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Month: August 2019

Ebor Handicap: Ben Vrackie to Give Ebor Rivals a Mountain to Climb

Ebor Handicap: Ben Vrackie to Give Ebor Rivals a Mountain to Climb

3.40 York The first £1million Ebor Handicap at York has attracted such a competitive field that, while having nailed down a selection, it is close to impossible for us to shortlist less than 8 horses with these runners all holding major chances of landed the £600,000 first prize. Racecard Contenders Baghdad Mark Johnston is a past master with these big staying handicaps and has three runners in this, his Baghdad arguably being the best of them.  He has produced his…

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Great St Wilfrid Handicap: Great St Wilfrid Trophy Off to Lahore

Great St Wilfrid Handicap: Great St Wilfrid Trophy Off to Lahore

3.15 Ripon A full field of 20 runners go to post at Ripon on Saturday for the Great St Wilfrid, the Garden Racecourse hosting its number one event and offering a cool £46,000 to the winner. Local trainers have a terrific record in this race and we expect that trend to carry on, Yorkshire’s Mark Johnson, Phillip Makin, Tim Easterby and David O’Meara all holding serious chances while Darlington’s Michael Dods knows the time of day with sprinters.  Here’s our…

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Stewards’ Cup: Growl on the Prowl at Goodwood

Stewards’ Cup: Growl on the Prowl at Goodwood

3.40 Goodwood Looking at the results of the last three Stewards’ Cups, there is no appreciable track bias with placed horses coming from all sorts of boxes.  Instead then we must see where the pace is, not necessarily meaning where the front-runners are but where our highest rated horses are jumping from. Of the six we’ve put up below, four of them are coming from low draws so we’ve taken the view that the far side may be a little…

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