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Weekend Racing Tips

The last Huzzah of the Winter Game

The social whirl of dinners and drinks invitations this week suggested post-lockdown merriment is an unstoppable train. We have been flat out on the supper

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Kick-on Sunday

With the void left by Polly Dog and The Duke of Edinburgh, across our personal and national psyches, the unelected medical elite has decided to

The Grand National

Grand National Meeting Day 2

Yesterday, or rather the very early morning, started badly, as I found myself working in the very early hours to meet an 08.00 deadline. I

The Grand National

Aintree Day 1 and a medical opinion

I exercise a great deal of caution about wandering around the village these days, for fear of being accosted, and then denounced, as an agent

Golf Tips

The Masters 2021

I know it only seems like six months ago, (it was), that the Augusta National Golf Club gave the Green Jacket to Dustin Johnson and,

The Grand National

The GN Trends

AGE 24/29 (14/17) Aged 9 or older BETTING 23/29 – Returned a double-figure price 21/29 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting

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They’re Off!

A two-parter this week – Tips and comment on Cheltenham. This first, though, as they’re almost OFF for the first day of the 2021 Flat

Day 4 (19th March)

Cheltenham Day 4

One of my readers, the one who doesn’t live in North Wales, sent a note to remind me that Beau Geste, who I mentioned yesterday,

Day 3 (18th March)

Cheltenham Day 3

With the sad inevitability of the unsinkable ship travelling at speed and an enormous stationary iceberg, I suspect my Cheltenham maybe gashed below the waterline.

Day 2 (17th March)

Cheltenham Day 2

I have not yet had the chance to congratulate myself for tipping and Brian Harman for playing into his 3rd place in TPC.  A 175/1

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This day and that Day.

The Augustinian, German theologian Martin Luther was known for his well-meant interference in early 16th-century religious beliefs, and his fanatical hatred of Jews, Catholics, Anabaptists,

Life & Living

Kneesup goes a la mode.

This week I have started the heavy-lifting for the Cheltenham Festival. Just as I got my metaphorical crayons out I became involved in a question

Festival Trends

At Last – Some Irish Craic

I am aware that many of the Trends in this section are negative, but I hope will allow the reader to avoid backing horses that

Festival Trends

Stick to what you know.

As you might expect, when you’re digging in dark statistical corners, you occasionally unearth a shard of old pottery which makes you understand that the

Festival Trends

Give it a rest

As with so many of us, there are a finite number of miles on the clock and even the most elite of elite athletes will

Festival Trends

Show some form

FACT: Since 2003, there have been 92 Grade 1 Festival Races. 76 of those races were contested by horses that had completed their races but

Festival Trends

The best need a proper break

In many cases, there is nothing strange about many Festival statistics, but for some reason this made me double-check. With further thought, however, it makes

Festival Trends

Flat Out – but not here

FACT: In 83 races since 2003, 103 horses have turned up, whose last prep race was on the Flat or All-weather. 7 of them were

Festival Trends

Huntingdon Hackers

We know we have had 437 NH Festival races since 2003. FACT: Almost 25% of those contained a runner who had raced at Huntingdon LTO.

Festival Trends

Ignore Weak Ratings.

For the Lord sayeth that many are called, but few are chosen and at Cheltenham, the meek and those rated 112 or below will not

Festival Trends

The German Hurdlers Trend

Fact: Since 2003, there have been 206 Festival Hurdle races of which 88 were contested by 122 German-bred horses, of which only 2 have won.

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Samantha has just had to pop out…

A slightly ethereal conversation this morning with Madame, who posed the question: “Is it possible, that we might both have died from Covid, and that