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Cheltenham Festival 2019: Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle Preview

The final Grade 1 in the novice hurdle division is the three mile staying race. This race nearly always sees an upset caused, with the average starting price of the winner throughout the last ten years being 16/1. Horses tend to fair better that have had plenty of hurdles experience, second season hurdlers included. Horses towards the top of the market who are more high profile and inexperienced constantly get beat out of sight, for example Black Hercules in 2015.

Cheltenham Festival 2019: JLT Novice Chase

I will try and keep this short and sweet. This intermediate distance novice chase looks a weak renewal and it really is hard to see beyond the front two in the market, Lostintranslation & Defi Du Seuil. They will re-oppose each other here, with Lostintranslation having won the Dipper Novices Chase from Defi Du Seuil at the track earlier this year but the latter horse reversing that form at Sandown.

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Arkle Chase Preview

The second novice event of The Festival is The Arkle. This race normally throws up a really good horse but I cannot see a potential superstar in this race. To give you an idea in recent winners of this race include Sprinter Sacre, Un De Sceaux, Douvan and Altior but I will be staggered if a horse emerges of that quality. However, what this race lacks in quality it certainly makes up for in betting propositions.

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Supreme Novices Hurdle

The curtain raiser for the week is a race that never fails to disappoint. A two mile novice hurdle ran at a furious pace and normally won by a top quality animal that goes on to achieve bigger things the following season. Recent winners include the brilliant Altior and the much missed Vautour. This race, like last year is a really open looking contest.

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Ryanair Chase Preview

This race is now the most valuable on Thursday and by default has become the feature race of the day. Again, this is a race that has huge potential to cut up with horses towards the top of the market more than likely to be engaged elsewhere and in the case of Ruth Jefferson’s Waiting Patiently, unlikely to run at all and wait for Aintree.

Rory’s Racing Rundown: 09/09/2017

We are blessed with a fantastic days racing on Saturday. We really are spoiled for choice and it would take me till Christmas to go through every race. I have narrowed my attention to two horses, one of which has been in my notebook for a little while. The two races I will focus on are at Ascot and Haydock. See below for the best prices.

Rory's Racing Preview: 29/07/2017

I am off to Ascot on Saturday and the success of my day will heavily depend on the horses listed below. Away from Ascot we have a good card at York and I think there is one horse running there well worth a punt. We return from the success of last week with more potential money printers.

Top 5 Royal Ascot 2017 Performances/Races

Royal Ascot 2017 was another year full of fantastic performances but I have narrowed it down to my five personal highlights. I have tried to leave the punting side of my mind out (very difficult) and strictly focus on what I enjoyed watching from a racing stand point. Royal Ascot really is a special place and continues to attract the best horses every year and what is more special is the fact they come from all over the globe to compete! With English, Irish, French and American winners this year we were treated to a truly international festival. Working from fifth to first here are the best performances/races.