Grimthorpe Chase Preview & Betting Tip

Keith ReveleyThe Grimthorpe Chase, run over 3m2f at Doncaster, is typically one of the most competitive races of the season at the South Yorkshire track (3.45pm, Saturday). This year’s renewal has attracted a dozen runners, none of whom can be ruled out with any confidence.

Last year’s winner, Night In Milan (6/1), is 10lb higher in the more …

BetBright Chase Preview & 25/1 Betting Tip

Dan SkeltonThe Betbright Chase run over 3m at Kempton may be considered a trial for the Grand National, but stats suggest otherwise. Rough Quest (1996) was the last horse to complete the double so we’ll concentrate on specialist three-milers rather than out-and-out stayers (3.45pm Saturday at Kempton, live on CH4 & RacingUK).

Easter Day (5/1) was still travelling well when falling three from more …

Grand National Trial Preview & Betting Tip

Michael ScudamoreThe Welsh National often provides a sound guide to this weekend’s Grand National Trial at Haydock (2.55pm, Saturday).

Indeed, this year’s renewal of the latter features the second, fourth and fifth from the Welsh National, plus a trio of also-rans, so the form of the Chepstow marathon may once again hold the key. more …

Betfair Hurdle Preview & 16/1 Betting Tip

Evan WilliamsThe Betfair Hurdle, run over 2m at Newbury, has attracted a maximum field of 24 runners and the fact that the bookmakers bet 12/1 bar two shows what a competitive handicap it is (3.35pm Saturday).

Calipto (9/2) has undergone a breathing operation since narrowly beaten by Tiger Roll on his reappearance at more …

Heroes Hurdle Preview & 16/1 Betting Tip

Lucy WadhamThe Betfred Mobile Heroes Handicap Hurdle is a typically competitive puzzle to solve, but we have found a big-price betting tip that should have every chance of delivering us a payday (3.00pm, Saturday, Sandown on CH4).

The favourite Polamco (10/3) is a progressive type, who recorded his best effort when rallying gamely to beat more …

Lanzarote Hurdle Preview & Betting Tip

Lizzie KellyThe Lanzarote Hurdle, run over 2m5f at Kempton, is invariably hugely competitive (2.40pm Saturday on CH4). That said, seven of the last 10 winners were returned at odds of 9/1 or shorter and nine of the 10 were aged seven years or younger, so we have some decent pointers towards likely winners.

The favourite, Tea For Two (5/1), has struck up a more …

King George VI Chase Preview & Tips

Paul NichollsThe Boxing Day meeting at Kempton Park is the highlight of Christmas for racing fans and the three-mile King George VI Chase tops the stellar card (3.10pm). This renewal is more open than the betting market suggests and ground conditions on the day could prove decisive.

It’s easy to see why Paul Nicholls’ (pictured) Silviniaco Conti is the more …

The Ladbroke Hurdle Preview & Betting Tip

David PipeThe Ladbroke, a handicap hurdle run over two miles at Ascot, provides National Hunt fans with one last hurrah before the Christmas break (3.30pm, Saturday, Ascot). This year’s renewal looks as competitive as ever, but we have latched onto one that we think could go well at a rewarding price.

With the going at Ascot already soft and more rain forecast, more …

Becher Chase Preview & Betting Tips

Philip HobbsTwo favourites have won The Becher Chase in the last 10 years, but winners at 33/1, 25/1 and 14/1 (twice) in that period are an indication of how competitive it can be (1.30pm Saturday at Aintree).

The race is run over 3m2f of the Grand National course and last year’s winner, Chance Du Roy (10/1), who also finished a respectable sixth in last season’s more …

Hennessy Gold Cup Betting Tips Preview

Neil MulhollandThe Hennessy Gold Cup, run over 3m2½f at Newbury, looks particularly competitive and the winner will require an abundance of stamina (3pm, Saturday).

No five-year-old has won this race but more …