Garde La Victoire to strike in Haldon Gold Cup

WE ALL fall into the trap of following certain horses blindly and are quite prepared to accompany them off a cliff. GARDE LA VICTOIRE falls into that category for myself. I love this horse even though he let me down at both Cheltenham and Aintree over fences in the spring when he ended up on …[Read More]

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy

VALDEZ has always been a real favourite of mine. Maybe it’s his big white blaze or the way he tries to pull Choc Thornton’s arms out, but since he won his two bumpers as a very young horse he has captured my imagination and promised to be very, very good. As a novice hurdler last …[Read More]

Cheltenham Festival betting: movers and shakers

The Cheltenham Festival kicks off 10 weeks tomorrow and the excellent Christmas racing has had a shuddering effect on the ante-post markets. But the brilliant performances of Silviniaco Conti, My Tent Or Yours, Bobs Worth and Hurricane Fly were all overshadowed by the plight of the great Sprinter Sacre. The irregular heartbeat that caused him …[Read More]