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Monday Musings: The Kings Are Dead, Long Live The Kings

The Kings are dead – long live the Kings. Nicky Henderson and Nigel Twiston-Davies might disagree but in just 60 minutes on Saturday between the hours of 2.07 (the off time of the Christy Ascot 1965 Chase) and 3.07 p.m. (conclusion of the Betfair Chase at Haydock) two champions were dethroned, possibly terminally such is the merit of their respective conquerors, writes Tony Stafford.

First it was Altior, unbeaten and unblemished in 19 races over hurdles and chases, but almost psyched (well Nicky Henderson and owner Patricia Pugh were) by the official handicappers to risk his record over the longest distance he’d ever tried. There has been general disbelief in many quarters (not least this one) that the weights and measures men from Wellingborough could translate two wide-margin wins around Ascot by Cyrname as worthy of a 176 rating, 1lb more than Altior earned in 14 impeccable runs and 28 miles of effort over three seasons’ hard labour.

More remarkable perhaps was that when Cyrname had finished a remote seventh of 13 at Ascot last year on the corresponding day’s racing in a 2m1f handicap chase, Altior had already been adorned with his 175 mark ever since beating Min easily in the Arkle at Cheltenham back in March of that year. In none of his previous triumphal marches to victory was it deemed necessary to mark him even the single pound higher than would have staved off Cyrname’s two-race surge early this year.

Cyrname exploded with a 21-length demolition of Doitforthevillage, Happy Diva, Mister Whitaker, Flying Angel and Mr Medic, smart chasers and big-race winners all, in the bet365 Chase over Saturday’s course and distance in late January, necessitating a surge to 165 from 150.

Four weeks later, back on the same track, this time for the level weights Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase he made all, in another clinical humiliation of a top-class field, running home 17 lengths clear of the 170-rated Waiting Patiently with Fox Norton (166) and Politologue (168) clustered up close behind. It would have been possible to give Cyrname less than the 176 he got, easy on a literal application to go even higher. The result on Saturday with Altior just over two lengths behind, suggests the officials got it right – at the longer trip – but that Altior is still pre-eminent over two miles.

Then again Nicky Henderson might be looking over his shoulder towards Ireland where Laurina’s first try over fences resulted in an eight-length margin over the more than useful Minella Indo, all produced with an effortless stroll up the run-in after the pair were close coming to the last fence at Gowran Park. Maybe that’s why Nicky didn’t rule out a rematch even in the King George where Paul Nicholls is intent on next revealing the new champ to his soon-to-be-adoring public, never mind Saturday’s restrained reaction to the upset.

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For make no mistake, upset it was. The betting public had, it seems, as much respect for the present official ratings as the rest of us, making Altior a heavily-backed 1-3 shot after mathematically bigger  odds-on prices had been available earlier in the day. Cyrname was never bigger than his 5-2 starting price. One thing I didn’t expect to witness happened as the horses came up to the line. Harry Cobden is still a relatively inexperienced jockey, albeit one whose boss thought enough of his potential to cast aside the excellent Sam Twiston-Davies not too long ago as first jockey. I was waiting for the Dettori-esque whip brandishing, extravagant waving to the crowd or the triumphal shake of the fist and a loving grab of his mount’s neck, but there was none of that from Cobden, just a professional message to his horse to slow down, the job’s done.

Having seen that happening 55 minutes earlier – got this timing thing down to a tee! – I was a little surprised when after a masterful waiting-at-the-back ride from Robbie Power on Lostintraslation in the Betfair Chase at Haydock, he did the full victory celebration as his horse crossed the line a comfortable length and a half ahead of dual previous winner Bristol de Mai.

His victory was anticipated by approximately half the betting public as he was shortened in to 5-4 equal favouritism with the title-holder, despite there being a 9lb deficit in their ratings, 161 against 170, the stylishly-ridden and economically-minded Lostintranslation living up to all Colin Tizzard’s pronouncements.

Since being beaten by Defi Du Seuil at the Cheltenham Festival last March, Lostintranslation won at Aintree the following month and easily landed the odds at Cheltenham on his return three weeks ago. It is hard to see how Bristol De Mai would turn the form around in next year’s Gold Cup, despite last March’s third place, and at this stage the Tizzard improver has to be one of the main contenders.

