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Month: March 2019

Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase: Lake to Spring to the Front In Close Brothers Chase

Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase: Lake to Spring to the Front In Close Brothers Chase

4.50 Cheltenham The only thing harder than trying to decipher the chances of each horse in a 20-runner Cheltenham handicap chase is doing so when they’re all novices and that has been our challenge here. With strong winds and soft ground the likely order of the day, these inexperienced chasers face a tough task and with that in mind we’ve gone for a combination of the best handicapped and toughest horses in the field to form our final six: A…

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Ultima Handicap Chase: Magic to Light up Day One at Cheltenham

Ultima Handicap Chase: Magic to Light up Day One at Cheltenham

2.50 Cheltenham The wait is finally over for the 2019 Cheltenham Festival and day one gives us a real puzzle to solve in the shape of the 3m1f Grade 3 Ultima Handicap Chase. 24 runners line up for what this time could be a brutal stamina test, the clerk of the course stating he believes the ground will be soft while strong winds look sure to batter the course too making every race that little bit harder for the horses….

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Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Brelan D’As Holds the Aces in Red Rum Chase

Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Brelan D’As Holds the Aces in Red Rum Chase

4.40 Aintree We have a super competitive renewal of this two-mile chase and while this distance around Aintree normally means the speedier types get involved, we do have pretty soft underfoot conditions just as we did last year and so some ability to see the race out is also needed. With all known evidence taken into consideration we’ve narrowed this field down to six quality contenders, all of whom have different qualities and there are a couple of potentially smart…

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