November Handicap: Order Of Succession Leads To Royal Line

November Handicap: Order Of Succession Leads To Royal Line

3.15 Doncaster The last big betting heat of the season on the Flat comes at Donny on Saturday as the November Handicap rounds off a great year in style. A big field of 23 look set to go to post and given the prospect of good ground we shouldn’t expect too many surprises this time, though in what is a hugely competitive race nothing is taken for granted with six named against the field. Racecard Contenders Birds Of Prey Fresh…

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Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase: Twiston-Davies To Conquer In Ascot Grade 3

Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase: Twiston-Davies To Conquer In Ascot Grade 3

3.35 Ascot This intriguing early season three-mile Grade 3 race features a bunch of horse we will hear so much more from as the campaign develops, so whatever happens make sure you don’t concentrate only on whatever happens to win the race. There is a clash of progression from last season with good early season form from this year and it’ll be intriguing to see what measures up best. Racecard Contenders Adrien Du Pont Paul Nicholls’ charge fell on his…

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Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase: Angel To Fly As Aintree Kicks Off New Season

Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase: Angel To Fly As Aintree Kicks Off New Season

3.00 Aintree Almost as if to replicate the spring festivals, Aintree comes hot on the heels of Cheltenham as we kick of the jumps season in earnest and after two great days of competitive racing at Prestbury Park we have our first proper handicap chase of the term. The Old Roan is at 3 o’clock at Liverpool and is an early chance for trainers to grab some valuable prize money as well as seeing where their chasers are.  We have…

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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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