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Northern Trust Company Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed Race): Bailey Horse Has Cheltenham Aura

Northern Trust Company Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed Race): Bailey Horse Has Cheltenham Aura

4.50 Cheltenham A very tight novices’ handicap chase with just 6lbs separating the field and there is no way in reality that they are this close to each other ability-wise. So, it’s up to us to attempt to second-guess which horses are badly off at the weights and which look set to show that extra improvement so often forthcoming with peaking novices, leaving us with this shortlist of six who can all give a good account of themselves: Earlofthecotswolds This…

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Paddy Power Handicap Chase (Fairlawne Chase – Grade 3): Ex Patriot Far Too Big in Fairlawne

Paddy Power Handicap Chase (Fairlawne Chase – Grade 3): Ex Patriot Far Too Big in Fairlawne

2.00 Cheltenham We’re looking to get 2020 off to the best possible start with a win in the Fairlawne Chase, as it was once known, and with just twelve of them declared this time our job has in theory been made easier than it should have been. Still, we needed to whittle the field down as we do and we’ve come up with what we think are better half of the declared runners, all six of the below runners standing…

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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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