It was a case of the Kings are all dead (if you include De Sousa, Dettori and Moore) and Long Live the King in Tokyo on Sunday morning as overwhelming 2019 UK champion Oisin Murphy guided home Suave Richard to an opportunistic first place in the Grade 1 Japan Cup, squeezing through up the rail inside the last furlong and a half and holding the renewed effort of Curren Bouquetd’or by threequarters of a length.

Suave Richard was third favourite at just over 4-1 and earned the £2.16 million first prize. None of the other international riders got into the money, which goes down to fifth place. William Buick partnered the 16-5 favourite Rey De Oro in the 15-runner, all-Japanese line-up but could do no better than 11th. Christophe Lemaire, a regular in Japan, did best of the others in eighth on a 14-1 shot; Christophe Soumillon was ninth (19-1), Frankie Dettori 10th (14-1) while Ryan Moore beat only two home in 13th on a 33-1 outsider. The changing face of international jockeyship appears to be echoing what is happening in the UK steeplechasing ranks.

This weekend’s big attraction is another race that habitually throws up potential Gold Cup winners to show their early-season paces. In the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase’s more recognisable guise as the Hennessy, I hit on what was almost a guaranteed formula for finding the winner – a seven-year-old second-season chaser – not that it always worked.

When I had one of my biggest bets of all time on Jodami, who fulfilled my conditions in the 1992 Hennessy, he carried 10st2lb, a full 25lb less than previous Gold Cup winner The Fellow. He did beat The Fellow, who finished third six lengths back in a wonderful renewal of the race, but was still threequarters of a length behind another seven-year-old, Geoff Hubbard’s Sibton Abbey, trained by the late Ferdy Muphy. He was a 40-1 shot ridden by the brilliant Adrian Maguire and ran from 21lb out of the handicap. Three unbeaten runs later Jodami lined up at Cheltenham and won the Gold Cup.

It’s was sad news to learn of Ferdy’s death two months ago. He’d relocated to France in his later years but it’s good to see Mr Hubbard’s great friend Pat Betts still looking in fine fettle at Sandown recently watching his horse Le Reve finishing third for Lucy Wadham. Pat didn’t take any reminding of Sibton Abbey and was also quick to mention the great French Holly.

That brilliant, versatile horse won ten of his 20 career starts and would have been even more vividly remembered had he not been around at the same time as Istabraq. In three consecutive Grade 1 races he was beaten one length by the brilliant Aidan O’Brien-trained star at Leopardstown; was a six-length third to him in the 1999 Champion Hurdle and then after leading the great horse over the final jump of the Aintree Hurdle the following month, again gave best by a length.

He raced only once over fences, three miles at Wetherby and still had 18 lengths to spare of the field despite being eased, presumably when rider Andrew Thornton “felt something”. That was his final appearance. Ferdy was a great man, prone to sudden bursts of energy, suddenly calling you up to discuss the latest “vital” topic or other, and just as quickly moving onto another, and as a horseman he had few peers.

Sibton Abbey was the first big winner under his own name but as head lad to Bill Durkan in Ireland - in all but name he was the trainer - Ferdy guided the great mare Anaglog’s Daughter through her brilliant career in the 1980’s.

Back to next Saturday and, whereas the Henderson stable’s nine-year-old Ok Corral is ante-post favourite, I’m hoping that fellow Seven Barrows inmate On The Blind Side, who does fulfil age and experience requirements, and who was noted here after his fourth to Vinndication at Ascot three weeks ago, can win the race for Alan Spence.

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ASCOT (ATR/C4)

2.05 - racinguk.com Reynoldstown Novices´ Chase (£18K Field Size Bonus) Grade 2 Cl1 3m CH4

12/12 – Aged either 6 or 7 years-old
12/12 – Returnd 17/2 or shorter in the market
11/12 – Won between 1-3 times over fences before
11/12 – Raced within the last 6 weeks
10/12 – Won their last race
10/12 – Winners from the top 3 in the betting
9/12 – Won by an Irish bred horse
8/12 – Won over at least 3m (fences) previously
7/12 – Favourites placed
7/12 – Went onto run in that season’s RSA Chase (2 winners)
6/12 – Favourites (1 joint)
6/12 – Went onto finish 5th or better in the RSA Chase
3/12 – Ridden by Ruby Walsh
3/12 – Ridden by Barry Geraghty
2/12 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
2/12 – Trained by Jonjo O’Neill
Note: The 2005 & 2006 - Run at Lingfield Park
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 10/3

