Horse Racing Preview - Cheltenham - 19th November 2017

Today’s horse racing preview selections come from the Cheltenham & Fontwell racecourses with one selection from each meeting.


14.25 Cheltenham – Shloer Chase (Grade 2) (Registered as the Cheltenham Chase) (15.9f)

Cloudy Dream (168)
Special Tiara (165)

Special Tiara & Fox Norton go head to head once more at Prestbury Park, the last time these two met came in last seasons Queen Mothers Champion Chase where Special Tiara just held on in a thrilling finish by a head. De Bromhead’s ten year old went on to finish runner up to Altior at Sandown when beaten by eight lengths.

Fox Norton went on to better things when landing the Grade 1 Melling Chase & Champion Chase, winner of this race last year when beating Simply Ned by nine lengths and will have to contend with a 8lb rise but still looks open to improvement. However, the selection comes in Cloudy Dream, this seven year old Grey finished just six lengths behind Altior in last seasons RP Arkle and went on to land the Future Champions Chase at Ayr.

Jefferson’s entry made up dozens of lengths when just denied in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree last month and only comes into this with a 4lb penalty, he is a serious improver and one to follow this season, this is a tough second seasons assignment, however cannot see why he will not be up for a big run against some good improving types.

CLOUDY DREAM : 2pt Win @ 9/2 (BOG)

14.40 Fontwell – Toteexacta Salmon Spray Handicap Hurdle (17.5f)

Its’afreebee (140)
Ardamir (128)
Clayton (126)

This is one open handicap indeed, but Dan Skelton’s Its’afreebee has a big chance on his old hurdling form. He was way out of his depth when attempting three miles last time out at Chepstow, however if we go back to when he ran third to Yorkhill in the Neptune which included the likes of Yanworth, has beaten the likes of Cole Harden this year around the chase sphere so at the odds he looks a serious player off these terms.

Gary Moore has a fairly good record around Fontwell, and saddles the interesting Clayton. If we disregard his last run and take on board when second to Pete The Mayo Man at Newbury around this time last year, he comes here 7lb better off for that run and should be in the frame at least. Ardamar gets the big odds, however he has not been seen hurdling since finishing fifth at Donny, he was beaten out of sight, but did run way above his current mark here of 123.

ITS’AFREEBEE : 1pt each way @ 11/1 (BOG)


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Daily Horse Racing Pro Tips - 10th November 2017

Betalyst Horse Racing Pro Tips for Friday 10th November.

Today’s Horse Racing Pro-Tip comes from Hexham, Warwick and Fontwell racecourses.

EW Treble – 1PT:

1.10pm Hexham – John Smiths Maiden Hurdle (Div 2) – Handy Hollow15/8

1.20pm Warwick – Hy-Kleen Of Warwick Novices’ Hurdle – Just A Thought5/4

3pm Fontwell – Guildford Tipper Hire Ltd Conditional Jockeys’ Novices’ Hurdle – Highway One O One5/4

ODDS: 13.55/1 – Skybet


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Today’s horse racing preview comes from three meetings, The Curragh, Fontwell and Kelso. Again not the greatest of days on the winners front, a note for any of you that backed Kachy today, he’s worth keeping on the right side of if tackling 6f this season, however the blog was in a healthy profit with Copper Knight when advised at 12/1, pulled of a monster gamble to win at 5/1fav.


14.20 Curragh – Tattersall’s Gold Cup (Group 1) (10.5f)

Success Days and Deauville are at present fighting for favouritism, the former trained by Ken Condon comes into this off a neck defeat to Air Pilot in the Group 3 Alleged Stakes at Naas.

Last year’s Royal Whip Stakes winner finished third in this last year, even though a potentially nice colt, I just feel he’s just short of top quality around Group 1 level. Deauville on the other hand won the Group 3 Huxley Stakes just from Poets Word at Chester on his second run of the new campaign.

The Belmont Derby winner might just find 10.5f on the short side here, looks a solid stayer the way he won around Chester, claims if handling track.

One that just seems to get better and better and never goes down without a fight is british trainer Roger Charlton’s Decorated Knight. Winner of the Derby Winter trial was correctly placed by the trainer when flown to Meydan when taking the Group 1 Jebel Hatta by a head from Folkswood.

Finished a head in front of Deauville in the Group 1 Dubai Turf, in third was Ribchester who dominated the Group 1 Lockinge recently. Roger Charlton won this twice with Al Kazeem and looks to have a big claim on the prize again.

