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Horse Racing Micro Angle

We have two micro angles that you can add to your betting portfolios in today’s article. Mark Johnston’s Newmarket July Festival Angle Trainer Mark Johnston likes to have a winner or two at the meeting and since 2007 he the top trainer in terms of winners – 14 winners from 98 runners 15% +18.33 A/E 1.25 30 placed 31%. That …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, A bit of a bumper edition this week so I will apologise for the length.  We’ve got five eyecatchers from last weeks horse racing and right at the end a quick look at some of the key trends for Saturday’s big race the Wetherby’s Super Sprint at Newbury. Let’s begin with a look back to Saturday’s action. Did …

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Horse Racing Micro Angle

We have four micro angles that you can add to your betting portfolios in today’s article. The first one focuses on trainer Andrew Balding’s runners in maiden races. Here are the criteria: Trainer: Andrew Balding Race Type: Maiden Class Move: Same Days Since Last Run: 6 to 30 days Last Time Out Placing: 2nd Since 2011 this angle has produced …

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Hi all, Thrilling Coral Eclipse Won By A Nose! Well, what a thriller the Coral Eclipse turned out to be with the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Ulysses just getting the better of the Richard Hannon-trained Barney Roy in a head-bobbing finish. The winner was idling just before the line and I really had thought that Jockey James Doyle had galvanised Barney …

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Hi all, Derby Hero Is Retired! Well, what did we learn from the Weekend’s Irish Derby? For me the win of Aiden O’Brien’s second string Capri underlined the Ballydoyle don’t have an outstanding three-year-old middle distance colt this season. Epsom Derby hero Wings of Eagles could only finish 3rd but after the race he was found have sustained a career …

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Hi all, The World’s Greatest Flat Racing Festival Is Here… Royal Ascot is with us and with it five days of top class horse racing. To me it’s the best and of course most famous flat racing festival in the world and we can enjoy it from the comfort of our armchairs or sun loungers. It seems likely that the …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, After last weeks top class horse racing, with the Derby & Oaks, this weekend’s fare was somewhat underwhelming. The period between the Investec Derby Festival and Royal Ascot can be rather low key and given we are the high point of the flat season racings authorities really need have to take a look at this weekend in the …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, The good thing about the Investec Derby Festival is that it can usually be relied upon to provide plenty of horses for your notebooks and trackers. Horses that didn’t handle coming down the hill, horses that were unlucky in the run or indeed using the meeting as a prep for Royal Ascot in just over two weeks. This …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, This week’s column not only looks at last week’s horses to include in your trackers but firstly I will have a quick peek at next weekend’s Derby and Oaks pictures. Hit The Beach On Derby Day! Those of you who are regular readers of the column will know that I have already given selections for both races. I …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, York Provides Punters with Plenty For The Notebook Top class flat horse racing just keeps coming at this time of year and last week we had the York Dante Festival. The three days turned into a bit of a punters graveyard with rain altering the going to soft on the first of the three days. Now York, whilst …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, This week’s column not only looks at last week’s horses for your trackers but I also will identify a trainer whose horses at the York Dante Festival must be kept onside and I have a selection for next weekend’s big race the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. We had some good horse racing at Chester …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, O’Brien Runners Dominate Guineas Weekend Last weekend saw the first two classics of the British flat horse racing season with the latest running’s of the 1000 & 2000 Guineas as part of the Newmarket Guineas Festival. Of the 14 races at the Festival four of the winners came from trainer Aiden O’Brien’s yard. On Saturday he won the …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, The curtain came down on the 2016-17 National Hunt Season at Sandown but it’s a shame that there isn’t a break between seasons as the 2017-18 season got underway on Monday. Henderson Celebrates Title Win With Sandown Three Timer Nicky Henderson became Champion Trainer and had a great Sandown winning three races and almost made it a fabulous …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, As I mentioned in the last column we saw some excellent horse racing at Newmarket and Newbury and it’s the first week of the new flat season where I had a decent number of horses for you to put into your trackers with future races in mind. Before looking at this week’s horses for your notebooks I will …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Hi all, Tuesday sees the start of Newmarket’s three-day Craven Meeting and on Friday Newbury gets in on the act with the two-day Greenham Meeting. There should be plenty of classic clues on show but more importantly, both meetings will offer plenty of horses for your notebooks. This is the week when the flat season really kicks into gear and …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Tudhope Takes Brave Route For Lincoln Win Bravery, an Aiden O’Brien cast off, won first big handicap of the new flat horse racing season to give trainer David O’Meara a first win in this historic handicap. Jockey Danny Tudhope had realised that there was a draw bias at Doncaster and switched the horse from stand side draw over to the …

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Weekly Eye-catchers – Horse Racing

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Morning all, As I mentioned last week I thought I would share with you an interesting micro angle to get you prepared for the start of the 2017 horse racing flat season at Doncaster this Saturday. Whilst on the subject of the start of the flat turf season I will at the end of this, shorter than normal, column take …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Morning all, Well, that’s it for another year as horse racing’s eagerly awaited Cheltenham Festival passes all too quickly into history. How was it for you? It’s wasn’t a great festival for most punters and like many I had a forgettable weeks betting. Granted it could have been worse and at least we have the start of the flat to …

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Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

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Morning all, By the time you read this the 2017 Cheltenham Festival will be underway. Well all my Cheltenham form study has been done and now it’s just a case of waiting for the race declarations to come and keeping an eye on the weather. It looks like most of the week will be dry although there seems some uncertainty …

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Weekly Eye-catchers – Horse Racing

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Morning all, As I mentioned last week this weeks article is shorter than usual but still contains the following: • Two eyecatchers from last week’s racing; • The final race from my Cheltenham Festival Briefing; • My updated Cheltenham ante-post betting list. It’s been a frustrating month or so for the service with a couple more close up seconds at …

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