A guide to: Getting the most out of your horse racing bets

by JAMES BONDOLA THERE has been an incredible shift in the online gambling market in more recent times that has meant more and more consumers are turning to their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to play and enjoy new gambling experiences. There are virtual casinos, online bingo games and a whole host of sportsbooks …[Read More]

Is Flemenstar a genuine Cheltenham Gold Cup contender?

THE dust has settled on Flemenstar’s impressive demolition of Sir Des Champs at Punchestown but there are still doubts about whether he is a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner-in-waiting. In fact, does this flamboyant jumper really deserve his position near the head of the ante-post market? Peter Casey’s rapidly improving gelding has won seven chases on …[Read More]

Ante-Post Focus: Ladbroke Hurdle

The £150,000 Ladbroke Hurdle is growing in stature and prestige. Now Europe’s richest handicap hurdle, it has attracted a quality field of 48 entries with a strong challenge from Ireland. And while the Long Walk Hurdle will provide a small but select field on the same Ascot card on December 22, the Ladbroke promises to …[Read More]

Ante-Post Focus: The Becher Chase

THE Becher Chase over Aintree’s big fences has become a reliable trial for the Grand National itself. The 3m 2f contest is usually run on soft ground, which places a real emphasis on stamina. No more is the phrase “horses for courses” more meaningful than at Aintree and of the 23 entered in this year’s …[Read More]

Ante Post Focus: Hennessy Gold Cup

THE Hennessy Gold Cup is a special race. It isn’t just about the 21 fences or 3m 2f slog in soft ground. It has the longest commercial sponsorship of any race in Britain and has been won by seven horses who have also grabbed Cheltenham Gold Cup glory. Thirty five runners have stood their ground …[Read More]