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Month: February 2020

Eider Handicap Chase: Donna to Delight Geordie Crowd on Eider Day

Eider Handicap Chase: Donna to Delight Geordie Crowd on Eider Day

2.45 Newcastle 4¼ miles, heavy ground, strong winds, a long home straight and one of the toughest tracks on which to see a race out all equal a very tough task indeed for these twelve runners in this encapsulated £80,000 race.  Here’s our shortlist:  Alminar Nigel Hawke is bringing this seven-year-old an awful long way to have a crack at this race and the gamble may yet pay off for the team. Having stayed on very strongly at Chepstow to…

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Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Geronimo to Lead Home National Trial Tribe

Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Geronimo to Lead Home National Trial Tribe

3.15 Haydock Park We have a smaller than ideal field for this £100,000 Grand National Trial, but still this line-up is a terribly difficult one to separate in the conditions which is exactly how it should be. The likes of Ballyoptic and Vintage Clouds will surely draw support from some quarters, but they don’t make our compacted shortlist of six which is headed by Elegant Escape. Elegant Escape Now a standing dish in these valuable staying handicaps, Colin Tizzard’s charge…

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Betfair Hurdle (Grade 3): Stay Awake for Morrison Gelding in Betfair Hurdle

Betfair Hurdle (Grade 3): Stay Awake for Morrison Gelding in Betfair Hurdle

3.35 Newbury County Hurdle clues are more likely than Champion Hurdle ones where this year’s Betfair Hurdle is concerned, but it looks like being another viciously competitive race once again as we look to correctly back Al Dancer’s rightful successor. Having taken all the variables into account, we’ve managed to whittle this big field down to a shortlist of six, all of whom hold chances although our selection is fair value. Harambe Only outside of the first two on four…

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