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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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What we learned from the weekend: 21st & 22nd January…

Yorkhill continued on his upward trajectory at the weekend. The weekends racing may have been significantly curtailed by the weather but what remained still provided plenty in the way of top class action and gave us more than enough to talk about once the dust had settled. The biggest loss, of course, was at Ascot where…

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What we’ve learned since the start of 2017…

Harry Fry is red-hot at present. Happy New Year!! I know, I know. It’s been a while. As usual the family visiting duties consumed me in the early part of the year and as much as Mrs NTF and I try and fight it we do have to make an appearance every now and then with…

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The Kempton stats you need to know for Christmas…

Will Thistle Crack the Cue at Christmas? What we learned from the weekend? That you can’t see much racing through thick fog?!? So I’m going to dispense with my usual Tuesday blog post and instead of looking back at the racing just past I’m going to look forward to the racing that’s waiting just over…

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