The Racing Paper https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk The Racing Paper Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:13:01 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.16 Ben`s tips for today and Sat https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3559/bens-tips-for-today-and-sat/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bens-tips-for-today-and-sat https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3559/bens-tips-for-today-and-sat/#respond Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:13:01 +0000 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/uncategorized/3559/bens-tips-for-today-and-sat/ Friday 25th             I think the handicapper has given THE UNIT a chance today at Warwick and Alan King will be hoping the better ground can bring about some improvement in his charge. A once classy hurdler, a long absence has dented The Unit’s career path but King is sure there is more to come […]

The post Ben`s tips for today and Sat appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>

Friday 25th

            I think the handicapper has given THE UNIT a chance today at Warwick and Alan King will be hoping the better ground can bring about some improvement in his charge. A once classy hurdler, a long absence has dented The Unit’s career path but King is sure there is more to come from him still and in this race today he looks to have a great chance off bottom weight. It doesn’t look the strongest of races as a lot of these will almost certainly come on for the run and the top weight and likely favourite will surely struggle to concede so much weight to a horse like The Unit. There is no rain due so the more it dries out, the better his chance.

Warwick 3.53 – The Unit

Saturday 26th

            I’m going to take a punt on the fitness of HOMETOWN BOY in the opener at Kempton on Saturday because if he is fit then he is certainly on a lenient mark. Stuart Edmunds’ horse was a progressive novice hurdler last year and his season culminated in a solid run over course and distance in a competitive EBF final. He was due to run at Chepstow at the start of the season but was a late defection and consequently not seen since. I hope it’s a clue that Edmunds is running him over a track he knows he will excel at for his first run back because he will have to be fit to win here as horses such as Tedham and Gunsight Ridge look to be lurking on dangerous marks.

            In the Skybet Dovecote I have quite a strong fancy on CALICO. Dan Skelton’s horse impressed me greatly at Ludlow when he not only won cosily but jumped so well for a horse having his first start in this country. He beat a few solid yardsticks that day and with normal improvement to come I would expect him to put in a better performance again this time. The sharp track will suit him well as he has bags of speed and I’m hoping he will have too much for horses such as Atholl Street. Granted, Paul Nicholls’ favourite has won two races around Taunton, perhaps one of the sharpest tracks in the country, but I will be surprised if any Trevor Hemmings owned horse will have enough boot to win a Grade 2 novice hurdle around Kempton.

Kempton 1.15 – Hometown Boy

Kempton 3.00 – Calico

The post Ben`s tips for today and Sat appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post Ben`s tips for today and Sat appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>
https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3559/bens-tips-for-today-and-sat/feed/ 0
ALTIOR CAN COME BACK TO FORM https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3557/altior-can-come-back-to-form/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=altior-can-come-back-to-form https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3557/altior-can-come-back-to-form/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/uncategorized/3557/altior-can-come-back-to-form/ Ben Morgan looks at Queen Mother Chase day Ben Morgan Ballymore Novices Hurdle This looks to have more depth than the Supreme. The market had been headed by Bravemansgame but as usual Willie Mullins has pulled one out of the hat in GAILLARD DU MESNIL. His performance at the Dublin Racing Festival was impressive considering […]

The post ALTIOR CAN COME BACK TO FORM appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>

Ben Morgan looks at Queen Mother Chase day

Ben Morgan
Ballymore Novices Hurdle
This looks to have more depth than the Supreme. The market had been headed by Bravemansgame but as usual Willie Mullins has pulled one out of the hat in GAILLARD DU MESNIL.
His performance at the Dublin Racing Festival was impressive considering how far back he was and he picked up again once in front.
His trainer suggested he had a tough race and with only six weeks until the Festival that’s a worry. It planted a seed of doubt, but I have been impressed enough to stick with him. His ability…

Continue reading…

Access all our premium content for less than 50p per week!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

The post ALTIOR CAN COME BACK TO FORM appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post ALTIOR CAN COME BACK TO FORM appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>
https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3557/altior-can-come-back-to-form/feed/ 0
SHISHKIN IS A BANKER ON SPEED https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3555/shishkin-is-a-banker-on-speed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shishkin-is-a-banker-on-speed https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3555/shishkin-is-a-banker-on-speed/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/uncategorized/3555/shishkin-is-a-banker-on-speed/ Mike Francis looks at the latest speedsters Mike Francis THE question I’m most often asked at this time of the year is “what is your Cheltenham banker?” According to the clock, that’s a pretty easy question to answer because SHISHKIN looks several steps ahead of his rivals in the Arkle. He has clocked the two […]

The post SHISHKIN IS A BANKER ON SPEED appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>

Mike Francis looks at the latest speedsters

Mike Francis
THE question I’m most often asked at this time of the year is “what is your Cheltenham banker?” According to the clock, that’s a pretty easy question to answer because SHISHKIN looks several steps ahead of his rivals in the Arkle.
He has clocked the two best times in the field with his wins at Kempton and Doncaster looking special. When you consider that he wasn’t fully extended each time then clocking a pair of 153s was good going.
The betting has it right with Willie Mullins’ Energu…

