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Cheltenham Festival: Day Four

Yesterday was as hard as I thought to find winners. There was one winner and a few bigger priced places for me while 20-time Champion Jockey AP McCoy rode his first winner this week on Uxizandre. Could he end with a spectacular Carlingford Lough (Gold Cup) and Ned Buntline (Grand Annual) double? Vautour (9/4) won […]

13 - March - 2015

Cheltenham Festival: Day Three

Yesterday was a harder day to find the winners but there were two winners and a place. Unfortunately in the Coral Cup I selected two unplaced finishers but gave mentions to the first, third, fourth and fifth. That’s how it goes! Dodging Bullets (11/2) won the Queen Mother Champion Chase and Moon Racer (9/1) won […]

11 - March - 2015

Cheltenham Festival: Day Two

A record Day One crowd of 63,249 saw four Willie Mullins winners. Three expected and one less so with Glens Melody taking the Mares Hurdle after a fall at the last hurdle. Ruby Walsh leads the way in the jockeys table thanks to those three winners while Paul Townend got two winners yesterday after having […]

10 - March - 2015

Cheltenham Festival: Day One

The day is finally here! The build-up can stop and let the racing do the talking. Four days of top class National Hunt racing and lots of betting, what more could we ask for? The main questions have surrounded the potential dominance of the Irish, in particularly Willie Mullins trained horses. Now we will see […]

09 - March - 2015

Matt’s Money Makers: 7th March

It’s that time of year already. The Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday and I’ll be blogging selections daily so make sure you check the site for tips and winners! For live coverage I should hopefully be running the @ByTheMinRacing twitter feed (definitely on Tuesday and Wednesday) if not my own (@m_kirby95). Enough of that and […]

07 - March - 2015

Matt’s Money Makers: February 28

Last week’s selection saw two winners with Comeonginger (11/2) and Irish Saint (9/4) claim victory at Kempton. This weekend’s cards are a little uninspiring, so there are only three selections, one from each of the National Hunt cards. 1:25 Doncaster Cardinal Walter (evens) makes the appeal here just ahead of Fort Worth. The Nicky Henderson […]

28 - February - 2015

Matt’s Money Makers: 21st February

Tomorrow’s card sees the BetBright Chase being the feature at Kempton while the Eider takes centre stage at Newcastle. I have written this piece as ‘The Insider’ for ahead of the BetBright Chase at Kempton, which is available here. Selection: Ballinvarrig (16/1) Sire De Grugy has another prep race of the Queen Mother Champion […]

21 - February - 2015

Matt’s Money Makers: 14th February

Happy Valentine’s Day, share the love by bashing the bookies sounds like a good plan. Here are a few pointers and selections looking at today’s action. First race worth mentioning is over at Gowran Park. It sees Champagne Fever take on four opponents in the Red Mills Chase. He should have enough here to see […]

14 - February - 2015

Matt’s Money Makers – 7th February

All roads lead to Cheltenham with the main focus for me being on two potential RSA Chase or Gold Cup horses depending on their Newbury runs go. In the Denman Chase (2:25 Newbury) Coneygree goes up against more experienced rivals despite being the same age. If he wins this he will probably go to the […]

07 - February - 2015

Matt’s Money Makers: 31st January

Last weekend was quite good seeing as there were two winners from three runners. Looking at the races that contain Cheltenham contenders to start as we build-up to the festival in March. First up is the Betfred “Keep it fun” contenders hurdle, which sees Jollyallan and Bristol De Mai. Both are unbeaten in hurdles races […]

31 - January - 2015

Matt’s Money Makers: January 24

I have previewed a few of tomorrow’s races with mentions of Cheltenham Festival pointers. There is a Sky Bet Chase horse-by-horse guide here (yes that’s mine written on placement.) Verdict: Night In Milan (e/w) Feature races Triumph Hurdle favourite Peace And Co aims to defend his unbeaten record at Cheltenham in the JCB Triumph Hurdle […]

24 - January - 2015

Matt’s Money Makers – 17th January

As part of my Sports Journalism university course I undertake a six-week work placement. Luckily for me I start this on Monday at Sporting Life, which will hopefully broaden my knowledge and lead to even better winners for this blog! Turning my attention tomorrow sees Haydock holding an 8am inspection. The current ground is listed […]

17 - January - 2015

Matt’s Money Makers – 10th January

2:15 Wetherby Indian Voyage (7/1) knows his way around Wetherby as do a few of his competitors and no ground issues whatever the clerk confirms. He is a useful type of this distance and looks well handicapped with Daragh Bourke, taking 5lbs off. Horse and jockey have a good relationship winning three of five races […]

10 - January - 2015

World Darts Championship – The Final

As I said the Final would be double Dutch! How wrong was that? Anderson was sensational in beating Michael van Gerwen 6-3 and Phil Taylor eased past Raymond Van Barneveld 6-2. This is a case of will the pressure get to Anderson and affect his game. If he plays to his best then I would […]

04 - January - 2015