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The ITV Races on Saturday 18th Jan

At the overnight stage, we’re looking at an average of under seven runners per race, which means by almost any measurement; entertainment, income, televisual experience,

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Are we not nearly Good?

At a recent editorial meeting, the head of compliance suggested that in 2020 we should in some way hold ourselves accountable, so that the incurably

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Cheltenham Saturday’s Tips

Once again The Pharoah of Galway provides another selection of winning tips. Be aware that The Dublin Pharaoh runs in the 2.35 Newcastle today. The

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Just time for a quickie

As I head off to the annual Guinness Carol Concert, I spied one for today which, had the Captain not already made his selections I

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They’re Mighty Meaty Matey

Once upon a time, there was a company called Drings, that produced a widely-advertised sausage, under the slogan “They’re Mighty Meaty Matey”. I think there

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Saturday 30th November

NEWBURY 12:05 SILVER FOREVER 2pts win 12:40 RESERVE TANK 2pts win 13:15 LARRY 1pt e/w 13:50 PETER THE MAYO MAN 1pt e/w DOWNTOWN GETAWAY 1pt

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Newbury Friday 29 Nov

12.15 TRINCOMALEE 1pt e/w i think the market leaders are difficult to separate and are poorly priced. I’m taking a chance that Lucy Wadhams gelding

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Saturday’s Racing Tips

Quite a busy week with business in London, plus a drinks party, an-almost-dinner-with-Sajid-Javid which only lacked an invitation, trips around the countryside handing out healing

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The weekend rolls on

I’m quite relieved to be socially unattached today. My TV and a roaring planet-destroyer are calling with Racing, EuroFooty, Grand Prix and maybe even a

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Sunday Muddy Sunday

CHELTENHAM 12:45 Colditz Castle 1pt e/w Demon Fou 1pt e/w David Pipe’s booking of Jonjo Jnr on Duc De Beaucherne is eye-catching. However, I have

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A Soggy Saturday

I had every intention of providing the tips for TV racing today when I started. Then I noticed two races from Lingfield snuggled among the

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Saturday 9th November

AINTREE 12:20 Present Value e/w 12:55 Cubao e/w 13:30 Shady Oaks e/w 14:05 Old Grangewood e/w 14:40 Rosy World W WINCANTON 13:15 Enola Gay e/w

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Saturday’s racing tips

Hmmm…. Rugby….. enough said. Today’s UK TV Racing 1:20 WETHERBY bet365 Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-125) 2m3½f I’m told that KAPGARRY is better than his

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Play up England…

Just a few moments left now before the beginning of 80 minutes that could see knighthoods, MBEs, London parades and Downing Street receptions, rain down

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Saturday’s TV Selections…

Not a desperate set of results on Friday and only really let down by the ground, fitness, speed, ability, horsemanship and skills of the participants

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Ascot Saturday 19th October

Those of you looking for winners today will do well to read today’s beautifully reasoned advice from The Tissue. Personally I have a shocking record

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Champions Swimming Day

It’s none of my business, but am I wrong in thinking that if five of the eight Champions Day meeting have been run on ground

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You asked – we answered

Crikey, I hear you say, I thought The Tissue had gone on holiday to Georgia for his annual Penguin Counting Festival, did his flight get

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Passing the Buck…

Well the suit may be a little threadbare, and the shoes may need some heeling, but the spirit remains undaunted and with the return of

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Saturday Racing 12th Oct

G’Morning All As I hunker down in the Cyclone-proof sub-terranean HQ of Raceweb, you will be delighted to hear that The Pharoah of Galway is

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Bonjour mes petites

I have returned from abroad; browner, poorer and wiser. I swerved left instead of right at Nice airport, thus avoiding the trap of a Longchamps

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Southwell Friday 4th

Catapult in the last (given at 10-1) pulled things out of the bag at Chelmsford. Tonight I am again looking for some decently priced bets

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Ascot in soft going

I had a terrible first few days at Royal Ascot. Having researched all the races well in advance I developed a huge reserve of confidence

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The Only Way Is Essex

CHELMSFORD 18:30 CALEDONIAN CRUSADE 1pt e/w Not much form to go on in this race but I am following Gleneagles progeny and the Simcock /

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Saturday 28th

So King Of Comedy proved himself to be a complete clown. After having to be walked to the start, he dwelt at the off and

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Friday September 27th

Yesterday the five selections produced a winner, three seconds and a fourth. So very nearly a good day and I was particularly peeved that Paul