Decorated Knight : 2pt each way @ 11/2 (BOG)

14.50 Curragh  – Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes (Group 3) (10f)

I’m finding it impossible trying to turnover Jessica Harrington’s Red Label in this. The ex Luca Cumani in-mate won over a mile on the all weather in good style and was quickly shipped to different surroundings after an interesting​ development which saw many top horses leave the Cumani yard which included Postponed.

First run for the yard came at Gowran Park when just holding on over 9.4f, he looks the sort that will relish 10f and beyond. Which no big engagements planned he could put himself amongst ​middle distance races on offer this season.

Homesman and Vociferous Marina will have to step up I think to beat the selection, especially the latter who looked very one paced at York recently. Pending on is on pacemaking duties, interested in Utah for a place run with Seamus Heffernan in the plate.

Won his maiden here at The Curragh over a mile, has been competing over shorter trips, steps into a more likely index over 10f.

Red Label : 3pt win @ 9/4 (BOG)

15.25 Curragh – Tattersall’s Irish 1000gns (Group 1) (8f)

Again Ballydoyle are diverting to pacemaker tactics with declaring 50% of the entire field. Even though they have Newmarket’s conqueror Winter as the hotpot in the race, can she do what Churchill did and land both Guineas?

Another O’Brien runner is Hydrangea who pulled far too hard at Newmarket ending up just tenth. She is better then that, she bested Rahana and Winter in this trial, with good Curragh form of 122 I expect her to be ridden with a little more tight reign, she has the ability.

Winter was very impressive when winning at Newmarket, but she got a trouble free run and took full advantage of landing the run. I feel she was very flattered by that win, she wanst dry ground to put her best foot forward, but I take her on.

Marc Halfords Rehana will try to reverse her run with Hydrangea and Winter, the fact she was left at home to compete here over Newmarket speaks strong volumes, she is a big player here.

Rehana : 2pts each way @ 6/1 (BOG)

15.50 Kelso – Ayton Castle Handicap Chase (0-125) (20.1f)

Irish raider here for me looks the one to beat from what is up against him this afternoon. Anseanachai Cliste had to fight when landing the Ulster National over 26.5f. The handicapper obviously has not assessed that run correctly, just a 7lb penalty and getting into this off 114 he should win this well.

Sweet Belle could be the main danger under Brian Hughes, a good second in a 0-120 chase at Hexham just over three weeks ago, will have to improve again, each way bet looks imminent.

Anseanachai Cliste : 5pt Win @ 9/4 (BOG) NAP

16.05 Fontwell – H.O.T.S.R Let’s Bet Tuberous Sclerosis Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (17.6f)

Midnight Jitterbug probably won’t get a better chance of 103 to land a race like this. The Noel Williams five year old finished a close third off this mark in a similar contest at Kempton two weeks ago under today’s pilot Ian Popham.

Main dangers look to come from Zante of Gary Moore’s who is probably wanting a step up in trip now on current performances.

Midnight Jitterbug : 2pt Win @ 4/1 (BOG)


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Horse Racing Preview – Lingfield & Fontwell – 5th May May 2017

Today’s horse racing preview comes from two meetings in Lingfield and Fontwell. Very disappointed in the running of Theo’s Lolly yesterday, not sure at present on Richard Fahey’s yard, I suppose a stable that had a good turnover of horses this expected.

At least a nice winner with Mukalal who has definitely come on, and will be worth keeping an eye on where Something To Be will turn up next after being pulled up yesterday. I will be doing a full race by race preview on Saturday and Sunday being it the first classics for Colts and Fillies.


14.10 Lingfield – Join Us For Countryside Day – 3rd June Selling Stakes (8f)

I would like to think Rod Millman’s Isis Blue can be involved around this sphere. Winner off 69 last year at Kempton, it took him nine attempts to record his last win which came at Bath over 10f in a 0-60 hcp.

This is his first visit to Lingfield, and there is no reason why he cannot be competitive under the good booking of young Ryan Tate. Best of the rest looks to be Richard Hannon’s Willwams who won with something in hand in a claimer over 7f here back in March, was beaten over course and distance in a maiden on debut. Looks vulnerable.

Isis Blue : 1pt each way @ 10/1 (BOG)

15.40 Lingfield Park – Greater London Properties Handicap (0-85)

An opportunity for Mark Johnston’s Highly Sprung to get back into the winning enclosure, the son of Zebedee was seen hacking up at Yarmouth last September in this company over 6f. With a race mixture of turf and all weather runs he has failed to progress and his losing run goes to 0-7.

