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A Few Quiet Ones …

February 5th, 2016

I am leaving for the Isle Of Mull on Saturday for a week to recharge my batteries for Cheltenham. There are a few horses entered to run over the next few days, including one handicap debutant of special interest next … Continued

Cheltenham Pointers

January 31st, 2016

There are occasions in this game when everything, for a short while, seems to go right and that is what happened yesterday with Alan King, who landed a big-race hat-trick at Cheltenham and also took the Sky Bet Chase at … Continued

Inspiration Needed!

January 24th, 2016

I am not quite sure how I am going to approach this year’s Cheltenham Bulletin Book. Such is the dominance of Willie Mullins that for the main races it will be either a case of writing the obvious or stretching … Continued

The Demise Of Ante-Post Betting?

January 15th, 2016

You can bump into some quite interesting discussions on the racing channels when things are quiet and there was one late this afternoon between Angus McNae and Tony Calvin about ante-post betting. I think we all now accept that ante-post … Continued

Paul Nicholls Back To Form

January 8th, 2016

Paul Nicholls will have been encouraged to send out three winners at Doncaster today. This is traditionally a quiet time of year for him, as it is about now that his horses have their ‘flu vaccinations. I believe I am … Continued

A Few Observations

December 31st, 2015

For me the highlight of the last few weeks has not been the performance of a horse or even the thoroughly well-deserved knighthood for AP McCoy. The person to have impressed me more than anyone is Nico de Boinville, who … Continued

Bitozapuzzle Something Special

December 18th, 2015

You don’t often see horses prepared for handicaps the old-fashioned way these days, but Nicky Richards has stuck to many of the traditional methods adopted for so long by his late father Gordon and we saw further evidence of that … Continued

One Of The Great Touches

December 13th, 2015

It was around 4.30 this morning that I submitted the text for my Winter Bulletin Book for layout in time to be with the printer on Monday. The book will then be back in our office ready for despatch to … Continued

King George Looks A Cracker

December 7th, 2015

I am busy at the moment working to meet the Saturday evening deadline for the Winter Bulletin Book. I have just finished updating the Dark Horses section and hope later to make a start on the preview of the King … Continued

The Winter Bulletin Book Beckons

November 29th, 2015

I readily concede that I found it a struggle to write the Online Preview for Hennessy day. In the end, with almost 4,000 words completed, I felt that I would be lucky to make my clients a profit but, thankfully, … Continued

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