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Newmarket 26th September

A frustrating day yesterday with a 14-1 second and two fourths at 33-1 and 7-1. But that is what happens when you are looking for

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Sept 25th

One of my betting systems this year has been to back all progeny of the first-year sire Gleneagles. It has worked very well with a

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Tuesday 24th September

I can’t find anything that is likely to emulate our long price winner from Sunday but I think these three would make a neat e/w

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Thomas Cook – an unfortunate truth

I was slightly surprised that every Thomas Cook customer seen on TV, seemed “horrified”, “surprised”, “dazed”, and “bewildered”, leading me to assume that they had

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Hamilton Sunday 21st

Some very moderate racing in the UK today but I have three fancies for Hamilton. HAMILTON 14:00 TWENTYSIXTHSTREET 1pt e/w I have backed this longshot

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Saturday’s Racing

A good start to the day by buying the First Half French Score at 11+. Even better, because it is on a Sporting Index promo

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St Leger Day

As many of you racing historians will know, it was not uncommon in days gone by for a horse to run in several races over

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Donny: Day something

A light lunch with 16 chums at Le Columbier in Chelsea, a light tea somewhere else, dinner at Chelsea Arts Club. breakfast at Le Colbert….

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Donny Day 2

I was reminded of late, about the dreadful old Saturday magazines that contained vast numbers of advertisements for chest expanders, which would ensure that never

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Haydock and Salisbury

HAYDOCK 14:50 GRAND BAZAAR 2pts win CALEDONIAN CRUSADE 1pt e/w There is nothing particularly rare about a John Gosden trained horse, ridden by Frankie Dettori

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Tuesday September 3rd

Today’s selections: 14:45 Goodwood LADY LYNETTA 2pts win The entries in the two-year old races at Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire meeting are a good guide to the

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Saturday’s Racing Tips

Well, Friday wasn’t a train crash by any means. A 10-1 Irish Cambridgeshire winner in JASSAAR. My first choice CURRENT OPTION was 2nd. Two other

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Irish Cambridgeshire

A brief lull in the day and, as I haven’t been called up by The Sealed Knot Society to defend Parliament, my mind has inevitably

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A view from the track

Exchequer 17:45 Thirsk A bit of a longshot but possibly very good value at his current 33-1. He’s value at 20s and a shortening of

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Raceweb Update

Firstly I’d like to formally welcome The Pharoah of Galway, Peter O’Tool, who will have an irregular column within the pages of Raceweb. Yesterday he

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END?

Prorogation, a few facts BACKGROUND Yesterday, August 28th, HM The Queen accepted a request from the government to suspend parliamentary sessions between September 9th and

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York Day 3

I had lunch yesterday in Farnham with Peter O’Tool, The Oracle of Galway, who seemed terribly pleased to inform me, thirty seconds before the off,

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York Ebor Meeting Day 2

Excruciating pain from watching Frankie in the first, come 5th at 20/1 in a bunch finish, the first five covered by no more than 1¼l

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York Ebor meeting Day 1

One of our brethren contacted me to say he was struggling to [a] send me an email and [b] understand my apparent support for Patrick

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The Diary

Only this time last week, I was recovering from being at Goodwood for four days and trying to find a winner on Saturday. Same-o same-o.

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Midweek Tips – PMA

A Positive Mental Attitude is what is required as we try to recover from Goodwood, which was by no menas all bad, but actually lleft

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Goodwood – The Facts

At lunchtime today, I met one of Raceweb’s subscribers, the ever fragrant Ms C. She suggested that – given my tips – I must have

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Goodwood Day 5

The entire Raceweb team has returned to the bosom of the Chateau d’If, and while Sidlesham, Bosham. Dell Quay, Lavant and Glorious Goodwood, have many

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Goodwood Day 4

1:50: BEYOND REASON was a decent G2 juvenile winner and she patent;y needed the run at Sandown for her seasonal debut. She meets all the trends

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Goodwood Day 3

1:50:  Historically, you can always dump a few runners in this race by avoiding, fillies, claimers and headgear… much like life .ALMANIA caught my eye

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Goodwood Day 2

Sorry folks, Trying to get the monty to you away from my desk is quite tricky, so forgive the lack of explanatory notes. 1:50: MANCINI

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Goodwood Day 1

No time for idle chit chat and fascinating insights into a delicious Courgette Salad, I recently had. (Oh alright if I have the time, I’ll

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