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Sandown and Aintree 03/12/16


2.25 Wishfull Dreaming e/w

3.00 Ar Mad

3.30 Five In A Row, Conas Taoi e/w


12.30 Formideableopponent

1.35 Viconte D Noyer, The Young Master  e/w

2.10 Great Fighter

3.15 As De Mee, Astracad e/w


2.45 Awaywiththegreys e/w

3.20 Kingswell Theatre e/w


12.10 Quietly e/w

12.40 Cole Harden

1.10 Native Optimist e/w

1.45 I Just Know

2.20 Hartside e/w


Cheltenham, Uttoxeter, Wetherby 12/11/16

1.50 Sausalito Sunrise, Cogry e/w

2.25 As De Mee e/w, Frodon

3.00 Valhalla e/w, Supreme Vinnie e/w

3.35 Midnight Shot, Arctic Gold e/w

4.05 Queen Odessa


12.30 Report To Base

1.05 Beneagles

1.40 Hainan e/w

2.15 Dartford Warbler e/w

2.50 Special Wells e/w

4.00 Silver Kayf


12.20 La Bague Au Roi 50TF

1.30 Barramundi e/w

2.05 Wells De Lune

2.40 Monbeg Charmer

3.15 Our Thomas

3.50 Doubldisdoubledat

Wetherby, Ascot, Ayr 29/10/16

Cue Card 20151031Cue Card after winning the Charlie Hall in 2015

It’s Charlie Hall day where the outcome of the feature event hinges on Cue Card being as good as he was last year. All the vibes from connections are that he is and if so he should see off some ole rivals and young pretenders. 

The bet365 hurdle is by contrast wide open with at least 6 of the 7 runners not easy to dismiss. Ballyoptic is still progressive however and may well justify favouritism and cement his World Hurdle credentials.

Holly Bush Henry is a strong fancy to make a winning chase debut in the opener.


1.35 Holly Bush Henry

2.00 Card Game

2.45 Ballyoptic, Native River e/w

3.20 Cue Card, Wakanda e/w

3.55 Zipple Back e/w, Alexander the Grey e/w

4.30 Royal Vacation

5.05 Blue Rambler e/w, Apple of Our Eye e/w


1.55 Ballyoptic

2.25 Noche De Reyes

3.00 Diego Du Charmil

3.35 Voix D’Eau

4.10 Quieto Sol

4.45 First Drift

5.20 Coup De Pinceau


2.05 Master Of Finance

4.20 Presenting Junior

4.55 Work In Progress

5.30 Formidableopponent

Wetherby and Uttoxeter 28/10/16


2.00 Sharp Response e/w

2.45 Today Please

3.20 Degooch e/w

3.55 Nietzsche e/w

4.30 Bertalus e/w

5.00 En Joule e/w


2.00 La Bague Au Roi

2.35 One Forty Seven

3.10 Oorayavic e/w

3.45 Le Prezien

4.20 Special Wells e/w

4.50 Eardisland e/w

Wetherby 12/10/16

2.20 Silver Streak

2.55 Ballybolley

3.25 Sharp Response

4.00 Degooch e/w Presenting Junior e/w

4.35 Nautical Nitwit, Sky Khan e/w

5.05 Owen Na View

5.40 Jacks Last Hope e/w

Bitofapuzzle could be the answer to Towton


Bitofapuzzle before the mares hurdle at Cheltenham last March

January proved a dreadful punting month for yours truely. Confidence is low but when you fall of your bike …

The impressive mare Bitofapuzzle could be the answer to an intriguing Towton novice chase at Wetherby today. Unlucky last time and placed over hurdles at the Cheltenham festival she can see off some well regarded rivals. Kingswell Theatre could belie his odds for a place.

Silsol hasn’t proved a natural at chasing but could retain his Welsh Champion hurdle in what will be bottomless ground at Ffos Las.

At Leopardstown Valseur Lido is my each way choice in the Irish Gold Cup.

Today’s selections :


Foxbridge could make it a Classic at Warwick

Undeterred by stablemate Cogry’s run in last week’s Welsh National I fancy Foxbridge can take the Befred Classic chase at Warwick today. Another Twiston Davies runner Algernon Pazham rates a danger as does last week’s early casualty Red Devils Lad.

McKenzie s Friend is worth an each way punt in 3.00 as does Isaacstown Lad in the 2.25.

Silsol is a favourite of mind and last times defeat has been boosted by his conqueror that day SeeYouAtMidnights subsequent Cheltenham win.


At Wetherby all eyes will be on @dannycookjockey after his well deserved write up in today’s Yorkshire Post. For the latest on Danny and the Sue Smith’s team check out @wakandahorse on Twitter.

Danny has 4 rides today for Sue Smith worth including in multiples. Vendor would be the pick of these for me.

Petethepear and Whispering Harry are the pick of the card for me.

Today’s selections :



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