Nicholls delighted with Tidal Bay

PAUL Nicholls was thrilled yesterday after his 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National hopes Rocky Creek and Tidal Bay impressed in a racecourse gallop at Wincanton. Sam Twiston-Davies got the leg-up on Tidal Bay with Noel Fehily partnering Rocky Creek in the two-mile half-speed workout. Nicholls said he would now keep Tidal Bay, who is 16-1 second …[Read More]

Ante Post Focus: John Oaksey National Hunt Chase

THE 4m National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival is traditionally one of the toughest to predict. The marathon distance normally sorts out the wheat from the chaff, so stamina is essential. But just as crucial is securing the services of a top amateur rider. The last seven winners have all been ridden by crack …[Read More]