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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Wokingham Stakes: Ascot To Be Our Field Of Dreams In The Wokingham

Wokingham Stakes: Ascot To Be Our Field Of Dreams In The Wokingham

A hugely competitive sprint handicap as always but one that can still hand us a good betting proposition, this time in the shape of a hugely exciting John Gosden colt: Blue De Vega There has always been a thought that there will be plenty of improvement come from this horse, eked out by masterful sprint trainer Robert Cowell and although we haven’t seen too much evidence of it so far the step up in trip to six furlongs in a…

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Sandringham Stakes & Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes: Broadway The Star Of Our Friday Matinee

Sandringham Stakes & Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes: Broadway The Star Of Our Friday Matinee

In a shakeup of the running order at Ascot for this year’s Royal meeting, we’ve ended up with not only the ultra-competitive Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes Handicap on Friday but also now the Sandringham and it’s the fillies’ mile race we start with, naming five against the field and a potentially well priced up winner: Sandringham Stakes (1m Fillies’ Handicap, 5.00 Ascot) Broadway Aidan O’Brien is known for his globetrotting Group 1 runners more than handicappers, however in Broadway he…

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Britannia Stakes & King George V Stakes: Top Handicap Picks Potentially Corrosive For The Bookies

Britannia Stakes & King George V Stakes: Top Handicap Picks Potentially Corrosive For The Bookies

The Britannia Stakes and the King George V Stakes are often described as being on the impossible side of difficult, but in true style we’ve had a go at narrowing them down for you! Here’s how we think the big two handicaps can be broken up with two great value tips to have a punt on: Britannia Stakes (1m handicap, 3yo only) Completion Willam Haggas knows exactly how to win these big handicaps and he has another decent chance here…

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Royal Hunt Cup: Haggas To Be Handicap King Again

Royal Hunt Cup: Haggas To Be Handicap King Again

A Royal Hunt Cup winner needs speed, a good draw and plenty of luck in running so this is by no means a simple task.  What passes as a good draw is often not known until the first day’s racing is over, but based on a bit of history the higher numbers may just be a little better off. Here are six against the field in this year’s hotly contested Hunt Cup: Afaak Charlie Hills’ Oasis Dream colt finally showed…

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Ascot Stakes: White To Give The Boys In Blue Another Big Race Win

Ascot Stakes: White To Give The Boys In Blue Another Big Race Win

20 runners, a marathon two-and-a-half mile trip and a pile of horses with top jumps form to be translated on the flat.  This race is not the easiest to get to grips with! That said, we can narrow the field to the below horses who all have a great chance of getting into the money, though it may be Godolphin rather than a top national hunt stable who are celebrating. Coeur De Lion Second this season in a big handicap…

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