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Month: November 2018

Betfair Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle: Paisley The Pattern At Haydock

Betfair Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle: Paisley The Pattern At Haydock

Saturday 2.25 Haydock This race has only been a Grade 3 since 2011 but it can attract, and has attracted, a quality field with at least two of the runners looking to improve enough to get themselves into Grade 1 contention in March. Sam Spinner won this race last year off a featherweight but it has been shown the race can be won by the classier types and with the ground on the fast side for this time of year,…

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Greatwood Handicap Hurdle: Warning Of Storm Rising At Cheltenham

Greatwood Handicap Hurdle: Warning Of Storm Rising At Cheltenham

3.00 Sunday Cheltenham We have at least one contender in this race whose connections will have designs on getting to the Champion Hurdle March in the shape of Verdana, though once more we have a good value selection among our six against the field for this Grade 3 hurdle. Racecard Contenders Charli Parcs Nicky Henderson’s 5yo has not only started well in each of the last two seasons but has in fact improved a fair amount and as such is…

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BetVictor Gold Cup (Handicap Chase): Baron To Lord It Over BetVictor Field

BetVictor Gold Cup (Handicap Chase): Baron To Lord It Over BetVictor Field

2.25 Saturday Cheltenham This two-and-a-half mile Grade 3 chase is an early season highlight with £90,000 up for grabs to the winner and no shortage of quality competition for the main prize. Nicky Henderson’s Rather Be has been favourite in the run-up to the race but is not short of challengers and we have five against the field on our shortlist, the selection set to go off at a particularly inviting price for backers. Racecard Contenders Baron Alco Having run…

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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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