February traditionally hasn’t been the strongest month in terms of quality racing which is not surprising given its closeness to the Cheltenham Festival. Arguably the biggest meeting in Britain in the month is the Betfair Super Saturday meeting at Newbury. The fixture features the £155,000 Betfair Handicap Hurdle, which is now the richest handicap hurdle

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The GB National Hunt scene has been dominated for a number of years by a select group of top performing trainers, with the likes of Paul Nicholls, Nicky Henderson, Dan Skelton and Colin Tizzard mopping up many of the big races throughout the racing calendar year. The problem, or challenge, is that it can be

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There is no doubt that when we try to piece together a method or system which can turn a profit we always find ourselves heading back to the statistics, and look back at what has happened before as an indicator to what “may” happen in the future. Such an approach can be productive from time

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It’s Happy New Year or Merry Christmas depending when you are reading this article. There’s plenty of high-class racing over the Festive period. Indeed, I seriously looked at doing a Christmas themed article but given you may be reading this after Boxing Day. I decided it would be wise not to. I’m not a big

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With the exception of a short break at the end of April, following the season finale at Sandown, there is jumps racing pretty much all year round…weather permitting! For the purists though the “proper season” gets going with the opening salvo at Cheltenham, with the two day Showcase meeting, which this year went ahead across

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“Christmas is coming; the turkey’s getting fat, please put a penny in the punters hat” It’s December. Just where has the year gone?  The Christmas lights and decorations are going up. Festive markets are in full swing and of course Christmas is just a few weeks away. The Christmas period is busy one for horse

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At this stage of the year, with the 2019/20 National Hunt season now firmly slipped into first gear, I spend many hours plunging deep into my own private notes, notes that are the bedrock of my day to day betting approach. My notes lean heavily on chasers as, naturally, we tend to know more about

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Well the 2019 flat season is all but finished. Our attention now turns to the winter jumps game. The National Hunt season really takes off during November. We have Cheltenham’s second meeting of the winter jumps season.  It’s a three-day meeting which begins on Friday 15th November. The feature races are the BetVictor Gold Cup

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