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Month: December 2018

Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3): He’s Not The Messiah, But He May Win The Welsh National!

Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3): He’s Not The Messiah, But He May Win The Welsh National!

2.50 Chepstow A race steeped in history, the Welsh Grand National has been on the go since 1895 and despite it not carrying quite the same level of prestige as the big one at Aintree, no mugs win this race. Horses of the calibre of Earth Summit, Bindaree, Silver Birch, Synchronised and Native River have won this event in recent times and whatever happens in this renewal we are bound to get Cheltenham and Aintree clues. Here are the best…

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Garrard Silver Cup Handicap Chase: Patrick’s Day At Ascot In Silver Cup

Garrard Silver Cup Handicap Chase: Patrick’s Day At Ascot In Silver Cup

3.oo Ascot We have another quality renewal of this race in which last year’s winner Gold Present will be a warm order, trained by the increasingly powerful Nicky Henderson and coming into this second time out after a wind operation. Race Card Main Contenders There are plenty in with chances though, many preferring this track over the likes of Cheltenham and many potentially loving this soft ground.  In any case, here are the best six in the race as we…

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Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (Grade 3): Frodon And On And On

Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (Grade 3): Frodon And On And On

1.55 Cheltenham The highlight of day two of Cheltenham’s International meeting is the £130,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup or the December Golf Cup in old money, an enthralling two-and-a-half mile handicap chase. Winners in the recent past including Village Vic, Frodon and Gutar Pete have had a propensity to be carrying lower weights so we certainly can’t discount those at the bottom of the handicap, though the field is littered with runners in with a shout so narrowing this down…

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Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Mill To Grind Them Down In Becher

Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Mill To Grind Them Down In Becher

1.30 Aintree We could uncover some possible Grand National clues on Saturday as we welcome back the Becher Chase to Aintree. A quality field has been assembled for the 27th running of this race with last year’s winner Blaklion once again popular among punters in the run-up to the race and it’s easy to see why.  There may just be a very good one against him though, especially for each-way purposes. We’ve narrowed the field down to six we think…

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Ladbrokes Trophy Chase: Elegant To Escape Rivals’ Clutches In Ladbrokes Trophy

Ladbrokes Trophy Chase: Elegant To Escape Rivals’ Clutches In Ladbrokes Trophy

3.00 Newbury Those chasing the £142,000 first prize here look set to be hit with a proper test; 3m2f around Newbury in soft ground at this stage of the season will try out their limits and we’ve narrowed a competitive field down to six for you with an improving type taken to land the pot. Black Corton This will be a proper staying contest and I feel Black Corton is right in the middle when it comes to deciding whether…

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