Posts tagged with ‘king’

  • Frankie Dettori. We’ll miss him when he’s gone.

    By on 22nd June 2020

    They are words I remember my late father saying when he talked about the great Lester Piggott. “He won’t...

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  • Cheltenham Festival Preview. Stayers Hurdle

    By on 28th February 2017

    Two weeks today the roar will go up and the Cheltenham Festival of 2017 will begin. Yes, I am excited. Bring it on. There's more than enough low grade racing these days, so the better meetings must be savoured.

    I'm already on weather watch. Daft, I know, this far ahead of time. But worth having half an eye on. The weather people say there is to be significant rainfall around Cheltenham in the coming days. How much falls we cannot know. 

    And that matters. Not least to the horse I have placed an each way ante-post bet . . .

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  • Cheltenham Festival Preview. Triumph Hurdle.

    By on 27th February 2017

    Sometimes it's the form of a horse that attracts a punter to them. Sometimes it's how they look. Or the promise they show at a young age. It's when all three align that I sit up and take note.

    Members of my selection service first won backing Master Blueyes when I tipped the gelding each way at odds of around 10/1. That was when Dougie Costello rode him on the flat at York. Master Blueyes won that day in May 2016.

    The 4 year grey has gone on to establish himself as a serious prospect over . . .

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  • So there you have it. The King George VI is over with for another year and a new star is born. If, that is, a 9 year old can be classed as being born.

    We won today on Thistlecrack at odds of 6/4. That turned out to be value. The horse has proved conclusively that he is a chaser with a bright future when winning the King George VI at Kempton on Boxing Day. Do not underestimate that victory. It is rare for a novice to win such a big race. He'd only raced over the larger obstacles . . .

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    By on 26th December 2016
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  • Tizz the season to be jolly

    By on 21st December 2016

    Colin Tizzard sends Thistlecrack and Cue Card to Kempton Park on Boxing Day. What’s the secret of his recent…

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  • I heard Tom Segal (Pricewise in the Racing Post) talking lots of sense earlier this week.

    He was bemoaning how his favourite flat race, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is not what it was. And he's right. Like Tom, this feature race scheduled for Saturday has long been a favourite of mine. You were always sure of a top quality event and entrants that had raced in the Derby or other earlier feature races in the flat season.

    Tom laid the blame for how the race as been diminished at the obsession with the Prix de . . .

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    By on 21st July 2016
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  • Racing Selections Friday January 15th

    By on 14th January 2016

    Some people wonder why I changed my approach during last year and stopped offering racing selections in midweek when...

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  • Cheltenham Festival Preview – Jockey Lizzie Kelly is sick with anticipation

    By on 7th February 2015

    The Cheltenham Festival effects different people in different ways. Most people are excited. But Lizzie Kelly wanted to vomit...

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  • Back to back winners on day 2 of the festival

    By on 12th March 2014

    Two good priced winners for members of VG Tips on Wednesday. The bookies were generous this morning offering odds...

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  • The New One now 5/1 for the Champion Hurdle

    By on 21st October 2013

    The New One has returned members of VG Tips plenty of profit in past seasons. I left him and...

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