Cesarewitch Stakes Handicap: Making Miracles On The Rowley Mile

Cesarewitch Stakes Handicap: Making Miracles On The Rowley Mile

3.40 Newmarket One of the biggest betting events of the flat season kicks off at Newmarket on Saturday as the 2 mile 2½ furlong Cesarewtich tests out over 30 runners on the Rowley Mile. Racecard Contenders Betting has been hotting up all week and picking out three against this field is tough enough, let alone one, however we have 8 of the best listed here with a couple of value each-way bets to get stuck into. Cleonte Andrew Balding may…

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Cambridgeshire Handicap: Afaak And Circus To Steal The Show

Cambridgeshire Handicap: Afaak And Circus To Steal The Show

The first leg of the Autumn Double, with the Cesarewitch to be run soon, is a massive betting race and one we have got stuck into. Although the race is run over just a furlong short of a mile-and-a-quarter, it has often been called a ‘9-furlong sprint’ as the big, talented field goes off at a fierce pace and given that horses are herd animals, it’s amazing how many times the speedy ones keep up that gallop to stay near…

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Ayr Gold Cup: Tommy Taylor To Score In Ayr Gold Cup

Ayr Gold Cup: Tommy Taylor To Score In Ayr Gold Cup

RacecardThere is a prize of over £124,000 on offer to the winner of this race, not only Ayr’s biggest race of the Flat season but that of the whole of Scotland too. The soft underfoot conditions this year add a different dimension to the race, some horses being backed purely on their ability to handle cut in the ground during the week while a lot has been made of the draw too. Racecard Contenders This is a biggie, so we…

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Portland Handicap: Tis Marvellous To Beat Those Bookies

Portland Handicap: Tis Marvellous To Beat Those Bookies

Despite not being the most valuable race around the Portland remains one of the most hotly contested sprint handicaps of the season and its intermediate trip of five-and-a-half furlongs provides us with another quandary; will it suit the 5f horses or the 6f horses? In any event we’ve narrowed the field down to these seven contenders, all of which should have some sort of place chance: Blue De Vega Robert Cowell is no stranger to these big sprints and will…

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Ebor Handicap: Teodoro The Value In Richest Ebor Yet

Ebor Handicap: Teodoro The Value In Richest Ebor Yet

Now a half-million pound race (worth £1 million next year) the Ebor remains one of the biggest races in Europe and with that one of the most competitive. The mile-and-three-quarter test is one of the quickest paced, enfeebling staying races on the calendar but the challenge of finding the winner is taken up and we have six against the field for you to mull over: BLAKENEY POINT Roger Charlton has already landed one of the other major staying handicaps with…

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Great St Wilfred Handicap: Dark To Power Home In Great St Wilfred

Great St Wilfred Handicap: Dark To Power Home In Great St Wilfred

One of the toughest sprint handicaps of the season to solve takes place this weekend as Ripon host their big day including the six furlong Great St Wilfred Handicap. We have six strong contenders against the field featured with a potential 20/1 shot powering home to give us a very profitable weekend. Dark Power Clive Cox’s Dark Angel four-year-old looks very over-priced for this renewal having finished a good third in a decent race at Windsor last time. That was…

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Stewards’ Cup: SDS To Rule The Downs Again In Stewards’ Cup

Stewards’ Cup: SDS To Rule The Downs Again In Stewards’ Cup

The annual cavalry charge that is the Stewards’ Cup takes place at Goodwood on Saturday and although we are unfortunately missing Wokingham protagonists Bacchus and Dreamfield, a near 30-strong line-up should provide plenty of quality and finding the winner once again will not be simple. Luck in running is something every winner of this race needs, the betting no doubt changing dramatically over the course of Saturday morning and again after the Stewards’ Cup consolation race is run as punters…

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John Smith’s Cup: Kynren Worth Chancing On The Knavesmire

John Smith’s Cup: Kynren Worth Chancing On The Knavesmire

The big handicaps keep coming and this week we’re looking at the ultra-competitive John Smith’s Cup at York. The market has changed a little since the defection of Afaak, one who may well have been the tip and who will surely come again, but we’re left with a high class field and a mix of youth and experience as well as mile horses stepping up to challenge some established middle-distance types. We’re left with a big field to go through,…

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Old Newton Cup: Atty Holds The Persse Strings At Haydock

Old Newton Cup: Atty Holds The Persse Strings At Haydock

Another Saturday, another very tough handicap but increasingly over the years these trainers are defying big weights, long absences and injury setbacks to score with horses you would have avoided like the plague ten years ago. Another such runner goes in the Old Newton Cup in the shape of Godolphin’s Atty Persse, here’s how he figures in our shortlist: Atty Persse A similar gamble to Roger Charlton’s Withhold is taking place and with that one safely in the bag following…

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Northumberland Plate: Newcastle’s Natural Scenery To Suit Godolphin

Northumberland Plate: Newcastle’s Natural Scenery To Suit Godolphin

Several of last year’s principals travel to renew rivalries in this historic £150,000 handicap and it could be one who only just missed out who grabs the spoils this time. Handicapping is a big issue in this race, more so than the draw or previous two-mile form, and that may yet be enough to rule out several high profile runners such as Amazing Red and Lagostovegas. Here are six against the field who could all be a little ahead of…

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