the future and Oscar Rock was well supported before the off from the recent Bangor winner Sausalito […]
  • baileys-jubilee Epsom: Investec Derby Trial Day - Ryan Moore selects the right Channel The diminutive Our Channel proved that good things come in small packages as he ran out a brave and gutsy winner of the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom Downs. This was an opportunity for Investec Derby possibles to gain valuable experience of the rolling contours of Epsom Downs. Additionally, the […]
  • Stalls Telescope among the stars on exciting Sandown Park card - Sandown Park’s big Jumps Finale meeting gets underway on Friday with a splendid Flat racing card featuring Derby hopefuls and the return to action of the exciting Telescope. A compelling card begins with the Bet365 Esher Cup which as always attracts some smart 3 year olds likely to go on to bigger things this summer. […]

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  • Tidal Bay winning the Bet365 Gold Cup of 2012

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Sandown Park Racecourse Big Race History: Bet365 Gold Cup -   The Bet365 Gold Cup is the traditional end of season highlight at Sandown Park at the end of April. The Grade 3 handicap chase often attracts a top class line-up despite being a handicap and is open to horses aged five years and older. It is run over a distance of about 3 miles and 5½ […]
  • Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Memory Lane: Fleet-footed filly lives up to her name - Fleet, an “above average” Guineas winner   As the National Hunt season winds down, thoughts are increasingly turning towards the first of the Classics at Newmarket. In the first of our series of Guineas memories, regular visitor Graham Oliver very kindly shares his memories of a 1,000 Guineas winner who truly lived up to her […]
  • Cause Of Causes ran a fine second to Spring Heeled in the Kim Muir

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Cheltenham Racecourse Boylesports Irish Grand National Preview - The defections of Tammys Hill and Los Amigos leaves a field of 28 set to contend the always competitive Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday. Luck in running always plays a huge part in a race typically run with an end-to-end gallop – and with plenty of novice chasers in the field, […]