Continue reading…

Access all our premium content for less than 50p per week!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

The post SHISHKIN IS A BANKER ON SPEED appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post SHISHKIN IS A BANKER ON SPEED appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>
https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3555/shishkin-is-a-banker-on-speed/feed/ 0
ONES TO FOLLOW https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3553/ones-to-follow-19/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ones-to-follow-19 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3553/ones-to-follow-19/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/uncategorized/3553/ones-to-follow-19/ TOP JOCKEYS AT CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL – MIN 10 RIDES TOP TRAINERS AT CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL – MIN 10 RUNNERS … Continue reading… Access all our premium content for less than 50p per week! SUBSCRIBE Already a subscriber to our website? Login The post ONES TO FOLLOW appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post ONES TO FOLLOW appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>

TOP JOCKEYS AT CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL – MIN 10 RIDES

TOP TRAINERS AT CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL – MIN 10 RUNNERS

Continue reading…

Access all our premium content for less than 50p per week!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

The post ONES TO FOLLOW appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post ONES TO FOLLOW appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>
https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3553/ones-to-follow-19/feed/ 0
DARTMOOR AIR WAS AN ELIXIR FOR MAC VIDI https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3551/dartmoor-air-was-an-elixir-for-mac-vidi/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dartmoor-air-was-an-elixir-for-mac-vidi https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3551/dartmoor-air-was-an-elixir-for-mac-vidi/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/uncategorized/3551/dartmoor-air-was-an-elixir-for-mac-vidi/ Graham Buddry remembers the ageless chaser Graham Buddry There comes a time in life when you’ve done enough, had enough and retirement is both the sensible and pleasant option. Even in racehorses the ability and desire to compete wanes with the passing of the years but one horse continued well after his contempories had hung […]

The post DARTMOOR AIR WAS AN ELIXIR FOR MAC VIDI appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>

Graham Buddry remembers the ageless chaser

Graham Buddry
There comes a time in life when you’ve done enough, had enough and retirement is both the sensible and pleasant option. Even in racehorses the ability and desire to compete wanes with the passing of the years but one horse continued well after his contempories had hung up their racing plates. Not only that, in his golden years he found form that was nothing short of astounding. Enter Mac Vidi.
A bay gelding foaled in 1965 (his own sire was foaled way back in 1947) Mac Vidi was seen as being nothing more than just a…

Continue reading…

Access all our premium content for less than 50p per week!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

The post DARTMOOR AIR WAS AN ELIXIR FOR MAC VIDI appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post DARTMOOR AIR WAS AN ELIXIR FOR MAC VIDI appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>
https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3551/dartmoor-air-was-an-elixir-for-mac-vidi/feed/ 0
PIPE KNOWS HOW TO WIN THIS RACE https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3549/pipe-knows-how-to-win-this-race/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pipe-knows-how-to-win-this-race https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3549/pipe-knows-how-to-win-this-race/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/uncategorized/3549/pipe-knows-how-to-win-this-race/ Andy Newton takes a close look at the marathon contest Andy Newton The Midlands National is always run on the Saturday after the Cheltenham Festival, so the race does tend to get a bit overshadowed by precedings at Prestbury Park. But, as a plus, the 4m1f Uttoxeter contest can also pick up the tail end […]

The post PIPE KNOWS HOW TO WIN THIS RACE appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>

Andy Newton takes a close look at the marathon contest

Andy Newton
The Midlands National is always run on the Saturday after the Cheltenham Festival, so the race does tend to get a bit overshadowed by precedings at Prestbury Park. But, as a plus, the 4m1f Uttoxeter contest can also pick up the tail end of punters still in the Cheltenham buzz and looking for a bet!
Twelve months ago, we saw trainer Paul Nicholls break his duck in the race when he landed the prize with Truckers Lodge, who ran out an easy 18-length winner, and if lining up again in 2021 will be looking to become …

Continue reading…

Access all our premium content for less than 50p per week!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

The post PIPE KNOWS HOW TO WIN THIS RACE appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post PIPE KNOWS HOW TO WIN THIS RACE appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>
https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3549/pipe-knows-how-to-win-this-race/feed/ 0
BUVEUR D’AIR CAN SHOCK THEM ALL https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3547/buveur-dair-can-shock-them-all/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buveur-dair-can-shock-them-all https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3547/buveur-dair-can-shock-them-all/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/uncategorized/3547/buveur-dair-can-shock-them-all/ Ben Morgan prevews the opening day’s races Ben Morgan Supreme Novices’ Hurdle APPRECIATE IT wasn’t necessarily on my radar for the Supreme this season but his performance at Leopardstown over Christmas meant he sky-rocketed up my list of horses of interest. What really impressed me was the way he powered clear, showing real gears in […]

The post BUVEUR D’AIR CAN SHOCK THEM ALL appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>

