Daily Punt: So Kean on Edmund

TOP quality racing across both codes today. John Gosden is making hay at the moment and everything he runs should be respected, while My Tent Or Yours wears a hood and earplugs in the Scottish Champion Hurdle. Then there is the Scottish National at Ayr and Tidal Bay trying to treat several young guns a …[Read More]

Final pointers for the Cheltenham Festival

TOMORROW is last-chance saloon for a clutch of Cheltenham Festival wannabes. A strong card at Kempton sees the contenders put their Prestbury Park credentials on the line. The highlight is the clash between IRVING and First Mohican in the Dovecote Hurdle. There is little to choose between them in the betting tomorrow although, oddly enough, …[Read More]

Dark Horses: Edmund Kean

TO BE fair, David Pipe’s EDMUND Kean isn’t really a dark horse but I’ve been waiting for him to make his chasing debut. This strapping son of Old Vic won with plenty in hand over hurdles at Fakenham and Taunton last season before running a blinder when third in the ultra-competitive EBF Final at Sandown. …[Read More]

Saturday selections: Godsmejudge is just divine

FEWER sights were more uplifting last season as GODSMEJUDGE soaring over the last few fences at Ayr to win the Scottish National. It was some performance for a novice chaser who had been on the go since the previous October and who had already run some mighty races. Alan King’s chaser looks a ready-made Grand …[Read More]

Saturday selections: Mint Imperial

IT SHOULD be the calm before the Cheltenham storm. But today’s Sandown meeting is anything but. The Paddy Power Imperial Cup is typically competitive while the EBF Final is laden with quality beasts and would not be out of place at the Festival itself. Three of this site’s Horses To Follow are among the 18 …[Read More]

Horses to follow at Cheltenham

FOR the past few months this blog’s national hunt horses to follow list has spawned many winners. I’ve tried manfully to spot a few future stars and am glad to say that several of the names will be lining up at the Cheltenham Festival. Our Conor and possibly Two Rockers are among them. But below …[Read More]