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Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In January

Published: Dec 30, 9:42pm Last Updated: Jan 27, 9:54am Scratville on Horse Racing 0 Comments 56 Views

Happy New Year!   The idea behind this blog is to try and highlight trainers that consistently perform better at certain times of the year, the theory is that trainers are creatures of habit that peak their horse at different times, target specific races/meetings, and hit seems of form in particular months.   I have kept a record over the years as I bet each of these horses to a small level stake.   We select the trainers using SP statistics... [ Read More ]

2022 Thyestes Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Jan 13, 8:15pm Last Updated: Jan 27, 8:42am Horse Racing 0 Comments 425 Views

Scheduled to take place in January of each year at the Gowran Park racecourse is the Thyestes Handicap Chase, a race which is open to runners aged five or older with it being run over a distance of three miles and one furlong in which seventeen fences have to be jumped. This is a race that can work as a warmup for the Aintree Grand National with plenty of runners from this race going on to run at Aintree with... [ Read More ]

2022 National Spirit Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Jan 27, 8:05pm Last Updated: Jan 26, 3:24pm Horse Racing 0 Comments 232 Views

The National Spirit Hurdle is scheduled to take place in February of each year at the Fontwell racecourse, it is a Grade 2 hurdle that is run over a trip of two miles and three furlongs in which a total of ten hurdles are to be jumped. The race is open to runners aged four or older and is considered a trial for the Stayers Hurdle, My Way de Solzen won both races in 2006. National Spirit Hurdle Content: National... [ Read More ]

2022 Racing Post Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Feb 19, 12:10pm Last Updated: Jan 26, 3:19pm Horse Racing 1 Comment 951 Views

The Close Brothers Handicap Chase is better known as the Racing Post Chase, they sponsored the race between 1988 till 2011. The race is run over three miles in late February at the Kempton racecourse and is a race that gives a few pointers for both the Cheltenham Festival and Grand National. The runners must be aged at least 5yo to enter the race and they will face a total of eighteen fences during the race. Both Rhyme 'n' Reason... [ Read More ]

2022 Eider Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Feb 17, 3:20pm Last Updated: Jan 26, 3:14pm Horse Racing 0 Comments 1165 Views

Established back in 1952, the Eider Chase is a very demanding handicap chase that is run at the Newcastle Racecourse in February. The race is run over four miles and half a furlong in which the runners face a total of twenty-five fences. The race is very much seen as a trial for the Grand National with the demanding trip giving clues about stamina. Comply Or Die who won the race back in 2008 went on to Grand National success... [ Read More ]

2022 Winter Derby Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Feb 5, 2:54pm Last Updated: Jan 26, 3:07pm Horse Racing 3 Comments 1016 Views

The Winter Derby was established back in 1998 when Philip Mitchell's Running Stag was successful under the guidance of Ray Cochrane. In 1999 the race which is run over ten furlongs at Lingfield racecourse was given a Listed status and then in 2006 was upgraded to a Grade 3. This is the first group race of the year in Britain and is only one of four group races that are not run on the flat in Britain. The race is... [ Read More ]

2022 Ascot Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Feb 3, 12:25pm Last Updated: Jan 26, 3:02pm Horse Racing 1 Comment 2417 Views

The Ascot Chase is a Grade One race open to runners aged 5yo or older scheduled to take place in February of each year at the Ascot racecourse. It is run over an extended two miles and five furlongs where the runners will have to face a total of seventeen fences which will consist of three open ditches. This race was established in 1995 over two furlongs shorter, the trip was upped a furlong when the race was temporarily moved... [ Read More ]

2022 Haydock Grand National Trial Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Feb 6, 1:13pm Last Updated: Jan 26, 2:56pm Horse Racing 3 Comments 998 Views

The Grand National Trial is run at Haydock racecourse in February of each year and as the name suggests, serves as a trial for the Aintree Grand National. This race is run over a distance of three miles, four and a half furlongs during which the runners face twenty-two fences. The race was established back in 1948, it was created in 1947 but snow caused the abandonment of the first running, the inaugural running was won by Gallery. Up until... [ Read More ]

2022 Betfair Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Feb 5, 1:20pm Last Updated: Jan 26, 2:51pm Horse Racing 6 Comments 6037 Views

Scheduled to take place in February of each year at the Newbury racecourse is the Betfair Hurdle, Britain's most valuable Handicap Hurdle, this Grade 3 race is steeped in history and was first run in 1963 (at Aintree) and was known as the 'Schweppes Gold Trophy' until the Tote took over sponsorship in 1986 when it became the 'Tote Gold Trophy Hurdle' and then the Totesport Trophy until current sponsors Betfair took over in 2012 to the current day. Betfair... [ Read More ]

2022 Punchestown Grand National Trial Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Feb 14, 11:14am Last Updated: Jan 26, 2:49pm Horse Racing 0 Comments 205 Views

Scheduled to take place in February of each year at the Punchestown racecourse is the Punchestown Grand National Trial, as a trial for the Grand National this can be a stamina testing experience, it is run over a trip of three miles and four furlongs and because of the time of the year, the ground can be very testing. Punchestown Grand National Trial Content: Punchestown Grand National Trial Past Winners Punchestown Grand National Trial Trainer Statistics Punchestown Grand National Trial... [ Read More ]

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