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Month: April 2019

Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Cross to Park Himself in the Winners Enclosure at Ayr

Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Cross to Park Himself in the Winners Enclosure at Ayr

3.35 Ayr In recent years this has been a race for the outsider, so we make no apologies for leaving out some big names from our top six including Big River and Vintage Clouds having looked at all the known evidence. Form, weight, ratings and so many more things have been taken into consideration for this shortlist but despite the effort, the Scottish Grand National remains what it should be and that is frightfully competitive and tough to call. Whatever…

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Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Four Against the Field for Cracking Grand National Renewal

Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Four Against the Field for Cracking Grand National Renewal

5.15 Aintree This Saturday is that one special day of the year when old fashioned betting offices are crowded out as everyone from pros to pin-stickers place their bets on the £1million Grand National. A full field of 40 horses has of course been assembled for the 4m2½f, 30-fence spectacular and while a lot of old trends are increasingly being thrown out of the window, we’ve used all our cunning and knowledge to whittle this field down to 8 horses…

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Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Ballyhill Has the Skill in Topham Chase

Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Ballyhill Has the Skill in Topham Chase

4.05 Aintree The Grand National fences are put to use in this fiercely competitive 2m5f, 30-runner chase and we’ve painstakingly managed to reduce the field down to a solid final six. Some have quirks of course, but all are expected to be in the front rank and have attracted money this week with the selection remaining a fair price to land the £140,000 feature handicap on Ladies Day. Activial Tom George’s runner has a great profile for this race, for…

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