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Month: September 2018

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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