Trainer/Jockey Stats:
Paul Nicholls has a 27% record with his chasers here

2.40 - Weatherbys Hamilton Chase Limited Handicap (Listed Race) Cl1 3m CH4

Only 4 previous runnings
4/4 – Returned 9/1 or shorter in the betting
4/4 – 1 or 2 chase wins
4/4 – Raced at either Ascot (2) or Cheltenham (2) last time out
3/4 – Had won over at least 3m (fences) previously
3/4 – Winning distance head or shorter
3/4 – Carried 10-13 or less in weight
3/4 – Had raced at Ascot (fences) before
3/4 – Aged in double-figures
2/4 – Won last time out
2/4 – Irish bred
1/4 – Favourites
Vino Griego won the race in 2013
The average winning SP in the last 4 runnings is 11/2

Trainer/Jockey Stats:
Nicky Henderson has a 32% record with his chasers here
Emma Lavelle is just 1 from 17 with her chasers here
Paddy Brennan is just 1 from 17 riding chasers here

3.15 - Les Ambassadeurs Casino Handicap Hurdle Cl2 2m3f110y CH4

9/9 – Raced within the last 5 weeks
8/9 – Won between 1-3 times over hurdles previously
7/9 – Winning distance – 1 ¼ or less
6/9 – Aged either 5 or 6 years-old
6/9 – Carried 10-12 or less
6/9 – Went onto race at that season’s Cheltenham Festival (no winners)
6/9 – Won over 2m4f or further previously
5/9 – Placed in the top 4 last time out
5/9 – Returned 9/1 or bigger
5/9 – From outside the top 3 in the betting
4/9 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
4/9 – Raced at Ascot over hurdles previously
4/9 – Irish bred
4/9 – Favourites
2/9 – Favourites (1 joint)
2/9 – Ran at Sandown last time out
2/9 – Trained by Dr Richard Newland
The average winning SP in the last 8 runnings is 12/1

Trainer/Jockey Stats:
Paul Nicholls has a 22% record with his hurdlers here
Don McCain has a 27% record with his hurdlers here
Tom Cannon is 0 from 20 riding hurdlers here

3.50 - Betfair Ascot Chase Grade 1 Cl1 2m5f110y CH4

12/12 – Won over at least 2 ½ (fences) before
11/12 – Returned at 15/2 or shorter in the market
10/12 – Winners from the top 3 in the market
10/12 – Raced within the last 6 weeks
10/12 – Winning distance – 4 lengths or more
10/12 – Winners that failed to win their next start
9/12 – Placed favourites
8/12 – Returned 2/1 or shorter in the market
8/12 – Favourites
8/12 – Officially rated 158 or higher
7/12 – Won between 1-4 times over fences before
6/12 – Unplaced last time out
5/12 – Ran at Kempton (King George) last time out
4/12 – Winners that ran in that season’s Ryanair Chase (1 winner, Cue Card) later that year
4/12 – Won over fences at Ascot before
3/12 – Ran at Cheltenham last time out
3/12 – Won last time out
The winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 11/4
Note: The 2005 & 2006 - Run at Lingfield Park

Trainer/Jockey Stats:
Nicky Henderson has a 32% record with his chasers here
Paul Nicholls has a 27% record with his chasers here
Alan King is just 2 from 23 with his chasers here


HAYDOCK (RUK/C4)


2.20 - Betfred "Still Treble Odds On Lucky 15´s" Hurdle (Registered As The Rendlesham Hurdle) Grade 2 Cl1 3m CH4

12/12 – Returned 10/1 or shorter in the betting
10/12 – Ran within the last 5 weeks
9/12 – Won over at least 3m (hurdles) previously
9/12 – Winning distance – 3 ½ lengths or more
9/12 – Rated 145 or higher
9/12 – Favourites placed
9/12 – Aged 8 or younger
8/12 – Won at least 4 times over hurdles previously
7/12 – Aged either 6 or 7 years-old
7/12 – From the top 3 in the betting
7/12 – Finished in the top 4 last time out
6/12 – Went onto run in that season’s World Hurdle (no winners)
5/12 – French-bred
4/12 – Favourites
4/12 – Had raced at Haydock previously
2/12 – Raced at Cheltenham last time out
2/12 – Raced at Ascot last time out
1/12 – Favourites
1/12 – Winners that went onto win the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 13/2
Restless Harry won the race in 2012
Cross Kennon won the race in 2011
Note: The 2003, 2004, 2005 - Run at Kempton Park

