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Five under the radar runners to take from the 2017 Cheltenham Festival…

What’s the good doctor got cooking… So are we all recovered from last week?! The week after the Cheltenham Festival is always a bit of a comedown, made even worse by the fact Mrs NTF usually makes me do some jobs around the house/garden that I’ve neglected for the past 2-3 weeks (the calendar is…

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Five Cheltenham Festival stats that will need to be broken…

Does Melon have enough experience for the Supreme? A week to go… Crazy to think there are a mere seven days until the madness kicks in but that is it, that’s all there is, SEVEN god damn days! It’s starting to consume my every thought at the minute. Hell, I’ve even been dreaming about it!…

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What we learned from the weekend: 25th & 26th of February…

Camping Ground smashed back to form at Fontwell! Did the biggest story of last weekend happen away from the track? Is Thistlecrack really going to ‘do a Kicking King’? Is ‘going for a scan on Tuesday‘ code for ‘we’ve been taking the p!ss out of you all for a couple of weeks‘? Was Thistlecrack’s name…

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What we learned from the weekend: 18th & 19th of February…

Cue Card sauntered to his ninth G1 win at the weekend! We are now only three weeks away from the 2017 Cheltenham Festival. Let that sink in for a minute…Three. Weeks. Away. Wowzers! As is to be expected there were plenty of festival contenders out last weekend. Some laughing at the opposition as they tuned themselves…

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What we learned from the weekend: 11th & 12th of February…

Old duffle-coat was firing in the winners at the weekend again! Another weekend in the form book and a few more steps closer to the 2017 Cheltenham Festival… Once again there were Cheltenham pointers aplenty during last weekend’s action and here’s my own take on a few nuggets of the action in the latest edition…

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What we learned from the weekend: 4th & 5th February…

Top Notch. Needs to banish the Scilly Isles to Cheltenham hoodoo… A quiet enough weekend on the jumping front, albeit there were certainly a few Cheltenham contenders flexing their equine muscles up and down the country, as well as a sprinkling having a bit of a tune up across the Irish Sea. The ever reliable…

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What we learned from the weekend: 28th & 29th January…

Condolences to all connected with the star that was Many Clouds… Well that was quite a weekend… This sport is an emotional roller-coaster at the best of times but my word did that weekend sucker-punch us or what? Not only did we have to comprehend the fact that Thistlecrack lost his unbeaten chasing record but…

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