Regardless of the current status, he looked back to good form when finishing third at Leicester, drops down to the minimum trip this afternoon and, would like to predict that we once more see a bold showing at the front of the pace, should be on the premises.

Main danger and selection comes from the old boy trained by Andrew Balding in Dungannon. Has won twice on the all-weather this year at Southwell which included off a mark of 81. Up 6lb and comes into this off current outside rating of 87.

Won off 89 last year when beating Brother Tiger easily by four lengths off level weights. His all-weather form is far superior throughout his career. The tactics is important with him, from stall three he should be getting cover being closer, it has to be right for him, but very capable under today’s seven pound claimer.

Dungannon : 1pt each way @ 13/2 (BOG)

17.25 Fontwell – Mortimor Arms OffJunction2 M27 Near Newforest Handicap Chase (0-110)

Where do they get the names of these races, I am sure the name of the establishment would have been sufficient enough, but it is what it is. On to the race and Dr Richard Newlands Jaunty Inflight has been beaten favourite on four of his seven past encounters.

He recorded his second chase win at Taunton last month when fending off a low grade individual. This is his first visit to Fontwell, a track I think will suit his style of running. With just the 4lb penalty to contend with he will have to pull out more off this career highest mark, but it’s not the strongest of contests this afternoon and the services of young Sam Twiston-Davies he should be making his presence felt over this trip.

Ex Tim Vaughan trained Lake Chapala has to be respected off the back of his Plumpton win last month when winning over 16.9f by 7 lengths. Not being hit that harsh from the handicapper he will most definitely be involved once more getting three pounds from the Jaunty Inflight. Gary and Jamie Moore team up with Halling’s Wish who has not won over hurdles for two and a half years which came over 18.5f here at Fontwell, but his old form really stands out.

On his Chase mark of around 104 he could also be interesting returning to chasing after a long spell on the flat on the all-weather which has seen him placed on all three outings this year.

Halling’s Wish : 1.5pt win @ 5/1 (BOG)

19.35 Fontwell  – Chancelloroftheformchecker Champion Jockey 2016 Jamie Moore Handicap Chase (0-100)

Paul Henderson is a yard I tend to follow around these average night meetings. His entry here, Thepartyisover, was a winner over hurdles 18 months ago when off a mark of 96. The regular visitor to Fontwell has failed on his past ten visits around the hurdle ranks, but the twelve-year-old made his chasing debut over course and distance last month when finishing fourth of eight when beaten over twenty lengths

Considering that was a 0-105 contest, he was taking on proven chasing stayers. That run was off a mark of 78 going up against horses that were rated 20lb his superior.

Connections must have been content with the run, being pitched in here again over the same trip against two horses in Itoldya who bested him on chase debut by over twenty lengths when getting 23lb at the weights. He meets Itoldya off worse terms, but eye catching jockey booking of Paddy Brennan speaks volumes.

Dangers obviously Itoldya of Linda Jewel’s, had the ability to win a race of this nature considering he won a 0-120 over 26.5f two years ago, but it’s the fact his losing streak now goes back twelve runs, is still well handicapped on old form to be involved again, but just finds one too good most times.

Thepartyisover : 2pt win @ 7/2 (BOG)


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Horse Racing Preview uk and ireland 12th April 2017

Horse Racing Preview

Here is our horse racing preview for Wednesday 12th April 2017 across UK and Ireland Horse Racing today, unit stakes advised upon each selection.

Horse Racing – UK / Ireland – 12th April 2017 -Fontwell 2.10pm – Butlins Day Visits #yourbestbetforagranddayout Novices’ Hurdle

Red Rising – 4/5 – 2pt stake

Horse Racing – UK / Ireland – 12th April 2017 – Fontwell 3.10pm – Porto Racing Specialist Horse Racing Saddlery Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Dites Rien – 9/4 – 2pt stake


Horse Racing – UK / Ireland – 12th April – Catterick 3.30pm – Racing UK In Glorious HD Claiming Stakes

Joey’s Destiny – 9/4 – 3pt stake

Horse Racing – UK / Ireland – 12th April 2017 – Nottingham 4.50pm -Collect Totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Handicap

Mori Yoshinari – 11/4 – 3pt stake


Mori Yoshinari won a maiden on his debut and the 2nd in that race has gone on to win by a wide margin. Richard Hannon is having a good run with his horses in recent weeks and with Ryan Moore on board, the colt should be able to win this.