Trainer/Jockey Stats:
Don McCain has a 24% record with his hurdlers here
Emma Lavelle has a 27% record with her hurdles here
Brian Hughes is just 2 from 37 riding over hurdles here

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2.55 - Betfred Grand National Trial (Handicap Chase) (Grade 3) Cl1 3m5f CH4

12/12 – UK trained winners
12/12 – Had won between 2-4 times over fences (rules) before
11/12 – Had won over at least 3m (fences) before
10/12 – Finished in the top three last time out
10/12 – Aged 10 or younger
10/12 – Had won just 2 or 3 times over fences (rules) before
9/12 – Carried 11-0 or less
9/12 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
9/12 – Aged 9 or younger
9/12 – Had raced within the last 7 weeks
9/12 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
8/12 – Finished in the top two last time out
8/12 – Rated 135 or higher
6/12 – Winners that went onto run in that season’s Grand National (all unplaced)
6/12 – Unplaced favourites
5/12 – Won last time out
4/12 – Irish-bred winners
4/12 – Winners that won by exactly 15 lengths
4/12 – Ran in the Welsh Grand National last time out
3/12 – Won with 11-12 in weight
3/12 – Finished 1st or 2nd in the Welsh Grand National last time out
2/12 – Trained by Lucinda Russell
2/12 – Winning favourites
Seeyouatmidnight won this in 2014
Across the Bay won this in 2013
The average winning SP in the last 11 runnings is 10.4/1

Trainer/Jockey Stats:
Paul Nicholls has a 32% record with his chasers here
Nigel Twiston-Davies is just 2 from 39 with his chasers here
James Reveley is just 2 from 22 riding over fences here

WINCANTON (RUK/C4)

3.35 - Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle (Grade 2) Cl1 2m CH4

11/11 – Ran within the last 8 weeks
10/11 – From the top 3 in the betting
10/11 – Returned 10/3 or shorter in the betting
10/11 – Won at least 3 times over hurdles before
10/11 – Went onto run in that season’s Champion Hurdle (1 winner Katchit)
10/11 – Favourites to finish in the top 3
9/11 – Placed 1st or 2nd in their last race
8/11 – Aged either 5 or 6 years-old
8/11 – Rated 155 or higher
7/11 – Favourites
7/11 – Won their last race
4/11 – Ran at Sandown last time out
3/11 – Ridden by AP McCoy
2/11 – Trained by Alan King
1/11 – Went onto win the World Hurdle (Inglis Drever)
The average winning SP in the last is 11/4

Trainer/Jockey Stats:
Paul Nicholls has a 32% record with his hurdlers here
Nicky Henderson has a 24% record with his hurdlers here
Mark Gillard is just 2 from 44 with his hurdlers here

 

 

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10/02/15 1st 7/2

"SUDDEN WISH has been off for a while and could just need this today on her first run back. Whatever SUDDEN WISH does today I expect to see some improvement from this run today"
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09/02/15 3rd 14/1

"Laughton Park: Up 12lbs for his last win which I thought was a bit harsh. Returning from a ten month absence and can be a bit of a stuffy/lazy horse at home. Not the strongest race for the grade but he will come on for the run. Might sneak into a place."
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09/02/15 1st 13/2

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09/02/15 1st 2/1

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09/02/15 1st 11/8

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08/02/15 1st 5/2

"Electric Qatar: Third last time out here - but race with 8 CD winners in so a lot of chances. We are one of those previous winners and we were really pleased with his recent run (not beaten far). Same mark and same conditions give him a great chance of being in the mix again and three non-runners a plus too."
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08/02/15 1st 5/2

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Saturday TV Trends: 20th Dec 2014

It’s the last weekend before Christmas and it looks set to be another decent Saturday of jumping action with the C4 cameras heading to Haydock and Ascot for six LIVE races.
So to help you narrow down the fields Andy Newton returns with all the big-race trends, plus key jockey and trainer stats ahead of each race.

