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  • Classy Not That Fuisse can strike on hunter debut

    Wednesday Walking On Air 1.15 Newbury, 2m½f novice hurdle Hecouldbetheone is the one with the best timber form judged on the limited hurdling evidence available, but he has been penalised for a recent win and may struggle to concede 7lb to Walking On Air.

  • Steel strong enough for the Peter Marsh

    EMPIRE STEEL looked to set to play a major role in the finish of the Rowland Meyrick on Boxing Day only to fall four out, and the Sandy Thomson-trained grey can make amends off the same mark in the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

  • Emitom can revel in the heavy ground and roar back to form

    Wouldubewell 1.20 Lingfield, Winter Million EBF Mares' Novices' Handicap Chase It is set to be a real test at Lingfield this weekend with the ground almost certain to stay heavy, but that will greatly benefit the claims of the Emma Lavelle-trained Wouldubewell, who has really taken to fences this season.

  • Sarah is Mullins' best chance of an Ascot victory

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  • Improving Linelee King looks ahead of handicapper

    TRYING to work out which horses are going to run is difficult at the best of times but it's doubly hard when there are so many options, as there are this week.

  • Knight leads ace team of juveniles for resurgent yard

    FOR Milton Harris, his current success is testament to his neversay-die attitude, having dug himself out of bankruptcy over the past decade. The 62-year-old always believed in himself and is enjoying the most successful part of his career.

  • Lake View Lad to bounce back in Peter Marsh

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  • Dysart heads my Supreme list after his weekend romp

    YOU think you've seen all the two-mile novice hurdle division has to offer and then a horse comes and hits you right between the eyes. That horse is Dysart Dynamo.

  • Bob Olinger lacking his old sparkle

    MAYBE I'm just a contrarian and enjoy being the odd one out, but I felt Bob Olinger (below) was more impressive on his debut over fences than he was at Punchestown on Sunday.

  • Timing may have been key to A Plus Tard's Savills defeat

    IT'S a funny old game, as the late Jimmy Greaves used to say. When things are going well everything seems to go your way, but when they aren't the horses you fancy fall, get brought down or finish second. There's nothing you're doing differently to start with, but the longer the spell of bad luck goes on the more your confidence gets eroded and you start making poor decisions.

Featured documents

  • Magical Lagoon can conjure up another big win for Harrington

    Twilight Jet 1.50 Newmarket, Cornwallis Stakes, 5f Group 3, 2yo The favourite Hierarchy could drop back to the minimum trip here and so too could Twilight Jet, who is actually 1lb higher on official ratings....

  • Sapphire on cards for Nunthorpe hope Came From The Dark

    After winning my first Group 1 race last weekend, I have a Group 2 target in mind this Saturday at the Curragh where Came From The Dark (right) could run in the Paddy Power Sapphire Stakes....

  • Ahead of schedule and determined to keep climbing

    DETERMINATION, optimism, hard work and a passion for horses have been the ingredients that have propelled Alice Haynes from a teenager who was given her first taste of racing when doing work experience in a stable for Henrietta Knight while still at school, to running her own yard in Newmarket....

  • 'We jumped in the pool and ordered som champagne'

    ONLY three horses have won two runnings of Saturday's Temple Stakes at Haydock and one of those was popular sprinter Kingsgate Native, whose ability and enthusiasm was matched by his longevity over a career that spanned more than nine years....

  • Underdog who got it right on big day

    THESE days jump racing is largely dominated by a small group of big yards. Opportunities for the smaller stable to make an imprint at the top table are about as scarce as the sumatran rhino but, joyfully, sometimes it does happen and the game is much more appealing because of it....

  • Commanche leading the way for strong team

    THE Denton Hall Farm team of Michael Dods is enjoying yet another successful campaign, with the Stewards' Cup victory of Commanche Falls the highlight of the season so far....

  • Notebook can prove a Marsh marvel with longer trip to suit

    THE Grand National meeting has gone from strength to strength during the last two decades and, when hot on the heels of Cheltenham, it's no wonder some intriguing trends have developed....

  • Quality of Classic generation bodes well for the season

    THE 2021 turf season could not have got off to a better start for Newmarket trainer George Scott, who won both middle-distance maidens at Doncaster with hugely impressive colts....

  • Take a risk on veteran chaser landing the big one for Richards

    Bristol De Mai Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies; Age/Weight: 10; 11st 10lb Top-class chaser who has won three Betfair Chases at Haydock. Beaten in all four starts at Aintree but this is his first attempt at the National course and he is an excellent jumper. Best form is on soft so any rain would help...

  • Play a straight bat in the Hardwicke and side with Hukum

    WEDNESDAY Get stuck into Brunch The big betting race on day two is the Royal Hunt Cup and, with only three favourites obliging since 1980, this is one tough puzzle....

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