Posts tagged with ‘handicaps’

  • So Thistlecrack will take on stablemate Cue Card in the King George VI at Kempton Park on Boxing Day. That should be some duel. I know which of those two I'd favour to win on the day and members only can see that selection at the foot of this selections post.

    But, for all only seven are due to race, it's not a two horse race. Trainer Nicky Henderson has seen to it that Josses Hill has been supplemented to take part in the race. The connections would not be paying extra for that privilege were they not . . .

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    By on 20th December 2016
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  • Midweek racing these days is rarely attractive. Outside of the big feature meetings, there can be little to entice you to go racing.

    Big field handicaps are also fewer in number than they once were. So, when you come across a Wednesday that includes some larger field, competitive looking handicaps, I sit up and take notice.

    At Newbury on Wednesday, the two align and so I have taken time to look at the racecards this midweek, notably at Newbury. 

    Wednesday

    Newbury

    12.55

    17 go to post for a Class 4 maiden hurdle but, sadly, bookies will only return each . . .

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    By on 14th December 2016
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