 

ASCOT (ATR/C4)

1.50 – BGC Partners Handicap Chase Cl3 2m1f CH4

6/6 – Carried 11-1 or more in weight
5/6 – Aged 7 or older
5/6 – Officially Rated between 130-137
5/6 – Won at least twice over fences previously
5/6 – Won a chase race over 2m1f previously
4/6 – French bred
4/6 – Priced 6/1 or shorter in the betting
3/6 – Won their last race
2/6 – Ran at Ascot last time out
2/6 – Trained by Venetia Williams
1/6 – Favourites
Lancetto won the race 12 months ago
The average winning SP in the last 6 renewals is 8/1

Trainer/Jockey Stats:

Dan Skelton is 2 from 5 with his chasers at the track
Paul Nicholls has a 23% with his chasers at the track
Evan Williams is just 2 from 22 with his chasers at the track
Jockey Sean Bowen is 1-from-1 riding chasers at the track

2.25 – JLT Long Walk Hurdle (£25K Field Size Bonus) Grade 1 Cl1 3m1f CH4

12/12 – Ran within the last 5 weeks
12/12 – Ran in that season’s World Hurdle later that season (4 won, 4 runners-up, 3 unplaced)
11/12 – Finished in the top three last time out
11/12 – French-bred horse
10/12 – Aged 8 or younger
10/12 – Winning distance – 5 lengths or more
10/12 – Placed Favourites
9/12 – Won at least 5 times over hurdles before
8/12 – Won over at least 3m (hurdles) before
8/12 – Ran at Newbury last time out
7/12 – Winning favourites
6/12 – Won last time out
3/12 – Trained by Paul Nicholls
3/12 – Ridden by jockey AP McCoy
2/12 – Ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh
The average winning SP in the last 12 renewals is 9/2
Note:
2009 and 2010 runnings - Newbury
2005 running - Chepstow
2004  running –Windsor

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Trainer/Jockey Stats:

Paul Nicholls has a 24% record with his hurdlers at the track
Alan King has a +£48 level stakes profit with his hurdlers at the track
Jockey Wayne Hutchinson has a 25% record riding at the track
Sam Twiston-Davies is 0-from-28 riding over hurdles at the track

3.00 – Mappin & Webb Silver Cup Handicap Chase (Listed Race) Cl1 3m CH4

9/9 – Ran within the last 6 weeks
7/9 – Won by a French bred horse
7/9 – Won over at least 3m (fences) previously
7/9 – Aged either 7 or 8 years-old
6/9 – Raced at Ascot previously
6/9 – Carried 10-12 or less in weight
6/9 – Went onto run at that season’s Cheltenham Festival (no winners)
5/9 – Placed in the top 4 last time out
5/9 – Won at least 5 times over fences before
5/9 – Favourites placed
4/9 – Aged 7 years-old
4/9 – Ran at either Cheltenham (2) or Ascot (2) last time out
3/9 – Priced at double-figure price in the betting
2/9 – Trained by Henry Daly
2/9 – Favourite (1 joint)
The average winning SP in the last 7 renewals is 13/1
Note: The 2004 renewal was staged at Windsor

Trainer/Jockey Stats:

Dan Skelton is 2 from 5 with his chasers at the track
Paul Nicholls has a 23% with his chasers at the track
Evan Williams is just 2 from 22 with his chasers at the track
Jockey Barry Geraghty has a 32% record riding over fences at the track
Jockey Sean Bowen is 1-from-1 riding chasers at the track

3.30 – The Ladbroke (A Handicap Hurdle) (Grade 3) Cl1 2m CH4

10/10 – Aged between 5-7 years-old
10/10 – Won over at least 2m (hurdles) previously
10/10 – Won between 1-3 times over hurdles previously
8/10 – Ran within the last 2 months
8/10 – Unplaced favourites
7/10 – Officially rated between 127 and 136
6/10 – Returned 12/1 or bigger in the betting
6/10 – Carried 10-11 or more in weight
5/10 – Won their last race
5/10– Won by a horse aged 5 years-old
4/10 – Irish bred
4/10 – Raced at Cheltenham last time out
3/10 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
3/10 – Trained by the Pipe stable
1/10 – Favourites
The average winning SP in the last 8 runnings is 13.4/1

Trainer/Jockey Stats:

Philip Hobbs has a 21% record with his hurdlers at the track
Harry Fry has an 80% record (4 from 5) with his hurdlers at the track
Willie Mullins is 2 from 4 with his hurdlers at the track
Sam Twiston-Davies is 0-from-28 riding over hurdles at the track