Joey’s Destiny drops in class here having been running in Class 3 events on the all weather. The gelding has been on a long losing streak but should be able to outclass his rivals today if able to reproduce the 2nd to Intransigent in January. Fingals Cave could be the danger though concedes 3lb today.


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Horse Racing Preview 12th April 2017

Horse Racing Preview – Catterick, Nottingham and Fontwell – 12th April 2017

Our horse racing preview on the 12th April 2017 comes from 3 meetings, Catterick, Nottingham and Fontwell with 5 selections across the cards.


14.00 Catterick – Flat Season Starts Today Handicap (5f)  (0-60)

I must be insane to get involved in this type of low graded handicaps at the beginning of the season, but one has stood out for me in the race in the Daniel Kubler trained filly Dixies Double in today’s horse racing preview.  She has been competing on the all-weather this year and she has shown no signs that a win will be imminent, but she did win her maiden on turf at Lingfield as a juvenile when beating Acertwo who went on to win three all-weather contests at the backend of last season and commands a rating currently of 79. The daughter of Multiplex looks very exposed, but as do many of these in the race and I would like to think now returning to turf with a drop of 10lb on last years mark, she for me has to come Into the equation, only negative is that she is badly drawn in stall 13.

Drawn beside her is the Frankel filly Wishing Time, trained by leading Northern trainer David O’Meara. She has to be feared alone from her pedigree status. With three runs on the all-weather this year she should be good enough to exploit her current mark of 58 now coming into handicap company for the first time. Her third at Wolverhampton twelve days ago has seen her progress nicely and she is not exposed as most in this race. Best of the rest looks to come in Karen Tutty’s Jorvik Prince who won on the all-weather last year at Chelmsford when fending off 69 rated Ninety Years Young who has not found any form since being stepped up in trip.

DIXIES DOUBLE : 1pt each way @ 11/1 (BOG)



14.30 Catterick – Nags Head Supports Catterick Champions Awards Handicap  (13.8f)  (0-75)

You would have thought I would of learnt my lesson putting one up in the first race, but these handicap races are not that great and typically there are good bets to find. I am drawn to Kevin Ryan’s four-year-old here in Kajaki. He has gone well fresh when coming off a break when starting his 2016 campaign when finishing third at Beverley in a 0-70 contest. He was beaten four and a half lengths that afternoon over the 9.9f trip. He was stepped up two furlongs to 11.9f when finishing runner up at Haydock park.

Looking at his Haydock run that day you could see he was screaming out for a test of stamina, duly enough he was stepped up to 14f where he ran well again finishing third in a 0-85 contest. He equipped himself well that afternoon finishing behind two entries that were rated 6lb higher. His consistency continued throughout the season and got his reward when winning a 0-80 contest on his return to Haydock Park.

The fourth place finisher that day was Tartan Bute who has come on a lot this year notching up a treble of wins on the all-weather and now has a rating of around 85. He finished the season off being placed off a mark of 71 at Ripon when going behind by just over a length. He starts the season off a reasonable mark of 71, which would put him around 5-7lb well in on his old form from last year and looks a good each way price.

Two others that have been consistent is Alan Swinbank’s Go George Go who should have won at Wolverhampton four days ago. He was beaten by a horse that was rated 14lb beneath him, his turf form is questionable from last year and has been more alight on the all-weather.

The other is Tim Easterby’s Surround Sound who had been running well prior to his win twelve days on the all-weather at Wolverhampton. He has been beaten on two attempts at this trip and looked more effective over 12f last season, unless he has found a new lease of life to get this index I think he is vulnerable on turf.

KAJAKI : 1pt each way @ 8/1 (BOG)


14.50 Nottingham – totequadpot Insure Your Placepot Last Four Conditions Stakes (5.1f)

Smokey Lane and Major Jumbo look the best improvers in this race along with the selection Kyllang Rock. The latter has been in excellent form showing his speed when landing a 0-85 handicap at Wolverhampton back in February when beating a horse called Blitz who runs in the race prior. The form line through Wild Approach whom he beat by four and a half lengths that day at Wolverhampton could be interesting come this race if the sixth-place horse Dixies Double runs well at Catterick today.

