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The Showcase Day Two

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Wolf Of Windlesham

We are back for the second day of The Showcase, and Jamie Taylor runs through the races and looks to find us a few betting opportunities. A good day at Cheltenham yesterday where we managed to find a couple of winners in the shape of Thomas Campbell and El Bandit, looking forward to more quality…

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Festival Trials Day 2015

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Un Temps Pour Tout gunning for Cleeve success...

We are back at Cheltenham tomorrow for Festival Trials Day, and it looks a card full of both quality and substance as several high-profile types bid to enhance their claims ahead of The Festival in March. The opening contest is a trial for the JCB Triumph Hurdle (12:40) and on all known form it should…

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Elite Hurdle 2014

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Irving primed to strike in Elite

At Wincanton this weekend we have some top quality National Hunt action amongst it the Grade 2 Elite Hurdle run over two miles, during which there are eight hurdles to be negotiated. Won last year by Melodic Rendezvous, the Jeremy Scott trained gelding has opted to skip this assignment in favour of the new conditions…

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Racing Review: Meade On Road To Riches

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Road To Riches lands JNWine Champion Chase

The fourth edition of Racing Review and in this edition we focus on some top class racing action from both Wetherby and Down Royal, including both the Charlie Hall Chase and JNWine.com Champion Chase. We also have some high quality stuff from Ascot on Saturday, and some creditable performances from novices worthy of mention during…

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JNWine.com Champion Chase 2014

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JNWine.com Champion Chase 2014

At Down Royal this weekend we have the 15th renewal of the JNWine.com Champion Chase. Inaugurated in 1999 over the years it has become a first port of call for many top-class staying chasers in both Ireland and Britain, with Paul Nicholls regularly sending over some of his top staying stars. Dual Gold Cup and…

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The Weekend Sweep With Roy Nicol

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Rebel Rebellion

A quiet day on the quality front for tomorrow’s Saturday cards but undeterred, Roy Nicol gives his thoughts on the Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Newbury and the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster in his weekend sweep. 15:50 Newbury, StanJames.com Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1) It is hard to get away…

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Cheltenham ’14 – Neptune Novices Hurdle

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Red Sherlock taken to land the 2014 Neptune Novices Hurdle

The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle, registered as the Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle, has been run in various guises since Tom Jones’ Midsprite carried the famous Old Rose colours of Mrs Ogden Phipps to victory in what was called the Aldsworth Hurdle back in 1971. Despite its distance of 21f, it has proved a richer…

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Cheltenham ’14 – Arkle Chase

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Dodging Bullets bidding to land the Arkle Chase for trained Paul Nicholls

The Arkle Chase is the second race on Champion Day (Tuesday) at the Cheltenham Festival. The grey aeroplane Simonsig made it back-to-back victories for trainer Nicky Henderson last year having won it the previous year with the excellent Sprinter Sacre. With a total of twelve fences to clear, the race is open to horses aged…

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Cheltenham ’14 – National Hunt Chase

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Alan King possibly has answer for NH Chase with Midnight Prayer.

The National Hunt Chase was once considered second in prestige only to the Grand National, and while its reputation has lessened in line with that of the sport as a largely Corinthian pursuit, it has seen something of a revival in quality in the last decade, with new conditions doing much to encourage a classier…

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Betfair Hurdle 2014

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Alaivan

Last year’s emphatic winner of the Betfair Hurdle went on to be narrowly denied in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. There may not be anything here of quite the same class of Champion Hurdle hopeful My Tent Or Yours, but winners of this race often go on to run well at the festival and…

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