Andy Newton

Andy is a member of the Horse Writers’ Association and an established horse racing expert and tipster. He's been featured in Gambling Online magazine, and as an expert in the Official Wetherbys Cheltenham Festival betting guide since 2011 as well as other leading publications . Andy also has regular columns on easyodds.com, livesport.co.uk and geegeez.co.uk and specializes in big race trends and stats.
  • Feb- 2019 -
    23 February
    Big Race Previews

    Andy Newton’s Saturday Column

    Are you getting excited for the Cheltenham Festival yet? It seemed like only last week I was sitting down for Christmas dinner, and then welcoming in the New Year!!  However, we are now almost into March, and without wanting to wish my life away, that means only one thing for horse racing fans………… the Cheltenham Festival is now just weeks away!…

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  • 9 February
    Big Race Previews

    Andy Newton’s Saturday Column

    Well, it’s certainly been all go this week! It was actually a bit odd, as I woke up on Thursday morning feeling like I’d gone 10 rounds with Tyson Fury, with full-blown ‘man-flu’ attacking my body, only to turn on my phone and see that racing had been cancelled due to equine flu – what the heck!! It was a…

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  • Jan- 2019 -
    26 January
    Big Race Previews

    Andy Newton’s Saturday Column

    Can you name the last horse to win both the Cotswold Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the same season? Ok, I’ll give you a clue……  it was over 15 years ago! In fact, it was back in 2000. Got it yet? Okay, I’ll put you out of your misery, it was a Noel Chace trained horse called Looks…

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  • 19 January
    Big Race Previews

    Andy Newton’s Saturday Column

    Peter Marsh Chase – Saturday 19th Jan 2019 Don’t get bogged down in the Peter Marsh Chase, let the key trends take the strain.  This Saturday’s Peter Marsh Chase, often run in desperate conditions, it’s an aptly-named contest that is often billed as another Grand National trial ahead of the world’s greatest steeplechase in April. However, don’t be fooled by this title, since…

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  • 12 January
    Horse Racing

    Andy Newton’s Saturday Column

    So we now know what Sir AP McCoy has been doing since he retired from the saddle in 2015… he’s now a Civil Engineer! Okay, I’m only messing about, but that’s the new name of this Saturday’s Classic Chase at Warwick – The McCoy Contractors Civil Engineering Classic Handicap Chase – so it tickled me a bit! This 3m5f contest…

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  • Nov- 2018 -
    19 November
    Horse Racing

    The Racing Week Ahead…

    With John Burke on holiday this week, the estimable Andy Newton has stepped-in to give us his take on the week ahead. His is a detailed, interesting read, from a different perspective. Enjoy… With last weekend’s Cheltenham November Meeting behind us, it’s fair to say……jump racing is back! It’s the hedgehoppers all the way now for the next six months…

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  • Apr- 2018 -
    12 April
    Big Race Previews

    2018 Grand National Trends For Punters To Profit

    It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned horse racing punter, or a recreational better that only dips in and out of betting – the thought of betting on the Grand National – a race with 40 runners in – can be often be a very daunting affair.  However – fear not – as with bundles of Grand National trends &…

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  • Sep- 2017 -
    16 September
    Betting Knowledge

    Sat TV Trends – 16th Sept 2017

    Like all big race days, Andy Newton is on hand with the key TV trends this Saturday from Chester and Doncaster, including the William Hill St Leger Doncaster Horse Racing Trends (ITV/ATR) 1.50 – William Hill Portland Handicap Cl2 5f140y ITV 15/15 – Carried 8-12 or more 13/15 – Won over 6f before 12/15 – Had run 5 or more…

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  • 15 September
    Betting Knowledge

    Doncaster Racing TV Trends

    Friday 15th September 2017 1.50 – Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 7f ITV4  12/14 – Never raced at Doncaster before 11/14 – Won between 1-3 times before 10/14 – Raced within the last 6 weeks 9/14 – Had won over 7f before 9/14 – Drawn in stalls 3-7 (inc) 8/14 – Placed favourites 7/14…

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  • 14 September
    Betting Knowledge

    Doncaster Racing TV Trends

    The ITV cameras head to Doncaster racecourse this week for the 4-day St Leger Meeting – they will be covering races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – with races spread across both ITV and ITV4. As always, we’ve got it all covered with all the TV race trends and stats – these should help narrow down the fields and also…

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  • 13 September
    Betting Knowledge

    Doncaster St Leger Festival 2017 – Day 1 – Scarborough Stakes

    The 4 four-day Doncaster St Leger Meeting kicks-off this Wednesday and it’s a fixture that gathers pace as the week goes on. This is evident as the ITV Racing cameras are not even there for the opening day, but from Thursday will be showing four of the races LIVE each day with the fixture climaxing on Saturday with the St…

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  • Jun- 2017 -
    30 June
    Betting Knowledge

    Horse Racing Betting Guide: Doncaster

    Good morning, today I’ve gone through the entire Doncaster card to provide you with the strongest selections in each race. To find these selections I focus on the historic performances of the race where available and combine that with form reading and trainer analysis to determine which of the runners are most likely to contend in each race. Please leave…

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  • Jun- 2014 -
    6 June
    Big Race Previews

    Epsom Derby Preview

    So last month we saw the first two of this season’s five English flat Classics with the 1,000 & 2,000 Guineas at HQ – but, did these two races, along with the array of other recent trials we’ve had supplied us with any more clues ahead of June’s Epsom Oaks & Derby? The 1,000 Guineas winner, Miss France, is not…

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  • May- 2014 -
    3 May
    Big Race Previews

    Guineas Trends And Stats 2014

    As we head into May all eyes turn to the first of the five English Classics with the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. The first of those, and for many flat racing pundits, these signal the real start of the flat turf season. Each race will give racing fans some early clues ahead of the Epsom Derby and Epsom…

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