Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cheltenham 2012: Time for a New Braveheart

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on February 29, 2012

Not since the Len Lungo trained Freetown forged clear up the hill to win the Pertemps Final in 2002 has a race at the Festival been won by a horse trained north of the border. In the preceding years, success was fairly common place for Scottish raiders: 1994 - Dizzy (Peter Monteith)...

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Cheltenham 100/1 Stonkers

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on February 24, 2012

As regular followers of my Cheltenham Blogs would know, I like an each way punt. Something at a tasty price which comes in gives me great pleasure. I would compare it to Adele eating a big mac, it makes us happy! Seriously though, you are probably getting sick of me mentioning Colour Squadron...

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Naming Challenge for Rachel Alexandra’s Foal

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on February 16, 2012

As the first female ever to win the historic Saratoga Race Course Woodward Stakes, Rachel Alexandra has her name firmly engraved in the annals of horseracing history. Her accomplishments include being crowned 2009 Horse of the Year, with victories including the Haskell Invitational, Preakness Stakes and 2009 Kentucky Oaks.

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Betfair Hurdle Preview

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on February 13, 2012

Rescheduled for Friday 17th Feb. Formerly known as the Totesport Trophy, the Betfair Hurdle is one of the most competitive handicaps in the calendar and this year looks no exception...

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Cheltenham Countdown: The Bankers

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on February 10, 2012

Banker each way: Colour Squadron. Followers of my Cheltenham Countdown would know I am a big fan of this horse. Having seen him bolt up in a Chepstow bumper, he has run some solid races over timber. 2nd at Newbury earlier in the season, he won on his next start ahead of Montbazon, a well regarded Alan King Horse...

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Cheltenham Countdown: The Trend Horses

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on February 8, 2012

The key races at the Cheltenham Festival have key trends developing, so in this installment of my Cheltenham Countdown I am going to break it down so that our shortlist of horses will meet the criteria that the trends match...

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Stobart Lester Award Nominations

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on February 2, 2012

Named in honor of legendary British flat racing Champion Jockey, Lester Piggott, the Stobart Lester Awards honor jockeys for a range of achievements at a ceremony held in Britain each year. With the 22nd annual Stobart Lester awards due to take place at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham on Thursday April 5th...

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Cheltenham Countdown: Dark Horses

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on February 1, 2012

Champagne Fever – A Willie Mullins bumper horse. 'Enough said', I hear you say. Always well regarded after his Point to Point win, he finished second to Thomas Eddison (subsequently bought by JP Mcmanus) at Leopardstown over Christmas.

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