The obvious danger does look to be Smokey Lane who won a conditions stakes last year at Salisbury when beating Eqtiraan who went on to finish fourth a few days ago in the Listed International trial stakes. His third in the Listed Julia Graves Roses Stakes was creditable when just over four lengths behind Big Time Baby of Tom Dascombe’s and back in fourth was Sutter County who has started his 2017 campaign with three place runs and a win on the all-weather.

Something went a miss when competing in the Listed Rokingham Stakes at York last year when only managing eighth behind Sir Dancealot. The eye catching booking of Ryan Moore looks significant, the jockey was struggling to ride a turf winner recently, but notched up a good double at Windsor on Monday and is off the mark for the season. Dazacam finished behind Major Jumbo to four lengths at Wolverhampton back in February when giving 4lb at the weights, he will get 5lb this time around and has to make up significant ground on the likely inform favourite here, but Paul Hanagan is an interesting booking.

James Tate’s Kyllang Rock won his maiden at Windsor last year when beating a horse called Fabric of Richard Hannon’s. He lost his way slightly over the summer when finishing sixth in the Molecomb Stakes and six lengths behind Smokey Lane from their Listed York encounter. He bounced back when taking a Novices contest at Catterick and was just denied on his last start at Haydock park when behind 88 rated Merry Banter when giving 7lb to the winner for a neck defeat. Kyllang Rock gets 2lb back this afternoon and with the ground coming up quick and the fact that Martin Harley takes the ride once more stands volumes for me and is my selection in today’s 14.50 horse racing preview.

KYLLANG ROCK : 2pt Win @ 5/2 (BOG)



15.20 Nottingham – totepool Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes (Listed)  (14.1f)

Ralph Beckett’s string are in blistering form and I would expect his daughter of Dalakhani to proceed where she left off last season when landing the Listed Grand Cup at York. Her run of five wins started at Newmarket when she landed a 0-90 handicap, that form was subsequently franked when the runner up More Mischief went on to win a 0-85 handicap. She went on to Kempton and blew her opposition away by four and half lengths in a 0-105 handicap.

More was still to come from her when once more she thrashed her adversaries at Wolverhampton in a conditions contest over 16.5f commanding a rating of 104. She beat a good field when landing the All-Weather marathon championship contest when beating Charlie Appleby’s conditions winner Anglophile by half a length. Her final season run came at York when beating Quest For More who went on to finish runner up in the Doncaster Cup and Long Distance Cup, but had already won the Prix Du Cadran.

She looks a serious stayer for team Beckett this year who should be picking up a few nice purses over the marathon pattern races this season. Hugo Palmer’s Wall of Fire has form with Quest For More who he beat this year in Dubai by five lengths in the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup.

His form last year saw him bag the Melrose Stakes, whom he beat Grade 2 Adonis hurdle winner Master Blueyes. He kept that run flowing when going to Doncaster to land the Mallard Stakes when fending off Rose Bowl runner up Seamour. Hugo Palmer has creditable form when having only one runner at this meeting, but having to give 2lb to the prolific mare of Ralph Beckett’s could be too much, but never the less, Wall of Fire is dropping back to 14f this afternoon which is going to be more beneficial over his rival who would prefer 16f.

It’s a hard one to call, Moonrise Landing is having her first run of the season, the trip though could be just on the sharp side for her on re-appearance with no doubt marathon trips on the connections minds, so this could go to Hugo Palmers Wall of Fire now dropping back to 14f this afternoon despite having to give 2lb away at the weights

WALL OF FIRE : 3pts win @ 13/8 (BOG)


15.40 Fontwell Park – Star Sports The Gentleman’s Bookmaker Chase (25.5f)

Johnny Farrelly’s Finish The Story has dropped back to a reasonable mark this afternoon to really get involved in this open contest. The eleven-year-old won on his first start of 2017 which came at Southwell over today’s trip. He won convincingly that day by eight lengths under today’s pilot Brendan Powell. His runs in February and March have also been consistent enough over longer trips. Even though he was thrashed in the Surrey National at Lingfield park that was over the marathon trip of 28f.

Again, he ran well when finishing fourth in a 0-100 handicap chase, he was a long way back that day over the 25.7f trip. Today’s trip is no different, but there are more exposed types in this race to suggest he can run well again. The likely danger looks to come from the recent Warwick scorer Bandon Bridge who was seen winning over 24f last time. Since being stepped up in trip he has become a versatile opposition for Katy Price. Gavin Sheehan has partnered the horse on both starts recently and will so again this afternoon.

FINISH THE STORY : 1pt each way @ 10/1 (BOG)


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