Ben Morgan prevews the opening day’s races

Ben Morgan
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
APPRECIATE IT wasn’t necessarily on my radar for the Supreme this season but his performance at Leopardstown over Christmas meant he sky-rocketed up my list of horses of interest.
What really impressed me was the way he powered clear, showing real gears in the process. His trainer, Willie Mullins, initially thought he would be more of a Ballymore horse so I think that late acceleration took him by surprise as much as me. You can argue main rival, Ballyadam, didn’t really perf…

Continue reading…

Access all our premium content for less than 50p per week!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

The post BUVEUR D’AIR CAN SHOCK THEM ALL appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post BUVEUR D’AIR CAN SHOCK THEM ALL appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>
https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/racing-ahead/3547/buveur-dair-can-shock-them-all/feed/ 0
HUNTER CHASE COULD SUIT LATE NIGHT https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3545/hunter-chase-could-suit-late-night/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hunter-chase-could-suit-late-night https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3545/hunter-chase-could-suit-late-night/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/uncategorized/3545/hunter-chase-could-suit-late-night/ Jeremy Grayson finds some interesting winners at smaller tracks Jeremy Grayson WARWICK, 3 February (Soft) 3m Hunters’ Chase (class 6) Unfazed by the challenge set by Warwick’s rapid-fire succession of fences, and jumping perfectly throughout despite racing a shade freely at an unrelenting gallop, LATENIGHTPASS’s extremely game dispatching of sixteen rivals here represents a massive […]

The post HUNTER CHASE COULD SUIT LATE NIGHT appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>

Jeremy Grayson finds some interesting winners at smaller tracks

Jeremy Grayson
WARWICK, 3 February (Soft)
3m Hunters’ Chase (class 6)
Unfazed by the challenge set by Warwick’s rapid-fire succession of fences, and jumping perfectly throughout despite racing a shade freely at an unrelenting gallop, LATENIGHTPASS’s extremely game dispatching of sixteen rivals here represents a massive career best and marks the Tom Ellis-trained eight-year-old as a live each-way contender at the very least for the Festival Hunters’ Chase. The Passing Glance gelding’s…

Continue reading…

Access all our premium content for less than 50p per week!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

The post HUNTER CHASE COULD SUIT LATE NIGHT appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post HUNTER CHASE COULD SUIT LATE NIGHT appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>
https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3545/hunter-chase-could-suit-late-night/feed/ 0
EVERYONE’S BIDDING TO BE A CHAMPION https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3543/everyones-bidding-to-be-a-champion/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=everyones-bidding-to-be-a-champion https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3543/everyones-bidding-to-be-a-champion/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/uncategorized/3543/everyones-bidding-to-be-a-champion/ Ian Heitman looks at the line-up for Finals Day Ian Heitman The cold spell of weather which hit the country earlier in February led to the cancellation of many National Hunt fixtures and even a few all weather Flat meetings had to be cancelled due to snow at Newcastle and a frozen track at Chelmsford. […]

The post EVERYONE’S BIDDING TO BE A CHAMPION appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>

Ian Heitman looks at the line-up for Finals Day

Ian Heitman
The cold spell of weather which hit the country earlier in February led to the cancellation of many National Hunt fixtures and even a few all weather Flat meetings had to be cancelled due to snow at Newcastle and a frozen track at Chelmsford.
With it looking increasingly likely there won’t be any crowds allowed on racecourses for some time, the big National Hunt festivals at Cheltenham and Aintree look set to be staged behind closed doors and that could even be the case heading into the Flat season with the Derb…

Continue reading…

Access all our premium content for less than 50p per week!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

The post EVERYONE’S BIDDING TO BE A CHAMPION appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post EVERYONE’S BIDDING TO BE A CHAMPION appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>
https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3543/everyones-bidding-to-be-a-champion/feed/ 0
CASANOVA HAS ASCOT IN SIGHTS https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3541/casanova-has-ascot-in-sights/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=casanova-has-ascot-in-sights https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3541/casanova-has-ascot-in-sights/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/uncategorized/3541/casanova-has-ascot-in-sights/ Dave Youngman with his monthy report from HQ Dave Youngman HERE at Newmarket we missed a lot of the recent snow but had really heavy frosty nights. As you can see from my photo the horses and riders were out in it early in the mornings. What a brilliant job the Heathmen did keeping the […]

The post CASANOVA HAS ASCOT IN SIGHTS appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>

Dave Youngman with his monthy report from HQ

Dave Youngman
HERE at Newmarket we missed a lot of the recent snow but had really heavy frosty nights. As you can see from my photo the horses and riders were out in it early in the mornings. What a brilliant job the Heathmen did keeping the canters and walkways clear, it was an heroic effort from Colin Driver and his team on Bury side.
IT was sad to hear Robert Armstrong had died recently at the age of 77. He took over at St Gatien from his father Sam and was a very good trainer himself. NEVER SO BOLD and MOORESTYLE readily come to…

Continue reading…

Access all our premium content for less than 50p per week!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

The post CASANOVA HAS ASCOT IN SIGHTS appeared first on Racing Ahead Magazine.

The post CASANOVA HAS ASCOT IN SIGHTS appeared first on The Racing Paper.

]]>
https://www.theracingpaper.co.uk/premium/3541/casanova-has-ascot-in-sights/feed/ 0