Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle

A strong renewal this year and will hopefully be very informative in regards to the Cheltenham Festival. The market is headed by Gaillard Du Mesnil, who despite being well beaten on his first start over hurdles. …


Following on from my Ante-post columns last week, I have decided that it’s something I would like to bring each and every Wednesday (time permitting).

This weekend I will be covering two races from Haydock and Ascot. Haydock hosts a competitive Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle and the weekend’s main event…


14:25 Cheltenham — Shloer Chase (Garde 2)

Sunday’s meeting is all geared around the 14:25, the Shloer Chase. A Grade 2, 2m chase which in recent years has been won by the likes of Uxizandre, Sprinter Sacre and Fox Norton.

The race in recent years has seen depleting field sizes, in the past 3 years they have…


Day two of the November meeting, the main event is the Paddy Power Gold Cup and I’ve decided to do a small piece looking into as many of the runners as possible. Please note that although the aim is to find the winner early on there is no guarantee that the horses selected will turn up for these races and this should only be used as a guide to help you pick out the winner.

14:15 Cheltenham — Paddy Power Gold Cup (Grade 3 Handicap)

A brilliant renewal of the race, in my opinion, there looks to be a good blend of seasoned handicappers and horses who wouldn’t look out of place in graded company. …


The second meeting at Cheltenham this season is a cracker with 11 Listed & Graded contests on show. Here are my early thoughts on some of the races. …


13:45 York (Sky Bet Handicap) — Zabeel Champion 7/4 2.5pt Win

The opening contest from York on Day three, It looks all to easy to me and I will take Zabeel Champion to carry on improving.

Marginally denied when going for the hat-trick at Goodwood, he didn’t look in love with the track and looked as if today’s step up in…


14:15 York (Acomb Stakes Group 3) — Gear Up 11/2 0.5pt E/W (3 Places)

Race two from York’s Ebor meeting, a tricky 2-year old Group 3 with the majority of these coming in off the back of just one run.

I will be siding with the course and distance winner Gear Up, to get the meeting off to a winning start for trainer Mark…


17:30 Kempton — Fast Start 7/2 1.5pt Win

One selection coming today from the Kempton’s All-weather meeting. We will have an unusually busy week coming up, York’s Ebor meeting will be sure to bring up plenty of top-class action.

Back to Kempton for now though, an interesting 4 runner contest and I think there is a joker in…


14:15 Market Rasen — El Presente 7/4 1.5pt Win

My first selection comes from the summer jumps meeting at Market Rasen, I will be taking El Presente to build on a facile win on seasonal return.

El Presente made a pleasing start to life over fences last season when not being beaten far at Huntingdon. That day he could…


13:35 Deauville – Victor Ludorum 6/4 2pt Win

A small field Group 2 over in Deaville, I will be capitalising on Victor Ludorum’s larger price as he looks to get back to winning ways.

I took the view following the Prix Du Jockey Club that Victor Ludorum was the best horse, he was unfavourably drawn and had to…

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