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Month: April 2018

Bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase: Step Back To Take A Leap Forward

Bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase: Step Back To Take A Leap Forward

Following Friday’s quality Flat action, Sandown Park hosts the official finale of the 2017/18 National Hunt season on Saturday with the track looking to take out the jumpers in style. The highlight on the card is the super competitive bet365 Gold Cup, carrying an £84,000 first prize and featuring stars such as Blaklion and Cheltenham festival winner Missed Approach.  Here are the main contenders as we see it: Bigbadjohn Won over three miles at Kempton back in February and looks…

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Scottish Grand National: Not So Horrid Henri To Land Scottish National Gamble

Scottish Grand National: Not So Horrid Henri To Land Scottish National Gamble

After so very nearly scoring in the Grand National last weekend at 25/1 we go in again against the bookies with the Scottish equivalent at Ayr.  Six contenders are picked out for special attention and three labelled as worth backing. Here are the main protagonists as I see it for what is the fourth biggest betting race of the year in Britain, Ayr’s 4m½f showpiece: Beware The Bear A confirmed stayer who seems to go on more or less any…

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Grand National: Four Against The Field For Grand National Cracker

Grand National: Four Against The Field For Grand National Cracker

Let’s make no bones about it; the world’s most famous race has the feel somewhat of a lottery when the weather is like it is now and quite literally all 40 horses have some sort of chance on the book.  A mention then to ten of them here with a few each-way selections provided which at the prices can hopefully offer us a chance of some decent profit on the National. Alpha Des Obeaux Ireland’s National Hunt crop overall are…

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Topham Handicap Chase: No Horror At Our Theatre On Friday 13th

Topham Handicap Chase: No Horror At Our Theatre On Friday 13th

Day two at Aintree brings us another four Grade 1’s as we build up to the big day on Saturday, however we have a cracking chance of adding some dough to the Grand National betting bank by playing on the Topham Chase.  Here are the main contenders: Ballyalton Ran a cracker at Cheltenham last time but then he so often does; his consistency being a great weapon but also a scourge given that the handicapper knows exactly where he’s at…

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Red Rum Handicap Chase: Take The Overtown Express To Betting Glory At Liverpool

Red Rum Handicap Chase: Take The Overtown Express To Betting Glory At Liverpool

The Grand National festival gets underway on Thursday and alongside a staggering four Grade One races opening up the meeting we have a competitive and valuable two-mile handicap chase to get stuck into.  Here are the key runners and a hint at their respective chances: Bun Doran Just a seven-year-old and one who can get better over fences yet, Tom George’s hope skipped the Cheltenham festival but did run at Kempton last month where he was third in the Silver…

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