 

HAYDOCK (RUK/C4)

2.05 – Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase (Sponsored By Swift Financial Solutions) Cl2 3m CH4

7/7 – Ran within the last 5 weeks
7/7 – Failed to win their last race
7/7 – Aged 7 or 8 years-old
6/7 – Won between 2-3 times over fences previously
6/7 – Won over at least 3m before (hurdles or fences)
6/7 – Returned 10/1 or shorter in the betting
5/7 – Favourites placed
5/7 – Winning distance – 2 ½ lengths or shorter
4/7 – Had raced at Haydock previously (hurdles or fences)
3/7 – Ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien
2/7 – French bred
2/7 – Ran at Cheltenham last time out
2/7 – Trained by Colin Tizzard
2/7 – Went onto run in that season’s Aintree Grand National (both unplaced)
The average winning SP in the last 7 renewals is 13/2

Trainer/Jockey Stats:
Sue Smith has a +£37 level stakes profit with her chasers at the track
Venetia Williams is just 3 from 40 with her chasers at the track
Jockey Aidan Coleman is just 1 from 24 riding over fences at the track

2.40 – Grech Family Handicap Hurdle Cl2 2m4f CH4

10/10 – Priced 12/1 or shorter
9/10 – Winning distance – 2 ½ lengths or more
8/10 – Won between 1-3 times over hurdles before
7/10 – Favourites placed
7/10 – Ran within the last 8 weeks
7/10 – Carried 10-13 or less in weight
7/10 – Irish (4) or French (3) bred
7/10 – Ran at Haydock before
6/10 – Placed third last time out
4/10 – Ran at Haydock last time out
4/10 – Favourites
The average winning SP in the last 8 renewals is 6/1

Trainer/Jockey Stats:
Don McCain has a 24% record with his hurdlers at the track
Evan Williams has a 21% record with his hurdlers at the track
Jennie Candlish is just 1 from 24 with her hurdlers at the track
Jonjo O’Neill is just 2 from 36 with his hurdlers at the track
Note: All jockey and trainer stats correct as 18th Dec 14

 
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NewmarketBetting

It's Cambridgeshire Day at HQ!

The C4 cameras head to Newmarket, Haydock and Market Rasen this Saturday - As always Andy Newton's on hand with all the key trends and stats...... Read more

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A Big Day Up At Haydock On Saturday.......

Plenty going on this Saturday – Andy Newton’s got all the TV trends from Haydock, Ascot & Kempton, plus has also covered the Irish Champions Stakes…… Read more

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Shergar Cup

It's Shergar Cup Day at Ascot......

The C4 cameras head to Ascot for their unique Shergar Cup meeting, while they are also at Newmarket and Haydock – As always Andy Newton’s got all the TV race trends……. Read more

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Coral Eclipse

It's Coral Eclipse Day At Sandown.....

The C4 cameras head to Sandown and Haydock this Saturday with the Coral-Eclipse and the Old Newton Cup the highlights – Andy Newton’s got all the TV races covered from a trends angle. Read more

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Swinton

Swinton Hurdle Day at Haydock

The C4 cameras are heading to Haydock, Ascot and Lingfield todayWe’ve got all the LIVE races covered from a  trends angle. Read more

Sat TV Trends: 30th Mar 2013

Lincoln

A Busy Day For C4 This Saturday......

A busy day this Saturday with nine LIVE C4 races at Doncaster, Haydock, Kempton and Musselburgh – Andy Newton’s got it all covered from a trends angle. Read more

Sat TV Trends: 16th Feb 2013

Silver by Nature

Can Silver By Nature Win Another GN Trial?

Another busy Saturday with LIVE C4 action from Haydock, Wincanton and Ascot - Andy Newton's on hand with all the trends and stats that matter...... Read more

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Sprinter Sacre

Sprinter Sacre runs at Ascot on Saturday

Weather permitting we'll have LIVE C4 action at Ascot, where Sprinter Sacre is on show in the Victor Chandler Chase....... Read more

Trainer Stats: 15th Jan 2013

Mullins

122 Winners Already For Willie Mullins

Did you know Willie Mullins has already fired in 122 winners this season? He’s one of seven trainers on Andy Newton’s hot-list this week....... Read more