Scottish Grand National Preview & Tips: 16/1 Good God

Hot on the heels of the Aintree version, the Scottish Grand National is run over the slightly shorter distance of 4 miles 110 yards, but presents punters with no less of a puzzle than the Aintree marathon (3.50pm, Ayr, Saturday)More…

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Grand National Tips & Preview: 50/1 Moon to star

Nicky HendersonThe Grand National is the toughest test ever devised for horse and rider (4.15pm, Aintree, Saturday).  A maximum field of 40 runners makes it a tough test for punters too, but we have found a likely 50/1 Grand National tip that represents a bit of each-way betting value.  More…

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Lincoln Preview & Betting Tips

tim easterbyThe first leg of the traditional Spring Double, the Lincoln Handicap invariably attracts a maximum field. It’s often a tough race for punters but we have found a value selection (3.50pm, Doncaster, Saturday).

Three favourites have won the Lincoln Handicap in the last ten years and, at the time of writing, the two disputing favouritism are Captain Cat (9/1), trained by Roger Charlton, and Gabrial’s Kaka (9/1), trained More…

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Clarence House Chase: Breeze for Cyclone

gary mooreThe Clarence House Chase at Ascot may lack a stand out horse like last year’s winner Sprinter Sacre but it is a more competitive affair for punters as a result (3.35pm Saturday).

Sire De Grugy, trained by Gary Moore (pictured), is the 5/4 favourite to achieve his third consecutive win. The handicapper rates this eight-year-old 5lbs above the field. He has already proved his superiority over many of these rivals.  More…

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Horse Racing: Tolworth Hurdle Preview

The re-scheduled Grade 1 Tolworth Novices’ Hurdle at Kempton (Saturday 1.35pm) has attracted a select field of young talent as well as an older challenger with a More…

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Ladbroke Hurdle Preview & Tips: Saviour money at 20/1

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Ellison: saddles well-backed Totalize

The Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot is a fiercely competitive handicap and one of big betting attractions in the pre-Christmas jumps’ racing calendar (3.35pm, Saturday).

Nicky Henderson has an enviable record, sending out three of the last nine winners. He saddles two here in a bid for his fourth win. His four-year-old French-bred, Michael Buckley’s Rolling Star heads the market at 6/1.

He won the Grade 2 Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham in January last year but was subsequently well beaten in the Triumph Hurdle at the festival, More…

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Hennessy Gold Cup Preview & Betting Tips: Praise the Lord

The Hennessy Gold Cup (3.00pm, Newbury, Saturday), run over 3 miles 2½ furlongs, is the highlight of the Hennessy Heritage Festival. The race is considered an important early season trial for the Cheltenham Gold Cup but, being a handicap, pits some of the best staying chasers in the country against lesser rivals on equal terms.  More…

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Betfair Chase Preview & Betting Tips

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Nicholls: Can land Betfair Chase with second string

The Betfair Chase (3.00pm, Haydock, Saturday) is the first Grade 1 race of the National Hunt season and this year will be run over a slightly longer trip of three miles and one furlong (3m1f). The race looks particularly competitive but we have reviewed the form and unearthed a selection that we think offers good each-way value.

Last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Bobs Worth (9/4), has won on his reappearance for the last three seasons and demands maximum More…

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Charlie Hall Chase Betting Tips & Preview

The Charlie Hall Chase (3.35pm, Wetherby, Saturday) is the first major staying chase of the season and this year sees the reappearance of last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup third, fifth and seventh, Long Run, Cape Tribulation and More…

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Racing Post Trophy Betting Tips: Take 8/1 Barker

The Racing Post Trophy (3.50pm, Doncaster, Saturday) is the final Group 1 race of the British Flat racing season and usually has a bearing on the following season’s Classics, especially the Derby.  More…

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