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Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3): Freedom to Walk to Pertemps Glory

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3): Freedom to Walk to Pertemps Glory

2.10 Cheltenham Twelve hurdles around the New Course on soft ground in a handicap means this will be tough going, and with 23 rivals to beat whatever horse you back certainly has its work cut out to win this hugely competitive £100,000 handicap. But, with one crucial form line to follow and not all the competitors appearing to want soft conditions, we’ve trimmed this field down to six hopefuls all of which should give a good account of themselves. Aaron…

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Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3): Fanfan the Man in Fred Winter

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3): Fanfan the Man in Fred Winter

4.50 Cheltenham It probably goes without saying that 22 juveniles aiming for a share of a Grade 3 prize worth £80,000 in total usually leads to a very tight, very ruthless affair round the toughest racecourse in the jumping world and this year’s Fred Winter is certainly no different. A mixture of those in form at just the right time and those having shown huge promise over the winter months running in this means we’ve had to pick our six…

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Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3): Highest Sun to Light up Cheltenham Sky in Coral Cup

Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3): Highest Sun to Light up Cheltenham Sky in Coral Cup

2.50 Cheltenham A typically large and competitive field has been assembled for the 26th running of the Coral Cup, a £100,000 handicap hurdle which has given us many a headache this time around in terms of attempting to whittle the field down. We have however come up with a strong top six, all of whom have outstanding chances of getting into the money and all but one appear very good value in the betting market too. Ballyandy Rated 148 now,…

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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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Eider Handicap Chase Betting Tips: Skelton to Provide Our Betting Angel at Newcastle

Eider Handicap Chase Betting Tips: Skelton to Provide Our Betting Angel at Newcastle

2.40 Newcastle A race that is usually run in soft ground, this marathon test this time looks like suiting those with just a touch of pace about their game with the going described as good-to-soft on Friday and the sunshine not abating in Newcastle over the weekend. The Eider is as competitive as always but with a few horses either perfectly suited by this test or even set to improve, we’ve taken a view that these six are the ones…

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Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Robinsfirth to Enhance Grand National Claims

Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Robinsfirth to Enhance Grand National Claims

3.35 Haydock Given the flat track, where it sits in the calendar and even its geographical location this race really is the best trial for the Grand National right now and is therefore very well named! This year we may well see the winner of this race going right up to the head of the betting for Aintree all being well, with one horse standing out in this race despite its typically competitive look.  Here are six against the field…

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Betfair Hurdle (Grade 3): Al to Dance Away with Betfair Hurdle

Betfair Hurdle (Grade 3): Al to Dance Away with Betfair Hurdle

3.20 Ascot We face the possibility of big fields around the country in the coming days as trainers look to get their horses out before Cheltenham having missed last weekend, but in the case of the Betfair Hurdle we have a more bijoux set-up and that could prove to be lucrative for us. The protagonists in this field are tightly bunched overall but with one exception, and while his price isn’t exactly the steal of the century it still gives…

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SkyBet Handicap Chase: Willie the Boy in Great Yorkshire Chase

SkyBet Handicap Chase: Willie the Boy in Great Yorkshire Chase

3.30 Doncaster Otherwise known as the Great Yorkshire Chase, this valuable three-mile handicap is often abandoned or run in testing conditions but this year we have genuine good ground for the 11 runners to skip over.   Here are the top six in the race as we see it: Art Mauresque Paul Nicholls knows his way around these tough handicaps and in Art Mauresque he has a proper contender once again. He was well beaten behind Charbel twice over shorter…

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