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Picking up the clues week by week

There are few finer sights in racing than a horse really enjoying Cheltenham’s undulations and jumping from fence to fence with relish. We were...

Weekend Action: Racing Review15-16 February 2014

As with the two other UK courses, ground conditions at Ascot were heavy. In the opener, UnTemps Pout Tout went some way to...

Albert rocks Aintree!

We all doubted him, we all said it was practically a walkover for Master Minded but as Martin Pipe used to say "Never be afraid...

Good form of Robbie Power and Jessie Harrington continues

Voler la Vedette who has finished third and fourth to Hurricane Fly on her two previous outings; won the Grade Two Boyne Hurdle at...

Book Review – Paul Ferguson’s “Jumpers To Follow”

At the first sign of morning frost, National Hunt fans know that the better quality jumping action is just around the corner, and there’s...

Final 2012-13 FSF NH Ratings

FSF Ratings 2012-13 Timeform Ratings 2012-13 FSF ratings have been developed by using well-known ratings and my own figures. Uniquely, I believe, a speed figure, drawn...

On the road to size Cheltenham – again!

He’s won an Arkle, he’s won a Queen Mother and today Sizing Europe was a fortunate winner of the Grade two Pricewaterhousecoopers Champion Chase...

Zarkandar shows his class

Zarkandar a half brother to 2008 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Zarkava and impeccably bred by HRH The Aga Khan; impressed on his...

Form and Speed Ratings 2013 Post Aintree

FSF ratings 2013 Post Aintree Bumper Horses FSF ratings have been developed by using well-known ratings and my own figures. Uniquely,...

Tale Of The Ring

My last blog about modern day racing, and its sanitized ways, seemed to attract a lot of attention or hits as they say. And...