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  • Hennessy Gold Cup , Newbury 28/11/15. 15 Year Trends

    The Executioner on 18 Nov at 16:05

    The Hennessy Gold Cup is the season's first major staying handicap chase. First run in 1957 it was initially staged at Cheltenham until being transferred to Newbury in 1960. It is a race steeped in history, the inaugural running was won by Mandarin who incidentally was owned by Peggy Hennessy, a member of the sponsors family. Mandarin went on to win a second Hennessy in 1961. Other notable winners include Taxidermist who was ridden by John Lawrence who later became known as Lord Oaksey who in 2011 etched his name in the history books again, this time as part owner and breeder of Carruthers. The giant 6yo Mill House took the race in 1963 for Willie Robinson and Fulke Walwyn, at the time he was considered the great hope of England having already won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the…

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  • NFL: 10 Reasons Why the Return of Tony Romo Could See the Dallas Cowboys Make the Play-Offs

    Jim Brown on 19 Nov at 20:31

    Unless there's some huge setback, Tony Romo will return as quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday for the visit to Miami. Most fans probably expected a couple of wins while he was out, so the seven losses in a row was hurtful. It would have been devastating but for the fact that none of the other NFC East teams have managed to take a hold of the division, which leaves the Cowboys (2-7) just three games off the Giants who lead on 5-5. Here's the ten reasons why the return of Tony Romo could yet bring about post-season football for Dallas 1) Tony Romo is the true leader of this team, and any team without a true leader is going to suffer from that lack of leadership. Conversely the return of that leadership will bring about a huge turnaround…

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  • Underachieving Overachievers

    garethp1981 on 19 Nov at 18:51

    Although many people like to the think of the Premier League as one competition, I think it is better to think of the league a series of competitions. In reality there are only four teams that have much chance of winning the league. There are then another four teams that are in with a chance of getting in the top four or occupying Europa league places. At the bottom of the league there are maybe six teams in a position where simply avoiding relegation is the aim. There are some exceptions; teams that were expected at the start of the season to be in one “competition” that play at least for a while, in a way that would put them in a different one. For the most part, teams do compete in the mini competition that was expected. Below the teams…

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  • A Pat On The Back For Koeman

    garethp1981 on 18 Nov at 16:37

    Continuing the theme of my recent blogs I am going to appraising the performance of Ronald Koeman in this blog. I have not done a blog on Jürgen Klopp, nor will I be doing so for Remy Garde or Sam Allardyce, since these managers have only recently taken over their roles and I don’t feel that they have had enough games yet. Koeman is in his second season as manager of Southampton having achieved what any people would have thought was a miracle last season. He came in to a club that as well as losing their manager Maurico Pochettino, had also lost Ricky Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Luke Shaw. Having seen some of these players play last season, it is easy to forget that these players were the backbone of a successful Southampton team in the 2013-14…

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  • In Form Trainers - 23 to 29 November 2015

    Robmull on 22 Nov at 14:28

    The purpose of this blog is to highlight trainers in Britain that are currently in good form based on a minimum of 5 winners at a strike rate of 20% or more and have recorded a level stake profit across all of their runners during the last 14 days up to the close of racing on Saturday. In addition, I will endeavour to list where these trainers have horses entered at racecourses over the forthcoming week where the trainer has been profitable to follow since the start of 2011 and will also highlight any jockeys that have been profitable to follow when teaming up with our in form trainers, during 2015. There is an old saying that states that success breeds further success and whilst most training stables come in and out of form during the year, it often pays…

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