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CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP PREVIEW 2021

Often, I would have at least half-a-dozen horses on my shortlist for the Gold Cup at this stage of the season. However, now that the Cotswold Chase and the Irish Gold Cup are consigned to history, I am left with very few options on...
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TRIUMPH HURDLE PREVIEW 2021

There will almost certainly be a maximum of nine juveniles lining up for the first race on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Of the nine I would suggest there are three social runners and two very inexperienced juveniles from the Willie Mullins...
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STAYERS HURDLE PREVIEW 2021

I would suggest there is a real possibility that Paisley Park’s superiority over Thyme Hill and Roksana was significantly hidden by the way the race panned out at Ascot in December. For that reason I backed him 3/1 NRNB in quite a few each...
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RYANAIR CHASE PREVIEW 2021

I do think that the Ryanair Chase is building up to be a particularly fascinating race to consider. The current two favourites are probably both trading at the head of affairs due to the name of their connections rather than through any obviously superior...
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MARSH NOVICES’ CHASE PREVIEW 2021

The obvious remaining doubt with Envoi Allen is the lack of competition he has faced in his prep races. He has barely seen a rival in his three chases to date and will need to do something new to win at Cheltenham. One assumes...
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CHAMPION CHASE PREVIEW 2021

Although the odds on favourite Chacun Pour Soi appears to be very strong at the moment; at the same time he makes little appeal at around 4/5 - not least, because he is unlikely to be that much shorter on the day; if at...
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BALLYMORE NOVICES’ HURDLE PREVIEW 2021

With a week to go before the race the current market for the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle is quite interesting. We have three strong favourites all trading between 5/2 and 7/2 followed by eight horses trading below 20/1 with at least one firm. Of those...
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CHAMPION HURDLE PREVIEW 2021

The ante-post market for the Champion Hurdle was blown apart over the festive period with the shock defeat of Epatante in the Grade One Christmas Hurdle at Kempton followed a few days later by disappointing performances from both Saint Roi and Abacadabras in the...
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