2016/17 jumps season ready to roll

IT’S that tantalising time of year. Autumn is looming and for most racing fans thoughts start turning from the flat to the jumps. While it might be six months to the Cheltenham Festival, the National Hunt big guns are already being loaded. So what do we have to look forward to this season? One word. …[Read More]

Ante Post Focus: The Welsh National

THE Welsh National epitomises everything that is special about National Hunt racing. But it takes a special type of animal to win: one with supreme reserves of stamina to see out the 3m 6f trip on testing ground. This year’s race on December 27 looks certain to be another slog, so where is the ante-post …[Read More]

Damn this weather…

As the rain continues to laugh at us, there is no respite for punters trying to study the formbook and find winners. Bad ground makes tipping more difficult. Inevitably, you focus on horses who have form on the soft, but there is no way of telling if a horse who has never run on bad …[Read More]

Star of Rohm to Reign at Ripon

All roads lead to Ripon this afternoon where there is a decent card at Yorkshire’s “Garden” racecourse. The opener is an interesting 2yo race with several promising types. Star of Rohm ran a blinder at York on his debut and is coming back in trip to 5f. Botanic Garden and Body and Soul have both …[Read More]